Tag: John The Baptist

Baptist And Messiah

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Yochanan the Immerser, or as most know him, John the Baptist, was called the greatest of those born of women by Messiah. He was a priest, a prophet, Gods messenger to his generation- and yet without the Messiah, it made no sense. Yochanans life and ministry only found its fulfillment when Messiah came.

Now if John, with all his holiness, spirituality, gifts, calling, and power in ministry was still not complete without Messiah, how much more your life? No matter what you’ve acquired in your life, you’ll still be empty without Messiah in its center. Maybe you’ve been trying to fill your life with possessions, a relationship, recognition, achievement, some cause or pursuit. Maybe you think that you can fill your life with the pursuit of ministry and spirituality. Well, these things are good, but they can’t fill your life. No matter what else you have, its an unchangeable fact- it’ll be empty if the Lords not in the center. So why waste any more time? Come back to your first love. Make God the Lord of your heart and your life will really be something great.

TODAY’S MISSION – Today, make it your aim to make Messiah your aim, Make Him the object of everything you do.

by Jonathan Cahn

His work was done!

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

“Morning Thoughts”

“Herod immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. The man went and beheaded John in the prison.” Mark 6:27-28

Jesus knows how His followers can best serve Him.

He sent the apostles out to teach and heal. John the Baptist, however–He permitted to be seized, to languish in prison, and to be cruelly beheaded.

Just so, we should be willing to serve our Master in any way He desires. He may want us to give a long life to active usefulness–or He may want us to serve and honor Him by enduring persecution and being murdered.

The life of John seemed to be a failure. He preached only a few months! He was a great preacher, too, and hundreds went to hear him. It seemed to his friends a pitiful waste of life, an irreparable loss to the heavenly kingdom–when he was murdered.

But John’s work was done. He accomplished all that he was sent into the world to do. There really was no reason for his living an hour longer.

When one dies in youth, we are apt to deplore his death as untimely. But God makes no mistakes! “Every man is immortal–until his work is done!”

by J.R. Miller