A Preacher Called John
There are many things that one could write concerning this remarkable
man of God. He was the last prophet of the Old Testament and the first
of the New Testament. He was the forerunner of the Lamb of God and a
fearless prophet who would not soften the word of God; even for a king.
What stands out to me in Gods testimony of John is his office as a preacher.
It is as a preacher he was sent as the forerunner of Christ. All true
preachers, of the gospel, are forerunners of Christ. They all make plain
the way, make straight the path, and tell sinners of the Lamb who has
come to take away the sin of the world. They all speak clearly of the
Christ of the Old Testament and why he must become a man and die in our
There are some in our day, as there were in his, who doubt the necessity
of gospel preaching. But know this before God would manifest the
glorious person of his Son he would send a preacher to prepare the way.
And so it shall be till the end of the gospel age. We will hear Gods
ambassador of Christ and our hearts will be prepared to see his glory or
we will write them off as something unessential and continue on in the
darkness of traditional religion. When God sends his forerunner it is a
pretty good indication that he is about to manifest the glory of his
Son. May God prepare our hearts to hear them in just that way. — Darvin