In a sense, one could say that John’s mission in life was to introduce Jesus as God’s promised Messiah, the hope of all the ages. But who would have ever thought that God would have chosen a man like John the Baptist for this task? To say that John was “unique” would be an understatement.

 In a sense, one could say that John’s mission in life was to introduce Jesus as God’s promised Messiah, the hope of all the ages. But who would have ever thought that God would have chosen a man like John the Baptist for this task? To say that John was “unique” would be an understatement. He was a “wilderness man,” a man who from childhood had lived “in the wilderness until the day he was revealed to Israel” (Luke 1:80).66 He wore clothing made of camel’s hair and ate locusts and wild honey (Matthew 3:4). His message was not polished, but blunt and to the point. Rather than receiving all who would come, he verbally attacked some of those in his audience. And yet this was the man whom God had chosen to introduce His Son, the Messiah.

Whatever some might think about John, no one would dare to deny his success. Almost in spite of himself, John attracted large crowds.

4 thoughts on “In a sense, one could say that John’s mission in life was to introduce Jesus as God’s promised Messiah, the hope of all the ages. But who would have ever thought that God would have chosen a man like John the Baptist for this task? To say that John was “unique” would be an understatement.

  1. Here is an interesting quote from scripture… Matthew 11:13-15… Jesus is describing to the multitudes just “who” John the Baptist is… It is one of the few occasions where Jesus speaks directly to the topic of reincarnation. He is saying that John the Baptist is actually Elijah.
    13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

    14 And if ye are willing to receive it, this is Elijah, that is to come.

    15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

    Wodakote,
    Tinahyah

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