Voice in the Wilderness: what did you go to see, what did you go to hear?

Matthew 11 relates the story of two disciples sent by John the Baptist to Jesus asking Him questions regarding His Ministry. Jesus’ response not only to John and the multitude is telling! “What did you go out to the Wilderness to see? What did you go out to the Wilderness to hear? “ I sense in these questions not only did Jesus address John in the context of his personal call but also to the multitude about their collective call. In preparing this theme I understand that the role John the Baptist plays in the preparation for the new covenant … Continue reading Voice in the Wilderness: what did you go to see, what did you go to hear?

Voice in the Wilderness; I must decrease

John makes this statement when he hears that Jesus is now baptizing. He realizes his task is almost finished. All ministry must see that the Wilderness is not just a passing experience for John, it was the place God used to change the spiritual landscape. Yet ministry is not designed to be a continual activity and machine ESPECIALLY WHEN JESUS shows up. For when Jesus shows up in person it means that we must know how to bow out! Yet unfortunately we mistakenly believe that our ministering is so taken as a part of defining who we are that we … Continue reading Voice in the Wilderness; I must decrease

Voice in the Wilderness; Prepare a staircase

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord , make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3 KJV The call of John into the wilderness is a demarcation in forsaking family duty, what is expected and what the Law determines. John is the son of a priest. As sons, it is predetermined that they follow the course. Embracing enormity and forsaking conformity The Scripture in Isaiah 40 represents some unheard of movement of the Lord. It represents APPARENT break with conformity for the objective of bringing about the … Continue reading Voice in the Wilderness; Prepare a staircase