TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I Am always speaking. Do you see it? Do you hear it? Look for Me and I will be found by you. Point to Me and I will be found by others.
POINT TO JESUS
I want to share a really cool revelation about baptism with you. You see, so much about the baptism of Jesus was God prophetically speaking and scripture being fulfilled through the events and the people who participated – mainly Jesus and John the Baptist.
“Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” – Mark 1: 5-8
Remember, John’s purpose was to point to Jesus and let me tell you, everything about that brother was pointing!
First off, his clothes were a prophetic sign of the King Jesus. A camel is a burden-bearer. John’s clothes screamed prophetically that Jesus was going to carry away our burdens.
John had honey and locust in his mouth. This is a prophetic picture of the Word of God being life unto some and death unto others. The bottom line is that John was a prophetic symbol doing a prophetic act.
And most of all, John was humble. He told people over and over again that he was not the Messiah. He said the one who was coming was mightier and that the water baptism he was performing was good, but the Messiah was going to baptize people with the very Spirit of God!
John was a model of Jesus’ humility. Are you? Are you pointing people to Jesus? Get out of the way and let the Good shepherd find His lost sheep.
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