Were you ever the new kid in your community or neighbourhood? Did you have a friend who knew so much about you that was positive, that they spoke highly of you to others? John the Baptist had some affirmative words to say about Jesus.
John the Baptist was a man whose purpose was to direct people to Jesus. John himself was quite a spiritual man, who had insight into what was coming. Even from the start of his life, John was filled with the Holy Spirit while still in his mother’s womb (Luke 1:15). When Mary the mother of Jesus, told Elizabeth, (John’s mother) of the exciting news of her being the mother of Jesus, John ‘leaped’ in Elizabeth’s womb and she was filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:41,44).
John’s life was all in preparation for Jesus’ ministry and what Jesus would do (Luke 1:80). John had such insight into who Jesus was, ‘He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire’ (Matthew 3:11), he said to the people around him.
John was a witness that proclaimed that Jesus is the light (John 1:7). Jesus was in the beginning with God. Jesus was there when the earth and humanity was created. The Bible says we wouldn’t have come into existence apart from Him (John1:3). Jesus is the Creator of life (John 1:4). Jesus is God.
At the birth of Jesus, He is announced as the king of the Jews, the one to be worshipped (Matthew 2:2). He was worshiped right from His birth. When Jesus met John the Baptist for baptism, God said from heaven, ‘This is my Son, whom I love, with Him I am well pleased.’ (Matthew 3:17). Jesus is the Son of God. ‘God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life'(John 3:16). It was because of the love of the heavenly Father God that Jesus was sent to us. You can receive Him today as your personal Lord and Saviour.