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John the Baptist was an exceptional prophet in his days; Jesus referred to John as the greatest person that was ever born from the womb of a woman. In Matthew 11:11 Jesus said.
Matthew 11:11 “I tell you the truth, among those born of women, no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist…”
Do you know why Jesus said this regarding John? I believe Jesus was right and I will tell you why. There were specific instructions that God gave the Prophets which the priest had to execute in order for the Israelites to please God. The Jews never had sermons as we currently do; they brought sheep and bulls to the synagogues to be sacrificed; every Sabbath, the smell of burning bulls and sheep reminded people about Jehovah – God.
John the Baptist was born to a priestly family. His father, Zachariah was a high priest. John was supposed to offer sacrifices just as his father did but John never offered them. John instead invited people away from the synagogues, dragged them to the riverside and got them submerged in water. No one ever changed the order of worship as John did. He knew this was what God was going to do so he started submerging people (baptising) before Jesus ever came to fully explain what was happening. In baptising them, John was demonstrating that Jesus will die, be buried and will rise up again just as someone who is submerged in water and brought up again.
When John saw Jesus, he told the crowd that Jesus will baptise them with the Holy Ghost and with fire.
Matthew 3:11 “I indeed baptise you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost and with fire”.
If you are born again, you have been baptised or submerged in the Holy Ghost. You are no longer your own, you are born again and this time you are born by the Spirit of God. This is why you must never be afraid because you are now the child of a Spirit. If you make the Holy Spirit your friend and your companion, you will never walk alone in this life. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. He listens to you when no one else will. He knows you and wants to come and live with you forever.
Join me in this prayer right now. Claim every word in it as yours and receive it now.
I am baptised with the Holy Ghost and with fire. I am bold and courageous and I am the apple of God’s eye. Wherever I go, I am covered with the spirit of God. No weapon formed against me shall prosper because of the covering and the anointing of God in my life. I am a product of the miracle-working power of God in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Let the Holy Spirit take control of your life.