John the Baptist’s “no holds barred” attacks on the unrighteous, including political and religious leaders, didn’t endear him to the unrepentant. But he did attract the attention of those searching for truth.
Individuals spiritually starving because for more than four hundred years, Papa had been silent. Religious leaders no longer imparting divine revelations, only rules and regulations. No longer sending anointed prophets to His people. Papa’s children were desperate for divine guidance and intervention.
Like the people in the days of John the Baptist, many in the Church today are starving because the truth of Jesus isn’t being taught.
Papa’s truth demands holiness, repentance and sacrifice.
Jesus warns prospective followers. You cannot be My disciple unless you love Me more than you love your father and mother, your wife and children, and your brothers and sisters. You cannot come with Me unless you love Me more than you love your own life. You cannot be My disciple unless you carry your own cross and come with me. So then, you cannot be My disciple unless you give away everything you own. Luke 14:26-27 and 33
Be a modern day John the Baptist. Live a life of spiritual excellence with boldness and perseverance, regardless the personal cost.
This same grace teaches us how to live each day as we turn our backs on ungodliness and indulgent lifestyles, and it equips us to live self-controlled, upright, godly lives in this present age. For we continue to look forward to the joyful fulfillment of our hope in the dawning splendor of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus, the Anointed One.
The Passion Translation