9 December Yvette brought us the word.
If someone asked you to name an important world event, would you have chosen the work of John the Baptist?
Luke thought this was so important he dated this and provided lots of evidence. It covered the period 28 to 29 AD.
The rulers mentioned here did not do a great job. They managed to antagonise the Jewish people. These rulers were supposed to keep the place stable. The Romans needed this place kept stable. John was a wild man separated for god. They have given themselves to god.
Like most of the important people in the bible John the Baptist spent time in the wilderness. We may spend time in the Wilderness itself but it never lasts. John asked people to repent and be baptised. Luke makes sure people know that this for all not just a select group. But us important that we turn to God. We can’t earn our way into heaven . Just attending church does not get you in.
Keep trusting and obeying. Be the person God wants you to be. John was in the wilderness when he received Gods call. In chapter 30 Luke reinforces the importance of what John was doing. The Pharisees rejected gods plan by refusing to be baptised by them.
We have the same power and authority to speak whether we’re speaking to one or 10’000. Some of the people in this church have been called to be watchmen and women. We need to be obedient, don’t right off what might seem a bit crazy or weird. The bible is filled with the most unlikely people . There is a new horizon for god’s people. Being obedient and in the place god wants us to be is important. Whatever god has planned for the coming year may be not what we expect but let’s make sure we don’t miss it.