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Messiah: A look through the eyes of John

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John bar Zacharias. A wild man to many, sure, but even the doubters knew he was a prophet of God.

John who wore camel’s hair and ate wild locusts (Matthew 3:4). The same John who fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 40:3 “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord.”

He leapt for joy when he was still in his mother’s womb (Luke 1:41). Why? Because he heard the voice of Messiah’s mother.

In John’s Words

Messiah brings light into darkness. He is the fulfillment of JohnthBaptistevery promise of Yahweh to lift the curse. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

He humbled me by seeking baptism. I’m unworthy of latching his sandals, but he urged me to fulfil the righteousness of God. Light flooded from the sky. A booming voice proclaimed “This is my beloved son.” A white dove landed on his shoulder.

In my very sight, Yahweh made him the anointed one.

Make your way straight, Israel. Messiah has come. Not as we expected but as Father Abraham had been promised. Not to conquer Rome but to defeat Satan. Now is the time for building his spiritual kingdom. Why do we only seek a king to sit on David’s throne?

Messiah offers so much more.

Messiah offers so much more for you this Christmas and every day of every year.

What does Messiah mean to you?

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