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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Prophetic Voices

December 4

(Matthew 3:1-3 NIV) ““In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea {2} and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." {3} This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”

God sent many prophets ahead of Jesus to “prepare the way for the Lord.” God’s one and only Son was coming and the Father didn’t want anyone to miss Him. The voice closest to Christ’s coming was John the Baptist. John lived at the same time as Christ and saw the Messiah with his own eyes. He preached repentance and being prepared for God’s coming. John was the “voice in the desert” spoken of by the great prophet Isaiah. Just like Isaiah, John’s job was to get people ready for the coming of Jesus. His job was to get people ready for Christmas. This prophetic duty now belongs to those who call themselves Christians. We are now the “voice of one calling in the desert”. Jesus is coming again. Our task is to “prepare the way for the Lord”. Each Christmas we have an opportunity to tell the story. Speak out, you prophets of the Lord! -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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