“Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.”
— Matthew 11:11-13
JTB was the greatest man that ever lived until Christ came. He was greater than all the prophets including Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Jeremiah; greater than the Kings – King David, Solomon, Hezekiah..greater than the men who God clearly had blessed and thought fondly of Joseph, Abraham, Israel… because he ushered in Christ. His ministry marked the end of an old era. He was the first to see the Promise God made since the beginning of man and our world.
Yet, the least person in God’s kingdom is greater than he. So I am greater than all the prophets, kings, warriors, and special people of old. I am greater because I have the greatest One living in me. I am no longer hoping, I am actually living it – The life that thousands, maybe millions looked forward to and never saw. We are so so precious and blessed.
Yet we have another hope, because we look forward to His return and our return home. Selah
He lives in me x