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Luke 3:3 (ESV): "3 And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins."
Paul Revere was just a normal guy with a very important role.He was a minuteman given the task to alert John Hancock (not Herbie) and Samuel Adams that the British were coming.Interestingly enough God has minutemen too.The legend John the Baptist was given the great task to alert the world that Christ has come and is coming.
After Jesus had grown to about 30 years old His ministry began.The Lord sent a forerunner prophesied by Isaiah that would prepare the way of the Lord. He would be a "voice crying in the wilderness making His path straight." He preached a message of repentance symbolized by baptism for the forgiveness of sins. He was making the way clear for Jesus.John would not cease preaching this message until He breathed his last breath.
Like Paul Revere and John the Baptist, Christians are God's modern-day minutemen. We are alerting the world and preparing the way of the Lord for His Second Coming.Our message is urgent for eternal life is in the balance for those who don't know the Lord.We are just normal people (some of us that is:)) called to an extraordinary task.Preach the Gospel Christian. This is what you were made for. May your days be filled with telling the lost, broken, and blind how to be found, whole, and healed.Do your job with great urgency, passion, and zeal for the Lord is returning soon.Amen?
Father, we thank You for sending minutemen to us with the Good News of Jesus Christ.It changed our lives.Help us now to be faithful with the same message that transformed us.May we not be silent forsaking Your command to spread the Gospel to all people. Give us Your love for humanity we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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