JOHN did no Miracles
1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
Someone was there baptizing people unto repentance..
He did no Miracles
41 And many resorted unto him, and said, JOHN DID NO MIRACLE : but all things that John spake of this man were TRUE .
HE WAS busy speaking the truth (the word of God)
Jesus said of him.
10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11 Verily I say unto you, AMONG THEM THAT ARE BORN OF WOMEN THERE HATH NOT RISEN A GREATER THAN JOHN the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
THIS Man was reconciling men to God.
The ministry of reconciliation was given through HIM..
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
Some Prophets parted seas..
Gave women children.
Set captives free
Raised the dead
Defeated Giants and lions
Verily I say unto you, AMONG THEM THAT ARE BORN OF WOMEN THERE HATH NOT RISEN A GREATER THAN JOHN the Baptist:
But John simply baptised unto repentance… Even the Pharisees came to be baptised…
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
His only message
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
NO Holiness NO Heaven