The Greatest Prophet

Luke wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 7:

18 Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things.

19 And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus, saying, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”

20 When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’ ”

21 And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.

22 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.

23 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

24 When the messengers of John had departed, He began to speak to the multitudes concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings’ courts.

26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written:

​​‘​Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,

​​Who will prepare Your way before You.’

​28 For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

Jesus Himself John the Baptist as the greatest prophet which included as the prophets of the Old Testament yet we find the need for the greatest prophet to be corrected as it is recorded in Matthew chapter 3 when Jesus spoke:

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.

14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”

15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.

Even the greatest prophet of today can be wrong so we should be cautious when we read about prophetic works and prophecies made by those who have established themselves as “prophets”.  It is easy to assume that once their prophecies were right, then all their prophecies will be correct.  Why don’t we focus on hearing FATHER for ourselves since our purpose might not be affected by the latest prophecy?  If John the Baptist could “miss it”, then so can every other prophet of a lesser degree.  This is why it is imperative for each of us to establish a direct witness by The Holy Spirit about the applicability of prophecies, signs, and wonders.  Otherwise, we will be focused in the wrong area which has no bearing on our own personal development.

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