I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” (John 1:31)
John the Baptist claims, “For this purpose I came…”
The Bible is clear, we have kingdom purpose and responsibilities as kingdom children in this world that reveal and bring glory to Christ!
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Eph.2:10).
Your purpose as a Christian in this life has been prepared by God, empowered by Christ and anointed by the Holy Spirit, (Matt. 28:16-20). We live that Christ be revealed!
Works without Christ, however, are just works in vain. This is where we all fall short, we try to do a good work in our own strength, on our own time or in our own way. Remember, the Baptist wasn’t baptizing for his own gain, he was sent to baptize (John 1:33)., for the glory of Messiah to be revealed! Apart from Christ, your purpose will have no kingdom impact, no fruit. The Bible says,
Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5).
Surrender to Christ beloved if you haven’t already. This single kingdom work of John the Baptist revealed Christ and changed the course of life for many who were present that day. Your kingdom purpose has been prepared to have the same result, lives changed to see and follow Jesus.
Do not spend another moment thinking your life has no meaning or thinking you’ve come to a point in your life where you’re no longer able to do anything. Jesus asks us only to abide in Him (John 15:4). Learn to let Him live within you. He is not only our Savior, He is our Lord. Let Him Reign! Let Him increase as you decrease! Live beloved to see Him glorified and others impacted by His presence! Amen!
And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God (John 1:31-34).