What John the Baptist done for preparing the work of Jesus?
What had John the Baptist done for preparing the work of Jesus?
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The Chapter 1 of the Gospel of Luke in Bible recorded that Zechariah sang a song about the God of Isreal, the Christ, and his new born son John the Baptist. The verses 76-77 about John is extracted as below.
And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins...
John the Baptist himself said that he was the voice of one calling in the desert, "Make straight the way for the Lord."
(John Ch 1 v.23)
He fulfilled what the prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah Ch 40 v3-5
A voice of one calling in the desert,
"Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.
And all mankind will see God's salvation."
Luke Ch 3 vv 1-3 recorded that John the Baptist went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
John shouted "Repent" to people around the country to waken up people's heart to think of their sins. He asked people to repent and to be baptized as a symbol of repentance. When people are aware of their sins and willing to repent, they look for forgiveness. And the only One who has the power of forgiving sin is God, i.e. Jesus.
The Ch 3 vv 27-36 of the Gospel of John recorded that John the Baptist, in front of his disciples, witnessed about Jesus that He is the Son of God.