lesson is taken from the Holy Bible the book of Matthew 11:11 where Jesus makes
a statement that every preacher out here today should listen to. He makes the statement “Verily I say unto
you, among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John
is making the statement that no man born of woman is greater than John the
Baptist. That he is the greatest
PREACHER, the greatest PROPHET, bar none, the greatest MAN that has ever been
born out of the womb of a woman.
I declare that it’s about time that a John the Baptist type preacher stands
up. It’s about time that a real preacher
stands up and takes the pulpit and declares “Thus saith the Lord”, and say what
God has said to say, and to whom God has said to say it to, and could care less
what ANYBODY thinks about it.
statement has two fold implications. He
is speaking of His own deity as we see John making the statement in John 1:27”
He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am
not worthy to unloosen.” John knew he
had a great destiny, but also knew that Jesus was the Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the end.
see John the Baptist was the forerunner for Jesus the Christ. He’s the one that introduced Jesus to the
nation of Israel.
walk with me and imagine this. From John
the Baptist going back 400 years, God had not called a Prophet. For 400 years God had not called a preacher. For 400 years God had been silent.
the opening book of Malachi to the end of 3rd Chapter where Jesus spoke a
prophecy concerning John the Baptist, ending in Chapter 4 God did not send,
call, nor ordain a prophet or preacher in Israel.
incredible thing is the people were still preaching, they were still
prophesying. But none of them had been
“CALLED” by God. Finally after 400 years
of SILENCE God raises up a prophet by the name of John the Baptist of whom
Jesus said, no man born of a woman has been a greater prophet than he.
KNOW WHAT THAT TELLS ME?
if I’m going to model my ministry after someone it’s not going to be after
these JOKERS on TV who don’t live what they teach. It’s not going to be one of these so call
preachers who rape and rob God’s people in the name of self, but it’s going to
be model after a man that Jesus said there’s never been a greater man than, a
greater preacher than, a greater prophet than.
stand before Jesus I want Him to look at me and say now there’s a great
prophet. Now there’s a great preacher.
somebody here that’s doing what I told him to do.
somebody here that’s saying what I told them to say.
somebody here that’s honoring me in everything that they ARE.
someone here that’s saying I don’t care whether people like it or not.
someone here that’s saying I don’t care if it makes me popular or not.
someone “I” called to preach.
momma didn’t call him.
daddy didn’t call him
church he grew up in didn’t call him.
called him to preach the word, and because I called him, and because he
listened, and because he’s doing what I told him to do. HE IS A GREAT PROPHET!!!
know what makes John the Baptist so great?
lived what he preached... and I believe that in this our hour, it’s time for some
John the Baptist style preachers to come on the scene.
people that can’t be controlled by a “church board.”
gave us a church board and I’m glad for it, but God did not raise up a church
board to control a preacher.
never raised up a Deacon institute to control the man of God.
never raised up a Trustee to tell the man of God what to say.
calls a man and places him in front of the local assembly and says;
preach what I say preach.
tell you to drop the plow, then you drop it.
tell you to encourage the congregation, then you encourage them.
tell you to preach against liquor, then you preach against liquor.
tell you to preach against the act of homosexuality, then you preach against
matter what I tell you to preach, that’s what you PREACH!!!
the kind of preacher I want to be. I
want Jesus to look at me and say “that was a great preacher.”
time for some John the Baptist type preachers to arise and let the enemies of
God be scattered. Let the word of God be
true, and let every man be a liar.
time for a John the Baptist type be raised up in the midst who will stand up
for the word of God, under the authority of the Holy Spirit and say:
Thus saith the Lord, This is the way of God; walk ye in it.