He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30
John the Baptist, prophet who was born to pave the way for the coming of Jesus. A relentless preacher who warned people to confess their sins and baptize them in the Holy Spirit. But the day John baptized Jesus and the confirmation from God that Jesus is the true Messiah changed everything
John realized his ministry must exalt Jesus and not ourselves. How many modern day preachers keep exalting themselves? They post a scripture and print there face on it..Book signings glorifying there writings when there all based off the Word of God.
(Matthew 3:16-17) And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
God confirmed to John and all his followers, Jesus is the Son of God. This moment really kicked off Jesus ministry. At one moment we see the Trinity all come together. But notice even though Jesus is the Messiah he allowed John to baptize him. He is the Lamb of God, great show of true humility.
As John the Baptist said in (John 1:27)” He is the one who’s shoe latches I’m not worthy to unloose” We must remember to exalt Jesus Christ because he is the King of King and Lord of Lords
(Isaiah 52:13) “See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
As Isaiah prophesied Jesus was seen to the world as a servant, the poor carpenter boy, but really he was God in the flesh who came to redeem us all. The world knew him not.
Is Jesus the center of your life? Are you exalting him or doe you exalt yourself?
(Philippians 2:9) “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,”
Jesus is the name above all names, sitting at the right hand of God, there is no other higher than him. He is the only begotten Son and nobody gets thru the Father without him.
Therefor we must increase Jesus Christ and decrease ourselves. The world needs to hear the good news of the gospel and not our own agendas. I pray we all increase and exalt our Lord Jesus Christ Amen.