John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Mark 1:4
Picture this, a man wearing clothes made of camel hair and living off of locusts and wild honey, is standing outside the great city of Jerusalem yelling to people to “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand” (Matthew 3:2)
Many people probably thought he was crazy, yet Jesus calls John the “greatest of all prophets” (Mathew 11:11) Others listened to his message, repented of their sins, and was “baptized” in the Jordan River awaiting the arrival of the Christ, the Son of God
Imagine John doing this in todays society? Imagine him standing outside of Manhattan , yelling for people to repent of their Sins. The Liberals and LGTBQ groups are all offended, they have him arrested for a hate crime speaking the Word of God. The media calls John a bigot , a racist, some even declare him a terrorist because his free speech is not considered acceptable.
And he was preaching, and saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals. Mark 1:7
But regardless of any of this, John states there is one greater coming than him who hes not even worthy to tie his shoe. John is the fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah , the messenger to prepare the way for The Lord.
How do we prepare for the coming of The Lord? We repent of our sins, we wash our iniquities away. Jesus is coming again soon, Are You Ready?