John answered and said to them all, “As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Luke 3:16
Wouldn’t it be great if all Christians had the same attitude and understanding as John the Baptist? He understood that his ministry was to glorify Jesus, he understood that his works cant even compare to The Lords. John understood he couldn’t give you anything compared to what Christ could give you!
Johns mission was not to build a mega church or sign a book deal, Johns mission was to get people to repent of their sins and receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. So what did Jesus think of Johns ministry? He called him the greatest of all prophets (Matthew 11:11)
But notice once you receive Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. To become Born Again (John 3:3) you need the Holy Spirit , without the Breath of Life of the Spirit, your just Dry Bones, dead in your sins
His winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” Luke 3:17
Jesus is separating the Wheat from the chaff, notice the destination for the chaff, unquenchable fire. So much for the liberal theology that hell doesn’t exist. Have you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior yet? Have you been Born Again, baptized by the Holy Spirit? Prepare the way for the Lord and receive him in your heart today Amen!