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Luke 6- Lord of The Sabbath

And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him; How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone? And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. Luke 6:1-5

One of the many titles of Jesus we probably dont think about that much is “Lord of the Sabbath ” , what does that mean? Well when the religious leaders decided to accuse Jesus and his disciples of “breaking the Sabbath” he decided to reveal some things to them. First Jesus references a story about David, who actually ate the showbread from the Temple, which is against the Torah

However, how many Jews today point out that David broke the Torah? Most Rabbis won’t mention this as David is highly regarded by the Jews. The point Jesus is making is, these religious leaders are hypocrites! The rabbis want to call out Jesus and his disciples from eating corn on the Sabbath, but yet are ok with David eating the holy showbread from the Temple. 

Jesus revealed to them , He is the Son of Man (Daniel 7) and He is the Lord of the Sabbath! Jesus can’t “break the Sabbath” because Jesus is the Sabbath, Jesus is our Rest (Hebrews 4, Matthew 11:28)

And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? Luke 6:6-9

Then Jesus did an unimaginable thing, note the sarcasm, he healed a man on the Sabbath! Now a few things here, first Jesus is revealing his deity by healing the man, secondly , Jesus is revealing he is Lord of the Sabbath, by “breaking the Sabbath” to heal a man

Notice Jesus knows the evil thoughts of the religious leaders and calls them out on it. Jesus says “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or evil”? The Sabbath is not a legalistic issue its a moral issue

And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus. Luke 6:10-11

Now notice the religious leader’s reaction here, Jesus healed a man, and instead of them praising God , they were “filled with madness” , they were enraged because Jesus healed on the Sabbath, do you think their hearts are right with God? And instead of understanding that the Son of Man, the Christ was standing right before them, they plotted to kill the Lord of the Sabbath

Many people still today, try to make the Sabbath a legal issue. Where is your heart? If Jesus healed on the Sabbath , are you going to condemn him also? Jesus is Lord of The Sabbath, and Lord over You! Find your rest in Christ, and not in legalism Amen!

Luke 5- New Wine

And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. Luke 5:36-37

Jesus said in John 3 “You must be Born Again to see the Kingdom of Heaven” well I believe this parable is teaching about the same concept. Of course before we can interpret the parable, we need to understand the concept of the parable. In the first century it was practice to store their “new wine” into a new wine skin. When the wine was gone, they threw away the old wine skin, they didn’t reuse it for new wine again

Jesus was using this parable to reflect upon our conversions of becoming Born Again. The New Wine represents the Holy Spirit. It reminds us of Jesus first miracle , when he turned water into wine, this was the beginning of his ministry, this was the beginning of the New Covenant. God can’t pour New Wine into Old Wine Skins. The Holy Spirit must dwell in a Holy Space, you must become Born Again to see Heaven

Notice Jesus says “and the bottles shall perish” the old wine skins will perish. Unless you are Born Again through Jesus Christ, you will perish. You must become Born Again, you must become a New Creation, you must have a New Wineskin to pour the Holy Spirit upon You!

But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better. Luke 5:38-39

The New Wine (Holy Spirit) must be poured into New Bottles (Born Again) God can’t be in the presence of Sin, you must become Born Again to be saved (John 3) Jesus demonstrates this illustration with wine. As the Bible says “Get drunk on the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18) Anyone who has become Born Again never wants to go back to their carnal self. Anyone who falls away has never been Born Again to begin with

We can’t work our way into Heaven, we can’t earn our salvation, we must become Born Again. The New Wine , the Holy Spirit will be poured out inside of you by our Lord Jesus Christ! Are you preparing yourself to be made new by Christ? Amen!

Luke 5- Healed or Forgiven?

And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. Luke 5:18-20

Here we see Jesus preaching at a house, however so many people came to hear and see Jesus, that there was standing room only. A group of men brought a disabled men to see Jesus to be healed, however they couldn’t even get through the front door because of the crowd. So they decided to drop the man through the straw roof of the building , to the feet of Christ

Now an amazing event happens here, not only does Jesus instantly heal the disabled man, but Jesus makes the statement “Your sins are forgiven” what? As you can imagine, when the religious leaders heard this, they were angry, who can forgive sin but God alone? This is exactly what Jesus is revealing here, he is God in the flesh, he is more than just a prophet

And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? Luke 5:21-23

The religious leaders accused Jesus of blasphemy, who does this man think he is? Only God can forgive sin, so what is Jesus saying here? Jesus answered them and said “What is easier to forgive sin or heal someone”? See Jesus can do both, forgive and heal, why? Because He is the Son of God, the Great I AM, God in the flesh

But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day. Luke 5:24-26

Notice Jesus references himself as the Son of Man, the fulfillment of Daniel 7, Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. And Jesus revealed he has all power and authority in Heaven and on Earth to heal and forgive sin, eternal life is only possible through Christ alone

The question is “How are you going to respond to this news today?” Are you going to rejoice and receive Christ like many in the crowd? Or is your heart hardened like the religious leaders and perish in your sins? Jesus is willing and able to save you, get off your mat in walk Amen!

Luke 5- Lepers Prayer

And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. Luke 5:12-13

Here we see a man covered in Leprosy coming to Jesus and begging for his healing! Now at first glance, you might say “This really has nothing to do with me” but at a second glance you need to understand you are the Leper. From a spiritual perspective, we are all Lepers, we are all sinners and unclean before a Holy God. The only way our souls can be cleansed is by the blood of Jesus Christ!

From an Old Covenant perspective, what the Leper was doing was unlawful. An unclean man couldn’t come in contact with a “clean” person, especially a Rabbi, the Son of God. But this is just a revelation of the New Covenant, where Christ can make us clean! The only thing that would save this man is Jesus, and the only thing that is going to save us is Jesus, period!

Notice the man’s approach to Christ, “He fell on his face” he cried out to The Lord with godly sorrow and humility. And notice Jesus’ response “He touched him”. Again this is not lawful under the Mosaic Covenant, Jesus can’t be touching unclean things, but Christ is instituting a New Covenant, that will set the captives free and make us clean!

And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. Luke 5:14-16

Jesus did a strange thing , he told the man “but tell no one I healed you” We see this throughout his ministry, Jesus didn’t want them to know he was behind the healing, why? Because he wanted everyone to come to Christ on their own initiative. Jesus even rebuked the demons of speaking about him, because he wanted the people to truly seek him with their hearts

But even so , the fame about Jesus spread everywhere! But many people came to Jesus for the miracles and not for the Miracle Worker! And Jesus needed to withdrawal in the wilderness, to be alone with our Heavenly Father, so he can remain in His Will and not the will of the people

We all have spiritual leprosy, are you seeking Jesus for a cleansing? Are you on your face to The Lord asking for his mercy? Seek the Great Physician and you shall be healed, give your life to Christ and he will give you eternal life Amen!

Luke 5- Fisher of Men

And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. Luke 5:2-5

Imagine this, your a professional fisherman and you’ve been fishing all night, then some stranger walks up to you and says “Hey why don’t you put the net on the other side of the boat” You’re first reaction is probably curse words we can’t repeat, however Peter was respectful to Jesus and did as he said. 

What was happening here? Jesus is not only going to select his first Apostles, but he’s going to teach Peter about faith and obedience. Jesus knows what he told Peter doesnt make any logical sense, however he wanted to test Peter and see if he would be obedient and faithful to his commands

And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. Luke 5:6-8

Notice what happened when Peter listened to The Lord’s instructions, he caught so many fish , he needed multiple men to bring in the nets. Once Peter realized who Jesus is , notice his reaction. Peter fell on his knees and said “I am a sinful man, O Lord” this is a true display of repentance. Have you ever went to your knees in true repentance and declared who Jesus is?

For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him. Luke 5:9-11

But lets not miss the message Jesus was trying to convey with the miracle. Peter was now called to be an Apostle of Christ, to catch people instead of fish! How? By preaching the gospel, hence the symbolism of the fishing net. And the Apostles were not going to just catch a few people, they were going to start a revolution called the Church, which the gates of Hell will never prevail against it

Jesus called Peter and the other Apostles , and they answered , following Christ! Are you being called today? Are you a Fisher of Men? Time is running short, build Gods Kingdom and save souls in Jesus name Amen!

Luke 4- Demons Tremble

And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. Luke 4:33-35

It’s pretty interesting, at the beginning of Jesus ministry, when he had yet revealed to people that He is the Christ, the demons already knew! Notice the title they referred to Jesus “The Holy One of God” this is a Messianic reference (Psalm 16:10) The demons knew that Jesus is the Son of God and he had the power and authority to destroy them, that’s why they begged Christ to leave them alone

Notice also , when Jesus commanded the demons, they were in subjection to Him. Its not because the demons wanted to comply to Christ or they followed him, its because they had no choice! Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:16) Every knee will bow to Jesus and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord (Philippians 2) When are people going to realize this, Jesus is Lord of All

Additionally this is a demonstration or display of the New Covenant, the power of Christ being revealed. Never before did anyone exorcise demons or have authority over them, only Jesus Christ! This is why the New Covenant, is a Better Covenant, a more powerful Covenant, through Jesus Christ!

And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about. Luke 4:36-37

Never before, did anyone ever see anything like this, the demons were in submission to Christ! Jesus spoke with power and authority, almost like he was the living Word of God (John1) , because He is!  And quickly the fame and gospel of Christ spread everywhere, God’s kingdom was coming here on Earth

The kingdom of darkness is now defeated, Jesus crushed the head of Satan at the cross! Time is running out, for Satan and his demons, and all those who havent received Christ as your Lord and Savior! The New Covenant is here, The Christ has come to bring us salvation!

Every knee will now and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, even the demons will bow, even Satan will bow, everyone will bow to the Lord Jesus Amen!

Luke 4- Hometown Hero?

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. Luke 4:16-21

What is the gospel or the good news of Jesus Christ? The Lord makes it clear hear by reading the prophecy of Isaiah 61, to tell the good news to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to deliver the captives, to make the spiritually blind see, to make the all free from sin and death! The gospel was foretold by the prophet Isaiah, and Jesus fulfilled it all

Now when Jesus said “Today this scripture has been fulfilled” this caused an uproar in Nazareth. Why? Because Jesus was declaring that He is the long awaited Messiah, He is the Son of God who became flesh, He is the one all the prophets including Isaiah was talking about! Instead of the religious leaders rejoicing that the Messiah has come, their hearts were hardened, and their ears were closed and they rejected the Christ

And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son? And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. Luke 4:22-27

Who does Jesus think he is? Isn’t this Mary and Joseph’s Son? Isn’t he the carpenter’s boy from Nazareth? Yes the carpenter’s Son is also the Son of God! As Jesus said “No prophet is accepted in his hometown” Because of their lack of faith, they seen a lack of healing and miracles. 

And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way, Luke 4:28-30

 The religious leaders were furious with Jesus, and even tried to kill him after the service by throwing him over a hill, talk about a bad worship service! However they forgot Jesus is the Son of God and walked through them! How sad , Jesus presented them with all the evidence that He is the Messiah, yet they not only rejected him but tried to kill him!

Since Jesus suffered , we should expect to suffer also! Don’t expect to be a “Hometown Hero” for preaching the gospel, many will resist, many will try to discredit you, but remember its all about glorifying our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen!

Luke 4- Through The Wilderness

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.Luke 4:1-7

When you think about Jesus’s forty days in the wilderness, you can’t help but see the parallel or comparison to the Exodus of the Israelites. Here we see Jesus led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit, in the Exodus the Israelites were led into the wilderness by Moses. We also see the symbolic number of 40, the number 40 in the Bible typically means a time of testing or trial. We see this with Jesus 40 days in the wilderness and the Israelites 40 years in the wilderness.

Here we see 3 main temptations by Satan, as you read through these are broken down into 3 categories , temptation of the flesh, temptation of pride, and the temptation of lust. What is amazing to remember is that even though Jesus is fully God , he was also fully human (Philippians 2) therefore Jesus overcame these temptations while in the human flesh. This is something that is impossible for all of us to do, as we have all fallen short of the glory of God. 

The first temptation , Satan tempts Jesus with food, the temptation of the flesh. Remember Jesus was fasting 40 days and nights, he was extremely hungry. Satan challenged him,  “if you’re really the Son of God, then turn these stones into bread” As tempting as that sounded , Jesus knew he must resist Satan and do the will of God instead. Jesus put our Heavenly Fathers purpose ahead of his own, this is total obedience to God

Secondly Satan, deceivingly says “He will give Jesus all the power in the world, if he worships him” Now lets fact check, can Satan really give Jesus all the power and kingdoms in the world? I doubt it, also did Satan forget Jesus is the Son of God? Alot of times I think we give Satan more credit than he deserves! 

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Luke 4:8-12

Now this second temptation was of pride, but notice Jesus always answers Satan with the Word of God, remember the Word of God is called a sword (Hebrews 4) use it to rebuke the devil. Again Satan doesn’t realize Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, all nations, kingdoms, and people belong to Him! 

The third temptation, Satan actually tried to quote scripture but twists it to fit his agenda, does that sound familiar? We still see alot of “devils” doing this today! Again Jesus rebukes Satan with the Word of God, You should not tempt the Lord your God! On that day, Satan probably knew he was already defeated and Jesus is the Son of God! Amen!

Luke 3- Baptism of Fire

And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. Luke 3:15-17

Many people were moved by Johns preaching of repentance, some of them started to wonder if John was the Messiah? But John the Baptist made it very clear “there is One greater than me, that I’m not worthy to tie his shoe” John never tried to exalt himself in his ministry, his ministry was completely focused on exalting Christ and the need for repentance.

Secondly , John taught about the “second baptism” , there is a water baptism and a baptism of the Holy Spirit. The second baptism can only be done by Jesus , this is Christ referred to us becoming “Born Again” , the baptism of the Holy Spirit

And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people. But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison. Luke 3:18-20

 John the Baptist was not looking for people’s approval, he was simply preaching the word of God. So when John rebuked King Herod for marrying his brother’s wife, it didn’t go well for him. John called him out on his sin, so instead of Herod repenting , he had John thrown in prison. This was obviously the work of Satan to try and stop the gospel from being preached. But as we know the more the Church is persecuted, the greater the gospel is spread!

Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. Luke 3:21-22

One day while John was baptising people, along came Jesus and asked John to baptise him. When John saw Jesus he declared “Behold the Lamb of God , who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29) The question is why would Jesus have John baptise him, since he is the Son of God? I believe Jesus was doing this as an example for us, Jesus never asked us to do anything that he hasn’t already done

Secondly we see the Triunity of God in this scene, the Son Jesus being baptised in the Water, The Holy Spirit descending upon him like a dove, and the Father proclaiming from Heaven “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”! 

Baptism is an essential sacrament of the Christian faith, have you made your public profession of Christ yet? Have you become Born Again by the Holy Spirit? Thanks be to God in Jesus name, Amen!

Luke 3- Ministry of John The Baptist

Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. Luke 3:2-6

Today we take a look at the ministry of John the Baptist, as we discussed earlier John the Baptist was the fulfillment of the coming of Elijah. This was affirmed by Jesus himself (Matthew 17:12) and now we see the fulfillment of Isaiah prophecy (Isaiah 40) as the messenger who will prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah

Now John’s ministry was not a watered down, sugar coated ministry we see mostly today, John preached the requirement of repentance and baptism. Prepare for the coming of Jesus by turning away from your sin with Godly sorrow. John also taught the importance of making a public profession of your faith through baptism. Hence why John was known as the Baptiser. 

Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? Luke 3:7-10

John called out the religious leaders and the corruption of their religious system. You see, Jesus is not about a religion, Jesus is about having a personal relationship with God. John also pointed out that salvation doesn’t come from being a Jew, it comes from Christ alone!

So what happens to those who reject Jesus? As John states “every tree that doesn’t produce fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire (Hell)” The peoples response was “What shall we do then”? 

He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do? And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. Luke 3:11-14

So you might ask “What is the fruits of repentance, that John was referring to earlier” The fruits are to live like Christ, because he loved us first! Saying your a Christian is not just a statement, its a lifestyle, its a way of life. John the Baptist was like a farmer, tilling the ground and sowing the seed of God. This was his purpose to prepare people for Jesus Christ!

Are you ready? Have you received Jesus Christ yet? Have you repented of your sin and been baptised? Prepare for the return of Christ, because He is coming in the clouds soon Amen!