I saw a video of a prophetic word and one of the things the person said was God is raising up John the Baptist’s. Immediately when God showed me that He also brought to my attention the truth in the gospel.
Today we have it really good. Pastors are popular . Pastors have mega churches. Christianity is “cool.”
When John the Baptist was the on the scene, he preached the word that doesn’t get much likes in today’s culture. He preached a word that would not get a like and subscribe. He preached the truth.
Today, pastors are preaching prosperity, your blessing is coming, telling you to keep it real, we all fall short… which is true but it is not the full gospel of Jesus.
John the Baptist spoke about the coming of Jesus. He spoke about repentance and getting right for the Lord is coming. So when the prophetic word said that He is raising up John the Baptist’s that means a true revival is coming. The truth is coming. The day is coming that Christianity is no longer going to be cool but it is going to offend.
John the Baptist was executed and hated for what he spoke of. He died by guillotine getting his head chopped off . The people wanted his head on a platter.
“Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.””
Matthew 14:8 NIV
He spoke the truth until the very end and people hated him for it. Jesus spoke the truth until the very end and was hung on a cross. Paul was beat up, hated and likely beheaded for his faith as well.
The TRUE gospel will bring division and disunity but also revival, blessings, and show the true believers.
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn “ ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’”
Matthew 10:34-36 NIV
I encourage you to read the entire book of Matthew and read into the life of Jesus. He was blunt, ruthless, about His father’s business and about the love for God’s people which is why He was hated. We as christians need to get back to the true gospel and what it says, get back to His principals and stand for God’s kingdom for He is coming for a church without spot of wrinkle. He is coming for a bride that is prepared and has been waiting on Him. Prepare, read, and spend time with the Lord. Do not continue living off of another christian’s revelation.