John will lead many people in Israel to turn back to the Lord their God. He will go ahead of the Lord with the same power and spirit that Elijah had. And because of John, parents will be more thoughtful of their children. And people who now disobey God will begin to think as they ought to. This is how John will get people ready for the Lord.
How do you get ready for The Lord to come into your life? The job of John the Baptist was to prepare the way for The Lord. Those who listened to John began to think as they ought to and were ready to follow Jesus.
Wrong thinking will keep you from Jesus! Also, when you are disobedient to God you will not be thoughtful of your children. But when you are seeking to follow God and be obedient to His commands, you will also focus your heart on the well being of your children.
Is the ministry of John the Baptist a "one time" thing, or is there a "John the Baptist" today for each of us. I believe there is a "ministry" of challenging my "wrong thinking" and pulling me back toward the "truth" which makes my heart ready to accept Jesus!
All pursuit of the truth will ultimately end at the feet of Jesus. Jesus is the truth. Satan is the father of lies and will have nothing to do with the truth.
"Thank You Jesus for using John the Baptist to turn our hearts to God. You Lord Jesus are the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Amen."