SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
Scripture: Matthew 11:11
Matthew 11:11 says, “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” Biblically, according to the Word, are we greater than Moses, Samuel or John the Baptist? Absolutely yes, we are! We are greater only because they were under a sacrificial system. In order to get to a place where they could move God’s hand, they had to perform sacrifices for sin, for both themselves and their people. But under the New Covenant, we have one sacrifice for sins, forever, and that is Jesus! We have a better covenant based on better promises. Can we move God’s Hand, yes! Can we save a nation, yes! That is why covenant is such a key part of this passage. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force! Until we accept the fact that we stand in a position greater than Moses, Samuel and John the Baptist, we should not even tackle the kind of things they did. But if we say yes to what Jesus proclaimed in the New Covenant, and until it becomes real on the inside of us, we cannot stand up to trust God for a harvest of nations. The New Covenant has to become real in our hearts. Whether or not we can link arms with fellow believers will impact nations. Is it real in our hearts? If it is not, make it so!