This is a good one, we forget that when we walk this Earth we walk a path that someone has already walked and that someone else will follow. we tend to moan and complain about what we maybe going through instead of chopping down trees for the way to be cleared for those that follow . This lesson in the third chapter of Luke puts the word of God in the lesson. It’s easy to say something but when you put Gods word in it, it becomes truth and everlasting.
Luke Chapter 3
Chapter 3 starts by telling us that in the thirteenth year of Tiberius Caesar, God spoke to John in the wilderness.(3:2) John went out into the country preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sin. The action of John was confirmation to the word of Isaiah.
There’s always an order, Isaiah came first letting the people know that John had come to prepare the way for the Lord.
In these verses John begins to teach the people how to live by the Law of loving thy Neighbor. (How to show Gods glory) (3:8-19) These verses tell us to be willing to Share, feed and not be gluttons.
3:8 Reminds us that when we walk in repentance we begin to produce fruit, we begin the process of multiplication.
3:16 John tells the people that the one who will come after him will be more powerful than he is . John goes on to say that he is not worthy to even untie the straps of his sandals.
Lets speak on the fruitfulness, should be able to pour into those that follow us. We should be able to prepare the way for them to get to the point of where we are and beyond. Because we cleared the way they would and should be in a position of understanding, as you once were when you were following someone.
Chapter 3 goes on to teach us that Johns Ministry took him to the prison. the lesson has taught us that John was sent to prison because he was no willing to compromise Gods word. King Herod the leader of the people was living in sin, John was walking in his purpose he was to prepare the way and that was to admonish and open the minds of the people. John rebukes the actions of the leader of the people that he was trying to strongly encourage.
Chapter three ends with the baptism and genealogy of Jesus. The word tells us that as Jesus was praying the Holy Spirit descended on him.
This is why a prayer life is so important to our walk, when we pray it strengthens the spirit of God in us. In prayer we go to God for instructions and lessons, the Holy Spirit interprets Gods word to us. Jesus began his ministry after He was baptized, after the Holy Spirit descended on Him. we can not go forth and produce fruit without the Holy Spirit of God with us.
We learn the family line in which Jesus came from taking us all the way to Adam.All that came before Jesus had been servants with a relationship with God. Let this word remind us of Isaiah 59:21 The spirit of God will stay with us and the word of God will be on the lips of our children and our children’s, children. This is those before you and those after you in the name of Jesus.
To God be the Glory!!!!
If you are ready to give your life over to God and ready to let Jesus come in to teach you, Turn your bible to Roman 10:9
Lord God Thank you for going to the cross with me in your heart and in your mind thank you Lord for stepping down from your throne and walking the path before me I believe in my heart and I say with my mouth that you are Lord and have died for my sins. Thank you Lord for paying the ransom for me that day on Calvary. I believe that on the third day you got up with power and defeated death just for my Salvation. Lord thank you for cleaning me with hyssop so that I can go to the father with a renewed spirit in Jesus name Amen!