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Advent Devotional 2019| Luke Seven

Day 7| Luke 7

Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?” (Luke 7:19 NASB)

John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way of the Lord. He was a messenger telling of the coming of Jesus, the Advent of the Messiah. John did his job well as he prepared, proclaimed, and prompted the people to get ready because “someone greater than I is coming, one would would would baptize them with the Holy Spirit.” John sent his disciples to find out if Jesus was the one who they were waiting for, the Messiah. How did Jesus reply, “Go and report to John the things you have seen and heard: The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news. And anyone who is not offended because of Me is blessed.” (Luke 7:22-23) Jesus gave his answer by the way He lived, by His actions; His actions spoke that the Kingdom of God had come.

John was the messenger called to prepare the way for the Messiah. When Jesus, the Son of God, entered the scene He declared that the Kingdom of God was at hand, His presence here among us began to usher in the Kingdom of God now. Like John we are called to be messengers, declaring that Jesus has come, and is coming again! That he can change and transform people’s lives and situations. That the reality of the Kingdom of God can invade our present and everyday lives.

Ask the Father to help you live in such a way that when others look at our actions and hear our words they are pointed to Jesus and the good news that the Kingdom of God is at hand.

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