Fellowship at Cross Creek
The Story of Sin…
Part XII: Elijah’s Voice Prepares a Path for both Sinner and Savior to Meet…
By Joseph M. Cross
So if the son of a late first-century B.C.E. Jewish priest named Zacharias—that is, John the Baptist–was prophetically destined to become Isaiah 40’s Crying Voice, Malachi 3’s Messenger and Malachi 4’s figurative Elijah, then just how did John specifically clear the way for the LORD’s promised appearing and deliverance?
Remember John the Baptist’s father, Zacharias, and his prophecy at John’s birth?
“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; For you will go on before the Lord to prepare His ways…
(And how will Zacharias’ son prepare the Lord’s ways or the Lord’s way? By…)
“…giving his people knowledge (or understanding) of salvation by the forgiveness of sins” (Luke 1:76-77).
And how did John the Baptist give God’s people the knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of sins? Well, lets’ look at how the Four Gospels (the stories of Yah-Save’s life…Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) described John’s prophetic ministry.
First, Mark’s account… Continue reading