Morning by Morning, February 15 - Forerunners of Christ
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Make me more like You each day. Father, Son and Holy Spirit, make me whole and set me free, fill me up and send me forth, to make a difference in my world today. ...
"The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God: As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, 'See, I am sending My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way; the voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.'" (Mark 1:1-3).
Heavenly Father, I praise You that the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is good news. He is the Gospel Truth. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). His Holy Spirit is "the Spirit of Christ" who comes to abide in us and empower us to know and embrace and live into the Truth (Romans 8:9). His Holy Spirit is "the Spirit of Truth" (John 14:17). And as we come to know and embrace the One who is the Truth, the Truth sets us free (John 8:32).
Before the first coming of Christ, You sent Your messenger as a forerunner to "prepare the way of the Lord." You anointed his voice to speak to the hearts of Your people to turn to You, to open their hearts, to embrace the Truth, and be set free to be all You created them to be (Matthew 17:10-13).
And so it is today, Before the second coming of Christ, before the Day of the Lord, You are sending Your messengers as forerunners to prepare the way of the Lord (Malachi 4:5). They are Your messengers, anointed with the Spirit of Truth, filled with the Spirit of Christ, crying in the wilderness and dry, lifeless, empty places of the lives of those who need to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.
Father, let us hear their voices. Let us hear Your voice of Truth speaking through them, crying out to us through them, to prepare the way of the Lord here in our hearts and here on the earth. And then let us become one of those voices. Freely we receive, and freely we are to give (Matthew 10:7-8). Pour out Your Spirit and stir up this forerunner anointing, preparing the way of the Lord for all who will hear and turn to embrace the Truth and be set free to be all You've created us to be. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My Friend, may our Heavenly Father anoint You with His Holy Spirit to be a forerunner of Christ -- preparing the way of the Lord for His coming in thier hearts and on the earth. May He set you free to be like Jesus. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!