Near the end of the ministry of John the Baptist, the spotlight that had been on him was shifting to Jesus Christ. John accepted his fading role joyfully:
“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30, NASB).
Earlier John had introduced Jesus as “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29, NASB) and “The One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit” (John 1:33, NASB)
Now John gives us three more snapshots of the Messiah, raising our eyes to show us all that Christ will be for God’s people:
Jesus is the Bridegroom.
He came to bring about a joyful, loving, eternal union
between God and His people.
Jesus is from heaven,
from the unseen Father.
He came to show us wonderful realities
that we cannot know or experience any other way.
Jesus is the fullness of God.
He speaks and lives all the truth about God.
If we simply trust Him,
all the life of God is ours forever.
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