John the Baptist was the last prophetic voice before Jesus. The gospel of Mark defines John as one who “prepares the way.” In the Greek text, the word is “kataskeuao,” and it means: a forerunner; one who builds, erects and makes ready; one who equips with all necessary things. John was all of this for Jesus. John was a voice crying in the wilderness, compelling people to prepare the way of the Lord.
Why is this important for us today? As we look to the return of Jesus, someone must lift their voice in the midst of this spiritual wilderness of our generation.
Today, what can you do to prepare the way of the Lord?
Matthew 3:1-3 — In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: A voice of one calling in the wilderness, prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.