"#For Herod had laid hold on John and bound him and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife, For John said unto him, it is not lawful for thee to have her. And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, beca…"
"#For John came neither eating nor drinking and they say he hath a devil. Matt 11:18
Jesus gave many compliments for John and how that he neither came eating or drinking and the Jews said he had a devil. This shows us how far the apostasy has gone an…"
"#Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and he said unto Him, art thou He that should come or do we look for another? Matt. 11:2,3
John the Baptist is in prison a bit discouraged after being the fore…"
"#And many things in his exhortation preached he unto the people. Luke 3:18
How easy it is to offend people when you preach the truth. Some people will not like you and will have you thrown in prison, as was John. Yet for all these things John fulfil…"
"#Come and let us return unto the LORD: for He hath torn and He will heal us; He hath smitten and He will bind us up. After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up and we shall live in his sight. Hosea 6:1,2
Hosea has given…"
"#For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away, I will take away and none shall rescue him. I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense and seek my face in…"
"#And as the people were in expectation and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I…"
"#Annas and Caiaphas being high priest, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; As it is written in the book…"
"#And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stands in the presence of God and am sent to speak unto thee and to shew thee these glad tidings. Luke 1:19
Gabriel was sent by God to tell Zacharias of the birth of his son John, which was…"
"#And Zacharias said unto the angel, whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man and my wife well stricken in years. Luke 1:18
All things are possible with God. Zacharias starts to look to his own understanding. The angel has already told them the…"
"#And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. Luke 1:16
John the Baptist will come in the power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the disobedient to the just God. How we need John the Baptist…"
"#And thou shall have joy and gladness and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. Luke 1:…"
"#But the angel said unto him, Fear not Zacharias; for thy prayer is heard and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son and thou shall call his name John.Luke 1:13
John the baptist was a special child to be born to his parents Zacharias and Elizabeth…"
"#Who is wise and he shall understand these things? prudent and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein. Hosea 14:9
A great truth for the wise and those who unde…"
"#Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no Saviour besides Me. Hosea 13:4
Jehovah is a jealous God, and He visits the sins upon the fathers to the third generation and has mercy to a thousand…"
"#Ephraim provoked Him to anger most bitterly; therefore shall he leave his blood upon him and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him. Hosea 12:14
Ephraim is attached to idols and Jehovah will let him pay the price for his idolatry. His Lord wil…"