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Did you ever stop and think about the time frames involved?

Another thought that just didn’t make the cut this week.

John the Baptist was the returning King’s herald, Mark explains by quoting Isaiah.  A thought made all the more remarkable when we understand that Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 597 BC, some six hundred years before John arrived in the region of the Jordan preaching a message of repentance and proclaiming the return of the King.  Try to imagine someone in 1411 prophesying with such accuracy about anything happening today and it’s easy to see why some believe Isaiah could not have been so accurate. Isaiah is not Nostradamus; Isaiah is the prophet of the Lord.  He proclaims words of God’s comfort.  Double comfort.  He proclaims the return of the king.  He prophesies that a voice crying will come. He prophesies that it will be in Jerusalem that we shall again behold God.  “Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”  Jerusalem herself now becomes herald to announce the grace of God.  And thus the Good News of the salvation of all people worked by Christ was spread to the whole world beginning in Jerusalem.  Truly uncanny accuracy from 600 years prior to the event.

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