A Key to Supernatural Results
Did you know John the Baptist spent 30 years in the deserts of Judaea preparing for his ministry?
He had the most important job assignment ever given to any mortal in the history of the world. He was to prepare the way for the coming of the long awaited Messiah. How did the Lord prepare John for such an important task?
John was in the deserts until he was thirty years old. He was tutored directly by the Lord through the Holy Spirit. He spent 30 years preparing for a ministry that only lasted about six months! Yet in those brief six months, He turned an entire nation to God!
The personal touch of the Lord became very obvious.
Six months after John began his ministry, the whole nation of Israel was experiencing revival and anticipating the coming of the Christ.
John the Baptist didn’t take the normal approach and go to the major cities and towns where most of the people were. He was out in the wilderness, and the people came to him. He didn’t send out messengers before him or advertise in any way. All he had were the testimonies of those who had heard him preach before.
He definitely wasn't a flashy evangelist wearing the latest styles of the day:
“Now John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.” Matthew 3:4
He didn't do anything the way the religious leaders taught it was supposed to be done in their seminaries, and yet for him, it worked.
In six short months, an entire nation was stirred in anticipation of the Messiah through a man who was not at all “normal.”
One thing that keeps many of us from being used by God is our “herd instinct.” We are so afraid of what everyone else will think that we try to be like everyone else. And then, we wonder why we’re getting the same results as everyone else.
That's just not smart.
John was completely yielded to the Holy Spirit, and he did things exactly as the Holy Spirit instructed him—no matter what it looked like to other people!
John the Baptist succeeded against all odds.
This special knowledge that comes directly from the Lord through the Holy Spirit is now available to every believer. And if you dare to follow the leading of Holy Spirit, even against the crowd, you will get supernatural results, too!