Acts 19:4 Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.
John’s baptism was a preparation for what was to come.
It was a cleansing ritual for a much bigger and fuller cleansing experience.
It was a prophetic sign for the signs and wonders that would come.
It was a provisional mark for a permanent transformation of fire.
They had the preparation, ritual, prophecy, provisional, but they were stuck.
We still get ourselves, “stuck in a moment and we can’t get out of it” to quote a superb song.
Stuck in the past. Stuck in a moment. Stuck in a man’s ministry. Stuck in the hope that is not realised.
All dressed up but nowhere to go.
Fully prepared but not at the party.
Friends, this is not a dress rehearsal. JESUS HAS COME AND IS COMING AGAIN!
Recognise the past as being essential for the future. But the future of your past is this present moment. Today is the day of salvation. We are in the NOW moment. Untie yourselves. Detach the attachment. Run with full enthusiasm and passion. Become all that you can become!