Don’t limit what you can do
John 1: 24-25 “Now the Pharisees who had been sent questioned him, “Why then do you baptise if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
The leaders in Jerusalem had sent a team of investigators. Word had reached them that crowds were going out into the wilderness to meet a man who was then baptising them in what was a lifestyle changing ceremony. They were keen to clamp down on such things for they were the protectors of the faith. They didn’t want any loose cannons.
Their problem was that there was nothing in their Scriptures that foretold of a ministry of baptism. Neither had John gone to them first to get their support of his ministry.
Humility may have been in his mouth (he denied being anyone important) but his behaviour was suggesting that he was indeed someone special.
There is no limit to what God can do in anyone that He has sent (v6).
This year God can put His greatness on you and use you powerfully for Him and the enemy of your soul can come and question on what grounds you have the ability, the confidence and the credibility to do this. Who are you going to listen to?
Those who don’t have anything to say will always be jealous of those who do.
Those who have no one following them will always be spiteful towards those that do.
Let this year be a year when you do things that are beyond you. Accustom your life to the voice of the enemy just don’t pay any attention to it.