THE BELIEVERS WITHOUT A SIGN
40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed. 41 Then many came to Him and said, “John performed no sign, but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true.” 42 And many believed in Him there.
The world lives for shiny, sparkling and spectacular things. The glitz, glamour and gold! Always looking for the next best thing. Often, Christians desire the same. We need to see “signs and wonders” in order to believe. Jesus spoke about this in earlier chapters in the book of John. Signs do matter, especially on the road when you are driving a vehicle. The signs assist us with getting to our destination safely. Experienced drivers put their trust in the signs. However, the text informs us in verse 41, “John performed no sign.” Unlike Moses, Elijah, and Elisha, John the Baptist did not perform any signs to cause someone to believe in his ministry, yet all that he said about Jesus came to pass.
Verse 41, “but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true.” Therefore, don't underestimate your ability to encourage someone to find Jesus. You may not have the fancy words nor be able to preach like TD Jakes. You may not be able to sing like Elder Monica Hall or write poetry like Minister James “Holy Smokes” Claiborne. However, the biggest sign that you can ever show
anyone is your life is how you treat people. Your sign is how you
love people. Your sign is how you show grace to others.
These are the greatest signs that you could ever give to
someone. Give people the truth about Jesus Christ. And what he
has done in your life as a believer. Remember Jesus’ sign says
6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through Me.” - John 14:6 (NKJV)
Be secure in what God has called you to do.
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The signs that John the Baptist revealed were his words and
ministry about Christ.
As a result, many believed in Jesus Christ.
Dear Heavenly Father, help me to stay focused on my
assignment in life and to be faithful with the mission you have
given me. I will be a good steward of my time, talents and
treasures, so that YOU may be glorified! In Jesus name. Amen