FOLLOW JESUS WHO WILL LEAD YOU TO GOD! Jesus stated “JOHN THE BAPTIST IS GREATER THAN ANY OTHER MAN WHO HAS EVER LIVED. BUT EVEN THE LEAST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS GREATER THAN JOHN” [Mt 11:11 IC]{Lk 7:28}. Many wonder how Jesus can say that about John (reminder: as shown before, Matthew uses Kingdom of Heaven where Mark and Luke use Kingdom of God in the same scriptures).  John probably would have known Jesus personally as Jesus’ mother was a “relative” [Lk 1:36] of John’s mother. God revealed Jesus to John spiritually as John called Jesus “the Lamb of God” [Jn 1:29] when he saw him and later explained how he knew Jesus was “the Son of God” [Jn 1:34].  John had a great and powerful ministry and although some of John’s disciples left and followed Jesus, John continued his ministry and failed to follow Jesus. Years later, Paul encountered people still following the teachings of John the Baptist [Ac 19:3]. In the beginning of Jesus ministry He proclaimed “REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND” [Mt 4:17 NAS]. Jesus clearly states “NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME” [Jn 14:6]. A possible explanation for Jesus statement “THE LEAST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS GREATER THAN JOHN” is that John was not considered in the Kingdom of Heaven as he chose not to follow Jesus.  No matter how successful we are in the world including in ministry we must be careful to follow Jesus to God and never stop being open to God’s guidance, as Jesus tells us to always “OBEY MY FATHER IN HEAVEN” [Mt 7:21 TL]. Do you follow God by way of Jesus? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures