Since around 300AD the church has been taught, symbolically if you will, the baptism of John. We have specialized in evangelism as it pertains to saying a prayer for salvation, and in the words of Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles we have learned the elementary teachings of Christ, but it is time to leave those behind and press on to maturity, it’s time for meat (Hebrews 5 – 6). Many have become experts in the baptism of John (the elementary teachings); most of the church leaders and therefore, the church members are elementary in their understanding of Christ. We reverberate and recycle over and over the milk issues of the word. Most leaders in the church, both denominational and Pentecostal are the greatest in the ministry of John the Baptist. But it is a new day, we are in a new era and the revealing of the least in the kingdom are being heard and are about to change the narrative in the church worldwide. Jesus said it this way, “I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” (Luke 7:28).
People who have done ministry and have been successful at it, most only know the gospel of John. What Jesus calls the least it the kingdom are coming with the narrative of the gospel of the kingdom and it won’t look or sound like what is so loud today. Now the question is, when you hear them, meet them, will you be like Apollos and get trained by them or will you be like the Jews who oppossed and persecuted Paul for tellling them and the people something they themselves didn’t know? Acts 18:24-26 says, “Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John; and he began to speak out boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.”
Ready or not, here they are and here they come. Their voice will continue to increase in volume around the world, for they are here with wisdom and revelation not of themselves, but of Jesus Christ. They may be the least in the kingdom, but they are greater than the greatest in the John the Baptist ministry and the demarcation will be obvious. Now will you humble yourself and come into the kingdom or rise up and persecute them? I guess we are about to find out because they are not going to stop preaching the gospel of the kingdom!