“Preparing the Way”
Thanks to our good friend Eddie Duque for creating the “Preparing the Way” banner for Faith FM. Eddie told me that the inspiration for “Preparing the Way” came to him while he was listening to Faith FM and Luke 3:3-6 came to mind which is about the ministry of John the Baptist. John’s ministry was to “Prepare the Way” for Jesus. Luke quotes the old Testament prophet Isaiah, chapter 40 verse 3 where Isaiah prophesies about John the Baptist approximately 700 years before John was born: “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” Is 40:3About 2000 years later, the church today is supposed to be like John the Baptist, a voice crying in the wilderness of this world letting people know about the 1st & 2nd comings of Jesus Christ. The message is the same as John the Baptist’s message, who said of Jesus “His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.” (Luke 3:17)In order to prepare for the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ we need to know about what He did at His 1st coming where He died on a cross for the sins of all mankind. Three days later, Jesus rose again from the dead and the Bible teaches that who ever puts their trust in Him shall be saved! In turning to Christ we are to turn from our sin. This is repentance, the same message that John the Baptist preached, the same message that Jesus preached and the same message the early church preached. “Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38This is the ministry of Faith FM. To prepare the way for Christ. Our prayer is that God will use the teaching and the music on Faith FM to prepare people’s hearts to receive Jesus Christ so that they will become part of the harvest of wheat gathered into His barn and not the chaff that will burn with unquenchable fire. We also desire to equip the church for the work of the ministry as we await Christ’s return. God wants to prepare the way in our lives for Him. He wants to remove every obstacle between us and Him. In Isaiah 57:14 we read “Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstacle out of the way of My people.” Our prayer is that Faith FM will help prepare the way for the marvelous work of God in your life.