Be honest. You wouldn’t trust John the Baptist to emcee a wedding, let alone be God’s man of the hour trumpeting the arrival of the Son of God and helping kickstart God’s Kingdom of Heaven project.
You wouldn’t even be sure if you want him to babysit your kids.
But in God’s eyes? John was his special boy… the highest compliment Jesus gave to any man on the planet was given to John.
Yes, John was weird. He hung out in weird places. He dressed funny. He ate Kosher Paleo long before it was cool. And he had a bad habit of telling hard truths that pissed off some very, VERY important people.
God didn’t mind that John was weird. Actually, He seemed to enjoy it. Maybe it was because John got stodgy religious types tied into knots.
But there was an important reason John had to come before Jesus and be the one to set the table for the Advent of Christ.
If we’re smart, we’ll pay attention to that reason, because it’s critical to our lives too. Skipping that step will come back to bite us — bigly.
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Here’s a little about his most recent Amazon #1 Bestselling book written for Christians who are tired of playing defense and want to take the fight to Satan’s doorstep:
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.