“…The main character in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will ignite the kingdom life, a fire, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out. He’s going to clean house—make a clean sweep of your lives. He’ll place everything true in its proper place before God; everything false he’ll put out with the trash to be burned.”

Luke 3:7-18 (The Message)

First I’m thinking about John the Baptist, I think he lived his life well – something I would like to do. Then I’m thinking about his message – ignite the kingdom life…changing you from the inside out…making all things true… I want this for everyone I meet, kingdom life ignited! I can see why there are some who shy away though – it’s that last line about putting out the trash maybe. Not an easy message, but a good one.