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HI!

The Tennessee preacher was in Texas, preaching a revival.
One morning the Texas pastor took the visiting preacher fishing.

Now they had fished for about 2 hours, and had caught nothing.
Then the visiting preacher from Tennessee caught a bass that weighed about 8 pounds.

The Texas pastor said, "We use those for bait around here."

The Tennessee pastor nodded and released the bass back into the lake!
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SCRIPTURE______________________________

Matt 11:11
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not
risen a greater than John the Baptist:
notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
KJV
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THOUGHT________________________________

LIGHT from the WORD.

Jesus declared that John the Baptist was GREATER than all prophets before him!
All those before John preached of a Messiah to COME
Adam, Moses, Abraham, Jacob, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and a host
of other prophets had preached of Messiah to come.

John not only SAW the Messiah, but also BAPTIZED him!

But the fullness of the "kingdom of heaven" was not yet COMPLETE!
Jesus had not yet been crucified, risen and ascended.

So Jesus declared that those who were "least in the kingdom" were
GREATER than John the Baptist!!
WHY?

YOU, my Christian friend, even as a new "babe" in Christ, have a greater
prophecy than John the Baptist!
And you have a greater testimony to share with others!

You are bought by HIS blood.
You are sealed in His Spirit.
You are sanctified in Christ Himself.
You are fully justified by your surrender to Christ as Lord of your life!

You can testify of Christ crucified, buried, risen, ascended and SOON COMING again!
Most important of all, you have the PRESENCE of Christ promised with you ALWAYS!

He is there in your sorrows to bring comfort from grief.
He is there in your persecution to assure that the "bruised reed"
(your pained heart) is not broken.
He is there in your weakness to assure that the "smoking flax"
(the light of your testimony) is not put out.

Through your allocution (testimony of Jesus) in your life, His Holy Spirit
ACCOMPANIES your testimony to ASSURE others you are speaking truth!!

When you speak your testimony of salvation in Christ, TRUTH is shed on
hypocrisy, lies and deceipt!!
When you speak your testimony of salvation in Christ, the devil RUNS!!

STAND UP!
SPEAK OUT!
YOU, Christian, are the LIGHT OF THE WORLD today!!! (See Matt. 5:14-16)

SHINE!!
It's GREAT to be the LEAST in the Kingdom of Heaven TODAY!!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce