This is Part Five of last week’s Tuesday Night Bible Study and we will be exploring together what the delegation from Jerusalem meant when they asked John if he was Elijah or the Prophet. Note, not one of the prophets or a prophet, but “the” Prophet, using the definite article to signify a specific Prophet. And also notice the word Prophet is capitalized. Do you wonder why?
You can read below the text we have been studying this week.
Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” He said: “I am ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Make straight the way of the LORD,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.” (John 1:19-23)
In this study, we will also discover how to use Scripture to answer questions we might have about Scripture. After all, the best way to interpret God’s Word is by God’s Word.
I hope this will help you in your walk with our Lord and help you grow closer to Him.