“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.
5 Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.
6 And all people will see God’s salvation.’”
John the Baptist is who the above passage was written about. His purpose was as one who went before the coming of Jesus, the messiah, and prepared people for His coming.
In the same way, God is preparing His people today to be forerunners like John the Baptist for the second coming of Jesus.
If you know Jesus, one of your purposes is to be used by God so that others may also know Him. Our job is to “make ready the way of the Lord”. Why do we do this? So that “all flesh will see the salvation of God”.
How do do this? We make “crooked roads straight, rough roads smooth, low valleys will be lifted and high mountains brought low”. In other words, we remove any barriers to people being brought to Jesus.
Preparing the way for the return of Jesus requires being a bridge to people, doing the heavy ground work of prayer and fasting, humbling ourselves from self-exalted mountain-tops, lifting others from deep in the valleys of darkness and despair, and lifting the name of Jesus with our “voice calling in the wilderness”.
Jesus is coming back. We need to get ready and take others with us.