John the Baptist belongs properly to the Old Testament prophets. The difference between the greatness of John and the greatness of the least in the kingdom of God is … His greatest calling … 3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— 2 during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. A voice is calling, "Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God. The Mission of John the Baptist … 3 “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.’ ” 4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Apart from Jesus Christ, John the Baptist is probably the most theologically significant figure in the Gospels. He was the forerunner, but he did not see Christ in the fullness of His resurrection and glorification. John the Baptist Prepares the Way (). There are several people in the Bible who fit the definition of the word intense, and no one “inteser” (I’m not sure that is word) than John the Baptist. John the Baptist. Verse 23. read more. - He said, I am a voice crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet. 5 People went out to him from all of Jerusalem and the countryside of Judea. John the Baptist: A Call to Repentance Mathew 3:1, “In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand…this is our text. John the Baptist was successful because he understood that his greatest ministry was to prepare the way for the one who was to come after Him.