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John the Baptist is a very important Bible character in the New Testament. The Bible says that John the Baptist was a man who liked to be by himself. He often took time away to pray and seek God. He wore a garment made out of camel’s hair, and his diet consisted mostly of locusts and wild honey. John the Baptist’s main ministry was to baptize people in the water, which was a symbol of the new life they had in God. However, he told all of his followers that when the Messiah came, He would baptize them with the Holy Spirit.
John the Baptist was a humble man, who didn’t feel worthy to even untie the sandals that Jesus wore. He was honored when Jesus asked him to baptize Him in the Jordan River. The Bible says it was confirmed that Jesus was the Messiah when, “Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:10-11).
Find out more about him, read: Matthew chapter 3 – “John the Baptist”