Date Posted：04/12/2010 12:53 AM
Good Evening Group,
I just thought I would drop in and ask this, since I am doing my daily reading. And again, I have read these verses many times, but did not understand them until now.
What did Jesus mean when he said these words?
Matthew 11:9-15 (KJV)
9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
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.
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
See all the wars and crusades that were done many centuries ago is what Jesus was talking about. See people are trying to take heaven by force through violence. And that can not be done. And do you see what Jesus said here? He said that “among them that are born of women”. See he was talking about himself too. He said John the Baptist was greater. How could this be? Jesus was a great man also. Does this mean that Jesus was not a prophet? I think that is what it means. So what was Jesus? Was He greater than a prophet? Less?
I would truly like to hear what you have to say on this.