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The Gospel of the KINGdom Pt. 2 John the Angel (SBS9-22(2018) ()JS LOWTHER, January 8, 2018
Part of the The Gospel of the Kingdom series, preached at a Sabbath service
the messenger or angel, John the Baptist, is the one crying in the wilderness and calling for the paths to be made 'straight' or Eu-theias, it is within this Greek word that we find the first portion of the Eu-angel, that is Eu or good, the good or well placed path or straight path, thus when we consider this from the Greek perspective, the Gospel or Evangelion is the message of the straight path, this was John's contribution to the Gospel.
Since in this very place we are told this is the beginning of Christ's Gospel and it is ad-fixed with Mark's own understanding of this message he pulls from the prophets to validate his claim: Seemingly by compare the Prophet quoted is
Mal_3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me (Heb. and Gk: literally says 'before my face' L-PaN-Y / ????) : and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
Mal 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
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