This is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. John 1:29
When the Jews sent priests and Levites to ask him, ” Who are you? ” John recognized the truth and did not deny it. He said, ” I am not the Messiah. ” And John said, quoting the prophet Isaiah, : I am the voice crying out in the wilderness : Make straight the way of the Lord. ” This happened in Bethany beyond the Jordan where John was baptizing.
On the first day John the Baptist answered those persons sent by the Pharisees, ” I baptize you with water, but among you stands one whom you do not know. ” (John 1:26). He affirmed them that there was someone greater than himself. John was the first to discovered him and became his disciple.
To gain a direction in life, we need some understanding of the world and humankind. This understanding may come through reason and science, but more often we are influenced and guided by the testimony of others – by their words, attitudes and personal qualities. Thus those in love discover one another, friends accept each other, a career is decided upon, a religious or political commitment is made. It is also that the Word of God is discovered.
Jesus says that those who love the truth recognize those who speak the truth. Therefore, he speaks of the testimonies that accredit him : His works, that is his miracles. John the Baptist’s testimony in pointing him out as the Savior and the words of the Bible that refer to him.
I have great need for Christ; I have great Christ for my need.