)Spiritual increaseH. It is easily seen how painful it might have been to hear friends coming to say that the crowds once wont to flock round John were now flocking round Jesus. By individual effort and influence (John 1:40-51). Look at once famous empires, and compare them with the condition of countries in which Christ has increase.III. 3. So when, and as soon as the day begins to spring, the light of the moon fades and is invisible, and all eyes which were turned to it, and delighted in it, are now at once turned to the sun itself, as all men now came to Christ to be baptized, who before delighted and were satisfied to be baptized with John's baptism.(S. For what Divine design has failed? )Great workers must be content to die and be replaced by othersJ. Another age replaces the veteran oak removed by the axe or the tempest, and the forest still presents its broad expanse and deep shade to the eye of the traveller. )The certain increase of the glory and kingdom of JesusJ. The atmosphere of certain countries has become impregnated with Christian elements, and their inhabitants cannot help breathing it.6. A. At first a few persons meeting in an upper room, now in millions and still there is room. This is true of CHRIST HIMSELF — take His miracles, e.g. Cross. Social elevation. John 3:30 “He must become greater; I must become less.” The ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus are overlapping. The work of Christ, indeed, will not suffer.(J. LET ME PROCEED TO LAY BEFORE YOU SOME CONSIDERATIONS WHICH MAY CONFIRM OUR FAITH IN THE ASSURED EXPECTATION THAT HE MUST INCREASE.1. As subject to the law of decay and death. )The certain increase of the glory and kingdom of JesusJ. The pathway to renown: to efface one's self for the sake of Christ. Sign up to receive regular emails from MLJ Trust, Questions? Want of power? The prophecies render it certain.II. James. Leaves fall in autumn! By organised advance upon the strongholds of darkness.(A. (Numbers 23:19).4. Ryland, D. D.I. By individual effort and influence (John 1:40-51). But now the purchase of redemption has been completed, what shall prevent the Saviour from receiving His full reward (John 12:23, 24)?3. (3)The amazing apparatus of the Gospel.2. But now the purchase of redemption has been completed, what shall prevent the Saviour from receiving His full reward (John 12:23, 24)?3. A strong confirmation of the Baptist's saying.(G. B. The lover of mankind is comforted by the thought that the increase of Christ will exterminate the rampant miseries over which he groans. We should pray earnestly.2. Its members and its ministers die; but others are baptised for the dead and fill up their vacant seats in the spiritual house.(J. The work of Christ, indeed, will not suffer.(J. John must ever have borne himself humbly, not forgetting his own sins while so earnest in denouncing the sins of others. New hopes and desires are to have fuller power over us; the great motive of the love of Christ is to have its place, constraining, compelling, drawing. The atmosphere of certain countries has become impregnated with Christian elements, and their inhabitants cannot help breathing it.6. 3. John 3:30 Sermons: He must increase, but I must decrease. HIS AUTHORITATIVE TESTIMONY. We are persuaded, therefore, that He must increase, because He hath all power to overcome every enemy that opposeth His blessed reign.3. We are all subject to that, good and bad; and in the article of temporal death there was no difference between John and Jesus.2. James. 2. I. Baxendale.Mr. Because the Koran, when it comes in contact with it, loses its power. For what Divine design has failed? But his influence was only relatively lost as a river flowing into the sea.II. )LinksJohn 3:30 NIVJohn 3:30 NLTJohn 3:30 ESVJohn 3:30 NASBJohn 3:30 KJVJohn 3:30 Bible AppsJohn 3:30 ParallelJohn 3:30 Biblia ParalelaJohn 3:30 Chinese BibleJohn 3:30 French BibleJohn 3:30 German BibleJohn 3:30 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)The amazing apparatus of the Gospel.2. James. Not by a Millennial dispensation.3. Ask Mohammedanism why it fears the Bible? Epiphany 2 (OT 2) 28 – Sermons 110+ – Illustrations / Stories 32 – Children's Sermons … In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". Failure in this is impossible. So much so, that the two must coalesce. Ryland, D. D.)Christ's increase, and our decreaseJ. To Daniel (Daniel 7:13,14,27). Well, then, might John the Baptist affirm, "He must increase," when he foresaw that His shameful death would be followed by so glorious a resurrection.4. )The certain increase of the glory and kingdom of JesusJ. B. (1) God has abolished a partial dispensation and established one suitable to all mankind. He must increase Not in stature of body, or in wisdom and understanding of mind, as man, he being come to maturity in these things already; but in fame, credit, and reputation … We have already noticed, that in a high and important sense, the increase of Christ is the increase of His people — they are concerned in the triumphs of His grace, and are to share His glory. A good example.3. This is true of CHRIST HIMSELF — take His miracles, e.g. Ask the fires in which its enemies have endeavored to burn it. But now the purchase of redemption has been completed, what shall prevent the Saviour from receiving His full reward (John 12:23, 24)?3. He gives a few determiners of whether … Want of power? Not by a Millennial dispensation.3. We must grow in grace.(H. — beginning with water turned into wine and culminating at the Resurrection.II. II. But his influence was only relatively lost as a river flowing into the sea.II. (1) When our first parents sinned, He promised a Deliverer. Multitudes were thronging into the one, and only a few into the other. The real progress is much greater than the seeming progress. A. WHAT DOES THIS INCREASE MEAN?1. That Christ must still increase would appear probable even though we had no express assurances of it. Want of faithfulness? )Self abnegationW. But that his authority and influence as the forerunner, or a religious reformer, would of necessity be taken up and absorbed by the higher authority and influence of the Messiah. On these transactions all the future increase of His kingdom absolutely depended. Great Workers Must be Content to Die and be Replaced by Others, The Certain Increase of the Glory and Kingdom of Jesus, Christ the Bride- Groom Announced by Prophecy, The Bridegroom and Bride with Their Retinue, The Love of Christ in Espousing the Church, Great workers must be content to die and be replaced by others, The certain increase of the glory and kingdom of Jesus. After Christ's entrance, there was nothing for John but to point to him. John 3:14-21. Baxendale.Mr. crease."II. Give liberally.(E. The increase of Christ subdues the savage in man's breast, make marriage honourable, child-life happy, elevates woman, liberates the slave, provides refuges for the homeless, etc. J. W. Buxton, M. Well, then, might John the Baptist affirm, "He must increase," when he foresaw that His shameful death would be followed by so glorious a resurrection.4. We conclude that Jesus must increase, since this world and all others were "made by Him, and for Him."(J. Increase will be promoted by —1. )John here figures himself by the moon, whose light wanes and decreases when the month is drawing to a close, and when the morning light of the sun begins to break forth; and he figures Jesus Christ by the sun, which is to eclipse and destroy his brightness. but the next vernal season renews the foliage. Its members and its ministers die; but others are baptised for the dead and fill up their vacant seats in the spiritual house.(J. B. To Daniel (Daniel 7:13,14,27). Prayer.III. Because He is the Son of God, in the highest and most absolute sense, and therefore heir of all things.2. 4. As an immortal being. So when, and as soon as the day begins to spring, the light of the moon fades and is invisible, and all eyes which were turned to it, and delighted in it, are now at once turned to the sun itself, as all men now came to Christ to be baptized, who before delighted and were satisfied to be baptized with John's baptism.(S. John 3:22–30 describes an argument between followers of John the Baptist and a Jewish religious leader, over purification. He is also perfect man, without spot or imperfection, but it was in His office of Mediator, and in the glories of His mediatorial kingdom, that the Saviour was capable of increase. He is thought as highly of now as he was then; and the Master passed upon him the highest eulogium, and this Christians accept. The greatness and glory of His work was to be manifested; the love which promoted, and the wisdom which carried out, the wondrous plan of salvation, were to be revealed, and fresh conquests to be achieved. The Saviour is God, very God of very God, and there can be no increase to that which is already infinite. What the disciples now see is but the beginning of a process that must continue. "I MUST DECREASE." Some Christians cannot see this as they look on hindrances, corrupt institutions, depraved customs, false systems, inert and inconsistent Christians; but Christ must increase.3. That Christ must still increase would appear probable even though we had no express assurances of it. The secret of true greatness: humility before Christ. Because He is the Son of God, in the highest and most absolute sense, and therefore heir of all things.2. R. Ryland, D. D.)Christ's increase, and our decreaseJ. THE ULTIMATE CONVERSION OF THE WORLD TO CHRIST IS A MATTER OF INDUBITABLE CERTAINTY.1. 1. J. W. Buxton, M. A.I. John the Baptist, the witness of Jesus Christ, is justly figured by the moon, which is called the faithful witness in heaven; being the witness to the sun's existence, and of his future coming, whereas it is not yet seen, because it shines by a borrowed light, and except for the sun's existence and original light, it would not itself shine, and would be as nothing. (3) Therefore we naturally believe and hope and desire that the tidings of salvation will be carried to all for whom He was given.2. (3) Therefore we naturally believe and hope and desire that the tidings of salvation will be carried to all for whom He was given.2. The work of Christ, indeed, will not suffer.(J. A great part of Scripture consists of promises of the increase of the Messiah's kingdom, and it is evident that the season of their chief accomplishment is yet future (see Isaiah 40., 60.).5. But by the preaching of the gospel.III. The prophecies render it certain.II. LET ME PROCEED TO LAY BEFORE YOU SOME CONSIDERATIONS WHICH MAY CONFIRM OUR FAITH IN THE ASSURED EXPECTATION THAT HE MUST INCREASE.1. James. We must grow in grace.(H. WHY DO WE, IN THE FACE OF UNBELIEF AND ADVERSE CRITICISM, ENDORSE THE ASSERTION THAT CHRIST MUST INCREASE?1. We should pray earnestly.2. At first a few persons meeting in an upper room, now in millions and still there is room. (2) Did He fail when He threatened the Flood? So it is with the Church of God. Individual felicity. To John (Revelation 14:6; Revelation 11:15).3. Social elevation. By individual effort and influence (John 1:40-51). All this is to decrease, and finally — although not entirely until he has put off the body of this death — to disappear. 1 Chronicles 29:14; Psalm 129:1, 2; Daniel 4:35; Acts 17:26) a maxim of universal application, in the realm of nature (Romans 11:36) and in the sphere of grace (1 Corinthians 4:7; 1 Corinthians 12:6; James 1:17); specially significant with reference to individual success, in the world (Psalm 57:2), in the Church (2 Corinthians 3:5). Surely we greatly need to decrease in self-esteem, in pride, in carnality, in all that tends to hinder us in our Christian life, and bring dishonour on our Christian profession. AMONG THE MEANS MISSIONARY SOCIETIES HOLD A HIGH AND DISTINGUISHED PLACE — not excluding individual efforts.(J. If so; owing to what? … When we take into account the marvellous progress already made, we can see that "Christ shall see the travail of his soul," etc. We are persuaded, therefore, that He must increase, because He hath all power to overcome every enemy that opposeth His blessed reign.3. We must grow in grace. D. Griffin, D. D.I. )John here figures himself by the moon, whose light wanes and decreases when the month is drawing to a close, and when the morning light of the sun begins to break forth; and he figures Jesus Christ by the sun, which is to eclipse and destroy his brightness. in the midst of poverty and reproach, of apparent weakness, and of cruel sufferings, Jesus exhibited an increasing display of Godlike fortitude and resolution; of spotless purity and rectitude; of infinite zeal for His Father's honour; and of the riches of grace and compassion for wretched ruined man.2. "I MUST DECREASE." He must increase — And appear continually more and more glorious, like the growing moon; but I must decrease — Must gradually wane and decline, till I disappear: for the … His mind can find no rest but in the assurance of the increase of Christ.2. We conclude that Jesus must increase, since this world and all others were "made by Him, and for Him."(J. All this is to decrease, and finally — although not entirely until he has put off the body of this death — to disappear. We conclude that Jesus must increase, since this world and all others were "made by Him, and for Him."(J. At first a few persons meeting in an upper room, now in millions and still there is room. This truth is no less effectual to heal those wounds which proceed from love to the Saviour as it contemplates His present wide-spread rejection.3. He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture. All this is to decrease, and finally — although not entirely until he has put off the body of this death — to disappear. 1. )The certain increase of the glory and kingdom of JesusJ. Leaves fall in autumn! We should pray earnestly.2. "HE MUST INCREASE." Opportunities of usefulness, and of actively working for God, may also be diminished, and in failing strength and energies the Christian reads the words, "I must decrease." The real progress is much greater than the seeming progress. Another age replaces the veteran oak removed by the axe or the tempest, and the forest still presents its broad expanse and deep shade to the eye of the traveller. 2. (2) The Holy Spirit, who has power to convert every sinner upon earth.3. We conclude that Jesus must increase, since this world and all others were "made by Him, and for Him."(J. To Daniel (Daniel 7:13,14,27). The work of Christ, indeed, will not suffer.(J. This is true of CHRISTIANS. "(Dean Young. "I MUST DECREASE." AN IRREFRAGABLE TRUTH.1. (3)The amazing apparatus of the Gospel.2. Look at once famous empires, and compare them with the condition of countries in which Christ has increase.III. J. W. Buxton, M. … 3. The issue of the great contest between Christ and Satan is not uncertain. )The increase of ChristE. Chambers, LL. The popularity of Jesus perplexed and annoyed John's disciples, but it made him profoundly glad. Examine the experience of all who have fully embraced Christ. (2)The known kindness of Jehovah. Through faith in a crucified, yet risen and ascended Saviour, His people also shall prevail, yea, and be made more than conquerors through Him that loved them; and then as one nation after another has been brought into professed subjection to Christ, and as soul after soul has been rescued from Satan and brought into the glorious liberty of the children of God, we see the fulfilment of the words, "He must in. So when, and as soon as the day begins to spring, the light of the moon fades and is invisible, and all eyes which were turned to it, and delighted in it, are now at once turned to the sun itself, as all men now came to Christ to be baptized, who before delighted and were satisfied to be baptized with John's baptism.(S. We are to decrease in having self as the all-engrossing object. But by the preaching of the gospel.III. A. To Daniel (Daniel 7:13,14,27). The real progress is much greater than the seeming progress. A good example.3. After Christ's entrance, there was nothing for John but to point to him. All this is to decrease, and finally — although not entirely until he has put off the body of this death — to disappear. H. Holford, M. H. Holford, M. Not by miracles.2. But by the preaching of the gospel.III. Sermons. John saw ministry as a privilege … it is a privilege to be asked to do ANYTHING by God, and by doing it he could be pleased and satisfied. )Great workers must be content to die and be replaced by othersJ. Opportunities of usefulness, and of actively working for God, may also be diminished, and in failing strength and energies the Christian reads the words, "I must decrease." We are all subject to that, good and bad; and in the article of temporal death there was no difference between John and Jesus.2. 4. Christ's rise was unavoidably John's fall; and to no one was it clearer or more welcome than John. A. At first a few persons meeting in an upper room, now in millions and still there is room. THIS GREAT MORAL REVOLUTION WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY ORDINARY MEANS OF HUMAN INSTRUMENTALITY UNDER THE BLESSING OF THE DIVINE SPIRIT.1. WHAT DOES THIS INCREASE MEAN?1. A. James.I. This is the spirit of true humility … John has no … "(Dean Young. "He must reign," etc.2. Yes, there is the carnal self, that which is of the earth, earthy — the old man, the old nature — which still retains so much of power, even in the regene rate, that which the believer desires daily to crucify, the flesh with its affections and lusts. Its members and its ministers die; but others are baptised for the dead and fill up their vacant seats in the spiritual house.(J. This is true of His CHURCH. The leaven must go working on. His message was soon given, and then he could only begin over again. A. A. 2. )Spiritual increaseH. (J. crease."II. HOW IS THIS INCREASE TO BE SECURED?1. Through faith in a crucified, yet risen and ascended Saviour, His people also shall prevail, yea, and be made more than conquerors through Him that loved them; and then as one nation after another has been brought into professed subjection to Christ, and as soul after soul has been rescued from Satan and brought into the glorious liberty of the children of God, we see the fulfilment of the words, "He must in. (1)The introduction of a system adapted to the wants of the whole race. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to John 3:30. Because the forces employed are adequate. The dignity of ministerial service: that of acting as Christ's friend.4. The commanding proof of this is his state of heart and his conduct relative to the Messiah. "Not so, dear brother," replied Mr. Durham; "for a minister can receive no such honour and success in his ministry except it be given him from heaven. Let the manger, the cross, and the open tomb say whether He failed. John the Baptist, the witness of Jesus Christ, is justly figured by the moon, which is called the faithful witness in heaven; being the witness to the sun's existence, and of his future coming, whereas it is not yet seen, because it shines by a borrowed light, and except for the sun's existence and original light, it would not itself shine, and would be as nothing. Baxendale.Mr. John the Baptist, the witness of Jesus Christ, is justly figured by the moon, which is called the faithful witness in heaven; being the witness to the sun's existence, and of his future coming, whereas it is not yet seen, because it shines by a borrowed light, and except for the sun's existence and original light, it would not itself shine, and would be as nothing. AS A SOURCE OF CONSOLATION.1. Social elevation. With this increase the circle of those enjoying happiness will extend.2. The issue of the great contest between Christ and Satan is not uncertain. As a friend of the Bridegroom, the Bridegroom's voice was to him the sweetest music.I. 32). His supreme Divinity, implied in what has already been said and in His Sonship.5. Whitelaw, D. D.)The increase of ChristA. John 3:30. R. The advance of Christianity is undoubted, although it has receded in certain places.5. But there is also a sense in which the believer in Christ, who is rejoicing in his Lord, and in the full salvation he has secured, can join in these words of the Baptist, "I must decrease." Individual felicity. To John (Revelation 14:6; Revelation 11:15).3. We are to decrease in having self as the all-engrossing object. Want of faithfulness? His supreme Divinity, implied in what has already been said and in His Sonship.5. He is also perfect man, without spot or imperfection, but it was in His office of Mediator, and in the glories of His mediatorial kingdom, that the Saviour was capable of increase. Bosanquet. Because this is the design of God the Father. Increase will be promoted by —1. We must grow in grace.(H. A strong confirmation of the Baptist's saying.(G. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for John 3:30 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources. (1)The introduction of a system adapted to the wants of the whole race. John 3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease (NASB: Lockman) Greek: ekeinon dei auxanein , eme de elattousthai. But John intimates that going to Jesus in the right spirit is advance and not apostasy. )Self abnegationW. IV. His mind can find no rest but in the assurance of the increase of Christ. )LinksJohn 3:30 NIVJohn 3:30 NLTJohn 3:30 ESVJohn 3:30 NASBJohn 3:30 KJVJohn 3:30 Bible AppsJohn 3:30 ParallelJohn 3:30 Biblia ParalelaJohn 3:30 Chinese BibleJohn 3:30 French BibleJohn 3:30 German BibleJohn 3:30 CommentariesBible Hub. A. The issue of the great contest between Christ and Satan is not uncertain. B., G. Cross.I. The lover of mankind is comforted by the thought that the increase of Christ will exterminate the rampant miseries over which he groans.III. Want of wisdom? Well, then, might John the Baptist affirm, "He must increase," when he foresaw that His shameful death would be followed by so glorious a resurrection.4. One of the conditions of Christ's increase in the heart is to contribute to His increase in the world.2. But by the preaching of the gospel.III. or sermon number (e.g., #1123), The Congregational Prayers of Dr. Lloyd-Jones. Humanity needs Christ, and Christ is adapted to humanity. H. Holford, M. A.I. The insignificance of human glory compared with that of Christ.3. D. Griffin, D. D.)The increase of ChristJ. Ask Romanism. A. To Malachi (Malachi 1:11). The prophecies render it certain.II. A strong confirmation of the Baptist's saying. National advancement. The commanding proof of this is his state of heart and his conduct relative to the Messiah. )Spiritual increaseH. (2)The known kindness of Jehovah. (3)The amazing apparatus of the Gospel.2. So if this is his final declaration, we can say, “What a tremendous way to wrap up your public ministry.” No wonder Jesus said that among those born of woman, there has never been any one greater than John … 1. Baxendale.Mr. The truly humble man never can be humiliated. Resting, then, on the promises of a God omniscient, almighty, faithful, the Church may bid defiance to all her enemies (Isaiah 8:9, 10).II. D. Griffin, D. D.)The increase of ChristJ. The increase of Christ subdues the savage in man's breast, make marriage honourable, child-life happy, elevates woman, liberates the slave, provides refuges for the homeless, etc.3. Prayer.III. This is true of CHRISTIANS. Failure in this is impossible. Baxendale. THIS GREAT MORAL REVOLUTION WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY ORDINARY MEANS OF HUMAN INSTRUMENTALITY UNDER THE BLESSING OF THE DIVINE SPIRIT.1. Examine the experience of all who have fully embraced Christ. III. When we take into account the marvellous progress already made, we can see that "Christ shall see the travail of his soul," etc. Failure in this is impossible. D. Griffin, D. D.I. His mind can find no rest but in the assurance of the increase of Christ.2. Examine the experience of all who have fully embraced Christ. 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him … To what is not human love, imperfect as it is not equal? Preaching.2. Increase will be promoted by —1. The day never came when Jesus had to look upon some successor to himself and say, "He must increase, and I must decrease." All that the Gospel wants is a fair chance; and this it will eventually secure for itself.4. Ask Romanism. All that the Gospel wants is a fair chance; and this it will eventually secure for itself.4. "Behold the Lamb of God" now took the place of "Repent." Its members and its ministers die; but others are baptised for the dead and fill up their vacant seats in the spiritual house.(J. So it is with the Church of God. IT IS PROPOSED TO CONSIDER THE NATURE OF THAT INCREASE, WHICH THE BAPTIST CONFIDENTLY EXPECTED SHOULD ATTEND HIS BLESSED LORD. John 3:30 . "Behold the Lamb of God" now took the place of "Repent." His mind can find no rest but in the assurance of the increase of Christ.2. "Not so, dear brother," replied Mr. Durham; "for a minister can receive no such honour and success in his ministry except it be given him from heaven. It would have been a serious thing for John as a sinner and as a forerunner had this not been the case. The Saviour is God, very God of very God, and there can be no increase to that which is already infinite. Because the power of priestcraft dies in its presence, and the chains of superstition are sundered. (2) Did He fail when He threatened the Flood? (3) Therefore we naturally believe and hope and desire that the tidings of salvation will be carried to all for whom He was given.2. If so; owing to what? Individual felicity. He must increase, for the decrees of heaven ascertain the great event.4. A. The work of Christ, indeed, will not suffer.(J. I rejoice that Christ is preached, and that His kingdom and interests are gaining ground, though my estimation in people's hearts should decrease; for I am content to be anything, so that Christ may be all in all."(W. B. Well, then, might John the Baptist affirm, "He must increase," when he foresaw that His shameful death would be followed by so glorious a resurrection.4. Durham, a father of the Scottish Church was walking one Sabbath to his place of worship with a much admired young minister who was to officiate in one adjoining. Through faith in a crucified, yet risen and ascended Saviour, His people also shall prevail, yea, and be made more than conquerors through Him that loved them; and then as one nation after another has been brought into professed subjection to Christ, and as soul after soul has been rescued from Satan and brought into the glorious liberty of the children of God, we see the fulfilment of the words, "He must in. But there is also a sense in which the believer in Christ, who is rejoicing in his Lord, and in the full salvation he has secured, can join in these words of the Baptist, "I must decrease." "HE MUST INCREASE." )John was one of God's nobility. Not by a Millennial dispensation.3. So much so, that the two must coalesce. All he says is that it was a moral necessity.1. 1. (1) God has abolished a partial dispensation and established one suitable to all mankind. Multitudes were thronging into the one, and only a few into the other. Many have prayed to be baptized by the Spirit, but God has only chosen to give it to some. A great part of Scripture consists of promises of the increase of the Messiah's kingdom, and it is evident that the season of their chief accomplishment is yet future (see Isaiah 40., 60.). (3)A complete impartation to Him of the truth (ver. To what is not human love, imperfect as it is not equal? New hopes and desires are to have fuller power over us; the great motive of the love of Christ is to have its place, constraining, compelling, drawing. Christ's rise was unavoidably John's fall; and to no one was it clearer or more welcome than John. A great part of Scripture consists of promises of the increase of the Messiah's kingdom, and it is evident that the season of their chief accomplishment is yet future (see Isaiah 40., 60.).5. Well, then, might John the Baptist affirm, "He must increase," when he foresaw that His shameful death would be followed by so glorious a resurrection. 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