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How did (does) repenting prepare someone for the Kingdom of God?
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make ready the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight. We are to clear away our souls from anything that might hinder Jesus walking into our souls. Our sins and failures knowing that he loves us of course but through contrition we have to squeeze out any bad seeds from ourselves knowing that he`ll help us and make the temple ready for his coming. Like we do before taking His Body at Mass through the exam of conscience. We can become alive by not mere potentially dead genealogical connection, i mean we can be blood related to Abraham but if we dont abide by the Word that is dead inside us, but by plouhghing and clearing our grounds waiting for the Holy Spirit to plant the seed. Making also amends for ours sins like fasting and sacrificing - John in his camel tunic and eating locusts. Living on what the Lord gves us and knowing that the true manna that saves and gives real life and makes us truly His children the inheritors of the Kingdom is the one that comes from above: His Word His Son. But we need to make as worthy as possible room for His arrival like the Immaculate womb of Mary. He came to save us with His Passion the shedding of His blood. Mary in the womb nourished him with her earthly maternal blood purified by the Lord. We are getting cleansed and redeemed through that very same blood but we need to have the humbleness to kneel gratefully awaiting the outporing literally of his cleansing blood and water that gushed forth from the cross.



By: Alessandra Parrini
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Matthew 3:4 (wild locusts and honey)
Although locusts may be an excellent source of protein, it`s quite possible that John the Baptist actually survived the desert by eating carob beans. Carob as we know it comes from the common Mediterranean shrub ceratonia siliqua - specifically, from the shrub`s seeds, known as locust beans ''although, considering the technology and resources of the time, one wonders if real locusts were any tastier''.



By: Philologos
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LUKE 12:35



By: PROPHET SILAS
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John and Jesus were born nearly at the same year,
And they died almost at the same time.John the Baptist Prepares the way for Jesus, the Bringer of Kingdom of God.



By: Takao Ogawa
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How did (does) repenting prepare someone for the Kingdom of God?
Repenting makes a person sinless again after the act of being forgiven when the person has confessed the sins he/she has.



By: Bol Joseph Agau
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How did (does) repenting prepare someone for the Kingdom of God?
Repentance means having a change of mind and heart. As I repent my sins before God, I am cleansing and preparing myself to be pure in spirit. I strive to be holy and overcome my sinful nature and desires of the flesh because I am a creation of God in His image and God is holy.



By: Patty
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How did (does) repenting prepare someone for the Kingdom of God?
Repentance is a spiritual house cleaning that made you pure again before God that you may become part of the Kingdom of God.



By: Myles
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How did (does) repenting prepare someone for the Kingdom of God?
by means of repenting we accept that we are all sinners... shalom !!



By: shydear
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John the Baptist Prepares the Way

In those days, John the Baptizer came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!" For this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying,
"The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
make ready the way of the Lord.
Make his paths straight."
Now John himself wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. Then people from Jerusalem, all of Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him. They were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bring forth fruit worthy of repentance! Don't think to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father,' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
"Even now the axe lies at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn't bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you in water for repentance, but he who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire."

Matthew 3:1-12
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