Subject: October 16th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

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Among them that are born of women there hath not arisen a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is but little in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Matthew 11.11.  

John is termed greater than all the prophets, yet not in the sense that he surpasses all other prophets in faith, conduct, fame, work, and the Holy Spirit—he is greater only in a specific sense. All the prophets prophesied until John. John himself does not prophesy, however; he merely points out Christ to man: “Behold, the Lamb of God”—it is just here that he is greater, for in time and opportunity he is different from the rest  

“Yet he that is but little in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he”—This does not mean that John’s faith, conduct, spiritual life and work are small and that he is therefore unable to enter the kingdom of heaven. It merely signifies how those who are in the kingdom of heaven may testify to the fact that the work of Christ is already done.  

This daily devotional comes from the book 
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee.
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee
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