When I was just a young believer and leading a house church, a pastor of a regular church in a town 30 miles from me was encouraged to invite me to speak at his evening service. When I arrived on his doorstep a couple of hours before the meeting, he was visibly shocked by how young and small I was. His chin hit the floor when he realized I was his guest speaker for the evening church service. He was surprised at my youth, saying, "but you are so young!" I replied, "I am trying to get old, but it takes time." Don't be put off and think that God cannot use you because of your youth or lack of experience. Walking with God happens when we take one step at a time, and He can use whomever He chooses. David, Jeremiah, and Timothy were all young when God began using them. We tend to believe that God only uses the big names and the wise and knowledgeable, but it is not true. God wants His power to flow through us, whatever our age or background. It's not about what we know or how much wisdom we have acquired; God loves to use those who are just babies in their new faith.
I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he (Matthew 11:11 Emphasis mine).
What do you think Jesus meant by the words, “he who is least in the kingdom of heaven?” My viewpoint on this verse is that John the Baptist, although a great man of God, did not have the Holy Spirit in the same way that Christians have the Spirit after He was poured out on the believers on the Day of Pentecost. God did not give the Holy Spirit to all believers until Jesus was glorified:
“…By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified” (John 7:39).
“I will ask the Father, and he wi