The role of John the Baptist

Question: What is the significance of the lifetime of John the Baptist? My understanding is that he was an ascended master and he received a special dispensation from the karmic board to enable him to be in physical embodiment for this lifetime. He was a forerunner for Jesus in some sense. Why was it necessary for him to be in embodiment at that time? What essential tasks did he perform that enabled Jesus to begin and complete his mission?


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus Christ through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.

John the Baptist was not an ascended master who received a dispensation to take embodiment. But he was highly developed and close to being able to make the ascension. However, I had been embodied with him in previous lifetimes where we had a guru-chela, guru-student relationship. He embodied at the same time as I, to once again serve in the capacity of a guru as I needed it in that lifetime.

Really, what he did was not necessarily the baptism, but that he helped me switch my mind in a way that was necessary for me to see my mission and to really start fulfilling that mission. He had the function of the guru who, sometimes just through one interaction, can set the student on a new track, that then causes the students to be able to fulfill their mission, which otherwise they might not have been able to do.

In this case, I would eventually have made that switch anyway, but it would have taken longer. And that would have delayed my mission, which not necessarily would have been a disaster, as there was not a fixed timetable. But nevertheless, it was helpful: what John the Baptist helped me do in terms of switching the mind.

 

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