Prophecies About John the Baptist

The prophecies in the Old Testament were very familiar to John. The Scriptures foretold that the Messiah would be the Lord Himself, the glorious King, and he would come to lay down his life for his friends. The forerunner or messenger was actually a Herald who would run ahead and prepare everyone for the King`s arrival. The main Prophecies about this messenger can be found in Isaiah 40:3-5 and Malachi 3:1.