He who is coming after me. John’s message was focused onprepar[ing] the way of the Lord(Isa. 40:3). In Isaiah, the wordLord is Jehovah. John did not offer salvation himself, but pointed people to Jesus, who wouldsave[deliver] His people from their sins(Matt. 1:21).He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. The promise of the Holy Spirit means the bringing of the New Covenant (Jer. 31:31-34; Ezek. 36:22-28).