Tell Me the Story of Jesus
Bible Study Program
Welcome to our Tell Me the Story of Jesus program. This is our
heartbreaking yet awe inspiring ... The Death of John the Baptist
story sharing a detailed timeline of the events which were taking
place and explaining how John the Baptist died. The tear producing
and yet hope filled message within the Death of John the Baptist
story will truly enhance your Christian walk. We will be looking into
this how John the Baptist died story together as to not miss any
Start our Tell Me the Story of Jesus
Bible Study from the beginning:
Picking up where we left off ... The John the Baptist story takes us
to the palace of king Herod who was a proxy ruler of Israel under the
true rule of the Roman Empire. It was a dark and dismal time period
for the people of Israel but, something awesome was on its way.
First let's take a the Death of John the Baptist Story field
trip and do a little background check on this King Herod. It is
important to note that this was not the same Herod that sought to
kill Jesus when He was an infant, because remember, the Angel of the
Lord told Joseph to leave Egypt and go back to Israel because Herod
was dead (Matthew
2:20). This particular Herod in our How John the Baptist died
saga was the Roman teträrch of Galilee.
A teträrch is a governor of ¼ of a province. Herod's
brother Philip was the teträrch of Iturea and the region of
Herod married his brother Philip's wife, Herodias, and John the
Baptist told Herod that it wasn't right to have her. Herodias
resented John and wanted to kill him, but Herod respected John and
knew he was a holy and righteous man. And when he heard him, he
did many things, and heard him gladly. Herod put John in prison
for Herodias' sake, but he kept him protected from her because the
people believed John was a prophet and he feared what the people
would do if anything happened to him.
The king Herod had a birthday feast for himself and invited all his
nobles of Galilee. During the celebration, the daughter of Herodias
danced in the midst of them all and it pleased Herod and his guests.
He said to the girl, Ask whatever you want and I'll give it to you.
And he sware to her with an oath, Whatever you ask, I'll give it to
you, up to half of my kingdom. Now, earlier on, Herodias had advised
her daughter what to ask for and she said to Herod, I wish that you
give me at once in a charger (platter), the head of John the Baptist.
As we sojourn along in the Death of John the Baptist Story,
sometimes you will wonder how evil people can stand to live with
themselves. It is hard to comprehend the mindset of these people. At
this point, Herod had a chance to stand up and say, this is wrong,
just like John the Baptist did. John believed that defending honor
was righteous, but Herod, swindled by Herodias, was too prideful to
deny her daughter what he had promised, even though he knew it was
wrong, and his fear was about to become a reality. Keep in mind in
the Death of John the Baptist Story that Herod did not dislike
John, he just let his wife deceive him.
Herod was greatly sorrowed, but because he gave his word in front of
his friends and he didn't want to make a fool of himself, he wouldn't
reject her and he ordered it to be done.
Here comes the answer to how John the Baptist died ... Immediately
Herod commanded an executioner come and John was beheaded in the
prison. The executioner brought back John's head in a charger and
gave it to the girl who danced for Herod, and the girl gave it to her
mother. Can you imagine the sight of this disgrace? John's disciples
came and took John's body and buried it, and went and told Jesus what
Continuing the Death of John the Baptist Story ... Afterwards,
when Herod first heard of the fame of Jesus, he thought that John the
Baptist had risen from the dead, because of the miracles that were
done by Him. Other people said it was Elijah and others thought Jesus
was a prophet or like a prophet. But when Herod heard their theories,
he said, It's John whom I beheaded. He's risen from the dead. I bet
he was very fearful for what he had done for the rest of his life.
And then some.
Always keep in mind that the horrible events that you have read
within the death of John the Baptist Story which showed us the
evil and disgusting method of how John the Baptist died ... That
these events were but one stepping stone to fulfill prophecy which
would lead to your Salvation ... Jesus.
John the Baptist is in Paradise.
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare