John the Baptist was near the end of his ministry. Jesus and his disciples were baptizing in Judea and John was baptizing in Aenon. John said I must decrease and he must increase. The mathematics of serving is that we decrease and the Lord increases. We are not supposed to be anything and the Lord us supposed to be everything in our servant ministry. John would soon go to prison and Jesus would be the focal point all the way to the cross where he would die for yous sin and mine, that he may fulfill the Fathers will.