I believe Jesus answers this best Himself in the following incident: Matthew 11:2-5, “Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.”
In the above list, I did not highlight “the poor have the gospel preached to them” because to a certain extent John could do that, but obviously Jesus could do it better.
Some may ask why has Jesus ceased to do these things since he was raised from the dead? The answer is Jesus is calling consecrated followers to become His bride. When that bride class is complete and faithful unto death, Christ and his Church shall begin the raising and healing of all mankind. Revelation 22:17, “The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come.’ And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.”
Jesus is far superior to John the Baptist.