[May 3]
My teaching is not Mine, but His that sent Me. John 7:16
THE teachings of all the Lord's representatives should be along this same line—not human speculations and philosophies, but the Word of God—"He that hath a dream let him tell a dream, but he that hath my Word, let him speak my Word." (Jeremiah 23:28) "To the Law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this Word it is because they have no light in them." (Isaiah 8:20) "Preach the Word, be instant in season," and even when inconvenient to yourself. (II Timothy 4:2) "The Word of God is powerful and sharper than a twoedged sword." (Hebrews 4:12) "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy Word is truth." (John 17:17) "They took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus" and learned of him. (Acts 5:13) Thus it is that those who are faithful and loyal to the Lord and the Word of his testimony speak not vaguely and indefinitely to the world, but declare the message of God, the "good tidings of great joy which shall be unto all people," "in due time." Z'06-57 R3726:6(Hymn 22)