|Luke 5:1 |
1 Now it came to pass, that as the people pressed about him to hear the word of God,1 he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
1 the people pressed about him to hear the word of God. Jesus spoke the word of God. He did not speak his own words. Below are Jesus' disclosures of how he spoke. Jesus said:
And Jesus said anyone who did not speak with words provided by God, was seeking his own glory:
He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of the One who sent him, that man is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him. John 7:18
But the preachers today have not been sent, and they speak from themselves, quoting the Bible from their carnal minds, giving their own opinions as to what it means; that is why there are 41,000 different sects in Christendom. They have not been taught by the Holy Spirit, so that they would speak only words given to them by the Spirit to speak at the time. The Apostles also spoke the Word of God with words supplied by the Spirit of God in their hearts:
Paul said: This is what we speak, not in words taught us by man's wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual truths with spiritual words. 1 Cor 2:13.
Peter said: If any man speaks, let him speak with God's words [oracles]; if any man ministers, let him do it with the ability that God gives. 1 Pet 4:11.
When someone preaches from their own mind, they are preaching from their carnal mind, which is enmity to God in the nature of death. Thus says the Lord God: The prophets prophesy lies in my name. I did not send them, neither have I commanded them, nor spoken to them. They prophesy to you a false vision and divination, worthless from the deceit of their heart. Jeremiah 14:14. (Prophesy is to preach; to instruct in religious doctrines; to interpret or explain Scripture or religious subjects; to exhort. 1 Cor 14:1-3).