|Mark 2:2 |
2 And immediately many gathered together, so that there was no room to receive them, not even around the door; and He preached the word to them.1
1 He preached the word to them. What word? No, Jesus didn't read scriptures to them; Jesus preached the words he heard the Father command him to speak from within his heart. As Jesus said:
And I know that [to obey] his command is life everlasting. Therefore, whatever I speak is just as the Father has told me to speak. John 12:50.
Truly, truly, I say to you; the Son can do nothing of himself [by his own will], but only does what he sees the Father do. John 5:19.
And Jesus tells us that any man who preaches from his own mind, or reads something, or speaks from his own pre-planned words, seeks 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.
So anyone who preaches, should only be preaching the words he hears the Spirit of God speak from within his heart: The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart [so you may obey it]; that is, the word of faith, which we preach...Those who do not preach words from the spirit, preach from the nature of death: They are from the world, therefore they speak as from the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we recognize the spirit of truth from the spirit of error. 1 John 4:5-6. The preacher called by Jesus, taught by Jesus, perfected by Jesus, and specifically sent to preach by Jesus, speaks the Word of God from within his heart, and thereby imparts life to his listeners: The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life-giving. John 6:63. As Paul said: For we are not like so many, who peddle the word of God [for profit]; but with sincerity, as being from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ. 2 Cor 2:17.. and which things also we speak, not in the words, which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit instructs; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Cor 2:13.