Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
"Into the city they rush. On the wall they run. On the houses they go up. Through the windows they go in like the thief." (Joel 2:9)
The prophet Joel likened the preaching activity of anointed Christians to a devastating plague of insects, including locusts. (Joel 1:4) Advancing like an army, the locusts surmount obstacles, enter into houses, and devour everything in their path. (Joel 2:2, 7, 8) What a vivid portrayal of the perseverance and thoroughness of God's people in carrying out the witnessing work in modern times! Foremost among the methods used by anointed Christians and their "other sheep" companions in fulfilling this prophetic picture is the house-to-house ministry. (John 10:16) Today, almost seven million Kingdom publishers are preaching the good news worldwide. This remarkable growth is one evidence of Jehovah's blessing on the efforts of his people in the house-to-house ministry.—Isaiah 60:22.
(Watchtower issue: 7/15/08, 1:5, 9)