I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; those too I must bring in, . . . and they will become one flock, one shepherd.
Do those of the other sheep need to know the names of all those who are anointed today? The short answer is no. Why not? Because even if someone has received the heavenly calling, that person has received only an invitation, not a final confirmation of the reward. That is why Satan raises up “false prophets . . . to mislead, if possible, even the chosen ones.” (Matt. 24:24) No one can know whether an anointed Christian will receive his heavenly reward until Jehovah judges that person to be worthy of such a prize. Jehovah makes this determination and gives him the final sealing either sometime before he dies faithful or sometime before the outbreak of “the great tribulation.” (Rev. 2:10; 7:3, 14) It would be pointless, then, for anyone now living on earth to try to ascertain who among God’s servants will eventually be part of the 144,000. w16.01 4:2, 3
Song 57 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Proclaim the Year of Jehovah’s Goodwill”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
What does this week’s Bible reading teach me about Jehovah?
What points from this week’s Bible reading can I use in the field ministry?
Bible Reading: (4 min. or less) Isa 62:1-12
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call: (2 min. or less) g17.1 cover
Return Visit: (4 min. or less) g17.1 cover
Bible Study: (6 min. or less) bh 16 ¶19
—If available, have a mother study with her minor daughter.
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Use Videos in Your Ministry: (6 min.) Talk. Play the video What Is God’s Kingdom? Encourage all to use the video in connection with the literature offer for March and April on an initial call or on a return visit.
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 96 and Prayer