Make Known the Truth About Jesus
1 Anointed Christians, assisted by their other sheep companions, “have the work of bearing witness to Jesus.” (Rev. 12:17) This is an important assignment, since salvation is possible only through him.—John 17:3; Acts 4:12.
2 ‘The Way, the Truth, and the Life’: “I am the way and the truth and the life,” Jesus said. “No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) Only through Jesus, “the way,” can we approach God in prayer and have an approved relationship with Him. (John 15:16) Jesus is “the truth” in that the prophecies and shadows contained in the Hebrew Scriptures became a reality in him. (John 1:17; Col. 2:16, 17) Indeed, the primary intent of true prophecy is to illuminate his central role in the outworking of God’s purpose. (Rev. 19:10) Further, Jesus is “the life.” To gain the blessing of everlasting life, all must exercise faith in his ransom sacrifice.—John 3:16, 36; Heb. 2:9.
3 Head and Reigning King: People must also recognize the vast executive authority Jehovah has entrusted to his Son. Jesus has been installed as King of God’s Kingdom—‘to him the obedience of the peoples belongs.’ (Gen. 49:10) In addition, Jehovah has designated him as the Head of the congregation. (Eph. 1:22, 23) We need to help our Bible students to appreciate how Jesus directs the congregation and uses “the faithful and discreet slave” to supply spiritual “food at the proper time.”—Matt. 24:45-47.
4 Merciful High Priest: Having experienced trials and suffering as a human, Jesus “is able to come to the aid of those who are being put to the test.” (Heb. 2:17, 18) How heartwarming it is for imperfect humans to learn that Jesus sympathizes with their weaknesses and graciously pleads for them! (Rom. 8:34) On the basis of Jesus’ sacrifice and through his services as High Priest, we can approach Jehovah “with freeness of speech” in order to obtain “help at the right time.”—Heb. 4:15, 16.