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Vol. LV
February 1, 1934
No. 3


“For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.”—Job 14:7-9.

1 Jehovah is the source of life. That eternal truth all creation who live must learn. All, therefore, must know that Jehovah is the Almighty God, besides whom there is none. It is Jehovah who has placed his own great name upon his beloved Son and made him his Vindicator; and now he says to the peoples of the earth: "In his name shall the nations hope." Those who come to an appreciation of God's gracious provision for man are delighted to know that there is no other name given under heaven whereby life can come to the members of the human race save that of his beloved Son, which provision God has made.
2 Jehovah has caused his prophecies to be written that men of honest desires may see at this time and discern the purpose of the Most High to give everlasting life to those of the human race who love and serve him. The words recorded in the book of Job above quoted are prophetic and refer to the fall of mankind, and his overlord, and Jehovah's gracious provision for the recovery of fallen man that he may again live.
3 Job was a man of wide experience, and doubtless had walked through the forest where the trees grew by the water's edge. The cedar tree is symbolic of a living creation and, being evergreen, it symbolized that God's creature, man, may have everlasting life; and this would be true with reference to all creation that live and obey Jehovah. Doubtless Job had observed the peculiarities of the cedar tree, which under certain conditions will produce a new tree out of a dead stump. If so, he saw where the cedar tree once stood and lifted its evergreen arms heavenward, and later its foliage had fallen to the earth, the trunk was cut down and decayed, and only stump remained, and even it appeared to be entirely dead. The roots of the tree had grown old in the soil of the earth, and there appeared to e nothing remaining that indicated life about the tree. Again when he visited that old stump he saw a tender root had stretched its little arms our to the waters and had drunk deeply o that life-giving and life-sustaining substance, and now a new tree was growing up in the place of the one that
lay dead. Year after year he saw that new tree continuing to grow, its branches reaching out and it ever lifting its green arms heavenward in an expression of its gratitude to him who had provided water and had given it life. When the new tree had grown large, probably Job sat under that tree while listening to the song birds in its boughs singing the praises of the Giver or every good and perfect gift. Then the Lord God moved the mind of Job to write, and prophetically he wrote: "For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof was old in the earth , and the stock thereof die in the ground; yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant." (Job 14:7-9) That prophecy is an expression of Jehovah's purpose to again give life to the obedient ones of the human race, even as he caused the new tree to grow up out of the roots of the old stump. God works in a plain and simple though mysterious way his wondrous acts to perform and to reveal them to those who love him.

4 On another occasion more than 2500 years prior to his present day Jehovah caused a man to have a dream which now we are enabled to see related to the same thing about which Job prophetically wrote concerning the tree. Nebuchadnezzar was then the head of the third world power, hence the king over all the peoples, nations and languages that dwelt upon the earth. God had punished the unfaithful nation of Israel by permitting the king of Babylon to defeat the Israelites at war and to carry away the survivors as captives. Among those captives carried to Babylonn was faithful Daniel. This occurred eleven years previous to the final destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonish king. Daniel, who now was in the king's service by the king's command, was honored by the king, and, doubtless by the Lord's provision, he was there to perform his divinely appointed part in the prophetic picture which God had him record and which relates to the fall and restoration of the human race.



5 On a former occasion Daniel, at the request of Nebuchadnezzar, told him of his peculiar dream and gave him the interpretation thereof. Nebuchadnezzar for that reason had confidence that Daniel was the servant of the Holy One. (Dan. 2:1-45) Again Nebuchadnezzar had a dream, and again the magicians of Babylon had been called and had failed to interpret the dream of the king, and again the king caused Daniel to be brought before him. Then Nebuchadnezzar told Daniel his dream concerning 'a great tree' in these words: "I saw, and, behold, a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof ranched unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth. The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts o the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it. I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one cam down from heaven. He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, snake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches. Nevertheless, leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass [copper], in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth: let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him." --Daniel 4:10-16.
6 That dream of Nebuchadnezzar, and which was recorded in the book of Daniel, being a prophecy, must some day have its fulfillment. Since the Scriptures declare that whatsoever things were written aforetime where so written that God's faithful people might in patience and comfort have hope, and that this grater enlightenment would come to those at the end of the world, we may be sure that the Lord God, sometime while the remnant is on earth, would give to them an understanding of that prophecy and that such understanding would be had before the day of Armageddon. (Rom. 15:4) Jehovah God brings about the events that fulfil these prophetic visions, and they cannot be understood until his due time to have them understood. It now seems to be Jehovah's due time to permit his people on earth to have an understanding of the prophetic dream concerning the "tree in the midst of the earth", as recorded in the fourth chapter of Daniel's prophecy. The understanding of this has come only at God's appointed time and gives consolation to those who love him.

7 The fourth chapter of Daniel's prophecy opens with a proclamation which appears to be made by the king of Babylon. That proclamation was made and published after Nebuchadnezzar had gone through the
humiliating experience of the "seven times", as stated in the prophecy, and after the king had been fully restored to his right mind and was again upon his throne. That proclamation foretold and foreshadowed another far more important proclamation to be mad and issued by earth's rightful King. The vision or dream fulfilled makes known that the 'seven times of the Gentiles' had ended and that no longer will Satan be permitted to exercise unhindered the over-lordship of man. It discloses the further and more important fact that Jehovah's kingdom has come and that he has placed his beloved Son upon his holy hill in Zion, that the Son is sent forth to rule in the midst of his enemies, and that the time has come for the vindication of Jehovah's name. The proclamation opens thus: "Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you." (Dan. 4:1) Nebuchadnezzar here pictures Christ Jesus enthroned in 1914, which is the end of the Gentiles times, and his works that follows, particularly from the time of his coming to the temple of Jehovah. The name Nebuchadnezzar means "Nebo (that is, The Prophet) is the protector against misfortune". The name properly applies to Christ Jesus, Jehovah's great Prophet, and the on who is the protector of God's people against their foes. It is to Jehovah's faithful remnant that the Lord has committed "the testimony of Jesus Christ", and for this reason Satan goes forth making war against them; and Satan would succeed in this warfare were it not for the fact that the Greater Nebo, Christ Jesus, shields and protects them. The time has come for the vindication of Jehovah's name, and those who will have a part with Christ Jesus in that blessed work must suffer at the hands of Satan and his agents; but, now being with Christ in the temple, they have an assurance of his protection and complete deliverance from the enemy's assaults.
8 The proclamation says (R.V.), "Unto all the peoples, nations, and languages," and corresponds exactly to the command of Christ Jesus upon coming to God's temple, to wit: "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations: and then shall the end come." (Matt. 24:14) "And the gospel must first be published among all nations." (Mark 13:10) It is the time when the peoples of the earth must be told that Jehovah is the Almighty God and that the time has come for his judgment to be executed by his mighty right Arm, and that all who would live must worship him who is the Giver of life. "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven , and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters." --Rev. 14:6,7.


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9 Christ Jesus, the great Prophet and King, addresses his proclamation to "all peoples", which means primarily to those peoples on the earth who as his followers are maintaining their integrity towards Jehovah, and secondarily to the Jonadab class, meaning all those of good will who desire to know and to do the will of Almighty God. This includes particularly the "sheep" class who are pleased to do good unto others because they believe and understand that such others are servants of Almighty God and his beloved Son. Here then are shown also the faithful followers of Christ Jesus as Jehovah's witnesses bringing the message of the proclamation to all others who have a hearing ear. These are messengers of peace and, quoting the language of their Lord, say: "Peace be multiplied unto you." So said the proclamation of Nebuchadnezzar the king.
10 The entire world is now in turmoil and distress and has nothing in which it can hope so far as the world's schemes are concerned; bit to those who desire to know God and his King the information is now give that "in his name shall the nations hope". As Jonadab was brought into close contact with Jehu, so now the "sheep" class is brought into close contact with the bearers of this divine message of peace. Concerning this message and its messengers it is written: "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!" (Isa. 52:7). In order for the Jonadab class to hear, someone must tell them of the King's proclamation; and this privilege is assigned to the faithful remnant. --Rom. 10:14, 15.
11 It is certain that the Lord God gives an understanding of this prophecy and other prophecies at this time for the very purpose of giving assurance to his remnant, that they may have a strong hope of entering into eternal glory and secure the prize,, the crown of life. Without such assurance the remnant would become discouraged by reason fo the constant persecution suffered by them; but now they see that such opposition brings upon them suffering and contradiction and this is essential for them that they may have opportunity to prove their integrity towards Jehovah and to have a part in the vindication of his name. This assurance increases their faith and hope, and hence onward they march, holding high the standard of the Lord God, proclaiming his message to the people and informing them that they will find peace only in the name of the Lord God and his King and kingdom.
12 Further manifesting the goodness and loving-kindness of himself and his Father the King (Jesus) says: "I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God [Most High] hath wrought toward me." (Dan. 4:2) Christ Jesus the King is elated that the time has come for the vindication of
Jehovah's name before all creation, and hence he deems it good to make known to his faithful followers the manner of Jehovah's dealing with creation, and particularly with Christ Jesus himself, since the day of the rebellion in Eden unto the bringing of Christ Jesus tot he throne as the Head of Jehovah's holy organization of Zion. This is further and conclusive proof that Jehovah is the Most High. In 1914 the great wonders or signs began to be made manifest when the mighty organization of Satan met in conflict the still mightier organization under Christ Jesus in the war in heaven that resulted in ousting Satan and his wicked crowd from heaven. Then thereafter it was that the great Vindicator at the temple of Jehovah began to make known to the remnant the 'two great wonders or signs' or the twelfth chapter of Revelation and these faithful ones began to discern and appreciate for the first time of and concerning Satan's organization that is pitted against Jehovah's organizations, and that the final conflict will be had at Armageddon. It was early in the year 1925 that The Watchtower, by the grace of the Lord, published the meaning of these two great wonders of Revelation. (See The Watchtower, March 1, 1925.)
13 Prior to the coming of the Lord Jesus tot the temple the faithful ones one earth saw Jesus Christ only as the Redeemer and Savior of man, but now they see him as the Vindicator of Jehovah's name, who has gained that exalted place and has proved his qualifications for that place by reason of the things which he suffered and which things were necessary for him to suffer in order to maintain his integrity and to prove Jehovah's side or the great question at issue. (Heb. 5:8,9) Now he would have his faithful followers to know the 'great wonders that the Most High God hath wrought toward me', that is, toward the Lord Jesus Christ, the beloved Son of God. Then Christ Jesus, in admiration of and giving expression to his boundless love for his Father, further says: "How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation." (Dan. 4:3) Like as he has always been, he takes not the credit to himself but gives the honor and glory to Jehovah. Among the great and mighty wonders here mentioned are the manifestation of Jehovah's foreknowledge, his supremacy, and his never-failing purpose. The display of his perfect wisdom and unlimited power causes all pure-hearted creatures to stand in amazement , fear, astonishment and consternation, so might are his wondrous works. Those who love God begin to appreciate the words of his prophet that all nations before him are as nothing and are accounted to him as less than nothing, and vanity. (Isa. 40:17) "None can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?" --Dan. 4:35.
14 The time has com now to settle the issue before all creation that Jehovah is supreme, that he is the


King of Eternity, and the One who shall rule the earth and make it a place of righteousness; and this fact the great Prophet and King, Christ Jesus, will make known to the peoples of earth. Satan and his wicked organization must go, and Jehovah God by his righteous King ‘‘shall reign for ever and ever’’. (Rev. 11:15) Let the proclamation be sounded throughout all the earth, that Jehovah's Vindicator will not back down but will march on to victory, continuing to exhibit the mighty works of the Most High God. The first three verses of the fourth chapter of Daniel's prophecy are therefore a fitting tribute to Jehovah before the announcing of the dream. Since Nebuchadnezzar himself was a servant of Satan, this is further proof that the words of adoration and praise to the Most High God in the opening of the proclamation are prophetic and are in truth and in fact the words of Christ Jesus

15 Nebuchadnezzar was not a type of Christ Jesus, but he wag an illustration of regal power in the abstract. Now speaking of himself and his dream the king of ancient Babylon said: "I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace." (Vs. 4) Here he is merely the human Nebuchadnezzar of the history of 2,500 years ago, clothed with power by the permission of Jehovah God to rule over the world and to enforce Jehovah’s decree of punishment against the unfaithful Israelites. In such a capacity he is used by Jehovah as an illustration of regal power in the abstract or impersonally. He is a symbol of power to rule. The time of his dream was approximately eight years before the date of the issuing of the proclamation with which the chapter opens. Doubtless Nebuchadnezzar was at that time in the king’s palace of the kingdom of Babylon", as indicated by verse twenty-nine. This background of the picture is appropriate and fitting to show that Nebuchadnezzar was used to illustrate or to picture regal power.

16 At the time of his proclamation Nebuchadnezzar relates again the dream which he had eight years previous, and after its miniature fulfilment. "I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me." (Vs.5) Clearly that dream was caused and recorded by the power of Jehovah God and was a prophetic expression of his dealing with regal power as exercised both by his adversary and by his servant. Nebuchadnezzar at the time was the earthly head of Satan’s organization; and the dream that troubled Nebuchadnezzar, as he states, illustrates Jehovah’s duly serving notice upon Satan and his organization, which now disturbs their easy complacency and self-assurance. King Nebuchadnezzar at this point, therefore, pictures regal or ruling power as exercised by
the rulers of this earth who are a part of Satan’s organization. "Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream." (Vs.6) The earthly rulers under Satan now consult spirit mediums in their efforts to determine what course they should take; but as the magicians failed to give the answer to Nebuchadnezzar, even so the fallen angels cannot now give good advice to earthly rulers.
17 All the members and operators of the world organization, not being for God and his kingdom under Christ, are therefore against the kingdom; and this is true regardless of whether they are sincere in their efforts to do good or not. (Matt. 12:30) "Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.’’ (Vs.7) The magicians, astrologers, enchanters and soothsayers here picture the pope, the cardinals, the clergy, the philosophers and other professed wise men of the world who attempt to give counsel and advice to earthly political rulers, As the magicians, enchanters and astrologers were representatives of Satan, so the present worldly wise men above mentioned are the servants of Satan. These servants of Satan and so-called "wise men" of the world cannot unravel Jehovah’s purpose, even after he sets the same down in his Word. They shun the Word of God and follow the lead of foolish men and wicked angels. They are unrighteous, and for that reason they cannot understand; as it is written: "His secret is with the righteous." (Prov, 3:32) Therefore the "wiseacres" of the world now throw up their hands and give up the job in despair. Of them Jehovah’s prophet wrote; "The vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed." —Isa. 29:11.
18 All the heathen "wise men" having failed to interpret the dream, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for Daniel. "But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream." (Vs.8) The name given to Daniel by Nebuchadnezzar was Belteshazzar, that is, "Bel's prince," that is to say, "Confounder’s prince," or, "one whom Bel favors"; and this corresponds somewhat with the meaning of the name of Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar had named Daniel "according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods", thus showing the heathen way of saying that Daniel was favored by the supreme God and moved upon by God's power through "the mighty God", that is, the Logos, now Christ Jesus. Daniel never confessed that he spoke in the name of Bel, even though he was called by that name. In the ac-


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count given by Nebuchadnezzar the name of Jehovah does not appear, and this shows that the account is from a pagan ruler and is another evidence of its genuineness. The fact that Nebuchadnezzar had to send for Daniel to interpret his dream shows that he was obliged to apply indirectly to Jehovah for enlightenment. He could not get it from his own servants but could receive enlightenment only from the servant of Jehovah God.
19 The name Daniel means "God's Judge". Daniel at this poit foreshadows Christ Jesus the great Judge, whom Jehovah has appointed as such and to whom He has 'committed all judgement, and given him power to execute judgment'. (John 5:22, 27) The sending for Daniel corresponds to the time of sending forth Christ Jesus by Jehovah to begin his reign amidst his enemies, and therefore relates to the year 1914. (Ps. 110: 2) The worldly "wise men" of Satan's religious, commercial and political organization had completely failed at that time to solve the mystery concerning the human race, and in 1914 God sent his Son forth to rule and in 1918 installed his as Judge at his temple and gave commandment to the nations that they should hear him. "But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him." (Hab. 2: 20) The worldly wise men had an opportunity from that time forward to hear the message from the Lord God, but they gave no heed to it. God's use of Daniel in giving the interpretation to the dream shows that Jehovah through his chief representative, Christ Jesus, will make known his purpose to his remnant people "upon whom the ends of the world are come", for the reason that these things were written for their aid, comfort and hope. (1 Cor. 10: 11; Rom. 15: 4) The day of judgment of the nations having come, the time is due for Lord to give the interpretation of the prophecy herein considered to those who love and serve him, and for that reason we may confidently look for the interpretation thereof from the Lord.
20 Nebuchadnezzar told the dream before Daniel, and evidently the heathen "wise men" were present since Nebuchadnezzar addressed Daniel as "master of the magicians". That language of the king did not signify that Daniel had anything in common with the magicians and soothsayers, but, being superior to them, he did have the mastery over theme in interpreting; hence the king addressed Daniel thus: "O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof." (Vs. 9) Nebuchadnezzar called to mind that the almighty God on a previous occasion had used Daniel to make known and interpret his dream concerning the great image. (Dan. 2: 1 - 45) He had confidence that Daniel, the servant of the great God, cold now interpret this dream.
21 Nebuchadnezzar was familiar with trees; but the vision of a great tree in the midst of the earth, and which vision cam to him in a dream, made him afraid, and its being recorded in the prophecy of God's Word shows that the dream was from Jehovah and given to illustrate his purpose toward particularly the creation of earth and its overlord. Nebuchadnezzar then tells the dream and says: "I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth." --Vss. 10, 11.
22 The tree towering above the earth pictures in the abstract the overlordship of the earth together with the organization of the earth beneath it. It therefore pictured a living creation of Jehovah. When God created man and the other animals of the earth he assigned the overlordship of the earth's creation to Lucifer. (Ezek, 28: 13 - 15) The position of overlord of man was a very exalted place and is pictured by the great tree towering high above the earth. This overlordship and its organization beneath is shwon to apply originally to Lucifer and thereafter Satan, as stated by the prophet Ezekiel, in chapter 31, verses 2 and 3: "Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness! Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with shadowing shroud, add of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs." The third verse quoted above according to the Rotherham, margin, reads: "Lo! a sherbin cedar in Lebanon." This sherbin cedar pictured Satan and his organization. (See Vindication, Book Two, page 149.)
23 When Lucifer was appointed by Jehovah to the exalted position of overlord of man he at first exercised that office over only Adam and Eve, so far as the human family was concerned. He then saw the possibility of extending his regal power over many peoples that should spring from Adam and Eve by reason of God's commandment given to them to "be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it". (Gen. 1: 28) Greed for selfish gain or 'the love for money' moved Lucifer to commercialize mankind. that was the beginning of the root of all evil. (1 Tim. 6: 10) Regal power of overlordship, together with the organization under it, the tree, there began to expand; and so it is written: "The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth." (Vs. 11) That the office of overlordship was a heavenluy one is here shown by the fact that the tree "reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth". This is also pictured in the prophecy of Daniel concerning the great image, the head of which was of gold, representing Satan, while the silver and copper immediately under the head


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represented the invisible part of Satan’s organization. (Dan. 2:35; Light, Book Two, page 292-319) The office of overlord, like the lofty top of the cedar tree, dominated everything on earth and was visible from all parts of the earth. That does not mean that Satan was visible, but his power or overlordship was discernible throughout the earth. The overlord supervised all the earth and must be looked up to and recognized by all the earth. In this manner Satan exalted himself over all the earth and made men look up to him.
24 The leaves of a tree are for the benefit of the creatures that come in contact therewith. (Rev. 22:2) Describing the tree in the vision the prophecy reads: "The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it." (Vs. 12) The base or root stock of the tree was in the earth, and thus pictured man, and shows that it is the man whom God created and concerning whom he commanded: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." (Gen. 1:26) The dominion of man was and is limited to the earth, but above man was the invisible organization, headed or topped by Lucifer, who afterwards became Satan, and to whom the words of Jehovah apply: "Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory." (Dan. 2:37) This is proof that Nebuchadnezzar represented or illustrated regal power that was granted to Lucifer and which power he abused and turned to wickedness.
25 The prophetic vision states that the fruit of the tree was much, and that in it was meat for all and all flesh was fed of it. Even after iniquity was found in Lucifer and he became Satan, and since, all the earth has been compelled to feed from that tree. This is corroborated by the Scriptural statement that the whole world lieth in the wicked one. (1 John 5:19, Diag.) The creation of earth has been under the shadow of that wicked organization.

26 Lucifer, when appointed to the high office of overlordship, was a part of Jehovah’s organization, and hence formed a part of the "higher powers". Lucifer was made God’s watcher over the interests of the things of the earth, but he became unfaithful, rebellious and unholy and no longer was a watcher. On the contrary, he opposed the interests of Jehovah and the interests of man and has attempted to turn everything to his own wicked use. There was another watcher over and above Lucifer, and this is the one whom Nebuchadnezzar saw in vision. "I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven."
(Vs.13) This one Watcher was watching the tree, and hence he was higher than Lucifer. That one watcher was and ever has been "an holy one" and is the Logos or the Word of God, the only begotten and beloved Son of Jehovah God. This holy Watcher has ever remained fully and completely devoted to Jehovah God and has always maintained his integrity toward him. The vision discloses this watcher coming down from heaven, which manifestly means that the Logos, Jesus, the beloved One and faithful One of Jehovah, turned his attention to the things which pertain to and affect the earth, and particularly man.

27 This holy one, the Watcher, being the spokesman of Jehovah God, makes known the decree of the Most High, "He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches." (Vs. 14) That, decree means that the RIGHT to the overlordship was then and there taken away from Lucifer, now Satan, and that he (Satan) and his spirit subordinates were cut off from Jehovah’s organization and were henceforth outlaws and that no earthly creature was required to remain under Satan’s organization, for the reason that he was no longer any part of the 'higher powers' and no more furnishes protection and nourishment and help for mankind. All those who would have the blessings of life must give their allegiance and devotion to Jehovah God and his holy Watcher. This divine judgment or decree did not mean that at the time of Adam's sin and the fall of Lucifer, now Satan, the judgment was to be executed immediately and that Satan and his invisible organization were then east out of heaven and down to the earth; but that decree declares God’s purpose concerning the same. It is the final judgment then and there made and written against Satan and his organization, which judgment began to be executed at the time when Christ Jesus was sent forth to rule and to cast Satan and his wicked angels out of heaven. The execution of that decree, therefore, began in 1914 and shall be fully and completely executed at Armageddon. The destruction of the tree as described by the prophet Ezekiel, in the thirty-first chapter, shows what will come to pass at Armageddon.
28 Satan has exercised overlordship in his wicked organization, which includes the human race, even to the present time; but he has xercised that regal power without divine authority and has rebelled against Jehovah God. Jehovah’s purpose was announced in the decree, but that decree he did not execute immediately and completely destroy Satan and his organization but has permitted him to go on in his wicked efforts to prove his side of the challenge flung into the face of Jehovah God. The wisdom and supremacy of Jehovah are here exhibited by proving that he bides his own due time to vindicate his name. Peter refers


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to this matter of Satan’s wicked organization and its continued operation when he says: "Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls, were saved by water." (1 Pet. 3:20) The language of the apostle here used does not mean that Jehovah God suffered bodily pain or mental anguish by reason of the wrongdoing of his creatures. Jehovah God is at all times serene and self-contained. There would be no reason why he should suffer bodily or mentally. The word 'suffer', as used concerning Jehovah, means that he thus permitted without hindrance the wicked one's continuing his work. In other words, Satan operated by the sufferance or permission of Jehovah, Man has been left to exercise his own free will to serve either God or Satan, and almost all of human creation have yielded to Satan and followed him, and to that extent it would seem that Satan had largely succeeded in his boastful challenge. Jehovah in his due time will prove to all creation that lives that he is the only true and almighty God and that he is the Giver and sustainer of everlasting life and that he gives life to those who love and serve and obey him.

29 The divine decree announced by the holy Watcher further discloses Jehovah's purposes concerning fallen man and his recovery. Never could it be possible for man to have sustenance and life from that old "tree in the midst of the earth", because such had become wicked and now must be cut down, its leaves shaken off, and its fruit scattered; but the decree declares that the stump of its roots in the earth must be left. "Nevertheless, leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a hand of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth." (Vs.15) The "stump of his roots in the earth" represented or pictured original man, made a part of the organization over which Lucifer was given overlordship. The leaving of the stump signified Jehovah's purpose to provide an organization or a new tree by and through which obedient mankind might have life everlasting. Such of mankind, however, must meet the conditions imposed by the new tree or holy organization. This hope for man would come, not by reason of his own efforts, but by and through the kingdom of God with Christ Jesus as the Savior and enthroned King and Overlord of earth's creation. The "band of iron and brass" around the stump shows that a long period of time would elapse before the opportunity for the restoration of obedient man under God’s organization would come and in that period of time man would be under the restraining rule of wicked spirit creatures, which are pictured by the copper or brass, and also under earthly rule of imperfect men, pictured by the iron. This is corroborated by the prophecy of the Great
Image showing that wicked spirits and wicked men have ruled the world and that this earthly rule of iron has been and is harsh and selfish and cruel. (See Daniel 2: 32,33; Light, Book Two, page 309.) This entire organization, of course, has been dominated by Satan. Furthermore, this band about the stump shows that such period of time of waiting must continue until God's due time to remove the restraining power of Satan and his organization and that also Christ Jesus must wait until God's due time when he should be sent forth to place the enemy under his feet. (Ps. 110: 1, 2; Heb. 10:13) During that period of waiting the stump is in the "grass of the field" and "wet with the dew of heaven". This shows that while mankind is alienated from God, out in the world with no proper habitation, yet God would not permit the race to perish and become entirely hopeless, but that it should be kept wet with the dew from heaven, that is to say, the refreshing promises which could be laid hold upon by those who love God and righteousness. This is in harmony with the declaration of the Scriptures: "My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew." (Deut. 32:2) This refreshing coming from heaven would work beneficially to those of the human race who during that long period of waiting would have and exercise faith in God and his precious promises and who would endeavor to maintain their integrity toward him. The whole race would be restrained and bound in a cruel rule, and those who would have faith in God would receive benefit and hope, illustrated by the dew.
30 Jehovah caused to be written both the words of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar and the prophecy of Job, and both are in exact harmony. The tree in its entirety is symbolic of a living creation or organization of Jehovah both invisible and visible to human eyes. The stump and the root forming a part of the stump picture the visible part of that living creation, which is mankind. Now the human race has grown old in the earth, yet there are some of the roots of that stump that, as Job says, have had a scent of the water, which water is symbolic of Jehovah's life-giving and life-sustaining truths, and those of humankind who have had faith in Jehovah and his precious promises have reached out for that life-giving and life-sustaining water of truth and have continued to have hope. Some of these creatures have maintained their integrity towards Jehovah God and constitute the basis for a new earthly organization. The faithful men from Abel to the last of the prophets looked for a new heavenly organization, even though they did not understand it: and those faithful men will constitute the base for the new earthly part of the living creation pictured by the new tree which grows up and rules the world. (Heb. 11:13-16) Truly, therefore, according to the prophecy of Job, there is hope of a tree. The stump of the original tree, representing man, and the roots thereof in the earth have waxed old and yet


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there have been some men in the earth, pictured by the roots, that have scented the truth and reached out for it and have clung to Jehovah and his precious promises, and these have promise and hope of being brought into the new tree.
31 This part of the prophetic tree proves that Jehovah would not utterly destroy man, but that in his due time he would bring back into his organization the reconciled ones who would maintain their integrity toward him. The original tree trunk or stock must he for ever cut off from the stump and can never be replaced thereon. Had not God created man on the earth there would have existed no reason for a superhuman overlordship. That overlordship was given to Lucifer, and had Lucifer remained faithful there would have been no occasion for the vindication of Jehovah's name. Because of Lucifer's rebellion and wickedness his organization must now be for ever destroyed, but the hope of obedient man is in another tree, that is to say, the righteous organization which Jehovah God has provided for those who love and obey him. The prophetic words of Job constitute a promise from Jehovah that he will provide for the redemption and deliverance of man and that he will give to all of his obedient ones life through another.
32 A cedar tree is seen growing near the water's edge, Its trunk is cut off and severed from the earth; the stump is left in the earth and dies, but some of the tender roots survive and reach out for the water, and these are revived and an entirely new tree grows up and takes in obedient man, and it is more beautiful than the original or first tree. This is exactly in harmony with the facts and the prophecy as they are now observed. A tree is symbolic of a living creation or organization, the stump of which particularly pictures the earthly or visible part of that organization. The human race, by reason of sin and alienation from God, has wasted away and died, and yet through the centuries past there have been some of mankind who have exercised faith in God and in his precious promises and these have been sustained by his waters of truth and have maintained their integrity toward him. From these great truths is there a reason to expect
that Jehovah will bring forth a new tree by and through which the people of the nations of the earth may have the hope of life? If so, what constitutes that new tree? What is the chief purpose of its creation and growth? Is it a tree of hope? (To be continued)



WHATSOEVER Jehovah does is right. All life and all authority proceed from him. The sacrifices which he required in the law given to his typical people Israel were shadows of things to come.
In Psalm 50:5 it is written: "Gather my saints together unto me, those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice." Even though the covenant by sacrifice is abnormal, it is fully in keeping with exact justice and is an expression of complete unselfishness. God's creature, the perfect man Adam, had sinned
and thereby made forfeiture of his right to life. He must die and for ever remain dead unless another, perfect as he was, should take Adam's place in death. Justice required the forfeiture of the life of Adam. Love provided for the corresponding one for sacrifice. Jehovah arranged a covenant to accomplish that purpose.
No creature of heaven or earth could originate that covenant of sacrifice, but Jehovah only, "the purpose of him [Jehovah] who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will." (Eph. 1: 11) "For who


Fesrvary 1, 1934 hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his ecounsellor?’’ (Rom. 11:34) ‘‘Who hath directed the spirit of the Lord [Jehovah], or being his counsel- lor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?’’ (Isa. 40: 13, 14) No one gave Jehovah instruction, and he took counsel with no one. That covenant by sacrifice and the purpose to make it was seeret unto all until God’s due time to reveal it. ‘‘Which things the angels desire to look into.”’ (1 Pet. 1:12) Doubtless this ineluded the Logos, the chief of all angels. ‘‘The seeret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and his covenant to make them know it.’’ (Ps, 25:14, margin) This text and others strongly support the conclusion that the covenant by sacrifice was not known to any creature in the universe until the time for making it. The covenant is sacred to Jehovah. He says: ‘‘My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.’’—~ Ps. 89: 34. The coyenant and its outworking required the serv- ice of a high priest to perform the sacrificial duties in the priest’s office. ‘‘And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is ealled of God, as was Aaron.’’ (IIeb. 5:4) If ro man could take the saeri- ficial offiee of priest upon himself, much less could the creature propose the covenant with Jchovah by sacrifice, The proof is thercfore conclusive that it was Jehovah alone who originated the covenant by sacri- fice and made it known in his own good time. What was the occasion for this extraordinary cove- nant? Not any desire on the part of God for blood. With him is the fountain of life. (Ps. 36:9) He did not need blood for self-gratifieation. “If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof. Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?’’ (Ps. 50:12,13) ‘‘To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifiecs unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.’’ —Isa. 1:11. The oceasion was love and grace exercised by Je- hovah. The honor of Jchovah’s name was involved, and love and grace acted with wisdom to provide the need. Life of man is a saered riglit or privilege. (Gen. 9:5) Adam violated the sacredness of God-given life. Now Jehovah would afford a sacrificial course to be taken by some one, that the sinner might have that sacred gift of life renewed. Jehovah required no one to sacrifice; therefore the sacrificial arrangement was the outgrowth of love. The sacrifice would be just as much on the part of God as on the part of the other party to the covenant, because God alone provided and arranged for the sacrifice. The entire arrangement must be of God’s own volition and by the voluntary agreement on the part of the other one to the cove- She WATCHTOWER. 43 nant. For this reason the covenant was the only ar- rangement that could fitly serve the purpose of pro- viding a basis for man’s reconciliation. The liberty and free moral agency of the one sacrificed is not interfered with. In determining where the covenant by sacrifice was made, the purpose of the covenant may be said to con- trol the conclusion, A perfect man had sinned and lost his right to life. God now would have that right to life purchased by another perfect man. Tis law required a life for a life. (Deut. 19:21) That man with a human life must be the one that should be sacrificed. A spirit ercature could not enter into a covenant by sacrifice and redeem a human creature, because that would not be a corresponding price. It is truc that the life of the Logos was transferred from the spirit to human, but there is no Seriptural evi- dence that a covenant by sacrifice was known to the Logos at the time of the transfer. Being fully con- formable to Jehovah’s will, he eame to earth in har- mony with his will, being made a perfect man. He was begotten, not by fallen man, but by the power of Jehovah, When he reached his majority as a man he doubtless knew that he was to do somcthing in connection with man’s recovery to life. Whatsoever the will of his Father might be in that respect or any other, he was ready to do it. This is shown by his use of the words: ‘‘Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will.’ (Ps. 40:7,8) Paul fixes the time of the eovcnant as at the Jordan when the words above quoted were made effective. (I[cb. 10: 5-7) There Jesus eame into the world as a mature man and must determine whether or not he would be of the world. Prior to that time, although he was the heir, his position was nothing different from that of a servant, because he was under the discipline of the law eovenant.—(al. 4: 1, 2. When ‘the appointed time of the Father’ arrived there was a feature of God’s will to be carried out which prior to that time was sceret to all, At the Jordan, which fixes the time of the consecration of the man Jesus, was the appointed time of the Father. That clearly, therefore, seems to be the proper and due time for the making of the eovenant which re- sulted in the sacrifice of the man Jesus. The uncon- ditional agreement there on the part of Jesus was to do his Father’s will, whatsoever that might be; and if it meant that he must dic, he was agreeable to that. The sacrifice was primarily the sacrifice of Jehovah, because it was Jehovah who gave his dearly beloved Son, him who belonged to Jchovah exclusively, to be sacrificed. This was shown in the picture on Mount Moriah when Abraham, representing Jehovah, offered his only son Isaac, who at that time represented Jesus. It was the love of God that provided the sacrifice which the sacrifice on Mount Moriah pictured. This is further proved by the words: ‘‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but


44 the WATCHTOWER. have everlasting life.’’ (John 3:16) The irresistible conclusion, therefore, is that the covenant by sacrifice was made on earth, and not in heaven, and that it was made at the Jordan when Jesus consecrated and was baptized. It hardly seems reasonable that Jesus un- derstood prior thereto that he was to be sacrificed. Immediately following his consecration at the Jordan he went into the wilderness to study the divine pur- pose. There Jesus undoubtedly learned the full mean- ing and importance of his covenant with his Father. It was in the wilderness that Satan placed before him the great temptations in an effort to induce Jesus to abandon his covenant. At that test Jesus declared in substance that eternal life depends upon full obe- dicnce unto God and the faithful performanee of his covenant with God. (Matt. 4:4,10) Without doubt the perfect man Jesus continued to study his Father’s purpose and to fully appreciate that his covenant re- quired his death. He said that he came to give his life for men. (Matt. 20:28) Again, he said: ‘I am that bread of life. I am the living bread which eame down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I wil! give for the life of the world. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his Brooxiyry, N. ¥. life for the sheep. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I Jay down my life, that I might take it again.’’— John 6: 48,51; 10:11, 15,17. That Jesus was taking this course of action in keep- ing with the terms of his covenant with his Father is proved by his words: ‘‘No man taketh it [my life] from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” (John 10:18) When Peter recognized Jesus as the anointed One of God and so stated to him Jesus re- plied: ‘‘The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and seribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.’’ (Luke 9:22) Thus he showed that he understood his covenant was that he should be slain and that he should be raised from the dead. Undoubtedly Jesus understood that his baptism in the waters of the Jordan symbolically represented his death and that his real baptism meant his sacrificial death. ‘‘I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I strait- ened till it be accomplished !’’—Luke 12: 50. JOB’S EXPERIENCES PROPHETIC 11 sufferings of Job, painful beyond almost any comparison, had a most unusual beginning. Highly interesting is the account of these suf- ferings which, as the Scriptures show, are deeply signifieant to the perplexed and weary peoples who live in this day of uncertainty and distress that afflicts the world. The Scriptural proof is positive that God used the people of Israel to make pictures of the outworking of his purpose of salvation. The law which God gave to the Israclites foreshadowed better things to come to humanity. What came to pass with the Jews was recorded for examples or ensamples for the benefit of those who will learn of the outworking of God’s purpose. Although Job was not a Jew, that would in no wise mean that God did not use him as an ex- ample or picture. Job being the greatest man of the east, and seeing that many creatures of heaven and earth were involved, even the great Creator himself, we are warranted in the conelusion that the picture of Job must have even a greater scope than the one in which Israel was involved. If so, then the picture would have to do with all mankind, both Jews and Gentiles. It is deemed advantageous to the student in the examination of the book of Job to state here in general terms what are some of the pictures that plainly appear, and then to show from the Seriptural proof the correctness of that conclusion. Job in the day of his prosperity pictured Adam, the perfeet and prosperous prince in Eden. Job in his adversity pictured the entire human race suffering loss, sickness and death by reason of sin, which sin the enemy Satan put in operation through Adam. Job suffering the loss of all his children pictures Adam losing all his offspring by reason of sin which was put in operation by Satan the enemy through Adam’s wrongful act. Job maintaining his integrity under test pictures a class of men who under test do prove their fidelity and devotion to God. Job as the servant of God maintaining his fidelity pietured all the servants of God who through adver- sity steadfastly and immovably hold their faith in God. The three men, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar, who posed as friends of Job, were in fact not his friends. They can better be classed as three frauds. They, therefore, picture the Devil’s agencies, or his organi- zation, attempting to direct man as to what is the course for him to take. Ehhu, the young man, well pictures or represents God’s anointed messengers who magnify the name of Jchovah and, as God's messengers, speak his message of truth to those who will hear. The wife of Job also pictures an instrument that


Feprvuary 1, 1934 Satan the Devil employs to induce men to curse God, and therefore well represents Satan’s organization passing under the name or symbol of a woman. Job fully restored to health and happiness and to all and even more than he had in former days pictures the great truth that God in his due time will restore the human race to health, happiness and life. One greai lesson taught by the book of Job is that of life from the dead by means of resurrection and regeneration ; also that life, which is the greatest desire of man, may be had only through the office of a re- deemer and mediator whom God provides. The presumption is here indulged that all students will carefully study the Scriptural record designated in the Bible as the book of Job. Reference to the text is made here, but a proper consideration cannot be given thercto by anyone without a careful studying of all the texts of the book. From the very beginning of the experience of man the controversy was between the great Creator and his son Lucifer coneerning man. The record shows that Lucifer was one of the ‘‘morning stars’’ who, being informed of God’s purpose to create the carth and the ereature man for the carth, joined in a song of praise to Jehovah. Man was ercated and placed in Eden and was put there under the supervision of Lucifer by Jehovah’s appointment. Lucifer knew that it was the duty and privilege of man to worship his Creator. Lueifer selfishly desired and coveted the worship of man for himself, He rebelled against God and led man to his downfall. Then his name was changed to Sa- tan, which means adversary of God. Ever thereafter Satan has striven to turn man against God that he, Satan, might have the worship of man and hold man in subjection to him. This great fact should always be kept in mind in examining the Scriptures, and particularly the book of Job. At the time of the assembly of the sons of God to present themselves to the great Creator, as mentioned in the record under consideration, almost all men on earth had turned to evil by yielding to the wicked influence of Satan. God had not removed from Sa- tan the lordship of earth, but permitted him to econ- tinue to exercise his power over man, and thereby afforded a full opportunity for the testing of all his creatures. It must have been with much arroganee that Satan appeared in the presence of God, boasting and proud of the fact that he had turned almost all men away from God the great Creator. Jchovah called upon Satan to report his own movements, and the response of the adversary was that he had been about the earth. While the reeord is silent upon the point, it is reasonable to conclude that by his very arrogance in the presence of God, Satan declared, in substanee, that no man would willingly continue to serve God, and in facet would not serve him at all, un- less there were some selfish reason therefor. What, then, was the issue in the controversy at that time? Doubtless it was this: Will man maintam She WATCHTOWER. 45 his integrity before Jehovah? Can God place a man on earth who will be faithful and true to him? Sa- tan would insist that no man would do so, but that all, under certain conditions, would turn against God. Manifestly it was the purpose of God to demonstrate that man, by the grace of God, and acting under his counsel, can maintain his integrity and, by meeting the divine requirements and being obedient to God’s provided way, obtain life everlasting. To determine the issue God would therefore permit Satan to go to the full limit in his attempt to turn ali men against the Lord, and then in his own due time and good way God would demonstrate his own absolute supremacy. Thereby he would teach all erca- tion the all-important lesson that Jchovah is the only true God and there is none besides him. At this point in the controversy Job pictured a class of men who do maintain a perfect condition of heart and hold the confidence of Jehovah. Therefore at the proper oceasion Jchovah offered Satan the opportunity to do his worst. ‘‘And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?’’—Job 1: 8. Satan denied that Job really loved God. He accused God of so hedging Job about that Satan did not have an opportunity to put him to the test. ‘‘Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is inereascd in the land: but put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will eurse thee to thy face.’’—Job 1: 9-11. That was a challenge to Jehovah; and the Lord did not permit the challenge to pass, but told Satan that he might take what Job had. Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and devised ways and means for the destruction of Job’s property and family and carried out his wicked purpose. When he had thus brought great disaster upon Job’s household, he failed because Job still trusted in God and worshiped him. At a subsequent meeting of the sons of God to pre- sent themselves to Jehovah, Satan being there also, God reminded Satan that Job still ‘‘holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him to destroy him without cause’’, With arrogance and erucl sarcasm Satan replied to the Lord: ‘A man will give his skin for his skin, but all that man hath will he give for his life.’ ‘‘But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.’’ (Job 2:4,5) Again the test was on: ‘‘And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils, trom the sole of his foot unto his erown.’’ —Job 2: 6, 7. Notwithstanding this terrible calamity Job humbled himself before God, as shown by the fact of his sitting


46 She WATCHTOWER. down in the ashes. Again Satan had failed to turn Job against the Creator. Satan must have been some- what disturbed at this turn of affairs. Then he be- thought himself of how he had reached Adam through his wife. He injected the thought into the mind of Job’s wife and induced her to make an effort to in- fluence Job to forsake God; and she, acting as Sa- tan’s instrument, ealled upon Job to forsake God, re- nounce him, and suffer the consequences. But Job Brookuyn, N. Y. did not yield to the evil devices of his wife. Turning upon her, he rebuked her and said: ‘‘Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil’? Again Satan had failed in his attempt to turn Job against the Lord. In this experience Job must have pictured that small number of men who through- out the ages have withstood all manner of persecu- tion and have still maintained their faith and devo- tion to the Lord God. LETTERS UNDERSTANDING TO HONOR JEHOVAH Dear Sin: I would like to write a few lines to you and tell how eom- forting your messages have been to me. I have always wanted greater understanding of the Bible, which a person does not seem to get in a church. It seems as if my prayers are an- swered, because your books have been so helpful to me. Of course, some of the interpretations are a little different than we learn in Sunday school and church, but it is all plain in the Bible with your Lible helps. There is quite a lot I have to learn yet, but I would be glad to be classed as one of Je- hovah’s witnesses, and I only pray my family will all come over. I have been studying since last spring, and I would just like to say God seems nearer than he has all my life. Would you please pruy for me that I may have greater understanding to help others to the honor and glory of Jehovah? Yours sincercly, M. Wricut, Ontario, REJOICING IN NAVING A PART Drar Brotuer RvuTuwerronp: At our last mecting under the sharpshooter arrangement, August 13, we reorgunized under the company arrangement to further the activitics of the Kingdom service in this terri- tory. At the same time we adopted the resolution in. the Septemher 1 (1933) Tower, and are fully in accord with it. We assure you, dear brother, you have our full cooperation, love and confidence, We are glad to inform you that we are rejoicing in our privilege of service to Jehovah, Our desire is to put forth all our energy in the witness work, singing praises to His great name, We wish to express our gratitude for the meat in season which exposcs Satan and his organization, and gives great comfort to the remnant, We are greatly rejoicing in the privilege of having a part in announcing the King and the kingdom, and pray that Jehovah will extend his loving-kindness toward you till the end. Sincerely your brethren and coworkers, STEUBENVILLE (Ohio) COMPANY OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, ADMONITION, ENCOURAGEMENT Dear BroTHer RUTHERFORD: In the name of our Father Jehovah God, and our Savior and King Christ Jesus, I greet you, while praying that the joy and peace of the kingdom’s blessings may be multiplied toward you and all of like precious faith to be strengthened for the exact zeal in the service royal that is needed in this time of Jehovah’s preparation through his great Executive Christ Jesus. The object of this letter is, first, to thank you for the book Preparation, and, second, to express my gratitude to the Lord Jehovah for the abundant admonition, encourage- ment and marvelous truth expounded in that book, while I fully decide in the strength of the Lord to put myself on the offensive side with our Leader Christ Jesus and not to lose a single minute in this great prepuration work and press the battle to the very gates of the enemy. 1 will not take more of our time, for I know that same is precious, as it is the Lord’s; ut I pray the Lord his blessings unto you and all of like zeal in the service. Accept my gratitude, while I remain Your fellow servant by His grace, Lionen E. CALLenpar, Pioneer, Cuba, JEHOVAH WILL EXULT Dear Brorier RUTHERFORD: Your time is precious. I will take but little of it, but I wish to thank you for the book Preparation. I thank Jehovah for the truth which it contains, That is his, You, as his serv- ant, have lovingly and generously provided for us, the scattered ones, who must eat if we continue to carry ‘‘the fruits of the kingdom’’ to the people. Preparation defies description. It must be felt. One must eat it and drink it to understand it. Chapter XII, WAR, is like the shout of the victor, a triumph in which Jehovah will exult, The ‘‘remnant’’ need it now. The strain is heavy, but they are joyful in what is the best of all the years of service. We think of and pray for you who we believe are faithfully serving the great Shepherd's flock. Yours by his favor, Bertita ELLER, North Carolina. GOD'S BOUNTEOUS BLESSINGS Dear Brorner RvuTHeRrorD: We are glad to be able to send in the enclosed to be used in kingdom work, and pray it may redound to Ilis honor who has now come to His temple. How thankful we are tu our gracious heavenly Father for the wonderful food that he is providing for us at this time, and we wish to thank you, and the dear brethren at the office, for your loving faithfulness in dispensing it to us. The Lord surely knows how sorely the remnant are in need of this to strengthen them in these days of trial, when Satan and prince Gog and his host are doing all they can to destroy us and disrupt the work. But greater is He that is for us than all they that be against us, Though even the brethren fail us, just when we need them the most, yet we know that God is just and right and true, antl he will never leave nor forsake us if we continue to put our trust fully in him, And as we partake of God’s bounteous blessings we are glad, yea, anxious, to tell the kingdom message to others until the great battle is fought and our King is victorious! With Christian leve and greetings from Mrs. Mary Scutattre anp Pasty, Kansas. KINGDOM JEWELS Dear Brorner RvurHERFORD: Since I have had a knowledge of the great truths which the Lord has provided for his servant through The Watchtower there have been many times I have offered a prayer of thanks- giving to Jehovah for his bountiful provision for his faithful ones. And now the remnant have been given the new joy of the kingdom in the book Preparation. As each part appeared in The Watchtower it became ap- parent that these gems of truth were the most brilliant that the anointed have yet received. In fact, these truths appear as jewels which have now been placed in the book Preparation and carefully set by a Master Workman, as shown by your letter to the faithful, and the Preface. This setting adds much to the brilliance of these gems of truth. I am indeed grateful to you, Brother Rutherford, and all the coworkers for these truths which have been provided by Jeliovah through you at this time of preparation for Armaged- on. Your brother in His service, I. K. SourmworrTu, Kansas.


Feorcary 1, 1954 She WATCHTOWER. KNEW THE TRUTH My pear Broruge Ruriuerrorp: May I take a moment of your valuable time to tell you of an incident that came to me a few days ago while in the house-to-house work, and proving the radio is doing a wonder- ful work? This day out in service { came to a neat colored home, found the man, his wife, and aged mother of seventy years enjoying the Watchtower program, The mother cannot read or write, but she knew the truth. She hus learned it from your voice over the radio. She tuld me that every Sunday when if was time for you to come on she sat close to the radio to fatch each word; and that the message was so sweet, so beau- tiful, so wonderful, that the tears flowed freely; and that she longs for the kingdom you tell about. I asked her if she ever heard the ministers of the various churches that come over the air. She suid, ‘‘Yes, yes. I some- Scottsbl’f KGKY Sua 10:15am We 5:45pm Fr 5:45pm York GBZ Su 5:45pm Th 2:00pm NEVADA Reno KOH Su 10:30am NEW HAMPSHIRE Manch’ter WFEA Su 2:45pm We 7:00pm NEW JERSEY AtlanticC’y WPG 8u 10:00am Paterson WODA Su 10:00am We 7:45pm Fr 7:45pm NEW MEXICO Albug’que KODBSu 5:45pm Roswell KGFLSu 5:15pm We 4:30pm Fr 4:30pm NEW YORK Auburn WMBOSu 6:30pm 8a 2:15pm Ring’mtonWNBF Su 7:00pm Brooklyn WBBE Su 10:15am Su 6:30pm Mo10:30am Tui0:30am Tu 6:30pm Wel0:30am We 6:30pm Th10: 30am Th 6:30pm Fri0:30am) Fr «(@:30pm Brooklyn WCNW Mo 9:45pm Th 6:30pm Sa 5:00pm Buffalo WGR Su 10:00am Buffalo WEBW We 10:00am Freeport WGBBSa 9:00am Ta 7:00pm Th 7:00pm Hudson F. WGL7 Su 10:45am Jamestown WOCL Su 7:00pm New York WMCA Su 10:45am Saranac L. WNBZ Su 10:15am Tu 4:15pm Th 4:15pm Syracuse WSYR Su 10:30am Tupper L. WHDL Su 10:45am Th 10:00am Wh. Pl’ns WFAS Su 6:00pm Mo 1:00pm Sa 9:00am NORTH CAROLINA Asheville WWNC Th 5:30pm Charlotte W2BT Su 10:30am Greensbore WBIG Su 9:45am Raleigh WPTFSu 10:00am Wilm’ton WRAM Su 10:00am Wo 7:00pm NORTH DAKOTA DevilsL. KDLR Su 12:30pm We 6:00pm Fr 6:00pm Fargo WODAY Su 10:00am 47 times hear one that comes after the judge; but, honey, he ean’t talk like the judge. Judge Rutherford is learned of God and has godlv wisdom; the other man is learned of the world and has worldly wisdom.’?’ The other man is the pastor of one of the Jargest and richest churches here. I thought the old colored woman had a unique way of tell- ing the truth. ‘The other man is not learned of God,’ not in his temple, has not a seat at his table to partake of the wonderful food provided. The November 1 Watchtower is ‘‘meat in due season’’, A man told me Sunday, when out in the service, to ‘get out before he killed me’. It is my desire to be faithful to the end. God bless and keep you, dear brother. Your sister by His grace, Mars. A. F, Hontowe.t, North Carolina. (Continued from page 48) G'd Forks KFJM Su 5:00pm We 5:00pm Fr 5:00pm Mandan KGCU Su 11:20am We 8:45pm Fr 8:45pm OHIO Akron WADC Su 1:45pm We 1:00pm Cleveland WHK Su 6:30pm Tu 3:15pm Th 9:15pm Cleveland WJAY Su 9:45am Columbus WAFU Su 10:00am Th 7:30pm Columbus WCAH Su 9:45ain Mo 2:06pm We 2:00pm Fr 2:00pm Mt.Orab WHBDSa 4:45pm We 4:45pm Fr 4:45pm Toledo WSPD Su 9:30am Sa 8:15am Youngst 1 WKBN Su 10:00am We 4:00pm Zanesville WALR Su 10:00am We 4:15pm OKLAHOMA Elk City KASASu 1:15pm Enid KCRC Su 2:45pm We 5:00pm Fr 5:00pm Okl’aCity KOMA Su 1:45pm Ponca City WBBZ Su 10:00am We 9:00pm Shawnee KGFF Mo 8:45pm We 8:45pm Fr 8:45pm OREGON Klamath. 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RADIO SERVICE The good news of the kingdom of Jehovah is broadcast each week or oftener by these and other stations at time shown. Fecamp RADIO-NOR- (223 m) MANDIE English: Su 4:00pm French: Tu 8:00pm Paris RADIO LL Fr 8:15pm (370 m) Paris RADIO- Su 12:00nn (312.8 m) VITUS Th 7:30pm Sa 7:30pm Toulouse RADIO- We 7:15pm (385.1 m) TOULOUSE UNITED STATES ALABAMA Birm’ham WAPISu 9:45am Birm’ham WBRC Su 10:00am We 4:30pm Dothan WHET Su 10:30am We 1:15pm Fr 1:15pm Mitgomery WSFA Su 3:45pm MuscleS. 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City WGCM Su 9:45am We 8:45pm MISSOURI Columbia KFRU Su W e Kans.C’y KWEC Su Tu 4:30pm 7:15am 8:45am 7:00am MONTANA ; Billings KGHL Su 12:15pm G@’t Falls KFBB Su 10:00am NEBRASKA Kearney KGEW Su 9:00am Woe 6:45pm Fr 6:45pm Lincoln KFABSu 9:30am Lincoln KFOR Su 10:15am (Continued on page 47)