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as his Word, might be thus designated. When Daniel appeared before Belshazzar the king inquired of him: "Are you Daniel of Jewry?" That question required Daniel to identify himself as a Jew, that is, one of the people of Jehovah God who gives praise to Jehovah's name and who was at that time in Satan's world, Babylon, but who was not a part thereof. Corresponding to this, in the year 1931, Jehovah caused his faithful people to come up before the rulers of the world and to boldly confess their identity, that is, that they are those who give praise and service to Jehovah God and therefore are true Judeans. This does not at all mean that they have any relation whatsoever with the so-called commercial "Jews" or selfish Yiddish people who make gold their god; but it does mean that these of the remnant are entirely devoted to Jehovah and his kingdom. The faithful remnant representatively in a body accepted the gracious gift of Jehovah God, to wit, the new name given to them by Jehovah, and adopted that new name which he had revealed to them, that is to say, Jehovah's witnesses, and from that time forward they have been known as "Jehovah's witnesses". In the resolution adopted at that time, to wit, July 26, 1931, reference was made to the period of the work of the church foreshadowed by the prophet Elijah and the names by which the faithful followers of the Lord Jesus had been known during that period, and then the resolution said: "We are servants of Jehovah God, commissioned to do a work in his name, and, in obedience to his commandment, to deliver the testimony of Jesus Christ, and to make known to the people that Jehovah is the true and almighty God; therefore we joyfully embrace and take the name which the mouth of the Lord God has named, and we desire to be known as and called by the name, to wit, Jehovah's witnesses."? (The Watchtower, 1931, page 279, paragraph 5) Since then the anointed have been known as and called "Jehovah's witnesses", meaning Judeans in fact, that is, those who are wholly devoted to the praise and service of Jehovah God.
4 Belshazzar, after having Daniel identify himself, then said: "I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light, and understanding, and excellent wisdom, is found in thee." (Dan. 5:14) It is certain that he had not heard of Daniel from his wise men, because they would consider it best to keep Daniel's name in the dark. Likewise the world rulers have had no favorable report from the modern clergymen and their "wise" associates about Jehovah’s witnesses, because such "wise men" prefer to have Jehovah's witnesses entirely discredited. Whatever report is made about them is adverse. The clergy and their allies go even to the point of preventing the people from hearing the testimony delivered by Jehovah's witnesses; and in this they are ably supported by Big Business, who own many radio facilities, and who deliberately prevent Jehovah's witnesses from using the radio to proclaim God's message of truth. It was the queen mother who brought the informa-
tion to Belshazzar, and it is the honest and fair-minded men of the world today, foreshadowed by the queen, that bring testimony to the higher rulers concerning the witnesses of Jehovah; and these honest men have had to do with opening the way for Jehovah's witnesses to be heard before the higher governmental officials, recently at Washington, D.C.
5 The prophecy of The Revelation, among other things, says: "And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth, by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!" (Rev. 8:13) Woes were pronounced by the Lord in his message delivered and proclaimed at London in 1926; Toronto in 1927; Detroit in 1928; and the clergy had been unable to explain to their coconspirators the meaning of those woes. When Belshazzar had Daniel before him, continuing to address Daniel he said: "And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing." (Dan. 5:15) The king acknowledged the utter inability of his wise men to make known the interpretation of the handwriting on the wall. Their failure was due to the fact that such wise men were the sons of the Devil and his servants, and they could not tell the truth, and hence they lied. (John 8:44) Likewise, when the "woes" were pronounced, as above stated, and which corresponded to the three woes shown by the handwriting on the wall in Belshazzar's feast room, the clergy or "wise men" of modern Babylon lied to the other rulers and insisted that what the "pestiferous Bible Students named Jehovah's witnesses" called "signs from Jehovah God" were not from God at all, but that these men and women who were going about promulgating a message which they claim to be God's message concerning his great signs and wonders are in fact impostors. These clergymen have gone to the point of saying that Jehovah's witnesses are seditionists, pacifists, unpatriotic, against the government, socialists and communists, uncompromising foes of Christianity, hawkers, peddlers, and many other like names. Therefore they have insisted before the higher rulers that no credence should he given to the 'prattle' of these witnesses. But the clergy, or modern "wise men", have not been able to allay the fears of the higher rulers, nor have these lying servants of Satan been able to keep the real and true interpretation of present-day events from getting to the ears of the ruling class, and especially to those of the ruling class who have a desire to see fair play. The message of the kingdom and the vengeance of our God against Satan’s organization, in printed form, has gone into the hands of the rulers of 'Christendom' and has been widely broadcast by radio throughout the land. The rules have been served with notice and warning, as contained in God's