Friday, May 8, 2009

daily text 05/08

Friday, May 8th, 2009
"The Lamb . . . will shepherd them, and will guide them to fountains of waters of life." (Revelation 7:17)

God's Word identifies anointed Christians who are caring for Christ's interests on earth as "the faithful and discreet slave." When Christ inspected the "slave" in 1918, he found those anointed ones on earth to be faithful in providing spiritual "food at the proper time." Hence, Jesus, the Master, was pleased thereafter to appoint them "over all his belongings." (Matthew 24:45-47) The belongings of Jesus Christ, Jehovah's enthroned King, embrace all Kingdom interests on earth. That includes "a great crowd" seen by the apostle John in vision. John describes the great crowd as follows: "Look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands." -Revelation 7:9
(Watchtower issue: 01/15/08, 5:1, 2)