*I'm super late posting, sorry! My afternoon catnap turned into a marathon. I've been asleep all day...I just woke up!
Saturday, August 8th, 2009
"Look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues." (Revelation 7:9)
In the 1930’s, it became evident that the “other sheep” were being gathered in. (John 10:16) First came thousands, then hundreds of thousands, and now millions are taking a stand for pure worship! Today, those who serve Jehovah number more than 6,700,000. By delivering his people from Babylon the Great, Jehovah opened the way for the thrilling increase that we now see on a global scale. Another act of deliverance is yet to come—one that will involve everyone on the face of the earth. In a stunning display of power, Jehovah will sweep aside all who oppose him, and he will deliver his people into a new world in which righteousness is to dwell. What a delight it will be to see an end to wickedness and the dawn of the most glorious era in all human history! (Revelation 21:1-4)
(Watchtower issue: 11/01/07, 1:13, 14)
*And you can really see the increase just within the last few decades, due to all the effort of making Bible-based material available to more people in more languages...including electronically, through our website on the internet. The stats in the 2009 Yearbook said that there were 314 languages available on the website...but if you check out our homepage now, you can see that the number of language translations available online has already bumped up to 376! Just within the short space of time it took to prepare and print the 2009 Yearbook.
If you check out the United Nations website, you'll notice that they don't even have that many lanuage translations on their site, and they are supposed to represent the nations of the world!