Saturday, September 25th, 2010
"This good news of the kingdom will be preached" (Matthew 24:14)
Throughout these "last days," Jehovah has thwarted all efforts to eliminate his people. (2 Timothy 3:1) As a result, opposers have been shamed. Psalm 83:16 foreshadowed this when it said "Fill their faces with dishonor, that people may search for your name, O Jehovah." In country after country, opponents have failed miserably in their effort to silence Jehovah's Witnesses. In those lands, the steadfastness and endurance of worshippers of the one true God have served as a witness the righthearted ones, and many have 'searched for Jehovah's name.' In a number of lands where Jehovah's Witnesses were once viciously persecuted, there are now tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of happy praisers of Jehovah. What a triumph for Jehovah! And how embarrassing for his enemies! (Jeremiah 1:19) We know, of course, that the battle is not over. And we continue to preach the good news—even to opposers.
(Watchtower issue: 10/15/08, 3:16, 17)