says: “Here I am sending an angel ahead of you to keep you on the road and to bring you into the place that I have prepared. Watch yourself because of him and obey his voice. Do not behave rebelliously against him, for he will not pardon your transgression; because my name is within him. However, if you strictly obey his voice and really do all that I shall speak, then I shall certainly be hostile to your enemies and harass those who harass you. For my angel will go ahead of you.” It is reasonable to conclude that this angel of whom Jehovah says “my name is within him” was Jesus Christ in his prehuman spirit form. (1 Cor. 10:1-4) Jesus, whose name means “Jehovah is salvation,” is the chief one to uphold and vindicate his Father’s glorious name.
The angel with God’s name within him is not spoken of as giving Israel its code of laws but, rather, as guiding the Israelites on the way to the Promised Land. Thus the words of Paul at Hebrews 2:2, 3 do not rule out the strong likelihood that the angel of Exodus 23:20-23 was Jesus Christ in his prehuman spirit form.
Then I came to be beside him as a master worker, and I came to be the one he was specially fond of day by day, I being glad before him all the time, being glad at the productive land of his earth, and the things I was fond of were with the sons of men.—Prov. 8:30, 31.
Servants of Jehovah must be faithful and dependable during this “time of the end” of Satan’s wicked system of things. In December Jehovah’s witnesses will continue to prove their faithfulness to God by sharing fully in the ministry, offering to all persons the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, and a Bible-study booklet, on a contribution of $1.
You will be glad to know that the complete Report on “Everlasting Good News” Assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses is now ready. After setting out the high points of the entire eight-day program in New York’s Yankee Stadium, it relates interesting experiences and outstanding events in connection with each of the assemblies held around the world. From the assembly’s starting point in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it takes you to New York, then on to Europe, over to Palestine, on to the Far East, and around to the finale of this grand Around-the-World Assembly ten weeks later in the Rose Bowl at Pasadena, California. Bound with this fascinating 192-page report, which is liberally interspersed with pictures, are 32 additional pages of pictures on fine glossy paper showing some of the most interesting things seen by those who traveled with the assembly all the way around the world. You may have as many copies as you can use, for 35 cents each.
IS THE BIBLE A CLOSED BOOK TO YOU?
The Holy Bible is the best seller of all times. Though universally acknowledged as the Book of Books—already distributed in over two billion copies in 1,200 languages—yet it is still a closed book to many! Archaic, outdated language and stiff, obscure translation have long combined to discourage most persons from Bible reading. Now, the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, a new modern translation in our everyday speech, opens up the Book of books to you and your family. Send for your copy today and receive free a 32-page booklet on a timely Bible subject. Send only $1. Reading this translation will be a new experience for you.
“WATCHTOWER” STUDIES FOR THE WEEKS
January 5: Victory for God’s Woman over Her Ancient Enemy, ¶1-29. Page 712.
January 12: Victory for God’s Woman over Her Ancient Enemy, Part Two, ¶1-31. Page 719.