70 YEARS OF "DECLARING" THE SACRED NAME COMPLETED -- OCTOBER 1931-2001
After the resolution was adopted to be called & named "Jehovah's Witnesses" as a spiritual nation in July of 1931, it took some time for all of JWs worldwide to get the same information, and resolutely "adopt" it as written, since they were scattered in many different parts of the earth.
Here is a quote from a publication printed by the WTS that tells exactly how the "historic" adoption was carried out to an earthwide family of JWs scattered thru-out the earth.
"Needless to say, this resolution was joyously acclaimed by all present [original convention w/Rutherford], and, in the WEEKS THAT FOLLOWED, AT FIFTY EXTENSION CONVENTIONS IN ALL PARTS OF THE EARTH Jehovah's people met to add their joyful voices in the embracing of this remarkable NEW NAME." -- See "Jehovah's Witnesses In The Divine Purpose" page 126, par. #1.
So reasonably, it took some time for all of this to be accomplished thru-out the earth, on a global scale.
In accepting the above "resolution", we must remember it is the singular act of "declaring God Name" to others that brings on the real responsibility before God Almighty. After adopting this new name and designation for themselves, JWs must now continually be found "Living Up to the Name," as one of the older "Kingdom Songs" sung by all JWs worldwide says.
Jehovah's Witness began doing this, "boasting in the Name" of God, and "declaring the Name" of God, by way of the publication called, "The Kingdom The Hope of the World," which was released in October 1931. Also, in this publication, contained the original "resolution" about the New Name Jehovah's Witnesses had adopted worldwide. They had now began, to "preach the Name" of God to others. -- Psalms 105:1-3; 2 Tim. 2:19
Here is what the WTS had to say about the actual beginning of their exercising this rare privilege of "Declaring the Name" of God as a united spiritual nation of people, using this new release called "The Kingdom The Hope of the World" thru out the earth. -- Genesis 12:8; Exodus 33:19; 34:5
"In order that the leaders of the world might be duly notified of this proper designation for Jehovah's people this resolution and the text of Brother Rutherford's convention address were published in the booklet "The Kingdom The Hope of the World." Included was another resolution adopted at the convention, again indicting Christendom for her apostasy and for treating Jehovah's counsel with contempt, and proclaiming: "The hope of the world is God's kingdom, and there is no other hope." During October of that year a campaign was conducted by the congregations to visit every clergyman, politician and big businessman in their territories with this booklet. In just the United States and Canada 132,066 booklets were put out in this way. Within the next few months this booklet reached the homes of FIVE MILLION others in all parts of the earth." -- See "Jehovah's Witnesses In The Divine Purpose," page 126 par. #2.
Jehovah's Witnesses began their historic "Preaching" and "Declaring" of God's Sacred Name in October 1931...Exactly 70 Years ago...70 Years of Discipline & Training...70 Years of holding a "sacred trust", being "called by God's Name" and possessing the "framework of the knowledge of the truth." The sacred trust that serves to "sanctify" them, as a consecrated nation to do God's Will. -- See Numbers 6:27; Romans 2:20; John 17:17.
Jehovah's Witnesses, in October 1931, became...the spiritual nation of "Israel" of Bible Prophecy. A people who would have to endure severe discipline for open rebellion & disobedience to God...being chased off their land, their spiritual "inheritance." A people who would have to be changed spiritually, from a "land of Decoration" which falls off into "apostasy," to finally, a "Mountain of Decoration," a spiritually elavated plateau. A people who, after severe discipline from God, would be granted the privilege of "dwelling in the center [navel] of the earth." -- Daniel 8:13; 11:32, 41, 45; Isaiah 30:26; Jeremiah 23:19, 20; Micah 4:6,7; Ezekiel 37:23; 38:8-12