So what brought such a happy jw to this board and to post knowing that mostly ex-jws post here? It takes more than words to prove happiness.
I have a comment; I noticed that the Christian Greek Scriptures speak of Jesus' followers as being Christians and witnesses of Jesus, never witnesses of Jehovah.
(Acts 1:6-8) When, now, they had assembled, they went asking him: "Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?" 7 He said to them: "It does not belong to YOU to get knowledge of the times or seasons which the Father has placed in his own jurisdiction; 8 but YOU will receive power when the holy spirit arrives upon YOU, and YOU will be witnesses of me both in Jerusalem and in all Ju·de´a and Sa·mar´i·a and to the most distant part of the earth."
(Revelation 12:16-17) . . .. 17 And the dragon grew wrathful at the woman, and went off to wage war with the remaining ones of her seed, who observe the commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness to Jesus. . .
(Revelation 17:5-6) . . ." 6 And I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the holy ones and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.. . .
Actually, only anointed jws are designated jws since only they are "spiritual" Israelites. The other sheep are designated "companions." Thus only anointed jws are Jehovah's witnesses.
*** w65 6/1 p. 336 pars. 6-7 Increase Your Praise of Jehovah! ***More than thirty years ago (1931) they were given a name that was based on Jehovah’s Word, namely, Jehovah’s witnesses. (Isa. 43:10) These are, not Jews according to the flesh, but, rather, spiritual Judeans (meaning, ‘praisers of Jehovah’), spiritual Israelites composed of many nationalities who have been brought out of captivity to Babylon the Great.—Rom. 2:28, 29; 9:6; Eph. 2:11-18; Heb. 8:7-13.
These people, Jehovah’s witnesses and their companions, are the only ones in the earth who are praising and blessing the most important, the most wonderful and the most holy name in all the universe, the name of Jehovah!
*** w02 2/1 p. 22 par. 14 Have You Received "the Spirit of the Truth"? ***The modern history of Jehovah’s Witnesses attests that they have been succored by their loyal companions, the other sheep, as these were moved by the spirit.
*** w88 1/1 p. 22 par. 13 "The Good News Has to Be Preached First" ***Thus, in this time of the conclusion of the system of things, the preaching of the good news is done by Jehovah’s dedicated Witnesses, the remnant of Christ’s spiritual brothers and their sheeplike companions who make up the "great crowd."
*** w72 12/15 p. 766 The God of Justice Will Act ***That is why Jehovah’s Christian witnesses, the anointed remnant and their goodwill companions, spare no effort to sound this warning.
*** w65 6/1 p. 330 par. 12 Joyfulness All the Day Long ***A third reason why Jehovah’s witnesses and their companions, in contrast with all others, are joyful amid present conditions is that they accept the historical events of the past fifty years as overwhelming evidence and proof conclusive that the long-prayed-for kingdom of God was established in the heavens in 1914.