CHAPTER 17 " GOD'S KINGDOM HAS APPROACHED " 1973
HIGHLIGHTS AND ( domestics ) added
21 Although raising the question about the "faithful and discreet slave," Jesus was in no doubt about who this "slave" was. Jesus doubtless had in mind that "servant" of Jehovah God, that "Israel of God." There would be no mistake in fixing upon that composite "servant." With the price of his own blood he had bought that Israel of God as his slave, and in the illustration given in his prophecy he could refer to it as a composite "slave," one that would prove "faithful and discreet." Since Jesus spoke of this "slave" in his prophecy concerning the "sign of [his] presence and of the conclusion of the system of things," did that composite "faithful and discreet slave" first come into existence during his "presence" or parousia from 1914 onward?
22 No; for Jesus' illustration portrays the lord of the "slave" as going away, as a "man traveling abroad that left his house and gave the authority to his slaves." (Mark 13:34) So the "faithful and discreet slave" is one "whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time." (Matthew 24:45) It was more than nineteen hundred years ago, at his ascension to heaven, that the "master" of the composite "slave" went away, leaving the "slave" with instructions to feed the "domestics." (Matthew 28:16-20) The "domestics" were not the family of the master but were his "domestic servants" (H. A. W. Meyer) or his "household staff." (New English Bible) They ( domestics ) were slaves,just the same as the "faithful and discreet slave" charged with feeding them. Thus they were all a body of slaves, and were all subject to the same "master." All were obligated to be "faithful and discreet."
23 Jesus' illustration began fulfillment at his departure in the year 33 C.E., and the composite "slave" has been existing since then, namely, "the Israel of God," the spirit-begotten, anointed congregation of Christ the membership of which will finally reach 144,000. (Revelation 7:4-8; 14:1-3) The historical records show that at the beginning of the invisible parousia of the "master" at the end of the Gentile Times in 1914 there was still a remnant of this "slave" class on earth. Consequently, the composite "slave" has lived to see the "sign" of the Master's parousia or "presence."
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"If we were following a man undoubtedly it would be different with us; undoubtedly one human idea would contradict another and that which was light one or two or six years ago would be regarded as darkness now;... But with God there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning, and so it is with truth; any knowledge or light coming from God must be like its author. A new view of truth never can contradict a former truth. "New Light" never extinguishes older "light" but adds to it..." Zion's Watch Tower 1881 Feb pp.3,188