in my last post i quoted from the July 15th Watchtower 2013 but failed to put the word Watchtower. Just to add this to my last post.
A couple of years earlier from the book God's Kingdom Of a Thousand Years Has Approached the book The Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah-How? was published
The question was asked on page 58/59
'Who, then, are the group of persons who, toward the beginning of this "time of the end," were commissioned to serve as the mouthpiece and active agent of Jehovah?'
and on page 61,
'Whom could the real "chariot" of Jehovah's organization roll up to and confront that He might bestow upon this qualified one the commission to speak as a prophet in the name of Jehovah?'
and on page 66
'It is manifest that in the year 1919 the invisible heavenly organization of Jehovah, like the celestial chariot seen in Ezekiel's vision, rolled up and stopped, not before Christendom's advocates of the League of Nations, but before the anointed proclaimers of the heavenly kingdom of God in the hands of Jesus Christ. From atop this celestial chariotlike organization Jehovah commissioned this dedicated, baptized, anointed class of servants to speak to all the nations in His name.'
I think that i'm right in saying that 'this dedicated, baptized, anointed class of servants' were the same ones mentioned in the God's Kingdom Of a Thousand Years Has Approached page 355
'On inspecting the remnant of his anointed disciples in the year 1919 C.E., the reigning King Jesus Christ did find the appointed "slave" faithful and discreet in the feeding of his "domestics." Accordingly, he appointed this "slave" class over all his belongings.'
I found interesting a couple of pages before the question asked in The Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah-How? on page 58/59 on page 56/57 another question is asked after citing Ezekiel 24:24
'Since Ezekiel himself was a "portent" or "sign" (AV) of someone to come, and since he was not a type or prophetic figure of Jesus Christ, whom did the prophet Ezekiel typify in carrying out his divine commission?'
The answer appears to be the one I quoted on page 66. so it would seem Ezekiel prefigured them.
I understand that the view of the faithful slave may have changed in the last few years.