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There is a timetable for preaching the good news. Jesus and his followers were commissioned: "Proclaim the year of goodwill on the part of Jehovah and the day of vengeance on the part of our God; to comfort all the mourning ones." (Isaiah 61:2) A year is a long time, but it has a beginning and an end. Jehovah’s "year of goodwill" is the period during which he gives meek ones the opportunity to respond to his proclamation of freedom.

Isaiah writes: "The spirit of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah is upon me, for the reason that Jehovah has anointed me to tell good news to the meek ones. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to those taken captive and the wide opening of the eyes even to the prisoners." (Isaiah 61:1) Who is the one commissioned to tell good news? Likely, in the first instance it is Isaiah, who is inspired by God to record good news for the captives in Babylon. However, Jesus pointed to the most important fulfillment when he applied Isaiah’s words to himself. (Luke 4:16-21) Yes, Jesus was sent forth to tell good news to the meek .

Jesus taught his followers to be evangelizers, or preachers of the good news.

At Pentecost 33 C.E., about 120 of these were anointed with holy spirit and became spiritual sons of God. (Acts 2:1-4, 14-42; Romans 8:14-16)

They too were commissioned to tell the good news to the meek and brokenhearted.

Those 120 were the first of 144,000 to be anointed in this way. The final ones of this group are still active on earth today.

but there is also the OTHER SHEEP who listen to Jesus voice
john 10;16 ,and there is a GREAT CROWD of them who are helping the annointed ones to get the job done REVELATION 7;9-10:)JEHOVAH has great compassion he has set things in motion and it is all happening .

Who today benefit from God’s year of goodwill? Those who accept the message, demonstrate meekness, and zealously support the proclamation of God’s Kingdom in "all the nations." (Mark 13:10)

Such ones find that the good news brings real comfort. However, those who reject the message, refusing to take advantage of Jehovah’s year of goodwill, will soon have to face the reality of his day of vengeance.—2 Thessalonians 1:6-9.

so its a bit like:) GOODNEWS :)with a WARNING:eek: