"Woe to those who yearn for the day of Jehovah! What, then, will the day of Jehovah mean for you? It will be darkness, and not light. It will be like a man who flees from a lion and is confronted by a bear, And when he enters his house and leans his hand against the wall, a snake bites him. Will not the day of Jehovah be darkness, and not light; Will it not have gloom, and not brightness?" - New World Translation

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The Watchtower Society has served to restore the basic truth, lost since the apostasy of the second century. And in so doing the organization has served as a rallying point for those whom God has called into his kingdom. But just like the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and the original congregation, elements within the Society have become apostate. Consequently, all of Jehovah’s Witnesses are under the influence of the foretold man of lawlessness. A great hour of test lies ahead.

The foretold apostasy subsequent to the manifestation of Jesus Christ is reflected in the Watchtower’s secret 10-year partnership with the United Nations, as well as their ongoing efforts to crush victims of child abuse. Jehovah’s Witnesses have also fallen victim to organizational idolatry. e-Watchman calls attention to the Watchtower’s unseemly doings and places the Society in the light of God’s prophetic denunciation to be enunciated at the coming of Christ. However, it seems most probable that the apostasy will become manifest even more so in the future, when the system collapses.

1914 and all that the Watchtower has attached to it, is the foretold “operation of error,” or as the newly revised NWT words it: “That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie.”

e-Watchman re-sets the parousia and time of the end to the immediate future, the advent of which will discredit the Watchtower beyond repair and stumble many who do not accept the truth, as Jesus foretold. Then, though, the spirit will be poured out upon the faithful in full measure, as never before, in order for a final witness to be given to the world – “and then the end will come.”

The Watchtower has mis-interpreted virtually every prophecy relevant to the time of the end – because of the “deluding influence” God allows. Hence, the seven-headed beast has not received its mortal head wound yet. The beast has not ascended from the abyss yet. Mankind has not received the 666 mark of the beast yet. The king of the north has not launched into his final campaign and subjugated the king of the south yet. The king fierce in countenance has not brought the holy ones to ruin yet. The upshot is, we are facing World War Three, global financial collapse and the imposition of a tyrannical one-world government and world-wide genocide.

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Jehovah's Witnesses and the Day of Jehovah


Jehovah’s Witnesses have accomplished the greatest evangelical work in history. Under the direction of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society the good news of God’s grand kingdom has been preached to the ends of the earth. As an example of the reach of the Society their jw.org has quickly become the most translated website on the entire World Wide Web, providing Bible-based information in over 300 languages and growing. The New World Translation has been published by Jehovah's Witnesses in over 120 languages. To further the Bible education work thousands of modest kingdom halls of Jehovah's Witnesses are being built around the world. 
In spite of wars and persecution, governmental prohibitions and religious opposition, the basic truth has been preached, allowing people to develop a genuine love for God and Christ.
Granted, the kingdom message is skewed by the 1914 invisible parousia doctrine. But that error bears all the earmarks of being the “deluding influence,” which Paul foretold would emanate from a man of lawlessness who would promote a faux parousia as a necessary prelude to the actual coming of Christ to initiate the judgment of the house of God. (See article: Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Man of Lawlessness) The delusion is allowed by God in order to test our love of the truth at a point in the future. 
On numerous occasions in the history of Israel and Judah God allowed various nations to attack, oppress and plunder his people, in order to punish and ultimately refine them. Although the peoples of those empires were under the influence of the malevolent god of this world, on the occasions when they were brought upon the people of God they served as Jehovah’s instrumentality and came under his control. That is why the babylonian empire, for example, which destroyed David’s Jerusalem and numerous other nations that had come under divine judgment, is referred to in prophecy as God’s army, his weapon for smashing the nations.
Except the prophecies describing the ancient Chaldean juggernaut have a much greater fulfillment — a modern counterpart, which is destined to crush the entire world under its tyranny. Such is the nature of the day of Jehovah. The 13th chapter of Isaiah speaks far beyond the ancient time to a point in the immediate future, where it says: “Listen! A crowd in the mountains; It sounds like a numerous people! Listen! The uproar of kingdoms, of nations gathered together! Jehovah of armies is mustering the army for war. They are coming from a distant land, from the extremity of the heavens, Jehovah and the weapons of his wrath, to bring ruin to all the earth. Wail, for the day of Jehovah is near! It will come as a destruction from the Almighty. That is why all hands will go limp, and every man’s heart will melt with fear. The people are panic-stricken. They are seized with convulsions and pain, like a woman in labor. They look at one another in horror, with faces inflamed by anguish. Look! The day of Jehovah is coming, cruel both with fury and with burning anger, to make the land an object of horror, and to annihilate the land’s sinners from it. For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give off their light; the sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will not shed its light.”
Although the Watchtower Society attaches no particular importance to the 13th chapter of Isaiah as far as any future day of Jehovah is concerned, Jehovah’s Witnesses who are familiar with the Bible might recognize the similarity of phraseology to the words of Jesus when he spoke of the events that will transpire during the conclusion of the present system. Jesus foretold that men would become faint out of fear and that the sun will turn black and the moon will turn to blood (not to be confused with a blood moon) and the stars of heaven will fall like ripened figs from a tree in a stiff breeze.
That the ruthless Chaldean will indeed have a modern counterpart is evident in light of the prophecy of Habakkuk. As Jehovah’s Witnesses well know, the prophecy of Habakkuk is a “vision is yet for its appointed time, and it is rushing toward its end, and it will not lie. Even if it should delay, keep in expectation of it! For it will without fail come true. It will not be late!”
What may we expect when the vision comes true? The Watchtower doesn’t say. In fact, in contradiction of the fact that the vision is for the appointed time associated with the day of Jehovah the Society claims the modern Chaldean was manifested in the form of the Nazis and communist Russians and petty street thugs! (For a fuller consideration of the prophecy read chapter 17, Habakkuk)
Regardless of the Watchtower’s ineptitude in interpretation, the future realization of the Babylonian Empire, which Habakkuk states Jehovah will appoint to execute his judgments and exact punishment in his behalf, will become manifest in the future as the eighth king.
And contrary to the foolish notion that the head of the wild beast received a mortal blow 100 years ago and that the League of Nations was the 8th king or that the United Nations climbed out of the abyss in 1945, the future appearance of the prophesied 8th king will come about as a result of the sudden and unexpected collapse of the presently ruling seventh kingdom.
Already the writing is on the wall: The entire Anglo-American system is bankrupt. And its sole remedy for that condition is to print and borrow more money. As a result the Dollar’s role as the world’s reserve currency is coming to an end. Nations are busily making other arrangements. Not only that, but even more far-reaching, a new economic system is emerging — the BRICS, so called, made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
At their annual summit of July, 2014, the BRICS announced the creation of a new development bank to fund productive projects. And great projects are already being undertaken. This is a direct challenge to the World Bank and IMF system, which have dominated the Third World with their “conditionalities” since the Second World War.
Other nations are eagerly aligning themselves with the BRICS, such as Iran, Egypt and numerous nations of South America, most notably - Argentina, which has recently come under assault by the appropriately named "vulture funds".
With no hyberbole intended, we have now arrived at the end of a system, which the New World Translation presciently calls “the conclusion of the system of things.” This is why the Anglo-American/NATO/Israeli combine are pushing for global war. This is why the terrorist group known as ISIS has been unleashed. Just as London created the Bin Laden terror apparatus as a means of plunging the US into endless war, now ISIS is being advertised as the next Osama bin Laden.
The Lord’s of London know their empire is crumbling. They know there is no way their decrepit casino economy can continue to dominate the world in the face of the project-oriented system that is being put forward by the BRICS. Their only hope of continued world domination is to blow up the present system before the emerging system becomes fully established and try to remain on top of the heap when the smoke clears. Or as the book of Revelation depicts it: To miraculously come back to life. 
The coming takedown of the system is what is projected in Revelation as the death-stroke upon the head of the beast. The coming global upheaval will usher in a tyrannical world government, likely in the form of the United Nations. Jehovah will use it as his instrument for executing his judgments and meting out punishment — beginning with the house of God. The leadership of the Watchtower will be required to make an accounting before God.
Ironically, even the Watchtower has inadvertently intimated there is a future day of accounting; this, in their recent adjustment of when it is that the master of the house comes to reward those slaves deemed faithful and to punish those judged to to unfaithful. Might this indicate that Jehovah’s Witnesses will come to an understanding of these matters before the day of Jehovah begins? No. After all: “Who is blind except my servant, so deaf as the messenger I send? Who is so blind as the one rewarded, so blind as the servant of Jehovah?”

You Did Not Discern the Time of Your Being Inspected


 

As Jesus neared the end of his earthly ministry, he went to Jerusalem one last time in order to observe the Jewish Passover festival. On that occasion he threw out the moneychangers and also pronounced judgment upon the temple and the nation. Not quite grasping what Jesus had done, the disciples evidently sought to remind Jesus of how impressive the temple was. Surely, the disciples must have been stunned when Jesus bluntly told them the temple was going to be razed to the ground.
Matthew 24:1 records the incident, saying: “Departing now, Jesus was on his way from the temple, but his disciples approached to show him the buildings of the temple. In response he said to them: “Do you not behold all these things? Truly I say to you, By no means will a stone be left here upon a stone and not be thrown down.”
The inquisitive disciples naturally wanted to know when the temple was going to be destroyed. The account states: “While he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: ‘Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?’”
In response to their multi-faceted question, Jesus gave a simple, yet profound and far-reaching answer. And after giving his disciples a general outline of what was to occur, Jesus then gave a specific sign that would signal Jerusalem’s imminent destruction. He said: “Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place, (let the reader use discernment,) then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains.”
Even though Jesus’ apostles were originally from the region of Galilee, they apparently took up residence in Jerusalem after Christ’s resurrection; making it the unofficial administrative headquarters of the international Christian congregation. It would, therefore, be imperative for the apostles and all the congregations in Jerusalem and Judea to recognize the sign when it appeared.
To impress upon them the urgency of heeding the signal when it appeared, Jesus went on to say to them at Matthew 24:17-22: “Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house; and let the man in the field not return to the house to pick up his outer garment. Woe to the pregnant women and those suckling a baby in those days! Keep praying that your flight may not occur in wintertime, nor on the sabbath day; for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.”
As an aid to help his followers recognize the “disgusting thing” when it became manifest, Jesus referred to the prophecy of Daniel, saying parenthetically (“let the reader use discernment”).
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