Satan, ever posing as an angel of light

//Satan, ever posing as an angel of light

Wednesday, January 4

Take your stand against [Satan].1 Pet. 5:9.

As servants of Jehovah, we are not among those who are misled into thinking that Satan does not exist. We know that the Devil is real, for it was Satan who spoke to Eve through a serpent.  Satan taunted Jehovah regarding Job.  It was Satan who tried to tempt Jesus.  And after the birth of God’s Kingdom in 1914, it was Satan who began “to wage war” with the remnant of anointed ones. That war still rages as Satan seeks to destroy the faith of the remnant of the 144,000 and the other sheep. To win the battle, we must take our stand against Satan and remain firm in the faith. Satan is anything but humble. In fact, for a spirit creature to have the audacity to challenge Jehovah’s sovereignty and set himself up as a rival god is the epitome of pride and presumptuousness. Therefore, one way that we can take a stand against Satan is by shunning pride and cultivating humility.

COMMENTARY

It would seem that Satan’s main strategy is to feign his own demise in order to portray himself as being weak and ineffective. Being superhuman he is able to easily overreach Christians, ever disguising himself as an angel of light, convincing them they know the truth, when they are embracing a lie. The lie, of course, is that the great dragon has already been hurled down from heaven and gone off to wage war against the offspring of the woman. Appealing to human pride, Satan makes Jehovah’s Witnesses feel privileged to have special knowledge regarding the  invisible presence, knowledge that no one else has. And because of a gross lack of humility, at least collectively, the leadership of the Watchtower are incapable of acknowledging their error.

Think of it, though, Satan was able to influence the apostle Peter and tried to use him to dissuade Jesus from his sacrificial course, only to be rebuked by Christ. Now Satan uses his power to impose a deluding influence upon all in order to disguise his full-on frontal attack in the future, which will come about when Michael hurls the Devil and his angels down to the earth. 

It is laughable, really, that the Governing Body —sitting in the lap of luxury in their brand new ivory tower —each of them overfed and pampered like kings, should speak of a “war that still rages.”

One thing is certain, when Satan is hurled down they will know it. It will seem as if the sky has fallen. And hopefully they will learn some humility.

As for the rest of Jehovah’s Witnesses, taking a stand against Satan then will mean leaving the Watchtower entirely. Besides, after having promoted a fake parousia since its inception, what credibility could the Watchtower’s Governing Body possibly have then anyway?

That is what Jesus was alluding to when he advised: “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 pick up his outer garment.”

There is something far better.

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2017-01-04T09:06:34+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Commentary|68 Comments
  • barbara fletcher

    Satan is already down here with his demons, how would you explain such violence and murder of innocent people, the burning of small children and animals in mass slaughter, lack of love towards family and friends, Satan has great anger and wishes to take everyone with him, when Jesus abysses him and his demon angels with him, only then can Jesus and Jehovah usher in the Kingdom government ruling from heaven, where no corruption will be allowed. Man cannot direct his step, they are sinful, and only think man’s thoughts. Jehovah has laid the foundation stone in Jeus sacrifice for our sins, it is up to us whether we accept or deny it.

    • ewatchman

      The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one, as the apostle wrote long ago. Satan’s murderous spirit has always been reflected in the world under his malevolent influence. But when the demons are put out of heaven it is going to get a whole lot worse. https://e-watchman.com/devil-come/

    • Anderiega

      The spirit of Satan and the world is certainly all around us, as evidence by all the evil we witness. But there is a difference between the event (future) of Satan being hurled down and the conditions we witness today. It has been a humbling experience to step back and consider that 1914 and 1919 are all part of the deluding influence Satan has reinforced so that we, Jehovah’s witnesses can feel a false sense of security. I appreciate your comment sister Fletcher and I agree that our faith in Jesus and Jehovah are key.

    • Srecko Sostar

      Hello Barbara! One of explanation is free will of humans.
      Second, Satan is “down” on Earth from the time of Adam and Eve, according to first Bible verses. And he was here in time of Job too… and all long to nowadays.
      We can talking about our time and events and making comparison with events “few years” in our timeline past or in timeline of some our older “contemporaries or overlapping generation friends”. ( i am not believing myself that using WT vocabulary :))))))))
      Why you need more “doctrinal” explanation from “higher source”, as from WT for example, when nature of human proving that people can doing good and bad things, not only because of demonic influence, but because every man and woman have that kind of dualism inside. Did not Paul also talking about that issue in his letters, (he saw two law, two force in his body-one wish to do good and another want to do bad).
      You quote Bible that “man can not direct his step”, but on other side must make decisions that is produce of his free will given by God. And decisions will sometimes be wrong no matter of how much more or less we believing or have trust in God.

      • Beverly kenyon

        Hiya Srecko, great to see you posting. Just wanted to say I liked that point and how you worded it about all of us having a kind of ‘dualism’ in us. It’s so true! It just kept sitting in the back of my mind. Thanks for that insight. Hope you’re still hanging in there!

        • Srecko Sostar

          Hiya Beverly!! 🙂 Thanks for respond!
          Here is nice to see that people can make self expression on their thoughts and emotions without fear of GB.
          Love and peace let be with you Beverly! and with all people here!

    • Nigel

      The increased Satanic activity that Brother King is speaking of seems to be what Rev 12:12 is referring to.

      • Thinking

        He already knows he has a short time….two thousand years is a short time to him
        Just as Jesus said he is coming quickly…that’s a short time to him….but a long time for us …

      • Bklyn Kevin

        Yes just like the days of Noah when the demons and Nephilim had a
        (short period of time) after Jehovah had shut the door to the ark and it rained for 40 days and 40 nights and ultimately the waters subsided 150 days later.

        Genesis 6: 4. The Nephʹi·lim were on the earth in those days and afterward. During that time the sons of the true God continued to have relations with the daughters of men, and these bore sons to them. They were the mighty ones of old times, the men of fame.

        Genesis 7:4.
        For in just seven days, I will make it rain on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights, and I will wipe from the surface of the ground every living thing that I have made.
        23 So He wiped every living thing from the surface of the earth, including man, animals, creeping animals, and the flying creatures of the sky. They were all wiped off the earth; only Noah and those with him in the ark survived.
        24 And the waters continued overwhelming the earth for 150 days.

        Genesis 8:3
        Then the waters began to recede progressively from the earth. By the end of 150 days, the waters had subsided.

      • according to Kevin’s measurements (via biblical understanding), the short period of time is the 5 months after the 7,000 chosen are sealed, or the door is closed.

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Hello and welcome barbara nice to have you visited .

      As I was reading your comment two inspired scriptures came to my mind where Paul charged us with the responsibility to make sure of all things and in fact John also told us not to believe every inspired statement, but test the inspired statements to see whether they originate with God, Why? – because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1Thessalonians 5: 21. 1 John 4:1.
      So with this thought fresh in mind please view this video and share your opinion.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIHNt2PS6is&google_comment_id=z13zcxxhmvzmstnwd04cgverwqrpg1ybmso0k

  • Bklyn Kevin

    Food for thought.
    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 pick up his outer garment.” why?……..

    because the disgusting thing that causes desolation would have been put in place at that point and the watchtower would have become fully apostate / antichrist due to their conforming with the eighth kings demands and that would mean that this eighth king would have access to records of where eight million plus Jehovah’s witnesses live .

    Matthew24:1-51
    9 Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name.
    10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another.

    John 16:2
    Men will expel you from the synagogue. In fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he has offered a sacred service to God.

    Acts 12:1, 2
    About that time Herod the king began mistreating some of those of the congregation.
    He put James the brother of John to death by the sword. Read more>

    The Apostasy Must Come First. https://e-watchman.com/apostasy-must-come-first/
    The Time Really Is at Hand. https://e-watchman.com/the-time-really-is-at-hand/

  • LW

    The Devil coming down to the earth in “great anger” will be the worst time of trouble this world has ever experienced—far exceeding, by comparison, the horrors of 1914 or the Holocaust.

    • Beverly kenyon

      Isn’t the horror going to be such as has not occurred since the worlds beginning, etc. Matt 24:21,22. And he will be greatly angry as he’s been evicted from his natural habitat along with the fallen Angels, down to our little planet and no doubt feeling really restricted as he had freedom to roam about. Job 1:7.

      • Thinking

        Sis the day of Gods anger has to be so fierce and dreadful…that it will have to be cut short for the sake of the chosen ones….otherwise they will have no world left to reign over…
        I go along with Perimenos thoughts on that particular scripture…it’s describing Armaggeddon…..after all..there will be dead from one end of the earth to the other end ..as Zephaniah says it will be a fear inspiring day…it has to be worse than anything man can do…..just a thought ?..

        • ewatchman

          Men have devised the power to kill off every living thing on this planet many times over. Just a thought

          • Thinking

            Haha…

            • Joseph Stephan

              Hi Thinking, I was thinking about you and hoping that you are doing well. I’ll pop you an email in the next few days to see how you are doing. ❤

        • Beverly kenyon

          Sorry Sister Thinking, it looks like I was running ahead there. So, when Satan is thrown out of heaven he,ll be absolutely fuming as he lands here on Earth and will most probably start swinging straight away hence the collapse of the leading nations followed by the inevitable carnage and horror. Thank you for pointing that out. X

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  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    To Brother Robert King brother you said And hopefully they will learn some humility!!! I feel it is impossible because as you know very well that they never accept their mistakes.

    • ewatchman

      Yeah, but they have never been confronted by an enraged deity before.

      • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

        HA! HA!

      • Beverly kenyon

        And not just an enraged deity….one dressed in a hoodie…how naff…it’s that picture it makes me laugh for some reason…it’s brilliant, but the Devil in a hoodie. Lol. Sorry Brother King but I just had to say it and I’m not being cheeky!

        • 1914for100Alex

          Looks like he’s just dressing the part. The devil is the O.G. after all 😉

          • Beverly kenyon

            He’s trying to blend in but I think the wings gives it away. He IS the O.G 1914 and an idiot! Can’t stand him…he knocks me sick!!

  • Joseph Stephan

    Their long-overdue expulsion from heaven’s heights will come about as a result of the long-prayed-for kingdom of Christ ultimately ascending to power. The overthrow of Satan’s evil empire, symbolized in the Apocalypse as a fiery seven-headed dragon, will initiate a prophetic period known variously in the Scriptures as “the time of the end”, “the final part of the days”, the “conclusion of a system of things”, the “last days”, Satan’s “short period of time” and the “hour of test.”

  • Anderiega

    Hi! Anybody giving/gave a comment this week at your midweek meeting on Isaiah 28?! (I’ll be smiling while thinking about Robert’s animated reading of Isaiah 28:10) sorry….I should’ve posted this on the forum. (The GB didn’t assign any “gems” or “treasures” from chapter 28……..?)

  • Lev

    From Russia with love. As is known, in recent years, there is a big boost, “anointed” in the Organization. “Lawless one” last days do not need the Truth that sounds from the mouth of Jehovah’s prophets. To nullify all the efforts of the true “anointed”, the Governing Council should resolve soon absolutely all “witnesses” to take on the character. The first step has already been taken in 2011 (Watchtower August 15:. “The Governing Council has made a list of all the host of characters” Today, congregation elders are given enormous powers, when in their discretion, they may be used for “very obstinate,” “anointed.” penalties, including expulsion I think -. it is the beginning of the End.

    • LW

      Where does it say that in WT? I’m checking it now…

      • Lev

        The Watchtower August 15, 2011, page 22, paragraph 6, last sentence. Strengthening the role of the elders – (unbiblical): 1-Ef.4:. 8 – “… gifts in men.”, The Watchtower, 1/12/00, page 16, paragraph 9, explains to us that this – the elders ?? ? Perfect gifts Iegovy- imperfect elders ??? In all other translations of the Bible – “… he gave gifts to people.” 2 Isaiah 60:. 17b – “… and righteousness will give you a job ???” – Watchtower 01.07.02, page 17, paragraph 9-11, explains to us that this – the elders ??? In all other transfers Biblii-: “… the ruler of your world and your supervisor the truth.” This is a deliberate distortion of the Bible in favor of the dictatorship of the governing Council totolitarnoy! And such examples-darkness! Lev.

        • True Witness

          Dear Lev
          How are you. I am sorry for not writing you for a long time. i do want to write you but cannot find time to do it. Sorry. I will do it soon. I promise.

          Yuri

  • Andres Felipe

    No es fácil tener que reconocer que es satanás quien ha mantenido engañado al pueblo de Jehová y mucho menos que es jehova quien permite que sea así para un refinamiento ,hermana barbara fletcher. Pero esto debería ayudarnos a confiar más en jehova y en su hijo a utilizar más discernimiento en lo que leemos incluso dentro del pueblo de jehova….Si satanás engaño a los cristianos en el primer siglo,porque crees que somos especiales? Saludos barbara desde Colombia los amo a todos

  • Beverly kenyon

    If Satan is ‘raging war’ against the remnant how is he missing those 7 men in Warwick?! They’re not exactly hard to find! Just find a dirty great big building complex with fancy personalised drain covers and Green Globes on the mantelpiece and their faces gazing out from their lake view apartments as they admire the view across that fabulous lake. Being under seige from the ‘raging war’ by Satan and his demonic mates they must be traumatised!

    • ELiJAHx7

      Makes one think….What will they do to keep it all, their power and riches?
      Perhaps betray Jehovah and Christ?
      We should know what to expect at this point…
      “I have forewarned you” – Jesus

      • Beverly kenyon

        We know Elijahx7 that they will go the whole way to hang on to their power and riches…full on Apostasy! But thank goodness us ones here on EWatchman know of what’s to come and their betrayal. When Jesus comes soon in his real parousia all that wealth will be prised out of their greedy fingers because they will be given their marching orders by him and with that no power! Ha! Like you rightly ended your post…I have forewarned you – Jesus. Like their master, they are on a suicide mission. Still can’t get my head round the fact that the lot of them think they could take Jehovah on! I can’t comprehend that sort of thinking. Certainly not storing up treasures in heaven. Power and money is a very intoxicating thing…no wonder call them Spiritual Drunkards. Fitting description.

        • Bklyn Kevin

          Zephaniah 1: 1-18
          Jehovah’s day of judgment is near (1-18)

          The great day of Jehovah is near! It is near and it is approaching very quickly! The sound of the day of Jehovah is bitter. There a warrior cries out.
          That day is a day of fury A day of distress and anguish,
          A day of storm and desolation, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick gloom, A day of the horn and of the battle cry,
          I will cause distress to mankind, And they will walk like blind men, Because it is against Jehovah they have sinned. Their blood will be poured out like dust, And their flesh* like the dung.
          Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury; For by the fire of his zeal the whole earth will be consumed, Because he will make an extermination, indeed a terrible one, of all the inhabitants of the earth. Read more>
          https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/zephaniah/1/#v36001014

          • Beverly kenyon

            Thank you Bklyn Kevin. That scripture is what I needed to read as Sister Thinking mentioned it to me in her recent post to me and I made a mental note that was the book I was going to tackle but I had a bit of a family problem I had to sort, I had work plus a lot of running around like a headless chicken and I kept thinking, all I want to do is read Zephaniah and be transported and I was getting so frustrated that what I wanted to really do was being put on the back burner….grrrr. I have read Zephaniah twice before but like with every book in the Bible when you read it, it’s like reading it afresh….like you’ve not read it before! Thanks again Bklyn Kevin, it’s just the incentive I needed.

          • Beverly kenyon

            Hiya Bklyn Kevin, well I finally had some quality time to read Zephanian along with help from Brother King’s book. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I finally got to understand about Jehovah’s People speaking a ‘pure language’ which comes about after Jehovah purges the congregations of insolent priests and haughty judges. In that Zephaniah scripture you quote and I found on the link you provided they highlight verse 14 is highlighted yet verses 13 & 18 where it talks about their wealth being plundered and neither their silver and gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury…but then again that’s suppose to apply to Christendom and not to the leaders of Jehovah’s Witnesses who have billions in the bank…no, it can’t possibly apply to them!

  • Andres Felipe

    Tienes razón beverly kenyon;siempre me pregunté como se cumplen en los últimos ungidos actuales las palabras del apóstol Pablo cuando él decía que ellos son ungidos en la semejanza de su muerte (Ro 6:5) ….algún hermano me puede traducir al español El podcast #74? Me gustaría saber que dice el hermano Robert pero mi mal inglés no me deja jajajaja

  • Andres Felipe

    No entiendo porque no puedo hacer comentarios en el podcast. Estoy traduciendo todos los comentarios de todos y solo quiero decir que los amo a todos y que estoy en la misma lucha desde Colombia mucho amor ????

    • Joseph Stephan

      Because it exceeded the limit of comments, and Robert locked it up.

      Translation

      I do not understand why I can not comment on the podcast. I am translating all the comments of all and I just want to say that I love you all and that I am in the same fight from Colombia much love.

      We love you Andres❤, keep fighting til the end!

      • Andres Felipe

        Gracias amigo mio …espero algún día abrazarte con amor .ojala antes del nuevo mundo ???

  • Victor Field

    7 Faithfull Discreet Slave JW.Org
    Satan is using these 7 men to get people to take the mark,,(Phoney kings)
    7 Kings, representing the image on earth of Satan’s smashed spiritual kingdom,(False Prophet)
    Yes they can be found in their new Royal dwelling at 1 King’s Drive, Warwick,,.,(Disgusting thing)
    So Satan has noticed them to the extent that he is controlling and using them,,.

    • Cocheta

      it is the weekend of the Dedication of Warwick, Victor & all the congregations worldwide will be broadcasting the event, I wonder if satan & his hordes will be cheering them on! If you are on FB you could see where Burt & Leonard are doing an amazing job of spiritual graffiti in the comments of Rolee’s photo of it. I’ll try to take a screenshot of it for you all.

      • Victor Field

        Thank you so much for this delightful news,,
        the race is nearly over,,and i can now see the finish line,,
        I am on facebook,,the picture i am using on here is from my FB.
        I will look for Burt & Leonard,,
        Kind Regards

        • Cocheta

          I can’t find you on FB, Victor, if you look on my profile here you will see my FB link as my website link, I hope you will join me there

          • Victor Field

            Thanks again,,friend requested you,,

      • Victor Field

        May i ask where you got the information about the Warwick Dedication being this weekend?

  • True Witness

    Hello brother Robert. I am glad that we can again have spiritual food from your commets. As usual we see how different WT comments that always repeat the same 1914 dogma from your view of Bible. You point to the true explanations of Bible prophesies. We are now in very dangerous situation. All of us. Witnesses and not witnesses. Witnesses because they must soon to choose whom to follow GB or true anointed. I am already chose true anointed and not GB. To leave WT for me will be easy. But for too many of our brothers it will be a hard move to make. I can see how seeing true coming of Jesus will shock them. For people in the world it will be also shock to see all devastating events of Satan fall from sky. They will be totally unprepared. Many of them will die from fear. But also maybe many who studied Bible with us will follow true anointed. They will remember what they knew. WT will disappear by then and they will not be affraid to join true followers of Christ in order to be saved. We and they will be the Great Croud.

    Blessings to all from Jehovah and Jesus.

  • Lev

    From Russia with love! Hey, somebody explain to me what it all means? -12 Members of the Governing Council do not receive revelations from above, and they can not be considered infallible. Therefore, the Governing Council may err in matters of doctrine or make wrong organizational solutions. This is taken from the Watchtower, February 2017 .page 26, paragraph 12.

    • Joseph Stephan

      Now that they have retired in to their lap of luxury brand new ivory tower. Where each of them are overfed and pampered like kings.
      They don’t want any pesky lawsuits depleting their golden nest egg, so there lawyers are working overtime to word everything correctly. Don’t want them evil lost stumbled sheep suing them for ruining their lives and families.

      • Lev

        Из России с любовью! Привет Джозев, брат! Скажи :в чём правда ,брат? Я ,честно говоря, не понял, твой посыльный импульс. Но всё равно ,я рад, что кто то обратил на это внимание. Почему -то мне кажется, что для “отступников” и ” помазанников” факт признания Руководящим Советом своих “виртуальных” ошибок будут иметь очень далёкие последствия! Хотелось бы ,чтобы они были благоразумные ,С уважением Лев.

  • True Witness

    Hello my dear brothers and sisters.
    Read what I think about our future on my blog site

    Truewitnessblog.simplesite.com

    Blessings from my heart to all of you who love Jehovah Jesus and the truth of Bible.

    • Cocheta

      I am reading it, Yuri & it is beautiful. I love the picture on the home page. I’m just about to share it on Facebook. Good to see you here, hope you & your wife are both well xoxoxo

    • ewatchman

      Just so you know, and others too, I do not allow commenters to promote their personal blogs or websites. I’ll leave the link this time though.

      • True Witness

        Ok. I will remove it at your request. Sorry I dis not know.

        Blessings to you Robert

        • Joseph Stephan

          Dear Brother,
          You could add your blog link to your disqus account under website. Under settings.

  • “That is what Jesus was alluding to when he advised: “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 pick up his outer garment.””

    “Then the prospective brides will have to go meet the bridegroom. Those who foolishly look back to the Watchtower for new light will find themselves lost. Ultimately, the door will be shut. Then it will be too late. The outcome will be the parting of the ways for the wise and foolish, the faithful and the evil slaves. “Keep on the watch, therefore, because you know neither the day nor the hour.”” https://e-watchman.com/robert-king-e-watchman-jehovahs-witnesses/

    • Bklyn Kevin

      More food for thought.

      So the question now to ask is” when does the door to salvation actually get shut?.
      We can find an interesting parallel in noahs account.

      It’s interesting to take note that from the time that Jehovah actually closed the door to the ark until the warters had subsided there was 150 days until Noah and his family had reached the beginning of the new world so to speak.

      Genesis 8:3
      Then the waters began to recede progressively from the earth. By the end of 150 days, the waters had subsided.

      It’s also interesting to take note” that during the fifth trumpet Jesus comes down and opens the abyss and when he opens the abyss locusts like creatures come out which picture the sealed chosen ones at this point and they were told not to harm the vegetation of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads And it was granted the locusts, not to kill them, but to torment them (five months,) and their torment was like torment by a scorpion when it strikes a person.

      Also, they have tails with stingers like scorpions, and in their tails is their authority to hurt the people for (five months) or 150 days.
      Revelation Read more>
      https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/revelation/9/#v66009010

      • yeah and 2,520 – 150 = 2,370 being 1,110 in the second part of the week. Jesus presence via parousia will then be the five month turing point message of doom to those who blew their chance. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6P9CD7rpU9E

        • Bklyn Kevin

          Remember what I said “his presence is not the same as when he walks along side his chosen ones.
          Jesus’ presence would have already been there from the start after all did not Jesus say he came to start a fire on the earth. Do you think I came to give peace on the earth?

          No, I tell you, but rather division / [Separation] Luke12:49-50.

          While he was sitting on 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?”
          Matthew 24:
          27 For just as the lightning comes out of the east and shines over to the west,
          (so the presence of the Son of man will be).

          37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be.
          38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
          39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away,
          (so the presence of the Son of man will be.)

          • yeah i rememberd that partly at the moment i had replied but didnt go back to look it up again. now recall i replied calling it then a sign-presence and not the parousia-presence. the first would have to be thief-like but the second can not be like a thief

  • Joe Dman

    Hi everyone. Just catching up. I’ve been missing joining in on the conversations. I’ve always considered being here the equivalent of meeting together as we behold the day drawing near seeing as there is no encouragement to be found at the meetings. I’m like a light bulb that’s not screwed in all the way that blinks off and on.
    These particular verses have always been of interest to me, perhaps because I’m never screwed in all the way when considering them: “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 pick up his outer garment.”
    So the goods and the outer garment, are they referring to the false teachings of the WT? Rev16:15 likens our outer garments to being spiritually awake.
    Bklyn Kevin, you are saying that it’s because the authorities know where you live and they’ll be waiting for you???
    Personally, I’ve thought that when the last king takes over, it won’t matter that you try to gather your things because there will be no physical place to run to hide unlike in bible times when they often went to Egypt or to the mountains in the case of escaping the destruction of Jerusalem. The whole world will be accessible to the last king.
    Can someone make sure I’m screwed in all the way on this one? Thanks.

    • Beverly kenyon

      Joe Dman. It’s brilliant to see you here on EWatchman and straight in with a brilliant post and illustration…I also sometimes feel like a light bulb that’s not screwed in fully, so I always make mention to Jehovah in my prayers to please help me understand his Word as I also need to tell others as well and I need to explain it in an understandable way. I absolutely agree with you that the whole world will be accessible to the eighth King, it will be whose side are you on!

    • Bklyn Kevin

      “when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation standing where it should not be (let the reader use discernment), then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains. Mark13:

      I think it means just what it says. Jesus is obviously stressing how imperative it is to flee.

      WHY because these are days for meting out justice in order that all the things written may be fulfilled. And Sodom and Gomorrah should serve as an example to us WHY because if Lot didn’t flee when he was instructed he surely would have been swept away by the calamity.
      Lot and his family urged to leave.Genesis 19:
      https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/genesis/19/#v1019015
      I know I said in another comment that we have to keep in mind that the watchtower has record’s / our addresses and that would mean the eighth king would know where eight million plus Jehovah’s witnesses are and that in itself would be one good reason to flee but the truth of the matter is our very lives will depend on fleeing as instructed.

      Now when Jesus said “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 pick up his outer garment.

      Jesus was stressing the urgency to leave and quickly, in other words when you see the disgusting thing put in place there’s no turning back not even to pick up your clothing your furniture or anything for that matter.

      And of course the eighth king could track us down just about anywhere we go so why even bother fleeing? because at that point of no return Jehovah will intervene just like he did for the Israelites at the red sea provided we keep the faith.

      After all remember the bible clearly said a great crowd will survive.

    • Burt Reynolds

      You are screwed in Joe, but you have to keep plugged in here.

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