To Babylon and back

//To Babylon and back

Tuesday, November 29

Do not be afraid. I will help you.Isa. 41:13.

Jehovah purposed that his people proclaim the good news on an unprecedented scale in our day, and nothing can prevent him from accomplishing that purpose. Just as he delivered the ancient nation of Israel from Babylon, Jehovah has rescued his present-day servants from “Babylon the Great,” the world empire of false religion.  He has taught us for our own good, has blessed us with peace, and has helped us to impart his teaching to others. This does not mean that Jehovah exercises his foresight so that he knows and then influences every development on earth in order to advance the Kingdom-preaching work. Some conditions have favored our witnessing activity, but only with Jehovah’s help have we been able to endure such situations as persecution and other hardships that make it difficult to carry out our commission in this world that is lying in Satan’s power.

COMMENTARY

There is nothing miraculous about a person requesting to have their name removed from a church registry. People leave the churches all the time. It is nothing extraordinary. Yet, that is what is required for people to heed the command to “get out of her, my people” —at least according to the Watchtower.

Having already written a fair amount on this topic debunking the Watchtower’s myth of having gotten out of Babylon, what’s one more article?

Babylon was a great empire in its day. The city itself, with its immense double walls encircling, was considered impregnable. Although Marduk was their primary god, Jehovah God acquisitioned the fearsome Chaldean military to use as his own in order to execute his judgments upon numerous nations —Judah and Jerusalem in particular.

Jehovah not only announced his intentions to use Babylon as his weapon to smash the nations, he also foretold how he would also dispose of mighty Babylon afterwards. The prophets recorded God’s judgments long in advance so that the demon gods of Babylon could not take credit for having conquered Jehovah’s nation. Nor could Babylon hold God’s people in captivity after they had paid off their debt.

The Babylonian invasion of Judah was described as a great tempest descending from out of the north. By means of sword, famine and pestilence, Jehovah’s judgments were carried out. Throughout the prophecies of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, sword, famine and pestilence are used, in that order, which is also exactly what Christ foretold would make up the sign of his coming —wars, food shortages and pestilence. And the opening of the seals of Revelation envisage the same sequence of events.

Although the Watchtower proclaims that the symbolic seals of the scroll of Revelation were unsealed in 1914, there is no evidence that the Great War or the Spanish Influenza accomplished God’s judgments.

However, the nations of the world have arrived at a critical turning point. For the past two decades since the USSR was dissolved the Anglo empire has been furthering a scheme for world domination. The destruction of Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia went according to plan, but Russia has intervened to prevent Syria from meeting the same fate. Not only that, the war party has been dealt a serious set back with the election of Donald Trump. Other populist movements threaten to sweep aside the war parties in Germany and France. As it stands, the Chinese are poised to become the dominant economic power. The window of opportunity for Anglo world domination is closing.

But a cornered beast is a dangerous thing. We ought not expect the British Empire to go quietly into the night.

War, famine and pestilence is what has been determined, even a great storm. The anti-typical babylonian juggernaut —the king of the north —is certain to be unleashed in order to carry out Jehovah’s judgments. Although the Governing Body boast that Jehovah’s Witnesses are beyond the reach of Babylon the Great, they are not beyond the reach of Jehovah’s great, end-time military force.

During that bleak time the words of God will finally be appreciated: “Do not be afraid. I will help you.”

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2017-03-18T11:54:53+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Commentary|27 Comments
  • Bklyn Kevin

    As Robert pointed out the window of opportunity for the Anglo world domination is closing fast.
    And the Beast is surely not just going to go quietly and just watch Russia and China be the dominant power so we can expect very soon in the near future a final pushing for supremacy Which wil most certainly lead the nations into a final confrontation otherwise known as the appointed times which Jesus foretold.

    Matthew 24 :21
    for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again.

    Luke 21: 24.
    And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled.

    • LW

      All these anti globalist populist movements are seeming to harken to where they could announce peace and security because of the former

      • Peter

        LW, Here’s a link and quote about that very thing…..So many people are crying “peace and safety” right now, and yet we are right in the middle of what I have labeled “the danger zone“.
        http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/why-are-so-many-among-the-elite-building-luxury-bunkers-in-preparation-for-an-imminent-apocalypse

        • LW

          Right…the article is very interesting.

          According to the WT, they say it could either be a single proclamation or a series of proclamations given by world leaders. Based on what we’re currently observing happening in the world, do you think that we’re closer to seeing it as a single one or more than one?

          • Peter

            I wouldn’t like say at this point, single or more than one, but think we are closer to seeing it and with 2017 nearly upon us, makes for very interesting times.

            • LW

              Yeah we’re definitely accelerating into higher gear. We see the expose of corruption worldwide via the Internet. I myself started on this awakening process close to four years ago and I can honestly affirm that I am convinced beyond a shadow of any doubt that the Bible is accurate when it comes to who is ruling this world along with other similar truths.
              The truth is being revealed, through the unlikeliest of sources.

            • Peter

              LW, We’ve been accelerating into higher gear since Autumn 2008, more so once the banks were bailed out. It’s a logical step and today we’re getting closer to a conclusion of a system of things. And the sad thing, ‘though prophecy’ is Jehovah’s people like his people in the past, blinded. But at least here everyone coming here can find answers and have the blindness lifted, hopefully. And like you, I was convinced the moment I came here around 2004/5, it was the hidden treasure I search for. And for a while I went on a journey back then trying help many depressed ex JWs after being disfellowshipped. One lady nearly gave up and took her own life, because she believed God would destroy her soon come the tribulation. Today, she understands and mentally much stronger. So Robert’s site helps many people arcoss the globe, no matter our circumstances. And without a shadow of a doubt the Bible is accurate.

            • Burt Reynolds

              Robert is pretty ‘unlikely’, one has to admit! ?

          • Burt Reynolds

            The scripture says ‘when they……are proclaiming peace and security’ thus indicating a plural. Otherwise the bible would say ‘when he/she is proclaiming’ and doubtless explain who. In this context the bible is referring to the nations and so we may expect a consensus of opinion on peace and security.

  • DA

    “Jehovah has rescued his present-day servants from “Babylon the Great,” the world empire of false religion. ”

    uh ok, yeah, tell that to all the people in jail for serving Jehovah and standing up for the truth. go visit them who are behind bars to let them know that they’re free and have been rescued. todays daly text is a straight-up lie.

    • ELiJAHx7

      Exactly…I guess the watchtower doesn’t consider the Russian Orthodox Church to be apart of Babylon the Great? The Russian government is shutting down all other religions it deems to be western… “Jehovah’s Witnesses”
      Who is deaf and blind? SMH

      • Lev

        In Russia in 2016, the law will delay you, send in the police station, the fine imposed on you (if it’s the first time), if 2 brothers standing next to a stand with literature (this summer stands forbidden to use in Russia) .Now if you preached to you and ask: “What is your religion?”, the Governing Council of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia requires that we do not in any way called “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and studying the Bible for yourself and offer to study for free and actually Vam.Na in Russia WT disown his poor part .Lev.

        • ewatchman

          Thanks for that report from Russia Lev and I am glad to see you figured out how to comment.

          Can you clarify something for us, please: Are you saying that the Governing Council (branch) in Russia has instructed Jehovah’s Witnesses to deny that they are Jehovah’s Witnesses when confronted by the police?

          • Burt Reynolds

            Let us know if Lev replies please Robert.

            • ewatchman

              Hi Burt. Since my comment scrolled off I sent Lev an email asking him to clarify his comment. I’ll let you know if he responds.

        • Burt Reynolds

          Welcome Lev. Good to hear from you.

          • Lev

            Good morning, Burt! Sorry for the late reply. Yesterday I went to the forest, cut down dead trees, wore home. Today, they sawed and pinholes. I am very happy that I can freely communicate with people who do not have on their foreheads parolya- “zombie” WT. Recently, with me and even stopped talking to greet my rodstvenniki- daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, aunt, sister .But I know that no one (Psalom.27: 10)!But I do not blame them. Just Russia all people crushed totalitarianism more than 1,000 pokoleniy.Oni otdavt accustomed to decide the fate of their chief, the commander of the king that if anything – to dump all the blame on the “Uncle”. In Russia, there is a saying: “A good head-and-2 is better because it is on whom to blame Burt, and where you live you probably sunbathe under the tropical ultrofiolet.?.Please share this miracle with Jehovah’s gloomy and morose Russia as the Russian Orthodox Church says – “footstool of the Lord,” Amen. Regards Lev.

            • Burt Reynolds

              Thanks Lev. I will share it. Keep telling us the news from Russia please. Regards, Burt.

            • Lev

              Привет Burt.Ты просил публиковать новости из России о WH .Посмотри ,пожалуйста, обычное событие в нашей стране. JW -давно не удивляются, Русская Православная Церковь -очень довольна своим влиянием на власть, а рядовые граждане -радуются:(Rev.11:10). Лев.https://www.jw-russia.org/news/16112216-66.html

            • Burt Reynolds

              Privet Lev, spasibo za pis’mo. eto vyshka govorit brat’yam, chtoby ne skazat’, chto yhey yavlyayutsya Svideteli Iyegovy, chtoby izbezhat’ presledovaniya?

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Lev, I like what you wrote…parolya….Witness Zombie. Sad but true.

  • Beverly kenyon

    So true Brother King, ‘what’s one more article on this topic.’ Can’t get get enough of it and I’m sure another reminder of this topic will be of great interest to Observing Quietly as they’ve already left the city, it will be upbuilding for them. For me, I find comfort in Jehovah’s words to us…Do not be afraid. I will help you. Most of us know we will be absolutely terrified when the Carnage starts, but Jehovah God has promised he will help us.

  • Burt Reynolds

    I don’t think anyone doubts that Jehovah will help. The worry is simply if we will be deemed worthy of help. Regardless of my worries though, it’s nice to see trump making overtures to Russia and the movement in Europe against globalism in Germany France and Italy and here in Margate England! I can’t wait for some politician to utter those words….peace and security. It will be the one good act a politician has done since the dawn of politicians. ?

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Daniel 8:24 And his power must become mighty, but not by his own power.
      (And in a wonderful way he will cause ruin,)
      and he will certainly prove successful and do effectively. And he will actually bring mighty ones to ruin, also the people made up of [the] holy ones

      Daniel 7:
      13 “I kept on beholding in the visions of the night, and, see there! with the clouds of the heavens someone like a son of man happened to be coming; and to the Ancient of Days he gained access, and they brought him up close even before that One.
      14 And to him there were given rulership and dignity and kingdom, that the peoples, national groups and languages should all serve even him. His rulership is an indefinitely lasting rulership that will not pass away, and his kingdom one that will not be brought to ruin.

    • LW

      Yeah the movements against globalism across the world definitely smell like they could be part of this move towards the peace and security declaration

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    After reading this article I can only tell that Isiah:42:19 well suits for JWs in this situation.

  • Patrick Langat

    The war party have been temporarily forestalled for now, they obviously will make a comeback in future just like the devil temporarily left off tempting Jesus in the wilderness for another suitable time.

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