Babylon as the Last Kingdom

//Babylon as the Last Kingdom

Sunday, July 17

For your sakes I will send to Babylon and bring down all the bars of the gates.Isa. 43:14.

In line with that prophecy, a world-shaking event happened one night early in October 539 B.C.E. While Babylon’s king and his nobles were drinking wine from holy vessels captured from Jerusalem’s temple and were praising their man-made gods, the armies of Media and Persia conquered Babylon. In 538 or 537 B.C.E., Babylon’s conqueror, Cyrus, commanded the Jews to return and rebuild God’s temple in Jerusalem. All of this was foretold by Isaiah, including Jehovah’s promise that he would provide for and protect his repentant people as they returned to Jerusalem. God called them “the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise.” Once these former exiles had returned and rebuilt Jehovah’s temple in Jerusalem, they became witnesses to the fact that Jehovah, the only true God, always fulfills his word.

COMMENTARY

The sudden overthrow of mighty Babylon in one night shocked the people of the ancient world. Babylon was the center of a great empire that dominated much of the known world. The Chaldeans had conquered both Assyria and Egypt, who were its main rivals. Also the island city of Tyre was looted and destroyed, which was a wealthy seafaring center —similar to the city of London in more recent times. And of course Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to and conquered the prized Judean city of Jerusalem, the place where Jehovah had caused his name to reside in the ancient world.

Unknown to the babylonians and surrounding nations, though, God actually sanctioned the destruction of the city and temple associated with his name. Jehovah did so in order to punish the Jews for their having treated his name disrespectfully and rebelling against him.

Although Jehovah faithfully sent various prophets to his people —most notably, Isaiah and Jeremiah, the Jews refused to listen. The priests and prophets and princes assured the people that Jehovah would never abandon the city of Jerusalem. But, alas, he did.

However, in order to demonstrate his power and the fact that the Chaldeans were merely an instrument in his hand, Jehovah inspired the very same prophets who foretold the destruction of Jerusalem to forecast Babylon’s sudden overthrow and the liberation of the sons of Israel from their captivity.

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the archetype of ancient Babylon fell in 1919 when J.F. Rutherford and seven other Watchtower officers were released from prison.

Apparently, there were some influential clergymen who conspired with government officials to try to shut down the Watchtower during the First World War. The fall of Babylon the Great is explained as the inability of false religion to any longer exercise control over Jehovah’s people. But that is simply not true.

PUTIN_KirillJust this week Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill that prevents any religion from preaching without permission. While the new law is ostensibly intended to combat terrorism and it encompasses all types of groups like the Hare Krishna and the Church of Scientology and various evangelical sects, obviously it is aimed at preventing Jehovah’s Witnesses from preaching door-to-door and displaying their information stands in public places. Russia had already blocked jw.org from the Internet in Russia and banned Jehovah’s Witnesses in the city of Moscow, but now the entire Watchtower-sponsored ministry is illegal throughout the vast Russian Federation. And no doubt the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church, of which Putin is a staunch supporter, is behind the ban.

Jehovah’s Witnesses are banned in many countries, so what just took place in Russia is not unique. But the point is, how can Jehovah’s Witnesses make the claim that Babylon the Great can no longer restrain Christians? Even during the First World War the work of the Bible Students was not banned as is now the case in Russia. The day’s verse from Isaiah states that God will “bring down all the bars of the gates,” not just a few.

The reason none of what the Watchtower teaches with regards to the fulfillment of prophecy makes any sense is because it is not true and cannot be harmonized with the Bible or reality.

The fact is, Babylon the Great has not fallen. And neither have Jehovah’s modern people gone into captivity. Probably the most misunderstood aspect of the Revelation regarding Babylon the Great has to do with the beast upon which she sits.

According to the Watchtower there are actually two symbolic seven-headed wild beasts. The scarlet-colored beast that emerges from the abyss, from a deathlike state, is different than the beast that suffers a mortal head wound and then recovers. But that is totally illogical. The beast from the abyss symbolizes the political system after it recovers from the mortal head wound, at which point the entire seven-headed beast becomes the eighth king. The reason the eighth king is symbolized by the entire monstrosity and not simply by an eighth head is because the last kingdom will be a world government that will be comprised off all the world powers then in existence.

While the eighth king will temporarily have the harlot called Babylon the Great as a mount, the last kingdom itself will be the antitype of the ruthless Babylonian Empire. Babylon was the killer of nations and presumed to totally dominate the kingdom of Jehovah, as if ascending above the very stars of God. That Babylon typifies the last king is evident from the 14th chapter of Isaiah that describes all the other fallen kings of the nations as having received an honorable burial —meaning that history remembers them. Not so Babylon – or at least of what Babylon represents. Isaiah says of him: “All other kings of the nations, yes, all of them, lie down in glory, each one in his own tomb. But you are discarded without a grave, like a detested sprout, clothed with the slain who were stabbed with the sword, who go down to the stones of a pit, like a carcass trampled underfoot.”

The reason “Babylon” is described as being trampled down like a carcass is because that is the end that awaits the last king. As Revelation says that the wild beast will be caught and all of its supporters will feed the birds with their flesh. No honorable burial! 

 

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2017-03-18T11:24:27+00:00 July 17th, 2016|Commentary|112 Comments
  • LW

    It will be a time unlike any other. Satan tried this back with the Tower of Babel, and nearly succeeded, had not Jehovah stepped in to stop it. But it is coming…and the floodgates must be opened…for there is no other way. It is only in this manner that we all must be confronted with the culmination of an invisible war that has been fought since the beginning of time.

  • SkinnyAndShort

    Wonder when these type of things will take place in the States, banning of preaching and other such religious stuff.

    • Joyce Haze

      Hello, SkinnyAndShort. I personally recommend reading Robert Kings book, “Jehovah himself has become king”. Particularly, to answer your questions, chapter 24. I feel we are very, very close to the fulfillment of that prophesy, what is taking place on the world stage leads us right to a better understanding of the prophesy. What we may not have been able to understand in the past becomes clear when we are better equipped to understand Jehovah’s time line. He certainly gives us what we need to be able to see and better understand the evil force that is leading all to destruction, those who choose to not listen. But gives to all building their loyalty and love toward him and His son Christ Jesus, the hope for his blessings and love, the gift of life in a world beyond what we could ever imagine!!!! All hoping as Robert has expressed it, we must first walk through the fire, so preparation now is really urgent. As described in the scriptures, faith is our test!!!

    • Joyce Haze

      Reading also Roberts post on “World events and bible prophesy”

    • Volcanic

      I came across this video on FB, pretty scary particularly when they mention about Christians being the ones targeted.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGhz14E9yhY

  • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

    Taking a break from Pokémon to do a little study …..KIDDING!!! (but seriously, had a chat today at the meeting with a sister who’s totally into that and doesn’t feel any need to watch the news because “we already know what’s going to happen.”)

    Sobering video and commentary. Question to anybody who wants to answer: how much physical “prepping” are y’all doing? Are you buying food stuffs? Do you think about how you’ll get clean water?

    Obviously the only thing that’ll save us is faith and Jehovah’s mercy, but just look at what’s going on in Venezuela, etc.

    How much mental energy do you spend thinking about physical preparedness? How do you stay relatively balanced?

    • LW

      Are you serious, is she really doing that Pokemon thing?

      Wow…unbelievable…

    • Jesus said carry a pouch and a sword. – Luke 22:36

      common sense best to your abilty without over-doing it and not being careless.

      backpack with fingernail clippers, soap, a comb and a change of socks…

      oh and a rubix cube and thats all you’ll need. and a ping pong paddle too. so a backpack, fingernail clippers, soap, socks, rubiks cube and ping pong paddle….

      oh and a hair dryer. and thats all you’ll need….

      – Luke 17:31

      • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

        You make me laugh for real. I’ll bring the tequila since we’re packing sombreros. Thanks for the links.

        • your welcome. Robert a once told me he travels light

    • i keep praying and talking to Jehovah all day.

      and today im going to have some ice-cream and think about spiritual things and such. like Robert ssid, enjoy it while ya can. i think i need ice-cream today. i know Jesus sat with his friends as he cook em some fish.
      John 21:9

    • ELiJAHxSEVEN

      well, I think of Proverbs 22:3 alot…”the prudent will seek refuge”…I agree that some basic preparing should be done, I focus on taking refuge in Jehovah…with prayer and study, although I am “outside the gate”, I pray without ceasing to “prep” my faith and to build that spiritual fortress that Jehovah provides…I like to think that the items that I would have at the ready in case of emergency might be able to help another…I always keep my focus on others and I would give any of my preps for my brothers or you my dear sister…hope my 2 cents helped…take care!

      • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

        I appreciate your entire comment. My husband and I just have a couple months worth of extra basics…..mostly rice and beans. But I also look at the food and think that I’ll be sharing it with those who think I’m bonkers right now. Here in USA, people don’t know how to grow, preserve, etc. We’re only good at shopping and consuming. It’s going to be a dramatic wake-up call. People can barely handle service without Starbucks! Lol

        • patri

          Im with you there Ali. On coming across my stash family members have said I’m “insane “and “not normal,” to my very face, bonkers in other words.
          I’ve stashed mainly cans of fruit and fish, its surprising how many cans are dated up to 2018. It wont last long. Bottles of water won’t last long either for bodily hygiene as well as drinking. Have you remembered you’ll need water and stove (camping) to cook your rice n beans, bit hard going digesting them raw!
          I believe Walmart have dungeons full of seeds and such in prep for the pending nuclear war. Come in handy for all survivors when its all over thank you god.

          • Leonard k

            Luke 7:50

            50 But he said to the woman: “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

            Romans 10:9

            9 For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

            Ephesians 2:8

            8 By this undeserved kindness you have been saved through faith, and this is not of your own doing; rather, it is God’s gift.

            1 Corinthians 7:16

            16 For wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband? Or, husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife?

            Deuteronomy 20:4

            4 for Jehovah your God is marching with you to fight for you against your enemies and to save you.’

        • ELiJAHxSEVEN

          Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them.
          Are you not of more value than they?
          – Matthew 6:26
          p.s. “Do not be anxious” -Jesus

    • Certainly we want to take refuge in Jehovah now and especially during times of trouble, but if you could alleviate a child’s distress during a time of great necessity by regularly setting aside a few things now, wouldn’t that be the wise and good thing to do – rather than expecting God to take care of them?

      True, Jesus said the tribulation would be a time to leave all behind. He advised the man on the housetop not to come down to collect his belongings. But until we reach that point wisdom dictates that it is better to have something set aside for ourselves, our families and others, as we have the means, than it is to have nothing. It may turn out in some circumstances that having survival provisions are of no value. On the other hand, it may be that a few preparations now may be lifesaving. Either way, it is better to be prepared.

      • the reason i say dont over do it in some peoples situation is because if One as stored up so much just to end up leaving it behind, it would be a waist. its better safe then sorry like you said, given each persons circumstance.
        i think of the examles in Acts during the times of need. its definitely something we need to remind each other about

      • Leonard k

        it is ok to be prepared. as much as Jehovah does for us all we can not expect him to do everything for us but he will be there when we really need him. it is our faith that will carry us along by his word and his will.

    • Andres Felipe

      Tienes razón ….jehova espera que actuemos con sagacidad y que nos ocultemos de la calamidad

    • Burt Reynolds

      It is possible to go through the bible and, being mankind, find a scripture that fits the ailment. The tribulation is set to go on for years and whatever we do now, in my opinion, will not suffice. Is it not so that Jehovah has said that if the days were not cut short on his account, none would survive? The test is faith. I do not say imprudence for we shall have to utilise every opportunity and such opportunity may be provided by Jehovah. We will not have to walk alone in his name, but we may yet have to stand alone for his name’s sake and to prove our faith. Let him who is on his roof, not come down to collect his things. Even in the death camps of the last war, people survived and the depths they had to go to, to do so, we can not imagine. Yet they came with nothing, and left, those who did, with their lives. Part of our coming trial will be so that Jehovah’s name can be sanctified as the deliverer of the faithful. If then we provide for ourselves, then how will this be done? If we run around seeking to store for our survival, where then is our faith? It is by Jehovah that we will be saved, not by our own understanding. John chapter 11. V 38, Jesus therefore groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave and a stone lay upon it. 39. Jesus said, take away the stone. Martha the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh for he hath been dead four days. 40. Jesus saith unto her, said I not unto thee, that if thou wouldst believe, thou shouldst SEE THE GLORY OF GOD. (My caps ) 41. Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lift up his eyes and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42. And I KNEW that thou hearest me always, but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that though hast sent me. So we see that Lazarus, was allowed to die verse 4, that Jehovah’s name may be glorified. And so, no matter that we store, or go naked, we live or die as Jehovah sees fit and as in this example, that Jehovah may be praised and his name sanctified, through our deliverance, or demonstration of faith. Yes, there is the example of the wise virgins and many more, that took stock, but the point is surely different, being spiritual and not physical. Perhaps we are destined to show faith in allowing Jehovah the full credit for preserving our physical being alive, through our faith alone. But as for me, determined I shall be, to dwell eternally, in my integrity, as the song goes. Can we remain balanced? Yes. Look not to the body, but to the spirit., to faith, to trust in what we are reading, preaching, learning. Jehovah leads us where we know not, but we can be happy in that it is He that leads us.

      • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

        Agreed. I look at my pitiful food stuffs and I definitely don’t think any of that will save me….but rather it was a purchase based on faith and shrewdness and I’m not ATTACHED to any physical items. If they help, great. If I have to flee…I will. If they help others, even better.

        • Leonard k

          2 Samuel 22:36

          36 You give me your shield of salvation, And your humility makes me great.

          Isaiah 60:18

          18 No more will violence be heard in your land Or destruction and ruin within your boundaries. And you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.

          Isaiah 33:6

          6 He is the stability of your times; An abundance of salvation, wisdom, knowledge, and the fear of Jehovah —This is his treasure.

          Psalm 51:12

          12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation; Stir within me a willingness to obey you.

          Psalm 21:5

          5 Your acts of salvation bring him great glory. Dignity and splendor you bestow on him.

          Psalm 85:4

          4 Restore us, O God of our salvation, And set aside your displeasure with us.

        • Burt Reynolds

          Do you have a survival receipt for American corn bread? (Quick before Robert gets back from his neurons !!! Better go face book !! ) after all, the bible does say ‘go well fed’ .

      • Leonard k

        2 Thessalonians 1:7

        7 But you who suffer tribulation will be given relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels

      • Now close to daybreak, Paul encouraged them all to take some food, saying: “Today is the 14th day you have been waiting anxiously, and you have gone without taking any food at all. 34 So I encourage you to eat some food; this is in the interests of your safety, for not a hair of the head of any one of you will perish.” 35 After he said this, he took bread, gave thanks to God before them all, broke it, and started eating. 36 So they all took courage and began taking some food themselves. 37 In all we were 276 personsa in the ship. 38 When they had eaten enough food to be satisfied, they lightened the ship by throwing the wheat overboard into the sea.

        • Burt Reynolds

          Hello D34, ah yes, but they had the food with them and they chucked the surplus overboard! Anyway, I see your scripture and raise you Leonard k. At Thessalonians 2. 1:v7. Your deal.

          • yes, i was going to say it correlates with the angels doing their task; wheat, goats, wilderness an all

      • Joe Dman

        Thanks Burt. I want to make it clear that I’m not recommending people prepare As i have. As you brought out, it is our faith and it is Jehovah we will depend on so that by his glory we’ll be saved. As you may have read in my previous posts that I’m probably more prepared than probably 95% of the population. What makes me be that way? I don’t know. It would be easier for me to stop, sell out and depend on my faith. If it’s all for not, and I lose it all, then this path I’m traveling will have had a huge stumbling block that i will have to overcome. But i know the way around it, my faith will still be in Jehovah and Jesus, not in what i have done to prepare. I read the scriptures you brought out and of course they make perfect sense. And I’m confident that by living by them it will save many. I’m under no illusion that my preparation will get me all the way through to the kingdom.
        In my imperfect mind i relate scriptures to what I’m doing. How am i to bring food to Christ’s brothers if i have none. How am i to deal with the prophecy that there will be food
        shortages. So far the only plan i know will work is having faith that Jehovah will provide. So I’ve got that going for me. I see the path to the kingdom as culminating into a wide smooth flowing river once we’ve made it their, But the tributaries we are individually on don’t all look the same and have different curves and rapids to navigate as do the rest of you. I know at some point i will have to completely depend on Jehovah’s saving power. So to everyone reading this, stay on your path. I’m sure I’m not very influential here and I’m not trying to be. It’s just the path I’m taking and it’s probably a tougher one than i could take. But i continually asked Jehovah to bless what I’m doing and that it may be to his glory.

        • 1914for100Alex

          I think you’ve got the right attitude. It’s one thing to prep and think you’re going to be just fine. The people that think that way would go crazy if they lost it all. I’m sure you’d be disappointed, but then you would just readjust to the new situation in front of you. The ability to adapt, as well as your faith is what will keep you going.

        • Burt Reynolds

          Hello Joe, I don’t know what you have prepared and I wouldn’t think to give criticism to anyone. It’s not my place. If I say anything to anyone, it is an opinion from my understanding of the scripture and my remarks are simply as I see the situation to be, hopefully properly based in the scriptures, and I expect others to have their own opinions and manner of approach. I’m sorry if you thought I was offering criticism to your thoughts on the matter. I did not intend that at all. It takes more than one mind to solve a problem and surely that is the way that Jehovah made us, to be diverse in our ways of serving him and his people. Does the fact that Jehovah warns us about the things to come mean that we need to do something about it ourselves? Or is he telling us so that we are aware and can have faith in his designs? In some areas it is indicated that we do, in others that we have faith. Is there an onus on us to provide for brothers during this time? I think that if I had food, of course I would share it. If I did not have food, should I feel responsible for not being able to feed my brother? Such does not stop us from having love for our brother, even though we cannot provide. There is of course the example of Joseph feeding his brothers during the famine, but the example was not so much the food, rather the example of the first being last and the deliverance through Jehovah. Also, as you point out, what we may have may be taken from us, but that should not stop us putting store by to help ourselves or others if we can. If we can’t…..well, we are to be tested not by giving from our surplus, but from our need, as shown in the parable of the widows mite. I think it is wonderful that you can put things aside and will be able to help others, and I offer no criticism at all to any of my brothers. Ha! The times I have been taught that lesson! But eventually I learnt it. Also, for me, it is a sight easier for me to trust Jehovah to provide as I do not have the means to put anything more than a weeks worth of food by as it is. Faith by default! I don’t have any choice. And what use is faith by default?! If it is Jehovah’s will, I will have my Manna and so will all of you brothers and sisters out there. Joe, perhaps Jehovah is using or will use your resources so that others can be given an opportunity to have your support. All of us are ready to support our brothers in what ever way we can, and what you are doing is commendable. What have you got? Sounds like a nuclear bunker!!!

          • Joe Dman

            Hey Burt, in no way was I taking it as criticism. More than anything I don’t want anyone to think they should follow my example. I suppose it’s my unique expression of my faith. My first question I asked Robert the first time I learned of his website was concerning survival supplies. That was probably around 10 years ago.
            I don’t have a bunker – yet. I also don’t have a retirement account to speak of either. The place is paid for but we don’t live their. If the system collapsed and there wasn’t any electric or water service, we’d make it for a year or two if everyone left us alone. Probably longer if we could stand eating squash, okra and tomatoes. Seems that’s the only thing that grows out there.
            I think of king Solomon and him showing all of his stores when I start talking about it. It turned out bad. I do like to talk about it just as he did but it was taken from him. (I think that’s who I’m thinking of). My wife gets on to me when i say something to someone in person. Here it’s not quite the same. It’s not
            like any of you are going to come take it. But if any of you are curious drop me an email: dmaninspection@gmail

      • Ed(the other Ed)

        HI Burt you said: ” Part of our coming trial will be so that Jehovah’s name can be sanctified as the deliverer of the faithful. If then we provide for ourselves, then how will this be done? If we run around seeking to store for our survival, where then is our faith?”
        I doubt anyone here disputes our coming trial. I just like being a little prepared in advance for the ones who live past the first 90 days. Only because during this first initial period of war, the young and the weak tend to go first and the ones who are left over after losing there minds will resort to home invasions for there basic needs. So I personally think it’s prudent to have some food storage, self defense and some primitive forms of energy for this initial gloomy time period and to stay put and hunker down till the dust settles if possible. Just my perspective brother, it’s what Ed’s do!

        • Burt Reynolds

          Hello other Ed, we can but only respond to what our conscience tells us and everyone will have a point of view, and I for one have no idea how the issue of self preservation will pan out. Certainly I don’t intend to be joining in panic buying. One only has to look at these sales where people are happy to hurt others for the sake of getting a tv at half price. I know in England during the 1970s two people were killed in panic buying toilet rolls and it is frightening that the degrees of violence people are willing to go to, to maintain their level of perceived needs. Up until the late 1950s in England, the sanitary needs of quite a large proportion of the populace was met by the Daily Mail newspaper. The Times was avoided because the ink was not fixed. Today, people are largely bereft of intuition to solve every day problems. I think what I may do is to provide myself with a fishing rod and enjoy sushi along the sea shore, and perhaps a small rowing boat and make a home for myself at the base of one of these wind turbines that dot our shore. I think I will only need to catch seven fish and I will take along my three or was it five loaves? as I do my own baking. For water I will take a clear glass bottle, some clear plastic and a magnifying glass, and a pebble and boil sea water into drinking water so long as the sun is out! Judging by the prophesy, that is a given for a while at least. After that, it’s hope for rain. I don’t know. One day at a time. I think by the time Robert gets back we will all have decided what we are going to do come the tribulation, that’s for sure.

          • Joe Dman

            Burt, your responses are amusing and it’s fun to play along, just as i did with the middle earth people comment. So if any new person is reading this and thinking” what kind of crack pots have i run in to?” Well it’s our way of amusing ourselves before the bombs start dropping. (Could someone tell me how to insert imoticons, i want one with a nervous laugh here).

            • its on your cell keyboard/s or find a list then copy&paste

            • Joe Dman

              #&*`¤₩ yeah. Well it’s not working. I’m dumb as a rock when it comes to this stuff. (Some say that’s hardly the only thing). I’ll just wait till i get home and get my four year old granddaughter to show me. But thanks anyway.

          • Ed(the other Ed)

            Sounds like a plan Burt but I have a better idea for boiling water then a magnifying glass, it’s called a “rocket stove” research it, you can make one out of a #10 coffee can if that’s all you can find. Now you have your fishing pole and your rocket stove, that’s all you need bud. Ain’t it great? The last thing I want to hear from someone is them calling you a pathetic slouch for trying to boil water with a magnifying glass…..okay brother? See I can play along too Joe! LOL

            • Burt Reynolds

              Hello Other Ed, the refractory power of a good magnifying glass through the curvature of a glass bottle filled with water will have your water boiling in no time! However, I shall humble myself to your rocket stove and fashion tail fins from shark fins caught with my fishing pole….use a gyroscope fashioned from oyster shells from Whitstable, Kent, powered by salt water and copper (from the wind turbine I’m sitting in) electricity, load it with a boiled egg war head….from my glass bottle kettle of water,….. fuel it with hydrogen, ….from my glass bottle of water, ignited by my magnifying glass and have breakfast land on your roof by 6.30 in the morning. Please state, western, central or eastern time. I am working on a grenade to fix you scrambled egg ‘over easy’ to make out of your other coffee tin, as they did in the trenches of the Great War and hope to be able to insert this in my rocket stove payload for you. I can make it explode to scramble your egg on impact using the swim bladder of a John Dory as a hydrostatic charge implement, on impact. I will send some nice sea salt refined via my magnifying glass from the bottom of my vapourised bottle of sea water too. You’ll have to do without pepper. Let me know if you would like some toast with it.

    • Volcanic

      that is a hard question to answer, Ali, about physical preparedness. I was chatting with my daughter about it last night. Our problem here is that because we are a semi-tropical island we have extremely little natural water supplies, i.e. what water we do have comes from the volcano area, mostly if it snowed there during the winter. We do not have water that you can drink from a tap like you guys & so we have to buy bottled water as a matter of course. We can stock maybe 40 x 8 litre bottles but with a baby in the house it would hardly last very long & if we had to leave in a hurry would have to be left behind.

      As far as food goes I have a pantry area that I can store such basics as rice, pasta, tins of foodstuffs, dried chickpeas, lentils etc.

      My priorities are first aid kits, vitamins & minerals & basics such as DA points out, like a hairdryer, hair straighteners, nail varnishes etc :/, only kidding!

      I think it would be prudent to have about 6 months supplies in just in case, but anymore wouldn’t be feasible. Keep the car filled with gasolina & maybe a sleeping bag each. Anyhow, what if we have looters?

      For money, well, I can keep a decent amount in the apartment for emergencies, but it probably won’t be usable after a short time anyway.

      I am thinking back to the Exodus & how Jehovah provided Manna for food & the Israelites shoes & clothes never wore out, so I must call on Jehovah to do the same for the 3 of us.

      I know He will provide, he sent a raven with food everyday for Elijah & Jesus provided loaves & fish for the crowds, so I have no reason to worry that He won’t do the same for all of us.

      • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

        The one big thing I invested in (about $300) is a BERKEY water filter. You can literally pour river or rainwater through it. It’s gravity fed….no need to hook up to a tap. But I 100% agree with you that it’s our faith that’ll save us. I just tell myself I’m as prepared as I can reasonably be, without becoming unbalanced. “Store up spiritual treasures where neither moth nor rust consume”….so more and more bible reading, prayer, and meditation.

    • Joe Dman

      I’m so glad you asked:). I’m a survivalist at heart. But my stock is getting old. I even bought a place out in the country, built a huge greenhouse and set up an aquaponics grow bed with talapia. I could have saved a lot of money by just buying a bunch of freeze dried food. I realize it probably won’t happen the way i planned, But it’s something i enjoy doing.
      A couple of cows wondered onto my place last month and one had a calf already. I’ve been trying to find the owner: called sheriff , talked to neighbors and posted sign at exit to area. I jokingly told my dad that Jehovah sent them here cause the end is about to happen and at least we’ll have milk. He’s not a witness. But you are all invited here if you can get here.
      My back up plan is to load my barrels of wheat and other things and head for the mountains. But more than likely I’ll just hide in the pasture and watch armed bandits loot everything.
      That brings up something I’ve always wondered about. Why did Jesus tell Peter i think, to buy a couple of swords. Was it to deter the bad guys that may be lurking about?

      • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

        My husband asked the same question (about the swords). My initial reaction (no conscious scriptural backing) was to cut vegetation and filet fish, etc. Practical stuff…like carrying a machete in a jungle. Jesus always said “turn the other cheek.” I don’t think Jesus meant swords for self defense.

        • Joe Dman

          Maybe it was the sword that was used to cut the ear off. No not the ear of corn Alexandria. Silly. But maybe it was so Jesus could make the statement that he who live by the sword dies by the sword. I often contemplate what i would do if confronted by an aggressor. I use to have a carry permit and carry but gave it up for fear i may be compelled to use it.
          Maybe a couple of well placed rounds at the feet of an intruder will scare them off. But if it’s the gov’t coming through the gate then it’ll be time to go into captivity. I figure it’ll be much like when the Chaldeans took over Jerusalem. Jehovah said that most would go off into captivity. Those who fought would die. But a few would remain behind to be vine dressers or what have you, But they would be used as witnesses by God to have human proof that what he said would happen did happen. The ones that fled to Egypt would also die.
          I’m writing this from memory of what i read and my memory isn’t that great. That’s why i dependon Brklyn Kevin to back me up. I would fact check myself but I’m sitting under a tree on a 4 wheeler at work trying to get out of the heat for a while. My company’s name is D’MAN Inspection, hence the name. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to explain that and the pole I’m holding up. At first glance it pRObably looks like a cross.

        • Joe Dman

          When the last King (Chaldeans) takes over, we will have to surrender to him if the Prophecy at Jer 21:9 applies to our day: “Those who remain in this city will die by the sword, famine, and by pestilence. But whoever goes out and surrenders…. will have his life as a spoil”. The city being Jerusalem (The Watchtower). The scriptures I was thinking of in my last comment are 2 Kings 25:12, Jer 39:10, Jer 52:16. They all refer to some being left behind and not taken into exile. Not positive there is a correlation there.
          I can’t recall the prophetic scripture that foretold some being left. I just looked through Jeremiah and apparently it’s in another book. But it foretells that some will be left in the land. Whereas those I mentioned above are fulfilled prophecy.
          Concerning having faith and depending on Jehovah for our sustenance, I completely agree. If that’s what Jehovah wants for us. But for some reason I feel (or want to believe) that in my case the warning that there will be food shortages may apply to me. And when we can’t buy or sell without the mark of the beast, how are we to obtain food. Of course if you are one meant for captivity then I suppose your captor will feed you. But don’t count on three squares a day. So as it goes, I’m hoping Jehovah will have me be one that is left in the land. So in the interim, between the time of the economic and governmental collapse until the eighth king rises, a small amount may sustain one. You may be begging to be taken captive, which isn’t a bad thing. Until you are told to bow down to the image. But that will be a test that all, exiles and those left behind, will face. I may be way off here, but seems like Robert touched on these prophecies but not on having a BIG supply. So if you aren’t compelled to, then why worry. We’ll talk about it maybe in a few hundred years.

  • LW

    For there is a cup in Jehovah’s hand;

    The wine is foaming and is fully mixed.

    He will surely pour it out,

    And all the wicked of the earth will drink it, down to the dregs.”

    (Psalms 75:8)

    • ty for sharing that scripture LW. it really hits me. hits the heart how Jehovah speaks with authority and wisdom like a “hammer that smashes the crag”

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    Russian Orthodox Church, of which Putin is a staunch supporter, is behind the ban is a correct statement.

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  • Andres Felipe

    I have a question : is it true that the leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses were not neutral in Nazi Germany? It ‘s true about the “Declaration” of 1933 ie while our brothers died in Nazi Germany for their loyalty to Jehovah , our leaders were making friendly ties with Germany? ??

    • ewatchman

      It is true. Rutherford tried to placate Hitler in the beginning, before the holocaust started. Because Hitler said that the JW’s were an American religion Rutherford wrote him a letter saying that the WT viewed the Anglo-American duo as a satanic government and that the WT did not have ties to it. And he tried to convince Hitler that the WT shared the Nazis’ high ideals. I am sure Rutherford was just trying to save the German JW’s from persecution and the Society’s property from being confiscated. But it didn’t work.

      • Burt Reynolds

        One of the strangest things to come out of Christendom is the T shirt with the slogan, What Would Jesus Do? written on it. Certainly one might suggest, that bargaining with and appeasing such a political figurehead as hitler would not be one of them, least of all to align Jehovah’s principles with the NAZI party as Rutherford did. In fact, the opposite is true when Jesus said to those who would entrap him, to give to Caesar, that which is his. Jesus indicated that he was no part of the world and indeed, faith in deliverance seems to be the touchstone to which the watchtower should have been looking to and to do their part in assisting the brothers and sisters in Germany….they had six years to do so. After all, they thought it was the onset of the tribulation. (It is worth baring in mind that it took less than a year for the watchtower to respond to its finances in the wake of the child abuse cases and payouts). It is a failing I admit to think ill of others and it is not too difficult to demonise Rutherford for all his controlling, threatening behaviours, his drinking and materialism with regard to cars and plush living, but the fact remains that the watchtower could have helped the brothers physically and with charity, as they could have done with the congregants in Malawi and now in Russia. Indeed, had Rutherford given it some thought, trying to paint the witnesses as upholding the principles of Naziism, would have encouraged hitler to expect more of the witnesses if that was the case, and so would heighten his frustration with them when they refused….as actually was the case. Assuming Rutherford had love for his brothers, he surely must have known this. That the principles of appeasement still stand, we see today in the watchtower aligning itself with the UN and the ultimate disparagement they brought upon themselves by so doing. I am sure Rutherford was not totally corrupted and dismissive of the suffering of others, but it is clear that his haughty intervention in thinking that he could hold sway with such as hitler in the face of the fine illustration of Moses and pharaoh, shows a naivety beyond belief and alludes more to the preservation of the business than shepherding the flock.

        • Tuesday, July 19

          My son, do not forget my teaching, and may your heart observe my commandments.—Prov. 3:1.

          ok everybody, Robert has the week off writing commentaries like he said.
          anybody have something to say about todays daily text?

          (since you type like lightning i posted this as a reply to get your attention Burt)

          • “You must impress these words of mine on your heart and your soul and bind them as a reminder on your hand, and they should be like a headband on your forehead. Teach them to your children, speaking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up.” – Deu 11:18-19

          • 1914for100Alex

            Am I the only one that caught the subliminal messages in that daily text? Here’s an example:

            In time, your children will have to make a personal decision as to whom they will serve (*cough, cough* Watchtower *cough*). Do not think that they will simply absorb your faith through some sort of osmosis (because osmosis is from the devil!). They must make the truth their own (and by that we mean staying away from apostate sites and doing exactly as we say!!!).

            It’s not just me, is it?

            • Burt Reynolds

              No it’s not just you. All the demons know of it too…..and us, so you’re ok.

            • patri

              No, not just you. . .Every day the daily text churns out propaganda and Robert sees right through it and so will we now we are conscious of the agenda. . .

            • The governing body has “resisted” God’s spirit in their attempt to unify his people. (Acts 7:51) For the sake of unity loyalty to the organization is demanded, equating it with loyalty to God

            • Bklyn Kevin

              More food for thought.
              Excerpt from. You Will Have to Know I Am Jehovah.

              Even though God’s purpose to produce a messianic world government is tied up with a people who have strayed from God’s intended purpose for them, Jehovah, as the great Disciplinarian and Judge is perfectly capable of rectifying the situation. The solution to the problem of apostasy is the permanent removal of the unfaithful from the midst of God’s people and the cleansing of the rest of their defilements and transgressions so that “they must become my people and I myself shall become their God…”
              Read more> https://e-watchman.com/you-will-have-to-know-that-i-am-jehovah/

      • Andres Felipe

        Many thanks robert.esto brother really saddens me because something was always defended the integrity that showed not only my brothers in Germany and elsewhere but also the organization when “there was quiet ” before the Nazi attack …. seems to nuevamentetengo to separate my mind that one way is like my brothers acted in Germany and one very, very !!! different as our leaders acted as a people …. NO !! we certainly were neutral.

  • noname
    • LW

      A picture’s worth a thousand words.

      • Leonard k

        reminds me of what Robert wrote.

        ( WATCHING THE WORLD GO DOWN )

        Matthew 13:49

        49 That is how it will be in the conclusion of the system of things. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from among the righteous

  • ewatchman

    Just to let you know, I am taking a break from writing commentaries this week. Trying to catch up on some other stuff.

    • Burt Reynolds

      Lend me a few of your neurons!! You clearly have more than me and I can’t remember where I left mine.

    • Leonard k

      Robert I think a vacation is in order but world events are happening so fast you may very well witness marshal law by the time you return lol.

      • Burt Reynolds

        You could be right Leonard. News here is that the jet streams are ‘inverting and changing polarity’ and should this be the case, then we can expect, wait for it……burning hot radiation from the sun. One hears so many odd news items, I expect that before long we will read that the ‘illuminati’ are causing it.

        • 1914for100Alex

          Interesting. I always heard that the Reptilians were in charge of the jet streams…

          • Joe Dman

            I’ve heard the people living in our hollow earth are going to emerge and save us from ourselves.

          • Burt Reynolds

            You can have great fun on the Internet with people who say the ‘illuminati are doing…..this or that’ I write back and tell them that as one of the illuminati….or reptilian….whatever fits the bill, we have no plans for …….(whatever it is they say is down to them). The replies can be quite spectacular but I have not had a reply from an actual illuminati yet, but a pizza van has been outside for four days now. Hopefully, my workshop should be built soon and I will have something to do with my day…..sigh….

            • Leonard k

              ive heard it all and seen much! but what does it matter how any of these terrible things will come to pass. we should all keep in mind that no matter who how or where all these terrible things must take place they all originate from the influence of satan devil the father of the original lie and little by little all of these terrible things will lead to the great and terrible day of Jehovah ultimately leading to the conclusion of this wicked system of things. I don’t know about any one else but I for one gave up being frightened and I will keep on the watch with a gladness of heart that soon enough jehovah’s kingdom will be installed and the wicked one will be no more. if I live through the great tribulation by some miracle from god then I will give testimony of the things that took place in the former things that have passed away and I will praise my god Jehovah all the days of my life.

            • patri

              Hahaha hahaha… How did I miss this 18 hours ago…lolling all over the place…hahaha…so its really you pretending to be illuminati in those comments…keep one eye on that pizza van, geddit, one eye!

            • Burt Reynolds

              How are you Patri? I do hope that there is some more good news for you on the health front. It’s been a tough week with these studies in the appocolyps. I think we will have to pool our resources. I have half a frozen salmon and four cans of beans, a few bags of flour and some yeast. I don’t have a barbecue but I may be able to sort out a wood fire! What have you got?

            • patri

              I’ve already told you…my go-bag is full of dog biscuits Burt…so him wearing the cap in your pic won’t starve.
              love your humour, here is the only place I laugh, out loud, since giving up watching the goggle box.
              Actually heard from radiologist today thanks for asking …she wants to see me next Wednesday for an ‘assessment’! In my paranoid state of mind I’ve computed that as seeing if I’m worth ‘ saving’… mad world Burt…

            • Burt Reynolds

              Take heart Patri, the assessment is to plan your further treatment, not to see if your worth saving!!! The whole NHS is nothing but assessment lead now, so fear not. It is a step up from just ‘doing things to you’ whether you like it or not. Have a browse through various treatments on the Internet, so that you can ask about them and be able to participate more in your treatment, than just be dictated to. The more you draw out your radiologist, the more you will learn. The more you learn, the more you can participate in your care, the more you participate in your care, the calmer you will feel, and reassured. It’s good for your motivation and calmness of mind. Keep going. So things are improving. Good. Basil the dog likes Governing Body Faithful Slave Flavour biscuits with added holiness and vitamins. Apostate flavour is his favourite, and occasionally, FalseProphet flavour with some FlipFlopFishFlavour on the side. A typical dog really. Keep going Patri. X

            • patri

              So appreciate your stalwart advise Burt but the only way for me is radiotherapy due to all manner of reasons against complete removal…won’t bore you.
              I feel very resigned to whatever will be as Christ’s sacrifice more than covers my fears and my fear of displeasing my Father is greater. My biggest fear is leaving my beautiful boy, not anything else.
              I’m often thinking of Sam, how he is doing, think of him a lot. Think…pray… weep.
              Funniest thing ever…no sign of HLC! Not sure how that works but its nothing like the support I imagined I’d get…(deep knowing sigh) .
              I think your dog is pampered…

        • Leonard k

          the amount of disinformation to further blind the people is staggering! but some where in there is the truth and to get a handle on the real truth we need to keep on the watch and not let our selves be mislead. we full well know what is coming and how it may come but always remember to read between the lines the world is full of lies and half truths and total deceptions.

          https://youtu.be/P6Msuzp86M8

  • LW

    It is revealed in the book of Daniel that behind the veil of invisibility

    Jehovah’s angel stood up as a strengthener to the king of Persia, in opposition to the demonic prince.

    The Insight on the Scriptures Volume 1 under Darius says:

    The angel who brought Daniel the vision depicting the strivings of “the king of the north” and “the king of the south” also revealed that he had earlier acted as an angelic strengthener and fortress during Darius the Mede’s first year. (Da 11:1, 6) Commentators generally have understood that the angel rendered this service to Darius, but it seems more likely that such assistance was given to Michael, who is mentioned in the previous verse (Da 10:21) as contending alongside this particular angelic messenger. Thus there was angelic cooperation and collaboration in contending with the demon ‘prince of Persia’ who endeavored to thwart the fulfillment of Jehovah’s purposes. – Dan. 10:13,14

  • Shelley.

    I asked the sisters I study with today how the the GT was suppose to play out and I just got an email with a clip from a watchtower because they weren’t quite sure of the answer earlier today.
    1st World leaders declare peace and security
    2nd Nations attack and destroy Babylon the great
    3rdAttack on Jehovahs Witnesses (Jehovah will react immediately when this happens)
    4th War of Armageddon
    5th Christ throws satan and his demons into the abyss
    I brought up world events and Third World War and once again I was told Jehovah will not allow this,he would intervien.One sister quoted a scripture in Ezekiel about Jehovahs wrath on Christendom and they will have to know I am Jehovah.She said it was one of her favorite scriptures and I was sitting there thinking your favorite scripture fortells punishment on Jehovahs own people.
    The saddest part of all is the sister is my mother.She has been a faithful and loyal servant for 46 years and I know how deeply she loves Jehovah but she also places the GB and the organization high on a pedestal. Knowing how obviously close we are to WW3 and global collapse makes me so concerned for her.I only hope I can talk some sense into her when her world comes crashing down with the fall of the organization.

    • Shelley,
      There’s hope yet, your mother was my mother just a few years ago. With Jehovah’s help and Roberts insight you might get her to wake up .

      • Burt Reynolds

        Hello Joseph and Shelley, I retain the same hope. I expect you know from previous posts that I have a similar battle with my sister and brother in law who is an elder. They have asked me not to send them Roberts articles! They say they are depressing! I told them that of course they were depressing and told them why…..because the events about to come are fearsome and how we know this, but that the hope was far in excess of what was to come yet we have to pass through the fire. It is difficult to deal with the mindless reasoning and intransigence of thought, governed as it is by the governing body and I’m not sure how to approach it myself. I think in my case that the problem is that my brother in law is haughty and proud and loves his position, and that my sister rides on the back of this. But most of all, she cannot take advice, either of them, from the little brother. I am the youngest of all and have a very good record as an independent thinking black sheep. I can teach them nothing. She thinks I am under some satanic influence at present and mentally ill. Can’t think where she got that idea from!!! And it works the other way too. I’m not sure if you feel this, Shelley but for me, I feel as though I am intruding, a usurper in and of the truth, a naysayer, an apostate. I said to her an apostate from what? The organisation or the bible? I received no reply. But I showed them the scriptures. If they say I am an apostate from the organisation, they condemn themselves and obtusley, say the bible is subservient to the organisation. In the end though, Jehovah will judge them according to their affiliation when the call comes. It is SO irritating that I know they think exactly the same for me!!! And yet, we intrinsically believe the same! How twisted is Satan, making himself into an angel of light so that we all see the same facts yet believe differently. So what is the touch stone to the truth? Surely it must be reasoning on the scriptures with the right motive. Joseph, have you thought of sharing with us newer ones how your mother perceived your words and how the light penetrated, her arguments within herself and dawning in her mind? It might help us. Thanks.

        • Shelley.

          I feel your frustration.My mother is so blind when it comes to the Org.One day she was going on about corruption in the Catholic Church and I said there is corruption in all organized religion and she was so upset with me. She went on about being in spiritual paradise and how safe and protected the children are in the Org.How can they be so blind.I am raising my 5 year old autistic grandson due to my sons (he was a single father)death last summer and I definitely will be keeping a watchful eye on him.The control the GB has over its subjects is crazy.They warn about the dangers of the Internet and everything on there is apostate lies.They lose their ability to think on their own.Id like to tell her that if it was not for apostates like Robert I would not still be studying or attending meetings.He helped me see the truth about the truth and renew my faith in Jehovah and his promises.

          • Burt Reynolds

            Hello Shelley, thank you for your reply. It must be a strange sensation going into a religion where you have to be as cautious as you do. It’s going to be tough. Ringing up your grandson too and I am So sorry to hear about your son. At least here we have love amongst ourselves and a quiet peace of mind, confident in Jehovah, and friends from far about the globe and you are at home here. I know when challenged, the witnesses will often say; Where do I go then? I had it said to me and that was back in the seventies, I think it was not long after failed prophesy of the end, number five. Well, now you know where we all went, here! An apostate is a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle. So Robert is not an apostate, or anyone else on this site as far from renouncing, we are embracing the truth. We haven’t even abandoned Jehovah’s witnesses. I think it might be fair to say we no longer support the governing body in their misdirection of the flock and seek instead, to reach all who will listen with the unbiased truth of the bible. I know that we are called apostates, and a lot of other things, by the society, but they have not looked in the dictionary and their purpose in labelling is anyway, to denigrate those who descent rather than humbly submit to instruction and correction. All the sheep can do is cut and paste a list of events about the end, that the watchtower says will be so. Perhaps you can ask them when you see them next, to support their statements from the bible and make them go through each point. There is wonderful instruction to be had here.

            • Shelley.

              Good idea.I do not believe anyone here is an apostate.It was a sarcastic remark I’d like to make to my mother to make her wake up.

            • Andres Felipe

              Aquí tenemos una nueva familia …somos más fuertes !!! Gracias a jehova por utilizar a nuestro hermano robert

            • Volcanic

              Shelley, hi. Here is a translation of Andres reply to you;

              Here we have a new family, we are stronger!! Thanks to Jehovah for using our Brother Robert………

              2nd comment;

              Thank you for your comment ….. I’m in agreement .thanks to Robert we see the truth in different ways … I think we have to learn to reach them (those in the congregations) …. we need a theocratic ministry school for us (here) hehehehe. And the truth is I do not consider Robert apostate or any of us because we have not spoken ill of Jehovah and our Lord Jesus Christ

              3rd comment;

              You know ? I understand your concern , my mother loves Jehovah and is also very loyal to CG (governing body). I tried to help her but for her the CG has more authority than I hahahaa . I have to do what my mother always advised me : ” Son patience , patience “

            • Shelley.

              Thank you for the translation. I felt bad because I could not read his comments.

          • Andres Felipe

            Gracias por tu comentario…..estoy de acuerdo .gracias a robert vemos la verdad de formas diferentes…creo que tenemos que aprender a llegarles a ellos ….necesitamos una escuela del ministerio teocrático para nosotros jejejeje. Y la verdad no considero a robert apóstata ni a ninguno de nosotros porque no hemos hablado mal de jehova ni de nuestro señor Jesucristo

        • Hello my brother Burt,
          Sorry for the delay ,work has my head spinning. Those who are content with the way things are in serving Jehovah under present conditions, they are not going to benefit from this banquet of hidden treasures . It is medicine they don’t need, at least not yet. As Jesus said, “Persons in health do not need a physician, but the ailing do.” (Matt. 9:12)
          The way it worked with my mom was I gave her Roberts book and it sat on her shelf for a year. I’m guessing that she was uncomfortable reading anything not put out by the WTBTS . What also helped was my older brother David is schooled in Roberts work as well. Between him and I we would share podcasts, commentaries, kingdom bulletins with her over the next few years, until we broke the spell. And the flood gates opened up for her and she was finally able to see there was nothing apostate about the hidden treasures of truth. She didn’t give up on us with the truth as kids, and we didn’t give up on her!!

          • Burt Reynolds

            Good for you and your brother Joseph. A nice outcome for a nice family!!

            • Never give up Burt, keep at it with your sister. Once a month send her something from Robert’s site. Just think one day she’ll seek out her little brother for spiritual insight !

            • Burt Reynolds

              I’ll try that. If she complains I’ll say the brothers made me do it!

    • Kevin b

      She sounds just like my mother. Joseph got through to his mom, maybe there is hope for us both to get through to ours. Once things take a turn for the worst it will be an eye for some I hope.

    • 1914for100Alex

      If you can get away with it, I would drop the occasional “what if it plays out like this” so it’s at least in the back of her mind when things go differently than she’s expecting. That way, if you’re not able to reach her beforehand, she’ll be thinking about what you’ve said in the past and want to know more. You’ll be the only one she knows that has any explanation of what’s going on.

      I’m actually glad the JW’s are so adamant about WW3 never happening because that’s probably what will save a lot of them. They’ll be forced to realize they’ve been very wrong. I’m sure some will lose faith completely, but those that have heard this alternate take on things and see them happening right in front of them will be better prepared to deal with it.

      • Shelley.

        Thank you for the advice.I will try that.

        Sent from my iPad

    • Andres Felipe

      Sabes ? entiendo tu preocupación, mi madre ama a jehova y también es muy leal al CG.he intentado ayudarle pero para ella el CG tiene más autoridad que yo jejejej. Me toca hacer lo que mi madre siempre me aconseja: “paciencia hijo, paciencia ” jejeje

    • Leonard k

      don’t worry Jehovah knows all those who belong to him and all those who truly love Jehovah and the truth will pass the great test of faith soon to be apon jehovah’s people. stay strong and rejoice in Jehovah’s undeserved love and mercy keep planting as many seeds as you possibly can and put all other matters in Jehovah’s hands.

      Ephesians 2:8

      8 By this undeserved kindness you have been saved through faith, and this is not of your own doing; rather, it is God’s gift.

      • Shelley.

        Thank you for the encouragement.

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  • LW

    “There’s a story in the Bible of a man who lost his way, only to find it again. I’m here today to tell you, that I am that man. I was lost, but now-now I am found.
    I lost the courage to tell you the truth, that you need to choose who you are going to follow: the V’s or God, because you cannot serve two masters.
    I know some of you are confused, but we must stand for what we believe in. Even a single Judas in our midst can defeat us.
    There is a war upon us, a war for our souls…
    …with love, hope and faith, we can overcome anything. Who among you will join me?”

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