The Brothers of Christ and the Two Witnsses

//The Brothers of Christ and the Two Witnsses

Wednesday, November 30

He will put the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.Matt. 25:33.

Today, we have a clear understanding of the illustration of the sheep and the goats. Regarding the identity of those mentioned, Jesus is “the Son of man,” the King. Those referred to as “my brothers” are spirit-anointed men and women, who will rule with Christ from heaven. “The sheep” and “the goats” represent individuals from all nations. These ones are not anointed by holy spirit. What about the timing of the judgment? This judgment will occur toward the end of the great tribulation just ahead. And what of the reason why people will be judged as either sheep or goats? The outcome hinges on how they have treated the remaining ones of Christ’s spirit-anointed brothers on earth. With the end of this system so close at hand, how grateful we are that Jehovah has progressively shed light on this illustration and on the related illustrations recorded in Matthew chapters 24 and 25!

COMMENTARY

Actually, no, the Watchtower does not have a clear understanding of the illustration. Granted, the adjustment 20 years ago that moved the judgment of the sheep and goats to the future was a step in the right direction. But the Watchtower’s seers still don’t have it in proper focus.

The reason, of course, is their fixation on 1914 as the year that Christ sat down on his throne. Yet, the illustration in question places the Son of man sitting down on his glorious throne as an immediate prelude to the gathering of the nations for judgment, which the Watchtower contradictorily teaches is a future event.

There is a reason Jesus spoke the illustration of the sheep and the goats after the three related illustrations of the faithful and unfaithful slaves and the wise and foolish virgins. It is because the judgment begins with those who are anointed. As Paul wrote to the Romans, saying: “And he will pay back to each one according to his works: everlasting life to those who are seeking glory and honor and in corruptibleness by endurance in work that is good; however, for those who are contentious and who disobey the truth but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and anger. There will be tribulation and distress on every person who works what is harmful, on the Jew first and also on the Greek; but glory and honor and peace for everyone who works what is good, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For there is no partiality with God.” —Romans 2:6-10

Paul’s reference to “the Jew” has nothing to do with a person’s race or nationality. It is a spiritual designation. A spiritual Jew is one who is anointed. Jesus made that clear in his letters to the congregations in Revelation, where he spoke of those who claimed to be Jews, but who where lying. And those who are false to their calling as Jews are judged adversely, as Jesus said of the evil and sluggish slaves: “And throw the good-for-nothing slave out into the darkness outside. There is where his weeping and the gnashing of his teeth will be.”

Now, as regards the judgment of “the Greek,” which is to say the sheep and the goats, those who are not anointed: They are judged afterwards, as the series of illustrations confirms. But here is the thing: Since the wicked and sluggish slaves have not been cast out yet, how can the righteous judgment of the sheep and the goats be based upon their giving or not giving assistance to those who only falsely claim to be brothers of Christ? Obviously, they cannot be judged fairly on that basis.

The point is, it is only after the spiritual Jews are judged, that is when those Jews who are approved enter into the Kingdom and become accepted as full-fledged brothers of Christ —making them sons of God, the same as Jesus, the firstborn of many brothers. It is their acceptance as sons of God that will then bring about the phenomenon Paul referred to in the eighth chapter of Romans —the revealing of the sons of God. And when the full number of the sons of the Kingdom has been attained, then the Kingdom is complete. That is when Jesus will sit down on his throne —the resurrected holy ones with him.

Then the revealing of the remaining chosen sons of God will be the basis for the judgment of the sheep and the goats. That is when the prophecy of Zechariah will be fulfilled, which states: “This is what Jehovah of armies says, ‘In those days ten men out of all the languages of the nations will take hold, yes, they will take firm hold of the robe of a Jew, saying: “We want to go with you, for we have heard that God is with you people.”’

Besides, as has been pointed out repeatedly, anointed witnesses are not presently suffering hunger, thirst, imprisonment or homelessness. Some may be ill but that is a normal human experience. It is after their acceptance into the Kingdom —that is to say, after they are sealed —that is when they will be persecuted —not only by the beast, but by their former brothers too, as Jesus foretold: “As for you, look out for yourselves. People will hand you over to local courts, and you will be beaten in synagogues and be put on the stand before governors and kings for my sake, for a witness to them. Also, in all the nations, the good news has to be preached first. And when they are taking you to hand you over, do not be anxious beforehand about what to say; but whatever is given you in that hour, say this, for you are not the ones speaking, but the holy spirit is. Furthermore, brother will deliver brother over to death, and a father a child, and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. And you will be hated by all people on account of my name. But the one who has endured to the end will be saved.”

Their being saved does not mean they avoid death. On the contrary, Jesus was saved from death —not by avoiding it, but by means of a resurrection from the dead. It is the same with the brothers of Christ during the time of the end, only they do not even have to sleep three days.

ELIJAH AND THE COMING OF CHRIST

The prophet Elijah played a special role in illustrating the things to come. Although Elijah is considered the greatest of the ancient prophets, he didn’t write one word of Scripture, as did Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, etc.

Elijah foreshadowed what is to come during the judgment phase —during the conclusion. Elijah’s ministry started when, on his order the heavens were stopped up so that no rain fell for three and a-half years.

During that time Elijah lived as fugitive. He was homeless, thirsty and hungry. But Jehovah miraculously fed him in the wilderness by the ravens. It was when he was holed up in a cave in the wilderness that God appeared to him, speaking in soft low voice, which foreshadows Christ coming alongside his brothers in order to minister to them, as Jesus said he would in the 12th chapter of Luke.

At one point Elijah went to Sidon and a non-Jewish woman gave him her last bit of food. As a result of her support for Jehovah’s prophet she was miraculously provided with flour and oil and her son was resurrected. In other words, she and her son were saved for doing good to God’s persecuted servant —a pattern of the sheep who will receive God’s blessing for supporting Christ’s brothers during their tribulation.

elisha-watching-elijah-departMost notably, Elijah’s ministry ended in rather dramatic fashion. As he and Elisha and 50 of the prophets were walking a fiery war chariot descended in a windstorm and Elijah was taken up into the heavens, leaving behind Elisha and the 50. Of course, Elijah did not literally ascend into the spirit realm. But he did participate in a prophetic drama that has to do with the ascension of the sons of God as a prelude to Armageddon. That is evident from the appearance of Elijah in the Transfiguration. He, along with Moses, are also the two witnesses of Revelation.

Not coincidently, the Elijah-like witness is said to prophesy for 1,260 days —the same length of time Elijah literally stopped the rain from falling. And like Elijah, the two witnesses are called to heaven and go up in a cloud. This symbolizes the instantaneous resurrection of the sealed ones upon their martyrdom.

Revelation and the Two Witnesses

 

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2017-03-18T13:37:55+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Commentary|54 Comments
  • L.H.

    Thank you brother King for this very clear explanation of the things to come. I want to ask you: From the moment the two Witnesses are called to heaven,do the ressurected annointed help and protect the sheep as fullfillment of the scripture they will be a refuge for the wind and a shelter for the downpour or rain?(free translation,sorry)

  • LW

    It’s amazing to see prophetic patterns in the Scriptures.

    • ELiJAHx7

      and they say the bible isn’t inspired….

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  • Cocheta

    superb! Two more questions please, Bro Robert, I have been thinking about the links to the 3 1/2 years with some events in the Bible & the 1,260 days foretold for the time of the tribulation. It seems more than coincidental that Elijah stopped the rain from falling & also the ministry of our Saviour Jesus lasted for 3 1/2 years.
    **Could it be that ‘the rain’ or lack of it could be the lack of Spiritual teachings/insights will be a foretaste of the time of the tribulation, when it will appear that we have been abandoned by Jehovah? Or is it a spiritual famine for the whole world after the destruction of religion?

    **You said that the sheep will minister to Christs brothers in that time. Is a literal ministering or that we fully & openly support & believe in them? In other words, what about those who do not know any Chosen Ones? How can they support them?

    • Bklyn Kevin

      But you will surely recognize Christ brothers because after they had been sealed and excepted in to the kingdom they will be persecuted not just by the wild beast but also by their former brothers too, which will be a unique fingerprint as it were.
      I mean after all was not Jesus and his apostles persecuted by their own brothers and the wild beast of their day?.
      In this way we will be able to identify who the chosen ones are and be able to minister to them according to their needs whether it be food housing clothing etc.

      Matthew 25: https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/matthew/25/#v40025034
      When did we see you sick or in prison and go to you?’ And in reply the king will say to them, ‘Truly I say to YOU, To the extent that YOU did it to one of the least of these my brothers, YOU did it to me.’

      As Jesus foretold: more> Read> Mark 13:
      9 “As for YOU, look out for yourselves; people will deliver YOU up to local courts, and YOU will be beaten in synagogues and be put on the stand before governors and kings for my sake, for a witness* to them.

      12 Furthermore, brother will deliver brother over to death, and a father a child, and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death;
      https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/mark/13/#v41013009
      Concerning Elijah I will look into it and let you know.

      • Beverly kenyon

        Bklyn Kevin, today at the meeting, the Brother who gave the talk opened up by talking about the Sacred Secret and how Satan did not have knowledge about the Sacred Secret but caused Cain to kill his brother Abel anyway, because he was a worshipper of God. Why did he say Satan caused Cain to kill Abel? I’ve just read the account and I can’t see Satan involved in that murder. I’m completely baffled at what that Brother said..that’s news to me! Must’ve missed that bit somewhere along the line. The Talk was about is the Kingdom Here.

        • Bklyn Kevin

          First of all Satan and the demons do have a certain degree of knowledge concerning Jehovah’s plans which gave them foresight in to the future, but how can we know that for sure? because when Jesus was out in his ministry he met two demon possessed men and when the demons had taken notice of Jesus they suddenly screamed out saying:

          “What have we to do with you, Son of God? Did you come here to torment us
          (before the appointed time)?” Matthew 8:28-29.
          Now if the demons did not have future foresight how is it possible for the demons to know about the (appointed time)?.

          In other words the demons were well aware that Jesus was the son of GOD and they knew about the (appointed time) thus showing they had foresight of certain future events.

          Your question “Why did he say Satan caused Cain to kill Abel?

          Satan did not literally kill Cain however Satan’s influence was surely there and we know that to be true because unrighteousness was originally found in Satan NOW keep in mind that one of Satan’s qualities Is Covetousness which led him to be insanely jealousy of Jehovah and we know that is true because In Satan’s heart he thinks he will ascend to the heavens exalting his own counterfeit throne Above the stars of God and sit down on the mountain of meeting,. Isaiah 14:13-14.

          [Satan] You were faultless in your ways from the day you were created “Until unrighteousness” was found in you. Ezekiel 28:15.
          So in reality Satan is the original Sinner as well as liar in fact Satan the devil is the original influencer of unrighteousness and we know that to be true because of the account with Adam and eve when Satan wielded his unrighteous wicked influence and caused a rebellion against Jehovah in the garden of Eden. Genesis 3:.

          Now Jehovah was well aware of Satan’s unrighteous influence in fact Jehovah did take notice of this same attitude of jealousy along with Covetousness developing in Cain’s attitude, how do we know that to be true? Because Jehovah lovely used his foresight and forewarned Cain of the impending danger before him and said

          “If you turn to doing good, will there not be an exaltation? But if you do not turn to doing good, there is sin crouching at the entrance, and for you is its craving; and will you, for your part, get the mastery over it? Genesis 4:7. However Jehovah’s counsel made no progress with Cain.

          At this point Cain had a choice but we all know that Cain surely chose /allowed Satan’s wicked influence to get the mastery over him thus killing his brother Abel probably in a fit of jealous rage.

          Although Satan didn’t literally kill Abel Satan’s wicked influence surely caused Abel’s death, In this way It could be certainly said that Satan killed Abel.

          That’s why Jesus said to the Pharisees –

          YOU are from YOUR father the Devil, and YOU wish to do the desires of YOUR father.
          That one was a “manslayer “when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of [the lie. John 7:44

          More food for thought.>
          Romans5: https://www.jw.org/en/publicat… Corinthians 15: https://www.jw.org/en/publicat

          • Beverly kenyon

            Yeah, Bklyn Kevin, I get that Satans influence played a part in Cain’s murderous act in that he had already got the first Human Pair to rebel against God and despite Jehovah’s warning about sin crouching at the door Cain showed the same independent attitude as his parents by doing as he pleased driven by his jealousy. It’s just the Brother who gave that talk did not elaborate on when Satan understood the Sacred Secret to then to start picking off anyone connected to the coming Messiah…I was sat there thinking was is he talking about?!! He had peaked my interest and I wanted an answer. And as usual I knew I could ask you. Some of the points you’ve brought out Bklyn Kevin are marvellous. Thank you very much and I appreciate you taking the time for my answer.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Regarding the question you had asked.
              When did Satan understand the Sacred Secret and start picking off anyone connected to the coming Messiah?

              Satan understood the sacred secret as soon as Jehovah had Decreed it in Genesis 3:14-15

              Please take note of verse 14 at Jehovah’s direct message to Satan.

              14-A Then Jehovah God said to the serpent:[Satan] “Because you have done this, you are the cursed one out of all the domestic animals and out of all the wild animals of the field.

              Then in verse 15 Jehovah informs Satan that he will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring. He will crush your head, and you will strike him in the heel.”

              Then of course we all know Satan started the picking off of the womans seed with Abel and then of course seth was next in line. Look up Jesus’lineage at the JW.org for more information.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Ka-Pow Bklyn Kevin! It was there all along in plain sight! That is so right! Straight after the cursing of the serpent Jehovah uttered the Sacred Secret and Satan knew it was the beginning of the end for him so he was on a mission to take out who might crush him in the head…he knew his days were numbered so he had to get started on his murderous campaign starting with poor Abel. Satan’s agenda is to disrupt Jehovah’s Purpose and to kill and mislead anyone connected to the Woman offspring….and anyone else appears to be collateral damage! Loved this discussion Bklyn Kevin. Thanks for taking the time…because time is a very precious commodity nowadays..there’s not enough time in a day! Thank You!

            • 1914for100Alex

              I think another clue that Satan had an idea as to what the plan was is the introduction of the triad god myth long before Jesus was born. While it’s not exactly the same thing as the trinity Christendom has come to embrace, it certainly helped pave the way. By doing this, Satan has managed to kill two birds with one stone. On the one hand, it has led to a false doctrine that keeps people from knowing the truth about Jesus and Jehovah, and on the other, it has given “proof” to the atheists that Jehovah doesn’t exist. If I had a dollar for every time I saw I saw an atheist post something referencing the ancient triad gods as evidence that God is just a myth…

            • Beverly kenyon

              Mmmm…I know your reply was directed to Bklyn Kevin 1914, but that thought of yours is real food for thought in that Satan not only was killing off people in the Messianic Line he was also ‘killing off’ many people by introducing Triad God worship which Christendon later adopted, anything to divert true worship from Jehovah God.

            • DA

              yeah he did, cause of all the trying to disrupt the tribes. BUT thing is, we are all from Noah’s fam. how persons early after Noah’s flood got influenced by Satan we only know what scripture tells us. poor Noah though, seeing a world distroyed then bad starting all over again

            • Arvid Fløysand

              it is also obvious that the devil used Kain to do his “work”by making him feel jealous ..and then Jehova warned Kain to give him a chance to provent the sin that would be the outcome of such a mind of his ..but when Kain was stubborn and made himself guilty in the first murder…why is it that Jehova gave him that spesial protection insted of let him pay for his crime ..an life for an life?could that be because satan Was the actual murder in this case,and Kain was cowardly by satan used ore lured to do the dirty work?after all we know satan is called a murder from the beginning…and this was the beginning of man history..so the actual murder seems to be satan…the sneaky one who always blame on others…ore what do you think about this Kevin?

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Your question “Why is it that Jehovah gave Cain special protection instead of letting him pay for his crime?.

              We have to keep in mind that in the beginning GOD’s purpose for mankind was to be fruitful and multiply Genesis 1:28.

              now if Jehovah had put Cain to death right there at that moment – that would have surely worked against GOD’s original purpose also keep in mind that Cain inherited Adamic sin and was already sentenced to death Romans 6:23. So what would be the point of pudding Cain to death ? – None I should say, however also keep in mind that Cain was not under the mosaic law because there was no mosaic law at that time.

              So with all at being said it’s obvious that Jehovah had a further purpose for Cain.

            • L.H.

              and maybe cain was the start of the seed of the serpent to develope.Fair start!?

            • Bklyn Kevin

              1 John 3:
              9 Everyone who has been born from God does not practice sin, for His seed* remains in such one, and he cannot practice sin, for he has been born from God.
              10 The children of God and the children of the Devil are evident by this fact: Whoever does not practice righteousness does not originate with God, nor does the one who does not love his brother.
              11 For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;
              12 not like Cain, who originated with the wicked one and slaughtered his brother. And for what reason did he slaughter him? Because his own works were wicked, but those of his brother were righteous. Read more>
              https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/1-john/3/#v62003012

            • DA

              i think Joseph Stephan has a topic on the forum section about Cain you can check out and work your brains about

            • L.H.

              Thanks for your reply.I checked Josephs acount ,but unfortunately its not availible.

            • DA
            • L.H.

              So under what name can I find J.S’s acount on the forum’ if that is what you mean?

            • DA

              look for the Cain toppic silly

            • Arvid Fløysand

              Sorry for late replay,i had to sleep hehe…but i do belive the Princip a life for a life is from the beginning thou…because that is the basis for the ransom that Jehova had in mind when he told Adam about his covenant by letting a spesial boy be born that would crush satans wrongdoing…so a promise about one life to replace Adams…how much did Adam and Eve understood of this and the Princip a life for a life?maybe they expected Kain to be this promised child ?seem so by the name Eve gave him..but when he grew up he did not understand this important Princip himself.Thats why he offered lifeless plants while his brother Abel offered life by firstborn lamb..so while they were not under the mosaic law,they for sure were under Jehovas law..and if Jehova prevented himself from taking Kains life right away just because he was already sentenced to death by Adamic sin…why would there be numerous cases later that wrongdoers got their life taken away instantly ?As we know,if Jehova want to demonstrate what he think about those who oppose Him,He can do away with them instantly(Korah,Datan,Abiram)
              But like you said.its obvious that Jehova had a purpose for Kain…and like L.H replayed :maybe Kain was the start of the seed of the serpent to develope .Fair start?

      • Beverly kenyon

        Hiya Bklyn Kevin, it’s okay, I’ve done a little research concerning my question to you and think I’ve found my answer. I still don’t accept that Satan played a part in Abel’s murder by his brother so I haven’t a clue where that Brother who gave that talk got that idea from. I think Satan made his move to ruin Jehovah’s Purpose regarding the appearance of the Messiah was when Jehovah made his covenant with Abraham and twice two different men wanted to take Sarah as their wife…Pharoah, Gen 12: 14-19 and later on when Abimelech took her away, Gen 20: 2-4. I think Satan most probably understood the Sacred Secret regarding the Women’s Seed when Jehovah made the covenant with Abraham. Thanks anyway Bklyn Kevin.

        • Bklyn Kevin

          First of all Satan and the demons do have a certain degree of knowledge concerning Jehovah’s plans which gave them foresight in to the future, but how can we know that for sure? because when Jesus was out in his ministry he met two demon possessed men and when the demons had taken notice of Jesus they suddenly screamed out saying:

          “What have we to do with you, Son of God? Did you come here to torment us
          (before the appointed time)?” Matthew 8:28-29.
          Now if the demons did not have future foresight how is it possible for the demons to know about the (appointed time)?.

          In other words the demons were well aware that Jesus was the son of GOD and they knew about the (appointed time) thus showing they had foresight of certain future events.

          Your question “Why did he say Satan caused Cain to kill Abel?

          Satan did not literally kill Cain however Satan’s influence was surely there and we know that to be true because usrighteousness was originally found in Satan NOW keep in mind that one of satan’s qualities Is Covetousness which led him him to be insanly jealousy of Jehovah and we know that is true beause In Satan’s heart he thinks he will ascend to the heavens exalting his counterfeit throne Above the stars of God and sit down on the mountain of meeting,. Isaiah 14:13-14.

          [Satan] You were faultless in your ways from the day you were created “Until unrighteousness” was found in you. Ezekiel 28:15. So in reality Satan is the original siner as well as liar in fact Satan the devil is the original influencer of unrighteousness and we know that to be true because of the account with Adam and eve when Satan wielded his unrighteous wicked influence and caused a rebellion against Jehovah in the garden of Eden. Genesis 3:.

          Now Jehovah was well aware of satan’s unrighteous influence in fact Jehovah did take notice of this same atitute of jealousy along with Covetousness developing in Cain’s atitute, how do we know that to be true? Because Jehovah lovenly used his foresight and forewarned Cain of the impending danger before him and said

          “If you turn to doing good, will there not be an exaltation? But if you do not turn to doing good, there is sin crouching at the entrance, and for you is its craving; and will you, for your part, get the mastery over it?”Genesis 4:7. However Jehovah’s counsel made no progress with Cain.

          At this point cain had a choice but we all know that Cain surely chose /allowed satan’s wicked influence to get the mastery over him thus killing his brother abel.

          Although Satan didn’t literally kill abel Satan’s wicked influence surely caused Abel’s death,In this way It could be certainly be said that Satan killed Abel.

          That’s why Jesus said to the pharisees –

          YOU are from YOUR father the Devil, and YOU wish to do the desires of YOUR father.
          That one was a “manslayer “when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of [the lie. John 7:44

          More food for thought.>
          Romans5: https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/romans/5/#v450050121 Corinthians 15: https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/1-corinthians/15/#v46015021

        • Bklyn Kevin

          Before I read your note I had already had replied back to you, however I did read your reply along with your explanation and thought your bible reasoning was excellent .
          Satan the devil along with his demons know a lot more than what we give them credit for. P.S. loved your reply / explanation thank you.

      • Cocheta

        oh, Kevin, I have only just read your answer to me, I’m sorry, you must think I’m awful for not thanking you!

        As for Christs brothers, your answer is superb, but I live on a small island & as far as I am aware there are probably less than 4 of the chosen ones here, if that, so how could I possibly help or minister to them? One of them is the one who has my name carved out on a rock already & it will probably be my good fortune to help out there (which despite my troubles with that one I am more than ready to help out where needed)

        Or…….could it mean that if the ordinary witnesses who are struggling at that time need help we can stretch out our hands? I’m certain there will be many that I could help out at that stage when the WTS topples!

        As for Elijah, yes please.

        I seem to find many things in the Bible now that I never latched onto before I visited Bro Roberts site.

        For an example I keep thinking about Joseph & how despite being cruelly abandoned by his brothers he did care very tenderly for them when he had such great power & of course all around were starving in the famine.

        Going back to Elijah, we know that Jehovah fed him by means of ravens bringing food to him, so I am putting great faith in that for the future when the time comes for us to be starving during the tribulation, I know that Jehovah will provide, the same as He kept filling up the widows flour jar when she looked after Elijah.
        There are so many wonderful things in the Bible that give us the faith needed to get through the things coming upon us & I really need to study much more, but I do love asking Jehovah these sort of questions every night (not so sure He is particularly fond of it though, like I am when my granddaughter constantly asks ‘why’ & I am trying my best to answer in words of one syllable!!)

        • Bklyn Kevin

          No I don’t believe you are awful however I do believe we all have very busy lives that demands a great deal of our time.

          We have to keep in mind that the great tribulations did not occurred just yet and therefore there is no chosen ones – In other words Jesus did not come in his authentic parousia and seal the chosen ones so in reality there’s no chosen ones to minister to however when Jesus does arrive I am quite sure he will inform Jehovah’s people first, after all isn’t that what the scriptures say.

          Amos 3:7
          For the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will not do a thing unless he has revealed his confidential matter* to his servants the prophets.

          PS I will look into the Elijah scenario that you presented and get back to you. But just to let you know I did read your scenario and it’s looks quite plausible however I haven’t looked into it just yet but I promise I will.

        • Bklyn Kevin

          More information concerning your question.
          Doing good to the brothers of Christ. When?. Read more>
          https://e-watchman.com/doing-good-to-the-brothers-of-christ-when/

        • DA

          have you read
          Revelation of Christ and the Two Witnesses yet? hard for me to pick favorite articles but its one, i havent read it in a while so not sure if youll find what youre looking for. if you do read it an find something interesting though, leave a comment

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Roberts comment gives credibility to your Elijah scenario concerning a spiritual drought for 3 1/2 years or 1260 days / 42 months.

      Please take note of what Robert said. Also please keep in mind that there will be a literal famine as well and yes it will be upon the whole world.

      The Coming Judgment of Jehovah
      Excerpt:
      The inescapable truth of the matter is that Jehovah’s people are going to be exiled and “cut off” from him when he conceals his face from them for the appointed 42 months, which represents the three and half year drought decreed by Elijah, after which he will have mercy on them and pour out his spirit in a never before seen way as described in the book of Joel. (Malachi 4:5-6, Joel 2:28-32) Read more> https://e-watchman.com/coming-judgment/

      James 5:17
      E·liʹjah was a man with feelings like ours, and yet when he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

      Revelation 11 1-6
      And a reed like a rod was given to me as he said: “Get up and measure the temple sanctuary of God and the altar and those worshipping in it. But as for the courtyard that is outside the temple sanctuary, leave it out and do not measure it, because it has been given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city underfoot for 42 months. I will cause my two witnesses to prophesy for 1,260 days dressed in sackcloth.” These are symbolized by the two olive trees and the two lampstands and are standing before the Lord of the earth.

      These have the authority to shut up the sky so that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have authority over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every sort of plague as often as they wish.

      Jehovah’s promise.
      2 Chronicles 7:13-14 if they seek his face and turn away from their evil.
      When I shut up the heavens and there is no rain and when I command the grasshoppers to devour the land and if I send a pestilence among my people, if my people on whom my name has been called nhumble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn away from their evil ways, then I will hear from the heavens and forgive their sin and heal their land.

  • Arvid Fløysand

    For many years i felt so alone .i was often thinking about how it must have been for Enoch and even prayed to Jehova to just let me sleep and remember me when all the evil and hypocrisy is done with..but i said to myself over and over,who am i?that our mighty heavenly Father should care any extra for me ?Well he really does…im sure He guided me to this site…and i am not alone ..i am so so grateful…i feel like i am an old soldier that used to be tiered,dissapointed and almost ready to give up my fight ..dear brothers and sisters,i do not feel like a left behind soldier anymore…when i look around me here,i see many brave,loving and caring “veterans” who know how to use the spiritual sword and putting on the shiny armour and all eager and ready to FIGTH for the truth of the truth al together side by side in our fathers name JEHOVA..i like to belive that we are getting our “swords” shiny and sharp on this site/camp..
    If Jehova really intend to use us to do something in his Holy name,then i am willing like an old viking going for a last great battle…and i am happy and proud to go with all of you who truly love the truth and are willing to die for it …soon our King arrives ..i pray every day that he will find all of us here on this site worthy to live so that we one day see each others faces with big smile on in the new CLEAN world…i love you all..i love the truth of the truth..i love my KING..and i love the Creator who made all this possible,Jehova God…let your Kingdom come O JEHOVA

    • Bklyn Kevin

      My heart truly rejoices knowing that you found what you were looking for, may Jehovah continue to bless your endeavors.

      It surely does hold true what Jesus said
      “Keep on asking, and it will be given YOU; keep on seeking, and YOU will find; keep on knocking, and it will be opened to YOU.
      For everyone asking receives, and everyone seeking finds, and to everyone knocking it will be opened Matthew 7:7-8.

      • Arvid Fløysand

        Thanks Kevin..btv, you need to know that you are for sure one of those who makes this site even better…keep up your good work my brother..i have notist that you are always there for others…that is the true spirit of love..

    • LW
  • Joseph Stephan

    DON’T FEED THE EVIL TROLL Block IT

  • e.v.g

    The parable of the good samaritan is interesting, the priest and the levite didn’t help the dying man. Is it means that some “worldly people” are quite willing to help more than God’s appointed leaders?
    I had some personal experiences with worldly people, helping me when i was in troubles. The story from the widow of sidon is interesting too.

    • DA

      Luke 16:9 ?
      1-Tim 6:17

    • Beverly kenyon

      E.v.g, I’m familiar with that scripture but I fully understand and get the message of it now. Thanks for explaining it like that. That’s why I will never give up my so called ‘worldly friends’…hate that term, it’s so condescending! They were always there for me. Later I’m going to read about the widow of Sidon…I love these little reminders of interesting bible accounts.

      • DA

        any thoughts after reading youd like to share, do tell

        • Beverly kenyon

          Will do DA. So far, it’s a exciting, heartbreaking bible account that pictures coming events. I will write up some of the points that came out later…I sound like a Teacher, lol, which I clearly am not as I’m a bit thick! Super busy today…aargh!

        • Beverly kenyon

          DA, the whole account of the Widow is so interesting and sad. Elijah was on the run from Jezebel and Ahab having brought judgement on them with drought for their idolatry and apostasy. It lasted 31/2 years which pictures when Jehovah’s people are cut off from him for 42 months during the end times and also it pictures the two witnesses prophesying for 1,260 days and they have authority to shut up the sky so there’s no rain…so in Elijahs time there was a literal and spiritual drought and famine so it will be for Jehovah’s people during the end. Also the Widow wasn’t one of Jehovah’s people but he must’ve read the goodness and kindness of her heart. She recognised Elijah as a man of God and she knew of his God. She didn’t hesitate to share the very last of her food with him. Elijah wasn’t sent to one of his own but to a woman of a different people. She wasn’t forewarned about Elijah so was willingly hospitable to the wild looking stranger. She cooked the last of her food and offered it to Elijah first. That’s beyond kind. We don’t know that lady’s name or her child but for her faith she was rewarded when her child was brought back to life…the first resurrection recorded in the bible. So with faith will we show kindness to the Anointed and ones related to us in the truth and anyone really in their hour of need if we can. I’m surprised when we did the WT article about, ‘Do Not Forget the Kindness of Strangers,’ the example of the Widow of Zarephath was not mentioned. Faith and Kindness is what I take away from this account DA..I have faith that everything Jehovah has promised will happen concerning the future WILL happen. I know it!! Sorry DA, if I’ve got some things wrong but I’m definitely not a Bklyn Kevin, Song of Hannah, LW, that Elijah guy, Basavaraj, Burt, Yourself and all the other spiritually clever ones here on this site. I’m very much an amateur but I love learning about the Bible.

          • Arvid Fløysand

            Jehova LOVES the meek ones …and meek you are so…:-)

            • Beverly kenyon

              Awww, thank you Arvid, that’s very kind of you and can I just say it’s lovely to have you here on EWatchman all the way from Norway. It was exciting when you popped up the other night in reply to DA’s post and he greeted you with the words, Greetings Norweigian! That was brilliant…DA is so funny! I was going to say hello too but there was a real buzz going on at your appearance so I hung back but I’ve loved everything you’ve posted. Your farm and your fantastic dog sounds amazing. All I know about Norway is that it looks freezing but very clean and it has fjords. My child has a dog…he’s a blue staff and his name is Bentley and he’s a beautiful soft boy…we love that boy! I try to be meek Arvid but it’s an ongoing battle as it doesn’t take much to set me off. Ignorant people with bad manners and ones who have an attitude can really get me going, lol, and snotty bullies, I’m always on a short fuse these days Arvid. Loved your thoughts on Cain and why was he spared by Jehovah God.

          • DA

            pifft im not that clever. i hardly remember what i read right after i read it. understanding scriture isnt easy for me and nobody should rely on my explanations of scripture obviously but let Jehovah make it understood rightly

            • Beverly kenyon

              Oh, no you don’t DA, putting yourself down!! It was only tonight I was talking to my friend and I mentioned you, how you’re good at scriptures and getting your point across in a real and human way that is so relateable. You’re funny in that easy laid back way and you’re not afraid to reveal your emotions. A person would want to be friends with someone Iike that DA. I’ll never forget when you first made me laugh…I thought to myself I like this person and I want to be friends.

            • DA

              ima sheeps ^_^ ?nahhh hhaa

            • Beverly kenyon

              Lol. Glad to see you’re happy DA.

        • Beverly kenyon

          Sorry DA, one more thought on my post to you. I believe that based on Jehovah picking out that Sidonian Widow based on her good heart and qualities to give refuge to his prophet…it’s not only some of Jehovah’s Witnesses who will survive Armageddon, I believe non witnesses will make it into God’s Tent,will be part of the Great Crowd. Another non Israelite was Rahab who helped God’s people and there was the mixed crowd who left Egypt with God’s people, also Elijah pictures Jesus in that Jehovah gave him the power to resurrect the Widow,s son and the power to keep replenishing the little food she had, Jesus did both those miraculous acts when he lived on earth. Acts 10: 34, 35.

  • Arvid Fløysand

    Oooooooops…i just uppvoted my own comment by a mistake …sorry

    • Burt Reynolds

      All you have to do Arvid is tap the up vote triangle again an unvote yourself. I’ve done that before much to my embarrassment.

      • Arvid Fløysand

        thank you…i owe you a bucket of gaffelbiter in sherry 😉

        • Burt Reynolds

          Yes please!

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