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My corpses will rise up

Sunday, July 23 Give us more faith.—Luke 17:5. What can you do to build and maintain strong faith? Do not be satisfied with only what you learned up to the point of your baptism. Take note of fulfilled prophecies in the Bible because these can provide you with powerful reasons for having faith. You can also use [...]

July 23rd, 2017|Commentary, Isaiah|52 Comments

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses False Prophets?

Commentary on the Daily Text of Jehovah's Witnesses Saturday, July 15 Then there will be great tribulation.—Matt. 24:21. How will the great tribulation begin? The book of Revelation answers by describing the destruction of “Babylon the Great.” (Rev. 17:5-7) How appropriate that all false religion is likened to a prostitute! The clergy have prostituted themselves [...]

July 15th, 2017|Commentary|261 Comments

The Scene of this World is Changing

Tuesday, July 11 Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.—1 Cor. 6:9, 10. If you struggle with temptation to engage in sexual immorality, what can you do? Acknowledge your weakness.Pray to God for strength. Avoid situations [...]

July 11th, 2017|Commentary|341 Comments

The 1914 Kingdom-came fantasy lives on, for now

Monday, June 19 Pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down . . . and suddenly that day be instantly upon you as a snare.—Luke 21:34, 35. Events on the world scene clearly indicate that Bible prophecy is now being fulfilled and that the end of this wicked system of things is imminent. Therefore, we should [...]

June 19th, 2017|Commentary|92 Comments

You really will be like God, knowing good and bad

Saturday, June 17 You will be like God, knowing good and bad.—Gen. 3:5. Today, all must decide whether they believe that God’s way of doing things is superior to Satan’s or vice versa. In all sincerity, do you take Jehovah’s side by choosing to obey his laws and standards instead of doing things your own way? [...]

June 17th, 2017|Commentary|130 Comments

The onrushing desolation of the Garden of Eden

Commentary on the Daily Text of Jehovah's Witnesses Friday, June 16 The king finds pleasure in a servant who acts with insight.—Prov. 14:35. It is an honor to be allowed by Jehovah to contribute to the beauty of our spiritual paradise. We do that by zealously preaching the Kingdom good news and making more disciples. Each [...]

June 16th, 2017|Commentary|44 Comments

Child Baptism – Why it is Wrong

Commentary on Jehovah's Witnesses Daily Text Tuesday, June 6 Who of you wanting to build a tower does not first sit down and calculate the expense to see if he has enough to complete it?—Luke 14:28. Every year thousands of young people around the world get baptized. Christian parents and elders in the congregation want to make [...]

June 6th, 2017|Commentary|377 Comments

The love of many [of Jehovah’s Witnesses] will grow cold

Commentary on the Daily Text of Jehovah's Witnesses Wednesday, May 31 Let your brotherly love continue.—Heb. 13:1. We need to develop our brotherly love now, for it will help us during whatever tests and trials we may face in the future. Even now, before the outbreak of the great tribulation, we have a strong need for [...]

May 31st, 2017|Commentary|228 Comments

The Second Coming of Christ and the Parousia

Commentary on the Daily Text of Jehovah's Witnesses Monday, May 29 I am with you.—Matt. 28:20. Over the years our King has given us tools to use to help prepare the hearts of millions to receive the Kingdom message. Some tools were useful for perhaps a decade or so, while others have proved to be of [...]

May 29th, 2017|Commentary|124 Comments

My people will be silenced

Thursday, May 25 All the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction.—Rom. 15:4. Imagine the following scenes that reveal Elijah’s implicit trust in Jehovah. When Elijah informed King Ahab of Jehovah’s intention to bring about a drought, he confidently declared: “As surely as Jehovah . . . is living, . . . [...]

May 25th, 2017|Commentary|287 Comments

Surviving the coming global holocaust

Saturday, May 20 Keep in expectation.—Hab. 2:3. The prophet Habakkuk was commissioned to foretell the destruction of Jerusalem. By the time he arrived on the scene, warnings of that city’s desolation had already been sounded for years. Conditions had reached the point where ‘the wicked surrounded the righteous and justice was perverted.’ So it is not [...]

May 20th, 2017|Commentary|116 Comments

Until the spirit is poured out on us

Wednesday, May 3 They all became filled with holy spirit.—Acts 2:4. The year was 33 C.E., and it was the day of Pentecost. In an upper room in Jerusalem, a group of about 120 Christians were gathered together, “persisting in prayer.”  What was about to happen to them fulfilled a prophecy uttered by the prophet Joel.  God’s holy [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Commentary|90 Comments

The God of gods, Jehovah, has spoken

Sunday, April 30 This is my name forever.—Ex. 3:15. Those who study ancient Hebrew Bible manuscripts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, are struck by the many occurrences of the Tetragrammaton—the four Hebrew letters that represent God’s name. The divine name appears not only in those ancient Hebrew manuscripts but also in some copies of the [...]

April 30th, 2017|Commentary|87 Comments

Jehovah’s strange and unusual work

Friday, April 28 Wicked men and impostors will advance from bad to worse.—2 Tim. 3:13. History has demonstrated beyond any doubt the truthfulness of what the Bible says: “I well know, O Jehovah, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.” No, Jehovah did not [...]

April 28th, 2017|Commentary|110 Comments

The Revelation and Presence of Christ

Wednesday, April 26 Without faith it is impossible to please God well.—Heb. 11:6. Have you ever thought, ‘Am I the kind of person Jehovah will want to save during the great tribulation and bring into the new world?’ One very important requirement is that we cultivate strong faith. The apostle Peter drew special attention to the [...]

April 26th, 2017|Commentary|55 Comments

You do not know when the master of the house is coming

Commentary on daily text for Jehovah's Witnesses Friday, April 21 Keep on the watch.—Mark 13:35. Upon recognizing that Christ’s presence began in 1914, Jesus’ followers rightly prepared for a possible early arrival of the end. They did so by intensifying their Kingdom-preaching work. Jesus indicated that he might come later—“at dawn or early in the morning.” [...]

April 21st, 2017|Commentary|195 Comments

Has the Watchtower become apostate?

Commentary on the daily text of Jehovah's Witnesses Monday, April 3 [Timothy] will remind you of my methods in connection with Christ Jesus, just as I am teaching everywhere in every congregation.—1 Cor. 4:17. Recently, a group of elders who are successful in helping brothers to grow spiritually were asked what approach they use [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Commentary|144 Comments

You do not know you are blind and naked

Jehovah's Witnesses Daily Text Sunday, March 26 We want to go with you, for we have heard that God is with you people.—Zech. 8:23. If it is not possible to know with certainty the names of all spiritual Israelites on earth today, how can members of the other sheep “go with” them? Notice what the prophecy [...]

March 26th, 2017|Commentary|37 Comments

Yes, KEEP ON THE WATCH!

Jehovah's Witnesses Daily Text Sunday, March 12 Keep in expectation of it!—Hab. 2:3. For the composite sign of Christ’s presence to serve its purpose, the fulfillment of it would have to be obvious enough to command the attention of those who have been obeying Jesus’ counsel to “keep on the watch.” And that has been the case [...]

March 12th, 2017|Commentary|34 Comments

Unless Jehovah guards the city…

Jehovah's Witnesses Daily Text Saturday, March 11 Unless Jehovah builds the house, it is in vain that its builders work hard on it.—Ps. 127:1. Jehovah’s organization goes to tremendous lengths to provide and help finance modest Kingdom Halls. The work of designing, building, and remodeling them is handled by unpaid volunteers. Since November 1, 1999, more than [...]

March 11th, 2017|Commentary|110 Comments

You will see your Grand Instructor

Jehovah's Witnesses Daily Text Thursday, March 2 Your own ears will hear a word behind you saying, “This is the way. Walk in it.”—Isa. 30:21. You no doubt agree that the Bible contains God’s message for mankind in general. But does the Bible also convey how you in particular can draw closer to Jehovah? Indeed it [...]

March 3rd, 2017|Commentary, Isaiah|88 Comments

The Persecution to Come

Jehovah's Witnesses Daily Text Sunday, February 26 Ruthless men seek my life.—Ps. 54:3. Abner supported Saul’s efforts to kill David, even though Abner knew that God had chosen David to rule as king of Israel. After Saul’s death, Abner could have shown humility and proved his loyalty to God by supporting David, not Saul’s son Ish-bosheth. [...]

February 26th, 2017|Commentary|41 Comments

O nation that feels no shame

Saturday, February 25 [Ahaz] burned up his sons in the fire.—2 Chron. 28:3. Ahaz’s son Hezekiah might easily have grown up to be a bitter, angry man who turned against God. Others who have endured far less have become “enraged against Jehovah” or embittered toward his organization. And some people are convinced that their unwholesome family background dooms [...]

February 25th, 2017|Commentary|108 Comments

He will guide you into all the truth

Friday, February 24 [My word] will have sure success in what I send it to do.—Isa. 55:11. Think about how the preaching of the good news fits in with Jehovah’s loving purpose for humankind. He purposed that humans would inhabit the earth without ever dying; though Adam sinned, Jehovah did not change His mind. Instead, he [...]

February 24th, 2017|Commentary|20 Comments

I will care for my sheep like a shepherd

Thursday, February 23 I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; those too I must bring in, . . . and they will become one flock, one shepherd.—John 10:16. Do those of the other sheep need to know the names of all those who are anointed today? The short answer is no. Why not? Because even [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Commentary|44 Comments

The boaster will come to his finish

Tuesday, February 21 The desolating of [Jerusalem] has drawn near.—Luke 21:20. Seeing Jerusalem “surrounded by encamped armies,” just as Jesus had prophesied, Christians in Judea, and especially those living in Jerusalem, had to act decisively. Jesus had warned them that they would need to flee as soon as they saw these events start to unfold. In [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Commentary|52 Comments

The slave that did not understand

Sunday, February 19 Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time?—Matt. 24:45. When early in the last century a small group of diligent Bible students was appointed as “the faithful and discreet slave,” much of their communication with the [...]

February 19th, 2017|Commentary|128 Comments

Look! I Have Forewarned You

Friday, February 10 In the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here.—2 Tim. 3:1. The Bible indicates that wickedness will greatly increase “in the last days.” So we can expect that world conditions, bad as they are now, will continue to decline. But how bad do you expect conditions to become before “the great [...]

February 10th, 2017|Commentary|105 Comments

The attack of Gog from the land of Magog

Wednesday, February 8 I [will] sanctify myself through you before their eyes, O Gog.—Ezek. 38:16. Shortly before the remaining ones of the 144,000 are taken to heaven, Gog will attack God’s people. What reaction does this provoke? On earth, God’s people will appear to be defenseless. They will obey the instructions given in the days of King [...]

February 8th, 2017|Commentary|70 Comments

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses in spiritual paradise?

Tuesday, February 7 I will glorify the place for my feet.—Isa. 60:13. The expression “spiritual paradise” has become a part of our theocratic vocabulary. It describes our unique, spiritually rich environment, or condition, which allows us to enjoy peace with God and with our brothers. Of course, we should not conclude that the terms “spiritual paradise” [...]

February 7th, 2017|Commentary|27 Comments

King Saul – A Type of the Evil Slave

Saturday, January 28 Let me pin him to the ground with the spear just once, and I will not need to do it twice.—1 Sam. 26:8. When Abishai crept into Saul’s camp, he did not have his loyalties in the proper order. Out of loyalty to David, Abishai was eager to kill King Saul, but David restrained [...]

January 28th, 2017|Commentary|190 Comments

By all means, take refuge in Jehovah

Friday, January 27 Your people will be my people, and your God my God.—Ruth 1:16. Note Ruth’s love for Jehovah. The landowner Boaz later praised Ruth for seeking refuge under Jehovah’s wings. That may remind us of a baby bird taking refuge under the wings of a powerful, protective parent. Jehovah became such a parent to Ruth. He [...]

January 27th, 2017|Commentary|59 Comments

The glory of Jehovah will be revealed

Sunday, January 22 The word of our God endures forever.—Isa. 40:8. Thousands of fragments, manuscripts, and ancient translations have been compared and painstakingly studied by Bible scholars. This study validated the contents of the vast majority of Bible passages. The few verses about which there is a degree of uncertainty do not change the overall message. [...]

January 22nd, 2017|Commentary|16 Comments

I will pour out my spirit in those days

Saturday, January 21 They are rendering [God] sacred service day and night.—Rev. 7:15. When the last days began in 1914, there were only a few thousand servants of Jehovah worldwide. Motivated by love for neighbor, and with the backing of God’s spirit, a small remnant of anointed Christians persevered in the Kingdom-preaching work. As a result, [...]

January 21st, 2017|Commentary|46 Comments

The Sun Will Set on the Prophets

Thursday, January 12 Keep on the watch.—Matt. 24:42. That admonition in itself is a good reason to remain in expectation—Jesus told us to do so! In this regard, Jehovah’s organization has set an example. Its publications have consistently exhorted us to “await and keep close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah” and to [...]

January 12th, 2017|Commentary|190 Comments