February 2016

/February 2016

The Revelation of Christ Now at Hand!

Thursday, June 23 A vast mixed company also went with them.—Ex. 12:38. When the Israelites left Egypt, they did not do so as various independent groups, each group going its own way. And when Moses “stretched out his hand over the sea” and Jehovah split the sea apart, Moses did not go through alone or with [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|114 Comments

Who Will Rescue Me from this Death?

Friday, February 26 I do not understand what I am doing. For I do not practice what I wish, but I do what I hate.—Rom. 7:15. Satan knows that we have sinful tendencies, and he tries to induce us to cater to them. It then becomes a formidable challenge to maintain our integrity.  Consider the case [...]

February 26th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|55 Comments

Men Will Rise and Speak Twisted Things

Thursday, February 25 From among you yourselves men will rise and speak twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.—Acts 20:30. Sadly, the original Christian congregation gradually became corrupted.  As indicated by Jesus, such apostasy, promoted by “the wicked one,” Satan, would grow and obscure true Christianity until “the conclusion of the system of things.” Then [...]

February 25th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

Should Lies Go Unchallenged?

Wednesday, February 24 Look out not only for your own interests, but also for the interests of others.—Phil. 2:4. Paul urged all Christians to “look out” for the interests of fellow believers. The essence of Paul’s counsel is that we should observe the gifts that others have and acknowledge them.  How do we feel when someone [...]

February 24th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|3 Comments

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble

Tuesday, February 23 I will come against those living in security.—Ezek. 38:11. How will God respond to satanic efforts to destroy his people? Jehovah will intervene in their behalf, exercising his right as Universal Sovereign. Jehovah considers an assault on his servants to be an attack on him.  Therefore, our heavenly Father will take prompt action [...]

February 23rd, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

I will Discipline You to the Proper Degree

Monday, February 22 Those whom Jehovah loves he disciplines.—Heb. 12:6. We do not enjoy being counseled or disciplined.  Yet, think of what the one who is offering us counsel must consider. He needs to be aware of what we are doing that could affect our relationship with Jehovah God, he must be concerned about our feelings, [...]

February 22nd, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

Prodigal Son or Simply Stumbled?

Sunday, February 21 We just had to celebrate and rejoice, for your brother was dead but has come to life.—Luke 15:32. The illustration of the prodigal son is a strong incentive for those who have left the truth to return to Jehovah without delay! They may be spiritually exhausted, and the way back may seem [...]

February 21st, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|1 Comment

God’s Word Is Alive

Friday, February 19 The word of God is alive and exerts power.—Heb. 4:12. You never know how people will react to a well-chosen scripture. For instance, two Witnesses in Australia knocked on a young woman’s door. One of them asked her, “Do you know God’s name?” and then read one scripture—Psalm 83:18. “I was floored!” the [...]

February 19th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|1 Comment

Jehovah’s Guarded Secrets

Thursday, February 18 The eyes of Jehovah are roving about through all the earth to show his strength in behalf of those whose heart is complete toward him.—2 Chron. 16:9. Before becoming a Witness, one brother enjoyed the immoral atmosphere of the dance parties he frequented. But after learning the truth, he has completely avoided dancing even [...]

February 18th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|1 Comment

But what will you do when the end comes?

Wednesday, February 17 Love never fails.—1 Cor. 13:8. Genuine love is not easily provoked and “does not keep account of the injury.”  Were we to hold a grudge, we would not be pleasing God and would, in effect, be tending a smoldering fire that could flare up, harming us and others.  Love makes us rejoice with the [...]

February 17th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

Throw the evil slave out!

Sunday, February 14 Well done, good and faithful slave!—Matt. 25:21. In the four illustrations recorded at Matthew 24:45 to 25:46, Jesus highlights traits that would distinguish his true followers in these last days. In the illustration involving the faithful slave, Jesus highlights the need for the small group of anointed ones entrusted with feeding his domestics [...]

February 14th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

When He Will Fully Open Up the Scriptures

Saturday, February 13 The crowds were astounded at his way of teaching.—Matt. 7:28. Jesus used good judgment when he preached the good news, choosing “gracious words” that amazed his listeners.  He often let God’s Word speak for him—reading, quoting, or referring to just the right scriptures to make his point. Jesus also explained the Scriptures, doing so in [...]

February 13th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|1 Comment

Senseless and Slow in Heart to Believe…

Thursday, February 11 He was raised up.—Matt. 28:6. That the dead could live again was not a new concept to Jesus’ apostles; resurrections had occurred before they were born. They knew that God had empowered the prophets Elijah and Elisha to perform such miracles.  A dead man had even come to life when his body was [...]

February 11th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

They Will Collect Out from His Kingdom…

Wednesday, February 10 Happy are your eyes because they see and your ears because they hear.—Matt. 13:16. Why were Jesus’ disciples able to understand when others were not? Because they were willing to search for the real meaning behind Jesus’ words, build on what they had already accepted, and use what they had heard in [...]

February 10th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

Jehovah’s Purpose Will Be Accomplished

Tuesday, February 9 Did God really say that you must not eat from every tree?—Gen. 3:1. After preparing our beautiful planet for human habitation, Jehovah issued three decrees regarding humans: Our God would create mankind in his image, humans were to expand Paradise globally and fill the earth with righteous offspring, and humans were prohibited from [...]

February 9th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|1 Comment

Come the next war…

Monday, February 8 We do not wage warfare according to what we are in the flesh.—2 Cor. 10:3. True Christians, who have their conscience trained by the Bible, do not learn war or participate in warfare. As a result of holding to this Christian position, thousands of Witnesses, young and old, male and female, have been persecuted. [...]

February 8th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

Jehovah’s Witnesses and WWIII

Sunday, February 7 Through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin.—Rom. 5:12. Both Adam and Eve sinned, but Adam was held responsible for their wrongdoing. The first human pair were led to think that they did not need Jehovah as their Ruler. That raised this vital question of sovereignty: Who has the [...]

February 7th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

Others Have Acted as Owners of US

Saturday, February 6 The solid foundation of God remains standing, having this seal, “Jehovah knows those who belong to him,” and, “Let everyone calling on the name of Jehovah renounce unrighteousness.”—2 Tim. 2:19. In the apostle Paul’s day, certain professed Christians adopted false teachings; yet, they continued to associate with the congregation. To the casual observer, these [...]

February 6th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

When Is the Temple Inspection?

Friday, February 5 God . . . does not dwell in handmade temples.—Acts 17:24. Is it futile to search for God? No, for he wants us to find him. The apostle Paul made that clear when he gave a witness to a group assembled on the Areopagus. That took place within sight of the Parthenon—a temple dedicated to [...]

February 5th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

Reasoning with Jehovah’s Witnesses

Thursday, February 4 When anyone replies to a matter before he hears the facts, it is foolish and humiliating.—Prov. 18:13. Before delving into a discussion of the Bible’s viewpoint on a certain topic, we do well to try to determine what our listener really believes. Otherwise, we might spend a lot of time refuting an idea [...]

February 4th, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

As Sure as the Sunrise

Tuesday, February 2 Moses . . . [chose] to be mistreated with the people of God rather than to have the temporary enjoyment of sin.—Heb. 11:24, 25. With eyes of faith, Moses recognized that the “enjoyment of sin” was temporary. Others might have reasoned that even though Egypt was steeped in idolatry and spiritism, it had risen to [...]

February 2nd, 2016|Commentary, February 2016|0 Comments

It Was Concealed from Them

Monday, February 1 You have hidden these things from the wise and intellectual ones and have revealed them to young children.—Matt. 11:25. Of course, Jesus did not mean that his disciples were children in a literal sense. Rather, he knew that they seemed to be children compared to the intellectual and highly educated ones in the [...]

February 1st, 2016|February 2016|0 Comments

Look! I am coming as a thief

On two occasions Jesus warned his followers to stay on the watch for his return, because he was coming at an hour they did not think to be it. He likened his unexpected return to a thief breaking into a home, saying: “But know one thing, that if the householder had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have kept awake and not allowed his house to be broken into.”

Significantly, the context on both occasions had to do with his coming to judge the slaves of his household. Jehovah's Witnesses, of course, are convinced that Jesus came in 1914. And the Watchtower teaches that in 1918 Jesus cleansed the so-called spiritual temple, as foretold in the third chapter of Malachi. And it was on that occasion that Jesus is supposed to have appointed his faithful slave over all of his belongings. At least that is what the Watchtower used to teach, but evidently that is all about to change.

March 24th, 2013|February 2016, Page One|4 Comments