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The Time Really Is at Hand

Saturday, March 5 He reasoned with them from the Scriptures.—Acts 17:2. In our ministry, we may meet someone who believes that Jesus is equal to God. What scriptures could we use to reason on the matter? We might invite the person to read John 6:38, where Jesus is quoted as saying: “I have come down from heaven [...]

2017-03-18T10:28:11+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|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 [...]

2017-03-18T10:31:15+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who Will Endure the Day of His Coming?

Friday, December 4 It was with a complete heart that they made voluntary offerings.—1 Chron. 29:9. In ancient Israel, there were two things that were required from each person making voluntary sacrifices. First, the person had to give his best. Jehovah told the nation that any offering had to be a sound one in order “to gain [...]

2017-03-18T09:04:50+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jesus’ Theocratic Ministry School Closure

Thursday, December 3 He called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to cure diseases. And he sent them out to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal.—Luke 9:1, 2. In the first century, the King-Designate gave his disciples clear directions on what, where, and how to [...]

2017-03-18T09:07:03+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Many Will Be Stumbled

Wednesday, December 2 In no way are we giving any cause for stumbling.—2 Cor. 6:3. Our wholesome speech and upright conduct adorn the teaching of God, making the worship of Jehovah attractive to others. In fact, we often hear of positive results when sincere people observe our Christlike conduct. Although we recognize that our actions can influence people [...]

2017-03-18T09:08:13+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let Us Set Matters Straight Between Us

Tuesday, December 1 All Scripture is . . . beneficial . . . for setting things straight.—2 Tim. 3:16. When Jewish religious leaders complained that Jesus was kind to “tax collectors and sinners,” Jesus responded: “Persons in health do not need a physician, but the ailing do. Go, then, and learn what this means, ‘I want mercy, and not sacrifice.’” He [...]

2017-03-18T09:08:21+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exile in Babylon – When?

Saturday, October 31 All your sons will be taught by Jehovah.—Isa. 54:13. How can we demonstrate that we are really being “taught by Jehovah”? By carefully heeding his commands. In the safe haven of our congregations, we find needed guidance and protection, for it is there that faithful men who serve as elders provide [...]

2017-03-18T09:16:55+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Have You Begun Ruling as Kings?

Friday, October 30 Foxes have dens and birds of heaven have roosts, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay down his head.—Matt. 8:20. Jesus encouraged his disciples to have a simple eye. Desiring to learn from Jesus’ example, a pioneer does well to keep in mind that the more material things he has, the more [...]

2017-03-18T09:17:36+00:00 October 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

A judgment day for the faithful slave

Thursday, October 29 Try to readjust such a man in a spirit of mildness.—Gal. 6:1. An elder might highlight the Scriptural principles that a brother should consider when he is endeavoring to make an important decision. He might review with him what has been published on the topic. He might also urge the individual to consider [...]

2017-03-18T09:19:00+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Talk with God

Tuesday, October 27 The problem is that we do not know what we should pray for.—Rom. 8:26. Social networking and text messaging are very popular in this age of technology. By comparison, though, how do we individually rate our personal communication with our best Friend, Jehovah? How often do we take the initiative to speak to [...]

2017-03-18T08:40:31+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The post-Watchtower, final witness

Sunday, October 25 Let us not give up in doing what is fine.—Gal. 6:9. Are we personally in step with Jehovah’s wonderful organization? Is our enthusiasm for the truth ever-increasing, or is it decreasing? When considering such questions, we may note that we have begun to tire out or perhaps have lost some of [...]

2017-03-18T08:41:26+00:00 October 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When is the Lord’s Day?

Saturday, October 24 Be flawless and not be stumbling others up to the day of Christ.—Phil. 1:10. If we love someone, we do not want to hurt that person. Instead, we strive to merit his approval. Since that is the case, we do well to take some time to reflect on what the consequences would be [...]

2017-03-18T08:42:00+00:00 October 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On slippery ground

Friday, October 23 As for me, the drawing near to God is good for me. In the Sovereign Lord Jehovah I have placed my refuge.—Ps. 73:28. Here the psalmist expressed his confidence in God. What circumstances led him to this profound conclusion? Upon observing the peace of wicked people, at first the psalmist felt bitter at [...]

2017-03-18T08:42:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Command after command, command after command

Tuesday, October 20 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding.—Prov. 3:5. Decisions! Decisions! Every day we are faced with many of them. How do you feel about the typical decisions that you face? Some people are eager to decide everything for themselves. They insist on their right to [...]

2017-03-18T08:47:54+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Hour of the Authority of Darkness

Monday, October 19 Father, . . . glorify your son, that your son may glorify you.—John 17:1. It is late in the evening of Nisan 14 in the year 33 C.E. Jesus and his companions have enjoyed celebrating the Passover, which reminds them of how God delivered their forefathers from slavery in Egypt. But his faithful disciples are to [...]

2017-03-18T08:48:39+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Woe to the shepherds!

Sunday, October 18 I will search for my sheep and care for them.—Ezek. 34:11. Jehovah compares himself to a shepherd. That is significant because it helps us to understand what Jehovah is like. A loving human shepherd takes full responsibility for the survival and welfare of the flock of sheep under his [...]

2017-03-18T08:49:30+00:00 October 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deliverance from Babylon in 1918?

Saturday, October 17 [Jehovah] serves for my salvation.—Ex. 15:2. Jehovah delivered the oppressed Israelites and ‘brought them out of Egypt.’ Think about what that included. They were guided by a pillar of cloud and of fire. They walked on the seabed as the Red Sea towered on the left and on the right. [...]

2017-03-18T08:50:34+00:00 October 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Before what “days of distress” come?

Friday, October 16 Remember . . . your Grand Creator . . . before the days of distress come.—Eccl. 12:1. Solomon used poetic language to describe the calamitous days of old age. No one should plan on waiting until he arrives at that stage in life before starting to serve Jehovah. Even though we may have been serving Jehovah for [...]

2017-03-18T08:50:50+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whoever does not gather with me scatters

Thursday, October 15 All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial.—2 Tim. 3:16. By skillful use of God’s inspired Word in our ministry, we give others the opportunity to gain everlasting life. To help us in this work, each of us relies on yet another provision from Jehovah—his holy spirit.  What an honor it is to share [...]

2017-03-18T08:51:33+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The day of your watchmen will come

Monday, October 12 A man’s enemies are the men of his household.—Mic. 7:6. We find it distressing when workmates, schoolmates, and neighbors show a self-centered attitude. Some of God’s servants, though, have an even greater challenge. Jesus said that his followers would face family opposition, and he used words similar to those recorded at Micah 7:6 [...]

2017-03-18T08:53:38+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More of the “deluding influence”

Sunday, October 11 The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise.—Ps. 19:7. Today, we have ample reasons for putting trust in Jehovah’s reminders, contained in his infallible Word, the Bible. Within its pages, we find God’s dealings with imperfect humankind over thousands of years. This historical narrative was recorded for our [...]

2017-03-18T08:54:31+00:00 October 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

And the first angel blew his trumpet

Saturday, October 10 Your arrows . . . pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies.—Ps. 45:5. The King is mounted on a white horse, representing warfare that is clean and righteous in Jehovah’s eyes. In addition to a sword, he is equipped with a bow. We read: “I saw, and look! a white horse, and the [...]

2017-03-18T08:55:18+00:00 October 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|11 Comments

When Jehovah Asks for His Sheep Back

Monday, September 21 Keep hold of the weak, be patient with everybody.—1 Thess. 5:14, “An American Translation.” Rather than quickly giving up on the weak, let us “keep hold” of them, as it were, and continue supporting them. In the past, Jehovah dealt patiently with those of his servants who at times were discouraged. For [...]

2017-03-18T08:57:28+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You can’t outrun a blessing from Jehovah

Thursday, September 3 A young man I used to be, I have also grown old, and yet I have not seen anyone righteous left entirely, nor his offspring looking for bread.—Ps. 37:25. Jehovah especially delights in providing for the needs of his faithful worshippers. Many faithful Christians have experienced such evidence of Jehovah’s care. For example, [...]

2016-12-08T15:11:14+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Who are the true Christians?

Wednesday, September 2 I am sending my messenger, and he must clear up a way before me.—Mal. 3:1. John the Baptizer was the ‘messenger who cleared up the way.’ When he came in 29 C.E., a time of judgment for the nation of Israel had drawn close. Jesus was the second messenger. He cleansed the [...]

2016-12-08T15:11:14+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hope for the smoldering flaxen wick

Tuesday, September 1 It is the foolishness of an earthling man that distorts his way, and so his heart becomes enraged against Jehovah himself.—Prov. 19:3. Is it really possible that we could become “enraged against Jehovah”? Surely to do so would be futile. What would we hope to gain? A poet once said: “Your [...]

2016-12-08T15:11:14+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SI JEHOVA MISMO AY NAGING HARI

This is the first chapter of Jehovah Himself Has Become King translated into Tagalog, the main language spoken on the Philippines. More chapters will be published as they become available. Many thanks to the generosity and diligence of the translators. Ito ang unang kabanata ng Si Jehova Mismo Ay Naging Hari sa saling Tagalog, ang [...]

2017-03-18T08:27:39+00:00 April 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|8 Comments
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