What is the constant feature and when is it removed?

//What is the constant feature and when is it removed?

QUESTION: What is the “constant feature” mentioned in Daniel chaps. 8, 11, 12?


The “constant feature” is what the Watchtower has explained it to be.

Most translations either use the phrase “daily sacrifice” or “continual burnt offering.” The most literal rendering is “continual sacrifice” —alluding to the sacrifices associated with the physical tabernacle and temple attended to by the Levitical priests.

According to the Law given to Moses at Mount Sinai the priests attending to the tabernacle were to offer Jehovah two male lambs every day —one in the morning and one in the evening, at twilight, along with bread —a so-called “grain offering,” as well as an alcoholic drink offering, which was poured out upon the altar. This was to be done daily for perpetuity.

As the apostle Paul explained in great detail in his letter to the Hebrews, all the things associated with the formal worship surrounding the portable tabernacle and later the temple, including the animal and grain, and drink offerings, were a shadow of the things to come, the reality belonging to Christ, who not only has served as the sacrificial lamb of God, but also functions as the high priest officiating over a spiritual temple.

In the conclusion of the letter to the Hebrews Paul referred to the ashes of the daily sacrifice being disposed of outside the camp, and he stated: “Therefore, Jesus also suffered outside the city gate in order to sanctify the people with his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the reproach he bore, for we do not have here a city that remains, but we are earnestly seeking the one to come. Through him let us always offer to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that make public declaration to his name.”

So, the daily sacrifice performed by the priests corresponds to the preaching done by Christians —who “make public declaration to his name.”    Since Christ himself is the sacrifice as well as the officiating high priest, the sacrifice of praise is offered to God, his name being Jehovah. Therefore, the disruption of the “constant feature” referred to in prophecy and earmarked for fulfillment during the time of the end, must relate to the worldwide work of Jehovah’s Witnesses, who undeniably are making public declaration to his name.

Around the clock every day, at any given moment of the day, somewhere in the world Jehovah’s Witnesses are preaching the good news and declaring the name of God in hundreds of languages and dialects. It is the “constant feature” and the reason Jehovah’s Witnesses even exist.

WHEN IS THE CONSTANT FEATURE REMOVED?

As one might expect, while the Watchtower has keen insight into the meaning of the “constant feature” as it relates to the work of Christ, that insight does not carry over to the significance of the disruption of the regular sacrifice. For example, here is what the Watchtower once wrote in explanation of the 12th chapter of Daniel’s prophecy:

This continual sacrifice was taken away in June 1918. What, then, was “the disgusting thing”—the second feature to look for? It was the League of Nations, promoted by the victorious powers at the end of World War I. It was disgusting because the leaders of Christendom put it in the place of God’s Kingdom, representing the League as man’s only hope for peace. The League was proposed in January 1919. If we count 1,290 days (three years, seven months) from that time, we arrive at September 1922.” —Watchtower 11/1/1993

As if there were three different occasions when the constant feature is removed, here is what their last word was on the removal of the constant feature in the 11th chapter of Daniel:

So successful was Hitler that he went to war, as the angel correctly foretold…From the 1930’s, the great crowd have worshiped in association with the anointed remnant; hence, they are said to serve ‘in God’s temple.’ The earthly courtyard of the temple was profaned by the relentless persecution of the anointed remnant and their companions in lands where the king of the north held sway. So severe was the persecution that the constant feature—the public sacrifice of praise to Jehovah’s name—was removed. —Watchtower 11/1/1993

And here is what the Watchtower teaches as regards the removal of the constant feature in interpretation of the eighth chapter of Daniel:

Well, what was the experience of faithful Bible students—Jehovah’s Witnesses—during World War II? Intense persecution! This amounted to a “transgression,” an effort to desolate God’s “sanctuary” class, and so take away from Jehovah the “constant feature” of daily public worship. It started in Nazi-Fascist countries. But soon ‘truth was being thrown to the earth’ throughout the vast domain of the ‘small horn whose power became mighty.’ The “army” of kingdom proclaimers and their work of preaching kingdom truth was banned in almost all of the British Commonwealth. When these nations conscripted their manpower they refused to grant exemption as ministers to Jehovah’s Witnesses; they showed no respect for their theocratic appointment as ministers of God. Mob violence and other indignities were heaped upon Jehovah’s faithful servants in the United States. —Watchtower 9/15/82

According to the Watchtower’s interpretation the constant feature was removed in 1918. Then again by the Nazis in the 1930’s. And to top it off, the British Empire removed it throughout their realm during the Second World War. But, to assuage the inconvenient fact that neither the persecution of the Bible Students in 1918 or the Nazi Holocaust or the British-imposed ban on the Watchtower during WWII succeeded in shutting down the preaching work the Watchtower is forced to declare that the enemy’s efforts failed completely; hence, the same publication as above concludes, effusing:

The enemy’s vicious attempt to desolate and destroy the “holy place” completely had failed. The remaining “holy ones” on earth, along with their companions of the “great crowd,” had come off victorious. The kingdom of the Supreme One, Jehovah, and of his Christ, had triumphed!

It should be apparent that there is only one occasion when the constant feature is removed by a political agency. That being true, the fierce looking king and the king of the north are the same entity. Furthermore, there is no reason to assume that the campaign to remove the constant feature is unsuccessful. Not only that, the removal of the constant feature coincides with the appearance of the disgusting thing in a holy place, which even the Watchtower now reluctantly admits has not occurred, it still being in the future, immediately before or during the tribulation.

Although the Watchtower has acknowledged that the disgusting thing has not stood in a holy place, the seers of Bethel still propagate the delusion that the desolation of the holy place and removal of the constant feature foretold in the eighth chapter of Daniel took place during the Second World War.

Obviously, Bethel doesn’t quite have things in focus.

Because all prophecy is harmonious the book of Joel is useful in shedding light upon when it is that the constant feature is removed. Describing a global desolation as coming about by a symbolic plague of swarming locusts, cockroaches and caterpillars, the first chapter of Joel states:

“Put on sackcloth and mourn, you priests; wail, you ministers of the altar. Come in and spend the night in sackcloth, you ministers of my God; for grain offering and drink offering have been withheld from the house of your God. Proclaim a fast; call for a solemn assembly. Gather the elders together, with all the inhabitants of the land, to the house of Jehovah your God, and cry to Jehovah for help. Woe because of the day! For the day of Jehovah is near, and it will come like a destruction from the Almighty!”

According to Joel grain offering and drink offering are withheld from the house of God; hence, the constant feature is suspended by the calamity that immediately precedes the day of Jehovah.

And just as the prophecy of Daniel indicates that the holy place is restored, Joel foretells that the same sort of resolution, saying: “The threshing floors will be full of pure grain, and the presses will overflow with new wine and oil. And I will make compensation to you for the years that the swarming locust, the unwinged locust, the voracious locust, and the devouring locust have eaten, my great army that I sent among you. You will surely eat to satisfaction, and you will praise the name of Jehovah your God, who has done wonders in your behalf; my people will never again be put to shame.”

It will be a stunning humiliation for Jehovah’s Witnesses, especially the leadership, the “ministers of the altar,” to have the constant feature suddenly taken away. After all, the Governing Body have boasted that God will not allow any weapon formed against them to have success. But Jehovah’s great army will.

Interestingly, the prophecy of Joel refers to God making compensation for the years that the locust wrought destruction. How many years might that entail? Daniel 12: 11 states: “And from the time that the constant feature has been removed and the disgusting thing that causes desolation has been put in place, there will be 1,290 days.”

However, the eighth chapter relates it this way: “‘How long will the vision of the constant feature and of the transgression causing desolation continue, to make both the holy place and the army things to trample on?’ So he said to me: ‘Until 2,300 evenings and mornings; and the holy place will certainly be restored to its right condition.’”

As mentioned at the onset, the daily offering at the temple took place twice per day —in the evening and morning. The 2,300 evenings and mornings of no constant sacrifice, then, amount to 1,150 days, closer to the 1,290 days in the 12th chapter. What accounts for the 140 day discrepancy? It cannot be determined exactly at this point; however, it is interesting that 140 days amount to five months according to the lunar cycle, Hebrew calendar of 28 days (5 x 28=140) which perhaps, not coincidentally, is the time period allotted to Abaddon’s locusts after they are released from the abyss to sting the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. (Revelation 9)

That indicates that the stinging locusts of Revelation are released after the final sealing. (The locust of Revelation should not be confused with the locusts of Joel.) So, the holy place is brought into its right condition when the last of the called are chosen –sealed. And that harmonizes with the removal of the constant feature. How so? The conclusion of the preaching and disciple-making work means that the harvest phase begins. And during the harvest all the sons of the Kingdom are gathered into the storehouse; thus, precluding any more preaching and teaching. The final witness work will not be a message of salvation — but of certain doom for Satan’s world.

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2017-04-10T21:06:23+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Mailbag|73 Comments
  • Max

    Off Topic
    Brother King,
    There are no more hardcover copies of your book “Jehovah Himself Has Became King” for sell in Amazon.com

    • There never was. I went with a different publisher for the third edition, Create Space, a subsidiary of Amazon, and for some reason a hardcover is unavailable. I think there are too many pages for their template. I didn’t know that when I opted for Create Space or I would not have gone with them. And Amazon defaults to the second edition for hard copy. Not an ideal situation. Wish I could fix it.

      • Burt Reynolds

        It’s all truth no matter what the edition! I listen to it with headphones but I keep dropping off to sleep as its so restful to the spirit!

    • Peaceful Waters

      Was going to mention the same thing. We just got our hardcpoy in from Amazon after having to wait a couple of weeks. It is the second edition though :O It’s ok, I can’t put it down! Really love it. Will just have to get the third edition in paperback later 😉

      • Southern ShaSha

        Where and when could we get the paperback?

        • Richard Long

          I got 3rd edition paperback on Amazon.

          • Southern ShaSha

            Thank you Richard!

        • Peaceful Waters

          Yes the Final Edition is in paperback on Amazon like Richard said. When I clicked on the hard copy it changed it to the second edition. I didn’t realize. Just go to Amazon it’s all there 🙂

          • Southern ShaSha

            Thank you Peaceful Waters, appreciate!

      • Burt Reynolds

        I can’t wait for the sequel !

  • “the constant feature is suspended by the calamity that immediately precedes the day of Jehovah.”

  • Francis Bencharles

    For the Jews, their constant feature was the actual sacrifices that were held at the temple in Jerusalem, one in the morning and one in the evening. This was a feature of their worship to God for Centuries. The thing is they continued this constant feature offering even after it lacked meaning with Jehovah and after he had stopped receiving it as a part of true worship. But, even though the Jewish Temple became a place of false worship after their non-acceptance of Jesus sacrifice as the real sacrifice that their constant offering sacrifices were leading up to they continued to perform this ritual even after Jehovah stopped accepting it as a form of true worship. They became a false religion when Jesus died and was resurrected in 33CE.

    The constant feature of Jehovah’s Witnesses is clearly the preaching work that they took on as a true church in the early 1900’s all the way up to the time that they, like the Jews became a false religion, once being the true religion of God. The like the Jews before them still offer up the constant offering but Jehovah no longer accepts their sacrifice as one from a true faith. They lost that honor and designation on October 31, 2001 after they were found out by the British Press that they had had an almost 10 year adultrous relationship with the U.N. and it was October 31, 2001 that the letter was dated that they sent out to all the congregation Elders to answer questions that were coming into Bethal about such a relationship. Instead of kneeling in repentence to Jehovah and earnestly seeking his forgiveness they did what most un-repentent sinners do, they made up a story that they thought the congregation would believe that this was actually the work of “opposer’s” within and without the organization that had made up a story about them. They just joined for a “library card”. They lied to the Elders, to the congregations and even much worse they lied to Jehovah and his Holy Spirit.

    I believe they were dis-fellowshipped by Jehovah on that very day, or in line with their own policies a week later after the appeal time period was up. “How you judge is how you shall also be judged”. Again, like the Jews before them who just went about offering up the constant sacrifices morning and night without again being accepted by Jehovah. Jehovah’s Witnesses have done the same thing. The have gone on with their constant offering, the preaching work, but it has become meaningless to Jehovah ever since they showed that Un-repentant attitude about their adultery with the U.N., which was actually adultery with Satan himself. It’s a hard pill to swallow I khow, but before you discount it’s possibility read Revelation 2 very closely.

    “20 “‘Nevertheless, I do hold this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezʹe·bel,((Jezebel is the Governing Body, the composite wife of the Thyatiran Messenger, Fred Franz))+ who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and misleads my slaves to commit sexual immorality*((she put them in a spiritual sexual immorality with the U.N.))+ and to eat things sacrificed to idols.((part of our spiritual food at that tune was littered with propaganda making an idol out of the U.N. they we “placed” in our ministry)) 21 And I gave her time to repent,((almost 10 years)) but she is not willing to repent of her sexual immorality.*((Instead she wrote that awful un-repentant letter on October 31, 2001)) 22 Look! I am about to throw her into a sickbed, and those committing adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds.((which they never have done—I have, have you?)) 23 And I will kill her children with deadly plague, so that all the congregations will know that I am the one who searches the innermost thoughts* and hearts, and I will give to you individually according to your deeds.+((Do you want this judgment on your head because of the actions of Jezebel?)) Clearly, repent to Jehovah for any part you have had in this affair and he will accept your repentance. I was a pioneer during this time and placed a lot of those magazines that were offered up to idols. I have asked Jehovah for forgiveness for the part I played in this. I recommend that you do the same because I am fairly sure the Watchtower will not. We screwed up really bad in this, but Jehovah is merciful and all those who genuinely repent will be forgiven. So far the Watchtower is not forgiven as they have never repented. They are a false Church and their constant offering of the preaching work stopped being accepted by Jehovah November 7, 2001 in my humble opinion. Think it over before you reject it out of hand. Think about that scripture from Revelation 2.

    • Jehovah isnt going to reject his peoples sacrifices because of a what a handful of WT men did with the U.N. that his people hardly know about. youre accountable for your own sin

    • Max

      “The like the Jews before them still offer up the constant offering but Jehovah no longer accepts their sacrifice as one from a true faith. They lost that honor and designation on October 31, 2001”
      Hi Francis, How did you come out with this reazoning? Where does it say Jehovah doesnt accept the sacrifice anylonger?

      • Francis Bencharles

        Hi Max:

        Let me ask you a question. If you had a 10 adulterous relationship and never repented of it, would Jehovah accept your offering of field service. Think about what Jehovah said in Revelation 2. It would be the entire congregation that stood to suffer the consequenses of that sin by Jezebel (the GB or collective wife of the President of the Society), not just her and Ahab her husband (Freddy)

      • Francis Bencharles

        Hi Max:

        Do you think he accepts sacrifices from the Jews anymore, especially ones that were done to point forward, not behind to the ransom of Jesus?

    • Richard Long

      One more time. Everything you wrote was probably, maybe, more or less, kind of correct. I’m not the one to determine this. The three relevant questions are:
      1. Was the comment Necessary?
      2. Was the comment Upbuilding?
      3. Was the comment True?

      If you love your brothers and sisters here, please try to be a NUT, or at least 2/3 of a NUT. The 1/3 NUT approach that is your custom speaks to me as having no regard for the sensibilities of those of us still reeling from the WT deception. The volume and tone convince me you, too, are still in a great deal of pain in this regard. Would that you direct 1/3 the force of these lashings directly to the WT rather than us, you might actually pursuade the GB to feel remorse and change course. I know that I, for one, want to kill myself as I read you going on and on.

      • Southern ShaSha

        You make me laugh, but you do speak words of truth for sure!!!

        • Richard Long

          Just fighting to survive by protecting my very fragile faith, sometimes with words I wish I did not have to write. If there was humor in the situation, it was there before I got there. Be safe.

      • ha
        you and i must think the alike

      • Burt Reynolds

        When someone repeats issues as fact, they take on responsibilities of truth.
        ‘Jehovah no longer accepts their sacrifice as one of true faith…’ Yet this is then followed by the rider, ‘I believe…’ At the very least this is a grammatical error, at second best, a ‘let-out’ clause, and at worst, an attempt to confuse. Spoken with authority, yet barbed with a slight of hand whilst inferring it as a truth, actually paints it as conjecture to those that see, as you rightly point out. Truth does not come wrapped in an enigma. It comes, just as you noted in your comment to Robert about the Hebrew Calendar equalling exactly the days of the prophesy he was talking about, as a sudden ‘YES!’ and brings faith along with it and a lift to the heart. I expect most us recognise a brothers’ need for recognition here in these amazing mazes of entanglement, but if I may say so, please don’t repeat the wish to kill yourself at reading it. It will hurt him more than you know, because just as you say, there is a hidden pain we do not know of. Just as Christ said to Jehovah, his father, if this cup can pass from me, let it be so, but your will be done, not mine. Non of us want the cups we have to drink from, but due to our state, we have no choice. Me included. Making light of it, is often kinder, if like me one does not have the knowledge to offer sound correction, but correction is better, as with Kevin’s fine example, and inclusion as in the fold, is part of it where possible. As for you, your faith is surely stronger than you know, as you sense it, it is part of you, you ‘know’ it, without having to have read it. It is the prime mover of faith….the seeking of it and the recognition of it when you find it. Don’t equate faith with the amount of knowledge you may have, but with what you understand of what you have. Even if it is the size of a mustard grain, with it, you will move mountains…as you just moved mine with the Hebrew Calendar comment. Your faith and struggle will continue to move mountains I am certain.

        • Richard Long

          I myself have been thinking these past few hours as I work that there MUST be a reason this situation exists and I surrender to it. I had thought an “ideal” day, such as we might have in this miserable system, would include coming home from work, reading whatever eagerly awaited essay ROBERT, might present, scouring the scriptures cited by ROBERT in support of the CONCISE, LINEARLY​ REASONED points​ ROBERT has carefully chosen to make. Did I mention ROBERT and ROBERT’S insights and ROBERT’S expression’s were what I, ideally, would be applying my mind to, as it is he that I perceive to be the instrument of Jehovah. Of course, I might then peruse the comments of my more experienced and knowledgeable fellow searchers, engage in one or more discussions​ on the

      • Burt Reynolds

        By the way….what is a NUT?

        • Richard Long

          Acronym for Necessary Upbuilding, and True. Re the three relevant questions above. Maybe a yank JW thing?

          • Burt Reynolds

            I think your Hebrew calandar comment still reflects the simplicity of truth, even if it’s not absolutely correct! I just love your straightforwardness. It’s a rare gift and kindly applied.

            • Richard Long

              I want YOU to be the guy holding my lifeline if ever I climb a mountain, Burt.

            • Burt Reynolds

              Well we have certainly climbed the same mountain Richard…..probably still are if the truth be known!

            • David

              Richard Long, I did take 140 and divided it by 5 and got 28 so I took 140 and divided it by 28 and got 5! So, I see no problem in your math! You can argue with me, but you can’t argue with figures…LOL The devil made you do it! 🙂

            • Richard Long

              The impetuous blurb that just wont go away. Feel like chopping off my hands now! lol

          • Jamie Mac

            Most definitely a yank thing :-). I remember someone saying they were just going for a comfort break. Here in the UK we would say ‘just going to the loo’ or even more funny, ‘just going to spend a penny’.

            Almost all the acronyms in the I.T world emanate from the US.

            • Richard Long

              Funny, now that I think on it, the kindly older brother I first heard coin “be a NUT” or “use the NUT method”, was quite proud of his British heritage. His name was Scarborough.

            • Richard Long

              We Americans loves us some alphabet soup!

      • Jamie Mac

        Richard there is also another acronym, BOLT

        1. Was the comment BELIEVABLE
        2. Was the comment OUTRAGEOUS
        3 was the comment LOVING
        4 was the comment TRUE

        Sorry to add some humour to your comment, but someone just had to do it :-). I bet Burt could come up something for SPANNER

    • Jamie Mac

      Hi Francis, I am sorry I just don’t have a long enough attention span to take all your long comments. It would be beneficial to all if brevity plays a part.

  • Richard Long

    Isn’t 140 days EXACTLY 5 28 day Hebrew calander months?

    • Wow, yes, you are absolutely right. I was just randomly throwing a dart at the board and coincidently hit a bullseye. Thanks. I think I will edit my post and add a thought.

      • ha

        • Richard Long

          Imagine me as Urkel. “Did I do thaaaaat?

      • Richard Long

        Stupid Julian and Gregorian Calendars! At least the Mayans got it within 15 min./year!

      • Richard Long

        I maybe didn’t do you any favor. I didn’t research the point, just did quick math. Nigel says Hebrew calendar NEVER has 28 day months.

        • It turns out my dart hit the wall and not the bullseye?

    • Burt Reynolds

      Well done for pointing that out Richard. I had no idea. Approximates always make me feel uneasy and this revelation makes it all come together. Faith strengthening.

      • Richard Long

        well, apparently Hebrew Calendar months are never 28 days. Must have been the Mayans I was thinking of. I do know the MATH is right.

    • Nigel

      I’m no expert on the subject but I think the Jewish months, which are largely based on the lunar-cycle of 29.5 days, alternate between 29 & 30 days each (never 28 days), with an added month every 19 years in order to keep the calender synchronised with the solar cycle.

    • Richard Long

      Can I now just retract this and slink away in shame.

    • Richard Long

      The answer is yes 140 = 5×28, and NO a Hebrew Calendar month is NEVER 28 days. Please see Nigel’s post.

      • It is not a big deal.

        • Richard Long

          Tell me that after Francis gets home? You may wish I was standing in front of you at the bus stop. :p

          • Hey, I consider chronology one level above trivia pursuit. It might be fun to play around and talk about, but don’t take it too seriously.

            • Richard Long

              That’s fair. I consider mucking up your message one level below psychological battery. You can be sure I will be more cautious about it in the future. Maybe this lesson provided to help me get perspective on the Francis thing, as it has obviously been troubling me greatly. I created as much confusion with one sentence as he does with 5000 words. On the other hand, the matter was set straight by Nigel in minutes with a simple, direct, non circular statement – no arduous untangling required. May we all take something from my “humiliation” and be reminded the purpose for “gathering” is to have our notions tested against the minds of others pursuing the same truths in order that we may adjust ourselves continuously to Jehovah’s mind.

              All blessings to you for your service to Jehovah and mankind!

        • Richard Long

          I keep thinking about this. While the “Jehovian Calander” quip was just that, a quip, is it possible that the sidereal month of 27.5 (28) days, which is the cycle one would observe from space, was the frame of reference for the 5 months or 140 days of the prophecy?

      • James

        No worries Richard … throw things out there!!

        You weren’t saying “the word of Jehovah is” but … “maybe this is a solution/connection!”

        Peter said that we shouldn’t despise prophesying for a reason 😉

  • Bklyn Kevin

    A scriptural solution concerning the 10 days.

    Perhaps On day 1.100 in the second half of the week is when Jesus comes in his authentic parousia
    with the keys to the abyss and walks alongside his chosen for 40 days then Jesus appoints his faithful and discreet slave over all his belongings by sealing his chosen ones on day 1,140 and then gives them the little scroll in order to commence with the final judgment for five months or 150 days however let the reader take note that after their being appointed on day 1,140 they will be incarcerated on day 1,280 for 10 days because the Devil will keep on throwing some of them the chosen ones into prison so that
    they may be fully put to the test were they will have to endure tribulation for ten final days as far as death thus reaching the 1290th day at which point they would have been martyred and resurrected in a twinkling of an eye and then Armageddon ensues.

    Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. Look! The Devil will keep
    on throwing some of you into prison so that you may be fully put to the test,
    and you will have tribulation for ten days. Prove yourself faithful even to
    death, and I will give you the crown of life. Revelation 2:10.

    1,140 +140 + 10 =1,290 days.

    A Revelation to John 9:1-11.
    https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/revelation/9/#v66009001-v66009011

    According to Matthew24:45-47 https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/matthew/24/#v40024045-v40024051

    A Revelation to John2:10.
    https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/revelation/2/#v66002010

  • Max

    HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY EVERYBODY!!

    • haha ? starting sundown ?

      • Song of Hannah

        May you dear friends all have a wonderful Memorial! ?

        • wasnt sure if i was going to make it to a meeting today but guess i made it.
          if i didnt then id just hangout here at the Post

    • i attended the memorial but little did i know that the congregations were changed around for example i found my self attending the spanish congregation and i could not fully understand the talk although i did understand the prayers being offered and i did understand and feel as one with the congregation while worshiping jehova’h and remembering jesus christ. it was a wonderful feeling to be there with my spiritual brothers and sisters and even though i did not fully understand them i felt as if we were all standing shoulder to shoulder in something of a pure language.

      Zephaniah 3:9
      For then I will change the language of the peoples to a pure language, So that all of them may call on the name of Jehovah, To serve him shoulder to shoulder.’

      • Max

        What really matters is that you attended never mind the language for now. We had 158 in attendance. There is an anointed sister in the congregation and I sat close to her and her husband. It always impress me when she eats the bread and drinks the wine. It was for sure a joyous event!

        • it surely is and i was very privileged and blessed to be there among my spiritual brothers and sister. 🙂

  • more food for thought’

    What is the constant feature and when is it removed?.
    Robert said “According to the Law given to Moses at Mount Sinai the priests attending to the tabernacle were to offer Jehovah two male lambs every day —one in the morning and one in the evening, at twilight, along with bread —a so-called “grain offering,” as well as an alcoholic drink offering, which was poured out upon the altar. This was to be done daily for perpetuity.
    Read more> https://e-watchman.com/constant-feature-removed/

    So that would mean that two sacrificial lambs equal one 24 hour solar day.
    Now Daniel said in question form “‘How long will the vision of the constant feature and of the transgression causing desolation continue, to make both the holy place and the army things to trample on?’ So he said to me:
    ‘Until 2,300 evenings and mornings; and the holy place will certainly be restored to its right condition
    Now 2,300 evenings is one half of a 24 hour solar day and that would equal 1,150 half soler days
    and 2,300 mornings is one half of a 24 hour solar day so that would equal 1,150 half soler days
    Now if you add both of them up that most certainly would equal 2,300 complete soler days.

  • th Watchtower says “If we count 1,290 days”.

    the Watchtower must have forgot how to count.

    from 1918 to 1922
    then again? from sometime in the 1930s for i would assume another 1,290 days.
    then a third time? some time between 1939 to 1945 for another 1,290 days.

    lets see here
    1,290 + 1,290 + 1,290 = a lot longer then the angel told us in the book of Daniel!

    “And from the time that the constant [feature] (daily sacrifices) has been removed and there has been a placing of the disgusting thing that is causing desolation, there will be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.”

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