Thursday, October 1

In willingness I will sacrifice to you.Ps. 54:6.

Certain sacrifices are fundamental for all true Christians and are essential to our cultivating and maintaining a good relationship with Jehovah. Such sacrifices include devoting personal time and energy to prayer, Bible reading, family worship, meeting attendance, and the field ministry. As a result of our efforts and Jehovah’s blessing, the preaching work is accelerating, and many continue to stream to “the mountain of the house of Jehovah.” To support Kingdom activities, many make sacrifices to serve at Bethel, to assist with building Kingdom Halls and Assembly Halls, to organize conventions, or to do relief work in the wake of natural disasters. This additional work is not a requirement to gain life but is vital to supporting Kingdom interests. It is a joy to see that many are willingly making sacrifices for Jehovah.

COMMENTARY

Now is the time to do the work. Soon the ministry of Jehovah’s Witnesses will end very abruptly and most unexpectedly. The coming calamity — symbolized in the book of Joel as a devastating invasion of devouring insects — will cause the field workers to grieve and mourn, because the harvest will then be lost.

Already, the Watchtower is apparently experiencing financial problems that have forced it to abruptly curtail all building projects around the world. But, it will get worse — much worse. The impending global financial collapse will bring the curtain down on the literature publishing enterprise the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has sponsored since 1878.

Contrary to the Watchtower’s teaching though, the worldwide preaching work is not in fulfillment of Isaiah 2:2. (or Micah 4:1 for that matter) First must come the judgment — the burning down, the refining – the collapse of the Watchtower. Then, afterwards, the Kingdom will open its doors and the faithful will to forward into the mountain of the house of Jehovah.

image_pdfimage_print