Why did God choose to adopt?

//Why did God choose to adopt?

Tuesday, August 29

You received a spirit of adoption as sons, by which spirit we cry out: “Abba, Father!”Rom. 8:15.

Those who have received this special invitation from God do not need another witness from any other source. They do not need someone else to verify what has happened to them. Jehovah leaves no doubt whatsoever in their minds and hearts. The apostle John tells such anointed Christians: “You have an anointing from the holy one, and all of you have knowledge.” He further states: “As for you, the anointing that you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to be teaching you; but the anointing from him is teaching you about all things and is true and is no lie. Just as it has taught you, remain in union with him.” (1 John 2:20, 27) These ones need spiritual instruction just like everyone else. But they do not need anyone to validate their anointing. The most powerful force in the universe has given them this conviction!

COMMENTARY

I cannot recall ever reading anything published by the Watchtower regarding why Jehovah chose to adopt. Maybe they have commented on it, I don’t know.

In any case, if we were to scour the Scriptures seeking a verse, as some people are inclined to do, which states in black and white why God has set up an adoption program, we could not find a specific statement as to why. But it is as Abraham Lincoln once said in regards to human equality: “We hold these truths to be self-evident.” Indeed, it is also self-evident why Jehovah has chosen to adopt a family of 144,000 sons and daughters.

First, though, let us rule out a few things. As we know, those called to the heavenly Kingdom are going to serve as kings and priests for 1,000 years. But are they really needed in such a capacity? Is not Christ, with myriads of angels at his command, more than capable of ruling as king? He surely is. So, it is not as though the Kingdom cannot function without them.

What is more, the 144,000 born again sons are bestowed with life in themselves, which is to say they will become immortal and will apparently be endowed with life-imparting capacity themselves, like Christ himself possesses. Seeing that not even the holy angels of God are immortal, the question arises —Why? Why ought God bestow immortality and incorruptibility upon such lowly creatures as we sinful, dying humans?

The quick answer is, grace —or as the New World Translation words it —undeserved kindness. But again, that does not fully explain the why?

We know the issues Satan the Devil raised in Eden, which he expounded upon in the case of Job. Basically, he slandered Jehovah by calling into question God’s character and motives. But those issues were essentially resolved when Christ sacrificed his life in obedience to God’s will. And as a result of Jesus’ unswerving godly devotion God exalted Jesus to the highest place possible —disproving the Devil’s contention that God dare not entrust his creatures with ultimate power and knowledge. (“God knows that in the very day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and bad.”)

But in the case of Christ no forgiveness was necessary. His resurrection was not an act of undeserved kindness on God’s part. It was an act of justice, undoing the terrible injustice that had taken place. Nor was his exaltation back to heaven an act of grace. After all, Jesus resided in heaven from the earliest times and all he asked was for his Father to glorify him with the glory he had alongside Jehovah in the beginning. (John 17:5) But, of course, Jehovah showed his appreciation and gave his firstborn son much more than what he asked.

But since God had always shown favor to his favorite son, his only-begotten, and Jesus himself said that the Son always does what is pleasing to the Father, perhaps some might not fully appreciate God’s magnanimous nature. After all, natural born sons tend to be favored over those who are adopted. So, God purposed to extend the same blessings bestowed upon his firstborn to all of the 144,000 adoptees. That is why Jesus is called the Firstborn among many brothers. (Romans 8:29) Not one of these could ask to be given their former glory. They possessed none. Nor could they appeal to God for favor on the basis of their righteous standing before him. They have no standing. Only condemnation. Nor have they always done what is pleasing to the Father.

But, Jehovah willed that they be declared righteous by their faith in Christ —even though by all accounts they are not righteous. And by virtue of their being begotten by the spirit and being brought into union with the firstborn, and Jesus’ mediation in their behalf, they will be made to stand before God himself in the highest heaven.

Still, though, the question lingers —why? Since Christ’s death purchased all of humanity anyway, and in time Adamic death will be totally abolished, it is not as though ransomed humans will not be completely happy and content living forever in paradise on earth. Why are the chosen few called to heaven?

One clue is found in Paul’s writings, where he states: “For you see his calling of you, brothers, that there are not many wise in a fleshly way, not many powerful, not many of noble birth, but God chose the foolish things of the world to put the wise men to shame; and God chose the weak things of the world to put the strong things to shame; and God chose the insignificant things of the world and the things looked down on, the things that are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, so that no one might boast in the sight of God. But it is due to him that you are in union with Christ Jesus, who has become to us wisdom from God, also righteousness and sanctification and release by ransom, so that it may be just as it is written: “The one who boasts, let him boast in Jehovah.” —1 Cor 1:26-31

If God intentionally adopts the weak and foolish and ignoble in order to put the proud and mighty of this world to shame, we must also conclude that ultimately the god of this world, the haughty cherub who presumed to become God, will be humiliated foremost.

Obviously, if the angel that became Satan would have remained loyal to God there would have been no cause for Jesus to give his life. Consequently, there would be no 144,000 in union with Jesus. So, it is self-evident that the purpose of the adoption is to fully demonstrate the falsity of the Devil’s accusations against God, so that for all eternity he will forever be regarded as the wicked liar. The angel that presumed to become God will forever be remembered in ignominy.

By bestowing immortality upon those adopted as sons —many of whom are dredged up from the dregs of human society —and by exalting them far above the angels, so that they are a new creation, something that has never existed before, Jehovah demonstrates the depth of his love and the trust he has in his sons —contrary to the Devil’s insinuation that God withholds certain privileges from his creation. Ironically, what the Devil tried to gain through slander and murder, Jehovah freely gives to the most undeserving. No wonder the anointed apostle exclaimed: “O the depth of God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How unsearchable his judgments are and beyond tracing out his ways are! For ‘who has come to know Jehovah’s mind, or who has become his adviser?’ Or, ‘who has first given to him, so that it must be repaid to him?”’ —Romans 11:33-35

By giving the adopted sons life in themselves they are able to demonstrate that they do not love God merely because he gives them what they need, as the Devil charged in the case of Job —because the 144,000 will not need anything from him then in the way of life-sustaining power or protection. They will worship Jehovah forever, not because they fear him. No, perfect love throws fear outside. (1 John 4:18)They will simply love him for who he is. And only they will know him for who he truly is, even as their elder brother has explained: “All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son is willing to reveal him.” —Luke 10:22

2017-08-29T07:13:56+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Commentary|13 Comments
  • Easach of Coimbatore

    Excellent! The love of Jehovah is incomparable is what I learned from this article. I have made an article in 2016 and it reflects the same.

  • e.v.g

    One of the best articles I’ve ever read. I don’t know which time the watchtower missed the point. Rarely, they can strenght our faith.

  • Easach L S of Coimbatore

    Why God takes some humans to heaven to rule with Jesus Christ?

    By Easach. L.S 28/04/2016

    If you ask such question no one gives scriptural answers including Jehovah’s witnesses. For example Jehovah’s witnesses will tell that humans are taken to rule along with Jesus Christ because humans actually knows what the sufferings, sadness, sickness and pain we are presently suffering, since they know the very pain accurately hence it will be easy for them to understand and can rule over us properly. My point is where is such an answer found in the scriptures? It is our own anticipation, but something greater is involved than just sharing the ruler-ship along with the selected humans. And the answer is supported by scriptures. It is more authentic and truth because the answer comes directly from the scriptures. To find the answer for this question we need to go back and look in detail the incident that happened in the Garden of Eden. Gen: 3:1-5: Now the serpent was the most cautious of all the wild animals of the field that Jehovah God had made. So it said to the woman: “Did God really say that you must not eat from every tree of the garden?” 2 At this the woman said to the serpent: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden. 3 But God has said about the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden: ‘You must not eat from it, no, you must not touch it; otherwise you will die.’” 4 At this the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die. 5 For God knows that in the very day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and bad.

    What did you understand especially from verse 5? Indirectly Satan is telling to Eve that Jehovah is telling lies because if you eat from that tree God knows that you will become like God himself. That means that God is not willing other persons to be like him because he does not trust his other creations and does not share what he (has) posses.

    What are some of the things that God possesses that we humans or others don’t have (posses)?
    1. Kingship or Ruler ship.
    2. Judging Authority.
    3. Worship
    4. Life in himself.

    Jehovah is called the King of all eternity Jer: 10:10. The point is does Jehovah give his ruling authority to others also?

    Jehovah is called the Judge of all the earth. Gen: 18:25, Isaiah: 33:22: the point is does not Jehovah share the judging power with others also?

    The bible is very clear at Duet: 5:6-7 that we should not worship any other god except Jehovah. The point is that Jehovah does not share the worshiping authority with others also?

    Now think of the last concept what is life in himself? Life in himself or itself means they don’t depend on others to sustain life. For example Jehovah was the only person who does not depend on anyone or anything else to live. But see we humans are all obligated to depend on air (oxygen) water, light and food to live, but still we die due to aging the same is true with all living creatures as well as Sun and Stars in the sky.

    The point is if Jehovah does not share at-least any one of the above 4 mentioned things that means he does not love or trust on others. That means God is unjust or he is a dictator. That is the point lied by Satan in Genesis 3: 5: For God knows that in the very day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God,. Suppose if Jehovah gives at least any one of the four important things what he possesses with other person we can say that he loves and trusts others also. Assume that if Jehovah gives or shares the, worship, ruling and judging power with others still it is not great because if he gives all these things and if he did not give a person to have a life in himself, he is not really loving or trusting his own creation. Even though a person possesses all these things and still if he has to depend on Jehovah to live means, that depending person is not at all possessing any power at all. That means Jehovah is not at all sharing all the things what he possess. So the question is, will not Jehovah want his other creations to be like himself? That is what it indirectly mean, For God knows that in the very day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God……..

    The point is: Is it really so that Jehovah does not want to share all the things with others what he possess? We will see one by one that is Ruling, Judging, Worship and finally Life in oneself.

    RULING POWER: From the scriptures we know that Jehovah is the ruler of the universe since time indefinite. Psalm: 74:12 states: But God is my King from long ago, and Jer: 10:10 states: But Jehovah is truly God. He is the living God and the eternal King and also Psalm: 47:7: For God is King of all the earth………… But if you look at Daniel: 7: 13 “I kept watching in the visions of the night, and look! With the clouds of the heavens, someone like a son of man was coming; and he gained access to the Ancient of Days, and they brought him up close before that One. And to him there were given ruler-ship, honor, and a kingdom, that the peoples, nations, and language groups should all serve him. His ruler-ship is an everlasting ruler-ship that will not pass away, and his kingdom will not be destroyed. Here it says that someone like a son of man………. And to him there were given ruler-ship, honor, and a kingdom, that the peoples, nations, and language groups should all serve him. His ruler-ship is an everlasting ruler-ship….. Who is called the Son of man, well everyone knows it is none other than Jesus Christ, so in the above verses it clearly states that Ancient of Days, gives the ruler ship to Jesus, who is ancient of the days, it is none other than Jehovah. This verse clearly shows that Jehovah gives ruler ship to Jesus Christ. That is why Jesus could say at Matt: 28:18: Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. So Jesus’ own words is very clear that other than Jehovah, Jesus has the authority to rule in heaven as well as on earth over mankind. That means Jehovah shares his ruling authority with others. Now look at what Rev: 11:15 says: The seventh angel blew his trumpet. And there were loud voices in heaven, saying: “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will rule as king forever and ever.” This verse directly states that Christ is the king or the ruler. Again it proves that Jehovah shares his ruling authority with others that means Satan’s accusation is a lie, and Jehovah does share what he has with others that is his ruling authority. But what is the use if Jehovah gives his ruling power only to his own son? It is not at all a great act, because Satan had raised the doubts in humans in the Garden of Eden not with Jesus. So the question is does Jehovah shares the ruling power with humans also? Allow the scriptures to speak: The scriptures answers at Daniel: 7:18: But the holy ones of the Supreme One will receive the kingdom, and they will possess the kingdom forever, yes, forever and ever.’(Also please kindly look into the scriptures and read: Dan: 7:27).

    Here the holy ones of the Supreme ones are nothing but the anointed or the 144000 who are taken from earth among mankind and are given the ruling power along with Jesus and again Jesus himself says at Rev: 2:26: And to the one who conquers and observes my deeds down to the end, I will give authority over the nations……………….. just as I have received from my Father. Yes this clearly shows that during Christ’s thousand year’s rule 1, 44,000 who are taken from the earth among the mankind are made as rulers along with Christ that means Jehovah shares his ruler ship with humans also. By sharing the ruling authority with humans Jehovah proves that that Satan’s accusation is lie and Jehovah trusts his other creations and wants others also that is even humans also to be like him. That is one of the reasons why Humans are taken from this earth.

    JUDGEMENT POWER: From Gen: 18:25, Isaiah: 33:22 we know that Jehovah alone was the judge. Does Jehovah share it with others? Allow the scriptures to speak: at John: 5:22: it says: For the Father judges no one at all, but he has entrusted all the judging to the Son. Also John: 5:27 reads: And he has given him authority to do judging, because he is the Son of man. During the judgment days it is actually Jesus who is going to Judge. So the point is what work (judgment work) is supposed to be done by Jehovah, he has entrusted that authority to Jesus to do. What use is if Jehovah gives that power to his Son? Because Satan has raised the doubts in the minds of humans not with Jesus by telling to first human couple: For God knows that in the very day ………… and you will be like God…….. So does Jehovah gives judging power to humans also? Yes the Bible says that Jehovah allows Jesus to share that judging power with the 144000 who are taken from earth among humans. 1st Corinth: 6:2-3 says: Do you not know that the holy ones will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, ………….. Jesus also gives authority to the 144000 not only to judge nations or peoples but also give them authority to judge even the angles. 1st Corinth:6:3: Do you not know that we will judge angels?…….. By sharing the judging authority with humans Jehovah proves that that Satan’s accusation is a lie and Jehovah trusts his other creations and wants others also that is even humans also to be like him. That is one of the reasons why Humans are taken from this earth to prove to Satan that Jehovah really loves others and shares all the things what he has.

    WORSHIPFUL HONOR: Duet: 5:6-7 When we pray to Jehovah what we usually say at the beginning or ending of the prayer? We say we kindly request all these things in the name of your only begotten son Jesus Christ. So although Jesus said to pray to his father (Matt: 6:9) in heavens that is Jehovah yet Jehovah accepts our prayers, if it is only offered in the name of Jesus Christ. So although it is said that with no other gods Jehovah shares the worship, yet Jehovah accepts the prayers only through Jesus. It is not only Jehovah just permits our human prayers through Jesus, but more than that Jehovah allows even the angles to bow down to Jesus. Heb: 1:6. But when he again brings his First born into the inhabited earth, he says: “And let all of God’s angels do obeisance to him.” Further Jehovah has given a great privilege to Jesus that is no one can directly approach Jehovah without Jesus that is why it is said at John:14:6 ……..No one comes to the Father: except through me (Jesus). Just as how Jehovah gets honor in the same manner he also allows Jesus to have the same honor as John: 5:23 reads: So that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. Also see what Revelation: 7:10 says: And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.” Also at Philippians :2:10 it states that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend—of those in heaven and those on earth and those under. Is it not an answer to Satan that Jehovah shares with others what he has? But still it is natural to argue: That the holy ones or the anointed ones that is 144000 are not privileged just as Jesus in worship as Jehovah did not allow our prayers through 144000. So where Jehovah did gave all the things what he has? Still that arrangement is proper because for anyone to have that privilege a person should have existed before all the things came into existence. Jesus was the only person who was the direct creation of Jehovah God while all other things were created through Jesus hence only Jesus can have the worshipful honor privilege, but the anointed ones are from humans who existed after all the creations hence they cannot have this worshipful honor privilege. Also Jesus never sinned hence he don’t need a mediator between himself and Jehovah but the anointed ones are from humans hence they are sinners and they need a mediator between Jehovah and themselves hence they cannot have this worshipful honor privilege just as Jesus. Now read what Math: 16:26: says……., what good will it do a man if he gains the whole world but loses his life? In other words what use is there if a person has everything but has no life? So let’s assume that worship privilege were given to the 144,000 but if Jehovah does not give life in themselves to these 144000 then what is the use of giving worship privilege? So something greater than worship Jehovah gives to these anointed ones that is life in themselves.

    LIFE IN THEMSELVES
    Which is the most precious thing for a human? It is his own life. Why we all daily go to work? We all work to live a life, don’t we? Suppose If we get sick don’t we undergo even a painful surgery to save our lives? Suppose a person is affected with diabetic gangrene and doctor advices that the leg has to be amputated, will not the affected person permits to amputate his own leg to save his life? So life is the greatest thing for all humans. Then what is meant by a person having life in himself? Well having life in oneself means that person is not dependent upon anyone or any other thing to live, neither oxygen, water, heat, light, food nor money. The phenomenon of sustaining life in oneself without any external support is known as life in oneself or in other words we can say self-existing. The only person in the entire universe who was and who is self-existing for all time is Jehovah God. The Bible says at Psalms 90:10: Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the productive land, From everlasting to everlasting, you are God. What is the point here? A person who is living from everlasting to everlasting means existing always without a beginning or end. Now the point is does Jehovah give such a life that is self-existing life (life that sustains without any external support) to others other than himself? The answer is Yes!! Jehovah gives such a life to another person other than himself that is the greatest love of Jehovah that he has on others. Who is that privileged person to get such life as Jehovah himself? If I say, it is wrong, but I always point out to allow the scriptures to speak. Yes the Bible says at John: 5:26: For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted also to the Son to have life in himself. Did you see and appreciate the point and the love of Jehovah that he has on others? Yes, Jehovah granted also to his Son Jesus Christ to have life in himself. But the question is that, what is the greatness of Jehovah if he gives a life in oneself privilege only to his own son? The question is does Jehovah give to humans? Then only we can say that Jehovah has love on others and trusts his creation because Satan had raised the doubts in the thoughts of humans not to Jesus by telling the lies: For God knows that in the very day ………… and you will be like God… By giving such a life to humans, then only it can be proved to Satan that Jehovah is not selfish and that he shares what he has and wants others to be also like himself. Now consider when Jehovah gave it to his Son Jesus, such as life in himself, how did Jesus transformed? The scriptures answers at Hebrews: 1:3: He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact representation of his very being, and he sustains all things ………… So Jesus is the exact representation of God now. Does Jehovah shares such a thing with humans? Only then we can say Jehovah has real love on others and he likes other to be like himself. If I say, it is wrong, but let the scriptures speak by itself. 1st John: 3:2: Beloved ones, ………..We do know that when he is made manifest we will be like him……….. Yes, the 144000 or the anointed ones after their death when they are taken to heaven from earth among mankind to be with Jesus Christ the anointed ones are made just like him (Jesus himself).

    We now know that Jesus has a spirit body with life in himself just as Jehovah has. But again does Jehovah allows even the anointed ones (144000) to have the body same as Jesus? Again scripture says at Philippians: 3:20: But our citizenship exists in the heavens………. the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our humble body to be like his glorious body. Yes the scriptures proves that anointed ones are transformed into the glorious body just as Jesus has that is life in themselves which only Jehovah had. Don’t you see here that Jehovah shares what he has with others even with humans so it is proved that Satan is a liar and that his statement: For God knows that in the very day ………… and you will be like God is a greatest lie. By sharing the life in themselves with humans Jehovah proves that that Satan’s accusation is a lie and Jehovah trusts his other creations and wants others also that is even humans also to be like him. That is one of the reasons why Humans are taken from this earth to prove to Satan that Jehovah really loves other and shares all the things what he has.

    Finally how the anointed ones will look like in Jehovah’s presence who are taken from earth among mankind? Let the scriptures answer: Read 2nd Corinthians: 3:16-18: In fact, to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies upon their hearts. 16 But when one turns to Jehovah, the veil is taken away. 17 Now Jehovah is the Spirit, and where the spirit of Jehovah is, there is freedom.18 And all of us, while we with unveiled faces reflect like mirrors the glory of Jehovah, are transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, exactly as it is done by Jehovah the Spirit.

    Did you see the love of Jehovah that he has on humans who are from earth? The anointed ones when they go to heaven their faces reflect like mirrors the glory of Jehovah that is why it is said at Mathew: 13:43: At that time the righteous ones will shine as brightly as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. That means they all that is Jesus and his anointed ones 144000 who are taken from the earth among the mankind will shine as brightly just as Jehovah. They all reflect the same glory as Jehovah. The old proverb well suits to Jehovah, Jesus and anointed ones are like father like son. For heavenly family we can say like father like sons. If Jehovah gives to these anointed ones 144000 who are taken from the earth among the mankind what he has given to Jesus then only it can be truly said that the anointed ones are the adopted sons of Jehovah: then only Eph:1:5 will become true: For he foreordained us to be adopted as his own sons through Jesus Christ, according to his good pleasure and will,….. Thus the anointed one who are taken from earth among mankind become brothers of Christ. This is the main reason why some humans are taken from earth among mankind to rule with him in order to prove that Jehovah gives all that he has with him even to humans to be his sons and there by proving that Satan has simply lied that God holds something good from us.

    Now after getting ruling power, judging power and life in themselves that they don’t need Jehovah anymore to live, as their life becomes immortal and indestructible. What they will do by having such a privilege? First think what will a human do when a simple man suddenly gets riches? Well an old India proverb says: If a simple man suddenly gets riches he will hold an umbrella over his head in the clear midnight sky. See for an example, in 1980’s when Bhutto was the President of Pakistan. When he went to the foreign tour the then defense minister of Pakistan took over the power of Bhutto, and when President is out of the country the Defense minister can exercise country’s ruling authority? What happened when equal status is given? When Bhutto returned he was arrested and the coup occurred. This is how the humans will behave when they get the equal status. But see how contrast are these with Jesus and his anointed ones even though they get the immortal life or indestructible life in themselves yet as 1st Corinth 15:24:says: Next, the end, when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power……28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

    What a love Jesus and his anointed ones have on Jehovah!!! Yes, they truly love Jehovah and in turn Jehovah also loved them and further loves them. After Jesus handing over the kingdom back to his father and the Son that is Jesus himself subjects to Jehovah. Don’t you feel happy to have Jesus as our king and ruler who is always happy to obey his father Jehovah? Think of Satan he always challenged Jehovah. Just think would it be appropriate to give such an indestructible life in himself to Satan? What a chaos condition will that be if Satan is given such a status as Jesus and the anointed ones? Still some may argue brother, Jehovah gives to Jesus and anointed ones, who knows that I will be one of the anointed ones as not all the humans will get the calling for the anointed ones. Will not majority of the humans don’t get such a privilege as Jesus and his anointed ones? Then what love Jehovah shows on majority of mankind? Well it is true that even during 1000 years rule of Jesus Christ death upon mankind will not be removed as it says at Revelation: 20:7-10. Well when Jesus surrenders all his kingdom back to Jehovah, it is then Jehovah who finally rules. See the above image. It is only at that point Revelation: 21:4 will come in the true sense not even during Christ’s 1000 year rule: And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” 5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new. Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Now meditate on the word death will be no more what does that mean? It means death on mankind is completely removed. It is then the resurrected humankind who showed faithfulness during the 1000 years rule of Jesus Christ will get everlasting life. Jesus and anointed ones will inherit everlasting life in spirit realm, but we humans will also receive the everlasting life in fleshy realm. Are you not now realizing that Jehovah gives to everyone including we humans what he has that is everlasting life? Which one you will choose suppose if you were given: Ruler ship authority? Worshipful honor? Judgment power? Everlasting life? To enjoy anything first you need a healthy life then everything else. Definitely you will prefer the last one that is Everlasting life because it is more precious than other things. Who wants Ruler ship authority, Worshipful honor, Judgment power, if you don’t have permanent life? Is not Jehovah a loving and trusting father who gives through our Lord Jesus the most precious thing (that is everlasting life) to humans also if we are faithful as Jesus? There by Jehovah also proves that Satan’s statement at Gen:3:4-5: was a lie by giving everlasting life to humans.

    CONCLUSION: The main reason why Jehovah takes few selected humans of 144000 among mankind from this earth is to prove to Satan that Jehovah shares all that he possesses not only with his son Jesus but also with humans especially the life in themselves because in the Garden of Eden it is with humans Satan has raised the doubts (Genesis:3:5) not with Jesus that is why humans are taken to heaven in particular otherwise it is not necessary. Giving the life in themselves is a greatest gift compared to other all other gifts such as ruling and judging authority because after receiving life in themselves they don’t even depend upon Jehovah. Still Jesus and anointed ones though they have such a gift they don’t rebel against God rather finally Jesus submits his kingdom back to his father Jehovah (1st Corinth 15:24) and it is finally and ultimately Jehovah rules and only at that time the prophecy said at Rev:21:4 will be completely realized not even during Christ’s 1000 years rule. Anointed ones of 144000 who were taken among from mankind will possess everlasting life in spirit realm but at the same time when Jehovah rules the same is also given to the great crowd of humans in fleshly realm. Then let all our hearts move us to repeat Revelation :1:17 from the bottom of our hearts: “We thank you, Jehovah God, the Almighty, the one who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and begun ruling as king.

  • Burt Reynolds

    This is truly insight. As such it confirms the truth because when it is revealed, it cannot be refuted. There is no arguement here, much less can there be discussion, only to marvel at the timely revelations of the father, Jehovah.

    • Easach L S of Coimbatore

      So what wts is doing? Are they not researching or did they stop reading the bible? The WTS never said the 144,000 will not need anything from Jehovah then in the way of life-sustaining power or protection.

      • Burt Reynolds

        I don’t know what the watchtower is doing Easach. The more I read about it Roberts tweets and the more it’s wrongdoing is exposed, I wonder if the wise should not be getting out of her. I think the watchtower has gone beyond criticism and that perhaps we should be looking instead to the bible and focussing on how it relates to what we should be doing and what the bible is telling us of these times, and leaving the watchtower to its own devices. I’m not saying to ignore it, but we need to concentrate on those who still have ears because the watchtower has chosen its own course.

        • Easach of Coimbatore

          Yeah this is the point I am looking.

      • Huldah

        Hi Easach

        Here’s an answer…
        Isaiah 59:2

        2 No, your own errors have separated you from your God.+

        Your sins have made him hide his face from you,

        And he refuses to hear you.+

        Micah 3:5

        5 This is what Jehovah says against the prophets who are leading my people astray,+

        Who proclaim ‘Peace!’+ while they bite* with their teeth+

        But who declare* war against him who puts nothing into their mouths:

        6 ‘You will have night;+ there will be no vision;+

        There will only be darkness for you, no divination.

        The sun will set on the prophets,

        And the day will turn dark for them.+

        7 The visionaries will be put to shame,+

        And the diviners will be disappointed.

        All of them will have to cover over the mustache,*

        For there is no answer from God.’”

        That sums it up.

        • Easach of Coimbatore

          Your answers are scriptural well that will take me to think deeply. Thanks a lot!

  • Christian Obadiah

    Let every living thing Praise Jehovah! How immeasurable his generosity is. To whom can he be compared?

    • Easach L S of Coimbatore

      Yes you r right Jehovah cannot be compared with anyone

  • Burt Reynolds

    Robert, sorry to hear about your back…looks like you’re joining the old age club! Solution to your tweet re: the rubbish pile on your walk…..dig out the bulldozer along your walk, strip it down and get it started, dig hole, doze the rubbish in, cover up.

  • Max

    What a beautifull article. Truly Jehovah is a God whom deserves to be worshiped. His kindness wisdom and love are qualities that shine through in everything He does. When I read article like this one I just can’t help it but to feel so proud and happy to be His humble servant. May we all rejoice in our God’s undeserved kindness to our brothers and sisters through which we all will be blessed!!

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