Have You Begun Ruling as Kings?

//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 he will have to maintain, repair, or replace. Pioneers realize that their privilege of service is not the result of any special merit on their part. Rather, any gift or service privilege that we might have is because of God’s undeserved kindness. Thus, in order to continue as a pioneer, each one must rely on Jehovah. Challenges and difficulties will arise. When they do, pioneers should look to Jehovah for direction and give him the opportunity to help, rather than quickly giving up their privilege of service. As they experience God’s loving assistance, they will be drawn closer to him as their caring heavenly Father.

COMMENTARY

Jesus had no permanent home during his three and a half year ministry. And some of his followers, most notably Paul, followed his example.

Many pioneers among Jehovah’s Witnesses today, although not homeless, certainly make sacrifices to put spiritual things first.

But what about the Governing Body and other high-ranking members of the Bethel staff?They certainly are not lacking. They enjoy many comforts that pioneers do not have. Bethel’s frontline lawyers, whom the Society deploys as the legal adversaries of battered sexual abuse victims, have their own private residences, provided, of course, by the donations of hard working Christians.

Although not drawing a huge personal salary like the clergy, Governing Body members and other higher-ups may drive brand new luxury automobiles — or enjoy being chauffeured like royalty. Meanwhile, some pioneers cannot afford gasoline or even a car. The Governing Body have full health care and dental coverage, which is not affordable for average Jehovah’s Witnesses. They can travel the world at no expense. They enjoy comfortable, condo-style living accommodations in Brooklyn.

And although all construction projects around the world have recently been suspended due to financial problems the Watchtower is apparently experiencing, the Governing Body are going ahead with their intention to build a luxurious new headquarters in the New York countryside, nestled in a park-like setting by a beautiful lake, far away from the hustle and bustle of New York City.

It is as though the apostle Paul were speaking to the Bethel hierarchy today, when he posed the questions: “Are you already satisfied? Are you already rich? Have you begun ruling as kings without us?”

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

    it would appear that, yes, they have begun ruling as kings, see this that I found on FB;

    SPECIAL REPORT DEC. 30, 2016
    Insider and Watchtower “whistle blower” Johnny reported to “Six Screens Of The Watchtower” details on
    the recent move of the Jehovah’s Witness Organization to their new world headquarters in Warwick, NY.

    Johnny talked about the new rooms for rank and file Bethelites as having no amenities, simple very basic. He described the rooms as having a bed, a small desk and chair. Very much like Bethelite rooms were decades ago.
    Johnny shared information on how the Governing Body are going to be living like kings in their new home. Living a life of privilege!
    According to Johnny all the Governing Body members are trading in their four door sedans and will all be driving brand new fully loaded Cadillac Escalades valued at …$73,965.00 to $92,945.00.

    GB member Geoffry Jackson has a grand piano ordered for his room and another Watchtower official is receiving one of the most expensive audio system available on the market, one amplifier cost as much as a car.

    Johnny did not make the move to Warwick, he is still in Brooklyn with a hand full of Bethelites finishing up business. Food service is evidently not available and Watchtower is giving the remaining Watchtower workers
    $200 a month for food. $200 a month for food does not go far in New York City, a sub sandwich could easily cost $12.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1ab058c0c91b23d9f4861191ac75140947001d0b8c15a4c60ef178372e4c2ba7.jpg

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