The God of gods, Jehovah, has spoken

//The God of gods, Jehovah, has spoken

Sunday, April 30

This is my name forever.Ex. 3:15.

Those who study ancient Hebrew Bible manuscripts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, are struck by the many occurrences of the Tetragrammaton—the four Hebrew letters that represent God’s name. The divine name appears not only in those ancient Hebrew manuscripts but also in some copies of the Greek Septuagint from the second century B.C.E. through the first century C.E. Despite the clear evidence that the personal name of God belongs in the Bible, many translations completely omit the sacred name of God. In 1952, the Revised Standard Version was published. That version omitted the name, reversing the policy of the editors of the American Standard Version of 1901. Why? The preface says: “The use of any proper name for the one and only God . . . is entirely inappropriate for the universal faith of the Christian Church.” That set a pattern for many subsequent translations, English and non-English.

COMMENTARY

Years ago one of Jehovah’s Witnesses remarked on why the churches prefer not to use the name of Jehovah. The reason being, he suggested: ‘Jehovah doesn’t want them to.’ How evidently true.

One of the common reasons people give for their avoidance of the name is that no one knows how the Hebrew YHWH ought to be pronounced. Others object to the name “Jehovah” because Hebrew doesn’t have a jay sound. The reasoning is that the name must be pronounced exactly as a Hebrew would have pronounced the name 4,000 years ago, or not at all. Yet, people freely use the dozens of other Hebrew proper names that have also been latinized with the letter “J” and pronounced completely different than in Hebrew. Obviously, the name Jesus was not spelled and pronounced the same in Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew or Latin, as in English.

What is clear, is that people do not merely have an aversion to the name of Jehovah, they have a distinct dislike for the person of God. The reason being, as Paul bluntly stated in the first chapter of Romans, people are “haters of God.” Leaving God nameless makes him less real, at least in their unenlightened minds. 

Jehovah's Witnesses preaching on the streetWhat is remarkable, though, is that the satanic plot to blot out the name of Jehovah from the book he inspired has failed spectacularly.

Although there has been a concerted effort to remove the name of God from modern translations of the Bible and from common usage, replacing Jehovah with Jesus in the minds of people, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has effectively countered that campaign. Not only has the name Jehovah become commonplace in English, but Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world have published the name of God in hundreds of languages and dialects. The New World Translation itself is now published in over 100 languages —each using the name of God in the thousands of places it appears in Hebrew. No wonder truth-haters consider the NWT to be a heretical translation!

As it stands now the world has essentially been divided into two camps. Those who do not know or call upon the name of Jehovah and those who do. From all appearances the stage is set for the judgment to begin. The 50th Psalm describes it this way: “The God of gods, Jehovah, has spoken; He summons the earth from the rising of the sun until its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. Our God will come and cannot remain silent. Before him is a consuming fire, and a great storm rages all around him. He summons the heavens above and the earth, so as to judge his people: ‘Gather to me my loyal ones, those making a covenant with me over sacrifice.’ The heavens proclaim his righteousness, for God himself is Judge.”

The coming global calamity will serve as the official summons to all the earth —the “earth” being, not the literal planet, but rather, the earthlings that inhabit it.

As the Christian apostle, Peter, revealed, judgment starts with God’s house first. (1 Peter 4:17) It is against the backdrop of nation rising against nation, global food shortages and searing pestilences, the consuming fire of Jehovah’s judgment will initiate a conflagration among those who hypocritically call upon the name of Jehovah among the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The prophecy of Isaiah describes it this way: “‘Now I will rise up,’ says Jehovah, ‘now I will exalt myself; now I will magnify myself. You conceive dried grass and give birth to stubble. Your own spirit will consume you like a fire. And peoples will become as the burnings of lime. As thorns cut down, they will be set ablaze with fire. You who are far away, listen to what I will do! And you who are nearby, acknowledge my might! The sinners in Zion are in dread; trembling has seized the apostates: ‘Who of us can live where there is a consuming fire? Who of us can live with unquenchable flames?’” —Isaiah 33:10-14

Although the Watchtower has been instrumental in publishing the name of Jehovah far and wide, the Bethel leadership of the organization has also profaned the name of God and brought reproach it. Indeed, there is a growing apostate influence. But having set themselves on high as the masters of the universe the existence of apostates among the people of God will prove to be as perishable as dried grass and bramble before a roaring fire. Did not Jesus illustrate this very thing when he spoke of the angels uprooting the weeds from among the wheat and casting them into the fiery furnace during the conclusion?

The gathering of God’s loyal ones to him will take place outside the purview of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. All those who continue to call upon the name of Jehovah during the coming conflagration will be brought into a new reality. Then, Jehovah will place his name upon individuals, rather than an organization. Those individuals are spoken of as having the name of the Father and the Lamb written upon the foreheads. (Revelation 14:1) Obviously, those who refuse to recognize God’s personal name or who embrace the lie that Jesus is God, cannot possibly be among the 144,000 chosen ones who have both the name of the Father and the Lamb written upon them.

The 43rd chapter of Isaiah speaks of the gathering of all the earth for judgement, during which time a gathering of all the chosen ones also takes place. What is most notable is that Jehovah’s sons and daughters, those who have been born again as part of the new creation, as was Christ, “the Firstborn of many brothers,” (Romans 8:29) do not simply call on the name of Jehovah; rather, they will be called by his name: “‘I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back. Bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth, everyone who is called by my name and whom I created for my own glory, whom I have formed and made.’ Bring out a people who are blind, though they have eyes, and who are deaf, though they have ears. Let all the nations assemble in one place, and let the peoples be gathered together.”’ Isaiah 43:6-9

Jesus spoke of this great gathering occurring after the tribulation —the “great storm” that rages all around him, as it is referred to in the 50th Psalm. Jesus said: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in grief, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a great trumpet sound, and they will gather his chosen ones together from the four winds, from one extremity of the heavens to their other extremity.”

After the faithless apostates and imposters are eliminated from among God’s people, the next phase of the judgment begins. After being disciplined to the proper degree for having blasphemed the name of Jehovah, those who continue to call upon the name of Jehovah in truth will receive the spirit in full measure. The prophecy of Joel foretells that after the destruction of the earthly organization God will make compensation, pouring out his spirit upon all who call upon his name. Joel 2:28-32 reads:  After that I will pour out my spirit on every sort of flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. And even on my male slaves and female slaves I will pour out my spirit in those days. And I will give wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awe-inspiring day of Jehovah. And everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape, just as Jehovah has said, the survivors whom Jehovah calls.” 

Clearly, the name of God is important. Those who refuse to accept it are merely disqualifying themselves from receiving salvation during the great and awe-inspiring day of Jehovah. 

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2017-10-23T07:31:40+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Commentary|87 Comments
  • Song of Hannah

    Thank you for that exhilarating treatise on the supremacy of our beloved God’s name.

  • Burt Reynolds

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but throughout my time as a witness, I was embarrassed to call my self a Jehovah’s Witness, because of the way the watchtower presented themselves. There was something, almost intangible, that linked the organisation to shame. And the lessons I learnt on the ministry about people’s attitudes towards the organisation, and the name attached to it, only served to compound that feeling. I used to wish wholeheartedly that I could explain what the name meant to me, instead of what it meant to the watchtower. Something I came to appreciate as greatly different than that which I was compelled to say at the door. 1975 was a huge humiliation on the ministry. It was no small wonder that the public could not grasp it, because not only was it a lie that we had to preach, but they, more than us, could see it as a lie. Their eyes were not clouded by false hope and belligerent coercion. I was not the only one to feel it either. I recall at the ministry school it was suggested that we should not dive into a conversation using the name Jehovah because that would spark people’s opposition. Then there was the ‘spiritual warfare’, the ‘cautious as serpents, innocent as doves’ followed by advising partners of unbelievers, to ‘lead by example rather than preach’. (How?! I used to think) all these ploys used to mask our intent. How strange it is that the watchtower should recognise that, forty and fifty years ago, yet make such a show of using the name at conventions or in groups. I suppose our attitude was depressive because we were never exposed to the joys attributable to and with the name, but we were always loaded down with guilt and burdens by the watchtower. And who now wants to be associated by name with their current problems? But for me, How wonderful it is now to be able to use the name freely and to speak openly and explain the meanings of the name that have been made clear to us at this time. It’s like being let out of Belsen.

    • Daisy

      My experiences are in strong alignment with yours Burt. We gullibles share so much in common. Now we learn so much, how uncle Freddie played his 1975 trick on us, planning …years before …the 1975 ‘prophecy”…craftily infusing the idea into our minds as early as the mid-sixties. Remember the Awake “Is it later than you think? Did it not dwell on world conditions, how they couldn’t get any worse, starvation, pollution, civil disorder, anarchy, military dictatorships, not forgetting the idea that destructive nuclear weapons were accepted as part of the sign. Time was short! Time was running out! Remember experiencing fear mixed with excitement! I’m having a meltdown just thinking about that time…Franz’s power that whipped us up..
      another lie. We’ve come a long way Burt, what a fight we’ve had …but here we are still, our healthy fear and excitement focused on a close relationship with our Father Jehovah and his son Jesus Christ realised. At last!
      Robert….can’t thank you enough…love you all…

      • I didn’t do anything. All I did was take all that pre-1975 end-of-the-system hysteria and recycle it. Of course, now the WT is sound asleep and JW’s have no clue the world is at the point of nuclear war. I guess I need a bigger bull horn. This little website ain’t cutting it.

        • Daisy

          Nothing wrong with recycling ’75 Robert. That’s what Burt and I did too, so you must be in good company haha. Maybe brothers here have ideas how you can reach a bigger audience…without appearing on the Ellen show I mean.
          This must be a worry for you but who knows how Jehovah will provide you with a bigger bull horn shortly as the WT sleepiness is prophesied…and I learned that from you, so no arguing. Sending my love 😀

          • Max

            I’m sure Jehovah will open the way for messages like this to be spread out some how. After all it’s Jehovah’s work. On the other hand, I traid to talk about brother’s King website with some brothers. It happened to be that the elders actually knew the site so they must be aware of the contend so I was called to the back room and I was presented with a repremend ( just a slap in the hand) for reading apostate materials and talking about it in the KH. So I’m telling you it’s going to have to be Jehovah whom will have to open the friends heart and minds otherwise I do not see them waking up from this sleep the society have them in.

            • ergg makes me mad.
              those ‘brothers’ are going to get a slap soon! im sorry that happend to you.

            • Beverly kenyon

              That’s awful what happened to you Max but you might have got a slap on the wrist from them but like DA said to you in his post, they’re gonna get a slap and it won’t be on their wrists! On the bright side, they might come running to you now you’re outed, when the pooh hits the proverbial fan! Gorgeous dog btw!

            • Max

              You know it was stressful to meet with
              them, but I was very surprised that they knew the site. My dog is an
              Alusky he is such a trouble maker but very handsome dog.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Max, it would appear they’ve also been reading ‘apostate material’ to know about Brother King’s site so whose reprimanding them. Soon we’ll be facing events such as never happened in the world before and all they’re concerned about is what someone is reading?! The ridiculousness of it! Words fail me. People really need to get a grip and seriously grasp that sinister things are happening that’s going to impact us all…a levelling for the lot of us! Sorry Max, but I can’t understand how they operate but that’s what you get when you surrender and hand over control of yourself. Insane! Yeah, your dog is very handsome and he looks cheeky and very well looked after…gorgeous, I want to hug him! Lol.

            • Francis Bencharles

              Some will never react favorably to the message, but many will at the proper time. Be patient and you will see the glory of God fulfilled in real time.

        • Darren Wilks

          When is it going to be time to crowd fund a full page add in the New York Times? Hopefully soon!!

          • good idea

          • Burt Reynolds

            I would have thought the London Times a little more upmarket……I am Joe King of course…

        • Francis Bencharles

          They are in such a sound sleep Robert that they may not even recognize it while it is happening. You have done all that you possibly could. Once more, you keep on doing it. Nice essay!

        • it is for those who it is

          • Burt Reynolds

            Absolutely D.A.

        • Richard Long

          I can not imagine anyone legitimately leveling the charge you have not done enough. Years of strenuous effort and personal expenditure equalling the cost of a modest house in the US under conditions of oppression by the WT may not be all you will yet do, but they are certainly more than many of us will ever do!

        • Francis Bencharles

          Your success in what you do has little to nothing to do with how many people listen to you. I know you would surely like it to be more, but your message has been a success whether it is listened to or not.

        • Arvid Fløysand

          Hello Robert
          I like that you in this humble way using the word recycle,about the good work that you have done.
          Have you heard about “the recycled harmonic orchestra”?
          It is nothing less than a amazing orchestra living in Paraguay.
          These are young adults who are very poor and could never afford to buy a real instrument…A very kind humble man (his name is Cola…not Coca Cola )..who is making his income from thrash,started to recycle thrash into a kinds of instruments …and he is doing this for free to help all those poor young adults …the result is just wonderful …

          So thank you Robert (cola) for the fine recycled “instrument” you made for me and all others who follow this website of yours…all who are genuine interested in “music” and who want to learn how to play by “Notes”.

          Please be patient with us while we practise our instruments of all kind..i am sure that the Maestro Himself will teach us how to play in harmony just in right time…keep up your good work 🙂

          (ps.check out the landfill harmonic if you like its beautiful)

          • Joseph of Aramathea
            • Beverly kenyon

              Just watched the Landfill Harmonic and nearly cried as beautiful classical music was coming from the rubbish heals. Man’s ingenuity and need to create music never fails to amaze me! And that’s how Jehovah made us, it’s inbuilt in us to create music and to paint and create works of art…its awe inspiring! It takes skill to create and then play as an instrument an object that someone classed as trash and threw away!

          • Joseph of Aramathea

            Check out these recycled Hillbillies!!

            Hahaha Hahaha ,

            https://youtu.be/e4Ao-iNPPUc

            • Beverly kenyon

              Wow, they are flïppin AMAZING. They are definitely going on my playlist!! Is that sound like ‘bluegrass’. Hope Average Joe has seen this post Joseph as he’s a proper music aficionado. Get that one playing that ‘banjo’ type instrument…very talented! Wonder if they’re huge in America?! Gonna watch the recycled Landfill Harmonic…

            • Arvid Fløysand

              hehe…looks like my neighbourhood …those must be descendants of Norwegians :-)…even the Massey Ferguson is familiar

            • Jamie Mac

              There are quite a few Norwegian descendants up in Orkney and Shetland. There is a close tie between Norway and the UK i believe.

            • Arvid Fløysand

              Hello Jamie…yes it is..specially from the viking era ..people on Shetland speak a language that contains many old Norwegian words…btw. i have tried to reply to you about the “mark” and about not be able to sell ore buy…but it was not possible to find your comment and reply to you..so i try right now hehe…hope its ok..and sorry for late reply..

              Well first of..i agree with you that the “mark” must have something to do with money ore maybe even some new type of value-system …but whatever it tuns out to be i belive it is two sides of this “coin” so to speak…
              The way i see it ,and what this is all about,is worshiping …
              Jesus warned us about this (Matt.6:24)”No one can slave for two masters for either he will hate the one and love the other,or he will stick to the one and despise the other.You cannot slave for God and for Riches (Mammon)”

              That is also why Jesus told us how to prepare for this situasjon laying ahead us when greater” Nebochadnezzar” is going to demand complete worship from all living people (by taking his “mark” and worship/surrender to his “image” )
              What was Jesus best advise for us to do to prepare for this?
              Matt,6:19,20 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth,were moth and rust consume and were thieves break in and steal.Rather,store up for yourselves treasures in heaven…”
              So you are absolutely right that there will be difficulties tied up to economy and how to be able to get all those things that we need for living…that is one side of this but not the most important though …
              Anyway,Jesus went on to more about this as you are of course familiar with in Matt.6:25-34…in other words Jesus say,calm down dont worry.

              There is a lot more connected to this issue in Gods word…many parallels,like the account of Daniel being thrown to the lions …Elijah and the 450 baal priests.

              Anyway we really need to store up that “oil”…and trust this-Matt.6:33..:-)

            • Jamie Mac

              man, look at those spoons move 🙂

      • Beverly kenyon

        Pretty Daisy.

        • Daisy

          Loving Beverly.

        • Burt Reynolds

          I thought that too.

    • i wonder how Jehovah feels. go to a
      kingdom Hall and get eaten alive
      by wolves, go to any other church
      and pick up food to eat and hear a
      bible reading and nice people say if
      anyone needs a prayer then they
      want to pray for you. they take their
      time making very good food to go
      in two big loaded sack lunches and even a sealed box of food AND a table to sit down at with drinks and A/C. i seen one worker sit down cause he was concerned for a guy who walked miles to get there in the s#!t heat of the cursed sun and talk with the poor guy and i only wished i could have helped him like Jesus once did for people and i left crying my brains out cause i can barly help
      myself and so i walk away to at least
      pray to Jehovah to please help him
      but then i just get shit for it and feel
      certain Jehovah doesnt even care for me cause im not even allowed to pray and those people deserve to be in a paradise because they are a paradise within themselvs whether or not they know God’s name or how to
      spell or utter it. they didnt have to
      do any of that. many volunteered
      talking the time out of their day to
      help people homless and hungry
      and hurt by the scorching sun. and the one who helpped me was very nice with me. where are Jehovah’s
      witnesses? i’ll tell you where! thery’re
      out slaughtering people and i myself
      am a victim. they are full of it! and they throw you out like trash if you
      speak truth or are in need. and they
      will turn a day of need into a living
      nightmare! …. too upset to type this
      crap. always with the slow dredful typing burden

      • Richard Long

        DA, let’s talk about your situation. rlong9000@gmail.com

      • Burt Reynolds

        Goodness me, D.A., you are so right in what you say in so many ways. Reading your feelings made me sit up and think and yes, I think I was once one of those witnesses and still am in many ways as well. I shall have to do something about it. But this isn’t about me, it’s about you. Richard has offered to help you and I suggest you take up his kind offer, because you really need to talk with someone. You can talk with me also…..face book…..Groke Goddard. Friend me and message me. Let me know how I can help. With love to you.

        • Beverly kenyon

          Burt, you’re now the true witness you should’ve been all those years ago. I hope DA gets in touch with you via Facebook as he needs loving, true, wise and honest hearted ones like you for support. You’re a true gent Burt!

        • Jude 1:21

          i know first on the list is usually
          to get right with Jehovah.
          not always a easy thing to do

      • Beverly kenyon

        Bloomin heck DA, I’m really upset at your post…my heart goes out to you as everything you’ve written is true. I do wish you lived closer but if you want my email address please just say so and I’ll pass it on to you. I’ve always said there are the most amazingly good people out there who truly do try to make a difference to try and help people, I’ve seen it with my own eyes. DA you are so empathetic and with a huge loving heart that’s why I totally love you to bits! You’re real and you say it as it is, no faffing about…never change the beautifuf, interesting, clever, God loving person you are! Please get in touch with Richard Long as he’s reaching out to you and I just know you and him will get along fine as he’s got the fire in him like you and you’re both in tune with your emotional side…just someone who understands, to talk to. Jehovah knows you care as he can see your anguish but DA you can’t carry the weight of the world on your shoulders…Jehovah has it all covered and I won’t quote scriptures to you as you’re well aware of what he says on the matter. Our King is coming to put it all right…you have to be balanced about the sufferings and inequality that we see, the poverty and homelessness….Jesus acknowledged that there will always be the poor in this vile system, Joh 12:8 (sorry, DA, I said I wouldn’t quote you scripture and I just did) and I’m sure he could’ve sorted that problem out! You’re just one man who cares but you’re doing something about it BY CARING and acknowledging what you’re seeing and not turning the other way like you couldn’t care less and caring is all you can do given your circumstances…being like that matters! It’s ones like you Jehovah wants in his New World, who care deeply for his fellow man, not cold, unemotional ones who the world evolves around them and just because they’re paying lip service to God and going through the motions they’re already saved…he can see their stone hearts! Don’t let this system grind you down DA…even if it’s only to not give it the satisfaction of giving in! In the heart of grubby Manchester full of addicts high on Spice and bad violence, there’s a person thinking of you!. DA I love my city but it’s full of litter, scruffs, real feral people, racism, violence, thieves, addicts and depression, it’s pretty grim but the decent people are just holding on tightly and can I just say, no one is happy, we’re all miserable with little windows of joy but it’s always short lived like everything else in this system…temporary! So you’re not on your own DA, we’re all feeling it and you just have to count any little blessings you might have.

        • Max

          I love what you said Beverly very touching indeed. May Jehovah bless you sister.

      • Max

        I have felt the same so many times D.A but I never had the guts to expressed it. A very big hug for you dear brother and hung in there!! You are not alone!!

    • Richard Long

      As in Bergen-Belsen? WOW!

      • Burt Reynolds

        Yes. I’m taking about the release one feels when something that tears away at you like a relentless beast, stops. Like illness, like a reprieve from cancer, like the end of indescribable abuse. Suffering is relative of course to the concept of the person, but the feeling of release and the onset of hope, realisation, is felt by all of us in our own way to the very extent of our senses.

        • Richard Long

          I feel you!

        • Daisy

          Relate to all that Burt.
          I’m off to meet my victim support lady now as I’ve felt the exhilaration from my illness healing but am pummelled every day by abuse. My body vibrates with its effect though I lean heavily into prayer.
          But.t.t.t
          Here is the place to be for our spiritual recovery…sort of spiritual victim support.
          Those were the days my friend…I thought they’d never end…but they did hah..

          • Beverly kenyon

            Was that song by Mary Hopkins Daisy? Hope it goes well for you Daisy as you do need that support but so does BB and I hope she comes up with something for you both.

  • Andres Felipe

    Hi Robert, I hope you’re in good health. I hope everyone is well and may jehovah bless all his labors

  • Srecko Sostar

    At first look this 3 woman on photo was very familiar to me. Than i went to official JWorg web and what a surprise. This is photo from main market place in the center of Zagreb and this are 3 sisters from my ex congregation (from left side) Ana M. Bethel worker (cleaning department) and her husband Goran M. is elder. He is one of elder that try to made arrangement that he and one elder more have a meeting with me to discuss about my comments about GB that i gave online on my g+ pages. Next to her is Višnja, recently married, think she is about 20 of age. And Neta, one interesting person, very eloquent, “fighter” in life, before she became JW, she and her former husband (passed away in meantime) are successful tandem, he was been famous musician in ex Yugoslavia.
    :))) now i see that all such “preaching photos” are PR propaganda, they do not preaching to “worldly people” but to own brothers, hahaha

    • I wonder if they all reported their time spent on the photo shoot as field service ;~)

      • Joseph of Aramathea

        You know that they did, plus the hour at Starbucks!

        • Max

          Hey! Starbucks in a cold winter morning keeps you going the rest of the day…you could keep counting the time and enjoy your coffee legally … You just need to give a magazine to someone or invite the waiter to the KH ?

          • Burt Reynolds

            I used to stop off at the local train station and offer magazines before going into the service meeting so that I could count more time. The pressure of counting time made me a liar to myself and a thief to Jehovah by lying about the value of my widows mite. This is what happens when the organisation preys on and creates in the brothers, the need to ‘be seen praying in the temple’. All it does is rob the brothers and sisters of what little joy they could get by serving Jehovah in a difficult task honestly and at their own expense. I still feel it now after all these years…cheating Jehovah. How much more to the point would it have been if the watchtower acknowledged the brothers effort and willingness, rather than how long they could sustain it. I’m not sure still, if the reason for counting time is no more more than a business guide for them to judge efficiency and on how they can increase revenue. Why the cuts in magazines, the move to technology, the carts and the relaxation of door to door work? How much more time and distribution can be done from behind a cup of coffee in a warm room, watching people pick magazines off your cart 20 feet away in the cold?

            • Max

              Yes, you are right! It does seems to “rob the
              brothers and sisters of the what little joy they could get by
              serving Jehovah” I experienced that myself when I was in
              the fulltime service. You know I never realized that until now
              and I so regret the damage done to many brothers and sisters by
              the treatment given to them by elders and misguided fulltime
              servants and pioneers because they did not spend the minimum
              requirement of Hrs going door to door as we did. We did have the tendency
              to put them down as bad publishers. I so regret that now!!!! I
              hope if that happened to you… you could find the strength to
              forgive and to know that it was not Jehovah treating you that
              way but imperfects misguided men.

      • Srecko Sostar

        Nooo, that was for god, directly :)))

    • Beverly kenyon

      Well spotted Srecko….their stage managed fake photo!

      • Srecko Sostar

        Hi Beverly! Hope you are well!
        Yes, fake photos. I was first came aware of that when they showed once how is technology for printing magazines. And they show one little girl about 4,5 of age (obviously some JW parents kid) and she was make up as she is in a war zone. Before that i supposed that printing department using actual photos of real situations. But no, they “create reality” in studio. I wonder from where they get an idea!? Maybe from “satan world”?

        Wish you all best!

        • On the other hand, I’m not sure that worldly people would appreciate to see themselves on the home page of jw.org. As one who works in graphic arts field, I can tell you that either in newspapers, photos are often fake.

          • That’s exactly right. And conversely, I doubt if the GB or any JW would appreciate seeing themselves on e-watchman. Funny how that works.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Bet gb member, Stephen Lett, wouldn’t appreciate that photo you used of him in that article, Has Jehovah turned against the Watchtower, Brother King, as he looks deranged and demonic and snarling! Scary! At least it was real and not fake, but he could’ve done with a bit of airbrushing!

            • Daisy

              Just watched Jw.org presentation where this photo of Steve was taken from. Gb member is in full shot at the beginning, doing what witches and warlocks do, standing within a blue circle , which is a ritual practise to invoke a spirit so you may be on to something with the deranged and demonic scary look sis…

            • Beverly kenyon

              Steve…that’s funny. Lol. Yeah, I’ve heard of stuff like that Daisy.

            • Daisy

              Mark Sanderson referred to him as Steve all through the interview… Struck me as funny peculiar, odd, as we say Stephen.

            • Odd that they did not call each other ‘brother’ Lett or Sanderson. No elder on the platform would call a brother or sister by their first name. Just one more indication that we have entered into a dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

            • Daisy

              Robert… They might not be baptised yet…don’t you see…they’re not part of the unified family yet… only then can they call each other ‘brother’…huh
              Twilight zone between good and evil cos I don’t understand the rest…hard day…

            • Richard Long

              Rod Serling’s monologue intro on twilight zone series

            • Joseph of Aramathea
            • Jamie Mac

              Here in the UK we have a similar TV show called the Twiglet Zone. Very tasty program.

            • Jamie Mac
            • Jamie Mac

              Joseph that looks a bit like the Time Tunnel set. What a great program that was. If I could travel back in time I would long to around the time when Jesus was on earth.

            • Jamie Mac

              Robert, what would be the macabre or unexpected twist. These are not my words, I pinched them from Wikipedia

            • Beverly kenyon

              Crying laughing at Brother King’s post to you Daisy….the Twilight Zone. Hilarious! ? It just goes to show how confident and self assured they are of their positions that they can refer to themselves from the platform by their shortened names…Steve and Markie Mark (I made that one up, Markie Mark). There was a comedy film called, All about Steve.

            • Richard Long

              Ok, I’ve been holding this back for a while now. When I watch these jw.org clips, these gb brothers, Jehovah forgive me, look like alien bugs wearing “Edgar suits” a la MIB movie. Is it just me, or are these guys dead inside?

            • Beverly kenyon

              Dead inside Richard. Well, you will be if you’ve sold out to the Devil!

            • Jamie Mac

              Daisy, I hope your not talking about past experiences when relating to witches and warlocks. He he only kidding.

          • Srecko Sostar

            hehe, believe you said well, maybe newly interested person who study with JW would agree to be on picture, other no.
            Yes, artificial reality are created by media, or shall we say some man in charge leading our views and conclusions in direction they wish.

        • Beverly kenyon

          Hiya, Srecko, great to hear from you and good to see you here on EWatchman and I hope things going good for you and you’re plodding on like the rest of us. If they claim to be telling ‘truth’ then they need to be truthful about minor details even down to these sort of pictures in their literature instead of presenting the illusion that the photos are real. I’ve just read Baruq’s post to you and he’s right about maybe non JW’s might have something to say about their images being used by jw.org and yeah, in the media most photo’s are either fake or misleading but WT should mention if their photo’s are stage managed and not real. If they’re harping on about ‘truth’ then they have to set the standard even in minor things as they will be held up to scrutiny. Wish you all the best too Srecko!

  • this video goes good with this article
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Uxb2p4HFkk

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    Hello Brother Robert King. Did you see this news? Kindly tell us what is your opinion on this.

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says Kim Jong-un wants ’to end the world’

    http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/rodrigo-duterte-says-kim-jongun-wants-to-end-the-world/news-story/710fb4380de74934f8c0e273483f9efd

    • Beverly kenyon

      Basa, Trump is gonna end him if he doesn’t stop his shennagins…he’s been warned by the perma-tanned one that he’s down to his last nerve with him and a commentator on Keiser Report the other day said, America wants to war with North Korea to generate money…or words to that effect from what my poor memory can recollect, so yes the clock is ticking to when the first shot gets fired by whichever side, unless they get together and work out something via China and then everyone gets all warm and fuzzy and declare, ‘Peace & Security’ as a prelude to ‘sudden destruction is to be instantly upon them’ as ironically, that seems to be the pattern before war….they declare, peace, and then start fighting. Brother King points this out in some of his articles.

    • I think Duterte is trying to defuse the situation and buddy up to Trump. He can’t really know that Lil Kim wants to end the world. Besides, he only has a few nuclear weapons and does not possess a reliable ICBM to deliver them. The only real threat North Korea poses is they have tens of thousands of rockets and artillery pointed at Seoul. The fact is, if the US chooses to they could take North Korea out in a few days with the US’ overwhelming military superiority.

      The little dictator of NK is just a useful idiot that the empire likes to have around whenever they need an enemy. On the geo-political stage London is targeting China and Russia. The empire is most intent on derailing China’s One Belt One Road program. Blowing up North Korea would probably do the trick. They are trying to lure the inexperienced Trump into a disastrous war to save the British system.

      Of course, we should not lose sight of the fact that the demons are intent on taking down the democratic system, so as to get after Jehovah’s people and ultimately lure all the nations into a cosmocidal (my word) war with God Almighty.

  • Hamparsum Menekse

    I have read listen to Robert King podcasts and you tube videos for some years now.i have learned so much between all the articles and the comments I newer had email until very recently I could not showing my appreciation.thank you Robert I know Yehova s spirit upun you.I thank Yehova and you for exelent spirit food provision.all my best wishes .To all .Stay strong with Yehova.(me Turkish born Armenian.)

    • Southern ShaSha

      A warm welcome to you, Hamparsum Menekse

    • Beverly kenyon

      Wow, an Armenian witness! It’s great you’ve found your way here on EWatchman Hamparsum and you’re learning from Brother King’s articles, so Southern ShaSha, I’ll say a warm welcome to you too and look forward to you joining in the discussions….even though I’ve seen your name pop up here on this site before!

    • Welcome to you, may Jehovah bless you.

    • Arvid Fløysand

      Warm welcome from cold Norway to you 🙂

    • Jamie Mac

      Welcome from the UK. 🙂

  • just a thought

    if we have “all knowledge,”; how to
    spell, pronounce, translate and utter
    the name of the true God but do not
    have love then we are nothing

    1-Cor ch13

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