Lift Up Your Eyes to Heaven – When?

//Lift Up Your Eyes to Heaven – When?
How long, O Jehovah?

Thursday, June 16

Lift up your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things?Isa. 40:26.

Regarding stars, the Houston, Texas, Chronicle reports on a recent study suggesting that there are “300 sextillion of them. . . . That is a 3 followed by 23 zeros.” The stars are organized into galaxies, each containing billions or even trillions of stars, as well as many planets. Most galaxies are further organized into groups called clusters and into larger superclusters. Like the righteous spirit creatures in heaven, the physical heavens are superbly organized. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that Jehovah would organize his servants on earth. That is vitally important because they have so much important work to do. The splendid record of faithful service established by Jehovah’s worshippers past and present provides powerful evidence that he has been with them and that he is “a God not of disorder but of peace.”

COMMENTARY

When God’s Kingdom comes to power it will set into motion a series of earth-shaking events that will ultimately rock this wicked world into oblivion.

First, war erupts in heaven. Then that battle in the invisible realm will spread to the earth when Satan and his angels are cast down. According to Revelation peace will be taken from the earth so that they should slaughter one another with a great slaughter. As a result of the tumult the greatest nation in the world will collapse. America will be overthrown. But from the ashes will arise a new world order —what Revelation portrays as an eighth king.

Jehovah’s Witnesses will find themselves in uncharted waters. The Watchtower will be suppressed and subverted. Many will lose heart and hate and betray one another. Just as the Jews were held in bondage in Babylon, Jehovah’s Witnesses will be under governmental restraint and dominated by the beast’s religious prostitute; hence, “Jacob” will be in exile in Babylon the Great. It is at that point when Jehovah will speak. That is the setting in which God exhorts his people to look up to the heavens.

The 40th chapter Isaiah is the beginning of God’s dialog with his people that extends through chapter 66. Isaiah 40:3-5 declares: “A voice of one calling out in the wilderness: ‘Clear up the way of Jehovah! Make a straight highway through the desert for our God. Let every valley be raised up, and every mountain and hill be made low. The rough ground must become level, and the rugged ground a valley plain. The glory of Jehovah will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together, for the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.’”

Has the Watchtower cleared a path for Jehovah’s grand entry? Hardly! The teachings of the Watchtower have completely obscured the significance of the parousia. And the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses has strewn the road with countless stumbling blocks, even a virtual whitewashed wall. It is these that must be cleared away, and which will be when Jesus’ powerful angels are dispatched during the harvest to remove all persons doing lawlessness and all things causing stumbling. Only then will the glory of Jehovah be revealed by means of the glorious manifestation of Jesus Christ.

night sky 1It is because mankind will be faced with extinction, when God cuts short the tribulation on account of the chosen ones, that we will have a better appreciation of how fragile and transitory we are. That is why Isaiah 40:6-8 states: “Listen! Someone is saying: ‘Call out!’ Another asks: ‘What should I call out?’ ‘All flesh is green grass. All their loyal love is like the blossom of the field. The green grass dries up, the blossom withers, because the breath of Jehovah blows upon it. Surely the people are but green grass. The green grass dries up, the blossom withers, but the word of our God endures forever.”’

In the aftermath of the downfall of America and the collapse of the present financial system, when mankind is gripped with fear over all the things coming upon the world, Jehovah will speak to the tiny inhabitants on this comparatively minuscule planet, saying: “There is One who dwells above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He is stretching out the heavens like a fine gauze, and he spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.  He reduces high officials to nothing and makes the judges of the earth an unreality.”

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2017-03-18T10:36:40+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Commentary|15 Comments
  • scary

    • e.v.g

      I agree with you, the world will be at the will of wicked men , even those who will supervise the org . at that time.

  • Leighton Williams

    This may sound hard to digest for many at first…but once you stop and think about it, objectively, this really can be no other way.

    People have taunted and maligned Jehovah, saying that he doesn’t care about the suffering taking place in the world, or of course that he simply does not exist at all.

    The current nation state system that has been influenced by the Anglo American dual world power that has been in effect for the last two centuries (really extending all the way back to the days of the ancient Grecian and Roman Empire) will be upended suddenly. We think of what we’re used to in terms of our way of life, the systems in place around us. And that includes the revival of truth in more recent times, as through the WTBTS. As much as we’ve come to learn, the truth is that at the end of the day, it’s still part of the global SYSTEM that is at odds with Jehovah God.

    And so, it is only when civilization undergoes a catastrophic collapse, that is then and only then when the choice will be clearly laid out before all humanity. When that happens, Satan and the demons themselves will get in everyone’s face, as it were, commanding them to blaspheme Christ.

    Then we’ll find our who’s really strong and who have just been pretending…

  • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

    I really really love reading the Bible now! It’s so funny (I’m 36) that my whole life I’ve been looking up to heaven imagining Jesus and the angels and the first century anointed ones and the deceased present day anointed ones looking down on us just waiting for the green flag. Now everything just makes so much more LOGICAL sense when you put Christ’s coming in the (near) future.

  • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

    And as scary as everything will be….I also feel much deeper peace for the whole planet now (post Robert King!) Because people don’t take JWs seriously….hardly anybody wants to talk and now with everything online, it’s just a matter of clicks until you see the royal commission, etc and all the apostate videos. Plus, so many people (at least in USA) are relatively comfortable and until the war is literally in your back yard, people don’t care about suffering. So this war will hopefully jolt many genuinely good people awake, who otherwise do think humans can solve the world’s problems.

    • Leighton Williams

      And also just to add to what you said, the increasing economic pressure and demands of life really leave virtually no time to really investigate what’s actually happening for alot of people here in the U.S.A.

      This is just a thought but this reminds me of a message that comes on saying, “Where were you when JFK was assassinated? Where were you when 9/11 happened?”
      And to cap it all off, “Where were you…when the great tribulation started?”

      Think of where people would be and what they would be doing…some will be working at their jobs, others will be marrying for the first time, looking forward to a long future together, others will be traveling, perhaps in another part of the world, and others just in relative comfort you might say.

      On the other end of the spectrum, there may be those who have lost so much, or divorced, or caught in between a rock and a hard place…

      I mean there’s no way for us to kno what every single person is doing, but that scenario really puts things in perspective.

      • im glad you pointed out the increasing pressure and demands brother. like Robert said, this rotten system is relentless on everyone. its not fair

    • Christian Obadiah

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Ed(the other Ed)

    re:”dominated by the beast’s religious prostitute”
    Can someone expand on this a little more.

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