How Long, O Jehovah?

//How Long, O Jehovah?

Saturday, June 18

How long, O Jehovah?Isa. 6:11.

Isaiah wanted to know for how long God’s nation would remain unrepentant. God’s answer? “Until the cities crash in ruins without an inhabitant and the houses are without people and the land is ruined and desolate.” Isaiah received his commission in the last year of King Uzziah’s reign, or about 778 B.C.E. He continued his prophetic service for some 46 years until after 732 B.C.E., well into the reign of King Hezekiah. That was 125 years before Jerusalem’s destruction in 607 B.C.E. Thus, ample advance notice of what was going to happen to their nation in the future was given to God’s people. Today, Jehovah has also had his people give ample notice of what lies ahead. For 135 years, from its very first issue, The Watchtower has called on its readers to be awake to the fact that Satan’s wicked rulership will soon end and be replaced by the Thousand Year Reign of Jesus Christ.


If you have a moment and are so inclined read the entire sixth chapter of Isaiah, from where the daily verse was taken. The portion of prophecy relates a vision that Isaiah had, in which he saw Jehovah and they spoke. It was on that occasion that God asked: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” to which Isaiah responded: “Here I am! Send me!”

God then commissioned Isaiah, saying to him: “Go, and say to this people: ‘You will hear again and again, but you will not understand; You will see again and again, but you will not get any knowledge.’ Make the heart of this people unreceptive, make their ears unresponsive, and paste their eyes together, so that they may not see with their eyes and hear with their ears, so that their heart may not understand and they may not turn back and be healed.”

Notice, please, Jehovah sent an individual to speak to a nation of people – God’s people.

In the context of that exchange Isaiah then asked: “How long, O Jehovah?” In other words Isaiah wanted to know how long the people would be blind and deaf to God’s voice. The answer was: “Until the cities crash in ruins without an inhabitant and the houses are without people and the land is ruined and desolate; until Jehovah removes men far away and the deserted condition of the land becomes very extensive.”

Only God’s strong hand can bring the needed correction. That, in fact, is what the entire prophecy of Isaiah is all about. That the blindness and deafness afflicts God’s people is made evident throughout the prophecy as well. For example, Isaiah 42:16 states: “I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know and cause them to tread on unfamiliar paths. I will turn the darkness before them into light and turn the rugged terrain into level land. This is what I will do for them, and I will not abandon them.”

Isaiah 35:4-5 similarly says:  “‘Be strong. Do not be afraid. Look! Your own God will come with vengeance, God will come with retribution. He will come and save you.’ At that time the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.”

Note that the eyes of the blind are not opened until Jehovah comes with retribution. The retribution being warranted for the desolation that is to come upon God’s people.

The 29th chapter of Isaiah makes plain that it is the leaders who are themselves blind and who impose their blindness upon those whom they teach: “Be stunned and amazed; blind yourselves and be blinded. They are drunk, but not with wine; they are staggering, but not from alcohol. For Jehovah has poured a spirit of deep sleep on you; He has closed your eyes, the prophets, and he has covered your heads, the visionaries.”

Today the prophet-class and visionaries associated with the Watchtower are intoxicated with their own importance. They betray that it is they who are spoken of in prophecy who are blind and asleep by their inability to decipher the message of Isaiah or any other recorded vision. It is as though they are illiterate when handed a book containing God’s judgment message. That is why the next verse in the 29th chapter states: Every vision becomes for you like the words of a sealed book. When they give it to someone who can read, saying: ‘Read this out loud, please,’ he will say: ‘I cannot, for it is sealed up.’ And when they give the book to someone who cannot read, saying: ‘Read this, please,’ he will say: ‘I cannot read at all.”’

Only the coming of Christ and his brightness will remedy the pitiable condition, as verses 18-20 go on to say: “In that day the deaf will hear the words of the book, and out of the gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see. The meek will rejoice greatly in Jehovah, and the poor among men will be joyful in the Holy One of Israel. For the tyrant will be no more, the boaster will come to his finish, and all those keeping alert to do harm will be destroyed…”

Returning to the 6th chapter the very last verse indicates that the desolation to come is with respects to God’s organization, Christ’s congregation—not Christendom. That is evident from the fact that the wreckage of the organizational oak leaves a holy stump. Or are we to expect something holy to arise from Christendom’s demise? Indeed, how long, O Jehovah?

I have written a series of articles on Isaiah covering the first half of the book.

2016-12-08T15:10:15+00:00 June 18th, 2016|Commentary|106 Comments
  • Leighton Williams

    Based on the increasing pressures afflicting not only mankind in general, but inside the organization, it is clear that it will take nothing less than the coming of Christ to set matters straight, completely, in every sense of the word.

    Most persons are looking forward to the earthly hope, but as has been already explained in detail, those who are anointed also have an equal, if not more important role to play. I think sometimes we may tend to forget how vital they are to the accomplishment of God’s purpose.

    They are the new creation and the sharers with Christ in his heavenly administration. They also are God’s answer to the Devil regarding whether or not He trusts his own creation.

    Most of the masses of humanity do not realize this and they may feel that these kinds of things are relegated to movies and so on.

    There most certainly IS a war going on and shortly we will all be called upon to choose a side.

    • rajan

      Jesus is king but Jehovah alone is called the King of Eternity so in essence he is the ultimate King

  • rajan

    true words indeed Robert – the Watch Tower Society is representative of God’s people on earth and so what is written in the book of Isaiah is directed against them and in particular the leadership

  • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

    Robert, why did you title your book “Jehovah himself has become King?” (I know I’m not on the topic of this commentary…sorry) I ask because I think of Jesus as King and Jehovah as the Sovereign Lord.

    • Vilhelm

      Psalm 96:10-12

    • ewatchman

      When Jesus came into Jerusalem riding a donkey he was hailed as the King, the one coming in Jehovah’s name. The Jews recognized that the Messiah was supposed to rule the people in behalf of God. That is why it is called God’s Kingdom. So, when Jesus actually begins ruling it is as if Jehovah himself becomes King at that point. The WT recognizes this fact, which is why they teach that Jehovah became king in 1914. The purpose of the book is to show the fallacy of the Watchtower’s teaching that Jehovah has already become King.

      • Burt Reynolds

        As an extension of this point: the watchtower are proclaiming the end of this system very soon, and by what you have described in your articles according to the scriptures, you agree that this may not be that far off. Jehovah says that he will come at a time that no one can determine, …..other than the signs we see from the scriptures. I have not been able to settle this point in my mind. Will not the watchtower say that they were correct and try to take the glory for this imminent destruction of the system? Will not people be able to say they were right and the glory of the tribulation be deminished somehow? Thanks.

  • Brian

    If Christendom is a part of Babylon the Great and does not “house” some of Gods people, why is there a warning from an angel to “get out of her my people”?

    • ewatchman

      I thought you were in collaboration with Jehovah God to reveal new light to all of mankind? Maybe he didn’t go over that with you? Here, this article might can get you up to speed

      • Brian

        I’m thinking more like there are other people (my people as he states) still in Babylon the great, know where does it mention in that time or prior to it that they are taken into the captivity of Babylon the great. I know it is probably difficult to accept, but there is better than an even chance that that would be the case. As it is a vision of the time just prior to and of “Lords arrival” and as we know that hasn’t even happened as yet, there is no Babylon riding on the back of the beast as yet as the beast hasn’t even come fully into existence. False religion is the instrument that has ferried the apostasy on from Jesus time all of the way until and into the future so there would be no surprises that some are still left over in it.
        The attempt at sarcasm is probably best left alone!

        • ewatchman

          I have had enough of you

        • Burt Reynolds

          Where would the test be then as to faith? The preaching work is world wide. The message is world wide. There is no division or sects within it. The message as it stands is pure from the bible. Those that know the truth can recognise it, or know the voice, hear my voice. Maybe it is the case that those that recognise the truth would be in the organisation having been shown what that truth is and recognised it for what it is. Those who do not recognise it….does it matter where they are? What is there for them to get out of? In the end, Jehovah judges the hearts of all men, and I suppose this is what you are looking to for an answer. Those hearing my voice will come out. I am sure Jehovah will know where to look. One thing for certain is that the scripture makes it clear where you should be, so the question appears superfluous.

        • Burt Reynolds

          I thought it was a nice slice of sarcasm actually. As sharp as a two edged sword. It’s an art form and is useful in that it makes a sound holistic reply with the minimum of words. Rather like lady Astor when she was replying to Churchill….’ If you were my husband Winston, I would serve you poison.’ To which Churchill replied ‘If I were your husband Lady Astor, I should drink it.’ Maybe that is more of a retort, but I am sure you get the point.

  • Kevin b

    Robert. I have learned a lot from your writings. Just checking to see if I have this straight. The faithful slave is blind and the ones they teach are blind. I got that. So does the teachings that you teach from the scriptures cure the readers of your website of their blindness? I feel like I know so much more than the average JW about the real truth, but are we still considered blind as well? You said only Christ and his brightness will remedy the pitiable condition. This is yet to come, so maybe I am also blind in a since yet my eyes are open to what will happen in the future. Not sure if this question makes any since at all, its hard to put into words, but hopefully you will understand. Thanks.

    • ewatchman

      Just knowing what is not true, and having some idea about what is going to happen in the future is not the same as actually experiencing what is to come. Like the verse I cited in Isaiah, which states that God will lead them in a way they have not known. But until we are actually led down that path can we really say ‘we see”?

      • rajan

        i agree with you Robert that we cannot see the clear picture but perhaps just a hazy outline at this stage
        Once again i acknowlege that you are truly Jehovah God’s modern day watchman as you have revealed so
        Much to us who are around you like the band of men who supported David whlist he was in the wilderness
        while awaiting Jehovah’s judgements

      • Burt Reynolds

        We would though need to be able to recognise it for what it is would we not? Therefore presumably we would not be blind to the events? Like Kevin, I find this a difficult concept though I am sure I must be like an infant in my knowledge compared to what is to come and what is to be shown. Maybe we all have an element of that. Could you expand a little on the subject please. Many thanks. Best wishes.

        • one element I do recognise is faith and how very important it is. maybe I am wrong and I can only really speak for my self but in my own personal experience I believe that it was by faith that I am able to discern and reason giving me a better understanding and a logical comprehension of what is and is not most likely. I recall these scriptures.

          Revelation 2:29

          29 Let the one who has an ear hear what the spirit says to the congregations.’

          Luke 24:45

          45 Then he opened up their minds fully to grasp the meaning of the Scriptures,

          Psalm 146:8

          8 Jehovah is opening the eyes of the blind; Jehovah is raising up those bowed down; Jehovah loves the righteous.

          Hebrews 8:10

          10 “‘For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,’ says Jehovah. ‘I will put my laws in their mind, and in their hearts I will write them. And I will become their God, and they will become my people.

          even though we can not know everything I am truly amazed at how Jehovah carries us all through with an accurate knowledge.

      • we can not know how exactly this will come to pass but we can see bigger parts of the picture.

        Daniel 4:14

        14 He called out loudly: “Chop down the tree, cut off its branches, shake off its leaves, and scatter its fruit! Let the beasts flee from beneath it, and the birds from its branches.

        Daniel 4:23

        23 “‘And the king saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from the heavens, who was saying: “Chop down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump with its roots in the ground, with a banding of iron and of copper, among the grass of the field. And let the dew of the heavens make it wet, and let its portion be with the beasts of the field until seven times pass over it.”

        1 Corinthians 13:12

        12 For now we see in hazy outline by means of a metal mirror, but then it will be face-to-face. At present I know partially, but then I will know accurately, just as I am accurately known.

  • noname

    The org. 135 years ago never knew what was coming down the pike. Computers, internet, smart phones, skype, holograms and of coarse dippin dots ice cream! There was no way to reach the world with the gospel at the time.

    Reading the commentary they spin the 125 years from when Isaiah wrote those words to the destruction of Jerusalen’ to the 135 years it has been since the WT embarked its first issue. But yet as Robert has pointed out many times, in Ezekial 13:6, we have “waited for a word to come true.” Very different from Ezekials prophecy that came true in 125 years.

    Not only that they were wrong about what was to come true in 1914 and had to change that as well. Isaiahs message was inspired, the WT has noted many times they are not, just directed. I dont thinks its fair to compare themselves with Isaiah, even though yes we do know Christs reign truly will commence soon.


    • Beverly kenyon

      In total agreement with what you say. Exactly! How come the greatest super power can’t take out a bunch of rag tag vile murdering thugs and gangsters? Is it because they have bigger fish to fry? And could that be Russia and China by any chance? And in the middle of things beginning to unravel you have the Haughty Boasters at Bethel staggering around like drunks, deaf and blind as stated in Isaiah. Not preparing God’s people for the Woes that’s going to befall the sea and the earth as stated in the Rev12:12 scripture you rightly quoted. The blind leading the blind. Because we’re fortunate to know how things are going to unfold thanks to Brother King, we can rightly ask, just like Isaiah, How Long, O Jehovah? How long before things are put right. The way things are being ramped up, ( the prodding of the bear ) it won’t be that long now.

    • Burt Reynolds

      Actually it is going to erupt on January the 23rd 2027 at tea time, and wipe out everyone who was arguing about when it is going to erupt and who is fostering dismay. California is going to fall into the sea with a splash and wipe out no one, and GM crops are going to rage out of control and over grow America and hopefully Canada and if we are lucky, Vladivostok. Germany is going to come down with chicken pox, on 15th March 2017 at 2.35 pm and the United States government on 17 April 2018 will accidently pass the Obama care bill because someone clipped it to the free weapons for everyone bill.. Maybe, maybe not but please can we get back to the bible and not have these scare stories that may or may not happen? Have faith in Jehovah when he points out that everyone will know when he arrives. Until then, let us keep on the watch therefore because no one knows when the master will return, and least of all, Yellowstone.

      • Ed(the other Ed)

        Who wants to get back to the bible when you can sit here and watch Leonards video’s?
        I mean come on, what are you worldly?

        • you call me worldly because I posted world news videos so I guess that means Robert king is a worldly man for posting world news or videos as well right?

          • Ed(the other Ed)

            Just having a little fun with the drama here bud. Actually I think we get enough news from Robert in the upper right hand corner every day under the sub- heading Watching the World Go Down, so maybe your missing the point and taking it a little to personal. An occasional post may be better. And no, I didn’t call you any names either.

            • maybe I misunderstood so let me take a step back and apologize if I jumped the gun. of course you are correct brother it is better to insight with love then anger and understanding rather then frustration.

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              Forget about it bud, it’s all good, now your making me work on my social skills when I’m trying to remain in lurk mode.

            • well that’s a good thing no? lol.

            • after all Jehovah does bring out the best in us.

      • let me just say this I posted these videos because if you truly read through Roberts articles you can clearly see so much of what is being shown in these videos shows that this wicked system of things is at its end and Jehovah’s kingdom soon to be installed. also let me say I do not post these videos because as you say I am I worldly person or to try and scare any one no not at all I only post them because they show that MR Robert Kings articles and videos and the scriptures are all to true and the videos I posted only confirms much of what was scripturally written and how the world stage is being set to meet its end. if anything Roberts videos and the news videos I posted should be a constant reminder to us to keep seeking jehovah’s kingdom first and to keep taking in an accurate knowledge and yes stay awake and be on the watch for no one knows the day and hour not even the son but only the father.

        • Burt Reynolds

          Hello Leonard. I don’t think I called you a worldly person. That does not really come into my vocabulary in this context. It is just a common JW denunciation to put someone down when they don’t agree with you, or in the case of applicable JWs, to gain superiority, like calling someone ‘weak’; the implication being that you are strong. In terms of the videos, I don’t see how they can be helpful, especially that many, all with a doom laden message. The difference between those and the dialogue given on this site is that such is given in support of the bible text. The video of the volcano at Yellowstone is conjecture – that is the point l wanted to make. We just don’t know how the end will be shaped and it does not really matter. The video has no helpful message, divorced as it is from the supporting biblical text. Nobody really relishes being burned or choked to death, or blown up by nuclear war. What is worthwhile, to me at least, is what the bible has to say because the message it gives is hope. I know about Yellowstone, I know about disease, plague, flesh eating bacteria, stroke, loss of a loved one, the mortality of my family and friends etc. Doom laden videos simple drag people down, no matter how valid they may be in illustrating the bible as you point out, and they do have their place, but in balance with the word. Otherwise we become obsessed. It reminds me of the plethora of sites decrying the JWs and all their wrong doing. Yes it’s true, but what do they offer in its place? Nothing. Best wishes.

    • Vilhelm Bock

      Do you realize how rude and irritating you are Leonard? I come here to read Robert Kings posts + peoples substantive comments. Not your 12 in a row promoting Youtube videos. What the heck is that? In one day I get 6 + email alerts saying youve posted a video. I dont think people come to the Watchmans post to watch your suggested videos. Unless im wrong, please stop.

      • I stated facts of world news so if that offended you I apologize but the world is what it is and we really do need to keep up with the now so we can possibly see the future. so much of this has been biblically for told why are you angry at me be fearful of the world.

        • Vilhelm Bock

          Well Leonard, there you go once again. Genuine apologies are manifested by changed behavior. If you were truly apologizing, youd simply say, “Ill stop posting videos after videos that are not from Robert King”. You are not true when you say, “all I just try and spread his work”. If that was the case, you would be posting Robert Kings Videos and no others. Dude you posted like 8 videos in a row today. Seriously, go start up Im done replying to you and please, spare me with the “why are you so angry and youre my brother bull”. Its very passive aggressive. I don’t hate you dude, I just find you annoying.

          • you know you really need to set aside your jersey shore mentality. I think you need anger management and coping skills Therapy. best of luck with that hope you find a good Therapist. grow up man if you just want to read Roberts articles then go on reading them no one is making you watch any video I might post. and for your information I try and spread Roberts works on a few different sights every day and iv’e posted all of Roberts videos on all those sights as well. maybe you don’t like the videos I posted because there true and your frightened by the truth. maybe its easer for you to just stick to reading articles then watching the news. like I said buddy coping skills.

          • Bklyn Kevin

            I’m glad you are done replying with your negative comments / worldly mentality.

            PS If Robert finds the videos annoying I’m sure he will delete them,
            after all it is his website and I don’t recall Robert ever putting anyone else in charge.

            • Vilhelm Bock

              Bklyn Kevin I really had a lot of respect for you in your posts before. But you just lost it for now. Using the terminology “worldly mentality” against someone expressing a genuine feeling to someone posting video after video, is rather judgemental. And could say, thats “Pharasaical”. Expressing a viewpoint isnt worldly , just because its deemed negative by you. Maybe remember Proverbs 3:30

            • sounds to me like you are becoming undone brother maybe some spiritual food is in order.

            • Vilhelm Bock

              Leonard, has anyone ever told you , that you talk to much? Lol . Have a good night Compadre

            • no in fact no one ever has but I do preach how about you.

            • Song of Hannah

              I’ve decided not to join in on this battle, but I did want to bring to all of your attention that Disqus now allows banning/hiding of any user. This way, you don’t have to continue to put up with anyone who you find offensive or annoying, and can simply ban/hide them from your view, and no longer feel impelled to comment on the situation, which will help keep peace to the entire community. More here:

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Romans 15:2 .
              Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

              1Thessalonians 5:11Therefore, keep encouraging one another and building one another up,

              The Apostle Paul clearly instructed us to encourage one another and to build one another up, yet you did just the opposite to Leonard by tearing his efforts down.

              Now since you went the opposite to Paul’s instructions It clearly shows you have a

              “worldly mentality” .

              So if you think I’m being judgmental you should know it’s coming from the bible.

              All be cause you personally got annoyed as you exclaimed .

              Granted he did post a bit too much but that was no real reason to tear his efforts down.
              Now regarding the scripture in proverbs you said to me
              30 Do not quarrel with a man for no reason If he has done nothing bad to you.

              First of all I’m not quarreling with you, I’m merely showing you your error.

              Be peaceable with one another.
              14 On the other hand, we urge you, brothers, to warn the “disorderly”, speak consolingly to those who are depressed, support the weak, be patient toward all.
              15 See that no one repays injury for injury to anyone, but always pursue what is good toward one another and to all others.

            • Vilhelm Bock

              Bklyn Kevin, I find your response to be “worldly mentality ” as well. So, I guess that makes us even and Jesus will sort us out.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Let me be more specific. It was not your opinion concerning Leonard’s many postings that I was referring to when I said you were displaying a “worldly mentality” because obviously your opinion was somewhat valid.
              However I am referring to the way in which you handle the matter.

              Instead of using words season with salt as Paul instructed
              you use thoughtless words which became as a stabbing sword.

              Colossians 4:6
              Let your words always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should answer each person.

              Proverbs 12:18
              Thoughtless speech is like the stabs of a sword, But the tongue of the wise is a healing.

              Mark 9:42
              But whoever stumbles one of these little ones who have faith, it would be better for him if a millstone that is turned by a donkey were put around his neck and he were pitched into the sea.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Vilhelm, awwww, please don’t lose respect for Bklyn Kevin. That man hasn’t a bad bone in his body and only meant well when he pulled you up. I love Bklyn Kevin to bits with great respect. If he pulled me up for whatever reason, I would sit up and take notice and take it on the chin. I agree that Leonard K’s avalanche of information could across as a bit annoying and some of it is very interesting but you can’t say that he isn’t passionate about what he believes in considering most people are so apathetic and they just can’t be bothered. Must say though, some of your one liners was amusing and hope you don’t mind but I will be using that word, “compadre”, when I chat with my friends. Love that word! I’m working on my “worldly mentality” because I tend to find a lot of things and a few people really annoying! It doesn’t take much to set me off. Lol. If you tell me to keep my opinions to myself I won’t mind but I will be slightly annoyed. Lol.

            • Vilhelm Bock

              Beautifully expressed Beverly, youre a lovely soul. Cheers!

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise one gives his / [her] mouth insight And adds persuasiveness to his / [her] speech.

            • Burt Reynolds

              I’m with you Kevin. As for me, I really don’t mind what the world does. I don’t try to predict what’s going to happen or whether Obama crashes the monetary system, who says what and then threatens the other for their comment on something we dont know anyway. I can’t tell what’s going to happen tomorrow let alone what planes over Washington transliterats as. And when someone drops a bomb somewhere…I mean a big one, if I’m still here I will just be thankful that the end is finally here. Until then, I’m just staying with the bible, and keep on praying to Jehovah to give me wisdom. Best just to reason with each other from the scriptures in my opinion. World events are a sign, not an argument, and it seems a bit silly to argue when we already know the outcome. Does it matter by what route we travel? Best to make sure we simply arrive. So as I said, I’m staying with the route map.

      • I try to do exactly what Robert does keep up with current events that relate to scripture please keep that in mind and set aside your anger and offence it will be your undoing.

        • Vilhelm Bock

          It will be my undoing? My anger? Lol. Oh my Leonard, you have illusions of grandeur and exactly what King Solomon said: ” Everything Man does is for Vanity”. Please do a favor, start up Comparing what you do with what Robert King does is like comparing Seasame Street with the Science channell.

          • I could never compare my self to mr king his work far exceeds anything I have ever learned he is blessed by Jehovah in a very special way I do not claim to have that gift at all I just try and spread his work if I can so again please put away your anger and this notion that I have pride. it is Jehovah alone you must worship and glorify.

      • why do you choose to call me rude and irritating instead of trying to understand my efforts. no matter to me you are still my brother may Jehovah bless your search for the truth and give you understanding of mind and heart.

        • Vilhelm Bock

          Dude, do you hear? If you truly considered me your brother, youd simply say, “ok, ill stop posting all the videos on Robert Kings website, and leave videos to him”. Thats all you could do bud, I dont need your superfluous good tidings.

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    This article is a blow to the GB of WTS, especially the last line Or are we to expect something holy to arise from Christendom’s demise? Yes it is true and I agree with Robert King the eyes of the blind are not
    opened until Jehovah comes with retribution. The retribution being
    warranted for the desolation that is to come upon God’s people. Because this makes sense

  • MR King I just wanted to say a few commenters here think my postings of world news videos are very annoying but I never wanted to offend any one I only wanted to show that so much of what you have written about years ago and now has been taking shape in one form or another. if I offended any one for doing that then I apologize to any one I offended or annoyed. I will delete the videos and post no more.

    • Beverly kenyon

      Hiya Leonard K, I for one definitely do not find your postings of world news annoying, even though I did mention that it COULD come across as annoying. I think those postings are important for ones who are keenly keeping on the watch. It’s important because some world events to happen ties in with bible prophecies as we are learning about on Brother King’s site. I personally love your passion and enthusiasm and hard work keeping us informed about what’s happening in the world. Please don’t be discouraged as everybody’s contribution helps someone. Just think, someone new might be visiting EWatchman and see one of your world news posting and might check it out. It all helps. You not posting your information would be great loss as you’re a longtime contributor to this site. I hope you reconsider.

      • Beverly kenyon

        Hiya Leonard K, just an added point. I lurked in the shadows of this site for about two years. Just reading the posts and the articles. I didn’t want to get involved but I wanted to be educated and informed until I was forced out of the shadows because I needed an answer for a important question. And that happening was good for me and my spirituality. So when I say a new person could benefit from your world news video, yes there could be someone just jumping on EWatchman site but for whatever reason might not want to make themselves known because I was one of those people.

        • thank you very much for all of your encouragement I certainly do appreciate your thoughts and feelings on these matters and all I was trying to do was spread the good news as well as validate MR Robert Kings works to any one whom might just be wanting to come to an accurate knowledge of scripture and prophecy and to give an understanding of what we all see happening all around the world and why and how the stage is now being set for Jehovah’s judgments apon the entire world. Robert King certainly does not need me or my help to validate his work because his work speaks for its self but still I feel a need a wanting to help to spiritually try and feed others whom might be living in fear of the things taking place around the world and maybe they no nothing of Jehovah’s word or his promise and have no understanding of the world all. I cant tell you how many people say to me there’s no god and if there is then why is the world so wicked. I just want to try and keep in line with Roberts work and help others to understand jehovah’s word and promise but if we want to understand the past then we should look at Jehovah’s pattern so we can see the future after all Jehovah never changes so by looking at the past and keep on the watch with current events we can certainly see where Jehovah is taking matters by allowing for a short time many things to come leading right to the end of this wicked system of things and the installation of Jehovah’s kingdom to rule for ever and ever. I want people to whom are afraid to understand and not fear the end of this wicked world we live in. there’s a scripture that often comes to my mind when I look at the world.

          Psalm 37:10

          10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there.

          • here is another scripture we should all always be mindful of.

            Matthew 24:42

            42 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

          • Beverly kenyon

            Hiya Leonard K, thank you for taking the time to reply. I agree totally about the stage being set for Jehovah’s judgements and the end of this system and keeping on the watch for how things are unfolding is a smart thing to do. Jesus told us to do that very thing. You posting your world news vids isn’t a bad thing because a person might not have the time to catch up with current news and topics and might want to view one of your vids. At least we have that option. There will be disagreements but you just have to keep going and doing what you think is the right thing. The Psalm 37:10 scripture you cited sums it up perfectly……just a little while longer.

            • thank you for your understanding and all of your kind words. may Jehovah bless you and draw you close to him.

        • Annie

          Hi, everyone. I’m a ‘lurker’, though not a fully fledged one, I’ve only been lurking for 2 days. (I seem to have landed on the site in the middle of a bit of a disagreement on this article!) I was advised to come here from one of the ‘apostate video sites’ on YouTube & I’m very happy I took the advice. I was baptised approx 21 yrs ago, but fell away 10 yrs ago. I came back 2 yrs since but due to very ill health I haven’t been able to get to meetings for the last 6 months or so. I was never disfellowshipped or anything, but I imagine I will be shunned with the new ruling after the July Convention. I am in great need of true Spiritual food & I think I might have found the banquet table I have been searching for for a long time. I am gobbling up the things I have been reading on this site & so happy that maybe I have finally found my true home. I love Jehovah with all my being & want to make certain I am following the correct path.

          • Song of Hannah

            Yay! Another truth-seeker has found us! Welcome Annie! Have you had a chance to read the book? It’s available online for free:

            • Annie

              thank you for your welcome, Song of Hannah, I am very grateful. I downloaded the book earlier & read the first & last chapter…naughty, I know!!! It’s wonderful so far.

            • Song of Hannah

              The chapters on the prophets are my favorite! But not sure if they are included in the download edition. But if you get a chance to read them online – just awesome!

            • Annie

              looks like I am in for another sleepless night! It’s already almost 3 am & I’m aching to read more 🙂

          • Bklyn Kevin

            Welcome Annie. nice to have you with us.

            Matthew 11:28
            Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh you.
            29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart, and you will find refreshment for yourselves.
            30 For my yoke is kindly, and my load is light.”

            • Annie

              aaaw, that is so kind, Bklyn Kevin, I have loved your way of giving Scriptures ever since I came here, I think that is so wonderful & uplifting. Thank you for your welcome.

          • Sam

            welcome Annie! Good to see so many more finding there way here with humble hearts. May Jehovah bless you 😀

            • Annie

              Sam, thank you for your blessing, that was so gentle & loving…thank you, thank you, thank you.

            • patri

              Hello Annie, so happy to meet you. I call here my own little new world. Here Jehovah will help you and strengthen you and hold your hand alongside all of us. Much love Patricia 😀

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Patri, hope you’re still hanging in there. Thinking of you.

            • Annie

              Hello, Patricia, thank you for your welcome. Can I share your own little
              new world with you please 🙂 I love the thought of Jehovah being here
              with us too, I have felt lost for a long time.

          • Kevin b

            Welcome Annie! Jehovah has brought you here for a reason, and the path is straight and narrow. Learn as much as you can and try not to get overwhelmed. Keep this information close to your chest. Don’t start telling your Witness friends about what you are learning unless you are willing to accept the consequences, (getting DFed), for now at least, once you’re able to explain things you can teach others the real truth. Just be cautious. Read the book song of Hannah mentioned, it’s an eye opener.

            • Annie

              Thank you too, Kevin, I feel so happy to be welcomed like this, I always felt a bit left out in the congregation to be honest. I have been ‘flicking’ through everything here, yikes! I feel like a starving woman trying every morsel & afraid of missing anything. Well, if they DFed me I won’t be missing much, they haven’t accepted me back yet anyway, even the anointed sister who was studying with me just cut off my study & hasn’t spoken to me since before the Memorial. Actually, I feel like climbing to the top of our volcano here (El Teide) & screaming at the top of my lungs, …but, I won’t (just yet) *sniggers*

            • Leonard k

              no man can judge you and jehova’h is the only one whom can DFS any person not man. let nothing stand between you and jehovah and jesus Christ. go on building up your faith and spiritual needs and most of all build your relationship with our heavenly father jehova’h.

              James 4:8

              8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you indecisive ones.

          • Beverly kenyon

            Hiya Annie, only just this minute saw your post and couldn’t stop smiling. A massive welcome to you. So happy Jehovah God guided you to Brother Kings site. You’ll find true spiritual food in abundance here. You’re right when you say maybe you’ve found your true home. It’s good advice to invest in Brother King’s book, Jehovah himself has become King, Kevin B and Song of Hannah is right about that. You won’t be able to put it down. One thing about this site is that it’s NEVER boring. Lol. You will be interacting with the most lively, knowledgeable, interesting, funny, lovers of truth and lovers of Jehovah God bunch of people. Everyone with their own personality that shine through. So happy you’ve joined the community here on this site.

            • Annie

              Hi, Beverly, thanks for the welcome, it felt good. I think we are fellow Lancashire lasses, I believe you are in Manchester. I was born in a place that has 10,000 holes – then again you could be far too young to remember the Beatles. (I never contributed to any of those holes btw)! I live in the Canary Isles now though for many years. You’re right, this place is not boring, I can’t keep away from it.
              I was scared though coming here – I keep expecting the wrath of the elders to leap on me from a balcony somewhere on my daily walk!

              Seriously though, I spent years trying to find the right religion before I found the WT & I thought that was IT, but now……whoosh, what a shock to hear all the things I am learning!

              I still can’t get over hearing that ‘Jehovah brought me here’, I mean ‘WHY ME?’ – that’s what I can’t comprehend, I thought I was a failure to Jehovah, really, I’m nothing special except that I love Jehovah, but in a very un-witnessy type of way, I just LOVE Him, that’s it. I’m good at talking about him though, I positively ‘gush’ when I can chat with anyone about him. I pore over science videos that demonstrate his creation & how he has the most amazing mathematical brain & his design skills & eye for beauty are really something to behold.
              I’m not ‘sister-like’ in a meek way at all, I’m the sort that would love to go out & roll in the manna, just for the sheer joy of it – if you know what I mean. I can behave myself in a crowded room though.

              Anyway, I’d better shut up now otherwise I’ll get thrown out of here before I start, it’s so lovely to meet you 🙂

            • Bklyn Kevin

              John 4:23.

              The hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for indeed, the Father is looking for ones like these to worship him.

              Matthew 18:
              12 “What do you think? If a man has 100 sheep and one of them strays, will he not leave the 99 on the mountains and set out on a search for the one that is straying? 13 And if he finds it, I certainly tell you, he rejoices more over it than over the 99 that have not strayed.
              14 Likewise, it is not a desirable thing to my Father who is in heaven for even one of these little ones to perish.

            • Annie

              oooh, Kevin, is it really so? Did He honestly come looking for me? I know that to question WHY Jehovah wants us/me is to question the enormous sacrifice that Jesus gave to us & that is wrong, but, I am so pathetic in my eyes that I don’t deserve looking for & yet, Jehovah has found me & beckons me back. Your quoted Scriptures are always more than reassuring, thank you. I am humbled, truly.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Ezekiel 34:11 “‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “Here I am, and I myself will search for my sheep, and I will care for them.

              Ezekiel 34:16 “The lost one I will search for, the stray I will bring back, the injured I will bandage, and the weak I will strengthen; but the fat one and the strong one I will annihilate. I will feed that one with judgment.”

              Luke 19:10 For the Son of man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

            • Leonard k

              1 Chronicles 28:9

              9 “And you, Solʹo·mon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a complete heart and with a delightful soul, for Jehovah searches through all hearts, and he discerns every inclination of the thoughts. If you search for him, he will let himself be found by you, but if you leave him, he will reject you forever.

              The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

              Deuteronomy 4:29

              29 “If you search for Jehovah your God from there, you will certainly find him, if you inquire for him with all your heart and with all your soul.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Annie, you had me giggling with some of your comments. I knew we’d get on when you called yourself a, “lurker” and of course we’re Lancashire lasses. You’re from Blackburn hence the 10,000 holes reference. Jehovah did bring you here to Brother King’s site just like he did me of that without any doubt whatsoever I’m sure of. So happy that you found your way and it’s a lovely thing to know that Jehovah is looking out for you and your spiritual welfare. I’m like you, I think why does he bother about me because I’ve let him down and disappointed him so many times, surely he must be fed up of me! I’m nothing special either, but I do know I love him more than anything ever and like you talking about him is my favourite conversation. Once Brother King mentioned about “musing” about God and I thought, I do that all the time! I’m also not “sister like” in a meek way, I’d be right beside you rolling about in the manna for the sheer craziness of it, my inner child just spills out. But I know when to be serious and act responsibly if I have to. As I’m typing out this post to you, I’m reading a scripture Bkly Kevin posted to you, John 4:23 which talks about the Father looking for true worshippers who will worship him with spirit and truth. I think that’s why we both landed here on Brother King’s site. Really lovely to meet you too Annie. Hope you’ve had a chance to listen to Brother King’s latest Podcast. It really is very good! Amazing!

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Annie, just read an amazing post by Song of Hannah, under the article, Is it always theocratic direction? Maybe you might check it out. Really good explanation about the preaching work backed up by scriptures. I’ll be writing down some of the points that was brought out. Very insightful.

          • Welcome sister Annie, glad to have some new family members making themselves known ?

    • Burt Reynolds

      Leonard, I am not annoyed or offended for the reasons stated in my recent reply, though I do feel that they do not really reflect the issues raised in Roberts articles, and I suppose that is why we are here. 🙂

      • no they do not reflect all matters in Roberts articles but they do give us understanding of how and why the stage for the end is being set. I think it is very important that we all be mindful of current events we need to keep on the watch.

        Matthew 24:42

        42 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

        • Burt Reynolds

          I’m sorry Leonard. Best wishes.

          • no need to be sorry my friend may Jehovah bless your search for the truth and draw you close to him.

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