Might Jehovah alter his timetable?

//Might Jehovah alter his timetable?

QUESTION: Does the “inspired” recorded story of Jonah set a precedence for Jehovah to change his mind and delay the world’s destruction? —Especially upon those nations which have little to no say in world affairs or at the U.N. or who “know not their left hand from their right?” (Hindus, Buddhists, Shintoists, Islamists, etc… including third world countries and those opposed to JW’s because of their perceived zionist connections.)

First, apparently Jesus accepted the story of Jonah as inspired and authentic —he citing Jonah being in the belly of the huge fish for three days and three nights as a foregleam of the earthly internment and subsequent resurrection of the Son of man.

As for God changing his mind, according to Jesus that is not going to happen. God has already predetermined the “day and hour.” Although it is humanly unknowable and even Christ said neither he nor the angels knew —Jehovah knows. It is already fixed in his mind. And whatever is fixed in God’s mind becomes reality. God setting a precise day of judgment is not without precedence, in that, during the days of Noah God predetermined that he would only put up with the world for 120 years more.

According to the apostle Peter God is already exercising restraint and patience in order that we may attain to repentance: “Jehovah is not slow concerning his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire anyone to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. But Jehovah’s day will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be exposed.”

So, the time for repentance is before Jehovah’s day begins. God’s word through Zephaniah confirms this, saying: Before the decree takes effect, before the day passes by like chaff, before the burning anger of Jehovah comes upon you, before the day of Jehovah’s anger comes upon you, seek Jehovah, all you meek ones of the earth, who observe his righteous decrees. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably you will be concealed on the day of Jehovah’s anger.”

Contrary to what Jehovah’s Witnesses may believe, the day of Jehovah is not Armageddon. Jehovah’s day is the same as the Lord’s day, or day of the Lord. As we know, the YHWH does not appear in any ancient Greek texts —at least none have come to light yet. That being true, we ought not be dogmatic about the expression cited above regarding Jehovah’s day coming as a thief. The original Greek simply says the day of the Lord will come as a thief. And did not Jesus liken his coming as a thief in the night? In other words, the day of the Lord will begin unexpectedly at the precise day and hour Jehovah has already determined. (Presently, Jehovah’s Witnesses are laboring under the delusion that the day of the Lord began in 1914.)

As for the nations dominated by Islam, the future does not look particularly bright. Many Islamic nations impose the death penalty for persons converting to even the phony forms of Christianity. It is not surprising that the more robust expression of Christianity practiced by Jehovah’s Witnesses is suppressed and banned throughout the Muslim world. Ironically, though, the wars that have already enveloped the Middle East along with the destruction of Libya in Northern Africa, have produced millions of refugees that have flooded Europe and beyond. Many of the nations that have received refugees also have large numbers of active Jehovah’s Witnesses. In this way at least a representative number of people of Islamic backgrounds have been given access to the truth. (When Syrian Refugees Open the Door to Jehovah’s Witnesses.)

Be that as it may, all nations will ultimately come under Christ’s judgment. Given the present geopolitical crises centering in and around Muslim nations, and the fact that China’s New Silk Road is going to revolutionize nations like Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and all the other “stans,” I suspect that entire populations may be targeted by the beast and wiped out in the impending global conflagration. After all, Revelation reveals that the ride of the symbolic four horsemen results in death for a quarter of mankind. But at least those laid low in the opening phase of the day of Jehovah will be received into Hades and not the second death.

Given the deplorable decadence of America and Europe and the total bankruptcy of the West —both literally and figuratively and the fact that China’s ascendency is inevitable —war is all that is left.

The present situation underscores the apostle’s exhortation: “Working together with him, we also urge you not to accept the undeserved kindness of God and miss its purpose. For he says: ‘In an acceptable time I heard you, and in a day of salvation I helped you.’ Look! Now is the especially acceptable time. Look! Now is the day of salvation.” —II Corinthians 6:1-2

2018-03-04T11:11:02+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Mailbag|30 Comments
  • Rev Zone

    What is represented as the great City in Revelation 16:19, what is meant by it being split into three parts?

    • The context indicates the great city is Babylon the Great. Don’t really know the significance of being split into three parts. Maybe because the ancient city of Babylon sat astride the Euphrates river, splitting the city in two, three might depict its fall. Can’t say for sure though.

  • Tp

    A poignant article as always, as the scripture states it seems all the phony works in this world is been exposed perticularly as president Trump is in place, we’ve seen the phony works in the world ie Arab princes, sex abuse scandals, corruptions, all the phony works in the JW org. Been exposed as Christ ushers in and his light exposes all these things before it is brought low

    • Isaac of Coimbatore

      Phony works in the JW org? What is that?

      Child sex abuse scandals and hiding and paying huge fines?

      And telling to India branch they have no money to print magazines.

      Many bethel members are reduced and no printing all downloads in tab

      They are going to sell (proposal) Indian bethel branch in Bangalore Karnataka.

      • Bklyn Kevin

        Food for thought…

        Why has Jehovah removed his blessings from the Watchtower / his people.

        Daniel 9:11 All Israel has overstepped your Law and turned away by not obeying your voice, so that you poured out on us the curse and the sworn oath written about in the Law of Moses the servant of the true God, for we have sinned against Him.
        “But if you will not listen to the voice of Jehovah your God by taking care to do all his commandments and his statutes that I am commanding you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

        “Cursed you will be in the city, and cursed you will be in the field.

        “Cursed will be your basket and your kneading bowl.

        “Cursed will be your children and the fruit of your ground and your young cattle and sheep.

        “Cursed you will be when you come in, and cursed you will be when you go out.

        “Jehovah will send upon you the curse, confusion and punishment in every undertaking of yours until you have been annihilated and have quickly perished, because of your bad practices and your forsaking me. Jehovah will cause the disease to cling to you until he has exterminated you from the land you are going to take possession of. Deuteronomy 28:15-21
        Read more> https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/deuteronomy/28/

        “‘If even this does not make you listen to me, I will have to chastise you seven times as much for your sins.
        I will break your stubborn pride and make your heavens like iron and your earth like copper. You will exhaust your strength for nothing, as your land will not yield its produce, and the trees of the land will not produce fruit.
        Leviticus 26:1-46. https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/leviticus/26/#v3026016-v3026017

        • Isaac of Coimbatore

          Yeah that’s exactly right.

  • Max

    Brother King so the day of Jehovah is the second coming? We are still teaching that the day of Jehovah is Armageddon.

    • Yeah, that’s because JW’s have no real appreciation of what the second coming is, seeing that the WT teaches that the second coming of Christ has already taken place –in 1914, of course.

    • Here is a link to an article on the topic that I posted a few years ago https://e-watchman.com/jesus-coming-thief-night/

      • Max

        That was an excellent article. You know finding your site has been a very humbling experience. You have put into perspective how little we JW know about the truth. Thank you for the excellent food you put together for us. I know you must spend many many hrs working on it preparation. May our Heavenly Father Jehovah continues to look upon you and bless you richly.

    • Bklyn Kevin
    • 👉 “so also the Christ was offered once for all time to bear the sins of many; and the second time that he appears it will be apart from sin and to those earnestly looking for him for [their] salvation.”

      the visible parousia is basically what this site is about


      • Man, I didn’t know Jesus could shred like that. Amazing!

        • im a little scared of his return lately

          • Jamie Mac

            Hi Doc, it’s a feeling most of us have I’m sure. Can we ever really be ready? If we are persecuted can we remain faithful even to death? Will we survive or will we be blown to smithereens, even with a hope of Resurrection, that’s still a daunting prospect.

            I guessing here why you are a little scared, I may have misunderstood your sentiments behind what you said.

      • Burt Reynolds

        I thought Christ played the horn, or at the very least, the Trumpet.

      • Jamie Mac

        I guess Jesus doesn’t need electricity to amplify the sound. He only has to think it. Anybody know what our lord is playing. Maybe it’s ‘The devil went down to Gehenna’

        • Hi J-Mac,

          He’s playing the famous final scene…..addressing the congregation .


          • Jamie Mac

            Joseph, you’ve outdone me there, that’s a much better suggestion. One thing I know for sure, soon, very soon I hope, we will all be singing our praises to Jehovah and his son Jesus. Maybe Jesus might guest on the guitar 🙂

  • Burt Reynolds

    You’re weekly talk was really good Robert. Thanks for the time and effort put into it. Watching and listening to a video is my way of learning, so it was very helpful indeed and faith building. Would it be possible to date your videos? It’s helpful to know when they were released simply for reference. The setting of your talk was beautiful too; the slow peaceful decay of that window sill and the light behind it was like a timeless solitude of winter. Perf3ct. I wish I could have painted it. Such a restful place to speak truth.

    • I thought the background suggested being in a dungeon of solitary confinement. lol

      BTW, the publishing date appears right under the video on YouTube

  • e.v.g

    Is it really now that Russia is more powerful than the US? How the US is going to win the next coming war? Or is it that the US has an ace under the sleeve? It seems that both nations will lost control, apparently they will have a fiery confrontation. Tungsten telephone poles falling quickly from the sky, people crying and screaming full of fear, sky overshadowed by dust and smoke, people searching for an answer in their gods ignoring that the end of satan system is ending, false christs and prophets possessed by demons speaking blasphemies, a new governement killing people like never before and finaly people with superpower, speaking and giving extraordinary signs.

    • Jamie Mac

      Hi e.v.g

      Gosh that was cheery 🙂

      • Burt Reynolds

        Doom defeat and despair, floods fire and famine. Alas! poor Yorick, for I knew thee well.

    • Burt Reynolds

      You can take hope! For one thing, the outcome is already decided and second, we can only die once, and whether the end comes in our time, or not, we are all doomed to die anyway. So don’t get bogged down with fear. Today seems fine. Tomorrow isn’t here yet and we are alive today. Something to thank Jehovah for. Best to keep clear of England though, we all suffer from terminal despair here, regardless of whether we are happy or not!

    • Putin has given the Anglo beast pause. A few months ago Putin said in an interview that a nuclear war is unwinnable. That might seem like an obvious statement of truth, but apparently not to the mad men who run the Empire. They actually think they can pull off a first strike and take out Russia. That is why over the years they have installed missile defense systems right on Russia’s border. And as Putin has pointed out, defensive systems can be changed into offensive systems in a few minutes, simply changing the software. Putin has also said, based upon his experience, if a fight is unavoidable you must strike first. Since the Anglo beast has made it’s intentions clear Russia is now signaling that it is not going to wait to be attacked. It is going to strike first.

      Lucky for us the Watchtower has ruled out such a thing as a nuclear war.

      • Burt Reynolds

        One thing is certain about nuclear war, is that when they do go off, the watchtower will term it as ‘new light’. I think the flash from the bomb is on a par with the brightness of the sun, so for once, the watchtower won’t be lying about it. However, if anyone is really worried about nuclear war, I will rule it out myself it that helps! Anything to oblige.

  • Rea TurRee

    I have learned so much listening to you Robert. I first came upon you, with your videos. I was most shocked to say the least, regarding the UN affiliation and the Watch Tower Society, for I believe you stated 10 years. Is there a way of verification of this information, as this would be most definitely information, that other Jehovah’s Witnesses, would want and need proof/verification of. This was most surprising, let alone most disturbing. I do remember various things going on in the Christian Congregations during the 1st and 2nd century and Paul having to address several congregations regarding these problems going on. We know by “GOD’S WORD” that apostasy happened during the 1st and 2nd century and certainly beyond.
    2Corinthians11:14KJV” And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
    Certainly today would be no different. The “Silkeborg Denmark, Jehovah’s Witnesses assembly hall, was certainly a shocker for me!!!! I can’t help but to remember Jehovah”s words in Deuteronomy7:25,26 ” The
    graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not
    desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest
    thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the Lord thy God.26 26 Neither
    shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed
    thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly
    abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.” Clearly there is no reason that these plans should have been passed by the Governing Body for any reason I can think of. This is most diffidently the symbol for the “God Horus”. Bottom line!!!!!! I would certainly not feel comfortable receiving the word of JEHOVAH there and would NOT attend AFTER VIEWING WHAT I HAVE HAD TO CHANCE TO VIEW FROM ABOVE. ‘lUKE8:17 ”
    For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.”

    • Originally, back in 2001-02, I did hours and hours of research. I had even emailed and had phone conversations with the head librarian at the UN. I had links to various related documents on the UN’s website and other experts who explained the relationship of associated NGOs withe the UN.

      Unfortunately the UN revamped their site and removed some of the articles and broke all the links. (16 years is a long, long time when it comes to the Internet) However, in the online chapter of called Strange Bedfellows (renamed The Partnership in the 3rd edition) I tried to reconstruct some of the links, a few, but it is nothing compared to the original article. It is my fault. I am not very organized. I should have downloaded and saved the articles themselves. There are a few sites out their that archived a lot of stuff. But I don’t have bookmarked links to them either. ;~)

      Here is a link the the 2nd edition of Jehovah Himself Has Become King – http://jehovah-is-king.com/strange-bedfellows/

      Surely, though, you know most JW’s are not very inclined to investigate for themselves. They believe the WT, that the whole thing was made up by “opposers.”

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