New Covenant in the Final Part of Days

//New Covenant in the Final Part of Days

Wednesday, October 12

I will make with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah a new covenant.Jer. 31:31.

Long before the Law covenant was canceled, Jehovah foretold through the prophet Jeremiah that He would make with the nation of Israel “a new covenant.”  That covenant would be unlike the Law covenant in that it would make possible the forgiveness of sins without the need for animal sacrifices. Centuries later, Jesus instituted the Lord’s Evening Meal on Nisan 14, 33 C.E. Speaking of the cup of wine, he told his 11 faithful apostles: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood, which is to be poured out in your behalf.” Matthew’s account quotes Jesus as saying regarding the wine: “This means my ‘blood of the covenant,’ which is to be poured out in behalf of many for forgiveness of sins.”  Jesus’ shed blood validates the new covenant. That blood also makes possible the forgiveness of sins once and for all time.

COMMENTARY

Jehovah’s Witnesses know that Jesus instituted a new covenant on the night of the Evening meal and it went into operation on Pentecost when the holy spirit anointed 120 Israelites.

However, the prophecy of Jeremiah situates the establishment of the new covenant as taking place during the final part of the days, after the windstorm of Jehovah is unleashed to whirl up the heads of the wicked. That can be determined by taking into consideration the extended context of chapters 30-31. For example, Jeremiah 30:7 states: “Alas! For that day is a terrible one. There is none like it, a time of distress for Jacob. But he will be saved out of it.”

That terrible day, a tribulation like none other, is the great tribulation that Jesus foretold would come upon “Jerusalem.” That “Jacob” actually represents Christ’s congregation is evident from the fact that the time of distress will occur in the final part of the days, as the last verse of chapter 30 states.

It is in the aftermath of the storm —“the time of distress” —that Jehovah gathers back his scattered people. (Jesus also spoke of a post-tribulation gathering of the chosen ones from the four corners of the earth.)

In that setting Jeremiah 31:31 states: “Look! The days are coming,” declares Jehovah, “when I will make with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah a new covenant. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day I took hold of their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, ‘my covenant that they broke, although I was their true master,’ declares Jehovah.”

But why the seeming discrepancy? If Jesus instituted the new covenant way back when, why does Jeremiah place the establishment of the new covenant in the final part of the days? The reason is because although Jesus’ sacrificial death paid the ransom and validated the new covenant, it has not been fully implemented. That is evident by reason of the fact that those who had been anointed in the past are still sleeping in the grave.

As Jesus pointed out to the unbelieving Jews, Jehovah is the God of the living —not the dead, and since the new covenant makes the dead alive in Christ, the covenant cannot be said to have accomplished its intended purpose until the dead come to life in the first resurrection.

Of course, the Watchtower supposes that the first resurrection started around 1918, and they routinely refer to anointed persons who have died since then as having folded their earthly tents and receiving their heavenly reward; however, it can easily be proven that no such resurrection has occurred. How so? Consider the next two verses:

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares Jehovah. “I will put my law within them, and in their heart I will write it. And I will become their God, and they will become my people. And they will no longer teach each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know Jehovah!’ for they will all know me, from the least to the greatest of them,” declares Jehovah. “For I will forgive their error, and I will no longer remember their sin.”

The accomplishment of the new covenant will bring a cessation to the teaching work. It is as simple as that. When those who are called to be sons of God in the pattern of Christ fully know Jehovah, as does Christ, the original Son of God —then Christianity is finished.

Jehovah’s planting his law in their hearts is not accomplished by any sort of Bible study program. Going to Christian meetings and commenting isn’t going to do it. The implantation of God’s law is a miracle. It takes place for those sleeping in death when they are awakened as immortal spirits. And those who are living during the regathering will experience the final sealing that will implant God’s law within them, coinciding with the revealing of the sons of God. 

Jehovah granting a full pardon and never again calling their sins to mind can only happen at the conclusion of the Christian era, after Christ has come as a refiner and cleanser of the sons of Levi. Again, their receiving complete forgiveness means that those who receive the first resurrection can never sin again. They will be incorruptible because God will have implanted his law in their hearts. 

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  • Posted yesterday at 01:11 AM

    CHINA DECLARES WAR TO CHRISTIANITY, including Christians Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    The Communist Party is carrying out a national campaign against the churches that claim to be Christian. They require that all devotees swear allegiance to the Communist Party. Many of its leaders have been imprisoned. They have demolished some 2,000 crosses and some churches have been demolished.
    China joins Russia in the face of Christianity in some of its variants. Both nations have taken action against Babylon the Great and incidentally against Jehovah’s Witnesses !
    chinese-communist-party-to-commence-nationwide-crackdown-on-christianity-including-jehovah’s wittnesses

  • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/746658b12bad630760eac8dbff3b2beae64a1e31ba14a9fd9a9698af0c0d52d7.jpg Posted yesterday at 01:11 AM

    CHINA DECLARES WAR TO CHRISTIANITY, including Christians Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    The Communist Party is carrying out a national campaign against the churches that claim to be Christian. They require that all devotees swear allegiance to the Communist Party. Many of its leaders have been imprisoned. They have demolished some 2,000 crosses and some churches have been demolished.
    China joins Russia in the face of Christianity in some of its variants. Both nations have taken action against Babylon the Great and incidentally against Jehovah’s Witnesses !
    chinese-communist-party-to-commence-nationwide-crackdown-on-christianity-including-jehovah’s wittnesses

    • LW

      And so it begins…

    • Annie

      they are also not allowing parents to teach their children any religious beliefs, I read an article earlier but I can’t remember where it was so can’t give the link.
      Also the article that Robert quotes about the EurAsian century is pretty scary.
      Would be pretty horrible to have to live under that sort of regime, but then again I wonder if the Chinese restaurants will still operate, I do love Peking Duck with pancakes 😉

      • Peking Duck your funny lol. well you know this was to be expected. let nothing you may see or hear shock you we are most certainly approaching the end of this wicked system of things. and if you look at the world as it is now just imagine how much worse it will get when satan is cast down.

        Revelation 12:12
        12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”

        our faith and refuge in Jehovah is more paramount then it has ever been.

        • yeah i hate it man. we really will need Jesus here to help save us after Satan and wicked demons are cast here

      • Joyce Haze

        Dear Annie, I read the same thing about parents being restricted from teaching their children their religious faith. My first thought, having grandchildren ages 2,5,7 and 18, is to speak at every opportunity about JEHOVAH and JESUS, their love, kingdom and gift to all mankind, who have faith love and integrity in service to the Most High and His Son. What a joy to tell young ones the gift from GOD to them through the loving ransom sacrifice of Christ Jesus. The undeserved kindness, mercy, that is extended to all! That perfect world, that original paradise, the thrill in the little ones eyes. We sit out on the patio and look at GODS incredible creation, the beauty and the goodness of it all! The magnificent sky, His stars, the explanation of the lovely rainbow, birds, wildlife, sunsets, it goes on and on. All that is in JEHOVAH, magnificent!!! We never know how long we may be able to speak freely to our little ones!

    • LW

      It’s happening in front of our eyes …

      • I’m wondering how long before this will be a global thing? from the looks of world current events cant be that much longer now can it.

        • LW

          For sure.

          Each President especially here in the 21st century has been a tool of the globalist cabal to further implement their agenda to attain their goal of a one world government. We saw it in 9/11 with Bush, the unprovoked wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the stock market crash in 2008, when Obama was in office and the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

          When you stand back and look at what’s happening, it’s easy to see the connection..and with the presidential election right around the corner, you can’t help but feel another BIG event is going to happen to advance their plans further along.

          • I totally agree with you brother and yes the election in like a month away and most certainly agree that something big is about to happen and one very good reason for a false flag is Obama will get to suspend or even cancel the election and stay in office and pose is will on all the people and not just here in the USA but world wide this will be a global implication so what ever may happen expect it to be a major event. but you know this is ok I do get frightened but like brother Robert said if you want to get to the other side then your going to have TO WALK THROUGH THE FIRE TO GET THERE. and I for one am glad that no matter what happens to me and my family we have Jehovah’s promise and I will be most happy that this wicked system of this will end and Jehovah’s kingdom will be installed with jesus and Jehovah as king. so if any of you suffer no matter how badly it may become keep Jehovah in your heart and mind think of Jehovah and jesus as you are suffering and remember Jehovah’s promise. grab tight to your faith with your very lives and remember Jehovah and jesus are with you and they will end your suffering and reward you.

            Revelation 21:4
            4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

    • LW

      12 Who will make this significant future declaration of “Peace and security”? What role will the leaders of Christendom and of other religions play? How will the leaders of various governments be involved in this proclamation? The Scriptures do not tell us. What we do know is that no matter what form the proclamation takes or how convincing it might sound, it will be only a veneer. This old system will remain under Satan’s control. It is rotten to the core and will remain that way. How sad it would be if any of us were to believe the satanic propaganda and violate our Christian neutrality!

      • Isaiah 5:19
        19 Those who say: “Let Him speed up his work; Let it come quickly that we may see it. Let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel take place That we may know it!”

        no matter how it all happens you can be sure of one thing it will all end with Jehovah him self having become king so have a glad heart and rejoice in Jehovah’s infinite undeserved love mercy and kindness. keep in mind the model prayer that jesus taught us and pray it every day brother.

        Matthew 6:9-13

        9 “You must pray, then, this way:

        “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. 10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth. 11 Give us today our bread for this day; 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the wicked one.’

    • Brian

      Russia has done this to outlaw underground and secret religious meetings under the anti terrorists laws. I am sure it has a lot to do with the Russian orthodox church as well that has the monopoly on the game.

  • Revv_zone@gmail.com Please8834

    If this article doesn’t make people understand that this system will indeed be brought to nothing including the preaching work which is part of this system, then people will be utterly stumbled!

    • LW

      All we can do is just be ready when the time comes.

      • amen

      • hey dont change it after i say amen :/

        • LW

          ? I didn’t change anything sir.

          • humm my mistake, i mustve mestup. i must have yours mixed up LW or i read it different the first time

            • LW

              Ok, no problem.

            • ok i did read it wrong

              i read it, we can do this, be ready when the time comes.

              but amen LW 🙂

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Matthew 24
      38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
      39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be.:

      • Joyce Haze

        We tend to tense up at each occurrence and there are to many each day to conclude this may be the one. It will most likely come at a time least expected. But remaining watchful helps to at least determine how close it may be. No one knows the day or the hour but JEHOVAH but the season is looking closer and closer. I do feel what we see taking place on a world scale does help all to see the severity of what will shortly take place. Satan is certainly preparing to give it his all, spelling a grisly nightmare to the entire earth. We must pray incessantly that JEHOVAH and CHRIST JESUS see fit to help all those faithful to remain strong in this battle!

        • Matthew 24:6
          6 You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for these things must take place, but the end is not yet.

          Daniel 11:27
          27 “As regards these two kings, their heart will be inclined to do what is bad, and they will sit at one table speaking lies to each other. But nothing will succeed, because the end is yet for the time appointed.

          Daniel 11:35
          35 And some of those having insight will be made to stumble, in order to do a refining work because of them and to do a cleansing and a whitening until the time of the end; because it is yet for the time appointed.

          Habakkuk 2:3
          3 For the vision is yet for its appointed time, And it is rushing toward its end, and it will not lie. Even if it should delay, keep in expectation of it! For it will without fail come true. It will not be late!

          • Joyce Haze

            Dear Leonard, always appreciate your reply. The scriptures you sighted help us to keep the right attitude, to be on the watch, not to panic, be patient and not to predict our own vision of what and when these things must take place and most of all, wait on JEHOVAH. Through our faithfulness and prayer he will always provide all we need in His due time. Thank you always for your caring and helpful manner!

            • you are very welcome sister just cling to your faith and trust in Jehovah and jesus as well and if your faith grows strong you will not be frightened nor will you doubt. we are facing terrible times that were long ago foretold so of course to see all these things beginning can be a very frightening challenge to us all but Jehovah does provide and he does make the way out if we are faithful and loyal and we must do as jesus commanded to love and care for one another not just by words but by actions as well and we must try and feel that love for each other just as jesus and Jehovah loves us we must also try to love each other the same because Jehovah is based on love and so should we all. do not be afraid these things will come to pass and Jehovah and jesus will take the faithful by the hand and lead them through the fire and into there loving kingdom to come.

              Ezekiel 2:6
              6 “But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them, and do not be afraid of their words, although you are surrounded by briars and thorns and are dwelling among scorpions. Do not be afraid of their words, and do not be terrified by their faces, for they are a rebellious house.

              Jeremiah 42:11
              11 Do not be afraid because of the king of Babylon, whom you fear.’ “‘Do not be afraid because of him,’ declares Jehovah, ‘for I am with you, to save you and to rescue you out of his hand.

              Acts 18:9
              9 Moreover, the Lord said to Paul in a vision by night: “Do not be afraid, but keep on speaking and do not keep silent,

              Joel 2:21
              21 Do not be afraid, O land. Be joyful and rejoice, for Jehovah will do great things

      • Mark 13:29
        29 Likewise also you, when you see these things happening, know that he is near at the doors.

    • Brian

      Not so sure from what I have read that this is true about Putin ordering staff members families home..

      • I think it is true but not because of a possible ww3 according to an article I read this morning it had to do with the way the Russian people abroad were be educated and how they were being criticized for by the Russian education system. in other words they were being told that Russia teaches nonsense. I could be wrong but that’s mostly what I was able to understand from the article. here’s a link to the article.

        http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-11/russian-government-officials-told-immediately-bring-back-children-studying-abroad

        It appears that the underlying reason behind the command is that the Russian government is concerned about the optics of having children of the Russian political elite being educated abroad, while their parents appear on television talking about patriotism and being “surrounded by enemies.”
        While we doubt the impacted children will be happy by this development, some of the more patriotic locals, if unimpacted, are delighted. Such as Vitaly Ivanov, a political scientist who believes that the measure to return children of officials from studying abroad, is “long overdue.” According Ivanoc, the education of children of the Russian elite abroad is subject to constant ridicule and derision against the ruling regime. “People note the hypocrisy of having a centralized state and cultivating patriotism and anti-Western sentiment, while children of government workers study abroad. You can not serve two gods, one must choose.”

        • Burt Reynolds

          From what I read, the message was that Putin was recalling all high officials home due to the political war mongering. I.e., time to get back before war starts. But that was in a tabloid trash paper. Who knows the truth?

          • YES YOU ARE CORRECT BROTHER.

          • Mark 13:29
            29 Likewise also you, when you see these things happening, know that he is near at the doors.

            but we have not seen the real tribulations no not just yet but very soon and we will know it when we see it happening.

        • Brian

          I read about them wanting to bring home children for the reasons that you are saying but the British tabloids had as the Officials that are overseas were to send their families home, it is more than likely a beat-up of the original story that surfaced probably more than a month ago.

      • RLALLEN

        I agree, the propaganda war is in full effect…let us not be shaken from our reason in regards media reports either…

        • Bklyn Kevin

          Yes lets not be shaken from our reasoning as given to us by Jesus, because at the end of the day / system of things the only word’s that will be standing firm is the words that Jesus put forth,, nonetheless we still need to pay attention to the worldly events in order to see what season we are in as to be ready.

          Matthew 16:
          2 In reply he said to them: “When evening falls, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is fire-red,’
          3 and in the morning, ‘It will be wintry, rainy weather today, for the sky is fire-red but gloomy.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky,
          (but the signs of the times you cannot interpret.)

          Luke 21
          33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.
          36 Keep awake, then, all the time making “supplication” that you may succeed in escaping all these things that must occur and in standing before the Son of man.”
          34 – A “But pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down.

  • Besorongola Rainisoa

    YES! I have long awaiting this article.

  • ewatchman

    No commentary today, but I updated the Updates page https://e-watchman.com/updates/

    • Robert, I can relate also to the frustration over the current state of the world. Virtually the entire USA population 99.9% are clueless, their back to thinking all is well with the economy & America’s security. It blows my mind daily. (I can relate to Putin’s frustration. A massive propaganda offensive is driving the world towards catastrophe. I believe the prophet said that truth was being thrown to the earth? Call it a global truth smackdown. And the people who are supposed to be tuned in and sounding the alarm are totally befuddled and clueless as to what’s going on. That’s journalist. And on another level it is the Watchtower.) you could take all the major warnings aside, and just look at our political process and see America is finished.
      I would say wake up people, but it’s far to late now, GAME OVER!

      • “blows my mind daily”
        words out of my mouth daily.
        ha and befuddled too as in it befuddles my mind

      • Yuri Fisher

        Hello Joseph
        How are you. I also see how most of the people today unaware of global war situation. Even here in Israel in the center of global comflict people do not believe that WW3 had began in Syria. And what is specially bad is that WT that must warn people do not believe in WW3.
        WT must see far away . But our leadets do not see nothing. When I say about WW3 in congregation and to elders they atr deaf. They try to stop me. But we must speak out now.

        Yuri.

  • here is a cross reference for everyone to jot down in your bibles if you want – 2-Thess 2:11Isaiah 10:22

  • the problem is the Watchtower and the congregations dont want to believe Jacob, Israel, Jerusalem, holy stump, etc… are his people, Jehovah’s witnesses but think that the bibles talkin about Christendom even when you try to reason with them

  • 2Ti 2:18 These men have deviated from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already occurred, and they are subverting the faith of some.

    • Brian

      This would apply to just about every “Christian” group including the JW’s as they are saying that it had begun from 1918. All the others just seem to have the regular hedonistic angle to it.

      • Bklyn Kevin

        Yes you’re right it would apply to Christian groups / people as you say.

        But only to those groups of people who are truly professing Jehovah’s great name and who are putting faith In his only begotten son whom Jehovah had sent forth.

        But now ask yourself, which grope / people stands to have Jehovah’s favor upon Jesus arrival in his authentic parousia when he / Jesus refines them like silver and gold ???. Malachi 3:1-5,

        It surely can’t be the Islamic community who all though recognize Jesus as a prophet still nonetheless reject Jesus as being the son of Jehovah and how could it be Christendom who on a whole also reject Jesus as the son of GOD by teaching that Jesus is GOD???

        Well the scriptures clearly say that all those who are calling on the name of Jehovah will be saved and they also must recognize that Jesus is the son of GOD and a separate entity, a savior and messiah first born begotten son / new creation Romans 10:13.

        1 John 4:
        2 This is how you know that the inspired statement is from God: Every inspired statement that acknowledges Jesus Christ as having come in the flesh originates with God.
        3 But every inspired statement that does not acknowledge Jesus does not originate with God. Furthermore, this is the antichrist’s inspired statement that you have heard was coming, and now it is already in the world.

        So Brian after reading the scriptural evidence do you still think that Jehovah will find favor with the Islamic community as well as Christendom since they did not even recognize that Jesus is the son of Jehovah? – And if you say yes then you are absolutely blind and are nullifying what the scriptures say in order to appease your own self willed beliefs.

        Whether we except it or not the Jehovah’s witness organization on a whole are the only ones to date professing Jehovah’s great name and that Jesus is the only begotten son a separate entity first BORN and new creation unlike the Islamic community as well as Christendom who clearly teach contrary to the Biblical facts.

        OK granted the watchtowers expectations are clearly wrong regarding dates and times as well as prophecy especially the 1914 scenario but does that make them not Jehovah’s people? – let me ASK you this, because the 12 apostles had some wrong expectations that the kingdom would manifest itself back in their day – did that make them the 12 apostles not Jehovah’s people? Certainly not and we have the scriptures to verify these facts that they clearly were Jehovah’s people regardless of their wrong thinking / expectations because Jesus’ lovingly came down from the heavens after his resurrection and walked alongside of his apostles / people and refined them like silver and gold and so he will do the same for his people regardless of their misguided expectations in the very near future in his authentic Parousia, provided they are calling faithfully on the name of Jehovah and putting faith in his only begotten son Jesus Christ

        • Sam Knight

          Are you of the belief that babylon the great represents all false religious organization’s?
          If so do you think it likely after the collapse of RC church and Islam that those genuinely seeking the truth will find it?

          • Bklyn Kevin

            So what does Babylon the Great really represent? It represents what the Watchtower has said all along. Babylon the Great symbolizes the world empire of false religion. That is – all organized religion with the exception of the true faith of Jesus Christ. How may we be sure?. Read more>
            https://e-watchman.com/babylon-the-great-what-is-it/

            You asked me: “If I think it’s likely after the collapse of the Roman Catholic church and Islam if those “genuinely” seeking the truth will find it?. – NO. Why? because if they were “genuinely” seeking the truth as you may think, then why did they not only persecute but also murder Jehovah’s prophets and holy ones ???.

            At that point there is no salvation for them or anyone who participates in the slaughtering of the sons of Jehovah.

            Babylon the Great is specifically charged with persecuting and murdering Jehovah’s prophets and holy ones.

            Revelation 18:24 says in full: “Yes, in her was found the blood of prophets and of holy ones and of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.”

            Babylon to be hurled into the sea like a stone (21-24)
            Read more>
            https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/revelation/18/#v66018021-v66018024

        • Brian

          Kevin, Of
          course the Muslims will not find favour as regards to the Kingdom because they
          have not put trust in Jesus as the saviour, they do recognise him but not who
          he was/is. As for the people belonging to “Christendom”, well they
          purport to put faith and trust in Jesus as being the saviour and this is
          significant as this will bring whomever into judgement as a
          “follower” of Jesus whether they are doing a really good or poor job
          of it, they do believe he came in the flesh, granted some think he is God, other
          don’t and some really don’t know, someone could justifiably use the
          “operation of error” in this case also? They take his name as the
          saviour, this is a requirement and seeing as Jehovah has given all things over
          to Jesus this would more than likely fit fine, they are one in the same, not
          the Trinity but are in union. It is stated that the “nations will know my
          name”, do you honestly think that this knowledge is going to come via the
          Watchtower delivering tracts or magazines as noble an effort as that may be?

          Yes, the apostles did make some mistakes but seeing how they penned the
          Christian scriptures after the fact for all of those that followed gives anyone
          at this end a less of an excuse to falter on them especially when they think
          they have the holy spirit “guiding” them, does the spirit make
          mistakes or have miss judgements on scriptural matters…. definitely not.

          The Watchtowers expectations are clearly wrong is somewhat of an
          understatement, everything that they have taught associated with 1914 is wrong
          and miss-ordered, they have put the cart before the horse which has collected
          people under the false pretences (including myself) of the Kingdom arriving and
          have effectively stopped people from entering the Kingdom (of the heavens) just
          as the Pharisee’s were accused of due to their misguided “separation” of the wheat/weeds,
          sheep and goats,(and no I am not saying or implying that every “good” person is
          going to heaven) people may see this as
          insignificant and just part of the “operation of error” but it is
          very significant, many of the things they are saying linked to this are warned
          about in the scriptures to stay away from or do not believe them, not to be
          shaken from your reason, the very same scriptures they use against
          others.

          The
          original purpose of collecting together peoples of all sorts for the purpose of
          “vying” to be counted as God’s sons I don’t believe has changed, if indeed it
          has can you point me to the scriptures that states as much?

          2 Thessalonians

          “However,
          brothers, concerning the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being
          gathered together to him, we ask you not to
          be quickly shaken from your reason nor to be alarmed either by an inspired
          statement or by a spoken message or by a
          letter appearing to be from us, to the effect that the day of Jehovah is here. Let no one lead you astray in any
          way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness
          gets revealed, the son of destruction. He stands in opposition and exalts
          himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in
          the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god. “

          With
          the 1914 malarkey they have even disclosed who this is even though it states
          that it is not until the end that it is revelled. This so called “man of lawlessness”
          has been attributed to Christendom and Robert is claiming that it is yet to
          manifest itself in the congregation of JW, not sure how that is going to become
          the person/entity that is going exalt itself above “every so called god or
          object of worship”, this looks a lot more like a manmade/Satan powered entity
          that will sit down in the “figurative” temple on the earth, in other words in
          place of Gods Kingdom hence it occurring at the very same time as the Kingdom
          is to arrive

      • Paul wasnt talking to just about every group claiming to be “Christian”. he was talking to Jehovah’s witnesses.
        you fail to recognize that as ive pointed out already.

      • Bklyn Kevin

        The Kingdom Has Drawn Near.
        Excerpt:
        But like the original apostles and disciples Jehovah’s Witnesses are saddled with a massive misconception about the nature of the Kingdom. Instead of supposing the Kingdom is going to instantly display itself, the Watchtower’s message is that the Kingdom is already ruling, that Jesus’ enemies have already been put under him as a stool for his feet. Jehovah’s Witnesses have been persuaded to believe that the Watchtower is the very embodiment of the Kingdom, making the Kingdom of the heavens an earthly organization. And just as the apostles could not conceive of Jesus being put to death, Jehovah’s Witnesses cannot fathom the Watchtower being in error on something as crucial as the timing and nature of the parousia. But, alas, it is very wrong. Read more>
        https://e-watchman.com/kingdom-drawn-near/

  • Joyce Haze

    Just read a post stating the Bush officials are all endorsing Clinton. I have to say this Alluminati/one world order, driven by no other than Satan himself is something most in the world are totally unaware of. It’s all so very insane, crazy! I do personally believe a huge event could take place prior to the election and most assuredly prior to the next U.S. President being sworn in. The impact could drive many world leaders into more chaos. Read in something last night (proven), there are something like 21 Islamic jihadist terror camps set up in (9) states, carrying out training operations, law enforcement thus far has not gotten involved! And another possibility, there may be no regime change.pretty scary stuff going down!

    • It’s so obvious now that the jig is up. GAME OVER brace for impact ?

  • LW

    Hi all,

    I just thought I’d try my hand at commentary for today’s text. Feel free to let me know what you think.

    Friday, October 14

    The one slow to anger is better than a mighty man, and the one controlling his temper than one conquering a city.—Prov. 16:32.

    Do not expose your mate’s weaknesses or harp on his idiosyncrasies—not even jokingly. Remember that marriage is not a competition to find out who is stronger, who can shout louder, or who can think of the most cutting remark. True, we all have flaws, and sometimes we upset others. But there is never a justifiable reason for either a husband or a wife to use sarcastic and demeaning speech, or worse, to shove or hit each other. (Prov. 17:27; 31:26) It takes great moral strength to imitate the greatest man who ever lived, Jesus Christ, and to control one’s spirit. A man who verbally or physically abuses his wife is anything but manly, and he will lose his relationship with Jehovah. The psalmist David, who himself was a strong and courageous man, said: “Be agitated, but do not sin. Have your say in your heart, upon your bed, and keep silent.”—Ps. 4:4. w15 1/15 3:16, 17

    Examining the Scriptures—2016

    Commentary

    Before he came to the earth, Jesus Christ existed in heaven as a spirit creature. Next to Jehovah God himself, he was the most powerful being ever to have existed in all the universe. Yet, when he came to the earth, he willingly emptied himself, dissolving from his higher form as a spirit, to become a lowly human. He was surrounded by all manner of imperfect humans and had to deal with their various idiosyncrasies-and display great moral strength.

    While emotional, domestic and physical abuse is common in the world, the fact that this pointed counsel was printed in the above quoted Watchtower study article shows that there is evidently an important need to apply this even among God’s household.

    Indeed, let us continue to imitate Jehovah and Jesus’ example.

  • https://youtu.be/nN1w8I4UgWw
    Hebrews 11:1
    11 Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen.
    Hebrews 11:6
    6 Moreover, without faith it is impossible to please God well, for whoever approaches God must believe that he is and that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him.
    Romans 12:1
    12 Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason.
    Job 38:4
    4 Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me, if you think you understand.
    Psalm 139:15
    15 My bones were not hidden from you When I was made in secret, When I was woven in the depths of the earth.
    Revelation 4:11
    11 “You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and because of your will they came into existence and were created.”

    • Joyce Haze

      Thank you Leonard for sharing! (Revelation 4:11)…………..thank you, our Heavenly Father, JEHOVAH, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The very works of Your Hands, Awe Inspiring, beyond our imaginations. The beauty you GIVE, the beauty you Share!!!!!

      • Joyce Haze

        And what does he ask back, Deuteronomy 10:12,

  • Christian Obadiah

    If the sons of God can no longer sin (are incorruptible), does that mean they don’t entirely have free will?

    • ewatchman

      Good question. Obviously God has free will, but he is also incorruptible and it is impossible for him to lie. So that means that they not capable of doing anything wrong. Kind of hard to get your mind around, I know.

      • Christian Obadiah

        Thank you brother King. That puts it in perspective. How generous our God Jehovah is to give these ones life within themselves.

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