On the Edge of the Abyss

//On the Edge of the Abyss

Over the past few years a new and significant dynamic has emerged in the world in the form of the Russia/China alliance. Other nations are orienting themselves to the newly emerging power, including Iran, Turkey, Japan, the Philippines and many nations of Asia.

Up until last year America acted as the world’s sole hegemon, that is until Russia intervened militarily in Syria to prevent the illegal overthrow of President Assad. And as 2016 came to a close, America’s army of Islamic terrorists have been defeated in Aleppo. If anything marks an historical turning point it is this development. Putin’s successful intervention in Syria is the reason for the anti-Russian hysteria flooding the mainstream media in America.

With the emergence of Russia and China and the One Belt-one Road initiative sweeping Asia and Africa, and the decrepit economies of Europe and America facing collapse, Anglo-American ambitions of global dominance have been confronted with their most serious challenge since the Second World War. So far the response of London and Washington has been to ramp up the propaganda war and prepare for nuclear war.

Of course, empires and nations come and go. That process has been going on as long as there have been nations. And no doubt most people assume that history will continue to unfold in the same way going forward. But there is a non-human factor to consider.

From a biblical perspective the nations of this world are a temporary arrangement. Just as God lovingly provided Adam and Eve with animal skin  clothes as they faced the harsh world outside of Eden after their expulsion from paradise, God has allowed and even supported various governments over the centuries in order that these might provide some temporary benefit. As inadequate as modern civilization may be, the alternatives —tribalism and anarchy —are not preferable alternatives.

The apostle Paul revealed the extent of God’s involvement in human affairs when he wrote to Christians living in Rome, then the capitol of the empire, saying: “Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. Therefore, whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God…”

To put things in perspective, although the Roman authorities persecuted Christians —even putting Christ to death —the empire also facilitated the rapid spread of Christianity in various ways. A recent Watchtower article highlighted ways in which Pax Romana may have benefited Christ’s ministers in the first century.

There is a caveat, however. The “existing authorities” are a temporary “arrangement of God.” At a certain point —no one knows the day or hour —the various governments of this world will no longer function as the “superior authorities.” The reason being, the coming of Christ will result in a change “in their relative positions” toward the incoming King of kings.

The second Psalm expresses the epic changing of the guard this way: “Why are the nations agitated and the peoples muttering an empty thing? The kings of the earth take their stand and high officials gather together as one against Jehovah and against his anointed one. They say: “Let us tear off their shackles and throw off their ropes!” The One enthroned in the heavens will laugh; Jehovah will scoff at them. At that time he will speak to them in his anger and terrify them in his burning anger, saying: “I myself have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.””

Christ Jesus also spoke of a time during the conclusion when the nations will be agitated and terrified by his very presence. Jesus foretold: “Also, there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and its agitation. People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

Although the kings of the earth have supposedly already gathered as one against Christ as foretold in the prophetic Psalm, even the Watchtower in all of its 1914 hullabaloo does not claim that the nations are in anguish due to the roaring of the symbolic sea of humanity. Yet, the Psalm and the prophecy of Christ obviously speak to the same situation.

Since the nations do not acknowledge Jehovah they will not accept the Kingdom of Christ as having any authority over them. Instead of relinquishing their power to him the ruling elites will presume to perpetuate their human scheme after the point when Christ is installed upon God’s throne in heaven —making them presumptuous rebels and usurpers before God. Their gathering as one will undoubtedly take place when the eighth king is empowered; when the symbolic ten kings give their power and authority to the beast for the symbolic one hour, after the beast emerges from the abyss it is about to be plunged into. 

This will, in fact, be the basis for judgment. Those who support the human scheme after Christ has come will be marked with a symbolic 666 —“a man’s number” —indicating that they are opposed to Christ’s Kingdom. And that is why those who receive the mark are doomed to everlasting death, since they will demonstrate that they refuse to accept the rule of Christ.

What does any of this have to do with the changing political scene today?

Excluding the eighth king’s short-lived reign, according to Bible prophecy there is only one successor to the Roman Empire, which is without a doubt the present Anglo-American dyad. We should not, therefore, expect Russia or China to eclipse London and America as the world’s dominant power.

But given Russia’s military parity with the USA and China’s commitment to science and global economic development, unless something radically changes China is certain to become the most powerful nation on earth, and America is doomed to become a third world nation, albeit with a huge arsenal of nuclear weapons. Obviously, something has to give. And Bible prophecy indicates what is to occur.

Strangely, at this most critical time in history the Watchtower has, for the most part, gone silent on prophecy. No doubt the reason the self-proclaimed watchman class has nothing to say is because of their assumption that it has already all been said. Nothing could be further from the truth. Consider the book of Daniel as a case in point.

The seventh chapter of Daniel depicts a bizarre 10 horned wild beast that succeeds the Grecian Empire. But an 11th horn emerges later and plucks out three of the ten horns. According to the Watchtower this phenomenon occurred gradually over the course of several centuries —beginning when the Spanish Armada was defeated by the British in 1588. The Watchtower is skimpy on the details of how the loss of a few wooden warships brought down the Spanish kingdom or how the Dutch of French kingdoms may have been overthrown in the 1800’s.

The 8th chapter of Daniel portrays a fierce-looking king that comes on the scene to challenge Christ. He will bring to ruin the mighty ones of the world along with the holy ones. But after 2,300 mornings and evenings God’s sanctuary is restored. According to the Watchtower the Anglo-American dual world power brought the mighty to ruin during World War Two and crushed Jehovah’s Witnesses. But then in 1944 God set everything straight. This is an excerpt taken from the December 1, 1971 Watchtower:

After the Society’s directors and its officers were elected by the shareholders there represented, consideration was directed to six amendments that were proposed for the Charter of the Society, which was a Pennsylvania corporation incorporated sixty years earlier, in the year 1884. These would amend Articles 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10. The first amendment resolution that was adopted proposed the enlarging of the purposes of the Society so as to assume properly the great worldwide work that lay ahead. Also, this amendment put God’s name, Jehovah, into the Charter. Amendment Three did away with the original charter’s provision that fixed one’s membership in the Society on the basis of one’s money contributions to the Society; henceforth the membership was to be limited to not more than 500, all of whom were to be chosen on the basis of their active service to Jehovah. As the Watchtower issue of November 1, 1944, said in its report: “This amendment will have the effect of bringing the charter as near to Theocratic arrangement as the law of the land permits.” All six amendment resolutions were adopted.

It was necessary to get the approval of the State court so as to make all these amendments legal. The following year (1945) the Amendments were duly recorded and thus became part of the Charter. With such an amended Charter the Watch Tower Society has served as a legal instrument of the anointed remnant worshiping Jehovah at his “sanctuary” or “holy place,” ever since.

Nicely timed, though the anointed remnant was then not aware of it, came the publication of the leading article entitled “Organized for Final Work” in the October 15, 1944, issue of The Watchtower. Right on its heels, in the November 1 issue came the leading article announcing “Theocratic Organization in Action.” Under appropriate subheadings this article discussed “President,” “Diakonos, Servant,” “Qualifications,” “Governing Body,” and “Theocratic Conduct.” The term “president” here did not refer to the president of the Watch Tower Society, but paragraph 12 said: “The elders in the congregations, who were also spiritual overseers thereof, presided at meetings of the disciples. Any elder thus acting as chairman of a meeting would be the president of the gathering on that occasion.” Under the subheading “Governing Body” paragraphs 33, 34 said: “In the first century it was the group of the apostles in particular, together with the body of elders that they associated with them at Jerusalem, that made up the visible ruling body of Jehovah’s Theocratic organization on earth. . . . That governing body was not made up of perfect men.”

In the article that followed the above, in the same issue of The Watchtower, namely, “The Theocratic Alignment Today,” paragraph 3 said: “The visible governing body of the Theocratic organization is and must be appointed only by Jehovah God the Supreme Ruler, and Christ Jesus the Head of His church. Its purpose is to issue directions and spiritual provisions to all God’s people. Acting in harmony with the governing body, all the Theocratic organization and its associates act in unity throughout the earth.”

What, then, does all that combination of significant events at the critical time indicate? Apparently this: that Jehovah’s “sanctuary” or “holy place” was “brought into its right condition” on time, at the end of the 2,300 evenings and mornings, in early autumn (October 8-22) of the year 1944.

No doubt very few of Jehovah’s Witnesses are aware that the Watchtower ever published such nonsensical drivel as above. That’s probably a good thing. Amazingly, though, it is still the Watchtower’s official teaching.

The Watchtower’s interpretation of the prophecy of the kings of the north and south is similarly riddled with absurdities; for example, the Watchtower supposes that the USSR ruled over the hidden treasures of the USA by forcing America to spend an inordinate amount of money on defense, when in reality the opposite is true —the USA forced the Soviet Union into economic ruin during the so-called arms race. Also, the most blatant disregard for the scriptures is on display in the Watchtower’s insistence that the king of the north does not subjugate the king of the south, that both are on hand when Michael stands up. Clearly, though, that is not the case.

The Watchtower has effectively painted itself into a corner. And there is no way it can extract itself without repudiating virtually everything it has written in interpretation of prophecy.

Needless to say, though, God is not bound by the Watchtower’s version of reality. The hard truth that Jehovah’s Witnesses will soon be confronted with is that Christ did not begin ruling the world in 1914, nor did the time of the end commence then. The aforementioned prophecies of Daniel are yet to be fulfilled, commensurate with the Son of man coming in his Kingdom.

As it stands presently, there is no way Anglo hegemony can continue. Given the beastly nature of empires, simply acquiescing to the rising power of Russia and China is not likely. The only way forward is conflict on a global scale heretofore never experienced in all of history.

2017-09-28T06:51:57+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Page Two|55 Comments
  • Joseph Stephan

    Great article, puts everything together and makes perfect sense. To bad 99% of JW’s don’t get it.

    • ewatchman

      Yeah, but the will “get it” when it all comes down.

      • Joseph Stephan

        More and more are wisely waking up because of the Governing Body —sitting in the lap of luxury in their brand new ivory ?tower with each of them? overfed and pampered like kings . Light bulb moment!

        • Arvid Fløysand

          yes Joseph…it seems to be a light bulb moment in happening..something going on in Norway at this very moment…very interesting to see that brothers and sisters start to see and gradually wake up…exiting days lays ahead of us indeed 🙂

          • LW

            It is the mass awakening 😉

          • Beverly kenyon

            Arvid, is that you in that picture? That’s amazing! We get to see what you look like a little bit if it is you. You’re one of Jehovah’s sheep and you’re with a literal sheep. I love it! I hope the one’s who are having their light bulb moment keep their faith and trueness to Jehovah God and their love of him when they do leave as the world might crush and destroy them.

            • Arvid Fløysand

              its me and my favourite lamb…a sister who is 80 years old and dear to me,.share the truth about the truth with us.And she also observe that there is others who start to wake up 🙂

            • Beverly kenyon

              Has your favourite lamb got a name Arvid? I like Dolly the lamb. Aww, she loves you Arvid. Wow, that elderly sister knows what we know about the real truth? That is so amazing and fantastic!! Did you tell her about Brother King and his site? Does she read the articles? This is so exciting Arvid! I love the fact that dispite her age…she could’ve been set in her ways…she was willing to listen and believe.

            • Arvid Fløysand

              the little lambs name is Mary :-)…and the elder sister do know about brother King,s site…she cant read English…but i have translated it for her…she is my mother

            • Southern ShaSha

              Dear Arvid, what a wonderful comment. What a blessing for you and us too. Goes to show our efforts are never in vain. A good heart toward JEHOVAH and JESUS, brings those yearning for truth to the right place in the stream of time. Much joy to you!!!

            • Arvid Fløysand

              Thank you…Jehova and Jesus sure know how to take care of all their lambs…you see..my mothers mother was one of the first bibelstudents in Norway…she got 14 children.My mother was the youngest and the last of them alive now..all this time from my mothers mother was young,we have always been waiting for the Kindom…and always lived simple life and no regret…soon very soon we keep say…hope and faith must bee strong but most important is true love…hold on to it and never let go 🙂

            • Beverly kenyon

              Arvid, I’m loving this story more and more. It’s absolutely amazing. Your amazing Mum now knows the real truth. It must be such a joyful thing for you both. southern ShaSha has summed it up beautifully in her post to you. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am for both you and your lovely Mum. Little Mary the lamb…that is so sweet.

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              That’s pretty cool you have to admit. I wish I had that kind of relationship with my mom but I don’t, she thinks she’s going to be raptured to me meet her mother and her mothers mother. I was just scratching to crawl outta of eternal hell when the light turned on.

          • Jamie Mac

            Hi Arvid, just read this comment. Have there been anymore vikings ( brothers and sisters) waking up since you made this comment?

            Sorry about the Viking comment, couldn’t help myself. I have already slapped myself on the wrist several times. 🙂

            • Arvid Fløysand

              Yes Jamie…and some of them reading the articles on this site 🙂

            • Jamie Mac

              that’s great news. Hopefully it won’t be long before they introduce themselves. Looking forward to it.

            • Arvid Fløysand

              I hope so too…there are many who follow this site…would be so nice if more of them could be part of this virtual congregation ….who knows?…maybe we soon will get very busy welcoming all those new ones?…im ready..you? 🙂

            • Jamie Mac

              I’m ready. They won’t have any trouble using English will they. I have noticed some Scandinavians speak better English than us Brits 🙂

        • Joel

          Here, here!

          • Ed(the other Ed)

            Joel, long time no see!….you alright?

            • Joel

              Yes Ed! I am OK. Thanks for the genuine concern. I just had to work out a few issues in my mind relating to my relationship to the Watchtower Society. But thanks to Jehovah, I am all right.

          • Cocheta

            good to see you back, Joel, I’ve been asking Jehovah to protect you. Are you okay? I do hate it when family goes AWOL for any length of time!

        • Francis Bencharles

          They even have the audacity to call it “Kings Way” or some derivation of that.

      • Anderiega

        And hopefully those of us who have a tiny bit more understanding will be granted the privilege of helping our confused brothers and sisters. BTW…I managed to make a comment on Isaiah 27 this week at my meeting and one sister specifically asked me “where did you find that information?” I smiled and said “a friend who I enjoy discussing scriptures with helped me understand that chapter.” (Thank you ?)

        • Beverly kenyon

          It looks like you made a spiritual dent in that sister’s armour and got her thinking about the answer you gave because of your new understanding of scripture like Isaiah Anderiega. And I bet it wasn’t just her! I would’ve loved to have been there in your KH when you gave your comment. Brilliant! Love the Duck avatar. So pretty. That’s why I don’t eat duck…they’re much too pretty to eat!!

        • amen

          and awesome story, hehe. i like hearing those things

          • Anderiega

            This was my comment: (I had to write it down because I get nervous and blank out)
            “What I appreciate about Jehovah is that he is a God of truth and unimaginable wisdom, which of course he provides for us thru his inspired word, but we have to really dig for these treasures—like the 27th chapter of Isaiah, which begins with Jehovah’s judgement on Leviathan, or Satan. This entire chapter is a prophecy which reads like a continuation of Genesis 3:15 to Revelation 12, which describes the long running enmity between God’s woman and the serpent and their seeds, and verse 9 (Isaiah 27) describes the time when the last ones of the anointed remnant join the bridegroom, Jesus, in heaven and therefore the fortified city (verse 10) will be deserted on earth because they will all be in heaven. ”
            Hopefully I got it right!! Lol

  • Arvid Fløysand

    Its time for me to sing myself a lulluby-prayer and there will be a verse ore two about all of you on this site..not only those who i can see commenting,,but also all who is reading/searching …hang in there …i really hope to see you all in near future when all the evil is gone…I am sure that Jehova and Jesus and all the faithful angels follow us too and they are sharing our urge to see the Kingdom complete ALL things…soon very soon all living creatures in heaven and on earth can share the most beautiful first morning and day in all history…the first wonderful day in the free clean Paradise ..

    • Cocheta

      Goodnight Arvid, our dearest brother. Sleep well & may the Love of Jehovah surround you xoxoxo

    • Beverly kenyon

      Your words are so beautiful and comforting Arvid. I agree with Cocheta…she’s great with words…sleep well, with Jehovah’s love wrapped round you and your amazing Mum. Cocheta is right about you being our favourite Viking…the gentlest Viking.

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    To Brother Robert King How is that the WTS don’t even come to know that simple thing that the USA forced the Soviet Union into economic ruin during the so-called arms race. You mean to say they are blind?

  • another good example showing God’s involvement in human affairs – “Then Jesus said, “You would have no power over me at all unless it were given to you from above.””

    “there is only one successor to the Roman Empire” thats why i say to brothers its stupid to think the kings change on an on like the USSR.
    there are only five materials that make up Nebuchadnezzar’s dream image.

    i know Robert’s said
    U.S., Britain & France
    and Russia, China, France

    the U.S. makes sense that the king of the north sunjects Egypt. also Libys & Ethiopia.

    but does it make since Iran, Russia, China?

    i mean the (symbolic 10) kings of the earth give their athority to the king of the north making it a 8th NWO. thats subservient isnt it?. so whats plucked? its after they give their athority 3 get plucked right? because for a short time all 11 exist right?

    looks somebody (me) needs to go over this again :p

    • Ed(the other Ed)

      You have to keep in mind that the book of Daniel sealed until the time of the end. Right?
      but I’m with you on the guessing game. I might not know what’s going on exactly but I’m intrigued with the unfolding of bible prophecy. What do you think this is referring to?……“Because of their allying themselves with him he will carry on deception and actually come up and become mighty by means of a little nation” (Daniel 11:23). What little nation is this?

      • yeah i keep that in mind because i leave the same commemt. the angel said to Daniel it would be sealed up untill the end

        • Ed(the other Ed)

          Maybe it’s better that way, if the little nation proves to be the WT Society this crazy world hasn’t seen anything yet.

          • no. youre in the past. i thinl that scripture is past already. i have too look again later. i glanced at the scripture.

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              I don’t think any scripture in Daniel is in the past correct me if I’m wrong.

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              Sorry bud….I thought you were knocking back frosty cold ones like me at this late hour.
              Thanks for bring that link up, I will check it out in the morning but I didn’t see any reference to the ‘little nation” as of yet. Maybe because of my semi hideousness.

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              sounds like you got it down….

            • im still EDitng my comment. get it? ED iting. ha.

              yeah if you have an epiphany let me know if your brain pops

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              You need to stop editing so fast or I’m going to report you to the elders and you will be rebuked to the proper degree….. get ready for a royal ass chewing brother!! (smile)

            • now now brother. lets be serious Titus 2:7 ha

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              Okay….I’ll let you slide this time. Hate to hear that “thank you brother, may I have another” as your getting spanked.(smile)

            • i didnt find that funny -_-

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              Seriously….why are the elders on your case?
              talk to me bud! If they are I apologize, I haven’t forgotten what it’s like

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              The leaders of the covenant (man of lawlessness) are the ones who ally themselves with this little nation. Is this what your saying?

            • anti-christ was fully born from constantines council of nicea. the ‘enemy who did this’ is Satan. the man of lawlessness is another finger from the same satanic hand. the WT will be anti-christ. so what you were saying about the WT has validity

            • its all in King of the North link i posted

  • Joseph Stephan

    Things could blow at any moment, will we make it to January 20th? Huh ?

    https://youtu.be/dYbb1Hidd9I

  • Beverly kenyon

    Just referencing Brother King’s tweet about America sending thousands of boots on the ground to the Russian frontier something they didn’t do in Syria when red lines were crossed. America is not even keeping it secret that they want war with Russian. Clear message is, we’re sending in our ‘heavies’ what you gonna do about it Putin? What? It’s insane! Provocation!

  • Joseph Stephan
    • Beverly kenyon

      So who’s gonna blink first I wonder Joseph? All it takes is a stray bullet taking out someone then they’ll all pile in and if they take it to the max (nuclear) then it’s all over in half an hour! Mental!

  • Joseph Stephan
  • Frank Haensel

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