Question: In update number 9, the question was asked ‘Do you believe Jehovah is directing the organization?’ I know you’ve said that it is Jehovah’s organization, but do you feel he is still directing and are we seeing the scriptures being fulfilled, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4?
My feelings on update 9 is many in the congregations won’t have a problem with what’s being said as it’s in-line with the mainstream media/governments and feel the Society is bang-on with what’s going on and have had the jab anyway…how bad will their Updates have to get for the man of lawlessness to be revealed?
First, about the featured image. Nothing reveals the presence of a demonic cult within the Watchtower as powerfully as subliminal images. In the image above the artist used a mirrored image technique to embed a magical ceremony of Jesus officiating over a demonic resurrection. The original image shows Jesus healing a crippled man on crutches. In the creepy mirrored image notice one of the crutches forms a masonic triangle with a sash hanging down. In the background is Satan presiding over the bizarre resurrection, which apparently symbolizes rebirth and initiation into the masonic cult.
It is very challenging to reason with Jehovah’s Witnesses if you in any way call into question the truthfulness of the Governing Body. It is like a cult in that respect. Cult leaders cannot be questioned. They are always right. Some cult leaders have even claimed to be Christ. While that is not the case with the GB they have gradually been elevated to god-like status. That is what the man of lawlessness does. Paul said, “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.”
Certainly, with their paganism, pomp, wealth, and worldly honors, the popes have been deified and sit as kings on a throne in the Vatican Palace. The sitting pope even bears the title the Vicar of God, which means he is the representative of God/Christ on earth. And we are well aware of how the Catholic Church has opposed the truth down through the centuries. The same applies to the prelates of Orthodox. It is easy for Jehovah’s Witnesses to accept that the clergy comprise a composite man of lawlessness.
However, the man of lawlessness does not merely claim to sit down in the temple of God, as the Watchtower says of the clergy. First, though, what is the temple of God? According to the same apostle, the congregation of anointed Christians is like a spiritual temple—a place for God to inhabit spiritually. So, that being the only biblical definition of God’s temple in the Christian era the man of lawlessness must elevate himself within the only congregation Christ recognizes as belonging to him.
That there is a lawless element within is made plain in Jesus’ illustration of the harvest. The fact that the angels are dispatched to collect out of his Kingdom, his congregation prior to the conclusion of Christianity, all persons doing lawlessness is because of the presence of a man of lawlessness.
Obviously, Christ directs his organization, but there is an opposer within. So, if Jehovah’s Witnesses are the “true religion” the man of lawlessness must dwell among them.
Paul referred to the man of lawlessness as the son of destruction. Jesus also spoke of Judas as the son of destruction. Judas sat at the Passover table with the apostles before Jesus passed the cup and Jesus told them outright that one of them was going to betray the Son of man. When John asked who it was Jesus said it is the one to whom I give the morsel. Jesus then dipped the bread and handed it to Judas and at that moment Satan entered into him and he went out to betray Christ to the Jews and Romans.
Even then, though, the 11 apostles were blind, not realizing what had happened. The account says they were imagining that Judas went out to buy supplies and Jesus did not disabuse them. They were oblivious up until Judas led the mob to them in the Garden of Gethsemane and betrayed Jesus with a kiss.
Since the presence of a man of lawlessness is an operation of Satan it should come as no surprise that Jehovah’s Witnesses are unaware of the origin and designs of the modern son of destruction in their midst. Satan has always targeted those who have been called into the Kingdom.
Paul revealed that the man of lawlessness speaks with apostolic authority and his message is that the parousia has begun and the day of the Lord is here. That has been the message of the Watchtower since the beginning. God has allowed Satan to perform all manner of powerful works and lying signs and wonders and every unrighteous deception. One example of a powerful, deceptive sign that is the basis for the Watchtower’s undying belief that Christ began ruling the world in 1914 is what occurred leading up to that eventful year: Using pyramidology and arcane chronology ostensibly derived from the Bible, for over three decades the Watchtower pointed forward to 1914. And Lo and behold! The First World War erupted followed by the even more deadly Spanish Flu pandemic. What a deceptive, lying sign that has proven to be!
Even though God has allowed Christians to labor under this deluding influence Christ has still accomplished his work. Keep in mind the wheat and the weeds grow together until the harvest. The apostle indicated that there is a restraint in place. Only after the restraint is out of the way will the man of lawlessness come out of the shadows and reveal himself to be a god. The emergence of the son of destruction brings about an apostasy, the apostasy that must come first—first, before the revelation of Christ.
Now that the Governing Body has suspended the public preaching and mandated that all of Jehovah’s Witnesses must be vaccinated, regardless of their age, health, or any other factor, it is evident that the sheep have been sold to the slaughterhouse. According to the pilot program being rolled out only vaccinated persons will be allowed to enter kingdom halls. And because the Governing Body speaks for God, who among Jehovah’s Witnesses dare to question “Jehovah.”
Just as the apostles were oblivious to Judas’ treachery and thievery up until Jesus was arrested we should not expect Jehovah’s Witnesses to be aware of what is happening. Some may not agree with the vaccination policy but they will not recognize that it is an outright rebellion against God—otherwise known as apostasy.
Interestingly, like Judas, the Governing Body has orchestrated a gigantic theft by dispossessing over a thousand congregations from Kingdom Halls they have built and paid for, flipping them for profit in the hot real estate market.
The man of lawlessness now sits as a god, having long-before exalted himself above the clergy and their objects of reverence; now he has taken to himself godlike powers to decide who may and who may not enter into a facility that has been dedicated to God. Only those who submit to regular injections of a potentially lethal elixir will be allowed entry into the house of God. Surely the man of lawlessness is now standing in opposition to Christ.
How bad will it get? Time will tell.
But we cannot expect Jehovah’s Witnesses to suddenly awaken from the delusion—at least not on their own. The reason God has allowed for an operation of Satan in the first place is to impose a test of our love of the truth. What will that involve? Since the Watchtower’s credibility is irrevocably tied to 1914 the future outbreak of war, food shortages, pandemics, and earthquakes on a scale far exceeding anything heretofore experienced will discredit the Watchtower beyond repair.
How Jehovah’s Witnesses respond to that development will determine their future. (Spoiler: “Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another.” — Matt. 24:10)