In chapter seven of the Pure Worship publication the Masters offer the Learners a few more lessons derived from Jehovah’s judgments against the nations roundabout Israel. As already discussed, despite the fact that a rather considerable portion of Ezekiel is devoted to the judgment upon Tyre the Governing Body offered no insight whatsoever into the significance of the king of Tyre being [...]
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Please kindly explain Gog of Magog, King of the North and Babylon the great. Do they all mean the same thing? There are subtle differences, but similarities. Two of the entities have been around a long time, since before the time of Christ; that being the king of the north and Babylon the Great. Gog of Magog comes on the scene in the final part of [...]
QUESTION: Jehovah’s Witnesses have long understood the facets of the sign of Christ’s presence to be a description of conditions that would precede the great tribulation. My question is, are the various facets of the sign that Jesus describes merely a description of the great tribulation, rather than events that lead up to it? There is an initial sequence of events that leads up to the [...]
Babylon was the third empire of Bible prophecy. It came into the dominant position after overthrowing the Assyrian capital of Nineveh around 632 B.C.E. About seven years later the combined armies of Assyria and Egypt were decisively defeated at the battle of Carchemish, not far from the modern Syrian city of Aleppo that has been in the news of late. King Nebuchadnezzar’s victory over the first [...]
Tuesday, November 29 Do not be afraid. I will help you.—Isa. 41:13. Jehovah purposed that his people proclaim the good news on an unprecedented scale in our day, and nothing can prevent him from accomplishing that purpose. Just as he delivered the ancient nation of Israel from Babylon, Jehovah has rescued his present-day servants from “Babylon the Great,” the world empire of false religion. He has taught [...]
Sunday, October 16 I, Jehovah, am . . . guiding you in the way you should walk.—Isa. 48:17. The Bible Students of the late 19th and early 20th centuries faced many obstacles. Like the first-century Christians, they proclaimed a largely unpopular message. They were few in number, and the world in general did not consider them highly educated. Moreover, they would in time face the “great [...]
Friday, September 16 Offer to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that make public declaration to his name.—Heb. 13:15. Our lips should make public declaration to Jehovah’s holy name. Deaf brothers and sisters use sign language to render such praise to God. Housebound Christians praise him by letter writing, telephone witnessing, and preaching to attendants and visitors. Our sacrifice of praise—our [...]
Sunday, July 17 For your sakes I will send to Babylon and bring down all the bars of the gates.—Isa. 43:14. In line with that prophecy, a world-shaking event happened one night early in October 539 B.C.E. While Babylon’s king and his nobles were drinking wine from holy vessels captured from Jerusalem’s temple and were praising their man-made gods, the armies of Media and Persia conquered Babylon. In [...]
Sunday, June 26 There will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again.—Matt. 24:21. The earthly part of Jehovah’s organization is moving ahead in various ways. For instance, our understanding of Bible truth is constantly becoming clearer. This is to be expected, for “the path of the righteous is like the bright morning light that grows [...]
Wednesday, January 27 There will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again.—Matt. 24:21. Regarding his invisible presence and the conclusion of the system of things, Jesus said the above. This unparalleled tribulation will start when Jehovah brings destruction on “Babylon the Great,” the world empire of false religion, by using the political powers. What will come [...]