Let us not give up in doing what is fine.
Are we personally in step with Jehovah’s wonderful organization? Is our enthusiasm for the truth ever-increasing, or is it decreasing? When considering such questions, we may note that we have begun to tire out or perhaps have lost some of our zeal. That can happen. In the first century, the apostle Paul had to exhort fellow Christians to consider the zealous example of Jesus. Paul said that this would help them not to “get tired and give out in [their] souls.” In a similar manner, a careful examination of the Kingdom-preaching work, which is being accomplished by Jehovah’s organization today, will do much toward helping us maintain our enthusiasm and endurance. Paul, however, indicated that more is needed if we are not going to tire out. He stated that we would need to work at “doing what is fine.” Thus, action is needed on our part.
Part of the problem is “Jehovah’s Wonderful organization” itself. That is not to impugn Jehovah in any way, but merely to point out that the taskmasters themselves bear the bulk of responsibility for stumbling so many who were once zealous preachers. Ultimately, Jesus even foretold that the “love of the greater number will grow cold.”
According to prophecy the problem lies not with mere individuals, but with the whole organization — even as God indicates at Isaiah 48:1: “You who are swearing by the name of Jehovah and who make mention even of the God of Israel, not in truth and not in righteousness.”
After all, how righteous and truthful can the organization be in God’s judgment when the very foundation upon which all has been built is the fraud that Christ began ruling the world in 1914? How could the God of truth possibly bring his work to a successful conclusion without first correcting the error that the Watchtower ardently embraces? And that correction will not be painless.
The coming crash of the Watchtower will bring the much needed humbling of the high and mighty. In its aftermath will emerge the refined remnant who will be given one last assignment while they are still upon the earth.
Up until now anointed Christians have been under the command Jesus uttered upon his departure: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you.And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.” But during the conclusion, after Jesus comes alongside his disciples (parousia) in a special manifestation, then they will be given a new command, as revealed in the 10th chapter of Revelation: “You must prophesy again about peoples and nations and tongues and many kings.”
This phase of prophesying “again” will not involve teaching others to observe the commandments, or baptizing. Instead, it will focus upon giving the nations and the rulers of Satan’s world a final witness as an immediate prelude to Armageddon. Jesus also spoke of this in the 21st chapter of Luke, where he said: “You will be brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name. It will result in your giving a witness. Therefore, resolve in your hearts not to rehearse beforehand how to make your defense, for I will give you words and wisdom that all your opposers together will not be able to resist or dispute.”
To be on the winning side then is surely worth the effort now to remain in God’s love. So, whether we are in lockstep with the Watchtower organization or somewhere on the periphery, “action is needed on our part.”