Imagine that you go to see a physician for a routine check-up and get some tests and lab work done. The doctor looks over all of your test results and informs you that you have a few serious issues, like high cholesterol and your blood sugar levels are not normal. You would be happy to know that you have these potentially harmful issues so that you can address them before a real health crisis arises.
God is like that physician. He examines us. In fact, we ask him to look at us and let us know if we have specific issues that we might not be aware of, which might cause problems or even disqualify us from receiving everlasting life.
“Judge me, O Jehovah, for I have walked in my integrity; in Jehovah I have trusted without wavering. Examine me, O Jehovah, and put me to the test; refine my innermost thoughts and my heart.” — Psalms 26:1-2
David knew from personal experience that nurturing lustful desires could lead to disaster. His innermost thoughts and the desires of his heart needed refining. In fact, he failed the test of integrity. But Jehovah forgave him because he was sincerely repentant. Of course, Jehovah did not protect him from suffering the bitter consequences of his sin. Solomon, on the other hand, whom Jehovah spoke to on two occasions and was privileged to write a portion of the Bible, ultimately refused to listen to God and became an apostate.
It is noteworthy that the sins of David are part of the Bible record. The same is true of the apostle Paul when he was known as Saul. Paul considered himself to be the worst sort of sinner because he zealously persecuted Christians and even had them put to death. Even in his unbelieving state, Jesus revealed himself to Saul. In fact, Saul/Paul is the only man to have seen Jesus after his ascension. Both David and Paul were bloodguilty before God but were shown mercy and responded to Heaven’s rebuke.
The lesson is we can rely on God’s love and forgiveness if we repent, as David went on to say: “For your loyal love is always in front of me, and I walk in your truth.”
This lesson is particularly relevant for the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses and their “helpers.” It is evident that the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses has committed a terrible sin against God, claiming that Jehovah provided the deadly vaccines for his people. It is unknowable how many Jehovah’s Witnesses have died or been seriously injured. It is an ongoing disaster with unknown consequences. If only one of God’s sheep is lost due to their following the direction of the shepherds, there will be blood guilt before God. Too bad for them it is far more than one. The Governing Body has made itself bloodguilty and at some point will have to repent in order to gain God’s forgiveness.
As an institution, the Governing Body has never apologized or taken responsibility for any of the evil they have perpetrated. So it is not likely that they ever will. As individuals, though, they can repent. And like David and Saul, they can receive Jehovah’s forgiveness and even gain the heavenly prize. But first, they must repent.
Since the institution of the Watchtower will become superfluous and has come more and more under the control of Satan’s man of lawlessness, those who wish to please God will have to get out and let the Devil have the organization. David went on to imply this very thing: “I do not associate with deceitful men, and I avoid those who hide what they are. I hate the company of evil men, and I refuse to associate with the wicked.” — Psalms 26:4-5
As it stands, the Watchtower has promoted a great delusion, perpetuated by deceitful men—claiming that Christ has come, that the last days began in 1914, and that pure worship has been established and many similar lies. What will happen though when it becomes evident that 1914 was a hoax? I expect the Watchtower to double down and become an outright anti-Christ, even claiming that Christ is in the inner chambers of Warwick.
There is a faithful slave and an evil slave working side-by-side, enjoying precious unity. When the Master of the house arrives like a thief in the night a distinction will be made, and those who are judged to be faithful will carry on the worship in a new organization—the Kingdom of God. The man of lawlessness clique presently sits in the spiritual temple disguised as apostles of Christ. The manifestation of Christ will bring him to nothing and then pure worship really will prevail. David continues: “I will wash my hands in innocence, and I will march around your altar, O Jehovah, to cause the sound of thanksgiving to be heard and to declare all your wonderful works. Jehovah, I love the house where you dwell, the place where your glory resides.”
Jehovah’s glory is yet to be revealed. It will be revealed in Christ when he comes in the glory of Jehovah. Just as Saul saw the glorified Lord the chosen ones will see Jesus. In fact, he will come alongside them and minister to them. The chosen will then shine as brightly as the sun in Christ’s congregation. The wicked will have been removed, like weeds bundled up and stacked at the door of the blazing furnace, where they will weep and gnash their teeth knowing their doom awaits.
“But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Rescue me and show me favor. My foot is standing on level ground; in the great congregation, I will praise Jehovah.” — Psalms 26:11-12