The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies

//The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies

A common thread that runs through most of the books known as the prophets is the exile and repatriation of the Israelites and the Jews.

Through Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel, the so-called major prophets, to Micah, Amos, Hosea, Zephaniah and Joel, the theme is the same. God used both the Assyrian and Babylonian empires as his punishing agents. And then he brought judgment upon those empires and liberated his people and restored them to his favor.

The Watchtower recognizes that God’s judgments to come are woven throughout the prophecies pertaining to Israel and Judah. For example, although ostensibly speaking of the restoration of “Israel” the prophets foretell events to occur in the final part of the days, such as that found in the second chapter of Isaiah, which states: “In the final part of the days, the mountain of the house of Jehovah will become firmly established above the top of the mountains, and it will be raised up above the hills, and to it all the nations will stream.”

Of course, the Watchtower teaches that virtually every prophecy has already been fulfilled, including the cited prophecy above. The International Bible Students were released from centuries of bondage to the greater Babylon back in 1919. That is when Christ supposedly liberated them from all restraints imposed by false religion. According to Bethel’s prophets the only aspect of prophecy left unfulfilled is the overthrow of Babylon the Great and the attack of Gog, and of course —Armageddon. The upshot is, that all of God’s judgments have either been off-shifted to the past or redirected to Christendom.

In this the Watchtower itself is fulfilling prophecy. The leading men are those spoken of in Isaiah who say: “We have made a covenant with Death, and with the Grave we have made an agreement. When the raging flash flood passes through, it will not reach us, for we have made a lie our refuge and we have hidden ourselves in falsehood.”

The lie in which they have taken refuge is the very foundation of the Watchtower —the falsehood that Jesus Christ began ruling in his Kingdom in 1914. The irony is, it is the coming of Christ, the foundational stone in heavenly Zion, that will initiate the flash flood that will sweep away their refuge. That is made plain in the next verse, which states: “Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: ‘Here I am laying as a foundation in Zion a tested stone, the precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. No one exercising faith will panic. And I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the leveling tool. The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will flood out the hiding place. Your covenant with Death will be dissolved, and your agreement with the Grave will not stand. When the raging flash flood passes through, you will be crushed by it. As often as it passes through, it will sweep you away; for it will pass through morning after morning, during the day and during the night. Only terror will make them understand what was heard.”’ —Isaiah 28

The coming flood of tyranny will sweep away the Watchtower’s intricate myth. There will simply be no way for the Governing Body to spin it. The organization will be no more. Instead of boasting of having been set free from Babylon Jehovah’s Witnesses will find themselves crushed by the beast and dominated by the harlot. What a humiliation that will be! But that is the price that must be paid for taking refuge in a lie.

Only then will Jehovah’s Witnesses be truly receptive to what Jehovah has to say, even as the prophecy goes on to say: Give ear and listen to my voice; pay attention and listen to what I say. Does the plower keep plowing all day before he sows seed? Does he continually break up and harrow his ground? When he has smoothed out its surface, does he not then scatter black cumin and sow cumin, and does he not plant wheat, millet, and barley in their places and spelt around the edges? For He teaches him the right way; His God instructs him. For black cumin is not crushed with a threshing sledge, and a wagon wheel is not driven over cumin. Rather, black cumin is beaten out with a rod, and cumin with a staff. Does a person crush grain for bread? No, he does not thresh it incessantly; and when he drives the roller of his wagon over it with his horses, he does not crush it. This also comes from Jehovah of armies, whose counsel is wonderful and whose achievements are great.”

2017-10-20T17:33:36+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Page Two|14 Comments
  • The Ancient Witness

    “The lie in which they have taken refuge is the very foundation of the Watchtower —the falsehood
    that Jesus Christ began ruling in his Kingdom in 1914.” Among other things the Watchtower is guilty of, The above statement is reason enough to take away ANY credibility from this organization.

    You have to pick and choose what to accept as legitimate spiritual food…..Just can’t trust any “company man” anymore..LOL How sad everything from JW.Org is under suspicion. The blame falls squarely on the Governing Body of elders (and congregational elders) AND the robotic sheep that follow a group of men instead of Jesus Christ and his Father Jehovah God….

    • Cathii D’Anthonii

      However, we also have individual responsibility to “test every inspired expression”…I would hope that the friends will wake up, all we can do is pray for them

      • Ken Rosenberg

        We can also preach this message to them.

      • Cathii D’Anthonii

        Having difficulty playing the video to the end. We got as far as “the temple of Jehovah” then lost it…

        • The Raven

          Hmm. Worked ok for me.

    • Ken Rosenberg

      So pretty much everyone.

    • Craig Knight

      The Bible is clear that Jesus was already appointed king at His first coming and has been reigning in heaven since His ascension. The apostles carried out their missionary work precisely on the basis that Jesus was already king. When Jesus issued the great commission, He told them:

      “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age,'” (Matthew 28:18-20).

      This makes more sense than Jesus sitting on the throne next to Jehovah twittelling his thumbs for almost 2000 years!!!

  • Easach L S

    Fantastic. The video I downloaded via YTD downloader and going to project in a projector in my house

  • Passi from B.C

    Yes, I’m happy to know about what’s coming ahead but this is so terrifying. Nobody knows the degree of Jehovah’s anger. This too much for me to comprehend, I’m still having a hard time digesting all this spiritual food. May Jehovah God forgive us.

    -Unbaptized publisher

    • Alex Henrique

      Hi boy, I’m with you, I have the same problem. Never stop reading the Bible and have a heart full of Jehovah. Do not get carried away by any theory.
      Although I consider Robert King’s doctrine as closer to the be truth, nor what he says can be fully accepted as truth. Only after much study and reflection. His interpretation of “the man of lawlessness ” makes a lot of sense, but I can not guarantee that it applies to the whole Government body.

      • Easach L S of Coimbatore

        I like one point from you that is Never stop reading the Bible and have a heart full of Jehovah. I had the problem back in 2010 when I used to read the Bible I was getting bored, but in 2010 when I accidentally came across this website Robert’s article encouraged me to read the Bible once again otherwise by this time I would have been an atheist. Now I am a staunch reader of Bible everyday.

    • Burt Reynolds

      Jehovah says that we need have no fear, but to trust in him. Fear about what? About the promise of eternal life. It may be difficult to accept death, it would be foolish to think otherwise, but to be terrified in the face of Jehovah’s promise? Faith will help us to keep calm and to be full of hope. I try to balance my fear by thinking would I trade my present life just to live in this hate filled world? And do we not all face inevitable death already? You can physically choose to be happy, or calm, or resolved, in the face of fear of death, but if you have faith, this will help you carry the fear in a helpful way and allow the love of Jehovah to be at the forefront of your mind. He will hold your hand in faith. Trust in Jehovah. He will not fail you.

      • Passi from B.C

        I fear that Jah may not find me worthy to be protected.

        Thank you for the encouraging word :’)

        • Burt Reynolds

          We all fear that Jehovah will not find us worthy Passi. The bible though is straightforward on what we must do about that. To have faith in him, is the primary. To ( learn to ) love his ways. To help his people. To accept Christ. In fact, if you just love, the greatest commandment, that will lead you to all else.

          I find the bible very difficult to understand in terms of prophesy and meaning. In fact, most of it, other than the basics described above. But I am happy for people to teach me those things. However, if I want reassurance, and which is often, it had to be said, apart from prayer, I turn to creation to see the power of Jehovah. From what drives the sun, to the expanse of space; from the microscopy of the cells that make us live, to our brain that computes it all; from science, to archeology. The irrifutable hand of Jehovah resides there in all manner of ways. It changes my fear into faith every time I look at these things, and that way, I come to know the love of Jehovah and to have faith. It might help you too.

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