The Revelation of Christ Now at Hand!

//The Revelation of Christ Now at Hand!

Thursday, June 23

A vast mixed company also went with them.Ex. 12:38.

When the Israelites left Egypt, they did not do so as various independent groups, each group going its own way. And when Moses “stretched out his hand over the sea” and Jehovah split the sea apart, Moses did not go through alone or with just a few of the Israelites. Rather, with Jehovah’s protection, the entire congregation passed through.  They displayed a spirit of unity, and they were accompanied by “a vast mixed company,” non-Israelites who sided with them. It is unimaginable that a few individuals, perhaps a group of young ones, would have gone off on their own, taking a route that they viewed as preferable. Would it not have been senseless to do so and miss out on Jehovah’s protection?  The early Christians were also noted for working together.  This unity was especially evident during persecution, when they particularly needed one another.

COMMENTARY

Before the exodus from Egypt Jehovah brought a series of devastating plagues upon that great nation. There were plagues of gnats and frogs and swarms of devouring locusts. Pestilence and ulcers. There was a terrible hail storm that pulverized their trees and crops. There was a plague of deathly darkness that latest three days. Then the 10th plague —the execution of the firstborn in all of Egypt.

Jehovah’s judgment upon Egypt was so impactful and impressive when the Israelites approached the Promised Land after 40 years of wandering on the wilderness Rahab, the prostitute of Jericho, told the two spies that they had heard what Jehovah had done to Egypt. And they were terrified.

TRUMPET-1-300x300Now consider the book of Revelation. It reveals a similar pattern. After portraying the sealed 144,000 of the 12 tribes of “Israel” and the gathered great crowd, or “vast mixed company” if you prefer, standing before the throne, as if waiting for God to act, the seventh seal is opened. The unsealing of the final seal results in seven angels blowing their trumpets —heralding the immediately unfolding judgments of Jehovah God. “The first one blew his trumpet. And there was hail and fire mingled with blood, and it was hurled to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green vegetation was burned up.”

Anyone who believes the Bible to be the word of God will naturally wonder: When will these awesome judgments come to pass? Not so Jehovah’s Witnesses though. The reason being, it is all theocratic history. For example, here is what the Grand Climax publication says about the blowing of the first trumpet:

How is this judgment message delivered? Generally, not by the world’s news media, which are part of the world and often reproachful of God’s “slave.” It was proclaimed in a notable way at the second historic gathering of God’s people at Cedar Point, Ohio, September 10, 1922. These unanimously and enthusiastically adopted a resolution entitled “A Challenge to World Leaders.” In outspoken terms, it put the modern-day symbolic earth on notice, as follows…

First, there is no indication that the trumpet blasts of the angels that result in the execution of God’s judgments are somehow mere messages that are interpreted by humans and conveyed by speeches and pamphlets. That is the stuff of Watchtower folklore. Of course, all of the other angelic trumpet blasts have been similarly explained as having taken place back in the 1920’s when Judge Rutherford put Christendom and the world on notice. Except, who other than a few old timers among Jehovah’s Witnesses are even aware of such proclamations? Certainly  no one in the world is. How unlike the judgments God brought upon Egypt that left people in distant lands talking about it 40 years later!

The pouring out of the seven plagues have also been explained into nothingness. For example, here is what Revelation 16:2 states: “‘Go and pour out the seven bowls of the anger of God on the earth.’ The first one went off and poured out his bowl on the earth. And a hurtful and malignant ulcer afflicted the people who had the mark of the wild beast and who were worshipping its image.”

The contents of the first bowl harken back to the sixth plague, when Aaron threw dust into the air and lesions appeared upon the skin of the Egyptians. Here is the modern-day fulfillment according to the Watchtower:

The contents of this bowl strongly emphasize the choice that lies before humans. They must suffer either the world’s disapproval or Jehovah’s indignation. Mankind has been put under compulsion to accept the mark of the wild beast, with the intent that “nobody might be able to buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name.” But there is a price to pay for this! Jehovah regards those who accept the mark as being stricken with “a hurtful and malignant ulcer.” Since 1922 they have been marked in public as having rejected the living God. —Revelation Grand Climax

Although the title —Revelation – Its Grand Climax at Hand! suggests that the judgments of Revelation are yet to be revealed, the contents of the commentary are quite the opposite. Virtually everything has already occurred, at least that is the claim.

But that is not possible. Consider the fact that for the most part the prophecy of Revelation lays out the events to come in sequential order. As already stated, the sounding of the seven trumpets take place immediately after we are introduced to the gathered 144,000 and the vast crowd who are to survive the impending great tribulation. That means that the judgments of God are unveiled after the worldwide preaching is accomplished. But if the trumpets were sounded in the 1920’s that presents a problem since the great crowd had not even formed then. Nor had the calling and choosing of the 144,000 been concluded.

 Whether of the little flock or of the great crowd, may you have the fullest share possible in publicizing the pouring out of the seven bowls of Jehovah’s anger, telling of God’s judgments on Satan’s world. 

Furthermore, as has been pointed out in numerous articles on this site regarding the 666 marking, it is totally implausible that the bowls of God’s anger have been poured out already. Besides the fact that the Watchtower offers no hint of how people may have been prevented from buying or selling because they refused to recognize the authority of the long-forgotten League of Nations, not a single Jehovah’s Witnesses can coherently reconcile the fact that the mark of the beast means permanent death for those who receive it —yet, the Watchtower’s worldwide preaching extends the hope of salvation to virtually every soul on the planet. The question is: Why preach good news to a world of the doomed? 

There are many, many incongruities that could be pointed out, but let one more suffice to make the point. Revelation 13:15 states that the beast will “cause to be killed all those who refuse to worship the image of the wild beast.” Since the United States senate refused to ratify the US’s entry into the League of Nations, thus refusing to worship the image according to the Watchtower’s interpretation, why were not all Americans killed off back during the 1920’s or any time since then? Were they merely symbolically killed, as the Watchtower’s two witnesses had been also?

Although it may hurt the feelings of Jehovah’s Witnesses to hear it, the Watchtower’s explanation, while clever and detailed, is simply nonsense. 

The truth is, the Watchtower’s Revelation exegesis is intended to conceal Jehovah’s judgments – not reveal them. The opening of the seals of Revelation has not taken place. Therefore, nothing of the judgments of God have been carried out. But, we may expect the dramatic unveiling of Christ in the near future. And the blowing of the first trumpets will have an especially profound meaning for the Watchtower! 

Read Jehovah Himself Has Become King for a detailed exposition of the book of Revelation

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2017-02-09T19:27:37+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Commentary|114 Comments
  • Kevin b

    Very powerful information Robert. This reminds me of the saying about how Christendom tickles the ears of it members, telling them what they want to here.
    The branch has JWs convinced that all the bad stuff prophesied to happen in the bible is old news, or has already taken place. They think the paradise is right around the corner, and they will be reunited with their dead loved ones. I don’t think they understand that the great tribulation is gonna really be a “GREAT TRIBULATION”. What a delusion they are under for sure. I guess the bright side is, is that they just don’t know any better. Ignorance is bliss I here, and we all know there is a plenty of that freely floating around at the Kingdom Halls!

    • Burt Reynolds

      True!

    • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

      Lol. Since beginning my personal search for truth (and logic) a little over a year ago, I’ve been told by several people in the congregation to “lighten up” because I can be quite serious. I ask people what they all have in their to go bags and what they think they’ll do when there’s no heat or running water for months or years. I get blank stares or the common answer “Jehovah will take care of us.” Last week I was reading the Revelation climax book (p 173 I believe) about the trumpet blasts. It’s no wonder I just “checked out” during those studies. It’s truly laughable. Good thing Rutherford didn’t give any more sermons after 1928 because an 8th trumpet would’ve killed us all!

      • Ed(the other Ed)

        Well it sounds like you made it half way through the 3rd round with the Climax book without a barf bag, goes to show you got a lot of hard bark on you sister.

      • ewatchman

        THAT is funny!

  • Leighton Williams

    When I read the explanation in the Revelation book about the two witnesses being killed after the wild beast ascended from the abyss, based on the illustration, I thought to myself ‘What if this is yet to happen in the future?’

    And yet, the truth is that it will…and that understanding helps to change everything…it assuredly means the true climax of this war between gpps and evil.

    • Joel Sherrod

      It’s interesting, but years ago, I think around the year 2000, even while (and still) a Witness in good standing in my Congregation, I use to listen (secretly, of coarse) to a radio program called “The Bible Answer Man,” with Hank Hanagraff. And on one program, even as he considered the Witnesses to be s Cult, I remember him stating quite clearly that the Jehovah’s Witnesses interpretation of the book of Revelation was in his word “sheer folly.” He said that because of our insistence on always—even in the face of obvious non-sensical reasoning–always interpretating biblical end-time prophecy in the light or shadow of early 20th Century JW events. When I heard Mr. Hanagraff make that statement, at that time I thought to myself ‘oh how sad that he didn’t know the truth.’ I believed he was in egregious error! How so? Because in my mind the Watchtower Society is ALWAYS correct! But now, even as I am still a dedicated servant of Jehovah, and still listening to and following the leadings of the Faithful Slave, I too think the Society’s Revelation interpretations are off the mark; needing to be updated and adjusted for what is obviously happening TODAY. By the way, I no longer listen to ANY radio, TV, or Internet commentaries of so-called “Christian” talk shows—because in truth, all Christendom is in major error, with nothing good to contribute. Money, so to speak, is on the E-Watchman, and has been for the last 5 years! Keep up the great work Robert!

      • Bklyn Kevin

        Well come Joel nice to have you with us.

        because of the Watchtower’s may unbiblical policies many have left the organization and unfortunately many whent back to Christendom or they become activists against the watchtower saying they are a cult, but is there any truth to that accusation?. Read more> https://e-watchman.com/watchman-jehovahs-witnesses/ .

        I am very happy that you found Robert Kings web site and that you didn’t surrender your faith as many did. May Jehovah bless your search for the truth.

        • Joel Sherrod

          Thank you Kevin. When I first posted to this site, I was a bit leery in using my real name—Joel Sherrod. I thought that if my Congregation here in Chicago found out about my “dirty” little secret (akin to watching porno) then serious trouble would follow—both in the congregation, and with my family. But I went ahead and used my real name anyhow because I sincerely believe in the noble and deeply insightful work of Brother Robert King. Other ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses who have publically written or spoke out against the Watchtower, have done so in ways that seem to advocate LEAVING Jehovah’s true Organization; even going to the Church world! I respect Brother King for NOT doing that. He knows that Jehovah has indeed used the WTB&TS over the last 100 years to proclaim the “true” and real Gospel—God’s Kingdom, with Jesus Christ as it’s King. What marvelous respect for the truth! I applaud Robert King for that. Yes, there are errors in scriptural application, and some adjustments needed in a few doctrinal teachings. But by and large, there is no other religious group on earth today that is preaching “the good news of God’s kingdom” while recognizing the power and importance of God’s great name, Jehovah. Thank you Robert King for leading people to JEHOVAH, not so much to an fallible Organization.

          • Beverly kenyon

            Hiya Joel, loved reading your interesting posts and I look forward to reading many more. It’s lovely to have you here on Brother King’s site. A great big welcome to you.

            • Joel Sherrod

              Well thank you so much Beverly for that warm welcome! It almost makes me wish that all readers of the E-Watchman cab get together, meet one another in person, and fellowship! Thank you!

            • Sam

              Welcome Joel, happy to have you with us!

            • Joel Sherrod

              Thank you Sam. I feel like I have found a “new” spiritual family! Thanks again.

            • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

              My husband and I are just north of you in Wisconsin. Perhaps we all can meet up sometime soon.

            • Joel Sherrod

              Sounds great! No joke let’s make it happen! At least one thing we can always say about Jehovah’s people . . . no matter where on the Planet we may live, we are all brothers and sisters; yes, we are family!

            • Welcome welcome brother Joel, my interaction is limited right now because I’m at the beach enjoying the ocean. Be back soon. Me and Kevin B. live in the heart of Virginia, Sam,Burt,Bev.& Patri all live in Britain. Joe Dman rests his bones in Texas. Robert is in Michigan Man. Not sure about the rest, dead Alien where you from? Bklyn Kevin and Leonard F are Brooklyn Boys, Basavaraj is from India.

            • ewatchman

              Joseph, put that infernal device down and go enjoy your time away from it all. “All” includes this site. Go!

            • True, It’s hard though ?

            • Joel Sherrod

              Thank you so much Joseph! Hope you put on sun block lotion dude! Just kidding. But truthfully I am so grateful for meeting all of the E-Watchman family. You have all been so kind and gracious in welcoming me. My situation is a bit different as I am a current member in good standing with my Congregation here in Chicago. If I were ever found out to be contacting this site . . . well, you know what would happen. But I am confident that discretion is the first priority. Enjoy yourself at the beach; we’ll talk soon!

            • Annie

              & don’t forget Annie! Annie lives in the Canary Islands, we have the distinction of having the third largest volcano in the world 🙂
              But, in reality I was born a Lancashire UK, lass & so am very outspoken, what you see is what you get with me, a spade is a spade no matter how much gold leaf you might put on it!

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Annie, you’re volcano Annie. Joseph didn’t forget. Lol. Trust Joseph to put it like that. Love that guy…..all heart and soul.

            • Annie

              mwabwahahahaa, love it! But judging by the Brexit vote today I might not be Volcano Annie much longer, I am now an illegal immigrant. Soooo, depending on the Spanish viewpoint in the next few months I may have to relocate back to the UK, which I really don’t want to do. I lived in S Ireland for 12 years & am still married, though separated 16 yrs to an Irishman so maybe I will be accepted there, I did love it.

              My daughter has a 20 month old baby girl by a Spanish man so if she left she would lose custody, she is not allowed to take the baby out of Spanish territory without his permission, which won’t be forthcoming!

              Terrible feelings today really, great sadness & confusion. It means possibly leaving the only 2 people I absolutely love & live for, it’s breaking my heart really. I suddenly realise how Abraham & his family felt as alien residents. A lot to ponder over, but Jehovah will make it right!

            • The peace of God . . . will guard your hearts.—Phil. 4:7.
              Try not to worry about what the future holds, Jehovah will provide you with the security that comes from having Heaven’s protection. The secret password for entry is the sacred name of God, however it is pronounced in your language.

            • Song of Hannah

              Oh that is just heartbreaking. Praying for you Annie.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Annie, yeah, Joseph got that right. It suits because you certainly don’t come across as a wilting wallflower, all bland and beige. So glad you’re an ex lurker. Anyone jumping on Ewatchman and is lurking in the shadows need to come out and join in the discussion about the bible truths being revealed here. Iron sharpens Iron. Prov 27:17. Everyone has an opinion and something to say.
              That’s got to be a horrible feeling not knowing about your residency. It’s like waiting to be evicted by bailiffs. And there’s the knock on effect of your daughter and her child. Not being able to be near them. That will be unbearable. They’re your world. I know they said on the news that they want Britain to make a quick exit now they’ve voted out, but it was also said the exit could take 2 to 3 years. How true that is I don’t know. At the moment it’s all information and misinformation. Best thing to do would be to prepare and have a plan of action. I do sympathise with you though. My brother and mother are facing the same sort of thing but they don’t have dependants. They live in Malaga, Spain. My brother is a bit of a diva so he will be devastated if he’s kicked out. My mother not so much as she’s bobbing on in age and comes back to England a lot anyway. I know you must have that horrible sinking feeling but speak to Jehovah and ask him to guide you. Tell him how you feel.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Annie, I meant to also say that I bet that lounge of yours has been rearranged a few times since that shocking news. Anyway, you’re Volcano Annie and you’re not going down without a fight! Even if you have to action a Plan B.

            • Annie

              oh, I just saw this comment, Beverly. The furniture in the lounge moves on it’s own, I only need to give it a sideways glance lately & off it goes! I’ve now turned my attention to resident spiders & have been chasing them all day with a brush…out…out…out!
              Plan B is absolutely perfect, I can become a Spanish Citizen – IF I swear fealty to the Spanish FLAG….yeah, right! So we go to the rest of the alphabet.

              Maybe, just maybe I will be granted established rights because I have been here so long & my parents before me.

              Whatever happens, Jehovah will show me the way, I think He must be so tired of me going to him about it, he probably says to one of the angels “Here she is again, you deal with it” I actually can’t stop thanking Jehovah for bringing me to this site, the comfort has been amazing these last few days.

              Jesus told us the narrow road would be cramped & it surely is, we were warned early enough & even though Jehovah no longer stops our shoes & clothes wearing out as he did in the time of Moses in the ‘long trek’ He stops our hearts wearing out with his wonderful teachings, we are truly well blessed, even though we sometimes have to sit on a rock by the side of the road & say ‘go on without me, I’ll catch you up’

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Annie, yeah, Plan B won’t be happening! There’s no way you would be throwing the incense. Brother King a while back mentioned in an article about how early Christians could save their lives by just throwing a pinch of incense for the emperor. As easy as that. In a way you’re faced with that same sort of situation. You might be losing your way of life. So it’s good to see your strong resolve. Reminds me of that scripture…..be wise my son/daughter and make my heart rejoice that I may make a reply to him that is taunting me. Prov27:11
              Like you said Annie, Jehovah will show you the way. He will most definitely support you. He’s interested in your welfare and he’s got your back.

          • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

            Before I made my first comment on here (just a few weeks ago!) I was afraid to use my name. I totally respect and understand y’all who don’t or can’t, but I’m proud to be here….thinking, studying, questioning, searching. For me, not being anonymous is part of my healing process. I veil myself at the hall as much as I possibly can, so on here y’all can call me Ali. Welcome brother Joel.

            • Joel Sherrod

              You know what I feel like, right? But I know wherever the spirit and search for truth is . . . there are true friends. Thank you Alexandra!

  • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

    Hello again everyone. I’m studying for my midweek meeting now. This question in the workbook is challenging me to not roll my eyes:
    “. w15 7/15 p.9 “work to enhance the spiritual paradise”
    Q: what obligation does Psalms 48:12-14 place on us?
    (Paragraph 13) Regardless of how long we have been in the truth , we must tell others about JEHOVAH’S ORGANIZATION. The existence of a SPIRITUAL PARADISE in the midst of a wicked, corrupt, loveless world is a modern day MIRACLE! The wonders about Jehovah’s ORGANIZATION, or “Zion,” and the TRUTH about the SPIRITUAL PARADISE must be joyfully passed on “to future generations.” ”

    Ok. Going back to the verse in Psalms (for my own understanding) Zion represents the capital of Jerusalem which is spiritual Isreal??? Why or in what way are we setting our hearts upon its ramparts and fortified towers? How do we inspect it’s fortified towers? What are we inspecting and telling future generations about?

    It’s been a relief (after reading this site) that I can give myself permission to say we DON’T live in a spiritual Paradise (yet) because my version of spiritual paradise doesn’t permit child abuse cover-ups, information control, or history whitewashing.

    • Sam

      blegh! The latest thing that they seem to be coming out with that i can’t stomach is that the orgs videos are the new visions from Jehovah. Thats right, the videos are the same as the divinely inspired visions from Jehovah. Wonderful

      • Kevin b

        Those videos are so annoying. The smiles on everyone’s faces and the sighs of approval are worst. The branch is definitely doing a great job of pulling the wool over the eyes of the rank and file JWs.

        • Sam

          Apparently the convention is loaded with em

        • Joel Sherrod

          But I do not think that the Faithful Slave is “deliberately” pulling the wool over sincere people’s eyes. I believe they are under what Robert rightly calls a “deluding influence.” That delusion spreads to more than just the 1914 error. It stretches to every aspect of their teachings . . . including the videos they produce, and the message they want the brothers AND the world to see.

          • Kevin b

            Welcome to the watchman post Joel. I can appreciate your view. I believe with power and money comes corruption. The faithful slave has access to a lot of money, and they have a lot of power over JWs. In turn they have become corrupt. The faithful slave is well aware of Roberts book and his explanation of the scriptures. Not only are they under a deluding influence, they are a deluding influence to the JWs whom they are too provide food at the proper time, because they know it’s a lie. That’s why they will become the Anti Christ. I don’t feel they are puppets and Satan is pulling the strings. I don’t feel like the 7 GB members are innocent bystanders in all of this. They know right from wrong, and choose to do bad. Thats why I said they are pulling the wool over the eyes of the JWs.

            2Co 11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps disguising himself as an angel of light.

            They are putting on a pretty good show, but its all smoke and mirrors. It will fall.
            Once again welcome brother.

            • Joel Sherrod

              Umm. A very harsh view of the Governing Body. I do not believe that they are the anti-christ. Yes, they are in error, in fact they are in egregious error on a number of prophetic end-time interpretations. That is true. But Jehovah has used them mightily in many ways; and the proof of that is 8 million people delivered from Satanic false religion. However, the current 7 members of this particular Governing Body has a lot to answer for. And in due time they will. Jehovah will not allow error to go unabatted and unrestrained. By the way … Thank you for welcoming me to the movement.

            • Kevin b

              Read Roberts article the antichrist is coming.
              https://e-watchman.com/antichrist-coming/

            • rajan

              hello Joel and welcome
              as you say not all members of the governing body are evil as Lord Christ said there is the evil slave and good slave exist together in his houselhold
              The man of lawlessness is exposed only when the one who is acting as restraint is removed (this must
              Refer to the good slave) and this occurs when Jesus comes for the judgement of his household

    • Kevin b

      I think the rolling of the eyes is a must.

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Good questions to ask is” if we are in a spiritual paradise already as the watchtower claims then why do we need to enhance it? Seeing that spiritual paradise should be perfect and without lawless ones.
      The very fact that the watchtower is instructing us to enhance spiritual paradise clearly shows we are not in a spiritual paradise. Their idea of spiritual paradise is truly delusional when you compare the facts of what’s really going on worldwide with in the congregations of Jehovah’s witnesses concerning the child sex abuse cases.

      • Song of Hannah

        Excellent point Bro Kevin!

    • Christian Obadiah

      Thanks for bringing this up. I was feeling the exact same way. I have the same questions about Psalm 48. Anyone willing to chime in?

    • they tak on the word spiritual as if suddenly theres supposed to be a difference and nobody asks what that mite be. there is none. it simply cant be paradise in this wicked system otherwise we would not be in spiritual warfare – Eph 6:12 like duh

  • ewatchman

    Everyone, please pray for sister Patri, that it goes well. She undergoes a serious operation tomorrow at 8:30 London time.

    • Joel Sherrod

      Hi Robert. My name is Joel Sherrod. I am new to this site but not new to reading your marvelous posts. I will pray for Sister Patri. I already posted a few times on a couple of your daily text commentaries. May I kindly ask that you read one or two and tell me what you think. Thank you Brother King.

      • ewatchman

        Welcome Joel. It’s great to have active JW’s post comments here. Although I understand your trepidation in posting your real name, I doubt that there could be any blowback. After all, if someone who knows you reports you to the elders they would have to acknowledge that they too had been lurking in the forbidden zone. Then the elders would have to prove that e-Watchman is apostate. Hey, that could be some fun!

        • I think the whole ewatchman family should start posting links of e-watchman in the comments section of negative jw videos on YouTube to direct the lost and searching sheep to real answers. How about it folks, good idea?

          • Annie

            A resounding YES, Joseph, becuase if it hadn’t been for those neggie JW videos on Youtube I wouldn’t be here!

          • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

            That’s how I found this site and I’ve done it (posted this site on YouTube comments) a couple of times. If I may add this….don’t write a comment in a “preachy tone.” The “apostates” (I have an odd feeling of endearment for them, because many of them are like myself….raised as JWs who feel like they were robbed of the freedom of religious choice) value their status of “being awake” more than anything. So I try to appeal to “curiosity.”

          • Song of Hannah

            Excellent idea!

          • Christian Obadiah

            This might be a good idea indeed. If I remember correctly, I believe my first exposure to e-watchman was when I stumbled upon Brother King’s YouTube videos while searching about the trinity. His flawless reasoning on the topic, command of the scriptures, and extemporaneous delivery made a lasting impression on me. It reassured me that what I was learning about the identity of Jehovah and Jesus from the witnesses was indeed the truth.

          • noname

            Hi Joseph I think that is an excellent idea, I’ve thought of doing similar things in the past but never acted, I saw your posts on the warwick comments, this could really help….

          • noname

            Ive noticed when witnesses do comment on apostate videos etc. They get very emotional and give in to just name calling –

        • Joel Sherrod

          Thank you so much Robert! It’s an honor to talk with you personally. I have been reading your blogs—secretly, that is— for quite some time now. But I decided to step out further and actually join this marvelous growing movement. We ALL are truly Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses! May we continue to be like the first century Bereans, and always ‘examine the Scriptures daily to see whether (the things the Watchtower says) are so.’ (Acts 17:10-12). With you Brother King at the helm, I am sure all who heed your prophetic voice as the E-Watchman, will do just that.

          • Annie

            Welcome, Joel, great to meet you. Don’t read in secret, that makes you a ‘lurker’ like I was, now I can’t stop talking here! You have come home 🙂

            • Joel Sherrod

              Thank you Annie. I look forward to “lurking” to find the truth here on this site with the E-Watchman’s help.

        • Ed(the other Ed)

          Hey Robert,
          That’s not exactly true brother, what they do is let the person who reports go free, and then at the very least conduct what they refer to as a “special needs talk”, which I’m sure your familiar with. Then of course the accused is publicly shunned, but what’s interesting is that the congregation is already informed well before the talk. It’s easy to figure out by the “deer in the headlight” looks from everyone who presumably knows. Robert, before you get too comfortable and slip just remember that there’s people out there that want to hang you from the nearest tree.
          Joel welcome aboard, but I would highly advise taking your real name off as soon as you get the chance and your face, depending on your circumstances family etc…Just my opinion brother, hate to see someone thrown under the bus with no recourse, it can be devastating as we all know.

          • Kevin b

            You speak the truth brother. All depends on the congregation. Who needs extra drama, and target on your back.

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              That’s the way I see it Kevin. Robert is dropping his guard and acting like the accused has the upper hand with a copy of his book on hand in a kangaroo court. The elders don’t have to prove that e-watchman is apostate it’s the other way around, and we all know how that goes. He should know better, and I know he does and he’s doing his best. In my opinion it’s a little to early for personal exposure, better to wait for the right time because there is always one person in a given congregation that is looking to score points and a pat on the back.

            • ewatchman

              I have not advised anyone to put there name out there. If anyone has then I assume they have counted the cost already and know the possible repercussions.

            • Song of Hannah

              I think you are right Ed. I think Robert (through no fault of his own) is going on his experience of being in the congregation 15 years ago. But the makeup of the congregations have changed since then. They are now full of back-biting, narcissistic people who trying their hardest to impersonate righteous people. And they truly believe that so long as they appear righteous, they have a seat in the Kingdom, heavenly or earthly. But since they are not admitting their sin and thereby accepting faith in the ransom, there daily goal is to find someone else to pin their sins on, so that they can feel good about themselves again and again. And the kind and humble people are being swallowed up by them, so that there are fewer and fewer, and those few are barely hanging on.

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              You’ve pretty much summed it up Hannah, and the slightest subtle hint that you may be harboring alternative thoughts apart from that, could easily start the interrogation process. I often wonder if they were trained by the KGB. I hope they don’t recognize me with my new sunglasses and hat. Joking aside Robert, I know your not advising to open up, but you already know your being watched, and if they’re watching you, they may be watching us too.

            • Annie

              I may be totally wrong & please feel free to correct me, but, from my experience with my congregation, I honestly don’t care if they are watching me.

              I was stalked on FB by my anointed study sister & another anointed one (who didn’t even know me) & they advised an elder to check out my FB posts. I am in internet business & put a few business posts on there very irregularly, the elder told me I was wrong to be doing that as it made JWs look like money was our motive.

              The rotten part of it was that whilst proclaiming ‘love’ for me the sister never applied Matt 18;15-17 & just went ahead & condemned me without even a word to me. I got over that, but now the anointed sister does not even contact me & the elders have never been on a shepherding call with me to find out why I have been unable to attend meetings – it is as if they just don’t care about Jehovahs’ sheep!

              It was also the same when I had stopped associating, I never once had a call from any of them & I had to come back on my own! It is so true what Hannah said, that the congregation is made up of backbiting, narcissistic people & the elders are no better. So sad, because my congregation in Ireland were so different.

              I also wonder that because Jehovah has said “Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share in her sins” does this not apply to us now? Or are we to continue going to the meetings & ‘hiding’ our real feelings? Is that not being a bit hypocritical? If we are to stay, then WHEN exactly are we to get out of her in order to avoid being tarred with the same brush?

              I keep up with Jehovahs words in the Bible, the WT & the TV broadcasting site & also now through this site. The only thing I am not doing is meeting with the JWs regularly, but does being on this site not constitute ‘meeting’ together regularly?

              Feeling a bit sad & lost here tonight & would love your comments, criticism or otherwise. You have all become my ‘lifeline’ as it were. Or am I wrong/over critical/self pitying about the congregation? – tell me please.

            • Annie

              I must say at this juncture that I am always open to criticism, teaching etc. I am very outspoken as you are all learning, but, I am teachable. I have a great sense of humour, but I can be very serious.

              Anything to do with Jehovah commands my full attention.

              I saw a comment that we are all being ‘groomed’ by Jehovah to be in the new system & I thought that was wonderful! I am fully open to being groomed & I will always welcome without any grumbles, teaching & reproving from any of you.

              I have a lot to learn in order to become fully one whom Jehovah wants to call a daughter, I want to be His daughter & so will accept anything that comes my way if it teaches me.

            • Kevin b

              In my experience, each congregation is different. I totally understand how you feel. It’s hard to go to the meetings when you don’t feel the love. Sounds like you have a good spiritual routine though. I don’t do the broadcast because it feels like I’m watching the 700 club, but I go to the meetings. Do what’s best for you. I feel like the friends at the hall are lost souls so to speak. If you are treated badly at the Kingdom Hall, odds are they are too. You may be able to encourage some yourself. I tend to stay away from the self righteous ones so that’s about 50% right there. I try to help and encourage the lowly ones.

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              Annie thanks for the reply, I just want to remind you that some people have family involved, so that can make it difficult if people are watching your every move.
              Your the first case I’ve heard of being stalked on FB, interesting, another clue to what “the friends” are doing out in the real world and I hate to say it that way. This is the point I was trying to bring to brother King, people have to be couscous of the internet now a days, something the WT has no control over except to surf and see who is who. Hang in there sister and please don’t allow yourself to get upset about the things happening in the short term, things are about to get much worse IMO. My gut feeling anyways for what it’s worth!

            • Annie

              that’s gorgeous, Joseph, thank you 🙂

            • Your very welcome ?

            • Kevin b

              Any over zealous elder or the branch can use google to research anyone’s name. If you put your real name and picture on here, don’t be surprised when you are taken to the back room.

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              Brother Kevin b, howdy again! I’m afraid it’s much more deeper then you imagine. Our so-called brothers who hold the reigns in Brooklyn ALREADY HAVE YOUR NAME ON FILE IF YOUR BAPTISED. They know where you live who your married to etc…they don’t need to do a Google search it’s all right there in their data base with the pedophiles. All it takes is someone from the spy department at Bethel to come here and cut and paste and forward a letter to the persons congregation that they need to be removed on grounds of apostasy. Very efficient don’t you think?

            • Annie

              eesh! That is just awful,Ed. It makes, by implication, Jehovah out to be a malicious sort of God! Can you imagine if this sort of behaviour carried on into the new system of things? Constantly terrified of saying anything in case someone wants to ‘shop you’? It totally smacks of Police State behaviour. I fully appreciate we need rules in our lives but to rule by fear is not good or loving.

        • Joel Sherrod

          Hi Robert. This is Joel. Just wanted to hear your thoughts on today’s amazing news that Great Britain is LEAVING the European Union (EU). What this may mean for the global markets: and more importantly, what this could mean for those who are alert to the coming Great Tribulation. We are eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks.

          • https://e-watchman.com/updates/

            Where is it heading? A union that does not stick together, whether in the so-called United States, or the United Kingdom, or the European Union, is doomed to come apart. At some point, evidently soon, the system will come undone. That seismic event will signal that the conclusion of the system has begun. From the collapse will arise the last kingdom, what Revelation calls an eighth king, which is what is symbolized by the entire colossus that is made to stand upon the feet of iron and clay.

          • ewatchman

            Howdy Joel. I commented on it on the Updates page

            • Joel Sherrod

              Thank you much Robert. Once I have read your thoughts, I will post my own thoughts (for whatever they are worth, lol!).

    • Annie

      Prayers for sister Patri, I so hope that things go well for her

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      Yes I do!

    • rajan

      Certainly Robert
      I pray daily for allthe brothers and sisters around the world and will pray for Patri for Jehovah’s special blessing in her time of need

    • patri

      Now I know how Joseph knew to send me a card this morning! I was so confused and wondered if he was into something oooooo-ey! Thank you my beautiful brother. We all appreciate you SO much. Big 🙂

      • Burt Reynolds

        How a Are you today Patri ?. I do hope you are progressing and out of pain now. Keep on trucking. Burt.

        • patri

          Hello Burt. I’m trucking your way shortly to Medway. Heading for the knacker’s yard. No date when yet. That’s where I’m leaving my bladder.
          I’ve been allowed home for 8 hours a day, 12-8pm. So Im eating two healthy meals a day. Sunbathed for hours today hoping to bump up the immune system. Gonna make a very suntanned cadaver if it kills me lol. My age and blood refusal have put things in the negative, but I couldn’t feel happier Burt. I feel so very honoured and so happy to be in a position to gratefully show my faith to such a loving God as ours.
          For the last two years I’ve been shunned by family members after one of them fixed my husbands computer and noticed, dah dah dah…an apostate site. I’d sent my husband one of Robert’s articles concerning 1914, which was ignored of course.
          I was “reported” but nothing came of it. So now, because of my blood refusal I’m back in the good books and getting much needed practical help.
          I’ve never ever in the whole of my life felt so loved. By everyone. Everyone here. Just knowing im in all your prayers is enough. All the staff in the hospital, and the three lovely ladies in my ward. We laugh a lot. And now my family has rallied. Such a relief Burt.
          Will keep you posted. And Hannah…I want you to know my prayers are with you too. And Sam…I do have two cancers. The one that’s sitting in a petri dish awaiting a name, and the one that’s burying itself in the bladder muscle. Lucky or what.
          Got lots to catch up on now before I get tired…much love to all. P

          • Happy to see your in good spirits & eating some home cooked meals !?
            And getting some sunshine ? get well soon.
            ❤ Joseph

          • Burt Reynolds

            How are you today Patri? Are you bearing up? Take courage and don’t give in to worry or fear. Each day is sufficient for its own evil. Take each day as an opportunity to draw close the Jehovah’s mercy and love. You are stronger than worry, stronger than fear.myou have your faith and Jehovah’s loving kindness will bear you up. Love to you and yours from us all. Xx

            • patri

              Whoohoo Burt. I’m ab fab my dear.
              Had my first affair with morphine yesterday and thanked God for the experience! My kidney was stented in prep for bladder removal, dunno when as the docs predictions aren’t to be relied upon. Long story short, if the blood issue wasnt involved there would be no problem with the operation. Simply as.
              HLC have to be in the background for fear of coercion accusations. But, in the meantime my daughter is liasing now with the docs so I’m feeling happy for her support. Well, all the support I get through your prayers and best wishes, I couldn’t have been so strong under pressure. I’ve sure been tested, even just this morning another rabbit was produced out of a hat which I questioned. And do you know Burt, I wouldn’t have had the courage to question without your advise to stand up for my self. Also Jehovah sent me an angel one night, who sat by my bed holding my hand. Her name is Lesley. A nurse. She took it on herself to explain the options to choose… And radiology was not the route, she emphasised that. So when today’s rabbit was produced I said, no to that.
              I’m like you Burt, old school, when our hearts were more informed than our heads. Happy to prove my faith love and loyalty to the truly Deserving Ones, sooner rather than later…much love to everyone here. Love you all 😀

            • Burt Reynolds

              Hello Patri, I had some morphine once and had a very peculiar outcome with a chicken sandwich, so I can relate very well to your good experience. Keep going. Almost there for recovery. Love from all .

            • Burt Reynolds

              How are you today Patri? I hope you are getting by and are feeling positive. Thinking of you. X

            • patri

              Alls great Burt. Really good and I’ve only had a couple of negative wobbles. I’m heading for Maidstone in a week , for a two month zap. Wasn’t strong enough, age, blood etc to undergone a major op but tumour is snug in the muscle wall and contained so all good news.
              I’ve been tuned as much as possible and I know you won’t mind if I say hello and welcome to Shelley, cate and 1914? We’re all here for th e same reason it seems. Much love to you Burt. How privileged I feel to know you all, to feel all your support. 😀

            • Burt Reynolds

              I still think 1914 needs updating! Or even up voting

            • Burt Reynolds

              Hello Patri, I’m so pleased that the tumour is intact. Now you can be rid of it. It’s lovely to see others finding this site. Looks as though we are becoming a great crowd. I have been figuratively knocking on my sisters door these last few weeks trying to get her to look at the bible rather than soak up the lectures of the G B but as someone said on this site, it is so difficult, if not impossible to get a positive response. My sister feels ‘concerned’ about the people I am associating with and what they are telling me! I replied that no one tells me anything, only that they point to the bible for me to prove it to myself. But that is a strange concept to the entrapped. They cannot deal with anyone who is independent t of the GB and look for themselves, discuss amongst themselves and depend solely on the bible. They cannot be like the Boreans and have forgotten how to have faith in the bible and depend on their decision to serve Jehovah rather than men. Though our descision to serve Jehovah may in itself be fraught with doubts and fears, these orginate with ourselves and the word of Jehovah remains constant. There is no new light, only a right light that keeps increasing in scope and understanding, building on the truths evident, not changing the truth. My sister says that the messages I have given her, mostly a reiteration of Roberts articles, are ‘negative’. She has yet to see the videos of the convention, the ‘bunkers’ , the fear, but they do not see what we have to pass through to get to the other side because of the erroneous teachings of the GB. The message at this time is fearsome, and so few have a solid hope. They expect their passage to be easy and think the society will see them through, ‘stick with us. You will be safe’ they say. Blind guides. How fortunate we are to be given insight., to recognise the truth, but let us not delude ourselves that we are chosen, as others do feel that they are, but to keep checking the scriptures to ensure our knowledge is accurate. Keep on with your struggle to get better Patri. Do not be defeated. X

            • patri

              I do relate with your heartache concerning your sister Burt. Been there. Done that. Got angry. Wept. Exasperated. After a frustrating while I decided to flick the dust from my sandals and turn my attention to building on my own faith and let what will be , happen to my bigoted beloved. However much we plead and reason on the bible with them and however much they turn away we can be assured that reality will dawn once the dominoes begin to totter and their precious fictitious safety net disappears in a puff of satanic magic. That’s when we’ll need our voices because we know that some will listen, respond in time.
              So that’s what I’m doing, working on my relationship with God because time is too short to have our precious words vanish into thin air.
              You wanna know something Burt…I’m totally alone. Faced the blood issue alone, yes indeed. But once I tune in, turn on here I feel totally smothered with love and support and the holy spirit almost suffocates me. Every single comment has a positive effect. Even chas’, lord bless him! 😀

            • Burt Reynolds

              I thought I might send Robert and Joseph over for some straight talking….

            • ewatchman

              Glad to hear you are keeping calm and carrying on!

            • patri

              All due to my deep faith I didn’t know I had till I found your site Robert. Love you my brother… P

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Psalms 73:26
              My body and my heart may fail, But God is the rock of my heart and my portion forever.
              28 But as for me, drawing near to God is good for me. I have made the Sovereign Lord Jehovah my refuge, To declare all your works.

            • patri

              Well what do you know Kevin!…My sentiments are wholeheartedly one hundred percent in agreement with asaph. Thank you.
              On the 24 June, when I lost a lot of blood during the tumour removal that was removable, you all came with me to the theatre. Whilst waiting for the pre-med I went through all your names and placed you all around me. Just couldn’t get dead alien to remove his mask. Then I pictured the heavenly ones all shining in gold and light and smiling upon my form from the invisible above.
              I’ve tried my best whilst here in hospital to declare gods works by my happy disposition and showing my faith and that Jehovah really is my refuge. I’m hugged – a lot – by staff and patients so I think that might be a good sign in some way.
              Longing for the day when sickness and death is long in the past. I’m surrounded by folk who are really sick, all accepted as the norm, some blaming God not knowing who’s really responsible for old age suffering and death. So much work still to be done… 😀

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Your coverage gives me strength.
              And you are proving what Isaiah exclaimed to be true when he said”

              He gives power to the tired one And full might to those lacking strength.
              Boys will tire out and grow weary, And young men will stumble and fall,
              But those hoping in Jehovah will regain power. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary; They will walk and not tire out.
              Isaiah 40:29-31

            • patri

              I’ve read the isaiah scripture many times over the years Kevin, and not for one moment did I expect I’d experience the power of actually living those words.
              My perspective was so simple. I prove my love, loyalty and faith to God and make a reply to the Taunter. Also I show the angels who are observing the human family, that not all are turning away from serving their loving Creator. It was my time to give sonething back to Jehovah and with HIS HELP I was able to do it!
              Never thought I’d have such courage in me but there you go…I’m not out of the woods yet and may face more pressure to conform to Satan’s world, but all I can say is to trust in and throw your burden on Jehovah. Throw as hard and as high as your mind and heart can take you…and leave it with Him the God who loves you.

      • Greetings Patricia, the whole watchman family is thinking of you and praying. Hope you are doing well, sending you all our love. ❤?

        • patri

          Hello dear Joseph. I know, you know! I can feeeeeeeel it.
          Im doing so well….unbelievably well. Doctors, nurses commenting on my “sunny disposition” haha.
          All scans, tests and injections finished. Blood is back to normal and I’m ready for further treatment so….lions den in the future? …I’ll be fit and healthy and ready for you!
          My prayers are with your lovely family Joseph, didn’t think abour you having little ones…:D

  • Darren Wilks

    Holy, holy, holy, Father Jehovah, Please let your Holy Spirit be with sister Patri, now and forever..Hear our prayer through your Son Yehoshuah’s Holy sacrifice. Let it be.

  • Darren Wilks

    Let us be put in sackcloth, Father, and let us put ashes on our heads and call upon you. Bring it, Father!

  • Song of Hannah

    Yikes! My husband just read on Fox News that “the EU origianlly arose out of the ashes of WWII to help prevent WWIII”. So what does that mean then, when Britian suddenly decides to pull out??

    Makes me think, what a timely post this is!

    • ewatchman

      That is typical propaganda. The EU was set up as a scheme emanating from London to control the continent and prevent a unified Germany from gaining dominance after the USSR dissolved and east and west Germany were reunited.

      • Song of Hannah

        Well I still think it could serve the purposes of the elite to now desolve the partnership. Seems like it will make it much easier to go to war, now.

        • ewatchman

          The possible trigger for war might be the bankers’ trying to keep the EU together to prevent them from moving towards joining Russia and China in the New Silk Road development.

  • ewatchman

    No commentary today, but I updated the Updates page https://e-watchman.com/updates/

  • Leighton Williams

    Are we to honestly think that the end of this world will pass by and we’ll only be grazed with the severity of the great tribulation, for JWs? On the contrary, we will be right there along with everyone else, faced with the same choice.

    As a friend of mine once said, ‘The war has always been waged’ just that most will not discern it until it’s too late.

    • Bklyn Kevin

      As you say everybody will be subjected to the fierce look Kings tyranny.
      Daniel 8:
      23 “And in the final part of their kingdom, as the transgressors act to a completion, a fierce-looking king who understands ambiguous sayings will stand up.
      24 His power will become great, but not through his own power. He will bring ruin in an extraordinary way, and he will be successful and act effectively.
      {He will bring mighty ones to ruin, also the people made up of the holy ones.}
      25 And by his cunning he will use deception to succeed; and in his heart he will exalt himself; and during a time of security he will bring many to ruin. He will even stand up against the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human hand

      • Leighton Williams

        Right. And as Britain left the EU today, this plays into the elites’ plan, which is to initiate a hot conflict between nations.

        Alot of posturing going on, but we’re definitely not far away from such an event.

  • Em Aye

    I think it is going to cause problems trying to make that 14 steps work, seven seals then seven trumpets. Thinking the seven seals must start it all, throws it all out of sync doesn’t it?

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