The Secretary’s Inkhorn

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QUESTION: Whats your take on the new June 2016 WT, page 16, Question from Readers: “Whom do the man with the secretary’s inkhorn and the six men with smashing weapons described in Ezekiel’s vision symbolize?”

ANSWER: The Watchtower’s recent “adjustment” is correct. The man with the inkhorn and the six men with smashing weapons symbolize the angels who are involved in both saving the righteous and executing the wicked. And as they correctly note, the actual destruction of Jerusalem was carried out by Babylon. 

But the Watchtower’s relatively trivial “adjustment” does not bring things into proper focus. According to the article apostate Jerusalem represents Christendom and the world at large that will be destroyed at Armageddon. That is simply not the case. For example, why ought Jehovah’s people sigh and groan over the detestable things taking place in Christendom? There are a lot of people who are disheartened and disgusted by religion, but does that endear them to God or qualify them to be marked for salvation? Obviously not.

If we take the entire prophecy into consideration it unquestionably points to the judgment of the house of God —not Christendom. That is evident from the fact that Jehovah caused Ezekiel to see in vision all the evil things that were being done within the temple of Jehovah in Jerusalem. That city, and especially the temple, was the place where Jehovah caused his name to reside.

Although Ezekiel was not a priest within the temple —he being an exile in Babylon at the time —Jehovah picked him up by a tuft of his hair and carried him away by the spirt, boring through the temple walls to see the disgusting things being done by the priests of Jehovah. So, the wickedness was not overt. It was subtle —concealed within the walls of the sanctuary.

As Jehovah’s Witnesses well know, the Scriptures establish an order for the judgment to come. The apostle explained: “For it is the appointed time for the judgment to start with the house of God. Now if it starts first with us, what will the outcome be for those who are not obedient to the good news of God?” —1 Peter 4:17

The prophecy of the secretary’s inkhorn confirms that ordering, as the six symbolic destroyers were commanded to “‘start from my sanctuary.’ So they started with the elders who were in front of the house. Then he said to them: ‘Defile the house and fill the courtyards with the slain. Go!”’

Keep in mind that the destruction of “Jerusalem” is also the central feature of Jesus’ detailed prophecy concerning the conclusion of the system of things and his parousia. Christ indicated that his followers would have to take decisive, life-saving action when they saw the disgusting thing standing in a holy place.

According to the prophet Daniel, who was also an exile in Babylon along with Ezekiel, the sanctuary of the Prince of princes along with the constant feature of Jehovah’s temple worship were going to be thrown down by the last king. In fact, the angel identified the holy place that is destined for desolation during the time of the end, when he said: “How long will the vision of the constant feature and of the transgression causing desolation continue, to make both the holy place and the army things to trample on?”

Obviously, the transgression is not on the part of the fierce-looking king who brings desolation, but on the part of the “priests” within the sanctuary. And Christ undoubtedly had this passage in Daniel in mind when he said: “Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place (let the reader use discernment)…”

The apostle Paul also revealed that an imposter would assume control over God’s temple, an evil entity whom Paul identified as a man of lawlessness. Prior to his taking to himself the seat of God, though, the man of lawlessness promotes a fake parousia. That is why Paul warned the brothers not to be alarmed or shaken from their reason if they hear or read authoritative proclamations – even if purported to be messages from the apostles themselves – declaring that the presence has begun and the day of Jehovah is here. Paul explicitly stated that the day of Jehovah would not come until the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness, otherwise known as the Judas-like son of destruction, is revealed.

Paul went on to explain that although the man of lawlessness exists prior to his being revealed, his lawless presence is not recognized as such —only the “mystery of this lawlessness is at work.” No doubt the revealing of the man of lawlessness will coincide with the disgusting thing standing in a holy place.

In application, certainly the Watchtower has been the source of proclamations over the past 138 years regarding the presence having begun and the day of Jehovah being here. (Just to impress the point, the very first issues of the Watchtower declared that the presence of Christ had begun in 1874. Furthermore, until relatively recently the Watchtower taught that the day of Jehovah began in 1914.)

And “the mystery of this lawlessness” is detectable in many ways, such as the glorification of the Watchtower itself and the Governing Body in particular, which amounts to idolatry; the Watchtower’s NGO partnership with the United Nations and their disgusting hypocrisy in proclaiming their abhorrence of child abuse while running cover for pedophiles and crushing their victims, and even the bizarre appearance of demonic subliminal images in Watchtower literature, is a telltale hint of the existence of a satanic presence, which after all, is the source of the authority of the man of lawlessness, even as Paul said: “But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders and every unrighteous deception…”

But the foretold apostasy is yet to come. Quite likely the lawless faction within the Watchtower will ally itself with the new world order after the coming crash of the system. That will be an expression of the disgusting thing standing where it ought not —in the place of Christ.

In harmony with what the apostle wrote about the lawless one being revealed in connection with the presence, or manifestation of Christ, Ezekiel’s vision of the temple and the destroyers is predicated upon the interaction of Ezekiel with a manifestation of a glorious being, whom the awestruck prophet described this way: “As I watched, I saw a form similar to the appearance of fire; there was fire below what appeared to be his waist, and from his waist upward his appearance was bright, like the glow of electrum.”

Jesus' parousiaOftentimes angels materialized as men —such as when two “men” in white garments appeared among the disciples who were looking upon Christ as he ascended to heaven. The question that ought to be considered is what is the significance of the appearance of a glorious superhuman, an experience which Daniel also had —as well as the apostle John in Revelation? In the apostle’s experience the effulgent figure is definitely identified as Jesus Christ. That being true, Ezekiel’s interaction with a dazzling man of fire, as well as his re-occurring interaction with the awe-inspiring fiery chariot and its enthroned rider, signify that the visions he experienced are to find their ultimate realization during the glorious, visible presence of Christ.

Ezekiel's vision of the wheels of fireIn the 10th chapter of Ezekiel the celestial chariot appears to Jehovah’s watchman once again. This time, though, the focus is on the wheelwork. He wrote: “As I was watching, I saw above the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubs something like a sapphire stone appearing above them, and its appearance resembled a throne. Then he said to the man clothed in linen: ‘Enter between the wheelwork, under the cherubs, and fill both your hands with burning coals from between the cherubs and toss them over the city.’ So he entered as I watched. The cherubs were standing to the right of the house when the man entered, and the cloud filled the inner courtyard. And the glory of Jehovah rose up from the cherubs to the threshold of the doorway of the house, and the house gradually became filled with the cloud, and the courtyard was full of the brightness of the glory of Jehovah. And the sound of the wings of the cherubs could be heard in the outer courtyard, like the sound of God Almighty when he speaks. Then he commanded the man clothed in linen: ‘Take fire from between the wheelwork, from between the cherubs,” and he entered and stood beside the wheel. Then one of the cherubs stretched his hand out toward the fire that was between the cherubs. He took some and put it into both hands of the one clothed in linen, who now took it and went out. The cherubs had what looked like the form of human hands under their wings.”

There is an interesting parallel to Ezekiel’s vision found in the 8th chapter of Revelation. Immediately after the opening of the seventh seal John saw: “Another angel, holding a golden incense vessel, arrived and stood at the altar, and a large quantity of incense was given him to offer it with the prayers of all the holy ones on the golden altar that was before the throne. The smoke of the incense from the hand of the angel ascended with the prayers of the holy ones before God. But right away the angel took the incense vessel, and he filled it with some of the fire of the altar and hurled it to the earth. And there were thunders and voices and flashes of  lightning and an earthquake. And the seven angels with the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.”

What does the fire the angel throws down upon the earth represent? It symbolizes the destruction of God’s earthly organization. That is what is represented by the woes associated with the first four trumpet blasts, which have been considered in detail in the chapter of Revelation in Jehovah Himself Has Become King.

2017-08-07T05:58:48+00:00 July 10th, 2016|Ezekiel, Mailbag|33 Comments
  • Please8834

    Robert. QuestIon ..Something i noticed for the first that the incense vessel was then filled with the prayers of the Holy Ones…What do the prayers represent? And are the prayers that are used prior to the brides assention? Or after ?

    • Bobby 6343

      3rd paragraph of Revelation “Jehovah Himself Has Become King”

      Read the last part.

      It seems appropriate that after the final sealing is accomplished, which is apparently why the great tribulation will be cut short, cut short by God for the sake of the chosen ones, as Jesus foretold, and symbolized in Revelation by the four angels holding back the winds of destruction even after the point when the metaphoric heavens have gone dark and the institutional mountains of the world have all collapsed, the thankful prayers of the then-sealed holy ones should ascend like perfumed incense before God.

    • Please8834

      My first thought, was the prayers represented the Crys of the Holy Ones for justice against Jehovah’s name and for Christ sacrifice and the anointed in there plea for the horrible things done to them and the flock. And that the throwing the vessel to earth represents a testament that satan is about to answer for his crimes against them..

  • Beverly kenyon

    The demonic subliminal images images in some of the WT literature is the man of lawlessness slyly and insidiously saying, I’m in charge, this is my territory… has my mark (like a cat marks its territory. And the sickening thing is the rank & file witness would then have passed on the contaminated literature in the ministry or on to their studies. Obviously being established in Jehovah’s household has emboldened him to act so brazen, twisted and cocky!!

  • Burt Reynolds

    That was a beautiful explanation. Very encouraging and informative. What I would like to know though, is that when we see the disgusting thing ( there is much to choose from at present, that’s for sure) standing where it aught not, Jehovah’s people need to take Decisive life saving action. What action is this? Surely it does not refer to physical life? Is it perhaps to recognise the disgusting thing for what it is, recognise the organisation for what it is and the life saving action is therefore to remain faithful to Jehovah?

    • patri

      If we don’t remain faithful to Jehovah Burt, there won’t be any life to save!
      I’ve read somewhere here something like, quite likely the lawless faction within WTS will ally itself within the new world order after the coming crash of the system and that will be an expression of the disgusting thing standing where it ought not…in PLACE OF CHRIST. So NOW is the time to be building a strong relationship with Jehovah in order to boldly face the coming mental emotional and spiritual onslaught from the invisible demonic influences which will surely terrify us all when end times begin. That to me seems to be our life saving action and please somebody correct me if that’s wrong.

      • Burt Reynolds

        Hello Patri, in the context of what is written above, it seemed to me, this life saving action, to be in the future and that the disgusting thing is not yet standing there, as you point out. So I thought it might I be something different? There are plenty of disgusting things going on at present in the organisation it seems, though I think this is even figuratively worse. Confused of Cheltenham as they say.

        • kevinb 1914

          According to my research into the prophecies and by ‘praying with holy spirit’ (Jude 1:20), the ‘1335 days’ of the ‘Great Suffering/Great Tribulation’ begins
          with ‘Amerigeddon’. (Revelation 13:3) It will end with ‘Armageddon.’
          That’s when the true 2nd coming occurs. It is at the start of ‘summer’
          on the 1335th day’ after the Tribulation begins. (Daniel 12:12) (Luke 21:30-31). This is the initial order of events:

          1. *Individuals pre-selected by the Almighty Creator YAH’UAH and His Son, will be ‘taken/extracted’ by special operation forces, shortly before the ‘despicable thing that depopulates stands in a holy place’. US Bethel, the headquarters for Jehovah’s Witnesses, is the modern ‘holy place’ because a number of the ‘true anointed’ live there. (Mt 24:15) (Luke 17:34-37) The ‘false anointed’ are also there. It is a term literally translated in Benjamin Wilson’s Greek Interlinear, the Emphatic Diaglott, at Mt 24:24, on page 69 at the following website (

          2. The ‘extraction’ of those ones can occur a day before the ‘death-stroke’ to the 7th head, US/London, in the middle of the night while sleeping, or even on the same day, while at work or at home. They will be taken to a place to help the anointed ‘chosen ones’ that have ‘insight’ prepare to give scriptural ‘understanding to many’ that eventually make it inside of YAH’UAH’s ‘holy mountain’. (Dan 11:33) (Dan 12:3)

          3. Troops from the UN, which is part of the satanic ‘despicable thing that depopulates’, will then ‘stand in a holy place’ and arrest those at Bethel headquarters. Bethel literally means ‘House of God’ and as we know, God’s ‘judgment begins with the house of God’. It does NOT begin with the destruction of Babylon the Great as the ‘false anointed’ liars teach! (Revelation 13:10) (Matthew 24:15) (1 Peter 4:17)

          4. The true ‘anointed ones’ that are living at the headquarters of the ‘holy place’, along with the ‘false anointed’, which includes the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, will be temporarily brought to ‘mountain-like’ government FEMA camps for 45 days before the ‘despicable thing is put in place’. This occurs 45 days after it is ‘standing in a holy place.’ (1335 -1290 = 45 days) (Rev 17:9) (Dan 12:11)

          5. YAH’UAH’s spirit indicates to me that school buses will be used for the ‘pick-up’ of the other ‘eagle eyed’ believers that are not in the ‘holy place’, but are in modern, figurative ‘Yahudea’ (now referred to as ‘Judea’). The United States is modern ‘Yahudea’ where the ‘holy place’ is located. A nationwide ’emergency announcement’ will alert them and enable them to ‘flee’ on the school buses to the ‘mountain-like’ government FEMA camps, together with the ‘chosen ones’, the true ‘body of the Messiah’, who will also be in a FEMA camp. (Mt 24:15,16,22) (Luke 17:30-33) (Luke 21:20-21) Do not try and get a ‘go bag’.

          The scriptures indicate that the visible return of the true Son of God will be ‘1335 days’ after the start of the Great Tribulation. That would be on June 20, 2020, if ‘Amerigeddon’ is this year. The true return of the Son of God is when ‘God’s Kingdom comes’ and will occur in the ‘evening’ on the summer solstice. (Zechariah 14:6-9) So if we count ‘1335 days’ backwards from the summer solstice, which will be on June 20, 2020 in 2020, then the Tribulation will begin, ‘like a thief in the night’, approximately 105 days from today, during the evening of October 24th, 2016. (Matthew 24:32-33, 42-44)

          • Burt Reynolds

            Thank you for your work on this Kevinb. Very kind of you.

          • Burt Reynolds

            Hello Kevinb, I have had a chance to go through all these scriptures now. I had a go at the numbers but like Hannah, I’m no mathematician and so I rely more or less solely on the message. I can’t confirm these days and additions etc from the bible, even with a calculator. I was both pleased and surprised though At your knowledge both of the days and the means of escape for the anointed and sheep, so much so I rang the transport facilities to inquire about the use of school buses for people other than children. It took some explaining but they said it was highly unlikely that they would allow the use of school buses for transporting the anointed or any other believers to a FEMA camp…I don’t know what these camps are I must confess…and also, they were kind enough to look up the dates you mentioned and they said as it fell on a Sunday, usually reserved for repair and Maintenance of school buses, their use would be out of the question. He said that following any emergency announcement, that the State Troupers would more than likely requisition them for the population in general, rather than just Jehovah’s witnesses. They were very helpful but asked if perhaps you had got it a little wrong on this point and that in fact taxis were implied rather than school buses. They assured me that the colour of the vehicles were very similar. Do you think he could be right? I suppose it depends on whether the anointed or sheep carry enough cash with them for the trip…which is unlikely given the imminent collapse of the monetary systems,… and can phone in to let the driver know where they are located, especially those in wheelchairs or elderly and infirm. Also can you confirm if the evening of October the 24th 2020 is based on standard eastern or western time of the USA as living in England, I will need to set my alarm as it will be in the early hours of the 25th October over here. I will certainly take your advice with regard to the go bag. I have never put much stock in that sort of thing and they tend to make me look a little effeminate walking down the street with the GO BAG logo stamped on the side…you are talking about the official JW org bags approved by the governing body and sold by the brother in Mexico I take it? I know I should probably not ask as it is a personal thing, but what does it feel like to have these facts indicated to you by Holy Spirit? It must be wonderful to have these things brought to your attention and in such detail.

            • kevinb 1914

              Hello Burt. I knew the plan was to begin the Great Tribulation by temporarily destroying the US so that the Devil and his the Luciferian leaders could set up their satanic New World Order. I also knew
              about REX 84 and the FEMA camps being used to house believers until the New World Orders is ‘put in place’ 45 days after the Tribulation begins.

              I knew that with the United States being ‘slaughtered to death’ and temporarily going into the death like ‘abyss’, there will be no power or electricity in the US, with banks, stores and gasoline stations all being closed. London is the banking center of the world, so I do believe London will be hit as well, which will close all financial markets worldwide.

              I had also been wondering early last year about how many US cities would be hit. YAH’s spirit put it in my mind that there will be nuclear attacks on 55 US cities, including the White House, and numerous power stations. Nuclear bombs will be used in the attacks, both on the ground and from the air using EMP nuclear weapons. So I was thinking about how the Sovereign would protect and save the true ‘chosen ones’, as well as the other 1.2 million Witnesses here in the US, not including others, like myself, that are ‘inactive’ but still believers in God’s Word.

              The indication from the Sovereign’s spirit about school buses will be used to take believers to the FEMA camps for 45 days came about suddenly, in the middle of the night, a little less than a year ago when I was praying and meditating about how 1.2 million Witnesses in the US could get to the FEMA camps to get out of harm’s way.

              I would never have thought of that on my own. The Sovereign has done that numerous times to help me understand the prophecies, especially with the bible translations not being 100% accurate. I believe the true anointed will give us the ‘Kingdom’ version, which will be 100% accurate.

              According to prophecy, some will be taken (Luke 17:34-37) (Matthew 24:40-41) and others will have the choice to go or stay (Matthew 24:15-21) (Luke 17:31-33) when they see the ‘despicable thing standing in a holy place’. I know that some will be like the wife of Lot and not want leave or who disobey and try to go back to get personal belongings like a go bag/bug out bag, so the actual number that will be taken out of harm’s way will be less.

              Again, the school buses being used is for the US believers. The rest of the world will get a chance to leave, one nation at a time, to be able to get to YAH’s spiritual ‘Mt Zion’ (Isaiah 2:1-4), the spiritual ‘city of refuge’ (Numbers 35:12), the ‘secret place of the most High’ (Psalm 91), ‘the place prepared in the wilderness’ (Rev 12:6), on the ‘wings of a great eagle’ (Rev 12:14) which are US airplanes.

              Interestingly, since the early part of this year, there has been a mini school bus parked right on the side of a state road, that is covered with an advertisement for school bus drivers! The ad states that ‘no experience is necessary’ and that ‘training will be provided’. It has been there for over 6 months! This is another of the many reasons that I believe the Tribulation will begin this year.

              Also, to clarify, you had stated October 24th/25th, 2020 is a Sunday for the Tribulation to begin. That would be the correct date… if we are 4 years away from the ‘death stroke’ to the United States. But if it is this year, will be like a ‘thief in the night’ for those spiritually asleep, on Monday, October 24th/25th, 2016.

              IF the Tribulation begins this year, the Son of God will return and God’s Kingdom will come to take over the earth ‘1335 days’ later (Daniel 12:12), in the ‘evening’ (Zechariah 14:7), on June 20th/21st, 2020.

            • Burt Reynolds

              Well Kevinb, make sure you catch the bus. i have a headache right now. I’m going to lie down.

            • LW

              It was similar for me too. I always wondered about things being turned completely upside down and THEN the tribulation begins. It would constitute a much stiffer test.

            • patri

              hahaha hahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha oh Burt, you are a star!! Wish you were in my congregation…BIIIIG HUG…

            • Burt Reynolds

              No! Seriously, I’ve cancelled my holiday for June 2020 on what Kevinb said. I was going to go to Margate and we had a suite booked at Tricia Tribulation’s Trinity Temperance Temple Tenement for Lapsed JWs. Tricia still goes to the Margate congregation, you must know her, she was teamed up with Brenda who used to run Brenda Bun’s Bread n Bacon Breakfast Bar by BeerBoat Bridge, with Betty and Barbara Brown, Brother Bumbles sisters. I pop in there for a coffee when out on my walk in the morning for a chilled caramel cream coffee-cake confection and convivial coffee. You have to take the chronology in all seriousness because nobody knows the day or the hour. You know this Patri !

            • Burt Reynolds

              Hello Patri. Sorry I’ve not been in touch. Been on a mental sojourn. How are you keeping? ?

            • patri

              Hello Burt. Ah, a mental sojourn is good. Mine’s been diagnosed as dementia…. Just kidding! I’m keeping well thanks Burt but this heatwave, did you get it up the road where you live, has taken its toll today I’m so ready for my bed and no dog has been walkies yet! Its only 8pm. I’m flagging.
              Just reading through today’s comments. Always such a great pleasure. I hope your mental sojourn took you over the rainbow where bluebirds fly. Glad to have you back. Also glad Robert’s taking a break to catch up on other stuff. Hope taking care and resting is also on his list. Big hug…p

            • Burt Reynolds

              I don’t go out in this heat. Neither does the dog. The cat takes the morning sun but then comes in. Its going to be even hotter tomorrow about 34 degrees. See you at sundown.

            • besides, i dont think there would be enough short busses available

            • looks like he changed his name

            • Burt Reynolds

              Maybe he should keep it then! Can’t keep up with all this name changing.

        • patri

          Confused of Tunbridge Wells here Burt.
          I’m thinking that when the fascist stroke communist tyranny beyond imagination, as Robert words it, and the confrontation between Christ and the king fierce in countenance – the disgusting thing – removes the constant feature – our regular sacrifices of praise offered to God in his santuary gets underway, its then we’ll be tested as to whether we’ll fear God or man. That’s why its imperative right now to be building on our relationship with God. As I say, I’m confused ( a lot of the time) so don’t mind me.
          FYI, I’m now discharged from hospital. 75% cancer shifted, 25% to be zapped asap over eight weeks. Then I’m going on holiday…maybe? ;D

          • Burt Reynolds

            Well. Ring me back a postcard from where you go. I’m presuming it’s not Margate! I’m so glad you are surviving your ordeal and that you have been so strong in your faith. What a reward that must be, and such a strengther for your spirit. I’m so happy for you. Recuperate, enjoy your holiday and come back to us soon. X

            • patri

              No. Not Margate Burt. Too many bad memories, as somebody wouldn’t meet me at the Turner centre once hahaha. My strength to stay faithful surprised even me Burt, believe it or not. I’ve been shunned by family members for almost twenty years, banned from seeing grandchildren and all that, their cold hearts compounded by the decimating unchristian advise from the governing body (wouldnt conform, lose my identity, rebelled). But Phwah! Refusing a blood transfusion four times solo has brought about smiling visits and dhal soup and offers to help and support us elderly parents. All I have to do now is to keep my mouth tightly closed. That’s my next big test. I won’t be well enough for a sunny break till October. But I plan to be back before the 24th. Much love dear Burt…:D

            • Burt Reynolds

              Hello Patri, it is a wonderful thing that the brothers and sisters respond to your action over blood, but ignore their supposed judgement of your degree of faith overall which they had decried and abandoned you for. What a ridiculous abuse of the scriptures is shunning! Sadly it probably won’t last, but maybe it will awaken them also when they see that we have not abandoned the organisation, but they have abandoned us through starvation of the truth of the scripture. Good may come of your frightful suffering yet, besides your own improving health. That will be a witness and half! A witness of faith, a witness of loyalty, there is much in your brave actions that Jehovah can use for the good of others and your family, for without works……. Don’t keep your mouth closed now that you have shown the outward, tangible signs that those weak in the faith crave. Now is the time to speak out and ask them why they think you acted that way if you had not faith in Jehovah! Ask them why it is that you did that and in what way do they think you had abandoned Jehovah, or ask them, was it perhaps the organisational teachings you abandoned in favour of the bible? Make them answer instead of judge for once. But I speak out of turn, it is of course your ball to bowl. But what a witness! Keep getting better. Don’t underestimate how the positive psyche keeps the body working…..that’s just made me think that I need a bit of work in that area myself! We shall meet some day, be assured.

    • How do “my people” get out of Babylon the Great? –

  • Christian Obadiah

    A mind-blowing article. Just to clarify:

    So the “priests” of the sanctuary that commit the “transgression”
    is the Man of Lawlessness?

    The “transgression” is the future apostasy committed by the Man of
    Lawlessness, whereby he allies with the Eighth King after the crash of the
    system, thus leading to the disgusting thing that causes
    desolation (which is the Eighth King) standing in a holy place?

    And, the constant feature that is removed by the disgusting thing is the preaching work of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

    • yeah, u get it. i dont have much more to reply about your comment myself

      • Christian Obadiah


        • i can say that the Watchtower doesnt talk much about the “constent feature”. but if you read the Pay Attention to Dan book, you can take a wild guess that the WT twists that scripture passing the transgression an removial of service to Jehovah off to anyone but itself, as even Robert has pointed out at times

    • Bklyn Kevin

      “POW”….. Excellent comment.
      EXCERPT from , The Hubbub of the City Is Abandoned.
      …the signing of the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights to praise the high ideals of the United Nations Organization. Even more disturbing, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been subtly conditioned to expect that the Watchtower will be the means by which God will provide life-saving instructions even during the coming tribulation. In proof of that, the April 15th, 2012 Watchtower stated in…

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  • Bklyn Kevin

    From, The Antichrist Is Coming! Read more>


    Who can dispute the fact that the Watchtower wields absolute control over the spiritual lives of all of Jehovah’s Witnesses? For example, here is a quote taken directly from paragraph 17 in the November, 2013 Watchtower:

    When “the Assyrian” attacks, the elders must be absolutely convinced that Jehovah will deliver us. At that time, the life-saving direction that we receive from Jehovah’s organization may not appear practical from a human standpoint. All of us must be ready to obey any instructions we may receive, whether these appear sound from a strategic or human standpoint or not.

    Why is it assumed without question that the Watchtower (“Jehovah’s organization”) will issue “life-saving direction” in the future? And why would God’s instructions appear impractical?

    When Jesus forewarned us not to believe any reports – no matter the source – regarding the whereabouts of Christ, is it possible that the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be the source of announcements and “life-saving” instructions regarding Christ being in the “inner chambers” of Bethel, in whatever form Bethel may exist then? Has not Jesus himself already issued life-saving instructions; namely, that we should not believe anyone who claims to have special knowledge or instructions regarding his whereabouts and that we should flee without delay when the disgusting thing stands where it ought not? If the Watchtower claims it will be the source of “life-saving direction” during a critical time, is it not setting itself up to stand in the place of Christ?

  • LW

    Did anyone catch this point mentioned in the article?

    During the time leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem, Ezekiel served as a watchman along with Jeremiah, just as Isaiah had previously done. Today, Jehovah is using a small group of his anointed servants to feed his people and warn others before the outbreak of the great tribulation. In turn, all of Christ’s domestics have a share in sounding the warning.—Matt. 24:45-47.

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