Wednesday, July 14
These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. —Rev. 7:14.
Since 1935, Jehovah’s Witnesses have understood that the great crowd of John’s vision is made up of a group of faithful Christians who have the prospect of living forever on earth. (Rev. 7:9, 10) In order to survive the great tribulation, the great crowd would have to be educated in Jehovah’s ways before the Millennium begins. They would need to show strong faith in order to “succeed in escaping all these things that must occur” before Christ’s Thousand Year Reign. (Luke 21:34-36) Those of the great crowd rejoice in their hope. They understand that Jehovah determines where his faithful worshippers will serve him, whether in heaven or on earth. Both the anointed and the great crowd recognize that their reward is possible only because of Jehovah’s undeserved kindness as expressed through the ransom sacrifice of Jesus Christ. —Rom. 3:24. w19.09 28 ¶10; 29 ¶12-13
It is remarkable that it took the Watchtower 50-some years to figure out what the great crowd represents. Especially so if Christ returned in 1914 and the Bible became an open book why did it take another 20 years of groping to finally figure out what the great crowd of Revelation represents?
Nevertheless, it is a revelation of truth. For centuries the churches have promoted the heaven/hell destiny. And they still do. Evangelicals in recent years have taken the falsity further into absurdity and have embraced the so-called rapture—popularized by the Left Behind fictional series. Supposedly, only the doomed will be “left behind” on earth. No meek. Just wicked folks. So, Jehovah’s Witnesses have cut through all of the lies Satan has fabricated about God’s purpose and what salvation is—with one exception.
It is not like God has never wiped out a world before and saved a few. Noah and his family rode high above the raging floodwaters in the ark. When the waters receded the door of the ark was opened and eight souls walked out into what for them was a new world. Jesus said the coming of the Son of man will be just as in the days of Noah.
Although the Watchtower has been entrusted with the good news and has been instrumental in educating those inclined, it is not the ark of salvation as Jehovah’s Witnesses have been induced to believe.
There is a lie embedded in the truth, a lie just as monumental as the lies that the churches promote. It is the lie that Christ began ruling in 1914. Jesus has not returned in any sense. Christ said he would be with his disciples all the days until the conclusion of the system. And that accounts with the existence of the Watchtower—pre conclusion. Satan and his angels have not been cast down. The house of Jehovah has not been lifted up above the mountains, nor are the members of the Watchtower Society fulfilling prophecy by streaming to the elevated mountain of God. All of that is a delusion. The apostle explained that God allows for an operation of Satan to wield a deluding influence over those who know the truth in order to test their love for the truth.
So where do we stand in time?
There are two overriding developments that are impacting the world. One, the rise of China and its implementation of LaRouche’s vision of a high-tech new silk road and China’s alliance with Russia. And two, the dying British imperial system, which primarily wields power via the City of London and Wall Street and the central banks. That system is far beyond bankrupt. That is why London is desperate to stop the rise of the Russo-Sino alliance and the development of the One Belt-One Road. Just the other day China made a deal with Iran to invest $400,000,000,000 in Iran over a period of years. Basically, China is declaring that Anglo dominance is over. Afghanistan, too, is being drawn into the partnership and will be a key component in the One Belt Initiative.
The problem is the British Empire, which has dominated world affairs for 250 years, has no intention of going quietly into the historical graveyard of empires. No, the Anglo war machine is gearing up for war—nuclear war.
After the recent Black Sea provocation, Putin said that even had Russia sunk the British destroyer it would not have resulted in world war. Why did he say that? Because he is alluding to the doctrine of MAD that existed during the Cold War. MAD is an acronym for mutually assured destruction. But the military doctrine of MAD does not take into consideration the fact that Satan and the demons are the powerful behind-the-scenes influencers. It is the inspired mutterings of demons that go forth to the kings of the world and lead them to a place called Armageddon.
When Christ takes his power and begins ruling there will not be a prolonged period of peace such as the world has enjoyed these many decades. Revelation informs us that when Christ evicts the demons from Jehovah’s heaven they will know they have a short period of time. Their coming down to earth in a great rage will ignite mutually assured destruction. (Perhaps MAD is more appropriately an acronym for Many Angered Demons)
All the things that the Watchtower has claimed have been fulfilled will be shown to be false. War, famine, and pestilence will reap a deadly harvest of a quarter of the souls alive. Given that the population of earth is now approximately 8.billion, that would mean that we may expect some 2 billion souls to fall victim to the pale horse of Death.
Thankfully, we have Jehovah’s promise that he will ultimately intervene. He will cut short the holocaust and prevent the extinction of our foolish race. Obviously, if the great tribulation must be cut short or else there would be no survivors the tribulation is not the destruction of Babylon the Great as the Watchtower claims, ad nauseam.
Then, with the Watchtower totally discredited for having deluding Jehovah’s Witnesses for so long, those who hope to gain salvation will have to display faith in God and Christ apart from the Watchtower.
That has always been my message. Back 15-20 years ago some thought I was a crackpot for talking about world war three. Now, not so much.