Frank CongerParticipantMay 13, 2017 at 11:17 pmPost count: 52
BK, if there is an ewatchman on this already, point me in the right direction. Anyway, Matthew 24:14 has been viewed by Jehovah’s Witnesses as long as I have known them as the preaching work that Jehovah’s Witnesses have done from 1914 till now. This is obviously not what it represents. This preaching is clearly being done by the ones described in Daniel 12:4b “Many will rove about,* and the true knowledge will become abundant.”+ This is the preaching work that Jesus was talking about in Matthew 24:14
Who are roving about with the true knowledge? Since the angels are supervising the harvest it will be members of the earthly Kingdom side by side with their counterpart angel from heaven. That is what “to stand beside” or parousia means. Like the angel that stood beside Phillip in Acts 8 each newly awakened one (vs. 2) will hear the message being preached by the angels and they will then go and spread the message to all corners of the earth.
And those having insight will shine as brightly as the expanse of heaven, and those bringing the many to righteousness like the stars, forever and ever. Daniel 12:3 Does that sound like Jehovah’s Witnesses no matter how many times it is said? You know it is not.
The tribulation has not happened yet, so since the Tribulation starts when Michael stands up in verse 1 and “during that time your people will escape,+ everyone who is found written down in the book.+” Daniel 12: 1b then those that are reached by the message of the good news are the ones who come out of the tribulation, not the ones who have come into JW’s during the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries.
If one angel can kill 185,000 in one night, do you suppose how fast they might be at making disciples since everything they say will be pure unadulterated truth?
This will be an amazing sight to see. Let’s hope it’s soon!
FrankSongofHannahKeymasterMay 14, 2017 at 9:38 amPost count: 60
Frank I always enjoy your comments, but I did want to share that the Apostle Paul “a defender of the Good News” made us aware that the wicked would also share in the preaching work – which would in the end, result for the good of Jehovah’s purpose.
Phil 1:15 “True, some are preaching the Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16 The latter are proclaiming the Christ out of love, for they know that I have been appointed to defend the good news; 17 but the former do it out of contentiousness, not with a pure motive, for they are intending to create trouble for me in my prison bonds. 18 With what result? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is being proclaimed, and I rejoice over this. In fact, I will also keep on rejoicing, 19 for I know that this will result in my salvation through your supplication and with the support of the spirit of Jesus Christ.”Frank CongerParticipantMay 14, 2017 at 10:37 amPost count: 52
I was just pointing out that that particular preaching work mentioned by Christ in his prophecy had directly to do with the great crowd being taken out of the tribulation by ones who will then truly be enlightened. Yes, there are other times that Christians preach as well, but it is during the tribulation that the true knowledge will become abundant for those who are asleep currently. This does not account for all the preaching of Christians, but this good new being preached and then the end will come is specifically the preaching during the tribulation that will accompany Jesus coming on the clouds of heaven.
FrankFrank CongerParticipantMay 17, 2017 at 12:49 pmPost count: 52
The preaching work of the WT is incomplete in almost every facet. But they did make a gallant attempt to provide a place of safe keeping for the Bride of Christ. We will all understand what we missed in our interpretations of God’s Word when the angels start preaching the true knowledge. That’s when we find out hou much we were wanting.
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