Tuesday, November 7
Oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you.
As we near the end of this system of things, Satan wants us to relax our guard, to “be kind” to ourselves by carving out a niche in this world, thus losing our sense of urgency. Do not let that happen to you! Instead, “keep on the watch.” Never believe Satan’s deceptive propaganda that the end is far off
—or that it is not coming at all. Satan tries to have us believe that from God’s standpoint we are unlovable and our sins are unforgivable. That is all part of Satan’s deceptive propaganda. After all, who is particularly and really unlovable in Jehovah’s eyes? It is Satan. Who is really unforgivable? Again, it is Satan. But the Bible assures us: “God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name.” Jehovah appreciates our efforts to please him, and our service is not in vain. So let us not be fooled by Satan’s deceptive propaganda.
While it may be true that opposing the Devil works on an individual level, what about as an organization? What if the Devil’s propaganda is channeled through that which is accepted as Jehovah’s visible organization? Indeed, as we near the end of this system Satan wants to relax our guard and imagine that the Governing Body has taken care of everything for us –that salvation is as simple as underlining the correct answer in the Watchtower. Satan has been amazingly successful in deluding Jehovah’s Witnesses into believing that Christ has already come —that virtually everything foretold in prophecy is over and done. Yes, indeed, may all keep on the watch, as Christ exhorted. But watch for what?
As an example of the successful operation of the deluding influence Jehovah’s Witnesses are under, according to the Watchtower the only thing left on the prophetic agenda –other than the war of Armageddon –is the end of the iniquitous harlot of Babylon. And so, over and over and over again, the Watchtower proclaims that soon the UN will attack false religion. It matters little that the United Nations could not possibly accomplish such a thing as long as national sovereignty exists. The Watchtower says it and Jehovah’s Witnesses believe it.
But ask yourself a simple question —What would happen if the UN were to launch a program to eradicate religion in the present political environment? Do you think for a moment that churchgoers in America, or Islamists in the Middle East, or Hindus in India, would allow the blue helmets to invade their nations and shut down their various places of worship? It can never happen —not without a radical change in the present structure of society —a re-arrangement of the ordering of civilization itself.
But Jehovah’s Witnesses will respond, ‘yes, but the Bible says that God will put it into their hearts to carry out his deed.’ And that much is true.
However, the delusion has to do with the fact that the Watchtower claims the beast has already recovered from a death blow and the eighth king has ascended from the abyss. Thus, there is no scriptural basis for expecting anything other than what the Watchtower claims. And the reason the Watchtower is compelled to push the ridiculous notion that the governments of the US and Britain were slaughtered during the First World War, even though by all accounts the Anglos and their allies were victorious, is because the fatal wound is inflicted on the ruling head of the beast as a result of the ouster of Satan from heaven, which, of course, occurs when the Kingdom comes to power. Satan’s intention is to delude God’s people into believing Christ has already come —that his parousia has begun.
Nearly 30 years ago the Watchtower published a commentary on the book of Revelation called Revelation —Its Grand Climax at Hand! It wasn’t anything particularly groundbreaking —as a matter of fact, it was simply a rehash of what had appeared in the Then is Finished the Mystery of God, published in 1969. (Not to be confused with The Finished Mystery that was the seventh installment of the Studies in the Scriptures series, published in 1917.)
What is different about the Grand Climax publication is that it contains lots of illustrations, some of which are demonic subliminal images. Not only that, but the very name Grand Climax is charged with sexual suggestion. But it’s worse than that. “Grand climax” is the name of a satanic holiday, wherein the Devil’s devotees practice revolting sex worship reminiscent of the disgusting false worship described in the Bible. Surely, this is no coincidence. (Google “grand climax” and prepare to be shocked.)
I concede that on the face of it a coincidence is possible. But given that the Watchtower has a long history of being over-reached by occult influence, from Russell’s pyramidology, the winged sun emblem that appeared on the Studies in the Scriptures, the demonically channeled Angels and Women that Russell endorsed, and more recently the Eye of Horus congress hall in Silkeborg, it is apparent that the leadership of the Watchtower has been infiltrated by a coven of demon-worshipers. Call them masons, Illuminati, whatever. Doesn’t matter.
But the sigils and “Grand Climax” nod to the Devil are just a fingerprint —a clue that “the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work,” as Paul foretold. Indeed, while boasting of being the source of true worship, the Watchtower gives place to the Devil. The most nefarious aspect of Satan’s influence is that the Watchtower has not only successfully counterfeited the parousia, the organization has been elevated to the place of God’s Kingdom and become the modern equivalent of the ancient high places of false worship.
How can Jehovah’s Witnesses successfully oppose the Devil when he has insidiously inserted himself into the center of “true religion”? The fact is, they cannot.
Speaking from a point in the future Jehovah invites certain men to approach for the judgment. Through Isaiah Jehovah says: “But as for you, come closer, you sons of a sorceress, you children of an adulterer and a prostitute: Whom are you making fun of? Against whom do you open your mouth wide and stick out your tongue? Are you not the children of transgression, the children of deceit, those who are inflamed with passion among big trees, under every luxuriant tree, who slaughter the children in the valleys, under the clefts of the crags?” –Isaiah 57:3-5
The context indicates that those whom Jehovah addresses as “sons of a sorceress” are among his people in the run-up to the revelation of Jesus Christ. That is evident from verse 14, which repeats a familiar theme —that of preparing a way for Jehovah.
The modern children of transgression practice a form of demon worship, just like their Israelite predecessors. They are children of a prostitute, in that, they pass themselves off as the anointed offspring of the woman, but they are the Devil’s spawn. Or as Jesus revealed in connection with the congregation of Thyatira, there are spiritual children of the demon-worshipping Jezebel within his congregation up to the point Christ throws them into great tribulation. The children of Jezebel have sacrificed the innocence of thousands of children on the organizational altar, as if slaughtering them on a crag by offering them up to pedophiles, which the Watchtower has shielded for decades.
“The children of deceit” is an apt description of those who have tirelessly worked to convince Jehovah’s Witnesses that the mystery of God was finished back in 1914 and they are the keepers of all sacred truth.
Jehovah continues: “With the smooth stones of the valley is your portion. Yes, these are your lot. Even to them you pour out drink offerings and offer gifts. Should I be satisfied with these things? On a mountain high and lofty you prepared your bed, and you went up there to offer sacrifice. Behind the door and the doorpost you set up your memorial. You left me and uncovered yourself; you went up and made your bed spacious. And you made a covenant with them. You loved sharing their bed, and you gazed at the male organ.”
Idolatry takes many forms. It doesn’t matter if it is a crude pile of stones, a chiseled phallus, a person or a sophisticated organization. Anything that diminishes God’s place in our heart is idolatry. And the leaders of Bethel have most assuredly poured out their drink offerings and gifts —ostensibly to God, but really to the Watchtower idol.
As if placing their memorial behind the door, or as the NIV words it, “behind your doors and your doorposts you have put your pagan symbols,” the sons of the sorceress have hidden their magical sigils in conspicuous places. And in plain view, as if on a high place, Jehovah’s Witnesses are made to gaze at demonic subliminal images and hold in reverence a book that pays homage to the grand climax of phallic worship. It is true, the sons of the sorceress love sharing a bed with the demons.
Come, Lord Jesus!