When Is the Kingdom Harvest?

//When Is the Kingdom Harvest?

Saturday, June 4

Jesus spoke to the crowds by illustrations.Matt. 13:34.

Simple illustrations are often the best kind to use. For example, when explaining to a householder that God is superior to Jesus, we can mention that both God and Jesus used a family reference when describing their relationship. God referred to Jesus as his Son, and Jesus spoke of God as his Father. Next, we might ask: “If you wanted to teach me that two people are equal, what type of family relationship would you use to illustrate the point?” The person may mention siblings—even twins. If he does, we could point out how natural that comparison seems to be. Then we might ask: “If you and I could come up with this illustration so readily, would not Jesus—the Great Teacher—have thought of the same comparison? Instead, he spoke of God as being his Father. Jesus thus portrayed God as being older and having more authority than he had.”

COMMENTARY

It is astounding that people can be so blind to the truth. A father/son relationship is so simple an infant grasps the concept. Yet, great theologians can’t seem to understand it. Amazing!

Jehovah’s Witnesses are blessed to know the truth about Jehovah and Christ. However, the same blinding phenomenon that is exhibited by the masses who believe that Jesus is God is a work on another level when it comes to the Watchtower’s unreasoning attachment to 1914.

Take Jesus’ simple illustration of the wheat and the weeds and the harvest, as set forth in the 13th chapter of Mathew. Although Jesus spoke to the crowds by means of illustrations in private he explained his parables to his apostles. According to Jesus the harvest is a conclusion of a system and the reapers are angels. He went on to explain: “Therefore, just as the weeds are collected and burned with fire, so it will be in the conclusion of the system of things. The Son of man will send his angels, and they will collect out from his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling and people who practice lawlessness, and they will pitch them into the fiery furnace. There is where their weeping and the gnashing of their teeth will be. At that time the righteous ones will shine as brightly as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Let the one who has ears listen.”

A few years ago the Watchtower revised several of their interpretations of Jesus’ illustrations as to the timing of when the faithful slave is appointed over all the master’s belongings and when it is that the bridegroom comes, which have been the topic of numerous articles in the Watchtower Review category

These weeds were permitted to grow along with the good seed during the intervening centuries until the time of harvest began in 1919 C.E. after Jesus’ sign of the “last days” had commenced fulfillment in 1914.

Wt 70 5/1 

For decades the Watchtower taught that the faithful slave was appointed over all in 1919. Now, though, it has been reset to the future, which, of course, is correct. However, why does the Watchtower continue to teach that the related illustration of the harvest of the wheat and the weeds began in 1914?

The reason is because Jesus clearly indicated that the harvest is the conclusion of the system and the Watchtower is just as committed to promoting 1914 as the beginning of the conclusion as a trinitarian is to the Jesus-is-God fallacy. 

But overturning the Watchtower’s teaching is a very simple matter for any of Jehovah’s Witnesses who are willing to reason honestly. Simply ask yourself a few questions, such as: If Jesus dispatched his powerful angels to collect out of his Kingdom (congregation) lawless persons and stumbling blocks, why are there more lawless persons and stumbling blocks now than ever before? And if the weeds that are collected out represent the common churchgoer, why is it even necessary for the angels to physically remove such persons from Christ’s field in view of the fact that the Bible Students and now Jehovah’s Witnesses are completely separate from the nominal churches anyway? Thirdly, if the harvest has been underway for more than a century what evidence is there that the parishioners of Christendom have been made to weep and gnash their teeth? Also, in the related illustration of the dragnet, why is it, that on the one hand the angels are involved in drawing persons to the organization, but on the other hand they are supposedly throwing persons out? (See the article: Are the Angels Killing Off Your Bible Students?)

Furthermore, if the conclusion of the system began in 1914, what exactly has concluded? Generations have come and gone and the world continues. But shouldn’t the end of the world, as some translations render syntelia, be an existential crises for mankind rather than a time of rapid population growth and relative prosperity? 

If you are honest you will admit that the Watchtower’s harvest is a hoax.

The fact is, the Kingdom harvest has not begun. And by the way, since the conclusion and the time of the end are the same thing that would also explain why the Watchtower has no idea who the king of the north is now, since the book is sealed up until the time of the end.

But two things are certain: The field is ripe for the harvest. And when the conclusion commences it is a certainty that many within the present leadership of the Watchtower will be foremost among those who will be made to weep and gnash their teeth.

2016-12-08T15:10:18+00:00 June 4th, 2016|Commentary|40 Comments
  • Christian Obadiah

    Such simple reasoning, yet profound implications for the year 1914. The point about the king of the north is very good, but deluded witnesses will simply say that they are waiting for the light to get brighter! A light that has not gotten bright enough for more than a century!

    • patri

      Yes exceptional writer is Robert, his deep understandings of the bible testifying such a fact. We won’t be surprised if WT might identify the king of the north just maybe sometime soon being so aware of his writings but conjuring up another convoluted 1914 story to get around their stubborn entrenched demonic attachment to it. Just a daft thought.

      As for many within the leadership being foremost among the weepers and gnashers…As dreadful in its eternity that is, with no hope whatsoever of reclining at the table of Abraham Isaac and Jacob; without sounding bloodthirsty in my imperfection, the leaders should have the opportunity to throw themselves headlong so they burst in the middle and their bowels burst forth, such is the gravity of their betrayal of Christ and his Kingdom.

      • Burt Reynolds

        That happens to a lot of people who eat at macdonalds table.

    • Jehovah’s light will come when Jehovah chooses and time is nothing to him but yet his compassion and love is beyond our understanding. our faith in our heavenly father is everything. just a little while longer and the wicked one will be no more.

    • that gets very annoying.

      ‘we’ll just have to wait on Jehovah’
      when the truth has clearly been shown; proven right there scripturally in front of them.

      its the same as saying ‘i dont want to believe that and im lazy even though youve made it simple and clear to me to know easily’

      its not making the truth your own but just listening to the WT and makeing it words your truth

  • noname

    I enjoyed this article and the WT commentary. Its true that most in the organization would have trouble and be stumbled to grasp this truth, however I think the questions posed here are legitimate for anyone to ask themselves or ask others.

  • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

    Question: Matthew 24:45…..it’s pounded into JW heads at almost every meeting to PROVE that the GB in New York is this FDS. Are they?? Isn’t the FDS revealed AFTER Jesus comes? Therefore, these men are simply self appointing themselves. Am I wrong?

    • Consider the context of Jesus’ words in Matthew chapter 24. All the verses listed here were to be fulfilled during Christ’s presence, “the conclusion of the system of things.”—Verse 3.

      “The tribulation of those days.”—Verse 29.
      “This generation.”—Verse 34.
      “That day and hour.”—Verse 36.
      The “day your Lord is coming.”—Verse 42.
      “At an hour that you do not think to be it, the Son of man is coming.”—Verse 44.
      Logically, then, “the faithful and discreet slave” must have appeared after Christ’s presence began in 1914.
      Hahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha

      • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

        I know…I’m glad some people can still laugh. It’s as clear as mud.

        • I know, I looked up the scriptures on jw .org and the 2012 annual meeting came up. It just struck me funny that everything is based on 1914.

          https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/activities/events/annual-meeting-report-2012/#?insight%5Bsearch_id%5D=a3b85f7b-cbe2-4178-bd53-b0f1b133573d&insight%5Bsearch_result_index%5D=0

          Even the gold and the Illuminati pyramid with the eye in the middle at the Stanley Theater got me laughing. Who is as blind as Jehovah’s Witnesses.

            • patri

              Let’s all flock to God’s “spirit” directed organisation why don’t we!

            • https://youtu.be/_IxQNc0NE8A the truth is here but it is yet to unfold among the many blinded.

            • Since the UN is most assuredly the agency that Jehovah will ultimately assign to punish the nations, evidently they will fully implement their genocidal policy at some point during the world’s nightmarish last hour. Jehovah’s judgment upon the world is that it should become victimized by itself in a global holocaust that far exceeds the Nazi and Communist pogroms of the 20th century. It will be a fitting end for a world that will refuse the loving hand of the Savior upon his return.

              No wonder Jehovah describes the world’s last imperial overlord in such ghastly terms as is found at Isaiah 14:19-20, which reads: “Like a detested sprout, clothed with killed men stabbed with the sword that are going down to the stones of a pit, like a carcass trodden down–because you brought your own land to ruin, you killed your own people.”

            • AMEN.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              More food for thought….

              Excerpt from A King Fierce in Countenance. Read more > https://e-watchman.com/king-fierce-countenance/

              “There will stand up a king fierce in countenance and understanding ambiguous sayings”
              In recent years various terms have come into use, like globalization, new world order, free trade, global governance and internationalism, and slogans like, “think globally and act locally,” and expressions referring to the global village, and so on. Our modern lexicon has many somewhat ambiguous terms related to globalism. But, what exactly is the new world order anyway? What is globalization really all about?
              Many observers have come to understand that the ideology behind these “ambiguous sayings” has to do with conditioning and propagandizing in behalf of ultimately doing away with the sovereignty of individual nation-states. For example, in regards to the ongoing controversy over free trade, up until recently each nation determined how it would go about protecting and nurturing its own domestic markets and industries by regulating the importation of goods from other nations. Now, though, various international treaty agreements mean that individual nations no longer have that right. Globalism subtly subverts the sovereignty of nations by transferring the authority to determine the internal affairs of nations to an international court of arbitration.

              So it is, the king of fierce countenance understands these baffling and ambiguous sayings, in that he is the source of the propaganda intended to bring the world under his imperial yoke. (Globalism is the New Imperialism – EIR)

              Executive Intelligence Review August 1, 2014 issue.
              World War on the Agenda?.
              Genocide in Southwest Asia
              While the process of genocidal warfare in Southwest Asia—both by the Saudi-funded jihadis in Iraq and Syria, and the Israeli assault against the Palestinians in Gaza—does not hold the potential for an immediate confrontation between NATO and Russia, it equally falls within the British Empire’s global plan. The stoking of permanent sectarian warfare in this region makes it a breeding ground for terrorists who can be used by the Empire, or will simply self-deploy, to spread mayhem globally.

              Exemplary is the deployment of Uighur terrorist action in China. As EIR has previously reported, and the Chinese media have noted as well, a grouping of Muslim Uighurs has been increasingly pulled into the network of British-Saudi terrorist groups in Southwest Asia, trained in their dark arts, and eventually made their way back into China, to carry out terrorism there.

              Over the past months, there has been an increase in such terrorist incidents in China, the latest occurring in Xinjiang province today.

              Other models for such a deployment have been evident in terrorist incidents in Russia, and, most famously, in the 9/11 atrocities of 2001 in the United States.

              The impact of the wanton genocide being carried out by both the Israelis against Gaza, and ISIS against anyone who refuses to convert to its radical brand of Islam, is not limited to the production of terrorists, of course. The toleration of such barbarism by the world community represents a dehumanization of culture, a descent into a new Dark Age where unspeakable acts of cruelty are accepted with indifference. Such is the pathway which can lead to broader warfare, as people lose all sense of the human qualities of compassion and common aims of mankind, which are the basis for pulling the world back from the brink of disaster.

              World War I, which began as a limited conflict, and was thought to be destined to remain so, turned into a barbaric horror. It contributed to the rise of fascism and the horrors of World War II. Now, we stand on the very edge of World War III, with a dynamic underway that to many would appear unstoppable.

              This dynamic must be stopped now, by those who can still learn the lessons of history.
              ‘Any War Can Become Nuclearhttp://www.larouchepub.com/other/2014/4130russia_ukraine.html’.

            • Leighton Williams

              And still many will say ‘the end won’t come in my lifetime..’

              If only they knew…

            • Ed(the other Ed)

              Those are the very people you have to be on guard against, they will go absolutely nuts when the SHTF, assuming much like the situation in Noah’s day.
              I’m buying 6 sheets of 5/8 plywood and a box of 2″ screws to cover windows with this weekend. I’ve been forewarned!

            • sheez

          • Burt Reynolds

            The advice is sound. What ever you do, do not catch the 19.14 from Brooklyn.

      • Brian

        Yes, it is interesting to note also that those that were feeding, giving a drink and clothing Jesus brothers didn’t even know they were doing it, and the ones that thought they were were in fact not doing, or at least they couldn’t recognise when they hadn’t been “feeding them”.
        Matthew 25:34 – 46

      • Burt Reynolds

        That’s a good explanation. Thanks.

    • noname

      It is interesting that Jesus posed it as a question “who are the FDS..” ? My ordeal is that yes we do receive food, but someone serving food does not necessarily mean that we must obey every edict they pronounce. Those are two very different things.

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Excerpt from Who Really is the Faithful and Discreet Slave?. Read more>

      https://e-watchman.com/who-really-is-the-faithful-and-discreet-slave/

      There are two appointments of the slave. The first appointment takes place before the master arrives as a thief in the night. The second occurs during the parousia. This is evident from what Christ stated in the 12th chapter of Luke, when he said that if the slave is faithful the master will come alongside him and minister to him. The Greek word “parousia” carries that connotation of coming alongside. In other words, the parousia and the second appointment go hand-in-hand. I have written about this topic in both editions of Jehovah Himself Has Become King.

      • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

        Thank you. Am I just slow or is there an easier way that I’m missing regarding navigating Robert’s webpage? I scrolled through all the stumper questions. How are you so quick at finding these links that answer my questions? Thanks for your help!!

        • Brooklyn Kevin is a pro. when it comes to navigating and finding answers to your questions at Robert’s site and the Bible.
          Never feel bad about asking questions never.

          • Bklyn Kevin

            The truth is Joseph if it wasn’t for Jehovah and his great love and mercy none of us on this web site would know or comprehend anything however for what ever reason Jehovah has planned he has saw fit for Robert King to provide us with an abundance of spiritual truth through the many wonderful bible based articles and all we have to do is to search for it like silver and gold as well as make application of the material and apply it not only to ourselves but to others as well but ultimately all thanks goes to Jehovah for his loving mercies.

          • thank you joseph if it was not for Jehovah and brother Robert and my brother kevin I really don’t know where I would be? its nice to see that many can reason apon scripture when there ears and eyes are opened and more importantly there hearts cultivated by Jehovah our loving father In heaven. you plant the seeds brother and Jehovah will make them grow. bless your faith and may Jehovah smile apon you with favor.

        • Bklyn Kevin

          there is an easier way….. On the bottom of the page there is a search box
          just type in your key word, example… {Who really is the faithful slave}
          And then several articles will come up concerning that topic but I’m afraid in order to retrieve your information you will have to read through the various articles.

        • Burt Reynolds

          Hello Alexandra. No it’s not just you. I am wandering in the dark trying to find a way round this site. I’m sure I’m losing out on a lot. Keeping continuity on the discussion is difficult, so if you are all wondering….it’s my fault for pressing everything in sight…

      • Brian

        Yes the appointing would take place just before the arrival, after the :letters” are sent to the 7 congregations. Not sure how those 7 letters are going to manifest as yet.

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Appointment of the slave. Read more
      https://e-watchman.com/appointment-of-the-slave/

    • Ed(the other Ed)

      How about Hebrews 10:24 ” not forsaking the gathering of ourselves”. They love this one too! I guess if it was really a spiritual paradise they wouldn’t have to pound this one either. But like the video that Joseph gave us with the psychologist, people are forced to put their sanity first rather then the kingdom, until due time of course. Which goes without saying why people leave in the first place.

      • Bklyn Kevin

        When associating with supposed brethren It would be good to keep in mind that there is a man of lawlessness a wicked slave as it were and to some degree the watchtower has already admitted that there is a wicked slave amongst Christ brothers.
        Now if there’s a wicked slave amongst Christ brothers you can rest assured this wicked slave has followers.

        Excerpt: from Who Really is the Faithful and Discreet Slave?.
        Read more> https://e-watchman.com/who-really-is-the-faithful-and-discreet-slave/

        according to the implications of their own revised teaching, there is an unidentified evil slave lurking in their midst.

        2 Corinthians 11:
        14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps disguising himself as an angel of light.
        15 It is therefore nothing extraordinary if his ministers also keep disguising themselves as ministers of righteousness. But their end will be according to their works.

        2 Thessalonians 2:
        However, brothers, concerning the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you
        2 not to be quickly shaken from your reason nor to be alarmed either by an inspired statement or by a spoken message or by a letter appearing to be from us, to the effect that the day of Jehovah is here.
        3 Let no one lead you “astray” in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction.

        4 He stands in opposition and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god.

    • no youre not wrong. you understand correctly. very good.

  • 1 Corinthians 3:6

    6 I planted, A·polʹlos watered, but God kept making it grow,

    Psalm 1:3

    3 He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, A tree that produces fruit in its season, The foliage of which does not wither. And everything he does will succeed.

    1 Corinthians 3:7

    7 so that neither is the one who plants anything nor is the one who waters, but God who makes it grow.

    1 Corinthians 3:8

    8 Now the one who plants and the one who waters are one, but each person will receive his own reward according to his own work.

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