(2004) Being a dedicated Jehovah’s Witness since 1977, e-Watchman is devoted to adding prophetic insights into the difficult issues of faith facing the Watchtower Society and all of Jehovah’s Witnesses, especially going forward.
As an anointed follower of Christ Jesus, (since 1996) e-Watchman also endeavors to follow the pattern of original biblical watchmen of old, in announcing the coming judgment of Jehovah upon the house of God. To that end this site, and associated sites, contain over 1,000 printed pages, offering in-depth interpretive commentary on numerous Bible prophecies, including Ezekiel, Habakkuk, Joel, Micah, Zephaniah, Amos, Daniel, Isaiah, Hosea, Lamentations and Revelation.
The Watchman’s Post also seeks to shed light upon the prophetic Scriptures as they pertain to the ultimate creation of the Illuminati’s new world order and the intent of the London-centered financier oligarchy to reduce the world’s population by a substantial percentage.
And in answer to a question many have asked: No, e-Watchman is not a group of people, but merely an individual – Robert King.
But many may ask why one of Jehovah’s Witnesses would start a web site devoted to discussing Bible prophecy. After all, the Watchtower has instructed the congregations that individuals should not use the Internet to discuss the Bible. And besides, the Watchtower has its own web site; and therefore, no one should take it upon himself to privately publish anything.
Furthermore, it is generally accepted among all members of the Christian congregation that the Watchtower is the sole channel of spiritual instruction for all of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide. Consequently, any competing voice should not be given any heed out of loyalty for the accepted arrangement. And to be sure, the Scriptures themselves warn, “many false prophets have gone forth into the world.”
So, why would an otherwise faithful, longtime Christian, defy the Watchtower’s direction in this regard even at the cost of being ostracized by Jehovah’s Witnesses as an apostate?
In the Bible times of walled cities, watchmen served a vital function as sentries, assigned to keep on the lookout for any signs of approaching armies, marauder bands, the return of their own ruler and his men from a battle, or any other similar event. The station of watchman was considered so important due to its responsibility for the lives of fellow citizens that one could be put to death if found negligent in the discharge of their duties. Using that very analogy, Jehovah commissioned spiritual watchmen who were charged by him with announcing his coming judgments.
For example, Isaiah wrote: “For this is what Jehovah has said to me: ‘Go, post a lookout that he may tell just what he sees.’ And he saw a war chariot with a span of steeds, a war chariot of asses, a war chariot of camels. And he paid strict attention, with much attentiveness. And he proceeded to call out like a lion: ‘Upon the watchtower, O Jehovah, I am standing constantly by day, and at my guardpost I am stationed all the nights…’” (Isaiah 21:6-8)
Habakkuk, another ancient prophetic watchman, explains his duty: “At my guard post I will keep standing, and I will keep myself stationed upon the bulwark; and I shall keep watch, to see what he will speak by me and what I shall reply at the reproof of me.” (Habakkuk 2:1)
What is especially important is that the watchman calls out what he sees, not merely what he expects to see, and surely not what he is told by others to see. A faithful watchman cannot merely tell others what they want to hear. The true watchman has to have the courage to be the bearer of bad news, if duty calls for such. On the other hand, Jehovah describes the worthless watchmen with these words:“His watchmen are blind. None of them have taken note. All of them are speechless dogs; they are unable to bark, panting, lying down, loving to slumber.” (Isaiah 56:10)
Imagine a watchdog that is unable to bark when intruders encroach! What owner would give that dog a bone? But that is how Jehovah depicts those who are in responsible positions as watchmen, but who ultimately fail to live up to their responsibility as such.
The Bible’s inerrant record indicates that God’s ancient people, both the Jews and the Christians, often imagined themselves to be fully enlightened; yet, from Jehovah’s standpoint they were blind. Jesus’ letter to the congregation in Laodicea, which in reality is addressed to anointed Christians living during the much later period called “the Lord’s day,” charges them with being spiritually blind. Revelation 3:17 says: “Because you say: ‘I am rich and have acquired riches and do not need anything at all,’ but you do not know you are miserable and pitiable and poor and blind and naked.”
Since Jesus charged all of his anointed followers to remain on the watch for their master’s return, he evidently knew that some would gradually become lulled into a deep sleep, spiritually, and fail to stay watchful. Apparently, many would even become complacent, because they would come to imagine that they were fully enlightened and not needing anything more from Jehovah.
In some respects that attitude seems to characterize the entire Watchtower Society.
Jehovah’s Witnesses imagine that they are living in a spiritual paradise and the Watchtower Society boasts of practicing pure worship and of speaking a pure language of unadulterated truth. Jehovah’s Witnesses imagine that God called his house to judgment decades ago and now all within the confines of “spiritual paradise” are a clean people. In effect, are you not saying to Christ, ‘we are spiritually rich and do not need anything more’?
In the 12th chapter of Luke, Jesus spoke at some length on the need for his little flock to stay on the watch. Christ exhorted them, saying: “Let your loins be girded and your lamps be burning, and you yourselves be like men waiting for their master when he returns from the marriage, so that at his arriving and knocking they may at once open to him.”
Christ went on to explain that his arrival would be by stealth, like a thief in the night that comes at an hour his disciples “do not think likely.” However, for those whom he actually finds ready and waiting, after punishing them for their shortcomings, Jesus rewards them by appointing them over all of his belongings.
Contrary to the Watchtower’s oft-repeated assertion, Jesus has not yet come as a thief in the night. If he has, what is the point of remaining on the watch? And how is it that Jesus is coming at a time his disciples do not think likely?
The Watchtower Society claims to have discerned the precise day, month and year that Jesus returned. The Watchtower’s teaching relegates Christ’s presence and the judgment of his household to the 1914-1919 period. Thus, vast portions of Jehovah’s judgments and judicial decisions have been nullified by assigning their application to the past, when instead they undoubtedly await fulfillment in the near future. For this very reason the coming of the Son of man will be at an hour you do not think!
Consider Luke 12:37, where Jesus said: “Happy are those slaves whom the master on arriving finds watching! Truly I say to you, He will gird himself and make them recline at the table and come alongside and minister to them.” Of special note is the expression where Jesus said that he would “come alongside and minister to them.”
The Greek word parousia, which is rightly translated as “presence,” literally means “coming alongside.” Again, has Jesus come as a thief in the night? No, he has not. That being the case, then, neither has he come “alongside” his faithful anointed ones, yet. That means that Jesus’ presence alongside his chosen ones did not begin in the autumn of 1914, nor at any time since then for that matter, because otherwise our long watch would be over.
And while the Watchtower Society has done its best to keep Christians spiritually alert and in expectation, nevertheless, it is inevitable that when Christ finally arrives it will require that Jehovah’s Witnesses quickly discard a good portion of what they presently are firmly convinced is the absolute truth.
What we are facing, then, is the unexpected arrival of Christ when he comes to inspect God’s house of anointed ones. What a test of faith awaits all of Jehovah’s Witnesses! No wonder Peter, when foretelling that judgment begins first with the house of God, went on to say: “Now if it starts first with us, what will the end be of those who are not obedient to the good news of God? And if the righteous man is being saved with difficulty, where will the ungodly man and the sinner make a showing?”
The reader will likely ask: ‘But what about the signs of Christ’s presence and the chronology of the times of the Gentiles and all of that?’ Those are the topics that are discussed in detail on this site. But in a word, in view of the world’s increasingly unsettled condition, with the drums of war reverberating around the globe, with the financial system staggering from one crisis to the next, it is not at all out of the question that the sign of Christ’s presence will present itself on a scale that will make both previous world wars pale by comparison.
So dear reader, because of the obvious peril the world is now facing – an unspeakable danger that could ultimately involve the nightmarish scenario of the large-scale use of weapons of mass destruction and global genocide – and in view of the grave spiritual danger that Jehovah’s Witnesses have been brought by believing the “artfully contrived false story” that Christ’s powerful presence has already begun, it should be apparent why there is a need for a voice in the wilderness as it were – a watchman, whose voice exists outside the institution of the Watchtower Society.