Saturday, July 23

Every kingdom divided against itself comes to ruin.Matt. 12:25.

One of the darkest periods in human history nears. The prophet Joel describes it as “a day of darkness and gloom.”  For God’s people, it will be a time for unity. During the coming time of trouble for this system, we will have to be truly united. The spiritual unity that we will need to have among ourselves could be compared to the physical proximity of houses in ancient Jerusalem. Those dwellings were built so close together that the psalmist described Jerusalem as “a city that is joined together as one.” That enabled the inhabitants to help and protect one another. Moreover, their physical closeness could well represent the spiritual unity of the whole nation when all “the tribes of Jah” assembled for worship. Today and in the critical days to come, we likewise need to remain “joined together as one.”

COMMENTARY

The darkest period in human history nears. It will be an unprecedented calamity, as Joel wrote concerning it: “And pay attention, all you inhabitants of the land. Has anything like this happened in your days or in the days of your forefathers?”

Joel describes the impact the coming catastrophe will have upon God’s people, saying: “Even the livestock groan! The herds of cattle wander in confusion, for they have no pasture! And the flocks of sheep bear the punishment.”

Rather than a time of unity, confusion will reign. How could the Watchtower have been so wrong? How could the faithful slave whom Christ appointed been so blind? The prophecy of Hosea states: “So you will stumble in broad daylight, and the prophet will stumble with you, as if it were night. And I will silence your mother. My people will be silenced, because there is no knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from serving as my priest; and because you have forgotten the law of your God, I myself will forget your sons.”

For the past 14 years I have pointed out the falsity of 1914 and the invisible parousia, calling attention instead to the future coming of Christ and all that his coming entails. Because of their intransigence and treachery by means of thousands of open letters and the distribution of a hundred copies of Jehovah Himself Has Become King the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been put on notice that they are the initial focal point of God’s coming judgment.

Although my warnings have fallen on deaf ears at some point in the not-too-distant future a similar scenario will come to pass as occurred with Ezekiel, as Jehovah stated to him: “Son of man, I am sending you to the people of Israel, to rebellious nations that have rebelled against me.They and their forefathers have transgressed against me down to this very day. I am sending you to sons who are defiant and hardhearted, and you must say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says.’ As for them, whether they listen or refuse to listen—for they are a rebellious house —they will certainly know that a prophet was among them.”

The third edition of Jehovah Himself Has Become King is now available on Amazon.

There is a problem on Amazon that needs to be sorted out. There is no hard bound cover for the third edition, instead it defaults to the second edition. And for some reason the preview of the book defaults to the second edition as well. I’ll try and get that fixed. The upside is that this “final edition” is a little cheaper. Also, a free PDF version will be made available soon.

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