You will go as far as to Babylon

//You will go as far as to Babylon

Sunday, October 16

I, Jehovah, am . . . guiding you in the way you should walk.—Isa. 48:17.

The Bible Students of the late 19th and early 20th centuries faced many obstacles. Like the first-century Christians, they proclaimed a largely unpopular message. They were few in number, and the world in general did not consider them highly educated. Moreover, they would in time face the “great anger” of Satan the Devil. (Rev. 12:12) And their preaching work would take place during “the last days,” an era characterized by “critical times hard to deal with.” (2 Tim. 3:1) Jehovah helped the Bible Students to understand fundamental Scriptural truths that had long been obscured by Christendom’s doctrines. He is now using his people to make the true knowledge known throughout the earth. Today, we see the fulfillment of the prophecy found at Daniel 12:4. Nearly 8,000,000 people have embraced Bible truth and are now declaring it worldwide.

COMMENTARY

The blindness of the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses is absolute.

Jehovah could easily remedy it, but he has chosen not to for the time being. Instead, he is allowing the ignorance to dominate until the time of the end. Then his judgments will be revealed. Unfortunately, because of sheer stubbornness and arrogance, God is obliged to use brute force to get his message across.

Ironically, the 48th chapter of Isaiah, from where the Watchtower cherry-picked the verse above to  imply that everything the Governing Body does and teaches is guided by the hand of God, foretells that God has guarded secrets that are not revealed until such time as his stiff-necked people are humbled in Babylon: “From now on I am announcing new things to you, Guarded secrets that you have not known. Only now are they being created, and not long ago, things that you never heard before today, so that you cannot say, ‘Look! I already know them.’ No, you have not heard, you have not known, and in the past your ears were not opened. For I know that you are very treacherous, and you have been called a transgressor from birth.” —Isaiah 48:6-8

It is when the guarded secrets are made known that Jehovah’s guiding hand will prevail. Those guarded secrets have to do with the unveiling of Jesus Christ —a concept that is completely alien to Jehovah’s Witnesses due to the invisible parousia delusion cast by the Watchtower. That is why when Christ comes he will not find anyone to receive him, as Isaiah 50:2 says: “Why, then, was no one here when I came? Why did no one answer when I called?”

But how is it possible for God’s people to be in Babylon in modern times?

According to the Watchtower the original Bible Students got out of Babylon the Great by having their names removed from their respective church membership rosters. And then in 1919 Jehovah performed a mighty deliverance from Babylon the Great (Why that was necessary is anyone’s guess, since the Watchtower claims the Bible Students had already gotten out, individually.) And of course, since 1919 individuals continue to “get out of her” by converting to become Jehovah’s Witnesses.

It is impossible for Jehovah’s Witnesses to conceive of any type of future scenario whereby God’s people could be called upon to get out of Babylon. That is because it is assumed that the command has already been given and heeded.

But, first and foremost Babylon was an empire, an empire that was dominated by religion. The same is true of the eighth king of Revelation, which is why when the angel introduced John to Babylon the Great he spoke more about the mystery of the beast than the mother of harlots who sits upon the beast.

Contrary to the absurd notion that the League of Nations was the eighth kingdom, the scarlet-colored, seven-headed beast has not come on the scene yet. That is because, also contrary to the Watchtower’s incredible story about the Anglo head of the beast receiving a mortal wound during the First World War —a war in which the British and Americas were victorious —the beast has not had a fatal wound inflicted upon it.

But all indications are that the mighty American kingdom is about to be pulled down. It can happen very suddenly with perhaps a cyber attack taking down the financial system, or any number of other scenarios, such as a terror attack with weapons of mass destruction. The crash of the present system, followed by a miraculous recovery, is what is portrayed in the 13th chapter of Revelation by the following: “Now the wild beast that I saw was like a leopard, but its feet were like those of a bear, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And the dragon gave to the beast its power and its throne and great authority. I saw that one of its heads seemed to have been fatally wounded, but its mortal wound had been healed, and all the earth followed the wild beast with admiration.”

The death and revival of the beast commences the rule of the eighth king, which is why the scarlet-colored beast is presented as a separate beast. And Babylon the Great will still be in a dominate position in the post-crash world —at least for a short while.

During that period Jehovah’s Witnesses will be conquered —their  Watchtower silenced; their ministry completely curtailed; their kingdom halls confiscated and burned.

“They set your sanctuary on fire. They profaned the tabernacle bearing your name, casting it to the ground. They and their offspring have said in their hearts: ‘All the meeting places of God in the land must be burned.’ There are no signs for us to see; there is no longer any prophet, and no one among us knows how long this will last.” — Psalms 74

From that lowly place Jehovah will become the Repurchaser of his people and issue the command to “get out of her, my people!”

According to the 4th chapter of Micah, during the final part of the days the mountain of the house of Jehovah will be lifted up on high, in that very context Micah 10-11 states: “Writhe and groan, O daughter of Zion, like a woman giving birth, for now you will go from the city and reside in the field. You will go as far as to Babylon, and there you will be rescued; there Jehovah will buy you back from the hand of your enemies. Now many nations will be gathered against you; they will say, ‘Let her be defiled, and let our eyes see this happen to Zion.’ But they do not know the thoughts of Jehovah, they do not understand his purpose; for he will gather them like a row of newly cut grain to the threshing floor.”

For a fuller consideration of the prophecy of Micah

2016-12-08T15:09:46+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Commentary|12 Comments
  • Yuri Fisher

    Hello Robert

    Thank again for reminding us of what really will take place. Every day we are attacked by Devil false information. All this world is like Titanic that floats in ocean of lies. JW are in small life boat thinking they are saved in this ocean of lies. But JW small boat also have problem and ocean of lies also entered into this small boat and this boat also will go down. Only those who have true life jackets of TRUTH will survive. You give us those life jackets of truth that can save us all in the future. How good it is to have true information from your site.

    Blessings to all

    Yuri

    • #savekevin

      Wow, nice illustration Yuri, thankyou

      • Yuri Fisher

        Hello brother

        I am happy my illustration encourages you. I also encouraged by comments on this site.

        Be srtong soon all the bad things will pass.

        Yuri

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      To Brother Yuri Fisher
      Your way of comparison is really good. Nice job thanks for your encouragement and blessings. May Jehovah in turn bless you too through Jesus. Amen

      • Yuri Fisher

        Hello my dear brother Basavaraj

        How are you there.

        I was thinking about this comparison a lot. After reading Robert site and seeing what happens in the world and in JW organization this example came to my mind. We are in the ocean of lies. Every day more and more lies uncovered everywhere. Also more and more lies uncovered in JW organization. It is so obvious that soon this organization drowning in its own lies. Just like Jewish leaders drowned in their lies. Parallel is there. We are fortunate to undestand it now before all will be lost. I just hope we will be able to stay afloat. Jehovah will show us way for survival.

        Blessings to you and you family.

        Yuri

        • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

          Yes I accept your view. Yes thanks for the last line in your comment that’s encouraging.

    • Roberts has slowly been handing out life jackets over the past decade, but now that the mother ship has been taking on more and more water the pace of handing them out has picked up. More and more humble True Truth Seekers are finding there just the right fit? jacket. Praise Jehovah!!

      • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

        Right comment

  • Burt Reynolds

    I like this for its clarity of the truth. I think all the ‘worldly’ evidence we see, the hype, scares and outright lies and gradual emergence of facts can be very confusing, but the word of Jehovah remains constant and comforting. Reliant and warm.

  • e.v.g

    This kind of articles makes me swallow saliva.

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    Jehovah’s Witnesses will be conquered —their Watchtower silenced; their ministry completely curtailed; their kingdom halls confiscated and burned is really a sad thing but true. Still Micah 10-11is encouraging. I have read this verse many times but this time when I read I got the tears rolled on my eyes because of the depth of understanding and knowing of real truth. Thanks brother Robert you are opening our eyes. Jehovah has truly raised a prophet among us.

    • James

      Which verses in Micah?

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