Hear the word of Jehovah, you boasters

//Hear the word of Jehovah, you boasters

Friday, October 21

For this I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.John 18:37.

When on trial for his life, Jesus Christ said those words to the Roman governor of Judea. Jesus had just identified himself as a king. Years later, the apostle Paul referred to this courageous example of Jesus, “who as a witness made the fine public declaration before Pontius Pilate.”  Indeed, it sometimes requires great courage to be a “faithful and true witness” in Satan’s hate-filled world!  As a member of the Jewish nation, Jesus was a witness of Jehovah by birth. Indeed, he turned out to be the greatest witness God has ever raised up in behalf of His name. Jesus zealously witnessed about God’s Kingdom. The Gospel writer Mark reported: “Jesus went into Galilee, preaching the good news of God and saying: ‘The appointed time has been fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God has drawn near. Repent, and have faith in the good news.’”

COMMENTARY

Just moments before his arrest, trial and execution Jesus made a remarkable statement. He told his apostles: “Take courage, I have conquered the world.”

In what sense had Jesus conquered the world? He conquered the world, in that, he did not allow himself to be deterred from his ministry and sacrificial course. He wasn’t intimidated by the religious authorities, who tried to trap him, tempt him and ply him at every opportunity. He didn’t fall for Satan’s temptations to misuse his power or authority. And he didn’t allow the shortcomings of everyone around him to discourage him and drain him of his power. Ultimately, Jesus was perfectly faithful to God down to his last breath. That is why with his last breath he said: “It has been accomplished.”

Aside from the influence of the apostles and their immediate disciples, over the course of the 20 centuries since Jesus departed this world the truth has been obscured by Christendom. No matter. Jesus has not allowed Satan to completely dominate. The work of the Bible Students and Jehovah’s Witnesses these past decades has brought the truth back to the fore —but only to an extent. What remains obscured cannot be revealed by means of studying the Bible or Bible study aides or anything like that. The ultimate truth rests with Christ —who said of himself: ‘I am the way and the truth.’

The coming of Christ cannot be prevented or resisted. His coming will set into motion a whole series of events, beginning with Satan and the demons being thrown out of Jehovah’s heavens and cast down to the earth. Having great anger the demons will crash the system, which is already boobytrapped with numerous means to bring civilization to its knees, over which the last king will initiate a reign of terror like nothing before.

While the Watchtower presently enjoys a monopoly over the truth, at least in relation to Jehovah’s Witnesses, and they stand at the ready to punish any who dispute their “present truth,” the coming of Christ will impact the organization in a most profound way.

In the 28th chapter of Isaiah Jehovah refers to his punishing agent, likening it to a storm, saying of it: “Look! Jehovah has someone strong and mighty. Like a thundering hailstorm, a destructive windstorm, Like a thunderstorm of powerful floodwaters, He will forcefully hurl it down to the earth.”

What is to be forcefully hurled down? The context reveals that it is the prophets and priests who rule over God’s people —otherwise described as the drunkards of Ephraim. The prophecy continues: “And these also go astray because of wine; their alcoholic beverages make them stagger. Priest and prophet go astray because of alcohol; the wine confuses them, and they stagger from their alcohol; their vision makes them go astray, and they stumble in judgment.”

Spiritually drunk and cocksure of their understanding of the Scriptures, the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses feel secure at the controls of Jehovah’s earth organization. They have interpreted the Scriptures so as to isolate themselves from God’s judgment. They have declared the first resurrection to have begun and exalted departed Watchtower leaders to the heavens, as if to make a covenant with death. They imagine that they will prevail simply by writing themselves a free pass. As if to demonstrate their absolute confidence in their wealth and wisdom and the sureness of the future that they have envisioned, they have constructed a brand new palace for themselves in the New York countryside.

But the truth will surely overreach them. The prophecy continues: “So hear the word of Jehovah, you boasters, you rulers of this people in Jerusalem, for you men say: ‘We have made a covenant with Death, and with the Grave we have made an agreement. When the raging flash flood passes through, it will not reach us, for we have made a lie our refuge and we have hidden ourselves in falsehood.’ Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: ‘Here I am laying as a foundation in Zion a tested stone, the precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. No one exercising faith will panic. And I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the leveling tool. The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will flood out the hiding place. Your covenant with Death will be dissolved, and your agreement with the Grave will not stand. When the raging flash flood passes through, You will be crushed by it. As often as it passes through, it will sweep you away; for it will pass through morning after morning, during the day and during the night. Only terror will make them understand what was heard.”’

The “rulers of this people in Jerusalem” ought to remind us of the fact that Jesus came to Jerusalem to inspect the temple on the occasion of his arrest and it was then that he spoke of the future trampling of Jerusalem during the conclusion of the global system of things.

That the prophecy has to do with the return of Christ is evident from the reference to the tried and true cornerstone being laid as a sure foundation.

The prophecy indicates that at the time of Christ return God’s people will be dominated by a religious tyranny run by men who are intoxicated with their own importance and power. Due to their spiritually inebriated state they cannot discern the coming of Christ. Thus, Jehovah’s “strange deed —“his unusual work,” involves destroying an organization that he previously had protected and used. The purpose of his doing so is so that Christians may demonstrate their faith apart from the organization that dominates their lives up until then. No committee of men, or their lawyers or accountants, can prevent Jehovah’s judgments from coming about. The truth will prevail!

“Now do not scoff, so that your bonds may not be further tightened, for I have heard from the Sovereign Lord, Jehovah of armies, that an extermination has been determined for all the land.”

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2017-04-30T10:42:57+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Commentary|131 Comments
  • LW

    This harmonizes with what I had read in an article not too long ago: From a secular viewpoint, it was saying that some otherwordly force could possibly be behind the dissemination of all of the various “truth” that has been suppressed by the mainstream media and other corporate institutions.

    That may be so, but ultimately I believe the dissemination of even this form of truth, as they call it, has as its originator the Creator.

    Anyways, what I was beginning to say was that, it was then and there that I initially concluded that the Devil is trying to crash the system so to speak, but as we can see, the big crash hasn’t happened yet.

    • Joyce Haze

      Yes, we can see his dramatic works being done all over the world each day, worse than the day b/4. Imagine when his true eviction, literal eviction takes place. From reading Gods word it will be woe to this earth and all in it! Our hope rests at the time CHRIST Jesus puts all matters straight, once and for all.

      • LW

        It will be ‘hell on earth’ (excuse the reference there).

        Yesterday evening had a family study where we presented research that we found. My report was on Christ’s coming, based on the March 15, 2007 Watchtower cover articles. It was a nice succinct read and coverage of the topic. I started with a relatively calm manner, but then I started to try to connect the subject matter of Christ’s coming with all of the hidden things being exposed etc. I was getting fired up lol, and i couldn’t stop…eventually i calmed down. But i felt like that burning urge to give another angle to this important topic.

        • Joyce Haze

          No need to excuse the terminology, it could not be more accurate. All I can say is I have been so blindsided in my full understanding of both the horrific evilness in our world today, along with my awakening as to the societies, shall I say misdeeds. The total innacurracies in JEHOVAHS people as to their being totally unaware of the biggest event to ever effect this earth. LW, I find their integrity as to sticking with it a real mind blower. Could never put my finger on any one thing but did realize something terribly wrong, sort of in your gut feeling. Always searching for answers, knowing I had found the Truth, but not if you know what I mean. I suppose realizing always JEHOVAH is the truth, but could’nt find any assurances as far as the organization. And as most on Roberts site we we’re earnestly searching for answers, for the very knowledge, that was right in front of us. I feel so blessed each day to learn more. Anyway I find such joy and hope in the treasure trove of knowledge Our God has allowed to be opened up to each of us. I appreciate Roberts words, HIS glorious Kingdom is just ahead but we must all be able and equipped to walk first through the fire.

          • Burt Reynolds

            I never questioned the truth, I just let it pile one regulation on to another. I thought this was what Jehovah wanted of us. I used to go day to day burdened with being a ‘good for nothing slave. You only do what you aught to…’ And that was when I was pioneering too. No joy, only criticism, no love, only guilt induced drudgery and total aliegence to what he watchtower said. It cost me everything I had and eventually pushed me away through depression of hopelessness. I was like an Israelite wandering in the wilderness and if I had not found this site, I would still be wandering.

            • Lisa

              AMEN !

            • So True my brother Burt.

            • Joyce Haze

              Dear Burt, I don’t believe anyon today on this site ever questioned JEHOVAH God, CHRIST Jesus or

            • Burt Reynolds

              Yes Joyce, it seems strange to be at the meetings but for nothing to engage…a little like getting into a car but not being able to figure out how to start it!

            • Joyce Haze

              I’m terrified at the thought of going back. And yet all encourage just that, I understand the reasoning as to why we must, in an effort to help our brothers and sisters. I have a tendency to be very forward, I would probably end up banished in short order. Something that I must continually prat to JEHOVAH about. Is this a lack of humility on my part, or would I be sharing in a lie???

            • Joyce Haze

              We know that Satan has successfully set up a world propaganda machine, also that same machine has festered within the Christian Congregation! Really scary situation!

            • LW

              We can be certain that Jehovah will not destroy his holy temple, made up of his faithful worshipers. The “great crowd” that survives the great tribulation are said to be “before the throne of God; and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread his tent over them.” (Rev. 7:9, 14,15; Heb. 9:13,14) Yes, Jehovah spreads his tent over his loyal worshipers. They belong within it! Can you see yourself among them? Do you not agree that this is the best and safest place to be? That is how David expressed himself: “One thing I have asked from Jehovah—It is what I shall look for, That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, To behold the pleasantness of Jehovah And to look with appreciation upon his temple. For he will hide me in his covert in the day of calamity; He will conceal me in the secret place of his tent; High on a rock he will put me. And now my head will be high above my enemies all around me; And I will sacrifice at his tent sacrifices of joyful shouting; I will sing and make melody to Jehovah.” (Psalms 27:4-6; 2 Cor. 6:18) Why would anyone want to deprive you of residing within God’s tent? And why would you want to yield to such ones?

              Nowhere is Jehovah telling anyone to “get out” of his household. In fact, all those who decide to leave are considered as “insincere” and “deserters,” according to the Amplified Bible: “And some of those who are wise, prudent, and understanding shall be weakened and fall, [thus, then, the insincere among the people will lose courage and become deserters. It will be a test] to refine, to purify, and to make those among [God’s people] white, even to the time of the end, because it is yet for the time [God] appointed.” That is what happened in Jesus’ day, when many (yes, many) stumbled over Jesus’ words that they had failed to understand, and they thus deserted him, going off “to the things behind and would no longer walk with him.” It should not surprise us that the same will happen in our day. (Daniel 11:35; John 6:60-63, 66; Phil. 3:18,19)

            • Joyce Haze

              Dear LW. Thank you so very much, this does answer my sincere question!!! Our own thoughts can mislead our very selves. I suppose my reasoning was setting myself above what is right, not my intention, although when I look at my attitude on this, that’s exactly where I was placing myself. Thank you for clarifying this so well!! I have much to do!

            • “Can you see yourself among them?” good question

            • Burt Reynolds

              I think about this matter a great deal. Should I go back, what would I do when I got there?I speak only for myself and at present, I understand that Jehovah recognises the issues for the individual…take for example those who have been abused by people in the congregation….and that Jehovah will minister to those people. Since the dissolution of the temple arrangement and the word going out to the Gentiles, the temple of Jehovah rests in the heart of the righteous I understand. Jesus speaks of gathering his lost sheep also. The message from the watchtower continues to decline and is depressing….this is my opinion….and only today I read of brothers being arrested in America trying to take $5,000,000 across to Canada on behalf of the watchtower and other things even worse. On top of this, I do not know what my purpose is with this jewel I have been given. What Robert says about respecting the arrangement of Jehovah and his provision is true in that we should remain with the temple arrangement as it stands…recall the visions of what was going on in the temple most holy thousands of years ago. And do we could go back and accept that provision and perhaps help failing brothers with our knowledge? On the other hand, if for what ever reason we feel unable, we are assured also of Jesus knowing his sheep and the figurative temple within our hearts. At some point the watchtower will be destroyed. What then of those thrown out now and feel unable to go back or are shunned and ostracised. Some go back and endure, others cannot. It is very difficult to sit there and feel shunned and unwanted. I think I may be one of the latter but it is a personal decision for each of us. In the end result, are we judged by attendance or by our heart? . Are we blessed though we do not want to be there, or because we love Jehovah and still go? Or not go and feel more able to honour Jehovah outside? I do not have an answer but I try to do what I can in witnessing and learning. Any other thinking on the matter would be welcome. Perimeno has biblical advice too.

            • Joyce Haze

              Dear Burt, I realize LW has made a very good scriptural point, I feel sick, back on the roller coaster!it’s something we have to work through, hopefully, prayerfully JEHOVAH will help guide each of us.

            • LW

              Yes, and to be honest Joyce, that was from Perimeno.

            • Joyce Haze

              LW, regardless of where it came from, it was very good scriptural advice. Often times we look at things in one way but the scriptures always bring balance.

            • LW

              OK, but I don’t want either you, or ANYONE else for that matter who had read that passage to think that was of my own mind, because that wouldn’t be modest.

              Please see where I am coming from.

              Thank you.

            • Joyce Haze

              I’m not sure you understood what I was saying! Scripture is scripture regardless of where it was taken from, be it Perimenos site and article or the commentaries on e- watchman. I read all the scriptures sited, and appreciated that you shared them with me. I wasn’t looking at it as your opinion. It was a question that I have struggled with and your scriptural reply helps in a better understanding. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in helping others!

            • LW

              Ok..no problem.

            • 1914for100Alex

              As you know, I recently went back after a very long break. I think it was the right thing for me. It had been too long. This site has definitely changed my life, and going to the Kingdom Hall again after all these years helps keep things in perspective. I’m not just reading about it on a website anymore. I’m there experiencing it.

              Just last week a sister answered a Watchtower question and found a way to inject 1914 into it, even though the question had nothing to do with 1914. I cringed inside, but at the same time the reality of it all hit me. I found myself thinking “I wonder if she’s going to accept the truth when the time comes or not?”. And “will I be able to help her, or anyone else?”. I hope the answer is yes.

              Something that your comments, as well as Joyce’s make me wonder is “how long can I last just sitting there?”. I hadn’t really thought of that when I started going. Eventually I’m going to be that weird guy that just shows up and listens, but doesn’t do much else. I draw the line at spreading the 1914 lie. I won’t do it, so field service is out of the question. I’ll do my witnessing online. But will that sit well as time goes on? Will I be looked down upon? Certainly there’s bound to be some pressure, or at the very least, questions. I have no idea how I’ll handle it, other than prayer, but I might be able to help so I’ll continue to go. But I get it. It’s a tough decision, one way or the other. We all want to be doing the right thing when that day comes. Maybe others that have taken significant time off and have gone back can offer some advice on how to be “that guy” lol.

            • Joyce Haze

              Through the painful sacrifice of His Son CHRIST JESUS, we may all have Hope!!!

        • Burt Reynolds

          I think it’s only rational to fear Christ’s coming. Anyone who holds your life in their hands is to be feared and we seem conditioned to it. The whole message of the watchtower is on the theme of fear…don’t leave otherwise you will die….attend meetings otherwise you will be called weak…..go out on the ministry every week, otherwise you will not be faithful….do this do that otherwise you will…..insert biblical punishment here! Not once in my years in the truth can I recall ever feeling bathed in the loved of Christ and yet his love for us, and Jehovah’s love for us is stamped throughout the book. Reading the Genesis account of the flood, and Jehovah’s grief at having his creation spoiled by the unending evil that man had sunk to, you can almost feel the pain in his heart. When Christ was dying, he called on his father to forgive them, for they know not what they do. He healed the blind, raised the dead, shed tears of grief at mans condition. Then there is the breathtaking creation, swollen, bursting with loving provision, an absolute wonder of interlocking processes each supporting the other for our benefit and enjoyment, reaching every sense that we have and provoking wonder and amazement. The tenderness of Christ’s speach and his compassion lifts the scriptures and reflects the fount of true love from Jehovah…where did the love of Christ come from?

          Murder to take another man’s wife and immorality have been punished but forgiven showing a depth of insight, forgiveness and love that exceeds our expectations and that we can only hint at in our own lives. And what better than a cooling glass of fresh water (unless you are a Heineken drinker) on a hot summers day and that even stands for the drinking of life’s waters free.

          But no, we tend to loose all that in self doubt and with others always putting a halter around our necks to ‘not rest on your laurels’ and to ‘keep awake’…all very true, but the joy becomes lost in the continual holding back, threats and false prophesy until the flock becomes worn out. Yes, the watchtower plays on doom and thus treats the flock cruelly, to ensure their control, if not income, but we have been shown differently, a true and balanced pathway. Best take that pathway before there is a ‘road up’ sign there and to develop our confidence in the love of Jehovah and Christ and not get Downhearted and lose our faith, or allow it to be crushed.

  • Joyce Haze

    I’m sorry for getting off track, subject matter on this commentary. Could anyone help me in locating a scripture referencing some sort of foreign invasion during I believe, the tribulation???

    • LW

      For here I am raising up the Chal·deʹans,

      The ruthless and impetuous nation.

      They sweep through vast stretches of the earth

      To seize homes not theirs.

      They are frightening and fearsome.

      They establish their own justice and authority.

      Their horses are swifter than leopards,

      And they are fiercer than wolves in the night.

      Their warhorses gallop forward;

      Their horses come from far away.

      They swoop down like the eagle rushing to feed.

      All of them come bent on violence.

      The assembling of their faces is like the east wind,

      And they scoop up captives like sand.

      They scoff at kings

      And laugh at high officials.

      They laugh at every fortified place;

      They pile up a dirt ramp and capture it.

      Then they move forward like the wind and pass through,

      But they will become guilty,n

      Because they credit their power to their god.

      (Hab. 1:6-8)

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Let the Reader Use Discernment.

      But in order to substantiate the truth regarding a future desolation of the true Christian congregation, consider, now, others of the prophetic books.

      In harmony with all the other prophets who foretell an invasion force from the north, Joel also refers to the locust army as “the northerner.” The concluding chapter of Joel indicates very plainly that the symbolic locust attack is an immediate prelude to Armageddon, and that the locusts are the strangers that violate what is holy to Jehovah; and must, therefore, be analogous to the disgusting thing that causes desolation to the holy place. That is why Joel 3:17 reads: “And you people will have to know that I am Jehovah your God, residing in Zion my holy mountain. And Jerusalem must become a holy place; and as regards strangers, they will no more pass through her.” Read more>
      https://e-watchman.com/reader-use-discernment/

    • Isaiah ch10?

  • that scripture before Pilate is why we know not only was Jesus made king during that time on earth but by his actions he had already begun ruling then as well. 1914 is nothing but a Satanic lie. Matthew 28:18

  • Patrick Langat

    Thanks @ewatchman for the commentary, your statement that “they have constructed a brand new palace for themselves in the New York countryside” shows that the GB either believe that the society will survive the end or that the end won’t come in the immediate future, they keep telling the foot soldiers not to amass wealth in this system of things and not to pursue higher education while their actions show otherwise.

    • Annie

      possibly also they think that as the ‘end is nigh’ the palace will serve as Jehovahs ‘Jerusalem’ on earth! Preparing themselves (or whoever follows them after they go to Heaven) to be kings over all of us who live through into the Paradise because this is where the new earthly government will be located……blind guides (well, rotten cheating liars really, by the way they treat the flock!!)!

      To be perfectly honest if I were to think that is the case then I want to stop this bus now & get off, I don’t want to live in a new world like that!

      • sally

        I think there is merit in what you have said Annie, the choice of the location of the new headquarters is right on the edge of NY well out of the way of the city, I always thought it was a strategic move to go there, like Bethel in London is moving to the Essex countryside. Perhaps the thinking is that by moving to these locations, the Bethels are better protected during the GT? I do remember watching a video on the Org’s website where one of the senior Bethel members was explaining how quick it was to get planning permission for the new headquarters and that they were convinced that had been down to Jehovah’s intervention.

        • Annie

          hahaa, yes, Sally, I did hear that the Russian nukes have instructions on them ‘Do NOT spread this radioactive stuff to Warwick or Essex’ Orders by Mr Putin!,

          • sally

            Haha Annie we shouldn’t laugh but what else can you do really?!! Referring to my post replying to Burt, why do some countries have Jehovah’s blessing where others do not?

            • Annie

              God is not partial, Sally, in other words, He does not favour one country over another. It is a sad thought that those who are being persecuted, for example, in Russia, are living in a strong Orthodox country & have as their leader a man who also is a firm advocate of that religion.

              Those brothers are unfortunately already going through what we might well have to go through soon. I live in a very Catholic country & it could just as easily happen here too, that the Govt (if we actually had one!) turn on all other religions other than Catholicism & ban us. When & if that does happen it will be necessary to rely on anything we have taken in as knowledge from sites like this because we probably will have all our literature confiscated.

              I remember from Prague there was a small museum dedicated to those witnesses from the last war & it had examples such as tiny matchboxes with even tinier scraps of paper with Scriptures written on them from the prisoners. Such a sad place that was!

            • sad

        • Burt Reynolds

          When the watchtower gets what it wants, it’s Jehovah’s blessing. When they don’t, they are ‘being tested’. When the REALLY don’t get what they want, it’s down to Satan. If they just changed this scenario round to when the DO get what they want, then they would be right on the nail.

          • sally

            Well I was thinking of the poor brothers and sisters in Russia. They have lost the ability to worship via having all their literature confiscated, no access to the website, they have only just this week lost an appeal to the states application to brand them extremists and effectively liquidate the religion and confiscate the headquarters there. They have been for some time unable to preach, many parts no longer have kingdom halls for meeting in and they are having to go underground using old literature as a means to keep the faith. In other parts of the world however, big beautiful buildings are completed or under construction in lovely parts of the countries involved, all because of Jehovah’s blessing. Maybe Jehovah doesn’t like the Russian Witnesses? Or other nationalities (I am just naming Russian to make the point) where out and out persecution is persistent. Things to make you go (or should make you go) hmmmmm.

            • Burt Reynolds

              The Russians are experiencing difficulties for certain, and not dissimilar to what we will soon experience. In these instances the bible clearly states that Jehovah will support his people, I.e., that he will go to them. Their faith will be sustained and if the truth is in them, the love of righteousness, then as Christ said, I am with you until the end. I wish I could recall where these scriptures are but I’m sure you will know. Jehovah loves all people and wishes none to be destroyed and Jesus gave a good example in one of the parables where he asks of what point is it if you only love those that love you. But of how much value it is if you love those that hate you. This translates into hating the wrong people do, but loving the person. The truth offers them the chance to come to understand that love. It is part of things to come that we will all stand alone without he watchtower and without any support other than our faith. As Christ do did when for a short time, he was abandoned by Jehovah to stand alone in his faith. My god my god, why have you forsaken me? As for the watchtower, they are going the best they can to make people dependant on them….’stick with us…you will be safe with us’, was said at the last assembly. Well. That’s just not true. Our Russian brothers will be supported by Jehovah and Jesus. Of that I am certain. The ability to worship is within the heart. No place or brotherhood is required, though of course meeting together is up building, but it is not essential. Old literature contains ‘old light’ and may not be conducive to keeping faith, but the bible and heart condition will. By their faith you will know them. It was a similar situation with Malawi in the 70s and we will see a lot more of it soon. Jesus will search for his scattered sheep.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              James 1:
              13 When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone.

              However Jehovah will allow Satan to sift them like wheat just like he allowed the apostles to be sifted because Satan the devil had demanded to test them.

              Luke 22:31 “Simon, Simon, look! Satan has demanded to have YOU men to sift YOU as wheat.

              we must never forget Satan’s reply to Jehovah – Satan said “Is it for nothing that Job has feared God? And then went on to claim that Job only serves Jehovah because GOD put up a protective hedge around him and his house and everything he has.

              Satan questions Job’s motives (6-12) Read more>
              https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/luke/22/#v42022031

              So in reality anybody who claims to serve Jehovah will have to be subjected to the test that Jesus and Job underwent in order to prove their love for the only true GOD Jehovah and show that Satan the devil is a liar as to give a reply to the taunting questions that Satan had posed. Proverbs 27:11.

            • T L C

              Hey Sally…yes it is very sad about what is going with our brothers and sisters over there in Russia:-(.
              I could be way off but here’s what I think about that situation and what I think will happen…. Putin has it out for America and I believe that right on the cusp of WWIII breaking out America will go toe to toe with Russia. I don’t know if this interchange will lead to all out war or not but it could. Bottom line…I do not believe the U.S is ready for a dictator leader like him. I believe that this confrontation could result in martial law being initiated here. I also believe that the same influence that Putin is wielding over the witnesses there will take hold in the United States. This will either come about due to Putin’s having some sort of direct control or by the American Government putting harsh bands on the witnesses due to either fear of terror or fear of people (witnesses) who do not support the political system.
              Whatever happens…we should not that Jehovah our God does not cause it but he will allow it in order to accomplish His will and purpose…

            • sally

              Its so difficult to pin point exactly what is going on. So many lies and deception by our governments can send your head into a spin! But I tend to agree with you being very close to the truth of the matter. The Russian/USA/British Empire thing must surely be very significant to bible prophecy. I guess it will all become as clear as crystal very soon. Hold on to your hat that is all I can say!

            • but but but i thought we were free from the clutches of Babylon the Great witch fell back in the 1914/Charles T. Russell era. nope

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Excellent point .

              That’s a good question to write to the watchtower!.
              If we were freed from the clutches of Babylon the Great back than then how can the watchtower explaining the situation going on in Russia today?.

            • sally

              Yes that is an excellent point as it is a fact that the Russian Orthodox Church holds great political power at the moment. They could have stopped this outrageous legislation in a heartbeat, when in fact they have perpetrated it.

            • sally

              Well I thought this to! I was taught that exact thing only mid last year when I started my study. I have to say, I consider myself quite astute but it was very well put and I for a time believed it. (Well I wouldn’t have continued the study if I had not really would I). On the surface scriptural evidence supports this. But its when you start REALLY examining things that you realise that there is a very clever spin when applying the literature to the bible. I guess that is why we are told not to examine things.

          • no kidding. when they lost a recent court battle it was amusing when Robert said ‘maybe Jehovah is trying to tell them something’; no doubt

      • Burt Reynolds

        You got that right Annie.

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      Dear brother Langat your statement is 100% right and you have understood it. Good keep it up

    • noname

      Sadly I see the same thing, with a double standard- many brothers have gone from working with the construction and giving up everything, many sold their homes to work there, now they just get sent home and are at a loss what to do – but they just double down

    • it shows people there mindset doen’t it and they tell the brothers and sister to live off of every word coming out of there mouth as if it is Jehovah him self speaking bust I think of fellow brothers and sisters would do very well to pay Attencion to one very important scriptures

      Hosea 9:4
      4 They will no longer pour out wine offerings to Jehovah; Their sacrifices will not please him. They are like the bread of mourning; All those eating it will defile themselves. For their bread is for themselves alone; It will not come into the house of Jehovah.

      Deuteronomy 8:3
      3 So he humbled you and let you go hungry and fed you with the manna, which neither you had known nor your fathers had known, in order to make you know that man does not live by bread alone but man lives by every expression from Jehovah’s mouth.

  • Joyce Haze

    Dear brothers, thank you all so very much for your scriptural help. A whole lot to digest here, appreciate!!!!

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    When I read the sentence Jehovah’s “strange deed —“his unusual work,” involves destroying an organization that he previously had protected and used. This brings to mind why Jesus cried by seeing the Jerusalem (Luke:19:41). It is really a sad thing. But when I see that the purpose of his doing so is that Christians may demonstrate their faith apart from the organization it is fear inspiring because each one individually must show their faith without any support just as Jesus stood before Pilate.Thanks brother Robert for preparing to the great fear inspiring day of Jehovah. The WTS has not prepared us just as you did they always say nothing will happen, but I see the opposite is to come true. I am very happy that you are destined to become one among the 144000. Thanks! Thanks!! Thanks a lot!!! Finally The truth will prevail! is what I love the most!!!! May Jehovah through Jesus bless you now on earth and forever when you become the brother of Christ.

  • The leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses cannot understand this because they are the haughty boasters who have worked deceit. But their days are numbered. Their lies will not stand up to the heat of God’s indignation. The day of Jehovah’s rising up for the plunder is very near.

    • Joyce Haze

      Dear Joseph, that is what makes one hold back from becoming critical of being misled within the Christian congregation, as at some point, most have. I never believed for a moment, or understood The Man Of Lawnesses as being directed at the Christian Congregation, those lies and deceit were directed straight at Christendom. That is where gaining accurate knowledge brings the scriptures to full circle. And yet in all the time studying to acquire accurate knowledge, lacking really any reasoning as to whom JEHOVAH is speaking to and about, not taking the iniative to look for ones self, can certainly be misconstrued. As our GOD, we must question why the warnings to those who have no interest would be valuable to him. His people would be whom he would warn to be on the watch! Learning the real meaning of the message as the scriptures state will set you Free! Deceit can be very smoothly ushered in but we are warned to make sure of all things. Although how many have been banished for merely asking questions, the fear has overtaken truth, for sure!

      • Dear Joyce, these are some very wise words for all to live by.

      • Bklyn Kevin

        A good question to ASK the watchtower.
        If the man of lawlessness is Christendom as the watchtower claims then how come Christendom on a whole since its inception approximately 1700 years ago has never once been shaken from their reasoning and claimed that Jesus Christ presence has come and the resurrection has already started?, because the truth is Christendom is not the man of lawlessness as the watchtower claims and the facts speak for themselves because the prophecy as foretold by the Apostle Paul In 2 Thessalonians 2: clearly describes a man of lawlessness Is claiming that the Lord / Jesus has already come.

        So how could it be Christened Since they are making no such claims?.

        Nor is any other religion for that matter.

        In fact since 1874 the only religious organization on earth making such a claim that Jesus had already came in his Parousia / presence is the watchtower track society.

        In other words if one studies the prophecy of 2Thessalonians 2: they will soon realize that for the last century it is the watchtower who has been claiming that the Lord /Jesus has been present and not Christendom. In view of the evidences based on the Watchtower’s own proclamations concerning the Lords presence, they them selves and them alone fit the criteria of the prophecy as foretold by Paul.

        2Thessalonians. 2:2
        However, brothers, respecting the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we request of YOU
        2 not to be quickly shaken from YOUR reason nor to be excited either through an inspired expression* or through a verbal message or through a letter as though from us, to the effect that the day of Jehovah* is here.
        3 Let no one seduce YOU in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction.

        Excerpt:
        Those newly associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses may be unaware of the fact that the Watchtower has been heralding “the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ” as an established fact virtually from its inception. Originally 1874 was the official beginning of the parousia and that date was not shifted to 1914 until about 1940!. Read more>
        https://e-watchman.com/gods-kingdom-rules/

        Also read. Reasoning from the Scriptures.
        https://e-watchman.com/reasoning-from-the-scriptures/

        • Joyce Haze

          Dear brother, once again I thank you for the reply. Such a good point, the fact that no other religion has proclaimed the presence of Christ. Totally eliminates the idea of the man of lawlessness being directed at Christendom in any way. So that warning at 2 Thessalonians: 2 can be directed to the one making that proclamation, only one organization making that claim. I appreciate so very much your help, as it helps others to make a reply to those making such a claim. I am able now to make a witness to others and share with others a reasonable answer, scripturally by being responsible with what we claim and share with others! Once again thank you always for your help, always from the scriptures, leaving no room for error or misrepresentation!!

      • amen.

        “we must question why the warnings to those who have no interest would be valuable to him.”

        to be sure, the nations are. Jehovah does not desire for anyone to die. Ez 18:23

        Isaiah 14:2. 19:21-25

        Rom 2:11 Acts 10:34-35

        men are made in Jehovah’s image. Matt 5:44

        sadly those who continually have no interest will pass away

        • Joyce Haze

          Dear D34D, I do agree completely. JEHOVAH certainly does care for all creation. He wishes for all to see, and come to know HIM, for sure. The warning of apostasy within the Christiam Congregation as to The Man Of Lawlessness I believe would be directed as a warning to HIS people, to be aware and not be stumbled as to CHRISTS Coming. We are aware that the entire Bible is HIS tool for all people to come to know HIM and be saved. Your last sentence is the key, those who CONTINUALLY ignore and turn away will not recieve the hope, the gift of life. Thank you for your reply!

    • lets pray Jehovah have mercy on us who truly want peace

  • Joel

    Once again, kudos Brother King, for giving us such a well researched and well reasoned commentary on end-time prophecy. Well done.

    You know, I am always amazed that a group of such obviously dedicated and sincere men as the present-day Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses can be so thoroughly blinded by their own self-important that they miss the very heart of end-time prophecy. I wonder, is it still time for the JW leaders to repent and be saved, at least individually. If not as a composite group?

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Jehovah Will By No Means Give Exemption from Punishment

      It is not as though there were not consequences resulting from Aaron’s foolishness in making the golden calf. Moses had 3,000 idolators killed on that very day.

      But it didn’t end there. .But Jehovah does not change. He will not give exemption from punishment. That is why Jesus spoke of the punishment that will be meted out upon even the faithful slave, the one put in charge. In the 12th chapter of Luke Jesus spoke of his coming as a thief in the night to make a surprise inspection of his household. Some slaves will be held guilty of mistreating their fellow slaves and of associating with drunkards. Other slaves though, even the ones judged to have been true to their commission, will be chastised for their ignorance. Here is what Christ said: “Then that slave who understood the will of his master but did not get ready or do what he asked will be beaten with many strokes. But the one who did not understand and yet did things deserving of strokes will be beaten with few. Indeed, everyone to whom much was given, much will be demanded of him, and the one who was put in charge of much will have more than usual demanded of him.”
      Read more>
      https://e-watchman.com/jehovah-will-by-no-means-give-exemption-from-punishment/

      A lot more to read – Search results for: Many strokes>
      https://e-watchman.com/?s=Many+strokes&lang=en

      • Joel

        Hi BK.
        Thank you for your prompt response.

        So from what I gather from your thoughts is that not ALL members to of the GB will be disciplined with the same severity. Some who KNEW and UNDERSTOOD what they were teaching was false will receive a greater punishment than those who DID NOT KNOW and still participated in the dissemination of erroneous doctrine to the masses. Ummm . . . OK. But will any be destroyed, not just punished?

        • its called an opperation of Satan because evil is being done is a calculated act, on purpose. those magazines and study literature are not mistakenly written to cater to lying on accident. One would have to sit down and think how to manipulate in words to make lies look like truth in order to revolve around 1914

          • Bklyn Kevin

            He isn’t called the son of destruction for nothing as I’m sure he has followers who understand the implications of the 1914 scenario as well.

            2 Timothy 4:3-4
            For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the healthful teaching, but, in accord with their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves to have their ears tickled; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, whereas they will be turned aside to false stories.

            • Joel

              I don’t have understand something . . . it seems as if all the prophecies that we as JWs were taught to believe applied to Christendom—now appear to apply to the Watchtower Society! If that is true, then WHAT biblical prophecies, if any, DO apply to Christendom? Where they EVER God’s people? Please, someone address this seeming anomaly!

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Now you’re getting the point, the point being – that all the prophecies that the watchtower said apply to Christendom concerning the man l of lawlessness in reality apply to them the watchtower / governing body / Jehovah’s people.
              Now for sure Christendom is mentioned in bible prophecy along with the other false religions and on a whole they are called Babylon the Great the world empire of false religion. Revelation 18:1-24. Read more>
              https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/revelation/18/#v66018001-v66018008

              Please read the below article in its entirety in order to get a better comprehension concerning Babylon the great.

              Babylon the Great – What is it?.
              Excerpt:

              So what does Babylon the Great really represent? It represents what the Watchtower has said all along. Babylon the Great symbolizes the world empire of false religion. That is – all organized religion with the exception of the true faith of Jesus Christ. How may we be sure?. Read more>
              https://e-watchman.com/babylon-the-great-what-is-it/

            • Joel

              It is becoming clearer. I read the link. But I am going to re-read it again—this time with prayer to Jehovah as guidance.

              By the way, thank you BK for your thoughtful concern. I deeply appreciate it.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Yes always pray to Jehovah for understanding because ultimately GOD is the only one that can make it grow.
              And of course you should always feel free to ask me or anyone for help concerning your Biblical questions.

            • Joel

              Thank BK.

            • amen

            • LW

              In a sense they were, remember Jesus specifically said the apostasy would occur. From among you yourselves men will rise and speak twisted things.

              So, it was various Christians who helped to start Christendom

            • Bklyn Kevin

              More food for thought.
              Excerpt:
              apostle Peter. At II Peter 2:1 we read: “However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among you. These will quietly bring in destructive sects, and they will even disown the owner who bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves.”

              The apostles did not say that there might be false prophets among Christians. He forewarned that there would most certainly be “false teachers among you.”
              https://e-watchman.com/isnt-watchtower-false-prophet/#iLightbox%5Bgallery7982%5D/0

            • Joel

              Ahhh! So when the Apostle Peter says there will be “false teachers among you”, the ” YOU” he is referring to is the Christian Congregation. Right?

            • Bklyn Kevin

              YES…./ Man of lawlessness .

            • Joel

              So in a sense Christendom ‘broke away,” “apostasized’ from true Christianity.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Or you could say Christendom got its start because of those false teaches that the Apostle Peter was speaking about not to mention the superfine apostles in the Corinthian congregations. And lo and behold Constantine totally hijacked Christianity in the third century and Christendom has been going strong ever since. Thus false religion.

            • 1914for100Alex

              To add to what Kevin has said, once you realize what Peter was talking about, it’s a little easier to understand and explain to others why there are so many religions out there. For many, the fact that there are so many to choose from gives them the impression that, as long as they’re going to church (any church), they’re making God happy. Add to this the recent comments by the Pope saying that we “all worship the same god”, and it’s easy to see just how right Peter was.

              Those sincerely seeking out God should be able to recognize these things, and make the connection once they hear the truth. There’s only one religion out there correctly teaching and expecting us to follow the things Jesus asked us to do. The rest (Christendom) are full of traditions and excuses that don’t match up with what the Bible actually says, and that leads to the complacent attitude we see in many followers of those religions. They’re just going through the motions, thinking there’s nothing more required.

            • or when Jehovah refers to them as recognizing his name or attached to him by his name.

              “swearing by my name” and “in the intimate group of my people” for example.
              Jerusalem NEVER signifies some other religion outside his people he is speaking to or about. not Christendom.

            • LW

              Yea I meant true Christians, not Christians in general

            • Joel

              So from within the true Christian Congregation ‘men will arise and speak twisted things.’ So Christendom started from “apostasizing” from true Christianity.

            • LW

              Exactly

            • didnt you or someone just ask this resently whereas i gave the answer? Christendom is a straw-man. although not all words need to be, its best to recognize that word as not scriptural. Babylon is.

              ? see Edom, Moab, and Ammon

        • Bklyn Kevin

          Just to let you know there Roberts thoughts as expressed in his article which is based on the bible, I just happen to be familiar with the article and agree with it as well..

          You asked” OK. But will any be destroyed, not just punished?. YES.

          Matthew 22:
          11 “When the king came in to inspect the guests, he caught sight of a man not wearing a marriage garment.
          12 So he said to him, ‘Fellow, how did you get in here without a marriage garment?’ He was speechless.
          13 Then the king said to his servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and throw him into the darkness outside.
          (There is where his weeping and the gnashing of his teeth will be.’)

          Matthew 24:
          48 “But if ever that evil slave should say in his heart, ‘My master is delaying,’
          49 and should start to beat his fellow slaves and should eat and drink with the confirmed drunkards,
          50 the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and in an hour that he does not
          51 and will punish him with the greatest severity and will assign him his part with the hypocrites. There is where [his] weeping and the gnashing* of [his] teeth will be.
          Revelation 21:
          8 But as for the cowards and those without faith and those who are disgusting in their filth and murderers and fornicators and those practicing spiritism and idolaters and all the liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur. This means the second death.

          • Burt Reynolds

            Hello Kevin, your answer to Joel’s question is ambiguous! ‘Will anyone be destroyed, not just punished?’ ‘Yes.’ Destroyed or punished? Are you saying that there Is for example, room to apply the parable of the talents….those that have done little, or much? Because as Robert said in an article of late, that the watchtower has indeed carried out the instruction to preach the word world wide, thus maybe maybe ignorance and loyalty do go hand in hand, or as brother Franz suggested, victims of victims. I accept that on the surface at least, there does not appear to be any humility or dissent among the governing body so maybe it is a bit late in the day for them.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              The bible is suggesting all those who knows Jehovah’s will and works in opposition intentionally otherwise knowingly as Judas Iscariot did when he sold Jesus out for 30 pieces of silver as to betray Jesus will be subjected to the second death.

              Hebrews 10:26
              For if we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left,

              Revelation 21:
              8 But as for the cowards and those without faith and those who are disgusting in their filth and murderers and fornicators and those “practicing” spiritism and idolaters and all the liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur. This means the second death.

              However ignorance is a whole different subject, if one acted out of ignorance and didn’t know better / understand then they would would be subjected to disciplinary actions as is suggested in Luke12:48-A
              But the one who did not understand and yet did things deserving of strokes will be beaten with few.

            • Burt Reynolds

              Thanks for clarifying that Kevin.

            • Joel

              Thanks Burt and BK. I get both your points. Individually, some GB Members may be saved; I guess it depends on their heart condition—whether KNOWINGLY, WILLFULLY participated in doctrinal deception—or engaged in doctrinal deceit to the masses by being innocently duped. Only Jesus will know for sure, and will act accordingly in justice and righteousness.

  • Burt Reynolds

    Speaking of the coming tribulation as discussed above, does anyone know about this latest talk from the watchtower about the tribulation coming in 2034 and what thier biblical reference is for the belief? I would dearly like to know. Thanks. (It is also covered in a book by a chap called Poul from Norway).

    • LW

      Whoa, whoa, whoa…say what?! What?!

      The study article in 7/15 WT said, we cannot pinpoint the day and hour or year of the great tribulation…which is it?

      Where did you hear about that Burt?

      • Burt Reynolds

        A chap called Poul Bregninge friended me on fb and as we had various people in common I accepted him but it seems he was looking to sell his book. I stated my beliefs to him in that I was not going to be putting down the watchtower (anymore than it is but you know what I mean), and today I got an advert for his book with this chapter that stated that the watchtower have resigned on any particular date now for the tribulation, but have suggested that it may well be 2034. I think is motive is simply to denounce the watchtower, as with a all the other groups. If you look him up on fb you will see what I am speaking of. One does not know what to believe of the watchtower, but I thought someone else may have heard of this. Perhaps it’s a date arrived at by calculating how long it takes the moon to circle the Earth, subtracting the variance in time for each year, I think it’s about 3 seconds, dividing by the years Christ spent preaching, add the time it takes to boil an egg and devide by seven. Who knows? ( but I don’t like being friended just to flog a book! )

        • ewatchman

          Just so you know, some JW’s who are attached to 1914 think 2034 is significant because it will be 120 years, the same as the 120 years that were marked off before the Flood.

          • Joyce Haze

            Sort of like playing a slot machine, believing sooner or later you’ll hit the jack pot!

          • Burt Reynolds

            Thanks. That’s where it comes from then. So there is no biblical basis for belief, only supposition and even then, simply based on a date which is a proven misunderstanding in the first place. A compound lie!

        • when boiling an egg dont forget the adding/subtracting gravity elavation factor and weather pressure connections

          • Burt Reynolds

            Or a full moon!

    • I’ve actually heard brothers talking about this topic, reasoning that it took 120 years for Noah to ready the Ark. Whatever it takes to keep the 1914 lie going. Fools

      • Burt Reynolds

        Well I have to say Noah was a bit slow….it would have taken me only 119 years and 6 months with my trusty adz and a few elephants. A six month over run! Where does that put their calculations now! ( if it did run past 2034 then they could always change the length of a year as ‘evidently’ the person who saw Noah start building the ark would have children that saw the first person to see the ark being built and their children would have known that their grandfather saw the start of the ark ad nauseam ad infinitum. Just like the generations of today….)

          • Burt Reynolds

            Well I guess I’ll have to take that back then and stand in the corner! I forgot about Jehovah’s request to build a resturant and gift shop in the ark, And, to make matters worse, I forgot about the addendum Jehovah put in about building a bow and stern. That would have taken me an extra seven months which means a penalty for being late. But these chaps haven’t covered it in pitch so it won’t pass building regulations anyway. And there is nothing in the bible about a 4000 chariot parking lot! Best to stick to the designers plans in my opinion. Gift shop indeed! I wonder if they will sell Nephalim dolls or splinters off the ‘original’ ark encased in plastic or maybe bottled flood water!

            • Your awesome, they should interview you next time the news does a story about this place. You would have everyone busting a gut with laughter!!?????????

            • 1914for100Alex

              I think Burt should come out of retirement, move to Kentucky and be a tour guide!

            • Burt Reynolds

              That would be quite nice actually. Probably get the sack though for telling the truth….what’s this bow doing here?…..why isn’t it built of a resinous wood?…..that gift shop s a definite no no…..

          • i was going to post that a couple weeks ago; not that exact video. neat eh

    • sally

      Well that goes in the face of them saying this generation will not pass away. It was only this time last year one of the GB members gave a talk with a chart explaining how near the tribulation is based on the fact that the current anointed GB members are mostly up in years. None of them have got 20 odd years left.

      • Burt Reynolds

        I don’t think I do either!

        • Joel

          . . . nor do I! Lol. Well, maybe 20; but certainly not 30!

  • Yuri Fisher

    We are living just before big crash of world economic and political systems. GB is under heavy influence of Man of Lawlessness. So they cannot see clearly what is going on arround them. They live in world of their own. They built for themselves little paradise. Jesus never built fake paradise arround himself. He knew exactly what is going to be with him. Today situation inside JW organization is just like in Jewish Jerusalem before Jerusalem destruction at 70 CE. Only blow of WW3 and destruction of small paradise of GB will wake some of them up. Not everyone but some. Then the real last days will begin. Be ready spiritually and mentally. It will not be easy for all of us. Robert just preparing for us with his daily text right mental attitude. For this I thank him. We are fortunate to be more prepared than our JW brothers.

    Blessings to all of you here.

    Yuri

    • Burt Reynolds

      Thanks Yuri , you too.

    • Could you imagine the GB wandering in the wilderness, with no shelter, or food for 40 days like Jesus did? Never, they have spoiled themselves off the backs of Jehovah’s precious sheep.

      • Burt Reynolds

        No, but I can imagine them wandering around their private lake and popping back to the resturant to be waited on by a servant, for 40 days, if not a lot longer and I’m sure that when tempted by a cream bun after their meal they will say…’oh go on then, one more won’t hurt…’ If it were an equal society under Christ , they would be taking their turn waiting in the dining hall, tending the ill, sweeping, cleaning and occasionally, when inspired to do so, furthering the message and preparing the flock. That they have no fear is amazing. I hope they will see the issue before it’s too late. Time is short for us all.

      • Yuri Fisher

        Hi Joseph
        I cannot imagine even our local branch to be without food or shelter for few days. They always have everything they need. Brother s and sisters work hard to prepare meals and suply money and things to them. Never members of beth el came to me to ask if I need some help. Jesus came to ordinary people to preach and teach and just visit. Me and my family never had a visit from circut overseer or branch member. They now only ask for more and more money. GB members will not survive in conditions like Jesus was. I have read about bonuses and conditions they live in Brooklyn. We even cannot begin to imagine how they live. And not even one dollar they contribute to others. How far it is from Paul and other apostles that were living in terrible conditions of preasons and beatings. And GB they call themselves carring pastors. How rediculous. Jesus will completely change this situation in Jehovah’s house.
        I am sure of it. If we simple people see this corruption how much he sees it.

        Yuri

        • Their Addicted to Privilege, only fear will wake them up.

      • Joyce Haze

        That’s a statement. Both true and very sad!

    • Anderiega

      I love how you speak my brother Yuri.

  • ewatchman

    Just to let everyone know, I got a crazy week going on and probably won’t post any new articles for a few days. Hopefully, I can do a new podcast soon when things settle down.

    • e.v.g

      Hope you’re doing well brother

  • 访问您的博客已成习惯!

  • Yuri Fisher

    Just a question for all.
    If WW3 is started is it means Jesus came to his throne in Heaven.

    Yuri

  • Burt Reynolds

    While Robert is away, may I take the opportunity to ask an off piste question? What is life? Does the bible expand on the statement that Jehovah made Adam I.e., the body was made and functional, and (then?) breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Earlier in Genesis, is states that Jehovah’s spirit moved upon the face of the waters. I view this as an encompassing act, not that Jehovah was a singularity in a rowing boat, but that his spirit was omnipotent, everywhere. The bible also speaks of Jehovah being aware of every living thing and that not even a sparrow falls to earth without his knowing of it (Isn’t that loving?).

    It appear so then, that you can have a functional body without life, for a given length of time, but that it has potential to animate but not of itself. The scripture may suggest that life comes to the body, not that the body generates life. Thus we have a separate entity. That procreation is possible only means for certain that we can pass life on, not that we own or are, the source/force of it. That this may be possible is borne out that even perfect people do not have life independently of Jehovah…but we know that he can give the gift of independant and thus eternal life, without his sustaining it.

    Does this then suggest that our lives are actually part of the attributes of Jehovah, that death is an unplugging from the supply, but that the supply still exists as with electricity, …just latent? Is this how a memory perfect life can be resurrected? Like atoms, full of energy, but inert until harnessed? Thus it may be that this is how Jehovah reads hearts, knows about every last creature that roams the earth, that we exist not of ourselves, but because we are a utility of the power source, an outlet that can motivate life to a limited degree. I suppose this is a marrow and bone conjecture, but nonetheless, we all wonder how we function, how does flesh think and reason. Do cells think and how? Or if you starve them of oxegen, are they simply unable to process the life into action. A spark plug is not petrol is it? Anyone?

    • e.v.g

      Hmmm!!! Good question Burt Reynolds, life is complex isn’t?

    • Joel

      The way I have always understood life is this way:

      Thousands of years ago when the first created being, Adam (lit: red earth, dirt, or clay), was laying on the ground, he had inside his physical body “organs.” Among these organs were his heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, nervous system, and of course, his brain. But these organs were not functioning! No. They were not “activated” as it were.

      The physical body was laying there on the ground, like a molded artwork of clay; fully possessed of ALL the vital organs necessary for life . . . but as yet NO AUTONOMOUS LIFE!

      So what did the Creator Jehovah through Jesus do? He “blew into Adam’s nostrils ‘the breath of life’, —and only then—did man, yes, Adam, became a living Soul” (or “living being”). Just as the Genesis account correctly states.

      . . . Adam stood upright . . . took his first steps . . . looked at his breathing, moving, living Body . . . and instinctively praised God!

      So I view ” the Breath of Life” as some OTHERWORLDLY FORCE that only a “GOD” posseses! It is “magical” in a sense; and cannot iminate from any other beings except a living God.

      For that reason the “Breath of Life” is totally different from just cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. So when someone is unconscience, we can blow oxygen, and beat on someone’s chest for hours unending—and it will still NOT bring a dead body back to life. Why not? because apparently “the breath of life” that God blew into the first human Adam has some kind of “supernatural” elements in it that we mere mortals do not have in our physical oxygenated breath. Oxygen. Yes! But life-creating power—no!

      So Burt, “life” to me is supernatural. Made of OTHER WORLDLY elements that we humans do not possess, and were never meant to have or harness. Just ask the many exasperated Scientist all over the world, who have tried for untold number of years to “create” life—but with no success! Even a small petry-dish one-celled amoeba they can never accomplish.

      Again, why?

      Because “LIFE” and the secrets to create it, are harnessed only by the “god’s”. And the ONE God that has all the life-creating and life-sustaining poser is YHWH, or Jehovah, the only true God.

  • https://youtu.be/inlhb4Mcozg

    Revelation 12:12
    12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”

    2016-10-03
    Holding Fast to Our Hope (Song 142)
    By means of God’s Kingdom all earth’s woes will soon be past.

    Revelation 8:13
    13 And I saw, and I heard an eagle flying in midheaven say with a loud voice: “Woe, woe, woe to those dwelling on the earth because of the rest of the trumpet blasts of the three angels who are about to blow their trumpets!”

    Isaiah 24:16
    16 From the ends of the earth we hear songs: “Glory to the Righteous One!” But I say: “I am wasting away, I am wasting away! Woe to me! The treacherous have acted treacherously; With treachery the treacherous have acted treacherously.”

  • 相当不错,自愧不如!

  • Sun

    this is something we wait for.

    1. russia invade europe but must travel home daniel 11:40-44
    2. the beast take power over world and religion destroyed revelation 13, daniel 12:11
    3. distress coming over world daniel 12:1, 11
    4 Jesus coming back Matthew 24:30,31, Daniel 12:12

  • Sun

    the elects day for go heaven.

    matthew 24:31
    1 Corinthians 15:52
    1 Thessalonians 4:16
    revelation 20:4, 6

    • LW

      It’ll be interesting right?

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