For over 100 years the Watchtower and "Jehovah's Witnesses" have been engaged in what is essentially "Psychological Projection". (Pointing the finger)...claiming that someone or something else is what you yourself are. They have claimed that the world's political governments are the Beast that comes out of the sea in Revelation 13. Worse yet the Governing Body has labeled as apostates, the faithful brothers of Jesus Christ whom the Governing Body has "thrown out" of the congregations (John 16:2) (unchurched, made outcasts). It turns out that the Governing Body are the apostates and the "Wicked Steward". It also turns out scripturally that the Watchtower Organization of "Jehovah's Witnesses" is actually the Wild Beast that comes up out of the sea. Is it possible for an "organization" to be symbolized by a wild beast ? Yes...and the Watchtower agrees with this. See this quote from the Watchtower's own "Insight on the scriptures book"... Page 267... Under “Beasts, Symbolic” ; ...it reads... “From time immemorial mankind has…applied them in a figurative or symbolic sense to persons, peoples, governments, and… organizations". The following article is an extensive scripturally based exposure giving convincing evidence that the Watchtower is the Wild beast that comes up out of the sea. Revelation Chapter 13...the Wild Beast exposed Who or What is the Wild Beast
What does the Wild Beast do to the "Harlot" that sits on top of it?
Soon the Watchtower will throw out the Governing Body. God will put it into their hearts to remove this Harlot...The prophecy concerning Jezebel applies to the Governing Body of the Watchtower Organization. (Rev 2:21) God gave them time to change but they are unwilling. .The Wild Beast Watchtower will hate the Governing Body that sits over it. (Rev 17:16,17) (Pearl Doxsey has an article on who the symbolic "Ten Kings" are.) The harlot's skirt will be lifted up to expose her shame...God will do this... (Jer 13:26,21,22) (Isa 47:11). All of the wickedness of the Governing Body is going to be exposed. (Luke 8:17) This "Harlot" says to herself "I sit as a Queen"...but she is in for a rude awakening: (Rev 18:7) "Just as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her just as much torture and misery. In her heart she says, 'I am a queen on a throne, not a widow. I will never see misery."
Obadiah 1:3 New Living Translation "You have been deceived by your own pride because you live in a rock fortress and make your home high in the mountains. 'Who can ever reach us way up here?' you ask boastfully."
Rev 18:8 "Therefore her plagues will come in one day, death and misery and famine; and she will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.”…
The attacks on this "Harlot" will come from all directions. It will come from those who love her and those who hate her. (Eze 16:37) ( Eze 16:39-40) ...They will use the sword. (Eph 6:17) God's word is the sword of the spirit. They will also burn her with fire. (Rev 17:16) Is not God's word like fire ? (Jer 23:29) (Jer 5:14)
The Harlot "Jezebel" has painted her eyes.The Governing Body is trying to seem more appealing and approachable with their JW broadcasts and attempting to soften the flaws in their erroneous doctrines. However it is too late for this stubborn and arrogant Governing Body (Harlot).
They are on their way out...those that now attend to this Harlot's needs will be told..."Let her drop". (2Kings 9:33)
While many in the organization are struggling to take care of their family's basic needs, these leaders of the Watchtower Organization ask for more money, while they themselves are living in shameless luxury. They encourage the brothers and sisters to give more money using credit cards...increasing the individuals debt. Why does the WT need so much more money? Are the numerous judgments against them in court cases involving child sex crimes (rape & molestation by pedophiles) causing them great financial losses? For over 70 years the organization has shielded the pedophiles who are in the organization from criminal prosecution...lately however, the lawsuits keep increasing and soon all of this will become quite public knowledge. Sooner or later this is all going to catch up with them and they will not escape. The Australian Royal Commission (over 1000 pedophiles), England, and the court cases in the USA...are just the beginning of the unveiling...(There are over 26,000 Jehovah's Witness pedophiles)..add to this also...the knowledge that they willfully and knowingly bought chemically toxic land to build their World Headquarters in Warwick...and then using free volunteer labor they tried to clean it up. ..this poison goes deeper than anyone knew...They are guilty of even greater evils.
Jesus said...nothing hidden would remain hidden: "For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all." (Luke 8:17)
While we may be repelled by such deeds ...Jesus points to even greater offenses. Blaspheming, condemning and killing Christs brothers, which is a basis for judgment (Matt 25:45,46) and sinning against Holy Spirit.
Revelation says: Rev 18:6 "Give back to her as she has done to others; pay her back double for what she has done; mix her a double portion in her own cup. 7 To the degree that she has glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her that much torment and misery. In her heart she says, ‘I sit as queen; I am not a widow and will never see mourning"’
For those seeking to understand the correlation between prophecy and current events among the Chosen Ones.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jan. 2016 Thank you Pearl for the clarification of what it means to be thrown out of the Jehovah's Witness congregation. It is so true that many individuals who were raised in the Watchtower Jehovah's Witnesses Organization... and have been thrown out ... have suffered so much loss. To most of them this fellowship was their whole "world"...since almost all of their associations were mainly within the insular group of Jehovah's Witnesses. Most of their friends and many of their family members still are held captive within the Organization...and will not associate with those who were "thrown out" (John 16:2) Thanks for this new post today on January 11, 2016. http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2016/01/symbolic-death-by-means-of-world.html
Should we let our ears be lazy? Bible translators translate the Greek word kosmos (cosmos) simply as world...however the context is what decides it's actual meaning. There are many shades of meanings in many Greek words like "world" just as there are in the English language. Searching for the truth in translation is not easy...I am grateful that translators worked to get the scriptures in many different languages so that we can read them, however often the translators will "interpret" the scripture rather than simply translate it. Here is where the difficulty comes in...as we try to get to the "root" meaning of what was said... (Welcome to "my world") Kosmos means "system"or as Thayer's Greek lexicon says..."apt and harmonious arrangement". Any arrangement for a specific purpose or design can be called a (kosmos...cosmos)"world". Some examples: The Amish people in Pennsylvania U.S.A. live in this larger "world" (system) that everyone else lives in, however they also live in their own little separate "world" or system. The religious group of the Jewish Hasidim also live in their own (system) or"world". There are many other small denominations of religious groups that "isolate" themselves in their own "worlds"even as they interact with the "outside world". Their lives revolve around a "world" or (system) that has been designed for their particular way of life. The "Jehovah's Witnesses" have their own "world" or (system) as well...their entire life revolves mainly around a system or arrangement that was set up by the Watchtower Organization with it's many rules and policies and that they live within. It is an entirely different system or way of life as compared to the rest of the "world". Pearl brings out in her post that the "world" or "system" that Jesus was referring to was the Jewish Religious system...a very separate way of life from those around them. It was this "system" or "world"...that Jesus and his apostles were born into. Jesus was only sent to the lost sheep of Israel (Matt 15:24) (John 1:11). The Pharisees were upset because "the whole world has gone after him" (John 12:19)...it was their own world that concerned the Pharisees...not the "outside world". Once again...we must pay attention to the context and even search carefully for the actual Greek meanings often...Pearl covers much in this respect also. see her post on "world, earth, home: http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/07/world-earth-home.html December 2015 post on Revelation chapter 9 by Pearl Doxsey...see the link below to the post at 4womaninthewilderness site.
See: http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2015/12/locust-scorpions-abaddon.html Revelation 9:1 ...Thank you Pearl for bringing out this understanding of the star that had fallen. ...although some translations neglect to show it in the past tense of the Greek language...it is clear that when multiple translations are reviewed...more than half of them correctly translate this verse in the past tense. Yes... John saw the star fall in Revelation chapter 8...just before he saw this same star that had fallen ...and he saw that in Revelation chapter 9.
Revelation 9 ...these two translations below agree with many other translations.
New International Version
The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss.
New Living Translation
Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen to earth from the sky, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.
Wake Up: How long will you "buy" all the spiritual lies and errors that the Organization of the Watchtower is selling? How long will you give your loyalty to men's "doctrines of errors" so that they can bestow upon you "titles" such as "pioneer", "elder", "circuit overseer" and such. Your loyalties should belong to God's words of scriptural truth.
The war continues: The final Battle of Armageddon is well underway. The... Wild Beast ...is The Watchtower Organization...(it is this organizational hierarchy arrangement ... "The Arrangement" of Elders on up, Circuit Overseers, Branch Overseers etc. and others who take the lead in running the organization.)
(The call to wake up and "get out of her" has been trumpeted) We have affection for those still held captive pray that they will wake up and be saved and get out from under it) The Organization is launching a Global Campaign to direct people to it's own website. This new Watchtower website, will allow the WT to "sanitize" (or re-word) anything that they write or have written up to a point. They do not want anyone to read literature from the past WT or Awake magazines that reveal the Watchtower's hypocrisy or confusing flip-flops. This has come too late...it is too late for the older publications that are in actual paper print. Many have already seen that. Many publishers already have their own library of WT publications to research if they choose to. This push to use the WT website may have adverse effects. It may lead the rank and file "publishers" (the regular brothers and sisters in the congregations), to go on adventures and read articles written about "Jehovah's Witnesses" and the Watchtower Organization. The Watchtower organization strongly discourages reading anything that is not sanctioned by them, especially anything that exposes their hypocrisy. (...and they exert much influence over the rank and file members concerning this) This Wild Beast Organization and the "Ten Horns or Kings" (Rev 17:12)... will hate the Governing Body that is riding this Beast. (Rev 17:16) Who really are these "Kings"?See...Pearl Doxsey's: Who are the Kings of the Earth? Together they will remove the Governing Body from it's place within the Organization. The harlot's skirt will be lifted up to expose her shame...God will do this... (Jer 13:26,21,22) (Isa 47:11) (Rev 18:8). Both those who are her former "lovers" ... and those who hate her...will take part in bringing her down...(Rev 17:16, 17) (Isa 18:6; 56:9) (Eze 16:35-38; Eze 16:39-40) (2Kings 9:33) ...They will use the sword. (Eph 6:17) God's word is the sword of the spirit. They will also burn her with fire. (Rev 17:16) Is not God's word is like fire. (Jer 23:29) (Jer 5:14) So these anointed who remain with the Watchtower Organization (although not having yet received a kingdom themselves) will give away their future place as "Kings" with Christ. (Rev 17:17) They will give their backing (as those who could have ruled with Christ...Luke 22:29) to the... Wild Beast Watchtower Organization... This will continue to give the impression (supporting the "image") the "image" that the Wild Beast has God's Spirit directing it...and together they will throw the Jezebel Harlot down. (2 Kings 9:33) (Rev. 17:12,16,17) In reality the Watchtower Organization has Satan's spirit behind it...(Ephesians 2:2)...From it's inception, the WT has been a deceptive tool of Satan, using some real partial truths as bait, to gather the holy ones and keep them captive. He used these "truths" in order to lure them into this organization, to mislead them and keep them captive. (Matt 24:24) These "truths" were given up by Satan as in a chess game...in a chess game, sacrifices are made...in order to win the game. He would never have been able to capture genuine holy ones without some real partial truth as bait.
And so...still being deceived... the "ten" kings give their backing to the Wild Beast Watchtower Organization: (Notice in verse 17, that the Kings hand over royal authority (Luke10:19; Rev.3:21; 1:6; 5:10 under Christ's kingdom Rev.19:16; 1:5; Ps.110:1,2) to the Beast (though not having yet received a kingdom -God's Kingdom -1Cor.15:25,28,24; Rev.17:12,13; 1Pet.1:4; Matt.25:34). The Beast/"man of lawlessness", does not have genuine royal authority in God's view (Dan.11:21; Mark13:14; 2Thess.2:4; Rev.9:7; 13:15; 3:9). Together the Ten Kings and the Wild Beast will get rid of the Harlot.The Harlot "Jezebel" has painted her eyes, elevated herself up and has also painted herself into a corner. She is on her way out...those that now attend to her needs will be told..."Let her drop". (2 Kings 9:30,32,33) Remember Jehu?...Did he champion "pure" worship....or did he remain a "golden calf" worshiper? If memory serves...golden calf worship is also rivalry to the true worship of God... see ...(John 4:23) The Watchtower does neither. Those still in the Organization still ascribe salvation to this: JW Org...therefore they still commit Idolatry. While many anointed brothers and sisters and other members are struggling to take care of their family's basic needs, these leaders of the Watchtower Organization ask for more to expand their empire, while they themselves are living in shameless luxury. They encourage the brothers and sisters to give more money using credit cards...increasing the individuals debt. Why does the WT need so much more money? Are the numerous judgments against them in court cases involving child sexual molestation and child rape causing them great financial losses? While for over 70 years the organization has shielded the pedophiles who are in the organization from criminal prosecution...the lawsuits keep increasing and soon all of this will become quite public knowledge. Sooner or later this is all going to catch up with them and they will not escape. The Australian Royal Commission (over 1000 pedophiles), England, and the court cases in the USA...are just the beginning of the unveiling...(There are over 26,000 Jehovah's Witness pedophiles in the USA alone...and thousands more in other countries)..add to this also...the willful and knowingly buying toxic land (cheaply) to build their World Headquarters in Warwick...and then using free volunteer labor to try and clean it up...this poison goes deeper than anyone knew...Jesus said...nothing hidden would remain hidden: (Luke 8:17)... New Living Translation For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all. (Rev 18:7)...6 Give back to her as she has done to others; pay her back double for what she has done; mix her a double portion in her own cup. 7 To the degree that she has glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her that much torment and misery. In her heart she says, ‘I sit as queen; I am not a widow and will never see mourning.’ 8 Therefore her plagues will come in one day, death and misery and famine; and she will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.”… Pearl Doxsey has a post on "Jezebel".Jezebel ___________________________________________ Truth and light or Lies and darkness? God is truth and light..with him there is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5) (James 1:17) (Romans 3:4) (Eph.5:8-12) Those in the Organization are quick to say the light gets brighter whenever you point out an error that the Organization had to change, however the truth never changes...if it has to be changed then it was never "truth"...and thus it was never Light. One merely has to compare the old teachings with the new. Some teachings have gone back and forth between old and now. (For example...just look at how many times the Organization has adamantly stated in print, the fate of those in Sodom and Gomorrah...yes or no... for a look at some information on this check out the following link: (or better yet ...examine the Watchtower Society's own literature ...if they will let you. Resurrection...yes or no?
More hypocrisy: LOOKING TO AN ORGANIZATION FOR SALVATION IS... Idolatry Watchtower 1990 11/1 p. 26 Our Relative Subjection to the Superior Authorities As Christians, we face up to similar challenges today. We cannot take part inany modern version of idolatry—be it worshipful gestures toward an image or symbol or the imputing of salvation to a person or an organization. ...and yet the Watchtower Organization hypocritically says this: ONE MUST COME TO THE WATCHTOWER ORGANIZATION FOR SALVATION Kingdom Ministry 11/1990 p. 1 Directing Bible Students to Jehovah’s Organization Bible students need to get acquainted with the organization of the “one flock” Jesus spoke about at John 10:16. They must appreciate that identifying themselves with Jehovah’s organization is essential to their salvation. (Rev. 7:9, 10, 15) Therefore, we should start directing our Bible students to the organization as soon as a Bible study is established. (These two contradictory statements above are in the same month...not even years apart !) (Matt 12:37) (John 9:41) (Luke 12:1) These are just some examples that show the Watchtower's hypocrisy. ...and also the Watchtower says this: "Would not a failure to respond to direction from God through his organization really indicate a rejection of divine rulership?" (w76 2/15) "The slave’s will is Jehovah’s will. Rebellion against the slave is rebellion against God." (w56 6/1 p. 346) ... The Governing Body and the Organizational arrangement that it controls pushed Jesus aside and made itself God's representative. Jesus was God's only representative. (John 16:5, 1:18, 34) What man can be equal to Jesus or God his Father? (Isaiah 40:25,23,24; John 15:6; Matt. 15:13; Isa.42:8;Rev.2:5; Rev.1:20) (Rev 13:15; Daniel 8:11,25; 2Thess.2:4; Rom.1:25; Rev.13:8,7) Isaiah 40:25 says: "To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One.
...even Wikipedia covers the numerous back and forth changes that the WT has made. Is this the light getting brighter?... or is it being indecisive and often just plain wrong? The truth remains truth. It should never have to be changed. Even the founder of the Watchtower, C.T.Russel understood this. Note what had been printed in older publications:
"If we were following a man undoubtedly it would be different with us; undoubtedly one human idea would contradict another and that which was light one or two or six years ago would be regarded as darkness now;… But with God there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning, and so it is with truth; any knowledge or light coming from God must be like its author. A new view of truth never can contradict a former truth. "New Light" never extinguishes older "light" but adds to it…" Zion's Watch Tower 1881 Feb pp.3,188 "It is a serious matter to represent God and Christ in one way, then find that our understanding of the major teachings and fundamental doctrines of the Scriptures was in error, and then after that, to go back to the very doctrines that, by years of study, we had thoroughly determined to be in error. Christians cannot be vacillating - 'wishy-washy' - about such fundamental teachings. What confidence can one put in the sincerity or judgment of such persons?" WT 5/15/76 p.298 (Matt 12:37) (John 9:41) (Luke 12:1) They have exchanged the "truth" about God for the lie. (Rom.1:25) Light and truth or darkness and lies? (Matt 6:23) New Living Translation puts it this way. "But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!" (Luke 8:18) New Living Translation "So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away from them."
The WT encourages others to examine their religions as regards the truth, but they do not encourage their own members to keep testing whether they are still in "the truth"? Watchtower article. "It is important, then, that you "keep testing whether you are in the faith," as Paul declared. Keep checking to see whether the things you believe are in keeping with God's Word. But the question is, Are you willing to put your religion through such a test? There is nothing to fear, because if you have the right religion you can only be reassured by the examination. And if what you believe is not in keeping with the Bible, then you should welcome the truth, because it leads to light and life." Watchtower 1958 May 1 p.261 Is Your Religion the Right One?
The bible says to keep testing whether you are in the faith...this is a good thing to do especially if you are in the Watchtower Organization . You should do this as defined by scripture. The Jewish Nation of God's people of the first century who defined their faith according to their religious leaders were mistaken and it turned out bad for them. (John 12:48) Just as people of other faiths are encouraged to examine their religion, every "Jehovah's Witness" should do the same. If what you believe is the Truth and you sincerely trust in God, then you can be certain that any examination will strengthen your faith. They hypocritically do not practice what they say here either, referring to people leaving their religion to join "Jehovah's Witnesses": Awake! 2009 Jul p.29 (p.28)
"No one should be forced to worship in a way that he finds unacceptable or be made to choose between his beliefs and his family." Oh Really?....anyone that has been "thrown out" (John 16:2) for disagreeing with WT current doctrines can attest that this Awake article is a bold faced lie. Their family members HAVE been made to choose between them and the Organization. Here is proof in the Watchtower's own print as to what they really practice: "Really, what your beloved family member needs to see is your resolute stance to put Jehovah above everything else - including the family bond. … Do not look for excuses to associate with a disfellowshipped family member, for example, through e-mail." Watchtower StudyEdition 2013 Jan 15 p.16 (They put this in their "studyedition"...not in the general "public Watchtower edition"...otherwise newly interested persons might see what they are really in for...if they join this Organization/religion.
What hypocrites: Isaiah aptly spoke of them when he said..."this people honors me with their lips only" (Matt 15:8) (Isaiah 29:13)
When Jesus was on the "Holy Mountain" with three of his Apostles during the transfiguration, it was then that Moses and Elijah appeared standing before him.(Matt 17:1, 2, 3) Standing before the lord of all the earth. (Rev 11:3, 4) What does it mean for them and us to stand? (1 Cor 16:13) (Gal 5:1) (Eph 6:13, 14) (Luke 21:36) (Mal 3:2) (Rev 6:17) Who do Moses and Elijah represent here? (Zech 4:14) (Rev 11:3, 4) For insight into this please see the articles by Pearl Doxsey: pearl-johnbaptist.blogspot.com When "Elijah" restores all things again...making all things new...will "Elijah" be here on the earth? (New Jerusalem coming down out from heaven) pearl-materialize.blogspot.com Pearl has also written many posts on her main page, you can use her search box on the main page to look up different subjects. http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/ Agape, Obadiah
It has been some time since I sent my letter to the entire congregation that I was part of. The letter explained the truth that I had learned. The Elders were not happy to say the least, but for some reason they did not expel me until some time later. I sent them a second letter and personally delivered it to an Ex-Elder, then they accuse me of causing "Divisions". I could only think of what Jesus said. (Luke 12:51, 52) (Matt 10:34, 35) You see Jesus caused divisions within the nation of Israel which he was a part of at the time. I guess we are in good company then. The part that hurts so much is losing my children and friends. They have stayed inside the organization. (Loyalty to men and the organization.) Today was a sad reminder of that loss. My daughter came to take care of some family business. She did not stop in, but I did get to watch her as she left in her car. As I watched, tears filled my eyes. I looked at her pictures of when she was a little girl. My wife and I had raised her for over 20 years. My daughter is upset for the stand my wife and I are taking. My wife and I are heartbroken over our loss, but difficult as it is we are reminded of Jesus words. (Mark 10:29, 30) No one has left or lost children and friends for the sake of Jesus, the truth, and the Heavenly Father, who will not receive back a hundredfold now (along with persecutions) and in the world to come, the full blessings of his Kingdom . Yes we will receive persecutions now, but such is the cost of following in Jesus footsteps. With this in mind I wish to comfort all of you who have suffered loss for taking a stand for the truth. May Almighty God the Father in Heaven, comfort and reward all of you. Agape, Obadiah.
It is best to start at the introduction and follow through with each article to get the best understanding. The introduction can be found at this link called: An Illustration There are three other articles that follow : The Throne of Satan,... The Throne The Labor Pains, ... The Labor Pains ... and The Sign ...pearl-sign.blogspot.com
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment. For we all stumble many times. (I am not a teacher...I support the work of Pearl Doxsey and any teachers among Jesus brothers) With these words of caution any of us who write should be concerned. Surely none of us would deliberately want to mislead anyone. This is my utmost concern whenever I write something.
As is everyone else, I am imperfect. Even though I may be thoroughly convinced of something, I only have partial knowledge, (1 Corinthians 13:9, 10), as does everyone who writes. (Even anointed ones) All of us should therefore be like the ancient Beroeans, who carefully examined the scriptures as to whether these things were so. (Acts 17:11)
Do not believe every inspired expression, but test the inspired expressions...(1 John 4:1)... to see whether they originate with God, because many false prophets have gone forth into the world. It is each ones responsibility to make sure of all things and then hold fast to what is fine. (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
What I write is not my own. I share what I have learned from Pearl Doxsey's writings. As I learn stuff that seems new, I go to the scriptures to “make sure”... as all of us should. I have had spiritual discussions about God's word with...Pearl ...an anointed sister at 4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com... and as a result of these discussions I have been blessed with a better understanding of God's word. Pearl has shared with me many things that God has blessed her with. It is my hope to help the Heavenly Father's word reach as many people as possible.
As it is for any of us looking up the scriptures and reasoning upon them was necessary. It took time to see that not everything was as it seemed.
As for the articles posted here on this site. It is my hope that you discern the truth.
Look up the scriptures in any articles that you read here or from anyone.
Please note: Scriptures should be compared with other bible translations. It is good to compare different translations. It is even advisable to see what the Greek and Hebrew writings say...often translators fail to convey an accurate rendering of the original languages.
In the many years that I have been “in the truth” as they say, I have learned many things. Some strongly entrenched things needed re-adjustments. (Pearl and I were associated with the Watchtower Organization for 35 years, before being "thrown out" (John 16:2) for questioning many of the teachings being taught to us.)
When something new came to my ears, I would not summarily dismiss it as “sheer nonsense”, but I would listen carefully, and then check it out. Just as the ancient Beroeans checked the scriptures to see if what Paul said was true. To the physical man these things are "sheer nonsense" because he cannot perceive the spiritual application of the prophecies.(1Cor 2:14) Physical men always try to fit what they "see" with their physical eyes, into the prophecy.
I pray that you will understand these things. This is why you are looking. You are seeking the truth. Jesus said “keep on seeking and you shall find”. (Mt 7:7, 8) He also said "my sheep" know my voice.
God's word is the seed and it is planted in hearts.(Luke 8:11) (Mt 13:19) A heart (soil) that is good and fine can be receptive and retain it. (Luke 8:15) But this requires work on our part of course.
Well we all have need of endurance. Pray for God’s Kingdom to finally come on earth as it is in heaven. Pray for each other to endure.
I hope everyone can be encouraged and find something new in what is written. (Luke 11:13) Agape, Obadiah
God is the one who grants his chosen ones understanding. It is good to be a humble servant; if you have a different attitude then God will reveal this to you.) (Phil 3:15) (Luke 17:10) There are many parts that make up the body. (Romans 12:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) (1Corinthians 12:14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 25, 26, 27) No part can say I have no need of you. In order to keep receiving Holy Spirit, they must remain in union with that spirit.
To be in harmony with each other (all speak in agreement), you each must first be in agreement with the Holy Spirit and Jesus teachings. A mathematics equation says that if ( A=B and C=B , then A must also = C ) This can be applied here: If you (A) are in agreement with the Holy Spirit (B) and your brother (C) is in agreement with (B), then you (A) are in agreement with your brother (C). This is how unity can be achieved. If you both are in agreement with each other, but either you, your brother, or both of you are NOT in agreement with the Holy Spirit then there is no unity with the Holy Spirit. Each one should examine their own teachings to make sure that they are in harmony with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Self reflection and refinement can be done through prayer to God. Each one is responsible for what they teach. Each one must remove his own rafter or splinter from his own eye. Jesus will examine each slave individually. (Matt 25:19-24) Each one's work will be examined by fire. (1 Cor 3:13) God's word is like a fire. (Jer 23:29) (Matthew 12:36, 37) 36 I tell YOU that every unprofitable saying that men speak, they will render an account concerning it on Judgment Day; 37 for by your words you will be declared righteous, and by your words you will be condemned.” This is a difficult task for all of us. Jesus own disciples often argued over which one of them seemed to be the greatest. Even Jesus did not speak of his own originality (John 14:10). He only spoke what his father taught him. Jesus is your head. The eye only sees, the ear only hears. Luke 17:10 --If you keep this scripture in mind, you can remain humble. (Love for the truth, love for one another, and keeping your own humility --are essential keys) (John 13:34, 35) To the chosen ones: You have dedicated yourselves to do God's will. God's will for you is his choice...in this respect he has chosen you as a part of the body of Christ...his son. God chose the weak, humble, and foolish things to put wise men to shame. You are the foolish, weak, and ignoble ones he has chosen. It is not for you to boast in yourselves, or to speak of your own initiative. (1 Cor 3:13) (1Cor 4:6, 7) (1 Corinthians 1:26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31) (1 Cor. 2:1, 2, 3, 4, 5).] Keep walking by spirit. Trust in God and do not lean upon your own understanding.(Proverbs 3:5, 6) All interpretation of prophecy must be by means of scripture.(Gen 40:8), not "private interpretation" based upon what we might observe, (2 Pet 1:21) or conclude. If the meaning is not found in the Bible, it is not "from God", but from ourselves. Read your Bible! Back up what you believe with scriptures. God's Word is not deficient (2 Tim 3:16), but is complete to help us with every hidden meaning. This makes sense: Jesus spoke in parables. Revelation was given in signs or symbols. We should be looking for the hidden meanings by means of the scriptures. Jesus disciples didn't immediately understand everything he said. They had difficulty grasping what Jesus meant, because they were thinking "physically". (Matthew 16:5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12)(Mark 8:14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21)
All "chosen " ones must keep in mind that you can prove faithful to this calling... or...you can fail to follow through in your vow to God. Judas Iscariot was "chosen" by Jesus...but he did not remain faithful. You must prove faithful until the end and be finally found spotless and unblemished. You are not sealed until then. Jesus said: "Exert yourselves vigorously to get in through the narrow door, because many I tell you will seek to get in, but few will be able". The master will settle accounts with each slave individually, when he returns. (Matt 25:19 - 33) Here are the sites of others that you may like to visit: 4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com Pearl's Blog, thank you Pearl. The winepress article that Pearl wrote would be good to read. pearl-winepress.blogspot.com --------------------------------------------------------- Here is another blog written by...Sas Gavril.
Please note: Jesus and his disciples publicly exposed the apostasy of the leaders. (Matthew 23:38, 39) After that for about three and 1/2 years his disciples continued to preach to the Jewish nation. Those that believed were thrown out of the synagogues. All were hunted for and persecuted, beaten, and often physically killed. Jesus said when those in Jerusalem discerned that it was time to get out of her, they should flee to the mountains of Judea. When "you the reader" discern that you are being asked to pledge your allegiance to the organization, over your loyalty to the Heavenly Father... YOU MUST TAKE A STAND FOR THE TRUTH. (Organizations are run by men ) The Watchtower calls this the "arrangement". They think God approves of this.
God's true arrangement was the body of Christ his son.
If you place your loyalty to God and his son instead of this Organization run by men...You will be "thrown out" (figuratively killed) for taking a stand for truth. Those in the past who "championed Bible Truth" were persecuted and expelled, many were killed and imprisoned by their own religious leadership. (See January 2012 WT...first study article)
See article: Do we need to get out of God's "house"? pearl-leavehouse.blogspot.com ...
It will not be easy to see the need to get out, but perhaps this post by Pearl will help: Imagine yourself back in first century Jerusalem. Please note: God's household ... is different than the assumption that the "Jehovah's Witness" organization assume. God's household is in fact...the "true temple"...the genuine anointed slaves. What we need to "get out" from under is...the dominion of the Organization and it's unfaithful anointed leaders (The Harlot)... (By taking a stand for truth we will be thrown out) Remember that Revelation says to "Get out of her" if you do not want to share with her in her sins. (Rev 18:4) We have been taught that Babylon the Great is a world empire of false religion... however, this is wrong. Babylon the Great is really the "Mother" of the harlots... (mothers are covenants) ... Her harlot daughters have often been seen to be the harlot that is riding the religious wild beasts that have persecuted God's faithful anointed chosen ones. Her daughter harlots have her name written on their foreheads. (Rev 17:3, 4, 5, 6) Mothers are covenants. (Galatians 4:24, 22, 26)
The Governing Body of the Watchtower organization has entered into a covenant with Babylon the Great. They have become her daughters. The Governing Body is the "Harlot"that rides the Watchtower Organizational Wild Beast. The "Mother of the harlots"... is (Babylon the Great). The name written on the forehead of the harlot riding the wild beast is the name of their mother that they belong to. (Rev 17:5) This name denotes the harlots as slaves of Babylon the Great ...they are her harlot daughters because BTG is the "mother of the harlots". Quick question: Does having the name of God on the foreheads of the faithful 144,000 mean that the 144,000... are God? Is the name on their forehead their name... or Gods? They are slaves of God. (Rev 14:1) ( Rev 7:3) (Rev 22:3, 4) (Rev 3:12) Slaves in the days past had the mark of their owner on their foreheads. And they also had markings showing their crime as well. Pearl covers this subject at: http://pearl-forehead.blogspot.com/
In contrast ... please take note... that the faithful anointed chosen ones also have a name on their foreheads: ...the faithful virgin daughters of the covenant of Sarah...(1 Pet 3:6) have the mark of their owner, the Father in Heaven, Jesus and their "Mother" (Sarah...the new covenant, Jerusalem above) on their foreheads. (Gal 4:26; Rev 3:12; 14:1, 4) (Rev 22:4) (Faithful ones have Sarah/New Jerusalem above, as their "mother" covenant.) (Galatians 4:31, 24, 26, 28)
Revelation 18: 4 says to get out of her "my people".
(Jeremiah 31:33) (Hebrews 8:10) This is a warning to the chosen anointed ones. "My People" are those who have already entered into a Covenant with God. After they were accepted into it they became "God's People". These are the ones who are given the warning to "get out" of Babylon the Great...the covenant with death. "My people" (God's household), are specifically the "Israel of God" (Galatians 6:16)
All anointed chosen ones must get out from being under submission to this covenant with death (Babylon the Great) You cannot be in both covenants...no one can serve two masters. The Governing Body has accepted that covenant with death. All those in subjection to the Governing Body or it's Beast, come under subjection to the covenant of death as well.
In direct opposition to what Jesus said, the Governing Body is lording it over their "brothers"
(Matthew 23:6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12) Like the tenants of God's vineyard... ( Luke 20:9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) ...they throw out all those that God has sent. They even "kill" or as (John 16:2) puts it "throw out of the synagogues" or congregations, all of the least of Jesus brothers and anyone else, who disagrees with them. They have also even made priests for themselves... ("spiritual gentiles" elders) (2Chronicles 13:9) (Ezekiel 44:6, 7, 8, 9) But what about those of us who also want to do God's will? What do we do? We are those ten men who grab hold of the garment of a (spiritual) Jew in (Zechariah 8:23). We go with God's chosen ones. Jesus did say to "flee" Jerusalem when you catch sight of the disgusting thing in her. If we catch sight of the disgusting thing...we also flee. The True God abandoned Jerusalem. Jesus said "look your house is abandoned to you." At this point Jesus himself left the "house" that was being unfaithful and was soon to be destroyed by God. He said their house was abandoned to them and that they would no longer see him there. (Matthew 23:38, 39) So when the faithful brothers of Jesus go or are beaten out of the "house" of the wicked Steward...we will take a stand for the truth and be thrown out also. (We will go with them). It will not be in the Kingdom Halls, or in any "Mountain-like" organization that we worship the True God...see what Jesus said here: (John 4:20, 21, 23, 24) We worship God with spirit and truth. Why would we worship the "disgusting thing"... the idolatrous "image"? (Ezekiel 8:5,6) (Isa 1:12,15) (Matt.24:15,16) We go with the "TRUE TEMPLE" The True Temple made by the "True God". (Eph 2:20) (1 Pet 2:9) (1 Cor 6:19) (1 Cor 3:16,17) (Acts 17:24). (This rift/earthquake/quaking in the soil of "Israel", was prophesied.) (Ezekiel 38:18,19,20) Those in the valley between these two sides must make their choice.)
The dominion of the wicked Steward is his own physical house that he made. Jesus' household is his body that he chose. It is his congregation of anointed ones. At one time the wicked slaves were also part of that household, however, the wicked Steward stole, (by deception), some of the Master's slaves for himself, and set up his own "house" (Isa 22:11,15,16,17,18,19,25). We are told that at the same time the wicked Steward begins to drink and get drunk. He takes up an association with Gentiles instead of his fellow slaves of Christ. Gentiles are"confirmed drunkards". The Steward becomes just like them. (Matt 24:49) (Isa 56:10) (Isa 29:9) (Lam 4:14) Gentiles are drunk with power. They are spiritually blind like spiritually drunken men. (1 Peter 5:8 ; Revelation 17:6; 12:4; Ezekiel 22:25,27 ; Jeremiah 51:7, 34 ).
This steward "eats and drinks" the poisonous spiritual provisions provided from their new owner, rather than being fed by Christ. Those anointed wishing to remain loyal to the Master must refuse accepting allegiance to the wicked Steward as their master (Who is beating Christ's brothers). No one can slave for two masters. We will not stand with the wicked Steward as some suggest we do. To do so means that we will share their plagues with them. The ten kings who rule with "The Beast" (Rev 17:12, 13)...are the unfaithful anointed ones, who have allowed themselves to be in subjection to the "Great Harlot"...the Governing Body. These ten kings are also in submission to the Wild Beast that the "Great Harlot" rides. These ten kings have the mark of this beast on their foreheads and hands. They stay in this wild beast organization and will suffer the plagues. (Rev 14:9, 10) They worship it's idolatrous image, as a "God- breathed", (Rev 13:14, 15, 16) The "spirit directed organization"...as the current baptism vows say: Question # 2 ...in association with "God's spirit directed organization".
This "Wild Beast Organization" is directed by a different spirit. (Rev 13:2, 5)
...The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.
The organization is the Wild Beast!
The Wild Beast and the Ten Kings (the anointed who rule along with the beast for one hour) are going to turn on the harlot... the Governing Body,... this "Great Harlot". The Beast and these ten kings will eat up her fleshy parts. (Rev 17:16, 17)
The Beast is going to be thrown into the lake of fire along with the False Prophet (Rev.13:11). Satan also will be thrown into the lake of fire. Also everyone else that is still under the control of Satan (Rev. 9:11) (Rev 13:4, 8)... and the Beast will go there. (Rev 19:20) (Rev 20:10, 14, 15)