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.
Being United does not mean you will all see the same things at the same time. Being united with God's word, and his son are the most important things to consider, and being in union with the body of Christ , which are his chosen ones...each one a part of it as God chooses. (1 Cor 12:...…17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact, God has arranged the members of the body, every one of them, according to His design. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? (John 15:4, 5)
All should be willing to take pause concerning their own opinions. In humility...each one should ask the Heavenly Father, for Holy Spirit so that God can help you to see if what you are examining from another anointed one is in harmony with God's word....be assured, that if you really want the "truth"...then God will let you see it. (Luke 11:13) Let the Holy Spirit guide you. What you teach should be primarily from God's word. (John 16:13,14; 14:26; Luke 12:12; 21:15; Matthew 10:20) That's worth more than the research into what men have written. If you are humble and genuinely invited then you are all God sons. At Romans 8:14 it reads: New American Standard Bible For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. As for being united...take note: Each one must individually, be in union with the scriptures and the master Jesus. Examine your own work. (Rom 14:10,12) You will be judged by Jesus, not each other. Each ones work will be examined by fire.(1Cor 3:13)
Each one should make sure of his own teachings. There will be differences amongyou and it will be Jesus who will determine if you are in harmony with him and his father. (1 Cor 11:18, 19) God's approval will be shown based upon this. The master will inspect each slave for their own work. (Matt 25:19,20,21,22,23,24) Above all things do not lose the Love you had at first. The love of the truth. It is noteworthy that since "God is Love" as 1 John 4:8 says, then if we want to imitate God we should try to cover a multitude of each others sins by being loving to each other. His son Jesus said by this others would "know" that we are his disciples. LOVE is the law of the Christ. If we don't have this LOVE we are lawless. love-obadiah.blogspot.com/
Pray for Holy Spirit from the Father in Heaven so that you can see, hear, and be taught. Agape, Obadiah