“Nourishing Spiritual FoodÂ”?Â
I cannot advocate the website listed at the end of this short video, as I havenÂ’t gone there.Â AlsoÂ I do not see verification that the money from the sale of houses, properties and goods was given to the Watchtower at that time period.Â But I will not dismiss the large possibility.Â What is important about this video, is hearing how 1975 was truly proclaimed from the source; quite contrary to how the 2017 convention presented it:Â
Â“Â…you see, back then, some were looking to a certain date as signifying the end of this old system of things. A few, even went so far as selling their homes and quitting their jobs. (km 5/1974)"
Â“But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.Â”Â
Â You may say in your heart, Â“How shall we know the word which Yahweh has not spoken?Â”Â Â When a prophet speaks in YahwehÂ’s name, if the thing doesnÂ’t follow, nor happen, that is the thing which Yahweh has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You shall not be afraid of him.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Deut 18:20-22
Â“This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They are making you worthless. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the LORD's mouth.Â”Â Jer 23:16
Â“Behold, I am against the prophets, says Yahweh, who use their tongues, and say, He says.Â 32Â Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, says Yahweh, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their vain boasting: yet I didnÂ’t send them, nor commanded them; neither do they profit this people at all, says Yahweh.Â”Â Jer 23:31-32
If we claim to read God's Word and live by it, then God's Word should help us distinguish truth from lies.Â Matt 3:10
By Bible Speaks
Portrait of Frederick W. Franz
Oil on canvas
Patterson Educational Center
Artist: anonymous (not me)
This portrait depicts brother F.W. Franz in his later years. He spoke several languages including Hebrew, Greek, Latin, English and Spanish, was a Bible scholar, had a sense of humor, sang opera, played the harmonica, was a member of the Governing Body and the fourth president of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
I had the privilege to sit at the head table at Bethel with him for morning worship and breakfast at Brooklyn for about 4 years and his office was on the 9th floor of the 25 Columbia Heights Building where I also worked. We crossed paths often as he gave a cheery greeting. He received his heavenly reward in 1992 at the age of 99.
The painting is close to life size and is a true masterpiece of art.
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