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  1. 15 points
    BROTHERS OF RUSSIA SENT US A PHOTO AND A MESSAGE ;-)) "We live in Russia, we are happy that we live in a very interesting & great moment ! Thank you brothers, who live all over the world, for your support ❤ (Sent Vladimir) May JEHOVAH be near you ALL, dear Brothers and Sisters ❤
  2. 11 points
    This is nothing but a big lie. Jehova wants this case to be known all over the world. But SATAN wants us to stop this campain and say nothing! " Okay, let's see if we can clear this up: We are engaged in a PUBLIC campaign to bring to the PUBLIC's attention the threat against the freedom of the brothers in Russia. The instructions for this letter-writing campaign are on jw.org, the most widely translated website in the world. And the instructions were quite clear: don't send your letters via email; don't name Russian publishers if you happen to know any. That's all that was said regarding the internet. Some might feel that the cartoons of Russian mail carriers or Boris and Natasha are unnecessarily antagonizing the Russian government. That is certainly a valid opinion, and we don't want disagreements about those conscience matters to divide us, but neither do we want to make rules where none exist. Why on earth would there be an instruction to keep references to the letter-writing campaign off social media? That would be counter-productive. Who could possibly want the campaign to NOT be talked about? Could it be, SATAN? Several friends have called Bethel and confirmed, there was NO 'instruction at morning worship' to keep it off social media. That is a lie. Do NOT spread it! In any event, that is not how communication gets to us. Here's something else to think about: Friends of those in Russia have reported that the Russian brothers and sisters have access to their brothers and sisters ONLY via social media, and they are greatly encouraged to read the reports and see the pictures related to the letter-writing campaign. Now: who could possibly be trying to keep the joy of the campaign from those Russian friends? Please Share this with everyone. Please SQUASH the rumor about keeping the campaign off social media." - Quote
  3. 8 points
    12:00 Weather in Moscow is warm and sunny. Near the entrance to the court formed a large human place. Working television journalists. Among those present a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. A marked increase in security measures. Directly at the entrance there is a bus with the police. At the input it is carried out a thorough inspection. Inside the building are not skipped any liquids. The employees of the Supreme Court, organizing hearings, doing their job professionally and smoothly. Despite the large number of students, there are no failures.
  4. 8 points
    Storms over the ocean.... Sunset in the Tatra mountains.... Beautiful sunset..... Your own thoughts are the BEST by these wonderful pictures..... the next page is soon coming ! I hope, you enjoy my pictures - Thank you so much !
  5. 7 points
    Our funny, anointed Brother Stephen LETT, GB. with his wife ;-)) He was visiting a Congregation in Florida, his Talk was connected to alot other Congregations ! 2706 attendees... Before the Talk, he was going with ALL out into sercive and after that, they had a meal all together ! A VERY NICE DAY FOR ALL
  6. 7 points
    I am really touched by this development. Active preaching helps to refine our individual faith. I believe Jehovah will make a way for our dear brothers and sisters. As we ALL pray, may HIS will be done!
  7. 7 points
    Sa'fyre response leaves 'a good feeling about mankind' Volunteers needed to help sort million letters, packages for young burn victim By Paul Nelson Updated 8:55 pm, Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  8. 7 points
    REFLECTION BEFORE APRIL 5. 2017 Let us be clear. By definition, in Russia we are and will always be an extremist sect. But so were the early Christians.Acts 24: 5 We are accused of separating families. That is malicious misrepresentation of something that happens on time. For something Jesus said: (Matthew 10: 34-37) Do not think that I came to put peace on the earth; I came not to make peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to cause division, and the man shall be against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the young wife against her mother in law. 36 Truly the enemies of man shall be persons of his own house. 37 He who cares more for father or mother than for me is not worthy of me; And the one who has the greatest affection for a son or daughter who is not worthy of me. We are accused of fomenting hatred Another misrepresentation of Jesus' words: (Luke 14:26) "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and sons and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own soul, he can not be my disciple . The reality is that as families come to know the Truth, some members go on spiritual paths and others do not. It is an inevitable consequence. We do not encourage hatred. They forbid us to preach the good news. Neither is this new. The first Christians were threatened to leave the preaching. (Acts 5: 27-29) So they brought them and stood them in the hall of the Sanhedrin. And the high priest questioned them, 28 and said, "We bid you positively that they should not continue to teach on the basis of this name, and yet, look, they have filled Jerusalem with their teaching, and are determined to bring the blood of This man over us. " 29 In response, Peter and the [other] apostles said: "We must obey God as ruler rather than men. Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia face all these allegations. To placate the Russian authorities, witnesses have stopped using information carts in the streets. They have stopped using many Watchtower publications in the halls of the kingdom. But, will they stop preaching ABSOLUTELY? We have no doubt that AS ORGANIZATION, the lawyers, will be seeking agreements with the government for our own sake. But, there is another very delicate aspect. There is no doubt that the Russian Orthodox Church is behind this issue. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, which forbade all forms of religion, the Orthodox Church is now reemerging. President Putin had been secretly baptized in Soviet times. He is now the greatest advocate of this church. This church-state alliance is the greatest threat to Jehovah's Witnesses. Is the faith of our Russian brothers up to the circumstances that come? Will your faith bear the test of our beliefs? Because since 1914 we have taught that the King Jesus Christ already rules between nations and that Babylon the Great can no longer bend our people. But the Orthodox Church is moving to completely crush the witnesses, confiscating Bethel headquarters and every kingdom hall throughout Russian territory. Will Jesus Christ deal with the enormous flood of letters sent to the government and judges? In spite of these letters, we witness not forget to PRAY INTENSELY for our own in the eyes of the Almighty Jehovah. (Acts 4:29) And now, Jehovah, pay attention to their threats, and grant to your slaves that they continue to speak your word with all boldness, Of course, if letter writing as a strategy works and the court fails in favor of the organization, Jehovah will be credited with giving the theocratic organization another resounding victory.
  9. 7 points
    This rumour of GB morning worship instruction is passing round everywhere. This is just like the emails pretending to be from banks, phishing for personal details. Our Governing Body does not communicate worldwide on serious matters by third party source via email, social media, or any other random channel. We have our instruction on how to conduct this campaign here:
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    This is also the source for information on progress with this vital campaign. ANYTHING else, including the postings on this site, is unauthorised at best. I will leave you to decide what it is at worst. Compare the Apostle Paul's words at 2 Thess 2:1-2 where he says "we ask you  not to be quickly shaken from your reason nor to be alarmed either by an inspired statement or by a spoken message or by a letter appearing to be from us"
  10. 6 points
    Here is the weekly Study Material for April 24-30, 2017. TB Additional Highlights- April 24-30, 2017.doc CBS April 24-30.doc MEETING WORKBOOK week of April 24-30, 2017.doc Watchtower APRIL 24-30.doc Additional Highlights- April 24-30, 2017.pdf CBS April 24-30.pdf MEETING WORKBOOK week of April 24-30, 2017.pdf Watchtower APRIL 24-30.pdf
  11. 6 points
    A letter personal of JW C. T. Russel ! Its hand-writed, now safe in a Bethel house.... We can see it in Bethel *London* ;-)) March 21, 0 [1900] Dear Brother, Just a word of greetings to accompany lists I am now sending - not knowing what use you might have for them before reaching London. I have written you more at length by type-writer not yet ready. Glad to know of your safe arrival and glad to hope that you are still well & that the Lord's blessing attends your efforts to know his name & to bless his flock. My love to you & to all the dear ones with whom you are now associating - Bro. F. et al. Yours in our dear Redeemer C. T. Russell ( A help from our JW Insider, for better reading the old letter... Thank you ! )
  12. 6 points
    ARE THEY PREPARING FOR THE THIRD WORLD WAR? The United States has just taken a unique step in the history of humanity by launching this afternoon the mother of all bombs on Afghanistan. It is not a nuclear bomb, but it is a step to show that you can survive a nuclear war. For the first time in history, the United States has used the GBU-43 Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, a gigantic projectile weighing 10 tons, designed to destroy cave complexes and underground tunnels. The United States had lost years of world influence, being surpassed by Russia and China militarily and economically. The biblical King of the South was no longer the empire of years ago. With the launch of this bomb this afternoon, with the Syrian bombing, with the presence of a military fleet off the coast of North Korea, the king of the South is claiming his authority, power and world influence again. A serious warning has been issued to the Russian power, recognized by the slave as the king of the north years ago, that he is willing to do whatever it takes to not lose the authority that Satan has given him. Jehovah's Witnesses are the only Faith in this world, who does not believe in the future destruction of the planet. But we do not rule out the possibility of a Third World War, something that has never been seen since the days of the flood to this day. To the question of if there can be a Third World War, the slave has answered on a single occasion: "we do not know" (he does not deny it) However, we must be very careful about the announcements of fatalism: (Matthew 24: 4-6) And in reply Jesus said to them: "Be careful that no one misleads them; 5 For many will come upon my name, saying, "I am the Christ," and will mislead many. 6 You will hear of wars and reports of wars; See that they are not terrified. Because these things have to happen, but it is not yet the end The world scene has changed dramatically. 1914 is already far away and now the Jehovah's Witnesses are preparing definitively for the end of a civilization and a change of system. Jesus did not retract his words about a human channel on earth: (Matthew 24: 45-47) "Who is truly the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his household, to give them his food At the appropriate time? 46 Happy is that slave if his master, when he arrives, finds him doing so! 47 Verily I say unto you, He shall appoint him over all his goods. It has begun a countdown that only if we remain united with the authentic and discreet slave of Jehovah's Witnesses, will lead us to survive the great tribulation.
  13. 6 points
    Yes, its now sad for our many Brothers & Sisters But Jehovah will soon find a good way out ! I am sure, bec. HE always did in the past ;-)) I trust HIM ❤ Jehovah saw the ton's of letter's.... it will be NOT in vain, NO !!!!
  14. 6 points
    @Bible Speaks Our countdown is running since many many years..... The great tribulation is coming BEFORE Armageddon, we should be tight to our Brothers and congregation ! Our Brother's will get their informations from the Bethel. The Bible says, maybe NOT all JW can survive during the great tribulation, bec. persecution, death etc. - The end-time is coming just nearer, but nobody can say the year or month, forget the day or hour, its ONLY Jehovah's ! And when you write, *soon* Jehovah will fight his enemies, when is soon ? Nobody knows it. Lets have more patience and keep on the watch ! I wrote that already more times. We must be ready for Jehovah's *day* - thats importend. Lets be loyal until to the end, thats it AGAPE Love ❤ to all my Brothers and Sisters !
  15. 6 points
    I READ THAT..... The Memorial will be celebrated in Russia ! Their memorial is safe ❤ Yes, Jehovah is in full control ! Memorial of Jesus’ Death - Peace, Health, and Prosperity—Everyone’s Dream !
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    DAY 3 JW's Russian Supreme Court hearing: UPDATE 1:25pm The court announces a break until 12 April 2017 - 10:00 h
  16. 6 points
    As a follow-up to their Memorial observance, Witnesses will invite the public to a 30-minute Bible-based presentation on the subject : “How to Cultivate Peace in an Angry World.” This will be the featured topic of their public meeting on the weekend of April 15 and 16, 2017, at most Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide.
  17. 6 points
    "Very Interesting"................court adjourned until April 12th ............the day after the Memorial..........."luck???"...........I think NOT As you said Queen Esther..........."Jehovah IS in control"
  18. 6 points
    NEXT WEEK WE WILL KNOW IT ! We can pray for our Brothers ❤
  19. 6 points
    16:53 Questions Ministry of Justice sets lawyer Omelchenko. He asked whether the Ministry of Justice unit able to answer exactly when a certain book appeared in the Federal List of Extremist Materials. The Ministry of Justice believes that the answer to this question can be obtained by judicial request. 16:56 Omelchenko asks about federal Forensic Center at the Ministry of Justice of Russia. He notes that these centers come to diametrically opposite conclusions about the presence or absence of signs of extremism. Omelchenko question: how could this be possible. A ministry spokesman did not know. The next question is why the Ministry of Justice supported only negative conclusions of experts and does not maintain a positive? Unknown. Does the Ministry of Justice initiated a review of decisions in cases where there was such a contradiction? Representative of the facts are not known. 16:58 Omelchenko reminded that earlier today the Court asked the Ministry of Justice the question of whether the Ministry has initiated a revision of the list of extremist materials, after amendments were made to the law, for example, that the Bible and quotes from it can not be priznavaemy extremist materials. No such initiatives by the Ministry of Justice was not. 17:07 Questions to the representative of the Justice Ministry asks the respondent's representative Maksim Novakov. He's trying to figure out whether the known circumstances of the Ministry of Justice of the events that are imputed to the Jehovah's Witnesses as "extremist activities." For example, if they know what to search at the Jehovah's Witnesses security services are de-energized entire neighborhoods, where there are liturgical building. Ministry of Justice of the factual circumstances does not know. Other questions from the defendant to the Ministry of Justice no. 17:13 The court announces a break in the hearing until April 7, 2017 10:00. Entrance to the building will be open from 9:00 am. BROTHER SANDERSON FROM THE GOVERNING BODY AT SUPREME COURT IN RUSSIA
  20. 6 points
    I can personaly confirm that too. I have friends and family members there and no one knows anything about this. You are absolutely right. Since the moment I see an announcement on the jw.org site or a letter to the congregations I don't believe any of this.
  21. 6 points
    Circuit Overseer told the congregation tonight to listen only to the GB on this issue. Go to j.w.org we can find out what is true there.
  22. 5 points
    VERY VERY SAD....... RUSSIA.... OUR BROTHERS BEGIN TO REMOVE SIGNS FROM THE KINGDOM HALLS ;-( Soon they will all belong to the government
  23. 5 points
    @bruceq You did a fine job. I actually prefer to know the truth about even the fake news stories that are popping up all over the net. It is good we have a record that can stay up for anyone researching a story. In no way was I trying to discourage you. I actually think you do a good service by enabling myriads of fact-checkers. Agape!
  24. 5 points
    "For then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again." (Matthew 24:21) What happens after the great tribulation is cut short? Jesus explained that several events will happen before Armageddon begins. These events are mentioned at Ezekiel 38:14-16 andMatthew 24:29-31. Then we will see Armageddon. The battle of Armageddon is the climax of the great tribulation, just as the destruction of Jerusalem was the climax of the first fulfillment of the prophecy. (Malachi 4:1) The great tribulation, with Armageddon as its climax, will be an event such as has not happened “since the world’s beginning.” (Matthew 24:21) After it happens, Christ will rule as King for 1,000 years. SOME EXPRESSIONS EXPLAINED Great tribulation: The end of this wicked world. First, false religion will be destroyed. Then, there will be a time when Jesus will judge the sheep and the goats and appoint his faithful slave over all the Master’s belongings. Finally, the rest of this system will be destroyed at Armageddon “Coming”: In Jesus’ prophecy in Matthew chapters 24 and 25, Jesus is described as “coming,” or “arriving.” This refers to the time when he comes as Judge of all the nations during the great tribulation
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  25. 5 points
    Despite attempts to ban our activities, we are still hard at preaching! Hello from Russia! @steisy.m thank you IMG_0328.mov
  26. 5 points
    Its SO easy and simple to see the difference ! But President Putin won't We have Jehovah, our last wonderful helper in the need ❤ Thank you SO much !
  27. 5 points
    Our young Brother in Russia is Cart - witnessing ! Nice picture May Jehovah bless him ❤
  28. 5 points
    What a joy! When I was a little girl I had a Brother and Sister come every Summer to the lake. They would play Kingdom songs. She played the piano and he played the violin. The music sounded like this. Memories! Of course I was born in 1954 so that was in the 60's they would come. They also drove a Model - T Ford. Thank you for sharing Stamatis Kioutsoukis!
  29. 5 points
    BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE LETTER - COVERS ! A 100 yrs old Brother also helping by the letter - campaigne ❤ He wanted SO much ! BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE LETTER - COVERS ! THE WORK AND LOVE OUR KIDS ❤ Thats all from one JW couple.... SO nice .......... our sweet loving kids ❤ NOW ALL ON THE WAY TO RUSSIA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WHAT A WITNESS ❤
  30. 5 points
    SPECIAL CAMPAIGN IN WARWICK - NEW CENTRAL WORLD...... OPEN HOUSE..... WOW ( sorry, I am too far away ) Germany - USA ! But later, maybe....
  31. 5 points
    I received this picture! Work is still being done. Much Love ❤️ #LoveOneAnother💕 #LoyalLove #peace #paradise #JesusChrist #JehovahGod #jehovahswitnesses #prayforrussia #Prayforoneanother🙏 #GodsKingdom #stopjwban
  32. 5 points
    I have no interest in celebrating Easter, and it's obvious that the rabbit and egg fertility symbols are completely out of place. I'm glad that the Watchtower points these things out. But there does come a point when, just because we don't like something, we tend to believe anything bad about it. In fact, one of the source sites for this information is here:
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    That site has all the info that Bible Speaks includes, and then some: Here is my favorite:
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  34. 5 points
    13:18 Novakov notes that the term is a structural unit defined in the corresponding chapter of the title of the law. The concept of "structural unit" refers only to political parties. 13:25 The court announces a break until April 12, 2017 10:00. Record performances: Vasily Kalin 00:00 00:00 Sergey Cherepanov 00:00 00:00 WOW JEHOVAH IS CERTAINLY WATCHING THIS. COURT ADJOURNED UNTIL THE DAY "AFTER" THE MEMORIAL...SO MOST OF OUR BROTHERS WILL BE ABLE TO OBSERVE THE MEMORIAL IN RELATIVE PEACE. PRAISE JAH
  35. 5 points
    I HOPE THE INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE IS NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE PLANNING TO ARREST EVERYONE RIGHT AFTER THE VERDICT. 14:30 The hearing began with the defendants' application to suspend the hearing due to the fact that the private complaint filed yesterday's failure of the court to satisfy the majority of the 17 petitions declared. The hearing shall be suspended pending the outcome of these complaints. 14:33 The Ministry of Justice objected to the suspension of the proceedings. Court retire to the deliberation room. 14:37 Court rejects petition to suspend the hearing. Omelchenko lawyer seeks to adduce material, which may indicate the political persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses. We are talking about the documents of foreign organizations such as the UN, OSCE, official statements about human rights organizations, as well as archival documents. 14:40 The court decided to grant the application for the admission of these materials. Court reports are the case and gave the floor to the Ministry of Justice. 14:45 The representative of the Ministry of Justice Borisov proceeds to the presentation of the arguments justifying the prohibition of all the organizations of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. It lists the court judgments delivered against local religious organizations (LRO) of Jehovah's Witnesses. 15:12 Concluding his speech, the representative of the Ministry of Justice asked the court to liquidate all Jehovah's Witnesses, to remove them from the register of legal entities and ban their activities. Asks confiscate the property and pay the court's decision to immediate execution (that is, not to wait for the decision enters into force). The judge sets the representative of the Ministry of Justice a counter-question: why is the Ministry of Justice asked both to eliminate legal person and to ban their activity. Judge perplexed: how can you prohibit something that does not exist. He specifies whether you want to prohibit the Ministry of Justice and all unregistered groups? The representative of the Ministry of Justice explained that the ban does not ask them, because Jehovah's Witnesses have not provided the agency information on unregistered groups. 15:16 New clarifying questions of the judge on what basis the Ministry of Justice applies prejudicial approach to the management center, if the center is not to involve in business. Prejudice is applicable in the case already in force decisions (ie the court relies upon them as already established fact) only in respect of the same legal subjects. Accordingly, the court decisions handed down in relation to MPO can not be prejudicial force for a centralized organization. 15:17 The representative of the Ministry of Justice argues that the Administrative Center knew about the court cases, and the center's lawyers were present at them. 15:20 The Ministry of Justice in its lawsuit claims the need to eliminate religious organizations due to the fact that organizations, in their opinion, violate the rights of citizens. The court sets a representative Borisova another clarifying question: what kind of citizens' rights are violated? Borisov said that it is entitled to receive medical treatment. According to them, the organization prevent citizens to get medical treatment. In response to the buzz in the room the judge asks those present to contain their emotions. 15:24 The judge asked whether the Ministry of Justice proof of their assertions about the medical treatment. The Ministry of Justice is not willing to provide them. Judge perplexed again, because the Ministry of Justice recently held a large-scale inspection of Jehovah's Witnesses and, if there were such facts, they should have been identified.
  36. 5 points
    All humans in the world need alot of this dose.... Then we would have not so much problems on EARTH ❤
  37. 5 points
    Google translate: The Christian Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses April 1, 2017 TO ALL MEETINGS Theme: Using the Synodal Translation of the Bible in New Conditions Dear brothers! From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for your active participation in the campaign to write letters. Your participation in this campaign was a clear testimony of brotherly love in action (1 Peter 2:17). At the same time, we realize that the most important thing that we can do to support our brothers facing persecutions is to offer our prayers to Jehovah for them.(Read 1 Timothy 2: 1--4.) As already reported, the Ministry of Justice wants to impose a ban on the activities of the Christian congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. If the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation decides to ban, this will negatively affect more than 175,000 of our brothers and sisters, on their honorable duty to carry God's words from door to door. Perhaps opponents think in this way to hinder the preaching work, but our main tool is the Bible, and we can participate even more diligently in the preaching work (1 Corinthians 15:58, Ephesians 6:17). Although the translation of the New World has helped us for many years to better understand the truth and carry the message of the Kingdom of God to other people, but in the new conditions that have arisen in Russia, we must start using the synodal translation of the Bible again. This is necessary to avoid accusations of distortion of God's word from the world of Satan and discourage our opponents until the verdict of the Supreme Court. Your brothers, A copy of the district overseers Note for coordinators of councils of elders. Please ensure that this letter is read at the next meeting on weekdays, and also at a weekend meeting. Do not post this
  38. 5 points
    There was a report (does anyone have it?) that our brothers in Russia have withdrawn all appeals and have instead requested the largest possible courtroom for the April 5th hearing, the 'overflow' courtroom. Though I haven't confirmed it (you may know all about it) it is exactly what they would do - play this out before the largest possible audience. It is just how Jehovah is having it play out on the world wide today. The GB invites us to write, to bring our gift to the altar. Our people respond to such an enthusiastic degree that national Post Offices are getting crushed. Of course, this leads to publicity everywhere as to just why that is, and the reason is astounding to non-Witnesses. I'd be surprised if every Witness in the world does not write to Putin or one of his chums. Surely, the world takes notice of a faith where each member takes such an interest in each other - especially since they risk getting run over in the parking lot of their own church once services are over. Putin may just load the letters on supertankers and sink them at sea - just how do you cope with millions of unexpected letters - but he cannot fail to be know that they exist. Those who hate Jehovah's Witnesses join in the fray, writing letters in support of the ban, like the Edomites of Psalm 137 who screamed "lay it bare!' This almost makes it better, for it adds to the tonnage. But more importantly, everyone takes their place on the world stage. Let the people firmly and publicly divide themselves into the sheep or goats category. Perhaps the GB is luring them all, as with hooks in their jaws. Meanwhile, note how our people conduct themselves. Note how extraordinarily respectful they are (as is seen in our videos) toward Russian authorities. Note the Sept 2016 Study Wt article on Defending the Good News before courts, which is being used today as a template. Note how our respectful response is so contrary to what the world would expect that it only adds to the witness. Let every person in the world become aware of and take a stand on this issue. If it is to be, let Russian officials look themselves in the mirror and publicly declare: "I believe, what with all the villains and scoundrels on the loose today in our country, that taking out Jehovah's Witnesses is the most important thing we can do." The campaign may fail in its goal of swaying the minds of Russian officials. But it will not fall short in its goal of giving a massive witness. it will not fall short in stepping up the preaching work worldwide, as it presents fresh evidence that 'the time left is reduced.' It will not fall short in giving our Russian brothers tremendous reinforcement. For the rest of their lives, persons will approach them and say: "You crushed our Post Office. Just what kind of people are you, anyway?" After all, if any of the hard or soft apostates here suffered the same hardships our Russian brothers are suffering, does anyone think their fellow apostates would come to their aid? Or would they just be roadkill?
  39. 5 points
    Dear Brother's and Sister's, I got a short message and a call to my late evening. All Bethel's want, we should at once stop our postings about the Russia-problem and campaign on the Internet ! Our Brother's now in big distress about all that The first Brother's already got into prison ;-(( But our millions of letter's now on the way or already there !! We are now invited, praying so often we can do. - The Russian Government is not prudish..... and I won't imagine my Brother's now step by step more suffering We don't know that Russian Government, but they not capitulate, I think so ! We don't know what will happen on April 5. ?? But Jehovah has HIS own plan, we can always trust HIM !! In some other Countries, our Brother's also in distress... ITS REALLY END-TIME...... YES ! PLEASE LETS BE SILIENT NOW AND PRAYING ❤ ( I not trust some new online - pages by FB...) Better we hear of Bethel - GB.
  40. 5 points
    @ThePraeceptor Jehovah is using his channel the Faithful and Discreet Slave. Are we not happy to follow their direction under Christ Jesus? People speak with no authority. Gossip is not Jehovah's way! So we must stand up for pure worship around the earth, United, together and proclaim it loud! Jehovah's Name will be known and magnified forever, have no fear Jehovah is near. If we didn't support this #StopJWBan, then it shows the world and Jehovah we are not United! This will be the greatest Blessing ever! If a few are in prison, it may also be the only way to release them and stand up for all those facing the same sentences. Jehovah's Blessing is on His People! Agape, Bible Speaks 🌹📖🌹
  41. 4 points
    Thank you for the wonderful words, my Brother ! Yes, Jehovah has ALL under control NO fear !
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  43. 4 points
    Anything Bible, Biblical Archaeology, Current Events, Rumor busting, Urban Legends or JW related would be relevant. I enjoy helping people get answers to their questions they were always too afraid to ask or couldn't find the answer. If I can't answer it... I'm sure someone worldwide on here will know where the answer is. Need a Publication you can't find in my Master Publications List? Ask for a copy.... Please also try using the search function on the upper right hand side first to avoid duplicates. Agape! p.s. - The reason you don't see any posts below this is because I usually split these questions off into their own threads. ICYMI earlier. Preguntas en español aqui por favor
  44. 4 points
    Interviewing witnesses Koretskaya, the court pointed out that it uses personal notes when testifying. The lawyer Lew asked, how do you explain the similarity of the wording of its records with texts from the site well-known anti-sectarian center. The court decided to read the recordings Koretskaya later. Interviewing witnesses Zverev, the court asks, "If you harm if you are treated to the competent authorities on the matter?" The witness did not address. Zverev said that influenced the literature of Jehovah's Witnesses, he personally experienced the hatred of the clergy of the Orthodox religion. The witness denies that he is anti-cult organizations, though there are pictures with the most famous "sectologists". Witness Justice Petrov, a former Jehovah's Witness. In 1983, he became a Jehovah's Witness, she left work associated with the promotion of military heroism, because it does not meet the doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses. In 2009, she left the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. As an example of extremist activity Administrative Center of results in the fact that Jehovah's Witnesses are excluded from its ranks those who commit sins. (The court asked the representative of the Ministry of Justice, which is the Ministry of Justice the arguments set forth in the claim, confirmed by the testimony of this witness? The Ministry of Justice once again talking about a possible threat to the public.) On the question of the court, the witness Petrov saw that someone was distributing extremist literature, the witness He says he does not see. 18:11 The Court of Justice welcomes the last witness, V.V.Koretskogo. 18:11 The Court of Justice welcomes the last witness, V.V.Koretskogo. 18:11 Interviewing witnesses Koretskaya, the court pointed out that it uses personal notes when testifying. The lawyer Lew asked, how do you explain the similarity of the wording of its records with texts from the site well-known anti-sectarian center. The court decided to read the recordings Koretskaya later. Interviewing witnesses Zverev, the court asks, "If you harm if you are treated to the competent authorities on the matter?" The witness did not address. Zverev said that influenced the literature of Jehovah's Witnesses, he personally experienced the hatred of the clergy of the Orthodox religion. The witness denies that he is anti-cult organizations, though there are pictures with the most famous "sectologists". Witness Justice Petrov, a former Jehovah's Witness. In 1983, he became a Jehovah's Witness, she left work associated with the promotion of military heroism, because it does not meet the doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses. In 2009, she left the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. As an example of extremist activity Administrative Center of results in the fact that Jehovah's Witnesses are excluded from its ranks those who commit sins. (The court asked the representative of the Ministry of Justice, which is the Ministry of Justice the arguments set forth in the claim, confirmed by the testimony of this witness? The Ministry of Justice once again talking about a possible threat to the public.) On the question of the court, the witness Petrov saw that someone was distributing extremist literature, the witness He says he does not see. The Court of Justice welcomes the last witness, V.V.Koretskogo. 18:30 In 2009 Koretsky left the ranks of Jehovah's Witnesses. The judge asked whether the 2009 limited his knowledge of Jehovah's Witnesses. Witness: Yes. The Ministry of Justice asked the witness to explain what he knows about Jehovah's Witnesses to higher education, to the state symbols. The court asked the representative of the Ministry of Justice: "If you do not specify the points in the grounds of the claim, why do we find out?" The representative of the Ministry of Justice, "the question is removed." On the question of the court, whether Koretsky is interested in the outcome of the case, he answers briefly: "Yes." The court announces a break until April 19, 2017 10:00. Case to proceed on April 19th after the memorial special talk on April 16th ENTITLED "HOW TO CULTIVATE PEACE IN AN ANGRY WORLD" WOW. THANK YOU JEHOVAH FOR A GREAT WITNESS TO THE WORLD.
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    PLEASE GO TO : DAY 2 RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT TRANSCRIPT LIVE UPDATES JW VS. RUSSIA FOR TODAYS UPDATES, WITH PICTURES AND TRANSCRIPT TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN INTO ENGLISH .THANKS, BRUCE
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    @Lussier DenisIn the case you are not being sarcastic: your comment is very welcome, in the case you are being sarcastic: please tell these brothers and sisters from Russia, not to use their phones and devices to record what the authorities are doing to them "for their safety" and not to share them with the world, because that is how this and other videos have come to this and other sites on Internet. Everybody has the right to report what they think it is a psychological, physical, sexual abuse or anomalies. I am sure some Russian people are doing it, not only JWs as you can watch in the International News.
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    Weekly Audio for 04-03-17.zip 64.15 M NEW Weekly Audio for 04-10-17.zip 62.66 M
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    The photo shows how some Jehovah’s Witnesses from central Europe lined up to purchase stamps for letters they want to send to Russia, When one Jehovah’s Witness came into the DHL courier service, he greeted them, they immediately asked from afar: “To Putin?” They said that they cancel other orders for Monday, Tuesday, because they already have all the couriers busy with your letters. #StopJWBan Via
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    Jehovah’s Witnesses launch global response against Russia’s proposed ban on the religion. The Supreme Court of Russia is set to judge whether Jehovah's Witnesses can be considered as an “extremist” body. This came after the Russian Justice Ministry made its application for an order which will shut the national headquarters of this group. Jehovah's Witnesses has its base near St. Petersburg. The website of the Russian Supreme Court announced a legal team would get together on April 5 and consider the application made by the Justice Ministry. The matter of banning all activities by Jehovah's Witnesses depends on the outcome of this meeting. Members of Jehovah's Witnesses have responded by making an appeal to Supreme Court officials and the Kremlin. Jehovah’s Witnesses have launched a worldwide letter writing campaign to Russia. The heads of Jehovah's Witnesses has invited its members from all over the world to participate. About 8 million people identify themselves as a Jehovah’s Witness. Jehovah's Witnesses is well known for its highly visible foreign ministries. Its practice of campaigning door-to-door has made it well known not only in Russia but all over the world. The problem with the Russian authorities is not a new phenomenon, Moscow labels it as a cult, a label which it fiercely denies. A number of its publications have been inserted into the banned extremist literature link. Russian prosecutors have projected it as an organization which fosters hatred, threatens lives and destroys families. The organization has denied such labels. If the Russian Government has its way, the national headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses near the city of St. Petersburg will be locked off. About 400 local religious organizations which are registered with the Russian government will be destroyed. These will outlaw services of about 2,300 Jehovah's Witnesses congregations in Russia. The state will seize all places of worship throughout Russia. Not only this, members of this religious organization will be subjected to be criminally prosecuted for simply carrying out worship activities. All of these matters will be judged by the Supreme Court on April 5. #StopJWBan Letters from Jehovah's Witnesses to the Russian leadership !!! One of Russia's own lawyers says here that his government is making a mistake, if they try to ban Jehovah's people...... very interesting !! Posted on: 26 Mar. 2017 The editor-in-chief of the journal "Religion and Law" regards the claim on the prohibition of Jehovah's Witnesses as a colossal legal and religious mistake. "From my point of view, the federal bodies of executive power, which is the Ministry of Justice, have made a colossal legal error and ... religious studies. The whole history shows that the attempt to ban, liquidation does not lead to anything. Just Jehovah's Witnesses will be in hiding. And when I talk with religious people, with clergymen, they ask me a question, in fact, rhetorical: "Anatoly Vasilievich, what happens?" This is a colossal error of the federal executive bodies. I'm not talking about the violation of basic constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens. Article 28 of the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of conscience and religion, is simply trampled upon, simply ignored. Jehovah's Witnesses exist today throughout the world. And even Nazi Germany, which for them was creating their Auschwitz camp, or in Polish it is called Auschwitz, where one million four hundred thousand people were killed - it was created for Jehovah's Witnesses. They wore a purple triangle ... And how did it end? It ended in the collapse of Nazism. But other states have drawn the right conclusions from this. Today, Jehovah's Witnesses exist, freely operate in the same Germany, in other European states. But why does this happen to us? I'm asking this question. And I'm absolutely sure that it will not lead to anything good. I, perhaps, do not share the creed of Jehovah's Witnesses, but today I am for defending them, because the violation of rights begins here. And I want to remind you of the famous words - they may sound trite, but they should be repeated more often, - the famous priest Martin Nimöller, by the way the German priest, the Lutheran, who said: "At first they came for the Communists, but I did not say anything. Then they came for the Jews, but I did not say anything, because I was not a Jew either. They came for the Catholics - I did not say anything. And when they came for me, there was no one to say a word in my defense. " So, do not be silent. If we say that we are a law-based state, we are a state where human rights and freedoms are guaranteed, where the law has the power of supremacy, then let's raise our voice in defense of Jehovah's Witnesses! " Anatoly Vasilievich Pchelintsev, honorary lawyer of Russia, senior partner of the Law Office Slavic Law Center, editor-in-chief of the magazine Religion and Law, Doctor of Law, member of the Expert Council of the State Duma Committee on Public Associations and Religious Organizations, member of the Commission for Improvement Legislation and law-enforcement practice of the Council for Interaction with Religious Associations under the President of the Russian Federation.
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    • Never made sense to me that he wants to keep Mexicans out but allow JW's? No, that man has issues but seems he said he has worked hardest since coming into office? He hasn't seen "work" yet!!! How can these political presidents and kings sleep at all? The propaganda is all around saw that on Korea's threats too.  Satan surely having them going in circles... Jesus predicted that at “the conclusion of the system of things” a climate of fear would cover the earth. He said that there would be “fearful sights” and that men would “become faint outof fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth.” ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) Jehovah first will teach the Nations that His Name is Jehovah. I would rather be in fear of Jehovah then Satan the Devil and their hordes,  💕🕊👑🕊💕
    • The Ransom—God’s Greatest Gift HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THE RANSOM We already benefit from God’s greatest gift. Let us see how we benefit now and how we will benefit in the future. Our sins are forgiven. It is hard to do what is right all the time. We make mistakes, and we sometimes say and do the wrong thing. ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) How can we be forgiven? We should be truly sorry for what we have done wrong and humbly ask Jehovah to forgive us. We can then have the confidence that our sins are forgiven.— Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. . We can have a good conscience. If our conscience tells us that we have done something wrong, we feel guilty, maybe even hopeless and worthless. But there is no need to give up. If we beg Jehovah for forgiveness, we can be sure that he will listen to us and forgive us. ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) Jehovah wants us to talk to him about any of our problems and weaknesses. ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) As a result, we can be at peace with God. We have the hope of living forever. “The wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) Because Jesus died for us, we can live forever and enjoy perfect health. ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) But what must we do to receive those blessings? Now that you’ve learned about God’s great love, how can you become his friend? It is not easy to love someone you don’t know. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. says that we can come to know Jehovah. As you do this, your love for him will deepen, you will want to please him, and you will become his friend. So keep learning about Jehovah by studying the Bible.— Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. . Accept Jesus’ ransom sacrifice. The Bible says that “the one who exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life.” ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) What does it mean to exercise faith? It means to do what Jesus taught us to do. ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) We cannot simply say that we believe in Jesus. To accept the ransom, we must do something about our faith. At Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. , we read: “Faith without works is dead.” Jehovah gave his precious Son as a ransom for us. WILL YOU ACCEPT THE RANSOM? Think of how your heart is touched when someone gives you a beautiful gift. The ransom is the most precious gift of all, and we should be deeply grateful to Jehovah for it. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. tells us that “God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son.” Yes, Jehovah loves us so much that he gave us his precious Son, Jesus. And we know that Jesus also loves us, because he was willing to die for us. ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) The gift of the ransom should convince you that Jehovah and Jesus really love you.— Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. . As we learn about Jehovah, we will become his friend and our love for him will deepen. Attend the Memorial of Christ’s death. The evening before Jesus died, he taught us that we should have a memorial of his death. We do this each year, and it is called the Memorial or “the Lord’s Evening Meal.” ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) Jesus wants us to remember that he gave his perfect life as a ransom for us. He said: “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” (Read Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. .) When you attend the Memorial, you show that you remember the ransom and the great love that Jehovah and Jesus have for us. The ransom is the greatest gift we could ever receive. ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. ) That precious gift will even benefit millions of people who have already died. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. will discuss how that is possible. SUMMARY TRUTH 1: WE ALL NEED THE RANSOM “The Son of man came . . . to give his life as a ransom in exchange for many.”— Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Why do we need the ransom? Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
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      The gift of the ransom proves that Jehovah and Jesus really love us. TRUTH 4: WE NEED TO ACCEPT THE RANSOM “God . . . gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might . . . have everlasting life.”— Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. How can we show we are grateful for God’s gift of the ransom? Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.
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    • Thanks Eoin Interesting, so it didn't come from any apostates or any Witnesses just a news outlet that is not legit and appears several others were doing the same thing on many topics not just Witnesses. Irregardless of it being fake or not did you notice the increased publicity the Witnesses got from it anyway. Just goes to show that Jehovah can turn any news even bad news or unreal news to the advantage of a "witness to the nations" because now people who read this will look up the true story and see how phony the ruling by the Supreme Court was. PRAISE JAH  Matt. 10:18 says :"And you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a witness to them and the nations." and also " He will not fear bad news. His heart is steadfast, trusting in Jehovah.    Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  His heart is unshakable;  he is not afraid;  ]In the end he will look in triumph on his adversaries. PSALM 112:7,8 AND  No weapon formed against you will have any success, And you will condemn any tongue that rises up against you in the judgment. This is the heritage  of the servants of Jehovah,  And their righteousness is from me,” declares Jehovah.  ISA 54:17
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    • Act in Harmony With Jesus’ Loving Prayer “Father, . . . glorify your son, that your son may glorify you.”— Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. .  Jesus talks late into the night, imparting to his disciples precious knowledge from God. Then he raises his eyes to heaven and prays: “Father, the hour has come; glorify your son, that your son may glorify you, according as you have given him authority over all flesh, that, as regards the whole number whom you have given him, he may give them everlasting life. . . . I have glorified you on the earth, having finished the work you have given me to do. So now you, Father, glorify me alongside yourself with the glory that I had alongside you before the world was.”— Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. . While on earth, Jesus worked hard to help his disciples to overcome their weaknesses. This was essential for them to complete the work that Jesus had started. “Just as you sent me forth into the world,” prays Jesus, “I also sent them forth into the world.” For them to succeed in this lifesaving work, Jesus emphasizes three vital needs.  First, he prays that his disciples be no part of Satan’s unholy world.  Second, he prays that they may be sanctified, or kept holy, by applying to themselves the truth of God’s Word.  Third, Jesus repeatedly begs that his disciples may be united in the same bond of love that exists between him and his Father.  This calls for self-examination. Each of us should ask, ‘Am I acting in harmony with Jesus’ three requests?’ By giving attention to these things, Jesus expresses optimism “that the world may believe that you sent me forth.”—Read Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. . Under the influence of their religious leaders, the majority of people in the world choose to ignore the clear evidence that Jehovah has a united people who truly know him.  The same was true respecting Jesus’ day. So he concludes with these endearing words: “Righteous Father, the world has, indeed, not come to know you; but I have come to know you, and these have come to know that you sent me forth. And I have made your name known to them and will make it known, in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them.”— Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. . Who can deny that Jesus has acted in harmony with his prayer? As Head of the congregation, he continues to help us make known his Father’s name and purpose. May we keep on submitting to his headship by zealously obeying his command to preach and make disciples. ( Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. )  May we also work hard at preserving our precious unity. By doing these things, we will be acting in harmony with Jesus’ prayer, to the glory of Jehovah’s name and to our eternal happiness. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.