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  1. 9 points
    Vanessa Jackson e Rodrigo Jay, Kingdom song No. 134, wonderful singing together ❤ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫.♪ ♫ ♪ ♫.♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫.♪ ♫ ♪ ♫.♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫.♪ ♫ ♪ ♫.♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫.♪ ♫
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    DO YOU REMEMBER THESE OLD, RARE DIFFERENT BOOKS ? A few of the many old publications from my friend's library... keep them safe !
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    Ezekiel Chapter 42 and 43.mp4
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    Shirley Ann Lowery

    "Never Give Up on Jehovah"

    Hello to all my spiritual brothers and sisters! It's been a while since I've posted a topic! I chose the topic "Never Give Up on Jehovah" because three weeks ago my life changed! I was involved in a car wreck! This guy was speeding down his street, I stopped at the stop sign, then I proceeded to go, then he hit me! I hit my chest and couldn't breathe! Someone called 911, the ambulance came, I just suffered some bruises! I'm ok now, thanks to Jehovah, physically, and not as sore as I was! The police came and wrote down our insurance information! My car had to be towed to the Dallas Police Pound where it's still there! I filed a claim against him, he filed a claim against me! I'm still waiting to hear from my insurance adjuster! I've had to listen to my meetings over the telephone! But, even though I'm not there, my heart is! They always keep us in their prayers! I attended my meeting Sunday, a week ago! Everyone was so happy to see me! My eyes teared up seeing my spiritual family again! A very sweet sister, picked me up, took me on Saturday, to have a share in our regional convention campaign work! Were in our second week! I would also like to add, when we finished working our street, Jehovah's angels were protecting us, a sister came and told us not to work that street! A mentally ill couple had a baseball bat swinging at Jehovah's Witnesses, because they were mad at us and they hated us! Our "DONT GIVE UP" regional convention is days away! August 25-27! I'm so excited! She and I signed up to clean our section were assigned to after each session is over for the day! My very sweet spiritual sister is taking me and her two children, all 3 days! I haven't worked in two weeks, my son paid my bills, I have one more check this week, it just goes to pay my rent! Yes, I'm human, I've cried, but mainly, I pray to Jehovah to give me the strength to cope with my present situation! The blessing Jehovah has bestowed upon me, is some sisters told me Sunday, about a job, being a caregiver for a sister! Today, I found out I got the job! I thanked Jehovah for taking care of not only my spiritual needs, but my physical needs! As of July 29, this year I've been baptized 45 years! I'm so proud to be hi s loyal servant! I hope you like my topic I chose to write about! I know no matter what I go through I will never give up on Jehovah! He knows what we face in Satan's wicked world! I hope everyone has a great weekend! No matter what you are facing, pray to Jehovah to help you! Agape love, Shirley!
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    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
  7. 8 points
    ARchiv@L

    Warwick photos

    Warwick, NY: World Headquarters Highlights of the Past Year 2017 Yearbook
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  8. 8 points
    Imagine a world without Satan..... 9 "They will not cause any harm, Or any ruin in all my holy mountain, Because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah As the waters cover the sea." (Isaiah 11:9) NWT jw.org
  9. 8 points
    VERY SOON WE HAVE THE TEXT AND NOTES ;o) Song 151 ? Song 152: Our Strength, Our Hope, Our Confidence Song 153: How Does It Make You Feel? Song 154: We Will Keep Enduring
  10. 7 points
    Of course, there was that "God-damned" snake in the grass back in Eden. It was cursed to crawl on the ground and lick the dust with its [forked] tongue. Then there were those pigs that allowed themselves to be possessed by demons, and were driven to commit suicide. Certain animals might have listened to communication from God to be able to receive a name from Adam. The same could be said for the animals that listened to communication from God to get on Noah's ark. Or for ravens to find Elijah to bring him food. Or, perhaps even a big fish who nearly snacked on Jonah. And there's that special relationship between Jehovah and Leviathan and Behemoth. God gives animals "meat in due season" (food at the proper time): (Psalm 104:27) . . .All of them wait for you To give them their food in its season. And a donkey evidently saved a man's life by ascertaining an invisible angel. On a serious note, I think most people agree that many persons have an unbalanced view of pets. But it's also easy to get unbalanced in the direction of disdaining pets and animals. Remember that Jehovah himself rejoices at his works which obviously includes his many interactions with animals according to the context of Psalm 104. (Psalm 104:28-31) . . .What you give them, they gather. When you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. 29 When you hide your face, they are disturbed. If you take away their spirit, they die and return to the dust. 30 If you send out your spirit, they are created, And you renew the surface of the ground. 31 The glory of Jehovah will last forever. Jehovah will rejoice in his works.
  11. 7 points
    Queen Esther

    Theocratic Pins

    WARWICK BETHEL REASONS BEGIN TO APPEAR - A new PIN is coming FROM THAT PIN I STILL SAW ONE IN THE INTERNET...Â
  12. 7 points
    Greece The brothers of Greece shared with us on photos in a dispute, in a market where the brothers were distributing publications to the people. Observing can be like in the photos, there is a cure unorthodox that many were against the witnesses! Some people were on the side of the brothers, as the "fat" gentleman on the left, who had to keep our brother with ties ... because they offended the witness. Another proof that the situation in the world will be this Enconando against our people up in democratic countries .... Ελλάδα Οι αδελφοί της Ελλάδα μαζί μας στις φωτογραφίες σε ένα επιχείρημα, σε μια αγορά όπου οι αδελφοί ήταν, εκδόσεις που διανέμονται στους ανθρώπους. Μπορούμε να παρατηρήσουμε στις φωτογραφίες, υπάρχει μια ανορθόδοξη θεραπεία ότι πολλοί ήταν ενάντια στους μάρτυρες! Μερικοί άνθρωποι ήταν από την πλευρά των αδελφών, όπως το λίπος άνθρωπος στο αριστερό, το είχε ο αδελφός μας με την εκμετάλλευση γραβάτα ... επειδή προσέβαλε τον μάρτυρα. Μια άλλη απόδειξη ότι η κατάσταση στον κόσμο είναι αυτή η Enconando ενάντια στο λαό μας σε δημοκρατικές χώρες .... ( translated by google )
  13. 7 points
    But before, we will see still some other SIGNS.... example, PEACE & SECURITY !
  14. 7 points
    My XFriend, an Elder, Pioneer and well liked in the Congregation showed this attitude to me. As a Health Counselor and Bible Student for over 60 years I tried my best to see his wrong attitudes. I saved his life once unknowingly. Yet, as you see many will manifest more so in this time of the end. Sadly, he left Jehovah was expelled. Knew the Truth over 24 years yet his attitude towards those in authority was very wrong for he said he "knew to much." Who is perfect? Yet, Jehovah is using imperfect men to fulfill his will and purpose. We live for Jehovah or we die for Jehovah. Many will come and go especially now so close to the end. Hear news? Disregard it if not Up building as we KNOW this may get worse. Let Jehovah expose those wicked as he did this man. As Christ is the Head of the Congregation we need not worry but let go, have patience and matters will be discovered and dealt with. Trust in Jehovah the God of Tender Mercies and Christ the Exemplar of our faith. Times will get worse, take your stand now! Yes, it was very hard for me with this ExFriend and ExElder. Jehovah rewards the faithful. If they repent and turn back Jehovah will wait. If not read the rest of 2 Peter 2. My favorite Moto is; "Have no fear, Jehovah is near." May you have Peace and Blessings from Jehovah! The Second of Peter 2:1-3, 8-22. 2 However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among you.These will quietly bring in destructive sects, and they will even disown the owner who bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves. 2 Furthermore, many will follow their brazen conduct, and because of them the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, they will greedily exploit you with counterfeit words. But their judgment, decided long ago, is not moving slowly, and their destruction is not sleeping." 8 for day after day that righteous man was tormenting his righteous soul over the lawless deeds that he saw and heard while dwelling among them. 9 So, then, Jehovah knows how to rescue people of godly devotion out of trial, but to reserve unrighteous people to be destroyed on the day of judgment, 10 especially those who seek to defile the flesh of others and who despise authority. Daring and self-willed, they are not afraid to speak abusively of glorious ones, 11 whereas angels, although they are greater in strength and power, do not bring against them an accusation in abusive terms, out of respect for Jehovah. 12 But these men, like unreasoning animals that act on instinct and are born to be caught and destroyed, speak abusively about things of which they are ignorant. They will suffer destruction brought on by their own destructive course, 13 suffering harm as their reward for their own harmful course. They consider it pleasurable to indulge in luxurious living, even in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes who revel in their deceptive teachings while feasting together with you. 14 Their eyes are full of adultery and are unable to desist from sin, and they entice unstable ones.They have a heart trained in greed. They are accursed children. 15 Abandoning the straight path, they have been led astray. They have followed the path of Baʹlaam the son of Beʹor, who loved the reward of wrongdoing, 16 but was reproved for his own violation of what was right. A voiceless beast of burden speaking with a human voice hindered the prophet’s mad course. 17 These are waterless springs and mists driven by a violent storm, and the blackest darkness has been reserved for them.18 They make high-sounding statements that are empty. By appealing to the desires of the flesh and with acts of brazen conduct, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error. 19 While they are promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for if anyone is overcome by someone, he is his slave. 20 Certainly if after escaping from the defilements of the world by an accurate knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they get involved again with these very things and are overcome, their final state has become worse for them than the first. 21 It would have been better for them not to have accurately known the path of righteousness than after knowing it to turn away from the holy commandment they had received. 22 What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog has returned to its own vomit, and the sow that was bathed to rolling in the mire.” How the Voice of Strangers Is Heard Today Deceptive reasonings. The apostle Paul states: “Do not be carried away with various and strange teachings.” (Hebrews 13:9) What sort of teachings? Since they can ‘carry us away,’ it is clear that Paul refers to teachings that undermine our spiritual balance. Who are voicing such strange teachings? Paul told a group of Christian elders: “From among you yourselves men will rise and speak twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.” (Acts 20:30) Indeed, today as in Paul’s day, some individuals who were once part of the Christian congregation now attempt to mislead the sheep by speaking “twistedthings”—half-truths and outright lies. As the apostle Peter puts it, they use “counterfeit words”—words that resemble truth but that are actually as worthless as counterfeit money.—2 Peter 2:3. Peter further exposes the methods of apostates by stating that they “will quietly bring in destructive sects.” (2 Peter 2:1, 3) Just as the thief in Jesus’ illustration of the sheepfold does not enter “through the door but climbs up some other place,” so apostates approach us in stealthy ways. (Galatians 2:4; Jude 4) What is their aim? Peter adds: “They will exploit you.” Indeed, no matter what apostates may say to the contrary, the real aim of intruders is “to steal and slay and destroy.” (John 10:10) Beware of such strangers!
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    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!
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    Regional Convention in Pangasinan, Philippines
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    I want send a beautiful weekend - rose to all my Brothers & Sisters ❤ with the best wishes from Germany ;-)
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    They are born..... So many stars are born in the universe, And so small I feel before You! What glow is the dust of a verse, How much is Jehovah worth my life? How Jehovah is worth a star When galactics come out of your hand - Are you alive? Too Great God, what is my life? A moment from your eternal eternity! But your supreme gesture rages me, When for man You let him die, From your first universe Violin, The holy word for the first time! Everything you loved most, the first son, To taste death for everyone It is in spirit that man becomes alive And death to be ashamed! Your Jehovah's love barks me, And you give me power to overcome the fall, The pain worlds do not hurt, Taste Your Sweet Word Like Honey! ? .•*¨`*•..¸???¸.•*¨`*•. ?
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    A VERY NEW, NICE AND MODERN KINGDOM - HALL IN DANMARK.... NEVER SEEN BEFORE, BEAUTIFUL  ? ? ? .•*¨`*•..¸???¸.•*¨`*•. ? ? ?
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    The Librarian

    2017 Annual Meeting

    This just in from the 2017 Annual Meeting: 1. Watchtowers and Awakes won't be released regularly, at least three Watchtower and Awakes per year. 6 magazines a year. 2. A new book is being released: Remain in God's Love, more of an update like how they did for the What Does the Bible Really Teach book. And it will be released 2018-2019 3. Study Watchtowers will now be simplified or rather be in a simple language in two years from now. Did anyone catch something else? Here is an audio recording:
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  21. 6 points
    New feature of the Mid-Week Meeting From January 2018, the Weekly Meeting will include study notes and media of the online edition of the study of the translation of the new world of the Holy Scriptures (Nwtsty), even if the study edition is not yet Available in your language. This information will undoubtedly enrich the preparation of its meeting. More importantly, get closer to our loving father, Jehovah! The study edition will be added to the application of the jw library after this year's annual meeting. There was an announcement at jw broadcasting, during the interview that Geoffrey Jackson had with the three brothers of meps programming on the inclusion of nwtsty at jw library as one of the future improvements in the application. Since we will begin the Christian Greek Scriptures in our weekly reading of the bible next year, this will encourage the brothers to make more use of this useful tool.
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    The Awake Magazine, will have a special campaign in December. "Is the world out of control?" ????? Â
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    This graphic is showing the number of partaking anointed remnant at the MEMORIAL since 1938.... What a big surprise is this curious curve ! Many years of lessening # of partaking anointed ones, until 2007.... Fred Franzb. Sept. 12, 1893 d. Dec. 22, 1992. (possibly a last one of the first group of anointed of "this generation")Mark Sanderson born 1965, baptized 1975 (10 yrs old), 27 yrs. old in 1992. ( 17 yrs in truth by this time; one of the last one's of "this generation")1993 8,6931994 8,6171995 8,6451996 8,7571997 87951998 87561999 87552000 86612001 87302002 87602003 85652004 85702005 85242006 8,7582007 9,105 (when increase became2008 9,986 without question)2009 10,8572010 11,2022011 11,8242012 12,604 2013 13,2042014 14,1212015 15,177 6419 increase in past 9 years
  24. 6 points
    THE FRANCISCO POPE PRAISES GOD’S WITNESSES WORLDWIDE !! Moving – Pascom Porto Feliz: Catholic Conference discusses increasing Witnesses … What drives so many people to become Jehovah’s Witnesses? This was the question asked by some clerics, as shown by the following quotations. For example, in Bologna, Italy, the ecclesiastical authorities, with the approval of the pope, held a conference to discuss ways to combat the success of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Catholic Church raised a “cry of alarm”, the newspaper La Republica, because every year ten thousand Catholics become Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Jesuit Giuseppe De Rosa said that “the religious point of view the most dangerous are Jehovah’s Witnesses. They come fully trained, and always have the Bible in hand.” In an article that deals specifically with Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica said: “The first reason for the spread of this movement are the propaganda techniques [ie, in preaching]. On the one hand, the work is thorough, carried from house to house by people who are strictly trained in this work, and are deeply convinced [ …] ” “The second reason for the success of TJs is the force of attraction of Jehovah’s message, because it can meet the needs, demands and expectations of the people of our time. First, answers the need for certainty, which is much appreciated at a time where everything is uncertain and unstable. […] Above all, it is an absolutely safe revelation of the future and, therefore, all who accepted, experience freedom from fear and anxiety and can face the future with joy, with ensuring that survive the destruction that will come the great day of God’s judgment on a wicked world, to live in eternal happiness on earth. Second, Jehovah’s message helps to overcome the concern of the individual against the woes of this world, announces that soon will end the unbearable situation of today, and soon, so there will be a new era will be born a new world in which all the wicked will be removed now triumph. […] ” “The third reason for the success of TJs is that this movement gives its members a precise identity and strong, and is a place where they were greeted with warmth and a sense of brotherhood and solidarity.” The Vatican document analyzed the needs of people today, and the quote above the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica showed that the message of Jehovah’s Witnesses meet those needs. This also showed Vittorio Messori Catholic writer in his recent book Scommesse sulla morte (a bet on death), who writes: “It makes us think that Jehovah’s Witnesses, is one of the religious denominations of the fastest growing in the world. It is among the religions that are practiced in many countries and perhaps […] is first in terms of fervor, zeal, activism, the ability to make proselytes. ” “And his presence, increasingly pronounced, is not limited to Christian tradition countries, but reaching the whole world, where in the name of Jehovah, and before long, they get results that are superior to those of Catholic missionaries, Protestants and Orthodox, who have worked for centuries. ” “This stunning expansive force is incomprehensible only to those who simply do not want to admit that […] course in how to understand the Bible, Jehovah’s Witnesses meet the real needs that other theologies do not meet.” “You can not get around the issue suggesting that the growth of witnesses is because they scare people is precisely the opposite:. Unlike the churches” official “, deny the existence of hell and preach the destruction, disappearance after death to the wicked and unbelieving. This may be an unpleasant prospect, but certainly less frightening than the threat of a terrible pain for all eternity. “Yes, the God of Jehovah’s Witnesses is a loving God, and not one that terrorizes the people . The following quote is the Catholic magazine Mondo ERRE March 1986: “It must be said that Jehovah’s Witnesses are the first to live the faith they preach: Do not IRAM, do not smoke, do not accumulate wealth, remain outside the political discussions […] pay taxes. They live a virtuous and honest life, they are happy and helpful. All this has made people appreciate the ” I’m glad to know that they have had success in evangelizing them my family is Catholic more from small learn to admire their work in all the earth ….
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    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 ! )
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    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.
  27. 6 points
    I served 20 years in a city congregation that was two thirds black. There were several sisters with unbelieving mates, and some of those mates had issues. One would spend weeks at home where life would be 24/7 bliss. Then he would disappear into the streets for more weeks. Nobody knew if he would return or not. When he did, his wife always took him back. His wife asked me to give his funeral talk. Though most avoided assignments like this, I relished them for the challenge of offering comfort amidst horrendous circumstances. I mean, when a guy gets knifed to death on a strange doorstep while seeking drugs, how do you put a smilely face on that? “Jimmy had some hang-ups,” I said, “and it is likely those hang-ups had something to do with his death,” I told mourners at the Metropolitan Funeral Home. “We all know it. We might as well say it. Only then can we begin to offer comfort. Like all of us, Jimmy was a combination of strengths and weaknesses. You never know for sure which will win out and sometimes you say ‘there but for the grace of God go I.’ Look, this system is rough and it destroys people. When that happens, you don’t go moralizing over it. These were Bible type people, most of them not ours, so I read a lot of scriptures. But I also went heavy on his good traits, for he did have some. Few in the audience knew that he had graduated at SUNY Brockport and that he was a skilled pianist. I told of the happy times he would play piano at home. I didn’t know how to conduct myself at the Metropolitan Funeral home. It was not my culture. I gathered that much was expected from the preacher (me) who conducted the funeral. I told the funeral director that I didn’t want to do it, for it would be phony. I would give my talk, sit down, and they could take over and I would do whatever they said. He told me that after his remarks I should lead everybody out the front door. After his remarks, I led everyone out the front door. When I was almost there, I turned around to find they were way behind me all moving like snails. Of course they were way behind me all moving like snails – they had a casket to carry. I hadn’t thought of that. I doubled back and led them out at a snail’s pace, and felt a little uncomfortable doing so. My most emotionally rewarding moment? When a Rochester police officer, approached me with tears in his eyes to thank me for speaking well of his brother. Emotional reward is all that counts. Though I have given many funeral talks, I have never charged a dime, as is the way with Jehovah’s Witnesses. I relate the event not to draw attention to myself. It was emotionally fulfilling giving the talk. It is emotionally fulfilling again telling of it.
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    SIBERIA, RUSSIA. Our brothers try by all means not to stop meeting for the Watchtower Study, despite their Kingdom Halls being closed ( translated by google )
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    One of my really so loving Kingdom songs ❤ Enjoy it....
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    That video is showing us a wonderful foretaste of our PARADISE ❤ This woman in the video found the lion, injured in the forest, on the verge of death. She took the lion home with her and nursed it back to health. Later, when the lion was better, she made arrangements with a zoo to take the lion. Some time passed before the woman had a chance to visit the zoo. This video was taken when she walked up to the lion's cage to see how he was doing. Watch the lion's reaction when he sees her...... ;o) ITS SO UNBELIEVABLE FULL OF LOVE ❤ ( too short that sweet video )
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    Silva's Story

    Young Czech woman becomes a JW. Please share her story with others.
  32. 5 points
    Rosalie Barry

    2017 Annual Meeting

    Exactly. It was asked that nothing be posted on the internet not even notes. I think it is important to be obedient to the governing body.
  33. 5 points
    We shall see, if that day will going compliant with Jehovah's plan of our worldwide peace and security,  @Julie Bayley maybe its working perfect with our ENDTIME...  We shall see, okay?  Greetings from GermanyÂ
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    JEHOVAH'S WONDERFUL CREATION ?  I love that cute Baby-face  so sweet smiling
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    I was trying to say similar, but I think you have expressed it better. 2 Corinthians 1:4 applies here. But those who need comfort won't get it if everyone pretends it doesn't exist - and it really doesn't for most people. Who in the congregation would even believe you, or even want to? The answer is: nobody - unless they have seen and been through it themselves. Fortunately for me, I knew very strong and zealous brothers of many years who shared their experiences with me which was of great encouragement because as you correctly stated it provided "relief I wasn't going crazy." But they wouldn't go talking about these things just to anybody in the congregation. It's too outside the realm of experience for most. We are encouraged to overlook the "imperfections" of others, which is scripturally loving and appropriate. But what we are alluding to is much more than some garden variety imperfection. These are often disfellowshipping offences and other forms of badness. I wouldn't think everyone reading this would believe/agree with this thread. But for those of us who have had to come to terms with some pretty hairy stuff, your expressions above ring true - spot on in fact.
  37. 5 points
    Jehovah in English - Basic statement by Jehovah's Witnesses: The Hebrew Name of God יהוה rendered generally as YHWH and thought to be pronounced in Hebrew something like Yahweh or perhaps Yahoweh is properly translated into English as Jehovah. Argument by opposers: That is not the correct way to do it, because Someone from the US named John who visits Mexico or Spain is not Juan; they are still John. Counter-argument by Jehovah’s Witnesses: Jesus is not God’s Son’s name either; it is properly rendered in the Hebrew as Yeshua or Yehoshua, and even the Greek is Iesous, yet the opposers do not complain about it being rendered as “Jesus” in English. Other Hebrew names are rendered or translated into English with no complaint. Bibles in English use John and in Spanish Juan, etc. To settle this problem, what we need is Biblical example. That should settle the matter to the satisfaction of all. “But in Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which, when translated, means Dorcas. She abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy that she was rendering.”—Acts 9:36. (“Dorcas” is the Greek and corresponds with “Tabitha” which is the Aramaic; both names mean “Gazelle.”) So, which one is her name, Tabitha or Dorcas? Let’s continue reading in Acts 9:39 & 40: “At that Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they led him up into the upper chamber; and all the widows presented themselves to him weeping and exhibiting many inner garments and outer garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them. But Peter put everybody outside and, bending his knees, he prayed, and, turning to the body, he said: “Tabitha, rise!” She opened her eyes and, as she caught sight of Peter, she sat up.” So, both names are used interchangeably! Even the Apostle Peter, whose name means “A Piece of Rock,” is named in five different ways in the Scriptures: by the Hebrew “Symeon,” the Greek “Simon” (from a Hebrew root meaning “hear; listen”), “Peter” (a Greek name he alone bears in the Scriptures), its Semitic equivalent “Cephas” (perhaps related to the Hebrew kephim´ [rocks] used at Job 30:6; Jeremiah 4:29), and the combination “Simon Peter.”—Acts 15:14; Matthew 10:2; 16:16; John 1:42. And need we even mention “Saul, who is also Paul” as stated in Acts 13:9 ? Therefore, based upon these Scriptural precedents, the English Jehovah is as correct as the Hebrew יהוה when referring to our Almighty God, the Most High over all the earth.—Exodus 6:3; Psalm 83:18. One thing for sure: יהוה is NOT LORD nor GOD, which is what most Bibles replace it with. ( I posted that for our mature Brother's and Sister's.... maybe, they have something to tell ?
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    How all of this has happened has been documented and discussed at length in this forum:
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  39. 5 points
    I received this picture! Work is still being done. Much Love ❤️ #LoveOneAnother? #LoyalLove #peace #paradise #JesusChrist #JehovahGod #jehovahswitnesses #prayforrussia #Prayforoneanother? #GodsKingdom #stopjwban
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    Probably the same way the Red Sea was parted and hundreds of other things that happened in the Bible that seemed to human reasoning beyond understanding..
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    cocorocha We live at a time in history when those of different religious groups, beliefs and lifestyles often find themselves unwelcome in a great many places around the world. I've had the great privilege of studying the Bible at local meetings of Jehovah's Witnesses in many countries. In every land, the teachings of love and peace are always consistent and have truly made me a better wife, mother and citizen. The Ministry of Justice in Russia recently filed a claim with the Supreme Court seeking to declare #JehovahsWitnesses as an "extremist organization" and to ban their activities. Respectfully, I feel this is an egregious misapplication. Jehovah’s Witnesses are known around the world as peaceful and respectful citizens of which ever country we live in. Globally we encourage love of God, love of family and love of neighbor, regardless of background, faith or belief. Under no circumstances would we ever resort to any activity that could legitimately be construed as “extremist” or criminal in nature. This was legally established in the 2010 ruling on our behalf by the European Court of Human Rights. On April 6th this new case against Jehovah's Witnesses will be decided in Russia and I do hope that when I next come to visit that country for work, that myself and the more then 170,000 Witnesses who live in Russia will maintain the same religious freedoms and liberty that are afforded to other organizations. To think that we could be criminally prosecuted, merely for meeting for worship, reading the Bible together, or talking to others about our faith would indeed be a great miscarriage of justice - Coco Rocha
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    Nebula - Can You See Life Around Us Moving and Interacting? We Have a Living God, Jehovah. "Jehovah is living, and blessed be my Rock, And let the God of my salvation be exalted." (Ps. 19:46)
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    Ann O'Maly

    Caption this photo for me please

    "No. I am your Father!" "No! That's not true! That's impossible!"
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    Preaching in a boat on the Amazon River. Via
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    New World Translation Genesis 1:1 1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." The earth was brought into existence because of Jehovah’s will (“pleasure,” KJ). (Re 4:11) It was created to remain forever. (Ps 78:69; 104:5; 119:90; Ec 1:4) God speaks of himself as a God of purpose and declares that his purposes are certain to come to fruition. (Isa 46:10; 55:11) He made his purpose for the earth very clear when he said to the first human pair: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving upon the earth.” (Ge 1:28) There were no flaws in earth or the things on it. Having created all necessary things, Jehovah saw that they were “very good” and “proceeded to rest” or desist from other earthly creative works.—Ge 1:31–2:2. Man’s habitation on earth is also permanent. When God gave man the law regarding the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, he implied that man could live on earth forever. (Ge 2:17) We are assured by Jehovah’s own words that “all the days the earth continues, seed sowing and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, will never cease” (Ge 8:22) and that he will never destroy all flesh again by a flood. (Ge 9:12-16) Jehovah says that he did not make the earth for nothing but, rather, that he has given it to men as a home and that death will eventually be done away with. God’s purpose, therefore, is for the earth to be the habitation of man in perfection and happiness with eternal life.—Ps 37:11; 115:16; Isa 45:18; Re 21:3, 4. The Bible’s Harmony With Scientific Facts. The Bible, at Job 26:7, speaks of God as “hanging the earth upon nothing.” Science says that the earth remains in its orbit in space primarily because of the interaction of gravity and centrifugal force. These forces, of course, are invisible. Therefore the earth, like other heavenly bodies, is suspended in space as if hanging on nothing. Speaking from Jehovah’s viewpoint, the prophet Isaiah wrote under inspiration: “There is One who is dwelling above the circle of the earth, the dwellers in which are as grasshoppers.” (Isa 40:22) The Bible says: “He [God] has described a circle upon the face of the waters.” (Job 26:10) The waters are limited by his decree to their proper place. They do not come up and inundate the land; neither do they fly off into space. (Job 38:8-11) From the viewpoint of Jehovah, the earth’s face, or the surface of the waters, would, of course, have a circular form, just as the edge of the moon presents a circular appearance to us. Before land surfaces appeared, the surface of the entire globe was one circular (spherical) mass of surging waters.—Ge 1:2.
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    The Bible.... ( short video link ) As the Storm Approaches, Maintain Your Focus on Jesus ! Future Kingdom Blessings
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    We thank you Brother C.T. Russell for showing us the TRUTH ❤
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    Our GB anointed Brother Samuel Herd and his wife by a Reg. Convention before some years ! A very nice couple ;o)
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    Can You Hear Me in French? Working much like the Babel Fish from ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,’ the Pilot can translate live speech. So, if you have it in your ear and you’re talking to someone who speaks French – you will hear what they say in English and they will hear you in French. Both participants in the conversation will need to be wearing a Pilot but the manufacturers will be selling them in pairs so you don’t need to seek out owners of the device in the street.




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