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  1. You've described a leadership without spiritual self-control - a leadership who cannot produce sound doctrine...like "raging waves of the sea foaming up their own shame" Jude 1:12,13; Titus 1:7-9 Yet, despite what the word of God says, you say, No, it is not a healthy attitude to hide one's eyes from the trash heap produced by the organization. Wt regularly contributes to this growing heap down to this day. It is proof that the Wt. can only produce, spiritual trash. Jesus' teachings explain this in John 15:1-8. How long does that take, that spiritual vision which I'm guessing JWs hope will eventually lead to food that will last? The leadership won't change, people who listen to the leadership must change, and become the person with the "glass that is half empty"; otherwise known as a critical thinker, and weigh in on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
  2. I don't see any faith outside of the Wt. clinging desperately to 1914. Pure trash, and JWs are still "ruminating" on it.
  3. There is another “woman”/promise, besides the promise heavenly New Covenant involving the anointed ones...whose members each give “birth” – to futility. (Isa 28:15; Rev 17:3-6) (Gal 4:24,26; Rev 12:1-4; 13:1,2,5-7) Ps 7:14-16 - "The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies. 15 They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves. 16 The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads.”
  4. You would think your leaders would learn from past mistakes and “apologies” that you say Russel gave, but Rutherford went ahead setting more dates that failed, followed by Knorr with 1975. Perhaps the motivation is not to focus on truth, but the innate desire is to follow one’s own personal visions, which have led them to tell lies. God told Israel that the false prophets they were listening to, were making them worthless. How is it, that your false prophets are excused for their worthless prophesies? (Jer 23:16) Did the apostles mislead thousands with a lie that they had to retract later, using an excuse of a barking dog that G. Jackson comically depicted? How can your uninspired leadership be compared in the least, to the foundation of the spiritual dwelling of God? (1 Cor 3:10; Eph 2:20-22) It is a detestable habit JWs have, to put their leadership on the same level as the apostles, whose mission was to teach the truth in Christ – and not to build a mega corporation. Their mission was simple, the Wt’s mission incorporates the world’s treasures, and is a road that leads away from Jesus Christ. (Matt 6:21; Col 3:2; 2 Cor 11:3) About the organization’s building crave, A. Morris stated in the 2019 annual convention , people “not spiritually minded” may say, “You believe the end’s coming? So, what are you doing all this for? If the end’s really close, what are you doing?” The Wt has been a doomsday organization since its beginning. It has been busy telling people they will die a horrid death unless they enter it and dedicate their life to it, while equally busy building, buying and selling real estate. Perhaps it is the spiritually minded one who can see the hypocrisy in their contradictive actions. Morris says, “It’s close. However, as we eagerly await, we want to have Jehovah’s mind on the matter, wait patiently. And I think that all of those here, cuz it, hear at least the the new birds/bergs (?) so many years in the truth, especially corporate members and their mates if they’re married…”(sounds like he’s stumbling a bit trying to validate the need to build? Or, maybe he had a few drinks before giving his presentation?) “…this Wt we want to share with you from 1976, profound statements. To this day they ring true about this matter of the end. It shows where we are in the stream of time, Jehovah’s spirit was on ‘em, not inspired, but he captured it, helping them and it was just ringing and it still rings today. Now, notice what that ‘76/11/15 Wt. 688-689, par 17, ‘the end does not come just because we might think it is the due date, or because we feel that our territory has been well worked. It comes when Jehovah has carried through the great work of kingdom preaching to the extent he wants. And then he will bring the great tribulation.’ “Now listen, back 1976, ‘until that time there is work to do. And we as Jehovah’s Witnesses are the one assigned to do it. The arrival of the great tribulation should find the preaching work at the height of its forward movement, at the very peak of its momentum throughout the earth.’ After causing a huge dent in the lives of JWs, to the point of destroying not only their physical livlihood, but the vision of paradise arriving in a specific year, the Wt. speaks smooth words to cover over the atrocities they committed, against a people who listened to the worthless lie of 1975. Morris - “To support the preaching and to continue to feed Jehovah’s precious sheep the way he wants them fed, it involves all this construction. We’re the busiest we’ve been. Hands down. So it’s amazing how the slave captured that right attitude in 1976… Really? Why didn’t they have the right attitude before predicting a date that failed, in light of their history of failed dates? Was this slave “faithful” to Christ’s truths, and “discreet” – “wise, prudent, intelligent, cautious”? “… of course some in the truth there at least in some parts of the earth, they’re thinking the end’s coming in 1975. Who planted the thought in their head to begin with? And was it really only in some parts of the earth were JWs “thinking” the end would arrive that year? Kingdom ministry, 5/1974 p. 3 “Reports are heard of brothers selling their property and planning to finish out the rest of their days in this old system in the pioneer service. Certainly this is a fine way to spend the short time remaining before the wicked world’s end.” Wasn’t this a world-wide message to inspire all JWs to follow? Morris – “And look at all the growth since the 70’s, you had about 2 million back in the 70’s that were witnesses of the true God, now we’re approaching 9 million.” He’s smoothly covering up the fact that there was huge peak in membership before 1975, and a huge drop after 1975. Morris continues – “So in conclusion there’s closing thoughts, and this is priceless from that same wt, Jehovah’s advancing theocratic society will be a going concern a go-forward organization right down to and through the GT. So, apparently this priceless information is “new light”. Someone switched off the light bulb after you say Russel apologized for his prediction failures, but the light switched back on after each subsequent failure. Is that right? “So, as I’ve told brothers (slurred…”for a long time?”), the recent changes from RBC ?, this is all new world construction going on. (they’re?) taking this over after Armagedon, you know, just keep on working.” The nation of Israel constructed temples where God graciously allowed His spirit to inhabit. (2 Chron 7:1) When His Son came to earth, God, out of wrath for the rejection of His Son, removed His Spirit from Jerusalem’s temple upon the death of His Son. (Isa 59:1,2; Matt 27:51; Luke 13:35) The organization is not a temple. It is built with the treasures of the world, that Satan, Christ’s enemy, rules over. (Matt 6:19; Col 3:2; Phil 3:18,19; 1 John 5:19) Jesus began building God’s new Temple on his spiritual “body”, made with “living stones” – a holy priesthood. (John 2:19-21; 1 Pet 2:5,9) No earthly construction has God’s stamp of approval, where His Spirit would dwell, since Christ’s Body of anointed, are His “house”. (Acts 7:49; John 14:23; Eph 2:20-22) In the organization, this Temple in the anointed “living stones” is left “not one stone upon another”, as your counterfeit priesthood has trampled it, and Truth, to the ground. (Matt 24:2; Dan 8:12; 2 Thess 2:3,4; Rev 11:1,2) Instead, your leaders exalt what they have built with their hands. (Dan 11:38; Isa 2:8; Rev 2:20) Spiritually, the words of Haggai 1 can be applied to your organization’s leadership and their lusts to build the desires of the flesh. The evidence of false prophesy in the organization, is evidence of spiritual famine –the lack of Holy Spirit. (Matt 7:15-20) The trampling of God’s Temple, where truth is found in each heart of the anointed, is also evidence of spiritual famine. (1 John 2:27; Rev 18:4-8) “Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this [a]temple to lie in ruins? 5 Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways! 6 “You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” 9 “You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the Lord of hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house. 10 Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit. 11 For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.” “The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own power; And My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end? Jer 5:31 YHVH's Genuine Mountain
  5. Then in a vision of the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel; then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel said: “Let his name, the name of God, be blessed throughout the ages, for the wisdom and the power are his. 21 And he changes the times and the seasons, and he deposes kings and he sets up kings; he gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men who know understanding. 22 He reveals the deep and the hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him." Dan chapter 2 I already have.
  6. And the multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, (Jerusalem, Lion of God, altar hearth, alar of God - presthood) all those who fight against her and her stronghold, and those who inflict her shall be like a dream, a vision of the night. 8 And it shall be as when the hungry person dreams—look, he is eating! And he wakes up and his inner self is empty. Or as when the thirsty person dreams—look, he is drinking! And he wakes up and look, he is faint, and his inner self is longing for water. So shall be the multitude of all the nations who fight against Mount Zion. 9 Be astonished and be amazed! Blind yourselves and be blinded! They are drunk but not from wine; they stagger but not from strong drink. 10 For Yahweh has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep, and he has shut your eyes, the prophets, and he has covered your heads, the seers. 11 And the vision of all this has become for you like the words of a sealed document. When they give it to one who knows the document, saying, “Read this now!” He says, “I am not able, for it is sealed.” 12 And if the document is given to one who does not know how to read, saying, “Read this now!” he says, “I do not know how to read.” 13 And the Lord said, “Because this people draw near with its mouth, and with its lips it honors me, and its heart is far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men that has been taught, 14 therefore look, I am again doing something spectacular and a spectacle with this spectacular people. And the wisdom of its wise men shall perish, and the discernment of its discerning ones shall keep itself hidden.” 15 Ah! Those who make a plan deep, to hide it from Yahweh, and their deeds are in a dark place. And they say, “Who sees us? And who knows us?” 16 Your perversity! As if a potter shall be regarded as the clay! That the product of its maker says, “He did not make me,” and the thing made into shape says of its potter, “He has no understanding.” Isa chapter 29
  7. Well, you didn't answer my question. But perhaps you do agree with Gerrit Loesh, since you brought up the great crowd and asked the question, “Would You like to be a Member of the Great Crowd that survives the Last Days?" You didn’t specify that the great crowd are the sealed anointed priests, who successfully come out of the great tribulation. Are they not the only ones to serve in the Temple/sanctuary of God? Num 18:19 – “The Lord said to Aaron, “You, your sons and your family are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the sanctuary, and you and your sons alone are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the priesthood." "You are to be responsible for the care of the sanctuary and the altar, so that my wrath will not fall on the Israelites again." "But only you and your sons may serve as priests in connection with everything at the altar and inside the curtain. I am giving you the service of the priesthood as a gift. Anyone else who comes near the sanctuary is to be put to death." All the offerings of the holy [gifts,] which the sons of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given to you and your sons and your daughters with you, as a permanent allotment. It is a permanent covenant of salt before the LORD to you and your descendants with you." Num 18:1,5,7, 18 So, Rev 7:13-15 reads: Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” 14 I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.” Why did you leave out verse 15, showing that it is the sealed anointed “living stones” who serve in the God’s Temple? They, are the great crowd who successfully come out of the great tribulation. They are the ones who are victorious over the Beast. ( Rev 13:15; 11:1-3,7,11,12; 15:2) This is why they are “great”, “which no man could number” – only God will number them, not a man. Do you know this, but are afraid to say the GB are wrong about who comprise the great crowd? Is that why you didn't cite the verse? Do you believe God would break His covenant with the priesthood ,and allow others to serve Him "in the temple". This isn't a literal temple, since it is built with priestly "living stones", and includes Jesus and the Father. (1 Pet 2:5,9; Rev 21:22-24) The anointed ARE the Temple/dwelling of God under their Head, High Priest and chief cornerstone. 1 Cor 3:16,17; Eph 2:20-22 They are one in Christ, Christ is one with the Father. (John 10:30; 17:22,23) Jer 33:20,21 "This is what the Lord says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, 21 then my covenant with David my servant—and my covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before me—can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne. " Are you an anointed priest? Shouldn’t we serve/worship God “in spirit and in TRUTH”? John 4:24 Exod 40:15 - “Anoint them just as you anointed their father, so they may serve me as priests. Their anointing will be to a priesthood that will continue throughout their generations.” Great Crowd Serves in the Temple
  8. It would be appreciated if you could just answer me with words. I don't intend to read your whole book to find it, because you concentrate on dates, which the Bible warns us against. Acts 1:7. Interestingly, the man of lawlessness who rules over the Temple members of God, sets his own times and laws. We see that clearly in the organization, setting various times for Armageddon, and certainly instituting their own decrees related to "organization". Dan 7:25
  9. True comment. "For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths." 2 Tim 4:3,4 "sound doctrine" - basically meaning "healthy" doctrine. It can refer to "Christians whose opinions are free from error". Healthy teachings are good spiritual food, good "fruit". (Matt 7:15-20) Unhealthy teachings lead to spiritual sickness, even death. But, if a leader/teacher who isn't producing sound doctrine because he is pursuing his own desires, does he really care if he is the cause of sickness and death in others? Heb 12:15 - "See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Rev 8:10,11 - "The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood.[a] ("bitter substance") A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter."
  10. Question for you, @BroRando, if you do believe that the anointed are the spiritual Temple built on the Body of Christ, what do you say about your GB member, Gerrit Loesch, insisting that every JW is of the spiritual Temple? Do you feel it is apparent that he is denying the truth about who comprise the Temple/dwelling place of God? 1 Pet 2:5 - "you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house[a] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." [a] - into a temple of the Spirit Eph 2:19 - Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. Perhaps this is why the GB are so excited about Ramapo. They've got time to finish it and benefit from it. And is this why Anna said she has heard that it is now the thought that Armageddon may take up to 20 more years before arriving. I see A. Morris sitting back comfortably, relishing his fleshly desires to build.
  11. King of the north": abomination of desolation, the sacrifices have been removed. Dan 9:27 disgusting thing standing in the holy place, Matt 24:24. "Gentiles" standing in the temple. abomination of desolation standing where it doesn't belong, Mark 13:14 "Gentiles" standing in the temple. The man of lawlessness who exalts himself and sits/rules over the Temple of God. 2 Thess 2:3,4 "Gentiles", standing/ruling /sitting in the Temple. "holy place"=Temple of God Temple of God: 1 Pet 2:5,9; 1 Cor 3:16,17; Eph 2:20-22 Where are we, in the stream of time? And who is standing where they don't belong; who is ruling over the TEMPLE of "living stones", the anointed? THE ELDER BODY, who "represent God's priesthood" . Who act as priests, who judge the royal priesthood, who spiritually "kill" the royal priesthood for not worshipping the "Beast" - "Jehovah's spirit-directed organization" - that makes war against them. (Rev 13:6,7 But let no one come into the house of the Lord except the priests and those of the Levites who serve. They may go in, for they are holy; but all the people shall keep the watch of the Lord. And the Levites shall surround the king on all sides, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whoever comes into the house, let him be put to death. You are to be with the king when he comes in and when he goes out.” 2 Chron 23:6,7 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. 1Cor 3:16,17; 1 Pet 2:5,9 Rev 11:1,2 - Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. 2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. God didn't predict that the UN is the image of the Beast, abomination standing in the holy place, man of lawlessness, disgusting thing, Beast of Rev. 13:1. That is your prediction. God predicted that His priesthood/saints would be surrounded - by deceitful men who rule over them, and who feed them lies. Rev 16:13-16; 20:7-9
  12. Rev 13:15 – "It (the false prophet, Rev 13:11,12) was permitted to give breath (spirit-breathed) to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast could both speak and cause whoever would not worship the image of the beast to be killed." What false prophet do you know of, that christened/inspired the United Nations with a spirit? Does the UN project a religious "image" of being spirit directed? How many people have been killed by the UN lately for refusing to “worship” it?
  13. The other day, my son video-taped his visit to a car wash. To accompany the ride, he chose endearing music from a movie about the journeys of a stuffed toy bear. I have always had dubious concerns of ground water pollution from copious amounts of rainbow-colored soap and the excess waste of water. However, while watching his video, I was fascinated how the merging of color, water and music transformed a trip to the carwash, into a captivating fantasy ride of illusion. It was enjoyable to watch, and it effectively drew my attention away from the harm those chemicals could cause to the environment. Recently, the “king of the north” spoken of in the book of Daniel, was the topic of May’s broadcast. (Dan 11:13) The organization’s leaders are progressive experts at creating illusions, to keep their untrustworthy teachings fresh and appealing. (Isa 30:10) Just as my son’s video of combined special effects drew my attention away from my previous skepticism, it appears the governing leaders were doing their best to squelch all doubts about the “king’s” identity, that a JW may possibly harbor in their heart. (1 John 4:1) They have spun a great big story about its various players, complete with a fancy chart, news clips from past wars, background music and firsthand experiences. The end result pulls one’s attention away from the real danger lurking among JWs. (Neh 6:10-13; Jer 14:14; John 10:7-13; 2 Tim 4:3,4) Since 1870, this king has changed its identity three times. It is very convenient that actions in the world have aided in fulfilling a physical display of this king, that has persecuted JWs over the years. It surely has satisfied the need for the organization to prophesy falsehoods. (Prov 26:28) Now, it is said that Russia and its allies “may well be the king of the north”. Despite the fanfare announcing the king’s identity, it appears the governing speaker left the door ajar for “new light”. (Isa 50:10; 59:9) There “may well be”’ another king of the north in the future; but by their profound proposition, once hearing this video JWs will believe it is a fact that Russia is the present king of the north. The anointed priesthood is under the New Covenant in Christ. This covenant promise is referred to as “New Jerusalem”/“Jerusalem above” – heavenly Jerusalem. (Heb 8:6-10; 9:15; Gal 4:26; Rev 3:12) During the last days, it is prophesied that God’s holy people are confronted by a large army that rules over them. Would it be recognized as a military army suppressing not only JWs, but other religions in a specific area, which has happened in Russia? (Joel 2:1,2,6; Rev 9:3,4,7,8; Ps 57:4; Rev 13:5-7; 16:13-16; 20:7-9) What did Jesus say about this tribulation that would come upon the saints in the last days? Matt 24:4,5,24,25 - Jesus answered them, “Be careful not to let anyone deceive you. 5 Many will come using my name. They will say, ‘I am the Messiah (“anointed”),’ and they will deceive many people.” “False messiahs and false prophets will appear. They will work spectacular, miraculous signs and do wonderful things to deceive, if possible, even those whom God has chosen. Listen! I’ve told you this before it happens.” Any time in the past when armies and nations were allowed to conquer or take captive God’s chosen people, they had strayed from His decrees. We see this pattern of discipline throughout the Hebrew scriptures. If the warning call that was spoken through His prophets was unheeded, God removed His spiritual protection, and the enemy victimized Israel. (2 Kings 17:5-17; Isa 58:1) The practice of idolatry and listening to false prophets/teachers was the primary reason for their suffering, and was viewed by God as spiritual harlotry. (Deut 32:15; Ezek 13:8,10,12; 16:26-29; 20:21,30,32; Exod 32:2-6; 1 Cor 10:7,8) But today’s enemy that God has allowed to overcome the saints, brings about the great tribulation. (Zech 8:9,10; Dan 12:1; Matt 24:21,22) This enemy uses a different tactic, other than the obvious. (Matt 24:24; 2 Cor 11:2-4,13,14; 2 Thess 2:9-10; Rev 13:13,14) The anointed have fallen captive to fabricated stories about an organization that will lead its devoted members into the Kingdom to come. Although Jesus and the apostles tell God’s servants to be on the lookout for false teachers who would deceive the elect, in the last 150 years the anointed and thousands along with them, were taken captive, nonetheless. (Ezek 21:24; Matt 24:11; Luke 21:24; 2 Pet 2:1-3; 2 Tim 4:3,4;Eph 5:6; Col 2:8; Rev 13:10) Yes, today, through the allurement of theories, charts, news clips and videos, the attention of God’s people is directed away from the spiritual war at hand. (Ps 36:3; 101:7;Prov 11:9;26:24-26; Jer 23:25,32) (1 Pet 5:8,9; James 4:7; Rev 13:5-7; 12:3,4,15) Although God’s anointed have sinned, this time their sins are not so apparent, since they believe they are rightly preaching the good news, and living by God’s standards. (Lam 2:14 :Isa 30:10; 6:10; Zech 7563:11 ) They take comfort in trusting the seemingly righteous “slave”, as their leaders are called, is providing “food at the proper time”. (Isa 28:1,7,8,14,15; Amos 8:11; 2 Chron 15:3; Rev 6:5,6,8; 18:8; 13:17) We remember the prediction that Jesus proclaimed against Jerusalem: Luke 21:20 - “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that its desolation has come near. 21 Then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. Those inside the city must leave it, and those who are in the country must not enter it, 22 because these are days of vengeance to fulfill all the things that are written.” For those under the new covenant, does this prediction contain any spiritual merit today? Consider the massive world-wide army at large within the organization. To paraphrase a book about remaining “in God’s love”, it describes the survival of an army as dependent on full obedience and cooperation toward the hierarchy of command. It then states that within that organization, compromising could put each soldier of the army in danger. The book describes “Jehovah’s” appointed servants as an army. This army of servants, is the elder body. Rebelling against appointed elders whom they say God “has put in authority over us” will put everyone at risk. The hierarchy of command must be respected. Is the anointed “royal priesthood” exempt from this human authority placed over JWs? (1 Pet 2:5,9) No. Their role as God’s priests, has become quite insignificant and meaningless. (Isa 21:10; Dan 11:31; 2 Thess 2:4; 2 Cor 11:20) In a discussion about the anointed ruling as active priests today (Mal 2:7), one JW here recently said, “do we not have enough spirit of God? What if they are pretending to be anointed and start to lord it over the sheep?” Isn’t it interesting how she cannot envision the pretentious counterfeit priesthood in the elder body, lording it over all JWs, especially the anointed Temple dwelling of God. (1 Cor 3:16,17; Eph 2:20-22) She apparently suffers from a false sense of “peace and security”, believing fully that God’s spirit has abundantly blessed the organization. (Jer 6:14; 1 Thess 5:3) Under the rule of a wicked slave, the anointed are beat down into silence. (Jer 23:1,2,11; Matt 24:48-51) These “living stones” have forfeited their “princely” role to become slaves of men who demand their obedience. (Eccl 10:5-7; Joel 1:6; Rev 9:7,8; Ps 57:4; Prov 24:15,16; John 10:7,8) Those that do stand and speak out supporting their Head Jesus Christ and his truths; those who proclaim that their people are downtrodden, and explain why, are then disfellowshipped. (Prov 31:8,9; John 16:2; Rev 13:11,12,15) “New Jerusalem” is surrounded by this army of elders who have been granted full authority over them, by false prophets. In the latest monthly broadcast on the king of the north, it is hard to narrow it down to just one lie. They worked diligently to hide all truth, going so far as stating that this “king” has had three different identities since the 1870’s. What I find interesting is that their version of each king of the north, as physical nations persecuting JWs, were generally limited to the countries they mentioned – Germany, Soviet Union, and today, Russia. We don’t see JWs in the U.S., Canada, or the majority of other nations, suffering as those in Russia are presently experiencing. Does this really fulfill Bible prophesy as outlined in Daniel 11? When God’s holy people are surrounded by the enemy of the north, this means that all of anointed “Israel” come under the dominate rule over them. Dan 10:14 and Gal 6:16 was referred to as spiritual Israel being the target of persecution, yet it was never clearly specified just who are “Israel”. (Rom 2:28,29) I can imagine that all JWs fully believe they are God’s chosen spiritual “Jews”, which only refers to the anointed priesthood/”living stones” of God’s Temple and Body of Christ. (1 Pet 2:5; Col 1:19; 2:9; John 14:23; 1 Cor 3:16; 6:19) I suppose this generalization helps support their theory of JWs suffering in Russia. To make their claim, it was necessary to select certain scriptures and apply them to each “king of the north” for its physical fulfillment. As a whole, one of the three identities could not fulfill all cited scriptures. Not so, when applying Daniel’s abomination of desolation/”disgusting thing” ruling over or ”sitting” in the Temple of God, which is the elder body. (Dan 9:27; Matt 24:15,16; Mark 13:14; 2 Thess 2:3,4; Rev 11:1,2) The “daily sacrifice” or “constant feature” has been removed from the anointed priests and replaced with sacrifices to an idol, offered by the counterfeit priesthood in the elder body. (Dan 11:31) However, the governing leader states that this “constant feature” was removed by Germany, which “hurled denunciations against the holy covenant.” The removal of this constant feature is said to be the limitation of JWs to preach in that country. Again, those under the holy New Covenant, are the anointed. The "daily sacrifices" are connected to the priesthood selected by God, since it has been established. Under Aaron, these sacrifices provided atonement for sins on behalf of the people. Today, in the spiritual Temple of God, of which they are members of, they offer sacrifices of praise and truth. (Num 18:5,7, 8; Heb 10:11; 1 Pet 2:5; Heb 13:15; 1 Cor 3:16; Rev 5:9,10) To add to their lies, these leaders tell us that after WWII, the “disgusting thing standing in the holy place” (Matt 24:15) was set up by the Soviet Union, another king of the north, and Britain; that being, the United Nations. There is no holy place (God’s Temple /sanctuary or otherwise) in, or near the United Nations.
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    The fourth Beast of Daniel, is the enemy of the north, and is Revelation’s Wild Beast from the Sea. (Dan 7:23; Rev 13:1,2) This enemy is described as locusts/scorpions in the book of Joel and in Rev. 9. It is the “man of lawlessness” in 2 Thess 2:3,4. Today’s “Israel” is spiritual; the “northern” enemy that God’s anointed fall captive under, are “Gentiles”. The organization claims the Gentile times ended in 1914. (Luke 21:24) Even when looking through their physical lens, how do they justify this, in the light of persecution JWs suffer in certain nations? And although they are in error of the identity of today’s “disgusting thing standing in the holy place”, (which originally was the Gentile Roman army invading Jerusalem and the temple) why do they claim it is present today, if the Gentile times are over? Pearl Doxsey: First, the power of the Gentiles over ALL CHOSEN, is a common test which all are subjected to previous to being sealed, no matter when they live. This is why Paul said that the "man of lawlessness" was already present in the first century (2 Thess 2:7). The "man of lawlessness" is Satan's seed, but it is Gentile (from the "sea") (not Chosen/anointed), symbolized by the Wild Beasts from the "sea" (Dan 7:3; Rev 13:1). The fourth Beast has ten horns (Dan 7:7; Rev 13:1).... identical to its father, Satan (Rev 12:3). As such, the Wild Beast is Satan's son ("son of destruction" –2 Thess 2:3; Rev 9:11), heir to Satan's dominion, as we see at Rev 13:1,2,4. The Gentile "man of lawlessness" is called the "son of destruction" (2 Thess 2:3). Satan is "destruction" (Rev 9:11; Isa 33:1; John 10:10). This "son" consists of the Gentiles that are raised up [by means of "weeds"/harlots/false prophets/wicked steward [Rev 9:1,3; 13:11,15; 17:7; 19:20; Dan 8:24] …in the midst of the Holy Temple priesthood, and they trample it (Rev 11:2; 13:6; 2 Thess 2:4; Dan 11:36,38; Jer 19:4) (Dan 11:23; Rev 13:14,15; 19:20). From “Gentile Times”/”Great Tribulation”/Cleansed Priesthood It was stated in the broadcast, that C.T. Russel, the man who predicted Armageddon’s arrival in 1914, and who proclaimed the Great Pyramid of Giza as “God’s stone witness”, is said to have discarded teachings not based on the Bible. Unbelievably, his writings were compared to the early Christians who 'concentrated on truths in God’s word'. He and his group are said to be the “messenger” of Mal 3:1 who prepared the way “before Jehovah”. Jesus had commented that the first messenger to prepare the “way”, was John the Baptist, in the spirit of Elijah. (Mal 3:1; Matt 11:10; 17:10-13) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, ‘This is the one I spoke about when I said, “He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.”’) John 1:14,15 Why wasn’t the organization’s messenger preparing the way for the coming of God’s Son and representative, Jesus Christ?” The inspired message of “Elijah” that arrives in the last days, is to the anointed priesthood, whose “daily sacrifices” have been cut off by the “man of lawlessness”. Through deceit, God’s anointed have allowed it to happen. Jesus reminds them of this in Rev 3:8-13. (Mal 3:1-6; Matt 25:1-13) Dan 11:38, is another cited scripture in the broadcast – “Instead, he will honor a god of fortresses—a god his ancestors did not know—with gold, silver, precious stones, and riches.” What organization of “fortresses”/towers, does the full leadership admonish JWs to give respect and honor to? No, this scripture is not fulfilled by the Soviet Union, that ‘tried to eliminate religion in the lands under its control’. It is fulfilled by the “mountainlike organization” that has thrown truth to the ground by trampling God's priests and the truth held in their hearts. (Dan 8:12) Faithful JWs will not abandon the idol they believe will bring them salvation. (Jer 2:11; 1:16; Rom 1:25; Rev 13:4,15; Dan 8:24) The leader mentioned a few times how the enemy comes against the “land of decoration”, defining this land as the entire activity of JWs, including worship through meetings and field ministry. (Dan 8:9; 11:16; 11:41) More appropriately, the translation for these scriptures should be the “beautiful”/”glorious”/”pleasant” land – God’s “land”/”inhabited earth” – the dwelling of His Spirit and Temple built on the body of Christ. (John 14:23;2:21; 1 Cor 3:9,16; Eph 2:20-22) Regarding this “man of lawlessness”/ enemy from the north, and his transgressions against God’s homeland, Dan 11:45 states: “He will pitch his royal tents between the seas and the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him.” “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.” Dan 12:1 “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.” Joel 2:32
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  14. There are two kingdoms, the “kingdom of the son of his love”, beginning in the first century when Jesus puts all enemies of those who have broken their covenant with him, at his feet. (Col 1:13) During that time, the faithful under him are sealed. (2 Cor 1:21; Heb 12:22) After death is destroyed, The Kingdom of God is ushered in. (1 Cor 15:25-28) Jesus is then given eternal authority over that kingdom - God's Kingdom - still to come. “I watched, then, because of the sound of the arrogant words the horn was speaking. That arrogant horn/”king” rules over the anointed right now as the fourth Beast/organization, to come against God’s people in the last days. (2 Thess 2:3,4;Rev 11:1-3) “As I continued watching, the beast (Rev 13:1,2,5-7) was killed and its body destroyed and given over to the burning fire. (along with the false prophet that directs the Beast Rev 13:11,12;19:20) 12 As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was removed, but an extension of life was granted to them for a certain period of time. 13 I continued watching in the night visions, and suddenly one like a son of man was coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was escorted before him. 14 He was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, so that those of every people, nation, and language should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will not be destroyed.” Dan 7:11-14 Jesus does not have rulership over the extended world; not since 1914, or since the first century. He has rulership over his faithful anointed. He will receive eternal rulership over the earth, after Armageddon is finished. The battle of Armageddon is between “kings of the earth”, (Rev 1:5). It is between those “kings” who have left Christ’s headship to teach lies, becoming “angels” of Satan, and those “called, chosen and faithful” who have left the false prophet’s lies, becoming “angels”/messengers to teach truth. (Rev 12:7,8; 17:14) It is God's Kingdom, but it is also Christ's, the "King of kings, and the Lord of lords". (Rev 17:14) “‘But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. (1 Pet 2:5,9) His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’ Dan 15:26,27 "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this." Two Kingdoms
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