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  1. People who hate, readily “kill” their own brother for rejecting their personal misguided teachings. This is what disfellowshipping is, a premeditated move by the GB. Rev 13:11,15 “Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous.” 1 John 3:12 People who love, warn of the “killer” residing among those whom they love; since they have felt and seen the killer in action. Matt 7:15-20 “Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.” 1 John 3:15 Once those, who have been “killed” for rejecting the liar and his false teachings, turn to the living light of Christ, they are motivated to guide others to him; not to themselves, as the GB clearly has accomplished. Matt 24:48-51 “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.” 1 John 3:23 “We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.” 1 John 3:15 Again, God's servants during the last days are to preach to their own people - to "Israel". Matt 10:21-23; Rev 1:1-3; 11:1-3; 18:4-8 The only solution to receiving the "crown of life" is to turn to Christ and reject captivity to an idol; the servitude and love given to an organization. Rev 2:20; 9:20; 3:18; 2:10 Think of how many faithful ones there were, from the first century until the organization appeared, who followed only the Father and Christ. Matt 6:24; Rev 13:1,4-10, 16,17 So, how is it that those who choose to do the same today, are spiritually "killed"? Who, is the ultimate killer? Isa 33:1; Rev 13:1,2,15; 2 Thess 2:9-12
  2. Except for some time-consuming events, my husband and I have traveled across the heart of the state of Nevada, numerous times per year, for the last fifteen years. It can be a long, lonely jaunt, but with periods of peace. We know where to look for herds of sheep wandering freely without fences, taking their time in maneuvering to a fresh crop of grass on other side of the highway. We’ve witnessed rogue sheepdogs seemingly searching for their flock. We’ve got it down where the elk hang out, the pronghorn, as well as the long straight stretches that we wish would end sooner than they do. I know I’ve seen every sign along that highway; but their appearance doesn’t always register in the brain. During this last trip, one rather small sign took on a different meaning for me. Besides highway markers pointing to the major natural attractions, there are minor signs directing the way to areas such as Fish Creek, Robert’s Creek, Duckwater; and the one that caught my eye on this last journey, Blind Valley. What was someone’s reason for naming it such? Is it a valley hidden from the view of the highway? Was it a land purchase made sight unseen? Most likely, fish are found in Fish Creek, ducks are found at Duckwater. Robert might even be found at Robert’s Creek. Could it be that someone blind, lives in Blind Valley? How well the name “Blind Valley” designates a symbolic valley where multitudes within it are found to be spiritually blind - the Bible’s “valley of decision”. “Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, Lord! 12 “Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side. 13 Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full and the vats overflow— so great is their wickedness!” 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:11-14 During this war of Armageddon, the “abundant” or “great number” found in this valley of decision, have chosen to remain spiritually blind to the truth presented before them. God’s final judgment that they face, involves their choice of teachings derived from anointed ones who speak truth or lies; lasting, good “fruit”, or rotten fruit from bad “trees”; spiritually equipped either with God’s Spirit or that of Satan’s, to battle against their opponent. (Matt 7:20; Eph 6:12-17; Rev 16:13,14;17:14; 19:11) The question is, why would someone desire to remain blind to God’s truth, resulting in permanent blindness? (Matt 13:14,15,16; 2 Cor 4:4; 1 Tim 4:1,2) How does one’s heart become a “weed” during this final harvest? (Matt 13:24-29) The following quote may help reveal why. It is taken from an interview with a JW last month, on the organization’s broadcasting channel. He states: “The ambitions that I had before, that may have been obtainable, became second place. Now it was to have a simple life, to walk with the organization and to raise my children in the truth”. Does this statement portray the general feeling of JWs? I think so, otherwise they would readily accept the choice to leave the organization and serve God without it, and without the repercussion of shunning. Yet, we know doing so, is not a simple decision to accept. (Dan 12:1; Matt 24:21; Rev 9:4-6) It has been made perfectly clear by its leaders, that without “moving ahead” with the organization, eternal life is not possible. (2 Cor 11:4; Col 2:8) So, undoubtedly, it is perceived that ‘walking with the organization’ and bearing its brand on one’s mind and heart, equates with walking with God in truth. (Isa 42:8; Jer 2:8; Deut 11:18; Rev 13:4,16) Doing so, keeps the decisions as a faithful member of the organization, “simple”, no matter what fallacies may be taught throughout the years. (Jer 18:15; 2:13) The weapon used by Satan in this war of truth against lies, is the organization; constructed with one purpose, to mislead and subsequently persecute the “remaining ones of the woman’s seed”. (Gen 3:15; Dan 11:10; 12:4; 8:15,17; Rev 1:1; 20:7-9) A hunter uses camouflage to disguise himself from the prey. A bird hunter also uses decoys to attract the prey into believing he is joining in with his fellow birds. How naive it is, to believe Satan would not also utilize a bait of truth and the tactic of disguise, using elements at his fingertips. This allows him to build a decoy on the grandest scale possible in his realm. (Amos 3:5; Ps 140:4,5; Prov 22:5; Rev 9:3,10) He has successfully created a delusion to sift each anointed heart as “wheat”, which our God of justice, allows to occur. (Amos 9:9; 2 Thess 2:10-12) His “ministers of light” call it, “the truth”. (2 Pet 2:2; Rev 13:5,6) “sift”: “shake in a sieve”/”inward agitation to try one's faith to the verge of overthrow” If we give in to “walking with the organization”, our faith in God has been overthrown – conquered. Let’s compare the JWs’s testimony with scripture. To God’s authentic anointed “witnesses”, He declares, I, I am YHVH, and there is no other Savior but Me. I ALONE declared, saved, and proclaimed— and not some foreign god among you. So you are My witnesses”— this is the Lord’s declaration— “and I am God.” Isa 43:11,12 Although he may speak of God, the man interviewed revealed what lies in the deep-seated intentions of his heart. (Matt 15:18,19; Luke 6:45) It is evident that it is idolatry toward an organization. He believes he cannot obtain eternal life without it. Isa 43:11,12 speaks of a “foreign god”, with a footnote that refers to “foreigners”. There are “foreigners/foreign gods among God’s true “witnesses”, His Temple priesthood. (Jer 2:11) They have secured the priesthood from whom it rightly belongs. (Isa 51:23; Mark 13:14; Rev 11:1,2) Their magnified presence signifies the very organization that JWs adhere to. (Exod 20:5; Rev 13:15) It is the elder body, the “Gentile” “man of lawlessness” that opposes “and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” (2 Thess 2:4; 1 Pet 2:5,9; 1 Cor 3:16,17; Eph 2:20-22) Left unchecked, Satan’s ruse would fully “devour Jacob”. (Jer 10:23-25) Only a remnant is prophesied to survive. (Isa 10:19; Amos 7:1,2; Rev 9:3,4; 3:18;7:13-15) The JW interviewed puts his faith in an organization built by spiritually unqualified men. (Num 18:7; 2 Chron 13:9; Ezek 44:7-9) He has allowed it to trap, rule over, and lead him into serving a “foreign god”. “But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block (“to place a trap”) in front of the Israelites: to eat meat sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.” Rev 2:14 This is an act of blasphemy against YHVH and His decrees concerning His Temple. (Dan 11:31; 1 Cor 3:16,17) If we are to envision this idolatry, it must be our heart’s desire to love God and His decrees, over those of men. (Exod 34:14; 2 Tim 4:3; Tit 1:9) As each prophet/"tree" bears "fruit"/teachings, and this war of words escalates; God foresaw that the ruling wicked would persecute the faithful, on the basis of false doctrines (Matt 24:49; Ezek 38:21; 1 John 3:12; Rev 13:15; 11:3,7; 16:13,14; 17:14; 19:11,14; 6:9,11; John 16:2; Matt 5:11,12; 23:37; Acts 7:52; Rev 11:8; Dan 7:21,23,25; Dan 8:12) The faithful retaliate with the sword of God's Word of Truth. (Dan 11:32,33; 2 Cor 10:4,5; 6:7; Heb 4:12; Eph 6:17; Rev 19:19,15,20; 11:5,3,4) As this battle between truth and lies occurs, the final harvest/judgment of "fruit"/teachings/words occurs (Matt 12:36,37,34,35; Prov 18:21; Matt 7:17) in the symbolic "valley of decision" (Heb 4:13; Rom 14:12; 2 Cor 5:10; Prov 16:4; Rev 22:12; Dan 7:22). Pearl Doxsey – “What is Armageddon?” Should anyone earnestly yearn to know Christ’s authentic truths, they would be granted that understanding. Those who choose to remain in darkness, close-minded to God’s decrees, are among the blind judged in the valley of decision. Hades when translated, means "not perceiving". It is the consignment of all those born under sin, and means to be under a blanket of spiritual darkness, ignorance, and confusion. Only those granted light, truth, and understanding, are figuratively rescued from the realm of Hades. When Jesus tells us that he has the keys to Hades/Abyss... this means that he has the power and authority to release whom he chooses, from spiritual darkness... and transfer them into his kingdom of light and life (Col 1:13; Luke 8:10) those who are repentant. Jesus also has the authority and power to lock up others... or to leave them there, in ignorance and spiritual darkness (Matt 13:10,11,13-16; Jude 1:13; John 12:35) those hard-hearted who are not repentant. Such ones remain under the authority and power of the Devil (2 Cor 4:4; John 3:18). When Rev 20:1 tells us that the chain of restraint that Jesus possesses is "great"; this points to the ability of Jesus, to prevent understanding and perception among the blind, but proud (John 9:41). When Jesus wraps that symbolic chain around the Devil, and then casts the Devil into the Abyss/Hades... this depicts for us, Satan's blind inability to mislead those whom Jesus rescues from darkness... because it is now Satan who is overcome by the blind confusion of his own realm. Jesus also shares his keys to release from the abyss (or bind in chains of ignorance) (Matt 16:19; 18:18), those whom his enlightened brothers judge as repentant (John 20:23) and worthy of the treasures of truth which they are empowered by Jesus, to impart (Matt 10:7,11-14; 7:6). Rev 20:1 Pearl Doxsey Idolatry among Israel happened continually. (2 Kings 17:9; Judges 10:13-16; Neh 9:26,28; Hos 1:1,2; Jer 2:28; Ps 78:35-37) Today’s spiritual “Israel” and companions in the organization have also blindly fallen into idolatry, by ‘walking with the organization’. It is a “god” possibly not previously known, before dedicating themselves at baptism and serving this god through their necessary, various activities laid out for them by a Harlot/false prophet. (Matt 24:11,12; Luke 21:8; 2 Thess 2:1-3; 2 Pet 2:1-3; Rev 13:11-14,16-18) “If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you and proclaims a *sign or wonder to you, 2 and that sign or wonder he has promised you comes about, but he says, ‘Let us follow other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us worship them,’ 3 do not listen to that prophet’s words or to that dreamer. For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul. 4 You must follow the Lord your God and fear Him. You must keep His commands and listen to His voice; you must worship Him and remain faithful to Him. 5 That prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he has urged *rebellion against the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the place of slavery, to turn you from the way the Lord your God has commanded you to walk. You must purge the evil from you.” Deut 13:1-5 The organization appears as an apparent ‘simple’, wide open, welcoming door; yet, it if one chooses to remain blind to its true intention, it will lead to one’s downfall. (Luke 13:22-27; John 10:9,10 ) “Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way. For that day will not come unless the *rebellion comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction. The coming of the lawless one is based on Satan’s working, with all kinds of *false miracles, signs, and wonders, 10 and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.” 2 Thess 2:3,9,10 “Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 WALKING WITH THE ORGANIZATION CANNOT EQUATE TO WALKING WITH GOD. “Take delight in the Lord, and HE will give you your heart’s desires”. Ps 37:4 Pearl Doxsey, 4womaninthewilderness blogspot – “Wheat and Weed Seeds Grow Up Together” "Abomination of Desolation"
  3. You really didn't answer my question. The scriptures you gave me speak of Paul. Now, you seem to be comparing the GB with an apostle. Sir, this is impossible. Paul was an inspired prophet who is part of the foundation of God’s Temple. 1 Cor 12:28; Eph 2:20-22; 1 Pet 2:5,9; 1 Cor 3:16,17 The GB are “inspired” false prophets, and part of the foundation of an organization. Matt 16:18; 7:24-27; Rev 13:11-17 I believe it is the GB that need to get over themselves. I understand that they are now to be called "faithful and prudent". Someone correct me if I'm wrong. This is really an interesting turn, since scripture reveals even more clearly, who they are. Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22 Woe to those who are mighty to drink wine, and champions at mixing strong drink; 23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent! (Matt 24:48-51) 24 Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as the dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust,because they have rejected the law of Yahweh of Armies, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Isa 5:20-24
  4. The WT publication continues: Jesus also says that those who are faithful in caring for and using whatever riches or material things they have will be faithful in caring for matters of greater importance. “Therefore,” Jesus points out, “if you have not proved yourselves faithful in connection with the unrighteous riches, who will entrust you with what is true [such as Kingdom interests]?”—Luke 16:11. Jesus is showing his disciples that much will be asked of them if they are to be received “into the everlasting dwelling places.” One cannot be a true servant of God and at the same time be a slave to unrighteous, material riches. If 8 million people are handing over material riches to one entity, who is it that is a slave to material riches? It is the people who operate the entity, and who convince the 8 million people, that a “true servant of God” will do so, since the entity states their eternal lives depend…on the entity. Although, the 8 million people have also become slaves to material riches, which are bound up in the entity that they believe will lead them to eternal life. This is idolatry. Exod 23:13; Jonah 2:8; Ps 16:4; Acts 17:29; Rom 1:25 “They lift it upon the shoulder and carry it; They set it in its place (in one’s mind and heart) and it stands there. It does not move from its place. Though one may cry to it, it cannot answer; It cannot deliver him from his distress. Isa 46:7 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30 A comment made a few years back... The meaning of unrighteous riches can be seen in 1 Cor 4:8 – “You are already full! You are already rich! You have reigned as kings without us—and indeed I could wish you did reign, that we also might reign with you!” This steward was cutting the debts owed to the Master, Jesus, using practical “earthly” wisdom to save his own soul, but he had no authority to do so. Each anointed in God’s house owe the Master a debt. Thus, the steward’s wisdom is centered not on the Kingdom, as a son of light, but on acquiring power and authority over all in God’s House, as a “son of this system of things”. If this steward was to ‘make friends’ by sharing authority with all in the house, he would later be judged by his fellow servants, as faithful. John 20:23 Jesus requires each servant of his house to give obedience to him only, not to one who thrives on “unrighteous riches”, who assumes the Master’s belongings are in his control. John 14:23,15; 8:51; 15:10; 1 John 2:5 It is true that when one exercises power and authority over others, material, worldly wealth come along with it. Ezek 16:14,15; Jer 2:20; Rev 2:21; 17:4; 18:3,7,12-14 But never did Jesus give the indication that material wealth could gain one advantage into the Kingdom. We know his entire message was to follow him, leaving behind anyone and anything, for his name’s sake. By doing so, he promised those would receive “a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life”. Matt 19:29 Matt 19:16-14; 18:16-24 Jesus’ parable of the steward in Luke 16:1-15 and the wicked slave in Matt 18:31-35 harmonize in giving a clear picture of the present day situation of undue authority over God’s house by the self-proposed “faithful and discreet slave”, assuming command through the use of tyrannical “unrighteous riches”.
  5. Jesus - The Way, the Truth, the Life Chapter 87 "Only Jehovah God and his Son can receive someone into the heavenly Kingdom or the Paradise on earth under that Kingdom. We should diligently cultivate friendship with them by using what material riches we have in supporting Kingdom interests. Our everlasting future will thus be assured when gold, silver, and other material riches fail or perish." This is saying we can buy, with material riches, a friendship with God and Christ. We can buy, with material riches, our way to eternal life. Do you believe this, JWs? No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matt 6:24 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Matt 19:21-26 Jesus didn't say give to an organization that is highly developed and ready to expand to twice its present size. He said, give to the poor, to those in need. You've been duped into believing that donating to the organization will secure your "everlasting future". Does the Bible say anywhere that money is necessary to gain eternal life? Perhaps, money is necessary to feed the dreams of men and their expanding organization. Perhaps money is necessary to feed an idol that promises salvation. Rom 1:25; Rev 13:1,4,8 Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. Eccl 5:10 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed. 1 Tim 6:17-19 Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:15-17 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.” Luke 16:14 Can we secure a friendship with the Father and Christ with material riches - money - when it is said... For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Tim 6:10 To understand the parable of the "Wasteful Steward", go to - 4womaninthewilderness blogspot, Pearl Doxsey
  6. Do you have the ability to peer into my private worship given to God? Do you have the ability to know who I worship with? I didn't think so. What do you do besides slander opposers? Could you please provide scripture that proves he is rejecting my behavior?
  7. Anything you would like to know about Pearl as an anointed one, is on her blog. Free internet to attack the organization. The correlations you make....smh No. Do you?
  8. How is this idolatry, by saying Pearl is being used "in an exclusive way"? Wasn't Paul, and all the apostles used in an exclusive way? Do you know how faithful anointed were used over the last 2,000 years? The faithful were busy serving God as He expected, in whatever capacity he bestowed on them. There is no comparison between Pearl and a GB who write their own doctrine, set of rules, that contradicts the Bible. But, that comes with earthly "organization" that needs your money...to thrive. whoops. Sorry. I was to use...@TTH
  9. Dear JWI, I know you are fairly aware of what I believe, so hopefully I don't get too carried away here. I do not have nearly the knowledge of scripture that Pearl has. Inspiration of Holy Spirit among anointed is not a rare thing. On the contrary, those who remain “in Christ” would be inspired to speak according to scripture – according to the direction the Holy Spirit would lead them. Although it is “one Spirit”, each member of the anointed body would reveal its workings through the gifts individually given them. 1 Cor 12:7 Pearl’s gift benefits the other members – and all who care to listen - in an exclusive way. 1 Cor 12:11 I don’t think I would call those who have been disfellowshipped or shunned after say, 10-50 years spent in the organization, as “immature Witnesses”. The authority over JWs, is an iron fist in a velvet glove. The impact may not be felt, not perceived, until one stands up against its leaders. Surely, you know that people who speak against a “leadership” for misguiding individuals with wrong teachings or expectations, put their lives at risk. Those who do so in the organization, are the “mature ones”, who take hold of their own spiritual lives. They realize our judgment of eternal life or death comes from Christ. Rom 14:10 The assumed authority by men to judge people as spiritually “dead”, according to a big thick manual, (that is considered “confidential”) is frightening, isn’t it? To accept such authority (or 'leadership') over JWs, when the organization digs in their heals to resist facing their own sins, is hypocrisy. How can love spring forth from a leadership of hypocrisy? I so wish you could consider the “weightier matters” that I know you see, instead of justifying and making amends for the existence of the *organization, by straining out the gnat and swallowing a *camel. Matt 23:23,24 I’m curious how the Bible reveals that an earthly organization in Satan’s realm, could possibly be used as a tool for Christ’s Kingdom interests. Christ and Satan are enemies. Why would Christ utilize power, authority, and material interests that are all that Satan lusts after, and freely gives others who desire it, (as the “ruler of this world” John 12:31)… to embellish his Kingdom interests? Luke 4:5-7 John 18:36: Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” His only interest is in the hearts of individuals. If we submit individually to his authority, we become a “kingdom interest”. Luke 17:21 It doesn’t take an organization to do this. About trees and fruit. Genesis mentions two trees. Gen 2:9 The tree that Eve eventually “ate” from, produced death. Rom 5:12 Satan offered her a lie, and she not only accepted it, but shared this lie with Adam. BOTH lost the gift of life. Jesus, as the Word of life, is the “tree” of life. Gen 3:22; John 1:1,14 He told us how we are to “eat” from the tree of life: "Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.” John 6:57 “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.” 35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” John 6:33,34 Through our obedience to his teachings, he says: "Let anyone who has ears to hear listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” Rev 2:7 (also 22:14) Since Christ is the Head of the anointed Body, his bodily members are also considered “trees”. We know there would be no deviance, no misleading word or teaching coming from the mouth of Christ, since each word he spoke, contained life. John 14:6 There is no “bad fruit” that Christ would produce. So too, should it be with the anointed “trees” (or, branches of the vine) that are to “remain in him” – receiving the same Holy Spirit. John 15:4; Mark 11:24; John 14:26 The anointed must learn, from their Head, Christ. It is only then that they also, can produce lasting “fruit”/teachings sourced from Holy Spirit. John 6:56; Mal 2:7 Well, could you be ignoring what Jesus taught about a “good tree”? Would you be justifying WT’s teachings by doing so? He didn’t say both bad and good fruit are found on a good tree. Matt 7:18; 12:33 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit” Luke 6:43 Surely, since the Pharisees knew the law, there were good things that they taught the people (Matt 23:3), but they were not considered by John the Baptist as a tree that imparted “good fruit”. Matt 3:7-10 There is a clear distinction between what is good and what is bad in the Bible. A “good” anointed tree would be found trustworthy to produce “fruit” sourced in Christ – always reliable, always lasting, teachings that always are able to be built upon. John 15:16 If an anointed one misleads his hearers with a worthless piece of fruit – a “teaching” that he said is from God but is now discarded, how is this any different than the lie Satan told Eve? Dear JWI, you are believing that “surely we will not die” because it is okay to accept doctrine from the leaders of “Jehovah’s organization” that was absolutely, a lie to begin with. Satan is “sifting” all of us by using “teachings”/words/lies, from his own bodily members - his “ministers of light”. Luke 22:31; 2 Cor 11:13-15 This is why, during the last days both truth and lies are presented by anointed “trees”/ “kings of the earth”. Rev 1:5; 19:16,19 Which “tree” of those “kings" we choose to listen to, is what our heart desires. Matt 10:40-42; 15:18; 2 Thess 2:9-12 In the Kingdom, along with the “tree of life”, are found his “trees”/Bride: Ezek 47:12 -- "All kinds of trees providing food will grow along both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. Each month they will bear fresh fruit because the water comes from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be used for food and their leaves for medicine." Rev 22:17 - “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” John 7:38 - "Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” And...I got carried away. "Two Trees" - 4womaninthewilderness blogspot Pearl Doxsey
  10. No, Arauna, I was a wallflower in the organization. I was obedient to those who supposedly were watching over my soul. I am now obedient to Christ; and will continue to expose the WT and the GB for who they are, and how they fulfill prophesy about God's people in the last days. I am sure they know who I am now, and keep track of what Pearl, myself and others say, about their spiritual ruse. If I could take every JW by the hand and drag them out of the organization, I would. What you translate as OCD, hate and bitterness, is absolute fear and dread for your spiritual lives. Rev 11:1-3 I just read this sobering quote by Mark Twain: “It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Your statement that I quoted was well made, yet you cannot see that it applies directly, to the men whom you believe are leading you to salvation. Addition - I no longer "fear" men. God did not arrange the Body of Christ - a body of "bond servants" who are under one Head, and who are to cherish each of its members - only to expect a group of them to wield authoritative power over the others. Jesus warned his disciples not to be this way. 1 Cor 12:12-26 Now, we have an organization with "rulers" who fail in their teachings and still expect obedience; as if the GB is the Head of the anointed Body of Christ! I wish you could see that this defies God's word. It defies Christ's teachings. Luke 22:24-27 To say that a person who turns his back on men and their organization; and instead, turns fully toward God and Christ, is the one at fault, shows just how powerful and successful the GB and elder body's rule over JWs, has evolved. "The Lord confides in those who fear Him; He makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only He will release my feet from the snare." Ps 25:14,15
  11. Have you thought of writing the GB about this? “In the past, we thought that the great tribulation began in 1914 when World War I started. We thought that Jehovah “cut short” those days in 1918 when the war ended so that the remaining anointed ones on earth could preach the good news to all nations. (Matthew 24:21, 22) After that preaching work would be completed, we expected that Satan’s world would be destroyed. So we thought that there were three parts to the great tribulation. It would begin in 1914, it would be interrupted in 1918, and it would finish at Armageddon.” Then we realized that a part of Jesus’ prophecy about the last days has two fulfillments. (Matthew 24:4-22) It was fulfilled in the first century in the district of Judea. And in our day there would be a much larger fulfillment that would happen in the whole earth. So we needed to change the way we understood some parts of the prophecy.” ws13 7/15 p. 3-4 No one, knows how to “run ahead”/"push ahead" better than the Watchtower leaders. Which means, according to the scriptures you used, God does not have their back.
  12. If I have 'bent' scripture, I will suffer the consequences. If I have not lived up to my calling as an anointed one, I will suffer the consequences. If I have given “false testimony”, I will suffer the consequences. Bending scripture means applying God’s word to one’s own doctrine by straying from the doctrine of Christ. Matt 15:9 If any anointed one makes excuses for their false testimony, by calling upon “new light” to cover it over, will that person suffer the consequences of their actions? Why would the GB be immune to Jesus’ judgment? “But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.” Matt 15:18,19 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”Matt 12:35-37 Honestly, if a servant of Christ cares for another servant of Christ , they would encourage them to stop eating “empty words”. Matt 16:12
  13. This is a serious conversation between an individual and an elder, concerning Jesus’ apparent cleansing of the organization between the years of 1914-1919. (WT 7/15/2013 pg 11) He asks the elder a legitimate question, “what was this inspection and cleansing work that took place between 1914 and 1919”? I hope all JWs here, will take time to listen in. After 1919, the organiztion... Still celebrated Christmas until 1926 Believed in the cross until late 1920’s Celebrated birthdays until 1951 Still immersed in pyramidology teaching until 1928
  14. After all that we've been through, and you're just now thinking about it?
  15. @TrueTomHarley stated: "There are no “typical” Witnesses here, in my view, except for a few that occasionally stray here, sometimes naively offer comments, thinking persons will be readjusted, and then leave shocked when they discover that no way will it happen. On a few occasions, I have chased them away—it is fine for them to stay here if they wish, but they should know the score before they do. They should not think that Witness, for example, is some misguided sister that they can help with but a kind word or two." Yes Tom, I have more power to mislead a JW than 8 men put together. Incredible, isn’t it? Although with wolves, there is power in numbers. One thing about spiritual wolves among sheep, is that they rub shoulders with them, and gain their confidence. They speak soothing words with poison on their lips. Ps 140:3 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Matt 7:15-20 Clear evidence that you reside among wolves is WT's failed, distorted, changed doctrine. CLEAR EVIDENCE, ACCORDING TO CHRIST. YET, IGNORED BY THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO REMAIN BLIND TO THE EVIDENCE. 2 Cor 4:1-4 Even the seemingly innocent ones led by wolves, can mislead a sheep through prophetic speculation; while also misleading oneself with one’s own, provocative lie. Perhaps you can explain how the focus of Daniel 11 switches from the trampling of the anointed "saints", over to the conquering of the entire world. Is God's Temple found in a government of the world? Is it found in a religion of the world? It is found in the hearts of the anointed ones, who are found in the organization. They are the target of Satan in the last days. 1 Pet 2:5,9; 1 Cor 3:16,17; Eph 2:20-22 Rev 20:7-9 “Then the king will do whatever he wants. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god, (John 10:34-36) and he will say outrageous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, because what has been decreed will be accomplished.” Dan 11:36,37 “It acted arrogantly even against the Prince of the heavenly army;(Rev 1:5) it revoked his regular sacrifice and overthrew the place of his sanctuary.” Dan 8:11 "His forces will rise up and desecrate the temple fortress. They will abolish the regular sacrifice and set up the abomination of desolation.” Dan 11:31 “His power will be great, but it will not be his own power. (Rev 13:14,15; 19:20) He will cause outrageous destruction and succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the powerful along with the holy people.” Dan 8:24 “He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits in God’s temple, proclaiming that he himself is God.” 2 Thess 2:4 "Then I was given a measuring reed like a rod, with these words: “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count those who worship there. 2 But exclude the courtyard outside the temple. Don’t measure it, because it is given to the Gentiles, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months." Rev 11:1,2 "Representing the royal priesthood are appointed elders, who serve in positions of responsibility in congregations of Jehovah’s people around the earth. These men deserve our respect and wholehearted support, whether they are of the anointed or not. Rather than challenge their authority, we truly appreciate our hardworking elders! Their record of faithful service, often over many decades, inspires our trust. " W 02/8/1 This is doctrine of men, that contradicts God's decrees found in the Bible. 2 Chron 13:9; 23:6,7; Num 18:7; Dan 9:27 (edited) If JWs say they love the scriptures, and love God, then I would hope they would research what is happening in their own corrupt organization, that calls itself "spirit-directed". Rev 13:15 Otherwise, to ignore God's decrees concerning HIS priesthood, is utter hypocrisy. The “man of lawlessness”/elder body conquers the priesthood by ruling over it; and halting, dissolving their priestly sacrifices of praise from their own lips; and instead, expecting them to regurgitate "fruit" that comes from a "bad tree"/wicked slave. Matt 24:48-51 (edited) The GB are not a conglomerate High Priest that directs the priesthood. That only, is Christ. Heb 5:5,6,9,10 The word for "bad" in Matt 7:15-20 above, means "corrupt" "unfit for use", "worthless". So, why do JWs continue in giving allegiance to 8 men who cannot produce "good" ("good constitution", "upright") fruit, since the evidence in scripture shows that bad fruit (spoiled, discarded teachings) does not grow on a "good tree"? We are, what we eat. "Iron and Clay" 4womaninthewilderness blogspot, Pearl Doxsey
  16. Surely you don’t believe I expect you to spend hours replying to my comments. But, if you comment where I believe you have applied scripture wrongly, I may give my opinions, and my effort is that they are always in line with prophesy concerning the anointed “kings of the earth” who battle either for or against lies, in the last days. Rev 1:5;19:19; 21:24 I see you extending yourself beyond what your own leaders teach, yet your obvious confidence in your speculations and interpretations (even if they go beyond what they may say) stands as truth. But, that appears to be permissible. It’s the opposers who are out of line, confirmed by your repetitive, elitist, sweeping statement, that they are all, OCD. New people come here every day. My responses are not just to the person I direct them to, but to all JWs. Daniel’s fourth Beast is Revelation’s Beast from the Sea. Rev 13:1 Both, describe the major conflict that God’s “Israel”/anointed come against. Rev 13:5-7 They will not be "conquered" by nations who don't know who they are. Whatever you see in the world, and its activities that you are wholly immersed in, is a counterfeit fulfillment. You’ve ‘patterned’ your belief of the great tribulation and Armageddon, according to the world’s activities being played out in the literal nations. Just the title of this topic should give hint of the real war at hand, affecting all JWs – a dual power that destroys people’s lives and conquers the anointed ones. Rev 13:7 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Rom 12:2
  17. What is the “Beautiful Land of verse 41? What is the “beautiful holy mountain” of verse 45? There is no land or mountain among the nations that is “beautiful” or “holy” to God, except for His owned “land”, His “special possession”. 1 Pet 2:5,9; 1 Cor 3:9, 16,17; Acts 7:49; Eph 2:20-22 Our heart is compared to soil. The “soil”/heart/land of an anointed one is the dwelling place of God. Luke 8:11,15; John 14:23; 1 Cor 3:16,17; Rom 5:5 This isn’t about nations in the world. Dan 11:31,32 speaks of the King of the North (Dan 11:40), desecrating “the temple fortress”, and is the abomination, the “disgusting thing” that causes desolation. The “temple fortress” is the “holy place” of Matt 24:15. also of 2 Thess 2:3,4; Rev 11:1,2 It is God’s Temple in the anointed ones. (1 Cor 3:16,17) That is the only temple fortress that God would concern Himself with. The abomination causing desolation is the man of lawlessness, (2 Thess 2:3,4) and is the northern army spoken of in Joel 2:20 that rises against the anointed. (Joel 2:32) It is the same locust army of Revelation 9 that emerges from the abyss. A nation has invaded My land, a mighty army without number Joel 1:6 Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste— nothing escapes them. Joel 2:3 All of this, takes place where JWs reside. The “Gentile” elder body has “trampled”/ removed the holy priesthood, and abolished their “daily sacrifices” of praise. Dan 11:36 Instead, a counterfeit priesthood is on your podium, offering “spiritual sacrifices” on behalf of an organization. (1 Pet 2:5) Anything coming from the mouth of an anointed one, must be approved by a false prophet/fallen star who “releases” this army to come against the unsealed anointed priests. Rev 2:10; 8:10,11; 9:1-4; 13:16,17; 16:13,14 Looking into Satan’s world for prophesy fulfillment is exactly what he wants us to do in order to deceive the “remaining ones of the woman’s seed”. Rev 12:1-4 The anointed are Satan’s greatest threat to the loss of his kingdom. China is not. Russia is not. Any nation fighting for or against them is not. But, when the last faithful “living stones” are sealed into the temple, Satan's end is imminent. 1 Cor 15:23-26; Rev 12:7,17 In the meantime, he will take down all whom he can using signs and wonders in the world, (2 Thess 2:9,10) and a “mountainlike organization"/fortress (Dan 11:38) to deceive and distract from his real plan of destroying his adversary, the anointed. Gen 3:15;Rev 20:7-10; Zech 4:7-10 Matt 16:1-3; 24:4,23,24 For consideration: "Gentile Times"/"Great Tribulation"/Cleansed Priesthood Pearl Doxsey, 4womaninthewilderness blogspot
  18. “(to give the correct perspective)” “Hardened in their pattern of thinking” “But remain totally uninvolved” “defend the truth” Arauna, do you remember your comment on my post about the locust? I didn’t see you remaining totally uninvolved there. Do you also remember the Watchtower’s new adjustment on the identity of the locusts of both Revelation and Joel? Have you adjusted your own hardened pattern of thinking to bring it in line with new ‘truth’ concerning their absolute need to make it clear that the locust in Joel 2 are not the same army as the one in Revelation 9? Are you prepared to give the (new )correct perspective (that of the WT) when confronted with this topic? What truth do you defend today that is different than the truth you defended two years ago? Some of us have preferred to harden our pattern of thinking in line with Christ’s truth that we recognize in the scriptures, and that other anointed have offered. To do this, we have “changed the way we think” about men who stumble repeatedly, over their own version of “truth”. Rom 12:2 We have realized not only is their truth fake, but so are they. Luke 21:8; Rev 8:10,11; 13:11 So, we who spent a good chunk of our lives believing in something fake, now have an ax to grind with the WT. We want those whom we love, to wake up to their own captivity to empty philosophy. Col 2:8; Rev 13:10 If you and others like you would just wake up, I can guarantee that you in particular, would join us, since I see it in your personality. (OCD) Eph 5:8-14 The word truth is tossed around between us - between both sides. There is only one "truth" and it never needs to be discarded. That "truth" comes only from Christ. John 14:6; John 15:7,8,16; 2 Tim 2:15 Eph 6:14 - "Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place" How many times have you changed your "belt of truth" since being a JW? Perhaps dictionaries should include an addendum to the definition of truth – “Truth as taught by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society: ‘new light’” I know, “OCD” .
  19. Many were baptized into the organization before the stipulation was made of dedicating oneself to the organization. When one of those individuals baptized in the early 80's and before, wakes up to their own captivity under the rules of men (Col 2:20-23); and persistently rejects the organization today, should that be termed a gross sin, requiring shunning or disfellowshipping? Do God's rules ever change? Or, is it men changing their rules; who operate an organization,and devise new and improved 'hard and fast rules' necessary to keep the flock penned in, for their apparent 'safety'? Stay in Jehovah’s organization! It’s the only way of life that brings happiness.” W 10/6/15 pg 9,10 Here is God's rule through Christ: Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:7-10 Jesus is the only way to life, according to his words. He is not an organization; yet, the organization "kills" those who reject it, and turn to Christ. Not only does it rob people away from Christ, but it threatens people with loss of family, and home for rejecting it. It is truly, a thieving BEAST. Rev 13:1,4-10, 11,15; 11:1-3,7; 18:4-8
  20. None of us here, walked the earth when Jesus did. None of us, can know for certain if his hair was always washed, neat and trimmed with a good pair of scissors. Especially, during the 40 days and nights he spent in the wilderness, which was the theme of the painting by the Russian artist. But, there is one thing that I am most confident in knowing. Jesus Christ today, does not wear a red, comical superman cape, that your leaders have taken the liberty in assuming he does. They've really stretched the boundary of scripture there, haven't they!
  21. So there is no distinction between what the Catholics thought Jesus looked like, and the organization. Hmmm. No spiritual insight by those in “Jehovah’s organization” (yes, I said it again) that Jesus was a native Jew and probably took on the characteristics of a native Jew, as his cousin John the Baptist did in the drawing above. You are telling me that no distinction is seen in this area between Christendom's perception and the organization's perception. By today’s standards, does the organization have it right yet? This is a painting of Christ which I believe reveals the suffering he experienced, walking his path in truth while on earth. The Russian painter , not a JW, seemed to comprehend Isa 53:2 He produced this painting in 1872. "He grew up before him like a young plant and like a root out of dry ground. He didn't have an impressive form or majesty that we should look at him, no appearance that we should desire him." The following are the organization’s drawings of Jesus. Notice the terrific hairdos, always nicely manicured. I mean, it's a layered cut. What is more important, the outer appearance of a man, or what lies in his heart? John 6:63; Matt 15:18,19 The way the organization depicts Jesus, is the way JWs are to appear to others in the world. Physical appearance regarding people, their dress, the appearance of buildings, and whatever else we can see with our eyes, are of utmost importance. How the organization is viewed in a worldly way takes precedence over its ability to produce sound, lasting, spiritual truth. The WT's sins, are covered over carefully by this facade of eye-catching desirability. As Jesus told the Pharisees, Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness." Luke 11:39 The message behind the first picture expresses the thought that the glory of Jesus, is perceived only with spiritual eyes. John 13:31,32 No wonder the organization draws Jesus as it does. He is seen through the eyes of worldly men, who treasure their worldly possessions; forgetting that God sees all of us far differently. And he told them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the sight of others, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly admired by people is revolting in God's sight. Luke 16:15 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or his stature because I have rejected him. Humans do not see what the LORD sees, for humans see what is visible, but the LORD sees the heart." 1 Sam 16:17 Am I a Christian? I bore testimony to Christ, and I was disfellowshipped for it. Luke 21:12-15; John 16:2; Rev 13:15; 11:7
  22. Good observation concerning David Splane's September, 2019 Broadcast.
  23. Through the eyes of a Catholic and not through the eyes of a member of "Jehovah's organization".
  24. So, these new adjustments by God's people, no matter how small; like portraying Christ as blond and blue-eyed while his dark, curly haired cousin baptized him, could be influenced by society 's (of the world) viewpoint at the time? They could be influenced by the circumstances governing the world? Yes, I believe you are right. Judge Rutherford's Letter to Hitler Translation of the letter sent by Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, German Branch, Wachtturmstraasse 1-19, Magdeburg/Germany to Hitler. Excerpts: "In the very same manner, in course of the recent months the board of directors of our Society not only refused to engage in propaganda against Germany, but has even taken a position against it. The enclosed declaration underlines this fact and emphasizes that the people leading in such propaganda (Jewish businessmen and catholics) also are the most rigorous persecutors of the work of our Society and ist board of directors. This and other statements of the declaration are meant to re pudiate the slanderous accusation, that Bible Researchers are supported by the Jews." "We demand the freedom of all religious denominations within the state, as far as they do not endanger the state itself or violate the moral values of the German race. The party as such represents the viewpoint of positive Christianity without being attached to any particular denomination. It fights against the Jewish-materialistic spirit inside and outside of us and is convinced that any recovery of the German people can only take place from the inside out."
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  25. Thanks, I found the same on reddit: “The locusts of Joel Chapter 2 no longer refer to Jehovah's Witnesses and events surrounding 1919. The locusts in Revelation chapter 22 however still do refer to the anointed, but are now no longer connected with the prophecy on Joel. Joel 2 now refers to the "Babylonians", the coalition of nations that will try to destroy God's people. The context of Joel chapter 2 points the time period of fulfilment to Jehovah's Day in the Great Tribulation and how God will save his people.” JWs, see “Live with Jehovah’s Day in Mind” (pg 172,173; par 12, 2006), which refers to that day’s present “truth”, concerning Revelation and Joel’s locusts defined as “God’s people”. How is it, that the organization’s leaders just recently realize that the locusts in the book of Joel are out to destroy God’s people? Joel 2:25,27-32 Locusts have never been portrayed as a good thing in the scriptures. In Revelation, why would God consider His own people as a devastating plague? Both Revelation and Joel refer to the last days, Armageddon. Joel 3:14,15; Rev 16:13-16 They both refer to a foreign nation coming against God’s holy people. Joel 1:6; Rev 9:4; Rev 11:1,2;13:7 It appears Mr. Splane is basically saying there are two locust armies present in the last days, sharing the same characteristics. Do the good guys and the bad guys spiritually, look and act exactly the same; as horses with lion’s heads, dark, foreboding, chewing, destructive by use of fiery words filled with ugly intentions? JWs, I hope if you compare the scriptures, you can determine they are the same army that comes against God’s “saints” in the last days. That army resides with you, as the elder body ruling over God’s “land”; his anointed priesthood, (1 Pet 2:5,9) who do not have the seal of God upon their foreheads. (Rev 9:4) Instead, they carry the mark of an organization; the “mark of the Beast” which is the mark of an idol. You receive this mark not only at your baptism, but through your activities all performed for the organization. Rev 13:16,17 Anyone who recognize this destructive army and refuse to acknowledge its power over him, is “killed” – disfellowshipped; which also, removes the mark of the Beast. Rev 13:1,4-10,15; 19:20 Elders here, would not consider themselves as destructive. Only by researching God's early priesthood and comparing today's necessary obedience of His priesthood under Christ, to a GB and massive army of elders, would anyone realize how this duel leadership is one of blasphemy, according to God's decrees. Dan 11:31; 8:11; Rev 11:2; 1 Cor 3:16; 1 Pet 2:9; Mal 2:7; Ezek 44:6-9; 2 Chron 13:9 We cannot serve two Masters. Matt 6:24 We cannot proclaim both the doctrine of God and Christ, and the doctrine of men. They conflict; for one is pure, from God; and the other is corruptive, as proven by Splane’s effort to veil the power given to his own army, through which his spiritual “brothers” are silenced and restricted from bonding together. Matt 24:48-51 To allow the anointed to gather together, is a threatening act toward the exposure of truth. 1 John 2:20 So, they claim it would threaten the unity of all JWs in the organization. I so wish you could see how this is emotional and spiritual blackmail committed toward the "royal priesthood". The only way to make a selling point of their doctrine on the locusts, is to separate the identities. However, one anointed woman saw the true meaning of the locusts in Joel and Revelation, several years ago. Her messages have made it necessary for Watchtower to change its “truth”. “The Greatest Tribulation – What and Why?” Pearl Doxsey 4womaninthewilderness I hope you take time to compare the scriptures about the locusts from both Joel and Revelation: Joel 1:6: For a nation has come up against My land, Strong, and without number; His teeth are the teeth of a lion, And he has the fangs of a fierce lion. Rev 9:8: They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. ~~~~~~~~~~ Joel 1:4: What the chewing locust left, the swarming locust has eaten; What the swarming locust left, the crawling locust has eaten; And what the crawling locust left, the consuming locust has eaten. Rev 9:3: “Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.” Ezek 2:6: “And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their looks, though they are a rebellious house.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Joel 2:2: “A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations.” Joel 2:10: “The earth quakes before them, The heavens tremble; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness.” Rev 9:2,3: “And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Ezek 2:6: “And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their looks, though they are a rebellious house.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Joel 2:4: “Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like swift steeds, so they run.” (KJV – “and they galloped like war horses”) Rev 9:7: “The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.” Rev 9:17: “And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.” (1 Pet 5:8) Rev 9:19: For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm. 1 Pet 5:8: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Ezek 2:6 - “And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Joel 2:5: “With a noise like chariots Over mountaintops they leap, Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, Like a strong people set in battle array.” Rev 9:9: “And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Joel 2:6: “Before them the people writhe in pain; All faces are drained of color.” Rev 9:5,6: “And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Joel 2:3: “A fire devours before them, And behind them a flame burns; The land is like the Garden of Eden before them, And behind them a desolate wilderness; Surely nothing shall escape them.” Rev 9:18: “By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed—by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths.” Rev 9:20: “But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.” (Zech 13:8; Rev 2:16; Rev 13:10) Joel 1:6: “For a nation has come up against My land, Strong, and without number; His teeth are the teeth of a lion, And he has the fangs of a fierce lion.” Jer 5:17-19: “And they shall eat up your harvest and your bread, Which your sons and daughters should eat. They shall eat up your flocks and your herds; They shall eat up your vines and your fig trees; They shall destroy your fortified cities, In which you trust, with the sword. 18 “Nevertheless in those days,” says the Lord, “I will not make a complete end of you. 19 And it will be when you say, ‘Why does the Lord our God do all these things to us?’ then you shall answer them, ‘Just as you have forsaken Me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve strangers in a land that is not yours.’ Rev 9:4: “ They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.” Rev 7:3: saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”

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