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  1. This is not for “Thinking” as that would be a waste of time. Divine inspiration and “automatic writing” are two different things. If Pearl was under the blind influence of demons who used her specifically to perform automatic writing, then why must she continually edit what she writes and fine tune her writing by the addition of more scriptures? Prophesy is given by God, a gift in the Body of Christ. (1 Cor 12:28,29) Just because the GB admit they are not inspired by Holy Spirit, does not mean no one else, is. Just because the GB continually blow it, in their understanding, doesn't mean God hasn't sent a "faithful" slave to get it right. By the way, Pearl was also tossed out/disfellowshipped for speaking truth. In 2002, the organization referenced the work of the last “Elijah” as the “restoration of pure worship”, a work performed by all JWs in their preaching work. They were called the modern day “Elijah class”. Since then, I see no mention of an “Elijah” appearing in the last days. If I remember right, they have also dropped assigning themselves as a prophet’s “class”; such as “Ezekiel class”, “Jeremiah class”, etc. However, this cannot erase the scriptural fact that an “Elijah” does appear before the end. And the disciples asked him, saying, “Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 11 And he answered and said, “Elijah indeed is coming, and will restore all things.” Matt 17:10 Both the prophet Elijah and John the Baptist were specifically sent to God’s people under covenant. They were given spiritual perception (as all prophets sent by God, are given) to declare their sins and acts of idolatry, preaching the need to repent and turn back to God. (Mal 3:1-3; Zech 13:9)
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    The work of the last prophet to come in the spirit and power of “Elijah”, follows a similar pattern as both Elijah and John the Baptist. This message is also specifically directed to God’s spiritual “Israel”, His priesthood under the New Covenant. (Matt 25:6; Luke 21:36; Rev 8:6; Jer 6:17)
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    (Deut 10:8; 18:5; 21:5; 1 Cor 6:2; Heb 8:5; Rev 5:10; 1 Pet 2:5,9; Mal 2:7)
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    They have failed to serve God, “in spirit and truth”. (John 4:23,24; Matt 25:25,26; Rev 3:2,3; Matt 25:5,6,7,13; Heb 6:12)
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    Those residing with them, should also respond to the message (Dan 12:1-3; Zech 8:23; Luke 1:17; Matt 10:40-42; John 7:38; 1 Cor 14:25; Rev 22:17).
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    The last “Elijah”, and the inspired message of the last prophet appears among God’s people in the last days. This trumpet call is for God’s priests of His spiritual Temple to prepare their hearts for the return of Jesus Christ. (Ezek 33:6;Isa 40:3; Isa 58:1; Joel 2:1; Matt 24:31;25:6; Rev 11:1-3; Rev 22:6)
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    As an anointed who has been blessed to see the understanding of the “man of lawlessness”, and Revelation's two beasts; and who declare the sins of “Israel”, she does not harbor a demon. Again just as Jesus was accused of harboring a demon, obviously, Pearl is also accused of this. However, concerning this automatic writing/channeling, an ex-Bethel member has a lot say about it happening in Bethel. He was given scriptures from Gen 28:10-15 by a "channeler".. The explanation of those scripture is an evil dichotomy of the truth. Here, is the truth,
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    And here is the video. If the man he spoke to had “notebook after notebook of this stuff”, why does he keep his “knowledge” to himself? Why doesn't he share it with the GB? Or, maybe he does, and that's why they keep blowing it.
  2. This Psalm seems to describe what the outcast, those who turn to Jesus Christ, (Heb 13:13), and perhaps including the victims of abuse and shunning, feel and believe regarding the trap they have left. "Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises. 3 He boasts about the cravings of his heart; ("organization" he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord. 4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. (How can there be, when an organization is exalted? Isa 46:5) 5 His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies. 6 He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.” 7 His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue. 8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims; 9 like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net. 10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength. (Dan 8:13; 11:31; Matt 24:15,16; Mark 13:14; 2 Thess 2:1-4; Rev 11:1,2) 11 He says to himself, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.” 12 Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless. 13 Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, “He won’t call me to account”? 14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. 15 Break the arm of the wicked man; call the evildoer to account for his wickedness that would not otherwise be found out. 16 The Lord is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. 17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror." Ps 10 I found this to be a good audio reading -
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    How is the Kingdom Like Fish Caught in a Net?
  3. "All the time" is a bit over the top, but fair enough, I'll amend my previous statement: To read... JWs show David up for his sins; and seldom, if any, for his extensive documented request to God for repentance.
  4. Really? Maybe you or JWI can tell me the person's name. No one here knows me personally. You've always been good at telling yarns. 🙂
  5. I found this quote from a Wt. when researching, "Third, consider some of our recent refinements in understanding. For example, our clarified understanding of “the faithful and discreet slave,” published in the July 15, 2013, Watchtower, thrilled us. (Matt 24:45-47) It was explained that the faithful slave is the Governing Body, while the “domestics” are all those who are fed spiritually, whether of the anointed or of the “other sheep.” (John 10:16) What a delight it is to learn such truths and to teach them to new ones! w15 3/15 p. 8-9 One set of scriptures apparently prove that these false prophets are the faithful and discreet slave. How thrilling! “You have spoken arrogantly against me,” says the Lord. “Yet you ask, ‘What have we said against you?’ 14 “You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What do we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty? 15 But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.’” Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name. 17 “On the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. 18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not. Mal 3:13-18
  6. I can. Read about David, Moses, Peter, Paul, Barnabas, Mark, Thomas, and James with John along with "Mrs." Zebedee. People are complicated. We can easily find fault but we need to balance the good they have done, too. JWs have this habit of using David and his grave sin, as an example to excuse their leadership’s sins. With David though, we have his documented expressions of great remorse spoken to God. We have no expressions of remorse from any Wt. leader, only their examples of either hiding their sins, or making excuses for them. I find it ironic that past articles in the Wt. will tell the story of a murderer being “saved” by the organization and he is received with open arms into the congregation. Wouldn't this past murderer be the example of repentance and not the example of sin? Not so, with David. He is usually shown up for his sins and never for his extensive documented request to God for repentance. Likewise, the organization keeps a record of sin on all members, yet God in his mercy will forget our sins – only if we come to him in sincere repentance. Sinning against the Holy Spirit, the unforgiveable sin, has been committed by the organization since Rutherford, possibly before. (Matt 12:31) Ray Franz spoke truth, but he was disfellowshipped – considered dead in the eyes of God. (Luke 12:11,12; Matt 10:20) This has happened throughout Wt’s history to anointed ones who had the Holy Spirit poured into their hearts. Spiritual blood is on the hands of Wt’’s leadership. (Matt 23:33-36; Rev 17:3-6) Jesus spoke truth and he was killed for it, and they said he had a demon. I have been accused of the same thing here. (Matt 10:25) It is a twisted concept that the leadership is righteous while unrepentant for their sins, yet any anointed priest who stands for truth and exposes lies, is the unrighteous one. (Mark 3:28-30) No, God does not consider the sins of a priest (if Russel was anointed) as forgotten, if he is never repentant before God and apologetic for the damage he has done to those whom he has taught. No matter how much of what appears to be truth that he may have produced, he is still a bad “tree”. (Matt 7:15-20)
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  7. Spiritual drunkenness, on the "harlot's" wine. Luke 12:45,46; Isa 28:1-4,7,8,14; Jer 5:31; Micah 2:11; Hos 7:5; Rev 17:2; 14:8
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  8. How to use lawyers in court, seems to be their expertise - that and the basic elements of running an earthly organization. But that is the irony, isn’t it? Men who have failed to interpret the spiritual meaning of God's word over and over again, are telling JWs that they will teach the pillars of faith from the past. And that there is no doubt that the leaders will be in a literal heavenly office (using their knowledge of running a corporation on earth) when their Armageddon breaks out. They, will be exalted over all. But, about these uninspired men, the leadership said in 1959, An accurate knowledge of the future cannot be gained from such people.” Wt 1959/7/1 pg 389-390 How then, will they be able to teach those who were “inspired”? Isa 28:7-10
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  9. This is the proclamation that the "day of the Lord" has arrived. 2 Thess 2:1,2 tells us that this announcement will appear to be from faithful anointed - even those who compare themselves to the apostles. 2 Thess 2:3,4 describes the existence of the Beast from the sea as the "man of lawlessness" taking over the Temple of the anointed priesthood. (Mark 13:14; Rev 11:1,2; Rev 13:1,2,5-7). False apostles give power and authority to the elder body/man of lawlessness to represent and prevent the priesthood from becoming one body in Christ. (2 Cor 11:13;) Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of of the Lord had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits [c]as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars" Rev 2:2
  10. I’ll try to answer your questions. Really, the answers are all connected together, and the best help to understand is to go to the links I frequently provide. Rev 20:1,2 - Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. When Satan was abyssed, it was a restriction of his power to deceive Christ’s faithful anointed, because we know there were those whose hearts were not faithful to truth, and who left Body and disconnected from Christ. (1 John 2:19; Col 2:18,19) But, we have the account in Luke 10:17-20 when Satan was abyssed – not able to “perceive” how to enact a great deceptive plan to gain authority and power over the anointed. And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 So he said to them, “I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you the authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will ever harm you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are inscribed in heaven.” This was the beginning of the “thousand year” reign of Jesus Christ. He never said his reign would be one of peace, as the Wt teaches, but division. (Mal 3:18; Matt 10:34; 1 Cor 1:11; Heb 4:12) It is a time period of spiritual war. (2 Cor 10:4,5; James 4:7) His faithful ones fought it with truth, and entered into the “kingdom of the Son He loves”. (Col 1:13,14) The unfaithful were won over by Satan – they became the enemies at the foot of Jesus Christ and the Father. (Ps 110:1-3; 1 Cor 15:24,25) These faithful ones, never fell spiritually captive to the Wild Beast from the sea in Rev 13:1,2. They did not “worship” it, which is stated in Rev 20:4. (Eph 6:10,11; Rev 13:4) But, in the time of the end, before the Kingdom of God is ushered in, we find the anointed “kings of the earth”, (Rev 1:5) “overcome”/”conquered” by the falsehoods it promotes. (Rev 16:13-16; Rev 13:5-7) They had no “authority” to “trample snakes and scorpions”. (Rev 9:3,4) This time period is when Satan is free from his symbolic chains of “not perceiving” (the meaning of “abyss”). He then knew how to enact his plan to desperately preserve his kingdom and destroy those in Christ. (Rev 12:12,17; Ezek 21:21,22; Rev 13:1,4; 20:7,8; 16:13-16; 1 Tim 4:1; Rev 13:7,10; Col 2:8; Luke 21:24)
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    So, In Rev 20, we see first of all, that Satan is abyssed. It is followed by the declaration of those heavenly faithful who never “worshiped the beast”. (Rev 20:4) They did not become slaves to men and to their idol/organization. (2 Cor 11:20; Gal 1:10) But then, Satan is let loose. (Rev 20:7) He gives the “key”, the inspiration, to a fallen anointed one and his dark plan to deceive the last group of anointed, is enacted. (2 Cor 11:13-15; Rev 8:10; 9:1) The organization begins developing. (Rev 13:5,11,13,15-17) From there we see that the “camp of the saints and the beloved city” – the last of the anointed on the earth – are gradually and then fully surrounded by “Gog of Magog”, including people from all nations with them. (Rev 20:7-9) The “beloved city” is “New Jerusalem”, the New Covenant promise of life that they are under. (Gal 4:26) Gog of Magog is another description of the two Beasts of Revelation 13 – One, comprised of “Gentiles” (iron); one coming from the earth, “Jews”, those under covenant with Christ. (clay). (Dan 2:40-43; 7:23; Rev 9:7-9 ) (Isa 64:8; 2 Cor 4:7; Isa 41:25) They together, are the feet of Daniel’s vision of the statue, and the last power to come over God’s holy people. Is it not true, that the governing leadership has chosen to rule with, and as “Gentiles”, their army of elder helpers; while rejected the anointed “army” of God? (Mark 10:37-45; 1 John 4:20; 3:15;Matt 24:48-51; Rev 13:15,11) The Greek word for “thousand” in Rev 20:2 is χίλιοι chílioi meaning:“plural of uncertain affinity; a thousand” “The adjective χιλιοι (chilioi) means a thousand, but note that in the first century, people didn't maintain as strict an arithmetic standard as we do today. There weren't many instances of the number thousand (one thousand of the same things is quite rare in the real world) and when such a thing occurred, it was rarely necessary to precisely count them. In other words: our adjective χιλιοι (chilioi) rather means "a whole bunch; probably somewhere near ten groups of roughly a hundred each".”
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    Revelation is symbolic, a book of signs. (Rev 1:1) To denote that a “thousand years” is a literal fixed time period in a symbolic book, goes against the meaning of the Bible’s “thousand”, in general. Even in the Hebrew scriptures, Jewish scholars seem to agree that “thousand” indicate a large approximate number. If Jesus’ thousand year reign lasted almost 2,000 years, this doesn’t contradicted the Bible’s meaning of a “thousand”. “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” 2 Pet 3:8 We know that “death will be destroyed” when Armageddon comes to an end. (1 Cor 15:26) How then, could death be resurrected a literal thousand years later? The scriptures say that when Satan is free of his chains, he misleads “a number as the sand of the sea”. Those who do not escape his deceit, are destroyed. (Rev 20:8,9) The Beast of Rev 13:1,2 rises out of the sea. Isa 57:20 tell us what “sea” can refer to. “But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud”. So, from the “wicked”, the organization/Beast that “makes war” and surrounds the anointed, is born. (Rev 13:1,2; Rev 20:9) Also, the “saints” cannot be surrounded a thousand years into the Kingdom, since they will be reigning with Jesus Christ. All who reign with him during the Kingdom had already conquered evil, death, and Satan’s deceptions. (Rev 12:10,11; But again, who surrounds them now? The elder body/man of lawlessness who has trampled down the Temple of God (1 Cor 3:16,17). (Matt 24:15,16; Mark 13:14,21-23; 2 Thess 2:3,4; Rev 11:1,2) They have the authority to rule over them, given to them by spiritual “harlots”/false prophets. (Rev 13:11,15; 17:3-6) We have only this life, this time period to be judged. To think we must gain our physical youth and perfect mental awareness during a trial period in the Kingdom, is well, deceitful stupidity, and a slap in the face of Jesus Christ. Didn’t Satan use a similar tactic with Eve? Both Adam and Eve had life placed before them, but they chose to reject it. They broke their covenant with God. We have life placed before us in Jesus Christ. If we choose men, not inspired, to judge our spirituality, telling us “you will not die” if we remain under their corrupt influential organization, are we not like Adam and Eve, as we fall for their consistent 100+ year old lies? (Hos 6:4-10) “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.” John 5”24-27 Anyone who believes and obey Jesus Christ’s teachings does not need to be tested one more time a thousand years into the Kingdom of God. Even the unrepentant wicked do not need to be tested one more time. We are all judged by what we do in this lifetime. “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.” I think we need to keep in mind that the teaching of a thousand years of peace is taught by the Wt. How many times have they deceived and twisted the scriptures over the years? Should we trust any of their teachings? (Matt 7:15-20) Can we imagine faithful Job, Noah, Elijah, Isaiah, Abraham, Moses, Esther, Deborah, having to face yet another test after all they went through while on earth? How absolutely unfair of God to allow Satan to have another go at them. It would be unfair to promise that these will receive eternal life, only to withdraw that promise by allowing Satan to deceive them again, once tasting the bounty of God’s blessings. They, and so many more faithful held on to the promise of eternal, forever, never interrupted…life. These pillars will not need to be taught by anyone, as GB Splane sarcastically explained when speaking about David’s resurrection. He and his false teacher companions have sold their soul to the devil. (Luke 4:5-7). The ancient faithful ones…“But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.” Heb 11:16 God is the God of the “living”, not of the eternal “dead”. Matt 22:32 Any faithful ones in the memorial tombs who have lost their physical life, are “living” to God. So again, the thousand years of Christ’s reign is the “kingdom of the Son he loves”. This is when the anointed over the centuries are judged according to their love of truth, or their rejection of it and rejection Jesus Christ as their Head. It is a divisive spiritual battle that rages even until the end. (Eph 6:10,11) and a gathering of his priests to reign with him in the Kingdom. (Rev 5:9,10) I mentioned that Wt. is Satan’s “magnum opus”, his greatest work of deceit against the remaining holy ones. Satan was “let loose” to put the plan in action on how to deceive the elect. (Mark 13:22) The advent of the organization, and particularly the lie of 1914, coincides with Satan’s release from the abyss. This event leads to the Great Tribulation/Armageddon now in progress. (Matt 24:21,9,15) It is not something seen in the world, as the Wt. says and which Satan plays into their proclamation, but it is spiritual. His “short period of time”, his “little while” to do his dirty work covers the life of the organization. (Rev 20:3) Those who grab hold of the skirt of the (spiritual) Jew, come to the banquet, the understanding of Revelation’s scrolls - the “Marriage Feast of the Lamb”…even now. These “little dogs” who are leaving the now “apostate city”, (the organization and its leadership) and are searching for truth are just as important to God as are His priests who serve them, which is the assignment God has given to His “royal priesthood” - to be “ministers” to His children. (Mal 2:7;1 Pet 2:5; Heb 1:14) Jesus didn’t turn his back on the woman who wanted her child healed. He would not turn his back on any who desire to find wisdom and truth. (Matt 15:27) To this “mountain” of knowledge in the faithful anointed Temple, Isa 2:2 tells us that just after Armageddon, “all the nations shall flow to it”. Isa 60:1-5; 11,14; Rev 21:24-27; Rev 3:9; 15:4; Isa 2:3,4
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    Again Jesus used stories as illustrations when he spoke to them. He said, 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who planned a wedding for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the wedding, but they refused to come. (foolish virgins, Matt 25) 4 He sent other servants to tell the people who had been invited, ‘I’ve prepared dinner. My bulls and fattened calves have been butchered. Everything is ready. Come to the wedding!’ 5 “But they paid no attention and went away. Some went to work in their own fields, and others went to their businesses. (the duties and attention to “Jehovah’s organization”) 6 The rest grabbed the king’s servants, mistreated them, and then killed them. (disfellowshipping of those anointed who speak truth, Matt 23:34; Rev 13:15) 7 “The king became angry. He sent his soldiers, killed those murderers, and burned their city. (Rev 11:1-7; Jer 23:29) 8 “Then the king said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited don’t deserve the honor. 9 Go where the roads leave the city. (leave the organization, Rev 18:4-8) Invite everyone you find to the wedding.’ (Isa 55:1-5;John 13:20; Rev 22:17 The servants went into the streets and brought in all the good people and all the evil people they found. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 “When the king came to see the guests, he saw a person who was not dressed in the wedding clothes ⌞provided for the guests⌟. 12 He said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without proper wedding clothes?’ “The man had nothing to say. 13 Then the king told his servants, ‘Tie his hands and feet, and throw him outside into the darkness. People will cry and be in extreme pain there.’ 14 “Therefore, many are invited, but few of those are chosen to stay.” Matt 22 As I mentioned before, total, eternal peace and life, with no looming threat of possible death, will reign in the Kingdom of God because that is what is promised. (Rev chapter 21) It will not be interrupted by an attack of Satan a thousand years into this Kingdom of eternal life. I cringed when I heard the GB member mention the Wt doctrine of a thousand years after Armageddon, during his video on the king of the north. Almost every doctrine offered by the Wt. either began tainted, or became tainted… or is totally opposite from what the scriptures teach from the get go. This is the poisoning of the “waters” by the fallen “star/anointed one. Rev 8:10,11 Why must Satan be released from the abyss?
  11. I think we have to remember that Satan has demanded to sift God’s holy people “as wheat”. (Luke 22:31) In the last days, when the last of the anointed are present, he uses a deceiving tactic to test them. If you’ll notice, the organization took awhile to develop before it could be said to be a full-fledged organization. Doctrines have changed from giving Christ his share of glory, to concentrating on “Jehovah” and even more so, the organization – an idol, the work of man’s hands. (Acts 17:24) Gradually, the elder body gained a foothold, a united "army" as it is called, and now it rules completely over the anointed ones; while these priests are told to remain segregated from one another. (Dan 8:25) The organization is a trap, baited with a little truth, and it has successfully led all anointed into it, over the years. (1 Pet 5:8; Matt 24:4; Luke 21:8) Why. Because this is last Satan’s tactic - his magnum opus - to “sift” the anointed as wheat. God allows it. He allows us to make our choice. It will refine the anointed if they submit to Christ and leave the slavery to men and their earthly treasures. He allowed Satan to sift Jesus as wheat through temptations. Luke 4. He warned the anointed through the scriptures of what would happen to them in the final days. Jesus said false prophets would appear and deceive the “elect”. (Matt 24:24,25) That many would listen to a deceiving spirit (1 Tim 4:1) But, they took no note. They allowed their hearts to be captured by “empty philosophy” lies – all of them have. (Col 2:8) That's how powerful the deception is. Revelation speaks of this deceit that occurs as two Beasts – the organization (Rev 13:1,2) and the false prophets that guides it. (Rev 13:11,12) It calls it "captivity" by the “sword”, by the use of God's word. (Heb 4:12; Rev 13:10) The Beast of Rev 13:1,2 is the "man of lawlessness" that rules over the Temple/dwelling of God. (2 Thess 2:3,4; Rev 13:18) As @Kick_Faceinator said, Christendom has nothing to do with who the MOL is. It has nothing to do with politics. It has everything to do with God’s anointed and who they listen to, which in the organization happens to be the “wicked slave”/the two horned Beast of Rev 13:11, who beats them down with their elder body, into submission. Matt 24:48-51; Rev 13:5-7 The organization is a refining pot. (Luke 13:23,24; Matt 7:14; 24:13) We couldn’t see that when we were “in” and blinded. Only if one desires to search out authentic truth, are they saved from Satan’s dark trap. (Isa 29:18) God sees every minute detail of our hearts. He allows the spiritually “poor”, the “afflicted” to be set free, by opening their eyes to see the trap for what it is. Satan is let loose from the abyss, the place of “not perceiving”, which allows him the ability to perceive how to devise his plan of deceit. He “gives” the “key” to do so, to those he wins over, with his “gifts” of power, authority and riches. (Rev 9:1,2) The anointed are described as “stars”, who should shine their lamp of light as Jesus did. (Gen 22:15-17; Dan 12:3; Matt 5:14) If they fall from God’s grace, they are symbolically compared to a fallen star. (2 Pet 3:17) Rev 9:1;8:10 speaks of a great star that falls from God’s grace. It falls on waters (of truth, John 7:38), but poisons them, with its teachings. Many people die from these waters. This star is a composite false prophet – the Beast of Rev 13:11,12. How do I know that Satan is let loose to deceive the elect before Armageddon is finished? Rev 16 mentions the Beast (organization) of Rev 13:1,2, and the false prophet…and Satan. The “kings of the earth” are the anointed members of Christ. (Rev 1:5) 3 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” Ok, so the anointed are overcome by a trap of deception, lies spoken by three – Satan, the organization and its leadership. Also, these teachings inspired by Satan, reach people all over the world who become part of the Beast. They are “gathered” together. Rev 20 tells us more: “Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” Gog and Magog are another symbolic description of the two Beasts of Rev 13. We get another glimpse of what Gog and Magog accomplish against the anointed in Ezek. Chapter 38:15,16. The pattern set then, is repeated symbolically today. There it shows us how the holy people are met by a “northern army”, which is also depicted as locusts in Joel 2 and Rev 9:3-6 In these two chapters, it tells us that the saints/anointed/priesthood are deceived and gathered into the organization. They are “surrounded” by the leadership, gathered for the war of Armageddon - a war of truth against deceit/lies. The Beast/organization “makes war with the saints” - against the temple, the sanctuary of God. ( Rev 13:5-7; 2 Thess 2:3,4) There are several descriptions of the same event in the last days. The Wt. has taken these accounts and applied them to the political governments, or to Christendom. They have even applied the locust/scorpions of Rev 9 that torture God’s holy people who haven’t been sealed, to the anointed themselves. The Throne of Satan
  12. "The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron." 1 Tim 4:1,2 "seared with a hot iron" -"to render unsensitive" CHARLATON - "a person who pretends to have skills or knowledge that they do not have" Cambridge Dictionary Under "Related words and phrases" - a wolf in sheep's clothing. "I know that after I leave, savage ("burdensome, imposing, impressive") wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. " Acts 20:29,30
  13. Perhaps you can share the scriptures used by your leaders that convinced the generation of 1914 that they would not “pass away” before Armageddon would come? What scriptures are being used to teach the new “overlapping generation” doctrine? Or, those scriptures that support the replacement of the holy priesthood in the anointed, with “Gentile” elders. (Rev 11:1,2) Can you tell me where in the scriptures, God speaks of an earthly organization built in Satan’s world to appear as the path of salvation, above and beyond the salvation in Jesus Christ? (John 14:6; Acts 4:12) I only see God’s Temple/dwelling of Holy Spirit – “the temple of the God of Jacob” (“Israel”) and built with “living stones”, as the “mountain” that people will stream to, in the last days. (Isa 2:1-3; 1 Pet 2:5,9; 1 Cor 3:16,17; Eph 2:20-22) It is from this “mountain” where the “law of the Lord” will come forth – from “New Jerusalem”. (Rev 21:1-3) That law will not deviate from truth by teaching lies. Where, in the scriptures does it say that the Wt. organization will be unscathed through Armageddon and stand prominently with all of its buildings in the Kingdom of God? This is what A. Morris tells us. Can you provide scriptures which tell us, that even though “death will be destroyed” by Jesus Christ when Armageddon has reached its end, (1 Cor 15:26) , it will return a thousand years later, in the Kingdom of God – the Kingdom which God promises that “death will be no more”? (Rev 21:4) Yes, Satan can deceive, even the "elect" - God's anointed ones. Matt 24:24,25
  14. If we repeat a lie that we were taught, we also are lying – we are a liar. Many who left the organization have apologized to their past Bible students for teaching them a lie. Many are repentant for the lying doctrines they once taught. The GB may change doctrines that appear as loving adjustments, but are they repentant for telling a previous lie? Consider the message of 1975, and the encouragement given to the flock for anticipating its arrival. Once this date had passed, who was to blame for placing their hope in a date contrived by the leadership? Was dumping the blame on the flock an act of love? The leaders are well aware of what the scriptures say about setting dates and timetables, but they arrogantly pushed ahead and followed the desires of their hearts. I recall the song, "make the truth your own". When a JW is admonished to accept a doctrine as truth, and to teach that doctrine which later is revealed to be a lie, it was a deliberate action by the JW to make that supposed "truth" their own. The "loved" the lie. (2 Thess 2:9-12) The lies spoken by the leaders, are through deception, yet those whom they teach still repeat and speak the lie. (Prov 12:22) Someone can believe the world is flat and teach it as truth. They may convince themselves that are right and anyone who believes the world is round, is the liar. A scientist can provide all the evidence to show them up as a liar, but their heart is set on the lie. We have God's Word to guide us on how not to lie, not to teach falsehoods. After 100+ years, the organization's leaders, have yet to learn this; whereas the apostles learned it immediately. "Everyone has to be on guard against his friend. Don’t trust any brother, for every brother will certainly deceive, and every friend spread slander. 5 Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong. 6 You live in a world of deception. In their deception they refuse to know me. This is the Lord’s declaration." Jer 9:4-6 "A good person produces good out of the good stored up in his heart. An evil person produces evil out of the evil stored up in his heart, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart." Luke 6:45
  15. God's word - the scriptures - is "living". (1 Tim 3:16; Heb 4:12)
  16. Really Tom, I don’t care how many cheap shots you take at me. This is about the members of God’s Temple. (1 Pet 2:5,9;1 Cor 3:16,17; Eph 2:20-22) It is about Jesus Christ., their Head. You do know that the anointed priests/Body of Christ, belong to Christ, right? Does any man have the authority to tell them not to “challenge” their position to “represent the royal priesthood”? Does any man have the authority to tell members of Christ’s Body that they cannot meet together and study the word of God? (Matt 24:24,25; 2 Thess 2:3,4; 2 Cor 11:20) No. The letter explains why this is against God’s decrees. Ezek 44:6-9 Don’t you see, that anyone who attempts to manipulate your spirituality by preventing you to meet with whom you care to, is power hungry and scared of losing that power? You reside where a wicked slave and "her" (Rev 17:3-6) henchmen/elder body have “trampled” down God’s Temple. (Matt 24:48-51; Rev 13:1,2,5-7;11,12) You reside with the “man of lawlessness” “standing where it does not belong”. (Mark 13:5,6,14; 2 Thess 2:3,4; Rev 13:1,2,5-7,18) If you cared to learn about Zion, if you cared to understand how the Kingdom of God will come and what role the priesthood has in it; what the spiritual Temple will provide for mankind, you would read the scriptures. But, this is your convention time, and videos of your Harlots offering you smooth words are most likely pleasantly relaxing - I should say, mind-numbing as you share in the Harlot's cup. (Prov 5:3-6; Rev 8:10,11; 17:2) Studying God's word takes work. I wish you would wake up.
  17. I have never heard anyone else on this forum use the word "hate" as much as you do. Did Jesus hate his people when he exposed their sins? No, the hate came from those who didn't listen to him.
  18. This isn't about Russia. It is about your leadership who dominate the priesthood - the GB who "direct" the elder body to "represent the royal priesthood". Before you spout off in ignorance, READ THE LETTER.
  19. “For He has brought low those who dwell on high, the unassailable city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust." Isa 26:5 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base ("ignoble") things of the world and the things which are despised ("least esteemed") God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence." 1 Cor 1:27-29 The "mountainlike organization" will fall, because of its sins against God's holy people. The restored spiritual Temple/Zion, will be exalted. (Matt 17:11) So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. 7 ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ’ ” Zech 4:6,7 Rev 18:4-8
  20. I'm sorry for misunderstanding your question. I didn't say that I expect all have read them. I had said, "No doubt there are those who will toss the letter away." I also said, "Rachel has received replies from elders, who have taken her message to the GB. " I can't say how many have replied to her, or how the GB reacted. I do know that Rachel has written personal letters to individual GB members as well.
  21. Self-important, anyone? Are you saying, it is self-aggrandizing when someone else other than JWs send out letters?
  22. The solid evidence is in the scriptures provided.
  23. Pretty much what I have written here, and the links I have provided over the years, are the details.
  24. This is the "day of small beginnings". They are here, giving their testimony. They come from the organization. Zech 4:10; Matt 24:27,28
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