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  1. “Who Is Leading God’s People Today?” “Evidence of holy spirit” “Evidence of angelic assistance” “Reliance on God’s Word.” “Jesus had given his followers a commission: “You will be witnesses of me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the most distant part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)” ARE WE NOT EXCITED HOW MANY LANDS THE PREACHING IS DONE IN AND LANGUAGES WE NEVER KNEW EXISTED! Yes, only by Holy Spirit can this be accomplished and the teachings not of man or Pagan teachings but from the Word of God. “When Jesus returned to heaven, he did not abandon his followers. (Matt. 28:20) He knew firsthand how much the holy spirit, the angels, and God’s Word helped him to take the lead when he was on earth. Therefore, he has supplied the faithful slave today with the same assistance. As anointed Christians, the members of that slave “keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes.” (Rev. 14:4) As we follow their direction, therefore, we follow our Leader, Jesus. Soon, he will lead us to everlasting life. (Rev. 7:14-17) And no human leader can promise that!” Excerpt From: WATCHTOWER. “The Watchtower, February 2017.” THE "TRUTH" SETS US "FREE"! Enjoy your Watchtower for tomorrow's lesson. Good points I enjoyed. 💕🕊💕👑💕🕊💕 “Jesus had given his followers a commission: “You will be witnesses of me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the most distant part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
  2. Never made sense to me that he wants to keep Mexicans out but allow JW's? No, that man has issues but seems he said he has worked hardest since coming into office? He hasn't seen "work" yet!!! How can these political presidents and kings sleep at all? The propaganda is all around saw that on Korea's threats too. Satan surely having them going in circles... Jesus predicted that at “the conclusion of the system of things” a climate of fear would cover the earth. He said that there would be “fearful sights” and that men would “become faint outof fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth.” (Lu 21:11, 26) Jehovah first will teach the Nations that His Name is Jehovah. I would rather be in fear of Jehovah then Satan the Devil and their hordes, 💕🕊👑🕊💕
  3. The Ransom—God’s Greatest Gift HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THE RANSOM We already benefit from God’s greatest gift. Let us see how we benefit now and how we will benefit in the future. Our sins are forgiven. It is hard to do what is right all the time. We make mistakes, and we sometimes say and do the wrong thing. (Colossians 1:13, 14) How can we be forgiven? We should be truly sorry for what we have done wrong and humbly ask Jehovah to forgive us. We can then have the confidence that our sins are forgiven.—1 John 1:8, 9. We can have a good conscience. If our conscience tells us that we have done something wrong, we feel guilty, maybe even hopeless and worthless. But there is no need to give up. If we beg Jehovah for forgiveness, we can be sure that he will listen to us and forgive us. (Hebrews 9:13, 14) Jehovah wants us to talk to him about any of our problems and weaknesses. (Hebrews 4:14-16) As a result, we can be at peace with God. We have the hope of living forever. “The wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) Because Jesus died for us, we can live forever and enjoy perfect health. (Revelation 21:3, 4) But what must we do to receive those blessings? Now that you’ve learned about God’s great love, how can you become his friend? It is not easy to love someone you don’t know. John 17:3 says that we can come to know Jehovah. As you do this, your love for him will deepen, you will want to please him, and you will become his friend. So keep learning about Jehovah by studying the Bible.—1 John 5:3. Accept Jesus’ ransom sacrifice. The Bible says that “the one who exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life.” (John 3:36) What does it mean to exercise faith? It means to do what Jesus taught us to do. (John 13:15) We cannot simply say that we believe in Jesus. To accept the ransom, we must do something about our faith. At James 2:26, we read: “Faith without works is dead.” Jehovah gave his precious Son as a ransom for us. WILL YOU ACCEPT THE RANSOM? Think of how your heart is touched when someone gives you a beautiful gift. The ransom is the most precious gift of all, and we should be deeply grateful to Jehovah for it. John 3:16 tells us that “God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son.” Yes, Jehovah loves us so much that he gave us his precious Son, Jesus. And we know that Jesus also loves us, because he was willing to die for us. (John 15:13) The gift of the ransom should convince you that Jehovah and Jesus really love you.—Galatians 2:20. As we learn about Jehovah, we will become his friend and our love for him will deepen. Attend the Memorial of Christ’s death. The evening before Jesus died, he taught us that we should have a memorial of his death. We do this each year, and it is called the Memorial or “the Lord’s Evening Meal.” (1 Corinthians 11:20; Matthew 26:26-28) Jesus wants us to remember that he gave his perfect life as a ransom for us. He said: “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” (Read Luke 22:19.) When you attend the Memorial, you show that you remember the ransom and the great love that Jehovah and Jesus have for us. The ransom is the greatest gift we could ever receive. (2 Corinthians 9:14, 15) That precious gift will even benefit millions of people who have already died. Chapters 6 and 7 will discuss how that is possible. SUMMARY TRUTH 1: WE ALL NEED THE RANSOM “The Son of man came . . . to give his life as a ransom in exchange for many.”—Matthew 20:28 Why do we need the ransom? Genesis 3:17-19 When Adam disobeyed God, he lost his special friendship with Jehovah, his perfect life, and his Paradise home. Romans 5:12 Because of what Adam did, we inherited sin and death. Ephesians 1:7 The ransom is Jehovah’s way of freeing humans from sin and death. TRUTH 2: JEHOVAH PROVIDED THE RANSOM “God sent his only-begotten Son into the world so that we might gain life through him.”—1 John 4:9 How did Jehovah provide the ransom? Psalm 49:7, 8 None of us could ever pay the ransom for the perfect life that Adam lost. Luke 1:35 Jehovah sent his precious Son to the earth to be born as a perfect human. Romans 3:23, 24; Hebrews 9:24 After Jesus was resurrected, he returned to heaven, where he gave the value of his perfect human life to Jehovah as the ransom. TRUTH 3: THE RANSOM GIVES US REAL HOPE “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more.”—Revelation 21:4 How can we benefit from the ransom? 1 John 1:8, 9 Our sins can be forgiven. Hebrews 9:13, 14 We can have a clean conscience before God. Romans 6:23 We have the hope of everlasting life. Galatians 2:20 The gift of the ransom proves that Jehovah and Jesus really love us. TRUTH 4: WE NEED TO ACCEPT THE RANSOM “God . . . gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might . . . have everlasting life.”—John 3:16 How can we show we are grateful for God’s gift of the ransom? John 17:3 Come to know Jehovah and Jesus, and imitate them. Luke 22:19 Attend the Memorial of Christ’s death each year. John 3:36; James 2:26 Do more than simply say we believe in Jesus. Do what Jesus taught us to do.
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  4. Act in Harmony With Jesus’ Loving Prayer “Father, . . . glorify your son, that your son may glorify you.”—JOHN 17:1. Jesus talks late into the night, imparting to his disciples precious knowledge from God. Then he raises his eyes to heaven and prays: “Father, the hour has come; glorify your son, that your son may glorify you, according as you have given him authority over all flesh, that, as regards the whole number whom you have given him, he may give them everlasting life. . . . I have glorified you on the earth, having finished the work you have given me to do. So now you, Father, glorify me alongside yourself with the glory that I had alongside you before the world was.”—John 17:1-5. While on earth, Jesus worked hard to help his disciples to overcome their weaknesses. This was essential for them to complete the work that Jesus had started. “Just as you sent me forth into the world,” prays Jesus, “I also sent them forth into the world.” For them to succeed in this lifesaving work, Jesus emphasizes three vital needs. First, he prays that his disciples be no part of Satan’s unholy world. Second, he prays that they may be sanctified, or kept holy, by applying to themselves the truth of God’s Word. Third, Jesus repeatedly begs that his disciples may be united in the same bond of love that exists between him and his Father. This calls for self-examination. Each of us should ask, ‘Am I acting in harmony with Jesus’ three requests?’ By giving attention to these things, Jesus expresses optimism “that the world may believe that you sent me forth.”—Read John 17:15-21. Under the influence of their religious leaders, the majority of people in the world choose to ignore the clear evidence that Jehovah has a united people who truly know him. The same was true respecting Jesus’ day. So he concludes with these endearing words: “Righteous Father, the world has, indeed, not come to know you; but I have come to know you, and these have come to know that you sent me forth. And I have made your name known to them and will make it known, in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them.”—John 17:25, 26. Who can deny that Jesus has acted in harmony with his prayer? As Head of the congregation, he continues to help us make known his Father’s name and purpose. May we keep on submitting to his headship by zealously obeying his command to preach and make disciples. (Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 10:42) May we also work hard at preserving our precious unity. By doing these things, we will be acting in harmony with Jesus’ prayer, to the glory of Jehovah’s name and to our eternal happiness.
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  5. “Stand Firm and See the Salvation of Jehovah” “Jehovah is on my side; I shall not fear. What can earthling man do to me?”—PSALM 118:6. Kim Min-hwan, right, a Jehovah’s Witness in South Korea, singing a hymn. He was imprisoned for being a conscientious objector. Many more to be released. Pray for them and their strength to keep strong! #Repost @_jw_the_best_life_ever・・・
  6. 10 “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and have faith in me And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none."11 "I—I am Jehovah, and besides me there is no savior.” (Isaiah43:10,11) Honor Jehovah’s Great Name “I will glorify your name to time indefinite.”—PS. 86:12. BY AND LARGE, Christendom’s churches have distanced themselves from God’s name. For example, the Revised Standard Version states in its preface: “The use of any proper name for the one and only God . . . is entirely inappropriate for the universal faith of the Christian Church.” Jehovah’s Witnesses, on the other hand, are proud to bear God’s name and to glorify it. To know God’s name involves much more than merely being acquainted with the word “Jehovah.” It includes knowing Jehovah’s reputation, as well as his qualities, purpose, and activities as revealed in the Bible, such as his dealings with his servants. Of course, Jehovah grants this insight progressively, according to the outworking of his purpose. (Prov. 4:18) Jehovah revealed his name to the first human pair; thus, Eve used it after giving birth to Cain. (Gen. 4:1) The faithful patriarchs Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob knew God’s name. Moreover, their appreciation for it grew as Jehovah blessed them, cared for them, and revealed aspects of his purpose to them. Moses was granted special insight into God’s name. Likewise today, Jehovah is ‘proving to be.’ By means of his Son, he foretold that during the last days, the Kingdom message would be preached “in all the inhabited earth.” (Matt. 24:14) Who else but God Almighty could foretell such a work, see that it is done, and use many “unlettered and ordinary” people to accomplish it? (Acts 4:13) Hence, when we share in this work, we actually share in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. We honor our Father and show that we really mean it when we pray: “Let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.”—Matt. 6:9, 10.
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  7. "Can you discover the deep things of God? Or discover everything about the Almighty? It is higher than heaven. What can you accomplish?" (Job 11:7,8) Job 38 Then Jehovah answered Job out of the windstorm: 2 “Who is this who is obscuring my counsel And speaking without knowledge? 3 "Brace yourself, please, like a man; I will question you, and you inform me. 4 Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me, if you think you understand. 5 "Who set its measurements, in case you know, Or who stretched a measuring line across it? 6 "Into what were its pedestals sunk,BOr who laid its cornerstone, 7 "When the morning stars joyfully cried out together, And all the sons of God began shouting in applause? 8 "And who barricaded the sea behind doors When it burst out from the womb, 9 "When I clothed it with clouds And wrapped it in thick gloom, 10 "When I established my limit for it And put its bars and doors in place, 11 "And I said, ‘You may come this far, and no farther; Here is where your proud waves will stop’? 12 "Have you ever commanded the morning Or made the dawn know its place, 13 "To take hold of the ends of the earth And to shake the wicked out of it? 14 It is transformed like clay under a seal,BAnd its features stand out like those of a garment. 15 "But the light of the wicked is held back from them,And their uplifted arm is broken. 16 "Have you gone down to the sources of the sea Or explored the deep waters? 17 "Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness? 18 "Have you understood the vast expanse of the earth? Tell me, if you know all of this. 19 "In which direction does the light reside? And where is the place of darkness, 20 "That you should take it to its territory And understand the paths to its home? 21 "Do you know this because you were already born And the number of your years is great? 22 "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, 23 "Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of battle and war? 24 "From what direction is light dispersed, And from where does the east wind blow on the earth? 25 "Who has cut a channel for the flood And made a path for the thunderous storm cloud, 26 "To make it rain where no man lives, On the wilderness where there are no humans, 27 "To satisfy devastated wastelands And cause the grass to sprout? 28 "Does the rain have a father, Or who fathered the dewdrops? 29 "From whose womb did the ice emerge, And who gave birth to the frost of heaven 30 "When the waters are covered as if with stone, And the surface of the deep waters is frozen solid? 31 "Can you tie the ropes of the Kiʹmah constellation Or untie the cords of the Keʹsil constellation? 32 "Can you lead out a constellation in its season, Or guide the Ash constellation along with its sons? 33 "Do you know the laws governing the heavens, Or can you impose their authority on the earth? 34 "Can you raise your voice to the clouds To cause a flood of water to cover you? 35 "Can you send out lightning bolts? Will they come and say to you, ‘Here we are!’ 36 "Who put wisdom within the clouds Or gave understanding to the sky phenomenon? 37 "Who is wise enough to count the clouds, Or who can tip over the water jars of heaven? 38 "When the dust pours into a mass And the clods of earth stick together? 39 "Can you hunt prey for a lion Or satisfy the appetites of young lions 40 "When they crouch in their lairs Or lie in ambush in their dens? 41 "Who prepares food for the raven When its young cry to God for help And wander about because there is nothing to eat?" We are Truly Blessed to Know Jehovah and His Works! Enjoy these Pictures of Lands we cannot visit. Photos by Paul Zizka (previously featured) climbing glaciers in Jasper and Banff OurCreatorJehovahGod Landscape Canada AuroraBorealis Banff Alberta
  8. Do You Appreciate Jehovah’s Watchful Care? "When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.”"—Jas. 1:13. Do you appreciate Jehovah’s watchful care when you suffer trials, confident that he will provide a way out? “The eyes of Jehovah are everywhere, watching both the bad and the good.”—PROV. 15:3. What about us today? Jehovah’s eyes penetrate our heart; we cannot conceal our true inclinations and motivations from him. Our loving Father wants us to follow the pathways of righteousness; yet, he does not force us to change the course we are on. Through his Word, the Bible, he warns us when we are headed in the wrong direction. How? In our daily Bible reading, we often come across a passage that helps us to overcome bad tendencies and unwholesome inclinations. In addition, our Christian publications may shed light on a problem with which we may have been struggling and show us how we can overcome it. And at our congregation meetings, all of us receive counsel that comes at just the right time! All such warnings are really evidence of Jehovah’s loving, watchful care for us as individuals. True, the words of the Bible have been there for centuries, the publications prepared by God’s organization are written for millions, and the counsel at the meetings is intended for the whole congregation. Still, in all these cases, Jehovah directed your attention to his Word so that you could adjust your inclinations. Thus it can be said that this is evidence of Jehovah’s loving personal care for you.
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  9. “You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while” Our Creator a Grand Designer of Humans and the Universe! How wonderful are all your productions. “How many your works are, O Jehovah! All of them in wisdom you have made. The earth is full of your productions.” (Psalm 104:24
  10. Holy Spirit’s Role in the Future In the future, Jehovah will employ his holy spirit in remarkable ways to accomplish the fulfillment of his purpose. Consider first the matter of protection. As we have seen, Jehovah used his spirit in the past to protect individuals as well as the nation of Israel as a whole. Hence, we have every reason to believe that he will use that same powerful spirit to protect his people during the approaching great tribulation. We need not speculate about exactly how Jehovah will care for us then. Rather, we can look to the future with confidence, knowing that lovers of Jehovah will never be hidden from his view or beyond the reach of his holy spirit.—2 Chron. 16:9; Ps. 139:7-12. Let us never forget that Jehovah’s unfolding purpose is certain to succeed, for he uses his holy spirit—the most powerful force in the universe—to carry it out. That purpose involves you. Therefore, let it be your firm determination to supplicate Jehovah for his spirit and work in harmony with its leadings. (Luke 11:13) Thus you may have the prospect of living as Jehovahpurposed humans to live—forever in Paradise on earth.
  11. @bruceq Yes I have had the experience lately of informing my Bible Studies of the developments in Russia and two of them have come to the conclusion that Jehovah's Witnesses are the true religion. Both of them stated the fact that as such a small religion yet getting this kind of attention and the fact that the Witnesses being the first to be put under ban by decision of the Supreme Court in Russia.and then seeing the Bible prophecies [also had them watch the JW Broadcast video] and the fact that opposers and anti-cultist have been behind it all was enough to help them see that Jehovah's Witnesses must be the true religion. Praise Jehovah since he can turn even negative news into a Witness. "And you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a witness to them and the nations". MATT. 10:18 Truth is spoken! Let the picture prove true!! 👑🕊🙏🏻📖🙏🏻🕊👑 IMG_3280.mov @bruceq Can I quote you on a post? 👑🕊🙏🏻📖🙏🏻🕊👑
  12. “I am coming quickly!” (Re 22:7) #JesusChrist #KingofGodsKingdom👑 #GreatTribulation👑 #MarchingForewardtoGodsEnemies👑 2 pictures 1 moving 1 picture IMG_3280.mov
  13. I can see the "burning" can you? 19 "They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and mourning, and said: ‘Too bad, too bad, the great city, in which all those who had ships at sea became rich from her wealth, because in one hour she has been devastated!’ (Revelation 18:19) NWT Why do “the kings of the earth” grieve over the very entity they themselves have devastated? The reason for their grief is strictly selfish. After the destruction of Babylon the Great, the kings of the earth evidently come to realize how useful she was to them. She provided a religious front for their oppressive deeds. Babylon the Great also helped them in recruiting youths for the battlefields. Moreover, she played an important part in keeping people in subjection. In additional significant factor is that when Babylon the Great goes down under the devastating attack of the ten horns of the symbolic wild beast, her fall is mourned by her companions in fornication, the kings of the earth, and also by the merchants and shippers who dealt with her in supplying luxurious commodities and gorgeous fineries. While these political and commercial representatives survive her desolation, notably no religious representatives are depicted as still on the scene to share in mourning her downfall. (Re 17:16, 17; 18:9-19) The kings of the earth are shown as having judgment executed upon them sometime after mystic Babylon’s annihilation, and their destruction comes, not from the “ten horns,” but from the sword of the King of kings, the Word of God.—Re 19:1, 2, 11-18. A further distinguishing characteristic of Babylon the Great is her drunkenness, she being pictured as “drunk with the blood of the holy ones and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.” (Re 17:4, 6; 18:24; 19:1, 2) She thus is the spiritual counterpart of the ancient city of Babylon, expressing the same enmity toward the true people of God. Significantly, it was to the charge of religious leaders that Jesus laid the responsibility for “all the righteous blood spilled on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah.” While those words were addressed to religious leaders from among Jesus’ own race, the Jewish nation, and while persecution against Jesus’ followers was particularly intense from that sector for a time, history shows that thereafter the opposition to genuine Christianity came from other sources (the Jews themselves suffering considerable persecution).—Mt 23:29-35. All the above factors are significant, and they must all be considered in arriving at a true picture of symbolic Babylon the Great and what it represents. Revelation 18:9, 10—Why do “the kings of the earth” grieve over the very entity they themselves have devastated? The reason for their grief is strictly selfish. After the destruction of Babylon the Great, the kings of the earth evidently come to realize how useful she was to them. She provided a religious front for their oppressive deeds. Babylon the Great also helped them in recruiting youths for the battlefields. Moreover, she played an important part in keeping people in subjection.
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  14. I can see the "burning" can you? 19 "They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and mourning, and said: ‘Too bad, too bad, the great city, in which all those who had ships at sea became rich from her wealth, because in one hour she has been devastated!’ (Revelation 18:19) NWT Why do “the kings of the earth” grieve over the very entity they themselves have devastated? The reason for their grief is strictly selfish. After the destruction of Babylon the Great, the kings of the earth evidently come to realize how useful she was to them. She provided a religious front for their oppressive deeds. Babylon the Great also helped them in recruiting youths for the battlefields. Moreover, she played an important part in keeping people in subjection. In additional significant factor is that when Babylon the Great goes down under the devastating attack of the ten horns of the symbolic wild beast, her fall is mourned by her companions in fornication, the kings of the earth, and also by the merchants and shippers who dealt with her in supplying luxurious commodities and gorgeous fineries. While these political and commercial representatives survive her desolation, notably no religious representatives are depicted as still on the scene to share in mourning her downfall. (Re 17:16, 17; 18:9-19) The kings of the earth are shown as having judgment executed upon them sometime after mystic Babylon’s annihilation, and their destruction comes, not from the “ten horns,” but from the sword of the King of kings, the Word of God.—Re 19:1, 2, 11-18. A further distinguishing characteristic of Babylon the Great is her drunkenness, she being pictured as “drunk with the blood of the holy ones and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.” (Re 17:4, 6; 18:24; 19:1, 2) She thus is the spiritual counterpart of the ancient city of Babylon, expressing the same enmity toward the true people of God. Significantly, it was to the charge of religious leaders that Jesus laid the responsibility for “all the righteous blood spilled on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah.” While those words were addressed to religious leaders from among Jesus’ own race, the Jewish nation, and while persecution against Jesus’ followers was particularly intense from that sector for a time, history shows that thereafter the opposition to genuine Christianity came from other sources (the Jews themselves suffering considerable persecution).—Mt 23:29-35. All the above factors are significant, and they must all be considered in arriving at a true picture of symbolic Babylon the Great and what it represents. Revelation 18:9, 10—Why do “the kings of the earth” grieve over the very entity they themselves have devastated? The reason for their grief is strictly selfish. After the destruction of Babylon the Great, the kings of the earth evidently come to realize how useful she was to them. She provided a religious front for their oppressive deeds. Babylon the Great also helped them in recruiting youths for the battlefields. Moreover, she played an important part in keeping people in subjection.
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    “Vengeance is mine, and retribution,” says Jehovah. (De 32:35)