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“This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the inhabited earth, as a testimony to all nations. And then the end will come.” Matt 24:14 What is the “good news” to be preached in the last days? Is it based on the year 1914 when the organization claims the “conclusion of this system of things” began? In a very recent magazine, 1919 is taught to be the year that a line of demarcation was established between the anointed “spirit sons of Zion” and all of Christendom. The WT leaders preach that Isa 66:8 has been fulfilled. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children. If Zion, where the law of the Lord “will go out”, (Isa 2:2-4) has given birth to an earthly organization, and authentic peace reigns within it, (1 Thess 5:3) why does the organization find itself in the news more dramatically with each passing day, for challenging the laws of the land? Why are victims of abuse experienced within the organization’s walls, revisiting their pain suffered during their time as members of this fabricated Zion? Why is the organization being called into account for their hidden sins that those in the world notice; an organization that has the highest turnover rate of any established religion? (Matt 13:31,32) I was startled to realize that this most recent information regarding Zion, is the same magazine that states the “spirit sons”/anointed ones must obey the elder body. They must not bond together to consider God’s Word, but remain quiet and submissive; fully integrated into the congregation with no real distinction of who they are. What “law” of God permits such opinion? None! Ezekiel’s words apply today - there is no distinction or demarcation “between the holy and the common”; between God’s Temple priesthood, and the population of JWs. (Ezek 22:23-29) Who or what comprises the authentic Zion? Going back to Isaiah 66 quoted in the magazine, verse 1,2 explains that it isn’t an earthly organization with its buildings and investments, thought to bring God’s approval, but it is the “spirit sons” of God themselves, who obey His Word. This is what the Lord says: Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool. Where could you possibly build a house for Me? And where would my resting place be? My hand made all these things, and so they all came into being. This is the Lord’s declaration. I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and trembles at My word. Isa 66:1,2 Ps 137:7-9: “Let us go to his dwelling place, let us worship at his footstool, saying, 8 ‘Arise, Lord, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. 9 May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.’” 1 Pet 2:5 – “you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house[a] (“into a temple of the Spirit) to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.” 16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. 2 Cor 6:16 All JWs, including the “spirit sons of God”, are encouraged to serve “Jehovah’s organization”. They believe God needs every available asset from money to physical abilities, to assist in a “preaching work” understood as God's will. My goodness, the organization boasts in operating three filming facilities, (while owning less kingdom halls) as they pump out a video per day. Is this evidence of the coming trend in the “preaching work” - the bigger the vision, the more money needed to sustain it? Matt 7:21-23 The true Zion is perceived through its “living stones” and not earthly commodities. (Phil 3:19; Col 2:8) God’s authentic “organization” – His Temple dwelling – is to have no part in Satan’s world. (1 John 5:19) “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:29-31 As Satan has intended, the anointed in the organization have been absorbed and lost within it, slipping into idolatry as they serve the work of man’s hands. (Luke 22:31; 2 Thess 2:9,10) (Ps 135:15; 1 Kings 9:6-9; Jer 4:1,2) Zion’s true identity has deliberately escaped your attention, JWs, as men encourage you to serve an “image” of perceived divinity. This image is housed not only in earthly treasures, but in the representation of a false priesthood of the “Gentile” elder body. (Matt 24:15; 2 Thess 2:3,4; Rev 11:1-3) It blasphemes the true Temple of God, found in its representatives who are the anointed priesthood. Rev 13:1,5-10,11,14,15; Dan 7:25; 1 Pet 2:5,9; 1 Cor 3:16,17; Eph 2:20-22. Its presence has cut off any individual gift offerings and sacrifices God would otherwise receive from His priesthood. (Dan 11:31) The presence of a counterfeit priesthood ruling over the anointed has thrown truth “to the ground”. (Dan 8:12) Because of this circumstance, the “good news of the Kingdom” is the testimony given in the last days to the “inhabited earth” – God’s dwelling, His “inhabited earth” and owned “land”. ( Matt 24:4; John 14:23; 1 Cor 3:9) The so called "world-wide" preaching was being accomplished since the time of Christ (Luke 4:43; Col 1:6,23; Mark 16:15; Rom 10:18). It was the work of those qualified by their anointing with Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8; Eph 3:7; Col 1:5,25; 1 John 2:20,17; 1 Cor 4:1; Matt 28:16,18-20; Gal 1:11,12,15-17,20). Those to whom the final good news is to be preached, is the Israel of God (Matt 10:23;Isa 48:20; Rev 2:1,8,12,18; 3:1,7,14) which will be scattered among the nations, to the "four winds" (Ezek 39:23,28,29; Micah 5:8; Amos 9:9; Mark 13:27). The good news gathers them back together, and out of the Gentile dominion which held them captive (Micah 5:3; 4:10; Rev 12:2; 13:7,10; Luke 21:24). The "good news" in the time of the end, is that God will provide the repentant remnant redemption, by means of Christ's blood, and their own required sacrifice for the sake of truth, in imitation of their model, Christ. (Mat 25:6; Heb 13:13; Phil 3:10; 2 Cor 4:10; Rom 6:5; 1 Pet 2:21; Rev 14:4; 6:9,11; 12:10,11) The circumstances of the Great Tribulation requires defiance/warfare against the religious slavery that held them captive, and caused them to fall asleep (1 Cor 7:23; Gal 1:10; Col 3:24; 2 Cor 10:3-5; Rev 11:5; Jer 23:29; Rev 17:14). The wicked steward is presently lording it over the anointed household of God (Mar 10:42,-45), and wielding the power of Gentiles in order to beat his fellows, just as the Harlot / "false prophet", wields her power, through the Gentile Beast (Rev 17:6,3; 11:7; 13:11,15,14; 19:20). Accomplishing the final witness to God's remnant (Matt 10:23; 24:14; Isa 48:20; Rev 18:4), to the satisfaction of God's purpose, will be completely credited to God's own spirit and power (Isa 42:8; Phil 4:20; Rev 4:11) (2 Chron 16:9; John 6:65; 14:6; Heb 2:12,13; John 18:9; 17:12)... not to the power or wisdom of proud men (1 Cor 1:27; Matt 7:22; 1 Cor 4:7; Luke 17:10; Rev 19:10). (Zech 4:6,14; Jer 17:5; Ps 118:8; 1 Cor 1:27,28; 2 Cor 12:9), nor by the physical resources of this world (1 John 2:15,16; 2 Cor 5:12). Pearl Doxsey “Questions from the Beast” “The Good News – What is it? Who is it for?/1914 (“Earth”) “YHVH’s Genuine Mountain” Pearl Doxsey – 4womaninthewilderness blogspot
"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:23,24 In one publication by the organization, it uses 1 Cor 10:14 and 1 John 5:21 to explain that a true Christian would not worship God at any place of ‘special value’. Their comment is based on Jesus’ words in John 4:21-24. The publication states that doing so would incur idol worship, resulting from viewing any place as holy in itself. This article is in a public addition of the magazines, dated 2016. Search, “shrine”. SHRINE – “any structure or place consecrated or devoted to some saint, holy person, or deity, as an altar, chapel, church, or temple.” Kingdom halls and assembly halls have been referred to as “God’s House”, also the Bethels. (Bethel means “House of God”) Since the organization is taught as being “spirit-directed”, belonging to “Jehovah”, and owned buildings are included in his “earthly belongings”, they are all considered “holy”. The presence of God’s Spirit is assumed as being within a building, and within the organization as a whole. Rev 13:15 (see John 20:22) In fact, kingdom halls and assembly halls particularly, are frequently dedicated to God as the ancient temples were; dedicated to God, until men make the decision to treat it as real estate and sell it off. Don’t you find it an anomaly, JWs, that God’s spirit appears to be everywhere at man’s whim, except in the hearts of your leaders, who admit they are not “inspired”? 2 Tim 3:1,5,7,8 In summarizing your leaders’ documented words, it reveals that you have been encouraged to practice idolatry by applying a special value to the organization and its earthly goods. Matt 6:19,20;19:24 Does this make JWs, “true Christians”? We are very aware that idolaters are not true Christians following the teachings and command of Christ. Isa 2:7,8; Matt 5:19,20 (The organization has a routine of speaking some truth, but putting the opposite into practice, and expecting JWs to do the same - to fall into idolatry.) (Exod 32:2-8; Isa 44:20; Rom 1:25) “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.” John 4:21 The organization is considered “mountain-like”, prophesied to be established in the last days, (Isa 2:2,3) yet it stands in defiance of Jesus’ words spoken to the woman at the well. Can we say we believe in, and know the Son, if his teachings - his admonition about how we should worship - are not followed? Luke 11:28; John 12:48; 14:24 “Antichrist” means “against” Christ; as an opponent of Christ. In action, we can see that the organization is against this teaching of Jesus, fully contradicting his words. It continues to build its holy places, and comparing them to temples. Luke 4:5-8; John 2:19-21; Acts 7:48-51; 17:24-25 It must be confusing to believe that both an earthly organization, as well as God with His Son, can grant one salvation. Isa 46:5; 57:13; Dan 11:38; Rev 13:4 Please, sort it out in your mind and heart, JWs. You have in one hand, a counterfeit teaching that a fabricated earthly “mountain” will lead you to eternal life; that you must be baptized into “Jehovah’s organization” to receive eternal life. In the other hand, you are presented by Christ, God’s way of approved worship. His definition of Mount Zion is far different than what your leaders promote. “Daughter Zion” is not an earthly organization comprised of buildings and people. It doesn’t refer to every “Jehovah’s Witness”. It refers to chosen, faithful anointed ones who will serve the Father and Jesus eternally as “priests and kings” in God’s Kingdom. They are the spiritual descendants of Jacob, and God’s spiritual “dwelling”. This is the true Temple today; the authentic ZION. 1 Pet 2:5,9,10; 1 Cor 3:16,17;2 Cor 6:16; Eph 2:20-22; Rev 3:12 “In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.” Isa 2:2 For those who reject the idolatrous way of worship highly promoted by the organization’s leaders, the “spirit-directed” idol “kills”/disfellowships any who desire to obey Christ’s teachings and search out the proper way to worship, as explained in the article. Luke 21:12; 9:24; John 15:21; John 16:2; Rev 13:15 When you compare the words in the article, with the subsequent actions carried out against its teaching, can you see the hypocrisy in this, JWs? The organization makes the enlightening statement that the “antichrist” can refer to a false “christ”, as well as any group as an organization, or group of people that makes the claim to represent Christ; but instead, oppose him. The identity of the Antichrist today has pertinent characteristics to help pinpoint that it is for certain, the organization and its leaders. 1 John 4:1-3 addresses the spirit of false prophet/false “christs”: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, if they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby ye know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses Jesus Christ come in flesh is of God; 3 and every spirit which does not confess Jesus Christ come in flesh is not of God: and this is that [power] of the antichrist, [of] which ye have heard that it comes, and now it is already in the world. “A true Prophet believes and preaches the physical incarnation of the Word, into Jesus Christ. He will preach Jesus as came to Earth and put on humanity in order to redeem us all. This previous incarnation would precede the next one (Heb 1:6; Acts 3:21; Matt 17:11; Acts 1:11). Any who deny this future earthy materialization of Christ and his co-rulers (Rev 5:10; Rom 8:19; John 1:51; Rev 21:2), essentially deny the first one (John 1:14). The very concept of an exclusive "heavenly hope", promotes the "spirit of the anti-Christ" (1 John 4:2,3; 2 John 1:7).” 2 John 2:7 – “ For many deceivers have gone out into the world, they who do not confess Jesus Christ coming in flesh—this is the deceiver and the antichrist.” Pearl Doxsey, “Prophets Within Christ’s Body/Temple Foundation” 4womaninthewilderness Clearly, a false prophet that directs a “mountain-like” organization can be considered “anti-christ” and which was also prophesied to appear in the last days. Rev 13:1,2,5-7,11,14-17 This two-fold powerful rule, advertised as led by Christ, is “lawlessness”. 2 Thess 2:3,4; Rev 13:18 It is a counterfeit mountain which preaches a message of worship contrary to Christ’s teaching of worshiping in the Spirit and in truth. 2 John 2 continues: “Anyone who does not remain in Christ’s teaching but goes beyond it, does not have God. The one who remains in that teaching, this one has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your home, and don’t say, 'Welcome,' to him; 11 for the one who says, “Welcome,” to him shares in his evil works." "God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’" Matt 7:21-23 The “Man of Lawlessness” is determined to destroy God’s true way we are to worship. How? By “trampling” the authentic Temple of God; by appearing to be higher and mightier than God’s spiritual dwelling in the anointed ones; even more powerful than Christ himself. 2 Thess 2:4 - "He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God (divinity) or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God/divine. Dan 8:11 - "It even magnified itself to be equal with the Commander of the host; and it removed the regular sacrifice from Him, and the place of His sanctuary (Temple) was thrown down." The organization’s perceived divinity is fueled by the men who operate it; the elder body, who are spiritual “Gentiles”. Pearl Doxsey coments: Mark called the Man of Lawlessness, a "disgusting thing standing where it does not belong" (Mark 13:14). It does not belong to Gentiles/nations (Rev 11:2), to be in the midst of God's Temple (2 Chron 23:6; Num 3:10). Even worse, to rule over it and trample it down. Yet we see in the time of the end, God's Temple priesthood is trespassed and taken over, by the Gentiles... the Man of Lawlessness. It is important to know what God's Temple is today, or else, how will we recognize when it is being trampled? 1 Cor 3:16 shows that God's Temple, is the hearts of his anointed and faithful priests... "you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives within you?" (1Cor.3:16) "Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge of what is to come." (2 Cor 1:21,22) So when we are looking for the man of lawlessness setting himself over God's Temple, we should be looking for that one, setting himself up over the anointed priests belonging to God's Temple, and those under-priests of Christ, accepting domination in their heart. From “Christs Return – When?” 4womaninthewilderness ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What about the true Mount Zion to be established in the last days? Worshiping in spirit and truth requires recognizing the given authority of Christ over his Temple “stones”. (1 Pet 2:5,9) Man’s authority that regulates all activity and oppresses the anointed in the organization, is as Pearl brought out, “lawlessness”. Rev 13:8; 19:20; Ezek 14:10 JWs, lawlessness exists in the absence of LOVE. Analyze your way of worship, coupled with the organization’s grandiose attempt to hide its blasphemous idolatry, by capping it off with this summer’s convention theme. John 5:41-43 “I do not accept glory from human beings, 42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” John 4:23 JWs, Jesus has spelled out quite clearly, the criteria for worshiping the Father in the Spirit and in truth. Are you adhering to that criteria, evaluating Jesus’ words against those your leaders expect you to follow? Mark 13:21-33 Whose words, carry eternal life? Matt 7:13,14; John 10:7-10; John 3:16; Matt 19:29 Pearl Doxsey, from “FAINT OUT OF FEAR”: God DOES have a "mountain"....a spiritual one. It is ZION, and IT is the place of proper worship "in spirit and truth", just as prophesied at Isa 2:2,3 and Rev 14:1. It is organized, according to the divine arrangement, of Eph 2:20-22,10; 4:11,12 and 1 Cor 12:12,14,18,27,28. It is God's spiritual Temple (Isa 2:2), established in the heavens (Heb 8:5;9:24; 12:22,23; 1 Cor 3:16,9). That temple... [from it's founding "cornerstone" (Ps 118:22; Eph 2:20) to it's "capstone" (Zech 4:7,9-11,14; Rev 11:3,4)] ...is made of chosen, living stones (1 Pet 2:5,9) who worship in spirit and truth. There is where you can find living waters, contained within their "fruit" (Luke 6:44,45) (John 7:38,39; 14:17; 16:13; 1 Cor 2:12,13; Rev 22:17,1-3; Matt 7:20. "So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'" (Heb 13:6) Isa 2:22 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I pulled out my tattered Living Bible given to me when I was a young girl, to quote Zech 4:1-14: Then the angel who had been talking with me woke me, as though I had been asleep. 2. What do you see now?” he asked. I answered, “I see a golden lampstand holding seven lamps, and at the top there is a reservoir for the olive oil that feeds the lamps, flowing into them through seven tubes. 3 And I see two olive trees carved upon the lampstand, one on each side of the reservoir. 4 What is it, sir? I asked. “What does this mean?” 5 Don’t you really know?” the angel asked. “No sir, I said, “I don’t.” 6 Then he said, “This is God’s message to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts—you will succeed because of my Spirit, though you are few and weak’. 7 Therefore no mountain, however high, can stand before Zerubbabel! For it will flatten out before him! And Zerubbabel will finish building this Temple with mighty shouts of thanksgiving for God’s mercy, declaring that all was done by grace alone.” 8 Another message that I received from the Lord said: 9 Zerubbabel laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. (Then you will know these messages are from God, the Lord of Hosts.) 10 Do not despise this small beginning, for the eyes of the Lord rejoice to see the work begin, to see the plumbline in the hand of Zerubbabel. For these seven lamps represent the eyes of the Lord that see everywhere around the world.” 11 Then I asked him about the two olive trees on each side of the lampstand, 12 and about the two olive branches that emptied oil into the golden bowls through two golden tubes. 13 “Don’t you know?” he asked. “No, sir,” I said. 14 Then he told me, “They represent the two anointed ones who assist the Lord in all the earth.” Consider - “The Rise of Mount Zion” 4womaninthewilderness
@TrueTomHarley "Focus on the purpose of the anointing. They have a lot of work to do, if this verse is any indication." Okay. He's referring to 1 Pet 2:9: But you are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,+ a people for special possession,+ that you should declare abroad the excellencies”*+ of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light - 1. Peter 2:9 Srecko provided this quote: WTJWORG quote: Such adopted state brings benefits of freedom from “a spirit of slavery causing fear,” replacing it with the confidence of sons; of hope of a heavenly inheritance assured by the witness of God’s spirit. At the same time these spiritual sons are reminded by their adoption that such position is by God’s undeserved kindness and selection rather than by their inherent right.
ZION'S WATCH - TOWER from 1895..... very rare picture !