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Who are Yhwh's Witnesses? A familiar scripture tells us. These are the very same verses which "Jehovah's Witnesses" use to justify taking that label. Please re-examine those verses now, in the hope that as was the case with me, your misconception can be guided into accurate knowledge by means of the Bible.

Isa.43:10,11,12,21:
10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
    “and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
    nor will there be one after me.
11 I, even I, am the Lord,
    and apart from me there is no savior.
12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed
    I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God.
21 the people formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.
22 “Yet you have not called on me, Jacob,
    you have not wearied yourselves for me, Israel.
28 So I disgraced the dignitaries of your temple;
    I consigned Jacob to destruction
    and Israel to scorn."

I have emphasized some of the points Yhwh's words make, because of their relevance to the misconception mentioned earlier.
The Witnesses referred to in this scripture, received that position, not from men, but from God.
Isa.43:10 clearly states, that Yhwh's genuine witnesses, are those "chosen" by Him (Rom.9:16,18,23-24,212Chron.16:9;Eph.1:142Cor.5:5). These can not be those chosen and designated by mere men (Rom.2:29Col.2:112Cor.10:184:7;John15:16,19). This misconception occurred based upon the assumption that Yhwh had already judged and appointed the "faithful and discreet slave" over all his belongings (in 1919 -though this doctrine was recently abolished); and that God installed not only those 144,000 anointed slaves over Christ's total inheritance (Matt.28:18Rev.1:181Cor.15:24Dan.2:44;7:27) (2Thess.2:1,2,3,4), but also all in association with them, as His "witnesses".
This is not at all what these verses in Isa.43 say, nor what any of the end-time prophecies, indicate.
The symbolic last two prophets are called Yhwh's "witnesses" (Rev.11:3).
According to prophecy, every one of them are "killed" (Rev.20:46:11).

The Bible makes clear who God's "chosen" ones are [Col.3:12Luke1:78 (2Pet.1:19); Luke18:71Pet.2:9,10Deut.7:6).


It also makes clear what their assignment is (Isa.43:211Pet.2:9). The assignment of the Priesthood is not to be rendered in the "Temple" by any other (Num.18:72Chron.23:6Heb.5:4Eze.44:16). Only those chosen to be priests may render "acceptable service" (1Pet.2:5Rev.5:9,10Rom.15:16Heb.13:15Rev.1:6) in the Temple arrangement (1Cor.3:161Pet.2:5;Eph.2:20,21,22).
Any other arrangement is considered an abomination by God (Eze.44:6,7,8,99:4Joel3:17), a "disgusting thing standing in the holy place" (Matt.24:15), "standing where it ought not" to be (Mark13:14)...."trampling" the priesthood of "holy ones"2Chron.13:9Lam.1:10Rev.11:1,22Thess.2:4Rev.13:6,7Dan.8:131Chron.13:9,10Matt.5:13).

The next point made at Isa.43:10, is that these ones whom God chooses, are given by God Himself....divine knowledge, understanding, and faith in and of the True God (1John2:20,27,282Cor.5:51Thess.4:8). These ones are then said to realize, that besides this True God, there is NO other identity to be served or worshipped (Matt.4:10).
Isa.43:11 adds the trait, that these chosen ones understand, that besides Yhwh and His expressed arrangement, there is no other means nor path of salvation (Eph.1:8,9,10,11,12Isa.2:3Rev.7:10).
Isa.43:12, Yhwh emphasized once again, that he himself is the only source of revelation, light, and divine proclamation among these chosen ones (Matt.23:10Gal.1:11,122Cor.11:31Tim.4:1). God's spirit is the source of knowledge to those chosen by Him (James1:5Prov.2:5,6Ec.2:262Cor.1:21,22)....not an organization which falsely claims spirit direction (Ps.118:8;Jer.17:523:21; (1Thess.5:2,3)-- Jer.14:13,14,15Eze.14:21Rev.6:8). 


God spirit directs and dwells within His Temple priesthood (1Cor.3:16Eph.2:221Pet.2:5,9); Not with spiritual Gentiles who hijack this position, due to the lying spirit from a false prophet (Rev.13:15,7,811:2;16:13,152Thess.2:4Matt.24:4,5,11,24,25).
 

Yhwh also finds it necessary to clarify and repeat, that there is no other object of worship and service among God's witnesses (Matt.4:10Gal.2:42Cor.11:20,3Rev.13:10,7Dan.8:13,12Isa.63:18Jer.12:10Dan.12:6,7Rev.6:10,11). 
At Isa.43:12, God concludes by saying that these personal students of His, must teach what they know (1Pet.2:9Mal.2:7;Matt.5:14,1610:20) ....specifically, that only Yhwh is the God deserving service, fear, and worship (Rev.4:111:614:7;19:1Matt.22:37Deut.13:4Eze.2:3,4,5,6,7Luke4:8Matt.4:10), not an organizational "mountain" offering salvation (Rev.6:16Zech4:7Mark11:23Rev.8:8Rom.1:25Rev.13:8).
This exclusive devotion indicates that only God is to be personally worshipped, served and glorified. This teaching would characterize God's genuine "witnesses"....but not the climate of God's people in the time of the end (Rev.13:8,7,10,14,15,16,17,18,4Isa.44:20Rom.1:25Rev.13:16Isa.44:20) (Deut.6:6,8Rom.1:25Rev.13:16,8)

 

Isa.43:21 adds more detail about these genuine witnesses. It highlights the facts that this new creation is being "formed" by God over time, into a group with a purpose (1Cor.3:9Heb.9:11Eph.2:21,22,19,20Rev.21:14,17,2214:1). That singular purpose is to "declare" God's "praise" (Isa.43:211Pet.2:9). This would exclude working to accrue praise for any other identity (Rom.2:29Gal.1:10Rev.13:8), nor pointing to its worldly power for salvation or divine knowledge. This singular purpose would certainly NOT include procuring praise for oneself (John7:18,16,17Luke17:10). For God does not share His glory and praise with any other identity. Yhwh's genuine and chosen witnesses, already know this (Isa.42:8).

Do we have any scriptural teachings in the Greek scriptures to indicate who these chosen witnesses are (since Isaiah is written to those in the Covenant that has already ended)? Yes...those chosen to be witnesses of Yhwh...those who continue to fulfill Isa.43:10-28 are identified under the New Covenant Nation (1Pet.2:9,10). The people God forms for himself to declare his praise, based upon the knowledge they have received directly from His spirit; are clearly identified for any who wish to be followers of Christ (John7:17Matt.7:20).


According to Yhwh..."Yhwh's Witnesses" are the anointed "chosen" ones, as long as they are:
worshiping God alone,
are taught by means of God's spirit and Word exclusively (John4:2417:17),
and like Jesus, they must preach and teach others to have an exclusive devotion and worship to God alone
(Matt.4:1022:36,37,38Exo.34:14Rev.13:8,4,7,15Matt.23:37,34,35Rev.18:2419:2Isa.1:21)

(Numbers35:30Deut.17:619:15,18,19Prov.6:16,17,18,1912:1714:525:18James4:111Pet.2:1Rev.13:1116:13;13:18)

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