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If we were to analyze the aura of leadership in the organization, what do we find?

We find an ongoing history of false and failed teachings, which the scriptures refer to as “empty words”, and “bad fruit”. Each one is evidence of spiritual darkness. (Matt 12 :33-37; Rom 16:18; Matt 6:22,23; John 3:19; Eph 5:6)

We find its governing leaders admitting to having no spiritual inspiration from God – more evidence of darkness. (Micah 3:6; 2 Pet 1:20,21)

We also see that no matter the teaching or decree, it must be accepted and obeyed, according to a certain prominent leader who presently is receiving some ‘heat’ in the internet world. JWs abide by this rule, not only out of cautious fear of losing the life they know, but also to preserve any honor bestowed on them by men. (Prov 29:25; Isa 51:12; 1 Cor 1:20) (John 12:42,43; Mark 8:34-36; Isa 2:22; Rom.6:16; Gal.1:10)

It is taught that new decrees are from God, somehow reaching the dark minds and hearts of uninspired men. These men compare their authority to enforce their organizational rules, with the apostles, the inspired anointed prophets and teachers of the foundation of Truth in Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:28-30;2 Cor 11:12-15; Rom 16:17,18; Gal 1:6-9)

They, with Christ Jesus as the chief cornerstone, comprise the foundation of “living stones” of the Holy Temple of God. ( 1 Cor 12:28; 1 Cor 3:10; 1 Pet 2:4-6; Eph 2:19-22)

The organization’s illicit rulership assumes to have the supremacy to denigrate established truth and decrees in Christ, with additional decrees that benefit only the life of an earthy organization…and the desires of men. (Deut 12:32; Prov 30:5,6; Matt 23:42; 2 Tim 3:16; Gal 1:6-9)  

This also, is oppressive, spiritual darkness. (Isa 28:10; Micah 2:1,2; 2 Pet 2:1-3,17)

“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth)” Eph 5:6-9

So, tallying up just these three points shows us that spiritual darkness is exhaled by the leadership of the spirit-directed organization. (Rev 13:11,12,15-17) It is the “breath” of spiritual death. (1 Cor 2:6,7; Rom 1:21,22; 1 Tim 4:1,2,16; Eph 2:1-3; Rev 16:13-15)

Can the light of God’s Word ever be found in darkness? No. Spiritual light does not and will never, reside compatibly with teachings of darkness; teachings proven to be falsehoods. They are opposing forces. (Job 26:10; Ps 119:130; John 8:12; 2 Cor 6:14; 1 Thess 5:5)

“And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light and there is no darkness in him at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” 1 John 1:5,6

Thus, God’s light in Christ’s teachings, would not exert any aura of power in the organization or its doctrines. (Acts 26:17,18; Heb 1:3; 4:12)

 

However, there is a definite aura emitted by the entire organization, that is seen not with the spiritual eye, but with the physical eye. It appears as light coming from God; when in fact, it also has its source in darkness. (Matt 24:23-26; Luke 21:8; 2 Cor 11:4,13-15; Rev 8:10,11)

Someone once stated, which I will call an equation, that money is equal to power - power makes the laws, and laws make the government. This is what the physical eye can comprehend and transfer, to the leadership and development of the organization. Certainly, the power of God and Christ is not dependent on money, nor will His Kingdom rely on it. (Matt 6:19,20; 1 John 2:15-17; John 18:36; Col 3:2) Yet, the governing leaders tell JWs that donated riches can “buy” one’s salvation; that one can “buy” friendship with God, by giving generously to the organization.

(This information is found in Wt’s publication, “Jesus – The Way, the Truth, the Life”, chapter 87, par. 8)

Men ruling in spiritual darkness, cannot exert their dominance or make laws for others to obey, without a first ingredient of this man’s equation – money. (Eccl 5:10; Matt 6:24; Luke 16:14,15)

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out. 8 If we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. 9 But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

But you, man of God, flee from these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.

Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy. 18 Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and willing to share, 19 storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of what is truly life." 1 Tim 6:6-19

And what is that treasure – that spiritual wealth, that builds our foundation leading to eternal life in the future? It is the light of truth in the Word of God, the fulfillment of God’s precepts in Christ, and our faith in them. (Ps 19:7-10; Isa 50:10; John 1:1-4; Matt 5:17-20; John 14:6; Luke 6:46-49; 12: 16-21; James 2:5)

The equation can be perceived in Satan’s words to Christ:

The devil took him to a high place and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in an instant. 6 The devil said to him, “I will give you all the power and glory of these kingdoms. All of it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone I please. 7 So if you will worship me, all this will be yours.” Luke 4:5-7

We are well aware that kingdoms and powers are sustained with money. The devil doesn’t hand over the cash, but he can give incentives on how to acquire it. In the visibly developed organization, JWs assist in this plan with their donations, which the organization then invests however they choose. (Isa 55:1,2) With their help, the growth of a governmental power ruling over them, has gradually gained a strong foothold. To put it bluntly, the leaders have stressed that without its members’ monetary help, their organization could implode, since they have ‘modestly’ stated that there is “more money going out that coming in”. (Eccl 5:10) What an ironic conjecture, for an organization that teaches it relies on God’s Spirit to direct it. (Phil 4:19)

Satan is the ruler of darkness. (John 12:31; 1 John 2:15,16; Eph 6:12) It is he, who has created the equation for men to rise in power over others.

Darkness is the oppressive aura that surrounds the organization and its leadership. It is an unlikely, yet effective demonic snare that the two Beasts of Revelation, presently working side-by-side…revel in. The prophesied snare has captured and conquered God’s holy people in the last days. (Matt 24:24; Rev 13:1,2,4-9,11,12) (Eccl 9:12; Luke 21:34; 2 Thess 2:9-11; Col 2:8; Rev 13:10)

This evil allurement is used to deceive and seduce the anointed priesthood into a sense of spiritual security. (Jer 14:13,14; Amos 5:18; 1 Thess 5:2,3) They, and all with them, engage in supporting and promoting the dual power over them – a false prophet/Harlot and the organization “she” directs. (Ps 49:5-9,12,13,16-20; Rev 13:11,12; 17:3-5; 18:4,5)

Going back to Luke 4:5-7…

The devil took him to a high place and showed him all the kingdoms of the worldin an instant. 6 The devil said to him, “I will give you all the power and glory of these kingdoms. All of it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone I please. 7 So if you will worship me, all this will be yours.” Luke 4:5-7

We see that Satan as the “ruler of the world”, can indeed offer the enticement of riches and power. At that time period, the Pharisees were the dominant spiritual power over the Jews. Jesus called them the sons of the devil. (John 8:44) His oppressed people desired to see him replace their rule, and set up his kingdom on the earth. (Luke 4:16-21; Matt 4:23; Luke 24:21) Although he made it plain that his kingdom was not of this world, he was a threat to the Pharisees as people turned to him for truth about God, his healing miracles, and his promise of relief from oppression. (John 18:36; 12:19; Luke 20:20; Matt 11:28) Satan aided in the uprising, by offering Jesus a greater earthly rulership, with riches and power over the Scribes and Pharisees – a magnificent sprawling kingdom of spiritual darkness.

The “world” in Luke 4:5 is the Greek word, οἰκουμένη, can generally mean “the inhabited land”, or “inhabited earth”. God’s word tells us that the land and home He “inhabits”, is His possession - His holy chosen people. (Isa 43:10; 1 Pet 2:5,9;1 Cor 3:9)

The word for “kingdoms” in this scripture, can be translated as…

“royalty, royal power”, “not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom”

οἰκουμένη:

“All the inhabited earth"...
[literal Greek "being homed" (John 14:23; Rom 8:9; Ps 27:4; 1 Cor 3:16; 6:19; Ps 23:6; 26:8; Eph 2:19). Some translate as Matt 24:14 as "world" ("cosmos" in Greek) which is not the Greek word used there)]

The "inhabited home" refers to those who are unsealed, but are God's chosen people. Please read Jer 25:29,30. When God is referring to His whole People, He refers to them as His "filled home"/ translated, "all the inhabited earth". When He performs His will against this group, it is always His people...not Satan's entire "world" which are totally under Satan's control (1 John 5:19). When Jer 25:29,30 was fulfilled, it was fulfilled only with the Jews...not with the whole world.

To clarify, God's people (1 Pet 2:9,10; Jer 32:37,38; 31:33; Ezek 37:27,23; 2 Cor 6:16; Heb 8:10,12; Jer 31:10,11) are His priesthood.  Pearl Doxsey

 

Jesus turned down Satan’s attempt to sway him with the desire of the eyes, dominion, and power on this earth, saying, ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’”

And, just as Jesus experienced, every anointed member of his Body, also must face Satan’s test to be sifted “as wheat”. (Luke 4:6b; 22:31; Rev 12:17; 9:5,6,10,11)

Those who take the devil up on his offer, become the weeds that have allowed lies and fleshly desires, to choke out the words of Christ. (Mark 4:7,18,19; Heb 3:14) They are the “wolves in sheep’s clothing”, the false prophets that deceive the “elect”, and who distort the word of God with men’s doctrine and decrees. (Matt 24:24,25;7:15,16; Mark 8:36,37; 2 Pet 3:15,16; 2 Cor 4:2-4)

Their glory is seen by what money and power has brought them. It reflects an artificial light of “glory” from the father they worship. (John 5:44)

The faithful followers of Christ cannot be discerned by outward appearance, but by the fruit of their lips. (1 Cor 1:26-29; 1 Pet 2:5; Heb 13:15) Their teachings should reflect Christ’s truth, light and his glory. (John 1:14; 5:41; 17:22; 8:12; Rev 5:12; Matt 5:14-16)

I look at Luke 4:4,5 so differently now when relating it to today’s “Israel” who rule over God’s spiritual household. It isn’t just a leadership that has used Satan’s toolbox of riches and power to build a religious kingdom “government” in this world as we know it; but he has created his “high place”/”mountain” of authority, where his ministers are offered not only riches, but power and authority over God’s “inhabited earth” – the anointed kingly royal priesthood. (Zech 4:7)

God addresses “high places” of idolatry in the scriptures; and if we fall into idolatry, who are we worshipping? (Ps 78:56-58; Hos 10:8; Rev 13:4; 6:15,16)

The Beast of Revelation is Satan’s high place of idolatry. On the outside, it represents what riches can accomplish in the world of religions; on the inside, it represents Satan’s determination to destroy the last remnant of the anointed in Christ. He used both the temptations of the world, and corrupt men to destroy Jesus Christ when he was on earth. (Luke 4:13; John 13:27; John 14:30; 16:33; Rev 12:17)

It is the same scheme being used today, against those belonging to Christ. One JW told me just recently, that outside of the Wt., few even know what “anointed” is. I agreed and asked him how any other organization would know who the anointed are, in order to “tread” on the Temple members of God, “make war” and conquer the saints, as all of his leaders are already successfully doing. (1 Cor 3:16,17; Matt 24:15; 2 Thess 2:3,4; Rev 11:1-3,7; 13:6,7)

The Beast and false prophet have replaced the body of Christ, and Jesus as Head of his body. It is a counterfeit arrangement meant to replicate and replace the holy reality among the Chosen. The Gentile Beast is falsely given the power of the priesthood (through its Image as inspired)...power to "speak" for God, and to carry out judgment (Matt 24:15). And all that power and authority is rooted in the fallen anointed false prophet who bestowed it (Rev 13:12,15; 9:1,3; 17:3,6; Hosea 9:1; 4:12).

 Pearl Doxsey

 

However, there are those who walk in Christ’s footsteps, and who gain victory over the Beast. (John 16:2,3; Heb 13:13; Rev 13:15; 11:7,11; 12:10; 15:2; 3:21; 5:9,10)

 Praise Yah!
Blessed is the man who fears YHVH;
he takes great delight in His commands.
2 His generations will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever.

4 His light rises in the darkness for the upright;
He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.
5 It goes well for a man who is gracious and lends,
who conducts his matters in justice.
6 For he will not be shaken forever;
the righteous will be remembered forever.

7 He is not afraid of bad news;
his heart is steadfast, secure in YHVH.
8 His heart is sustained; he will not be afraid,
until he looks in triumph on his enemies.
9 He gives lavishly to the needy;
his righteousness endures forever.
His horn rises high in honor.

10 The wicked sees it and is vexed.
He gnashes his teeth and becomes weak.
The desire of the wicked perishes.” Ps 112:1-10

 

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