"But there will be reports that will disturb him, out of the sunrising and out of the north, and he will certainly go forth in a great rage in order to annihilate and to devote many to destruction."
If the scriptures in the bible are really true, then at some time we should be able to measure them against tangible events, which are actually occurring in our recent history. By keeping on the watch for these events we can make decisions saving our own lives and perhaps many others. The bible does indicate that most people will be surprised by the sudden arrival of Jesus Christ however; it also indicates that a small remainder will have kept on the watch and will understand what is happening during the time of the end -2Th2:13. The words written on these few pages with supporting scriptures will help the discerning reader to:
see the disgusting thing standing in a holy place.
understand what the holy place is.
understand who the man of lawlessness is.
understand who is acting as a restraint and
how he gets to be out of the way.
how the man of lawlessness enters the temple and
how he lifts himself up above a god.
Understand what the apostasy is mentioned by the Apostle Paul.
understand who Babylon the Great really is and why.
what the unclean expressions are and who they really gather together.
who the drunkards are and
what it means to eat and drink with them.
What Satan's unrighteous deception is and how extremely successful it's been.
See the way to real understanding of the bible
What the seven headed wild beast represents.
Understand a sacred secret.
Which head received the death-stroke
Who the 10 kings are.
Why the 10 kings do not yet have a kingdom
How they give their power to the wild beast.
What the name of the wild beast is.
Why it's a man's number.
Where to find the information to calculate the number.
Why the number really is 666.
The combined total of these fulfillments should cement the fact that the end of the world is really about to happen, the conclusion of this system of things. Your faith in God's plan as outlined in the bible will be solidified. If the reader is indeed a righteous person you will likely be surprised at how far reaching Satan's unrighteous deception has been and yet relieved that you have been helped with a little help to see through it.
The reader could turn to the last pages and quickly find answers to the name and number of the wild beast however, you may do yourself a disservice as the rationales and profundities may elude you. Until the disgusting thing is seen and understood the wild beast and its number cannot be so easily reconciled. It is recommended that the words be read, verified and contemplated from the beginning first, in order to make the words towards the end more easily understood. The mysteries of the bible have eluded the wisest and most intelligent men for many centuries. Hopefully the reader will understand that even now they still cannot be easily summarized and so quickly imparted to any man.
The discerning reader who reaches the end of these pages should eventually understand why this admonishment was necessary. The writer of these words cannot righteously take any credit and so remains anonymous. The reader with great joy should eventually discern in the pages which follow, who really is behind the insights being imparted here.
Man of Lawlessness
One of the events prophesied in the bible and having many features we can measure is the revealing of the "man of lawlessness". Paul confirms in his 2nd letter to the Thessalonians that it precedes the gathering together of the chosen ones to Jesus Christ when he arrives. According to the Gospel of Matthew this is the first action Jesus takes at the very conclusion of this system of things.
Matthew 24:30- And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in lamentation, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send forth his angels with a great trumpet sound, and they will gather his chosen ones together from the four winds.
The scripture leaves no doubt that everyone will see Jesus Christ coming and so therefore, this gathering is still a future event.
Searching for convincing evidences of this "man of lawlessness" is certainly a worthwhile effort and indicates a willingness to keep on the watch as admonished by Jesus Christ a few verses later on in Matthew Chapter 24.
Matthew 24:42- "Keep on the watch, therefore, because YOU do not know on what day YOUR Lord is coming."
2 Thessalonians 2:1- However, brothers, respecting the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him,………. 3 Let no one seduce YOU in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction.
After contemplating the above scripture the reader should realize that the revealing of the man of lawlessness and recognizing the apostasy is an inevitability for those righteous ones who are keeping on the watch. It is the faithful and loyal anointed Christians who will eventually discern these events. Once discerned there rests an obligation on these same faithful ones to feed the domestics. This is revealed by another end time scripture found in Matthew Chapter 24.
Matthew 24:45- "Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Happy is that slave if his master, on arriving finds him doing so.
Upon arriving Jesus Christ should find the faithful ones explaining what the man of lawlessness is, as well as the apostasy and also the disgusting thing which is to be seen in a holy place. This is so that the domestics or true Christians can "flee" at the proper time. The reader should also realize that if these scriptures are to be accurately fulfilled then at this time these same loyal faithful anointed ones, will be "beaten" by their very own anointed brothers, the evil salve.
In order to keep on the watch we should be carefully examining current events so that the apostasy and man of lawlessness can be recognized.
By asking ourselves simple questions and looking for straightforward answers which might provide tangible evidences we could have success. The bible itself gives evidence that it is a simple straightforward approach that should work when looking for the truth as inferred by the following scripture in Isaiah:
Isaiah 59:14- And righteousness itself kept standing simply far off. For truth has stumbled even in the public square, and what is straightforward is unable to enter.
After contemplating the words written on the following pages the discerning reader should realize that the questions being asked here are indeed very simple and the answers straightforward.
The lawlessness was already at work in the first century and yet the effect of this lawlessness would become so thorough during the last days that it would gain entry right into the temple of The God. Such an overwhelming manifestation of lawlessness must not be able to continue escaping notice and yet the scriptures do indicate there is something acting as a restraint which will eventually be out of the way, making the revealing
2nd Thessalonians 7- True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work; but only till he who is right now acting as a restraint gets to be out of the way.
The Serpents Face
There is a place in scripture where those who are faithful and loyal do get away to a place where they are fed (truths). Could this be the time when they learn about the "man of lawlessness"?
Revelation 12:4- But the two wings of the great eagle were given the woman, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place; there is where she is fed for a time and times and half a time away from the face of the serpent.
The place is in the wilderness, the thing they get away from which, must then be the same thing acting as a restraint is the face of the serpent.
The bible itself explains that something restrains loyal Christians from learning the truth about the man of lawlessness and yet the same bible later explains that loyal ones "the woman" get away from something which now enables them to be fed truths. Straightforward answers can be found to simple questions. This leads into yet another simple question:
Could God's faithful chosen ones be living right in the face of Satan during the time of the end and for this reason are unable to see the mystery of the man of lawlessness?
The bible book of Revelation does mention that faithful chosen ones would be living right in amongst those who belong to Satan and living in the very same place from where he is ruling.
Revelation 2:9, 2:13- "I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan…13 I know thy works and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is; and that thou holdest fast My name and hast not denied My faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
These loyal anointed chosen ones, the true sons of the kingdom are living right in Satan's face during the Lord's Day! They are living directly amongst those who are saying they are God's people and yet they are not (Satan's weeds). The serpents face therefore must represent the very close proximity of Satan's influence.
Would Satan have any advantage targeting false religion with his weeds? It makes sense that Satan would sow his weeds right inside of God's true Kingdom if his motive is to somehow undermine it through some subtle and insidious plot. Consider the scripture at 2nd Thessalonians 2:9 which, in many translations describe his success at the very conclusion of this system of things using descriptive words such as "wonder", "power" or "miracles". If Satan's deception is to be so incredibly successful then he must have somehow undermined God's true Kingdom. It would therefore benefit the chosen anointed ones and true Christians belonging to this kingdom to very carefully measure all the events occurring in our recent history in order to detect those things that Jesus Christ himself warned us about so many times throughout the bible.
Revelation Chapter 12 goes on to further describe what the serpent is doing to the chosen ones:
Revelation 12:15- And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.
In the bible "water" normally represents knowledge or truths however, if they are flooding out of the serpent's mouth with a view to carry away or mislead the faithful chosen ones then they must be lies. A flood or river of lies suggests a continual publishing of words perhaps contained in a never ending flood of periodicals or ongoing distribution of magazines and books designed to lure and gather anointed chosen ones away from learning the real truth.
So these faithful anointed chosen ones, the true sons of the kingdom are not only living right in Satan's face during the Lord's day, they are also being continually flooded by lies regularly published and fed to them. Certainly it's this flood of lies which, causes them to be "carried away" and restrains them, making it difficult to see truths about the "man of lawlessness". Revelation Chapter 12 goes on to explain how these same lies will be overturned with help from the earth.
Revelation 12:16- "And the earth helped the woman; and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth"
If we are now living in the Lord's Day then, what feature recently provided by the earth presently exists which, has the surprising ability to overturn an overwhelming flood of published lies?
Answer: The Internet.
Mr. Stephen Cox, a professor of literature at the University of California made a very astute observation about the times we now live in and writes an article about:
"the strange and unforeseen persistence of truth in our allegedly post-modern age."
His article can be read by going to the following hyperlink:
In this article Professor Cox uses a religious organization which, publishes and distributes such a veritable flood of magazines and books that it is known world-wide. In his article he explains how this flood of information is now being put to the test by a relatively new technology also found world-wide called the Internet. Of all the earth's recent achievements, which should be capable of swallowing up a flood of lies, the Internet shows the greatest promise.
In the serpents face are his eyes, ears and mouth. An anointed one who is not away from the serpents face would be in a place where the serpent could see, hear and talk to him. Satan and his weeds can then restrain the chosen anointed one from learning the real truth and continue to mislead him. Once away from Satan's Face and his continual flood of lies the faithful ones are no longer restrained from measuring events occurring in our recent history and matching them against those identifying criteria found in the bible which describe the "man of lawlessness".
Jesus Christ told us in Matthew Chapter 24 that we would; "catch sight of a disgusting thing standing in a holy place".
The Apostle Paul also mentions a man, who sits down in the temple of The God publicly showing himself to be a god. We now have even more reason to identify the man of lawlessness.
Careful contemplation should convince the discerning reader that entry into the holy place by the "man of lawlessness" and the "disgusting thing seen in a holy place" are likely to be very much related events.
He is set in opposition and lifts himself up over everyone who is called "god" or an object of reverence, so that he sits down in the temple of The God, publicly showing himself to be a god.
How does someone gain access to the actual temple of The God and further yet, how is he able to lift himself up above everyone who is called god?
It certainly is mysterious as to how such an extraordinary feat might be accomplished.
2 Thessalonians 2:7- True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work;
The "man of lawlessness" is also called the "man of sin" in many bible translations. Through the scriptures Jesus showed us that we would eventually be helped with convincing evidence, truths given to us regarding sin (lawlessness), righteousness and also judgment.
John 16:8-11- And when that one arrives he will give the world convincing evidence concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgment: 9 in the first place, concerning sin, because they are not exercising faith in me; 10 then concerning righteousness, because I am going to the Father and YOU will behold me no longer; 11 then concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
In regards to these truths which would eventually give convincing evidence, Jesus Christ afterwards said as recorded in the same chapter.
John 16:12- "I have many things yet to say to you, but you are not able to bear them at present. 13 However, when that one arrives, the spirit of the truth, he will guide you into all the truth."
After careful contemplation the discerning reader will realize the truths contained on these pages are indeed difficult to bear and yet are scripturally intact when measured against the events happening in our recent history. These truths accurately describe events occurring inside of God's kingdom during the last days, just as Jesus Christ spoke about when he was last on the earth and also his Apostles wrote about afterwards.
It would be a good thing to now understand how someone is able to gain access to the temple of The God. The following scripture shows how this is possible:
Hebrews 10:19-23- Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness for the way of entry into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20 which he inaugurated for us as a new and living way through the curtain, that is, his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us approach with true hearts in the full assurance of faith, having had our hearts sprinkled from a wicked conscience and our bodies bathed with clean water. 23 Let us hold fast the public declaration of our hope without wavering, for he is faithful that promised.
The requisite for entry into the actual temple of The God is baptism, a "new and living way through the curtain."
At the time our hearts are sprinkled from a wicked conscience and our bodies bathed with clean water our baptismal vows gain entry into the actual temple of The God. Through this means any person can rightfully enter into, the actual temple of The God.
Do you think Satan knows this?
How can someone, a man, lift himself up over everyone who is called "god" through baptism? It would be a good idea to examine the command our Lord and King Jesus Christ gave us in regard to baptism in the following scripture:
Matthew 28:18-20- And Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: "All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded YOU. And, look! I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things."
Please notice the necessary criteria illustrated in the figure above (click to enlarge) and compared where possible to 2nd Thessalonians 2:4
The Christian Baptismal requirement is an important way of access into the temple of The God. Careful contemplation of the baptismal criteria should now make the discerning reader come to the very uncomfortable conclusion that it is only Jehovah's Witnesses who can have access to the temple as it is only Jehovah's Witnesses who use God's name, the name of the Father, Jehovah. There may now be some who disagree that God's actual name must be used in order for a Christian Baptism to be complete. If this is the case they could consider what Jesus said in the following scripture written in the Gospel of John.
John 8:44- You are from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires of your father. That one was a manslayer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because the truth is not in him.
In many religions the one officiating over the baptism makes a vow "in the name of the father" instead of in the name of the father. The scripture above shows that it is necessary to use God's actual name. This is in order to differentiate exactly which father is being referred to in the vows.
If this is now understood then perhaps the confounding in regard to God's name mentioned in Psalm 83 might also be appreciated.
Psalm 83:16-18- Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord. 17 Let them be confounded and troubled forever; yea let them be put to shame And perish:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
The use of God's name is what completes a valid baptism as commanded by Jesus Christ and allows the new Christian to gain entry to the temple. So could it really be that a man of lawlessness exists inside of the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses?
One new man
This concern certainly justifies the further examination of scripture. The reader should agree that a straightforward place to start is by finding any scripture that describes a "man" having access to the holy temple. Do the scriptures indicate in the singular any "man" who might exist inside of Jehovah's people and who also has access to the holy temple?
Yes, there really is an esoteric group called a "man" in scripture that exists right inside of God's Kingdom:
Ephesians 2:13-18- But now in union with Christ Jesus YOU who were once far off have come to be near by the blood of the Christ. 14 For he is our peace, he who made the two parties one and destroyed the wall in between that fenced them off. 15 By means of his flesh he abolished the enmity, the Law of commandments consisting in decrees, that he might create the two peoples in union with himself into one new man and make peace; 16 and that he might fully reconcile both peoples in one body (the man) to God through the torture stake, because he had killed off the enmity by means of himself. 17 And he came and declared the good news of peace to YOU, the ones far off, and peace to those near, 18 because through him we, both peoples,(the man) have the approach to the Father by one spirit. 19 Certainly, therefore, YOU (the man) are no longer strangers and alien residents, but YOU (the man) are fellow citizens of the holy ones and are members of the household of God, 20 and YOU (the man) have been built up upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, while Christ Jesus himself is the foundation cornerstone. 21 In union with him the whole building, being harmoniously joined together, is growing into a holy temple for Jehovah. 22 In union with him YOU, too, (the man) are being built up together into a place for God to inhabit by spirit.
The notes in parentheses and bolded are added for emphasis so that it becomes more easily evident to the discerning reader that the entire scripture above is referring to one new man.
The "man" is therefore that esoteric and anointed group of people who is growing towards being accepted as part of the temple for God. The bible really does identify a "man" who also has access to the temple of The God. Not only does the scripture above identify a man. It is this same man who is "growing into a holy temple for Jehovah". The holy place is also now identified! Certainly if Satan is to have any success undermining God's Kingdom then it is this man who must be the preferred target of his deceptions.
Inside the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses this "man" is better known as the Governing Body which, represents the anointed slave class who are appointed to "feed the domestics" and direct the organization through the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. This entire arrangement is named:- "God's spirit directed organization". The question is now once again at issue however, as to whether this is the faithful or perhaps really could still contain the evil slave? A question that many believe was formally resolved in the year 1919.
If God's spirit directed organization who governs all of Jehovah's Witnesses really is "the man of lawlessness" then they must somehow have lifted themselves up above the station of a god (a small "g" god) while also gaining access to the temple. As discovered earlier, entry into the temple is through baptism. Therefore a more careful examination of the baptismal vows made by Jehovah's Witnesses should now be undertaken in order to determine the possibility that this might be a valid concern.
The baptismal vows, which are necessary to become one of Jehovah's Witnesses, are carefully explained in the June 1st 1985 Watchtower Magazine on page 30 as follows:
"On the basis of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, have you repented of your sins and dedicated yourself to Jehovah to do his will?
The second is:
"do you understand that your dedication and baptism identify you as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in association with God's spirit directed organization?
"These vows are publicly made often in front of thousands of people. Now the discerning reader should also attempt to reconcile the Jehovah's Witness baptismal criteria wherever possible to 2nd Thessalonians 2:4 and our Lord Jesus Christ's commandment at Matthew 28:19.
Can you see in this figure (click to enlarge) an esoteric group, the man who is "publicly showing himself to be a god"?
Jehovah's Witnesses are taught by this same organization that the above vows are essential for salvation as confirmed in the following quote from the January 15th 1989 Watchtower Magazine on page 15:
"Baptismal candidates must acknowledge publicly that on the basis of Jesus' sacrifice they have repented of their sins and have dedicated themselves to Jehovah. They must also understand that dedication and baptism identify them as Jehovah's Witnesses."
"The entire baptismal arrangement, including this public expression of faith, is essential for salvation."
So in these new baptismal vows the name of the Father is Jehovah. The name of the son is Jesus. In addition we now have the man whose name is:-
"God's Spirit Directed organization"
In order to become one of Jehovah's Witnesses newly interested ones are compelled to publicly confirm the above vows which, now gives them the ability to worship and rightfully participate in any other Jehovah's Witness activity including the "house to house ministry". The newly interested one must be convinced that a vow made to the additional name in the baptismal arrangement is essential to their personal salvation. Until the new one gets this unique baptismal mark they are considered as nothing.
Set in opposition
The reader should agree that in order to be saved a person has to approach the altar in God's holy temple and so benefit from Jesus Christ's sacrifice. The individual's public expression must gain entry into the temple of The God. Their expression provides worship and reverence to all those named in the baptismal vows including an additional name called "God's spirit directed organization".
Jesus Christ (a god) commanded that his baptismal arrangement should be in place right up to the very conclusion of the system of things. Anyone who has the courage to presumptuously change his arrangement prior to the conclusion of this system of things must therefore consider themselves to be a small "g" god of greater authority than our Lord and King Jesus Christ. They have lifted themselves up over everyone who is called "god". By changing this commandment before the conclusion of the system of things the Governing body and Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, God's spirit directed organization has indicated disagreement with and opposition to our king Jesus Christ. The Governing body has insisted that since 1919 they have already passed inspection, been declared righteous and appointed over all their belongings. Could this be an unclean inspired expression designed to gather together God's chosen ones before our Lord Jesus Christ comes to do the same? (Mt 24:31) Their intent has therefore been to change times and law.
Immediately before making the baptismal commandment however, our Lord and King left no doubt as to his authority over these matters:
Matthew 28:18- And Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: "All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth
Jesus Christ's commandment above was a law in the first century and continues to be a law right up to the conclusion of this system of things. Anyone who disagrees with or undermines this law should therefore be considered lawless!
There is now a man identified who is capable of entry into the temple itself that also manifests opposition to and lifts himself above the station of Jesus Christ our King and who does this in full public view. There is no other candidate for the "man of lawlessness" in our modern history. The Governing body of Jehovah's Witnesses, "God's spirit directed organization" is the only "man" identified in the bible that is capable of entry into the temple.
To trick newly interested ones into publicly confirming a vow, which venerates the evil slave, the man of lawlessness is indeed a very insidious and unrighteous deception. None of this makes sense however, unless there is a motive.
In order for the discerning reader to be convinced they really do need to understand what the motive might be.
Our King Jesus Christ explained the exact circumstances that his Kingdom would be in as the conclusion of this system of things approached:
Matthew 13:36- Then after dismissing the crowds he went into the house. And his disciples came to him and said: "Explain to us the illustration of the weeds in the field." 37 In response he said: "The sower of the fine seed is the Son of man; 38 the field is the world; as for the fine seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; but the weeds are the sons of the wicked one, 39 and the enemy that sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is a conclusion of a system of things, and the reapers are angels.41 The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will collect out from his kingdom all things that cause stumbling and persons who are doing lawlessness, 42 and they will pitch them into the fiery furnace. There is where [their] weeping and the gnashing of [their] teeth will be.
Satan himself must have a motive for sowing his seeds in among the ones that Jesus Christ has sowed. Certainly he should have been hoping to use his weeds in such a way as to have some malicious influence on God's Kingdom and Jehovah himself. Imagine if Satan and his weeds could somehow use their influence to undermine a fundamental commandment of the appointed king of God's own Kingdom. Imagine further, if Satan could achieve this in such a way that it would also gain entry into the temple of THE God. Even worse if he was able to use the subjects of God's own Kingdom including God's anointed chosen ones to taunt Jehovah right to his very face!
Isn't that DISGUSTING!
Can the discerning reader think of a more abominable motive for Satan to have?
The scripture at 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 gives evidence proving this lawlessness was exactly Satan's motive.
2nd Thessalonians 2- But the lawless one's presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents 10 and with every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth that they might be saved.
Satan's motive for sowing weeds in amongst the wheat has been almost completely successful! Satan's modern day unrighteous deception has the same achievement as his exploits in the Garden of Eden except that he has now been able to manoeuvre an entire kingdom into disobeying God's commandment!
The discerning reader should have now seen the "disgusting thing standing in a holy place." Or as some bible translations call it; "the abomination". Still others call it an "appalling sacrilege".
Please contemplate the full extent, the height and depth of this circumstance which, Satan can now use to taunt Jehovah. Also consider what Jesus Christ taught us to pray about in the Lord's Prayer. It showed that the most important concern he had was the sanctification of God's Holy Name, Jehovah. Certainly Jesus must have been concerned that at some time in the future a situation might occur, bringing reproach to God's actual name. Instead of sanctifying God's name the Man of Lawlessness and the actual people who are called by God's name, Jehovah's Witnesses, have defamed it in a very reprehensible way. Proving the concern that Jesus Christ exhibited while teaching us the Lord's Prayer was entirely valid.
Matthew 6:9- "You must pray then, this way: "'Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon the earth.'"
Please remember that as we approach the conclusion of this system of things, God's will is that we listen to and obey his son Jesus Christ in a spotless and irreprehensible way.
A careful examination of 2nd Thessalonians explains that this man of lawlessness is to be; "done away with by the spirit of his mouth". It is in John Chapter 16 where we find out what the "spirit of his mouth" is:
John 16:13- However, when that one arrives, the spirit of the truth, he will guide YOU into all the truth, for he will not speak of his own impulse, but what things he hears he will speak, and he will declare to YOU the things coming. 14 That one will glorify me, because he will receive from what is mine and will declare it to YOU.
The man of lawlessness is to be done away with simply by a revealing of the truth. Truth's which, indirectly come from the very mouth of Jesus Christ, our true Lord and King!
Babylon the Great
The Governing body of Jehovah's Witnesses through the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has built a city containing over six million people and through changing Jesus Christ's baptismal commandment have vows which reach right up into heaven before God in his holy temple. Through this means they have successfully made a celebrated name for themselves while gathering together God's people. In ancient times there were men on the earth who attempted to achieve the same thing and yet did not.
This attempt is recorded in Genesis:
Genesis 11:4- They now said: "Come on! Let us build ourselves a city and also a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a celebrated name for ourselves, for fear we may be scattered over all the surface of the earth."
The Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses have been completely successful in their attempt and so have a much greater achievement.
Their ancient forefathers attempted and failed to build a city called Babylon. The greater achievement of the modern day Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses and its Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has therefore rightfully earned them the name: 'Babylon the Great'.
It is well known that Satan can and does read the bible himself. When Jesus survived the test in the wilderness it is proof of this however, has Satan now also read the New Testament? If Satan has read the New Testament then he would be well aware of Jesus Christ's plan when he returns to the earth. To find a way to undermine Jesus Christ's plans would therefore serve Satan's best interests.
So what are Jesus Christ's plans when he returns to the earth? This has been discussed earlier in these pages and revealed in scripture at Matthew Chapter 24:30
Matthew 24:30- And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in lamentation, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send forth his angels with a great trumpet sound, and they will gather his chosen ones together from the four winds.
What is the best way that Satan could undermine Jesus Christ's plan?
The inner chambers
Satan could lure and gather those same chosen ones together to a different place before Jesus comes to do the same. In fact Jesus Christ warns us of this through the scriptures immediately preceding those which mention his own plan:
Matthew 24:23- "Then if anyone says to you, 'Look! Here is the Christ,' or, 'There!' do not believe it. 24 For false Christ's and false prophets will arise and give great signs and wonders so as to mislead, if possible, even the chosen ones. 25 Look! I have forewarned you. 26 Therefore if people say to you. 'Look! He is in the wilderness' do not go out; 'Look! He is in the inner chambers,' do not believe it."
Jesus Christ leaves no doubt in the scriptures that chosen ones should be very careful about where they might be gathered together.
The thought that his faithful slave had passed inspection by Jesus Christ in 1919 was an unrighteous deception. The Governing body of Jehovah Witnesses has convinced over 6 million people that Jesus Christ is directing their activities from somewhere deep inside the Brooklyn Bethel Headquarters of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. They have skilfully convinced Jehovah's Witnesses by indirectly saying; 'Look! He is in the inner chambers', another unclean inspired expression. Jehovah's people have been operating in error since then. Why would THE God, Jehovah, allow his witnesses to be governed by an evil slave, the man of lawlessness for so long? The scripture at 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 explains the reason why:
2nd Thessalonians 2-
So that is why God lets an operation of error go to them, that they may get to believing the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.
Who is it that is really behind the lies and deception?
2nd Thessalonians 2:9- But the lawless ones presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents 10 and with every unrighteous deception.
2nd Thessalonians not only mentions a deception, it also mentions a lie.
Is there any scriptural evidence that can help us identify a lie or falsehood being propagated by those in charge of Gods people? There is in fact a scripture in Isaiah, which talks about a future time when the rulers of Gods people take refuge in a lie and further explains that a "covenant with death" is made which will eventually dissolve.
Could it really be true that the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society have made an "actual covenant with death" itself?
Please consider some quotes from a July 1st 1983 Watchtower Article:
Millions Now Living will Never Die"
"There are thousands of millions of persons living on earth today. Millions of these are now learning of the wonderful opportunity of keeping on living upon it without ever dying off it."
"21 Unquestionably, so late in this "time of the end" since the end of the Gentile Times in 1914, there are many live men and women of faith and integrity who will never die off the face of the earth, God's footstool."
Live Companions of Those Hidden From Divine Denunciation"
Please now consider the lie (falsehood) believed by the rulers of God's people as described by a prophetic end time scripture in Isaiah:
Isaiah 28:14- Therefore hear the word of Jehovah, YOU braggarts, YOU rulers of this people who are in Jerusalem: 15 Because YOU men have said: "We have concluded a covenant with Death; and with She´ol we have effected a vision; the overflowing flash flood, in case it should pass through, will not come to us, for we have made a lie our refuge and in falsehood we have concealed ourselves"; 16 therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: "Here I am laying as a foundation in Zion a stone, a tried stone, the precious corner of a sure foundation. No one exercising faith will get panicky. 17 And I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the leveling instrument; and the hail must sweep away the refuge of a lie, and the waters themselves will flood out the very place of concealment. 18 And YOUR covenant with Death will certainly be dissolved, and that vision of YOURS with She´ol will not stand. The overflowing flash flood, when it passes through YOU must also become for it a trampling place.
The lie is "the covenant with Death".
The truth is that the ones who said; "millions now living will never die" and also said; "the live companions of those hidden from denunciation " have told a lie, an unclean inspired expression.
Their "covenant with death" will be dissolved and they will not be "hidden from denunciation", instead as Isaiah points out the truth will "sweep away the refuge of a lie" and also "flood out the very place of concealment".
Notice in the scripture above that a revealing of falsehood (lie) from a place of concealment would be as a result of righteousness (truth) and justice coming from a tried stone laid as a foundation in Zion. These must represent truths coming from our Lord and King Jesus Christ only after he is tried and resurrected. The waters that flood out the very place of concealment are truths coming from the spirit of his mouth. The discerning reader should realize this cannot have application to Isaiah's contemporaries and has never had any application throughout any history since before our King Jesus Christ's resurrection, until now. The covenant with death did not happen during the first century and such a covenant has never existed inside of God's Kingdom until our very own recent history.
Notice at the beginning of Isaiah Chapter 28 that the rulers of God's people are identified
in more detail:
Isaiah 28:1- Woe to the eminent crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, and the fading beauty that is upon the head of the fertile valley of those overpowered with wine.
These drunkards have an eminent or celebrated crown and so must be kings, and yet their glory is fading because they have been overcome by wine.
The covenant with death and unclean inspired expressions are certainly attractive. To think Jesus Christ is really directing matters on this earth through an exclusive and esoteric group of men somewhere deep within the confines of the Brooklyn Bethel could easily lure the unwary chosen anointed ones into believing such an appealing notion. Jesus Christ himself said that many (Mt 24:4) would be misled including if possible even the chosen ones (Mt 24:24) who may find these unclean expressions to be alluring and attractive. The promise of never dying has lured and misled millions of people into compromising their integrity to Jesus Christ and his commandments. Millions belonging to this kingdom have been exploited with counterfeit words designed to attract them. Certainly the demise of those who are misled must be very drastic for Jesus to have so often admonished us to be wary about being gathered together by false and ingenious expressions very carefully designed by Satan and his weeds to mislead them. After such an extraordinary effort by Jesus and his Apostles to warn them the name "drunkards" certainly does apply to those chosen ones who even today are overpowered by Satan's unrighteous deception.
Who are these chosen ones?
The book of Revelation calls them kings:
Revelation 1:4- May YOU have undeserved kindness and peace from "The One who is and who was and who is coming," and from the seven spirits that are before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, "the Faithful Witness," "The firstborn from the dead," and "The Ruler of the kings of the earth."
Revelation 5:10- "And you made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they are to rule over the earth."
The book of Revelation should also tell us more about these kings who are to rule the earth. It does, however, many have been conditioned to believe these are present day pagan kings of nations rather than the same chosen or anointed kings mentioned earlier in the book of Revelation.
Many people have been conditioned to believe that the wild beast, seven heads and the 10 kings represent pagan kings and/or organizations. If this were true then an extraordinary amount of the bible has been written about the nations and their concerns and activities. The bible assures us however, that these really are not the concern of Jehovah and therefore have not earned such a prominent place in the scriptures as many have been taught to believe. See what Isaiah tells us about "the very way of real understanding" in the following scripture:
With whom did he consult together that one might make him understand, or who teaches him in the path of justice, or teaches him knowledge, or makes him know the very way of real understanding? 15 Look! The nations are as a drop from a bucket; and as the film of dust on the scales they have been accounted. Look! He lifts the islands themselves as mere fine [dust]. 16 Even Leb´a·non is not sufficient for keeping a fire burning, and its wild animals are not sufficient for a burnt offering. 17 All the nations are as something nonexistent in front of him; as nothing and an unreality they have been accounted to him.
If the nations really are just a "drop in the bucket" then very few words in the bible will be accorded to them. Far too many of the words in the book of Revelation and Daniel however, have been attributed to pagan kings and nations by the Governing Body through the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society!
What is it that Jehovah is really interested in? His kingdom and his chosen ones; "the anointed kings of the earth". The discerning reader should carefully notice in the scripture above that the previous scripture reveals this is the way of "real understanding".
Did you notice?
So if the nations and their pagan kings are just a film of dust or a drop in the bucket they must get a very small mention in the book of Revelation which represents the scales or the full bucket. The bolded words in the following scripture are sufficient for that drop, or film of dust:
Revelation 11:18- But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time for the dead to be judged, and to give [their] reward to your slaves the prophets and to the holy ones and to those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth."
If the bolded text in the scripture above is the film of dust in regard to the nations then the remainder of the book of Revelation has only to do with God's Kingdom and Satan's effect on it. Instead of being concerned about how the nations and their kings might war against God's kingdom the focus now changes to how God's chosen ones should be more careful about keeping God's commandments, not being gathered together in the wrong place by misleading signs and to be aware of Satan's very slick machinations so they are not misled. The "way of real understanding" assures us that a war with the pagan kings and their nations does not concern Jehovah at all and therefore should really be of no concern for the chosen ones. Jesus Christ himself also told Christians they need not be concerned about wars with nations as confirmed in the following scripture:
Matthew 24:6- YOU are going to hear of wars and reports of wars; see that YOU are not terrified. For these things must take place, but the end is not yet.
Instead of being terrified by the thought that nations will war against God's Kingdom, applying this "way of real understanding" to the book of Revelation simply reinforces the admonishments given to the chosen ones in the gospels by Jesus Christ. In an extraordinary way it makes it crystal clear how Satan's unrighteous deceptions are having a great success.
The book of Revelation unlocks secrets which allow the chosen ones to see through the deceptions. If Satan had known these secrets he would have designed a deception which could not be detected. Once the discerning reader has read, verified and contemplated all the words written on these pages he should have an appreciation for the necessity of the mysteries and secrets. If only a very few are helped by the Book of Revelation and its secrets to see through the unrighteous deception then Satan has still been conquered.
Unclean inspired expressions
In Revelation chapter 16 we discover there are unclean inspired expressions, as signs designed to gather together the kings of the entire inhabited earth. In the gospel of Matthew Jesus Christ also admonished chosen ones to be careful about being gathered together by false signs. Why would Jesus Christ admonish present day pagan kings to "stay awake"? It is not really the pagan kings that Satan wants to mislead. It is very important that these anointed chosen kings are not misled and do stay awake so they are not brought to shame for having been so easily deceived. This especially after having been admonished by Jesus Christ, so many times. Our recent history proves however, these anointed chosen kings of the entire inhabited earth have been misled into gathering together in the wrong place.
Revelation 16:14- And I saw three unclean inspired expressions [that looked] like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the wild beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 They are, in fact, expressions inspired by demons and perform signs, and they go forth to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty. 15 "Look! I am coming as a thief. Happy is the one that stays awake and keeps his outer garments, that he may not walk naked and people look upon his shamefulness."
Now please very carefully contemplate and compare to Revelation Chapter 16 what Jesus Christ told his disciples in Matthew Chapter 24 about signs designed to mislead the chosen ones:
Matthew 24:24- For false Christ's and false prophets will arise and will give great signs and wonders so as to mislead if possible, even the chosen ones.
There can be no doubt that the chosen ones admonished about misleading signs in Matthew Chapter 24 and the kings of the entire inhabited earth admonished about misleading signs in Revelation Chapter 16 are one and the same.
When the discerning reader concludes this is true they will realize how effective the "water cast out of the serpents mouth" has been
and how far these flooding waters have "carried them away".
The unrighteous deception
The very first thing that Jesus Christ does when he comes back to the earth is to gather his chosen ones from the four winds:
Matthew 24:31- And he will send forth his angels with a great trumpet sound, and they will gather his chosen ones together.
We all know that Satan can read the bible and is aware of Jesus Christ's plan. In order to undermine such a plan all Satan would have to do is gather together those same chosen ones to some other place. It is certainly amazing that Satan has been so extremely successful!
Revelation Chapter 16 says that the kings of the inhabited earth "are gathered together to the place that is called in Hebrew Har-Magedon.".
The Valley of Megiddo or Har-Magedon is the place in the Hebrew Scriptures where God's King Josiah mistakenly went even after being told by God that he should not go there because it would bring him to ruin. King Josiah was unnecessarily killed; he should not have gone there. Therefore King Josiah ended up fighting a war which was against God's own plans. The war of Har-Magedon!
Calling the place Har-Magedon where Satan misleads chosen kings of the entire inhabited earth into gathering, is therefore a very fitting metaphor. There was much grief and wailing in the valley of Megiddo when King Josiah was killed. It will be the very same way when these chosen "kings of the inhabited earth" are shamed into realizing their own error.
2 Chronicles 36:22- And Josiah did not turn his face away from him, but to fight against him he disguised himself and did not listen to the words of Necho from the mouth of God. So he came to fight in the valley plain of Meggido.
When Babylon the Great is given the cup of God's wrath these same chosen kings of the entire inhabited earth will weep and beat themselves in grief:
Revelation 18:9- And the kings of the earth who committed fornication with her and lived in shameless luxury will weep and beat themselves in grief over her, when they look at the smoke from the burning of her, while they stand at a distance because of their fear of her torment and say, "Too bad, too bad, you great city, Babylon you strong city, because in one hour your judgment has arrived!"
Notice that Jesus Christ has also mentioned another hour of judgment when chosen ones would weep and beat themselves in grief:
Matthew 24:50- The master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and in an hour that he does not know, and will punish him with the greatest severity and will assign him his part with the hypocrites. There is where [his] weeping and the gnashing of his teeth will be.
The kings mentioned in Revelation Chapter 18 and the evil slave mentioned in Matthew Chapter 24 share the same fate during the same judgment hour because they are both chosen anointed kings of the inhabited earth. Can the reader now see through Satan's unrighteous deception?
Revelation 16:14- They are, in fact, expressions inspired by demons and perform signs, and they go forth to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.
It is the anointed chosen kings of the entire inhabited earth being gathered together by Satan to the war of the great day of God the Almighty and not the pagan kings of nations. The war is a giant spiritual battle between God and Satan in order to reclaim at least some of the chosen anointed ones. If God the Almighty and his son our King Jesus Christ is able to help some of these see through the unrighteous deception and remain loyal to their King Jesus Christ then Satan is conquered.
That some would indeed see through the lies and have faith in the truth is assured in the scriptures which immediately follow those which describe the success of Satan's very powerful and unrighteous deception.
2 Thessalonians 2:13- However, we are obligated to thank God always for YOU, brothers loved by Jehovah, because God selected YOU from the beginning for salvation by sanctifying you with spirit and by your faith in the truth.
The words written on these pages stand as testimony to the validity of this scripture.
Eating and drinking with drunkards!
The kingdom has prostituted itself with Satan and his weeds. It has become a harlot. If you are a faithful anointed one who wants to continue being loyal to our king Jesus Christ, would you like to celebrate the memorial of his death at a Kingdom Hall through an arrangement facilitated by Satan and his weeds? Would you want to be found eating the emblems and drinking the wine with the drunkards who have told lies, undermined Jesus Christ's sovereignty by disobeying his law while lifting themselves up above his appointed station right inside of Jehovah's own Holy Temple?
Of course not!
Celebrating the Memorial of Jesus Christ's death in an arrangement facilitated by Satan and his weeds would be committing an act of spiritual fornication with a harlot! This is the same harlot spoken about by the angel in Revelation Chapter 17:
Revelation 17:1-2- "Come, I will show you the judgment upon the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, whereas those who inhabit the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication."
Satan and his weeds through their subtle and insidious deception have successfully made the yearly memorial of Jesus Christ's death, invalid. They have made it something worthless. Not only have they profaned the holy place they have removed the "constant feature". Exactly what Daniel prophesied would happen:
Daniel 11:31- And there will be arms that will stand up, proceeding from him; and they will actually profane the sanctuary, the fortress, and remove the constant [feature]. "And they will certainly put in place the disgusting thing that is causing desolation.
The mystery of the name of the harlot should now be evident to the discerning reader.
Revelation 17:5- And upon her forehead was written a name, a mystery: "Babylon the Great, the mother of the harlots and of the disgusting things of the earth."
If anyone hears my voice
In the Lord's Day where should those who stay awake and clearly see through Satan's unrighteous deception celebrate the Passover evening meal to memorialize their King Jesus Christ's death?
The New World Translation of the Holy Bible answers this question in a comforting and wonderful way:-
Revelation 3:20- "Look! I am standing at the door and knocking. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into his [house] and take the evening meal with him and he with me."
During the Lords day is there any scripture which shows that we will hear his voice?
It is in regards to the "man of lawlessness" that we should hear Jesus Christ's voice:
2 Thessalonians 2:8- "Then, indeed the lawless one will be revealed. Who the Lord Jesus Christ will do away with by the spirit of his mouth"
Can you, hear his voice?
If you are an anointed chosen one and have been drinking with the drunkards is there anything you can still now do in order to redeem yourself? Once again Jesus Christ answers this question in Revelation Chapter 3.
Revelation 3:18- I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire that you may become rich, and white outer garments that you may become dressed and the shame of your nakedness may not become manifested, and eyesalve to rub in your eyes that you may see.
Hopefully the words written on these pages will help the discerning reader to "see".
The Dragon grew wrathful
After reading these words of warning written on these pages what do you think Satan's weeds would say in response?
It is likely they would belittle the undermining of Jesus Christ's baptismal commandment and have people believe there would be no consequence to such a seemingly small scriptural commandment. Perhaps some of Satan's weeds would even have the audacity to stand up in front of thousands of people at a Circuit Assembly and boldly declare that making a vow to "God's spirit directed organization" was not an act of veneration.
You can be certain that Satan and his weeds will do everything possible to stop the words of truth written on these pages from being further copied, distributed and understood.
Instead of being so easily misled by Satan's weeds what the bible itself warns us about in regard to adjusting God's commandments should be very carefully considered.
Deuteronomy 12:32- Every word that I am commanding you is what you should be careful to do. You must not add to it nor take away from it.
Perhaps the weeds may attempt to convince true Christians that the baptismal commandments are not a very important law. Maybe they will try and convince you the commandment is not a law at all. Reminding the reader that Jesus Christ came back after his death in order to give us this very important commandment as his law should once again elevate its importance.
The Apostle Paul understood how very important it is to keep Jesus Christ's commandments in a spotless and irreprehensible way:
1 Timothy 6:13-14- In the sight of God, who preserves all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who as a witness made the fine public declaration before Pontius Pilate, I give you orders 14 that you observe the commandment in a spotless and irreprehensible way until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The consequence of changing God's word or commandments is explained in the last Chapter of the Book of Revelation.
Revelation 22:18- "I am bearing witness to everyone that hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone makes an addition to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this scroll."
For making additions to one of the foremost of God's commandments regarding baptism what do you think the consequence should be? Notice in Revelation Chapter 16 that the last of the plagues will include an extensive earthquake where Babylon the Great is given the cup of God's wrath. Babylon the Great has earned Jehovah's wrath for undermining his appointed King Jesus Christ's baptismal commandments in such a way that Satan is able to taunt Jehovah right to his face inside his own holy temple.
The quality of worship occurring inside of God's temple has certainly deteriorated. It is no wonder that in Revelation Chapter 11 it says; "Get up and measure the temple [sanctuary] of God and the altar and those worshipping in it"
During the Lord's Day those who are worshipping in the temple are Jehovah's Witnesses who have allowed themselves to be used by Satan to taunt Jehovah right to his very face. The scripture which describes the "catching sight of the disgusting thing" also mentions that it causes desolation. The consequences should now be understood.
Observe the commandments
If you are a loyal anointed chosen one, what can you expect if you continue exposing Satan's un-righteous deceptions and persist in properly observing Jesus Christ's commandments in a spotless and irreprehensible way?
Revelation Chapter 12 explains the consequences of discovering the truth in the Internet wilderness and exposing Satan and his weeds:
Revelation 12:17- "And the Dragon grew wrathful at the woman and went off to wage war with the remaining ones of her seed, who observe the commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness to Jesus.
Notice that the Dragon or Satan is wrathful at those who are observing God's commandments. The discerning reader should realize that what the faithful ones learn in the Internet Wilderness is that God's commandments are not being carefully observed and it is when this is learned and revealed that Satan grows wrathful. Satan is wrathful because he now realizes that his unrighteous deception has been exposed and so he will soon be conquered.
Rejoice and leap for joy!
A loyal anointed one who makes Satan's deceptions evident inside a congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses can expect to be disfellowshipped. A formal announcement will be made in front of his hometown congregation that; "[Name of person] is no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses".
Persecution for Jesus Christ's namesake is something the bible assures us will happen to those who continue to remain loyal to their king and his commandments. That Jehovah's Witnesses have been persecuted for Jehovah's namesake is something that would be hard to argue however, it would be very difficult to find one of Jehovah's Witnesses persecuted for Jesus Christ's namesake, ………….until now!
A loyal anointed one will also get much comfort after recognizing their disfellowshipping partially fulfils a bible prophecy and promises a more glorious fulfillment to come.
Romans 9:26- "And in the place [Kingdom Hall] where it was said to them, "You are not my people", [[Name of person] is no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses] there they will be called 'Sons of the living God'.
For exposing Satan's unrighteous deception and the operation of error their spiritual brothers insist on continuing, loyal ones are excluded from the kingdom and hated. They are being spiritually beaten by their drunken fellow slaves because they give the words and commandments of Jehovah and his appointed King Jesus Christ, their proper regard. The loyal brothers are excluded and hated because the truths they speak expose the evil slave's nakedness in such a way that people can look upon their shamefulness. Rev 16:15
Isaiah also wrote a comforting end time prophecy which is similar to the one mentioned by the Apostle Paul in Romans 9:26 quoted above.
Isaiah 66:5- "Hear the word of Jehovah you men who are trembling at his word [commandments]: Your brothers that are hating you, that are excluding you by reason of my name, [[Name of person] is no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses] said, "May Jehovah be glorified" He must also appear with rejoicing on your part, and they are the ones that will be put to shame".
Please very carefully contemplate the above scripture. Righteous men will be excluded from the company of their unrighteous brothers during the time of the end. These unrighteous brothers will believe they are glorifying Jehovah however; they will be surprised and shamed when they discover they were in fact being held captive by Satan's unrighteous deception. Also notice they will exclude the righteous brothers by reason of God's actual name, Jehovah.
During the Lord's Day, this time of the end there is no other religion that uses God's name in such a way. The official procedure can be found in the fourth paragraph on page 154 of the "Organized To Do Jehovah's Will" book as follows:
"When it is necessary to disfellowship an unrepentant wrongdoer from the congregation, a brief announcement is made, simply stating: "[Name of person] is no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses."
Also consider that the book; "Organized To Do Jehovah's Will" was published in the year 2005. This form of disfellowshipping which echoes the very end time prophecies found in the bible has only just recently become a Jehovah's Witness procedure.
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The stage is now set for Jesus Christ to arrive and find the faithful and discreet slave giving his domestics their food at the proper time. This will happen while they are being spiritually beaten and excluded by their evil brothers. Only after Jesus Christ arrives can the true faithful and discreet slave be appointed over their belongings. The "food at the proper time" is contained in these very pages.
If you are a loyal chosen anointed one yourself then please consider that Jesus Christ's question in Matthew Chapter 24 and verse 45 now profoundly affects you. Will you participate in copying; distributing and helping others understand the importance of the words written in these pages?
Matthew 24:45-47- "Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom the master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Happy is that slave if his master on arriving finds him doing so. 47 Truly I say to you. He will appoint him over all his belongings."
Does the discerning reader see why there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when the evil brothers finally realize their error and suffer the consequence?
Get out of her!
When first century Christians saw the disgusting thing standing in a holy place they fled. They abandoned their previous loyalty to the City of Jerusalem and the temple it contained in both a literal and spiritual sense. This first century abandonment or apostasy is what saved their lives.
A true Christian who has read and understood the words written on these pages will have seen the modern day "disgusting thing standing in a holy place". Now is the time to abandon your loyalty to the so called "God's spirit directed organization" which receives undeserved veneration from your baptismal vows. If you are a true Christian loyal to your King Jesus Christ, now is the time to heed the words cried out in Revelation:
Main Entry: apos·ta·sy
Inflected Form(s): plural -sies
Etymology: Middle English apostasie, from Late Latin apostasia, from Greek, literally, revolt, from aphistasthai to revolt, from apo- + histasthai to stand -- more at STAND
1: renunciation of a religious faith
2 : abandonment of a previous loyalty
Revelation 18:4- "Get out of her my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues"
With the man of lawlessness revealed and the disgusting thing seen standing in a holy place, now is the proper time to flee! If this is now understood then the following scriptural requirement mentioned in 2 Thessalonians is now met. Please carefully contemplate:
2 Thessalonians 2:3- Let no one seduce YOU in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction.
Note that in some bibles the words "falling away" replaces the word apostasy. So what event is it that won't come unless the apostasy comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed?
2 Thessalonians 2:1- However, brothers, respecting the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him,……….
The gathering together of the chosen ones!
The world stage is now set for the gathering to happen as mentioned by our King Jesus Christ himself in Matthew Chapter 24:
Matthew 24:30- And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in lamentation, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send forth his angels with a great trumpet sound, and they will gather his chosen ones together from the four winds.
In accord with the statement made by Jesus Christ himself the discerning reader should be carefully considering "who really is the faithful and discreet slave" who did not fall asleep and kept on the watch and so gave them their food at the proper time.
A life saving decision
The scriptures in the bible really do give enough information that we can find an extraordinary amount of convincing evidences in our recent history which can be used to make informed and scriptural decisions. These decisions should help save ourselves and all those who do not refrain from listening. In regards to Satan and his weeds, "listening" is a vital admonishment:
Matthew 13:40- Therefore, just as the weeds are collected and burned with fire, so it will be in the conclusion of the system of things. 41 The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will collect out from his kingdom all things that cause stumbling and persons who are doing lawlessness, 42 and they will pitch them into the fiery furnace. There is where [their] weeping and the gnashing of [their] teeth will be. 43 At that time the righteous ones will shine as brightly as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him that has ears listen.
Present day Christians now face the exact same decision their first century counterparts had to make in order to save their own lives. More than 6 million Jehovah's Witnesses live in a city which has been corrupted just as Jerusalem was in the first century. This city, "Babylon the Great" also contains the holy place which has now been profaned by a disgusting thing just as the Temple in the city of Jerusalem was also profaned. Will many heed Jesus Christ's warning and flee from Babylon the Great or will it also be like in the first century and only a special few will make the correct decision? After contemplating the horrific judgment received by those complacent with the corrupted city in the first century the modern day decision should be easier to make.
I have a baptism
You need to decide which baptism you will be loyal to. Your words and actions after reading this will manifest whether you are loyal to the baptism which Jesus Christ has commanded or to the one which Satan and his weeds have invented. Our King Jesus Christ leaves no doubt that the arrival of this time when Christians would be required to make a decision in regard to his baptism is a situation he has been longing for:
Luke 12:49- "I came to start a fire on the earth, and what more is there for me to wish if it has already been lighted? Indeed, I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and how I am being distressed until it is finished!
Making this decision will not result in a peaceful circumstance inside the congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses. Some family members may choose to remain loyal to Satan's invented baptism while another close family member chooses to be loyal to Jesus Christ and the baptism he commanded.
The scripture in Luke Chapter 12 goes on to describe divisions in regard to his baptism. Jesus Christ himself is looking forward to see and has for a long time waited for these divisions to happen:
Luke 12:51- Do YOU imagine I came to give peace on the earth? No, indeed, I tell YOU, but rather division. For from now on there will be five in one house divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against [her] mother, mother-in-law against [her] daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against [her] mother-in-law."
That a large separation would occur in regard to the baptism which Jesus Christ commanded is also attested to by John the Baptist who when questioned said:
Matthew 3:11- I, for my part, baptize YOU with water because of YOUR repentance; but the one coming after me is stronger than I am, whose sandals I am not fit to take off. That one will baptize YOU people with Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he will completely clean up his threshing floor, and will gather his wheat into the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn up with fire that cannot be put out."
Please note in the scripture above that Jesus Christ's baptism includes Holy Spirit. It is this part of Jesus Christ's baptism which has been replaced by an unscriptural name; "God's spirit directed Organization". Notice also that the alternative to baptism with Holy Spirit is a baptism with fire; "fire that cannot be put out".
If the discerning reader is seeing through Satan's unrighteous deception and understanding the dangers presented then he should now be desperate to discuss them with the people he loves, his family and companions. These discussions will expose his true loyalty as well as theirs. The scriptures give assurance that Jehovah himself will be closely listening to what you have to say.
Malachi 3:16-18- At that time those in fear of Jehovah spoke with one another, each one with his companion, and Jehovah kept paying attention and listening. And a book of remembrance began to be written up before him for those in fear of Jehovah and for those thinking upon his name. 17 "And they will certainly become mine," Jehovah of armies has said, "at the day when I am producing a special property. And I will show compassion upon them, just as a man shows compassion upon his son who is serving him. 18 And YOU people will again certainly see [the distinction] between a righteous one and a wicked one, between one serving God and one who has not served him."
When faced with the decision to accept the baptism Jesus Christ commanded or the one which Satan and his weeds invented the distinction between a righteous and a wicked one will become immediately obvious.
Perhaps some congregations will not read this or will remain complacent after reading it. The scriptures do assure us however, that after Babylon the Great is given the judgment it deserves the kingdom will then also give the proper glory to our almighty God, Jehovah.
Revelation 11:13- "and the rest became frightened and gave glory to the God of Heaven."
Jesus said we would be given truths which are difficult to bear. If we find a new truth difficult to bear it is usually because it reveals that what we were previously convinced to believe is not true.
Your words and actions after reading this will stand as a testimony to how much you really love "the truth".
With the "man of lawlessness" revealed your love of the real truth is now essential to your survival. The scripture in 2nd Thessalonians shows that it is your love of the real truth which is now being measured in regard to this same "man of lawlessness":
2nd Thessalonians 2:9-10- But the lawless one's presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents and with every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth that they might be saved.
If you are one of the few who can see through Satan's unrighteous deception then you should be included amongst those who Jehovah considers his "special property". (Mal: 3:17)
Please now continue to the next blog entry "The Number of the Name" which will explain how the number of the Wild Beast written about in the Book of Revelation is calculated.