Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hijacked!

Below is a question from a reader:


The real question is why can satan turn the Org against the annointed and why do the non annointed swallow the lies ? As Ive tried to explain,imperfection is partly to blame. thats not an excuse. But at the same time as believing the lies,they also know basic doctrinal truths that are in the bible...so why the lies and the truth ? 
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I'm not sure if you are asking why Jehovah allows Satan to persecute the seed of the woman (through the organization) (Rev.12:13), or if you are asking why the Organization decides to turn against the faithful (Rev.11:7). The Bible tells us clearly why the non anointed swallow the lies (Rev.12:15,16). 
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/02/earth-swallows-satans-river.html

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/05/who-is-to-blame.html

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/04/satan-misleads-entire-inhabited-earth.html

According to the Bible, imperfection is NOT to blame (2Thess.2:11,12). Think about this....all of us...including the faithful anointed... start out as IMperfect (Rom.3:23). Yet...not all are deceived by Satan (1Pet.2:9). The unfaithful [both anointed (Rev.13:7) and not (Rev.13:8)] believe the lies (2Thess.2:11; Rev.16:13,14), because they "take pleasure in unrighteousness", they "did not accept a love of the truth" (2Thess.2:10), 
or they lost the "salt" (Num.18:19) of their Priestly covenant (Matt.5:13; Isa.51:23; 2Cor.11:20; Luke 21:24; Rev.11:2)... forgetting their divine calling to be priests and kings (Rev.5:10). 
No one is a match for the deceptive powers of Satan on their own. If Jehovah does not give Holy Spirit to open the eyes, we are all in the dark. Yet Jehovah chooses who He gives that spirit to...and He does not give it to those who do not love truth, nor to those who prefer the glory of men to the humiliations of the Christ (John12:43).
Remember the Israelites...when they rejected Jehovah's rule and asked for a king to rule over them...one they could see, admire, belong to, and be proud of? (1Sam.8:4,5,6,7,8,9,10,18,19,20) Jehovah chose Saul for them, but such was not what Jehovah wanted. It was a concession for these faithless, un-spiritual men.

 It is the same today. God's people are not content to have Jehovah and Jesus as their Kings. They want an organization they can see...leaders they can serve and worship...buildings and facilities that they can take pride in. None of these things are treasures in heaven (Matt.6:19,20,21), nor is faith in such things a house built on the rock-mass of Jesus' teachings (Matt.7:24). Such things are part of the world which is due to "pass away" (1John2:17). They are building their house of Faith on sand (Matt.7:26,27). Soon, all such things will be washed away, along with all other governing powers and authority that have been raised up against the real incoming Kingdom (1Cor.15:24,27; Matt.25:31).
So, to get back to the first question you bring up....
Satan can turn the Org. against the anointed, because as was the case with Job, Satan demands to fully test each anointed one, before he allows Jehovah to seal them (Job.1:8,12; Luke22:31; Rev.9:10,6; Job14:13). Satan does not want to lose his rule over the world (1John5:19). The Chosen Ones are those who will take it from Satan (Rev.12:10,11). Satan is trying desperately to make each one be disqualified (2Cor.11:3). According to Jehovah's justice, he allows that testing, just as he did with Job (Prov.27:11). By faithfulness, Satan (and his basis for world dominance) is conquered (Rev.12:10,11).
Satan was already granted rule over the world back in the garden of Eden. Any authority or governing power that sprouts within Satan's umbrella of world rule, is subject to Satan (Matt.4:8,9). This is why Jesus warned his brothers not to imitate worldly rule among themselves (Mark10:42,43). Jesus knew that if this dominance slipped in among them (Mark9:33,34), Satan would gain control through those who compromised (Matt.18:1,2,3,4; 1Cor.4:8,14; Rev.9:1,11).
Satan has legal right to dominate any worldly power (despite it's claims to be "theocratic") during his reign (1John5:19). This is still his world, along with every power and authority within it. God's Kingdom does not arrive as a pocket inside Satan's world. When Satan's rule ends, then God's Kingdom begins (1Cor.15:24-25,28).
While Satan still has his authority and power over the entire world...
You bet he is going to use it to destroy the Chosen Ones! The book of Revelation makes very clear just how he uses these deceptive and authoritative powers in order to mislead the Chosen (Rev.12:15; 13:7,13,14,15,16; Matt.24:24). He is desperate.....each time another anointed one is sealed...his end draws closer (Rev.12:11; 20:1,2). He is waging war with the anointed (Rev.12:7,13,17; 13:7; 11:7).
Yet we know that the anointed as a Body, are given the grace of knowledge by God (1John2:20,27; 1Cor.12:14,21; Eph.4:11-12). Surely these are not deceived by Satan, are they? The anointed are empowered to reject Satan's enticements and deceptions (Luke10:19). These kingdom heirs can remain separate from Satan's world, while being within it (John17:15). But what if a prominent leading anointed one/steward (Luke12:42) becomes prideful, and desires power? Can he abuse his position over God's Congregation? Can he compromise to Satan, where Jesus did not (Matt.4:8,9)? Satan can grant power over Nations within a religious realm (Rev.13:8). One can be favored with worldly power, without becoming a politician. ALL worldly power is under Satan, including religious (Rev.9:11; 2Cor.11:13,14). This is why Jesus warned his brothers to resist any such world/"Gentile"-sourced dominance, over their brothers (Mark 10:42-44; Luke 12:45-46).

It seemed that the Steward (through the organization) offered many truths. All seemed sincere, and the leadership seemed in subjection to Christ's authority as it carried out God's will.
How did the anointed steward go from supporting the least of Christ's brothers,
to restraining, dominating, hindering, and persecuting them (through the "Gentile" organization -LINK)?
How did it derail from doing God's will, to Satan's will?

How did Satan gain control of Christ's priesthood, and "trample" them down? (LINK) As soon as men desire greatness in this world...and a rule over their fellow anointed brothers, willing to compromise truth for their own worldly interests....Satan can legally step in and take control of such a power (Rev.8:10,11; 9:1,11). Remember, this is his legal right since Eden (Gen.3:13). He rules all those who compromise; truth, for dominion. 

Satan will not lose his world rule, until all 144000 are sealed and the kingdom of the world transfers over to the Kingdom of our Lord Jehovah, and of His Christ (Rev.12:10,11). This has NOT YET OCCURRED (1Cor.11:26). The only ones empowered by Jehovah to remain without spot from all this world and it's deceptions, are the faithful anointed and those who listen to them (Luke10:16). These ones are NOT ruling the Organization. Faithful ones would never accept a position of rule this side of Armageddon (Matt.4:8,9; 1Cor.4:8). Jesus taught that all such dominion is wrong (Matt.28:3; Mark10:42,43; 1Cor.12:21).
Why do the non-anointed swallow the lies? (Rev.12:16)
Matt.24:24 reminds us that NO ONE is a match for Satan's deceptions. Even most of the Chosen Ones will fall to this final machination (Rev.16:13,14; 17:12). The only protection anyone has, is Jehovah's spirit (1Cor.12:7-8; 2:10,12; Rom.8:14). Yet, these unfaithful ones who consider themselves already ruling, are not really asking for that spirit (Luke 11:13). They now rely on an organization, most of which are not anointed. Those under them are content to worship and follow men (Rom.1:22,23), believing that through subjection to these, they already have peace and security with God (1Thess.5:3). They have forgotten their exclusive devotion to Jehovah, and have replaced Him as their God. The organization is not Jehovah. They are all idolators. Jehovah's word explains.....
(Regarding the non anointed Organization (elders, overseers, etc.) that are trampling down Jehovah's anointed Temple)....

 2Thess.2:4 "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.    9 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. 11 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." (Joel 1:6,7; Rev.9:3,8,10)
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What "unrighteousness" do God's people take "pleasure" in?
That the anointed Temple and center of God-approved worship (1Cor.3:16,17; John4:21,23; Heb.10:16) is replaced by a world-styled Organization of spiritual Gentiles that trample down and destroy Jehovah's True Temple (Dan.11:31,36; 8:13; Luke21:24; Rev.11:2). 
This is the "disgusting thing standing in a Holy place" (Mark13:14). These non anointed do not belong serving as priests (Num.3:10). Jehovah has expressed His feelings about this abomination when God's people were guilty of this in the past. (Eze.44:6,7,8,9; 2Chron.13:9; Lam.1:10; Joel1:9,13) Only those whose hearts have been circumcised by Holy Spirit (anointed), may serve in the Temple as priests (Rom.2:29; Eze.44:7). The "fallen" unfaithful anointed ruling at the top, have brought these "uncircumcised" ones into power (Rev.13:15; 9:1,3) to dominate the chosen sons of God. Can you imagine how Satan can use this???
Although there is a scriptural record of how Jehovah feels about this very abomination; God's present day people take pleasure in this same disgusting thing, and all the idolatry that goes along with it (1Cor.10:11; Rev.13:8; 2Thess.2:12).

Will they escape unpunished? Not a chance (Jer.25:27,28,29; Rev.14:9,10,19; Zeph.3:1). This is why Jehovah tells us to "get out" (Rev.18:4; Matt.24:16; Jer.51:6)! His vengeance is hurrying (Zeph.1:14,15,16,17,18; 3:8), and if we are caught inside (Marked on our foreheads as slaves to the Wild Beast-like Organization -LINK), we will share in the anger of His wrath (Rev.13:16,8). (see http://pearl-winepress.blogspot.com
God's end-time people are so busy taking pleasure, pride, false peace and security in a man-made priestly organization of spiritual Gentiles....that they take no note of Jehovah's standards, the leaving of Jehovah's Word and the teaching of lying doctrines of men, the persecution of Christ's brothers by spiritual Gentiles who have replaced Jehovah's chosen priests,  nor the idolatrous worship they are giving a worldly organization which has come under the dominion of Satan. 
They don't realize that, without the faithful anointed drawing Jehovah's blessing and dispensing the proper food (Acts3:25; Isa.63:18), this Organization is just another church of Christendom. What will they do after they have thrown out all those inclined toward integrity, and Jehovah totally removes all blessing (Isa.63:10)? 
As soon as the faithful are all expelled/"killed", Jehovah's wrath will fall upon this poisonous vine (Deut.32:32,36,37,43; Rev.14:19). It will be just as the Jewish Nation, which rejected and killed Christ...only to perish by the Romans in 70 C.E. after the faithful fled that City. We now, must also flee before Jehovah's wrath descends (Zech.2:6,7).

"Why the lies and the truth?"

This simple answer is found at Rev.8:10,11.
"10 And the third angel blew his trumpet. And a great star burning as a lamp fell from heaven, and it fell upon a third of the rivers and upon the fountains of waters. 11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And a third of the waters turned into wormwood, and many of the men died from the waters, because these had been made bitter."
Can you see that an anointed star (Rev.1:20; 2:1; 3:1) "fell from heaven" (Rev.2:5) and caused one third of the "waters" to become deadly?
A symbolic "one third", is not all. But it is enough to cause death.
Just as with literal water that has been defiled....in a short time the poison that is in one section spreads out to contaminate all the water in the container. In time, no water from that source is safe (James3:11). (Matt.24:15,16)

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