Saturday, September 29, 2012


A QUESTION:

We know and can see that Satan has infiltrated the Watchtower, but how can you be sure that the actual temple which the man of lawlessness will sit in is the actual Watchtower and not a third temple which they supposedly plan to build in Jerusalem?
The reason why I say this is because it says, "he will bring an end to sacrifices" what animal sacrifices are being carried out in Watchtower?

REPLY:

This question raises some sub-questions....
It the "actual Watchtower" the Temple of "The God"?  2Thess.2:4
It this "Temple of  The God" a building or earthly Organization?
Does physical Jerusalem have any significance to Jehovah God today?
What are the "gift offerings" that will "cease" (end to sacrifices) in the time of the end, 
and does this refer to animal sacrifices?

1. Is the "Watchtower" the actual Temple of "The God"?  2Thess.2:4

No. It never was. Although this Organization has drawn and "housed" those in Covenant with God
(New Covenant, Chosen Ones); the Organization itself, is not that "Body of Christ", nor True Temple.
That holy priesthood/Temple, is the actual anointed (1Cor.3:16)...each one a "living stone" who together, make up that "Temple" (1Pet.2:5,9; Heb.11:10; Rev.21:23; 22:5; John2:19; Mark14:58; Acts7:48; Eph2:22; Rom.8:9). So the Representatives of Jesus and Jehovah (2Cor.5:20; Isa.43:10,21)...His "Organization" in the earth so to speak, are the anointed Temple and body of Christ (Eph.4:4)....not the Watchtower Corporation. 

2. 
It this "Temple of The God" a building or earthly Organization?

As already seen from the scriptures above, the "Temple of God" does not consist of a compound of physical buildings, nor any sort of man-made structure, organization, aspiration, or system. Yet there is an "earthly organization" in the sense that Christ is the Head of the anointed Congregation, his body of the anointed (Eph.5:23,24,25,26,27,30,32) and future bride (Rev.21:9,2). As long as members of that seed are present on earth, this is where God's "Organization" is (Matt.24:34; Rev.12:17; John13:20; Luke10:16; Matt.25:40).

3. Does physical Jerusalem have any significance to Jehovah God today?

This can be answered simply with Heb.8:7 and Gal.4:24,25,29,30,31,26.
Can you see from these two scriptures, that the "Israel" and "Jerusalem" of significance to God,
is no longer according to flesh, but according to spirit? (Rom.2:29; Gal.3:29; 6:16; 1Pet.3:6; Rev.21:2)
"Israel" means, "Sarah of God". This is referring to God's "woman" Covenant (Gal.4:24) though which he brings forth promised seed.
Therefore, Jehovah's "Israel", is whatever Covenant with Him is presently in force. This is no longer fleshly Israel under the Law Covenant (Rom.10:4; Luke22:20) ...but spiritual, under the New "Covenant of Peace" (meaning of "Jerusalem") Eze.37:26; Rev.21:2.

4. What are the "gift offerings" that will "cease" (end to sacrifices) in the time of the end, 
     and does this refer to animal sacrifices?

Animal sacrifices ended for God's new Nation, with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Rom.10:4; 1Cor.5:7; Heb.10:10; 9:12,13,14,15)
The New Covenant involves new sacrifices from it's members (Hosea6:6; Heb.13:15; Rev.6:9; Eph.5:2; Psalm141:2; Rev.5:8; 8:4; Rom.12:1; Phil.2:17). For those in the New Covenant, there is a new sacrifice of life, and new gift offering.
When Daniel mentions the end of the daily sacrifice (Daniel12:11; Rev.6:9; Rom.6:3; Psalm51:17), it also referred to the "gift offering" (Dan.9:27  "he shall cause the zevach [sacrifice] and the minchah [gift offering] to cease) Heb.13:15. [I believe this is the same period when there is a "half-hour" of "silence in heaven" (Rev.8:1; Job.12:19,20; Lam.2:10; Amos8:2,3; Isa.42:14; Rev.12:2)]. I believe this to be the period while Satan is successful in "trampling the Holy Place" (Dan.8:13; Rev.11:2) into a condition of sleep and inebriation (Matt.25:1,5; 5:13; Jer.51:7; Rev.18:3), through the lying signs and portents of the Wild Beast (2Thess.2:3,4,9; Rev.12:15; 16:13,14,15; 13:11,13,14; Matt.24:24; Col.2:8). This is when the "gift offering" being offered by the anointed "priests", ceases (1Pet.2:5; Rom.15:16; 1Tim.4:16; 2Pet.1:8; Col.1:10).

So as you can see according to the scriptures, the "Temple" is made up of the anointed priesthood (1Pet.2:5; Rev.5:10)....the sacrifices they offer are not animals (as was the case under the Mosaic Law), but is their own lives used to bear witness (Rev.20:4)...and the location of that spiritual "Temple" (where God resides in spirit), IS among  those "living stones" (2Cor.6:16; Zeph.3:16,17,18,19,20).
Therefore, the "Man of Lawlessness" who sits in the "Temple of The God" (1Cor3:16), is not in the middle eastern city of Jerusalem, because this is not the "gathering" place of the Chosen Ones. The Chosen gather in a symbolic "wilderness" (Matt.24:28; Rev.12:14); which has nothing to do with a physical location, a physical temple, or a physical Organization.
(John4:21,23,24; Matt.24:27; 2Cor.5:7; Heb.8:5; 12:22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29; 2Pet.3:10,11,12,13) 
The Gentile "Man of Lawlessness" however, who raises himself up "in (among) the Temple of The God", IS  the elders of the Watchtower. It is through this un-anointed segment of the Organization's power (Dan.11:31; Matt.24:15; Rev.13:1) (false priests Rev.9:3,7; 2Chron.13:9; 23:6,7; Ezek.44:6,7,8,9), that the True Temple are being subjugated, restrained, and trampled....especially while they are yet imprisoned under the power of that Organizational Beast (Rev.9:5,6,10; 13:5,7; 2Thess2:4,6,9) 
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/09/tails-stingers-scorpions-rev910.html)
(pearl-revelation9.blogspot.com). 
After being "cast out", they are still held in reproach (Isa.66:5; John16:2; Rev.11:8,9,10; 6:10,11), until Jehovah Stands Up for them (Isa.61:7,8,9,4,6; Matt.17:11; Isa.60:3).
Above that "Man of Lawlessness"/Gentile Beast, ...is the fallen anointed one/"star", who gave that Beast it's power and authority (Rev.8:10,11; 9:1,2,3; 13:11,12,15; Eze.44:6,7,8,9; 2Chron.13:9; Rev.13:15; John16:2).

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