Monday, November 19, 2012

Who is the "Man of Lawlessness"? (2 Thessalonians ch. 2:3,4)

I have received many letters which express the pain and distress caused by the false shepherds who have taken charge of the flock...the "elders".
Matt.24:12; 2Thess.2:3 "man of lawlessness"; Rev.13:3  (these rule with "lawlessness"...not love. Matt.24:12; John13:34; James2:8)
I thought it might be helpful to post one of my recent replies...
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I and many others can also relate to the lack of support, "crushing", "bruising" and lack of empathy, which is the cold reality of how victims are treated by supposed "shepherds". These just haughtily assume they fill the scriptural shoes of "treating the flock with tenderness"...not to mention the self-declared descriptions of perfection (Isa.32:1,2; Psalm45:16) which belong to the 144000 future priests and kings of God's Kingdom. (http://jacobsladder-obadiah.blogspot.com/) (pearl-holycity.blogspot.com)

It usually takes a life crisis to break the spell of the assumed "spiritual paradise", for those able to wake up to reality.
When JW's read of the "love of the greater number" cooling off, they assume that God is concerned with and speaking of those "outside".
They fulfill James1:23,24.

I thank Jehovah for each lamb that is saved through this Great Tribulation. People scoff at the insignificance of such a spiritual manifestation of prophecy...seeing it as irrelevant in comparison to dramatic physical "signs" they anticipate.
How senseless!
Almost everyone's spiritual actions and decisions during this "sifting", will warrant their eternal destruction in the extermination soon to come.
Irrelevant?
Physical  fulfillment has absolutely no effect at all, on each one's everlasting future!

There are so few being "saved". I am comforted that you are among them. We must recall that Jesus confided to us, that this would be the case (Luke13:23; Matt.7:14; 24:39,22). Let us pray that Jehovah awakens all possible, and brings them out also; before He destroys this wicked City. (Eze.5:8,11; 15:7,8; 14:12-23; Jer.21:10; Rev.18:10)

It is a marvel to me that all do not recognize the glaring match between the prophecies about the Wild Beast and it's perfect fulfillment within God's own named people. Yet we recall that without Jehovah's spirit; we are all blind (1Cor.2:10).

It is also refreshing to hear that you are trying to share what you have learned with others (Eph.4:25). We were indoctrinated to believe that "JW's" have the saving message of life. Yet the reality is that their message is a counterfeit one. Now the burden falls upon us few, who have now received the genuine end-day alarm. We must all keep trying to reach all we can. I am working on organizing a widespread campaign.

Thank you so much for your offer of help. Just your letters of support and knowing that you are spreading the real truth, is a strengthening aid to me. If another way to help becomes clear, I will let you know.

Regarding the accuracy of your comment....
many believe that the "Man of Lawlessness" in 2Thess.2 is the Governing Bdy.
But when a sharper image comes into focus, we see that the separate evil forces that work together, become more distinct from each other.

You see, there are multiple muddled identities at work, and the book of Revelation distinguishes them more clearly.
I will try to simplify them for you concisely.
The same identities are expressed multiple ways.
I will sort them...

The first identity is at the top. It is Satan. He becomes the "father" and "husband" who replaces Christ's headship among the unfaithful anointed. We know him as the dragon, serpent, Destroyer, angel of the abyss, and Leviathan. He is the owner of his wife/Abyss/Sheol/Covenant of death (Isa.28:15), and "Head" of those who enter into that covenant. The Covenant of Death/"Babylon the Great", becomes their mother (Rev.17:5). Those unfaithful anointed who enter this covenant with Satan, become BTG's Harlot daughters.
The second identity is the "mother" and "wife" of Satan. This is the Covenant of Death, "Babylon the Great". Through that Covenant, Satan brings forth Gentile "sons of destruction", and Harlot daughters who were spiritual Jews.

The antithesis of this, is "Jerusalem above"...the "woman"/mother Covenant of Life (Gal.4:24,26), through whom Christ brings forth anointed, "living" seed. (pearl-thewoman.blogspot.com)

Just as the anointed "virgins" of the New Covenant of Life, later BECOME that covenant by being sealed in heaven, and it's ambassadors/angels/messengers on earth;
...so too those unfaithful anointed "harlots" of Satan's Covenant of Death, become sealed as vessels/messengers/angels of that Covenant, while in the earth.
They have an ongoing war/enmity (Gen.3:15; Rev.12:7)...fought between lies, and truth.

Now you have your third identity....the representative Harlots of their mother Covenant of Death....the Harlot who has her covenant's/mother's name, written on her forehead (Rev.17:5). This Harlot, is the representation of the last unfaithful anointed/false prophet, who rules. It's true identity today, is the Governing Bdy.
The other names of this very same identity, are "Wormwood" (Rev.8:10,11; 9:1), "false prophet" (Matt.7:15,23; 24:4,5,11,24,25; Rev.16:13; 19:20; 20:10; 13:14,13), "two horned wild beast" (Rev.13:14), "fallen star" (Rev.2:1,5; 8:10; 9:1; Jude1:13), "harlots" (Psalm73:27; 106:39; Isa.1:21; 23:15,16,17; 57:3; Jer.2:20; 3:1,6,8; 5:7; 13:27; Eze.6:9; 16:15,16,17,25,26,28,30,31,34,35,41; 20:30; 23:3,5,19,30,43,44; Hosea2:2,4,5; 4:12,13,14,15,18; 5:3; 9:1; Nahum3:4; Rev.17:1,15,16; 19:2; Prov.6:26; 1Cor.6:15,16). They have Babylon the Great's name on their forehead, because they are slaves of that Covenant in all they believe and desire (pearl-forehead.blogspot.com). The anointed leaders have turned against the God of their covenant, to be adulterous harlots. They "lie down" for the Gentiles, giving them gifts in exchange for alliance with their powerful army (Eze.16:33,34,36; 17:15,17; 23:7,8; 23:18,19,29,35; 29:16; Psalm104:18; 118:8,9; Micah1:7; Jer.11:3; 17:5; Isa.17:10; 30:1,2,3; 31:1,3; 36:6; 57:13). These harlots worship that power of the Gentile Nations, lusting after it...worshiping their Organizational power, like a god. They have forgotten to rely upon their husbandly owner, for the help and protection of His mighty arm! (2Chron.32:7,8; Psalm2:12; 5:11; 7:1; 9:9; 17:7; 18:2,30; 25:20; 28:8; 31:2,4,19; 34:8,22; 36:7; 37:39,40; 46:7; 59:16; 61:3,4; 62:7,8; 64:10; 71:1,3,7; 73:28; 91:2,4,9; 108:12; 40:4; 143:9; 118:8; 146:3; Prov.14:26,32; Isa.2:22; 57:13; Dan.6:23)
There are so many more scriptures about all of this prophesied distinction....between those anointed who seek shelter under the wings of the Most High...and those who leave Him...to fornicate with the powers of NON-anointed Gentiles, who provide power sourced in Satan's world, and NOT in God's spirit.
That worldly power, is precisely what the scriptures warn the anointed, against (1John2:15; Matt.4:8). It is what the "Harlots" greedily pursue....and in the end...attain...through the bloodthirsty Wild Beast (Rev.17:1,2,3,6,15,18; 18:4).

Next, you have the Wild Beast with seven heads and ten horns. This is the Organization made up of Satan's sons of destruction, who have Satan's traits, and share Satan's desire to dominate the Chosen remnant (Rev.12:3; 13:1; John8:44).
The other names of this same identity, are "Man of Lawlessness" (from 2Thess.2) and "locusts/scorpions" of Rev.9.
The "Image" of the Wild Beast; is the image that this Beast is spirit appointed and deserving of worship.
This identity is fulfilled in the backbone of the Organization...which is made up of un-anointed elders and overseers (under the "Harlot" GB).
This is why the birth of this Wild Beast, is seen as from the "sea" (Rev.13:1). The "sea" is the "Gentiles/nations" and is not a part of the anointed "earth"/spiritual Jews.
At the point that this Wild Beast is born, Satan is seen as "standing" on the sand of the sea (shore). The Wild Beast also comes up onto the land. This is symbolic for the breach upon the territory of the anointed. Their "wall" has been compromised, and Satan and his sons of power, have entered onto the "land"/earth (Rev.11:2; Matt.24:15; 2Thess.2:4).

After the  false prophet/Wormwood/two-horned Beast/"fallen" star/anointed leader of God's people,  seems to breathe life/spirit/divinity into that Gentile Beast of Satan (Rev.13:15); it then shares it's authority over all the people whom that false prophet was over, with that Beast (Rev.13:12,14). That dominion, includes "Jerusalem"/the anointed (2Thess.2:4; Rev.13:7,8,17). Although the leader of the Man of Lawlessness is not depicted in 2Thess.2, this is because during the "last hour" when this "Man"/Wild Beast is ruling; the Wild Beast is itself, the eighth king" (Rev.17:11). At that point, the "Gentile" "Wild Beast" is supreme and at the "top", with no one else above it (2Thess.2:4).
This may occur after the "Beast" has already turned on and destroyed the "Harlot" who rules over it (Rev.17:16).

The reason I tell you these things, is because the "Man of Lawlessness" is NOT the GB, but rather, is the army of elders/"locusts"...the "Gentile"/non-anointed Organization which makes up the collective "Wild Beast". They have already raised themselves up over all anointed.
This is already evident, as this "Image" of a spirit directed Beast/Organization, is working to expel/kill/wage war, on the "Holy Ones" (Rev.13:7,15). These are now the ones who comprise the writing Committees, and determine what the "proper food at the proper time" is....NOT the anointed GB.

That Image of spirit direction, stems from the lie that elders are "appointed by Holy Spirit". Spirit appointment is only true of anointed ones (Rom.8:14; 1John2:27; Acts1:8; 2Pet.1:10; John15:16).
(see  pearl-whowasthetwelfthapostle.blogspot.com )

And so, the "Organizational Idol" is not the GB, but is the idolatrous "Image" of the Organization/"Wild Beast"
...which is "Gentile"/from the "sea"/non-anointed (Rev.13:1).
These are considered "uncircumcised"/"common" by Jehovah. They are not Jehovah's chosen, cleansed, and sacred priesthood (Rom.2:29), and therefore do not belong serving in Jehovah's sanctuary (as counterfeit priests 2Chron.13:9; Gal.4:8; Num.3:10). For them to do so, is a "disgusting thing, standing in a Holy Place" (Matt.24:15; Mark13:14; Rev.11:2; Eze.44:6,7,8,9)
pearl-disgustingthing.blogspot.com )

The organization/Beast, is made up of un-anointed elders and overseers....
yet it's image is one of having a sacred status and divine direction. That seeming golden crown of authority came (Rev.9:7), not from God, but from the Harlot/false prophet, "Wormwood" (Rev.8:10,11; 9:1,3; 13:11,15; Eze.22:26). Why? Because this Beast is a servant to the Harlot, killing off her competition. She wants to empower it! She does not realize that this Beast is WILD...not domesticated. She will pay dearly for overlooking this (Rev.17:16).

It is the GB/Harlot/two-horned Beast/False Prophet,  which endorses and empowers that "Image"/Idol/Organization,  to have seeming divinity. (Rev.9:3; 13:15; Dan.11:31; 8:11; 9:27; Jer.7:30).
The Organizational Idol, is NOT the GB, but is the army of non-anointed elders and overseers. These make up the Organizational Wild Beast, rule in each Congregation, and over which the GB rides/directs/controls for a time. (Rev.17:11; Dan.8:24)

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