Friday, April 5, 2013

Who is "The Faithful Slave"?

The "Watchtower" has begun a practice of releasing changes in doctrine as a "leak" first, before it is officially released in publication. I think this may possibly be a tactic to gauge people's reactions, including reactions by the anointed with whom they are at spiritual warfare (2Cor.10:3,4,5; Rev.12:7; 1Cor.6:3; Rev.19:11,14,8; 6:11). If they can foresee specific problems which stand in the way of the new doctrine being accepted; it can be "tweaked" in the official release. In this way, the "foolish virgins" can glean "light" from the "wise" (Matt.25:1,2,8).
(http://jwsurvey.org/cedars-blog/new-light-watchtower-magazine-leaked-from-organization-weeks-ahead-of-general-release)
Here is a quote from the above link:
"“Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time? Happy is that slave if his master on arriving finds him doing so. Truly I say to YOU, He will appoint him over all his belongings.” Matt.24:45-47
"As you can see, the above verse effectively has two elements to it. First, Christ appoints his faithful slave to watch over his “domestics.” Then, only later, does Christ “arrive” and appoint the slave over all his “belongings.” Clearly, both of these things cannot happen at the same time. One part of the verse is described in the present tense, and the other in the future tense. Therefore, a period of time is implied between these two events. The question, at least as far as Watchtower is concerned, is “when was this time period?”
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This time period is simply explained by Christ's own words:
Matt.25:14,15,19  --The time period begins when the Master leaves. (John14:28,2,3,18; Acts1:8,9)
This was when Jesus ascended into heaven. His parting words highlighted the "gold" he gave his disciples, and what they were to do with it (Matt.28:19,20). As time progressed and these original chosen one's died; New people were chosen, anointed, and given the same assignment (Mark13:30; 2Chron.16:9; 1Pet.2:9; 1John2:20,27; John20:29; 1Pet.1:8; John17:20; Matt.16:18; Eph.2:20; 1Pet.2:5; Rev21:17). As each anointed one is chosen (each living stone added to the temple 1Pet.2:5; 1Cor.3:16; Eph.2:20,21,22), they receive a stewardship over the truths in God's word (1Cor.4:1,2; 1Pet.4:10; Eph.4:12; 1Cor.12:7; 2Tim.4:5). How they tirelessly care for this "gold" (Rev.3:18; 1Pet.1:7; Ps.119:72,127; Mark8:35) is the basis for each one being sealed as faithful (Rev.6:9,10,11; 2Tim.4:7; Rev.3:21; Rom.14:12) during their own lifetime. ALL those given the anointing knowledge, must prove "faithful and discreet" (1John2:20; 1Cor.4:1,2)
If they are faithful over this "little", then they will receive the inheritance of "much" (Luke16:10; Matt.25:21,34). That "much", is all Christ's belongings (Matt.24:47). Clearly this faithfulness and inheritance, is not just for the "governing body" of today. 144000 must prove to have this diligence, love, sacrifice, and faithfulness (Rev.6:9,10,11; 20:4; 14:1,4,5)

One of the latest rumors, is that the only "faithful slave" (Matt.24:45) is the "governing body" of today. It is asserted that there were NO "faithful slaves" previous to the men which now rule over the international organization who call themselves "Jehovah's Witnesses".
We know that when a house is built on sand, it shifts and cracks. It must continually be repaired and patched up to "whitewash" it's intrinsic growing imperfections (Eze.13:12,11,13; Acts23:3; Matt.23:27). For those who make a home from such walls, that "house" of doctrines will come to ruin (Matt.7:27; Prov.19:5,9). Such is the case with man-made doctrines of error (Matt.7:26). For those who take shelter in and send forth such lies, the scriptures at Isa.28:11,14,15,17,18,19,20,21,22,29 find their home. (Dan.5:25,26,27,30; Luke12:20)
Why did Jesus put the identity of the faithful slave in question form? (Matt.24:45)?
Because he listed two distinct options before his slaves (Matt.24:46,48,49,50,51).
It must be noted, that if the governing body is the only slave, it is also the only identity that can fulfill the wicked steward....not the so-called "apostates" which they "beat". (Isa.66:5; John16:1,2; Rev.11:7; 13:15; 6:9; 20:4; 17:6)

It is astonishing to me, that men who read about the parts of Christ's body (1Cor.12:27,28) ..."parts" who are in subjection to Jesus as a husband is head of his wife (Col.1:18; Eph.5:23; 1:22), could not find it obvious that all those in subjection to the Master are his slaves (John14:15; Rom.6:16). I am astounded that such a basic and simple scriptural teaching must be established once again, and that, to those professing to be the ultimate spiritual leaders (Matt.23:10; Heb.5:11,12). If one is a true prophet, then all that one teaches must be in full subjection to our only "leader" and his teachings (1Tim.1:3; 6:3,4; John14:6,26; Luke9:35; Prov.21:28; 14:5; John7:18,16), and derive all our "fruit" from him (John15:5,16; Matt.7:20). To be under such subjection and obedience, is to be a slave of Christ. (Rom.6:16)

What is the scriptural evidence, that ALL chosen anointed, are slaves of Christ...and must choose  individually to be either "faithful and discreet", or "foolish"/"wicked"? (I can't believe that this is actually an issue!)
I will let the scriptures speak for themselves:

Titus 1:1; Rom.1:1; 1Cor.7:22,23; Gal.1:10; Col.4:7,12; 3:24; 2Tim.2:24; James1:1; 2Pet.1:1; Jude1:1; Rev.19:10; 22:9; Matt.6:24; 25:21; Luke17:10; John12:26

The day Jesus left the earth, he gave command to his anointed slaves:
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matt.28:19,20
Is it not clear there, that the Master has commanded his slaves, and that Christ promised to be with those commanded, starting back there in the first century, and that he would be with them, clear up until the end?
(Matt.24:34)

Jesus told his slaves... "Keep on the watch". This was the assignment given to all Christ's slaves. This is a part of the description of the faithful slave (Luke12:37; Matt.24:42,45; Mark13:35; Rev.16:15)
Peter himself asked Jesus, who he was referring to when Christ spoke of this watchful, faithful slave. What was his answer?
At Mark, chapter 13 we find a complete answer.
Please take note, especially of Christ's concluding words to his first century followers.....

33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. 34 It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his slaves, and to each his work (1Cor.12:18,5,6; Eph.4:11), and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. 35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you,   I say to all:   Watch!”

Yes...all the slaves are to remain on watch. If they do, they are, "faithful and discreet". If they are not awake virgins with their lamps burning light derived from Holy Spirit (but derived from those who "sell"); they will be found unfaithful, foolish, and wicked.
(Matt.25:1,2,6,7,8,9,10; 2Cor.11:2; Eph.5:26,27; Rev.14:4,5)

Does Christ say this only to the governing body today?
Are they the only ones who can possibly be the "faithful and discreet slave"?
I hope the Bible makes the answer to this elementary question, as clear to you as it is to me.
1Cor.3:13; Rom.2:6; 14:12; Gal.1:8; 2Cor.11:4; Rev.2:20; 13:14,15,8; 1John4:1; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14

The governing body is painting themselves into a corner.
They were faced with the problem of other anointed also being slaves of Christ. This undermined their false doctrines, power, and authority. While not consulting their brothers (1Cor.12:21,22,25), they claimed to be their spokesman. This became exposed as an obvious lie. Refusing to serve their brothers (Mark10:44), they must resort to further lies, asserting now that they are the ONLY slaves of Christ in existence (Isa.47:8,10; Zeph.2:15; Rev.17:18; 18:7,4; 2Cor.3:5)
This "new light" conflicts with other doctrines regarding the year 1914. You older witnesses likely remember that this was the sole reason to put faith in this Organization....We were taught that Christ's inspection occurred 100 years ago, and that the "faithful slaves" of that day were appointed over Christ's earthly belongings...his "kingdom interests". New doctrine asserts that these "founding father" Bible students were not among the faithful slaves at all!
2Tim.3:9

(Additional follow-up in the post of 4/12/13, located here: http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/04/satan-misleads-entire-inhabited-earth.html
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5 comments:

  1. As you have pointed out the Harlot are apostate anointed and are the GB,the false self apointed "FDS"...and they are drunk. If a person is drunk,how easy is it to get what you want by giving logical reasonings? Its very hard. This is why they are trying any sort of logic to make it appear they are giving out light,but when you examine it,its the result of spiritual drunkeness. What a habitual drunk has to say NEVER makes sence no matter what way you look at it. What the Harlot GB says is the result of her drunkeness and will never make sense from a biblical point of view. 1914 is the result of drunken stupor. Who else but a habitual drunk would think that re-hashing 1914 in so many ways, would in the end make it beliveable to those who are not drunk ?

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    1. Unfortunately, "she" has made millions of people drunk right along with her (Jer.51:7; Rev.18:3). We know the outcome for these, and it is our responsibility to warn them (Eze.2:7; 1Tim.4:16; Eze.3:19; Acts20:28). I hope you will join us in this effort. All are welcomed and we beseech all to assist in the great final witness.
      Thank you for sharing your comment,
      Pearl

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  2. As current and former JW’s know, the governing body has always claimed to be the faithful and discreet slave appointed by God; the recent doctrinal changes haven't altered this core belief that's reinforced relentlessly via the weekly meetings. And yet the concept of an "appointed" faithful and discreet slave doesn't even exist in the bible - at least, not in my view.

    In Matthew chapter 24, 25 and Luke chapter 12, Jesus portrays himself as an employer which he refers to as the "master". The employer hires employees, i.e., "slaves" and "appoints" them to perform specific tasks. The first assignment involves giving the domestics their food at the proper time, or conducting business in behalf of the employer/master while he is away (Matt. 25:14, 15). Upon returning, the employer/master conducts an employee/slave performance evaluation. Depending on this assessment, which, according to both biblical accounts, results in different performance ratings –i.e., “faithful and discreet" or "faithful and good", "wicked and sluggish" or "good-for-nothing", "unfaithful", etc., the slave is either promoted, punished and demoted, or terminated (thrown into the darkness --Matt. 25:30). The employees/slaves who complete the first assignment successfully and thereby receive the "faithful & discreet" performance rating are then "appointed" to a position of much greater responsibility; in fact, this new or second assignment entails overseeing or managing ALL of the employer/master's belongings, not just his domestics or business concerns.

    So then, Jesus never "appoints" a faithful and discreet slave; rather, he appoints slaves to positions of oversight, i.e., "managers" who are entrusted to carry out the assignment that he gives them: feeding the domestics/conducting business in his behalf, etc. Depending on the degree of success to which they discharge these initial duties, and after an evaluation and subsequent performance rating as mentioned above, they are promoted/appointed to the position of "Kings and priests" or demoted and/or terminated.

    As demonstrated, Jesus has not yet conducted his employee/slave performance evaluation, nor will he ever "appoint" a faithful and discreet slave, yet the governing body tenaciously clings to this designation and has done so for almost 100 years now. This is shocking especially in view of their recent public announcement: "Jesus’ appointment of the 'slave' over his 'belongings'...must be a future event. He will make that appointment during the great tribulation." (jw.org/en/news/events-activities/annual-meeting-report-2012/). There is no doubt that the governing body has long been aware of not only this but also the fact that the identification of those slaves deemed faithful and discreet by Jesus coincides with this FUTURE event--the "appointment of the slave over his [Christ's] belongings...". Problem is, coming clean on such a long-standing and deliberate cover-up would completely strip them (GB) of their self-proclaimed divine authority and expose their religious organization for what it really is: a counterfeit of God’s true earthly organization that has yet to arrive - New Jerusalem (Revelation 21: 2,3).

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    1. Thank you for your accurate expressions. This is the group which must render sacred service (formed by God to declare His praise) in God's Temple arrangement, even now (1Pet.2:5,9,10; Rev.7:15). The anointed chosen have already been given this assignment (since Christ left the earth (Matt.25:14,15,19)...to bear truthful "fruit" (John15:5,8; Matt.7:20). Those not doing so are to be "cut down and thrown into the fire" (Matt.3:10; 7:19). This present responsibility corresponds to the "little" that we have been given (1Cor.13:9,10), as you have already mentioned above. If we are found faithful by the Master with this "little"; we are then appointed over "all" Christ's Kingdom belongings....to the extent that all creation will be "cured" (Rev.22:2; Eze.47:12). What a joy!....that is worth any present pain. (Rom.8:18)

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  3. hi pearl i hope you are doing great and having all the strength to continue sharing information to your readers...

    ...i am a regular reader of yours, although haven't been commenting lately.
    I came here today to check if you have anything to say about the WT's july 15, 2013 study edition articles..
    it's just crazy and so overwhelming that one by one they are presenting doctrinal adjustments and changes...
    if you have time, maybe you would like to write an article about it, i'm sure there are lots of other who would like to hear from you about this as well...

    as usual all the articles you are writing here continue to stimulate my mind and keep me focused on the word..

    Thank you and warm regards

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