Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hide? Or Herald? / Stay? Or Flee?

Still continuing to be augmented. New conclusion added.

A COMMENT I WAS SENT:


"Pearl, please listen to a bit of advice.

You are having people "out" themselves when it seems it is really not the time to do so. It seems to me it is the time to remain hidden until Christ sends us out to go ruling in the midst of our enemies. Obadiah hid 100 prophets by 50 in caves, David hid himself from king Saul. Mordeciai told Esther not to reveal her people or her identity:
Esther 2:10 -Now Esther had not disclosed her people or her lineage, for Mordecai had instructed her not to do so.
If you reveal yourself now, you will face unnecessary trials and persecution you don't have to face at this time, the time will come for that but it is not now. Please consider this carefully."

MY RESPONSE:


Matt.5:15
"Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house."
Luke12:35
"Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning".

Matt.10:16-39 (click on to read); Mark8:35
Matt.25:25,26,27,28,29,30,41,42,43,44,45

First of all, the people you speak of did not "out themselves".

They simply started obeying the scriptures, were noticed because of it, and then were subjected to scrutiny, slander, and expulsion. This was done, not by them, but by the false doctrines of the "wicked steward", and the army of Gentile elders---that steward's long arms (Dan.11:31; Jer.7:30; 19:4; Dan.11:38,39,10,22; 8:11; 2Thess.2:4; Rev.13:15; 19:20; 17:6,3; 11:7). 
This circumstance and event is a common theme in end-time prophecies (John16:2,4,1; Luke21:24; Rev.11:2; 13:10).
Christ's advice, is that when faced with falsehood, we must confess Christ's truth, and not seek to "save our souls"...the life and identity we may possess (Matt.10:32; Eph.4:25; Ps.26:4; Mark8:35). This is also required in the time of the end, when faced with doctrines of demonic deception (1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15,16; 17:14; 19:11,14,8). If we shrink back, we do not please our Master (Heb.10:38; Rev.2:20; 3:1,2,3,4; 2:25; 12:17D).
Without a death for truth in imitation of Christ (Rom.6:5; Heb.13:13; Rev.20:4; 13:15; 11:7,8);
we will not be sealed as tested and faithful (Rev.6:9,10,11; Rev.19:7,8,14; 6:9,11; 11:7) (Rev.2:10; Luke22:31; John12:24,25).
(he-who-seeks-to-save-his-life-will-lose-it)
(symbolic-death)
(you-will-indeed-drink-my-cup)
Are we afraid of losing an identity among men?
Our identity/label among men, is symbolized in the Bible by the "garment" we wear (and is seen by others). (Matt.24:15,16,18; 6:28,30; Rev.19:8). We may think we have adequate "covering" while labeled one of "Jehovah's Witnesses", but we do not (Rev.3:17,18). We must seek the identity that will not be taken from us (Rev.16:15; 17:16) (Matt.6:19; Rev.3:5; 6:11; 1Pet.3:3,4; Rev.12:1; 1:16; Rom.13:14; 2Cor.4:6) (Col.3:9,12; 2Cor.5:2,3).
Let us be clothed by our association with the light of Christ, rather than the darkness of demons (Jer.13:16; John12:35; Isa.50:3; 13:10; Jer.4:28; Rev.20:7,8; 9:2,3,10,11; 13:7,10; Isa.49:9; 42:7) (Isa.60:2; Col.1:13; Heb.3:1; Matt.10:32; Rev.12:17; 2:25; 3:11; Luke12:36,35).
We are not to be anxious over our identity before men (John5:44,41; 12:43; Rom.2:29; 1Thess.2:6) (Mark8:35; Eph.6:13,14,15,16,17).
God will provide a garment of incorruptible glory, to those who seek to please His face (Rom.9:26; Zech.3:8,3,4,5; Job 29:14; Matt.6:28; Hosea14:5; Isa.52:1; 61:10; Rev.21:2; Isa.49:18; Ps.45:14,15; 132:16; 149:4; Rev.3:11).

Many things can seem true to us. Is that not true of the false doctrines we used to believe? Yet as knowledge and refinement progress, we often realize we were shortsighted (Prov.14:12). 

Many things can seem false to us. We must be open to Christ in however he has arranged to teach and refine us (1Cor.3:18; Rev.3:17,18,19; Prov.1:23).
The bottom line is, we are all fools, especially compared to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Our very lives depend upon gaining their graces, and the favor of their wisdom, without which we expire in the dark (Isa.38:17).
Have you privately petitioned God for confirmation of your perceptions,
by means of a clear sign?

Although you give scriptural accounts of times when God's people hid,

you do not provide scriptures which tell those in our shoes today, to hide.
You do not provide scriptures which reveal when and how a supposed switch from hiding to heralding occurs.
What relevant and related scriptures then, are there, for me to "carefully consider"?
There are scriptures for varying situations, and various scriptural ways to respond appropriately to each of them.
We are not entitled to the liberty of applying them as seems right to us.
The Bible itself tells us when and how to apply them.

Please note Ec.3:


 1  There is a time for everything,

    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3     a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
4     a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6     a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7     a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8     a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace."

So then,

how do we know whether it is now time to hide,
or the time to come out of hiding and herald the truth?
Is it time to stay silent and hide inside the Organization (Ps.26:4),
or is it time to speak openly and not condone the wickedness we perceive,
and as a consequence, be "persecuted for righteousness sake"? (Matt.5:10,11,12)

Jesus Christ himself, told us when to flee (Matt.24:15,16).

It is when we perceive /"catch sight" of, the presence of  "disgusting thing standing in the holy place"
(pearl-disgustingthing.blogspot.com)
 as spoken of at Dan.9:27 and 11:31,32,33;
which reads:
"31 “His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice (Hosea14:2; Dan.8:11). Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. 32 With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him.
33 “Those who are wise will instruct many (Dan.12:3; Phil.2:15), though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered (Rev.13:10,7)."

Please note the previous sections in bold.
Please note that when the "disgusting thing" is perceived and it is then time to leave,
those knowing God will "resist" and "instruct".
They are not said to go and hide, remaining mute.

Not all will come to "perceive" the presence of this abomination
(Matt.13:11; 19:11; Isa.29:11; Luke8:10; 1Cor.2:10), because they are blinded by it, and worship it as marvelous, wonderful, and admirable (2Thess.2:4,9,10,11,12; Rev.13:8,14,15,3).
They become obedient slaves to it's lying doctrines (Rev.13:16; 16:13; Isa.44:20; Ps.144:8; Rom.1:25), rather than obedient slaves to God's Word (Deut.6:6,8; Rev.7:3).
The Chosen are docile captives among these spiritual Gentiles (Rev.13:7; 11:2; Dan.7:21; 8:11,12,13,24), which after all, was Satan's whole motive for this scenario (Rev.12:15,17; 13:1,7,10; 2:10; Matt.24:24,25).

But once we do perceive the truth (and the abomination/disgusting thing, dominating God's Temple/Holy Place --1Pet.2:9,5; Eph.2:20,21,22; 1Cor.3:16)(Rev.11:2; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.7:21; 8:11; Rev.13:7),
then remaining in mute association with it, is not an option.(Ps.26:4; Eph.4:25). When we recognize the abomination among God's Temple (2Thess.2:4; 1Cor.3:16); Christ's direction is to "flee".
(Matt.24:15,16; 2Cor.6:16,17; Rev.2:20; 18:4,5; Jer.51:9,6,45)
(Eph.4:25; 1Tim.4:16; 1Cor.9:16; Matt.5:14,15,16; Eze.33:6; Matt.10:33,32).
  The "Temple" priesthood must repent of their captivity/subjection/slavery to the Beast (Joel1:13; Rev.11:3; 13:7,10), and be restored to function again, according to it's divine purpose (John15:1,2,5,6,8; Luke6:45,44; Matt.7:19; Heb.13:15; 1Pet.2:5,9; Isa.43:21; Mal.3:3; 2:7; Dan.12:11,12; 9:24,25; 12:1; 8:14).

As soon as a chosen priest perceives his captivity and slavery to the disgusting Idol raised up in God's Temple (Rev.13:7,10; 2Cor.11:4,20,12,3; Rom.6:16; Col.3:24), he must repent (Joel1:13; Rev.11:3; 2:16; 3:2,3; Eze.21:12; Rev.13:10) and resume the service he owes to God
(Ec.5:4; Rev.7:15; 22:3; 20:6; 5:10; Isa.60:1)
despite the consequences
(Phil.3:10; Rom.6:5; Rev.13:15; 11:7; 6:9,10,11; 12:11; 20:4).

Once an anointed one "catches sight" of this abomination, it is not permissable for that chosen priest to remain a silent doormat to the Gentiles who trample him (Rev.11:2; Matt.5:13; 2Cor.11:20,3; Isa.51:23; 52:1,2). He owes his subjection to Christ alone as his Lord and Head (Eph.5:23; 2Cor.11:3; Rev.14:4,5; Ps.26:4; 2John1:11).
He owes his neighbors the truth (Eph.4:25; Eze.3:18; John8:32; Mal.2:7).
He owes God his open praise (Ps.78:1,4; 71:17,18; Isa.43:10,21; 1Pet.2:9; Job 15:18)
  The High Priest has set an example for the Chosen (Heb.4:14).... to follow in his steps closely (1Pet.2:21; Rev.14:4). Christ was in subjection to God (1Cor.11:3; John6:38) and his true disciples are also God's slaves..... not slaves to men (1Cor.7:23; Gal.1:10). (Rev.7:3; 14:1; Matt.4:10).
He declared the truth openly, knowing the repercussions (Matt.26:55; Mark10:1; 14:49; Luke19:47; John8:2,20; 18:20; Mark10:33; John10:15,17,18).
Are we to imitate him, or not?
Those "knowing their God" (Dan.11:32) and what he deserves (Isa.42:8; Matt.4:10), will perceive the corrupting force raised up among God's Temple Priesthood, remember the need to be exclusively devoted to God alone (Ex.22:20; Isa.42:8) and "firmly resist" those Gentiles who trample and defile the sanctuary of His Holy Spirit (1Cor.3:16,17).
(Dan.11:32,33).

What is the anticipated consequence today, of "resisting" and "instructing" that which is not sourced with the wicked steward? (Rev.13:17,15)
What happens when the wicked slave's Gentile army of counterfeit priest "elders"
             (Eze.44:6,7,8,9; 2Chron.13:9; 23:6),
             (who have set themselves up, among God's anointed Temple
             -Matt.24:15; 2Thess.2:4; 1Cor.3:16; Eph.2:20,21,22;
               Rev.11:2; Luke21:24; Matt.5:13),
are "firmly resisted", and "instructed" in spirit and truth? (John16:2; Rev.11:7).

Jesus well knew the consequence of courageous obedience and loyal chastity to him (*John16:2; Matt.10:36; Mark8:35; Eph.5:27).
       (*Greek literally states, "Expel you from the assembly
           /place of meeting/Congregation/fellowship)
He said that if we were truly awake, our lamp would be burning (Luke12:35,37; Matt.25:7).
If we have no oil to burn, it is not a good indication (Matt.25:8).

You give scriptures related to hiding, but no scriptural instruction for the remnant to hide,
nor for them to hide the spiritual truths they have been given (Rev.3:18; Matt.25:25), nor to avoid the consequence of shedding light.
They are consistently referred to in prophecy, as courageous heralds in the face of "death" (Rev.6:9,10,11; 12:10,11; 20:4), 
bearing tireless witness, by sounding their priestly trumpets (Joshua6:8; Rev.8:6; Amos3:6,7; Isa.58:1; Eze.33:3,4,5,6; 7:14; Jer.4:5,6,19; 6:1; Joel2:1,15; Zeph.1:16; 14:1; Hosea8:1).
Christ set the pattern for a death-defying witness to truth, and that pattern has always been the Christian standard (2Tim.3:12; Rom.8:17; Col.4:3).
We must wage spiritual warfare along with Christ our Lord (Gen.3:15; Rev.12:7,17; 17:14; 19:11,14,8; 2Cor.10:3,4,5; Matt.12:30; Rev.3:15,16,2),
in order to attain the white robe of our seal (Rev.19:8; 6:9,10,11).


Have you asked God Himself for verification of your convictions?
This is a simple test. Pray as Gideon did, and see how God replies.
If your heart is sincere and open to truth unconditionally,
He will tell you if your eye is good. He will tell you where in His Word to find His light. Do you perceive the body, and how it works? (1Cor.11:29; 12:18,28; 14:32; Eph.2:20; Rev.22:6; 10:7; Amos3:7; Rev.1:20)

I see the "disgusting thing standing in the holy place" as clear as crystal.
Visions of God are not without force!
Should I and others not flee, because you advise against it?
Only those "leaving the City" will be offered the marriage feast (Matt.22:9)

       (Matt.22:9 literally says "those on the way out of the City", 
        which tells us that the standard for invitation, is to be 
        exiting apostate "Jerusalem", which would be the same 
        ones who are obeying Jesus.... Matt.24:16). (See ISV)

        Jesus promised, that anyone (anointed or not) brave enough to leave

        the apostate "city" Jerusalem; would be invited to the marriage feast 
        of the Lamb (Matt.22:2,8,9; Luke14:15; Rev.19:7,9,10; 22:6; 
        Rev.1:1; 5:2,5,7; 6:1). That feast has begun.
        At Matt.22:9, the Greek actually says specifically...
       "diexodous"
         G1327
         n_ Acc Pl f
         THRU-OUT-WAYS
         EXITS
         ...that although it is often translated ("street corners", "broad way", etc.),
         it is those who are on the road "leaving" the City, which are invited to 
         this end-time spiritual feast of truth.

Jesus said to "remember the wife of Lot". Why?
Because we are not to hesitate in fleeing, nor even look back at the condemned abomination we leave behind!
Note Luke17:31-33
"31"On that day, the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back. 32"Remember Lot's wife. 33"Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it."

We must not seek to preserve a life related to the counterfeit kingdom Organization of "Jehovah's Witnesses". It is a counterfeit Mt. Zion, and a counterfeit Temple served by counterfeit Gentile priests and princes (Rev.9:7; 13:1) who have stolen their royal authority from Christ's kings (Rev.1:5; 5:10; 17:12,17; 3:11).
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/02/jehovahs-genuine-mountain.html)
(pearl-disgustingthing.blogspot.com)

Even after the wicked steward Governing Body/False Prophet/dominating Harlot, is removed; the Organization will still be the blasphemous wild beast of Rev.13:1,4.

Some anointed will return after the downfall of the governing body/Harlot....not realizing the full and accurate interpretation of Revelation's identities.
Many interpret the "man of lawlessness" as being the GB (spiritual Jews/priests/called ones/from the "earth" -Rev.13:11; 19:20; 8:10,11), not realizing that the "man of lawlessness", consists of spiritual Gentiles (non-anointed) and is the first wild beast from the "sea" (Rev.13:18,1,7; 11:2).
(pearl-666.blogspot.com)
There is no reforming the Organizational Idol(/Beast's Image) even after the harlot is thrown off. It's very concept is an abomination in God's face (Isa.42:8).
(pearl-disgustingthing.blogspot.com)
For those invited who do not perceive this "disgusting thing"
              ("Gentiles" ruling over God's true Temple 
               -2Thess.2:4; Matt.24:15,16; 1Cor.3:16; Rev.13:7; 11:2) 
accurately, and so, return to it (Luke21:21);
the role of "ten kings" who rule with the beast (beast-eighth king) during the final hour (2Thess.2:3; Rev.17:11,12), is the prophetic position reserved for them (Rev.17:11,12; 3:17; 1Cor.4:8).
(Who-are-kings-of-earth?)
These ten horns will also be condemned, along with the Beast, for their not realizing that God is the strength and hope for the faithful (Heb.13:14,13; Phil.3:20)....
...Not an army of spiritual Gentiles ("elders" and "overseers"), who make up the "image" of a counterfeit "spirit-directed" Idol, that stands in defiance of God's Will and true "organization"...the administration of Holy Ones, the True Temple and abiding place of His Holy Spirit, and the Body of Christ.
(Rev.13:14,15; Zech.4:7; Rev.8:8) (Eph.1:4,5,9,10,11,12,13,14,18,19,20,21,22,23; Eph.2:20,21,22; 1Cor.3:16; 12:11,12,14,18,27,28)

The genuine and faithful ambassadors of that Temple,
are now being trampled by the blasphemous counterfeit.

The Will of God is for the lowly to be raised up by Him, and the high to be brought low (Dan.4:17) (Matt.23:12). How?
Not by the power of men and their idol of stone, but by the power of God's spirit (Zech.4:6,9,7; Rev.8:8; Mark9:42) (Jer.17:5; Ps.40:4).

Jesus clearly knew his path. One of his fellows tried to dissuade him (Matt.16:22,23).
The path of holiness is also clear during this time of great test and sorting (Amos9:8,9,10,11,12,13; Isa.54:8,11,9,10; Rev.6:14; Heb.12:27; 1Cor.3:13,14; Ps.102:26).
Will we hide our "talent of gold" and shrink back to destruction?   (John12:42; Matt.25:25,30; Heb.10:38,39; Rom.1:17) 
Spirit and scripture, make the path of life clear; along with the requirements to be on it. 
(Matt.7:14; Isa.35:8; 40:3; 62:10; Matt.24:16; Eze.36:8; Isa.49:11; Jer.50:5; Ps.118:20; Rev.19:8)(Eze.17:23; Matt.13:31,32)

"For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it." (Mark8:35)
(coming-to-life)
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/05/warning-letter.html)
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/07/persecution.html)

"Israel's watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep." (Isa.56:10; Matt.25:5)
'"What I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert! in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep." (Mark13:37,36)
"So then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober." (1Thess.5:6) 
"Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming." (1Pet.1:13)
“Let your waist be belted and your lamps burning.” (Luke12:35)
"Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist" (Eph.6:14)

Yes, there will be those hiding in caves,
but is it the right time for that now?
Notice the outcome for them. It is not good....

"15 Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?" (Rev.6:15,16,17)
------------
Christ has been ruling in the midst of his enemies since the First Century.
(Luke17:21; 11:20; Matt.11:12; 26:64; 28:18; 21:4,5; Acts2:33; Rev.3:21; Eph.1:20,21,22,23; Acts4:11; John1:49; 1Cor.15:24,25; 1Pet.3:22)

His force goes out through Zion's faithful sanctuary (Ps.110:1,2; 20:2; 2Cor.5:20; Col.1:13; Eph.2:6; Isa.2:3,10,11,12,17,18,19,22) ...also since the first century, when the gathering and sealing of it's members began.
We Chosen already have our authority to trample snakes and scorpions (Luke10:19; Matt.23:33; Eze.2:6,7; Rev.9:3,10; Eph.6:12,16).
The question is, will we faithfully use it?
(Eph.6:11; 2Cor.6:7; 1Tim.1:18; 6:12; 2:3; 2Tim.1:8; 2:9,10; 4:5)
Or will be abdicate?
(Rev.17:17; 3:11) (Prov.19:10; Ec.10:7; Rev.9:7,10,16,19)

Heb.10:38

If you have scriptures that specifically tell the remnant in the time of the end, to be silent and hide until some signal; then send them to me, as well as the scriptures that declare what that signal is.

MY FOLLOW UP RESPONSE

The "wilderness" is not a place to hide, but a place of testing and sifting, just as it was for Christ (Matt.4:1). What scripture guides you to believe that the "wilderness" means Christ's footstep followers should be hiding?
Note that the harlot, (who is not hiding), is also in the wilderness, along with the "woman" (Rev.17:3; 12:6).
Note that the "woman" is fed while in the wilderness, for a symbolic period of 1.260 days "away from the face of the serpent"--not "hiding".
Through her testing, she will be protected from failure (Rev.3:10; Jude1:24; Matt.19:25,26; Rom.14:4; 8:31; Eph.3:20; 2Pet.1:10; 2Tim.4:18; 2Cor.2:11; Rom.16:25,26,27; 1Pet.5:10)
God arranges that, through Christ (Heb.1:2; Rev.1:1; 12:6; Eph.5:29; Acts3:20; Eph.1:9; 3:3,4,9; Col.1:26). Who do these fathers use on earth, to feed the "woman" these life-saving provisions? Note the connection between Rev.12:6 and Rev.11:3 (1,260). She cannot be fed "*hidden manna" through the two witnesses, unless those two have already proven victorious (Rev.2:17) and productive.
("They" are not silent and hiding during the very same time that "she" is being fed in the wilderness. They are "prophesying" -Rev.11:3)
(*"hidden" manna-- John6:31,51; Mark8:29,30; John14:21,22; 6:51,65; Matt.13:11; Col.2:2,3; 4:3; Isa.29:11; Dan.12:10)

We must understand, that not all prove victorious at the same time. Called ones have been being selected and sealed since the first century. Remember....the daystar rises within individual hearts (Rev.2:28; 2Pet.1:19) after their victory, and when their time of Satan's testing is accomplished.

"Away from the face of the serpent" is not hiding. It is a protection which being graced with truth affords. Satan seeks to devour with his mouth, and all that comes forth from it (2Cor.2:11; 1Pet.5:8; Rev.12:15; Job 41:14,18,19,20,21,22,34).
(http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/02/earth-swallows-satans-river.html)
Conquering Satan by means of our heralding (Rev.12:10,11), is done individually, and has been occurring in every sealed member of Christ's body, since the first century (Heb.2:14; Luke10:17,18; 1John2:14; Rom.8:37).

If you are not yet at the feet of Christ, nor sitting at the table being served by him (Rev.3:20; Luke12:37; John14:23), then you have not yet fed him (Luke17:7,8,9,10). If we are hiding and silent, we give Christ nothing [Dan.8:11; 12:11; Eze.22:30 (Ps.106:23); Isa.63:5], and Satan has overreached and swallowed us into the power of his abyss of paralyzing death. Here is the connection to Rev.11:3....Eze.13:5.
It is time to "repair the wall" of protective truth, so that our Land can stand firm in this day of battle (Eze.22:30). The present wicked steward is contented with whitewashing it's defects (Eze.13:14,15,16; 22:28; Isa.28:15,18). 
"He" insists on arguing in favor of falsehood, continuing to whitewash a wall of lies which will not remain standing!
Their defensive doctrines are crumbling.



[SEE Eze.13:1-16 --(click on to open); 1Thess.5:3,6] (Acts23:3; Eze.13:12; 22:28; Joshua6:4,20; Rev.8:6)

We are not dismayed at the persecution which now befalls us. All things are proceeding according to prophecy (Rev.6:9,10,11; 12:11; Matt.5:11,12; John16:2). God's Word is reliable (2Pet.1:19).
Let the words of Jesus encourage us...
"When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." (Luke21:28)

We battle those messengers of demonic deception (Rev.16:13,14,15,16; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.12:15; Eph.6:12; 2Cor.10:3,4,5).
If you are not using what truth you have been given (Matt.25:22,4), you will not be given more (Matt.13:12).
"Protection" is not the same as restrictive chains. You must be faithful in leastbefore you are given "much" (Luke16:10; Matt.25:23). Silence and hiding have nothing to do with fulfilling that prerequisite (Rev.21:8).
If we see faithful brothers of Christ being "killed" by the Steward's minions, we are not to condone it in silence (Prov.17:15; Ex.23:6,7; Prov.18:5; Ps.119:29; 94:21; Rev.20:9; 18:4)

Now IS the time for learning and being refined (Mal.3:1,2,3; Rev.3:18; Prov.1:23). But immediately...we offer others what we have received (Matt.10:27,28; Luke12:35), or we will receive no more!
(Matt.21:19; 13:12; John15:1,2,8). WAKE UP!!!!
If you wish to verify your interpretations,
send me the scriptures!
...Not just references to those who have hidden in the past,
but those which prove that we are to hide, how long, and what the signal is to stand up and let the truth set us free.
Your references thus far...
Isaiah 49:2 -"He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; And He has also made Me a select arrow, He has hidden Me in His quiver."
    When Christ draws us from his quiver to use us, we'd better be firm,
    sharp, ready, and willing!
    (Luke10:3; Mark16:15; Ps.110:1,2,3; 45:5; Luke10:19; Matt.28:19,20; 21:41)
    When we are assigned within the body of Christ, we already have our
     assignment (Rom.2:7; Prov.12:24; Deut.23:21; 1Cor.12:18; Rom.12:6,7,8).

Psalms 94:12,13 -"How blessed is the one whom you instruct, O Lord, the one whom you teach from your law, in order to protect him from times of trouble, until the wicked are destroyed."
Do you think the wicked are gone before we should start preaching?
Do you not see that our protection is faith in God's Word (Eph.6:16; James2:26), so that we are not defeated by the hour of test?
(Protection is through having and using truth -2Pet.1:8, not through hiding)

The "wicked are destroyed" by our preaching!!! (Rev.11:3,5; 12:10-11; Jer.23:29).
That preaching is based upon the truth of God's Word (John8:28; 16:13).
The subduing of Christ's enemies will not happen, if we are silent and hiding.
Your reference to this very scripture (Ps.94:12,13), enforces that the woman in the wilderness is "protected"/"given relief" from the forces of failure (Rev.12:15) by means of God's instruction.
Why do you view "protection" and "hiding" as the same word?
Armor protects a soldier during battle.
It is our knowledge, faith, hope, and our eternal incorruption which are guarded during battle.

Because of our common sin of idolatry (Rev.13:8,7; Dan.7:21; Rev.9:7,4), we are not being protected from battle (2Chron.16:9; Dan.11:22; 9:25,26,27).
We are protected...not from our obligation to fight the battle (2Cor.10:3,4,5; Rev.16:14,15; 17:14; 19:11,14,8), but from spiritual defeat (Rev.2:11; 1John5:18; John17:15; Rom.14:4) through inactivity (2Pet.1:8; Matt.25:25,28,29,30). Protection from defeat, is not the same as passivity.

If you are not being fed the marriage feast now, not proclaiming what you are learning, are not prepared for battle;
 then you are not yet sealed, nor have you received the full spirit of the truth, nor are you offering the proper food at the proper time.
That will not change if you do not light your lamp and keep it burning (Luke12:35,36; Matt.5:14,15,16; Luke8:18; Matt.6:22,23; Luke11:35,23).

The "light" in you (that tells you to hide silently in the dark) is darkness, and you do not know where you are going. (1Cor.3:18; Jer.26:5,6; 1Thess.5:1,2,4,5,6,7,12,19,20; John12:35,36) You are already being called out of Egypt! When will you arise?
Why have you not responded to Matt.24:15,16 and Jer.51:6?
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Once we are "killed" for the sake of truth,
we are victorious. We have won!
Rev.2:10; 6:9,11; 3:3,4; 20:4; Matt.10:32; Rom.6:5
The time for "hiding" is already done.
"Moses" is not a baby anymore.
The time that has passed by is sufficient for growth in the mind of Christ
(Gal.4:19; 1Cor.3:1,2; 2Pet.3:18; Col.1:10; 1Cor.2:16; 14:20; Eph.4:13,14,15).

Do you see the "disgusting thing standing in the holy place", or not?
What did Jesus say?
Matt.24:15,16
(Eze.36:8; 34:14; John15:8)
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Yet we do not want to "flee" in the way the Organization dictates, by means of a "dissociation letter". 
We do not want to support the accusation that we don't care about God, the Truth, or our former associates 
(Jonah4:11,10; 1Cor.3:8,9; 2Cor.6:1; 5:19,20; Mark16:20; Phil.2:15; 1Thess.5:14; Acts2:40; 20:20,21,22,23,24; Isa.61:3; Matt.15:13; Acts17:29,30,31; Rom.1:25; Rev.13:8). 

The Organization uses 1John2:19 to slander our motive. 
Yet Jesus himself "went out" from the religious system of his day (Matt.23:38,39) 
       [and also commands us to 
       (Matt.24:16; Rev.18:4,5; 2John1:10,11; Eph.5:6,7)]; 
but not before he bore thorough witness to them! 
(Matt.15:24; 10:6; Acts3:26; Luke19:41,42,43,44) 
We must do the same (Eze.33:6; Eph.4:15,25).

1John2:19 is not speaking of leaving the religious system. It's true reference is speaking of the body of Christ, and the invited Called ones who leave union with that body 
       (Col.2:19; 2Cor.11:4,13; Rev.2:20; 1Tim.4:1; 
         Rev.16:13,14,15; 1John4:1; Matt.24:24,25) 
according to how God has arranged it (1Cor.12:18,28,29,8; Rom.12:6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16).

We must care about God's commands.
They include, not remaining with the wicked (2Cor.6:17,18; Rev.18:4; Ps.26:4).
But they also include giving an open witness to all we can, before departing (Eze.2:7,6; 33:6; Acts20:25,26,27; 13:40,41).

But the Beast/Organization forbids the dispersing ("buying and selling")(Rev.13:17) 
of any spiritual provisions from Christ (Rev.3:18)...
                    [Rev.3:18,20; Luke22:18; Rev.3:20 
                      --not allowing them to "buy" the 
                       "olive oil" and "wine" (Rev.6:6) 

           "olive oil": Zech.4:2,3,12,14; Rev.11:4,3; 
                         Matt.25:4; 6:22; John14:17; Eph.1:18;
                         2Cor.4:6; 3:18; 1Cor.12:8

           "wine": John15:8,5,15; Rev.5:9; 20:12; 1:1;
                    Mark2:22 (Job 32:18,19,20,21,22);
                    Isa.65:8,9,10; 62:8,9; Ps.36:8; 46:4,5;
                    Isa.66:11; 55:12; 1Chron.16:33; Rev.22:2; 14:3;
                    Ps.144:9; Rev.14:2; 1Cor.14:15; Rev.15:3;
                    Amos.9:13; Isa.4:2; 55:2; 25:6; 10:27;
                    Joel3:18; Jer.31:12; Hosea14:7; Matt.22:4
                    Mark2:22; Luke5:39; James1:21; 1Cor.3:18;
                    1Cor.5:7; Col.3:10,16; Acts.3:20; Rev.3:20;
                    Eph.4:21,22,23,24,25; Prov.3:9,10,11,12)], 

...under penalty of death (Rev.13:17; 11:7)
(Getting killed/Disfellowshipping)
(Symbolic Death)
Mark 8:35 --(coming-to-life)

For more information about how to "flee" in a way that honors God:

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/05/warning-letter.html

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2012/08/here-is-answer-to-comment-that-was-left.html

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/04/keep-awake.html


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Monday, July 14, 2014

UPDATES

Update to:
http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-mans-enemies-will-be-persons-of-his.html
as follows:
""That "killing" includes, the loss of family (Mark10:29), one's former life (Mark8:35Luke17:31,32,33), and one's good repute (Heb.13:13;Mark13:131Cor.4:10,13Eze.22:9Isa.66:5John16:2,4)..
Despite this, we gladly prove our exclusive devotion to God, and thereby, save our lives.
(2Tim.2:10,11,12,13Rom.3:3Num.23:19Ex.34:14Isa.42:8Matt.4:10Rev.15:3,4)(Rev.13:16Isa.44:20Matt.5:30Rom.1:25Eph.4:25)
(Matt.10:37,38Luke17:33,32Phil.3:13Luke9:62)"
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Update to:
as follows:
I forgot to include the scripture that links Isa.31:3 to today's fulfillment of the Gentiles.
Addition below, as follows:
"(**Isa.31:3--Egyptians/Gentile Beast supports the Harlot/Sodom in her desire to kill the faithful anointed -Rev.17:3,611:7**(Rev.11:3,8)"
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Another Warning Letter

Here is another sample of a warning letter, which can be sent out to all you know when you are ready to obey Matt.24:15,16.
For more information about this action, please consider these links:

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2012/02/there-are-those-who-wonder-if-my_7388.html

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/05/warning-letter.html

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/07/persecution.html

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2012/08/here-is-answer-to-comment-that-was-left.html

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/08/sanctified-justified-declared-righteous.html

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

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Here is an excellent example of such a letter,
recently written and sent out, by one of our readers:

"Gaining bible knowledge through reading and study was
something I deeply cherished as a Jehovah’s Witness.  But as my comprehension grew over time, so
did my troubles with a restless conscience.
Specific information I read in the publications, and particular
statements repeated by elders and others on a regular basis didn’t appear to be
supported scripturally; likewise for certain mandated procedures that were
carried out each week, month, etc.  But
the real source of the cognitive dissonance I struggled with for years was a
couple of rules I bumped into not long after my baptism over 17 years ago--the
two most important rules for JW’s:  1.
obey the Governing Body as if they are God himself 2. Accept and comply with
all Watchtower teachings, even when they deviate from the scriptures. The
publications, elders, etc. never stated these directives in such
straightforward terms, but they were fully understood by the rank and file
nonetheless. Why the issue? These rules required me to obediently “follow the
leader” regardless of whether it bothered my conscience to do so.  This was not what I dedicated my life to God
for and in fact, such requirements were completely incongruous with what I was
preaching to individuals of other faiths.
The same bible verses were recited time and time again to the Lutheran,
Catholic and Mormon:  obey God as ruler
rather than men; be faithful even in what is least; be sure of all things; test
every inspired expression; do not put your trust in men.  I wanted to help all I met in the ministry to
understand that blind complacency was not acceptable according to God’s
word.  “True” Christians must:  1. carefully and independently scrutinize all
church teachings, policies and procedures 2. Defy church authorities and their
organizational protocols when it is evident that scriptural directives are not
being followed 3. Cancel church membership if necessary.  Needless to say, the imposed double standard
--do as I say, not as I do--made it increasingly difficult to engage in the
door to door ministry. How could I tell anyone to do these things when I wasn’t
doing them myself?

From the beginning right up to the present, the Organization
has been well-known for its countless flip-flops/revisions/discards, etc. in
doctrines, policies, and procedures, as well as numerous failed predictions. So
I am simply drawing attention to the obvious by pointing out that Watchtower
leadership is wrong at times.  As
mentioned, my biggest issue was that I was required to “follow the leader”,
i.e., accept and comply with absolutely everything the Governing Body and
elders told me to--despite the frequent changes and inconsistencies, and
despite the fact that doing so meant I had to not only ignore my bible-trained
conscience, but ignore God as well.
There were times when I went out on a limb and discussed my concerns
with a few individuals, but the response was always the same:  Wait on Jehovah.  Put another way, do what the elders and
Governing Body tell you to do no matter what; Jehovah will straighten things
out in his own due time. (sound familiar?)This stock answer never made sense to
me so one day I decided to do a bit of research (Acts 17:11; 1 John 4:1)

It didn’t take long to see that such thinking was entirely
out of sync with God’s word, and the following explains why.  According to the Gospels, the leaders of
God’s covenant people had once again strayed from his Word by establishing
their own standards of righteousness and, as in times past, Jehovah wasn’t
happy about it. His feelings on the matter where made known by Jesus’ scathing
denunciations, but more than anything else, he condemned them for their
self-righteous arrogance and hypocritical double standards. (Matt. 3:9; 23:3,13-32; Romans 2:17-24)
As you know, the story ends with the destruction of the
temple in Jerusalem--God’s divine execution of justice upon his unfaithful
people, his “ channel” which, interestingly, wiped out the lives of not only
the Jewish religious leaders, but the rank and file as well, i.e., those who
had trusted and obeyed these men rather than God. From this information, one
can draw the following conclusion: We will all be individually accountable to
the Lord on judgment day, regardless of our religious affiliation (2Cor.5:10).
Therefore, no individual, nor group of individuals, nor
religious organization is exempt from God’s judgment, regardless of what anyone
may claim to the contrary (Matt. 3:9; 7:21-23) There is no salvation,  no “ark” of safety, in any religious
organizations nor the leaders who guide them consequently. (Psalms 146:3, 4)
The tragic death of each and every rank and file Jew that perished in Jerusalem
in 70 CE is a sobering reminder of what awaits those who think otherwise, who
erroneously believe the following:
1. Membership in a particular religious
organization provides divine protection and exemption from some of the
scriptural requirements they teach others to live by (Acts 10:34; Romans 2:21)
2.  Absolute, rather than relative
subjection to their religious leaders equates to obedience to God and Christ.
Remember, giving allegiance and loyalty to anyone or anything other than Jah
first, constitutes spiritual fornication, idolatry--something He does not
tolerate. (Exodus 20:3; Ephesians 5:5; Rev. 14:4a)
Think about this the next
time you compliantly promote Watchtower dogma that is not supported scripturally
(Ephesians 4:25), or follow organizational procedures that violate bible
principles, because you have probably done these things over and over again
with little or no thought as to the potential consequences.  I did.
For years, I tried to silence that little inner voice and faithfully do
whatever I was told in order to demonstrate obedience to the “Slave” and
maintain a good standing in the congregation.
It’s truly ironic that for 17 years, I was vigilant in avoiding any sort
of political and/or nationalistic demonstration of allegiance or loyalty for
fear of committing idolatry; and yet for 17 years, I made sacrifices, not to
God, but to an image –a religious organization.

But what about the verses that say we must speak in
agreement and be submissive to those taking the lead (1 Corinthians 1:10;
Hebrews 13:7), or the one that mentions the light getting brighter (Prov.4:18), you may ask.  Well think about
this: since Jah never lies or contradicts, his principles, rules and prophecies
are consistent and unchanging, even if this doesn’t always appear to be the
case. Like a beautiful masterpiece in a dimly lit museum, the many intricacies
of God’s immutable truths cannot be seen nor fully appreciated without a bright
light--a divine luminary that dissipates the shadows of unenlightenment over
time. (Psalms 36:9; 43:3) So even though we may not comprehend everything we
read in God’s Word, we can still draw the conclusion that Jah does not require
anyone to blindly “follow the leader” and/or maintain hypocritical double
standards in worship.  If the inverse
were true, verses such as Acts 5:29, Psalms 146:3, and 1 John 4:1 would not be
in the bible. With this in mind, why is it that JW’s hang on the Governing
Body’s every word, never questioning any of their claims, yet exhort their
neighbors to carefully scrutinize everything their religious leaders say and
do? After much thought, I believe I have formulated a reasonable
explanation.  Consider the following.

As a student of the bible, I can say with confidence that
neither Proverbs 4:18 nor any verse indicates that Jehovah is directly or
indirectly responsible for the Governing Body’s long track record of
contradictions, flip-flops in
understanding , major policy changes (e.g., organ transplants), failed predictions,
etc. To even imply anything to the contrary is clearly misleading, for this
suggests that the Organization’s consistent misrepresentation of the scriptures
is due to Jehovah’s slowness in shedding light, rather than the real reasons  -
presumptuousness, lack of holy spirit, arrogance, etc. on the part of
the GB.  And yet, each time these changes
occur, Proverbs 4:18 is cited in the related Watchtower articles and quoted in
talks from the podium, leading JW’s to believe that these men are not directly
responsible for any errors they make (because it’s God’s doing).  This raises the GB to the level of
infallibility, which is the very reason why you and many others mechanically
“follow the leader”, regardless of how much or how often they deviate, revamp,
revise, scrap, screw-up, etc. A similar process takes place in the case of
Hebrews 13:7, 1 Corinthians 1:10, and other verses such as Psalms 42:5. When
considered within the context of the biblical canon, not a single verse,
illustration, or account indicates that JW’s are under divine obligation to
comply with the GB’s every dictate –right or wrong (Acts 5:29). Even hinting
that the inverse is true is nothing less than a deceptive, megalomaniacal
attempt to alter God’s universal hierarchy of authority in the minds of
spiritually-inclined individuals (1 Corinthians 11:3) And yet, the GB does just
that and more in order to perpetuate the lie that absolute, rather than
relative subjection to their headship equates to obedience to God and Christ.  These eisegeses and others are consistently
and frequently dispensed via the talks, publications, etc. week after week,
month after month, and year after year.
In fact, during one particular meeting, a highly respected elder
declared, “Whatever comes out of the mouth of the Slave, you consider that as
coming out of the mouth of Jehovah.” In light of the foregoing, such grandiose
claims are utter blasphemy (Jah NEVER lies --Romans 3:4). What’s even worse is
the fact that compliance with these mistruths and others is strictly enforced
much in the same way the Catholic Church once sanctioned any who challenged its
unscriptural dogmas, policies, and practices.
Apostate branding, public humiliation, removal from the congregation and
shunning by JW family members and friends is the outcome that awaits all who
dare to listen to their consciences and loyally uphold God’s word (Acts 5:29).
These shameful implements of evil have led to mental and emotional problems,
serious physical ailments, and even death among a significant number of
disfellowshipped JW’s. Taking all this into account, it’s no wonder Jehovah’s
Witnesses practice hypocrisy!

If you have no problem being deceived, lied to, manipulated
and controlled by fear, you are where you should be—in the Organization of
Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, if, like me, you have experienced a crisis of
conscience due to the unscriptural autocratic style of governance the
Organization wields, DO NOT IGNORE IT. God has given you a conscience for a
reason, so it is vitally important that you use it as HE intended.  Here’s how:
1. Read and study your bible exclusively and independently 2.
Independently research the history of the Organization and current and past
Watchtower doctrines, policies, and procedures, paying particular attention to
the frequent flip-flopping, revisions, etc.
3. Independently and carefully verify all information that is dispensed
via the publications and public talks, rejecting anything that is not solidly
backed by God’s word.  Be particularly on
guard for statements that tell you to accept and/or comply with whatever you
are told, even if it doesn’t make sense, add-up, etc. 4. Practice what you
preach!  Refuse to hypocritically teach
others to apply bible standards that you are not fully complying with yourself
(e.g., preaching 1 John 4:1 but not applying it) 5. Refuse to commit
idolatry/spiritual fornication by complacently “following the leader” when you
know or even sense that doing so requires, or may require, disobedience to God
and his word (Remember, he who is faithful in what is least, is faithful in
what is most!)  6. Refuse to be
intimidated and controlled by family, friends, elders or anyone else that
attempts to frighten you into remaining in subjection to the Organization
rather than Jehovah 7. Pray to God for strength and courage to do what is right
according to his word.  If you are
unclear by what I mean by “independently”, let me explain.  Rather than relying on the Organization’s
self-published material to verify the accuracy of the Organization’s
assertions, claims etc., seek out sources that are not controlled by, nor
affiliated with the Watchtower. This is what Jah wants you to do and it’s what
you tell others to do! (Acts 17:11; 1 John 4:1) Verify, test, check--just as
you would if you were buying a vehicle.
Rather than rely on the salesman’s claims, you would consult independent
and objective sources of information like Consumer Reports or carfax.com,
before making the decision to buy.    

What is the purpose of this letter? I assure you it is in no
way an attempt to subvert your faith in God. To the contrary, it is a plea to
fully trust and comply with God’s Word, regardless of the consequences (fear of
man is what lays a snare).  And it is a
warning. If you continue to remain in the Organization and complacently accept
whatever you are spoon-fed, you are pleasing men, not Jehovah…. and you are in
danger.  The tragedy that befell God’s
unfaithful anointed in the first century foreshadows future events that will
befall God’s modern-day, unfaithful anointed remnant and all those (the rank
and file) who put their faith and trust in them.  I realize JW’s are taught to believe that
Christendom is modern day apostate Jerusalem, but this simply isn’t so. If
that’s the case, God’s anointed remnant is in Christendom, not the Organization
of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  This is a
critical point because it involves you on a very personal level.  How?
According to the scriptures, wherever the anointed are is precisely
where the apostasy and subsequent judgment will occur. So then, if the remnant
is located in your religious organization, the foretold apostasy will also
occur within your religious organization. Ask yourself:  why did Jehovah spare the Samaritans –the
“pagan half-Jews”--when he brought destruction upon his covenant people in 70
CE?

According to the pattern set in the first century, the
purpose of the modern day apostasy is to fully test the anointed. (Mal.3:2,3)  Whether they qualify to co-rule
mankind in the future will be determined by whom they ultimately choose to
serve –Jah or their unfaithful religious leaders.  The Revelation prophesies and many others
reveal this tuggle war of loyalty
(Matt.4:8, 9; John14:30; 18:36; Rev.1:5; 5:10; 6:15; 16:12,14; 17:2,10,12,14,18; 18:3,9; 19:16-19; 20:4,6; 21:24; 22:5).
On one side is Satan and the
unfaithful anointed who, like the Pharisees, deviate from God’s word (and
deceive the rank & file into doing the same), and on the other, Christ and
his faithful anointed who loyally uphold Jah’s standards even unto death
(Revelation 2:10).  Sadly, the vast
majority of those on the battle lines will not prevail because they are on the
losing side, caught in the same trap that Satan set in the first century:  a religious organization that appears to have
God’s approval.

This information (preceding two paragraphs) is not of my own
originality but comes from anointed brothers and sisters--yes, members of the
body of Christ--who have been kicked out of the Organization for refusing to
comply with unscriptural doctrines, policies, and practices.  Many of these faithful ones wrote letters to
the Governing Body about these matters, but they were largely ignored.  How do you think Jehovah feels about
that?  Well, how did He feel when Jesus
and his disciples were thrown out of the synagogues?

In closing, I want to
point out that I still worship Jehovah God (and no, I’m not a
Trinitarian).  And I still care about
you; this is the sole reason why you have personally received this
information.  Should you desire to
discuss any of the points presented here in greater detail, or simply need a
listening ear and some loving support, please don’t hesitate to contact
me.   All communication will be
completely confidential so you don’t have to worry.

All My Love,

Xxxxx"

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