Sunday, August 3, 2014

"Who REALLY Is the 'faithful slave'?"

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Matt.24:45 Jesus told those to be the last  remnant of his Chosen brothers...
"See to it that no one misleads you . For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many." (Matt.24:4,5) (Mark13:21)

"Christ":
Christ is the English term for the Greek Χριστός (Khristós) meaning "the anointed". 
When the Hebrew scriptures were translated into a Greek version called the Septuagint; Khristós was used to translate the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (Mašíaḥ,) (Messiah), meaning "[one who is] anointed with holy anointing oil."
Christos is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Mashiach (now customarily rendered in English as "Messiah"), which means "one who is anointed." 
The faithful slaves of Christ's body, would be included as Christs (Zech.4:14; 2Cor.1:21; 1John2:20,27), or, Messiahs.
These can prove faithful and true "wheat", or unfaithful and false "weeds".

For us to understand the prophecy at Matt.24:5, we need to understand a modern translation of this foretold claim.
To claim to be the "Christ", is by definition, also to
claim to be the faithful and true "anointed" and Chosen of God. 
This is the modern equivalent of claiming to be the "faithful and discreet slave" that Jesus referred to at Matt.24:45. If someone asserts and promotes this exact claim about themselves; Jesus tells us not to believe them (Mark13:21; 1John4:1).
Does this mean that such a slave does not exist?
No. 
Such a slave is  appointed by Christ, to provide spiritual provisions (Matt.24:45; 7:17,19; John15:8). 
Yet Jesus asks us to contemplate... "Who really  is?" 
It would obviously not  be the ones touting the claim...
             (and enforcing it with persecution by an army of Gentile "elders" 
              -Zech4:6,14; Jer.17:5; Luke12:45; Rev.9:3; 13:15) (LINK) (LINK)
...but rather, the ones really providing the proper food (scriptural truth) at the proper time (alert and awake as to the hour of need); though not laying claim to such a distinction (John7:18)... knowing that this stature can only be bestowed and affirmed by Christ, upon his return (John8:18; 16:13-15; Rev.22:6-7; Matt.24:46-47; Luke12:37-43). 

  The FDS would also be those who provide the spiritual food according to the method  Jesus indicated.
What method is that?
Rather than being clearly announced, extolled, and possessing an established place (Matt.24:23; Luke21:8; Matt.24:26);
as Christ's representatives (2Cor.5:20; 13:3; Rom.15:17,18; Luke12:3; Matt.10:27,20), they would simply be "flashing" "light" around the globe (Matt.24:26,27,28; 5:14; John8:12). 
"Eagles" would have to use their keen discernment to search out these "slain ones"/"carcass" (Mark8:35; Rev.6:9,11; 12:11; Matt.24:28; Rev.12:14,6; 11:3,8). 
They would be recognized by their true/fine fruit....not by a menacing self-proclamation. (Matt.7:20; Mal.3:18)

The true "light"/"food" would be sourced in the true vine (John15:4,5), and this light of truth would be a manifestation of Christ himself, unified with his faithful cloud (John16:13,14; 14:26; Rev.11:3; Matt.10:27; Luke12:12; 21:15; Mark13:26; Heb.12:1; Matt.25:31; Heb.2:5,16).

That end-time light/fruit of Christ through his faithful, would contain some specific elements, including:

---the exposing of the "Man of Lawlessness" (2Thess.2:8; Rev.3:9) by these last anointed (Rev.11:5; Jer.5:14; Isa.24:6); 

---previous awakening and repentance by the faithful (Rev.3:19; 11:3; Joel1:13; Luke21:36; Mal.3:2,3; Micah7:9; Rev.3:2,17; Matt.25:5,6,7; Eph.5:14; Rev.3:18; Mal.3:3);

---condemnation of the apostate empire
(Rev.8:8; Zech.4:7; Mark11:23; Rev.2:26,27; 17:14; 19:11,14,8) 
through a war between truth and lies 
(1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15,16; 2Cor.10:4,5; Rom.12:2,1; 2Cor.6:7; 10:4; Jer.1:10; 2Cor.10:8; 13:10; 10:5); 

---and a symbolic "death" for truth's sake (Rev.6:9,11; 11:7; 12:11; 20:4)].

The genuine faithful anointed slaves of God, do not need to blow a trumpet to announce who they are, or draw people to where they are located. They simply need to obey the Master, by producing fruit to feed his sheep.
Jesus Christ and all the genuine and sealed Chosen "Christs" (anointed) of Jesus' "Body",
would simply be "One" with the essence of the light they shine, as the vessels of it 
(John14:17; 1Thess.5:5; 2Cor.4:7; Luke1:78; 2Pet.1:19; Rev.22:16; 2Cor.4:6; Rev.2:27,28,29). 

The Christ/anointed who truly possess this holy oil of God's spirit, would be manifested by shining true light, devoid of an established religious affiliation, hierarchy, spiritual commerce, and notoriety...
They would not become manifested by claims, prominence, stature, physical holdings, worldly acclaim and accomplishments, honor by men, nor by their impressive surroundings and established location.  
(Luke 9:58; 1John 2:16,15; Hebrews 10:34; Rev. 2:9; Matt.6:19; Luke 12:20; Rev.18:14,19)
(1Cor.4:13; 1:25,27,28,29; Luke6:24; Heb.13:13)
(Matt.24:1,2; John4:21,23 --http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/01/imagine-yourself-back-in-first-century.html)

When we see these impressive physical things, Jesus tells us, "Do not believe it!"...
"For as lightening comes from eastern parts, and shines over to western parts; So the presence of the Son of Man will be". 
...And so the presence of the genuine Anointed "Sons of Oil" will also be (Zech.4:14; Rev.11:4; Matt.10:40) as they serve him (Col.3:24; John1:51; Rom.8:9; 2Cor.5:17). 

They are together with Christ, in spirit (1Cor.6:17; Matt.28:20) with their appearing bridegroom (John17:23,24; 14:20; 15:5; 6:56; Matt.25:6,10,13; 2Cor.11:2; Eph.5:27; John14:3; 12:26; 2Thess.1:7,10)(Isa.58:10; Ps.37:6; 97:11; Isa.58:10; 1Cor.3:13) 
and enter the marriage feast with him, 
along with all those who wish to attend and partake of the spiritual provisions 
[Matt.22:2,8,9,10; 
        (Dan.7:13; Rev.5:1,5,7; John15:15;
          Rev.1:1; Matt.10:27; John21:17; 
          Matt.5:14; 1Cor.4:1; John7:38)
Rev.19:9; 22:17; 5:5; 10:2,7,8,11; 20:12; Rev.3:20).

"Who really is the faithful 
and wise slaves ("Christs"/anointed)?"? (Matt.24:45)
"By their fruits you will  recognize them."...both the fine,
 and the rotten (Matt.7:20; Mal.3:18).

Jesus identified two options before his Chosen slaves....
faithful/wise, and wicked/abusive/drunk/asleep.
Our lives depend upon identifying and distinguishing between the two, and whose provisions we will accept and obey. 
(Rom.6:16; 2Cor.13:3; 4:1,2; 1Cor.4:1,2; 1John4:1; 1Thess.5:21; Mark 13:37; Matt.7:15,20,24,26; Rev.13:11,8)

4 comments:

  1. The reason we need this information is because of a deception. There are genuine anointed within the GB,but they are Apostate. They rightfully claim to be in a Covenant,but are UN-faithful to it. The lie of 1914 and the "inspection" of 1919,seems to put them in their proper place. So who amongst the genuine Anointed are the real FDS? Thats the tough question,because the GB claim that most Anointed stay faithful. Thats not what Christ said. So who are "many" anointed not faithful and who are "Few" that get chosen from within Anointed within JWs? Not ones claiming they were "inspected" because of the lie of 1914. To claim that,is the same as saying 1914 is correct,which its not. So the GB WERE NOT INSPECTED at all and NOT found fit for their job of being the GB! The GB need the lie of 1914 to back their claims,rather than giving "food" which is proof of who Christ is using. Thats "the fruit of the tree". Not constant rehashing of 1914 or even having a World Wide tract campaign towards the end of this year highlighting 1914..and "celebrating" 100 years of the Kingdom...which is double-speak for "100 years of our justifying our illegal position within the Organisation of JWs". "Governing Body",prove you are the FDS. Give us food,dont just make the claim and use innocent millions to further your propaganda through the upcoming tract campaign. The Kingdom was NOT Born in 1914,you were not "inspected" then and you are illegally in your position. You have no real "food" and you betray trusting JWs by your lies...who you use to spread your lies throughout the world.

    The up-coming tract campaign is not a celebration of 100 years of the Kingdoms rule in Heaven,its about 100 years of You and the GB members before you,using this Lie to keep your illegal position. To keep teaching this "truth" as ""spiritual food" which is a lie,shows you dont know what true food is. This makes You a Harlot,not the FDS!

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    1. I am leaving a response to your comment on the Main Page, entitled "What happened in 1914?"

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  2. I have been reading Daniel 2. The Feet are mentioned separately from the Toes,yet are made of the same material. The toes are derived and are a continuation of the feet as a dual world power. What you have explained,is that the Feet were formed and started reigning from 1914. This must be true because,if the steward was unfaithful from 1914,which released satan from the abyss,the only way the steward can protect itself is with Iron. This means the dual World Power started from then to Trample Christs temple...and to enforce that trampling. Thats if i understand correctly. The other interesting point is: The steward as a "GB" in some way,must have been formed well enough for them to betray Christ. Im not sure when the GB was "formed". The "steward" must have been only a few men running The bible students/JWs in 1914...but formed well enough so as to be the Steward,to betray Christ...and if the steward,then the dual world power to fight against/Trample Invited. The alliance between clay and iron had to have a beginning around that time since the clay is unfaithful Anointed.Thanks.

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    1. The steward can be any number of men, even one. All they need to qualify for that role, is to be a genuine part of Christ's body,
      be directing the dispensing of provisions to God's household of Called Ones,
      and be assigned as steward by Christ (See Luke12:42).

      To be an unfaithful steward, is to become domineering in such a way, that one's position is abused.
      Traits which accompany this unloving abuse, are being damaging toward your fellow slaves,
      putting those from outside the body of Christ in authoritative positions over them,
      and neglecting the quality of the provisions being served.
      (Matt.24:49; 2Chron.13:9; Eze.44:6,7,8,9; Isa.28:7,8; 65:13; Rev.18:8; Matt.7:16; Isa.29:8)

      This last trait occurs for two reasons.
      The first is due to growing drunk with power, and therefore, diligence and integrity wane.
      The second, is because the Holy Spirit upon which we all depend for wisdom,
      is withheld from a steward under such circumstances.
      (Matt.25:29,30; John15:4,5,6; Col.2:19; Rom.11:17,18,21,22; 2Cor.13:5)

      The emergence of these traits become more evident to us, by testing out the quality of the provisions being dispensed.
      (1John4:1; Matt.7:20)
      Do they originate with God and Christ, or not?
      (2Cor.13:3; 1Cor.4:6; John7:16,17,18; 8:31,47,54; 16:13)

      Do they declare the praises of God, or the praises of men?
      (Isa.43:21; 1Pet.2:9; John7:18; 5:44; Rom.1:25; Rev.13:15,8)

      Unfortunately, many today continue the inclination to elevate either Charles Russell or Judge Rutherford, and to follow one or the other.
      While it is not wrong to view faithful anointed men as spiritual fathers (1Cor.4:15; 11:1,2); no man has authority other than
      the Word of God within his mouth (Matt.10:20,27; 2Pet.1:21; 1Tim.4:16; Rev.14:5).
      Anything in excess of that word, is unfaithfulness, and a lie.
      All men are capable of this fault, so that all students must sort what they hear, accordingly.
      (Rom.3:4; James3:2,1; 1John4:1)

      "The proper food" is truth. God is the source of that, not men.
      (James1:5; Rom.11:34; Isa.55:8,9; 1Sam.16:7)
      We can be chosen by God to be vessels that can hold truth (2Cor.4:7).
      But never may we properly be the source. (Num.20:10,11,12; 1Cor.4:7)

      The pedestal under both Russell and Rutherford is a lie,
      because both men were arrogant enough to promote and enforce self-sourced doctrine;
      and both men hypocritically practiced uncleanness of spirit.

      Aside from these things,
      we must always remember that the depictions in Revelation and Daniel have been fulfilled as long as God's people existed.
      The illustrations depicted are a pattern of roles, and the behavior which typically occur within those roles.
      Christ was warning all anointed about these dangers, in whatever time period they lived.
      Men in covenant with God became unfaithful "harlots", both in the Hebrew and Greek accounts.
      Men in covenant with God chose to rely on Gentiles for power and support (rather than on God), both in the Hebrew and Greek scriptures.
      Anointed leaders abused their power and brought tyranny to God's flock, throughout the scriptures.
      Dissension among the members of Christ's body, and wrangling over authority and position, is not new.

      The only thing unique about the final scenario (according to Revelation),
      is that in the time of the end, these identities then take on global dominion, unprecedented Gentile power, and unprecedented wealth.
      Satan is then enabled to accomplish such an effective deception, that every last one of God's Chosen Ones,
      are made his captives within the abyss of death by means of them, leaving their mother covenant, barren.

      God's righteousness allows this Satanic test, as he did with Job and Jesus.
      When it finishes sorting those serving God, from those loving and serving the lie;
      this corrupt, vicious, twisted, distressing, and violent world, can finally end.

      Thank you for your comment.

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