Monday, January 5, 2015

Is the "Wicked Steward", Real?

Many Additions

A Question I received...

Pearl, I have a question.  Ever since the GB stated that the "evil slave" parable is just a warning and not a prophetic fulfillment, I find this thought has taken hold with many, even disgruntled ones hanging on by a thread.  It has become a source of debate.  Obviously this is the GB's way to take off the heat; they are playing dodge ball with the masses!  Also, with their new stance of "focusing on the simple teachings", any previous prophetic application has been scratched, EXCEPT their "faithful and discreet slave" application!  
So...I ask, how do they not consider that a parable also, under their "new light"?  
But back to the parable vs. prophesy issue, I responded on a forum like this:

"A prophesy is a warning; yet in both prophesies and parables it is common to find reference to listening with our ears and seeing with our eyes, not in the physical sense, but in the symbolic and spiritual sense. Matt. 13:16; John 8:47; Rev. 2:29; Matt. 13:15; Isa. 35:5; Jer. 5:21; Ezek. 12:2; Luke 10:23. 
The illustrations Christ taught hold prophetic meaning in the time period we are presently living in. If we beg the Father for it's understanding, He will hear. John 16:13"

What else could be brought out? Perhaps I've steered things wrongly?  
I noticed it has come up again and I would love to respond even further.  
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MY REPLY:


What does God consider a prophecy to be?
What is the work of a prophet, but to prophesy?
See Amos 3:7; Num.23:19; Rev.22:6

God tells us the end from the beginning (Isa.46:10,11), which is the definition of prophecy.
God does not tell of a theoretical end, or give empty threats and warnings....as if He is not sure of the outcome, as if He lies, or as if He is impotent to predict or fulfill.

Note how often the WT uses terms such as "likely", "seems so", "must be", "evidently", "obviously", "might", "that would imply", etc. When supposedly speaking from God (John16:13,14; 14:26). But such vague assumptions and personal speculations do not characterize Christ (John16:14; 12:49), and need not be made when one's teaching is based solidly upon provided scriptures (Num.23:19; Matt.5:37).

  The WT knows that the parable of the ten virgins conflicts with this new doctrine of the "wicked steward"/slave, as being hypothetical....
and so the WT has also changed the meaning of the 10 virgin parable into a mere principle rather than a prophecy. 
Regarding the "10 virgin" parable, the following is a quote from the March 15, 2015 Watchtower...
  "Was Jesus saying that many of his anointed servants would prove unfaithful and need to be replaced? No. Remember, he has just warned his "faithful and discreet slave" never to turn into an evil slave. That did not mean that he expected such an outcome.
...the warning in Jesus' parable is given with loving confidence. Christ knows that each of his anointed servants can remain faithful and receive the thrilling reward!"

They now seem to teach that there will not be 5 foolish virgins. They teach that there can be in reality, only faithful ones.
Is Jesus confident? Or is (un)faithfulness an option, since they "can remain faithful"... not will remain faithful? 
Which is it? (James5:12)
(Dan.11:21,27,32,35,36; 8:23; Rev.13:11; Matt.24:4,5,24,25)
Jesus did not base his teachings and speech upon his personal "confidence".
He spoke the unwavering words of God (John12:49; 7:16; Rom.3:4). 
Apparently, Jesus is confident that the governing body will remain faithful to this theoretical parable, but this is only a "can" when speaking of others. 
(A quote from the same issue)...
"But think about the years before the Tribulation begins. What would happen to anointed ones who fail to remain watchful, who lost their integrity? They would lose their heavenly reward. Obviously, they would receive no final sealing prior to the start of the Tribulation. By that time, other faithful slaves would be anointed."
Okay...so these who fail, prove "Christ's confidence" to be in error. Did he put his faith in something untrue?
The 5 foolish are seemingly replaced with "other slaves would be anointed"?
If they are replaced, are we not back to 10 virgins?
This is in harmony with the statement that Jesus was confident that all 10 would be faithful. 
But how does this compare to Christ's words? (Matt.25:2,10,11,12) He clearly states that only 5 enter the marriage feast, and that those who later arrive, are refused entrance.
Remember too, the quote above?
"Was Jesus saying that many of his anointed servants would prove unfaithful and need to be replaced? No...the warning in Jesus' parable is given with loving confidence."

Well, a recent doctrine also claims the only Faithful Slave is the Governing Body. Is the WT saying that the Governing Body is not among the 10 virgins, nor subject to a choice to be unfaithful? 

(Phil.2:3,12; Rom.12:3; 1Cor.10:12)
I know of no scripture that demands that the "steward" can only be among the 5 faithful....(or is it among the 10 faithful?),
or that it is impossible for him to become the wicked steward. (Luke21:36; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; Matt.24:24,25,22; Luke13:23,24; Matt.7:14,15) (Eze.13:9,10; Jer.6:13-14; 14:13; 1Thess.5:3)

Even if both parables (wicked steward / 10 virgins) are "only warnings"; why would Jesus warn his disciples of something that was not a genuine danger?
If failure were not a realistic option for all the virgins, AND for the Steward.... why give the warning at all?

No.... Repeatedly, Christ warns of the need to "Keep Awake", that we not be found asleep or naked and exposed (Rev.16:15) which prophecy tells us will happen (Rev.3:17).
In fact, Jesus confides that despite the many seeking their heavenly reward...
only a few attain it (Luke13:23,24,25; Matt.25:11,12,13,11; 7:21,22,23; Matt.25:12). This is consistent with other related prophecies, which refer to the period of the Great Tribulation among God's own people (Rev.11:13; Isa.6:13; Zech.13:8; Rev.9:15,20; 6:9; 11:7; John16:2; Eze.5:2; Rev.8:12; 12:4; Dan.8:10 ("stars" -- Phil.2:15; Dan.12:3; Gen.26:4; Gal.3:29; Rev.1:20); Isa.10:22; Rev.14:19,20; Jer.25:29,30; Joel3:13; Isa.5:7; 3:14,15; 65:8; Jer.2:21; 12:11,10; Rev.11:2; 13:15,7; Dan.9:27; Matt.24:15,16).
ADDITION: We read at Matt.25:8, that some of the Chosen virgins are losing the light emanating from their own lamps. What does this symbolism mean? Jesus tells us. 
(Matt.6:22,23*; Isa.5:20; Luke11:34,35,36; 8:18; 19:26; Matt.13:11,12,13; Mark4:23,24,25). 
Those who are guided by God's Word, possess a spiritual branding as God's obedient slaves (Deut.6:6,8; Rev.7:3; 14:1; 22:4). Called Ones who select to be guided by false doctrines of men, are also marked (Rev.13:16), and must suffer the effect that this will have on their eye/"lamp" (spiritual perception/understanding) Rev.3:17.
*(Matt.6:22,23 eye "healthy", is accurate perception / understanding / Faith, which must be based 
upon the "healthful teaching" Prov.4:20,22; 3:8; See Greek: -2Tim.1:13; 4:3; 1Tim.6:3)
Within Jesus' illustration, the five foolish virgins are losing their grip on accurate spiritual perception (unless you subscribe to the teachings of the "Watchtower", which blasphemes Christ by insinuating that he is a liar when he teaches this as a genuine possibility). 
  Was Jesus actually foretelling that this falling away from Truth, would occur in the time of the end / "Bridegroom's arrival".....or not? 
What do indisputable prophecies indicate?
(Rev.1:1; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15; 3:17; 13:7; 1John2:18; 2Thess.2:1,2,3,4; Dan.8:11,24; 11:31,36; 2Thess.2:4; 1Cor.3:16; 1Pet.2:5; Rev.11:2; 13:7; Matt.24:5,24,25; Rev.20:7,8; 16:14,13; 19:20; 13:15,7; Dan.8:24,25). 
When Jesus introduced the scroll of Revelation, he claimed that the content to follow, must soon take place (Rev.1:1). When we read that the holy ones are conquered by the dominion of the Beast (Rev.13:7)/ man of lawlessness (2Thess.2:4) (who impose lies Rev.19:20; 2Thess.2:9); we read that as subverted captives (Rev.13:10; Luke21:24) they are forced to be marked as obedient slaves of the laws of the Beast (Rev.13:16) rather than the Laws of God (Deut.6:6,8; 1John4:6),
and to subsist under that spiritual commerce (Rev.13:17; 6:6), rather than Holy Spirit (Rev.3:18; Isa.55:1,2). According to Rev.1:1; these scenarios are prophetic events, and cannot be nullified (Rev.22:18,19).
Jesus told us plainly, that the five foolish virgins resort to a spiritual commerce for their light (Matt.25:10 A). This decision proves unacceptable for admittance into the marriage feast (Matt.25:11,12; 13:11,12,13; Luke8:18), which feast is, "the true words of God" (Matt.4:4; Rev.19:9; 1:1; John16:13,25; Isa.11:1,2,3; Matt.22:2,8,9,10). The "ten" virgins were "invited", but "five" proved unworthy for admittance, because they derive their sustenance and direction, elsewhere (Luke6:25; Isa.65:13). Consequently, the "door" to the feast, is shut to them (Matt.25:10  B; Rev.3:7; Matt.13:11) 
(John16:1,4; Mark13:23,22,5,6,13; Col.2:8; Rev.13:10,8). They will not share in the content behind the seven seals, which disclose the final revelations being opened by Christ, and given to God's slaves (Rev.5:1,2,5,7,9; 20:12; 1:1; Matt.13:12).

  The meaning behind the "fading light" within the symbolic lamps of the foolish virgins, was also spoken about by Christ in various parables. Remember, that the "lamps", "light", "oil", and "flame" of the ten virgin parable, are all symbols. If we understand what these things stand for, we can recognize Christ's other references to these same developments, and whether or not their meaning is expected to prove true as actually occurring during the final harvest.

When Jesus tells us that the "light" emanating from the foolish virgins lamp is "going out"; how else did Jesus describe this event?

Jesus told us that his faithful brothers are the light of the world

(Matt.5:14,16). Without their actively representing Christ, the world remains in darkness (2Cor.5:20; 13:3; Matt.10:20; John1:4,9; 9:5; 1Pet.2:9; Ps.119:130; 1Cor.2:12,13; Matt.5:14). There is no other genuine source of light in the world, other than through Christ and his chosen disciples (John8:31; 1Cor.2:13). "Christendom" cannot be the heavenly star/light of Rev.8:10,11 (Isa.14:12) as the "Watchtower" asserts (James3:1; 1Tim.1:7; 1Cor.12:1,27,29,18; 11:29). Their teaching that the stars of Rev.12:4 are demons, is also a lie (Dan.8:10,13; Isa.14:13; 2Thess.2:4).
Those chosen to provide light in the darkness, become heavenly ones [John8:23; 17:16; 2Cor.5:16,17; Eph.2:6; 1:3; Heb.12:22,23 (Luke10:20)] and are compared to heavenly "illuminaries"; 
such as the sun (Mal.4:2; Luke1:78; Matt.17:2; Rev.1:16; 22:16; 2:28; Isa.60:1; 2Pet.1:19), 
the moon (Rev.12:1; Gal.3:27; Rom.13:14; Eph.4:24; Job 29:14; Col.3:10; 1Cor.2:16), 
and the stars (Rev.1:20; Phil.2:15; Dan.12:3; Isa.40:26; Eph.2:10; Ps.147:2,3,4). 
The light from each, varies in purpose / intensity / splendor / glory (1Cor.15:41; Isa.30:26; Gen.1:16). 
When a "star" falls from heaven (2Pet.3:17; 1Cor.10:12; Isa.14:12; Rev.2:5)...even landing in and polluting the waters (Rev.8:10,11), what would happen to it's flame? 
Would it not lose it's light?(Matt.24:4; Luke11:35; Matt.6:23; Col.2:8; Rev.13:10,7,17; Matt.25:10) just as the lamps of the virgins are said to?
(Rev.13:16; Col.2:20; Eph.4:14,15,16; 5:11; John 16:8; Rev 22:6; 2Pet 3:10; 2Thess 2:8; Rev 2:26,27) 
The account of Rev.8:10,11 is a prophecy. It must be fulfilled.
Any who belong to "Wormwood" will have dimming lamps, just as Christ described the foolish virgins as having. IT IS PROPHECY, that the heavenly luminaries will become darkened (Luke21:25,26; Isa.5:30; Joel2:10,31; 3:15; Matt.24:29; Isa.13:10; Eze.32:7; Amos8:9; Zeph.1:15; Acts2:20; Rev.9:1,2; Joel2:30; Rev.6:12,13; 8:12; Eph.4:18,20; 2Cor.4:3,4; 2Thess.2:9,10; Rev.13:8).


It is a certainty that the Temple of God (1Cor.3:16; Eph.2:20,21,22) is trampled in the time of the end (Rev.11:2; Dan.12:4,1; Matt.24:9; 10:22; Rev.11:9,10,7; John16:2; Dan.11:33; Rev.13:10). Why does God allow this to happen?
Jesus tells us why God would subject His own Temple priests (1Pet.2:5,9) to endure this discipline (Mal.3:1,2,3; Zech.13:9; Luke21:22).

Matt.5:13 reads;
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot."
God allows His Temple priests to be trampled, because they have lost their "saltiness" (Num.18:19; 2Chron.13:5; Lev.2:13).
These have abdicated their royal authority (Luke10:19) and have allowed the Beast to remove their continual sacrifice ("constant feature") (Luke10:19; Rev.17:13) as priests and kings, in favor of subjecting themselves to the Image / Idol, of the Wild Beast! (Rev.13:7,8; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.8:11,24,25; 11:31,36; 12:11) (2Cor.11:20; Col.2:8; Rev.13:10,7,8). For these offenses against their God, they must be disciplined and refined! They are disciplined, by means of the very gods they have subjected themselves to...
the Gentile Wild Beast (Rev.13:15,1,4) (locust-scorpion collective Rev.9:3,10), and the false prophet ("second wild beast") (Rev.13:11; 19:20) above it / them.
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The following segment is an update in progress.
STILL EDITING AND COMPOSING
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 At that time The heavens of that age will be discarded (Heb.1:10,11,12; Matt.24:35). A new heavens will replace them (2Pet.3:12,13,14) (Dan.2:21; Ps.75:7; Matt.23:12)

Rom.3:4; 2Cor.3:7,13; 4:3; Heb.8:13; 1:11; (Isa.51:6; Matt.24:35; Ps.102:26; Heb.8:13)Heb.12:25-27; (2Pet.3:10,13) 1Cor.15:24,25; Col.2:15; Nahum3:5,4; Eze.16:37; Rev.17:16; Hab.2:16; Jer.25:28; 13:13; Isa.28:18,19; Ps.75:8; Rev.14:10; Job21:20; Dan.7:27; 

Matt.21:43; 15:13; 7:19; John15:2,6; Isa.40:23,24; Ps.33:10; 

Door shut to virgins (opens no one can shut/door open in heaven-"I will show you"/ wide open/ opened our minds to understand/ lamp.)

Rev.3:2
"More given": Rev.2:7,17,26,28; 3:8
John14:21,6
Luke16:10; 13:23-25; Matt.25:21

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In speaking of the Jews in covenant with God, the scriptures above compare that relationship and union with him, to a vine and it's branches. Jer.25:29,30 and Rev.14:19,20 describe it as condemned.
Due to unfaithfulness, the Jews who rejected Christ were "lopped off" God's sustaining vine, to make room for anointed Gentiles (Rom.11:17,18,19,20,21; Matt.21:43).
Now here is a reality check....
Jesus himself said that among these anointed branches of the new covenant, which would be "one" with him;
if they failed to produce fine fruit...THEY WOULD BE LOPPED OFF! (See John15:5,1,2,4,6). Is it possible to lose union with the true vine Christ? Did it happen? As proven by scripture....YES! ---(Col.2:19; John15:4).
Revelation describes the reason for the fall of the holy ones, as a false prophet and the Beast it uses (Rev.13:7,10,11,15,8; 19:20).
These are prophecies, not warnings 
(Rev.1:1; Dan.8:13,24; 7:25; 11:36; 2Thess.2:4; 1Cor.3:16).
Jesus knew what was coming (Luke18:8; John9:4; Rev.13:8,7)

I could add so many scriptures which indicate, that the outcome to God's Chosen Nation in the time of the end (Matt.24:13; Luke21:19) is overwhelming divine condemnation, but for a small remnant that keeps awake and endures (Luke13:24; Matt.7:13,14; Luke21:36; Matt.25:5; Rev.3:2).
Even those that do, must be cleansed (Mal.3:1,2,3) of the wicked influences within their company (Rev.2:20,13,9,5,16).
Clearly... the negative spiritual influences and tests to come upon God's people during the Great Tribulation, are not empty warnings or theoretical stories.
They foretell calamity, from which, few will escape (Luke21:34,35,36; Mark13:37,36; Matt.25:5) At Luke13:24 and Matt.7:13,14,21, Jesus was speaking to his own disciples. 

Remember.... it is the false prophet that sooths God's people to feel safe and secure (1Thess.5:2,3; Jer.14:13; Eze.13:10,16). The true prophets, prophesy in sackcloth (Rev.11:3; Joel1:13) and are killed for it (Rev.11:7; 6:9,11).

The false prophet and it's wild beast organization of spiritual Gentiles are able to overcome the holy ones 
(Rev.13:15,7,8,10; 11:2), due to their lying divination 
(Rev.19:20; 16:13,14,15,16; 1Tim.4:1) (2Thess.2:1,2,3,4,9,10; 1John4:1) (Matt.24:4,5,24,25; 1Tim.4:1).
Do these circumstances warrant an empty, and mere theoretical warning, due to a guaranteed peace and security with God? If such teachings have an effect like wine, and cause drowsy complacency... 
are they truly "the proper food" during the Great Tribulation and Armageddon? 
(Rev.3:1,2,16,17,19,18; 1Thess.5:9,6,7; Jer.51:7; 13:13; Rev.14:8)
Christ guaranteed that those who fell asleep, would not know at all, what day he arrived to inspect them 
(Rev.3:3; 1Thess.5:2; 2Pet.3:10,17; Rev.2:5; 16:15) All 10 virgins, do fall asleep (Matt.25:5).
At Luke 16, Jesus describes the wicked steward's failure... not as theoretical threat, not as an empty warning, but as a fact (Luke16:1,2,3,4,11,12).
(pearl-wastefulsteward.blogspot.com)
Jesus said that if the final slaves of Christ do not repent, they are doomed (Rev.3:3; Luke12:39,40; Rev.2:5). Do all repent? 
No (Rev.9:20,21; 2:21).
Many are called, but few are actually chosen (Rev.17:14; Matt.7:14; Luke 18:26-27)... even to understand the marriage feast (Matt.22:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,14).
Does not the WT define the "invited" as anointed ones? They presently do.
While they may scramble to change that doctrine also, to do so will remove the underpinning of their supposed superiority, which they have asserted over their fellow anointed brethren...
terming these as suspended in the holding pen of being merely "invited" (or, as condemned to Gehenna by non-anointed elders for supposed apostasy Rev.11:7; 6:9,11; John16:2), while they refer to themselves, as already "chosen"..... 
and the only "faithful and discreet slave".
(Matt.7:1,2; Rom.14:4; 8:33; Rev.17:6; Isa.47:8,9,7; Rev.18:7; Zeph.2:15; Nahum3:19)

For more information on this subject:
("Satan Misleads the Entire Inhabited Earth")
and
"Why does the Master Delay?"
and
(http://pearl-faithfulslave.blogspot.com/)

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2 comments:

  1. What is the work of prophet in these times? Within the Bible there are many prophecies that are happening within Anointed,yet have been hidden from view,so that Jah can reveal who is the REAL Prophet by using the book the false prophets use AGAINST THEM. There are many within the GB who are talking as Christ predicted "I am the Christ"...that is,used by Christ in revealing truth. But the GB are being shown they are Liars by Jahs True Prophet using the bible,the book the false prophet claim they use. The Bible was preserved for nearly 2,000 years this very reason. The GB have had the Bible since before 1914,yet all that time have clearly shown they are not the "Christ",for they are clueless about its PROPHETIC content. It takes only 2 verses in the Bible to show Gods kingdom was not Born in 1914,yet the false prophet continues to use lies to back its claims. Christ using Pearl as a modern day prophet,using the secrets within the same book the false prophets use,shows who Jah is using..and who HE IS NOT USING! Importantly,this is showing we cannot trust a word of what the GB are saying about any prophetic matter,because they have had over 100 years to have Christ use them to tell the truth through the Bible...and yet Christ has chosen to NOT use them,even though Anointed.

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    1. Yes...Now they are even saying that prophecy is "too difficult for some to understand". They claim that the way now approved by God, is to simplify the message down to the surface. What a coward's way of facing their mistaken predictions and doctrinal error, by blaming others.
      In truth, the way of learning that is approved of by God, is to open His deep things (1Cor.2:10,11,12,13,14,15,16) by giving them to "babes" (Luke10:21; Matt.18:3; 1Cor.1:27).
      So if prophecy has become difficult for Jehovah's Witnesses to understand, it is the fault of those who teach them (Matt.25:8; 15:14; John15:6,1,2; Titus1:16; 2:1; Prov.30:12; Rev.3:17,18,19; 2:4,5; 8:10,11).

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