Monday, November 2, 2015

Where is " Bethel "?


So many times while I was at Bethel, I would hear the comment made that the buildings and activity we observed there, could only be the result of God's blessing. Christ's apostles initially had the same viewpoint about the Center of God's worship (Matt.5:35 B) in the time of Christ (Mark 13:1-2; Luke 21:5-8; Matt.24:1-2) (John 2:19,21; 1Cor.12:27; Col.3:1; Eph.2:6) (John 2:19,21; Dan.8:24; 12:7; Rev.12:4; Zech.13:9; 1Cor.3:13) (2Cor.6:16; Col.1:18; 1Cor.12:27) (What is Christ's "Body"?). They expressed that viewpoint, in response to Jesus' criticism of that Center, just two verses before (Matt.23:37-38; John 4:21) (Rev.17:6).

The word "Bethel" means; "house of God" in Hebrew. Now let's take a closer look at that. 
"Jehovah's Witnesses" believe that the physical buildings and the work that is conducted from within them, is a manifestation of God's house ("Beth-el" = "house of God" Hebrew)...His place of worship, and the dwelling of His spirit. 
I firmly state that this is not only impossible, but it is blasphemy for the "Watchtower" to assume the identity of "Bethel". I propose that the facilities and operations that define the "Watchtower"... it's Headquarters, Branch Offices, and Kingdom Halls, strongly indicate where their power originates, and it is not with God. 
Of course, such assertions have to be proven by scriptural references, if they are true.

God himself knows where His resting place is, and what sort of house in which his spirit dwells. His Word, tells us these things. It is vital to compare His words to what we observe the "Watchtower" to be, as well as what it claims, regarding itself. By means of God's Truth, we are enabled to open our eyes, and wake up!

Where is the resting place of God's spirit on earth?
Isa.66:1-2
"This is what the Lord says:
'Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool.
Where is the house that you would build for me,
and where will my resting place be?
2 All these things my hand has made,
and so all these things came into being,”
declares the Lord.
“But this is the one to whom I will look favorably:
to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit,
and who trembles at my message."

God states that He has made the earth and everything in it.
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and DOES NOT LIVE IN TEMPLES BUILT BY HUMAN HANDS." (Acts 17:24)
Where then, does his spirit rest on earth... His footstool?
Ps.132:7-9,13-14 
“Let us go to his dwelling place,
    let us worship at his footstool, saying,
‘Arise, Lord, and come to your resting place,
    you and the ark of your might.
May your priests be clothed with your righteousness;
    may your faithful people sing for joy.’”For the Lord has chosen ZION,
desiring it as his dwelling place.
“This is my resting place forever.
Here I will live,
because I desire to do so."

Remember Isa.66:2 B?
"But this is the one to whom I will look favorably:
to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit,
and who trembles at my message."

Yes, God will dwell in Mt. Zion. 
What does that have to do with those who are humble, dejected, and who fear the Word of God?

"Lord, who may stay in your tent?
WHO MAY DWELL ON YOUR HOLY MOUNTAIN (Zion)? (2Pet.1:18; Matt.17:1-3; Rev.14:1)
2 The one who lives with integrity,
who does righteous deeds,
and who speaks truth to himself.
3 The one who does not slander with his tongue,
who does no evil to his neighbor,
and who does not destroy his friend’s reputation.
4 The one who despises those who are utterly wicked,
but who honors the one who fears the Lord,
who keeps his word even when it hurts and does not change,
5 who does not loan his money with interest,
and who does not take a bribe against those who are innocent.
The one who does these things will stand firm forever." (Ps.15)

Can you see the reason why God mentions such a humble, contrite, and god-fearing person, (when answering where He chooses to dwell)? (John14:23)
We are told that God does not dwell in material buildings, nor does He need them.
He dwells in Zion, within the hearts of those who belong there (2Cor.1:22; 5:5; 1John4:13; Rom.8:9). That is His sanctuary... His "footstool"... His "occupied home" [Greek- inaccurately translated as "earth"/"world" in many places (Heb.2:5; Rev.12:9; 13:8) It is God's own dwelling ("home"), that is mislead at Rev.12:9. (Rev.13:7; Dan.8:12; 7:25; Matt.24:24-25; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:14-15; 17:14]
(world-earth-home) (the same word written at John14:23) (which is translated as "home"/ dwelling place) against which the "Beast" blasphemes (Rev.13:6).

In speaking of Zion, God said,
“All the descendants of those who oppressed you
will come bending low before you (Rev.3:9),
and all those who despised you
will bow down at your feet.
They’ll call you ‘The City of the Lord,’
‘Zion of the Holy One of Israel.’”
“He has given you the glory of Lebanon,
and it will come to you,
the cypress, and the plane tree, and the pine,
to adorn the place of MY SANCTUARY;
and I will make THE PLACE OF MY FEET, glorious." (Isa.60:14,13; Dan.8:11) (Matt.5:35)
Yes, God's resting place for His feet, is the "earth" (Greek: "inhabited home")(Acts 7:49),... His "sanctuary" of His Temple. 
We know that Temple "cannot be made by human hands" 
(Mark 14:58; Matt.16:18; Eph.2:20-22; Zech.4:9; 1Chron.22:10; Ps.2:6-8; Heb.1:5; 1Pet.2:5; 1John3:14; Rom.8:9; 1Cor.6:17; John17:21-22; Eph.2:20; 1Cor.3:16; Gen.28:16-17; Rev.21:2-3).
(pearl-holycity.blogspot.com)
(Eph.2:10; Isa.29:23; 43:7,10,21; 1Pet.2:9) (Rom.5:5; 2Cor.1:22; 4:6; 3:18; 1Cor.2:10-12; 12:7; Eph.1:18; 1Thess.2:12; Luke17:21) (2Tim.1:7-8; Rom.6:5; Rev.6:9-11; 11:7)

Where would the location of God's Temple be, in our physical realm? 
Christ is the cornerstone of that Temple, and the living stones added upon the foundation of apostles and prophets (Eph.2:20-22), are those whom God chooses...
the humble, dejected by the world, and God-fearing. His spirit comes to dwell within them (1Pet.2:5; 1Cor.3:16,9; 6:19; Heb.3:6; Luke 17:21; 1Cor.2:9-12).
So, God's "Bethel" is not physical at all, but spiritual (Heb.3:6). His true worshipers worship IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH (John 4:23-24; Ps.51:17-18)... not in million dollar construction projects, or a billion dollar corporation (John 18:36). It is to be a spiritual house of prayer forever (Isa.56:7; 2:3; Matt.21:13,12; Rev.13:11,16-17; 9:21; Matt.11:12; 2Thess.2:7; Mal.3:8,7; Isa.10:1-3; 1:23 (Matt.24:49 B); Isa.3:14-15; Micah 2:2; Dan.8:10-14,17,19,23-24) (Jer.30:3; 31:4,23; John 2:19; Rev.11:11). 
(buying-and-selling(MARK OF BEAST)
The Organization claims to be "God's mountain-like organization" (Isa.56:7; 2:2-3). Is it? 
(Rev.17:9; 8:8; Zech.4:7) Please consider: (LINK)

In the Book of Revelation, Jesus told us that there would be a false prophet/two horned beast, from the "earth"/footstool/Temple priesthood (Isa.66:1; Ps.132:7-9; Isa.60:13) (Rev.13:11,14-15; 19:20), 
and a Wild Beast from the "sea" (Rev.13:1; Isa.57:20; Eph.4:14)
(Eze.44:9). 
We are told that this Beast from the sea, is "covered with blasphemous names" (Rev.13:1,6-10; 2:9; 3:9; Rom.2:28-29). The "false prophet" (Rev.19:20; 13:11) has given it an image of divinity (2Cor.3:18; John 17:22 who-are-gods?), and demands that it's Image of spirit-inspiration (2Thess.2:4), be worshiped (Rev.13:15,8) (John 20:22; Rev.13:15). 
That deception, even overcomes the Holy Ones (Rev.13:7; Dan.8:11-12; Matt.24:24-25; Rev.13:14-15; 2:20) ("Jezebel"). 
In another symbolic vision of Revelation's scroll; that same blasphemous Beast from the "sea", is ridden by a Harlot 
(Rev.17:3; Nahum 2:3; 3:16; Joel 1:6-7,4; 2:2; Matt.24:21; Eze.38:15; Rev.9:3,7; 18:3; Nahum3:16) 
(the-greatest-tribulation-what and why)
That brings us full circle to our earlier comments...

When a religious organization claims to house God's spirit... to be His Temple Sanctuary and priests (Mal.2:7; Rev.5:10; 1Cor.3:16); they commit blasphemy (Rev.13:1,5-6)...
unless of course, they are members of heavenly Mount Zion 
(Heb.12:22-23; Eph.2:6; Rom.8:9; 1Cor.6:17; John17:21-22,26,6; 1:18; 1John5:20). 

What then, of the impressive "Watchtower" corporation? The accomplishments of the "Watchtower" organization are by no means unique to Satan's world.
It is not hard to discern that this is the source of their power (Rev.13:4; Matt.4:8-9; 1John 5:19; 2:16; 4:1,4-6; James 4:4), unless you are drunk on the Harlot's "wine" (Rev.18:3; Jer.51:7; Matt.13:15; 1Cor.15:34; 1Pet.1:13; 5:8; 1Thess.5:6; Luke 21:36,35).
The present impressive army of Gentile "elders", is by Christ's own words, the greatest army to ever dominate God's people.
(greatest-tribulation-what and why)
But it's unity and control does not prove God's backing, and could even be compared to the Third Reich (Rev.13:4; Joel 2:2; Matt.24:21; Dan.8:23-24; Rev.13:7,10) in it's effectiveness (Joel 2:7,10-11; Isa.42:24-25; Rev.16:8-9,7). 
Satan knows his time to abort the kingdom of God, is brief (Rev.12:12; 20:3). 
("Thousand Years" search results)
He is using every machination he has, against the "remaining ones of the woman's seed" (Rev.12:17,9,15; 16:13-16; 20:7-8; 9:11; 13:1,4).
For good reason, Christ warned us to "Keep Awake!" (Luke 21:36).

God's genuine "Bethel" is not the world headquarters of the Watchtower Corporation (Jer.7:4; Acts 7:48-49) despite their adopting this name for themselves. God's dwelling is found within the hearts of His Chosen witnesses (James 4:5; Isa.43:10,21; 1Pet.2:9,10,5) (Heb.8:5; 12:22-23; Phil.3:20).

Today Christ's Temple priesthood...is God's True House (1Pet.2:5; Heb.3:6; Eph.2:10,21-22; Heb.11:10; Rev.3:12; 21:14; Eph.2:20). That Temple now lies in ruins... trampled by Gentile "elders" who enslave and subjugate them... 
(Trample -- how does it happen?) (trampled --why),
...while the governors are absorbed in building a Temple for themselves (Haggai 1:4; Dan.7:21; 8:11,25; 2Thess.2:4,8; Rev.13:7) 
(Matt.8:20; Phil.3:8). 
(http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/activities/construction/wallkill-warwick-projects/)
(http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006808

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4 comments:

  1. You spoke about their claims that their "Bethel" HQ in each country is a house of God...and that this is blasphemous. What has been revealed from the Royal Commission into sexual assaults against children in Australia,is that within "bethel" they deliberately hid 1,006 files of known offenders..and hid those files within "bethel" so they wouldnt have to go to the Police. These documents exist in EVERY bethel around the world! How can Gods Rest be within a building where such documents are hidden illegally? And the hiding of these criminals led to more sexual assaults.

    Not just this,but the GB knowingly used the law to hide these facts from authorities. So when Mr Jackson of the GB appeared before the Royal Commission in Australia,HE KNEW these files are hidden in every "bethel" HQ around the World. The GB along with gentile "elders" did collude/conspire to protect their dual world powers "reputation". This all happened within "bethel". Its not a house of God,but a cave of robbers,who have stolen protection from the innocent,and from Christ His Kingdom. All this scheming has originated from The Dual World Powers Headquarters of "bethel".

    How can Jah make such a place His House? That information should have gone to the Police as Jah commands.Romans 13:4. Yet the so called elders involved hid these within bethel for over 50 years. How dare they call those places "House of God". Which "god' want these things "hidden"? The god who backs the GB and their constant "new light",satan.

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  2. John 14:23 "Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him."

    John 14:17 "but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you."

    John 14:21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”

    John 6:56 “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him."

    Psalms 91:1 "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty."

    Romans 8:9 "However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you."

    Romans 8:10 "If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.

    Romans 8:11 "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."

    1John 2:24 "As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.

    1John 4:4 "You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world."

    1John 4:15 "Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God."

    1John 4:16 "We have come to know and have believed the love which God has fnfor us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."

    Rev 3:20 "‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me."

    Rev 3:21 "‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne."

    Rev 22:3 "There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him"

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    1. "And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus" (Eph.2:6) (Rev.3:21) (John17:22; 1:14)
      "that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me." (John 17:21)
      "and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time." (Acts 3:20-21)
      (2Pet.1:19)
      Are you seeing it?

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  3. 2Pe 1:19 NIV - 19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts."

    Isnt that a great verse for the ultimate Bethel "house warming" gift for Anointed from Christ? "the prophetic message as something completely reliable" when "the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts." through Christ. "the prophetic message is something completely UNreliable" when we listen to the GB and their "doctrines of demons" coming from their version of Bethel. It changes like a frog. They fail to see THEY could be "Bethel" if they listened to Christ. That far outweighs any physical wealth satan gives the GB because they are his "bethel" because his spiritual darkness dwells within them!

    When Anointed "pay attention" to Christ as He tries to "rise in your hearts",then a "period of restoration" occurs via Light from Christ. Its light from within an individual "Anointed bethel" that "light shining in a dark place" will happen. First the "dark place" within an individual "Anointed bethel" will vanish..and finally light from Christ can then be shared by that "Anointed bethel", shining Christ onto others. But as Paul say,that Anointed has to "pay attention to it"...to Christ,which many Anointed are not doing.

    The GB have not listened to Christ trying to dawn within them as the true potential Bethel,and so their is "their prophetic message is something completely UNreliable". Christ thus cannot dawn within them. They are not "paying attention to" Christ..and cannot become part of "Bethel".

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