Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Two witnesses -- "Lampstands"

This post has been refined, to accommodate the additional details provided by Zechariah, chapter 4.

QUESTION:
Dear Pearl,
I prayed about the "two witnesses" and all of the remaining ones of the woman's seed to come out of the org; how surely there must be more anointed ones to join us. When asking for direction, I turned to Acts 12 and read about Barnabas and Saul.
..."the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." (Acts 13:2). I started equating these scriptures to the two witnesses, the whole account.  We speak firstly to the chosen ones, then to the spiritual Gentiles; the Gentiles who listened to Paul and Barnabas became great in number.   Acts 13:46,47
Is this the way it will be now?  It is the spiritual Gentiles that are more willing to listen than the chosen because of the heart condition?  This also makes me think of the invitation to the wedding feast (Matt.22:8-9).

MY REPLY:
I hope your own consideration of these scriptures, afford insight for you, as they afforded to me. The answers can be right before us within a scripture. But without spirit, we can't yet see it.
I thank God for the merciful illumination of His Light!

Rev.11:3 "And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” 4 They are “the two olive trees” (Ps.52:8; Zech.4:3,11)/("stars"), with the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth."

Rev.1:20 "The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels (olive trees) of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches."

When the truths set forth in those two verses are combined, it seems plain to me that the "Two witnesses"/angels/olive trees/stars, (who are on each side of  two lampstands), which lampstands are, two churches/congregations.
Now for a full understanding, more scriptures must be considered. But for a simplified reply, the "two witnesses"/olive trees, are angels to the lampstands/ "churches"/"congregations", of holy ones/anointed (1Cor.14:33; 1Pet.2:10,9,5; 1Cor.3:16).

But in addition...
each congregation has over it, a "star"/messenger/angel/steward/prophet
(Rev.1:20; Luke 12:42-43; 21:25,26; Rev.12:4 <"third"; Zech.13:9; 1Pet.2:10,9)
to provide provisions ("food"/"light"/"springs of water"), to his contemporary congregation.

Now this should be seen in one's minds eye.
Imagine a lampstand (congregation).
It is useless without a flame being lit at it's top.
When a flame is added to the stand, the lampstand supports that flame.
By doing so, all in the house, receive light (Matt.5:15).



Jesus says that to each lampstand/congregation, a trumpeting "star"/prophet is given (Rev.1:20; 8:2; 10:7; 22:6)
from his "right hand" (Ps.17:7; 18:35; 45:4; Rev.19:11,14; 17:14; John14:12; 7:39).
Does not a star give off burning light?
(Phil.2:15; Dan.12:3)
Is the "flame"/spirit, of each "lampstand"/congregation, it's "star"/messenger/angel?
Is the "spirit of the prophets"/"fire", from their mouths, and in the light/spirit. in their perception/eye/lamp...
        (Jer.1:9; 23:29; Rev.11:5; Heb.1:7) (2Pet.1:21; Rev.22:6),
...the spirit/"flame" each faithful congregation of holy ones, supports?

I think an answer to this lies at Rev.8:10-11.
Firstly, we know that a false prophet exists (Rev.19:20; 13:11,15; Luke16:1-2).
I believe that this false prophet/unfaithful steward/fallen "star", is spoken of at Rev.8:10-11, and that these verses describe for us, how that wicked steward, appeared onto the scene. What it says, will help with understanding the equivalence between "star" and "flame"...

"10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter."



In my own mind, this confirms, that the flame upon the "lampstand", is it's "star"/prophet.
In the case of "Wormwood", that steward became wicked/false, and as a result of it's "fall" (Rev.2:5; Isa.14:12-15; 2Pet.2:1-3; 3:17; 2Cor.11:14-15; 1Cor.10:12),
it's "springs of waters"/"wine" became the venom of vipers (Deut.29:18; 32:32-33) (winepress) (Rev.20:7; Job 3:8-9).

That "eye"/prophet/steward/flame, of Christ's Body/Congregation/lampstand, (1Cor.12:21,27),
became darkened/"bad"/"sick" (Matt.6:23; Rom.1:21; Eph.4:18; John12:40),
so that the "whole body"/congregation under that steward,
became "full of darkness"
(Luke11:34-36; Rev.3:17-18; Matt.15:14; Isa.9:16; Eze.14:10)
(eye-salve) (pluck-out-eye).
[scriptures to show that the Body of Christ, is the congregation of holy ones/the church (Eph.5:23; Col.1:24).]



The "two witnesses" are all those gleaned from the last "two congregations", who accept the light granted to those last "two" prophets...
by hearing what the spirit of the prophets, says to the congregation under/beside  it (Rev.2:29; Matt.11:15-17; Mark 4:8-9,11)
(Rev.1:20; 2:29; 22:6; 1Cor.14:32-33; Rev.2:29).

So while primarily, the truth being expounded and declared is being accomplished by those congregations/lampstands;
the light they carry forth is coming from their "olive trees"/"stars"/flames/tongues of "fire" (Rev.11:5),
which those able to "hear", are supporting (Rev.22:17; Heb.6:10).



Therefore, anyone "hearing" and preaching truth in the time of the end, belongs to the "Two lampstands" / "Two Congregations" of holy ones, and any Gentiles who "hear" and choose to support the last "two" prophets/"stars"/"olive trees".

As a result, the work of the two prophets..."Moses and Elijah" (Matt.17:3),
is being carried forth throughout the earth, through those "two congregations"/"lampstands"
("two", meaning truthful -John8:17).

Image result for moses and elijah

The work of "Moses" preaches a release from captivity to "Egypt" (Rev.11:8), a testing in the wilderness outside the City, and a sorting/sifting out of those fit for the coming land of inheritance (1Cor.10:5-6,11; Rom.15:4). During Moses' time, there is an attack by serpents, manna from heaven is received (Rev.2:17), a rock is split to provide water (Eze.36:25-27; John7:38-39; Zech.3:8-9), and a sea is parted by the wind of spirit (Ex.14:21) (Rev.12:15; John20:22; Luke10:19; 21:15; Isa.54:17; 58:11-12), so that those fleeing can cross over to safety.



The work of "Elijah" preaches a restoration of the bond between God's elect,
and their Fathers (Matt.17:11; Luke1:16-17; Isa.61:3-4). (elijah-turns-hearts)
Without the restoration of those bonds...
demonic teachings, cloudy eyes, lying hands, darkness, wormwood waters, sin, and death,
(1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:14-16; 2:20; 13:11,15; Amos 5:18,20)
will take away all the "earth"/homeland of God.
(world-earth-home) (earth-swallows-satans-river)
This is why Jesus causes these "two witnesses" to prophesy (Rev.11:3),
for the sake of a late crop/remnant
(Rev.20:5; Amos7:1; Rev.7:9,13-14; Isa.1:9; 37:32; Ezra 9:8; Eze.14:22; Luke13:23-24; Matt.24:22; 19:25-26; Isa.37:32) (second-resurrection),
which still contains a blessing (Isa.65:8; Joel 2:14) (John15:4-5; Luke21:36; 12:37; Prov.1:23).



Regarding Acts 13:46-47;
As is clear in Revelation; the majority of God's people fail God's final inspection of His nation (Rom.9:27; Rev.13:7-8).
The "marriage feast" is then open to all those "leaving the City", who accept the invitation and show due honor to their hosts. That invitation is extended to spiritual Gentiles (Matt.22:10; Rev.22:17; 19:9; 22:6).
("Jew" / "Gentile")
 

I hope that the spirit granted us, addresses your question about both the identity of the "two witnesses" that prophesy (Rev.11:3), to the "two lampstands"/"two congregations" under the "two prophets" Rev.11:4; 1:20; Matt.17:3),
 and the next post to follow, about "plucking out the 'eye' ".
As with all truth, they are related.
Love in Christ,
Pearl

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Pluck out your "Eye"

Many scriptures added

QUESTION:
I have been thinking so much about Matt 5:29,30.
Of course, this can apply to our own person, but what about the Body of Christ?
The right eye we are to remove must represent a false prophet, no?  And the right hand, which must represent actions; if false or defiling they should be cut off from that same Body.
Considering that before these scriptures, adultery is spoken of (Matt.5:28), it seems fitting that the Harlot (false prophet as a betraying eye) is fulfilling this description. This seems to be an opposite warning from (Eph.4:11-16; 1Cor.12:7,21,25) which discourages the members of the body against working independently. It still seems to make sense that there are times when making a separation is called for.

MY REPLY:
It is the Harlot that loses connection with the faithful members of the Body of Christ (Col.2:19; 1John2:19; 1Cor.12:25). We must be careful, that we do not confuse the Body of Christ, with the counterfeit organization. To be expelled from the counterfeit Temple of Gentiles, is not the same as leaving the spiritual Body of Christ. A harlot can fall from loyalty to her head and leave his Body, while still being adored by her followers, and while expelling the faithful from her own dominion.
Those cast out from Satans synagogue (Rev.2:9; 3:9), are even more so, loyal members of Christ (Isa.66:5; John16:2; Isa.57:1; Mark8:35) (Rev.18:4; Luke21:21-22).

Regarding Matt.5:
"29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell."

I feel that primarily, it applies to us as individuals, but it surely also applies to the Anointed Congregation, because the principles are true, however applied. I hope to explain what I mean concerning both applications.

Matt.6:22-23 reads;
"The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23"But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!"

We know that each virgin had their own lamp ("eye") (Matt.25:7; 6:22).
That lamp/eye represents, our spiritual perception and understanding.

 Matt.6:22                      Image result for blindness Matt.25:8; 6:23

The wise virgins keep their original receptacle/source of oil, in their heart with them, to fuel their flame (Matt.25:4,10; John8:12) (Matt.25:4; 2Pet.3:2; John14:26). The foolish exhaust that source, and resort to buying light from men (Matt.25:3,8-9; Jer.2:13; Rev.13:11,16-17; 6:6; Isa.55:2).
(testing prophets) (What do buying and selling mean?)
When Jesus tells us,
that if our "eye is bad"/"causes us to stumble",
then the path we blindly wandered onto, contains stumbling blocks. We have drifted away from the path of life (Heb.2:1; Matt.7:14; John14:6). This compares to our feet needing to be washed of their dust/death path (Ps.119:9,105; 1:1-2; John13:13-14).
Our faulty perception (bad "eye") is like being blind, which leads us along a path of death, to fall into a dark pit (2Pet.2:21). If not rescued from the pit, due to our begging God for light and accepting his spirit, we end up being condemned to Gehenna.

So, as touched upon in my last letter, it takes humility to remove faulty perceptions from our faith ("eye-salve"), even painful, such as removing our right eye. Such refinement is necessary, to save us from the powers of darkness and death. Jesus also referred to this, when speaking of new wine (Luke5:36-39). Pride prevents a humble, realistic perspective of the truth, that we are not wise, and we need a new understanding to hold new truth (Dan.12:4; John16:13,8; Rev.20:12) (new-scrolls). Men naturally want to believe that they are already right, and do not want to be corrected. Like stubborn children, they refuse to see the bigger picture. Like foolish and rebellious children, they will require harsher discipline from their father.

If we accept that God and Christ are wiser than we are (Isa.55:9), we humbly accept their correction. Even if it is painful (to our ego), we adjust our faith to accommodate refinement and revelation, being willing to discard our previous perspective for those now given by spirit (Luke5:38; Phil.2:3; Eph.3:5; 2:20-22; Rev.22:6). The more childlike and humble we are, the easier it is to have the "plank" removed from our eye (Joel 2:12,14; Eze.12:2; Isa.52:10; John12:38-40).

In the context, Jesus also spoke of cutting off our right hand, if it causes us to stumble. I believe that this is a parallel to Isa.44:20:
"Such a person feeds on ashes; a deluded heart misleads him; he cannot save himself, or say, "Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?"
and Rev.13:16:
"It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads".

When our right hand is branded spiritually, it is enslaved. It obeys it's owner. This servitude is a form of worship.
Whatever is directing our actions, is the brandmark upon our right hand. If that master is causing us to stumble, it is better to cut off our connection to that Master, than to die (by sharing in their identity and wicked works).

At Matt.5:29-30, Jesus was pointing to our faith, and how it is a result of our perceptions, and how those perceptions direct our worship/deeds.
If we have been mislead, we must be humble enough and willing, (because we love the truth and obediently fear our God); to extricate ourselves from such impurities/lying doctrine/guilt by association, despite the pains incurred.
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Now yes, this also applies to the Body of Christ as a whole.
If you check the previous verse (Matt.5:28-29); the plucking out of the eye was the measure used to prevent lustfully looking at a "woman"
(who-is-the-woman).
  The "ten kings" of the earth (LINK), do not literally commit adultery with the Harlot, but like the Gentile Beast, they do "commit adultery in the heart" with her, because of their lustful "eye" upon her desirable things (Lam.1:10; Eze.16:32-33; Isa.1:21). They enjoy their connection to the Harlot, and how that association with her, benefits themselves. They have trusted the harlot's flattering perceptions of them (her blind eye), and they do not realize what they really look like, to God (Rev.3:17-18; James1:23-24; 1Sam.16:7; Jer.17:10).
Their eye is no longer toward the wife of their youth... the covenant they entered into upon their anointment...
a covenant of life, and intoxication with her breasts (see Isa.66:10-11; 1Pet.2:2) (Prov.5:18-20; 1Cor.6:15; Ec.7:26),
rather than intoxication with the sorceries of a harlot (Rev.17:2).

You and I understand, that to cut out one's eye (former perceptions), is to be willing to accept the true identity of the Harlot, and to remove all infatuation with her, from our faith. Such decisive action is required of all those who would avoid being thrown into Gehenna, along with her and her beast (Matt.5:30; Rev.20:10, 15).

But then there is another application to this parable.
It is what you have referred to.
The eye of the Body of Christ, is the prophets (Amos 3:7; Eph.3:4-5; Num.12:6; Heb.1:1; Rev.22:6; Eze.3:17; 10:12; Rev.4:8) (LINK).
If the contemporary Body of Christ is lead by a bad eye (a wicked steward/false prophet/Harlot full of adultery -2Pet.2:14; Rev.17:2), that whole body will be thrown into darkness leading to Gehenna. The faithful are not to "tolerate" such an eye/false prophet (Rev.2:20, 2:2; 13:11,7,10; Col.2:8; 2Pet.2:1-3; 2Thess.2:1-3; Rev.2:2). We "tear it out" of the Body of Christ (1Cor.5:13; Eph.5:11).
This is done, by not looking back to her (Rev.17:18; 18:4; Luke17:32,28-29,32; Rev.18:4; 11:8), as the eye of a lustful man may seek intoxication from a harlot (Rev.17:2; Isa.52:11) instead of his chaste wife (Prov.5:19) (LINK).

We are washed clean by the word (Eph.5:26; John13:10), and through a faithful "clear" "eye"/prophet (Matt.6:22),
       [and having the needed humility to weigh carefully, what is said
        by that one (1Cor.14:29; 1John4:1; 1Thess.5:20-21; 2Cor.13:5)
        (Jer.26:5-6)],
light returns to the body members that accept a good "eye" (1Thess.5:19-20; Matt.10:41).

The light in a faithful "eye"/prophet, can only benefit the other parts of the Body (Eph.4:7-8,11-16; Rom.12:6-8; Matt.23:34; Rev.11:3,7),
if it is accepted (Matt.10:41; John13:20) and followed (Eze.33:31-32; Isa.52:8-9,11).
To do so, we must be willing to put new wine (truth) into a new wineskin (understanding/faith)... and willing to pluck out our own previous personal perceptions, however flattering to us, attractive to our flesh, comfortable and familiar, or cherished as valuable treasures
(Eze.7:19; Rev.6:6; 13:17; 18:11; Zeph.1:18) (What do buying and selling mean?).
The harlot's false and poisonous doctrine cannot compare with the riches of truth which Christ entrusts to the work of his faithful priests (Isa.55:2; Rev.3:18; Matt.6:20; Luke21:33; John6:63) (Matt.25:14; Luke16:12,11; 1Cor.4:1; Mal.2:7).

As individual members of a body, we must be willing to accept God and Christ's appointment of a faithful steward (Luke12:42), if after continual examination and testing, we find their "eye" and it's provisions, are good (1Thess.5:20-21; Zech.8:23). Without an eye, the Body lacks vision.
(testing prophets)
We must also be willing to sever our association with a harlot/"bad eye" (Ps.26:4; Isa.52:11; Rev.18:4; Luke21:21-22), despite however powerful and attractive her favors may seem (Luke21:5-6; Rev.18:16-19) (Watchtower crumble?).
That requires letting go of the counterfeit things she gave us (Rev.10:10; Prov.5:3-5)... a sugar coated wormwood, spiked with the Serpents venom (Rev.18:3; Deut.32:32-33; Rev.14:19; Jer.25:30,29; 1Pet.4:17) (winepress).
We must transform our mind, and replace Wormwood, with truth (Ps.119:103; Prov.10:22; 4:4,22; Rom.12:2; Heb.10:16).
That is the area where many of God's people, are failing.
They refuse to let go of what they learned in the WT. Their faith is still built on shifting sand, instead of the solid rock-like teachings of Christ (Matt.7:24-27; Eph.2:20-22), which I work to promote and explain, as enabled by spirit and as directed by Christ (Matt.10:27,40,20).
It seems that many don't even remember the origin of their present faith. Many have left the WT, only to take with them, many WT doctrines (Luke17:30-32; Matt.24:15-16; Eze.36:8).
Some of these men still believe that the blasphemous WT
is God's holy mountain Zion (Jer.7:4; Rev.17:3; Matt.24:15)
(Yhwhs-genuine-mountain),
and will rule with that abomination, after the harlot is gone (Rev.17:16-17,11-13) (pearl-disgustingthing.blogspot.com),
Their clouded eye, and their branded hand by 666, will be thrown alive into Gehenna, unless they repent of that idolatry...
    (Rev.14:9-11; Heb.3:11; Deut.12:9; 1:35),
...as we all must, if we hope to survive these wicked days
(Eze.18:31; Rev.3:17-19; Heb.12:6; Mal.3:1-3,18; Zech.13:9; Rev.14:13; Heb.4:9-11; Isa.3:10; Eph.6:13; Ps.40:2; 26:12; 22:22).

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Friday, February 12, 2016

The Fourth Beast / Armageddon

Still Editing---ongoing additions in conclusion, during today
I have been called away to help my elderly mother. I will finish the additions to this post, as soon as possible.

The "Watchtower" teaches that Mankind has tried every possible form of government, and that this was necessary for the reality of Jer.10:23; and Ec.8:9 to be proven. They assert that since each form of government has been proven a failure, the judicial basis was set for the arrival of Christ's "Thousand Year" kingdom, in 1914 
("Thousand Years", When?). 
Not so.
Ps.110:1-2 reveals that Christ rules "in the midst of his enemies". He has been ruling since his ascension into heaven 
(1Cor.15:25; Mark16:19; Ps.110:1; 1Cor.15:25; Matt.28:18). 
Through the kings of Zion...
 (Ps.110:2; 2Cor.10:3-5; 6:7; Rom.13:12; Isa.2:3; Mal.2:7; Eph.6:10-17; 2Tim.2:12; Rev.5:9-10), 
...Christ has been "subduing his enemies" of truth, by the truth (Gal.4:16; John8:40; Mark 8:35; 2Thess.2:8; Rev.19:14-15; Prov.2:6; Eph.6:17; Heb.4:12; Rev.19:15), which is also spoken through his ambassadors (Phil.3:20-21; 2Cor.5:19-20,15; 3:6; 6:1-2; Mal.2:7; 1Cor.4:1; 1Pet.4:10; Titus 2:11; 1Tim.2:4). 

All forms of man-rule under Satan 
(John 8:44; Rev.12:7; Heb.1:7,14; 2:16; 1:7; Rev.11:5; Jer.5:14; Luke 21:15; 10:19; 1John2:13; Rev.12:11), 
must be subjugated under Christ's feet (1Cor.15:24-25), after which, he hands his own kingdom, over to God
Only then, does God's eternal Kingdom, commence (1Cor.15:27-28). 
God entrusts His eternal Kingdom, into the hands of Christ and his chosen and faithful kings (Luke 22:29; Rev.3:21; Matt.28:18; Dan.7:13-14,22), including those who have fought and won the last of Christs battles, Armageddon (Rev.17:14; 19:11,14,16; Luke10:19; Matt.23:33).

Which is the last kingdom to fight against Christ at Armageddon... his last enemy?
There is one more form of government Satan is now empowering, that is "different" from those prior to it. 
It is able to "trample" and cause spiritual death, to God's own people 
(Dan.7:23; Luke 21:24,22) 
(1Cor.15:26,55; Rev.9:10,7; Eze.2:6; 1Cor.15:55-58; Rev.12:11). 
The "difference" within that last lethal kingdom, is depicted, at Dan.2:33,41-42. 
All the previous kingdoms which persecuted God's people, symbolically consisted only of metal (Dan.2:32).
The "difference" which the last kingdom possesses, is that the fourth kingdom/Beast, also contains "clay", along with the metal, iron. 
It is only after this final type of kingdom meets with failure, that the eternal Kingdom of God, arrives (Dan.2:34,44; 7:14,18,22).

The fourth spiritually lethal kingdom arises, after Satan's release from the Abyss.....
(Rev.20:7-8; 16:13-14; 17:14; 12:7,11; 11:7; 6:9-11; Rom.6:5).
(satans-short-period-of-time)
Through the fourth and last kingdom, Satan successfully tramples God's Chosen people. They are trampled into submissive captivity and slavery to the Beast. They need to repent, slave for the truth of Christ, and join him in righteous Battle.
(Col.2:8; Rev.13:7-8,10; 11:2; Matt.5:13; Luke18:8; 17:26-27; Rev.12:15; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-14) 
(Eze.22:30; 13:5; Jer.5:1; Isa.59:16; 64:7; Job 14:6-9; Eze.17:21-24,23; Mark 4:30-32; Zech.4:10; Eze.36:8; Dan.2:34,45; Zech.4:7) 
(Dan.8:25; 2Thess.2:8; Rev.17:14; Matt.10:20), 
<<(In response to Satan's release and successful deceptions; 
Christ, and then his faithful "woman"/"two witnesses"/angel messengers/faithful witnesses to follow, 
will also arise 
Rev.11:3-4; 12:15-17,6,14,7; 17:14) (earth-swallows-satans-river)
[For understanding about the woman being in the wilderness, please see 
Part A, paragraph 4, at this link: LINK ]

It is the fourth kingdom, initially consisting of Iron (Dan.2:33), that tramples the holy ones into subjection, in the time of the end (Dan.2:40). The fourth kingdom develops into a combination, within it's feet and "toes", iron and clay (Dan.2:33,42). 
The ten "toes" of it's feet, is a parallel to the "ten kings"/"horns", belonging to the symbolic Beast of Revelation (Rev.17:12-14). 
The "kings of the earth" (Greek meaning "Earth") are kings which should belong to Christ (Rev.1:5; 5:10; 19:16; John18:36; 17:16) (kings-of-earth), but they have rebelliously surrendered their royal authority, to the Beast (Rev.17:12-13; Jer.9:25-26; Amos 9:7; 1Cor.10:11).

By these things, we begin to learn why this Beast is "different" (Dan.7:23).
It's horns, are the ten "kings of the earth"/clay (Rev.16:15-16; Dan.2:44), some of whom have accepted official position as commanders within the Iron/Gentile Beast, supporting it's blasphemies 
(Rev.13:1,5-6; Rom.2:24; Isa.52:5; 2Pet.2:1-3).

Both terms.... "clay", and "kings of earth", reveal the "difference" which the last kingdom power possesses (which power, successfully tramples God's people, causing them to become dead in their sins (Eph.2:1-2,4-5; Col.2:13; Rev.3:1-3; 11:11-12; 4:1; Eze.37:3-8,9-10; Rev.7:9; Matt.5:19).
   After God's refining discipline (Zech.13:9; Mal.3:1-3), "one-third" of them repent 
(and are killed for their faithfulness Rev.11:7)...
 (Rev.7:3; 9:4; 3:19; 14:1; 22:3) (Zech.13:9; Rev.9:18,20), 
The repentant and victorious over the mark of the Beast, 
then battle along with Christ at Armageddon Rev.17:14; 19:11,14,8; 7:14) 
(mark-of-beast).

When that decisive battle that is now being fought is won, the final foe of Christ will be "brought to nothing" (1Cor.15:24-26,54-58).
The final powers of death will themselves be consigned to the "second death", the "lake of fire" (Rev.20:10,14-15). The last four entities of power who resist God's Kingdom, will be destroyed forever (1Cor.15:24-26).

TO BE CONTINUED

So, how do the terms, "kings of the earth", and "Clay"
reveal what is unique to the last kingdom?
Please consider the following links to find out.

CLAY:
(See: http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/05/why-jesus-came-to-earth-last-world.html)
and (http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/06/small-addition-to-http4womaninthewilder.html)
and (http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2013/02/rev.html)

KINGS OF EARTH:
pearl-kingsofearth.blogspot.com

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Example of Armageddon / Great Tribulation / Trinity

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QUESTIONS:
I wanted to know why you don't agree with JWs. Do you endorse the NWT? Are you a trinitarian? Which group of believers do you fellowship with?
I also disagree with you that JW worship an organization. I render devotion to Jah Jehovah alone-and so do my brothers and sisters. Our baptism is not idolatrous. 
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MY REPLY:
  There are mis-translations in the NWT, and I believe they are on purpose, because of the effect they have on how one worships.  This post contains two examples:

The reasons why I don't agree with so many of the doctrines of "JW's", is because the scriptures don't agree with their doctrines. I do not believe that I have a right to agree or disagree, on my own.

You may be familiar with the scripture that depicts Satan's release from the Abyss (Rev.20:7-8).
The result is a "misleading of the entire inhabited home" (Rev.12:9,16)
("world", is not an accurate translation of Rev.12:9. The original Greek word, is "oikoumenhn G3625 n_ Acc Sg f one-beING-HOMED inhabited-earth" NOT "Cosmos"/world...  LINK)... 
This post examines Satan's misleading: (Earth Swallows River
What results from his release, is the releasing of demonic inspired teachings (Rev.16:13-16; 1Tim.4:1), and a gathering of God's chosen priests and kings into a battle between Satan's lies ("demonic spirits/"exhalations" Rev.16:13-14) and the truth of Christ (Rev.17:14; 12:10-11; 19:11,14-15; Eph.6:17; Heb.4:12).
Humans are no contest against the devil and his demons, when those powerful spirits work to deceive mere humans (Luke18:26-27).
When an organization is backed by Satan (Rev.13:1,4,8) it can even deceive and dominate God's chosen ones/Temple (Rev.13:7; Matt.24:24-25). This was prophesied to happen in many scriptures. 
Here are some:
 (1Tim.4:1; 2Thess.2:1-4; Dan.8:11-12, 24; 11:36; 12:7; Luke21:24; Matt.24:15-16; Rev.11:2).
Those prophesies have now come to pass. 
The only deliverance from this final deception of Satan/Great Tribulation, is by means of God and His Spirit (Luke10:19), channeled (Phil.2:13; 1Cor.12:6; 2Pet.1:21; Matt.10:20) through his chosen and faithful prophets (Rev.17:14; 11:3-4; Zech.4:11-14,6-7; Rev.22:6; 1Cor.4:1)

The biggest reason why I must contend with the teachings of the WT, is because of my own calling to his priesthood (1Pet.2:9), and my obligation before God to expose the darkness/falsehood (Eph.5:11; 2Cor.10:3-5). 
Holy Spirit makes the truth quite clear to a chosen and anointed servant of Christ, when they refuse to continue their idolatry (Isa.43:10-12). 
If I do not trumpet what I know to be true (Isa.58:1; Rev.10:7), I would be deemed unfaithful by my Lord (Rev.3:2-3,18; Matt.25:25-26).  
I must declare what I know to be true, especially since I know that so many lives are at stake, forever (Eze.33:6-9; 3:18; 1Cor.14:8; Rev.16:14).

Regarding your other questions...

Do you endorse the NWT?
As I have stated, I have found mis-translations within it. Yet I tell you that this is the case in all translations, which is why I often resort to the interlinear translations of the Hebrew and Greek. In doing so, verses can be read more free of interpretive liberty, taken by translators. (LINK)
Are you a trinitarian?
No. I am a chosen priest and prophet of Yhwh (Num.12:6; Joel 2:25-32), and an anointed member of the Body of Christ (Prophets).
Which group of believers do you fellowship with?
I belong to the Body of Christ (1Cor.12:4-31), and associate with those faithful believers, as Christ directed (Eph.4:11-13; Heb.10:24-25).
Here is a link to the Forum, where some of the association takes place: (FORUM)
I also disagree with you that JW worship an organization.
You are a free moral agent. You will choose who you listen to and who you obey.
I have seen those who follow the false prophet and adore the organization, in visions of God. 
They were on the line to God's winepress of wrath. 
It matters not what you or I think. It matters only what God thinks.  
The Bible tells us what God considers worship, and who He considers idolators.

I render devotion to Jah Jehovah alone-and so do my brothers and sisters. Our baptism is not idolatrous.
Perhaps if you learned how God defines worship, and how He defines idolatry, 
you would perceive genuine occurrences of them.
God gives us the explanation in concise terms.
If we are only directed by God's word, we are marked as his slaves (Deut.11:18; Rev.14:1).
If we are directed by, and obey men; we are marked as their slaves (Rev.13:16,8) (Obey Men?).
I tell you truly,
I am in the company of many, who were expelled/"killed" because we were of the first group (Rev.12:10-11; 6:9-11) (symbolic-death).
If you do become baptized as one of "JW's", you will learn that they tolerate no rivalry to whatever their current doctrines are, even if that rivalry comes from God's Word. You will learn this personally, if you use scripture to challenge anything they teach.
I only hope that if you proceed with that course, it will not be too late for you to get out when you finally see it.
Once the Organization gets rid of the governing body/Harlot, it will be too late for you to manifest your repentance.
The Organization/Beast, and it's "ten kings" (anointed inside), are already posturing themselves to go forward with this act (Jer.13:26,21-22; Isa.47:11; Rev.18:5-6,8; 17:1-2,12-13,16-17; 18:4) (Who are kings of earth?).
When God says, "Get out of her my people" (Rev.18:4), he is talking to his own people (1Pet.2:9-10). Can you see that?
Even JW's do not believe that God's anointed priests/people, are in any religion, other than in "JW's". That is the place then, from which God's people must exit.
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More Questions:
Please give me a short explanation about your beliefs about YHWH and his relationship with Jesus.
I just want to know whether JWs are right or wrong on this essential truth.
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My Reply:
Yhwh is the Father of everyone and everything (Rev.14:7; Acts17:24; Heb.3:4).
Jesus is that Father's only directly-begotten son 
(Col.1:15,18; Rev.3:14; John1:2,14,18; 3:16,18; Rom.11:16; John15:4-5; 1John4:9; etc.....).
Those who belong to the body of Christ, are also "firstborn" sons 
(Luke2:23; Rom.8:29,23; Heb.12:23; 2Thess.2:13; James1:18; Rev.14:4).
They become a part of Christ (John17:21; 1Cor.12:13,27; Eph.5:30,23), 
as a "one spirit" bride (1Cor.6:17; 2Cor.11:2; Rev.14:4-5), 
just as a husband and wife become one flesh (Matt.19:6).
Through them, eternal life is offered to mankind (Rev.22:17; 19:9).



All those faithful to God, will eventually become sons of God, when God's corrupted creation is restored under Christ (Rom.8:19-21; Eph.1:10; Col.1:19-20; Acts3:21; Isa.58:8)...

but those will not be "firstborn" sons. That position in God's family belongs to those faithful and Chosen by God [anointed priests of God's Temple (1Cor.3:16-17)].



I must tell you now, that in the minds of JW's today, God's anointed "firstborn"/Chosen/Temple, is insignificant. The only exception to this, is the governing body (slaves?). The GB [touted as Christ's only slaves (Isa.47:7-8,10; Rev.18:7)], has appointed "Gentile" (non-anointed, **not "kings") "priests"/Elders, to rule over God's chosen priests, just as was prophesied (2Thess.2:4; **Dan.11:21-22) (2Chron.13:9; 23:6; Eze.44:6-9; Num.3:10). 

Christ's headship over his Bride group, has been stolen. The headship over Christ's Bride members, is now usurped by the elders (within the WT Org.).
The Chosen are prevented from acting as God's priests, among JW congregations (Rev.5:9-10; Mal.2:7) (Rev.11:2; Dan.12:7; etc.). The Body of Christ goes unrecognized, is subjugated under spiritual Gentiles ("Jew"/"Gentile"), and it's relevance is dismissed.
 ("Trample" - How?)(Great Tribulation - Why?)(pearl-disgustingthing.blogspot.com)
So although JW's may agree that Christ is God's son, 
they have no respect for the rulership belonging to Christ, over his anointed kings/Bride (Rev.1:5; 5:10; 19:16).
Defiling God's Temple with Gentile priests (Matt.24:15), and setting them up to usurp Christ's headship over his bride/Temple, (Dan.8:11; 12:11; 11:31; 8:25; 9:27; 2Thess.2:8,4) are not the only sins of the WT leaders. (worst sin of WT)

   So when you ask me about my beliefs about YHWH and his relationship with Jesus,
it will not be the same as "what JW's believe".
SEE HOW YOU WROTE YOUR QUESTION...
"Please give me a short explanation about your beliefs about YHWH and his relationship with Jesus.
I just want to know whether JWs are right or wrong on this essential truth."
You have assumed that my beliefs are the same as JW's.
I have told you my beliefs, which are such, because they are what the Bible teaches.

Regarding JW beliefs...
 at this time, they do not believe in the trinity.
Yet their doctrines are always changing. 
[I know, because I was a JW between 1975-2012, and a pioneer, and I have seen how much and how often their doctrines change. True prophets teach from God (2Pet.1:21). Changes are only required if ones teachings are derived from men (Rom.3:4; James1:17; John7:16-18)] 
When "JWs" make changes, they say the "light is getting brighter", even when the change reverts to a previous teaching, or contradicts a previous doctrine. 
When authentic truth has genuine increase (Prov.4:18; 2Pet.1:19; 2Cor.4:6; 1Cor.13:9-12), it was always pure and never proves to be formerly mixed with falsehood (James 3:11-12,17; Matt.7:16-18,20; Luke 6:43-45)... anymore than increasing light is sourced in darkness (Luke11:34-36; Matt.6:23; 25:7-8; Prov.13:9). 
If what we teach is truly sourced with God, it was never darkness (1John1:5; James1:17).

If JWs are right on some things which they teach, is that proof of their being the "true religion", or proof that they are God's "spirit-directed organization"? Remember that "wormwood" appears to have mostly unpolluted "waters" (Rev.8:10-11) (only "one-third" polluted), and that Satan's ministers, can appear as ministers of what is right (2Cor.11:13-15; 2Thess2:1-3). Professed prophets must have their teachings scrutinized as to their source (1John4:1; 2Cor.13:5; John8:47; Matt.7:20) (Fine Trees). 
I hope the scriptures I have supplied, provide you with all that you need.
Thank you for your good questions, but please know, 
I am here to help those who want to know, not to argue opinions.
You are in my prayers,
Pearl

Monday, February 8, 2016

Our Outer Garment

(More scriptures added)

I have not yet written about the meaning of our symbolic outer garment/robe. But here is a reply to a question, that refers to one use of this symbolic meaning.

Question:
"I have a question about Stephen's stoning.  At Acts 7:58, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of Saul. In your article, "Your King Comes to You on a Donkey and a Foal", you say that our outer garment symbolizes our identity before others and/or, before God. How then would this symbolism be applied to Acts 7:58?

My Reply:
"Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.".
First... "the witnesses". These would be those liars who bore false witness to Stephen's supposed sin (Acts 6:8,11,13; 7:58). There was more than one, so he was considered, convicted (Deut.17:6; Ps.56:5; Prov.6:16-17) under the supervision of Saul (Acts 22:20).

Now if we remember from the execution of Christ, the Jews did not normally take it upon themselves to execute their own criminals (John18:31).
But Saul sought out authority from the Jewish leaders, to empower him to change how Christians [who were considered a corrupt sect of the Jewish nation (Acts 28:22)], were dealt with (Acts 9:1-2). That change, included execution (Acts 9:1-2,14,21; 22:4-5; 26:10).
To "bring them bound to Jerusalem", was for the purpose of being tried and killed. Although not stated within Acts 7; Sauls responsibility for the murder of Stephen is clearly seen at Acts9:1; 22:4; 26:10.

Many Jews harbored a common fear found among mankind (Prov.29:25), for approval from those in power (John12:42; 7:13; 9:22; 12:43).
Ambitious men are willing to conform to the expectations of those in power, to receive elevated stature/worldly "riches". When they conform their actions to those in power; the deeds which they do as a result, establishes the identity of their master (Rom.6:16; Gal.1:10).
So when we read, "laid their coats at the feet... of Saul";
it signifies an eager surrender of their identity and integrity, making them subject to the desires of Saul (whose desire was the murder of Stephen).
In this way, they received approval, not only from Saul, but from the leaders from whom Saul carried letters of direction. They could thereafter, be identified as in the service of Saul, and those whom he represented. Their symbolic garments, were laid at Saul's feet.
(Acts 10:25; Rev.19:10)

How human it is for corrupted men to desire association with the powerful, whether that power be for good or bad, it matters not.
Such men are senseless cowards... willing to compromise their standing/integrity/identity before God, thereby, enlisting themselves into the service of the powerful to gain a shared identity with them.

It is my perception, that when the false "witnesses" (who likely relished their "judicial authority") were afforded the opportunity to display their loyalty and zeal to those in power (as represented/embodied by the presence of Saul); they surrendered their identity over to Saul, to share in Saul's guilt/identity, as a man slayer of the Christ (Acts 9:4; Matt.25:40).

How this account mirrors what we see today!
The elders also relish their judicial authority as slandering witnesses and judges of the "sinful". This is why they zealously act as guardians of the Beast's image. Should letters arrive from the governing body as was given to Saul, (concerning, "keeping the congregation, clean");... The "elders" (like Stephen's false witnesses), are eager to be identified as guardians/members/channels, of the beast and it's powerful image; laying down their own individuality/reputation/identity ("outer garment") at the feet (service of) their chosen leaders... and ready to prove their alliance by obediently murdering the faithful (1John3:15; Matt.10:22; John16:2; Rev.6:9-11; 11:7-10) because the truth "torments" them (Micah 2:6; Isa.30:10).
(Elder Bloodguilt).

Another tangible reason for laying their outer garments at the feet of Saul, was so that while under Saul's oversight, their garments would not become stained with the blood of Stephen. As we know, blood stains are difficult to remove. The murderous work of those false witnesses, was a bloody one. By laying their garments at the feet of Paul, they assume that their garments would be protected from blood stains (Jer.2:34-35; Isa.59:3,2).

If we transfer this scene over to its spiritual significance, we can also make application to the present religious system/WT.
The November 15, 2013 Watchtower said on page 20,
At that time, the lifesaving direction that we receive from Jehovah’s organization may not appear practical from a human standpoint. All of us must be ready to obey any instructions we may receive, whether these appear sound from a strategic or human standpoint or not.

Other WT articles have also brought out, similar reasoning..., It is purported that if we obey "Jehovah's organization", (even if we believe that what we are being asked to do is wrong); we are always right to obey. It is purported by WT false doctrine, that those who directed us are the ones held accountable by God, for what we do under their direction. If our obedience results in sin, we are supposedly, not to blame. The WT asserts that those who directed us, are the ones held accountable by God. That teaching contradicts God's Word
(Eze.18:20; Matt.16:27; Rom.2:6; 14:12; Matt.25:40).
The example of Abraham is used to support their false reasoning.
How is his example mis-used?
Abraham did not understand why God asked him to sacrifice Isaac. Abraham did not know that God was going to hold Abraham's hand back from murdering his son. Abraham simply obeyed.
Well, this might seem to justify obeying religious leaders, even when their direction "does not seem practical or sound".
But let us not forget, that men did not tell Abraham to kill his son, nor was Abraham obeying men when he prepared to do so. (Obey Men?)
Abraham's faith and obedience was toward God, not toward an organization of men (Ps.146:3; Isa.2:22). God told Abraham directly, what to do (Gen.22:2; 26:5), and because it was God Himself who directed Abraham... this is why he obeyed. Abraham's obedient faith was toward Gods words (Deut.11:18)... not toward an organization (Rev.13:16) (MARK) (666) which is touting the false claim of being God's representative (Rev.13:5-8), as the WT does today (2Thess.2:4; Dan.11:36-37,31; Mark 13:14; Dan.8:11-13,17,24; Rev.11:2; 13:7,10; Luke 21:24,22,20; Rev.20:9; 11:5; Jer.5:14; Hosea 6:5; Zech.12:3; Jer.23:29; Matt.24:51).
  The Bible is clear about the issues raised, and disagrees with the previous Watchtower doctrines.
We are each accountable before God, for whatever we choose to do (2Cor.5:10; Job 34:11; Matt.16:27; Eze.18:20). Even the WT teaches that baptism is a request made to God for a clean conscience (1Pet.3:21). God expects us to use that conscience in harmony with the Word of God, and not be like Eve, who blamed the serpent (Gen.3:13)... or like Adam, who blamed his wife (Gen.3:12) (Who-is-to-blame?).
  Jesus warned us about false prophets (Matt.24:4-5,24-25; 7:15,18,20), because we cannot rest our judgment by God, on the claim that our trust was displaced
(Eze.14:10; Rev.19:20; 14:9-10; 13:8; 20:15).
If we become slaves to men (Rom.6:16; Gal.1:10), we are no longer a slave of God, as Abraham was (Heb.11:8,10).

Gods faithful chosen, are not subject to "Gentile" justice (1Cor.2:15; Rom.8:33,1; 5:1; 2:29)
If the elders "slay" the faithful in obedience to their leaders direction, they cannot transfer their bloodguilt to those who directed them, contrary to the false doctrine cited above. (symbolic-death)

What does all this have to do with the murderers of Stephen, laying their coats at the feet of Paul, in order to avoid staining their garments with Stephen's blood?
Certainly those who stoned Stephen, did so knowing that this was the will of Saul and the religious leaders. Under that umbrella of authority and power, even murder was excused. In the service of (at the feet of) the religious authority, the murderers thought they were free of blood-guilt. At the feet of Saul, their coat was kept free of bloodstain. But men do not see as God sees (Luke16:15; Prov.15:11; 16:2; 24:12).

In God's eyes, their visible identity/"garment" is soiled with innocent blood, that cannot be washed clean (Jer.2:34,22; Lam.4:14).
Members of the WT do well to remember that their judge is the Word of God through Christ (John12:48)...
(Basis of Judgment)
... not the word of religious leaders through local minions (Rom.3:4).
God holds the killers of innocent blood accountable to Himself (Num.35:33; Prov.6:16-17).
The excuse that those "taking the lead" directed me..., will not wash with God (Eze.14:10).
There is another Bible example of this same situation.
King Saul sanctioned the murders of God's priests, for a reward and with amnesty (1Sam.22:7,18).

Even the rank and file "JW" is eager to surrender their "garment"/individuality/identity, to the Beast they admire...
as it says in the baptism vow...
"Do you understand that your dedication and baptism identify you ("enrobes/dresses you"), as one of "Jehovah's Witnesses" in association with his "spirit-directed" organization?"
(John20:22) (Rev.13:15; 16:13-16; 19:20)
Yes... they desire an identity that belongs to and is associated with, the powerful...
and so they too, surrender their robes of individuality/personal reputation of integrity before God, to "don" their new garment/identity, as one of "Jehovah's Witnesses", under blind obedience to it's hierarchy under the wicked steward/harlot.

As a result, their new identity is also stained with the blood of the innocent. Their "witness" against the faithful brothers of Christ, within the "City"/congregations, is one of slander and complacency when the execution is announced
[Micah 7:2; Isa.57:1; Luke17:34,29-30... (Rev.11:8) ...Luke17:32-33; Isa.1:21; Luke21:21-22; Gen.19:15-17; Matt.24:16; Heb.13:13]
(Marriage Feast) (Keep Awake).
The charge is the same lying accusation as was made against Stephen. The "JWs" sanction and approve of such "murder"
(As Paul did Acts 8:1; 26:10;  1John3:15; Rom.1:32)...
which is proven by their own choice to shun, and treat the expelled, as dead.
(Symbolic-death-by-means-of-world)

Oversight of their identity/"garments" at the feet of the "elders" and their directors, will not keep the members free of blood-guilt before God.
This shared accountability of bloodguilt, is the reason behind God's command, at Rev.18:4.
Just as Paul came to realize that by persecuting Christ's brothers, he was in fact, persecuting Christ himself (Acts 9:4);
one day the members of the Beast/WT (Rev.13:15; 11:3,7; 6:9-11), will have to acknowledge the same accountability
(Rev.1:7; Jer.6:26; Eze.20:43; Amos 8:10; 5:17-22,23-24; Isa.28:17-19; Amos 7:8; Isa.28:17; Matt.25:41-46).

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