Monday, May 14, 2012

Source of Truth / "Michael" / Serving Men

Here is a question from ""

Hi Pearl,

I have been on this site for sometime now & just noticed you have changed your profile.
I study with the witnesses.  They are nice folks or at least most of the ones I know...I have heard some stories about how some are not so nice. I have been talking to many of the experts on this site, the witnesses & the non-witnesses.
Has something happened with you to change your profile? I agree, not agreeing with man's interpretation isn't apostacy, but just a matter of how one sees it.. the witnesses have alot of the truth but some stuff are just burdens. They say that Jah's ways are not burdensome & they are not, but it seems they load us down with more & more books & even if Jah isn't burdensome but man is...
even the bible says there will be many books about faith but we'll never get to read all of them.

I love the learning part & the going out in service & the friends, but my stumbler is Michael the Archangel being Jesus, that's a hard one for me to swallow. I have read all the scriptures that the witnesses say support it but I've read other scriptures for myself which do not support it.

I feel they worship the org. more than Jah/Jesus. I know for many the org. is like mommy & mommy can't be wrong & if she is...we'll never say it. I wonder if other folks/witnesses see things that don't line up but just don't say nothing..I hope you are well...& hope to hear from you.


Hello Dany,
Thanks for writing me. You may not have read my profile before last month. It changed in April. That was when I was disfellowshipped. Previous to that, I was "registered" as a "Witness" since 1975.
Of course, it is Yhvh who gets to say who his witnesses are. He does so, at Isa.43:10,21 (1Pet.2:9). There it makes clear, that they are "chosen" priests. So the group who are known as "Jehovah's Witnesses", actually have no right to the claim. In taking this name for themselves, they are thieves before Yhvh (Rev.9:20,21), along with their other spiritual offenses.
For more scriptures about this, please consider:

There is a good reason why the "Witnesses" have a lot of Truth, but it is not why you would expect.
At 2Cor.11:12-15 we read:

 "Now what I am doing I will still do, that I may cut off the pretext from those who are wanting a pretext for being found equal to us in the office of which they boast. 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps transforming himself into an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing great if his ministers also keep transforming themselves into ministers of righteousness. But their end shall be according to their works."

Clearly we see that one of Satan's powerful tools is masquerading lies as Truth (Gen.3:4,5; Rev.13:11). He does it because it is very efficient (2Cor.11:3).
Why Truth?
Because this is the perfect bait for his target...the chosen ones .
Why does he aim to deceive these ones?
Because they are the only humans who present a real threat to him losing his world dominion.

As these become sealed, his power slips away and his end draws near (Rev.12:4,13,15,17),when the full number of these is achieved (Eph.1:10; Rev.7:4; 12:10,11). He is doing all he can to prevent and forestall this (Eph.6:11,18; Rev.3:6,11). Therefore, his target are the anointed (Eph.6:12; Rev.12:17; Luke22:31).

The Organized religion of "Jehovah's Witnesses" is Satan's greatest snare of deception against these ones (2Thess.2:4,8,9; Rev.13:4,8,14,15,16)...By accepting this Organizational god, they become marked as slaves of IT (Rev.13:16 b), rather than of Yhvh (Rev.14:1). The result, is the worship of Satan (Rev.13:4 a)

This Organization did not always belong to Satan (Isa.63:18). But through the wicked steward at the top who has apostatized (Rev.8:10,11; 9:1), the Organization's spiritual Leadership has transferred from Christ, to Satan (and the "mother"/Covenant of the harlots, Babylon the Great) (Rev.17:5; 9:11; 13:4). This is the interpretive message of the book of Revelation (Rev.1:1,3). The true spiritual Temple of God (1Cor.3:16; 1Pet.2:5,9-10; Eph.2:20-22) has been given over to Gentiles (Rev.11:2; Dan.8:10-12; Rev.13:15; Dan.8:19,24-25; Rev.13:7,10; Dan.11:33; Luke 21:24,20; Rev.20:9-10; Dan.7:11,21,25; 11:31; Mark 13:14; 2Thess.2:4; Eze.44:6-9; 2Chron.13:9) who are in an alliance with that leadership (Matt.24:48-49; Isa.28:7; Dan.11:23; 8:24; Rev.13:15; 19:20; 17:1,3,6,18; 5:10).

Those in the Organization are burdened down with so much controlled literature and structured study programs, so that they are prevented from exploring the actual Bible or sayings of other anointed slaves of Christ (2Tim.3:7; Rev.13:17; Isa.55:1,2; Rev.3:18; 16:13; 1Tim.4:1; 2Tim.4:3). This prevents the sheep from doing an analysis of the Elected Ones, to see which is faithful and which is wicked, just as the scriptures advise the sheep to do (1John4:1; Matt.7:15,16,17,20; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13). This restrictive tactic is working (2Thess.2:4,9,10,11,12). Yhvh is allowing it, because it proves the loyalty of each one who professes to follow His Word above all else (Luke 21:36; Psalm 119:97; John17:17) from those who don't.

I do not begrudge you the enjoyment of the association and activities one has access to while a member; but you may want to consider that those who survive the end so close at hand,
are not those enjoying this illusion of peace and security (1Thess.5:3; Ezek.13:2,10; Matt.10:32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39),
but rather, those who are the few (Matt.7:14) who put integrity first (Matt.24:13), despite the pains and loss incurred (Psalm15:2,4 b; Rev.12:11; 6:11; Phil.3:8). These are the ones to enjoy the peace and security to come. (Heb.13:14; John16:33; Acts14:22; 1Tim.6:19)

I am curious about what the scriptures are which you feel indicate that "Michael" is not one of the many manifestations and roles of Jesus Christ.
The Bible is where I derive my understanding of Revelation, within which, "Michael" is mentioned.
Here are the scriptural thoughts I consider relevant.....

"Archangel" by definition means a single, superior, and original angel...a prototype (Col.1:15,16; 1Pet.5:4).
World English Dictionary
archetype  (ˈɑːkɪˌtaɪp) 
— n
1.a perfect or typical specimen original model or pattern; prototype

[C17: from Latin archetypum  an original, from Greek arkhetupon,  from arkhetupos  first-moulded; seearch- type ]
1650–60; Greek árchōn  magistrate, ruler, chief, noun use of present participle of árchein 
---to be first, to rule.


"Michael" is referred to as the archangel (Jude1:9). The "commanding call" of Christ, to gather his faithful anointed, is with this voice (Rev.1:10,12,13; 1Thess.4:16; Joel 2:11; Rev.19:11,14,8).
We are told that "Michael" had words with Satan (Jude 1:9).
The Bible itself tells us that this confrontation happened between Satan and "the Lord" (who is also spokesman for the Lord God) (Zech.3:2-9,8,2; John15:6,5; Isa.65:8-9).

Recall what Jesus said at Rev.3:12.
Do you see that within Revelation, Jesus has received another "new name"?
According to the Bible's established tradition; names reflect the nature and assignment of a person.
When a person's nature or divine assignment changes or expands, so does their God assigned name (Gen.17:5; 35:10; John1:41-- Matt.16:17,18).
When it comes to the person of Jesus Christ, he is assigned many roles and assignments to suit his wondrous capacity, various responsibilities, and divine nature
(Isa.9:6; Luke1:31,32,33; Matt.1:21,23; John1:1,14,29; Rev.19:11,16).
Remembering that the book of Revelation is symbolic, we must use discernment to grasp all that is meant by God assigning Jesus Christ a "new name" and the new capacity and work that new name reflects.
Why does Jesus require yet another name/assignment, during Revelation's fulfillment?

In the time of the end:

God's people are saturated with Satanic deception
(Matt.24:4,5,24,25; Luke21:36,22; Jer.23:12,11; Zeph.1:15; Matt.24:29; Isa.8:22; 59:10,9; Amos 5:18,20; Joel 2:31,2 (Dan.7:7); Joel 2:2; Rev.9:2,3,7,9,10,11; 16:16; 17:14; Joel 2:11; Rev.19:11,14) (Rev.13:11,7,10) (Dan.7:2; Rev.13:1; Dan.7:7,11; Rev.13:6,5; 2Thess.2:4,9,10,11,12; Dan.8:25; 11:36; 7:25; Rev.13:5; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13,14,15,16; 2Cor.11:4; Gal.1:6; Rev.13:11,7)
(Deut.6:6,8 --> Rev.13:16) (
(Dan.7:11; Rev.20:10,14; 11:5; Jer.23:29; Matt.10:20; Hosea 6:5; Isa.58:8,10; Matt.13:43; Ps.37:6,7; 46:5; Isa.60:1; Rom.9:27,28; 1Cor.3:13; Zech.13:9; Rev.8:7; Mal.3:2,3) (Rom.9:27,28; Isa.10:22,23; 28:21,22; Rev.14:18,19) (

God's "Holy Place"/"Temple" has been taken over by Gentiles 
(Luke18:8; Rev.11:2; Matt.24:15; Rev.13:10; Luke21:24; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.8:13,24; 7:25; 12:7,6; Rev.6:10,11) (
The "power of the Holy Ones has been brought to nothing",
and all, including the called ones, are
steeped in idolatry (Rev.13:7,8; Mal.3:2,3; Amos 5:18; Zeph.1:15; Rev.2:5,16,22; 3:3,19; 22:14).

Jesus repeatedly referred to this period as the greatest time of spiritual peril and test, and he warned his brothers accordingly (Matt.24:4,5,24,25, 21,22).
Daniel tells us that it is during this time, that Michael will "stand up" (John17:12; Dan.12:1; Joel 2:11; Rev.19:11).

"Sitting" and "standing" are symbols of spiritual activity.
"Sitting" reflects ones proper position according to the Justice of God
(Luke22:69; Dan.7:9; Rev.3:21).
"Standing" reflects a successful response to a spiritual threat
(Acts7:55,56; Ps.76:7; 130:3; Rev.6:17; 1Kings22:19; Mal.3:2; Luke21:36; Isa.60:1; 28:5; Ps.46:5; Zech.4:9,10,7; Rev.22:3).

The only one appointed to care for the body of Christ, is
the Head and husband of it...Jesus Christ (Eph.1:22,23; Rev.1:5; 3:14; Gal.6:15; Eph.2:10; Titus 2:14; Eph.5:29,30; Isa.40:10,11; 49:10; John10:11; Eze.34:12,23; Micah1:5; 5:4; Dan.12:1).
God and Christ alone deserve credit for the salvation of his Holy Ones.
He earned his leading dominion over his bride with his own blood (Eph.5:25; Rev.5:9,10).
His faithful chosen sheep only listen to, and follow him (John10:27,28,29,4). They would not follow someone else's voice (John10:5).
They would only respond to the Archangel's voice, if it were Christ himself (John10:27; 1Thess4:16-17; Matt.24:31).
No one else has earned this dominion and capacity over Christ's Bride (Heb.3:1).
When his "bride" is endangered (Rev.13:7; 11:2; 1Cor.3:16), He alone has the authority to respond.
"Michael" "stands up" on behalf of the Holy Ones and delivers them (John17:12; Dan.12:1; Jer.30:7; 23:3; Acts 3:20,22; Rom.7:25; 2Tim.4:18).
Are we to believe that Christ has abandoned his sheep, and sent someone else to care for them?

Also consider, that Revelation and all Christ's teachings make clear (as well as prophecy -- Gen.3:15),
that the battle over creation's dominion is between Satan and Christ (Rev.16:13-14; 17:14; 19:11,14; 12:10-11; 12:7; 2Cor.10:3-5), and each of their "seed"/messengers ("angels"), born through and by means of women covenants (Gal.4:24,26; Rev.17:5; Isa.28:15). It is God Himself whose justice has determined the forces at war under this enmity (Gen.3:15; Rev.12:17; 20:7-9; Luke21:20,24; Rev.13:10; Col.2:8; Rev.13:7; Dan.12:1; John17:12). The dominion of the creation is fought by those involved, according to God's own justice of how this must be settled.
If Rev.12:7 depicts Michael and his angels battling with Satan and his angels (Gen.3:15), than all these entities are directly involved in the issues depicted in Revelation's parables.
Revelation repeats the same scenarios repeatedly, by means of various illustrations. Each illustration adds further understanding and additional details;
in order to draw those blessed with Holy Spirit, into a full understanding.

Michael's battle with Satan is only one illustration of many battle parables, depicting the war between Satan and Christ, and each of their "seed"/messengers/ "angels"/agents.
A great help to understanding the identity of "Michael", is first understanding who his "angel" messengers are.
Who are "seed"/messengers/"angels" of Satan?
Who are "seed"/messengers/"angels", of Christ?
What does this have to do with Gen.3:15?
If we accept the Bible's definition of these messengers, we will not view things physically or superficially.
Are the sealed anointed viewed as heavenly angels/messengers of Christ?
Are the messengers of Satan's deceptive doctrines his "seed"/angels/messengers?
Is there a battle between these wheat and weeds?
Is this a battle that Jesus Christ leads ahead of his faithful brothers?
Who is the heavenly army riding behind Christ?

Why would Jesus Christ's new name be "Michael"?
What does that name have to do with a battle with Satan?
("Who is like God?") (2Thess.2:4; Rev.13:15,8,7,4) (Rev.4:11)

Michael is said to be a "foremost prince" (Dan.10:13,21 --the "only supporter") and commander of God's heavenly army (Joshua 5:13,14,15; Rev.12:7). Ps.89:27
Who are the other princes among which Michael is foremost? (Ps.45:16; Eph.2:20; Rev.21:14; Luke22:30)

The bearer and "messenger" ("angel") of God's "sword", is the "Word"/Jesus Christ (Joshua 5:13,14; Num.22:23; 31:16; Rev.2:14; 19:15,13; John1:1,14)


Your last comment about observing that the Witnesses now worship the Organization more than Yhvh, is true, and actually makes sense....

If you think about it, what would Satan do if he did infiltrate and hijack God's people?
Some feel this is not possible. These do not remember the long history of God's own people...and how they were always turning from Him (Psalm 95:6,7,8,9,10,11; Exo.33:5; Heb.3:10; 12:25; 10:26,27). Not only did he allow free will back then; it is prophesied that this apostasy does occur in the time of the end as well (2Thess.2:2,3,8; Matt.24:5,11,15,24,33). It must occur, in order to segregate the sealed anointed from those unfit, in this end of the harvest (Rev.7:3; 9:4,14; 14:14; Matt.3:12).

 Once in control, would not Satan transfer the worship from the True God, to his own agents? "Witnesses" have long taught that when the Nations adore the powers of this world, they are adoring the god of this system of things, Satan.
All their sacrifices which they give to any other identity, they give to the demons, and not to God (1Cor.10:20,21,22,14,15). As far as Yhvh is concerned, the "Organization" IS NOT YHVH. (Isa.40:25; 42:8) (Rev.13:7-8)
This idolatry was prophesied as "the operation of error" (2Thess.2:11,12), the "apostasy" at the end (2Thess.2:3), and "the disgusting this standing in a holy place" (Matt.24:15) in the time of the "conclusion of the system of things" (Matt.24:3).

I myself have also heard and seen how the "Organization" is worshiped as a "mother goddess". In truth, this "mother" is a Great Harlot.
This is part of the end time idolatry of the Organization, as the "Image" (Rev.13:14,15).

"Witnesses" hypocritically joke about the Madonna worship of Mary, while they defer the exclusive devotion due Yhvh God, to a mere creation of men (Rom.1:25), whose glory they prefer (John12:43; 5:44).
Yhvh's standard for worship..."Spirit and Truth" (John4:24) has been displaced with
"the Society's doctrines.... Right OR Wrong"... to be accepted and obeyed under threat of spiritual death! (Rev.13:15; John16:2; Mark 13:8; Rev.6:9-11)

In prophecy, we are told that those who are "sighing and groaning" over all these detestable things (being done in the midst of "Jerusalem") Ezek.9:4, will be marked for survival.
Those who "like it that way" (Jer.5:30,31) are on the line to God's Winepress of wrath,
for their idolatry in Yhvh's name (Rev.14:18,19; Jer.25:29,30; Rev.13:1,5-8; 2Thess.2:4).
Rightly...for those not blessed with sobriety, a condition of spiritual blindness and deafness will prevent their waking up to Yhvh's requirements for life (Isa.42:18,19,20,23; Matt.24:37,39).
Audio program about the realm of spiritual ignorance:
To follow audio along with outline and pop up scriptures:

Those requirements include worshiping with Spirit and Truth, regardless of the slim number doing so with you;
and loving Yhvh your God with all that you are (Mark12:29,30),
leaving no devotion left for the glories of this world (Deut.6:15)'s deceptions, power, riches, glory, or favor,
....all of which are now offered through "Jehovah's Witnesses", due to the god of this world now being over them (Matt.4:8,9; John15:19 a).

I hope you yourself escape this powerful delusion.
For a balanced scriptural view of what men are due, please consider:
Thank you for your good questions and comments.



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