Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Mark of Slavery


Hi Sister Pearl,
  I forwarded some emails to an elder that I thought were very upbuilding. (Emails that I had sent to some of my witness friends.) In return, he sent me an email (and included an article from the Kingdom Ministry, that we should be very cautious of emails that were forwarded to us).
Basically, he chastised me for forwarding stuff that was not directly from Bethel. That's why I sent you the various emails so that you could view them and give me an answer in regards to this elders assessment of the emails I sent out.
  If the email regarding the explosion in Texas showed Jehovah or His people in an unfavorable light, then that's one thing. But this particular email was very encouraging and brought to light Jehovah's spirit of unity and love which in my opinion personifies Jehovah and are His hallmarks. Sister Pearl, I know that Jehovah and His Son are perfect. But His brothers that run the organization are not. I'm convinced of that.  And last week's Watchtower made that abundantly clear.
  In your opinion, should emails that are very positive and encouraging to the brothers and sisters, should they not be forwarded?

Thank you.


Hello again,

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First I will address the idea of how the elders enforce the forbidding of sharing any information, unless it is officially sourced with the Organization.  It is important to recognize why this policy exists, why it is so strenuously demanded, and it's connection to prophecy. Yes...this very policy was foretold in Revelation. Please let me explain.Jesus warns his anointed slaves about the situation that will exist in the time of the end. Part of his description is found at 
Rev.13:16,17 which reads:

"He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

You may recall that this authoritative one who "causes", is the false prophet/two-horned Beast. We see that this Master forces "all" within his domain, to receive a controlling "mark", upon their "forehead" (thinking/conscience) or on their "right hand" (deeds/power). 
The result, is that "no one" may "buy or sell" unless they bear the trademark of the Wild Beast. Those who accept this slave mark of the Wild Beast, accept these controlling restrictions over their thinking and actions.

Try to remember that the book of Revelation is symbolic. Just as these are not literal "Beasts"; neither are these visible "marks", nor is the "buying" and "selling" according to literal monies (as with Rev.3:14,18,19).

Revelation is telling us that there will be a "two-horned" false prophet who uses it's power to act on behalf of a Wild Beast,
causing all in it's domain to be restricted, in what they can think and do. The only thinking and doing permitted, is determined and authorized by the Wild Beast. Can you see this?
In reality, being marked by the lying doctrines of the Wild Beast, is in direct opposition to being marked by the true commands of God (Deut.6:6,8; 11:18; Luke 4:8). Only God has the right to direct ones thinking (forehead) and actions/power (right hand), which is the mark of God's slaves (Rev.7:3; 14:1).
You could learn much more about this prophetic situation if you also studied the context of Rev.13:16,17 and the meaning of it's surrounding verses. I invite you to do this study, because the more you learn, I am confident, the more you will recognize about the present-day circumstances, and what you need to do, to survive this Great Tribulation.

  Now you know why the present restrictions exist and their connection to prophecy. But why does the false prophet demand such control over it's people's minds and activities?
Because this is the same period of time that the false prophet and Wild Beast are competing with the true prophets (Rev.11:3,4) to keep the worship of their followers (Rev.13:8). Of course, it is Satan who is behind these lying doctrines (Rev.16:13; 13:4; 9:11). His aim is to drown the "woman" with them (Rev.12:15,17). 

Satan is competing with the true prophets, who are working their assignment to prophesy, during the same era of the final Wild Beast and Harlot (Rev.11:3,7; 12:11,17; 14:9,10,12; 15:2; 17:6,12,14; 18:24; 19:11,14,19,20; 20:4)
Satan and his agents, battle with the witness of truth from the final prophets, because Satan knows by means of that witness, he will finally be conquered (Rev.12:10,11). This final battle between truth and lies, is called Armageddon (Rev.16:13,14,15,16).

If the false prophet allows it's people to have free thinking, and free access to explore outside information (perhaps even sharing it with yet others); it runs the risk that it's subjects may find the truth being preached by the faithful slaves of Christ (Matt.10:41; Rev.11:3,4,5; Jer.5:14). The false prophet (Harlot), and it's Beast know, that this freedom would endanger control over their lying dominion (Rev.17:1,15,2; 18:3; Jer.51:7; Isa.28:15). 

Satan is using this false prophet and Beast to especially keep control of the anointed, in his efforts to restrain these final ones from becoming sealed (Rev.12:15; 9:4). Satan knows that once the Chosen ones do wake up and realize the truth, they will subject themselves to God (rather than continue subject to the Wild Beast). They will then obediently preach revealed truth, "die" for it, and become sealed (Rev.6:9,10,11; 13:15). The testimony of Truth  by the preaching of the "two witnesses", endangers the dominion of the False Prophet. Satan is using that dominion to deceive and suppress the remnant, because once the last ones become sealed; Satan's world kingdom is then conquered, and ends (Rev.12:10,11; 17:14). 

For a time, Satan (through the false prophet and wild beast) is successful in preventing the remnant from becoming "sealed" (Rev.13:7; 9:3,5,10;  1Tim. 4:1,2; Rev.16:13,15). Many powerful deceptions, signs, and portents, mislead the anointed for a time (Matt.24:24,25; Mark 13:5; Matt.7:15,24; Dan.8:10,11,12,13; 12:7; Rev.6:10; 11:2;  2Thess. 2:4,9; Dan.9:27; 11:31; Matt.24:15,16). They were mislead into worshiping the Wild Beast, right along with the rest of the false prophet's dominion (Rev.13:7,8,4). They also knew, that to resist the power, dominion, and control of the Wild Beast and false prophet, would mean dire consequences (Rev.13:15; 11:7; 12:11). Jesus gives "his slaves" this warning (Rev.1:1; 22:6; Matt.24:24,25), because this dominion of idolatry threatens the anointed 
(Rev.13:7,9,10;  2Thess. 2:4;  1Cor. 3:16; Matt.19:14; Mark 9:42; Rev.8:8; Mark 11:23).

Jesus said "By their fruits you will recognize those men" (Matt.7:20). What men? 
Both the true and the false prophets...specifically, those claiming to be anointed ("Christs"/"Messiahs") (Mark 13:22; Matt.7:16,17).
What were the "fruits" Jesus Christ told us to search out? Were they "unity and love", (Luke 12:51) or the power to respond to disaster and the alleviation of victim's suffering? (Matt.7:21,22,23)
If you want to study the scriptures to see what Jesus did say to look for...
what the genuine "fine fruit" is that marks a genuine Christ/prophet,
you can find Christ's guiding words, at .

"Positive and encouraging" emails sound harmless. But we have to take a closer look at why we are considering them such. Single out in your mind... What seems positive within them? 
Is it the behavior of people we identify with, because those people are performing what in our estimation, are fine works? 
Do we proudly view those works as proof of God's spirit and favor? 

Please remember that Jesus specifically warned us about such works (Matt.7:22,23; Matt.25:1,2,11,12). He made a point of letting us know that such works are not the sign of God's favor, nor the genuine doing of God's will. Think about how many governmental regimes or cult leaders, have accomplished similar feats with those caught up in following them. (Examples: The small island Britain, conquered Nations all over the world/Nazi Germany had a devoted powerful army/Alexander the Great/Catholic Charities/The Red Cross/ The Peace Corps.) Don't forget the enormity of Satan's power, and his desire to mislead the Chosen Ones with it. 
Is the power we look up to, supporting the "LEAST" of Christ's brothers, or persecuting them? (Matt.25:45,46)
According to Jesus, this is central to God's final judgment and approval.

Jesus laid out a very specific list of proofs, in determining who the true and faithful anointed are....
And in truth, the works you esteem as "positive and encouraging" are not on Christ's list. In fact, he warns that those very signs, are among the "powerful signs and portents" that mislead God's people into following the false prophets, in the time of the end.
Do we want to share in misleading others, by promoting those very same deceptive signs? 
Do we want to encourage others to idolize an organization?
True, the hallmark of genuine Christians is love. But Jesus was more specific about how that love would be manifested.
Just as is the case with the accomplishments of governments and religious charities;
It is not by the works your emails call people's attention to.

If within those emails, there is a promotion of an Organization; and the benefits of belonging to it; we need to reconsider. 
All glory and credit should be rendered to God ALONE (Isa.42:8; Rev.14:7). For, he does not share His glory or worship with anything else. He is our only Savior (Isa.43:11; Jude 1:25) and Master (Matt.4:10; 22:37,38). 

The simple truth is that, 
Yhwh God is not the WTBTS. 
Neither is He the Governing Body.
Last time I checked the Bible, it still taught that it is Idolatry, to let something other than God and His Word, totally control your life.
Neither do the scriptures describe this "mountain-like" organization (Rev.8:8; Zech.4:7), as "Jehovah's" Mount Zion, [made of Jesus and the 144000 (Rev.14:1; Isa.2:2,3; Dan.2:34,35,44,45)].
This is a counterfeit "mountain" (Rev.8:8; Zech.4:7), and it is being used by Satan to deceive the Chosen into committing idolatry (2Cor. 11:3,20; Rev.12:15; 9:3; 13:15,7,8), so that Satan can delay the arrival of the Kingdom of God (Rev.12:12,17). The Great Tribulation, is spiritual.

When you choose an email to send out,
which side of this war, do you want to support?

I earnestly pray, that you will continue to learn more about our true spiritual situation,
and how to survive it.

Not only does the WT control casual communications such as the one you reference...
the control has become so stringent, that you can not even bring up a scripture during the WT study, unless it is referenced in the paragraph. So is God's Word our primary guide, or the magazine? This is one glaring example of how our Bible's use (right hand) and interpretation (forehead) (Deut.6:6,8; 11:18), are enslaved with with iron-like limitation (Rev.13:16,17); in defiance of God's spirit (2Tim. 3:16; Gal.5:1; Rev.22:17; John 8:32,36;  2Cor. 3:17; Gal.2:4).
If you have any questions about what you have read, please feel free to ask.
Love in Christ,


  1. Morning Sister D

    the control the GB has on witnesses is so stringent and yet too subtle for those inside to see. I have personally heard a watchtower conductor telling a sister not to raise scriptures if they are not mentioned nor referred to on the article - but that was years back.

    I strongly urge all "witnesses" to pray to God to open their eyes and see what is happening and to also put on their thinking caps.

    The thought of being singled out and to be labelled an apostate just because you do not conform and believe all that is printed in the publications is scary, but we must take comfort in the words of our God that we must not tremble at the feet of our oppressors.


    1. "Who is blind but my servant, and deaf like the messenger I send? Who is blind like the one in covenant with me, blind like the servant of the LORD?" Isa.42:19
      Satan's deceptions are quite subtle, yet lethal. Only those granted God's mercy will have the veil removed.
      Thank you for reminding us of God's advice, when facing this rebellious house...
      Jer.1:8,17; Eze.2:6; Matt.10:32
      Once we have successfully done this, we have our hearts assured of God's love, and a secure future.
      Thank you for your contribution, Modise.


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