Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Is Faith Enough?

Comment I received:
What is the reward for those inside the WTBtS?
....desperate slaves, who now are engaged in the impossible task to WORK out their salvation.
....slaves being worked to death.
There are consequences for not reading and not applying John chapter 6, which shows that faith is the path to life.


The "witnesses" are false witnesses, and they slave for men (Rom.6:16; Gal.1:10). This is the visible manifestation of the Great Tribulation...Satan's means of deceiving and misleading the remnant into idolatry so that he can forestall the arrival of the kingdom, and his ousting. It is the visible manifestation of the "misleading powerful signs and portents" (2Thess.2:9,11), which Revelation compares to a "river" of lies, "coming from Satan's mouth" (Rev.12:15). "Witnesses" are slaves being worked to death, because that is what lies at the end of their crooked path...destruction (Rev.9:11; Prov.16:25; Matt.7:13).

This does not mean that works are not necessary. When Jesus speaks of life by faith, this does not exclude the works that sprout from genuine faith. Those works are compared to "fruit" (of the lips- preaching -Heb.13:15; John15:8; Rom.10:14; 2Tim.4:2). Every tree not producing fine fruit, gets cut down and thrown into the fire" (Matt.7:19). Only those doing the will of the Father, enter the kingdom (Matt.7:21). See also James 2:17,20,26. The "lazy slave" who hides the gold which Christ entrusted to him to use, fails at faithfulness (Matt.25:25,30). We must be found awake with our lamp burning in order to escape the final deceptions, and be finally found standing before the Son of Man. (Luke 21:36) Each slave is assigned a task (Mark 13:34,36; Luke 12:35).

Such works will not be accomplished without faith. A living faith will produce such works; just as a living vine will produce fruit (John15:5) or else be destroyed (Matt.7:19).

The fruits (preaching) we produce, must have as their source God's words (Matt.10:40; Luke21:14,15; John16:13). Jesus set the example in this (John7:16; 12:49; 8:28). The problem with JW's is that the source of their preaching is not Holy Spirit, the Bible, nor even the words of faithful anointed. They have been taken under a covenant of death (Isa.28:15), due to the "fall" of the anointed "star" (Rev.8:10,11; Rev.1:20) who has entered that covenant with Satan. They follow that fallen anointed leader (GB) without question; and as a consequence, come under that covenant (Rev.17:15), which is called "Babylon the Great (Rev.17:5).
(You may note that BTG is called a "mother". "Mother's" are covenants -Gal.4:24,26)
The "Harlot" has that mother's name (BTG) on her forehead. Just as the 144,000 are not God, just because they have God's name on their forehead (Rev.14:1; 22:4); BTG is not the harlot herself, but is the Harlot's "mother" covenant.

My point, is that JW's are not losing their lives because they perform works stemming from their faith...                                                                              
It is because their faith and works are based upon demonic expressions (Rev.16:13) that lead to destruction.
When they preach Satan's lies, they are false witnesses, and the fruit they offer others leads to death, just as sure as the fruit Satan offered Eve.
 (2Cor.11:3; Deut.32:28,29,32,33; Jer.25:29,30; Matt.24:24; Acts20:29,30; 1Tim.4:1).
Yet this is the final "machination" of Satan, in his desire to "drown the woman" (Rev.12:15; Matt.24:24,25)

JW's are simply pawns of the Great Tribulation
("The Greatest Tribulation")
Any still within the Organization who recognize the falsehoods to which "JW's" subscribe,
are directed by scripture to openly renounce such falsehoods, before those mislead
(Ps.26:4; Eph.4:25; Prov.13:20; 1Cor.15:33; 2Cor.6:17) (Luke12:8),
despite the consequences
(John16:2; Matt.10:22; Heb.13:13; Acts5:41; Isa.51:7; 1Pet.4:13).

So although John 6 focuses on the Bread from Heaven (and having faith in him), you will notice in the context, that this bread was distributed to the crowds by means of Christ's disciples. This was no small task, but required work.
"And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted." 
(see parallel accounts: Mark 6:41; Matt.14:19; Luke 9:16)
Work/"labor", is also required, to do the spiritual feeding that Jesus requires of his disciples (John21:17; 1Cor.9:16; 1Tim.4:16; Matt.28:19-20).

John6:27 reads:

"Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him."   So, labor is involved in order for people to receive that bread.

As John6:38 says, the will of the Father needs to be done (John4:34; 5:17; 14:12).


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