Thursday, March 10, 2022

Contributed - Paula Knapp - Abomination of Desolation

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A governing leader recently categorized those who would be written, removed, or not written, in the “book of life”. He mentioned the word, “remembrance”, saying it was found in Malachi chapter 3, but avoided reading it.

“At that time those who feared the Lord spoke to one another. The Lord took notice and listened. So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared the Lord and had high regard for His name.” Mal. 3:16

Perhaps we should concentrate on the context around this scripture, which will describe the state of God’s chosen priesthood today. The anointed servants of Jesus Christ have abandoned his headship, to serve an evil slave and the slave’s idol/organization. (John 15:4;  1John 2:28; Eph.1:22-23;  1Cor. 6:15;  2Pet. 3:17) (Matt.24:48-49,50-51;  2Thess. 2:3-4; Rom.1:25; Rev.13:1-2,11-12,4) 

It is true; a JW may speak of Jesus, even claim to obey him, yet disobediently choose the words of powerful men, over the words of Jesus Christ. 
(Prov.4:1-2;  2Tim. 4:2-4;  1Tim. 4:1;  2Cor. 11:4; Matt.15:9) 
This is the case with God’s holy priesthood, the “living stones” of His Temple dwelling in Spirit. 
(1Pet. 2:5,9;  1Cor. 3:16-17; Eph.2:20-22) 
As a result, their individual “sacrifices of praise” have been silenced. 
(Num.28:6; Heb.10:11; 13:15; Dan.12:11)

The priests have willingly let go of this obligation to God, without upholding and protecting not only God’s Temple dwelling within their hearts, but to uphold and protect the truth in Jesus Christ. 
(Num.3:10;  2Chron. 23:6; 26:16-18; Ezek.44:16; Dan.8:11,12; Mal.2:7,8;  2John 1:9-11;  2Tim. 2:15) 
Someone else is telling them what to say, when to say it, and how to say it. 
(Ezek.44:8;  2Thess. 2:3,4;  1Cor. 3:16;  2Cor. 11:20; Dan 7:7; Rev.13:6) 
Their role as God’s teachers has been eliminated by counterfeit elder “priests” ‘representing the royal priesthood’. (Mal.2:7) God’s “kings of the earth” have been overcome by the deceptive power over them. (Rev.1:5) (Rev.16:13-16; 20:7-9) They are admonished to be an unobtrusive presence, and to remain scattered. (Dan.9:7; Joel 3:2; Zech.1:18-21) 
In other words, the royal priesthood has been abased and trampled down, by the organization. (Lam.2:17; 3:28-29; Dan.9:8; Joel 2:17; Dan.8:11; Luke 19:43-44;  1Cor. 7:23; Gal.1:10) 
[Of interest: “Whose is the Delicate Whispering Voice?” 

The priests are tolerating men who demand obedience to an authority that has no backing in God’s word. (Deut.27:9-10;  2Chron. 13:9; Ezek.44:15-16) They must adhere to regulations beyond scripture, spoken as coming from “Jehovah’s spirit-directed organization” (Exod.32:8; Deut.12:32; Prov.30:6; Rom.1:25; Rev.13:1-2,15)
The Pharisees were guilty of this practice, and Jesus condemned them for it. (Mark 7:9) These laws are connected to the organization’s existence, and necessary to preserve an non-Biblical, duel dominance, consisting of false prophets and their elder army. (Dan.2:33,42; Rev.9:1-4; Rev.13:11-12,14; 19:20)

Christ’s chosen priests follow in the footsteps of spiritual Harlots, false teachers/false prophets, cowering under the leadership’s “empty philosophy”. 
(Jer.2:17; 9:9; 5:31;  1Cor. 6:15-17,19; Gal.1:10; Col.2:8; Rev.13:10; Luke 21:24) 
This was predicted to occur in the last days – Christ’s “kings of the earth” became captive to “demonic expressions”. (Rev.1:5; 16:13-16; 17:1-2) 

The governing leaders’ consistent failures of understanding and applying God’s word correctly, must be excused and disregarded by all; not questioned, to preserve their unrighteous authority. (Luke 22:24-25,26-27; Matt 24:48-49,50-51) Since when has it been accepted by God to tell continuous falsehoods, and it not be considered a repetitive evil, committed by God's people? (Deut.18:20-22; Jer.23:16; Matt.7:15-17,18-20) 
The book of Malachi explains it this way –
"You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you ask, “How have we wearied him?” When you say, “Everyone who does what is evil is good in the Lord’s sight, and he is delighted with them, or else where is the God of justice?” (Mal 2:17)

Also recently, a governing leader stated that Russia appears to be the present “king of the north” spoken of in Dan 11:41, that “enters the land of the decoration”. He implied that this means Russia would interfere in a significant way with “the activities of God’s people”, meaning all JWs. The statement was made concerning the organization’s ban in Russia, but with the outbreak of war in Ukraine, they have intensely promoted Russia as “king of the north”. The “land of the decoration” is also referred to in other Bible translations as the “beautiful land”, the “glorious”, “promised”, “pleasant land”; all referring to the early nation of Israel, and now to God’s “Israel”, His “inhabited homeland”. (1Cor. 3:9,16; John 14:23; Eph.2:22) 
[SEE “World”/”Earth”/”HOME” -  (]

Their “king of the north” teaching clashes with their doctrine that the anointed are the locust-scorpions of Revelation 9, who bring their “stinging message” to the world. No matter how one perceives it, locusts devour land. In the book of Joel, the “northern” locust army, destroys God’s “beautiful land” (Joel 1:6; 2:3). God allowed this to happen because of their rejection of His commandments. This has a spiritual significance for our day, and ties in with the activity of the locust-scorpions of Rev.9. (Joel 1:13; 2:12-13; Dan.9:10-11; Mal.3:8-9; Rev.9:3,5) 
[SEE --“The Great Tribulation – What and Why?” -

So yes, there is a conundrum that exists with their two doctrines...
#1 - 
We've got one worldly entity apparently interfering with JW activity, as well as devouring a literal land - the Ukraine. There are approximately 129,000 JWs in Ukraine. Considering that there are supposedly 8 million worldwide, has this “king of the north” impacted JWs “in a significant way”? Only 1.6 percent of JWs have been affected by Russia’s invasion. However, the prophesy of the king of the north accurately comes against the holy priesthood, not all JWs, which reduces the percentage tremendously. If the number of partakers at last’s year’s Memorial indicates the number of anointed worldwide inside the organization, only about .26 percent of JWs are anointed, with the rough chance that there may be a handful found in the country of Ukraine, as well as Russia. What a weak show of force by Wt’s “king of the north” against Daniel’s holy people, the saints, in the last days! (Dan.10:14; 7:21,25) How will Russia find what is left of the 20,746 anointed scattered and unidentifiable, within the entire JW rank? (Lam.4:1; Luke 19:41-42,43-44)

#2 - 
We also have the anointed priesthood appearing as foreboding locust-scorpions - not as a “beautiful land”, or a “land of decoration” - but "devouring" the world where they preach with their scorpion-like stinging message, and causing apparent fear and anxiety on their listeners (Joel 2:6-7; Rev.9:5-6). How successful have they been at devouring and stinging these last two years? Has their message ever reached every country in the world? As the organization trumps up their king of the North in flaming red on their website; their doctrines are deflating, in the presence of truth. 
So, what is the truth? The locust-scorpions’ target, is the same target as the king of the north; God’s anointed priests/”kings of the earth”. (Rev.1:5; 5:9-10) 

These “kings” are the very people whose activities have been removed... the “daily sacrifices” of praise to be offered to God. (Num.28:3; Dan.8:11-12;  1Pet. 2:5; Heb.13:15) These anointed priests are those who have been “devoured” by the leadership in the organization (Jer.2:3). They must bow down to the governing leaders and *their army, the collective *"man of lawlessness”, who “sits” in the Temple of God, ruling over the “living stones” who are God’s “own possession” – His promised land 
(1Pet. 2:5,9;  1Cor. 3:16-17; Eph.2:20-22).
The elder “forces” have boldly "entered" God's "beautiful land" and dwelling/sanctuary of His Spirit. Russian leaders cannot remove daily sacrifices from a priesthood they know nothing about. (1Cor. 3:9; Ezek.44:6-7,8-9; Matt.24:15-16;  2Thess. 2:3-4; Rev.11:1,2)

King of the north” – “And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortressthen they shall take away the daily sacrificesand place there the abomination of desolation.” Dan.11:31

Man of lawlessness” - “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” Mark 13:14

JWs are taught that various entities are destined to come against them before Armageddon is finished; Gog of Magog, the Wild Beast from the Sea, Russia as the king of the north (but they change this at a whim). Incredibly, the “man of lawlessness” has no role against JWs in their playbook, and yet this identity ties all the above, together. These illustrative symbolic meanings for the same event in the last days, are deliberately blamed on the world of politics, by Harlots/false prophets who have left their covenant with God. They have purposefully confused JWs, when all these titles solely point to the organization and its dual leadership. God’s promised land has been deceived by Satan’s masterwork, to wipe out the “remaining ones of the woman’s seed” ( Rev.12:12,17; Eze.21:21-22; Rev.20:7-8).

Through this deceit, they have fallen into sin and idolatry, as foretold in the scriptures. (Matt.24:24-25;  1Tim. 4:1; Jer.2:4-5; Rev.13:4). And because of this transgression, God’s Temple has been desolated, defiled by the elder body “man of lawlessness” who “represent the royal priesthood” (2Thess. 2:3-4). 
By perceiving this change of command, it should be clear how the “daily sacrifices” of God’s chosen priesthood have been eliminated by those who claim to represent them!
“Rather than challenge their authority, we truly appreciate our hardworking elders!” Wt 02/8/1 p. 13,14
[Please consider this article: “Daniel, Chapter 11, verses 31-35” -

Back to the book of Malachi. 
God rebukes the priesthood for neglecting their priestly duties. (Mal.1:6-7,10; 3:8) It speaks of a messenger coming as “Elijah”, sent by God to His priests in the last days (Mal.3:1-3; 4:4-6; Matt.17:11; Rev.11:1-3).
This messenger reveals the spiritually corruptible influence among God’s priests, and stresses the need for their repentance (Mal.3:7-9). But, do they all listen? Are they all written in the “book of remembrance” that the governing leader spoke of (Mal.1:4)? As much as we desire it, can you imagine every anointed one and all JWs, rejecting the idol and its falsehoods? (Zech.2:6-9,11; Rev.18:4-8; 14:6-9,10-12)

Under the spell of demonic expressions of the soothing promise of peace and security, God’s priests have allowed the arrogant evil slave and the man of lawlessness, to overcome them by their flood of lies. They are “drunk” on the Harlot’s wine. (Jer.6:13-15;  1Thess. 5:3; Luke 17:26-27; Rev.12:15; 17:1-3,4-5) 

It is incredible that the governing leader even dare mention Malachi chapter 3, since it describes perfectly, what the Harlot is up to (See: Mal.3:5) (

God pleads with His people to resume their spiritual offerings that have been cut off, and to repent, acknowledge, and follow His decrees in Jesus Christ. He promises to pour out His mercy upon them, leading them in the spiritual bounty of truth in His Son:
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty." Mal 3:11-12

Yet, only those who “fear the Lord” respond to the messenger’s call whom He sends. (Zech.1:4-6; Dan.9:17-18; Mal.3:16)

Pearl Doxsey:
"That book of remembrance is the same one, as the Lamb's book of life. That book contains the names of those who through integrity and courage, have earned God's favor and spiritual protection (Rev.3:5; Phil.4:3; Isa.4:3; Rev.20:12).
That book belongs to the Lamb (Rev.13:8 NET ; Rev.21:27), because these are those to whom his blood will apply...
(John 1:29;  1Pet. 1:19; Rev.12:11; 7:14;  1Cor. 5:7)"
Please consider reading all of Pearl’s article, “Basis for Judgment” - (

“17 They will be mine,” says the Lord of Armies, “my own possession on the day I am preparing. I will have compassion on them as a man has compassion on his son who serves him.
18 So you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.” Mal 3:17-18

SEE: Where are the Wild Beasts? (

Monday, March 7, 2022

Seven Trumpets

Question Received:
Could you please explain to me about the seven trumpets?

My reply:
If you read Isaiah 58:1 and Revelation 1:10, you will see that a trumpet is a symbol for a voice. 
The 7 trumpets are 7 voices. Read Revelation 8:2,6,13. Those verses show us that the 7 trumpets are the voices of the 7 angels. 
The Greek word " angel ", means " messenger ". These are messengers sent by God, to His people. 
If you read Revelation 1:20 and Matthew 5:15-16 you can see that Jesus sends the messengers to his congregations/churches/houses of faith.

Who do God and Jesus, send to God's people, to bring a message from God? 
God gives the assignment to be a messenger ("angel") His prophets. 
Read 2Kings 17:13;  2Chronicles 24:19; Jeremiah 7:25; 26:5; 44:4; Zechariah 7:12; Luke 13:34; Revelation 22:6. 
The prophets, are God's messengers. Angel means messenger (see links above). 
The numeral 7 is a symbol for prophetic spirit, either true or false. 
The prophets are symbolized as the 7 spirits in front of God's throne, because they prophesy by means of God's spirit. 
( Revelation 3:1; 1:20,4; Luke 1:67; Acts 2:18; 28:25;  1Corinthians 14:32;  2Peter 1:21; Revelation 19:10). 
They are also depicted as 7 lamps/torches ( Revelation 4:5 ), 7 stars (Revelation 1:20; 2:1; 3:1), and as 7 horns with eyes, upon the head of the Lamb, which is Jesus ( Revelation 5:6 ). 
    [ HORNS, mean kings ( as in Revelation 17:12; Dan.7:24,8,20; 8:20-22) Jesus has kings/horns (Revelation 5:6; 1:5; 17:14; 19:16; 21:24)]
These symbolic seven of those anointed kings/horns, are prophets, through which, 
Jesus extends his reign within his congregations (Rev.1:20; Matt.5:15; Eph.1:20-21; 2:6,20-21).

Prophets are given holy spirit, to bring a message from God, to His people. 
They are a lamp, because they bring spiritual light from God ( Luke 11:33; John 5:32-33,35; Revelation 4:5 NIV ). 
They are the eye, in the body of Christ 
(Matthew 6:22;  1Corinthians 12:27,12,16-17,21; Luke 11:34,36), 
who are assigned to keep on the watch ( Mark 13:34 NIV ; Luke 12:36; Revelation 3:20; 2:17 ). 

The eye can see. God's spirit gives the prophets His spirit, so that they can understand and perceive, divine truth. This truth is sometimes about the future, or about sins that others do not see. 
They must tell God's people His message, and give warning (Isaiah 58:1; Jeremiah 35:15; 44:4; Joel 2:1).
I hope you now understand, learning from the scriptures, what the 7 trumpets are. They are the voices of God's prophets.

Prophets are a part of the body of Christ (1Corinthians 12:27,7-8,10,28-29; Eph.4:11,7-8; 2:6; 1:3)
(Eph.4:8 NIV ; Heb.4:14 NIV ; Heb.2:4;  1Cor. 14:1;  2Cor. 10:5; Eph.4:8 NIV ).
That body is also depicted as the spiritual temple, consisting of God's priesthood (John 2:19,21;  1Corinthians 12:27; 3:16;  1Peter 2:5). 
The former priesthood, has also been depicted as having seven trumpet blowers (Joshua 6:8), 
which foreshadowed the heavenly reality (Heb.8:5; 9:11; Ephesians 2:6; Revelation 19:14; 17:14). 

Joshua 6:6,8

The prophets, share in comprising the foundation of that spiritual temple, along with the apostles 
(Ephesians 2:20-21; Revelation 21:14) (Acts 17:24; Hebrews 9:11).

Jesus said that what we speak with our voice, is coming from our heart (Luke 6:45; Matthew 15:18). 
When God puts His spirit in the heart of His prophet, that prophet then speaks 
(Galatians 4:6;  2Peter 1:21; Jeremiah 1:9; Matthew 10:20). 
When we speak or teach, we are pouring out our heart (Luke 6:45; Psalm 94:4)(Deuteronomy 11:18-19). 
The heart is symbolized by a cup or bowl (Matthew 15:18-19; Jeremiah 6:7; Matthew 23:25-26)(Lamentations 2:11 NIV ; Lam.2:19)
God's prophets, pour out the spirit in their heart when they declare the message of God (Matt.10:20).
That is symbolized by the pouring out of a bowl (or cup) (Revelation 15:7; 16:1,17; 17:1; 21:9; 15:7). 
The "bowl" (or "cup" in some translations) is a symbol for the heart (Zechariah 4:2; Psalm 23:5; Luke 6:45). 
When God's messenger prophet (angel) pours out God's spirit from his heart (bowl/cup), 
he prophesies with his voice (trumpet) (Luke 6:45; Isaiah 58:1). 
That is symbolized as an angel, blowing a trumpet (Matt.24:31; Rev.8:6).

  For more information about Trumpets, please consult the following link, which is this blog's search result for "trumpets". You can ignore the first post, because it is this one. You will find multiple posts as you scroll down the page of the link to follow:

Friday, March 4, 2022

"Unless those Days were Shortened"

What can the Bible teach us about the Great Tribulation?

Of it, Jesus said; "And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened." (Matt.24:22)
    [To see that the locusts of Joel 1:4,6; 2:2,25,32; Rev.9:2-3 are responsible for the Great Tribulation; 
     please see: 
[time shortened: (Rev.12:12; Rev.20:3 NIV ) 
Why necessary? 
Amos 7:2; Isa.1:9; Rom.9:27-29; Micah 4:7-8,9-10]

(See the connection between Matt.24:22 and its context in Matt.24:8 of the same chapter and conversation, and the connection between tribulation and labor pains)...

John16: 33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, 
I have overcome the world. 20 Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.... (Ps.126:5-6; Luke 8:11,15;  3John 1:4;  1Thess. 2:19-20) ...21 A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world."

Rev.12: "Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. 5 She bore a male Child who was to *rule all nations with a rod of iron.* And her Child was caught up to God and His throne."
Rev.2: "26 And he who overcomes, (1John 5:4) and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations— 27 ‘He shall *rule them with a rod of iron;*
They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’—
as I also have received from My Father"

Rev.3: 21 "To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne."

Eph.2: "6 He has raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus"

This great "tribulation" comes from a word that means to sift wheat. Satan has demanded to test all those slated for eternal life (Luke 22:31 ESV ). That tribulation is a test that Christ encourages all of us to overcome. In the time of the End (Matt.24:3;  1Cor. 15:24), the demonic, oppressive testing, takes on an intensity and effectiveness, never before experienced (Matt.24:21-22). Unless God limits that test, "no one could be saved".
  "No flesh being saved" is not speaking of the physical. The flesh is against the spirit, and represents our practice of sin (Gal.5:17). Those who live by the flesh, are not saved (Rom.8:13; Gal.6:8). Being saved in the flesh is of no value, according to Jesus (John 6:63; Matt.10:28). It is the spirit that needs to be saved (1Cor. 5:5; Matt.24:22). 
Only by the intervention of God, is salvation made possible (1Cor. 6:9-11; Rom.7:24-25; 8:2).
The disciples asked Jesus; "Who really can be saved?" (Matt.19:25-26). They asked this about a rich man, who left off following Jesus... not about a physical threat. Jesus replied by saying that "with men, salvation is not possible, but with God, all things, (including salvation), become possible."

During the Great Test/tribulation; the saints are conquered and taken captive to demonic teaching 
(Dan.8:24; Rev.13:7,10; Col.2:8; Luke 21:24)(1Tim. 4:1; Rev.16:13-15; Dan.8:11-13; Rev.11:2; Luke 21:24; Rev.20:7-9; Luke 21:20). 
If God did not limit that test, none would achieve salvation. But God does limit Satan's final test.
If it were not for God "cutting short" those days of deception...
(Matt.24:22;  2Thess. 2:4,9; Dan.11:36-37; 8:11-12; Rev.12:9; 13:11,14; 14:8), flesh would be saved 
(Luke 13:23-24;  1Pet. 4:18; Rom.9:29; Isa.1:9; 10:21-22; 30:28; Rev.14:20 NIV ) 
(Eze.17:22; 36:8; Mark 13:14; Psalm 72:16; Luke 12:42-43) (LINK).
To allow His deceived people more of a choice, God does cut this sifting tribulation by Satan short, limiting it's lethal effects for some.
(Luke 22:31; Amos 4:11; Isa.48:9; Mark 13:20).

YHVH God restricts the damage, just as a log is snatched out of a fire, for the sake of His Holy Name (Eze.36:22; Dan.12:1; Zech.3:2-3,4; (Rev.19:8) Zech.2:12; Jude 1:23; Rev.9:14).

What is it that saves the remnant from being drowned by this flood of Satanic lies? (Rev.12:15)

How are His people given one more chance at life?

Along with this plague of horsemen (including a spiritual famine - Rev.6:8; Amos 8:11; Hosea 4:6); 
He limits their ability to harm/destroy totally, the "olive oil and the wine". (Isa.65:8-9; John 15:5)
A remnant will be awoken spiritually (Matt.25:6-7; Luke 12:37; Rev.9:14; 11:3-4). These will have the resolve to base their teachings upon Holy Spirit, despite Satan's persecution and the wrath of the Wild Beast (John 15:4-5; 16:2;  1John 2:28; Rev.13:15; Mark 8:35; Rev.11:7; 20:4) 
The fruit the faithful bear, will remain (John 15:16;  1Cor. 3:13,14). 
The "blessing within it" (Isa.65:8), will become manifested (Matt.13:43; Dan.12:3; 11:33,35; 12:10; Prov.4:18; 11:30).

Please check out what the source of the Great Tribulation is during the end time, by seeing how the Bible interprets that greatest spiritual test upon those belonging to Christ:

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

"Like Dawn Spreading Over the Mountains"

"Like DAWN spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was in ancient times nor ever will be in ages to come." (Joel 2:2)

We know that this is the army of locusts, who cause the great tribulation which was described by Jesus as "21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equaled again." (Matt.24).

Now the point that I would like to make, is that the original word "DAWN" in Joel 2:2 refers to the line between day and night, light and darkness. In science, it is referred to as the "terminator".

The reason why I raise this information, is because the army of locusts referred to at Joel 2:2, is compared to that line, and most translations attribute their advance, as bringing dawn, rather than twilight/dusk. 
Yet if we look at the context of Joel 2:2, as well as the cross-reference in Rev.9:2-3, we see that the terminator line spreading over the mountains, is not dawn, but an advancing darkness...

Joel2: "2 *a day of darkness and gloom,
    a day of clouds and blackness.*
Like (dawn) spreading across the mountains
    a large and mighty army comes,
such as never was in ancient times
    nor ever will be in ages to come.
10 Before them the earth shakes,
    the heavens tremble,
*the sun and moon are darkened,
    and the stars no longer shine.* "

That is in harmony with the English Standard Version of the Bible.*
It reads that what is spread upon the mountains is not "dawn", but "blackness".
Please read its rendition of Joel 2:1-2 here: *Joel 2:2ESV 

Now lets do that comparison to the locusts at Rev.9:2-3...
Rev.9: "2 When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. 3 And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth."

The terminator line of this locust army does not really bring dawn. It brings twilight and the onset of night... the night in which "no one can work" for God (John 9:4; Isa.59:9-10,15). 
We do receive confirmation by another scripture, for what this locust army causes to spread over the mountains (Joel 2:2) (dawn -or- twilight?), 
"16 Give glory to the Lord your God
    before he brings the darkness,
before your feet stumble
    on the darkening mountains
You hope for light, (Luke 17:22)
    but he will turn it to utter darkness
    and change it to deep gloom."

Why then, is the effect of this invasion, referred to as Dawn? 
2Cor. 11:13-15,12; Eph.5:11

2Thess. 2:1-3 explains that there is prophesied to be a premature, false declaration of the arrival of Christ (Matt.24:24-25). 
It is Jesus Christ that brings the true Dawn with him (Mal.4:2; Matt.4:16;  2Pet. 1:19; Rev.1:16; 22:16). 
The premature announcement of Christ's arrival to install his faithful over the kingdom, is counterfeit.

That counterfeit, premature arrival of Christ (1914), is fabricated, and borne through the arrival of the army of Joel 2:2.
For those of you who are JWs and ex-JWs... you have seen the fulfillment of this counterfeit. 
It is asserted by this false teaching
that the birth and manifestation of the organization (1918-19), 
       [which is chiefly consisting of Gentile elders who are not anointed Jews (Rom.2:28-29; Col.2:11)], 
is the manifestation of Christ's arrival and appointment of the faithful of his slaves who preside atop that organization (Luke 12:42-44,40,35-37; Rev.3:20,19). 
That assertion is False.
Both that "arrival", and it's manifestation within the backbone of the organization (the "elders"), is a counterfeit arrival of divine light and truth. 

The locust army of Joel 2:2 and Rev.9:2-3, comprise the counterfeit Dawn. (Isa.5:20; 59:9-11)
That locust army is bringing a counterfeit dawn/light/truth. Their terminator line brings the onset of night/darkness/twilight/blindness, and lack of spiritual perception.
Their description of bringing DAWN, is referring to their disguise.
2Thess. 2:1-4; Mark 13:14; (Flee to mountains: Eze.36:8)

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