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? (

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