Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Thinking, Nov 28, 2016.
Another update by Bolt...
A interesting comment from Russell’s biblical commentaries where he corrects and admonished himself is below.
As Jesus was a stumbling block for the Jews...so could Dates and times be an ALLOWED stumbling Block for us....thus the ridiculers will come from amongst our own kind as the ridiculers of Jesus came from Jehovahs own people....
Jesus Allowed the apostles to go preaching on their first missionary with the wrong assumption that the kingdom was coming at that time..
For those who mock scoff and ridicule Jehovah’s people...Or those taking the Lead.....Be very Aware...who you are really mocking...it is Jehovah’s wisdom and the way he has allowed things and the whys...you are actually mocking...His plan..his handling of his people...his decision to discipline to the proper degree....( you think he doesn’t see even more than what you see And have experienced as to the errors)
When we do that we are acting in a presumptuous manner...we would be showing a great lack of trust In Our God Jehovah...we would not be showing faith that he knows what he is doing....we would be acting with out insight ...without deep understanding of Jehovah’s plan...or indeed his whole personality...
.( this does not mean we need to be door mats or not acknowledge and make known righteous anger and unfairness)
It was only Jesus that took up that whip and cleaned the temple on two occasions...not once did a apostle step forward to help him..Nor dare to precede him in doing that.
It is becoming clearer and clearer as time marches on that many web sites and forums on line are actually becoming guilty of the very thing they accuse the GB/WT/Society of doing...
For who makes you different from another. Indeed what do you have that you did not receive.? If in fact you did receive it, why Do you boast as tho you did not receive it?
Are you already satisfied Are you already rich? Have you began RULING AS KINGS WITH OUT US.I really wish that you had began ruling as kings, so that we also might rule with you as kings.
Thus this time thing And probably a lot of other issues ..That he allows.......is a way Jehovah can see ..distinguish ..who serves him with the right heart...BUT also who has reasoning powers ...without reasoning powers we may very well be overreached by Satan himself.
Message Bible 1Cor 4:5
So don’t get ahead of the Master and jump to conclusions with your judgements before all the evidence is in . When HE COMES he will , HE will bring out into the open and place in evidence all kinds of things WE NEVER EVEN DREAMED OF..inner motives and purposes and prayers.ONLY THEN will any of us get to hear ..well done from God...
Below is encouraging comments because it shows humility and a deep lesson for those who wish to dig for insight,,
Keep in mind Russel never claimed he was inspired...nor a prophet ...he made errors..just like All the men Jehovah used...wether they be kings or apostles ...and a clear warning for us not to follow men!
The vision....( Gods plan of the ages, the testimony of the scriptures..A great revelation ..a picture of Gods plan through the prophets of the law)
For an appointed time ....(is to be made clear at the appointed time ...Time features are not as definitely stated in the scriptures as are doctrinal features..much of what was previously purposely hidden and obscurely expressed.)
It shall speak ....(appear at the end ..it will make itself heard and not lie)
Though it tarry ...( It’s fulfillment would seem to tarry ...if it appears to make any delay...” where is the promise of his coming ..presence? For since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were from the beginning 2Peter3:4
Wait for it ...( If In the The Lords providence The time should come 25 years later then that would be our will
The year 1915 is now more than half gone and I think it is very doubtful wether we shall see all we had expected this year. It looks as tho we were trying to hasten the fulfillment of the vision. In their haste some supposed that all things concerning the day of the Lord were to transpire immediately but instead the trouble comes from spasms,
Let none of the concecrated be in haste to rush into print with crude undefined ideas and thus become stumbling blocks in the way of many others
Oh the blessedness of him that waiters into the 1335 days ).
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