The Future Battle for Jerusalem

Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.–Jeremiah 46:28

Verse by verse study in Zechariah 14

 Zechariah was one of the prophets of Israel after their return from the Babylonian captivity. His message deals with the future of the nation, their further travails and their final exaltation to the position God had planned for them.

The prophecy can be divided into four sections. It opens with a series of eight visions which many feel can be interpreted in chronological order and which outline the future of Israel in highly symbolic language. After a short description of the crowning of the priest (Zechariah 6:9-15) the prophet spends two chapters dealing with questions concerning the observation of religious feasts after their return from Babylon.

The balance of the book contains two “burdens” or oracles from the Lord. The first (chapters 9-11) relates to the first advent of the Messiah while the second “burden” (chapters 12-14) speaks of events concerning his second advent.

It is the last chapter of this closing oracle which forms the basis for this verse by verse study.

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24 comments to The Future Battle for Jerusalem

  • Shikinah

    Thank you for your explanation, yes I have heard of many court cases concerning the JW Organisation.
    I have also read about the DNA testing, one of the most recent is the Lemba tribe in South Africa who have the coheneim gene, what ever that is, but it’s suppose to prove that they are true israelites there’s a documentary on you tube.
    There is also evidence that some of the slaves which were taken from Africa spoke Hebrew, hense why their Jewish white slave traders changed their name and language. In the US there are still families who kept their Hebrew language and religion and passed it on down the line un known to their slave owners.
    So the question is who really are the true Israelites and are the ones who were re-gathered in the 40’s impostors?
    There is so much information, it’s difficult to know what’s real and what’s not.
    I know that the scriptures say do not be wasting your time being weighed down by discussions of geneology which comes to nothing. I believe these indivduals can be found in all races throughout the earth more so than who we are lead to believe. So now I no longer waste my time dwelling on these things, Jehovah doesn’t make it known for a reason, I believe it’s more important to not fall prey to deception and operation of error that we don’t get to believing the lie which is promoted as truth by the world media.

    • Jacqueline

      Shikinah I agree, we simply have to wait for it to play out. I am just enjoying have the freedom to discuss the Bible with others like you from way down under and elsewhere. The “New” New world translation bible more accurately render John 17:3 now I hear as not taking in knowledge but getting to know Jehovah. To know Jesus is to know Jehovah, knowing Jesus means to understand the role in the kingdom as best it is revealed to us. I don’t have to live for survival of a day as I did as a JW. Most JW are in fear for their lives and any family and the world at Armageddon. Although the Governing body says witnesses don’t believe in world conversion now, their insistence that all will be judged and go into Gehenna at Armageddon and only JW will survive. It would have to be conversion of the whole world for the whole world to survive.
      I appreciate that this is the takedown and takeover of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus.
      Do you and your brothers ever have Skype meetups? If so I would like to attend one. I recently listened to a discourse from a Bible Student convention held in AU. I was fascinated how laid back it was. The brother told of his experience of asking for “cutlery” at a US restaurant and received a big knife, in the US we would ask for extra silverware (fork and spoon plus small knife). Finally he got down to the theme and his talk. I was driving for twelve hours and enjoyed the AU convention. Take Care Shikinah and give our love to your other brothers. Jacqueline

    • Peter K. (admin)

      Shikinah – I share your distrust of the News Media. For the sake of arguement, let’s say that the Jews in Israel are not real descendents of Isaac. Then who are the real descendents of Isaac? Where are they?

  • Shikinah

    Look forward to reading your comments, do you still go to JW meetings?

    • Jacqueline

      No, I no longer attend, I am the “Ask Jacqueline” tab on this website. It has my story plus articles I have written as I worked my way out of the JW. I have a very large family that have been witnesses for decades. This is the first visit home since I left in 2010 and started association with the Bible Students. Most of my story is on this site and one harrowing fight in court with the society where I won is elsewhere on the web but I want to put that behind me. It was just a restraining order against them and any elders or others acting in their behalf. It is in effect until I die. But I have settled in and leveled out now. The Bible Students had a beat up person when they welcomed me with open arms. (More like a beat up lion. lol. I still had fight in me). I am not disfellowshiped nor disassociated, I just walked away one day and never went back. My card has been sent to another country as they assumed I left with my husband to live in that country. By the time they figured it out that I was still around they didn’t know what to do I guess or some say to bother me would be more trouble than it is worth. It left many in my family and friends not knowing how to treat me. I go to the KH if I want with any family member especially my grandchildren”s first talks on Ministry School
      Have you heard about the Lost tribes of Israel, or read the recent article where Israel is accepting a group of people in as being Jews?
      Exodus 12:37-38 talks of a vast mixed company or many aliens (strangers) going out with the Jews from Egypt. Did they mingle or not.
      Neh.13:23-30 speaks of the Jews intermarriage. Are their off spring Jews or of Israel?
      Many say the Jews can’t trace their ancestry perfectly because the records are burned. This is simply not true!
      DNA is better than any paper record, that can be corrupted. We have a TV show that not only can tell you if you are black or Jewish but the percentage of Black, Jew, American Indian or India’s Indian down to a very small percentage. So what can we say. How much blood makes one a Jew or Black or Japanese or White. They break it down now any many are shocked. So proving if one is a Jew is simple for man and God.
      The DNA record is known by Jehovah and a little something, something is in all of us. To keep it pure invites deformities or malformations. (Sickle Cell and other race specific diseases, all races have them because of such pureness). However we know the statements made by Jehovah is true in Isa 65 concerning Israel. (And the blood line is known by him and really the vast majority of Jews are inclusive in their marriages.)
      Isa. 43:5,6 that speaks of gathering from the four corners, and I know on this we are in agreement.
      It is true that many now think of Israel as the Messiah and all the things you mentioned that they are doing will fail. It will be by God’s power that they will be saved. Ezekial 38 I believe speaks of this. Zechariah 14:2,3; Isa. 28:21; Jer.31:7-9.
      It is only when they are cleansed and saved by Jehovah and acknowledge him that they will be accepted on an individual basis. Some now might not humble themselves and all their efforts to act as Messiah will fail but Jehovah assures us that all nations will be blessed by means of Israel and Jesus is the ultimate blessing.
      How exactly will this happen? Only the scriptures cited gives us insight.
      It is just so refreshing to see some of Jehovah Witnesses and associates realize that Jehovah’s Witnesses are the Jews.

      Now this is the scripture that got me in trouble in 2004 as we studied the Isa book. Keep in mind Jehovah witnesses say they are Israel.
      Isa.1:18 -20 “Though the sins of you people should prove to be scarlet, they will be made white just like snow; though they should be red like crimson cloth, they will become even like wool.’
      I exclaimed, what sins are we JW doing? Why don’t we just repent? The elder and the book indicated Christendom was sinning. But I said Jehovah said he will forgive them even if the sins are like crimson. No he said that part refers to us (JW) I told him let’s read the verses before this, if we are the Jews spoken of in prophecy then we are sinning. If this is Christendom then it says they will be forgiven if they change so why do we bash other Christian religions?
      I stopped attending book study with the group and began a study of these and other scriptures that witnesses apply to themselves and Christendom and was convinced it didn’t make sense to switch back and forth. That this is the real Israel that Jehovah is dealing with after the times of the gentiles runs out.
      I began to see that we are ignoring being witnesses of Jesus to the glory of Jehovah and was concentrating on taking over the role of Israel. We hardly mentioned Jesus at all.
      I began to look for a way out. I could no longer breathe in the kingdom hall environ. I began looking for Christ and wanting to get to know Him and his part in the divine plan of God for JW were slowly replacing him with the governing body. My mouth made me a threat as some would comment and agree and ask questions. Some elders would agree and some had a firm hand and squashed any questioning. So that is my take on this.

      PS: It is late and I might look over some of this in the morning and say what were you thinking??? Take Care Shikinah.
      How big is your group? Do they still go to the KH? Wow you guys are brave to think for yourself not many will get together and talk. Jacqueline

  • Shikinah

    Hi Jaqueline,

    Thank you for your reply, I think we are sort of on the same page but with different views as to who the nation of Israel is today. It’s important to look at it from various points of view so as to get a clearer understanding.

    I don’t think we will get the complete understanding until we see the total upheaval of the middle east and watch how the US along with Israel set things in motion.

    • Jacqueline

      Okay, that’s why I want to go through your comments so I can understand what you are saying. I was semi following. You can imagine how tired I am, I was for 2 weeks with my all JW family and didn’t know what to expect. I love all of my fleshly relatives but I had to finally openly talk. Many are elders for 20- 50 years. But I am home now and Israel is exactly why I was upset. I will go to dinner then I will find the one passage in Isaiah that caused me to speak out in fear openly at book study.
      I will be back on in a couple of hours. Been home 1 day and just came from meeting. Jacqueline

  • Shikinah

    I have studies with Jehovahs Witnesses for over 30 years, and no this is not there new teaching. I had many questions and also started to go down the path which you talk about, but through research and prayer and in view of what is unfolding, along with some other witnesses, we can see that Jerusalem will be a major influence in the very near future. This where Jehovah
    God’s temple once stood, and satan who wants to be just like God want’s to be worshipped as God from the foot stool of Jehovahs sacred place.

    2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 …’And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause, God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe the lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.’

    Jehovah God allows a STRONG delusion something that appears to be so authentic and powerful one which the majority will fall for, because they didn’t want to believe the truth. So he allows this operation of error to go out and it will be a test not only to the world but also to his own people.

    And yes God has used all types of men in the past to accomplish his purpose. But the Zionist set up is anti-christ, they are awaiting for their own promised messiah not the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. They are still waiting for the fulfilment of the scriptures. The same as the muslims are awaiting their Mahdi the answer to every muslims prayer. Satan will make sure that the wold is truly deceived by great signs and wonders which will soon come upon the worlds scene.

    • Jacqueline

      Thanks Shikinah, it really helps to know who you are. I have been following the conversation but only had a cell phone for 2 weeks with internet. I surmise we are on the same side so to speak.
      Our website’s name can be confusing sometimes. We are not Jehovah Witnesses. I am a former witness for 61 years. Like you brothers I realized when we studied the Isaiah book in 2004 that as a Jwitnesses,I was in error, that the actual nation of Israel was still in the plan of Jehovah. I tried to discuss this with my elders but it went not so well.
      Then I found the Bible Students and realized they understood that Natural Israel was not cut completely off as I was taught by the witnesses.
      I will have to read your comments completely when I get home on a bigger screen to see where you differ in your views. So far from your answer we are not far apart. Jacqueline

  • Shikinah

    I did not say that CT Russell was a Mason, I didn’t even say that he worked with Lord Rothschilds. There are writings which
    Russell himself wrote which state that he was friends with masons and respect what they do, but he himself is not a mason.
    If you truly want to believe that the evil works of the Rothschilds dynasty was backed by Jehovah then you are truly misled.
    They have fianced every war, they are behind the planning of a one world government along with planned genocide, yet you believe Jehovah used this family to gather jews, not even christian jews, just any person who was labled jewish,
    to be repatriated back to a land they have never known. Have you ever wondered why
    1. They plan to build the third temple?
    2. Have already cloned the red heafer ?
    3. Made the golden Menorah?
    4. Have selected the levite priests?
    Have you ever wondered why there are more masonic lodges in Israel more than any other place on earth.
    Yes God will bless his people, those who are scattered among the nations who accept his son. But those who are regathered and back in Israel how many have accepted his son and do his will?

    Why do you call this site “friends of Jehovahs witness”? so who are the Jehovah Witnesses in the grand scheme of things? the ones who also went into the concentration camps, remained loyal unto death. The ones that preach the gospel Jesus taught in spite of persecution. The ones which didn’t hide their fathers name but made it known to the world..I am not the one misleading people, you are with this site.

    The following link reinforces what I have said, yes it is part of bible prophesy being played out, and the Rothschilds are the ones bringing it to fruition, they have already financed the wars in the middle east, and plan to rule the world with a United nations ruling from Jerusalem and the third temple rebuilt. This is the disgusting thing which will stand in the Holy place. This false set up will bring about a false peace & security which will be a huge deception an operation of error which will deceive many,because they didn’t want to accept the love of the truth.

    http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hKy3b843nYoC&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188&dq=ROTHSCHILDS+AND+THE+THIRD+TEMPLE&source=bl&ots=9eKmoJPeNW&sig=uJw23bP_mooD-VwWFy8xlUv9XkU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vktsUu22BeOl0AWdzoCgCg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=ROTHSCHILDS%20AND%20THE%20THIRD%20TEMPLE&f=false

    • Jacqueline

      Shikinah, may I ask if you are a JW of the watchtower organization?if so is this a new teaching or your personal beliefs?
      What brought you to this site? Could you tell us your personal experience please.
      You know Shikinah even the devil tells the truth some time. So with that in mind, why would it be wrong for a wealthy person to contribute to a noble cause as they see fit.
      We can’t change the past.Discuss it, learn from it maybe.
      But what about right now. When there are personal attacks,it is best for all parties to at least be alive to defend themselves if they choose too.
      The future of Israel has been laid out in the Bible. Many have tried to be Jehovah’s Witnesses but Isa 43:10-12 only refers to Israel. As Christians, we are witnesses of Jesus to the glory of Jehovah. They will accept Christ and bow before him. (Scriptures presented already in article and by Br Peter.) Jacqueline

    • Peter K. (admin)

      Shikinah – History is full of examples of the wealthy using their money and power to manipulate the political system to their ends. Their power allows them to work in darkness and cover their tracks to a large degree. This makes it very difficult to truly uncover what is really going on. I have read and watched information on these conspiracy theories, including the New World Order, international bankers, the Federal Reserves, etc. There is lots of interesting circumstantial evidence and much of this may be truth. I don’t know.

      I have always been suspicious of the murders of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. These are men that went against the status quo and disrupted “business as usual” in the political system. The money backing US politics would have had a motive to get these trouble makers out of the way. However, I can’t prove anything.

      I am NOT really sure that Jehovah will permit the temple to be rebuilt in Paradise Earth and certainly not before that. That the Jews are without a temple and priesthood are by God’s design in that it leaves them with Jesus as the only alternative for sin atonement. Jerusalem will be the center of worship. (Jer 3:17; Zech 14:16 & Isa. 2:2-4) The Tabernacle and Temple will not be brought back with the old priesthood since they were fulfilled by the antitype (symbolic picture) by Jesus and His followers (Matt 5:18; Rm 10:4; Heb 8:13; 10:18). The Ark of the Covenant will never be used again in worship. (Jer 3:16) Priestly services from the Old Testament Tabernacle will not be reinstated in a rebuilt temple or tabernacle since the Old Law Covenant will have fully passed away once the New Covenant has been ratified by the completion of the Church. If a third temple is built on Paradise Earth, it might be more for educational and instructional purposes. John 4:24 (NASV) says, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

      Thanks for sharing on this website. Your thoughts are welcome here. There is a lot I am still learning.

  • Shikinah

    Dont forget Russell was a very intelligent man who viewed Masonary with high esteem. You forget he was stumbled by religious beliefs such as hell fire turned to other belief systems. There was a news article which showed how Russell had great admiration for lord Rothschild and his Zionist movement, hence why he named the Watch tower Zions Watchtower.
    Don’t forget they were entering a new age of enlightenment, theosophical and elementary ideas were being put forth as new truths. This was a both an era when truth was going to become established amongst the attempts of satan to infiltrate Jehovahs plan and spear head his own. Praise Jah, that Jehovah opened the Eyes and heart of Russell who later dropped the teaching of Rothschilds.
    I actually think it was Rutherford who took them in the opposite direction.
    Here is the quote from CT Russell.

    Charles T. Russell, in a 1891 letter to Baron (Lord) Rothschild, mailed from Palestine, outlined possible courses of action that could be taken to establish the Jews in Palestine. Russell’s letters praised the Rothschild’s money which established Jewish colonies in Palestine. Russell writes Rothschild,

    “What is needed here, therefore, next to water and cleanliness, is a good government which will protect the poor from the ravenous and the wealthy. Banking institutions on sound bases, and doing business honorably, are also greatly needed”. Russell continues, “May the God of Jacob direct you, my dear Sir, and all interested with you in the deliverance and prosperity of Israel, and blessed will they be who, to any extent, yield themselves as his servants in fulfilling his will as predicted.”

    Think about it, would Jehovah regather a nation who the Rothschilds symbolised with the satan symbolism of the star which was the five-point star or “Pentagram.” Both are associated with the Cabbala or Jewish occult and witchcraft. They were connected with Solomon who experimented with evil and magic, not with his father, David.

    It is not the star of David, for David never saw it. It is the crest of Solomon and was produced when he was backslidden. One of the reasons Stephen the martyr was stoned by the Jews was because he pointed this out. Acts 7:42-43,54,57, “Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written, O You House of Israel, you have offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the STAR of your god Remphan, figures which you made to worship: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.”

    From the word hexagram, which means six sided figure, we get the word hex, which means to curse or cast a spell. It is actually the male and female equilateral triangle interlocked to bring forth the great emanating light of Lucifer. That is why witches stand skyclad or naked in a six-pointed star to invoke the principalities and powers from beyond the astral plane. The hexagram is also the geometric form of the mark of the beast, for in it are six angles right, six angles left, and six angles in the core or center, which is 666. This has nothing to do with the Israelite people but with a Christless religion that welds witchcraft and Judaism together.

    The hexagram or six-point star of David was not Israelitish, but pagan. The first mention of this symbol was in 922BC in connection with Solomon’s involvement in witchcraft, magic and idolatrous worship to Ashtoreth and to Moloch. It appears the Hebrew children brought it with them in their exodus from Egypt. It comprises two equilateral triangles having a common center and is related to the “Ying and Yang,” being known to the Hindu, Chinese and Peruvians.

    Amos 5:25-27, “You have offered me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel. But you have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun, names for the planet Saturn, the STAR of your god, of which you made images. So I shall send you away in captivity beyond Damascus.”

    Thus a pagan occult symbol has become the international symbol of the “Jews”, few of whom are Hebrews or Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Less follow the Law and the prophets who have been supplanted by the lewd and blasphemous Talmud. And today it seems that the Rothschilds almost rule the world.
    This is why in Revelations Jesus identifies these impostors who profess to be the regathered Jews when they are not, as he states clearly ” they are of the synagogue of satan.
    Jehovahs people are being re-gathered from every corner of the earth by the Holy spirit guided preaching work, these are the humble and meek ones who make a stand for Yeshuah and his Father, and have no fear of calling on his sacred name.

    • Peter K. (admin)

      Shikinah – When one has a preconceived belief, they can always find circumstantial evidence to convince themselves of it.

      MASONS
      There is no question that Russell had NO connection or interest in the Masons except for circumstantial evidence taken out of context. We explain this here: https://www.friendsofjehovahswitnesses.com/2012/10/18/was-charles-taze-russell-a-mason-freemason/

      ROTHSCHILDS
      We have found no evidence that “the Rothschilds worked with Charles Taze Russell in sending Jewish people into Israel.” We could find no evidence that Russell was actively involved in sending Jewish people to Israel, although he did encourage Jews to return there in harmony with fulfillment of Bible prophecies. Russell did send a letter to one of the Rothschilds in which Russell made some suggestions, but, as far as we have been able to determine, as Russell later stated, no response was received from that letter. Other than that, we haven’t been able to verify any contact that Russell had with the Rothschilds.

      STAR OF DAVID
      According to a Wikipedia article, the Star of David began to come into use in the 17th Centery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_of_David

      There is no mention in this article about the occult. The Jews themselves make no connection to the occult. Again, this is circumstantial evidence.

      SEMITIC BLOOD
      In your previous comments you said, “It has also been proven that 80% of those Jews gathered from through out Europe haven’t an ounce of semitic blood.” Yet the scientific evidence indicates the opposite of what you say. “Jewish communities in Europe and the Middle East share many genes inherited from the ancestral Jewish population that lived in the Middle East some 3,000 years ago, …” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/science/10jews.html?_r=0 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_studies_on_Jews

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      Shikinah – I do believe you are sincere. However, I am not going to be nice to you. Instead it is time for tough love. I am saddened and disappointed at people like you. You all spread confusion and distortions all over the internet. You are guilty of willful ignorance. Information is readily available to you to examine the other point of view and find the Truth. However, you have made up your mind and look for evidence to support your anti-Jewish conclusions. How sad. Remember what God said to Abraham in Genesis 12:3 (NASV) “And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Sorry, Shikinah. God will bless the Jews in spite of your opinions.

      Examine both sides of the evidence so you can honestly arrive at the real truth, whether it is what you want to hear or not.

      Romans 10:2 (NKJV) “…they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.”

      Jude 1:10 (NKJV) “…these speak evil of whatever they do not know”

      2 Pet 2:12 (NKJM) “they… speak evil of the things they do not understand”

      Proverbs 19:2 (NASV) “Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.”

      John 16:2 (NASV) “… an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.”

  • Shikinah

    I am not saying that this will not happen, we know Jehovah will restore Israel and the whole earth, and yes among the nations are those who are from the seed of Abraham, but I do not believe them to be the ones that Rothschilds round up and shipped out to Israel. This is no conspiracy theory.

    What many fail to grasp, is that the jews themselves have their own agenda, and need to fulfil the scriptures, people forget they are still awaiting THEIR MESSIAH, this is a future event. If Jehovah God had wanted to establish the nation of Israel, he had every opportunity back then to use Charles Taze Russell, who was quite close to the Rothschilds, Russell himself originally thought that fleshly Israel were to be re-gathered, even going out and preaching in Israel. But Jehovah diverted his teachings away from such a plan of action, which would have had him blindly playing into the hands of the Rothschilds.
    Whether people want to see it or not, the Zionist influence has been behind every war with one sole accomplishment to set up the nation of Israel, try and build a third temple where their false messiah will inhabit.
    The only thing stopping this event is the Dome of the rock sitting where Solomans temple once stood.
    Hence why we are seeing such an uprising in the middle east, which is be design.

    It has also been proven that 80% of those Jews gathered from through out Europe haven’t an ounce of semitic blood, the majority are Ashkenazi Jew of which Rothschilds was one of them.
    Besides who can claim to be of the Abrahamic seed/true Jews, when birth documents were destroyed when Jerusalem fell.

    Rothschilds was and are kabbalists who worship lucifer, they were the ones who brought about the sign of David the satanic symbol. Note two pyramids over lapping creating 6 points, 6, smaller triangles & 6 sided inner hexagon.
    666 it’s a mans number it belongs to the Rothschilds those who are behind nearly every powerful institution on Earth.
    He is the one who reformed Israel, and behind those who are have already in plan the scale and dimension of the third temple, along with the solid gold menorrah, and levite priesthood all prepared for the third temple and their promised messiah.

    The book of revelations even prophesy about these men Revelation 2:9
    I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are JEWS and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
    You see Jehovah diverted CT.Russel’s teaching of a regathered people for this very reason, satan has his own plan and agenda and those who serve him who are of the synagogue of satan will make it appear as if prophesy is being fulfilled.
    When all the while they are preparing for their own Christ not our Yeshuah but an impostor who will mislead the world.

    • Peter K. (admin)

      Shikinah – Thanks for your reply. I must begin by stating that C.T. Russell was not friends with Rothschilds. I don’t believe you can provide anything other than circumstantial evidence to attempt to prove that.

      The Zechariah 14 prophecy shows that God gathers the Jews back to Israel in unbelief, after which they are saved from them enemies and then they are converted to Christ. Read more here: http://www.heraldmag.org/1999/99mj_7.htm

      If there are also any nefarious or evil plans of some to draw the Jews back to Israel, it can only be understood in this sense:

      Psalms 76:10 (Webster) “10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath wilt thou restrain.”

  • Shikinah

    I find this very interesting reading, but from my own research I do think Israel will have a part to play in the end days, but it won’t be because Jehovah God prophesied it as such. It will be an operation of satan put in motion to mislead the chosen ones. Yes Israel will play a major part as this is exactly what the Zionists who were set up by the Rothschilds had planned out and set in motion from the start.

    • Peter K. (admin)

      Shikinah – This is an interesting conspiracy theory. I think it is best to follow the Bible on this. It is God that brings the Jewish people back to Israel.

      Isaiah 43:1, 5-6 (NJKV) 1 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. 5 Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, And gather you from the west; 6 I will say to the north, `Give them up!’ And to the south, `Do not keep them back!’ Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the ends of the earth––

      Amos 9:14-15 (NKJV) 14 I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.
      15 I will plant them in their land, And no longer shall they be pulled up From the land I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.

      Jeremiah 31:35-37 NIV “This is what the Lord says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that the waves roar — the Lord Almighty is his name: “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the Lord, “will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me.” This is what the Lord says: “Only if the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done,” declares the Lord

  • There will be no literal battle for Jerusalem. (I have no doubt that there will be wars in that region; so what else is new) These are NOT the events that Jesus [the] Christ told us to be watchful for.

    Yet, time and time again, persons keep on referring to the thing that the prophets of old said. Those prophets are dead and were not sent to us. Any of their utterances were not intended for us today.

    The Most High God has instructed us to listen to one: His Son, Jesus [the] Christ. (Luke 9:35)

    The nation of Israel plays NO part in the end times. It is simply “another” hotspot in the world.

    What does one think fighting over a piece of real estate is going to do? Nothing. It is the “entire” earth that will be transformed and that will become a Holy Place when God’s Kingdom comes down to it.

    Additionally, Israel – as are the supporting “so-called” Christian allies are warlike.

    If the supporting Western Bloc of nations as well as Israel were REALLY faithful and trusting of God, why war with anyone? Do they NOT trust that God Himself “we do battle FOR THEM?”

    The answer to this question is, No. Neither the United States (a so-called Christian nation) and the other allies as wellas Israel are faithless. They take matters into their “own hands” and do not trust that God will do battle FOR THEM.

    They make battle and then claim God was with them. That is faithlessness. None of these nations really believe or trust in The Most High God and are hypocrites.

    I can appreciate “why” many persons attempt to apply the utterances of the prophets of old to our time today, but I think they are barking up the wrong tree; and for one reason alone: Jehovah did not send them to us; he sent His Son. And, it is to that Son he told us to listen to.

    It should be a simple matter: Trust in what Jesus has said or not trust in it. If one puts their trust in the prophets of old then they are effectively saying that God said, “Listen to THEM.”

    You are being misled in a very large way.

    This is no different from the “2012 End of World” prophecy. It was false.

    I am afraid that many of you are not listening to the one God told you to listen to.

    You listen to everyone else but the one who is “The Truth.” These prophets of old – who were not sent to us – do not bear that title. So why are many of you listening to them instead of Jesus [the] Christ, who is “The Truth?”

    • Peter K. (admin)

      Jerome,

      Do you believe that Jehovah permanently cast the Jews out of Israel? If so, have they returned against God’s will and power to stop them?

      I admire your tenacity, but I would like to continue to encourage you to open you mind to what the scriptures say. Let’s focus on Jesus words since this is all you will accept:

      Acts 1:6-7 (AV) When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons…”

      So Jesus affirmed the Apostles belief that the kingdom would be restored to Israel by telling them that if was not for them to know when it would take place.

      Luke 21:24 (NASV) “Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”

      Here Jesus speaks of a time future from his own when Jerusalem would no longer be ruled by the Gentile governments.

      Matt 9:28 (NASV), “And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

      Clearly from Jesus words, he spoke of a future Israel of the restored twelve tribes over which the Apostles would govern.

      Matt 23: 38-39 (NASV) “Behold, your house is being left to you desolate! For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, ‘BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!'”

      Although Jesus pronounces Judgment on Jerusalem, he speaks of a future time when they will welcome him.

      Luke 22:29-30 (Rotherham) “And, I, covenant unto you––as my Father hath covenanted unto me––a kingdom, That ye may eat and drink, at my table, in my kingdom, and sit upon thrones, judging, the twelve tribes of Israel.”

      Jesus here again indicates that Israel will be in the Kingdom.

      John 12:13-15 (NASV) “”Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King of Israel.” Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written, “FEAR NOT, DAUGHTER OF ZION; BEHOLD, YOUR KING IS COMING, SEATED ON A DONKEY’S COLT.”

      Here Jesus is described in prophecy and by the people as King of Israel. Therefore, there must be a time when he will reign over Israel as their king. This is further confirmed in the Old Testament where Jesus is referred to as sitting upon David’s throne. David was the King of Israel.

      “Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the THRONE OF DAVID, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:7).

      Jerome – I can continue on with countless scriptures promising a future kingdom to natural Israel, but you would not accept any of those scriptures as God’s word to us. So do you believe these Old Testament prophets were false prophets?

  • Once again EVERYONE except the one Jehovah says we should be listening to is being listened to.

    Why are we turning to the Prophets of old such as Zechariah or Jeremiah? Jehovah DID NOT send them to us. He sent His Son and told us to listen to Him.

    Are the Prophets called “The Word of God.” Has Jehovah given them this title? No! This is given exclusively to Jesus [the] Christ.

    People today are confused because someone is really going out of their way to stand up “The Bible” as “The Word of God” so that people will consider “it” and all in “it” as The Word of God.

    This is a grave mistake, a misleading and act of defiance to the Most High God who told us to listen to the one that he sent and chose.

    “And a voice came out of the cloud, saying: “This is my Son, the one that has been chosen. Listen to him.”

    What has been occurring in front of all of you is that you think you MUST study “The Bible.” If you believe this, then that makes you a “Student of the Bible” or a “Disciple of the Bible.”

    Jesus’ call to us was to become “his” disciples. In other words, his students; taught by “him.”

    What is this Student of the Bible stuff?

    I declare before you that you are committing acts of idolatry and blasphmemy. You have mocked God and you either elevate above Christ or make equal to him a book and you call it The Word of God and something YOU make yourselves students of.

    I tell you: Only Christ can be in that holy place. You put a book there.

    The Watch Tower and International Bible Students quickly claim that the Trinity teaching or Christendom is false. I agree, it is false. But YOU have done the same thing with regard Jesus [the] Christ as Christendom has done with regard God and the Trinity.

    You have stationed next to the ONLY Word of God – Jesus [the] Christ – a book called the Bible ALSO as The Word of God. It is even considered by you something to be a student of! This implies you hinge on what a book says and not what Christ says. You are Bible Students, aren’t you. Then the Bible is your Master then. You are it’s student. Christ cannot be your Master if something of someone else is.

    “No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. YOU cannot slave for God and for Riches.”

    You will either cling the Bible as your Master or Christ as your Master. You will either despise Christ teachings or stick to them. Since you are “Bible Students” you mark yourself as being slaves or students of the Bible and not Jesus [the] Christ, whose teachings I am certain you despise – not in an outwardly sense – but in the sense you fight them. I have seen this resistance and defiance to what Christ teaches as opposed to what you and the JWs are teaching. And I see the preference you have to “The Bible” as teaching something as opposed to saying “Christ” teaching something.

    That you do not call yourselves Students of Christ or Christ’s Students or Disciples of Christ identify who your true master is.

    Yet, you arrogate yourselves to get people to become “Bible Students” rather than Students of Christ with Christ as their teacher.

    You do not know what you are doing.

    May God be obeyed and Christ held as the one He sent to us and may be be listened to.

    • Peter K. (admin)

      Jerome – You won’t answer my question, if Jesus and the apostles quoted the Old Testament scriptures as authorities, why shouldn’t we?

      I wonder if you are not reading my responses. I guess this is your one comment for today.

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