Jehovah Will Judge His "Sanctuary

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    The passage from Ezekiel 9 is so relevant for those who see the "writing on the wall" in this religious organization:

    He then called out in my ears with a loud voice, saying: “Summon those who will bring punishment on the city, each one with his weapon for destruction in his hand!” 2 I saw six men coming from the direction of the upper gate+ that faces north, each with his weapon for smashing in his hand; and there was one man among them clothed in linen, with a secretary’s inkhorn* at his waist, and they came in and stood beside the copper altar.+ 3 Then the glory of the God of Israel+ rose from where it had rested above the cherubs and moved to the threshold of the doorway of the house,+ and he began calling out to the man who was clothed in linen, at whose waist was the secretary’s inkhorn. 4 Jehovah said to him: “Go through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who are sighing and groaning+ over all the detestable things that are being done in the city.”​

    Ancient Israel parallels our modern day religious organization. Just as the nation of Israel had become corrupt, so also our organization will become increasingly corrupt. Jesus Christ will put a mark on the heads of those who are "sighing and groaning" about the conditions of our organization. Jehovah God does not want us to sit by and defend the status quo in the organization. The organization is hurting its own--it promoted (and continues to promote) incorrect prophetic dates, it engages in thought control (particularly with young ones), it criticizes those who don't follow the "correct" path in pioneering or attaining privileges, its promotes a judgmental attitude (organizational roles, clothing, gender traits), and it emphasizes "rule following" over love on medical choices. But what was the fate of the Jews who followed along with the corrupt leadership in ancient Israel?

    5 And to the others he said in my hearing: “Go through the city after him and strike. Do not let your eye feel sorry, and do not feel any compassion.+ 6 Old man, young man, virgin, little child, and women you should kill off completely.+ But do not go near to any man on whom there is the mark.+ You should start from my sanctuary.”+ So they started with the elders who were in front of the house.+ 7 Then he said to them: “Defile the house and fill the courtyards with the slain.+ Go!” So they went out and struck down people in the city. 8 While they were striking them down, I alone was left, and I fell facedown and cried out: “Alas, O Sovereign Lord Jehovah! Are you going to destroy all the remaining ones of Israel while you pour out your rage on Jerusalem?”+ 9 So he said to me: “The error of the house of Israel and Judah is very, very great.+ The land is filled with bloodshed,+ and the city is full of corruption.+ For they say, ‘Jehovah has left the land, and Jehovah is not seeing.’+ 10 But as for me, my eye will not feel sorry; nor will I show compassion.+ The consequences of their way I will bring down on their own head.” 11 Then I saw the man clothed in linen with the inkhorn at his waist bringing back word, saying: “I have done just as you have commanded me.”​

    Would you look at that? "The error of the house of Israel and Judah is very, very great..." Apparently, Jehovah permits error to exist in our organization, but he will not tolerate it forever. It is foolish to assume that our organization will have a different outcome than that of ancient Israel. Satan focuses his energy on God's temple. He already has Christendom and the rest of false religion in his grasp. Satan has historically managed to corrupt the leadership in all entities representing Jehovah God. The organization continues to lull JWs into a false sense of security that no harm will befall it. As long as we "follow the chariot" we will coast into paradise. There will be a crash for JWs that accept this notion, but we can be ready for it and help others in the process. Stay vigilant.
     
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    And where are the people that are sighing and groaning over these things... in the city. They didn't leave the city because of these things, but were sighing and groaning. The same applies today.
     
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    Hi Barry and marshroanoke,

    This scripture says an important truth to consider:

    Hebrews 13:

    12. Hence Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.
    13. Let us ,then, go forth to him outside the camp, bearing the reproach he bore,
    14. For we do not have here a city that continues, but we are earnestly seeking the one to come.

    The Watchtower organization or any other group of Christian people is not the city having real foundations.

    Seek Jehovah and Jesus and listen to their living words of truth and stop trying to please any group of men.

    Live in the secret place and let the anointing spirit be your teacher.

    Have a blessed day.

    Joe
     
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