JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES! THREE.

images (5)      Governing body TAKE NOTE! Part three!
Just as the days of Noah were, so too, the “presence” of the son of man will be. JW’s make a great play on words here, they insist it does not mean “coming” (when he will be seen) but, his “presence” (here, but not seen).

Matthew describes those days BEFORE the flood, possibly covering the 120 years he placed upon the people and for the building of the ark. (Matthew chapter 24v37) By using the days of Noah as an example, it is more than likely our lord’s presence will also be here during the building of the city, from 1519-49years to restore-1568-434years to build-2001, inclusive. Daniel chapter 9v24-27 says: ~ 25 Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. Thus indicating that our lord will be here AFTER the building of the city and BEFORE the end of the 490 years. 

The ark in the days of Noah was completed in those 120 years, then Noah was instructed to gather the animals and take them into the ark along with all the food they would need. Lastly he was instructed to take his family into the ark and all the food supplies they would need, this was classed as the “harvest of the world” and in keeping with the other harvests later, it might have lasted for 3 ½ years to gather all these supplies together and enter into the ark, then our lord closed the outer door to keep them safe.

In a parallel to the days of Noah.
In 1881 Charles Russell was guided to test John chapter 4v35 where is says: ~ “I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white for harvest. He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you did not labour; others have laboured, and you have entered into their labour.” RSV. 
In 1881 he sent out delegates to England and Ireland to test the harvest. It proved ripe for the harvest.
He also knew Zechariah’s first two chapter’s show, Zion will be built up with no boundary Walls and it will be built up as villages because the people will be many, thus showing the spiritual city of Zion will be a world-wide city belonging to God.

A new spiritual city needed to be built up for the gathering together of all the remaining kingdom sheep for the return of our lord, just as Noah collected all the animals to be saved. Charles Russell accepted this challenge.

By this time, also, Charles Russell was reminded of the “wise men” that was guided to Jerusalem in search of the messiah by following the star which was a sign for them that the messiah had been born, and reading in Isaiah chapter 11v10-13 he learned that God would provide an “ensign” like that star to guide ones to Zion. An ensign can be a flag to show a country’s identity, but this ensign placed by our lord would have to draw ones to Zion so it would have to be a sign-post as it were to ZION.

This ensign was set up to guide people to Zion, spiritual Jerusalem in search of the messiah. To gather all the dispersed grand-daughters of Zion who were outside in the darkness of the nations. ( In the 1st century Jesus addressed them as “daughters of Jerusalem”) They will see the light from Zion’s Tower inside the city and be guided to follow it just as the “wise men” did in search of the messiah.

After the messiah revealed himself to John at his baptism, the harvest of the daughters of Jerusalem took place which lasted 3 ½ years according to Daniel chapter 9v24-27, the remaining 3 ½ years was to harvest Samaria, before opening the blessing out to the Gentiles. This was the harvest of Israel.

So too, in the last days, after the building of Zion was complete in 2001, the messiah revealed himself to the kingdom seed. It was now time for the harvest of the grand-daughters of spiritual Zion to be harvested, again, lasting 3 ½ years, beginning in 2002- halfway through-2005. They were removed from the city of apostate Jerusalem and then the harvest of spiritual Samaria takes place. (Those that broke away from Zion when Joseph Rutherford took over the city)

Once they have all been removed from the apostate city in 2005 the city will no longer belong to God as his people and the city will be handed over to the nations once again to await their destruction as the “Harlot Babylon the Great”.

There is a great deal more to “the days of Noah” and also to the days of Sodom which too is mentioned in Luke chapter 17v26 “As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was in the days of Lot—they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulphur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed. On that day, let him who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away; and likewise let him who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife.

Lot’s wife was safely INSIDE Zo’ar, but she tried to go back to Sodom without telling her husband, maybe to get something, hence behind his back, and left the place of safety, putting her life in danger. Genesis chapter 19v21 “He said to him, “Behold, I grant you this favour also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken. Make haste, escape there; for I can do nothing till you arrive there.” Therefore the name of the city was called Zo′ar. The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zo′ar”. This is a very important lesson for anyone returning to the city.

The true kingdom seed, heirs with Jesus, will be taught in their hearts. Jeremiah 31v31-34, John chapter 6v45, Hebrews chapter 8v11 and Isaiah chapter 54v13, just to mention a few references. No longer will they be taught by man ever again. They have been taken and placed safely inside the spiritual ark of Zion and their Lord has closed and locked the door, and just as Noah took plenty of food inside with them, so too, the kingdom seed will have plenty of true kingdom food to sustain them until they are freed to meet up with their husbandly owner Jesus Christ. 
Sadly all those who profess to be of the kingdom seed too, such as the governing body, will come for Jesus to open the door to them as Matthew chapter 7v21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me you evildoers.” RSV

Also Luke chapter 13v24 “Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us.’ He will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity!’

God’s word is like a giant jigsaw puzzle and each piece will interlock exactly if they are fitted correctly to show the larger picture.

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JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES! TWO.

queen 1    Jehovah’s witnesses false teachings! Part two.

The governing body’s ruling of at least TWO WITNESS BEARERS against someone before the matter is heard, GB you have missed our lord’s inspection visit!

Please TAKE NOTE! 
2001, was a very “prominent year” for the spiritual city of Zion that became a harlot in 1931, it was the coming of the messiah to inspect the “temple” as shown in Revelation chapter 11. He would not visit the city, only the temple worshippers, those who are classed as “anointed ones”.
The harvest takes place at this time, when the angels separate the sheep from the goats, 2001 is the year he reveals himself to the true kingdom seed and the two witnesses teach them before removing them from the city. (Revelation chapter 11) But the rest of the city will “KNOW NOT” “as in the days of Noah”.
Proof being. 
WITNESS ONE – 2001.
Daniel chapter 9v24-27 the restoring and building of the “new spiritual city of Zion”, after which the messiah will be killed. This started in the beginning of 1519-49 restore, 1568-434 build-2001-remaining 7 years-2009, proving the messiah would be here in 2001 at the end of the building of the city, by which time ALL THE KINGDOM SEED WILL HAVE BEEN GATHERED INSIDE THE CITY by the beginning of 2002.
WITNESS TWO – 2001 
The city of spiritual Zion is “the great city” being built up fulfilling Daniel’s prophesy. She became a harlot in 1931 by changing her husbandly owner from Jesus to Jehovah whom Satan placed inside the temple of the city, amongst the anointed ones, proclaiming to be God. 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2.
The city had become corrupt under Joseph Rutherford, so they were sent into captivity once again under the “spiritual Babylonian prince” for 70 years in a parallel to 605 BC under Nebuchadnezzar, but now under Jehovah and his kingdom, which they proudly printed on their watchtower, “announcing Jehovah’s kingdom”. 
1931-70 years to 2001.

This marks the year 2001 for the inspection visit to take place, after they were set free from the prince of Babylon, Jehovah.
Now the temple area is free from the lawless one, which Satan placed inside the temple, Jesus will have free access to inspect those worshipping inside.

THE THIRD WITNESS BEARER ALSO POINTS TO 2001.
After our lord looked at the state of things on the earth he began to regret he even made man. 
Genesis chapter 6v3 shows, Then the LORD said, “My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.” “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found favour in the eyes of the LORD”. RSV

From the time our lord said this, he was giving them warning that he was going to destroy man from the face of the earth in 120 years from that time, which also gave Noah enough time to construct and build the ark which will provide safety for the righteous ones.

We are told in Matthew “Just as the days of Noah were, etc., which means he was not just talking about the destruction by the flood, but “as the days of Noah were”, DURING THOSE DAYS leading up to that flood, and building the ark.
Part of the days of Noah, also contained the fact, he gave them 120 years notice of the coming flood.

Why did our lord put a time period of 120 years for the coming destruction? He must have had a reason other than the building of the ark for Noah?

When William Tyndale was commissioned to “restore” at the beginning of the prophesy in Daniel chapter 9v24-27 in 1519 CE it was to restore God’s word to the people which they had no access to, and logically speaking, how can one build a religious, spiritual, city without God’s word to guide them? The apostles were the 12 foundation stones on which the temple was to be built upon and Jesus being the “chief corner stone”. So God’s word was needed to build a religious spiritual city upon his word.

In the 19th century many religious groups sprang up in America, one group in particular based their thoughts upon guiding ones to Zion, Jerusalem. This group were commissioned to build a spiritual city in accordance with Daniels prophesy in order to gather the remaining kingdom seed for our lord’s return.
1519-49yrs to restore-434yrs to build-2001
Charles Russell had taken over the presidency of this group of bible students and in 1881 at the start of the city he sent delegates to England and Ireland to form a group of bible students here and as the new city of Zion was to be a world-wide city with no boundaries, also this was where the English bible stemmed from. 1526, the New Testament was smuggled into the country by William Tyndale, the very same bible translation they used in America at that time. KJV.

One could say this also fulfils Genesis too, our lord placed 120 years notice of his return AFTER the city had been built, to make an inspection just as he did in the days of Noah. It was not the building of the ark alone that saved Noah and his family, but it was entering the ark and being closed inside that saved them. 
Charles Russell was being used at this time to help build a spiritual city of Zion, Jerusalem, in order to gather the kingdom seed, ready for our lord’s return, for the harvest of the righteous ones, anointed ones, (Dan 9v24-27) and in a parallel to the days of Noah, delegates of our lord visited England in 1881 for the start of the building work in the last days making his return 120 yrs later in 2001, for his “inspection visit”. Will the spiritual city be built up ready for the harvest of the temple ones? Yes! The city was completed and all the “anointed ones” had been gathered inside the city ready for the inspection visit of our lord.

It was in 1884 Charles Russell registered the city as “Zion’s Watch Tower” and again, it was 120 years later in 2004/5 – 3 1/2 years later the harvest was complete. 

Three witness bearers show 2001 to be a memorable year for the “INSPECTION VISIT OF OUR LORD, 2001 marks the year for the anointed ones to be visited, their eyes had been opened and they had been taught by the two angels (Rev 11) they were now ready to be removed from the city and placed INSIDE the spiritual ark after the harvest of 3 1/2 yrs, 2002-2005. Jeremiah chapter 31v31, Isaiah chapter 54v13, John chapter 6v45 and Hebrews chapter 8v11, shows they will NO LONGER NEED ANY MAN TEACH THEM, as they will all be taught by God, and THEY WILL ALL KNOW THE TRUTH!

 

 

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JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES! ONE.

images (1)  Jehovah’s witnesses false teachings! part one.

The governing body’s ruling of at least TWO WITNESS BEARERS against someone before the matter is heard, please GB TAKE NOTE!
Witness ONE. Daniel chapter 9v24-27 says: ~
“The people of the prince to come will destroy the sanctuary (temple) and the city”. The “prince to come” is Jehovah whom Satan planted inside the sanctuary (temple) proclaiming to be God, and “his people” primarily are the governing body. 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2.

Witness TWO. Revelation chapter 17 shows: ~
The ten horns of the beast with seven heads that carry the great city, the harlot, will HATE the great city, (spiritual Zion’s Watch Tower city, who became the harlot in 1931) to destroy and devastate her by striping her naked because God will put it into their hearts to carry out his plans.

The PROOF being, the TWO witness bearers against the governing body are in fact true, the governing body has indeed destroyed the great city’s wealth by selling off all her prime properties, including “Brooklyn Heights”, “Dumbo Hotel”, and other “Dumbo properties”, “124,107,97,25-30 all properties in Columbia Heights” making her naked leaving her with nothing and using all her wealth to build a NEW CITY for themselves and the beast, the king of Babylon, Jehovah. A NEW CITY OF BABEL at Warwick, New York with no reminders of the “Watchtower” left, now called, “THE WORLD HEADQUARTERS OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES.”

 

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CHARLES RUSSELL not the founder of JWs

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                                                              CHARLES RUSSELL.

There has been a great deal of controversies about this righteous man, whether he was a “Freemason” or not, or whether he had been using “Masonic images” in Zion’s Towers.

We know the father of lies is Satan and he is also our Lord’s rival, adversary, so he can spread lies about this righteous man to stop people being guided to spiritual Jerusalem.

A lot of people would rather listen to gossip instead of doing a little research themselves. I hope you will check this info out and see what a righteous man Charles Russell really was.

images (10)  This to me just symbolises Jesus Christ as our king. The kingdom of the Christ. But many people have added to that simple thought with ideas of freemasonry.

                                                As for the pyramid,
_59048775_onedollar_thinkstock This was a religious symbol that was used in America around the time and was known as “the all seeing eye” of God. This one is printed on the one dollar note so if the symbol is supposed to be private and sacred to freemasonry, why would it be displayed in this way openly and publicly for everyone to question?

As for this pyramid being built up over the grave of Charles Russell, this too is false. If we look at the last will of Russell about his burial we shall see no mention of this headstone being erected, in fact his burial was totally different.

                This is a part of his last will and testament.

                        DIRECTIONS FOR FUNERAL

I desire to be buried in the plot of ground owned by our Society, in the Rosemont United Cemetery, and all the details of arrangements respecting the funeral service I leave in the care of my sister, Mrs. M. M. Land, and her daughters, Alice and May, or such of them as may survive me, with the assistance and advice and cooperation of the brethren, as they may request the same. Instead of an ordinary funeral discourse, I request that they arrange to have a number of the brethren, accustomed to public speaking, make a few remarks each, that the service be very simple and inexpensive and that it be conducted in the Bible House Chapel or any other place that may be considered equally appropriate or more so.

He was buried in the “Societies Cemetery” where all the bible students were also buried. Charles Russell died and was buried in 1916 with his own headstone erected.

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TOMBThe stone pyramid was not erected until 1921, five years after his death. And not even in the same place as these pictures show.

TOMB 1  The pyramid marker was used as a marker for all (275) of the Watchtower Society burial plots in the Cemetery, nothing more. People visiting the Cemetery could look for the pyramid marker to locate the (275) burial plots. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not revere burial places, but some desire to visit the Watch Tower Society’s burial plot where C. T. Russell was buried.

TOMB 2   As everyone can see Charles Russell’s grave is not under the pyramid, in fact, it is quite a way from it.

TOMB 3  Yes! This was erected as a memorial to all those buried in the cemetery, all 275. Including Charles Russell.

So what of the false claims of Russell being a Freemason? Just because he used the same symbols as everyone else in the USA at that time. Which included the One Dollar Bill.

TOMB 5  The Masonic Temple is not even on the cemetery grounds, it is a different property altogether. In fact, the Rosemont United Cemetery was never a Masonic cemetery.

Yes! There is evidence that the first president of the USA, George Washington, was a freemason as this picture shows.
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Print from 1870 portraying   George Washington as Master of his lodge.     George Washington was the first president in the USA.

 4th Mar 2012 – BBC News website readers were invited to put their questions about Freemasonry to Nigel Brown, grand secretary of the United Grand Lodge of …  Freemasons: Your questions answered – BBC News 

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17357150 

 

 

 

                                                                  Nigel Brown: 

Organised Freemasonry, as we understand it today, began with the formation of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717 – hence our tercentenary celebrations in 2017. While not directly linked, we have taken a lot of our symbolism from stonemasonry. As with stonemasonry, Freemasonry is about moving from level to level as you gain further knowledge and experience, starting with being an apprentice.

Q 1.  What does the one-eyed symbol on their flags signify?

 Nigel Brown: The symbol you are referring to is known as the All Seeing Eye. It is a reminder of the existence of a higher being.
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Nothing more or nothing less, Mr brown does not emphasise it is a Masonic symbol, quite simply because it is not a secret at all.              

Can you really imagine he will tell anyone what is secret to his organisation?

In fact it is interesting that it was Joseph Rutherford who told his people the pyramid symbol was based upon Satan, knowing none of his people would question this or look into the truth if they were told it had satanic ties.

Judge J. F. Rutherford, who succeeded Russell after Russell died in 1916, eventually discarded Pyramid ology entirely. Writing in the November 15 and December 1, 1928, issues of The Watch Tower, Rutherford releases a double-barrelled blast against it, and advances many ingenious arguments that the so-called Altar in Egypt was really inspired by Satan for the purpose of misleading the faithful. Did Jesus ever mention the Pyramid? Of course not. To study it, the Judge writes, is a waste of time and indicates lack of faith in the all-sufficiency of the Bible. Regardless of what some anti-JW fault-finders might say, the current Watchtower Society rejected all teachings on the Great Pyramid in 1928. For this reason, most Jehovah’s Witnesses (1931 – 2011) know nothing about it. However, many (not all) of the current Bible Students still teach this “Bible in Stone” dogma. Quoted from http://www.bibleinstone.com/

Just another dig of jealousy towards such a righteous man Charles Russell. He certainly could not compete against this honest and truthful man so he set out to discredit him as much as he could by destroying all his teachings and replacing them with his own and by saying the pyramid was satanic people would believe him.

Of course there are many articles in Zion’s Tower against Freemasonry if one would like to read them.

Pastor Russell had this to say about the Freemasons: http://www.ctrussell.us/ “We note also that the Order of Free Masons, if judged by its past history, has some secret object or scheme, more than fraternity and financial aid in time of sickness or death. And, so far as we can judge, there is a certain amount of worship or mummery connected with the rites of this order and some others, which the members do not comprehend, but which, in many cases, serves to satisfy the cravings of the natural mind for worship, and thus hinders it from seeking the worship of God in spirit and in truth—through Christ, the only appointed Mediator and Grand Master. In proportion as such societies consume valuable time in foolish, senseless rites and ceremonies, and in substituting the worship of their officers, and the use of words and symbols which have no meaning to them, for the worship of God, in his appointed way—through Christ, and according to knowledge and the spirit of a sound mind—in that proportion these societies are grievous evils, regardless of the financial gains or losses connected with membership in them.” — June, 1895, Zion’s Watch Tower, page 143

“This brings before us the whole question of orders, societies, etc., and what privileges the New Creation has in connection with such organizations. Is it right for them to be members of these societies? We answer that while Church associations are purely religious, and labor and beneficial organizations in general are purely secular, there are still other orders which combine the religious and the secular features. As we understand the matter, for instance, the Free Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, etc., perform certain rites and ceremonies of a religious kind… We place upon one level all of those who have any religious ceremonies, teachings, etc., and consider them all as parts of Babylon … We admonish the New Creation to have nothing whatever to do with any of these semi-religious societies, clubs, orders, churches; but to “Come out from amongst them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing.” (`2 Cor. 6:17`)” —1904; “The New Creation”, pp. 580-581

Pastor Russell’s true headstone as seen in 2010: Charles Taze Russell said that he was not a Mason. Jehovah’s Witnesses, Bible Students, the Masons, and even ex-JW researchers have all said that Russell was not a Mason. So why do some anti-Watchtower antagonists still teach this falsehood? The answer is simple, because this is what they must do. They need to fabricate stories about others to try and justify their own self worth. After all, how hard can it be to attack a dead man, how sad. With over 200 posts on this site covering a number of subjects, this story about Charles Taze Russell and the Masons is always the most read post on this blog, I wonder why? Could it be that some people just love a good story? Even if it is based on a total fallacy!

 

Pastor Russell’s true grave as seen in 1916:  The sudden death of Pastor Charles Taze Russell, Editor of THE WATCH TOWER, has created a profound impression upon his many friends throughout the world. Hundreds of letters and telegrams received, further evidence the love and esteem in which he was held, and express unqualified desire to cooperate in continuing the great cause for which he stood so many years. Brother Russell left Brooklyn in the evening of October 16, to fill appointments in the West and Southwest, but was obliged to start homeward before his scheduled time, owing to ill health. It was on a Sante Fe train at Pampa, Tex., that he died. Brother Menta Sturgeon, who accompanied him on the trip as his Secretary, telegraphed the information to the headquarters of the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY at Brooklyn, adding that “he died a hero.” The body lay in state at Bethel Home Saturday, and at The Temple throughout the day Sunday. In the afternoon at the hour of 2, funeral service was held for the congregation, and in the evening a service was conducted for the public. At about midnight the body was taken to Allegheny, Pa., where in the Carnegie Hall, at 2 in the afternoon of Monday, service was held by the Pittsburgh congregation, of which he had been resident Pastor for many years. Interment took place in Rosemont United Cemeteries at Allegheny, in the Bethel Family plot, according to his request. We rejoice to know that instead of sleeping in death, as the saints of old, he is numbered among those whose “works follow with him.” He has met the dear Lord in the air, whom he so loved as to lay down his life faithfully in His service. – November 15, 1916 Watchtower, WTB&TS.    

http://pastorrussell.blogspot.com/2009/10/93-years-ago-today.html  
Also Published by the WTB&TS in the December 1, 1916 Watchtower. A testament to Charles Russell.

I hope you will research these claims for yourselves to see what an upright righteous man he really was. I have also noticed the ones that broke away after the death of Charles Russell who stayed with his teachings for awhile, left them eventually to make their own teachings too the same as Joseph Rutherford and today a great deal of their teachings are wrong compared to the bible teachings.

The pyramid memorial is at the corner of the societies cemetery and not directly near any of the actual graves.
TOMB 6  Because of all the false claims about Charles Russell having been a Freemason, a member of the bethel team made enquiries to th“free masons” themselves and this was the reply from them.

No, Charles Taze Russell was not a Pennsylvanian Freemason! 

Back in 2001, I requested historical information from the ancient accepted Scottish rite of freemasonry, Vally of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, asking if Charles Taze Russell, his father, Joseph Lytel Russell, and his uncle, Charles Tays Russell, were Freemasons.

                    This is the answer I received in a letter: 

“After a search of our records, we determined that the three Russell’s were not members of our organization”.

In their letter, the Pittsburgh Chapter recommended that I send an inquiry asking for further research on this question to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania located in Philadelphia, which I did. On April 27, 2001, I received this reply: The record books in the grand secretary’s office are unavailable at this time as they are being conserved and should be back some time in the fall”.

Inasmuch as I was very involved with other, more pressing, things then, I did not follow-up and eventually my desire for resolution of this question faded out of my mind. That is, until today, when I saw that this subject has not been resolved to the satisfaction of some posters, so I sent a follow-up email to the Masonic Temple, Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Just a few minutes ago, I received this reply:

Dear Ms Anderson.

Charles Taze Russell was not a Pennsylvania Freemason. Nor does he appear in the records of England or Ireland.

I shall check the records for the other two Russells.

Best,

Glenys A. Waldman, Librarian.
If and when I receive the answer from the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania about the other two Russells, I will post it.

In any event, I would hope that this answer from a search of the original records will forever put this issue to rest that Charles Taze Russell was never a Pennslyvania Freemason. 

Barbara Anderson was a loyal member of the bethel family and you can read more about her in her web journal.

Barbara Anderson. http://watchtowerdocuments.org/ 

Maybe now this subject can be put to rest at last.

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THE END FOR THE WATCHTOWER CITY

harlot dead          THE END OF AN ERA. AMEN, SO BE IT!

The end is insight for “THE WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA” ALSO KNOWN AS “THE WATCHTOWER SOCIETY” and the “WATCHTOWER ORGANISATION”.

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watchtower 7All the evidence points to the fact that the watchtower society now known as Jehovah’s witnesses is “THE HARLOT” that rides upon the beast with the seven heads and ten horns.

Mother-of-harlotsThe seven heads are the seven heads of rulers or presidents that have been over the city starting with the beast’s head of authority, Jehovah. The beast represents Jehovah’s kingdom.

The ten horns represents the “GOVERNING BODY” who along with the beast destroys the harlot, the city now belonging to Jehovah. They will have this planted inside their hearts by our heavenly father. Revelation chapter 17v16,17 says: ~ “And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the harlot, who is “the watchtower bible and tract society”, they will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and giving over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled”.

13419253_1787944561439299_1885299748838580824_nHow will the governing body do this? It is quite possible they will not want to lose credibility or face, for themselves, but they will, by their teachings, get the nations and governments to destroy her instead taking the responsibility from them. They will also sell of the cities assets making her devastated. Just as they have sold the city’s Bethel off alongside other great financial properties in New York.

watchtower 2In 2000 they appointed the 6th head of the beast, Don Adams, but not as a full spiritual head, because the GB claim he is not one of the anointed ones, but he will act as a helper to the governing body. Then in the June of 2009 they issued a statement in the watchtower saying that they, the governing body, were “THE FDS” and only they, would be responsible for feeding the city spiritually. After preaching for 100 years the anointed ones were appointed as the FDS they have now changed this teaching. Thus making themselves the 7th head of the beast using the FDS title.

images (5)Now with the full power needed to destroy the city they become allies with the beast, Jehovah, to start their work upon her to devastate and destroy her totally, burn her with fire, not literally but symbolically, destroying her spiritual status when something in placed in the fire it is totally destroyed never to appear ever again.

The governing body make silly laws that paedophiles need to have 2 witnesses see their actions BEFORE they take action against them, consequently, the city becomes a haven for them paedophiles. They also make it law that people MUST SHUN even family members who leave the city. The city is made “naked and devastated, everyone will hate her because of her teachings on the”2 witnesses law” which means they must see the paedophile abuse children, and their law on “shunning family members” not counting their law on the “no blood policy” which are all totally false and the nations and the governments will want to destroy her, by eating up her fleshly parts.

10-Kings-Destroying-Mystery-BabylonAs the 7th head of authority, the governing body start to sell all the city’s properties off and downsizing the city, and as the 7th head is now ruled by the FDS the food distribution is cut down and eventually the lack of food will cause the people to starve, undernourished they will die spiritually. (Matthew chapter 24v45)

watchtower 1For two years, 2018-2019 the public watchtower will only be printed 3 times each year and then reviewed. It could mark the end of “THE WATCHTOWER SOCIETY” also known as “THE WATCHTOWER ORGANISATION”. With all the financial assets gained from the sale of her properties, even the destruction of their “Bethel” which had served them for over 100 years distributing spiritual food, Bethel means “house of God” which they sold off, and with all the proceeds the governing body builds a NEW city of BABEL for the beast, Jehovah to inhabit alongside the governing bod y and his witnesses.

As if the people of the city have not even noticed yet, the governing body’s NEW WEB SITE DOES NOT CONTAIN THE WORD “WATCHTOWER” it is www.jw.org. They have already dispensed with the name and have distanced themselves totally already from the “watchtower society” ready for her destruction. Their NEW CITY IS CALLED “THE HEADQUARTERS OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES” they have destroyed the harlot which was “the watchtower bible and tract society of Pennsylvania”

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END OF THE “WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA” This city is about to be completely destroyed. The spiritual city of Zion, which was set up for the gathering together of the remaining kingdom seed, will have accomplished its purpose and the city no longer needed, and will be completely destroyed and given over to the greater Babylon, it’s king Jehovah and his subjects his witnesses. 

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THE BEAST AND THE HARLOT

    Mother-of-harlots     REVELATION CHAPTER 17 

The bible prophecies are like a giant jigsaw puzzle and where you have maybe two or three prophecies that interlock and overlap each other, then, they must all fit together to form a the greater picture otherwise, the interpretations are wrong.

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Animals are depicted in Daniel to represent “kingdoms” as chapter 2 shows, and this image in Revelation chapter 17 pictures a great beast which a woman is riding is for the “last days” when the kingdom of God is being set up, (V44) it seems logical then, that the beast shown in Revelation chapter 17 also represents a kingdom, but, as Babylon is long gone, this image depicts spiritual kingdoms, (religious kingdoms) as the image shows, Babylon being the head of gold.

The kingdom of God is NOT a “POLITICAL KINGDOM” but a religious kingdom a “SPIRITUAL KINGDOM”. The whole of the revelations given to John are addressed to “the 7 churches” 7 depicts heavenly, or, of the spirit, and as they are addressed to the church, they are not political but religious in nature.

There is a great deal of interest about the identity of this beast and the harlot that rides on his back. For instance, the majority of people feel it is a political beast,but they also feel the harlot is a religious city on the earth today. 

It is interesting to know, Jehovah’s witnesses preach and teach this beast was “The League of Nations”, changing to “the United Nations” and as a political organisation it  will destroy the whole of religion on the earth today especially the Catholic Church, which they teach symbolises the harlot. Yes! this is a ridiculous assumption when one considers many of the nations involved in the United Nations are Christians. Also the name of JWs god, Jehovah, was invented by the Catholic church which they do not like to be reminded of. So, in reality, they are predicting the destruction of the very group of religious people that gave breath to their god Jehovah.1001061229_E_sub_lgNote the feet of this image, JWs teach this image represents political powers, kingdoms, but in actual fact, the image depicts the spiritual, religious powers of these kingdoms, that has been over God’s people Israel from the time they were handed over to serve under “the nations” from 605 BC. Babylon started out as a religious city under Nimrod which was called “BABEL” meaning confusion, they built a tower high into the heavens for worship and the kingdoms shown in this image also represents the religious powers that have been over God’s people since 605 BC.

God’s kingdom of Judah was a spiritual kingdom, a religious kingdom, and handing them over to the nations meant they would no longer be under God’s kingdom, they will come under the nations as a punishment, under their gods instead. We know from the history recorded in the bible, Nebuchadnezzar was a very religious man. 

When Israel was taken captive under Babylon, the theme was all about worship, and because Daniel worshipped his God instead of the God of the Babylonian people, he was put into the lions den. Also when Nebuchadnezzar placed a golden statue, he ordered everyone   to bow down to it, but when Daniel and his three companions refused they were placed in the fiery furnace. So, it was the religious aspects that God’s people came under, and this image is representing “RELIGIOUS POWERS” and not political.

It is very interesting too, that since the city of God’s people were again handed over to serve the prince of Babylon, Jehovah, in 1931, they too have built a tower for worship, and they too demand that everyone worship it, by obeying the teachings.

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As for the ten toes of the image, after the Roman Empire became supreme over God’s people under Constantine, the people were divided over religion so in order to unify his kingdom, he formed the “Council of Nicaea” in order to unite everyone into ONE religion, forming the “Roman Catholic church” which became the dominant religion, and which reigned supreme over everyone for a time, but as the church spoke in Latin, it eventually divided up into break-a-way groups, such a C of E, Methodists, etc, forming the ten toes. Also chapter 2 shows they will not be sticking to each other, this is true, they have different teachings and thoughts. So God’s people will come under the toes of the image which represents ALL the different religious groups, which includes ALL the religions of the world.

What is interesting too, is the fact that none of the Christian groups on the earth in the latter days could represent the symbolic spiritual city of  Zion, Jerusalem, today, because they all have a founder over them which divides them into groups, such as, C of E was formed by Henry 8th and now comes under the queen of England. Roman Catholics come under the Pope as their head, Mormons come under Joseph Smith as their founder just to illustrate this point. But, when Zion’s Tower was being built up, the people were called “bible students” under the Christ, and when questions flooded in asking Charles Russell what name did they go by, he answered “we have no name” that divides us from other Christians, certainly NOT JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES. The founder of Jehovah’s witnesses was Joseph Rutherford.

This beast, having 7 heads indicates a spiritual ruling power that will strive alongside and unite its power to serving this great city that is depicted as a harlot in the eyes of God. The 10 horns indicates it will also an earthly power which also belongs to the city. 

The cities that our great God has used in the past, became unfaithful and were called “harlots”, Judah and Samaria, only the cities of our God has been classed in this way, so logically speaking, this great city too in the last days will be a city used by our great God to represent his people in the last days from among all the other Christian religions.images (1)Take a look into Ezekiel with me and see the resemblance of the punishment handed out to God’s people and the harlot in the revelations. 

  Ezekiel chapter 23v4 “The older one was named Oholah, which stands for Samaria; the younger one was Oholibah, which stands for Jerusalem. They became my wives and gave birth to my children. 14 But Oholibah behaved worse than her sister. 32 I, the Lord God, gave your sister a large, deep cup filled with my anger. And when you drink from that cup, you will be mocked and insulted. You will end up drunk and devastated, because that cup is filled with horror and ruin. But you must drink every drop! Then smash the cup to pieces and use them to cut your breasts in sorrow. I, the Lord God, have spoken.You have completely rejected me, and so I promise that you will be punished for the disgusting things you did as a prostitute. Ezekiel, son of man, it’s time for you to tell Oholah and Oholibah that they are guilty. Remind them of their evil ways! They have been unfaithful by worshiping idols, and they have committed murder by sacrificing my own children as offerings to idols. They came into my temple that same day, and that made it unfit as a place to worship me”.

But which people make up this spiritual city today? Which represents this great city where our lord was crucified, spiritual JERUSALEM?

The city started out as the symbolic city of spiritual Zion, Jerusalem, and was registered in 1884 as the “Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania” which was to be built up in the last days in order to gather the remaining kingdom seed before the return of our Lord. (1519-2009 = 490 years according to Daniels prophecy in chapter 9)

images (8)But, the city committed adultery and fornication, by changing their husbandly owner from Jesus to Jehovah in 1931, making herself a harlot in God’s eyes just like her two older sisters, Judah and Samaria.

In this journal I wrote two articles explaining about the kingdom that will be used by our God in the last days.

https://thepitn.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/identifying-the-spiritual-city-of-jersusalem/

https://thepitn.wordpress.com/2015/10/24/the-spiritual-city-of-jerusalem/

After reading these two articles it will be easier to follow in our research in identifying these people and how the people became classed as a harlot and what is to happen to her

As we know already from this journal the name “Jehovah” is a man-made name invented by a Spanish monk in the 13th century as a “Latin substitute word for lord” and since that time, the Pope has instructed that the name NOT TO BE USED in any of their worship. In other words it has fulfilled the purpose intended.   www.pitn.wordpress.com  

 The beast pictured in the Revelations chapter 17 to the apostle John shows what the spiritual city would be like in the last days. It is referring to God’s city that became a harlot once again. 

queen 1So, this religious drama of a beast this represents the “kingdom of Jehovah”, the prince of Babylon, which we shall prove was formed in 1931 when the symbolic spiritual city of Zion, Jerusalem, became corrupt after the death of Charles Russell in 1916 and the city that was still being built up, was handed over to serve the prince of Babylon, for 70 years as in the parallel to 605 BC, not Nebuchadnezzar this time but Jehovah, who is also the man of lawlessness Paul tells us about in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 and whom Satan places inside the city temple proclaiming to be God.

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                            He will use 7 heads of power over his kingdom.

The ten horns represent the governing body. The number 10 represents and earthly group of rulers who assume authority and takes over the ruler-ship performing a “spiritual coup” they will become the 7th head of the beast.

They will assist the beast by giving him their full support.                 

These ten horns which have not been given royal power will not act until the very end when they will receive instructions from God to devastate the city, the harlot. Revelation chapter 18

This drama shows it is about the “judgement of the harlot” the great city, meaning her end. Also it gives us a time as to when the drama is about to start her final end, in verse 10, which shows the beast is on the 6th head of power which indicates she is close to being destroyed with just ONE HEAD OF POWER TO GO!

“The harlot” represents the great city, “The Watchtower bible and tract society of Pennsylvania” that was handed over to the prince of Babylon in 1931 when the city changed their owner from the Christ to Jehovah, they will come under him for 70 years, 1931-2001 He was placed inside the temple of the city by Satan, as recorded in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2, again, proving they are the only religious city that takes his name upon themselves and worships Jehovah as God.

The messiah will visit the temple in 2001 at the end of their captivity to inspect the kingdom seed, those who partake of the bread and wine, where the angels do a separating work, of the sheep and the goats and will remove the sheep from the city, which has now been freed from captivity for a short time, the messiah now pictures the greater Cyrus, in a parallel to ancient Babylon when Cyrus released a remnant of the captives of Israel in 538 BC when only a remnant return to Jerusalem. They will be taught the truth in their hearts, released and taken back to spiritual Zion, Jerusalem, where they will be cared for.

 It shows in verse 14 the ten horns, which represent the governing body, will make war upon the lamb and those with him which have been “chosen and faithful” between 2001 to 2005 then the prince of Babylon is brought back by Satan as the king of Babylon, the eighth head of the beast. (Revelation chapter 13) He will once again be over the unfaithful city for 42 months.

This proves once again the governing body are NOT CHOSEN by the lamb nor are they faithful to him, the lamb will conquer them.

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He will not visit the city in general so they will not know of his inspection visit. (Revelation chapter 11, also, just as the days of Noah were, life continued as normal, the city knew not of the inspection visit)

Satan is now very angry by the release of the city from Babylon, in 2001 allowing the kingdom seed, a remnant to be collected together to be set free from captivity of the spiritual city and in his anger he wages war with Michael and his angels in the earth’s heavens.

After losing this war Satan is hurled down to the earth with his angels in a debased condition where in his great anger knowing he has a short time left, he brings back the lawless one Jehovah whom the people still believe is God, and he promotes him and gives him all his kingdom and authority over the earth, making him the “KING OF BABYLON” HEAD OF GOLD AS Daniel shows in chapter 2v44. (Rev 13)

This king of Babylon, Jehovah, will be the “eighth” head, but it belongs to the seven heads meaning he will be over the spiritual city once again to instigate the harlot’s removal. Which is explained as, “the beast is, and is not, in verse 11, then the beast “IS again after Satan brings him back, so the beast is again, thus shown in Revelations chapter 13.

The prince of Babylon was under restraints until 2001 because the city was still gathering the remaining kingdom seed, then, after he was brought back by Satan 3 ½ years later in 2005 with all his kingdom, he became the King of Babylon, head of gold, with full power under no restrictions for the last 42 months, 3 ½ years which completes the prophecy of Daniel 9. (This also fits together the prophecies, Daniel chapter 9 by the end of the building work 2001 the messiah will be here, and the end of the captivity of 70 years from 1931-2001 in spiritual Babylon) Showing 2001 was a significant year for the kingdom seed of our lord. This was the year he revealed himself to his intended bride in order to make her ready for his return.

When this drama was depicted as being on its 6th head, the ten horns had not started to reign but when they do, they will rule for only a very short time, they will give their power to the beast and they will make the harlot devastated and naked because God will put it into their hearts to destroy her. revelation chapter 18.

The seven heads are: ~ the spiritual leaders that have been over the city which the harlot, is guided by. She is happy to be taken wherever the leaders lead her. The seven mountains are the spiritual teachers and presidential leaders who are high above everyone else and guides the city, and whom the beast Jehovah uses. Obviously the principle head belongs to the beast. All the heads are the presidents of the “watchtower bible and tract society of Pennsylvania” the city.

images (5)The ten horns represent “the governing body” 10 being an earthly number for ones NOT authorised to reign. These are the ones that will rule for a very short time at the end to devastate the city, the harlot, and make her naked.

watchtower 2They do this by taking all the cities properties, selling them all off and making her naked and devastated. The city will be stripped naked by the governing body, who teaches their strict stance of their “TWO WITNESS POLICY” on child abuse, the city will face many court cases causing her pain and damages. Stripped of all her wealth and royal status, she will be burned up, totally destroyed.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-42025255

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvNhwTtw6GQ&feature=share

http://jwsurvey.org/cedars-blog/we-will-decide-who-is-a-predator-new-watchtower-instructions-to-elders-on-child-abuse

The governing body made themselves rulers (PERFORMING A SPIRITUAL COUP) over the city as the 7th head, in 2009 printing this in the watchtower June of that year, “they stated, were the FDS and not the anointed ones whom they had taught for over 100 years and they became allies to the beast in order to destroy the city totally. Thus placing the time period of the fulfilment of this spiritual drama as starting around 2000 CE 

The “6th head at this time, appointed to replace M. Henschel was D.A. Adams who took office from 2000-2014. Although he was appointed as president he was not classed as an anointed one, a spiritual head, but he was classed as a “helper to the governing body” which shows the governing body was now already over the great city.

He was succeeded by Ciranko who again became a helper to the governing body.

The governing body, from 2000, started to make a great many changes during the 6th head of the beast even dividing the city into subsidiaries, and they also dividing the city from “watchtower bible and tract society of Pennsylvania which these heads represented but they also invented and appointing presidents for the “watchtower bible and tract society of New York” in 2000 with the appointment of Larson as president then after him succeeded by Leon Weaver and it was also from 2000 the governing body set about the start of the destruction of the city who by now was a fully made harlot and they have also started to strip her naked of her wealth and they will leave her devastated.QUEEN

The study watchtower of June 15th 2009 finally admitted they, the GB are the faithful and discreet slave. I quote, “the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses”. These so called spirit-anointed men oversee the Kingdom work and the spiritual feeding program. By 2009 it shows the governing body is the 7th head.

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http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/w20151015/helpers-governing-body-committees/ 

THE GREAT CITY SYMBOLIC SPIRITUAL JERUSALEM, IS “THE WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA” WHO ALSO REPRESENTS THIS HARLOT. NOW UNDER  JEHOVAH’S KINGDOM AND HIS WITNESSES, WILL BE BURNED UP, TOTALLY DESTROYED BY THEIR GOVERNING BODY.

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DANIEL CHAPTER 9.

images (9)           DANIEL CHAPTER 9

                             A much truer version of the prophecy of Daniel chapter 9.

The general consensus is, the prophecy of Daniel chapter 9 should be referred to as 70 weeks of years rather than 70 weeks of days, hence, 490 years opposed to 490 days.

If we read the prophecy, logically as 490 days, it would place the coming of the messiah 483 “days” after the word went out to restore Jerusalem which would be 3 years, 4 months and 3 days later, meaning the restoring and building of Jerusalem should be completed in 3 ½ years. An impossibility!

Also, the messiah would be cut off 3 ½ days after his baptism by John? Again, an impossibility.

We know the punishments in the past upon God’s people was for 70 years in exile to Babylon for their unfaithfulness and a further 70 years for the cities desolation for not obeying their God to submit fully to Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon. (605-538 and 586-516 BC)

Daniel realised they were now nearing the end of their 70 years of desolation with just six years left so he prays for forgiveness for all his people and for mercy. God answers his prayer by sending Gabriel to him which will explain the outcome for his people and his holy city Jerusalem. The complete forgiveness for Daniel’s people will come after the 490 years, ending the sins, wiping them all out completely. 70 times 7.

Just as Matthew quotes from Jesus words in chapter 18v21/2, “Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven”.

This brings us to the prophecy of chapter 9 of Daniel that Gabriel explained to him. After his sincere prayer he was given a period of time for his people and his holy city to bring all their sins to a complete end. Then righteousness will be ushered in. 

The prophecy is broken up into different parts in order to fulfil the different stages of “restoring and building” the city to the coming of the messiah, and after the messiah’s coming.

The prophecy explains, “Seventy weeks of years are decreed concerning your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place”. (Some translations put, to anoint a holy one) So, the 490 years will complete all these things and the “sealing of the vision and the prophet means all this is sure or guaranteed to take place.

The first part shows, “Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. The first part of this work is to “restore” before the building work starts.
They had the laws of Moses and had been back in Jerusalem 80 years from their release by Cyrus in 538 BC so what exactly needed restoring?

While the captives were in Babylon, false prophets rose up and wrote letters to them using their God’s authority, telling them to marry and build homes because their stay would be long and pretended the letters came from Jeremiah the prophet, As the people were familiar with Jeremiah many accepted the news, married and built home and settled down in Babylon.

This is recorded in Jeremiah chapter 29, I quote: ~“ The letter was sent by the hand of Ela′sah the son of Shaphan and Gemari′ah the son of Hilki′ah, whom Zedeki′ah king of Judah sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnez′zar king of Babylon. It said: “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream, for it is a lie which they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, says the LORD”.

Those faithful to their God knew it was wrong according to the laws of Moses to marry foreign women and they wrote back asking “why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of An′athoth who is prophesying to you? For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, “Your exile will be long; build houses and live in them, and plant gardens and eat their produce.” They were told the letter came from Jeremiah.

Zephaniah the priest received this letter and read the letter in the hearing of Jeremiah the prophet. Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: “Send to all the exiles, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD concerning Shemai′ah of Nehel′am: Because Shemai′ah had prophesied to you when I did not send him, and has made you trust in a lie, therefore thus says the LORD: Behold, I will punish Shemai′ah of Nehel′am and his descendants; he shall not have any one living among this people to see the good that I will do to my people, says the LORD, for he has talked rebellion against the LORD”.

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This is why the word went out to “restore pure worship” the bible accounts of Ezra and Nehemiah shows the utter chaos that was in Jerusalem 80 years after some arrived back in the city. They arrived with their foreign wives and many children. A time of 7 weeks, 49 years, has been set aside for this restoring to take place, this was needed because the lineage to the messiah was lost at this stage through intermarriage. Restoring the true records was important as Luke and Matthew shows us the lineage to both Mary and Joseph having descended from David.

nehemiahThis covers the 49 years + 434 years = 483 years for the building of the city to the coming of the messiah. The word went out from King Artaxerxes to Ezra the scribe and priest to return to restore pure worship in 458 BC in his 7th year as king. 13 years later Nehemiah gained permission from the king to join Ezra in this work. After going to Jerusalem to help build the walls in 445 BC he returned to Babylon. He remained in Babylon until the 32nd year of Artaxerxes (432 BC) then he learned things were still very bad in Jerusalem 12 years after he helped build the walls, he returned again to Jerusalem.. (Nehemiah chapter 13v6-28) 
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From 458 BC covering 49 years + 434 Years to the messiah, means he must have appeared in 25 CE when he was baptised by John, the scriptures show he was about 30 years old, meaning his birth would have been around 5/6 BC.

Many religions think that as the years go from 1 BC to 1 CE we should add an extra year to the chronology, but logically speaking WHY?

1 BC is the last year of the BC period, there are no more years to follow after 1 BC, those days have come to the end, and the beginning of the next cycle called CE, would start as 1 CE. Nothing before 1, you cannot have a year 0. So using this line of logical thought, why is there a need to add an extra year? That might even make the prophecy wrong!

Working along this logical line of thought, if we were to add one year to the coming of the messiah from 25 to 26 CE that would place Jesus birth about 30 years earlier to 4 BC or even 3 BC.

 But we have historical proof that King Herod died in 4 BC, even the Jewish historian Josephus confirms this, and Herod received the magi when they came asking about the baby that had been born the king of the Jews. It does not state what year Herod received the Magi but even if it was in the year 4BC, they would have told him of the approximate time they saw the star and as Herod had the boy babies killed from 2 years and under this indicates the child would have been born about 5 or 6 BC.

It also states in Matthew chapter 2. “When they had heard the king they went on their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him”. The account shows the family were now living in a house and the baby was a young child

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The last part of the prophecy shows Jesus will make a strong covenant with them for 1 week, offering the Jews the opportunity to become the first fruits of the kingdom and to gain righteousness through him. But, after their rebellion against him and having had him killed halfway through those seven years, the sacrifices and burnt offerings for forgiveness of sins were brought to an end.

They had slaughtered the lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, completing the laws of Moses, nailing them to the cross of our lord in 29 CE but he did keep the covenant open for his people, the Israelites until the end of the week, 32 CE for including the Samaritans, as first fruits during the second half of the week. After the covenant came to a close, the gentiles were invited to share in the righteousness of our lord.

The prophecy states, the people of the prince to come will destroy the sanctuary and the city, the prince to come was the messiah, Jesus and his people were Israel, but in particularly the scribes, the religious leaders, because the people loved and accepted the messiah as their king which made the scribes very jealous who tried to kill him. When King Herod received the Magi, he brought together all the scribes to find out about this promised Messiah and they searched the scriptures, they were fully aware of the prophets and the prophecies of Daniel.

They knew and understood the prophecy, which showed, they would be made redundant, their job would come to an end and they loved the worship and honour they were getting from the people, so they had to stop the Messiah by having him killed.

  As to how they destroyed the temple?
The temple was dedicated to their God for worship and on the death of the Messiah, the bible says the curtain in the inner part of the temple was rent in two, indicating the Holy Spirit had left. It was no longer God’s house he had left them. The temple was now described as an abomination.

The scribes placed the disgusting thing on a wing of the temple possibly a banner to the Roman Empire, thus defiling the temple. They publicly proclaimed their allegiance to the Roman Empire when telling Pilate “we have no king but Caesar”. John chapter 19v15.
By choosing to be under the Romans instead of their God, they destroyed the temple of God and seated a foreign god inside thus destroying the sanctuary and the city all within that 490 years. 

The temple and the city is now no longer needed for worship, as Jesus explained to the woman at the well, the time will come when people will worship the father in “spirit and truth” and they will no longer worship in Jerusalem or on the mountain in Samaria. 
John chapter 4 v4v20-26. Copy and paste. RSV
 “Our fathers worshipped on this mountain; and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.”
Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ); when he comes, he will show us all things.”
                                  Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”

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