Another one of those Watchtower Studies that go by at lightning speed due to the streaming convention (part 3 of 6) to follow. By the time you’ve loaded up your comment, it’s moved three paragraphs on.
WatchtowerStudy article: ‘Revelation—What It Means for Your Future’ Theme scripture: “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus.”—REV. 22:20.
Para 8 Always tempting to think that when things get really bad (as now?) that people see the need for the kingdom. Those final verses of Rev 6 show it doesn’t work that way. They take refuge in politics & commercial interests:
“And the kings of the earth and the top-ranking ones and the military commanders and the rich and the strong ones and every slave and [every] free person hid themselves in the caves and in the rock-masses of the mountains. And they keep saying to the mountains and to the rock-masses: “Fall over us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Rev 6:15-17)
Para 9 Not advisable to “worship the image of the wild beast” even if [when?] “nobody can buy or sell except a person having [its] mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name.” Rev 13: 15-17
Pursue Peace Regional Convention: SaturdayMorning
The phrase ‘fight fire with fire’ originates with firefighters? I didn’t know that. Just a throwaway snippet en route to making another point.
Don’t start big, smart small, is the advice on informal witnessing. ‘Give me a drink,’ Jesus says. He doesn’t lead off with ‘I am the messiah,’ tho he eventually does go there.
‘I almost thinks that’s biblical,’ can be appended to so many conversations.
‘Do you text?’ Seems a good way of avoiding endless runarounds.
Midweekmeeting assigned reading: 2 Samuel 22
Now—THERE’S an image: “The waves of death broke all around me; Flash floods of worthless men terrified me.” (2 Samuel 22:5). https://www.tomsheepandgoats.com/2022/07/flash-floods-of-worthless-men.html
Flash floods of worthless men.
‘You give me your shield of salvation, And your humility makes me great,’ a very popular verse. 2 Samuel 22:36
“For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And I have not wickedly abandoned my God.” 22:26
“You will rescue me from the faultfinding of my people. You will safeguard me to be the head of nations; A people whom I have not known will serve me.” What a thing to be rescued from. 22:44
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