April 26, 2014
It has been twenty-seven months since we began this website, and ten months since our last update -Kingdom Update June 2013. Since then, we have seen an upheaval in the Watchtower organization and tremendous growth in the number of consecrated sons of the Kingdom of the Heavens.
The 2014 Memorial Report
This year’s annual Memorial Supper was monumental! Our most recent report indicates that there are now over 8.7 million whole-souled children of God from many different denominations in over 171 countries who will defend the plain and open teachings of Jesus until their release from the flesh, and millions more are on this path. There has never been such a united cry and son-conscious confession in union with Christ Jesus in the history of Christianity!
Many of the experiences we received are posted at Memorial Experiences 2014. As of this writing, we are aware of at least 2,950 new partakers among Jehovah’s Witnesses and counting. Many of these brothers and sisters made their confession under great hardship, threats and perverse looks of disdain from their so-called brothers. We applaud these courageous inductees into the scrolls of life! And we know the best is yet to come.
There were other courageous examples of faith in participating in this year’s Memorial Supper on the African continent and in the Middle East. But because of the sensitive circumstances in those regions, we decided it is best not to publish those experiences so as to protect the privacy of those brothers and also to avoid unnecessary prejudice against the religions affiliated with those who acted as persecutors.
There were also those among Jehovah’s Witnesses who did not have the courage to partake even though they live in areas where there is a free exercise of religion. To those brothers and sisters we say, it is not too late. As Jesus explained, we are to ‘eat and drink of him as often as we meet together.’ (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) If you did not confess union with Christ Jesus on the anniversary of his Supper, then nothing prevents you from doing so now. As long as there is breath in your body, you can ‘eat and drink of Christ.’ No need to wait another year, for tomorrow is not guaranteed.
“Come, now, you who say: ‘Today or tomorrow we will travel to this city and will spend a year there, and we will do business and make some profit,’ whereas you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then disappears.”
– James 4:13-14
If you know of any who did partake, you can approach them and ask them to share a Supper with you. Or you can have a private commemoration between you, the Father and Christ Jesus. Whatever the case, if you know what you must do, then we encourage you to do it without delay.
“Therefore, if someone knows how to do what is right and yet does not do it, it is a sin for him.”
– James 4:17
You are not alone. We still receive reports that our brothers and sisters are continuing to ‘eat and drink’ of Christ in private Suppers even to this day. For this reason, we expect the number of 2,950 to increase significantly.
Shortly after the Memorial, we received an email from a brother who was disappointed that he could not find anyone of like mind to share the Supper with. We let him know that there may be others right within his congregation who felt the same way. But the only way to know for sure is to stand up and make his own hope known. In this way, he may find that several brothers and sisters will be drawn to him asking questions and revealing their own hopes and wishes. Being a beacon of light is one way to find your true brothers right within your midst.
Nevertheless, we do understand the difficulty and ongoing process to liberate yourselves from such a dominate mastery over your faith as is being exercised by the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Victory is possible though it will require humility, sacrifice and endurance. In this regard, we suggest that those who may have missed out on sharing in this year’s Memorial Supper review the article Fearless Sons of the Kingdom for further suggestions and encouragement.
The Changes in the Watchtower Organization
Over the past 10 months, we have published many articles that served to awaken the sleeping children among Jehovah’s Witnesses, articles such as: Converting Pauls Into Sauls, The Plain and Open Teachings of Jesus, The Reality of the Spirit of Truth, and Relative Subjection to Religious Authorities.
During this period, we received reports from many in the organization who were being persecuted because of their stand as sons of God and brothers of Christ Jesus. In response, we wrote encouraging articles such as: The Other Side of Faith, Defending Our Living Hope, Publicly Declaring Our Hope, and Waiting On Jehovah.
We also published the 12-part series, Bringing Heaven Down, that offers a fresh perspective of our time in light of Christianity’s expectation of a cataclysmic end. We give evidence that our future is in our own hands and that we can turn back any supposed divine calamity by repentance as did those in the Biblical city of Nineveh. The series shows what we can do and gives a broader understanding of why we find ourselves in these conditions and what the sons of the Kingdom can expect. The series concludes with an eye-opening message to the Governing Body revealing their clear failing of the brothers and sisters in their care, and a call to flee the errors of the organization so that the Father can take us in. (2 Corinthians 6:17-18)
These articles, and many others, were instrumental in causing a great agitation and awakening within the organization, especially among those who held leadership positions. For example, our most recent report reveals that so far, 98 District Overseers have become full faith sons and partakers with Christ. These are not those who partake because they believe they are part of an elite group of 144,000. These are all consecrated sons who accept and follow the ‘plain and open teachings of Jesus.’ Of these, 11 have stepped down but continue in association with a congregation for the purpose of helping to awaken others. We believe this development is part of the reason why the Governing Body chose to discontinue the position of District Overseer. They want as few middlemen as possible between them and the ‘flock’ of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Among Circuit Overseers, there are 68 full faith sons, 16 of which became new partakers this year. 17 have stepped down from their positions of oversight, but also remain in association with a congregation. Among Elders, we do not have the number of full faith sons, but it is in the hundreds. However, we do know that 133 Elders have stepped down. Also 181 Pioneers have stepped down and become full faith sons, of which 21 have also stepped away from the organization. Among Regional and Branch Overseers, 17 are full faith partakers, 14 have stepped down. Among Missionaries, we are aware of 4 full faith partakers who have stepped down and returned home.
These developments demonstrate that the Governing Body is losing their grip on the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses. None of their so-called ‘new light’ has anything to do with truth or faith. It is nothing more than administrative directives designed to close ranks, silence dissent, and instill fear in our brothers so that they can hold on to their favored positions for as long as possible. But in spite of the propaganda from this ‘little horn,’ they are losing the battle for the souls of men.
This downsizing will continue as long as the 7 men at the helm continue to turn their backs on and harden their hearts against the Father’s appointed spokesman, the Sovereign Lord Christ Jesus and ‘the least of his brothers.’ (Matthew 25:40) Like cornered and injured animals in a losing battle, they will fight to their own death. They will find themselves in the same position as their heroes, the Jewish Sanhedrin of the 1st century. Soon, we will look for their position, ‘but they will not be.’ (Psalms 37:10) However, it bears mentioning that the hearts of at least 2 of the Governing Body members appear to be softening.
A New Direction
But no worries to the true sons of the kingdom!! No matter what the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses do, the individual brothers and sisters in the congregations can take their stand with the Christ and enter into the ‘kingdom of the son of his love’ (Colossians 1:13) and continue to grow in faith. We enter the kingdom by faith, but to stay in it, we must practice the universal truth of loving your neighbor as yourself and not being judgmental. (Matthew 7:1-2; John 13:35) It is determined by your ability to forgive others. So continue to take in knowledge, continue to exercise faith, continue to open ourselves to the leading of the Spirit of Truth, and continue to show brotherly love in service to one another. We must keep our eyes ‘fixed on the things above’ (Colossians 3:2) and constantly refine our faith to resemble that of our Master, Christ Jesus. To that end, we would like to announce the publishing of a new website –www.TheChristExperiment.org – an adventure into the infinite possibilities of God.
It is a site for mature men and women who are hungering and thirsting for a better understanding of God, Jesus Christ, our origin, history and destiny, even life itself. It’s goal is not to ‘prove’ truth, but to strip away implausible theories, superstition, deception, bias and prejudice, with the help of our readers, using the scientific method of critical thinking so that the underlying truth can be exposed. We will attempt to close the gap between science and religion, between religion and religion, and between men and God. There is no fear in this endeavor because we are thoroughly convinced of the superiority of divine influence and protection, and of the fact that such an honest and sincere investigation is surely the will of the Father. (1 John 4:1; 1 John 5:14-15; 2 Corinthians 13:5; James 1:5)
We hypothesize that such an intense examination and re-introduction of the authentic teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, without added dogma and tradition, can change the world and usher in a new era of peace and liberty such as has not been known in our planet’s history. We invite you to visit the new site and share your thoughts, and, if you desire, work with us in proving the hypothesis of www.TheChristExperiment.org.
We thank and appreciate all of the fearless sons of the Kingdom for your support and courage of confessing union with His Son, our reigning Sovereign, and shining your light so that others can see your faith and give glory to the Father. (Matthew 5:14-16) Though we will continue to support this website by providing helpful and encouraging information and responding to emails, to those who have gained their spiritual freedom, we challenge you to shake the dust off your feet, let the dead bury the dead, and take an adventure with us into greater knowledge and understanding.
May the Father and Christ Jesus bless all of our efforts to ‘keep knocking, keep seeking, keep asking’ (Matthew 7:7-8) until the day is firmly established. (Proverbs 4:18)
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