Is The Good News of the Kingdom Being Preached

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One of the main features preceding the end of all things related to the earth and before Matthew 6:10 and Revelation 21:1-2 are fulfilled (the coming down of God’s indefinite kingdom to the earth), is that the Good News of the Kingdom will be preached. Jesus said in Matthew 24:14:

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

In Answer To A Question

What Jesus stated at Matthew 24:14 was in response to a question that his disciples asked him a Matthew 24:3. There they asked him:

Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

Close examination of Matthew 24:3 shows that his disciples were interested in knowing the beginning of something and the ending of that VERY SAME THING. What?

They were keenly interested in knowing when Christs one thousand year “definite” kingdom would begin (it’s coming) and when it would end. The error the system of religion called by men, Christianity, has made is that it has taught persons that the end of the age in this passage means the end of this world. No, that is not what Christ’s disciples want to know. They want to know what sign (single event) would indicate that he sits on his throne as king over the earth and when that 1000 year age (kingdom) would end. Jesus answers their questions as you will see.

The events Jesus mentions following the question asked of him at Matthew 24:3 are not signs. His disciples did not ask him for signs, but a sign. Jesus mentions many arising with the truthful teaching that he (Jesus) is the Christ, but would mislead many; that there would be rumors of wars and reports of wars (not actual wars occurring). And, Jesus makes it clear that these things have nothing to do with the end. So these things are not signs. (Again, it was not signs that his disciples asked him for). (Matthew 24:4-5)

Then Jesus goes onto mention nation rising against nation and kingdom against kingdom. Notice here that Jesus did not say nations (plural) and kingdoms (plural) would rise up against each other. Many miss this. I will explain to you later why Jesus mentioned nation (singular) and kingdom (singular). Jesus mentions food shortages and earthquakes. Yet, again, Jesus makes it clear that these things have nothing to do with the end. He says that “All these are the beginning of birth pains.” So these things are not signs. (Again, it was not signs that his disciples asked him for). (Matthew 24:7-8)

Jesus continues with explaining to his disciples that people would deliver “you” up to tribulation and kill them and that they would be objects of hatred by all nations on account of his name. One must really pause and think about this: How can the disciples that Jesus was speaking to on that day be included among those who would be delivered up to tribulation and be killed? These men died nearly 2000 years ago! Too, do ALL of the nations today hate his disciples? No, not even close. Many within Christendom hate each other and war against each other. Christendom hates members of other religious groups such as Muslims too. The only way that would be possible would be if these men would be resurrected into another time period and era (age). I will put this together for you in a moment. (Matthew 24:9-10)

Jesus goes on to say that many of his disciples will be stumbled and will betray one another and hate one another. False prophets would arise for the purpose of misleading many. The world of that time would become divided where the greater number of the population would not have the love they had for Christ they had in the beginning. This implies that there will be a time period in the earth where the GREATER NUMBER will have that love. (Matthew 24:10-13)

When Jesus speaks of the Good News of the Kingdom will be preached in ALL of the inhabited earth. For what purpose? FOR A WITNESS TO ALL OF THE NATIONS. And then the end would come. (Matthew 24:14)

What Is The Good News of the Kingdom Message?

Notice that Jesus simply says “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Nowhere do we see or read WHAT that Gospel message is. Why? Because it has not been assigned to humans to preach it. Jesus never said that human beings would be tasked with preaching it. This is an erroneous assumption made by the religious system called by men, Christianity.

First of all, none of the more than 41,000 contending Christian denominations can tell anyone exactly what that Good News message is. I have heard some say that “The Bible” itself is that message. C’mon! The religious organization I used to be a faithful member of – The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses – believe that going from house-to-house and door-to-door presenting Watch Tower publications and establishing “Bible Studies” (which are really studies of Watch Tower publications) is the preaching of the Good News of the Kingdom. Yet, no one can show from Scripture (something God or Christ uttered) what that message is. Jesus said in Matthew 24:14:

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached …

I simply ask, “What is it? What is this gospel message? No one can tell you? It is one thing to say that one is preaching the Gospel and it is quite another to specifically show where and what that message is. I say again, “What is that message and where is it written in Scripture that “This is the Good News of the Kingdom” message that Jesus said WILL BE preached?

If the Gospel message of the Kingdom will not be preached by humans, it stands to reason that such a message will not be given to us to preach. It is ALL of mankind who will be the recipients of such a message. It stands to reason that a non-human will preach it. I ask, can humans ensure and guarantee that each and every person in all of the inhabited earth will hear such a proclamation? Highly improbable. Since I am maintaining that no human or human agency will be tasked with preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, is there Scriptural evidence that someone else will? Yes!

What I am about to show you cast a “spoke in the wheel” for many who believe that they are preaching the Gospel (Good News) of the Kingdom message and that humans will preach it. Many will find this painful to read, but I did not write it. The Scriptural evidence is found at Revelation 14:6:

Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people.

Notice who has the eternal gospel to PROCLAIM! It is an angel! No, not angels, not humans, but a SOLITARY ANGEL.

Matthew 24:14 says that the preaching of the Good News of the Kingdom will be preached to ALL of the inhabited earth for a WITNESS to ALL of the nations (of people). Whoever does this preaching of the Good News of the Kingdom MUST qualify as a Witness (no, not a Jehovah’s Witness) before ALL of mankind. A witness of a crime scene can provide truthful testimony of the offense. Can ANY human or human agency on earth today qualify as a Truthful Witness for ALL of the people? Absolutely not! If not, who can?

I know as a former Jehovah’s Witness, Revelation 14:6 is explained away as anointed Christians – under the guidance of angels – and other angels ALL joining together to preach the Good News of the Kingdom. (“The Revelation Climax” book published by The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Chapter 29, p. 203, para 15). Yet, that is not what Revelation 14:6 says:

John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

It is Christ Jesus who is the “Faithful Witness” and only he would be qualified to preach a “Good News” message of such importance as a witness to the entire world. It was this “Faithful Witness” who gave up his precious life for ALL of mankind so that it would not perish into nonexistence. In other words, it was the sacrifice of Jesus that has made it possible for ALL of mankind to be resurrected from the dead. This what this “Faithful Witness” promises at John 5:28-29:

Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.

It is not for nothing that this Faithful Witness – Christ Jesus – is The First Born From The Dead. In other words, he was the first from among mankind to be resurrected from the dead. All of mankind – whether they are his followers or not – will be resurrected from the dead.

So a time period will occur in the future when all of mankind born, died and buried since Adam will stand up again alive. That time period will be within Christ’s future 1000 year kingdom over the earth. It is that same paradise Jesus promised a condemned man that he would be in. (Luke 23:42-43)

Before God sent His Son to the earth from heaven what was he? An angel. The Chief of all of the angels. The Archangel. This Son of God (one of many) did not have the name Jesus as Jesus was the name given the human child. In heaven, he would have had an angelic name. There is only one Archangel and he is identified as Michael. (Jude 9)

Many persons have a problem identifying the entity that became a human – Jesus – with being an angel. But what do they think he was before being sent to mankind, a human? Only God and His Sons – angels – live in heaven.

At Revelation 12:7, we see Michael and his angels battling with the dragon and its angels.

In answer to his disciples’ question concerning the sign that would signal his coming (as king) Jesus says at Matthew 24:30:

Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

Notice what is associated with that sign: The Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with POWER AND GREAT GLORY. This dear reader is a description of a king; as this king comes with Power and Glory.

Notice the similarity between Revelation 12:7 (Michael and his angels) and Matthew 24:31 (The Son of Man and his angels):

And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Michael and The Son of Man (Christ) are the same persons. The Son of Man has angels under his command.

Notice that the Son of Man dispatches his angels with a loud trumpet call. Trumpets were used in ancient times to alert people that an announcement will follow. The Son of Man (Christ) will dispatch angels to alert all of the inhabitants of the earth that an important message will be announced by its king. That message will be The Good News of the Kingdom and only Christ will declare it.

The Good News of the Kingdom message is written at Revelation 11:15 and it will be declared not to this world, but to the world that will exist over the earth in future days.

Here, then, is the Good News of the Kingdom message that will be declared to a future world (Revelation 11:5)

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.”

Why must this declaration be made to a future world and not this one?

To a Kingdom of the World NOT To Kingdoms

Notice at Revelation 11:5 that the declaration to be made is The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah. This means that the world of the future will be united under ONE KINGDOM or government. That one united government would not be under God or Christ is because we are told that the Kingdom of the World has become the Kingdom our Lord (God) AND of his Messiah. There will be contention between God’s Kingdom and this future kingdom that will have dominion over mankind in future days. Recall what Jesus said in Matthew 24:7. He did not speak of kingdoms but one kingdom against another kingdom.

Today, there are many kingdoms or governments on the earth. So the time period in which Jesus was speaking about to his disciples concerning “the sign of your coming and of the end of the age” is not our present time period with its many divided kingdoms. It would be a future world of mankind under one kingdom that would battle or resist a kingdom that would come down out of heaven.

The Destruction of The Present World Is Followed By Christs 1000 Year Kingdom Over The Earth

Christs coming – which is the fulfillment of the sign at Matthew 24:30 – does not occur until the existing world as we know it today is destroyed. The existing governments (kingdoms) of the world will not co-exist or overlap the one that is to come: Christ’s 1000 year kingdom of the earth

It is a sobering thought to come to the realization that the world in which we know and live in today with its various types of government over mankind (Republics, Democracies, Parliaments, Monarchies, Dictatorships, Communism, etc) along with the existing countries will one day be gone. 

Jesus said his coming (flood) would be preceded by the inhabitants of the earth carrying on with “business as usual” and unaware that something monumental and forever earth-changing was about to take place. He compared his coming to how it was in Noah’s day: The majority of the world uncaring, non-responsive to the warning, and not believing that anything like this will happen. At Matthew 24:37-24 he said:

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

The expression “Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left” has nothing to do with persons being taken off of the earth or raptured away into heaven. It is referring two classes of people: Those who heed the warning of the impending destruction of this existing world and those who do not. Both classes will die.

Note: The existing world of mankind will be destroyed, not the earth. For example, the world of Noah’s day was destroyed. It no longer exists. Yet, the earth is still here.(Psalms 37:29)

Those who heed the warning will be resurrected first, they are a part of the first resurrection and will be granted with eternal life when Christs 1000 year kingdom begins. They will not have the prospect of being judged for entry into The Lake of Fire standing before them. They were watchful. They will have an easy time within Christs 1000 year reign over the earth. Those who do not heed the warning will be a part of the second resurrection. They too will hear Christ’s voice as he calls them out of their graves to live again. They will also live the entire 1000 year span of Christs 1000 year kingdom over the earth. Yet, what makes them different is that before they died, they did not heed the warning and proved unfaithful. Though they will be resurrected into Christs 1000 year paradise, they will have to prove faithfulness. They will have in front of them the prospect of being condemned to everlasting destruction should they fail to endure to the end. (Matthew 10:22)

The exercise of proving themselves faithful while in Christs 1000 year kingdom will not be easy for them. Why? First of all, they will not have been watchful and alert to the coming of the Lord. They will have allowed themselves to be carried away by the flood of the worlds thinking. For sure, the world’s thinking will be that nothing drastic or dramatic is going to happen to the world; that there is no proof or evidence. It will be business as usual. They will be like persons who have left the doors of their homes wide open for thieves to come in and steal everything they have. In this sense, the world’s thinking will mold and massage their minds into a slumber, uncaring and in denial that anything will happen. These unfaithful persons will make up a vast majority of the world and will lose their lives in death. Yet, they will be resurrected back to life again into Christs 1000 year kingdom over the earth but will have to prove themselves faithful and willing subjects for entry into an indefinite kingdom that will later come down to the earth. Jesus says in Matthew 24:44:

So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

Unfortunately, the majority of the present world will not be ready. The inhabitants will be too busy warring with each other, marrying (forming alliances with other nations), pushing political agendas, etc. Neck and neck with all of this will be the religious systems of the world who will have prostituted themselves with the governmental authorities. All of the world will be blindsided and all of the world’s inhabitants MUST die.

Why Must All Humans Die?

Death was God’s pronouncement upon man. (Genesis 2:17). That pronouncement has never been lifted. Even the one that He sent – His Only Begotten Son – suffered death as a Son of Man. He was not exempt. At John 15:20 Jesus said:

The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

If Jesus was persecuted, so will his servants. If Jesus died, so will his servants. If anyone thinks that they will not die, then they are saying that they are greater than the Master. 

The Head of all of mankind is Christ. He purchased all of mankind by his sacrificial death. He is the owner of all of mankind. He purchased us all by the blood he spilled out (death) in our behalf. This purchase and ownership of mankind have nothing to do with whether or not a person accepts him as their Lord and Savior as the Christian religious system would have you believe. The sending of His Son into the world to die for us all was a free gift from God. If there were conditions attached to that free gift then it would not be a free gift. (1 Cor 11:3, John 4:10, Eph 2:8)

Therefore, Jesus died for all of mankind born since Adam. He is Master. It is a selfish thing for the religious system called by men, Christianity, to place conditions on God’s free gift and love when God and Christ did not. It is even more selfish and narrow-minded to think God will destroy billions who lived thousands of years before Jesus and even those who lived at the same time Jesus did but lived in regions of the world remote from where he lived and never heard of him. This is another reason why the religious system called by men, Christianity, is a fake and counterfeit.

Jesus even asked forgiveness for those who persecuted him and took his life. Christianity’s teachings and conduct are inconsistent with those of Jesus [the]Christ.

By the time Christ begins his 1000 rule over the earth, there will be no inhabitants on the earth. All of the world’s population dead. All of the governments gone. The new king needs subjects to lovingly rule over, but they all are in their graves. Before he fulfills his promise at John 5:28-29, he must perform one act first.

Christs 1000 Year Kingdom Begins

As his first act as king over the earth, the Christs engages one who is still in heaven: Satan and his angels. He engages Satan and his angels because he will not allow for them to interfere with his 1000 year administration and rule over the earth. Revelation 12:7-9 reads:

Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.  The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

As stated earlier, Michael the Archangel and Christ are the same persons. As his first act as king, Christ casts Satan and his angels out of heaven and abysses them for 1000 years. The exact same duration of his kingdom rule over the earth. Revelation 20:1-2 reads:

And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.

This angel coming down is Michael (Christ the King).

With Satan out of the way – at least for 1000 years – Christ can now call out their graves all of dead mankind and resurrect them into his 1000 year kingdom. This resurrection will consist first of those who were faithful to him (first resurrection) and then those who never knew him and those who were unfaithful. ALL will be resurrected and will benefit as subjects of his righteous 1000 year definite kingdom over the earth.

That his kingdom is a definite kingdom – lasting only 1000 years – it has a purpose: To teach all of mankind God’s righteousness and restore all of mankind to their Creator. Something Adam had lost for all of us. At its end two more kingdoms must exist over the earth. In one of those kingdoms, the Good News of the Kingdom MUST BE and WILL BE preached.

The End of Christs 1000 Year Kingdom

Recall at Matthew 24:3 that Christ’s disciples asked Jesus about the end of the age (end of the world). I maintain that his disciples were asking about when his world (age) of 1000 years would begin and end. They would be interested in the beginning and end of that age because they knew that they would be in it and have responsibilities within it. (Rev 20:6) They also knew that it would not be an indefinite kingdom, it would end.

What was to follow it? Revelation 20:7 tells us:

When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.

So after Christs 1000 year kingdom over the earth ends, Satan is released from his prison of 1000 years. What does he see when he ascends out of the abyss? The handiwork of a righteous king. He sees a UNITED world whose numbers are as the sand on the seashore – (uncountable) –  restored to their Creator. He sees a world without a king and intermediary over them. He sees a situtation similar to the Garden of Eden. Adam did not have a Christ or Savior, he simply had his Creator over him.

Yet, Satan sees a beautiful earth and righteous people upon it all reconnected to their Creator, thanks to Christ their king of 1000 years. Satan knows something out of heaven must come down and he needs to decieve this righteous society and prepare them to battle that which is coming.

Satan Establishes His Beast

Satan’s ascension out of the Abyss brings up with him a Beast. What is this Beast? A clue can be found in Revelation 13:2. The Apostle John writes:

The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.

This is not a literal beast such as some animal. It is a government! Notice what the dragon GIVES IT: His Power, His THRONE, and His Great Authority. The Beast is a POWERFUL THRONE (kingdom) over the earth.

So after Christ’s kingdom ends, Satan establishes this own. Contrary to what many might think, Satan’s Beast will not be one of chaos and disarray. It will be a peaceful and safe government that the world will be decieved into loving and wanting to maintain. 

When Satan deceived the woman in the Garden of Eden was it under chaotic conditions or was it under paradisiac conditions?

There is something about the act of establishing: It takes time. So when Satan establishes his Beast over the earth, it will take time. How long, we do not know. It could be hundreds of years to establish. But the primary purpose of establishing a Beast is to decieve those who are folded into it and create a mindset in them to oppose something that Satan knows is coming down out of heaven: God’s Kingdom.

As mentioned earlier, Satan’s deception over this future world through his Beast, it’s image and False Prophet will be so pervasive and effective, that the world will believe that what is coming will do them harm or take away the paradise conditions in which they are living. The Beast will have already elicited and demanded their support and loyalty (another reason why I believe it will take time to establish this Beast), and they will not want to see their peaceful and safe world upset.

Yet, the Apostle Paul spoke of such upsetting of that future world at 1 Thess 5:2-3:

While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

The battle that this future world will be engaged in will be over an announcement, a report, a rumor of war over a kingdom that will come and replace the Beasts (kingdom); a coming kingdom against a then existing kingdom. The place is Armageddon (the throne fo the Beast). The report or announcement given to that future earthly Beastly kingdom and it’s deceived subjects: God’s Kingdom is coming down to the earth. The announcement: 

The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 11:15)

The Good News of the Kingdom message is summed up in the above Scripture. The message of the angel who will declare it will be an announcing to that entire future world – who will be under the kingdom of the Great Dragon – that God’s Kingdom is about to come down to the earth.  Notice that the Scripture at Revelation 11:15 does not say kingdoms of the world (plural), but the kingdom of the world, thus teaching us that the world of the future will be under one government or kingdom in the future AFTER Christ’s kingdom of 1000 years ends. It will be the kingdom of the Serpent: The Beast. (Rev 2:13)

When Satan’s kingdom ends, never will the earth be under human or angelic rule. God’s Kingdom will reign over the earth forever. Notice that this is NOT Christ’s kingdom, but God’s indefinite kingdom.

The reports and the hearing of rumors about another kingdom coming is the result of the preaching of the Good News by the angel (Michael) to that future deceived world. As the angelic message begins to blanket the earth and those who were deceived begin to awaken and remove their support (worship) to the Beast, the kingdom of the Serpent will weaken. In response,  Satan – through his Beast – turns up the pressure. Those receptive to the Good News message will be viewed as outlaws and persons disloyal to that government. Unpatriotic.

Satan – through his beast – makes life for them very difficult. (Rev 13:17) Many will be awakened by the angelic declaration and will be betrayed, become targets and objects of hatred by the rest of the world who will keep their loyalty to the Beast. This what Jesus was referring to at Matthew 24:9:

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.

Now we can see how ALL OF THE NATIONS can hate his faithful ones. Jesus was referring to a future world. That of the Beast.

Notice also Jesus statement: “BECAUSE OF ME.” Faithful ones will be hated because they will respond the Good News message that he (Michael) will declare. (Rev 14:6)

So the world in those future days will be engaged in a battle that will not involve carnal weapons, but pronouncements. On one side the pronouncement that “God’s Kingdom is coming” and one the other side (Throne of the Beast) “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”  (Rev 13:4)

The world in those future days will be so throughly deceived that nothing in their minds can stand up next to the beast. Apparently, Satan will have established something incredible and deeply entrenched in the earth and in the hearts and minds of its inhabitants.

The Good News of the Kingdom will be preached to that future world whose inhabitants will number like the sands on the seashore. That angelic proclamation will light a proverbial fire in that future world of the beast and upset it. That message will create a faithful and an unfaithful slave. The faithful slave will withdraw its support to the beast and respond to the angelic declaration that “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.”

The beasts declaration through its mouthpiece, the False Prophet, will declare, “No it has not.”

Satan knows the truth. He knows that God’s kingdom is coming and that there will be nothing he can do to prevent it from coming. He also knows that the coming of God’s Kingdom means his destruction for all time. Yet, since he cannot prevent it, he knows he can introduce another type of sin and death into the human family; one that could destroy all who oppose and fight against God: The sin that cannot be forgiven which leads to The Second Death (eternal destruction).

Satan, His Beast, The False Prophet Destroyed and God’s Kingdom Comes Down

After the battle over the coming and establishment, God’s Kingdom over the earth versus the maintenance of Satan’s Throne is waged in the place Armageddon (Satan’s Beast), one victor emerges:The establishment of God’s Kingdom. The kingdom of the Great Dragon – the Beast – will be caught and while still functioning as a government, weakens and dwindles into nothing. All of the things within the Beasts empire that kept it functioning (it’s fleshy parts) will no longer support it.

Revelation 19:20 shows that the future kingdom of the Dragon will be caught – entrapped – and unable to mislead and deceive anyone. It will be caught in the sense that it will be exposed as a false Kingdom.

But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.

Thrown alive simply means that the Throne of Satan goes out of existence while it is still functioning. It does not fizzle out and then is destroyed, but rather, it is fighting against God’s Kingdom being established on earth and it losing the battle when it does. It will be the powerful proclamation made by the angel of the Good News of the Kingdom that will awaken many of the misled and deceived and as more and more listen and respond to that proclamation, they will remove their support (worship) from the Beast and as a throne will be overthrown as it’s former supporters are no longer in her.

Any preaching of THIS Good News of the Kingdom in today’s world  – if humans were preaching it – would be for no reason because this world as we know it will pass away when Christ’s Kingdom comes over the earth. Plus, the world today has many kingdoms (plural) and not a single kingdom over it. See Revelation 19:20 again as it will be a proclamation of a single kingdom, not kingdoms. Also, see Matthew 24:7 for Jesus said it would be kingdom against kingdom, not kingdoms against kingdoms and not kingdom against kingdoms. It is the world that follows that Christ’s 1000 year kingdom that the Good News proclamation will be made to.

Is the Good News of the Kingdom being preached. No! And, any claiming that it is and they are preaching it, then they are saying that what is stated at Revelation 14:6 is not the truth … and they now have the burden to tell the world WHAT exactly that Good News of the Kingdom message is.

That there are over 41,000 contending so-called Christian denominations, one will get over 41,000 different answers. That in itself is powerful testimony that none of them have the Good News of the Kingdom or know what it is.

R. Jerome Harris

A Disciple of Christ in the strictest sense. I belong to no religious organization. I view Christ as my only Head, Master, Teacher, Owner, and Lord. (John 8:31-32, 1Cor 11:3) His God is my God and I champion his teachings above anything issuing out of ANY religious organization.

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  1. Good afternoon Jerome,

    very interesting article, am working through it. Certainly, the Watchtower Organization’s claim that IT is preaching the Good News today, and that it ALONE is doing so, are manifestly not supported by factual evidence. As you may remember, they also claimed back in 1975 that the “End” was imminent. Any who disagreed with their predictions were ostracized, shunned and pushed out.

    I queried at the time that not even the western countries had been thoroughly covered – much less Africa, the Middle East, or Asia – more than half the world’s population. The JW representatives had no answers to these, and other logical questions. Not – it was clear, they were “saved” and they wanted the End to come, so they could get their reward.

    And here we are, 40 years later. Still no effective WT preaching in Middle East, or China, or India, to mention just a few places. Even in this very territory, you can walk down the street, and meet any number of people who have never conversed with a Witness “publisher”, or read their literature. And, based on my experience as a publisher (over 50 years) and pioneer and elder, much of the so-called “preaching” was just selling, or later, handing out literature, and asking for “donations”. Which raises another subject – how the Watchtower Organization became hugley wealthy.

    In answer to the question: what do you know about Jehovah’s Witnesses, the most common answer from the person in the street is: “they are the people who refuse blood transfusions”, or “they are the people who sell the Watchtower.”  No-one has EVER replied: “Oh, they are the people who preach about the Kingdom.” Which further raises questions about their claims i.r.o. the “global preaching work.”

    Certainly, all those figures they love to add up (placements, hours, etc) must look very satisfying to the ones at the top of the Organization. BUT – it’s only when you get out into the world, and start walking the streets, year after year, that you realize the ENORMITY of the world – and how impossible it is for any group of humans to accomplish a truly “Global Preaching Work” that meets Jesus’ description.

    So, in this context, you raise some really interesting points. I look forward to reading further.

    Sincerely, Frank

    • I remember 1975 and the Watch Tower Organization “housekeeping” of the early 1980s.

      One “developed” feature men who place themselves in authority over others have is that they seek to “make a celebrated name for themselves.”

      Those who allow themselves to be placed under ANY authority other than Christ, will listen to that authority and do as it directs them.

      The Watch Tower – and all of the other religious organizations – stand up as “authorities” to the people and the people have given them permission to be an authority over them and to direct them.

      So when the Watch Tower claims that it is preaching the “Good News of the Kingdom” those under its authority will believe this utterance and will not question or challenge it. They will defend it.

      Yet, the “Revelation by Jesus Christ, which God gave him” at Revelation 14:6 clearly tells us that NO HUMAN or human entity will “declare” the “Good News.” It will be “an angel.”

      The only entity who has earned the right to provide a “witness to all the nations” as stated at Matthew 24:14 is the one who has declared the One True God to the nations, Christ himself. (John 1:18)

      It is The Son of God who will declare the Good News of the Kingdom as he alone is “the Faithful Witness.” (Rev 1:5)

      The Son of God is that angel we see at Revelation 14:6.

      No one today can tell you or I what the Good News Kingdom is. Neither God or Christ has told us what it is. Why? Because God has not given that Good News message yet. And, when He does, it will not be given to humans to preach. It will be given to His “Faithful Witness” Jesus Christ.

      What the Watch Tower has done is create a “brand” of Good News which involves going from “house-to-house and door-to-door” placing publications and making “Bible Studies” and that is what “preaching of the Good News is in their view. Yet, that is all it is: Their view.

      I challenge the WT organization and anyone to show me specifically where the “Good News About the Kingdom” message is written. What is it? No one can because it has not been given.

      I view all persons within religious organization – whether they are within the Watch Tower or others – as innocent children. They are only doing what the “parent” directs them to do. They are afraid to disobey the parent and obey their Master who is Christ. (1 Cor 11:3)

      It is the “parent” who is telling them that it is their Head and that THEY are to be listened to else they will be spanked.

      While the Watch Tower claims that it is enlightened, it is just as misled and in the dark as the other religious organizations. (Even moreso)

      I know that the leadership sitting at the top of the organization is very worried about their 1914 teaching. It is about to fail. In fact, it has already failed in a very large way. So now what we are seeing is a subtle series of “new light and readjustment” articles designed to keep its membership intact and to indoctrinate them even further with more error.

      Rather than admit to this gross error of 1914, it continues to spread the lie. Yet, Christ told both his faith and unfaithful slaves, “Keep on the watch, therefore, because YOU do not know on what day YOUR Lord is coming.” (Matthew 24:42)

      Yet, it was the unfaitful slave who was “expecting” the Master to arrive on a certain date. And, when this unfaithful slave felt that his Master was delaying, they began to beat their fellow (faithful) slaves.

      Well, the Watch Tower was in expectation of Christs return in 1914 (just like the unfaitful slave). They widely advertised that date many years before it arrived. To the Watch Tower and its members, there is no need to be watchful because they claim Christ arrived and took kingdom power in that year.

      Yet, Jesus said “Keep on the watch, therefore, because YOU do not know on what day YOUR Lord is coming.”

      This organization claims it knows what Jesus says only the Father knows.

      So the Watch Tower has followed the course of the unfaithful slave.

      So the question there at Matthew 24:45, “Who really is the faithful and discreet slave …? can be answered: It is NOT the Watch Tower. It has not been discreet or faithful to the words and instructions of the Master to “Keep on the watch, therefore, because YOU do not know on what day YOUR Lord is coming.”

      It has done contrary and thoughtlessly and recklessly advertised a date that is about to bite the organization in its posterior.

      Pride and love of “its name” will prevent it from admitting to error. I am certain that the Governing Body knows this, else it would not be scrambling to present these “new light” articles.

      Truth is no longer a concern with the Watch Tower. Saving face and keeping its source of revenue (its membership) intact.

      Proverbs 16:18 says: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

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