The Last Will and Testament of Charles Taze Russell
Adam and Eve Must Finally Die
The following is the actual Will and Testament of Charles Taze Russell.
The document shows how Charles Taze Russell still the Watchtower Organization and thusly the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The only alteration that has been made are the comments that have been printed ‘bold’that you will see in the second paragraph. Those sentences point to the source of my comments on the entry “Face of the Great Apostasy” regarding C T Russell’s continuing legacy and influence on the Watchtower organization today.
If Watchtower publications and policy have to be conducted in accordance to the wishes of Mr. Russell, what chance is there for admission of false teaching? What chance is there for Christ correction?
Charles Taze Russell founder of the Watchtower Society
Will and Testament of Charles Taze Russell
Having at various times during past years donated to the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY all of my personal possessions except a small personal bank account of approximately two hundred dollars, in the Exchange National Bank of Pittsburgh, which will properly be paid over to my wife if she survives me, I have merely love and Christian good wishes to leave to all of the dear members of the Bible House Family—and all other dear colaborers in the Harvest work—yea, for all of the household of faith in every place who call upon the name of the Lord Jesus as their Redeemer.
However, in view of the fact that in donating the journal ZION’S WATCH TOWER, the OLD THEOLOGY QUARTERLY and the copyrights of the MILLENNIAL DAWN SCRIPTURE STUDIES Books and various other booklets, hymn-books, etc., to the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY, I did so with the explicit understanding that I should have full control of all the interests of these publications during my life time, and that after my decease they should be conducted according to my wishes. I now herewith set forth the said wishes—my will respecting the same—as follows:
AN EDITORIAL COMMITTEE OF FIVE
I direct that the entire editorial charge of ZION’S WATCH TOWER shall be in the hands of a committee of five brethren whom I exhort to great carefulness and fidelity to the Truth. All articles appearing in the columns of ZION’S WATCH TOWER shall have the unqualified approval of at least three of the committee of five, and I urge that if any matter approved by three be known or supposed to be contrary to the views of one or both of the other members of the committee, such articles shall be held over for thought, prayer and discussion for three months before being published—that so far as possible the unity of the faith and the bonds of peace may be maintained in the Editorial management of the journal.
The names of the Editorial Committee (with such changes as may from time to time occur) shall all be published in each number of the journal—but it shall not in any manner be indicated by whom the various articles appearing in the journal are written. It will be sufficient that the fact be recognized that the articles are approved by the majority of the committee.
As the Society is already pledged to me that it will publish no other periodicals, it shall also be required that the Editorial Committee shall write for or be connected with no other publications in any manner or degree. My object in these requirements is to safeguard the committee and the journal from any spirit of ambition or pride or headship and that the Truth may be recognized and appreciated for its own worth, and that the Lord may more particularly be recognized as the Head of the Church and the Fountain of Truth.
Copies of my Sunday discourses published in the daily newspapers covering a period of several years have been preserved and may be used as editorial matter for The WATCH TOWER or not, as the committee may think best, but my name shall not be attached nor any indication whatever given respecting the authorship.
Those named below as members of the Editorial Committee (subject to their acceptance) are supposed by me to be thoroughly loyal to the doctrines of the Scriptures— especially so to the doctrine of the Ransom—that there is no acceptance with God and no salvation to eternal life except through faith in Christ and obedience to His Word and its spirit. If any of the designated ones shall at any time find themselves out of harmony with this provision they will be violating their consciences and hence committing sin if they continue to remain members of this Editorial Committee— knowing that so to do would be contrary to the spirit and intention of this provision.
The Editorial Committee is self-perpetuating, in that should one of these members die or resign, it will be the duty of the remainder to elect his successor, that the journal may never have an issue without a full Editorial Committee of five. I enjoin upon the committee named great caution in respect to the election of others to their number—that purity of life, clearness in the Truth, zeal for God, love for the brethren and faithfulness to the Redeemer shall be prominent characteristics of the one elected. In addition to the five named for the committee I have named five others from whom I prefer that selection should be made for any vacancies in the Editorial Committee, before going outside for a general selection—unless in the interim, between the making of this Will and the time of my death, something should occur which would seem to indicate these as less desirable or others more desirable for filling the vacancies mentioned. The names of the Editorial Committee are as follows:
WILLIAM E. PAGE
WILLIAM E. VAN AMBURGH
HENRY CLAY ROCKWELL
E. W. BRENNEISEN
F. H. ROBISON.
The names of the five whom I suggest as possibly amongst the most suitable from which to fill vacancies in the Editorial Committee are as follows: A. E. Burgess, Robert Hirsh Isaac Hoskins, Geo. H. Fisher (Scranton), J. F. Rutherford Dr. John Edgar.
The following announcement shall appear in each issue of THE WATCH TOWER, followed by the names of the Editorial Committee:
ZION’S WATCH TOWER EDITORIAL COMMITTEE
This journal is published under the supervision of an Editorial Committee, at least three of whom must have read and have approved as TRUTH each and every article appearing in these columns. The names of the Committee now serving are: (names to follow.)
As for compensation, I think it wise to maintain the Society’s course of the past in respect to salaries—that none be paid; that merely reasonable expenses be allowed to those who serve the Society or its work in any manner. In harmony with the course of the Society, I suggest that the provision for the Editorial Committee, or the three that shall be actively engaged, shall consist of not more than a provision for their food and shelter and ten dollars per month with such a moderate allowance for wife or children or others dependent upon them for support as the Society’s Board of Directors shall consider proper, just, reasonable— that no provision be made for the laying up of money.
I desire that the OLD THEOLOGY QUARTERLY continue to appear as at present, so far as the opportunities for distribution and the laws of the land will permit, and that its issues shall consist of reprints from the old issues of THE WATCH TOWER or extracts from my discourses, but that no name shall appear in connection with the matter unless the same is required by law.
It is my wish that the same rules apply to the German the French, the Italian, the Danish and the Swedish or any other foreign publications controlled or supported by the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY.
I will that a copy of this paper be sent to each one whose name has appeared above as of the Editorial Committee or the list from whom others of that committee may be chosen to fill vacancies and also to each member of the Board of Directors of the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY. This shall be done immediately on my death being reported so that within a week, if possible, the persons named as of the Editorial Committee may be heard from, their communications being addressed to the Vice-President of the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY—whoever may be holding that office at that time. The answers of those appointed shall be to the point, indicating their acceptance or rejection of the provisions and terms specified. A reasonable time shall be allowed for any one mentioned who may be absent from the city or from the country. Meantime the remainder of the committee of at least three shall proceed to act in their capacity as editors. It shall be the duty of the officers of the Society to provide the necessary arrangements for these members of the Editorial Committee and to assist them in their duties in every possible manner, in compliance with the engagements made with me bearing on this matter.
I have already donated to the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY all my voting shares therein, putting the same in the hands of five Trustees, as follows: Sr. E. Louise Hamilton Sr. Almeta M. Nation Robison, Sr. J. G. Herr, Sr. C. Tomlins, Sr. Alice G. James.
These Trustees shall serve for life. In event of deaths or resignations successors shall be chosen by the WATCH TOWER SOCIETY Directors and Editorial Committee and the remaining Trustees after prayer for Divine guidance.
I now provide for the impeachment and dismissal from the Editorial Committee of any member thereof found to be unworthy the position by reason of either doctrinal or moral laches, as follows:
At least three of the Board must unite in bringing the impeachment charges, and the Board of Judgment in the matter shall consist of the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY’S trustees and the five trustees controlling my voting shares and the Editorial Committee, excepting the accused. Of these sixteen members at least thirteen must favor the impeachment and dismissal in order to effect the same.
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.
MY LEGACY OF LOVE
To the dear “Bethel” family collectively and individually I leave my best wishes, in hoping for them of the Lord His blessing, which maketh rich and addeth no sorrow. The same I extend in a still broader sweep to all the family of the Lord in every place—especially to those rejoicing in the Harvest Truth. I entreat you all that you continue to progress and to grow in grace, in knowledge, and above all in love, the great fruit of the Spirit in its various diversified forms. I exhort to meekness, not only with the world, but with one another; to patience with one another and with all men, to gentleness with all, to brotherly kindness, to godliness to purity. I remind you that all these things are necessary for us, necessary that we may attain the promised Kingdom, and that the Apostle has assured us that if we do these things we shall never fail, but that “so an entrance shall be ministered unto us abundantly into the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
It is my wish that this my last Will and Testament be published in the issue of THE WATCH TOWER following my death.
My hope for myself, as for all the dear Israel of God is that soon we shall meet to part no more, in the First Resurrection, in the Master’s presence, where there is fulness of joy forevermore. We shall be satisfied when we awake in His likeness—
“Changed from glory unto glory.” (Signed)
CHARLES TAZE RUSSELL.
PUBLISHED AND DECLARED IN THE PRESENCE OF THE WITNESSES WHOSE NAMES ARE ATTACHED:
MAE F. LAND M. ALMETA NATION LAURA M. WHITEHOUSE.
DONE AT ALLEGHENY, PA., JUNE TWENTY-NINE, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SEVEN.
Appeared in Zion’s Watch Tower, VOL. XXXVII December 1 No. 23
A. D. 1916
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The following is offered as insight into the reaction of the congregation to this news.
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SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION
During his return from a ministerial tour of the western and southwestern United States, the already ill Pastor Charles Taze Russell died from the result of multiple ailments on the night of October 31, 1916 in a train car as it approached Pampa, Texas.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford was success fully elected second President of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford was success fully elected second President of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society.
On January 6, 1917, Joseph Franklin Rutherford was success fully elected second President of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society despite a series of disputes over the election process. New by-laws were passed at the same meeting that strengthened the President’s authority. Initially, the board of directors for the Watch Tower Society accepted this change, but four of the board members withdrew their support. Further disputes arose over interpretation of sections in the Will and Testament of Charles Taze Russell dealing with the future contents of Zion’s Watch Tower magazine, as well as who, if any, had authority to print new literature.
The June 20, 1917 meeting of the full board of directors tabled for one month a proposal to return control of the Society to the board,but Rutherford prevented their attempt. Matters came to a head on July 17, 1917 when the book The Finished Mystery was published. Rutherford announced that he was dismissing the four directors and was replacing them with new members. Dissension and schisms ensued in congregations worldwide as a result of these events, and of the consequences of new predictions made for the years 1918, 1920 and 1925.
Those remaining loyal to Rutherford, however, eventually adopted the new name Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1931, and changed the name of the Society from Watch Tower to Watchtower. As their numbers began to grow, Rutherford sought to change the organizational structure of the Watchtower Society, shifting the long-held independence of the congregations, to a more centralized role, where elders began to be chosen by the Society, instead of by the local congregations. Many of those Bible Students who had ceased association with the changing Watchtower Society attempted to regroup in 1929 with the First Annual Bible Students Convention held in the old Pittsburgh “Bible House” long used by Pastor Russell.
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The Watchtower is legally inextricably obligated the wishes of Charles Taze Russell even after death!
Why isn’t that in the Kingdom Proclaimers book? Isn’t that something you should have been told?
Let Us Reason
The Watchtower organization has characterized anointed members of the body of Christ as “insane” and “mentally diseased” because they will not bow down to them as the “exclusive channel of Divine authority”. And also because they refuse to continue to parrot lies in the their behalf.
What they are doing is a good example of the clever use of words to induce prejudice without thought. It is very effective on those who do not weigh matters in a critical thought process. A reasonable person would see if the words ‘fit’. Often labeling someone first serves to deflect attention and scrutiny from the one using the label.
Let’s reason on what behaviors are more apt to be an indication of bizarre thinking. Let’s examine the organizations structure.
Those truly a part of the body of Christ are endowed through the anointing of God’s Holy Spirit through Lord Jesus Christ. Scripture teaches that these ones receive gifts by means of Holy Spirit and are in fact taught by Holy Spirit. Scripture also tells us that these are being groomed to serve as under priest in the Heavenly government of the coming Kingdom administration. They will be the means by which Christ will administer his teaching and leadership.
Not many Jehovah’s Witnesses fail to understand this. These anointed brothers of Jesus are the very ones to lead and teach. And yet, the Watchtower has these anointed ones being ‘taught’ and ‘lead’ by an army of uncircumcised, spiritual gentiles who through their own admission have not received anointing by Heaven of the Holy Spirit. They do not consult the body of anointed followers in any way when making decisions or with reference to teaching.
How can a reasonable mind make sense of this? It appears inverted and backward. It is.
It’s like the students teaching the teacher.
It’s like a blind man guiding the one with sight.
This fits well within demonic reasoning; but is inverse.
The same members of Jehovah’s Witnesses, who gulp down and accept this paradox, are the same ones who are throwing stones by labeling those who will not accept this as ‘insane’ and ‘apostate’.
Obviously, to a sane person, there is good reason to reject the Watchtower’s structure and teachings. Joshua was clear on Whose Will we must serve:
Joshua 24 verse 15
The Watchtower should keep alert and watching. Who it is that is suffering from “babylonian insanity” is about to be proven. What they do is a result of it.
Adam and Eve Must Finally Die
But wait! Didn’t they die thousands of years ago? The flesh of them did indeed. But their spirit which constituted all of their wickedness and unrighteousness that was produced from original sin has lived, to some degree, in all of their descendants. If you want to know what to beware of,the danger that lurks within you, you must examine the happenings in the Garden and the manifested inclinations and actions of the three actors against God. We are six thousand years saturated in filthy, death-dealing, corrupting sin. The war is within ourselves: where Satan, Eve, Adam; to some extent exist within all corrupt human flesh they have beget up to this very day. Everyone
The one who fell from the love of Jehovah and His righteousness and made himself the adversary of the One who lives forever, received that ‘thing’ that persons such as he is cannot bear; humiliation. He was and still is conceited and loves so much being admired. Jehovah made him more beautiful than his brothers. For him it became a means for his self-adoration and glorification. A character such as this, full of self-worship, was headed for a fall. Upon his chastisement his countenance fell. Storming out, he set his mind to inflict pain on the Most High and somehow wreck His plan by creating a situation in which God would reverse Himself and make some false step.
Those who are truly anointed with Jehovah’s Holy Spirit understand, to a degree of God’s choosing, the nature of the Supreme Court of the Heavens and the affairs before it. Christ has a full body. Our affairs are also being judged before that Court. If you are not gifted so, then you should listen.
The fallen angel was the covering cherub in Eden and polluted his sanctuary by abusing his trusted office to do exactly opposite of what he was sworn to do. He spied out Eve and studied her characteristics in detail as he does this with us today. He spied out Adam as well; but at some point realized that he could not subvert him directly. The first alliance had to be with Eve. This was not the start of sin in the Renegade. He had begun before, in Heaven, to use his wisdom for cleverness; that is using knowledge of truth and an opponent’s lack of that knowledge or the capability to effectively use such knowledge to argue and stand fast for righteousness.
The devil did not deceive Eve in the sense that she was somehow tricked against her will. Eve did not like the fact that she was not in charge of anything; she had no rulership or dominion of her own. She also coveted stature; she wanted to be adored; the focal point of attention. She wanted mystical power. Eve was deceived into believing that she was going to be a ‘goddess’. She was not deceived in the sense that she was naïve as to the exact nature of her disobedience to the divine command. She was corrupted by means of her vanity and her covetousness for what was not hers. In a spiritual sense, Eve became the possession of another husbandly owner when she threw aside the headship of her God ordained owner and went in league with the devil. Eve was the first of the harlots in the most important spiritual sense and it is her personality the Greatest Harlot embodies. She was the first woman for hire. Any honor for Adam must have left her now diseased heart immediately.
Right now, think about the person or persons you are most fond of. Look at them and ask yourself, “Would I poison myself and then goes some considerable distance away to bring it to bring that poison to them in order to kill that one as well? And the effect of eating that forbidden fruit has been just as death-dealing as eating literal poison. Love for Adam had left Eve. Since reason would dictate that they probably didn’t build their habitat in close proximity to the death-dealing tree, Eve must have journeyed some distance to meet up with Adam. She had ample time to think about what she was doing. Her mind must have yielded itself over to its completeness of selfish craving. We do not know all that was promised to Eve as they conspired to corrupt Adam. Certainly many expectations for today lay rooted therein. Eve at that point had at least committed spiritual adultery and had a new master. Nevertheless, the scene now shifts to another location.
Adam was most fond of his Eve. She enamored him. The Wicked One saw this as exploitable against Adam; he also saw Adam’s love as a weakness. Remember what he said concerning Job? “Skin in behalf of skin”. Adam was no doubt in a panic as the Dark angel employs masterfully to stampede people into rash ill-conceived responses. Adam made his horrific blunder. He should never have thought. He should have simply cried out for help. It was not as if Jehovah God and Jesus were off distracted, doing something else. They were right there watching. But he did not ask for his Father’s help. Free moral agent Adam chose to create his own response and he did. In reality he was relegated to third in the newly formed ‘kingdom’ in opposition to Jehovah.
So began his being yielded over to the sin of his; indecision being easily manipulated by his wife, and most importantly showing more love for the creation rather than the Creator. If he had resisted, it may have may have fallen to him to act as high priest and destroy her. Such like concerns were effectively used to induce Adam into to thinking on his own.
But wait! If they could make a frantic dash to the Tree of Life they could eat of it and live on! And then, Jehovah’s word could not occur and that paradox would make The Almighty stumble. Remember the Renegade is attempting to use the destruction of humankind in a larger scheme to create a fault against the Holy One. And so off they run in that direction but were stopped short of the crowning piece of their rebellion. Many today will attempt to make a mad-dash toward escaping through the kingdom door. It will no more succeed today than it did in the garden. Christ Jesus, the Faithful Witness, is sifting everything from Heaven. Deceiving human eyes and minds are of no consequence. They who try will all pull up short just as Adam and Eve; not quite getting there.
Hear: Nothing escapes Almighty God’s notice. He knows the beginning and end of all things. While we are not predestined to a particular path, Jehovah knows your end and sum total notwithstanding your use of your free moral agency to make your own choices in life. Jehovah knew eons ago that His most valuable possession’s life would have to be forfeited to offset this very occurrence. See how quickly immortality was conferred upon Jesus upon his ascension after he successfully carried out his Holy duties upon Earth and was resurrected? For literally untold of ages, Almighty God knew that if He had given Jesus immortality away back then that there would have been no one who could have had the legitimacy before the court to serve the role that only Jesus could have fulfilled. Only Jesus was a firstborn of at least equal value to Adam. Lost in Adam were all rights of the firstborn. In Jesus’ case, he as firstborn is of incomparably superior value; but he was the only option that would satisfy this critical matter in the repurchase. This is how far ahead and to what detail the Father knows what the future is bringing. The Heavenly Father knows everything. Almighty God had a remedy for the fallen cherub and Adam and Eve before any of them had ever been!
Adam’s and Eve’s lasting legacy are the traits describe above. Their flesh is long gone. But what remains are these condemning characteristics and the unknown things promised to wicked Eve. A shortlist would included, but would not be exclusive to: Narcissistic arrogance, ill-tempered mental dispositions, flawed thought processes, relying on humanistic reasoning and power rather that God’s, uncontrollable desire for what is not righteous and wicked, an insistence on what is immoral and ungodly, and a lack of desire or the will to follow Jehovah God by giving Him exclusive devotion and obedience on His terms.
Their sinful nature is what we are 6,000 years bathed in. It is no easy accomplishment to sufficiently according to our Holy Father’s standard, to come back from all of that and walk toward Him. Constantly examine yourself for even a small indication that you are living out these wicked traits. See how they dominate the world to its destruction?
Husbands should perform their divinely constituted role as it is an obligation you will answer to before God almighty through the lord Jesus Christ. It is not a matter of “out-dated” versus “modern” thinking. It is a matter of conforming to Jehovah’s standards which He establishes and that don’t change with the times.
Wives, are you behaving more like the Eve spawned feminist-minded women of this dying world? Or are you imitating the admirable, faithful, and obedient women mentioned in the Scriptures in ancient times? Are you seeking to “flip the script”? Are you setting the proper examples before the congregation today, particularly for the younger women? Better is it for a wife to have a ‘manly’ rather than an ’emasculated’ husbandly head. It will require the former to stand between you and those who want to do you and yours injury. Not that any man can guarantee salvation for himself or anyone else. But, it is easier to give one’s life for love than it is for duty alone. Sister’s are you satisfied with the role God has assigned to you as females? In the Heavens there are creatures who expressly serve the needs of other fellow spirit creatures and there are subordinate roles to others. Yet, they are extremely satisfied and most fulfilled. Not all spirit creatures have the same abilities or authority. That renegade angel wasn’t satisfied; neither was Eve. He saw himself in Eve; a fellow renegade seeking what did not belong to them.
It makes you wonder, “What was she thinking!” If this indeed would make her capable of challenging Jehovah’s almightiness; why would he risk it by planting a tree he did not have to put there at all to begin with? But she was all worked up on the idea of prestige and power that she obviously wasn’t paying attention to the finer, more important details. Eve is to some degree as mentioned before in all humans as Adam is.
Males! Brothers! Are you satisfied with the role God has assigned to you? Then do not pollute your sanctuary as the Dead One, Satan did. Perform your entrusted duties in a righteous way. Show tenderness; but stand fast with the truth. Do not let your family become a democracy or attempt to govern it in absentia. Have you allowed yourself to be reduced to a mere utility? Are you more concerned about being “politically correct” in these modern times than you are about obedience to Jehovah? Shepherd those of your household as Jesus would do if he had is own fleshly family. In reality he does since he adopted you. See how he practices headship and follow. There are some matters on which there can be no compromise; these are obligations to Jehovah. It should not be your concern husband to be popular; that is the currying of favor to be your main objective. Nor should your physical desires dominate you as they did Adam. Many decisions you will have to make will not be easy and must be made soberly. But your answer will provide a test of your unwavering commitment and obedience to the good and acceptable will of the Father. It may also save any souls who remain obedient to you. Do not abandon Jehovah to go chasing after anyone!
Do you allow yourself to think when you should not? How so? By giving yourself pause to debate something in which Jehovah’s thought is clearly evident. The one that went off into the fire of Jehovah’s anger should have taken his chastisement as an opportunity to reflect on what was so wrong about him that would invoke such a stiff and open-to-be-seen rebuking. No, rather he focused on how bad he must have appeared to everyone else; overlooking the fact that the rebuke was righteous and that he had brought it upon himself. He chose to question God’s authority. He started harboring ill feelings just as Cain did later. In that corrupt frame of mind he went off to become a murderer for he knew full well he was murdering the human family.
To what extent will are you willing to go to in order to avoid proper contrition before Jehovah? Do you have the humility to bear your shame? Can you cast your self-concerns and vanity aside? We will all be measured here.
Sisters, do you allow yourself to think in ways that is contrary to God’s will? Do you covet what does not belong to you? We live in a world where seemingly everyone craves to be worshipped in some way. Once, one elder said while giving a talk at a Kingdom Hall, “I put my wife on a pedestal!” Sad, but this is true. What could he have been thinking? I could only speculate that, in this way, he was attempting to ingratiate himself with his wife and maybe other women. He was not thinking of ingratiating himself with Lord Jesus. The very thought of the word ‘pedestal‘ should have caused a gag reflex in this man! It did not. Do you want to be admired or adored? If so, Eve’s spirit will find some fertile soil in you and others will pay the price for the adoration they give you. Adoration belongs exclusively to God Almighty. Husband if your wife rules over you and you lack the fortitude to stand against it, Adam’s retreating spirit is working in full-effect on you. Do not fail your heavenly Father as Adam did and love the creation more than Him. Trust Jehovah! Adam had many ribs. There is only one God and Father. What Jehovah wants you to have, you will have. But if you try to hang on to what you have in opposition to His will, you will lose both those things and your life!
In these days the child that is on his or her way back to Jehovah, where the spirit in them originates, must be aware of what they are about to witness and be to some degree subjected to. If you are to be counted worthy to advance beyond this Day, you will without fail be tested out thoroughly in regard to whether or not your worship of Jehovah is clean of heart, clean of mind, and exclusive. What you are about to face will not only include physical events. It will include physical manifestations of spiritual events. At times the events will cross between the two. During the depth of the tribulation you will fight with one foot in the world you are familiar with and in which your senses are capable of serving you well. But, the other foot will be in a world in which these bodily senses will mean absolutely nothing. They are not meant for that realm. There will be a collision of the spirit and physical world! With panic-producing sights and activities the Devil will try to stampede you into leaning on your on reasoning capability to secure salvation just as he did with Adam. Will you cry out to Jehovah and then wait on him?
That may be your test of faith. Do you allow yourself to think when you should not? If you come to a fork in the road, and you don’t know which way to go, what should you do? Do nothing because you don’t know which is the correct choice. Anything you do would be a guess since you don’t know which way to go. Remain there and pray to Jehovah until he makes clear to you what you should do. It is true that Jehovah has the means, if he should choose to do so, to bring you to salvation if you did decide to make a go of it on your own. There have been some of his servants that have behaved rather bull-headed and for some reason Jehovah did not hold this against them. Do you want to test Jehovah? If you by your choices keep dangling over the edge of a cliff, are you sure He is going to ‘come running’ so as to save you from yourself? Did He with Adam or Eve? No
The reason why Adam and Eve’s nakedness became seen by them as something revealing must be left to future education. However,this was the scene of the second of three known act of immorality. The first was the fallen angel’s leaving his Husbandly Owner and Master. The second was Eve’s choosing to obey another master other than her husbandly owner Adam and the Father. For as Scripture reveals, Adam had laid upon Eve the commands God had spoken. The third and cinching act was that of Adam’s abandonment of Jehovah in a shameful and cowardly act of thankless disloyalty. Will you let anyone lead you astray today?
When a person obeys Satan, he becomes that person’s owner. Eve had effectively usurped her husband’s God-given role to make decisions regarding not just themselves but all subsequent humanity yet unborn. She became a “high priestess” and a “queen”. That Spirit is the same spirit that says “I am a queen! I shall never see mourning! I shall never be a widow!” This is the Spirit in the Great Harlot who today shows such arrogant prideful assured based on that confidential access and deal with the Devil. She will not be able to deliver her end of the deal and he will set loose forces to hate and kill her. Almighty God will see to that! Then the principle part of Eve’s spirit will finally die! Eve sought to enrich herself from all forms of clever cunning and immoral unrighteousness and is well symbolic of the other Great Harlot. Selling humankind into sin and death by treacherously using the husband she chose to induce the many of humankind into a web of sins and deceit in which they could be held prisoner with the secrets they want no one to know. There they remain trapped. No, she will never be a widow. But not due to her cleverness. She will never be a widow because in order to be a widow, you must survive your husband. She will not; and that is how her riddle will be solved.
Adam as a result of his unfaithfulness and his lack of real ‘unconditional love’ for Jehovah (Almighty God is the only One we can really makes this statement in regard to -‘unconditional love’), chose a course by which choosing he sold us all to sin and death; for we are his progeny. Jesus is Jehovah’s only progeny in that Jehovah took from himself and made His beloved Jesus. And this is why Jesus is so special. Eve was Adam’s progeny as she was taken from him. That is why she is called “woman” and “female”. Adam could have turned back the rebellion. No, he allowed himself to be persuaded by words he should never have been listening to from anybody. He had one and only one voice he was to listen to and that was his Father. His moment of indecision was his undoing. Will you be decisive throughout the Lord’s Day or will you be found limping on many opinions not being found whole-souled in your devotion to our Lord Jesus and our God Jehovah?
Soon, as the final curtain will be dropped on the Devils entire unrighteous abomination that he has placed before the face of the Living God. This time the incorruptible High Priest will fulfill his sworn duty. He will not rest until he has annihilated The Opposer, his gang of clever but doomed spirit rejects, and everybody and thing that is a part of that wicked seed! The spirit of all three of these original actors will be gone never again to permeate the Heavens or the Earth with their foul stench. Yes, spread the word that soon Adam and Eve will finally and completely be dead!
Your fellow slave in the Christ and servant of the Most High Jehovah