Sunday, March 11, 2007

Tribulation Ten Days

As this lesson points out, The International Bible Students and Jehovah’s Witnesses have been viciously persecuted by a variety of political and religious institutions. Truly, no other people have been made to suffer for their faith as have Jehovah’s Witnesses. In accord with Jesus’ message to the congregation in Smyrna, we may be sure that the Devil is the unseen promoter of the persecutions of Jehovah’s people.

In light of the concluding paragraphs of the lesson wherein the Society boasts of having written numerous articles in decades past that were instrumental in fortifying Jehovah’s Witnesses to endure persecutions, we might now ask: Why hasn’t the Watchtower better readied Jehovah’s Witnesses for what lay immediately ahead? Specifically, are Jehovah’s Witnesses mentally and spiritually prepared for the unanticipated collapse of the Watchtower Society and the inevitable lawlessness and confusion that will ensue? Why hasn’t the Society specifically prepared young men and women for the likelihood of mandatory military service in the Anglo-American realm in the near future? Or does the Watchtower merely assume that the Game-boy generation is sufficiently spiritually equipped to face the lion’s den?


shada said...

You, really didn't give and explanation on what the "Tribulation Ten days" could mean. I did some research on my own and this is what I found. I would appreciate your take on it.

"Ten days - As the days in this book are what is commonly called prophetic days, each answering to a year, the ten years of tribulation may denote ten years of persecution; and this was precisely the duration of the persecution under Diocletian, during which all the Asiatic Churches were grievously afflicted...Num_14:22 : Those men have tempted me now these Ten Times; i.e. they have frequently and grievously tempted and sinned against me. Neh_4:12 : The Jews that dwelt by them came and said unto us Ten Times, i.e. they were frequently coming and informing us, that our adversaries intended to attack us, Job_19:3; These Ten Times have ye reproached me; i.e. ye have loaded me with continual reproaches." Dr.Clarke's Commentary

The implication is that Jehovah will put everyone through a complete test (like being tested by fire). The ten days of tribulation means going through one trial after another, having our faith tested in every area of our lives during the darkest times (Great tribulation) in human history. That's the impression I got from reading Dr. Clarke's commentary on the subject, but I would like to hear what you think.

Sincerely Shada.

ihegbu jahbu said...

the 'ten days' do nt mean a day for a year a day for a year,that wl mean jst ten literal years,since the persecution of christainity as a whole is ongoing even now,this number 'TEN' in revelatn denote ''earthly completeness or entirety''e.g,the ten horns of d wild beast.each individual member of symner congrigatn mst prove faithful all their entire(TEN) life on earth as denot by d next is d same for all true christains 2day. see revelation climas by jehovah's witnesses