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Hello bro Rando, I hope all is well. Today just got reinstated after being disfellowshiped for nearly 2yrs. I was really hoping to resume my bible studies with the brother who introduced me to the truth. I've studied with many knowledgeable brothers (elders and one CO) in the past and could not get the sense of it until I met this brother (a mature elder).  The way he taught me was straight out from the scriptures and not out of  personal opinions.  He also taught with simplicity and clarity . For this reason i thank Jehovah for providing me with this brother. Its as if Jehovah knew exactly who to pick for me to study with. I also have to add that he is like  second father to me and some one i look up to.  Anyway, after explaining this to my committee, they did not seem so thrilled about me studying with this brother in the near future again. I feel that there is some envy on behalf of the elders on my committee towards this bro that I use to study with for He is very well knowledgeable and deeply versed in scripture, in fact bro Rando this brother goes into deep depth in bible study more than any other brothers I have ever known.  For example he would show me in scripture some deep information that he had learned that had not yet  been published in the latest WT articles and still he will always conclude with the comment, "keep this one to yourself until the Governing Body publishes it on future articles or if you do tell someone about what you have learned, show them through all the  scriptures that i have showed you and make sure you tell them that this is  your speculation because what i teach you  is also my speculation." Then, two years later the Governing body would actually put the information that he had taught me to be "hush hush" about,  would be printed out in the articles.  Also, if had a question about a problem i was having at the present, he would simply answer that question using only literal scriptures to answer it for me when most brothers i would ask would usually throw there two sense and opinions in the mix with the scriptures.
Before being disfellowshiped,  I and others in the congregation have felt that some of the elders had a bad attitude towards this  brother for some time. I dont know if it was jealousy or envy, and still i can not figure it out. These elders would leave  negative comments towards this brother such as  "he doesn't  know everything" or  "where is this brother getting his information  from,"  etc. The elders in my committee stated, "we don't want you to study with this brother, however you can study with him for recreational purposes but not to finish the 'Gods Love book." They also included, "we dont want you to be a follower of this brother and now become like the Pharisees, besides have you ever seen the social media on JW, org? The info that they have on there is so informative and more deep than the brother you use to study with."  Bro Rando, I explained to the elders that I had looked forward to returning to my personal studies with this brother, so that i may rebuild my personal relationship with Jehovah again.  Bro Rando, when I was disfellowshiped, I left without faith and Im coming back again with still no faith. I need this brothers help me again and then i could go on my own again once i have regained my strength. I know most of all the brothers and elders in our circuit and still dont know any brother like this one. I feel that Jehovah gave this brother to me for a reason. He is almost going on 80 years old and i want to take advantage of this before he is gone, for death is so imminent for everyone.
If its anything, i feel that these elders are sounding like the Pharisees in Jesus days and not the other way around. I also feel they are becoming very arbitrary in their rule making.  And just to let you know, I am not a follower of this brother (which i had made very clear to them) nor am I a disciple of his lol. Its just he has a way of simplifying and making me understand deep topics.  If i end up studying  with another brother, it will not make a difference and just might as well end up studying by myself. Something is terribly wrong in my hall, starting with our elders. Its so wrong that recently one of the new elders that was assigned to the congregation to help out  was removed swiftly as he was trying to cause division with other elders in our hall.  All I want is my personal relationship with Jehovah more than anything in this world.  Please bro Rando what are your thoughts.

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Congratulations on being reinstated my brother.  I wouldn't say your someone without faith.  We all go through disappointments, challenges, and growing pains.  The congregations are going through a cleansing process which in turn will give us aid in spiritual maturity.

Let's say your teacher was the Apostle Paul.  Barnabas worked with Paul, yet when they went their ways, both brothers continued their ministries.  You couldn't get Paul or Barnabas to stop preaching could you?  No way!  In the same manner, it's time for you to go on to spiritual maturity.  Would not the Apostle Paul want that for his students?  

We want to go on growing do we not?  "Therefore, now that we have moved beyond the primary doctrine about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying a foundation again" (Hebrews 6:1) Our foundation is Christ.

You want to receive flashes of lightning?  Then tie yourself into the JW Broadcasting every month.  Flashes of light are hitting the earth so much now that night is as bright as the day!  In reference to (Rev 1:16)--- WTS Quote "While the seven stars in Jesus’ right hand picture the anointed overseers in the Christian congregation, the elders in most of the approximately 100,000 congregations in the world today are of the great crowd. (Revelation 1:16; 7:9) What is their position? Since they receive their appointment by holy spirit through the anointed faithful and discreet slave class, these can be said to be under Jesus’ right hand of control, for they are also his undershepherds. (Isaiah 61:5, 6; Acts 20:28) They support the “seven stars” in that they serve where qualified anointed brothers are not available." End of WTS Quote.

Keep walking no matter what comes your way.  I'm here if you need some help brother.
Take Care and Philia to the end. (Matthew 24:13)
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Brother Rando is a student of Prophecy and one of Jehovah's Witnesses in good standing with the Faithful and Discreet slave. His interests are directed towards how the time of the end would come about. The earth’s population today is going through a physical, spiritual and emotional tribulation that has been prophesied concerning a time of distress as it enters into a cleansing period of removing wickedness by means of God’s Kingdom. (Daniel 12:1) Brother Rando’s discussions are of keen interest to many who await for God's Kingdom. He asserts that his discussions are just that, and not Prophecies, nor does he make the claim to be inspired. His authority is the Bible. He proclaims the year 2034 to be of very high interest to all. Like a GPS, that gives Insight to location, 2034 allows us to gauge where we are in the stream of time according to God’s Will. According to Brother Rando, the Bible carries two thoughts in it’s passages, one is fleshy and the other is spiritual. Jesus Christ warned Peter of thinking fleshy and that this type of thinking is not from God. (Matthew 16:23) In order to measure time, a method of measurement is needed. Measuring time by “the day” would mean a 24 hour period. However, measuring “the day” spiritually would mean a period of time yet to be revealed using other scripture to interpret the method needed. By looking into the Bible, we can actually determine what God meant by “the day” when looking into his Word on how his Will would come about. As we read (Genesis 2:16-17) the punishment for disobedience was death “in the day”. As time went on, the scriptures do begin to reveal the time frame of “the day”. According to Genesis 5:5, Adam lived 930 years and then he died. Satan who thinks like a man, got it wrong! (Genesis 3:4-5) Why Study the Bible

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In Brother Rando’s research of the Bible, he found scripture does interpret other scripture. The answer to how long a day was, according to God’s Will was found in Psalms 90:4 and 2 Peter 3:8. This is vital to gaining understanding in how we are to measure time in God’s view. Spiritually and not fleshy or physical. A day in heavens time is a thousand years to us. It’s by this method we can measure time and where we are in the stream of time of the end. In answer Jesus said to them: “Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” (John 2:19) Was Jesus indicating that he was the Temple of God, God’s Kingdom? And that the temple would in fact be destroyed or broken down? According to God’s Word, the following scripture is the basis for Salvation. “For if you publicly declare that ‘word in your own mouth,’ that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) In order for John 2:19 and Romans 10:9 to come in line, did Jesus utter a prophecy about God's Kingdom since he stated, “I will raise it up”? IF the basis for salvation is that Jesus is Lord and that God raised him up. We can conclude that Jesus did not raise himself up, but it was God that raised him from the dead since he was dead and conscious of nothing at all. (Ecc 9:5) Jesus prophesied that HE would raise God's Kingdom. (Rev 5:10) Jesus was speaking prophetically of raising the temple within the third day of a thousand years. Jesus warned Peter not to think the thoughts of man. (Matthew 16:23) Based on 2 Peter 3:8 we are able to determine the time frame to when God’s Kingdom would be raised up by Jesus Christ. Jesus was put to death on Nisan 14, 33CE. The two days would actually represent two thousand years and we come up with the year 2033. Jesus stated,“in three days I will raise it up.” So the third day is upon us in 2034.

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“I fully support, acknowledge and cooperate with *The Faithful Steward and Its' Governing Body* of Jehovah’s Witnesses.” I am property of the "Faithful and Discreet Slave" that Jesus, my brother, is appointing over his belongings. This Slave is the Governing Body of Jehovah's Earthly Organization known Worldwide as "Jehovah's Witnesses". When the Mountain-like organizations act against God's chosen people after Babylon has been destroyed, Jehovah will slaughter those who are touching the pupils of his eyes. Even though Babylon the Great is spoken as a woman and she has fallen in (Rev. 14:8), the sacred secret is that she is not a woman at all, but the World of False Religion that will be utterly destroyed by the personal hand of Jesus Christ as (King Abaddon) in the coming Great Tribulation never to be found again! (Matthew 24:14)

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Secular Historians point to the Temple in Jerusalem being destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans. But was Jesus Christ speaking in a physical sense since that Temple is non-existent today? Jehovah Witnesses assert that Jesus under inspiration of Holy Spirit was actually prophesying about his spiritual body as the only means to approach his Heavenly Father. (John 14:6) Not the Temple made by hands or his fleshy body as Christendom claims, but his spiritual body, known as the Body of Christ. (1 Cor 12:27) This would actually be the Collective Representative of God’s Kingdom in how we can approach the One True God JEHOVAH. Brother Rando is not the first to come up with this time frame. In the first part of 1914, the Bible Students known as International Bible Students Association discussed the “time of trouble” on the printed page called The Bible Students Monthly. Early in 1914, an issue of The Bible Students Monthly was issued with the large bold heading “END OF WORLD IN 1914? Some have quoted the large headline of this tract as proof that Russell was expecting the “end of the world” in 1914. However, such neglect the subheading under the larger headline, which states: “NOT THE VIEW OF PASTOR RUSSELL NOR OF I.B.S.A.” International Bible Students Association: "Nevertheless, when viewed from God’s standpoint, we are still “shortly after” 1914. Although Russell himself did not think the time of trouble would be this long, he did allow that it could be. It is possible that the time allotted for this period is 120 years (1914+120=2034), but that these days will be “cut short” some time before they are allowed to reach their end. We do not put this forth as a “prophecy”, nor would we feel anything was wrong if 2034 came and went and nothing had happened as far the full binding of Satan and the destruction of his empire is concerned. All things are in God’s hands."

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According to the discussion, 1914 represents the year that the earth would enter into a time of distress and that time limit could very well be 120 years. Which again, brings up the year 2034. The year 1914 is derived by a prophecy of the end of the Gentile times. Brother Rando insists that we should not live by a date, but to use this time to get right with God. Jesus continually pointed that the people who were on the earth when he would raise God’s Temple would be like those people in Noah’s time, taking no note. Where do the 120 years come from? If we read Genesis 6:3, most people think of this scripture in the fleshy sense of man’s lifespan. But could there be a spiritual meaning, giving those with Insight a divine warning? The Bible does say, “make secret the words and seal up the book, until the time of [the] end.” (Daniel 12:4) Could it be, this world has entered into it’s Last Days in 1914? (1 Timothy 3:1-5) Yet there is another scripture that helps us measure the time. In Ecclesiastes 6:6 it reads, “Even supposing that he has lived a thousand years twice over and yet he has not seen what is good, is it not to just one place that everyone is going?” The chapter talks about vanity and that if a person actually lived two thousand years without God’s Kingdom we are all heading to the same place. Since death was the punishment, we would need God’s Kingdom to conquer death, the place we all are heading. A thousand years twice over is two thousand years. Simple math again brings us to the time of 2034, when the second thousand years has been brought to it’s finish. Could Christ Millennial reign be from 2034 to 3034? We don’t know. Jesus stated, he would raise God’s Temple in the third day, so we can expect God's Kingdom to be fully operating sometime between the years 2034 and 3034. However, Jesus Christ was risen first thing on the very morning in the third day. Most Bible readers are in agreement that Christ does rule for a thousand years.

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Armageddon is the actual cleansing of the earth from all wickedness. If in the literal sense, it would consist of angels coming down from heaven to bring death to all those rejecting the Kingdom of God. But if it is spiritual, Armageddon could very will take place without the knowledge that it is actually occurring. If this is the case, then Armageddon would commence without the knowledge that the wicked are simply dying off. There seems to be evidence in scripture to how God destroyed the forefather’s in the wilderness. They died off in the wilderness at the hand of the destroyer without knowing of such, as Paul eloquently explains in 1 Corinthians 10:1-10. If.....

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