Could someone please point me to the WT description of "Theocratic Warfare."
Need info on Theocratic Warfare!
*** w89 1/1 p. 24 United Under a Banner of Love ***
Jonathan himself was also a fighter for righteousness. He had declared that "there is no hindrance to Jehovah to save by many or by few." Why? Because Jonathan recognized that there is always a need to seek divine guidance for victory in theocratic warfare. When Jonathan unwittingly committed an offense for which Saul sentenced him to death, he humbly accepted that judgment. Happily, the people redeemed him.—1 Samuel 14:6, 9, 10, 24, 27, 43-45.
*** re chap. 23 p. 150 The Second Woe—Armies of Cavalry ***
Apparently, this cavalry thunders forth under the guiding direction of the four angels. What a fearsome spectacle! Imagine your reaction if you were to be the target of such a cavalry charge! Its very appearance would strike terror into your heart. Did you notice, though, how similar this cavalry is to the locusts that preceded it? The locusts were like horses; in the cavalry there are horses. Both, then, are involved in theocratic warfare. (Proverbs 21:31) The locusts had teeth like lions; the horses of the cavalry have heads like lions. Both are therefore tied in with the courageous Lion of the tribe of Judah, Jesus Christ, who is their Leader, Commander, and Exemplar.—Revelation 5:5; Proverbs 28:1.
*** w86 12/15 p. 15 How Majestic Is Jehovah’s Name! ***
AT LAST, in 1473 B.C.E., Israel stood in the land of promise. But some years of theocratic warfare lay ahead, for they must purge the land of its depraved inhabitants. Were those Canaanites really that bad? Indeed they were! Their idolatry and immoral way of life were detestable in Jehovah’s sight and a danger to God’s people. Hence, God had Moses announce that He would use His holy nation, Israel, as His executioner. Thus, Jehovah would have the land 'vomit out’ those unclean nations.—Leviticus 18:1-30; Deuteronomy 12:29-32.
*** w86 9/1 p. 18 Christian Neutrals in a Bloodstained World ***
Since the shedding of blood was so clearly forbidden, why was it that Jehovah permitted, and even commanded, the nation of Israel to engage in warfare? We have to remember that this was a sanctified warfare by means of which Jehovah, the Judge of all the earth, had demon-worshiping nations exterminated. The Canaanites, for example, were squatters in the Promised Land and followed a demonistic, immoral life-style that would endanger God’s holy people. Jehovah had the land "vomit" those depraved humans out of their territory, using theocratic warfare to have it done. (Leviticus 18:1-30; Deuteronomy 7:1-6, 24) This ju
But where is the WT definition of "Theocratic Warfare?"
*** Ssb Index of Songs ***Theocratic Warfare
Be Steadfast, Unmovable! 10
Bravely Press On 56
Fear Them Not! 27
Follow the Warrior King! 209
Forward, You Witnesses! 29
Gaining Victory Over the World 3
God’s Warriors Are Advancing 39
Proclaiming Jehovah’s Day of Vengeance 189
See Jehovah’s Army! 166
Stay Awake, Stand Firm, Grow Mighty 174
*** w84 1/1 p. 11 Publishing Good News of Something Better ***
As this spiritual warfare advanced, those serving with Jehovah’s organization were refreshed by continuing flashes of Bible understanding, and their numbers grew until, in 1938, as many as 50,769 reported Kingdom service during an international testimony period. The rapid growth called for better organization, and Jehovah provided that right on time! The two issues of The Watchtower for June 1 and 15, 1938, took as their study theme: "Organization." These were followed in July and August by a four-part series on "His War." A truly theocratic arrangement was brought in among Jehovah’s Witnesses, and this strengthened them for intensified spiritual warfare. As Isaiah’s prophecy, at chapter 60 verses 17 and 22, had indicated, the improved condition among God’s people would stimulate a speeding up of Jehovah’s Kingdom work.
*** yb75 pp. 172-173 United States of America (Part Two) *** ‘DEFENDING AND LEGALLY ESTABLISHING THE GOOD NEWS’
Jehovah’s Christian witnesses, whether young or old, expect to be persecuted. After all, Jesus told his disciples: "You will be objects of hatred by all people on account of my name." (Matt. 10:22) "In fact," wrote Paul, "all those desiring to live with godly devotion in association with Christ Jesus will also be persecuted." (2 Tim. 3:12) At times persecution has led to arrests of Christians on false charges—perhaps selling without a license or disturbing the peace. Statistics were not kept at first, but, in 1933, there were 268 arrests reported throughout the United States. By 1936 the number had risen to 1,149. Improperly, Jehovah’s witnesses were classed as solicitors or itinerant merchants, rather than as proclaimers of the gospel.
Jehovah’s witnesses did not suffer arrest, trial and imprisonment without a fight, however. They adopted a policy of appealing adverse decisions rendered in the courts. With Jehovah’s aid they were able to ‘defend and legally establish the good news.’—Phil. 1:7.
It would be impossible, in but a few pages, to restage the thrilling drama, to recreate the many scenes of valiant theocratic warfare as Jehovah’s servants fought for liberty to preach. But we do well to begin with the raging "battle of New Jersey." The ‘opening gun’ was fired in 1928, when some of God’s servants were arrested in South Amboy, New Jersey. But Plainfield became the center of the Catholic battlefield against the Witnesses in that state.
You are amazing......but there is a non-descript quote I'm looking for....and having a hard time.