Jehovah is the great timekeeper. Everything he does is done in its appointed time. Today, we do well to remember the words of Jesus, when he said not to speculate at to the time of the end “as for the day and the hour, only the Father knows.” Yet, today Jehovah today has appointed a “faithful and discreet slave” and uses this “channel of communication” to reveal advancing light in these critical times.
Increasing light today has been revealed to the “faithful slave” in that we now know exactly what Jesus was referring to in his comments about “this generation” when speaking to his disciples. Rather than a generation comprising a group of people living at the same time, “this generation” refers to those whose lifespans may overlap at any given time. Thus, we do well to consider the generation of anointed ones living in 1914 when Christ established kingdom power, and the same generation now living today. With this in mind, what should be our viewpoint as to the imminence of the “great day of God the Almighty?”
Some of Jehovah’s people today may be tempted to speculate that the revealing of this advancing light might mean that Armageddon couild be far off. Such thinking would be shortsighted, and could possible reveal a selfish inclination. After all, adding 80 years from 1914 to another 80 years from 1994 would take us to the year 2074. Surely Jehovah God would not permit this wicked system of things to continue for such a long period of time after the establishment of his heavenly kingdom in 1914!
A more reasonable timetable for this overlapping generation would be 60 or 70 years as mentioned in the book of Psalms. An anointed one born someone early 20th century would have received his heavenly reward already. Similarly, anointed ones born more toward the middle of the 20th century would still be in faithful service today but could have enjoyed many years serving alongside those who witnessed the birth of God’s Kingdom in 1914. An interesting comparison to the life saving work being done today can be drawn from the example of Noah.
According to Genesis, Noah preached 120 years before Jehovah brought an end to that wicked system of things through the flood. Will Jehovah permit this system to endure 120 years from the establishment of his Kingdom? We are wise not to speculate on such matters, but instead should continue to look to God’s “faithful slave” to provide us necessary information on surviving these last days.
Only those who entered into the Ark were saved. Today, Jehovah has built a figurative Ark for us to enter into. Only those who find shelter in Jehovah’s organization today can expect to survive the imminent end of this wicked system. We do well to continue to maintain our sense of urgency by keeping on the watch, showing that we are keeping up with advancing light and following the leadings of holy spirit.
Okay....I lifted that last sentence almost word for word....it was just too easy