Hello one and all JWs and exJWs,
Well, I am well and truly EX at 81 and 50 years 'in the truth', while very Jehovah oriented since my removal in 2008.
On the basis of Ezekiel 21:25-27 there was to be a considerable chronological space between
Israel's last king Zedekiah and the one whose legal right it is: Jesus.
That space ended at Pentecost 33 when the Christ resumed the kingdom over those out of redeemed Israel-in-the-flesh
who had put faith in their redemption.
That, however, did not define the end of the Gentile times, which were to continue until 1914 when the heavenly Christ
became more intimately involved with preparing this multi-ethnic, multi-gender little flock of Israel in the flesh (Galatians 3:28-29)
for the ultimate establishment of the heavenly kingdom of the 1000 years.
They will be called shortly when the Christ sends his angels to collect them from death and those remaining on earth Matthew 24:29-31.
That kingdom nor any other was born in 1914, because its establishment is yet ahead AFTER the great tribulation upon unfaithful Isreal that began with the Roman onslaught and continuing even now until the 1000 year kingdom's birth.
All else is religious conjecture, where con is the operative word here.
So all the arguments about the WW1 and End of the Gentile Times mismatch is in vain simply there was never meant to be an exact one in the first place anyway, since the kingdom was yet more than 100 years into the future. This also connects to the vanity of the burden of witnessing to make millions of disciples, since only a 144000 were to be garnered from out of all the nations to become the kingdom, not all the nations and certainly not 8 million or so.
Bye, Dieter - You can always have a bit of a brain-engaged browse here: http://www.sanctifyname.com