Likely you are reading this because you are wondering that very thing: Did Jesus become King in October 1914? Will October 2014 mark 100 years of Kingdom rule?
On JW.ORG, you can find a letter from the Governing Body in the 2014 Yearbook, which says: “How delighted we are to write you at the beginning of this momentous year! By late 2014, a whole century will have passed since our beloved King Jesus Christ began ruling in the midst of his enemies.”
Perhaps you have silently thought to yourself that if the Armageddon doesn’t come by 2014, you might have to start reexamining matters. No doubt you are aware that the entire theology that you’ve been taught rests upon 1914. For without 1914, Jesus couldn’t have appointed anybody in 1919 to any special status. You realize also that this teaching, like many, is non-negotiable: if you do not accept this, and it becomes known, you could end up before an inquisition.
Of course, you think, 1914 was THE turning point in history, right? WWI was the deadliest war in human history up until that point, right? Since then a Composite Sign of wars, famines, pestilences, crime have plagued the world like never before, right? Surely conditions are getting worse and worse and that shows that we are living in the “last days of the last days”? And didn’t the Gentile Times end in 1914? Doesn't that prove that Jesus would become King in that year?
The following series will hopefully be of some help to you in regard these questions as you start to look into matters for yourself. This is not intended to be an endpoint in your research into 1914, but the very beginning.
The playlist for this series on 1914: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyNx0oM_bmgARlo4tOu8p5ffLCVztc0Yb
Also, since 607 BC is integral to the entire topic of 1914, here is a link to a series about when Jerusalem was destroyed, both from the Bible’s standpoint and that of the historical evidence.
The playlist for the series on 607 BC: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyNx0oM_bmgBFMnAPjR_V5Fe9_pf8sQA1