I have not gone for months. However, I had a chat / discussion with my wife on the meaning of illustrations (definition, purpose) and if a parable / illustration is equal to a prophecy....
Anyway, at some point paragraph 8 in the study Will You Keep Awake came up, I believe a study article from 2 weeks ago, It reads:
have indeed! Throughout the last days, anointed Christians have acted like
those discreet virgins, prepared to carry out their assignment faithfully until
the end. They count the cost of faithful service, realizing from the outset that
their assignment will mean giving up many of the material advantages available in Satan’s world. They
devote themselves exclusively to Jehovah and serve him, not with some date or
deadline in mind, but out of love and loyalty to him and to his Son. They
maintain their integrity, refusing to adopt the spirit of this wicked world and
its materialistic, immoral, and selfish attitudes. They thus remain ready,
steadily shining as illuminators, undaunted by any apparent delay in the
arrival of the Bridegroom.
I asked who the THEY are and she said the anointed. OK I said, so that means that all things mentioned here in this paragraph (and actually all parables discussed) are about the remaining anointed on earth, say some 14.000? Or in other words, these words do not apply to all other say 8 million JWs ? And why are about 8 million JW;s gathering to discuss parables that are only meant for the remaining 14.000? Isn't that weird, to say the least??