The Christ = 144,001?
The word Christ signifies anointed. Anointing means designation to official
position in God’s arrangement. The Christ is the instrument or channel for the
blessing of mankind. The
Christ is composed of Jesus, the great and mighty head, and 144,000 members.
--The Harp of God, 1921, p 187
5/1/09 ::R4390 : page 139::
tribe of Levi itself was divided, a priestly class being selected, and the
remainder of the tribe assisting or serving under them. So in the antitype--a
"little flock," a priestly class, is selected for the pre-eminent
position and constitutes "Abraham's Seed" on the highest plane, the
Divine nature. This class, The
Christ, is composed of Jesus, the Head, and the Church, his members.
6/15/1911 R4841: page 189
Gospel Age is the time in which the Messiah is prepared. The Head of the Messiah, therefore,
very properly, is first; and following Him the Apostles and all down through
the Age the various members of the Body. This Age will end when
the full number of the "elect" shall have been found and tested. Then
the Body will have been completed. When The Messiah is complete, The Christ
will be complete.
2/15/27 page 53
then that The Servant of Jehovah is The Christ, and that The Christ is composed of Jesus
and the faithful members of his body, we find it proper to
apply the term "Servant" to Jesus Christ alone or to Jesus Christ and
the members of his body collectively as one; and sometimes it is applied only
to the members of the body of Christ yet on earth."
elders give there lives for the flock?
and Christ’s (note that both Jehovah and Jesus are mentioned together…most
times it is only Jehovah when Christ should be include…where’s Jesus)
in welfare of others…Samaritan
of different backgrounds…foreign refugee jws
said that Adam and Eve would be better off focusing on themselves
of obedience to god
generous = doing things god’s way is best
have…should have been interested in the happiness of their unborn children
Paradise (not paradise earth? Which is not a phrase in the bible)
of themselves for the welfare of others
to be sincerely interested in the welfare of others
only if we have the right motivation
giving of our time, resources and energy…to preaching
much time does the average jw devote to television compared to time in field
preachers returned with joy (preaching = joy)
where need greater, don’t have time to focus on myself, Acts 20:35
quote: jws are told they should not
expect people to listen…I have seen many jws not prepared or care about how the
present their words to people: like
serving noodles covered with dog poop.
giving and others will give to you, has that been your expierence…I invited
many over to my house for a meal and in ten years never saw the inside of their
home. “not all respond positively to our
generous giving” other jws.
generous do not give expecting anything in return…is that how god looks at it?
= giving to others
get pleasure from helping others
just sharing material things but encouragement…when jws hardly talk to anyone
but family and close friends, how will they be able to do that?
do jws know who needs help if they don’t know them very well even after 15
years in the same congregation?
Researchers…who? Quotes but no reference.
to be generous when surrounded people who put own interests first…like at the
specific ways to do this, note slant next week.