1919 a Date with Zero Prophetic Meaning

by JW_Rogue 14 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Listener
    Listener

    It is a great question to ask JWs. "Show me where in the Bible can 1919 be established"

    From the JW library the significance of 1919 includes the following but has been subject to various 'new light'. Keying the words "1919 calculation" into the search section provides this information -

    1919, 1,260 days begin (Re 12:6, 14): re 183-184
    1,290 days begin (Da 12:11): dp 300; w93 11/1 10-11
    144,000 begin “singing as if a new song” (Re 14:3): re 200
    antitypical Festival of Booths resumes: w96 7/1 24
    Babylon the Great falls (Re 14:8; 18:2): re 205-206, 209, 259-261; w89 5/1 3-5; w88 12/15 20-21
    birth of new nation (Isa 66:8): re 183-184; ip-2 397-400; w94 1/15 14
    ‘disgusting thing placed’ (Da 12:11): dp 300; w93 11/1 10-11
    “faithful and discreet slave” ‘appointed over master’s belongings’ (Mt 24:47): w04 3/1 12; wt 131
    faithful slaves ‘appointed over many things’ (Mt 25:21, 23): w04 3/1 17
    ‘fire hurled to earth’ (Re 8:5): w09 1/15 32; re 131-132
    ‘four angels untied’ (Re 9:15): re 149-151; w88 12/15 13
    “harvest of the earth” begins (Re 14:14-16): re 211-212
    Jehovah’s chariotlike heavenly organization gets in touch with Ezekiel class (Eze 1): w91 3/15 11
    Jehovah’s spirit begins to be poured out on remnant (Joe 2:28, 29): w98 5/1 14-15
    “key of the house of David” placed on shoulder of remnant (Isa 22:22): w09 1/15 31
    locusts swarm from abyss (Re 9): re 143-148; w89 4/1 17-18; w88 12/15 12-13
    “opened door” set before remnant (Re 3:8): re 60-65
    remnant “come quivering to Jehovah” (Hos 3:5): w91 8/15 17
    remnant eat “little scroll” (Re 10:8-11): re 159-160
    remnant figuratively resurrected: dp 290-291; w88 10/15 13; w87 7/1 21-23
    remnant freed from Babylon the Great: ip-2 74; ip-1 400-401; w89 5/1 4-5
    remnant ‘hold possession of land’ (Isa 60:21): w02 7/1 18; ip-2 319-320
    remnant refined (Isa 1:24-27): ip-1 32-34
    remnant restored to spiritual paradise: ip-1 380; w91 5/15 16
    remnant step before “waters” of mankind (Jos 3:15-17): w86 12/15 13
    two witnesses resurrected (Re 11:11, 12): re 169-170
    virgins hear cry, “Here is the bridegroom!” (Mt 25:6): w04 3/1 14
    “Way of Holiness” opened (Isa 35:8): ip-1 380-381; ws 132-134
    “your God has become king” begins to be declared (Isa 52:7): ip-2 187

  • Spoletta
    Spoletta

    I believe that 1919 is being emphasized to draw importance away from Russel's prophecy of 1914, and transfer legitimacy to Rutherford.

  • Listener
    Listener

    Two years from now we may see the biggest ever 100th Birthday celebration.

    100 years since the appointment of the faithful & discreet slave.

  • snowbird
    snowbird

    Wonder what's in the works for 2025, the centennial of the Millions campaign?

    Sylvia

  • steve2
    steve2

    And, remember, in the year 1919 when Jehovah God allegedly chose them, the dictatorial, organization-focused years under Rutherford's arrogant leadership still lay in the future, along with his crazy-minded writings about "millions now living will never die" and the resurrection of the "ancient worthies' on earth in 1925.

    Some choice, huh Jehovah?