"-The Watchtower says, in summary, that Jesus didn’t stop him because there was no congregation yet, the inference being that there was no Organization yet to tell him what he could or couldn’t do-". lms
If wt says said, they are contradicting their past statement on this (nothing new there), because:
According to wt, the transfer of authority from the Jewish system to the Christian system occurred at Pentecost.
The temple scheme was "god's" legit organisation before that; witness Jesus encouraging contributions to it, by the widows.