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About jwhess

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  • Birthday 10/19/1947

Personal Details

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    John
  • Relationship Status
    Married
  • Displayed Location
    NW Ohio
  • Publisher
    since 1957
  • Baptized
    1963

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    My parents began to study in 1952. My father was baptized 1954.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I am retired from secular works (after 28 years as a college professor). I an a regular Pioneer and have only limited amount of time for interests outside of the Kingdom activities. I like Amateur Radio Communications and travel and fishing.
  • My favorite books
    Beyond the Bible and books related to Theocratic research, I enjoy non-fiction history and science. I also read Western fiction.
  • My favorite music
    I like 40s and 50s easy listening (swing & Big Band)
  • My favorite quotes
    Because my sight is failing, I like John Milton's poem "On His Blindness". The first and last lines say..."When I consider how my light is spent, They also serve who only stand and wait".

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  1. Warp Speed??? It was the longest WTL update I have ever installed. But it finished well and was complete.....
  2. When we are persecuted or our brothers are mistreated, it becomes difficult to remember our commission is one of peace. It is peace in thought, word and deed. It is a command of Jehovah. Now we know how Jonah felt. Aren’t they bad people and haven’t they demonstrated evil intent? Why can’t we call for condemnation and annihilation of our opposers? Because our God said we should treat them lovingly and pray for them. (Titus 3:2) 2 to speak injuriously of no one, not to be quarrelsome, but to be reasonable, displaying all mildness toward all men. (1 Peter 4:4) . . .so they speak abusively of you. (Romans 12:19) 19 Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath. . .
  3. The second installment of the gilead Graduation is now available in 720P (in English).
  4. I realize it is a small point, but Jehovah does not take part in the battle. I know God foretold Armageddon, I know He arranged the situation that leads to the battle, I know He has authorized the warfare, the battle is called the "Great Day of God Almighty" and appointed the King and Executioner (Jesus). But God has given ALL authority in heaven and on earth to Jesus. The Christ and King will "personally" do battle with his Father's opposers. Technical detail, I know. *** it-1 p. 1038 Har–magedon *** Farther on, John says: “And I saw the wild beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage the war with the one seated on the horse and with his army.” (Re 19:19) This chapter identifies the leader of the heavenly armies, seated on a white horse, as one who is called “Faithful and True” and “The Word of God.” (Re 19:11-13) Therefore, it is Jesus Christ, The Word, who acts as the commander of God’s heavenly armies. (Joh 1:1; Re 3:14) Further showing that Christ leads the heavenly forces is the statement that the earthly forces “battle with the Lamb [who is Jesus Christ (Joh 1:29)], but, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, the Lamb will conquer them. Also, those called and chosen and faithful with him will do so.”—Re 17:13, 14. *** w14 2/15 p. 7 par. 19 Hail Christ, the Glorious King! *** After destroying Satan’s wicked system of things on earth, Christ ‘in his splendor’ will “go on to victory.” (Ps. 45:4) He will complete his conquest by abyssing Satan and his demons for the full length of the Thousand Year Reign. *** my story 114 The End of All Badness *** Jesus is the One who will take the lead in fighting this war at Armageddon. Remember, Jesus is the one Jehovah chose to be king of His government. *** ws chap. 19 p. 154 par. 5 The Impending “War of the Great Day of God the Almighty” *** …Jesus Christ. In the name of Jehovah, he and the heavenly armies of myriads of angels plunge into the battle, as if riding upon war horses. The royal Field Marshal, Jesus Christ, leads the heavenly armies in a victorious charge against all the combined enemies at Armageddon.
  5. When William Tyndale was being executed, it is reported that he prayed to God "to let the eyes of the King of England be opened" (as to the printing of the Bible in English). And less than 50 years later the King did decree the publication. We can pray for a good and proper outcome as well. We just hope it doesn't take 50 years.
  6. In all of these situations we keep a balanced view. We pray for (and assist where we can) our brothers in trouble but we petition Jehovah on behalf of the persecutors as well. *** w05 12/15 p. 23 Whom Do You Obey—God or Men? *** 17 Our enemies are in a very precarious position. They are fighting against God. Thus, in harmony with Jesus’ command, rather than fear them, we pray for those persecuting us. (Matthew 5:44) We pray that if any are opposing God out of ignorance, as Saul of Tarsus was, Jehovah will graciously open their eyes to the truth. (2 Corinthians 4:4) …Paul …kept reminding fellow believers “to be in subjection and be obedient to governments and authorities as rulers, to be ready for every good work, to speak injuriously of no one [no, not even of their most ardent persecutors], not to be belligerent, to be reasonable, exhibiting all mildness toward all men.” (Titus 3:1, 2) Jehovah’s Witnesses in France and elsewhere endeavor to take this counsel to heart.
  7. I so treasure my relationship with the Headquarters so much that I try to stay out of their way....
  8. I am not unhappy the Bob and Jerry picked the same illustration, I am happy they both found it useful.....
  9. But how much extra translating would that take. Some of the brothers in other lands do not even have those songs yet....????...
  10. Three times. There are 2 Gilead Graduations a year plus the AM.
  11. 20,000 More

    Stats: from yearbook 1995=314,818 baptized 1996=338,491 1997=366.579 1998=375,923 1999=316,092 2000=323,439 it wasn't until the 2001 yearbook that the number went below 300,000 baptized The decade ended (no paradise). Y2K came and went (no Great Tribulation).
  12. 20,000 More

    I love statistics. But my age is showing. This 2018 total is almost 100,000 LESS than 20 years ago (1998 = 375,925 bapt). Our song says, "We give our all to save just one."...
  13. I feel a "beard" comment coming any time now....
  14. Br. Steven, I think the main problem is many of us do not use just ONE operating system on all of our devices. We might have an Android cell-phone, a Windows desktop PC and an Apple tablet. The problem grows when our different devices have different apps for tasks (like note-taking).
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