Monday, November 2, 2009

daily text 11/02

Monday, November 2nd, 2009
"I heard, but I could not understand." (Daniel 12:8)

After Armageddon, multitudes of unrighteous resurrected ones will need instruction in Jehovah’s ways. (Acts 24:15) They will need to learn about Jesus’ ransom sacrifice; more than that, they must be taught to exercise faith in that sacrifice in order to receive its benefits. They will need to reject previously held false religious ideas and to abandon their former way of life. They must learn to put on the new personality that identifies true Christians. (Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:9, 10) Faithful servants of Jehovah who died prior to Jesus’ earthly ministry will also have much to learn at that time. They will learn the identity of the promised Messiah, whom they longed for but never got to see. Imagine what a joy and privilege it will be to help them—for example, to explain to Daniel the fulfillment of the prophecies he wrote down but did not understand!—Daniel 12:9.
(Watchtower issue: 01/15/08, 5:13, 14)

*I always like to joke around about how everyone's gonna fight over who gets to study with Elvis. lol. =) That's quite a good incentive to polish up your teaching skills now, eh? haha ...just kidding. I'm calling dibbs on Emma Darwin right now...because in addition to the many examples of women in the Bible who had strong faith, that woman faced an entirely new challenge to her faith & devotion to God (which remained unswerving throughout her marriage), despite her famous hubby's lack of belief in the Creator. She may not have understood or had all the details 'down to a science' when it came to how the resurrection hope was going to have its eventual fulfillment...but still...I can't wait to see the look on Charles' face when he finds out his little wife was right all along. =)