(AND NO I DON'T look forward to it, I look forward PAST IT) (I don't enjoy beatdowns for doing the right thing)
I've had years (a whole lifetime) of reading up on experiences from all over the world.
Experiences of torture, experiences of mad cruelty, experiences of holocaust, experiences modern day of people and what they do to their family if their family wants to attend congregation meetings. (cruelest beatings and torture FOR WHAT? becoming BETTER stronger people lacking addiction???)
And I have to ask you.
Would you ever fall in love with your torturer?
Why do people do some of the things they do to ESCAPE the torturer?
I cannot give in to my enemy. Why would Jesus give in to Satan and let him have his way to escape a cruel death. Usually someone like that NEVER ENDS the torture or cruelty you just buy time till the next beat down.
AT first this concept as a child was frightening, but after reading EVERY YEAR in the year books, and life experiences and you know even in Georgia and the Eastern European countries this is happening as we speak.
Why would you STOP loving God to escape cruelty?
Jesus didn't and wouldn't. Jehovah's Witnesses didn't in the '30s and '40's for Hitler,...
Why would you worship your torturer?
I may or may not be murdered and betrayed. Then again, I have that "
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."
Being a coward or giving worship to the devil is not an option for me.
TOO many experiences throughout my life to not be in fear of this, I have seen God's power too many times to be afraid. I have seen his love and loyalty, I have seen his wisdom.
I have seen God's hand work.
How can you watch someone torture people (a bully at school for example) for doing right and give in to him, or go along with him, side with him to avoid being hurt by him?
You don't want to be hurt on one hand but NOT doing all you can to resist him or become one of his lackeys is not an option.
You use your head, and you hold it high and you listen to God who can make it all right if it goes all wrong, because he doesn't forget the love you show HIS name.
Heb 6:10 -Jehovah does not forget the love shown for his name
And why be fearful of those that kill the body but cannot kill the soul?
Matthew 10:28 (King James Version)
28And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Those that do this work on fear factor like a rapist or an abuser.
NEVER would you want to kowtow to your abuser, or bully, or those with WAY lesser power than Jehovah.
This is interesting, and this has taught me, more than anything,....
Jehovah's power and why I don't have to fight, and why I don't have to be afraid. Because
scanty power get's you nowhere but paralyzed in fear and even gets people to go with their captor to escape more punishment for the moment.
Why not, instead, if you must GO through that make it worth something, like they will never own you.
Then go about your business and they never win, and God makes it right later.
This concept has made me stronger than any human reasoning would. You do it because it is the right thing to do and by doing this you are giving worship to the one that "wins" your choice.
And may that NEVER be my abuser..
I have seen both work, good and bad..
And you know torture or murder ends in Jehovah's loving hand, a peaceful sleep for a little while and yields peaceable fruit namely righteousness.. Jehovah wins, you wake up from your sleep in paradise, cleansed earth WITH YOUR MEMORY of death and pain GONE.
And it is cleansed...