Anointed – Why me?

[this post was contributed by Alex Rover] One of the first questions when I first realized my election as a chosen child of God, adopted as his son and called to be Christian, was: “why me”? Meditating upon the story of Joseph’s election can help us...

Satan's Great Coup!

“He will crush your head…” (Ge 3:15) I can’t know what went through Satan’s mind when he heard those words, but I can imagine the gut wrenching feeling I’d experience if God pronounced such a sentence on me.  One thing we can know...

The Emptiness of life

[this article was contributed by Alex Rover] We did not exist for an infinite amount of time. Then for a brief moment, we come into existence. Then we die, and we are reduced to nothing once more. Each such moment starts with childhood. We learn to walk, we learn to...

Our Precious Inheritance

[this article was contributed by Alex Rover] Jacob and Esau were twins born to Isaac, the son of Abraham. Isaac was the child of promise (Ga 4:28) through which God’s covenant would be passed down. Now Esau and Jacob struggled in the womb, but Jehovah told Rebecca the...

The Rose of Sharon

[this article was contributed by Alex Rover]  “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys” – Sg 2:1 With these words, the Shulamite girl described herself. The Hebrew word used for rose here is habaselet and is commonly understood to be a Hibiscus Syriacus....

Memorial Partakers 2014

[this article was contributed by Alex Rover] The number of memorial partakers from the Jehovah’s Witnesses yearbook for 2014 is now known: 14,1211. 2012 partakers: 12604 [i] 2013 partakers: 13204 2014 partakers: 14121 Which gives an increase of 600 between...

The Sacraments of Initiation

[this article is contributed by Alex Rover] How does one come to be of the anointed? What is it like to be anointed? How can one be sure he or she is of the anointed? Perhaps you have read blogs online where Jehovah’s Witnesses are encouraged to partake of the...