And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. – Matthew 24:14
It might be true that Jehovah’s Witnesses have tried to fulfill Jesus words in Matthew 24:14 expending themselves each year in the preaching of the good news nevertheless this is nothing more than a self-fulfilling prophecy.What is missing here is the actual commissioning from God to do such a work.Back in the first century when these words of Jesus found their first fulfillment, the disciples and all those present in the upper room in Pentecost 33 C.E. were commissioned by the unmistakable presence of the holy spirit to perform such a fit. Even more importantly the commissioning of Jesus to act as the appointed preacher of the Kingdom of God it had it starts on the day of his baptism in 29 C.E when the holy spirit anointed him to do such a work. The holy spirit commissioned Jesus to preach for 3 ½ years (For more information look Did Jehovah pour his holy spirit in 1919?).
The reader should have in mind that this preaching of the good news of Matthew 24:14 was a sign of the end and should not be confused with the command that Jesus left with his disciples in Matthew 28:19 :
The mission of each believing Christian since the departure of the Lord 2,000 years ago is to make disciples and followers for Jesus but this has nothing to do with the sign of the end of Matthew 24:14.These are two different commissions and should not be confused.
If then the door to door ministry performed by the Jehovah’s Witnesses for the past 120 years or so isn’t the second fulfillment of Matthew 24:14, then what is it?
In order to answer this question, we need to look in the last book of Revelation.This is the only place where a preaching of the good news prophesied for the last days and commissioned by God himself is mentioned in detail for the first and the last time as a sign of the end.In Revelation 11:3 we read :
Please notice that these two witnesses are not self-appointed as the governing body of Jehovah’s Witnesses that is currently “spearheading” the false preaching of the good news in all the earth.No, these two witnesses will be appointed by Jehovah himself. As in the day of Pentecost 33 C.E. this appointment will be confirmed by all observers by the holy spirit with signs that no one will be in a position to refute.
It remains to be seen whether Jehovah will bring to an end the false sign of the preaching of the good news that Jehovah’s Witnesses currently perpetrating before the real one is to take place.
We have to wait and see.