(U) The President of Philadelphia, The Head of FDS4, The House of Jehovah

The living stones of this temple are the 220 true Nethinim, all sanctified.

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Theodore Jaracz

John E. Barr

Karl F. Klein

W. Lloyd Barry

Lyman Swingle

John C. Booth

Carey W. Barber

Albert D. Schroeder

Dan Sydlik

Dear Brothers,

My apologies, I had said that I would be arriving on November 7 and staying at the Dorset Hotel, but in fact I arrived on November 8 and am staying at the New York Hilton. This is yet another demonstration of just how dangerous it can be to speculate about events which are still future in the stream of time!

Please also accept my apologies for rejecting the Society’s event symbolism in Revelation 17, this chapter has a symbolism of the events and a symbolism of the account of the events. I presented the latter, you have described the former, they are both valid. Please find revised interpretation herewith.

I do hope that you will find it in your heart to entertain me as a friend this time. You know that I have tried many times to achieve this at some considerable expense. What you fail to realise is that all of my efforts to see you were an attempt to save your priesthood. Had you responded to any of them then you would have remained as God’s priests until the Society is closed by the UN. But now it is too late for you to save your administration. Now all you can do by responding is to save yourselves. Of course your path was written in advance, but nonetheless you have condemned yourselves by rejecting me so far.

He that disregards me disregards him that sent me forth (Luke 10:16).

If you are still bible students then you must provide me with a full scripturally reasoned rebuttal to my letter and booklet of Heshvan6. Courts in Los Angeles may acquit a man who has no Alibi, but courts in the heavens, the real city of the angels, do require one. If you are unable or unwilling to do this then if you have integrity you should resign, in favour of the new FDS.

Should you fail to do either of the above then you will show yourselves to be neither bible students nor men of integrity. You will therefore not be vindicators of Jehovah’s name, a thing which you yourselves have now realised you never were, and you will not be sanctifiers of his name, a thing which you yourselves have not yet realised that you never were. In fact neither will you any longer even be glorifiers of his name, because for a fact you will be defilers of his name. If you do neither of the above then please, stop wearing his name. And please stop calling your organisation ‘International bible students’. May I suggest ‘Babylon’s witnesses’, International idolaters’ and the Brooklyn brothel’?

On a political note, to the 3-headed wild beast of the writing committee: I note your response to my earlier work. You have rejected it in writing. This rejection does not apply to future work, which you had not seen at the time of your putting in writing your rejection. My latest letter has a couple of new concepts for you to consider, that were deliberately omitted from the work that you rejected. These are firstly that you are no longer the FDS, and secondly that you are all disfellowshipped, being idolaters, spiritual fornicators, members of the congregation that was Sardis and now ‘is not’. These observations are not without weight. I wonder how many of your 16 million readers have written to you proving these two things from the scriptures? May I suggest a revision to your priorities?

There is one question that needs to be answered by you today. It was asked by Jesus in the first century. It was asked of four apostles, namely: Peter and James and John and Andrew (Mark 13:3), who stand for the 4 FDSs. These are the four walls of New Jerusalem, and this city had 12 gates, not 3. And these gates are the 12 calls to men be sanctified in the blood of the Christ. And the two calls about which I wrote to you, when I declared the doors to the House of Jehovah to be open, were the last two of these gates. And for a fact this is a pearl, or two pearl gates, cast before people who behave like swine. So here I am asking you today, on behalf of Jesus Christ:

Who really is the faithfully and discreet slave?

Yours faithfully

Gordon Ritchie

cc: Don Adams, EZF




[20] Revelation 17:

The purpose of this account is to compare spiritual fornication in Babylon the Great, outside the true congregation, to the same practice inside the true congregation. It’s like the second angel, who was Rutherford, said:

She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen! (Revelation 14:8).

She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen! (Revelation 18:2)

Two falls, one of the Babylon without, Babylon the Great, and the other is of Jezebel, the Babylon within, for she too is a harlot, like the scripture says:

At that he raised his face toward the window and said: "Who is with me? Who?" Immediately two or three court officials looked down at him. So he said: "Let her drop!" Then they let her drop, and some of her blood went spattering upon the wall and upon the horses; and he now trampled upon her (2 Kings 9:32,33).

Jezebel has fallen, or ‘she has fallen’ they might as well have said, these 2 or 3 court officials. Jezebel made a Jibe to Jehu about Zimri, like the struggling Jew who was in the wrong said to Moses about the Egyptian. In Revelation 14, the first 5 angels who come from the temple, who fly in mid-heaven are the first 5 presidents. But the 6th angel comes from the altar, and is me:

And still another angel emerged from the altar, and he had authority over the fire. And he called out with a loud voice to the one that had the sharp sickle saying: Put your sharp sickle in and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, because it’s grapes have become ripe (Rev 14:18).

This harvest of grapes or baptism is after the baptism that finished in the days of the 4th angel, Freddie Franz, of whom we read:

And another angel emerged from the temple, crying with a loud voice to the one seated on the cloud: Put in you sickle and reap, because the hour has come to reap because the harvest is thoroughly ripe. And the one seated on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth and the earth was reaped (Rev 14:15, 16).

This is the finish of the second half baptism of the 144k in the presidency of Freddie, it ended on 1991Tishri15. He is alive as an angel along with Nathan right now, they were both resurrected on 1995Tishri17, and are currently waiting to ascend into heaven on 1995Heshvan26, they may both be able to see this….Hi guys! The vine of the earth that is thrown into the winepress of the anger of God, is the degenerate vine:

And as for me, I had planted you as a choice red vine, all of it a true seed. So how have you been changed toward me into the degenerate (shoots) of a foreign vine? But though you should do the washing with alkali and take to yourself large quantities of lye, your error would certainly be a stain before me, is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehova (Jeremiah 2:21,22).

The grapes are saved but the tree/vine is burnt. You are that vine, you are Jezebel the wife of the king of Israel, you are the scarlet image of the wild beast. You guys with the biggest laundry in New York, if not in the universe. You could not work this out for yourselves because firstly it is very difficult and because secondly it is almost impossible for a man to interpret a scripture which condemns himself, these are the physical reasons anyway. It is much easier for me to do this, one day people will work out scriptures which condemn me, for I go astray too - we all do.

The 1600 furlongs of Rev 14:20, is a period of 1600 days which runs after the baptism starts during which idolaters are identified as swine and jump off a cliff into the sea of faithless mankind. By the time that the baptism starts they will have been doing this for 400 days, so the total swine period is 2000 days.

This is a symoblic account, which poses a problem for our normal 4 dimensional bible interpretation. With a literal account, we have a literal, a symbolic, a cryptic and a coded-numeric interpretation to make. With a symbolic account there is no literal interpretation. The symbolic interpretation that we make of a literal account is made of the verbal description of the events, it is an interpretation of the account of the events rather than an interpretation of the events themselves, since these are fulfilled literally, this being how they exert their power. But in the case of a symbolic account, the events themselvesd do not exert power literally, having no literal fulfilment, and our normal symbolic interpretation is not of the events but of the account of the events, so hereagain the events themselves exert no power. Therefore we have to make a symbolic interpretation of the events themselves, seeing through the description, seeing behind the account, in order for these to exert power in accordance with Hebrews 4:12. The mistake I made when I first looked at this account was to miss this interpretation, this first dimension in the case of a symbolic account. Please accept my apologies for this brothers, I incorrectly wrote off Russell’s correct interpretation of Revelation 17. For the society has more or less correctly interpretted the symbolism of the events in this chapter. It is as follows, I think:

The Harlot, woman, great city Babylon the great

The wild beast, that was but is not World power wild beast

8th mountain UN

First 7 mountains, 7 heads Egypt…Anglo-American

First 7 kings First 7 presidents of UN

8th king 8th president of UN is the whole wild beast

10 horns on world power beast Laban’s times

10 kings, 10 horns on 8th mountain 10 security council members in 1998Nisan, power 10


7 heads on 8th mountain 7 years of wild beast headship of UN

The wild beast becomes scarlet Physically kills anointed men

The rest is reasonably well described the in the Society’s book. On the other hand the symbolic interpretation of not the events themselves but rather the account of the events, is the story of false worship in the true congregation, it is the story of the Babylon within. In this symbolism, the woman on the beast is not Babylon on the UN, it is Jezebel on the FDS, this is the sacred secret (Mystery).

The symbolism for Revelation 17 is:

Harlot Sarah/Keturah becomes harlot

Many waters Many water baptised groups

People, crowds nations and tongues

The 4 water baptised congregations of John the baptist, Paul,

Russell and I, the 4 antitypical Elijah’s

(All 4 true churches become harlot churches)

Kings of the earth Angels of the Watchtower

Earth True Christian food administration, FDS3 & FDS4 ‘Promised land’

Scarlet coloured wild beast Christian congregation in Lord’s day, blood coloured, only wild in

the bogus 6th watch

Woman Sarah/Jezebel, the king’s wife, Zion then Keturah, Moriah

(The sacred secret of the woman and the wild beast that is carrying her)

(Mystery/Sacred secret, m n s t h r i o n = sacred secret in Paul’s letters)

(This beast is the congregation that is ridden by Sarah, the anointed remnant collectively, the new covenanters on earth, who become Jezebel. She rides in the first five watches and the bogus 6th watch and then it is ridden by Keturah, the newer covenanters, in particular the Nethinim, in last two watches)

Blaphemous names Unsealed ex-spiritual Israelites

Golden cup God’s food channel

Purple outfit Sarah, all Davidic kings, royal purple

Scarlet outfit Keturah, all sanctified, scarlet

Gold Spiritual Israel

Precious stone Nethinim

Pearls Great Crowd

Mother of the harlots Mother of harlotry in false congregations

Disgusting things of the earth uncleaness in the true congregations

Blood of the holy ones Blood of spiritual Israel

Blood of the witnesses of Jesus Blood of Sanctified Lord’s witnesses

wild beast Rev 17:8 & Rev 13:8 World power wild beast

‘That you saw’ Refers to scarlet wild beast or waters

7 mountains 7 watches of the Watchtower Society

7 kings (of the earth) 7 presidents of the Watchtower

5 have fallen 4 in physical death, one from power

1 is The writer, president of Philadelphia

The other has not yet arrived President of Laodicea

8th king Wicked slave

10 kings who have not yet received a kingdom Current governing body

In the event symbolism, the wild beast that you saw is the scarlet coloured wild beast which is the world power wild beast. But in the account of the event symbolism, which we should call ‘account symbolism’ I suppose, the wild beast that you saw is the scarlet coloured wild beast which is the congregation, and the ‘wild beast’ when not qualified with ‘that you saw’, is the world power wild beast.

The wild beast that you saw (the scarlet one), was but is not, and yet is about to ascend out of the abyss and go into off destruction (Rev 17:8).

This one is the Jehovah’s witnesses and then ‘the Lord’s witnesses’, the new name we take in FDS4. It ‘was’ clean, water baptised, as FDS3 but right now, at the 6th head, it is entirely disfellowshipped, it ‘is not’. At this time it is wild, not in the house, not domestic. It is in the abyss of disfellowshipping by its Master, but it will ascend physically therefrom as FDS4 and then be destroyed to make way for the kingdom. Also it is during the bogus 6th watch that the woman is in fact a part of Babylon the great, hence she has the name:

Babylon the great, the mother of the harlots

And of the disgusting things of the earth (Rev 17:6).

Because Babylon as well as spawning whole harlot churches, also spawns harlotry in the virgin church, this is the Babylon within. Right now the virgin church is a whore, it is a part of Babylon the great. And the scripture which says:

Get out of her my people (Rev 18:4).

Currently applies to the congregation of FDS3, for that slave fell on 1994Tammuz19, and the scripture which says:

Too bad, too bad, you great city, Babylon, you strong city, because in one hour your judgement has arrived (Rev 18:10).

refers to three cities. The great city and the strong city are spiritual Jerusalem, in the first and last presences, i.e. are FDS1 and FDS3, and Babylon is standing for Babylon. For you did not know at what hour your Lord came upon you, yet it was the hour of the authority of the darkness. And an hour is one of the 12 in a day, and Judas is said to be one of the 12 all over the gospels. He is one of the 12 watches of spiritual Israel, including the 2 wicked 6th watches as theirs. In his full betrayal in this presence, he is one of these 12, namely Judas Isacriot. In the wicked and sluggish 6th watch of the first presence, where he stops short of betrayal, he is Judas not the Iscariot.

So just like Nathan Knorr declared in 1942, that the league of Nations would be reformed. Here, today, October 21, 1995 in the evening, I can declare that the Watchtower Society will be reformed, although I have known this for years. Look! Satan’s counterfeit League/UN is mirroring the FDS3/FDS4. Nathan’s interpretation was wrong, and his prophecy about the reforming of the league, was correct fortuitously only, or perhaps providentially.

The 10 kings who currently make up the governing body, are kings in addition to the 7 kings of the earth who are the 7 presidents of the 7 watches of the earth, which is the Society, because their declared head is not their head, they are not in submission to him, they are a 10 headed wild beast. They have no proper head, although Judas is taking the lead, but he is not taking any responsibility, a typical Satanic head, not a true head, he is hiding behind Milton, but I have seen him. This is how they ‘receive authority as kings one hour’ (Revelation 17:12), the hour being:

But this is your hour and the authority of darkness (Luke 22:53).

And he came and found them sleeping and he said to Peter: Simon, are you sleeping? Did you men not have the strength to stay on the watch one hour (Mark 14:37).

One hour, one of the 12 hours in the day, like Judas, one of the 12 watches. Almost every time that Judas Iscariot is mentioned in the bible, he is referred to as ‘one of the twelve’. The holy spirit does this almost as many times as God’s own people attempt to reach ‘the heart’. Consider the following examples:

‘Then one of the twelve, the one called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests’ (Matt 26:14).

‘Look! Judas, one of the twelve, came and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs’ (Matt 26:47).

‘And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests in order to betray him to them’ (Mark 14:10).

‘Judas, one of the twelve, arrived and with him a crowd with swords and clubs’ (Mark 14:10).

‘But Satan entered into Judas, the one called Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve’ (Luke 22:3).

‘Look! a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was going before them’ (Luke 22:47)

‘Jesus answered them: "I chose you twelve, did I not? Yet one of you is a slanderer." He was in fact speaking of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot; for this one was going to betray him, although one of the twelve’ (Johin 6:71).

As regards the 12 watches physically presided over by spiritual Israel, he is number 6 and number 12. Consider now the scriptures:

10 kings who have not yet received a kingdom (Revelation 17:12).

For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, even to carry out one thought, by giving their kingdom to the wild beast until the words of God have been accomplished (Rev17:17).

The question that these two beg is, how can 10 kings, who are 10 horns ‘that you saw’, who have not yet received a kingdom, give their kingdom to anybody? The answer looks to me like they have failed the second test of Jesus that Satan made, offering him all the kingdoms of the earth if he would do one act of obeisance. These kings have seized power as kings, and made their own kingdom out of the Watchtower, because it was made available to them by Satan, they have no mandate from Jesus. The kingdom that they have not yet received is the kingdom of God.

There is also a fulfilment to this involving the 10 horns on the world power wild beast, hence the repetition of carrying out a thought in verse 8.

The other 7 headed wild beast of Revelation 13 and 17:8, the world power wild beast also ‘is not’ during its 6th head, and is described as follows:

And all those who dwell on the earth will worship him, the name of not one of them stands written in the scroll of life of the lamb who was slaughtered, from the seeding of the world (Revelation 13:8).

And when they see how the wild beast was, but is not, and yet will be present, those who dwell on the earth will wonder admiringly, but their names have not been written upon the scroll of life from the seeding of the world (Revelation 17:8).

This is Satan’s kingdom over God’s people, and it ceases to exist for a while, being in the abyss too. This is a consequence of the two different designations ‘the wild beast’ and ‘the wild beast that you saw’, in this account. Both of these go into the abyss, and both at the time of the 6th head. For the 5 heads have fallen and the 6th ‘is’ and the 7th is yet to come at the time that the wild beast ‘is not’.

The wild beast that you saw, was, but is not, and yet is about to ascend out of the abyss, and it is to go off into destruction.

And when they see how the wild beast was, but is not, and yet will be present, those on the dwell on the earth will wonder admiringly (Rev 17:8).

The 7 heads are 7 mountains where the woman sits on top. And there are 7 kings, 5 have fallen, one is, the other has not yet arrived, but when he does he must remain a short while (Revelation 17:10).

Comparing the two events in the present tense in the above scriptures, forces us to conclude that the both the ‘wild beast’ and the ‘wild beast that you saw’, the scarlet one, are in the condition of being ‘is not’ at the time that the 6th head ‘is’.