[288] Micah 7: I came to cause division

34 Do not think I came to put peace upon the earth; I came to put, not peace, but a sword.
35 For I came to cause division, with a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a young wife against her mother-in-law.
36 Indeed, a man's enemies will be the [ones] [male] of his own household.

37 He that has greater affection for father or mother than for me is not worthy of me; and he that has greater affection for son or daughter than for me is not worthy of me.
38 And whoever does not accept his torture stake and follow after me is not worthy of me.
39 He that gains [euriskw] his soul will lose it, and he that loses his soul for my sake will gain it (Matthew 10).

1 Too bad for me, for I [reserve saints in the Watchtower, realizing their situation] have become like the gatherings of summer fruit [sparse], like the gleaning of a vintage [clipped or separated from the old vine, the Watchtower, the hidden prophets]!  There is no grape cluster to eat, no early fig, that my soul would desire! [nothing that feeds those saints]
2 The loyal one has perished from the earth [The last 1NC saint died just before 2001Nisan14], and among mankind [the non angelic, unsanctified JWs] there is no upright one. All of them, for bloodshed [literal blood, appears once] they lie in wait [pre-meditated church murder of members needing blood transfusions. Number of these are small but that is not the point. Murder is murder and the church is one body. It is a murderer of its congregation. Whether it systematically kills 0.1% or 40% is irrelevant from a moral standpoint]. They hunt, everyone his own brother, with a dragnet [mass marketing evangelism, such as 1 billion hours of field service. The dragnet catches every type of fish].
3 [Their] hands are upon what is bad, to do [it] well; the prince is asking [for something], and the one who is judging [does so] for the reward, and the great one is speaking forth the craving of his soul, his very own; and they interweave it.
4 Their best one is like a brier, [their] most upright one is worse than a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen [Internal Watchtower researchers], [of] your visitation, must come [When the 1NC saints descend upon them]. Now will occur the confounding of them [Their theology is shown to be bankrupt].
5 Do not put your faith in a companion. Do not put your trust in a confidential friend. [every believer has to stand for himself. He must worship not his tutor or priest, but the Lord!] From her who is lying in your bosom guard the openings of your mouth [keep your sayings even from your own wife and children].
6 For a son is despising a father [a saint despising the mediator of his covenant]; a daughter is rising up against her mother [the congregation of saints despising or neglecting their covenant]; a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his household. [The Watchtower divides families deliberately when member is considered an apostate. They have complete disrespect for the family arrangement of God. They use fear of loss of that arrangement to persecute people into remaining loyal not to God or to their God given families but to them. This also applies to a new church verses the old church of a presence. Family members will be split between the old and the new church]
7 But as for me [1NC reserves in the Watchtower], it is for Jehovah that I shall keep on the lookout. I will show a waiting attitude for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.
8 Do not rejoice over me, Oh you woman enemy of mine [Jezebel, rotten remnant, unsealed part of Jesus' wife, the stars dragged from heaven by the dragon's tail]. Although I have fallen, I shall certainly rise up; although I dwell in the darkness, Jehovah will be a light to me.
9 The raging of Jehovah I shall bear -- for I have sinned against him [committing idolatry with the wicked slave] until he conducts my legal case and actually executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light [the name of the church of FDS2. But Jesus is the light. This is a new church]; I shall look upon his righteousness.
10 And my enemy will see, and shame will cover her, who was saying to me: Where is he, Jehovah your God? My own eyes will look upon her. Now she will become a place of trampling, like the mire of streets.