eyeused2beadub - "As the growth slows down, the gb will find a scripture to twist about how it was prophesied that as the end approached (TM) there would be a slowing down of the growth in jehobers organization."
I've often thought that, too.
If they were really on the ropes, they might think it worth the risk, but the potential blowback could theoretically bite them hard; after all, that particular "prophecy" is supposed to be one of the opening salvoes of the End; if nothing else happened after that, though, then what?
I dunno, maybe I'm overthinking it...
...maybe all they'd actually have to do is simply imply it to reinforce the Armageddon anxiety amongst the loyalists.