By telling the witnesses they might not like it the GB knows that they will comply. Great scare tactic, get their minds all in overdrive, make em think that something of importance is going to happen and maybe threaten the very fiber of the witnesses and their congregations, you'll see almost all of them tripping over their feet to comply to dear ole Mom organziation.
I am sure most wouldn't want to be seen as being disobedient in anything issuing for the top.
WatchTower Propaganda, Armaggedon, Great Tribulation, oh maybe terrorists, What the heck. You should be more concerned about the peoples lives you've destroyed and alienated, familes, because of your rotten disfellowshipping policy., and what about all those poor dear molested ones, you can't hide from the law suits, people are taking you to the cleaners now. The Society is getting its just desserts.
First of all telling witnesses to gather food stuffs and emergency supplies, takes the responsibilty off of the shoulders of the organization. They will no need of RELIEF WORK. Now let see how much will that save in dollars now that they will no longer aid others. Mega bucks for sure. Look at 9 11, they cowerard and locked the Bethel rather then letting in witnesses who needed love support or a meal , Let them fend for themselves. How many JW's live within that radius of the Bethel and world trading Center? There are alot.
They don't need money, and if witnesses learn that the society is dire straits then they all have the right to leave that organizaiton. It wouldn't be God that is behind their work anymore.
Here are the immortal words of C, T. Russell in 1879,: He wrote the following.
As early as the second issue of the Watch Tower, in August 1879, Brother Russell stated: "‘Zion’s Watch Tower’ has, we believe, JEHOVAH for its backer, and while this is the case it will never beg nor petition men for support. When He who says: ‘All the gold and silver of the mountains are mine,’ fails to provide necessary funds, we will understand it to be time to suspend the publication." Consistent with that, there is no begging for money in the literature of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Really it is a pathetic ploy by the society to keep the witnesses under their strict rules. Phone numbers the congregations already have them on the Publishers Record Card, you have personal info about you and they have your phone numbers. they know when you were baptized, they know how many years you've been a witness, they know if you have be naughty or nice and they know all the different cong, you have been in. That is the responsiblity of the cong. Secretary. And when you see your card you can have the details corrected if there is a mistake. So why really do they want to know your details numbers of home and cellular? Smells like a rotten fish to me
So why all the hype.??? SCARE EM, SHAKE EM UP, Its a reminder that they GB are in CONTROL and your not. You will obey for fear of disobedience which could lead to reproof or disfellowshipping. Next they ask you to show them your yearly income or the balance of your bank accout...
the official word of Orangefatcat is run while you can.....
so let it be written so let it be done....