"Announcing Our New Appointment At Bethel - Al-Saheef, Ex-Iraqi Information Minister, To Replace JR Brown" would probably go down quite well.
Something special is happening this weekend!!!!
I think the talk has something to do with the fall of Babylon the Great and that the end is now so near.
Nothing new under the sun; 20 years of the End is Near and the Destruction of BtheG*** w98 9/15 17 Waiting in "Eager Expectation" ***
Jehovah will soon put it into the minds of political rulers to destroy "Babylon the Great," the world empire of false religion.
*** w97 3/1 14 Happy Are Those Who Stay Awake! ***
Soon, Jehovah will move this system’s political element to destroy Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion.
*** w97 9/15 19 Who Will Survive "the Day of Jehovah"? ***
We will soon see the fulfillment of the angel’s words to the apostle John: "The ten horns that you saw, and the wild beast, these will hate the harlot [Babylon the Great] and will make her devastated and naked, and will eat up her fleshy parts and will completely burn her with fire. For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, even to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished." (Revelation 17:16, 17; 18:2-5) "The ten horns" depict the militarized political powers holding sway on earth. Though they now have a spiritually adulterous relationship with Babylon the Great, her time is short. This world’s political element will destroy false religion, and "the wild beast"—the United Nations—will have a principal role with "the ten horns" in devastating her. What an occasion for praising Jehovah!—Revelation 19:1-6.
*** w96 6/1 18 Flight to Safety Before the "Great Tribulation" ***
At Revelation 17:16, it is foretold that a figurative scarlet-colored wild beast, which has proved to be the United Nations, will turn on harlotlike Babylon the Great and violently destroy her.
The execution of divine judgment will start with the destruction of Babylon the Great. That harlotlike empire of false religion will be forever blotted out of existence. That time is very near!
*** w95 2/15 9 There Will Be a Resurrection of the Righteous ***
Since the end of Satan’s world is so close, sheeplike Christians would dearly enjoy living until Jehovah’s sovereignty is vindicated during the coming tribulation on Babylon the Great and the rest of Satan’s world.
*** w94 3/1 20 Jehovah's Controversy With the Nations ***
As foretold at Revelation 17:12-17, the time will come when Jehovah starts his strange act by putting it into the hearts of "the ten horns"—militarized members of the United Nations—"to carry out his thought" of devastating the world empire of false religion. How will this come about? There are numerous ways that "the ten horns" of Revelation chapter 17 may, in the words of
Þ Re 17 Ü verse 16, come to "hate the harlot and . . . completely burn her with fire." True, nuclear arms have proliferated and are still proliferating in many danger spots on earth. But we must wait and see how Jehovah will put it into the hearts of political rulers to execute his vengeance.
*** w94 11/1 17 Be Tenderly Compassionate ***
God will put it into the heart of members of the United Nations to desolate Christendom and all other forms of false religion.
*** w93 5/1 24 Deliverance at the Revelation of Jesus Christ ***
The opening salvo of the great tribulation comes with the execution of Jehovah’s judgment on Babylon the Great. Revelation 17:15-18 graphically describes God’s "thought"—to maneuver "ten horns," powerful forces from within the multinational UN "wild beast," to dispose of her.
*** w93 11/1 22 The Final Victory of Michael, the Great Prince ***
The destruction of Babylon the Great is graphically described in the book of Revelation: "The ten horns that you saw [the ‘kings’ ruling in the time of the end], and the wild beast [the scarlet-colored wild beast, representing the United Nations organization], these will hate the harlot and will make her devastated and naked, and will eat up her fleshy parts and will completely burn her with fire."
*** w92 5/1 12 Keep Close in Mind the Day of Jehovah ***
Soon, as described at Revelation 17:16, 17, it will be God’s "thought" for the political powers to turn on the entire world empire of false religion, Babylon the Great, and devastate her.
*** w91 4/1 19 Mankind's Search for God ***
The final two chapters show how true worship has been restored in these last days and what the immediate future holds for Babylon the Great, Satan’s world empire of false religion.
*** w91 9/15 16 "Help Me Out Where I Need Faith!" ***
The cry "Peace and security!" will be the signal for "sudden destruction" to come upon Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion. (Revelation 17:1-6; 18:4, 5) This too will test Christian faith. With false religion collapsing in ruins, will Jehovah’s Witnesses remain firm in faith? Of course they will.
*** w90 2/1 21 Exposing "the Man of Lawlessness" ***
The time for God to execute his judgment against the man of lawlessness is fast approaching. Soon, as Jesus foretold, "there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again." (Matthew 24:21) That unprecedented time of trouble will begin with the execution of Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion, which includes the religions of Christendom.
*** w89 7/1 28 A Marriage That Benefits Millions Now Living ***
Soon, with Babylon the Great judged and destroyed, the last ones of the bridal remnant will complete their journey.
*** w88 1/15 14 Jehovah-Our Strength ***
Soon, Jah Jehovah will do "wonderful things" in removing not only "Babylon the Great" but also "the woven work" of condemnation that envelops mankind because of Adam’s sin.
*** w88 9/15 14 Listen-Jehovah's Watchman Speaks! ***
The antitypical ‘man in linen’ scatters God’s fiery message throughout Christendom as notification that divine anger will soon be vented upon her and the rest of Babylon the Great.
*** w88 9/15 21 Jehovah Unsheathes His Sword! ***
It will strengthen our determination to shun improper worldly ties if we remember that Christendom’s associates will soon turn on her and execute God’s sentence upon her as a principal part of Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion.—
*** w88 10/15 16 What Will the Lord's Day Mean for You? ***
The fate of ancient Jerusalem shows what will soon happen to Babylon the Great
*** w87 4/1 20 Worldwide Security Under the "Prince of Peace" ***
The political elements will soon direct their efforts not just against Christendom but against all of Babylon the Great, the entire world empire of false religion, to wipe it out of existence.
*** w86 7/1 8 Make Proper Use of Christian Liberation ***
Soon he will destroy Babylon the Great, which has enslaved man by means of religious error.
*** w85 9/1 21 Kingdom Ministers Meet the Challenge ***
How do we know that the religious ministers of Babylon the Great will soon be out of a job?
*** w84 5/15 22 See the Blessings of Kingdom Unity! ***
In their case, Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion, has already fallen. Her influence is swiftly diminishing. Even now, elements of the wild beast described in Revelation chapter 17 are eyeing her, preparing to eat her flesh and burn her utterly with fire.
*** w83 7/1 7 A Pleasure-Loving World About to End! ***
Thus, "Babylon the Great" is the world empire of false religion, including all the churches of Christendom. Revelation 17:15 indicates that the "many waters" this religious harlot sits on are the "peoples and crowds and nations and tongues" upon whom she depends for support, much as ancient Babylon depended on the waters of the Euphrates for its prosperity. So the drying up of the waters means the dwindling of the people’s support for religion.
*** w83 7/1 7 A Pleasure-Loving World About to End! ***
Secondly, just as ancient Babylon fell on the very night that the waters of the Euphrates receded, the rise of secularism and the dwindling of support for religion are clear indications that destruction is imminent for "Babylon the Great."
*** w82 1/1 16 Forward, You Ministers of the Kingdom! ***
TODAY, in many lands, the spiritual pastures of false religion have withered and the waters on which Babylon the Great is sitting are drying up.
*** w82 5/15 16 The Signs of the Times-What Do They Mean to You? ***
Soon Christendom’s religious systems, and any claims she makes to being a "holy place," will be desolated just as completely as was the anti-Christian Jewish system in 70 C.E. As Revelation 17:5, 16, 17 shows, all segments of false religion worldwide—"Babylon the Great"—will be devastated at that same time, preliminary to the war at Armageddon, the finale of the "great tribulation."—Revelation 16:14, 16; 19:11-21.
*** w81 1/15 15 Is God's Day of Vengeance Near? ***
As that hour of judgment approaches, how is God expressing his love? In this way: to all sincere Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, Hindus—to people of all false religions who want to become God’s people—God extends the urgent invitation recorded in Revelation 18:4, 5: "Get out of [Babylon the Great], my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues. For her sins have massed together clear up to heaven, and God has called her acts of injustice to mind."
20 Without a doubt, the execution of God’s judgment draws ever closer! Antireligious nations already wield great power in the United Nations. Oil-hungry militaristic countries threaten the Moslem world as well as those nations long regarded as the bulwark of Christendom’s religions. That is why it is now high time for all lovers of truth and righteousness to get well away from the "famous prostitute," yes, to flee to God’s kingdom.
Gee, Blondie, after all that work, I hope I'm right. Oh, what difference does it make? What you put together is what EVERY talk's about.
You know, whenever I hear the word "special" is used to describe something, I associate it with the mentally handicapped.
So, when I hear the phrase "special talk", or "special pioneer"... well, you get the picture.
. . . special ed, special needs, . . . .
Blue light special...but not in Texas anymore
minimus, I believe the special talk is indeed on the topic you speak of. Of course, my memories of last Sunday's meeting is somewhat foggy since I was asleep about 80% of the time .
Designed as they are for consumption by the generally gullible Bible Study disciples, these talks seem fairly innocuous: (from 2001 to 1996)--
"Who Can Be Saved?"
"Why Mankind Needs a Ransom."
"True Friendship With God and Neighbor."
"Remaining Blameless Amid a Crooked Generation."
"False Religion’s End Is Near."
That last one...I'm still anxiously awaiting its fulfillment.