Some ten years ago that Rayford talk, a Special Assembly Day main discourse, was referenced on this forum. Some person back then even took the time and effort to transcribe the key part of it and I will paste that here. Firstly, here's the link.
I’m going to put these notes down here for a minute and just say something to you.
"I’d like for you to listen to this very carefully…
For those of us at Bethel we have the privilege of working with the faithful and discreet slave - the governing body - and I would like for you to know how the governing body - the faithful slave - feels about the way things are right now in this system of things, the time period in which you are living.
The faithful slave feels that that have fulfilled Matthew 24:14. This good news has been preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness.
What does the next part of that text say, after?
(a couple of people mutter in the audience)
Yes. The end will come.
Do you know that there are only three countries in the entire world where there are no Witnesses today?
Only three countries. They are Somalia, North Korea, and Afghanistan. That doesn’t mean that the literature is not in those countries, there’s no Witnesses there.
And I mentioned this yesterday to some of the friends, and they wanted to know why, and I will tell you why.
Jehovah does not send his people to any environment where they will be killed.
That’s why there’s no Witnesses there. Those two (sic) countries bear community responsibility. But the good news of the kingdom has been preached.
Matthew 24. Luke 21. Mark 13. Revelation 6. Those scriptures are having their fulfillment. They’re being fulfilled.
So where are you in the stream of bible prophecy?
What is the next prophecy to be fulfilled - the next one?
Do you know?
I’m going to read it to you. Turn to Revelation. Revelation 17. Verses 15 through 17.
And he says to me, the waters you saw where the Harlot is sitting means people and crowds and nations and tongues. The ten horns that you saw and the wild beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her devastated and naked and will eat up her fleshly parts and will completely burn her with fire, for God put it into their hearts to carry out His thoughts - or 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.
The words of God will have been accomplished.
The anointed - the faithful slave - is waiting for God with this one thought in their hearts.
That’s the next bible prophecy to be fulfilled. For those who know what that means, that triggers the Great Tribulation.
Once that starts, all of you will be locked into where you are now.
Whatever you’ve done, you’ve done. There won’t be any more “well, you know I could have, I thought of, that I might do this, if I had the time.”
This is the time.
What will you going to, what will you do about the time in which you, we, are living?
Be at it urge..urgently. Be quick about it.
The time left is reduced."