In the first phase of that tribulation, God will move the political rulers of this world to destroy “Babylon the Great,” thus showing his contempt for that religious harlot. Then, in the war of Armageddon, the final phase of the great tribulation, Jehovah himself will wipe out the rest of Satan’s world. – Watchtower 7-15-2010
I have heard some of Jehovah’s Witnesses speculate that false religion might be taxed out of existence. But if that were the case, why would it be necessary for God to cut the tribulation short for the sake of the chosen ones, or else no flesh would survive? I have heard of being taxed to death, but that is just a figure of speech.
The reason the Watchtower is in the dark on these vital matters is because the time of the end has not begun. And the book of Daniel, for one, but virtually all of God’s judgments are sealed up until the time of the end. During the time of the end there will not be any gradual enlightenment, like the day getting brighter and brighter.
Isaiah 30:26 symbolizes the new light this way: “And the light of the full moon will become like the light of the sun; and the light of the sun will become seven times stronger, like the light of seven days, in the day that Jehovah binds up the breakdown of his people and heals the severe wound from the blow he inflicted.”
“The breakdown of his people” has not taken place yet. The severe blow Jehovah inflicts is yet to come. It is the tribulation. The verse preceding in Isaiah refers to it as “And on every tall mountain and on every high hill will be streams and watercourses, in the day of the great slaughter when the towers fall.”
Most assuredly among the towers destined to fall in that day will be the Watchtower. That will be as a result of the “blow he inflicted.”
As a demonstration of Bethel’s blindness and dishonest method of interpretation, in their supposed verse-by-verse commentary on the prophecy of Isaiah the Society only quotes the first half of the verse above and conveniently omits any mention of ‘the day of great slaughter when the towers fall.’ Furthermore, to put a happy spin on the day Jehovah heals the severe wound he inflicts upon his people the Isaiah commentary states:
What a thrilling climax to this brilliant prophecy! The glory of God will shine forth in all its splendor. The blessings in store for God’s faithful worshipers will exceed vastly—sevenfold—anything that they have experienced before.
The great slaughter to come will undoubtedly result in the deaths hundreds of millions, if not billions. Population reduction has long been the official policy of the British Empire. Through London’s insidious influence over America the US has now adopted the Malthusian outlook. And the United Nations’ Agenda 21 is the framework of global genocide.
Although the ignorant Jehovah-haters have accused God of intending to inflict genocide, in reality it is Satan the Devil, who, as Jesus said, ‘was a murderer when he began,’ who is the chief sponsor of the policy to reduce the world’s population by 80%. There is no reason to believe that Jehovah will prevent the god of this world from implementing his wicked scheme to destroy mankind. Truth be known, it is what the prophecy of Habakkuk is detailing. It is during that time of certain death when Jehovah will become the Savior of the faithful.
The as-of-yet-still-sealed-up prophecy of Daniel confirms the above —foretelling that the king of the north will launch a global genocidal campaign. Here’s is what the Bible says is going to occur: “But reports out of the east and out of the north will disturb him, and he will go out in a great rage to annihilate and to devote many to destruction. And he will plant his royal tents between the grand sea and the holy mountain of Decoration; and he will come all the way to his end, and there will be no helper for him. During that time Michael will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of your people. And there will occur a time of distress such as has not occurred since there came to be a nation until that time. And during that time your people will escape, everyone who is found written down in the book.”