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Let's remember False Religion doesn't collapse from within.

While it is true that "some " of her waters get dried up - according to Bible prophecy - she is alive and well when governments turn on her (Rev 17). Don't count her out - until Jehovah puts the thought into the minds of world leaders to do away with her.

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The tills are empty and the system is collapsing,"

15 And he says to me: “The waters that you saw, where the harlot is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And 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 fleshy parts and will completely burn her with fire. 17 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. 18 And the woman whom you saw means the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.”

Who are you going to believe?

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The tills are empty and the system is collapsing,"

15 And he says to me: “The waters that you saw, where the harlot is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And 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 fleshy parts and will completely burn her with fire. 17 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. 18 And the woman whom you saw means the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.”

Who are you going to believe?

Biblical scripture is accurate. Babylon does not fall from within, it gets attacked by the outside. Notice that in the past 6-8 months many, including governments are making boastful stands against religion globally. I'm waiting to see what will trigger the final fall. Then begins Jehovah's long waited vindication of his name.

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I do not see the crisis.

The property of the Greek Orthodox church is huge. One newspaper estimated to be 15 times the country debt.

(Revelation 18:10-17) . . .Too bad, too bad, you great city, Babylon you strong city, because in one hour your judgment has arrived!’ 11 “Also, the traveling merchants of the earth are weeping and mourning over her, because there is no one to buy their full stock anymore, 12 a full stock of gold and silver and precious stone and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet; and everything in scented wood and every sort of ivory object and every sort of object out of most precious wood and of copper and of iron and of marble; 13 also cinnamon and Indian spice and incense and perfumed oil and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and horses and coaches and slaves and human souls. 14 Yes, the fine fruit that your soul desired has departed from you, and all the dainty things and the gorgeous things have perished from you, and never again will people find them. 15 “The traveling merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of [their] fear of her torment and will weep and mourn, 16 saying, ‘Too bad, too bad—the great city, clothed with fine linen and purple and scarlet, and richly adorned with gold ornament and precious stone and pearl, 17 because in one hour such great riches have been devastated!’. . .

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Yeah, it is a little too soon to say,

too bad, too bad—the great city, clothed with fine linen and purple and scarlet, and richly adorned with gold ornament and precious stone and pearl, 17 because in one hour such great riches have been devastated!’

But that day is coming soon like a thief in the night. :pistols:

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Before a few years I believed cause would be fundamentalism. Later I believed that it would be the economy. Now I believe Jehovah, will be the one that will determine the developments.

*** re chap. 36 p. 265 pars. 23-24 The Great City Devastated ***

So now the voice out of heaven informs John further concerning this whore: “For her sins have massed together clear up to heaven, and God has called her acts of injustice to mind. Render to her even as she herself rendered, and do to her twice as much, yes, twice the number of the things she did; in the cup in which she put a mixture put twice as much of the mixture for her. To the extent that she glorified herself and lived in shameless luxury, to that extent give her torment and mourning. For in her heart she keeps saying, ‘I sit a queen, and I am no widow, and I shall never see mourning.’ That is why in one day her plagues will come, death and mourning and famine, and she will be completely burned with fire, because Jehovah God, who judged her, is strong.”—Revelation 18:5-8.

24 Strong words, those! So action is required. Jeremiah urged the Israelites in his day to act, saying: “Flee out of the midst of Babylon, . . . for it is the time of vengeance belonging to Jehovah. There is treatment that he is paying back to her. Get out of the midst of her, O my people, and provide each one his soul with escape from the burning anger of Jehovah.” (Jeremiah 51:6, 45) In a similar way, the voice out of heaven warns God’s people today to flee from Babylon the Great in order not to receive part of her plagues. Jehovah’s plaguelike judgments on this world, including Babylon the Great, are now being proclaimed. (Revelation 8:1–9:21; 16:1-21) God’s people need to separate themselves from false religion if they themselves do not want to suffer these plagues and ultimately die with her. Besides, remaining within that organization would make them share in her sins. They would be as guilty as she is of spiritual adultery and of shedding the blood “of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.”—Revelation 18:24; compare Ephesians 5:11; 1 Timothy 5:22.

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The Image of the Wild Beast destroys the Harlot.

Jehovah puts it into the hearts of the wild beast to destroy false religion. The demise is not gradual, it is swift,shocking and decisive. See June 2012 Watchtower.

It does seem though that in the past few years religion, the governments, and the economy are all revealing, quite clearly, why they deserve destruction.

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The Image of the Wild Beast destroys the Harlot.

Jehovah puts it into the hearts of the wild beast to destroy false religion. The demise is not gradual, it is swift,shocking and decisive. See June 2012 Watchtower.

It does seem though that in the past few years religion, the governments, and the economy are all revealing, quite clearly, why they deserve destruction.

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WT June 2012 p. 18

17 False religion, however, will not just fade away. The harlot will remain a potent force, attempting to bend kings to her will until God plants an idea in the hearts of those in power. (Read Revelation 17:16, 17.) Soon Jehovah will cause the political elements of Satan’s system, as represented by the United Nations, to attack false religion. They will destroy her influence and devastate her riches. Such an event may have seemed unlikely just decades ago. Today, the harlot teeters on the back of the scarlet-colored beast. Even so, she will not slip slowly from her seat. Her tumble will be sudden and violent.—Rev. 18: 7, 8, 15-19.

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