We saw in intro45 that there are two presences and each presence has two parts separated by a gap in the water baptism of the 1NC saints. So there are two water baptisms in each of the two presences making 4 water baptisms in all. An Elijah is someone who starts off a water baptism, as John the Baptist, did. He was the first antitypical Elijah.
13 For all, the Prophets and the Law, prophesied until
14 and if you want to accept it, He himself is Elijah who is destined to come [again] (Matthew 11).
So John the baptist was not only an Elijah, but being possessed by Gabriel as the original Elijah was, he was actually Elijah - see I21.
10 However, the disciples put the question to him: Why, then, do
the scribes say that Elijah must come first?
11 In reply he said: Elijah, indeed, is coming and will restore all things.
So certainly Elijah comes again after John. But we have already deduced that there are 4 water baptisms into 4 true Christian churches and each one of these must be started by an Elijah figure who is baptised in water from heaven, So In fact he comes 3 more times after John. The last time he comes is just before the end.
5 Look! I am sending to you people Elijah, the prophet before
the coming of the great and fear-inspiring day of Jehovah.
6 And he must turn the heart of fathers back toward sons, and the heart of sons back toward fathers; in order that I may not come and actually strike the earth with a devoting [of it] to destruction (Malachi 4).
Since baptism is entry into a covenant - see I32, these 4 Elijah's all of whom are water baptised from heaven in order to start a true religion, are mediators of subcovenants of the ICC - see I28. We call their subcovenants, 'the first Elijah covenant' (1EC), and 2EC, 3EC and 4EC. John the baptist and Paul were the Elijah's of the first presence and Charles Russell and Gordon Ritchie are the Elijah's of the second presence. The characteristic activities of these 4 churches are summarised by Paul in one sentence...
11 And he gave some as apostles [The first True Christian Church - TCC1], some as prophets [TCC2], some as evangelizers [TCC3], some as shepherds and teachers [TCC4] (Ephesians 4).
So the LWs are the 'shepherds and the teachers' to the Watchtowers 'evangelizers'. We are the Jacob of righteousness and temple building to the Watchtower's Esau of hunting people in the field...
27 And the boys got bigger, and Esau became a man knowing how to hunt [evangelise], a man of the field [service], but Jacob a blameless man [loving and therefore accurately discerning the law of God] dwelling in tents [building up congregation doctrine] (Genesis 25).
The writer of this page claims to be the 4th of these Elijah's, the one who came just before the great and fear-inspiring day of Jehovah, the 1,000 year judgement 'day' of the Kingdom of God. This day is fear-inspiring because it includes Armageddon.
Again we saw in intro45 that there are two presences, and indeed in order for Matthew 24 to be the sign of a presence there must be an absence or the sign is not needed. And if there is an absence, then there are at least two presences.
But Jesus said: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? The word symbolic meaning of this prophetic statement is two greater rejections by God of Jesus. Jesus dying exclamation is a reader question: What are these two greater rejections? The answer is they are the rejection of TCC1 and the rejection of TCC3 both of which were 1NC churches. So each of the two presences was split in two by the rejection of the 1NC administration of the first church of the presence. Indeed this is why we read even in Matthew 24...
48 But if ever that evil slave should say in his heart,
'My master is delaying,'
49 and should start to beat his fellow slaves and should eat and drink with the confirmed drunkards,
50 the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and in an hour that he does not know,
51 and will cut him in two [dicotomew] and will assign him his part with the hypocrites. There is where [his] weeping and the gnashing of [his] teeth will be. (Matthew 24 LWT)
The one administration is cut into two administration temporally, making two churches in each presence. For Matthew24 is the signs not of the times but of the presences and of conclusions of systems of things. Since the question that the disciples asked was...
3 While he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things? (Matthew 24 NWT)
18 And Jehovah's angel, for his part, said to Gad to say to David that David should go up to erect an altar to Jehovah on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
19 Accordingly David went up at the word of Gad that he had spoken in the name of Jehovah.
20 Meantime, Ornan turned back and saw the angel; and his 4 sons with him were hiding themselves. Now Ornan had been threshing wheat.
21 So David came as far as Ornan. When Ornan looked and saw David, he immediately went out of the threshing floor and bowed down to David with his face to the earth.
22 Then David said to Ornan: Do give me the place of the threshing floor, that I may build in it an altar to Jehovah. For the money in full give it to me, that the scourge may be halted from upon the people.
23 But Ornan said to David: Take it as your own, and let my lord the king do what is good in his own eyes. See, I do give the cattle for burnt offerings and the threshing sledge for the wood and the wheat as a grain offering. The whole I do give.
24 However, King David said to Ornan: No, but without fail I shall make the purchase for the money in full, because I shall not carry what is yours to Jehovah to offer up burnt sacrifices without cost.
25 So David gave Ornan for the place gold shekels to the weight of 600 (1 Chronicles 21 NWT)
Threshing wheat is the business of a true Christian church. We separate the flour from the chaff. 4 hidden sons of Ornan from whom David purchased the temple floor. These stand for 4 hidden temple floor providers, or 4 hidden Christian churches, which provide a water baptism for 1NC saints making Jesus' flesh in a true church which is the foundation or temple floor or rock mass upon which the church is then built. A son for a true Christian church I am giving you. The sons are in the family business of the father which is to provide threshing floors to the greater David of Jesus Christ for the purpose of building a temple upon them! Purveyors of fine temple floors by appointment to his majesty Jehovah.
22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the head of the corner (Psalm 118).
17 But he looked upon them and said: What, then, does this that is
written mean, 'The stone which the builders rejected, this has become the chief
18 Everyone falling upon that stone will be shattered. As for anyone upon whom it falls, it will pulverize him (Luke 20).
20 and you have been built up upon the foundation of
the apostles and prophets, while Christ Jesus himself is the foundation
21 In union with him the whole building, being harmoniously joined together, is growing into a holy temple for Jehovah. (Ephesians 2 NWT)
6 For it is contained in Scripture: Look! I am laying in Zion a stone, chosen, a foundation cornerstone, precious; and no one exercising faith in it will by any means come to disappointment.
7 It is to you, therefore, that he is precious, because you are believers; but to those not believing, the identical stone that the builders rejected has become [the] head of [the] corner [the builders are the previous true church]
8 and a stone of stumbling and a rock-mass of offence. These are stumbling because they are disobedient to the word. To this very end they were also appointed. [these are weeds and sons of the DAC]
9 But you are a chosen race [TCC1 - the Way, started by John+Jesus, chosen by water baptism in distinction to genetic procreation], a royal priesthood [TCC2 - the Light, started by Paul become priests and administrators, royal but not Kingly], a holy nation [TCC3 - the Truth, started by Russell], a people for special possession [TCC4 - the Life, started by Gordon, special possession in the Kingdom of God], that you should declare abroad the excellencies of the one that called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2 NWT).
So yes Jesus who was rejected by the Pharisees controlling the physical temple of the law of Moses, became the first cornerstone in the new spiritual temple of Christianity.
But John the baptist too was a stone whom the builders rejected, since Herod Antipas killed him and the temple in Jerusalem was rebuilt by his father, Herod the Great who reigned from 37 BC to 4AD. John the baptist was the chief cornerstone of the temple of all Christianity from a water baptism standpoint.
But Jesus and if John are the chief cornerstones, the first corner stones of the Most Holy room and of the Holy room respectively, then there are 3 other cornerstones to each room in the temple since the temple of the law had 4 corners to each room.. So Jesus was the mediator of the 1NC and there are 3 other mediators of spirit sanctification covenants for the Most Holy. And John was the mediator of the 1EC and there are 3 other mediators of water baptism covenants for the Holy.
So both of them had 3 successors, 3 further cornerstones. John builds a temple not from living stones alone, but from holy stones, all those that are water baptised, all those that are clean in the flesh. Dead or alive but clean stones. He built the Holy, the outer room, but not the Most Holy, the inner room.
Most Holy Corner1: Jesus mediated the 1NC (the covenant of Leah).
Most Holy Corner2: Paul mediated the ELC (the covenant of Bilhah)
Most Holy Corner3: MZ mediated the HLC (the covenant of Zilpah). We do not know who he was.
Most Holy Corner4: Gordon mediates the 2NC (the covenant of Rachel)
Holy Corner1: John the baptist mediated the 1EC (the 1st Elijah Covenant).
Holy Corner2: Paul mediated the 2EC (the 2nd Elijah Covenant)
Holy Corner3: Charles Russell mediated 3EC (the 3rd Elijah Covenant)
Holy Corner4: Gordon mediates the 4EC (the 4th Elijah Covenant)
The 4 walls of the Holy are the laws of the 4 True Christian Churches,
The 4 walls of the Most Holy are the extra laws for the saints both inside and outside the 4 True Christian Churches (they must be spiritual virgins and not have defiled themselves with women etc.)
Jesus' flesh, the temple curtain is the nexus of the two temple rooms.
So the 4 cornerstones of the spirit sanctified temple, the most holy, are the 4 mediators of the 4 spirit baptism covenants under the JAC and the 4 cornerstones of the water baptism temple, the holy, are the 4 mediators of the 4 water baptism covenants under the ICC. In transfiguration symbolism there are three types of temple, the tent of Moses is the 3 temples of the law (the tabernacle, Solomon's and Zerubbabel's), the tent of Elijah is the temples of both living and dead stones, the 4 true Christian churches, and the tent of Jesus is the temples of the living stones of the sons of the 4 spirit sanctification covenants.
Therefore, in answer, the Jews said to him: What sign have you to show
us, since you are doing these things?
19 In answer Jesus said to them: Break down this temple, and in 3 days I will raise it up.
20 Therefore the Jews said: This temple was built in 46 years, and will you raise it up in 3 days?
21 But he was talking about the temple of his body (John 2).
In the literal meaning, this was the physical human body of Jesus which was broken by the Jews and then resurrected in 3 days. In the greater meaning it was the church, the temple of TCC1 which was broken by the spiritual Jews, the sons of the JAC, the first new covenant saints, who became a harlot church fornicating with Rome to become the Roman Catholic church. It became a false church on 84Nisan14. Then Jesus builds 3 more churches on 3 further days, these being the churches of TCC2, TCC3 and TCC4.
61 and said: This man said, 'I am able to throw down the temple of God and build it up in 3 days.' (Matthew 26 NWT)
61 said: This affirmed; I am able to destroy the temple of the God, and in three days to build it. (Matthew 26 ED)
The above scripture does not refer to Jesus' death for he did not kill himself, he was killed by the Romans. It refers to his pulling down a Christian church and building another one on 3 future occasions making a total of 4 true Christian churches.
75 And Peter called to mind the saying Jesus spoke, namely: Before a cock crows, you will disown me 3 times. And he went outside and wept bitterly (Matthew 26).
30 At that Jesus said to him: Truly I say to you, You today, yes, this night, before a cock crows twice, even you will disown me 3 times (Mark 14).
The cock is a male winged creature having authority over female winged creatures (hens). He crows when he is appointed over the saints to run a new church. The crowing is to warn the hens of danger and to inform people about his territory - his church.
40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he
said to Peter: Could you men not so much as watch one hour with me?
41 Keep on the watch and pray continually, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit, of course, is eager, but the flesh is weak.
42 Again, for the second time, he went off and prayed, saying: My Father, if it is not possible for this to pass away except I drink it, let your will take place.
43 and he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
44 So leaving them, he again went off and prayed for the 3rd time, saying once more the same word.
45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them: At such a time as this you are sleeping and taking your rest! Look! The hour has drawn near for the Son of man to be betrayed into the hands of sinners (Matthew 26).
So 3 true religions fall asleep and then deny Jesus, by denying his representative. But not 4.
So let us heed the advice of Paul who said...
11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is taken into the
holy place by the high priest for sin are burned up outside the camp.
12 Hence Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.
13 Let us, then, go forth to him outside the camp [leaving the former church behind], bearing the reproach he bore,
14 for we do not have here a city that continues, but we are earnestly seeking the one to come [the next true church, the new Jerusalem] (Hebrews 13).
And if we listen carefully to David he says...
2 Incline to me your ear. Deliver me speedily. Become for me a rocky stronghold, A house of strongholds
[A covenant house, the JAC, of churches,
job it is to collect the saints] to save me.
3 For you are my crag [protection outside a stronghold, between strongholds] and my stronghold [true church]; And for the sake of your name you will lead me and conduct me. (Psalms 31 NWT)
39 And he gave orders to them to recline all (ones) symposiums
symposiums [drinking party by drinking party]
upon the green grass. (KIT)
40 And they fell upwards garden rows/garden-plots/onion-beds/leek-beds [plural] garden rows/garden-plots/onion-beds/leek-beds [plural] according to hundred and according to fifty. (Mark 6 KIT)
Since they were commanded to recline in symposiums plural and symposiums plural, there were to be at least 4 symposiums. And since they reclined according to 100s plural and according to 50s plural, they were at least 4 reclining groups, 4 churches being fed. Now symposium is the Greek word for a drinking room. So there are at least 4 drinking rooms. These drinking rooms are true churches drinking the wine of the 1NC. Then they fell upwards in gardens rows plural upon garden rows plural, there must have been at least 4 garden rows/onion beds/leek-beds/garden-plots. :Liddell and Scott describe the Greek word prasia as "onion patch". So there are again at least 4 true churches. For in a true church one sits down to be fed by Jesus miraculously.
22 And you will be hated by all on account of My name,
but the [one] enduring to [the] end shall be kept safe.
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For truly I say to you, In no way will you have finished the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes. (Matthew 10 GLT)
Each city is a true Christian church, a true administration of spiritual Israel, the sons of the JAC, the saints.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the [one]
killing the prophets and stoning those sent forth to her [double
designation, makes no sense as a triple]. How-many-times I wanted to gather your children together,
in the manner [tropon] a hen
gathers her chicks [nossia - plural] together under her wings!
[How many true churches of young saints (baby
birds) gathered together by and under the protection of angelic wings did Jesus
want to build? a Reader Question!] But you people did not want it.
38 Look! Your house is abandoned to you.
39 For I say to you, you will by no means see me from henceforth until you say, 'Blessed is he that comes in [the] name of [the] Lord!' (Matthew 23).
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the
[one] killing the prophets and stoning those sent forth to her [double
designation, makes no sense as a triple]. How-many-times I wanted to gather your children
together in the manner [tropon] a hen gathers her brood [nossian -
singular] of chicks under her wings, but
you people did not want [it]!
35 Look! Your house is abandoned to you. I tell you, you will by no means see me until you say, 'Blessed is he that comes in [the] name of [the] Lord' (Luke 13).
How many times indeed?
4 Greater Jerusalems by the Parallel Account Principle. FDS1, FDS2, FDS3 and the adamic Administration of Laodicea. The LWs are too disorganised to be an administration and do want to be gathered together under the wings of Jesus! They all kill prophets and stone those sent forth to her! For more on this please see U78a.
There is a great scripture in Genesis 31 which sums up the JAC and all its subcovenants and Judaism and the 4 churches of Christianity in one verse as follows...
33 So Laban went on into the tent of Jacob [JAC under law] and into the tent of Leah [1NC in TCC1] and into the tent of the 2 slave girls [ELC of Bilhah and HLC of Zilpah in TCC2], but did not find them. Finally he went out of Leah's tent [1NC in TCC3] and went on into Rachel's tent [2NC in TCC4] (Genesis 31).
TCC1 is the 1st True Christian Church.
John, Paul, Ringo and George gave us the songs for man.
John, Paul, Russell and Gordon gave us the songs for God