[45] The 2 Presences of the Christ

'I am not a pillar of the church, but a buttress. I support it from the outside' - Winston Churchill

We start with the famous question that the disciples put to Jesus on the mount of Olives:

1 Departing now, Jesus was on his way from the temple, but his disciples approached to show him the buildings of the temple.
2 In response he said to them: Do you not behold all these things? Truly I say to you, By no means will a stone be left here upon a stone and not be thrown down.
3 While he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: Tell us, When will these things be [end of Jewish system], and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things? [end of Satan's system] (Matthew 24).

1 As he was going out of the temple one of his disciples said to him: Teacher, see! what sort of stones and what sort of buildings!
2 However, Jesus said to him: Do you behold these great buildings? By no means will a stone be left here upon a stone and not be thrown down.
3 And as he was sitting on the Mountain of the Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew began to ask him privately:
4 Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these [stones being thrown down] things are destined to come to a conclusion [end of Jewish system]? (Mark 13).

These 2 parallel accounts describe the same event in their literal meanings (which meanings are fairly symbolic). Luke 21 is not a parallel account because it is set in the temple not upon the mount of Olives.

In Matthew 24 and in Mark13 Jesus is asked the question by 4 apostles upon the mount of Olives at night. Whereas Luke 21 is set in the temple during the day and Jesus is not asked a question but volunteers the prophecy to those speaking about the beautiful stones of the temple (i.e. those close to those stones).

1 And having looked up, He saw the rich ones putting their gifts into the treasury.
2 And He also saw a certain poor widow putting two lepta there.
3 And He said, Truly I say to you, This poor widow put [in] more than all.
4 For all these out of their abundance put into the gifts to God, but she out of her poverty put [in] all the living which she had.
5 And as some were speaking about the temple, that it had been adorned with beautiful stones and gifts, He said,
6 [As to] these things that you see, days will come in which a stone will not be left on a stone, which will not be thrown down.
7 And they asked Him, saying, Teacher, then when will these things be? And what [will be] the sign when these things are about to happen?

37 And [in] the days, He was teaching in the temple. And going out [in] the nights, He lodged in the Mount of Olives. (Luke 21 GLT)

3 And [as] He [was] sitting in the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew questioned Him privately: (Mark 13 GLT)

So in Matthew and in Mark the 4 apostles ask Jesus for a sign of a presence [A coded reference to 4 presences or parts of presences). But clearly Jesus was present when he was being asked the question. So the apostles are asking for a sign of his future presence (knowing that he is going to be physically absent). 

22 It was while they were gathered together in Galilee that Jesus said to them: The Son of man is destined to be betrayed into men's hands,
23 and they will kill him, and the third day he will be raised up. Consequently they were very much grieved (Matthew 17).

In fact although he left them at his death, we shall discover that he continued to be 'present' for another 42 years after his death until 74Nisan-75Nisan when the first part of the fire presence ended. So the apostles were essentially asking: How will we know that you are still around when you yourself are in heaven?

The various signs that Jesus gave were certainly fulfilled at the time of the end of the Jewish system, when the temple was burned down and not a stone was left upon a stone. But unbeknown to the disciples at that time, there was to be a second fulfilment of the 'signs of the presence' in the last years of the World. 

The 4 apostles asked Jesus a total 4 questions privately. These were:

1. When will the physical temple fall down
2. What is the sign of your presence (first or second)
3. What is the sign of the end of everything (Matthew)
4. What is the sign of the end of the Jewish system (Matthew and Mark)

Matthew asks all 4. Mark asks 1 and 4. But since these are parallel literal accounts of the same events, all 4 questions were asked of Jesus and the answer given by Jesus, was in fact all three answers of Matthew and Mark, which together apply to all 4 questions. The sign of Jesus' presence is very very large. It is the entirety of Jesus' answer and it stretches from Matthew 24:4 - Matthew 25:46 and from Mark 13:5 - Mark 13:37 and from Luke 21:8-38!! It was a long answer. Here is the beginning of his answer in Matthew...

4 And in answer Jesus said to them: Look out that nobody misleads you;
5 for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.
6 you are going to hear of wars and reports of wars; see that you are not terrified. For these things must take place, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom [World wars in second presence], and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another.
8 All these things are a prelude of pangs of distress.
9 Then people will deliver you up to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be objects of hatred by all the nations on account of my name [due to the authority from Jesus that his people have. The JWs fulfilled this in WW2, refusing to bow to the authority of the state and make war, and so ending up in concentration camps. The first presence true Christians were fed to the lions].
10 Then, also, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another.
11 And many false prophets will arise and mislead many;
12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness the love of the greater number will cool off.
13 But he that has endured to the end [the end of the admin of the sons of Bilhah of FDS2 at the rapture aftr the end of the first presece and then after the end of the second presence (the rapture starting on 2008Heshvan6).] is the one that will be saved.
14 And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.
15 Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place, let the reader use discernment,
16 then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains (Matthew 24).

From this answer we can see that knocking down of the temple at Jerusalem, in fact by the Roman general Titus in 70 AD, which was the end of the Jewish system, occurred during the sign of the presence and therefore occurred during a presence. Furthermore the sign of the presence is also a sign of the conclusion of the system of things. So the end of the world occurs during a presence.

But if there was one continuous presence all the way from Jesus' death until the end of the world, then since he would never be absent he would not need to give us a sign for his presence. So it is apparent that the first presence ended, and was followed by a period of absence before a second presence began.

So the end of the Jewish system of things, the destruction of the physical temple in Jerusalem by Titus in 70 CE lies in the first presence, and the end of the world, caused by corrupt politicians, lies at the end of the second presence. So really Jesus is being asked: What sign (singular) is the sign of your first presence which contains the end of the Jewish system, which sign is also the sign of your second presence which ends with Armageddon.

Since a sign is needed to detect Jesus' presence, his presence cannot be plainly visible. So there are two invisible presences the first covering the end of the Jewish system and the second covering the end of the world.

Do you not behold these things?

Jesus says to his disciples: Do you not behold these things? referring to the buildings of the temple. 

Now of course the disciples, sitting upon the mount of olives could see the temple buildings, in fact they pointed these buildings out to him. So in the literal meaning, yes they could see them. But in the greater meaning the answer is no. We have seen this before in the case of Nicodemus' second question to Jesus:

4 Nicodemus said to him: How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter into the womb of his mother a second time and be born, can he? (John 3).

Literally the answer is no, one cannot enter the womb of one's genetic mother a second time. But in the greater meaning, the answer is, yes. That is precisely how one is born again - see I12. It is such a great question. Nicodemus's words were inspired. Now in the case of Jesus' question to the disciples: Do you not behold these things? we have the same situation. Literally, yes, they could see the building. Symbolically, no, they could not see the greater building. So this is a good time to introduce the reader to what we call the Binary Question Principle of the true bible code...

Any unanswered question asked in the scriptures with two possible answers (normally yes and no), has the answer in the symbolic meaning, being the opposite of the answer in the literal meaning. 

In other words with any unanswered binary question in the scriptures, both possible answers are true. Whichever answer is true in the literal meaning of a literal account, the opposite answer is true in the greater meaning of the account.

The temple buildings in the greater meaning are invisible physically just like his presences. Now the use of the plural word 'buildings', means that there are several true Christian religions, in the temple with the 4 cornerstones, for the scripture does not say 'building' of the temple. But both the building, the true religion, and the stones of the (buildings of) the temple are physically invisible in the greater meaning because the building is made out of living stones, sanctified men and women. These true Christians are invisible in that they do not look like temple stones and do not look any different to any other human, and some of them do not behave any differently either.

19 Certainly, therefore, you are no longer strangers and alien residents, but you are fellow citizens of the holy ones and are members of the household of God, 
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and you have been built up upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, while Christ Jesus himself is the foundation cornerstone.
21 In union with him the whole building, being harmoniously joined together, is growing into a holy temple in [the] Lord.
22 In union with him you, too, are being built up together into a place for God to inhabit by spirit (Ephesians 2 - NWT adapted from Greek).

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 three days?
21 But he was talking about the temple of his body.
22 When, though, he was raised up from the dead, his disciples called to mind that he used to say this; and they believed the Scripture and the saying that Jesus said (John 2).

19 What! Do you not know that the body of you people is temple of the holy spirit within you, which you have from God? (1 Corinthians 6).

4 Coming to him as to a living stone, rejected, it is true, by men, but chosen, precious, with God. 
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You yourselves also as living stones are being built up a spiritual house for the purpose of a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
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 (1 Peter 2).

One or more of the buildings of this grand temple of all Christianity must contain the living stones of Jesus' very body, the new covenant saints. To see why the New Covenant saints are his body, please consider the following scriptures...

30 We are members of his body (Ephesians 5).

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He is the head of the body, the congregation (Colossians 1).

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Because a husband is head of his wife, as the Christ also is head of the congregation, he being a saviour of [this] body (Ephesians 5).

The Marriage here is the new covenant. The New covenant saints collectively are Jesus' bride, engaged to him through this covenant. Hence we read in Revelation:

7 Let us rejoice and be overjoyed, and let us give him the glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has arrived and his wife has prepared herself. 
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Yes, it has been granted to her to be arrayed in bright, clean, fine linen, for the fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the holy ones (Revelation 19).

Jesus is the lamb here:

29 The next day he beheld Jesus coming toward him, and he said: See, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world! (John 1).

This marriage of the lamb takes place in heaven immediately after Armageddon. This is covered in Revelation 19 - see U151. But even whilst the new covenant saints are merely his fiancé, having entered into the new covenant, they are still regarded as Jesus flesh, his body, under Law:

23 In case there happened to be a virgin girl engaged to a man, and a man actually found her in the city and lay down with her,  
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You must also bring them both out to the gate of that city and pelt them with stones, and they must die, the girl for the reason that she did not scream in the city, and the man for the reason that he humiliated the wife of his fellowman. So you must clear away what is evil from your midst (Deuteronomy 22).

18 But the birth of Jesus Christ was in this way. During the time his mother Mary was promised in marriage to Joseph, she was found to be pregnant by holy spirit before they were united.
19 However, Joseph her husband, because he was righteous and did not want to make her a public spectacle, intended to divorce her secretly (Matthew 1).

So Jesus’ fiancé is treated in all respects as his wife, because in those days there was no question of either a man or a woman breaking their agreement with each other to get married (things have changed a bit since then). 

OK so the New covenant saints are Jesus' fiance, and have the same marital status as Jesus wife, which is one flesh with her husband according to Adam and to Jesus...

24 That is why a man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh (Genesis 2).

6 So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has yoked together let no man put asunder (Matthew 19).

So his fiance is one in flesh with Jesus. So their bodies are his body. So his flesh, his body is here, when they are here. So his body, his wife, his fiance, his flesh are the living stones of one or more of the buildings of the spiritual temple. And so if they are present then Jesus is present and if they are not and he is not physically down here himself, then he is absent. 

So the two presences are split by an absence of Jesus which is an absence of his flesh, which is an absence of his wife-to-be, his fiance, which is an absence of 1NC saints. But since these are the spirit temple, we can see clearly that their first temple in the first presence is knocked down, so that no living stone rests upon no living stone and then replaced by a second temple in the second presence. 

Definition: Jesus is present if his flesh is present upon the earth. His flesh can be a body which the angel Michael possesses or can be his fiance a 1NC saint with a valid water baptism so that he or she is clean in the flesh. Jesus cannot be one with unclean flesh.

Two presences means two temples of 1NC saints, which means two true religions. We have already seen this is the case of gap in procreation of the children of Leah, who stands for the 1NC in the greater meaning of Genesis29/30 - see I32. We can also see it in the case of the temple curtain that Paul describes as representing Jesus' flesh, which was rent in two from top to bottom at Jesus' death. 

51 And, look! the curtain of the sanctuary [Jesus' flesh] was rent in two, from top to bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rock-masses [Jesus was the rock masses] were split (Matthew 27).

19 Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness for the way of entry into the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
20 which he inaugurated for us as a new and living way through the curtain, that is, his flesh (Hebrews 10).

This would mean that our entrance to the Kingdom of God, through this curtain cannot occur until all the 1NC saints are dead, since they represent Jesus flesh and Jesus flesh is the temple curtain, and the temple curtain prevented everyone from entering the most holy, which pictures the Kingdom of God in heaven. But the curtain was rent from top to bottom. So the first presence, the absence, and the second presence together span the whole time period from Jesus to Armageddon.

Whilst Jesus was alive, his body, his flesh, was in one piece, but after he died his body became that of his wife, the 1NC saints, and they are split in two into the two presences of the Christ. The gap in time between the buildings (plural) of the spiritual temple, the gap between the presences, is represented by the two halves of the curtain, his flesh, his wife, his body by covenant. It is also prefigured by the temporal gap in time between the two physical stone temple of the Jews, Solomon's temple and Zerubbabel's temple. Don't forget that the Jews were not under the law of Moses whilst in exile in Babylon, because it is impossible to be under law without a functioning temple!! It was Ezra who took them back under law, he was a second Moses if you like - see Nehemiah 8-10.

The importance of this is that a lot of people over the last 2,000 years who have claimed to be new covenant saints, by their partaking of the bread and the wine o the 1NC, have been badly mislead. If they had listened to Jesus they would have known that he was going to be absent for quite some time, because he said:

11 You will always have the poor with you but you will not always have me (Matthew 26 adapted from Greek).

This response was made to the disciples indignation at a woman pouring expensive oil on Jesus' head. The woman is the new covenant, the expensive oil is the baptism in holy spirit, the head is the collection of new covenant saints who are to be the Kings of the Kingdom of God in heaven. So the response, in the symbolic meaning, means you will not always have the new covenant saints. It means, I will not always be present. In the literal meaning of course Jesus died.

Jesus' Comings and his Presences

Jesus came to the physical and true temple in his first century ministry to chuck out the bad guys:

1 And suddenly there will come to his temple the Lord, whom you people are seeking, and the messenger of the covenant in whom you are delighting. Look! He will certainly come, Jehovah of armies has said (Malachi 3).

15 So, after making a whip of ropes, he drove all those with the sheep and cattle out of the temple, and he poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables (John 2).

In the literal meaning of John 2:15, Jesus came to the physical temple of the Jews, and he was physically present within it, and he made an inspection, and they failed that inspection. In the greater meaning Jesus comes to the spiritual temple of the congregation of first new covenant saints, the living stones of that temple. Yet these very stones define his presence. So basically he comes to see his wife. Most husbands perform this function slightly more frequently than he does, but it is a perfectly normal thing to do. This is quite a conundrum if not fully understood. It seems ridiculous that Jesus can come during his presence! But he can do this, coming to inspect the temple of the new covenant saints.

The bible often but not always distinguishes between his presence and his comings by using the terms day and hour. The coming occurs at an hour and the presence defines a day. There is no coming to start a presence, the presence starts through the existence of a new covenant saint, but this is not regarded as a coming because you have to get the team together before you play the first match. Hence we read referring to the start of the presence of the Son of man: 

37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be...

But as regards a coming during the presence of the Christ:

43 But know one thing, that if the householder had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have kept awake and not allowed his house to be broken into.
44 On this account you too prove yourselves ready, because at an hour that you do not think to be it, the Son of man is coming (Matthew 24).

Obviously just as an hour is a part of a day so a coming can be a part of a presence.

In fact in the greater fulfillment when Jesus comes during his presence to inspect the temple of his wife, he not only throws out the bad guys but he knocks down the whole temple! We know that the spiritual temple of the new covenant saints is destroyed, actually by Jesus, whilst they are still around, i.e. during his presence, because as we have read above:

2 By no means will a stone be left here upon a stone and not be thrown down (Matthew 24).

This is a scripture which not only applies to the physical stones in the literal meaning, but also applies to the living stones, the new covenant saints in the symbolic meaning. For more detailed information about this meaning please see the Symbolic Structure Principle of the Code.

Look! The broken down temple in Jerusalem today is a prophecy that the spiritual temple of the New covenant saints will likewise be destroyed, once in each presence! When a spiritual temple is knocked down, that church becomes a false religion. The wicked living stones who stay in that false religion then die. But the good living stones, who seek not the glory of man but the glory of God, move to the next true religion and form the next temple. These ones continue to live. For a stone can be used in more than one building.

Each Presence lasts for 120 years

As regards the length of each presence we have:

37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be.
38 For as they were in those days before the flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; 
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and they took no note until the flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be (Matthew 24).

The days of Noah where people took no note and then got washed away were 120 years:

3 After that Jehovah said: My spirit shall not act toward man indefinitely in that he is also flesh/they have erred. Accordingly his days shall amount to 120 years. (Genesis 6).

Also after Moses the maximum lifespan for men was 120 years. Moses lived for exactly 120 years see section I15

2 and said to them: 120 years old I am today. I shall no more be allowed to go out and come in, as Jehovah has said to me, You will not cross this Jordan (Deuteronomy 31).

So since Jesus is present through his fiancé, then this ‘woman’ should not live for more than 120 years as a human in each presence. This maximum  lifespan is not just a deduction of ours from the scriptures, it is also an observation of the Jewish Historian Josephus, the contemporary of Jesus.

For the life of man was already by degrees diminished, and became shorter than before, till the birth of Moses, after whom the term of human life was 120 years...(Antiquities of the Jews Chapter 6 paragraph 5) 

Each Presence has a gap in it

7 Exercise patience, therefore, brothers, until the presence of the Lord. Look! The farmer keeps waiting for the precious fruit of the earth, exercising patience over it until he gets the early rain and the late rain.
8 You too exercise patience; make your hearts firm, because the presence of the Lord has drawn close (James 5).

This is a very important scripture to understand. James said this in the first century whilst 1NC saints were around. Why would he ask people who defined the presence of the Christ to wait until the presence of the Lord?

Well because although the Christ is the Lord, the presence of the Christ is not the presence of the Lord. The presence of the Lord is when the 'precious fruit of the earth' is harvested. It is when Jesus comes as Lord. The presence of the Christ or the presence of the son of man is the presence on earth of the flesh of Jesus through his wife. But this fruit gets both early rain and late rain. These rains are water baptisms into two true religions in a presence. the gap between the early rain and the late rain is a gap in the presence of the Christ. During this gap the bride of Christ has no water baptism and is therefore unclean in the flesh and so is temporarily disconnected from Jesus holy body and therefore not his flesh.

The 1NC saints on earth are present as Jesus' fiance, his flesh, only if that flesh is clean, i.e. water baptised. Jesus cannot be united with unclean flesh. The water baptism gives a Christian a clean flesh, in the sense that it washes away sins of the past and entitles him to a perfect non ageing fleshly body in the Kingdom of God - see I33.

Definition: Jesus is present if there is a 1NC saint on earth with a valid water baptism.

13 to the end that he may make your hearts firm, unblamable in holiness before our God and Father at the presence of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones (1 Thessalonians 3).

23 May the very God of peace sanctify you completely. And sound in every respect may the spirit and soul and body of you [brothers] be preserved in a blameless manner at the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5).

This presence of the Lord, that James describes them as waiting for, is when Jesus comes after the presence of the Christ to rapture the living saints. Paul describes things as follows:

1 However brothers, respecting the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him [through the rapture, the harvest], we request of you 
2 not to be quickly shaken from your reason nor to be excited either through an inspired expression or through a verbal message or through a letter as though from us to the effect that the day of the Lord [the day of the presence of the Lord] is here. 
3 Let no one seduce you in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. 
4 He is set in opposition and lifts himself up over everyone referred to as god or as an object of reverence, so that he sits down in the temple of the God, publicly showing himself to be [a] god.
5 Do you not remember that while I was yet with you I used to tell you these things? 
6 And so now you know the thing that acts as a restraint, with a view to his being revealed in his own due time. 
7 True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work, but only until he who is right now acting as a restraint gets to be out of the way. 
8 Then indeed, the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of his presence (2 Thessalonians 2 NWT adapted from Greek).

The manifestation of the presence, is the presence of the Lord. It occurs after the two parts of the presence of the Christ.

So how long are the gaps in the two presences? Well, Moses, the anointed leader of God died when he was exactly 120 years old to the day...

2 "A hundred and twenty years old I am today. I shall no more be allowed to go out and come in, as Jehovah has said to me, ‘You will not cross this Jordan. (Deuteronomy 31)

10 By inspiration I came to be in the Lord-related [kuriakh] day, and I heard behind me a strong voice like that of a trumpet (Revelation 1).

The 1NC non reserve saints all died and went to heaven before the Watchtower lost its water baptism, since none of them joined the LWs, and the presence has now ended. In fact they all left the Watchtower in death before the Watchtower had its head cut off when Henschel resigned on 2000Heshvan4/5, 483 years of Daniel9 after the DHC (De Heretico Carborundum - About the burning of the Heretics) act - see U150. We deduce this from the fact that Gabriel left John before Herod cut his head off - see U258

Jesus was married on 2008Nisan22. Then Jesus' wife descends from the heavens in the greater flood into the ark starting on 2016Heshvan17 and into the wilderness starting on 2016Chislev17/18, this being the last coming of the Christ, and the antithesis of the ascension on Acts 1. 

10 And as they were gazing into the sky while he was on his way, also, look! 2 men in white garments stood alongside them,
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and they said: Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus who was received up from you into the sky will come thus in the same manner as you have beheld him going into the sky (Acts 1).

Jesus comes via the appearance of all the 1NC saints as humans, in a reverse rapture. They literally float down from the sky in human bodies, in the same manner that Jesus floated up into the sky in a human body. This is what Acts 1 above is saying. This is the human-angelic interface - U248.

The Watchtower lost its water baptism either on 2001Heshvan10 when they wrote the awful letter to the Bethels, or perhaps on 2001Heshvan17, 7 days of grace thereafter. This letter showed no repentance for their riding the beast of the UN when they became a UN NGO (which is how a church rides the beast), they showed no repentance for a sin that the book of Revelation calls harlotry. They showed no repentance for putting the throne of the UN in to the temple of Jehovah. This ended the first part of the first presence which ran from 1887Sivan10, when Charles Russell was sanctified according to the pattern of the Watchtower church - see U42 to 2001Heshvan10, the awful letter to the Bethels.

Then Laodicea, an internal sect of the JWs which stole the LW water baptism and the crown of Elijah4, carried the second part of the second presence from 2006Iyyar10 (4½ times of Daniel12 after 2001Heshvan10, when the Watchtower lost its water baptism) to 2011Chislev10, when Laodicea lost its water baptism. Then 5½ years of Daniel12 later on 2017Sivan10, the 3rd presence begins. And 2,000 pigs of Mark5 later, on 2017Sivan30, the last 1NC flying pigs jump off the overhang of the false Watchtower into the sea of the world, in order drown in the waters of the 4EC and join Zoar on 2017Tammuz10/12, the entry days for the 2nd Watchtower Passover on 2017Tammuz14. In fact all of God's people, the Hebrew Slaves, who are released during the Sabbath year by law, must be released from Babylon during the first new Kingdom secular Sabbath year from 2017Iyyar1 to 2018Nisan30. For they must be released from having Satan as Caesar. The only way they can achieve that release is by entering into the ark where Caesar is Jesus or perhaps into Zoar once the mark has come in since people without the mark cannot pay taxes to Caesar! Or actually by refusing the mark in which case one no longer pays taxes to Caesar!

So the Mark of the Beast test should be over by 2018Nisan30. Well the scripture says...

16 And it puts under compulsion all [ones]: The small [ones] and the great [ones], and the rich [ones] and the poor [ones], and the free [ones] and the enslaved [ones] [counts 6x. So it takes 6 months to make the compulsion universal], in order that that they should give these a mark in their right hand or upon their forehead [6x of the mark being a necessity],
17 and that nobody might be able to buy or sell except a person having the mark [Corporate person having a UN approved logo], the name of the wild beast [being a UN NGO, married to the UN, hence taking its name] or the number of its name [UN ID number, the number authorised by the UN, a number given under the authority/name of the UN].

The sentence count of the Mark is 6 months precisely (a comparison of 6 plurals with 'all ones') form 2017Tishri16 to 2018Nisan16. This leaves a final 14 days of FRC testing without the Mark test. 

So the whole second presence looks like this:

1887Sivan10 - 2001Heshvan10 (114 years 5 months)
2006Iyyar10 - 2011Chislev10 (5 years 7 months). Frank Buckles, the last US WW1 veteran, died on 2010Adar17. Claude Choules, the last WW1 combat veteran died on 2011Iyyar1/2 (2011May5). Florence Beatrice Green, the last WW1 service veteran died on 2011Shebat6/7 (2012February4)

1884Tishri10 was the day when Charles Russell was water baptized from heaven as Elijah3 and 1887Sivan10 was the day when he was spirit baptized from heaven into the 1NC as the 12th apostle. So the whole presence is 120 years long to the very day of the BLC, which was the calendar the LW used at the time. Jesus was born on 2Heshvan21 BC. So the presence began on Jesus' birthday, which is first ripe fruits day, the 2NC Pentecost. 

So the Laodicean 1NC reserves were baptized into Laodicea to start the second part of the second presence on the late or the second Passover entry day. And Charles Russell was sanctified as the 12th half apostle starting the 2nd presence the day after atonement day, whereas Jesus began the first presence on 29Tishri10, atonement day (when non one else could have been baptized since it was an unbreakable Sabbath).

Mind you although we baptize the first 1NC reserves on 2017Sivan10, they do not become non adamic until 2017Sivan12, the 3rd day inclusively thereafter following the pattern of the Christ for human resurrection. However they are clean in the flesh on 2017Sivan10. But they are still adamic or possibly transadamic for 2 days.  

1 Come, you people, and do let us return to Jehovah, for he himself has torn in pieces but he will heal us. He kept striking, but he will bind us up.
2 He will make us alive after 2 days. On the 3rd day he will make us get up, and we shall live before him.
3 And we will know, we will pursue to know Jehovah. Like dawn, his going forth is firmly established. And he will come in like a pouring rain to us; like a spring rain that 
saturates [the] earth. (Hosea 6 NWT)

For the details of the first presence - see U33.

A Cute Proof that the Catholic Church had lost its water baptism by the time that John wrote Revelation

10 By inspiration I came to be in the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a strong voice like that of a trumpet, (Revelation 1 NWT)
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's-day, and I heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, (Revelation 1 YLT)
10 I came to be in spirit in the pertaining to Lord day, and I heard behind of me voice great as of trumpet (Revelation 1 KIT)
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evgeno,mhn evn pneu,mati evn th/| kuriakh/| h`me,ra| kai. h;kousa ovpi,sw mou fwnh.n mega,lhn w`j sa,lpiggoj (Revelation 1 WHO)

Think about what this means. It means that John was not himself in the Lord's day when he saw the things written in Revelation. That means Jesus was not present when Revelation was written. That means there was no water baptism enabling 1NC saints to have the clean flesh of the Christ at the time Revelation was penned. That means the Roman Catholic church lost its water baptism before John wrote Revelation. 

Elijah's 3½ year drought

25 For instance, I tell you in truth, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up 3 years and 6 months, so that a great famine fell upon all the land [perhaps from 2013Chislev21, the start of the 40 days of spying to 2017Sivan21, the appointment of the Zoar autonomous 1NC reserve administration]
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yet Elijah was sent to none of those [women], but only to Zarephath in the land of Sidon to a widow (Luke 4).

17 Elijah was a man with feelings like ours, and yet in prayer he prayed for it not to rain; and it did not rain upon the land for 3 years and 6 months. 
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And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the land put forth its fruit (James 5).

This does not appear to be related to the gap in the presence of Jesus.

For more on the 120x of the presence and the Warning Times of Moses and the 123x of Aaron - see U106.