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 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 I29. We call their subcovenants, 'the first Elijah covenant' (EC1), and EC2, EC3 and EC4. John the baptist and Paul were the Elijah's of the first presence and Charles Russell and Gordon 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.
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 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).
Well it meant that 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 if he is the first corner, then there are 3 other corners since the temple of the law had 4 corners. So Jesus was the mediator of the 1NC and there are 3 other mediators of spirit sanctification covenants. These are Paul who mediated the ELC (the covenant of Bilhah) and MZ who mediated the HLC (the covenant of Zilpah) and Gordon who mediates the 2NC (the covenant of Rachel), the 1NC is the covenant of Leah.
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,
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.
9 But you are a chosen race [TCC1], a royal priesthood [TCC2], a holy nation [TCC3], a people for special possession [TCC4], that you should declare abroad the excellencies of the one that called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2).
But John the baptist too was a stone whom the builders rejected, since Herod killed him. He was the chief cornerstone of the temple of all Christianity. He too had 3 successors, 3 further cornerstone. Paul the mediator of the 2EC, Russell, the mediator of the 3EC and Gordon, the mediator of the 4EC. He builds a temple not from living stone alone, but from holy stones, all those that are water baptised, all those that are clean in the flesh. Dead but clean stones.
So the 4 cornerstones of the spirit sanctified temple, the most holy, are 4 spirit baptism covenants and the 4 cornerstones of the water baptism temple, the holy, are the 4 true Christian churches. In transfiguration symbolism there are three types of temple, the tent of Moses, the 3 temples of the law (the tabernacle, Solomon's and Zerubbabel's), the tent of Elijah, the temples of the 4 true Christian churches, and the tent of Jesus, the temples 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 new covenant saints, who became a harlot church fornicating with Rome to become the Roman Catholic church after 46 years. Then Jesus builds 3 more churches on 3 further days, these being the churches of FDS2, FDS3 and FDS4. So it took 46 years to build TCC1 by water baptism.
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 crow 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 whose
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 we commanded to recline in symposiums plural and symposiums plural, there were to be at least 4 symposiums. 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 objects of hatred by all people on account of my name; but he that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved.
23 When they persecute you in one city, flee to another; for truly I say to you, you will by no means complete the [circuit of] the cities of Israel until the Son of man arrives. (Matthew 10 NWT)
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 [pronoun imbalance
due to 'her']. 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 [
pronoun imbalance due to 'her']. 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).
Jerusalems by the Parallel Account Principle. Laodicea is the 4th such. The LWs
are too disorganised to be an administration and do want it! They all kill
prophets and stone those sent forth to her! For
more on this please see U78a.