[240] The 7 appearances of Jesus to mankind after his resurrection

The first appearance to Mary Magdalene on 33Nisan16 early:

11 Mary, however, kept standing outside near the memorial tomb, weeping. Then, while she was weeping, she stooped forward to look into the memorial tomb
12 and she viewed 2 angels in white sitting one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been lying.
13 And they said to her: Woman, why are you weeping? She said to them: They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have laid him.
14 After saying these things, she turned back and viewed Jesus standing, but she did not discern it was Jesus.
15 Jesus said to her: Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for? She, imagining it was the gardener [like the first Adam], said to him: Sir, if you have carried him off, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.
16 Jesus said to her: Mary! Upon turning around, she said to him, in Hebrew: Rabboni! which means Teacher!
17 Jesus said to her: Stop clinging to me. For I have not yet ascended to the Father. But be on your way to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God.'
18 Mary Magdalene came and brought the news to the disciples: I have seen the Lord! and that he said these things to her (John 20).

It is a beautiful account. Please notice that Jesus refers to his ascension to God in 4 different ways. This stands symbolically for 4 different ascensions of his 'body' his wife to two different fathers and two different gods, by the Maximum Distribution  Principle. The word symbolic meaning is 4 ascensions of Jesus, in the form of his 1NC wife, to Jehovah, their God and the father of all angels and to Jesus their eternal father who is also their God - see intro26.

1NCs during the first part of the first presence (when their flesh is clean because they have a valid water baptism)
1NCs during the second part of the first presence
1NCs during the first part of the 2nd presence
1NCs during the second part of the 2nd presence

There is a further ascension of Jesus to himself during the 3rd presence.

Matthew informs us that both Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James (Mark 15:40) saw him on this first appearance:

1 After the Sabbath, when it was growing light on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to view the grave.
2 And, notice! a great earthquake had taken place; for Jehovah's angel had descended from heaven and approached and rolled away the stone, and was sitting on it.
3 His outward appearance was as lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.
4 Yes, for fear of him the watchmen trembled and became as dead men.
But the angel in answer said to the women: Do not you be fearful, for I know you are looking for Jesus who was impaled.
6 He is not here, for he was raised up, as he said. Come, see the place where he was lying.
7 And go quickly and tell his disciples that he was raised up from the dead, and, look! he is going ahead of you into Galilee; there you will see him. Look! I have told you.
8 So, quickly leaving the memorial tomb, with fear and great joy, they ran to report to his disciples.
And, look! Jesus met them and said: Good day! They approached and caught him by his feet and did obeisance to him.
10 Then Jesus said to them: Have no fear! Go, report to my brothers, that they may go off into Galilee; and there they will see me (Matthew 28).

You need to put the pieces of the jigsaw together here. Incidentally the Long conclusion of Mark is canonical, the Vatican B manuscript is the one. Mary the mother of James was Jesus' surrogate mum as we can see from the below scriptures:

55 Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? [Binary questions. Both answers are true]
56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Where, then, did this man get all these things? (Matthew 13)

40 There were also women viewing from a distance, among them Mary Magdalene as well as Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and Salome (Mark 15).

47 But Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph (Codex Alexandrinus) continued looking at where he had been laid (Mark 15) 

1 So when the Sabbath had passed, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and, Salome bought spices in order to come and grease him (Mark 16)

It is possible that Salome was Jesus' sister. Anyway Mary Magdalene was clinging to Jesus in John, and both Marys caught him by his feet and were therefore clinging to him in Matthew, so we have to take John 20 and Matthew 28 as one appearance to both Marys. Mary Magdalene much have grabbed his leg first!

The 2nd to Cleopas on the road to Emmaus on 33Nisan16 day:

13 But, look! on that very day 2 of them were journeying to a village about 60 stadia distant from Jerusalem [and] named Emmaus,
14 and they were conversing with each other over all these things that had come about.
15 Now as they were conversing and discussing, Jesus himself approached and began walking with them;
16 but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
17 He said to them: What are these matters that you are debating between yourselves as you walk along? And they stood still with sad faces.
18 In answer the one named Cleopas said to him: Are you dwelling as an alien by yourself in Jerusalem and so do not know the things that have occurred in her in these days?
19 And he said to them: What things? They said to him: The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who became a prophet powerful in work and word before God and all the people;
20 and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over to the sentence of death and impaled him.
21 But we were hoping that this [man] was the one destined to deliver Israel; yes, and besides all these things, this makes the 3rd day since these things occurred.
22 Moreover, certain women from among us also astonished us, because they had been early to the memorial tomb
23 but did not find his body and they came saying they had also seen a supernatural sight of angels, who said he is alive.
24 Further, some of those with us went off to the memorial tomb; and they found it so, just as the women had said, but they did not see him.
25 So he said to them: Oh senseless ones and slow in heart to believe on all the things the prophets spoke!
26 Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?
27 And commencing at Moses and all the Prophets he interpreted to them things pertaining to himself in all the Scriptures.
28 Finally they got close to the village where they were journeying, and he made as if he was journeying on farther.
29 But they used pressure upon him, saying: Stay with us, because it is toward evening and the day has already declined. With that he went in to stay with them.
30 And as he was reclining with them at the meal [the evening meal] he took the loaf, blessed it, broke it and began to hand it to them.
31 At that their eyes were fully opened and they recognized him; and he disappeared from them.
32 And they said to each other: Were not our hearts burning as he was speaking to us on the road, as he was fully opening up the Scriptures to us? (Luke 24).

Symbolises the coming to make the appointment of FDS2, which had a new covenant, the ELC mediated by Paul.

The 3rd to the 11 apostles including Thomas who was evidently not convinced and some other disciples on 33Nisan17 a few hours after sunset

33 And in that very hour they rose and returned to Jerusalem, and they found the 11 and those with them assembled together,
34 saying: For a fact the Lord was raised up and he appeared to Simon!
35 Now they themselves related the [events] on the road and how he became known to them by the breaking of the loaf.
36 While they were speaking of these things he himself stood in their midst [[and said to them: May you have peace.]]
37 But because they were terrified, and had become frightened, they were imagining they beheld a spirit.
38 So he said to them: Why are you troubled, and why is it doubts come up in your hearts?
39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; feel me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones just as you behold that I have.
40 [[And as he said this he showed them his hands and his feet.]]
41 But while they were still not believing for sheer joy and were wondering, he said to them: Do you have something there to eat?
42 And they handed him a piece of broiled fish;
43 and he took it and ate it before their eyes.
44 He now said to them: These are my words which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all the things written in the law of Moses and in the Prophets and Psalms about me must be fulfilled.
45 Then he opened up their minds fully to grasp the meaning of the Scriptures,
46 and he said to them: In this way it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from among the dead on the 3rd day,
47 and on the basis of his name repentance for forgiveness of sins would be preached in all the nations -- starting out from Jerusalem,
48 you are to be witnesses of these things.
49 And, look! I am sending forth upon you that which is promised by my Father. You, though, abide in the city until you become clothed with power from on high.
50 But he led them out as far as Bethany [3km from Jerusalem], and he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
51 As he was blessing them he was parted from them and began to be borne up to heaven [to return a week later in Galilee]                          ].
52 And they did obeisance to him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
53 And they were continually in the temple blessing God (Luke 24).

The 4th to the disciples excluding Thomas on 33Nisan22/23:

7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you' (Mark 16 NWT).

19 Therefore, when it was late/evening on that day [that calendar day - had it been evening then it would have been the next calendar day], the first of the Sabbaths [Gnostic. Here it means literally the first one of the Sabbaths of Weeks, i.e. 33Nisan22, not the first day of weeks, but the first Sabbath of weeks. It cannot be 33Nisan16, the first day of the week, because the disciples could not travel from Jerusalem to Galilee in one day. It is 75 miles from Jerusalem to the border of Galilee and 80 miles to the nearest Galilean mountain which is mount Gilboa. It is over 100 miles to the sea of Galilee. One cannot reasonably walk more than 20 miles per day. So it was a minimum of a 4 day journey over fairly mountainous terrain. Donkeys were used to carry loads rather than people over large distances. The evening of that day then starts 33Nisan23. Jesus appeared and released them from despair on the Sabbath. But he made their priesthood operational on the next day (not during a Sabbath). He blew upon them on the 24 hour Hebrew day of 33Nisan23, the day after the Sabbath, the first of the week again. Jesus appointed FDS1 over all his belongings on 33Nisan16 (since 33Nisan15 was a Sabbath). One cannot be appointed to work for Jesus on a weekly Sabbath] and, although the doors were locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them: May you have peace [on 33Nisan22].
20 And after he said this he showed them both his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced at seeing the Lord.
21 Jesus, therefore, said to them again: May you have peace [on 33Nisan23]. Just as the Father has sent me forth, I also am sending you.
22 And after he said this he blew upon them and said to them: Receive holy spirit [your priesthood is now operational, after the 7 day installation from 33Nisan16-22 inclusively].
23 If you forgive the sins of any persons, they stand forgiven to them; if you retain those of any persons, they stand retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the 12, who was called The Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.
25 Consequently the other disciples would say to him: We have seen the Lord! But he said to them: Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails and stick my finger into the print of the nails and stick my hand into his side, I will certainly not believe (John 20 NWT).

Jesus beamed through locked doors here! 

The 5th at the sea of Tiberias

1 After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; but he made the manifestation in this way.
2 There were in company Simon Peter and Thomas, who was called The Twin, and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee and the sons of Zebedee and 2 others of his disciples.
3 Simon Peter said to them: I am going fishing. They said to him: We also are coming with you. Out they went and got aboard the boat, but during that night they caught nothing.
4 However, just as it was getting to be morning, Jesus stood on the beach, but the disciples did not, of course, discern that it was Jesus.
5 Then Jesus said to them: Young children, you do not have anything to eat, do you? They answered No! to him.
6 He said to them: Cast the net on the right side of the boat and you will find [some]. Then they cast it, but they were no longer able to draw it in because of the multitude of the fishes.
7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus used to love said to Peter: It is the Lord! Hence Simon Peter, upon hearing that it was the Lord, girded about himself his top garment, for he was naked, and plunged into the sea.
8 But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not a long way from land, only about 200 cubits away, dragging the net of fishes.
9 However, when they disembarked onto land they beheld lying there a charcoal fire and fish lying upon it and bread.
10 Jesus said to them: Bring some of the fish you just now caught.
11 Simon Peter, therefore, went on board and drew the net to land full of big fishes, 153 of them. But although there were so many the net did not burst.
12 Jesus said to them: Come, take your breakfast. Not one of the disciples had the courage to inquire of him: Who are you? because they knew it was the Lord.
13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and the fish likewise.
14 This was now the 3rd time that Jesus appeared to the disciples [as a group. First on 33Nisan17, then on 33Nisan22/23 through locked doors without Thomas, then on 33Iyyar1 with Thomas. But this omits the first and second appearances to the two Marys and then to the two disciples, Cleopas and the other on the road to Emmaus] after his being raised up from the dead (John 21).

The 6th to the disciples and Thomas on 33Iyyar1:

26 Well, 8 days later [after 33Nisan23] his disciples were again indoors [33Iyyar1, the first of the month, when the apostles gathered to celebrate the new moon], and Thomas with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and he stood in their midst and said: May you have peace.
Next he said to Thomas: Put your finger here, and see my hands, and take your hand and stick it into my side, and stop being unbelieving but become believing.
28 In answer Thomas said to him: My Lord and my God! [There are those who require a second impalement of the body of the Christ before they believe. Jesus permits such an indignity to his body so that these ones do actually believe. Thomas did not actually touch his wounds being too embarrassed]
29 Jesus said to him: Because you have seen me have you believed? Happy are those who do not see and yet believe (John 20).

This time he appeared to all 11 apostles. Again he came through locked doors to a disciple for whom seeing was believing! [8 days after the first day of the week is the second day of the second week after he died. This is the first coming in the second presence, the second day. His hands are new covenant FDS1 and FDS3, the upper limbs, his feet are FDS2 and FDS4 the lower limbs, his side being pierced is a second betrayal?? The locked doors are again to the house of Jehovah, the temple of Solomon, on mount Moriah.

18 And Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And, look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things (Matthew 28). (but in the case of FDS1 it was the conclusion of the Jewish system of things!).

14 But later he appeared to the 11 themselves as they were reclining at the table, and he reproached their lack of faith and hardheartedness, because they did not believe those who had beheld him now raised up from the dead.
15 And he said to them: Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.
16 He that believes and is baptized will be saved, but he that does not believe will be condemned.
17 Furthermore, these signs will accompany those believing: By the use of my name they will expel demons, they will speak with tongues (Mark 16)

Mark 16 relates Matthew 28 to John 20.

The 7th and final appearance when he ascended into heaven on 33Iyyar26

1 The first account, Oh Theophilus, I composed about all the things Jesus started both to do and to teach,
2 until the day that he was taken up, after he had given commandment through holy spirit to the apostles whom he chose.
3 To these also by many positive proofs he showed himself alive after he had suffered, being seen by them through 40 days and telling the things about the kingdom of God.
4 And while he was meeting with them he gave them the orders: Do not withdraw from Jerusalem, but keep waiting for what the Father has promised, about which you heard from me;
5 because John, indeed, baptized with water, but you will be baptized in holy spirit not many days after this.
6 When, now, they had assembled, they went asking him: Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?
7 He said to them: It does not belong to you to get knowledge of the times or seasons which the Father has placed in his own jurisdiction;
8 but you will receive power when the holy spirit arrives upon you, and you will be witnesses of me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the most distant part of the earth.
9 And after he had said these things, while they were looking on, he was lifted up and a cloud caught him up from their vision.
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,
11 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).

There were two angels in white at the last appearance as well as at the first appearance. These 6 appearances stand for the six comings of the Christ, after his coming as Jesus to die for us until his coming at Armageddon - see 505.

Paul sums up his appearances as follows...

3 For I handed on to you, among the first things, that which I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures;
4 and that he was buried, yes, that he has been raised up the 3rd day according to the Scriptures;
5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the 12.
6 After that he appeared to upward of 500 brothers at one time, the most of whom remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep [in death].
7 After that he appeared to James, then to all the apostles;
8 but last of all he appeared also to me as if to one born prematurely (1 Corinthians 15).

This would add an appearance to Peter and another to 500 brothers and another to James to the list, making 10 appearances in all!

There may be a correspondence between 7 appearances of the Gospels and Acts 1 and the 7 comings of the Christ starting with his baptism, as follows:

Appearance Coming
Mary Magdalene and Mary (Jesus' mum) 33Nisan16 Michael's entrance 29Tishri10 to appoint FDS1 33Nisan16
Cleopas and friend on the road to Emmaus 33Nisan16 Appoint FDS2 59Nisan20 - 62Tishri2
The 11 apostles excluding Thomas on 33Nisan17 of Luke 24 in Jerusalem Remove sons of Bilhah and appoint sons of Zilpah over FDS2.
The 10/11 apostles excluding Thomas on 33Nisan23 in Galilee Appoint FDS3 1901Tishri2 - 1905Sivan6
The 11 apostles on 33Iyyar1, the new moon Remove FDS3 on 1998Elul27/29 and appoint FDS4 on 1998Tishri2 to feed the 1NC reserves and 2000Tishri2 to rule the proselyte 2NCs
The sea of Tiberias Appoint Laodicea
The ascension on 33Iyyar26 into an ark hidden within a cloud Final revealing/manifestation - with the clouds of the 2nd/3rd fire signs of 1Kings18

Matthias was the 12th apostle who replaced Jesus, since Paul describes 12 and all the apostles and then himself. 

18 This very man, therefore, purchased a field with the wages for unrighteousness, and pitching head foremost he noisily burst in his midst and all his intestines were poured out.
19 It also became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that that field was called in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.
20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his lodging place become desolate, and let there be no dweller in it,' and, 'His office of oversight let someone else take.'
It is therefore necessary that of the men that assembled with us during all the time in which the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
22 starting with his baptism by John and until the day he was received up from us, one of these men should become a witness with us of his resurrection.
23 So they put up two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
24 And they prayed and said: You, O Jehovah, who know the hearts of all, designate which one of these two men you have chosen,
25 to take the place of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas deviated to go to his own place.
26 So they cast lots over them, and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was reckoned along with the 11 apostles (Acts 1).

Paul was not assembled with the Christians in the congregation baptised from John during Jesus' ministry. Paul was an apostle, the first apostle, the Elijah of FDS2, but not an apostle of FDS1. For even Jesus was an apostle, one sent forth by God.

'Lodging place' epauliV appears only once and so means 'lodging place' in the word symbolic meaning. So the Bethel of the Watchtower is to become desolate with no dweller in it. Kingdom Halls do not need to be desolate, they do not have accommodation, neither do assembly halls.

Judas bursting in his midst is some time period of which we are unaware. The Watchtower have been trying to produce decoded food with the 2NC saints that they have in prison. This is all going to come out. They have falsely represented that they are God's channel for understandings, knowing that they have never been such. Now they have compounded this deceit by farming the 2NC saints for the spiritual food that they represent to the flock that God can only give directly to them!

They teach other people's understandings whilst representing that only they can get understandings from God being the exclusive channel.