1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees approached and tempting [him] they asked him to display to them a sign out [ek] of heaven [the atmosphere or God's home].
2 Answering he said to them: [[[at the time - epi] of evening [oyiaV] [an adjective] occurring you are accustomed to say, 'It will be fair-weather [for the harvest of the saints after the 2nd fire sign of 1Kings18 in the evening around sunset], for the sky/heaven [sky] is fire-red ';
3 and at morning [prwi], 'It will be stormy-weather today [for the harvest of the saints after the 3rd fire sign of 1Kings18 in the morning around sunrise], for the sky/heaven [sky] is gloomy-looking [economic depression, Time of Distress etc.].' you [JWs] know how to interpret the face/countenance [a literal real physical visible countenance, but not a real face] of the sky/heaven [this is obviously meant literally. So he is talking literally from the beginning of verse2] but the signs of the times you cannot interpret.]]] [JWs do not understand them. The signs of the times apply to both 120 year presences and to the conclusion of the Jewish system of things and the conclusion of the adamic system of things]
4 A generation wicked and an adulteress [moicaliV is a noun - Mounce], keeps on seeking a sign, but no sign will be given it/her except the sign of Jonah [the sign of Jonah 1/2, and on Jonah3/4 - see U251]. And he went away, leaving them behind (Matthew 16).
[[[These verses are in the Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus, Codex Bezae, Freer Gospels in Washington (C, D, W), but not in the Vatican B or the Sinaiticus (B, a). Gordon suspects that these verses were removed from the Vatican B manuscript by the early Catholic church who did not want to be characterised as above]]]
came out and started disputing with him, seeking from him a
12 So he groaned deeply in his spirit, and said: Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly I am saying/telling, if/whether a sign will be given to this generation [Of course it was. Jesus was in the heart of the earth 3 days and 3 nights. And at the end there is a series of signs which will get more and more obvious until even the faithless will see one of them. So they are without excuse. These are the 17 fire signs of 1Kings18] (Mark 8).
This is a literal account. It has one word symbolic meaning.
has 2 meanings in the literal
account: the Sky and God's home.
Fire red is a judgement, in the first presence
on the Jewish system and in the second presence on the conclusion of this system
of things. "Signs of the times" are bible accounts, coded 'signs',
which when decoded enable you yourself to do temporal signs, signs of the times.
came out and started disputing with him, seeking from him a
12 So he groaned deeply in his spirit, and said: Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly I am saying/telling, if/whether a sign will be given to this generation. (Mark 8 NWT)
12 And this is a sign for you: You will find an infant bound in cloth bands and lying in a manger.
34 Also, Simeon blessed them, but said to Mary its mother: Look! This one is laid for the fall and the rising again of many in Israel and for a sign to be talked against (Luke 2 NWT)
1 Here the Pharisees and Sadducees approached him and, to tempt him, they asked him to display to them a sign from heaven.
2 In reply he said to them: [[When evening falls you are accustomed to say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is fire-red';
3 and at morning, 'It will be wintry, rainy weather today, for the sky is fire-red, but gloomy-looking.' you know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but the signs of the times you cannot interpret.]]
4 A wicked and adulterous generation keeps on seeking for a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah. With that he went away, leaving them behind. (Matthew 16 NWT)
54 Then he went on to say also to the crowds: When you see a cloud rising in western parts, at once you say, 'A storm/shower/downpour is coming,' and it occurs like-that.
55 And when you see that a south wind is blowing, you say, 'There will be a heat wave,' and it occurs.
56 Hypocrites, you know how to examine the outward appearance of earth and sky, but how is it you do not know how to examine this particular time? (Luke 12 NWT)
38 Then as an answer to him some of the scribes and Pharisees said: Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.
39 In reply he said to them: A wicked and adulterous generation keeps on seeking for a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.
40 For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish 3 days and 3 nights, so the Son of man will be in the heart of the earth 3 days and 3 nights.
41 Men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it; because they repented at what Jonah preached, but, look! something more than Jonah is here.
42 The queen of the south will be raised up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it; because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, but, look! something more than Solomon is here. (Matthew 12 NWT)
16 However, others, to tempt him, began seeking a sign out of heaven from him.
29 When the crowds were massing together, he started to say: This generation is a wicked generation; it looks for a sign. But no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah.
30 For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, in the same way will the Son of man be also to this generation.
31 The queen of the south will be raised up in the judgment with the men of this generation and will condemn them; because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, but, look! something more than Solomon is here.
32 The men of Nineveh will rise in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it; because they repented at what Jonah preached; but, look! something more than Jonah is here (Luke 11 NWT).
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?
24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will give great signs and wonders so as to mislead, if possible, even the chosen ones.
30 And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in lamentation, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24 NWT)
4 Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are destined to come to a conclusion?
22 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will give signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, the chosen ones. (Mark 13 NWT)
7 Then they questioned him, saying: Teacher, when will these things actually be, and what will be the sign when these things are destined to occur?
10 Then he went on to say to them: Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
11 and there will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another pestilences and food shortages; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.
12 But before all these things people will lay their hands upon you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, you being haled before kings and governors for the sake of my name.
13 It will turn out to you for a witness.
25 Also, there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations, not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and [its] agitation,
26 while men become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (Luke 21 NWT)
34 Therefore the crowd answered him: We heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever; and how is it you say that the Son of man must be lifted up? Who is
this Son of the man?
42 All the same, many even of the rulers actually put faith in him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess [him], in order not to be expelled from the synagogue [not Jesus, they all confess him openly - but Gordon - they confess him privately to Laodicea]; (John 12 NWT)
A Son of Man is an image of pre fall Adam, a non adamic person who produces non adamic kids for pre fall Adam. Jared who was Melchizedek was the 2nd Adam, the 1st Son of the Man, Enoch was the 3rd Adam, the 2nd Son of the Man, Methuselah was the 4th Adam, the 3rd Son of the Man, etc. Gordon became the Son of the Man for the last generation on 2012Sivan16, when he became non adamic. But he is not able to procreate non adamically until 2019Sivan15, the end of the LW Exedenic Times from 2012Sivan15.
1. First there is a seeking for a sign by a wicked generation and no sign given except the sign of Jonah.
2. Then the Time of Distress and escape for Daniel's people begins with the last day of the 2NC denial day of 1Kings18 on 2019Tebbeth21, when the last 2NC escapes from the Watchtower into the reappointed Laodicea, one year precisely before the resurrection of those seized for the kingdom who missed Zoar on 2020Tebbeth21, the last day of post adamic Cakes, the late late 2NC Pentecost and 1st death first fruits. Entry into the first death ends on 2020Tebbeth14.
FDS1 and FDS3 are condemned by men of an unlikely administration (in Rome for FDS2 and in London for FDS4) under a covenant (the ELC for FDS2 and the 2NC for FDS4). These men come from the ends of the earth (the earth of FDS1 or FDS3) to hear the wisdom of Solomon, the decoded bible understandings of Paul in the case of FDS2 and Gordon in the case of FDS4. We are both something more than Jonah and Solomon for we are both sub mediators of the JAC, making us procreative sons of Jesus, the father of the ARC. Is the Queen of the South married to the King of the South of Daniel 11, who is Paul in the case of FDS2 and Gordon in the case of FDS4?
Vesuvius erupted around noon on August 24 Julian 79 AD (79August22 Gregorian and according to Pliny the younger, which was 79Ab26 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Vesuvius). This produced a rising lava and ash cloud on the West coast of Italy (Just East of Rome but West from Jerusalem and most of Christianity). The eruption lasted 8 days until 79Elul4/5 - https://www.wired.com/2009/08/0824-vesuvius-pompeii-pliny/. Then there was a massive downpour of Ash. So this fulfils Luke 12:54-56 in the 1st presence. TCC1 lost its water baptism on 79Tishri14 we presently understand - due to a lack of repentance for their idolatry with Rome - the transgression causing desolation to them - see U42.
2020Ab20/21 (2020August11-13) and 2020Ab21/22 (2020August12-14) are our present predictions for the 2nd and 3rd fire signs.