1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees approached and tempting [him] they asked him to display to them a sign out [ek] of heaven [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 [the Kingdom is almost upon us], for the sky/heaven [sky] is fire-red [extinction level volcanic activity]';
3 and at morning [prwi], 'It will be stormy-weather today [the Great Tribulation], 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 the manifestations of the Christ after each 120 year presence ]
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, the 3 new Passovers which are the 3 nights in the belly of the whale - 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, A sign will be given to this generation [everyone in the last generation of mankind will see at least one sign. In fact there are 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.
The Evening (the first half of the Hebrew day)
is the first presence. The weather is Godís mood towards mankind (the
face of the heavens rather than the face of the sky). God
becomes reconciled to mankind at Jesusí death in the first presence hence the
fair weather. His mood is ill tempered looking during the second presence, for
he permits 50% of us to be incinerated as garbage during and after the lava
flood. The face
of the heavens in Jehovahís face.
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.
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).
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?