7 While these were on their way, Jesus started to say to the crowds respecting John: What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed being tossed by a wind?
8 What, then, did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft garments? Why, those wearing soft garments are in the houses of kings.
9 Really, then, why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.
10 This is he concerning whom it is written, 'Look! I myself am sending forth my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way ahead of you!'
11 Truly I say to you people, Among those born of women there has not been raised up a greater than John the Baptist; but a person that is a lesser one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he is.
12 But from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of the heavens is the goal toward which men press, and those pressing forward are seizing it.
13 For all, the Prophets and the Law, prophesied until John;
14 and if you want to accept it, He himself is 'Elijah who is destined to come.'
15 Let him that has ears listen. (Matthew 11)
24 When the messengers of John had gone away, he started to say to the crowds concerning John: What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed being tossed by the wind?
25 What, then, did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft outer garments? Why, those in splendid dress and existing in luxury are in royal houses.
26 Really, then, what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.
27 This is he concerning whom it is written, 'Look! I am sending forth my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way ahead of you.'
28 I tell you, Among those born of women there is none greater than John; but a person that is a lesser one in the kingdom of God is greater than he is. (Luke 7)
The thread applying to Elijah4 in the end times...
1 Look! I am sending my messenger [Elijah4,
Gordon], and he must clear up a way before me [Jesus in the form of the 1NC saints]. And suddenly the Lord [Jesus]
whom you people are seeking, will come to his temple [the worship system of FDS4, a house owned by the master, via the 1NC reserves and then via the descended 1NC saints], and the messenger of the covenant [maximally distributive, 2 different persons in word symbolism] [the mediator and messenger of the 2NC, Gordon, who came to start the temple when he was sanctified] in whom you are delighting.
Look! He will certainly come, [since the coming is repeated twice, Jesus and Gordon come on separate occasions]
Jehovah of armies has said.
2 But who will be putting up with the day of his coming [through the 1NC reserves], and who will be the one standing when he appears [Jesus appearing through the descended 1NC saints]? For he [Jesus] will be like the fire of a refiner [Heat sealing the refined saints] and [Gordon] like the lye of laundrymen [the power to cleanse, a baptism capability].
3 And he [Jesus] must sit as a refiner and cleanser of silver [refining the 2NC saints is their baptism test, cleansing them is their spirit sanctification] and [Gordon] must cleanse the sons of Levi [all the priests of the Kingdom of God]; and he [Gordon] must clarify them [enlighten them, remove their misunderstandings and injustices] like gold [1NC reserves] and like silver [2NC saints], and they will certainly become to Jehovah people presenting a gift offering in righteousness [producing fruits according to the gifts of the spirit as given to each priest].
4 And the gift offering of Judah [the land of TCC4] and of Jerusalem [the offerings of FDS4, the administration of TCC4] will actually be gratifying to Jehovah, as in the days of long ago and as in the years of antiquity.
5 And I will come near to you people for the judgment [during the Great Tribulation], and I will become a speedy witness against the sorcerers [the hidden writers of false teachings, inspired by demons, in the WT], and against the adulterers [the lawyers of the WT who seek protections and convenience not from God, but from organisations of the world], and against those swearing falsely [non saints running the WT, pretending to have a heavenly calling or 2NC saints posing as 1NC saints], and against those acting fraudulently with the wages of a wage worker [no social security, insurance or pension for Bethelites], with [the] widow [The Woman of ex-TCC3, whose husband the president of the Watchtower is dead] and with [the] fatherless boy [2NC saints in the Watchtower, not permitted to visit their father], and those turning away the alien resident [turning away faithful ones with their pharisaical rules and baptism requirements], while they have not feared me, Jehovah of armies has said.
6 For I am Jehovah; I have not changed. And you are sons of Jacob [sons of the JAC, the saints]; you have not been completed [you have not completed your journey, completed your baptism by entering TCC4, or completed your number. The 2NC OMC King sanctification is yet to come].
7 From the days of your forefathers [Russell, Rutherford...] you have turned aside from my regulations and have not kept [them]. Return to me [get up, pick up your cot and come home to TCC4], and I will return to you, Jehovah of armies has said. And you have said: In what way shall we return? [Reader Question: By joining the last true Christian church!!!]
8 Will earthling man rob God? But you are robbing me [by holding back my gold and my sliver]. And you have said: In what way have we robbed you? In the tithes [People who would have become water baptised LWs, priests given to God's service in the kingdom] and in the contributions [the voluntary offerings or gifts from ones heart].
9 You are cursed with a curse for you are robbing me, even the whole nation. [They have lost their water baptism and in fact their true religious status.]
10 Bring all the tithes [future LWs] into the storehouse [TCC4], that there may come to be food in my house [They will help with research and teaching]; and test me out, please, in this respect, Jehovah of armies has said, whether I shall not open to you people [saints in the Watchtower] the floodgates of the heavens [he does, by sending down the wife of Jesus (1NC saints), entering into the ark on 2016Heshvan17, the 17th day of the 2nd month of the old Tishri1 year of Genesis 7:11, when the floodgates of the heavens are opened] and actually empty out upon you a blessing until there is no more want. [A banquet of well oiled dishes, and land in which you will lack nothing]
11 And I will rebuke for you, the devouring one [who is Satan's internal corrupting organisation within the Watchtower, which is like a devouring lion], and it will not ruin for you the fruit of the ground [unsanctified JWs], nor will the vine in the field prove fruitless for you [bringing forth no saints], Jehovah of armies has said.
12 And all the nations will have to pronounce you happy, for you yourselves [the church of TCC4] will become a land of delight, Jehovah of armies has said.
13 Strong have been your words against me, Jehovah has said. And you have said: What have we spoken with one another against you?
14 you have said, 'It is of no value to serve God. And what profit is there in that we have kept the obligation to him, and that we have walked dejectedly on account of Jehovah of armies?
15 And at present we are pronouncing presumptuous people happy. Also, the doers of wickedness have been built up. Also, they have tested God out and keep getting away.' [The Watchtower rulers lost faith in God and put faith in their right hand and the pocket and their lawyers. And they got away with it for 17 years after they lost their authority over the saints]
16 At that time those in fear of Jehovah spoke with one another, each one with his companion, and Jehovah kept paying attention and listening. [This is the time when an internal group of faithful people came together. A civil war in the WT started] And a book of remembrance began to be written up before him for those in fear of Jehovah and for those thinking upon his name. [This is the sanctification of the 2NC kings and lords in the Watchtower. The 7,000 ones who did not bend their knees to Baal were 1NC reserves in the Watchtower who did not partake at the Passover with bended knee (receiving a blessing whilst sitting down). Yet, what does the divine pronouncement say to him? I have left 7,000 men over for myself, [men] who have not bent the knee to Baal. In this way, therefore, at the present season also a remnant has turned up according to a choosing due to undeserved kindness (Romans 11:4-5).]
17 And they will certainly become mine [getting sealed], Jehovah of armies has said, at the day when I am producing a special possession [the body of Christ and the body of the 2NC]. And I will show compassion upon them, just as a man shows compassion upon his son who is serving him [so they are God's sons, saints].
18 And you people will again discern [through scriptural enlightenment] between a righteous one and a wicked one, between one serving God [FDS4] and one who has not served him [ES2 and GNS2].
MALACHI CHAPTER 4
1 For, look! the day is coming that is burning like the furnace [the great and illustrious day of Jehovah], and all the presumptuous ones and all those doing wickedness must become as stubble [the leftover of the harvest, left behind to be burnt, after the saved have gone into the ark]. And the day that is coming will certainly devour them [their flesh in the nuclear-volcanic fire of the final lava flood and further in Gehenna], Jehovah of armies has said, so that it will not leave to them either root or bough [to contaminate the Kingdom of God].
2 And to you who are in fear of my name the sun of righteousness [the glorified Jesus] will certainly shine forth, with healing in its wings; and you will actually go forth and paw the ground like fattened calves [having finally eaten enough food, and grown into a large enough body, i.e. becoming a fat and beautiful cow!].
3 And you people will certainly tread down [the] wicked ones, for they will become as powder/dust under the soles of your feet [this may not be 10x being soles of feet rather than feet] in the day on which I am acting, Jehovah of armies has said. [He starts acting like this in his kingdom. In the kingdom the good guys start being elevated above the bad guys, that has not happened globally for 6,000 years. Our actions (walk) elevate us above the wicked ones transparently]
4 Remember, you people, the law of Moses, my servant with which I commanded him in Horeb concerning all Israel, even regulations and judicial decisions [because by law is the accurate knowledge of sin and the law of Moses foreshadows the laws of all churches].
5 Look! I am sending to you people Elijah, the prophet [who starts a baptism, Elijah4, Gordon, the mediator of the 4EC and of the 2NC] to the faces of the coming of the great and fear-inspiring day of Jehovah [The great day of judgement of God from 2023Tammuz5, the last reinstallation of Jesus as Caesar to (Laodicean) Abraham, to 2024Shebat14, the absolute end of Adam and entry into the first death. This is the sad Day of Jehovah of Zephaniah1, Joel2, Malachi4, Amos5, Isaiah13, Acts2 - see U272. Elijah is sent at the start of this day not necessarily before it but to the faces of the start of it].
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. [This tells us that without an Elijah, there would be no escape, no way out. God would have to destroy all men... For Joseph was called zaphenath-paneah, meaning salvatorem mundi, the saviour of the world] (Malachi 4).