The Cherubs guarding the flaming sword were Michael and Gabriel. Michael went from Cherub to Archangel and to God when he died and was resurrected. We read in Jude that...
9 But when Michael, the archangel, had a difference with the Devil and was disputing about Moses' body, he did not dare to bring a judgment against him in abusive terms, but said: May [our] Lord rebuke you (Jude).
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels battled
with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled (Revelation 12).
The Archangel has authority over all the loyal angels, this is the firstborn right. So Michael became the archangel at his death having negotiated these rights from Satan subject to his ransom - see U17.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;
16 because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All [other] things have been created through him and for him.
17 Also, he is before all [other] things and by means of him all [other] things were made to exist,
18 and he is the head of the body, the congregation. He is the beginning, the firstborn out of the dead [taking firstborn rights by virtue of his ransom of Adam], that he might become the one who is first in all things (Colossians 1).
After this he took up the issue of Moses body with Satan, who was sentenced to death when persuaded Eve and Adam through Eve to sin. Actually Michael then went on to become a God to be worshipped. So he was a divine archangel until he married his own wife at which point he could no longer remain the head of God's wife, so he gave that right to his firstborn angelic son, Gabriel. The archangel is the head of God's Holy Spirit.
Now Adam hid in the garden for when he sinned. He was in the heart of the earth for 3 days in the sense that the first Holy Spirit had her hand over her mouth from 3993Nisan13, when Satan tempted Eve, to 3993Nisan16, when Jehovah came to speak to him whilst he was hiding in the archetype for the wave offering of the firstfruits on that day. Adam lost his angelic soul on 3993Nisan16, entering into the second death from an angelic standpoint, and becoming second dead although still living as a human. This is the archetype for Jesus ransoming him at first fruits on 33Nisan16, by giving his everlasting angelic soul to God on that day. although God did not effect that ransom until the Pentecost on 33Sivan5, when the Alienation Times ended and the Holy Spirit was permitted to be poured out. Then God made Adam and Eve long garments of skin and they were evicted from Eden after the 3 days and 3 nights from 3993Nisan13 (the temptation of Eve) to 3993Nisan16, their eviction.
This is the archetype for Jonah who spent 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the whale in the depths of the sea. Jonah himself symbolically stands for Jesus, for Jesus said:
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
40 For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish three days and three nights, so the Son of man will be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights (Matthew 12).
Now Jesus was in the heart of the earth 3 days and 3 nights. The bible is maximally meaningful. Applying this principle to the seemingly tautologous phrase "3 days and 3 nights" we see that it can mean 3 whole 24 hours day or 6 of them - depending upon whether we associate the 3 stated day with the 3 stated nights or whether we treat the 3 days as having their own unstated nights and the 3 nights as having their own unstated days.
Jesus, the 1st greater Jonah, was in the heart of the earth for 3 whole days
from the preparation for the Passover, the day of 33Nisan13, to the night of
33Nisan16 after which he was resurrected.
The 1st Watchtower Passover 1NC reserves, the 2nd greater Jonah, are in the heart of the earth for 6 days, from 2018Sivan10-12 in Laodicea and from 2018Tammuz7/8-10 in Zoar?
33Nisan13 day - Passover preparation.
12 Now [in respect
to] the first day [dative] of unfermented
cakes [which is the Passover, not the first
day of the festival of unfermented Cakes, but the first day of eating them. The
preparation of the Passover was Nisan13. the preparation for Cakes was Nisan14], when they customarily sacrificed the
Passover [victim], his disciples said to him: Where do you want us to go and prepare for you to eat the
13 With that he sent forth 2 of his disciples and said to them: Go into the city, and a man carrying an earthenware vessel of water will encounter you. Follow him,
14 and wherever he goes inside say to the householder, 'The Teacher says: Where is the guest room for me where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'
15 And he will show you a large upper room, furnished in preparation; and there prepare for us.
16 So the disciples went out, and they entered the city and found it just as he said to them; and they prepared for the Passover.
17 After evening had fallen [and 33Nisan14 had begun] he came with the 12. (Mark 14 NWT)
33Nisan14 evening - Passover
33Nisan14 night - arrested, enters the heart of the earth in Caiaphas's house
33Nisan14 9th hour - dies and enters Hades
33Nisan15 7th hour, he is resurrected as an angel after 10 hours in death.
46 And Jesus called with a loud voice and said: Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit. When he had said this, he expired. Luke 23 NWT
33Nisan15: Went to preach to the spirits in the prison of Tartarus, telling them about their imminent prison transfer to Gehenna: The bad news is that you are losing your soul. The good news is that you can get out of Gehenna courtesy of my angelic ransom.
18 Why, even Christ died once for all time concerning sins, a righteous [person] for unrighteous ones, that he might lead you to God, he being put to death in the flesh, but being made alive in the spirit.
19 And in this [state] he went his way and preached to the spirits in prison. 1 Peter 3 NWT
33Nisan16 Presents his everlasting angelic body as a first fruits offering to Jehovah, the validation
sacrifice for the ARC, the angelic ransom for Adam.
33Nisan16: Having no angelic body he returns to mankind as a human in his clean 1AC ransoming body initially meeting Mary!
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. John 20.
33Sivan1: Ascends to his father again to present him with his human body, the validation sacrifice of the 1AC. After this he permits people to touch him.
JONAH CHAPTER 1
1 And the word of Jehovah began to occur to Jonah, the son of Amittai, saying:
2 Get up, go to Nineveh, the city, the great [one] [Jerusalem], and proclaim against her that their badness has come up before me.
3 And Jonah [Michael who was Jesus] proceeded to get up and run away to Tarshish [the kingdom of God. He leaves his father and mother to stick to his wife] from before Jehovah; and he finally came down to Joppa [Judah, the Jordan] and found a ship going to Tarshish [The Kingdom of God. He possessed Immanuel, and was water baptised into the 1EC, the ship, TCC1]. So he paid its fare [agreed to obey the law and be baptised and he emptied himself and took a slave's form] and went down into it, in order to go with them to Tarshish [the Kingdom of God] from before Jehovah [no longer in the direct presence of God in heaven].
4 And Jehovah himself hurled forth a great wind at the sea [the faithless non synagogue attenders in Israel], and there came to be a great tempest on the sea; and as for the ship, it was about to be wrecked [At the end of Jesus' ministry, the shepherd was struck and the flock was scattered. God was whipping up the public against the Pharisees through the teachings and works of Jesus and the apostles, and the Pharisees therefore wanted to kill Jesus and destroy the church].
5 And the mariners began to fear and to call for aid, each man [Xya] to his God [the mariners were the pharisees, each one having their own God, not Jehovah]. And they [mariners] kept hurling out the articles that were in the ship to the sea [anyone who attended any synagogue under law, who also was in the church, was thrown out of that synagogue into the sea of the faithless public] in order to lighten [it] of them [to rid their flock of Christians]. But Jonah himself had gone down to the innermost parts of the decked vessel [the top deck of the 1AC, the middle deck of the ICC, the innermost and lower deck of the JAC] and he proceeded to lie down and go fast asleep [On 33Nisan14, into the first death].
6 And the captain of sailor [Gabriel, the acting head of the holy spirit, the acting captain of the angels] came near to him and said to him: What is the matter with you, sleeper? Get up, call out to your God! [Gabriel resurrected Jesus from the first death, which is being asleep in a temporary angel. He resurrected Jesus as an angel in his own angelic body] Perhaps the [true] God will show himself caring about us, and we shall not perish [Jesus gives that angel to God and ransoms Adam and fixes the heavens in some way too, so that angels other than him can get everlasting life].
7 And they [mariners] began to say to man to fellow: Come, and let us cast lots [getting Jehovah's view, enquiring from the scriptures], that we may know on whose account we have this calamity. And they kept casting lots, and finally the lot fell upon Jonah [The Pharisees did realize that he was the Messiah].
8 So they [mariners] said to him: Do tell us, please, on whose account it is that we are having this calamity? What is your work, and from where do you come? What is your country, and from which people are you?
But Jesus kept silent. So the high priest said to him: By the living God I put
you under oath to tell us whether you are the Christ the Son of God!
64 Jesus said to him: You yourself have said [it] [They knew that he was, having discussed it beforehand]. Yet I say to you men, From henceforth you will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven (Matthew 26).
11 Jesus answered him: You would have no
authority at all against me unless it had been granted to you from above. This is why the
man that handed me over to you has greater sin (John 19). [The
man who handed him to Pilate was Caiaphas, who knew him to be the Messiah].
9 At that he said to them: I am a Hebrew, and Jehovah the God of the heavens I am fearing, the One who made the sea and the dry land [The true religion and the mass of non aligned mankind].
10 And the mortal-men [Not the mariners. The disciples] began to fear greatly, and they went on to say to him: What is this that you have done? For the mortal-men had come to know that it was from before Jehovah that he was running away, because he had told them.
11 Finally they [the mariners not the mortal-men, we can choose it is a pronoun] said to him: What should we do to you, in order that the sea may become still for us? For the sea was continually growing more tempestuous [the people were being whipped up against the Jewish leaders].
12 So he said to them: Lift me up [impale me, the Greek new testament euphemism for impalement] and hurl me into the sea [hand my judgment over to the crowd - who said: impale him! impale him!], and the sea will become still for you; because I am aware that it is on my account that this great tempest is upon you.
13 But the mortal-men tried to work their way through, in order to bring [it] back to the dry land; yet they were unable, because the sea was continually growing more tempestuous against them [the disciples could not bring their administration to be the true religion and take over from the law in the absence of Jesus' death].
14 And they [the mortal-men] proceeded to call out to Jehovah and to say: Ah, now, Oh Jehovah, may we, please, not perish because of the soul of this man! [Jesus was physically arrested and made sure the others were set free, saving their souls literally at that time. Then they benefit from his ransom so that they do not perish but have everlasting life.] And do not put upon us innocent blood, since you yourself, Oh Jehovah, have done according to what you have delighted in!
15 Then they lifted up Jonah [taking
him to Pilate] and hurled him into the sea [his
fate was left to the crowd]; and the sea began to halt from its
16 At that the mortal-men began to fear Jehovah greatly, and so they offered a sacrifice to Jehovah [the men vowed under the 1NC to die sacrificially as well] and made vows.
17 Now Jehovah appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, so that Jonah came to be in the inward parts [plural] of the fish 3 days and 3 nights [Hades from Nisan14 to Nisan16 and Gehenna from Nisan16 to Nisan17] [When you are thrown into the sea you are supposed gone forever. But death is not what it seems. Hence the whale, which is death. It preserves you for a resurrection either into the kingdom or Gehenna]. (updated)
JONAH CHAPTER 2
1 Then Jonah prayed to Jehovah his God from the inward parts of the fish
2 and said: Out of my distress I called out to Jehovah, and he proceeded to answer me. Out of the belly of Sheol [the grave, like the belly of the whale, which represents the inwards parts of the grave] I cried for help. You heard my voice.
3 When you threw me [to] the depths, into the heart of the open sea, Then a very river encircled me. All your breakers and your waves -- over me they passed on.
4 And as for me, I said, 'I have been driven away from in front of your eyes! How shall I gaze again upon your holy temple?' [This he said from Gehenna. And Adam before him said it from the world]
5 Waters encircled me clear to [the] soul [the crowd bayed for his blood]; the watery deep itself kept enclosing me. Weeds were wound around my head [Pharisees, suffocating his headship].
6 To the bottoms of [the] mountains I went down [into earthly prison and heavenly prison, the lowest position any administration can confer]. As for the earth, its bars were upon me for time indefinite [again he is in an administration's prison]. But out of [the] pit you proceeded to bring up my life, Oh Jehovah my God [Both from Hades and from Gehenna. So both of the death's that he saves us from he has experienced himself for us].
7 When my soul fainted away within me, Jehovah was the One whom I remembered. Then my prayer came in to you, into your holy temple [Jehovah hears the prayers of those in Gehenna, who have no soul. In Hades you do have a soul but you are asleep in it].
8 As for those who are observing the idols of untruth, they leave their own loving-kindness.
9 But as for me, with the voice of thanksgiving I will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed, I will pay [I will fulfil my 1NC Passover covenant obligations]. Salvation belongs to Jehovah.
10 In time Jehovah commanded the fish, so that it vomited out Jonah onto the dry land [Jesus was resurrected on the 3rd day his body becoming the first Christian church. And the 1NC reserves who are Jonah in the second presence are vomited out of TCC4 into Zoar which they run].
The heart of the earth in the case of Jesus, was the heart of the 2nd Holy Spirit. She had her hand over her mouth for 3 days and nights from 33Nisan13, the Passover preparation, to 33Nisan16, his first fruits angelic offering to God.
The whale is a creature which can fit many humans in its belly and Gehenna is a prison which holds many spirits in one body. Likewise Rahab, the prostitute, whose name also means great sea monster, joined many to her one body as will be the case in Gehenna and as was the case with Legion. So really Gehenna is a Rahab centre!
Then of course, literally Jesus was in the memorial tomb in the heart of the earth, for some of the day of Nisan14 and for Nisan15 and Nisan16 and some of the night of Nisan17. So that would be 3 days and 3 nights.
We now understand that Tartarus was the angelic holding pen for Gehenna. Gehenna could not begin until there was a way out of it which way was provided by Jesus death. So the angels went from Tartarus to Gehenna after Jesus died. Jesus went to preach to them before their transfer however.
18 Why, even Christ died once for all time concerning
sins, a righteous [person] for unrighteous ones, that he might lead you to God, he being put to death in the
flesh, but being made alive in the spirit.
19 In this [state] also he went his way and preached to the spirits in prison,
20 who had once been disobedient when the patience of God was waiting in Noah's days, while the ark was being constructed, in which a few people, that is, eight souls, were carried safely through the water (1 Peter 3).
4 Certainly if God did not hold back from punishing the
angels that sinned, but, by throwing them into Tartarus, delivered them to pits of dense darkness to be reserved for
5 and he did not hold back from punishing an ancient world, but kept Noah, a preacher of righteousness, safe with seven others when he brought a deluge upon a world of ungodly people (2 Peter 2).
Now when Jesus was resurrected as a human he said to Mary Magdalene...
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 (John 20).
He had not yet ascended, yet he was not held fast by the first death, so he had descended!
24 But God resurrected him by loosing the bonds of death, because it was not possible for him to continue to be held fast by it (Acts 2).
25 For David says respecting him, I had Jehovah constantly before
my eyes; because he is at my right hand that I may never be shaken.
26 On this account my heart became cheerful and my tongue rejoiced greatly. Moreover, even my flesh will reside in hope, 27 because you will not leave my soul in Hades, neither will you allow your loyal one to see corruption (Acts 2).
No Jesus' spirit in a temporary angelic soul was not left in Hades and neither was he left in Gehenna.
Jonah is the 1NC reserve once they have decided that they should leave the
Watchtower or accept being disfellowshipped
Jesus is the 1NC reserves once they have an LW water baptism
JONAH CHAPTER 1
1 And the word of Jehovah began to occur to Jonah [1NC reserves] the son of Amittai [Meaning My Truth] [Jesus], saying:
2 Get up, go to Nineveh, the city, the great [one] [The Watchtower administration], and proclaim against her that their badness has come up before me.
3 And Jonah proceeded to get up and run away to Tarshish [meaning Yellow Jasper, Yellow Beryl, Chrysolite or other Yellow stone] [related to cloroV the colour of the 4th horseman of the apocalypse who starts riding when the great tempest below starts. Also a cryptic reference to Yellowstone National Park, the site of a super volcano whose eruption is now overdue. The last time it covered the US in 3 feet of ash. This is the only account in the bible other than Leviticus 18 and 20 which refers to a vomiting out of or onto a land. The two accounts in Leviticus prophesy an extinction level volcanic event by which the physical land of the planet vomits out those who do not choose to obey God's laws. This account refers to a yellow stone. This is not a coincidence. Mankind will be vomited out from the planet (killed by the planet) through an extinction level volcanic event which will include the eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera. Those who choose to obey God's laws will be raptured prior to that eruption - see U202] from before Jehovah; and he finally came down to Joppa [meaning beautiful] [The LW administration - its website] and found a ship going to Tarshish [the ship is the congregation of Laodicea]. So he paid its fare [got water baptised into Loadicea] and went down into it, in order to go with them to Tarshish [A Yellow Stone - symbolising a vomiting out, a volcanic eruption. The ship is heading towards a vomiting out mentioned in the counsel to Loadicea at Revelation 3, pictured by the Yellowstone Caldera] [AOL was vomited out of Jesus mouth, i.e. vomited out from being his spokesman, i.e. vomited out from the true church, i.e. vomited out from the land on 2014Tishri21, when Laodicea became a false church] from before Jehovah.
4 And Jehovah himself hurled forth a great wind [holy spirit - starting with the first fire sign] at the sea [The Watchtower congregation], and there came to be a great tempest [due to the 10 new plagues and the 3 new Passovers] on the sea; and as for the ship [Laodicean church], it was about to be wrecked.
5 And the mariners [Laodiceans] began to fear and to call for aid, each one to his god [some to the Watchtower Governing Body, some to the administration of Laodicea, some to Jesus and some to Jehovah]. And they kept hurling out the articles that were in the ship [Stolen or Laodicean interpretations] to the sea, in order to lighten [it] of them. But Jonah himself had gone down to the innermost parts of the decked vessel [The Laodicean church did not know who was a 1NC reserves and who wasn't], and he proceeded to lie down and go fast asleep [stop all bible research].
6 At length the ship captain [AOL] came near to him and said to him: What is the matter with you, sleeper? [The 1NC reserves go to sleep in the first death, AOL and the 2NC saints do not!] Get up, call out to your God! Perhaps the [true] God will show himself caring about us, and we shall not perish.
7 And they began to say to one another: Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account we have this calamity. And they kept casting lots, and finally the lot fell upon Jonah [meaning Dove] [they worked out from the scriptures or from researching the LW site, that the trouble was being caused by the 1NC reserves].
8 So they said to him: Do tell us, please, on whose account it is that we are having this calamity? What is your work, and from where do you come? What is your country, and from which people are you? [5 Questions]
9 At that he said to them: I am a Hebrew [1NC saints to be precise], and Jehovah the God of the heavens I am fearing, the One who made the sea and the dry land [the two critical components of this account. True religion and false]
10 And the men began to fear greatly, and they went on to say to him: What is this that you have done? [Reader Question] For the men had come to know that it was from before Jehovah that he was running away, because he had told them [all the mariners were awake, they were not sleepers. So Laodicea thought that it was the church of the 2NC within the Watchtower, but some 1NC partakers joined up on the quiet].
11 Finally they said to him: What should we do to you, in order that the sea may become still for us? For the sea was continually growing more tempestuous [towards them].
12 So he said to them: Lift me up and hurl me into the sea, and the sea will become still for you; because I am aware that it is on my account that this great tempest is upon you [Identify me and disfellowship me. Here the sea is the non Loadicean congregations of the Watchtower Bethels which have laodiceans].
13 But the men tried to work their way through, in order to bring [the ship] back to the dry land [they tried to make the ship the 4th true church]; yet they were unable, because the sea was continually growing more tempestuous against them.
14 And they proceeded to call out to Jehovah and to say: Ah, now, Oh Jehovah, may we, please, not perish because of the soul of this man! [the 1NC reserves who fail to come out and the oldest one by baptism in each bethel perishes on 2018Sivan14 due to the soul of the 1NC reserves who need to come out and be passed over] And do not put upon us innocent blood [the blood of Jesus], since you yourself, Oh Jehovah, have done according to what you have delighted in!
15 Then they lifted up Jonah [they revealed him] and hurled him into the sea [disfellowshipped him FROM LAODICEA BUT NOT FROM THE WATCHTOWER - that is unprecedented]; and the sea began to halt from its raging [the Watchtower Bethel congregations which contain Laodiceans were appeased, the Egyptians evicted the sons of Israel a second time].
16 At that the men began to fear Jehovah greatly, and so they offered a sacrifice to Jehovah and made vows.
17 And Jehovah appointed a great fish [the Watchtower administration - in the sea not on the land] to swallow Jonah [to enable him to observe the Laodicean Passover execution from God's standpoint. TO STOP HIM GOING TO ZOAR from the GB standpoint], so that Jonah came to be in the inward parts [several inward parts, several Bethels] of the fish 3 days [literal, appearing once only in the account. The fish had to swallow him to give him access to the wives and friends of the firstborn of Laodicea] and 3 nights.
JONAH CHAPTER 2
1 Then Jonah prayed to Jehovah his God from the inward parts of the fish
2 and said: Out of my distress I called out to Jehovah, and he proceeded to answer me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried for help. You heard my voice.
3 When you threw me [to] the depths, into the heart of the open sea, Then a very river encircled me. All your breakers and your waves -- over me they passed on.
4 And as for me, I said, 'I have been driven away from in front of your eyes! How shall I gaze again upon your holy temple?'
5 Waters encircled me clear to [the] soul; the watery deep itself kept enclosing me. Weeds were wound around my head [his thinking is restricted by weeds].
6 To the bottoms of [the] mountains I went down [This is Esau's predicament usurped by Jacob, the 2NCs posing as 1NCs. Then they are thrown out and feel like they are dead]. As for the earth, its bars were upon me for time indefinite. But out of [the] pit you proceeded to bring up my life, Oh Jehovah my God.
7 When my soul fainted away within me, Jehovah was the One whom I remembered. Then my prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.
8 As for those who are observing the idols of untruth, they leave their own loving-kindness [Jonah resisted idolatry - which destroys your mercy and loving kindness. The Watchtower no longer has either].
9 But as for me, with the voice of thanksgiving I will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed, I will pay [I will gladly and knowingly sacrifice myself as a 1NC Passover victim - baptised into a sacrificial first death]. Salvation belongs to Jehovah.
10 And Jehovah spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah onto the dry land [on 2018Sivan30 and 2018Tammuz16 and 2018Ab16. Dry land because 1NC reserves and Laodiceans cannot water baptise outside themselves at all - because they are unable to put anyone into a 2NC tribe. But they can wash each other's feet and dry them off with a towel. They can baptize each other into the 4EC and seal each other into the CRC]