[37] The application of the 7 stars and the 7 lampstands to the Lord's day

Counting time in sevens was God's idea, he invented the week, the 7 creative days of the creative week are the first thing in the bible. It is not a natural thing for man, who counts in base ten, or in dozens, to count time in sevens. God instigated this 'base' for counting time.

Time is what he counts in sevens, with release after 7 times, counting 7 exclusively or after 6 times counting 7 inclusively this being the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a concept which relates always to time. In the Hebrew language, the word for 'seven' and the word for 'Sabbath' are from the same root. Therefore the very language of God's people was and is declaring that 7 has to do with time. The concept that 7 relates to 7 things occurring one after the other with a release after or during the 7th one (depending on whether we count inclusively or exclusively), is enshrined in the language of the old testament.

But we fear that we have not laboured this seemingly trivial point enough. The Watchtower Society have 7 standing for 'divine completeness', but the sense in which this completeness occurs is the temporal sense, it is a completeness in time, with the 7 repetitions occurring one after the other, consecutively, successively. For example, Daniel 9 literally says:

24 Seventy sevens, he is decreed for people of you and for city of holiness of you ( Dan 9:24 NIVHEOT).

From issuing of decree to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until anointed one, ruler, sevens seven, and sevens sixty-two (Dan 9:25 NIVHEOT).

It is implicit, it is understood that these sevens refer to time, and are therefore consecutive. It does not have to be spelt out. Similarly in the definition of the Jubilee, we see:

And you must count for yourself seven Sabbaths of years, seven times seven years, and the days of the seven Sabbaths of years must amount to forty-nine years for you (Leviticus 25:8).

A 'Sabbath' of years is here defined as 7 years. The holy spirit is actually equating, identifying 7 with the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a function of time, therefore the holy spirit is declaring 7 to be also a function of time, as regards its scriptural symbolism or significance.

We have the example of the 7 sons of Sceva, the Jewish high priest:

The man in whom the wicked spirit was leaped upon them, and got the mastery of one after another (Acts 19;16).

'One after another' is the point we are trying to make. So since Monday and Tuesday do not occur together, but the former entirely precedes the latter, we now turn our attention to the 7 stars in Jesus' right hand and the 7 congregations of Revelation 1,2 & 3. Now it can hardly be described as a giant leap of intellectual brilliance and mental flexibility to recognise that these 7 are successive in time, and may in fact occur one after the other in the Lord's day. They would then make up a week and the Sabbath over which the Christ is Lord, the 1,000 year reign would follow, this being the release at the end of 7 times counting exclusively. Just as in the case of the Gentile Times, the release of the malediction on the Jews occurred after the end of 7 times - see [123]. Or just like the falling down of the walls of Jericho, they marched round 7 times and then the walls fell down. In both of these further examples, the Gentile times and the fall of Jericho, the 7 times related to time, i.e. temporal repetition.

Fine, so here is the application to the 7 stars and the 7 congregations in the Lord's day, which is after all when the vision is said to be for:

By inspiration I came to be in the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a strong voice like that of a trumpet (Revelation 1:10).

The 7 stars are the 7 presidents of the two true religions. The first five are Presidents of  the Jehovah's Witnesses (the truth) and second two are Presidents of  the Lords' Witnesses (the life), who will preside before Armageddon. They are actually the heads on earth of an/the entire congregation, which is the golden lampstand, which is all of the baptised brothers during the presidency of the star or messenger or angel.

As for the sacred secret of the seven stars that you saw upon my right hand, and [of] the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars mean [the] angels of the seven congregations, and the seven lampstands mean seven congregations (Revelation 1:20).

For although in recent years the presidents have claimed only to be figure-heads, having no more authority than the other members of the governing body, who decide things together, this is not theocratic because there is no creature which God created with two heads. And the governing body should not be a 10 headed wild beast, but one should be their head on earth as one is their head in heaven, Jesus Christ. He does not take a vote of the apostles to decide what to do.

Now we are in a position to perceive the full force of Jesus' counsel to the 7 congregations, because:

Ephesus  Brother Russell's presidency, from his water baptism as Elijah3 on 1871Heshvan21 (1871November7/8). The Watchtower was incorporated on 1884December15
Smyrna  Brother Rutherford's presidency
Pergamum  Brother Knorr's presidency
Thyatira  Brother Franz's presidency
Sardis  Brother Henschel's presidency
Philadelphia  Antetypical Daniel, Joseph, Bezalel: Gordon
Laodicea  POL. Appointed/Installed to rule over the 1NC reserves from 2007Iyyar17/Tammuz6 to its fall as a true church on 2017Elul10

The Lord's day is just the day of the presence of the Lord through a first new covenant saint. This is the symbolism. Charles Russell was baptised in water from heaven on 1871Heshvan21 as the third Elijah (John and Paul being his predecessors) and s as a 1NC saint on the same day - see U42.

Therefore whereas the inscription on C. T. Russell's tomb reads: 'The Laodicean messenger', he was in truth 'The Ephesian messenger'. This of course was his mistake, and Gordon's too. Russell foreshortened the Lord's day to end in 1914. And had it done so he would have been the Laodicean messenger. Whereas Gordon, 7 times, has mistakenly believed that the society would have to call him in line with Eli finally calling Samuel, but this happens after a whole load of other events which are now happening. Gordon foreshortened his battle with spiritual Israel, because he didn't want a battle, he wanted to go straight to the predetermined outcome, as did Charles Russell. Actually this proves that the brother knew that the 7 congregations were temporally successive, Russell knew it! He thought that he was the Laodicean messenger because he thought he was the angel of the last congregation and he knew that Laodicea, the 7th congregation of Revelation chapters 2,3 came last. This means he knew that the 7 were temporally successive. His organisation. the Watchtower, now know less than him, they are going backwards:

Woe to the sinful nation, the people heavy with error, an evildoing seed, ruinous sons! They have left Jehovah, they have treated the Holy One of Israel with disrespect, they have turned backwards (Isaiah 1:4).

This obviously has a fulfilment in the last days, because Isaiah chapters 1,2,3 are all the same vision, and chapter 2 is about the mountain of the house of Jehovah being established above the top of the other mountains in the last days. If chapter 2 has a current fulfilment today then so do chapters 1 and 3.

Russell did not have enough information to complete the puzzle back then. If he were a human now he would like me put the Watchtower to shame for sure. Since he is not and he can't shame you people personally (perhaps he can from heaven?), we hope that he is pleased with the Job that we are doing in his absence. And we hope that you witnesses of a multi headed governing body are ashamed of the mess that has been made of his beautiful baby. Although he was not perfect himself, but then who is? Only two. To God, and to his firstborn, his image, we look for our salvation not to men.

But here we are. It's a big battle, a battle between the seeds, between Esau and Jacob, the latter of whom supplanted the former, this being the meaning of the name 'Jacob'. Jacob was born holding on to the heel of Esau. Jesus was to be wounded in the heel…

And after that his brother came out and his hand was holding onto the heel of Esau; so he called his name Jacob. And Isaac was sixty years old at her giving them birth (Genesis 25:26).

And I shall put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed. He will bruise you in the head and you will bruise him in the heel (Genesis 3:15).

Yes, you have been the hunter, oh Watchtower! Loads and loads of field service, loads and loads of door knocking, you have performed. But we are the dwellers in a plurality of tents, beautifying God's house so that we become so attractive that we will hardly need to do any field service at all.

For know this, a thing which was worked out by Massoud...

A really good restaurant does not have to advertise !

If the food of the Watchtower was any good, and if the price was reasonable, then they would not need to do any field service, and their kingdom halls would be bursting at the seems. They would be double booked and would have a waiting list, purely from recommendations. But right now they are trying to sell stale hamburgers at $50 a piece. What do you think that this scripture means all of you who believe that Jesus' only commandment is to preach the word, and that this is his only work for his people at this time? And that the field service is 'our work' period ?

Well, on getting out, he saw a great crowd, but he was moved with pity for them, because they were as sheep without a shepherd. And he started to teach them many things (Mark 6:34).

Here is a clue to the meaning: the 'great crowd' stands for the great crowd. These people do not need to do any more preaching themselves. They desperately need someone to preach to them, and to teach them many things. For our brothers should not be hunted like animals, they should be home grown, reared like sons. They should be cultivated. We do not mean to belittle the great efforts in hunting that have been made, for Isaac loved Esau's food:

Isaac had love for Esau because it meant game in his mouth (Genesis 25:28).

But look! you will have to abandon your nets (Mark 1:18), because:

From now on you will be catching men alive (Luke 5:10),

Alive judicially, alive in the spirit. One of these things which the great crowd will have to be taught is that we are now able to declare the complete future history of the Watchtower Society and then the Lord’s Witnesses in advance:

2012Chislev2/Shebat21: Abrahamic Zoar (new group) is appointed/installed to rule over all 2NCs (an old group). 2012Tebbeth was an adamic Sabbath month and most 2NCs were still adamic.
Abrahamic Zoar appointed/installed to feed the 1NCs. (2012Shebat2 and 2012Adar21 were weekly Sabbaths. 2012Adar was the Abrahamic Laodicean monthly Sabbath. 2013Nisan was the Abrahamic Zoar monthly Sabbath). Genesis22 does not prohibit this - see U318
2016Ab: The Zero month for the Isaaic (Zoar) Sabbath system (when Isaaic Zoar became headed over Abraham).
2016Ab1: New Isaaic sacred year starts. So the 2nd Isaaic Jubilee release is 2024Chislev10, the burning of Babylon. So the completion of the 3rd Holy Spirit on 2020Tishri10 and the end of entry into Zoar for Babylonians on 2024Chislev10 are both Jubilee release days.
2016Ab14-16: Abrahamic to Isaaic conversion for all Zoarites, in the 50th month of Jesus' non adamic restoration lease over Abraham, the Jubilee release from the lease. Offer him up there to burnt offering upon one of the mountains (1x+3x=4x not to the month - Genesis22). This is the 2nd Kingdom Jubilee release.
2016Ab16/Tishri5: Isaaic Zoar is appointed/installed over Isaac. 2016Ab15 is a Great Sabbath. 
2016Tishri16/Chislev5: Isaaic Zoar is appointed/installed over Abraham. 2016Tishri is a Abrahamic Laodicean Jubilee month.
2016Heshvan2/Tebbeth21: Isaaic Zoar is appointed/installed over all 2NCs. 2016Tishri is an Abrahamic Sabbath month (Some LW 2NCs were Abrahamic due to the LW Exedenic Times which restricted the 4EC to giving an Abrahamic blessing rather than an Isaaic one from 2016Ab15-2023Ab15). 2016Adar is an Isaaic Sabbath month. 
2016Shebat2/Adar21: Isaaic Zoar is appointed/installed to feed the 1NCs (5th after FDS3, FDS4, Laodicea, Abrahamic FDS4). Isaaic Zoar becomes Abib to the 1NCs in the sense of 'eared' rather than 'headed'.
2017Elul10: Laodicea falls as a true church (3½x of the far bank of Daniel12 after 2013Adar10, the end of the 2nd presence).
2019Ab1: Laodicea is reaccepted the minute the 40 month wilderness penalty from 2016Nisan1 to 2019Tammuz30 has ended
2019Ab21/Tishri11 (2019Tishri10 being Atonement day): Laodicea is reappointed/reinstalled to rule over the 1NC reserves. YES: 2019Ab was not an Abrahamic Sabbath month. Laodiceas Ab1 Sabbath system ended when the church fell and then restarted in reappointed and Reverted Laodicea. 
2019Ab16/Tishri5: Laodicea is reappointed/reinstalled over Abraham. Cain could enter it and 1NCs but not HLCs or 2NCs due to the Gentile Times preventing Jesus from being Caesar and making Adam non adamic other than through death and resurrection. We also deduce this from the 1600 stadia of Revelation14 and from one woman one son aspect of Solomon's judging in 1Kings3 see U296. The 2NCs did not enter into reverted Laodicea until 2020Tisrhi25, after Jesus was appointed Caesar to Adam. So although Peter resurrected Dorcas when Jesus was not her Caesar, during demon possession, that appears to be a special case rather than a general rule. So reappointed Laodicea had Cain and Abraham as did Abraham Laodicea. It was the same church just reappointed, so we keep the same appointment/installation slot, one per church. There was only one type of saint in the church (1 son of one woman of 1Kings3)
2019Adar11: The near bank of Reverted Laodicea begins by someone joining the church and runs for 90½ days (a month, months + ½ day, a time times and a half) to 2020Sivan12, the theft of the 4EC baptism 
2019Adar21/2020Iyyar16: Reverted Laodicea is appointed/installed to feed and to rule over the 1NCs
2020Iyyar16/Tammuz5: Reverted Laodicea is appointed/installed to rule over the HLCs (having passed the 3½ year feeding test over the 1NCs). This being the 2nd HLC appointment after FDS3.
2020Sivan21/Ab10: Reverted Laodicea is appointed/installed to feed the 2NCs.
2020Ab16/Tishri5: Reverted Laodicea was appointed/installed over non adamic Abraham. It is the same church as Abrahamic Laodicea. One appointment date per church. 2020Tishri was the adamic monthly Jubilee.

The 3rd Holy Spirit is not appointed/installed over 2NCs. Because they are our angelic fathers individually. So have paternal authority over us - NOPE
2023Shebat16/2024Nisan5: 3rd Holy Spirit is appointed/installed over Abraham in Zoar (2024Nisan is an Isaaic Sabbath month. But that is not the reason the appointment/installation is limited to Abraham. One group per slot is the reason). (2024Nisan5 is the weekly Sabbath. OK because installing the Holy Spirit over a church is a release from work for everybody rather than an additional sacred burden)
2023Adar16/2024Iyyar5: 3rd Holy Spirit is appointed/installed over Isaac in Zoar 
2023Tebbeth10: Temple burning day of the Elul1 Abrahamic sacred year for Abrahamic Zoar, The early Laodicean FRC Passover entry day, must be in the 19th year of Nebuchadnezzar (Gordon over some group?)..
2024Chislev10: Temple burning day of the Ab1 Isaaic sacred, the end of Kingdom salvation for Babylon, the late Babylonian LRC Passover entry day, 11th crop entry day.

President Start Finish
Russell  April28/29, 1875 (1875Iyyar21) October 31, 1916 (1916Heshvan1)
Rutherford  January 6, 1917 (1916Tebbeth8) January 8, 1942 (1941Tebbeth15)
Knorr  January 13, 1942 (1941Tebbeth20) June 8, 1977 (1977Sivan20)
Franz  1977Tammuz4 Chislev 22, 1992
Henschel  1992Chislev30 FDS3 Fell to ES2 on 1998Tishri27. Then the Watchtower lost its water baptism on 2001Chislev14. Then it became a false church on 2005Sivan14.
Ritchie over adamic LWs  1996Nisan18/Sivan7: To feed as priest to 2NCs
1998Heshvan2/Chislev21: To feed as priest to 1NC (reserves)
1999Tishri2/Chislev21: To rule over Proselyte 2NCs
2002Nisan16/Sivan5: Failed to be appointed/installed to rule over the 1NCs
2012Sivan14/Tammuz14, when FDS4 dies to Adam/Cain to be resurrected to non adamic Abraham on 2012Sivan16/Tammuz16 (a 3 day gene zap process) .
Angel of Laodicea 2003Chislev2/Shebat21: To feed as priest to 1NC reserves
2007Sivan22/Elul11: To rule over the 1NC reserves
2009Iyyar21/Tammuz10: To feed the 2NCs
2012Tammuz17/Elul6: To rule over 1NC reserves
2012Ab16/Tishri5: To rule over non adamic Abraham
2012Ab22/Tishri11: To feed the 2NCs.
2019Ab16/Tishri5: Reappointed/reinstalled over non adamic Abraham
2019Ab21/Tishri10: Reappointed/reinstalled Laodicea to rule over 1NCs
2019Adar21/2020Iyyar16: Reverted Laodicea to rule over 1NCs
2020Iyyar16/Tammuz5: To rule over the HLCs
2020Ab16/Tishri5: Reverted Laodicea over non adamic Abraham. 
2017Elul10, when Laodicea become a false church. Then they were reappointed as a non adamic dry true church on 2019Ab1 and reappointed over the 1NCs on 2019Ab21. Then on 2019Adar16, they fell as a true church again. then reverted Laodicea was reaccepted on 2019Adar11. Then it fell as a true church on 2022Tishri16.
Ritchie over Zoar 2012Elul16/Heshvan5: To rule over Abraham
2012Tishri2/Heshvan21: To rule over Abrahamic 2NCs
2012Adar2/2013Iyyar21: To feed the 1NC reserves

2016Ab16/Tishri5: To rule over non adamic Isaac
2016Elul16/Heshvan5: To rule over non adamic Abraham
2016Heshvan2/Tebbeth21: To rule over the 2NCs
2016Shebat2/Adar21: To feed the 1NC reserves

2012Sivan14/Tammuz14, when FDS4 dies to Adam/Cain to be resurrected to non adamic Abraham on 2012Sivan16/Tammuz16 (a 3 day gene zap process) .
2016Ab14, when FDS4 dies to Abraham to be resurrected to non adamic Isaac on 2016Ab16 (a 3 day gene zap process). after each transformation we had to be re-installed.
2023Shebat22-2024Nisan4, when the 3rd Holy Spirit joins 2NC Zoar and 2024Nisan5/Iyyar5, when it takes it over Abraham/Isaac. 2024Sivan9, 2nd 2NC marriage veil lifting and marital supper day, is the end of the earthly interaction of Ritchie?

Tammuz 4, 1977 was June 22, 1977, the memorial in 1977 was on April 3. Please notice that the president of the 4th watch was inaugurated on the 4th day of the 4th month. This is not a coincidence. It means there will be 4 watches including his one, before the end. Just as the law covenant being concluded on the third day of the third month meant that there will be two further temples of the law after the tabernacle. Just as the temple of Solomon being started on the second day of the second month, meant there would be one further physical temples before the end of physical temples, the temple of Zerubbabel. We know this from the no coincidences principle of the bible code.

With this perspective it is now possible to understand what John was saying to the 7 congregations. The reader can work this out for himself, or please read U38.