It's amazing to see how all the supernatural beings mentioned in the Bible are supposed to have a counterpart in real world, more specifically within the hierarchical WT structure. A previous WT study pointed out that the Governing Body corresponds to Jehovah in its capacity of sending out representatives. Jesus was said to correspond to the class of missionaries taught by the Governing Body, just like Jesus (or Michael) had been instructed by his heavenly father. Now, what are they heavenly counterparts of the elders? Consider the 11th paragraph in the latest WT study article on yielding:
Divinely constituted authority is also a factor within the Christian congregation. Revelation chapter 1 depicts Christ Jesus as holding the "stars" of the congregation in his right hand. (Rev. 1:16,20) In a general sense, these "stars" represent the bodies of elders, or overseers, in the congregation. Such appointed overseers yield to Christ's leadership and imitate his kindly way of dealing with others.
Why do they believe the "stars" mentioned in Revelations foreshadow their own elders arrangement if Rev. 1:20 is quite clear on the identity of these stars?
The seven stars mean [the] angels of the seven congregations, and the seven lampstands mean seven congregations (NWT).
So once again, we see that supernatural beings have their counterpart in the modern-day organisation: elders are angels. And to draw the analogy even further: these angels listen to the shepherding voice of their leader, the archangel Michael, represented by the "faithful and discreet slave".