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".
Actually, the stars represent the angels that fell from the heavens.
Clearly they are putting it right in your face that WT is being guided by these evil beings.
And to equate elders with being "stars"...what arrogant buffoons.
Isn't there a scripture somewhere that 'god is no respecter of persons"? (or something like that?)