Revelation 11 pt 5

Revelation 11 pt 5

Continuing our study of Revelation 11.

Revelation 11:3  ‘And I will give power to my two witnesses and they will prophesy for 1,260 days clothed in sackcloth.’

The identity of these two witnesses has baffled theologians through the ages. Something like thirteen possible and valid solutions have been proposed over the years. 

Moses and Elijah are often suggested because they performed miracles similar to those described in this chapter. 

Elijah and Enoch are also suggested since neither of them died but were taken up to heaven.

We could, perhaps, relate the two witnesses to Jesus sending out the disciples in pairs to spread the gospel.

They could, maybe, be the believers in Christ who are empowered by God to preach and prophesy with signs and wonders in these very last times. 

Hence the church age began with the empowering of the disciples at Pentecost and will possibly end here with the church empowered once more.

They are dressed in sackcloth denoting their message of deep repentance to a dying and sinful world.

They could be simply two anointed witnesses and no more. 

We simply do not know for sure and perhaps we will have to wait to find out which is no bad thing.  

There are a couple of twin brothers down the road from here who claim to be the two witnesses but their attempts to turn the sea into blood have not worked so far. They keep trying though!

Tomorrow we will explore the olive trees and lamp-stand of Zechariah 4.

Thank you for reading this! And previously:

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    And so we enter into a grim and melancholy chapter. There is little cheer to be found here. Those who have taken the mark of the beast, hoping to find some form of reward or relief, and having surrendered their soul to the worship of the beast in some shape or form, now find themselves reaping a bitter harvest of ugly and painful sores. 
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    Please click image to reaf full post and scroll down. If you struggle with the horror of Revelation then you are certainly not alone. The absolute horror reflects the weight of sin that has corrupted man to the core.  But as we embrace these sacred truths, they will bring us deeper, far deeper than ever before, into an understanding of the heart, into an understanding of the perfect holiness of God. 
  • Revelation 15:3 Moses and Jesus
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    The bitterness of martyrdom gives way to eternal celebration. Their victory has always been dependent upon the strength that God provides and this is reflected in the harps given to them by God.  And what a glorious celebration. The enemy has been defeated and the bowls of wrath will bring this evil age to a conclusion. The joy of eternity awaits! 
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