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Two Witnesses

Revelation 11 describes two witnesses, which some have suggested are Israel and the Church, Michael and Gabriel, Enoch and Elijah, and a few have determined they are Satan’s witnesses. Who do you believe are the two witnesses mentioned in Revelation 11? Why? And, how does their death testify to their prophetic message?
How do these two witness in Revelation 11 relate to the witness of the Church now? In Acts 1:8 Jesus declared to His disciples “…you shall be witnesses to Me…” To what event are Christians witnesses of (Acts 1:22, 2:32; 3:15; 4:33; 5:32; 10:39)? In what way are you a witness of this event? What does our Lord promise His disciples in Acts 1:8 they will receive, enabling them to be witnesses? How is the Christian's power the same of that of the two witnesses?

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Two Witnesses

  1. 1. Revelation 11:1-14 The 22nd in a Series of Studies on Biblical Prophecy TWO WITNESSES
  2. 2. 1 2,3 4,5 6 7 8,9 Vision of Christ Letters to 7 Churches Worship in Heaven Antichrist “4 Horsemen” 7 Seals broken 144,000 Witnesses Judgments on Earth 6 Trumpets sounded
  3. 3. 10 11 12 13 14 15,16 17,18 Small Scroll 2 Witnesses War in Heaven Fake Trinity 7 Bowls poured Final “Harvest” Judgments on Earth 7th Trumpet sounded Babylon Destroyed
  4. 4. 19 20 21 22 Christ Returns 1000 year Reign of Christ New Creation Eternity In Heaven
  5. 5. Verses Topic 1-2 The tribulation temple 3-14 Two witnesses 15-18 The 7th trumpet & the songs in heaven 19 The heavenly temple
  6. 6. Revelation 11:3-14 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies.
  7. 7. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. 6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. Revelation 11:3-14
  8. 8. 7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Revelation 11:3-14
  9. 9. 9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. 10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. Revelation 11:3-14
  10. 10. 11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. Revelation 11:3-14
  11. 11. 13 In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly. Revelation 11:3-14
  12. 12. Definition of a Witness: “witnesses” [µάρτυς (martys)] • Originally referred to someone who gave testimony about something; a witness. • Eventually associated with those who gave their lives for their faith. These witnesses will witness to God’s truth and, they also will give their lives for Him.
  13. 13. Definition of a Witness: ~ Holy Spirit Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” ~ God’s Sovereign Control
  14. 14. Are YOU a Witness? Acts 1:8 and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Matthew 28:19–20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, …and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
  15. 15. Of what are YOU a Witness? Acts 1:22 “…one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” Acts 3:15 and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. Acts 2:32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Acts 4:33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Acts 10:39–40 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. 40 Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly,
  16. 16. Of what are YOU a Witness?
  17. 17. Their Number: Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established. Matthew 18:16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’
  18. 18. Their Number:
  19. 19. Their Number: • The two witnesses are showcased in the two Shabbat candles. • The theme of 'two witnesses' is seen in both Old and New Testaments.
  20. 20. Their Responsibility: [προφητεύω (prophēteuō)] to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration. The two witnesses will speak for the Lord during their time of ministry.
  21. 21. YOUR Responsibility:
  22. 22. Their Amazing Accomplishments:
  23. 23. YOUR Amazing Accomplishments:
  24. 24. Their Length of Time: Different descriptions of 3 ½ year Period Bible Reference 42 months Rev 11:2,13:5 1260 days Rev 11:3,12:6 3.5 years Dan 9:27 Times, time & ½ time Dan 7:25,Dan 12:7, Rev 12:4
  25. 25. YOUR Length of Time:
  26. 26. Their Apparel: “clothed” [περιβάλλω (periballō)] better translated: “having been clothed” “sackcloth” [σάκκος (sakkos)] a course material used as a sack material (cp. burlap)
  27. 27. YOUR Apparel: Revelation 3:5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments Revelation 19:14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.
  28. 28. Their Metaphors: their unction their function
  29. 29. Their Metaphors: Zechariah 4:2-4 “What are these, my lord?” Zechariah 4:14 “These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.”
  30. 30. YOUR Metaphors: Romans 11:17
  31. 31. Their Identity:
  32. 32. ARGUMENTS FOR ELIJAH • Elijah will precede the return of Christ. • Elijah never died. • Elijah’s miracles are identical to those referred to in Revelation 11. • Elijah appeared on the Mt. of Transfiguration with Christ Their Identity:
  33. 33. ARGUMENTS FOR MOSES • Moses is mentioned in Malachi 4:4 just before Elijah. • Moses’ miracles are reminiscent to those referred to in Revelation 11. • Moses appeared on the Mt. of Transfiguration with Elijah & Christ • The death of Moses was also mysterious Their Identity:
  34. 34. ARGUMENTS FOR ENOCH • Enoch was a preacher of righteousness, prophesying the Coming of the Lord • Enoch never tasted of death. • Enoch represented God’s judgment on the days before the flood. Their Identity:
  35. 35. YOUR Identity: If you were accused of being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you?
  36. 36. Their Murder: • “will make war against them” [πόλεμος (polemos)] cause strife, engage in combat • “overcome them” - conquer, vanquish • “kill them” Satan will incarnate the Antichrist after Satan is cast out of Heaven. Satan in the body of Antichrist will kill the “Two witnesses” at the “Midpoint” of the 7-year period
  37. 37. Their Murder: • “those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them” (10) • “make merry” • “send gifts to one another” • “because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth” REACTION OF THOSE LIVING ON THE EARTH AT THIS TIME TO THE DEATH
  38. 38. Their Resurrection: Revelation 11:11 Now after the three-and-a- half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet…
  39. 39. YOUR Resurrection: 1 Thessalonians 4:16–18 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
  40. 40. Their Effect: Revelation 11:11 Now after the three- and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
  41. 41. Prepare to meet the One “Who was, Who is, and Who is to come”
  42. 42. 941-729-6600 941-981-5387 http://faithbiblechurchefc.com http://TRUTHtransforms.com sanctitas@aol.com

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  • CarolineGloryBobo

    Jan. 13, 2021

Revelation 11 describes two witnesses, which some have suggested are Israel and the Church, Michael and Gabriel, Enoch and Elijah, and a few have determined they are Satan’s witnesses. Who do you believe are the two witnesses mentioned in Revelation 11? Why? And, how does their death testify to their prophetic message? How do these two witness in Revelation 11 relate to the witness of the Church now? In Acts 1:8 Jesus declared to His disciples “…you shall be witnesses to Me…” To what event are Christians witnesses of (Acts 1:22, 2:32; 3:15; 4:33; 5:32; 10:39)? In what way are you a witness of this event? What does our Lord promise His disciples in Acts 1:8 they will receive, enabling them to be witnesses? How is the Christian's power the same of that of the two witnesses?

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