Sunday, June 5, 2022

The TWO witnesses


Prophet Zechariah asks the angel:

Zechariah 4:12

King James Version

12 And I answered again, 

and said unto him, 

What be these two olive branches 

which through the two golden pipes 

empty the golden oil out of themselves?

A video from David Jeremiah called my attention to the TWO witnesses.

Who were they?

Why were they sent?

What have they to do with olive branches?

It was time to look deeper.

According to the Bible, after the RAPTURE of the church (believers of JESUS), two witnesses will show up:

Revelation 11:3-4

King James Version

3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, 

and they shall prophesy 

a thousand two hundred and threescore days, 

clothed in sackcloth.

4 These are the two olive trees, 

and the two candlesticks standing 

before the God of the earth.

And this is the power they will have, as given by GOD:

Revelation 11:5-6

King James Version

5 And if any man will hurt them, 

fire proceedeth out of their mouth, 

and devoureth their enemies: 

and if any man will hurt them, 

he must in this manner be killed.

6 These have power to shut heaven, 

that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: 

and have power over waters to turn them to blood, 

and to smite the earth with all plagues, 

as often as they will.

When their testimony is done, this happens:

Revelation 11:7-10

King James Version

7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, 

the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit 

shall make war against them, 

and shall overcome them, 

and kill them.

8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, 

which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, 

where also our Lord was crucified.

9 And they of the people 

and kindreds and tongues and nations 

shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, 

and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

10 And they that dwell upon the earth 

shall rejoice over them

and make merry, 

and shall send gifts one to another; 

because these two prophets 

tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

After THREE and a half days, the SPIRIT of GOD does this:

Revelation 11:11-12

King James Version

11 And after three days and an half 

the spirit of life from God entered into them, 

and they stood upon their feet; 

and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

12 And they heard a great voice from heaven 

saying unto them, 

Come up hither. 

And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; 

and their enemies beheld them.

Who are these TWO witnesses?

According to David Jeremiah, he believes it may be Moses and Elijah, as supported by these verses:

Malachi 4:5

King James Version

5 Behold, 

I will send you Elijah the prophet 

before the coming 

of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:

Matthew 17:1-3

King James Version

17 And after six days 

Jesus taketh Peter, 

James, and John his brother, 

and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

2 And was transfigured before them

and his face did shine as the sun, 

and his raiment was white as the light.

3 And, behold, 

there appeared unto them 

Moses and Elias talking with him.

These two witnesses were spoken of in prophecy:

Zechariah 4:1-3

King James Version

4 And the angel that talked with me came again, 

and waked me

as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

2 And said unto me, 

What seest thou? 

And I said, 

I have looked, 

and behold a candlestick all of gold, 

with a bowl upon the top of it, 

and his seven lamps thereon, 

and seven pipes to the seven lamps, 

which are upon the top thereof:

3 And two olive trees by it, 

one upon the right side of the bowl, 

and the other upon the left side thereof.

Zechariah 4:11-14

King James Version

11 Then answered I, 

and said unto him, 

What are these two olive trees 

upon the right side of the candlestick 

and upon the left side thereof?

12 And I answered again, 

and said unto him, 

What be these two olive branches 

which through the two golden pipes 

empty the golden oil out of themselves?

13 And he answered me and said, 

Knowest thou not what these be? 

And I said, No, my lord.

14 Then said he, 

These are the two anointed ones, 

that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

GOD will give His two witnesses the power to prophesy.

Even the LORD JESUS testifies, it is not He that speaks, but the FATHER:

John 12:49

King James Version

49 For I have not spoken of myself; 

but the Father which sent me, 

he gave me a commandment, 

what I should say, 

and what I should speak.

And so, it shall be for the two witnesses.

They will speak what the FATHER tells them.

JESUS also said we need two, or three witnesses, when people transgress.

Matthew 18:16

King James Version

16 But if he will not hear thee, 

then take with thee one or two more, 

that in the mouth of two or three witnesses 

every word may be established.

Who, better to witness, than those SENT by GOD?

As in the TWO witnesses.

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