Who/What are the 2 Witnesses spoken of in Revelation 11:3?
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy…
2 Witnesses –
Witnesses give Testimony.
I believe they are Moses & Elijah. Spiritually.
I ALSO believe they are Representative
of God’s Word, the Holy Bible.
The Old Testament and the New Testament.
Moses & Elijah
These are the two olive trees,
and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
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?
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?
And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my Lord.
Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
Zechariah 4:11-14 KJV
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.
Revelation 11:6 KJV
[Elijah and Moses]
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
Romans 10:15-21 KJV
There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. – Malachi 4:5-6
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias,
to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord….
For ALL the prophets AND the law prophesied until John.
And IF ye will receive it,
this is Elias, which was for to come.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
*NOT the ‘Elijah’ spoken about and claiming to be -in Kenya, Africa. (He is a False teacher/prophet.)
God used Moses to:
- Deliver His Children from bondage.
- 1st Covenant / Tabernacle established.
- 10 Commandments- God’s Moral Laws (what sin is)
- Write book of laws (sacrificial, judgment, etc)
- Lead them through the Wilderness and to Canaan/Promised Land.
And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony,
from between the two cherubims:
and he spake unto him.
Numbers 7:89 KJV
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Malachi 4:4-6 KJV
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and DO;
but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
Matthew 23:2-3 KJV
This is the third time I am coming to you.
In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
2 Corinthians 13:1 KJV
And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Matthew 17:3 KJV
Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus,
Lord, it is good for us to be here:
if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee,
and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
Matthew 17:4 KJV
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said,
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Matthew 17:5 KJV
And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying,
Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
Matthew 17:9 KJV
This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Acts 2:32 KJV
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:19 KJV
Law and Testimony (Witness)
God; God’s Son- Jesus Christ; Holy Ghost —
God– Creator, Heavenly Father
Jesus Christ– Son of God, Saviour, Deliverer, Lamb of God; Son of Man, Word made flesh.
Holy Spirit– Comforter, In saved man. Spirit of Truth.
Law- Bounderies/Instruction, Covenant
(1st foreshadowed 2nd) Salvation- Through/By Jesus Christ.
Cleansing of sin by the blood of Jesus Christ.
Recorded in the Holy Bible
The Old and New Testament.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses,
the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:2 KJV
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The shew of their countenance doth witness against them;
and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
Isaiah 3:9 KJV
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him:
for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Isaiah 3:10 KJV
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him:
for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Isaiah 3:11 KJV
As for my people,
children are their oppressors,
and women rule over them.
O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
Isaiah 3:12 KJV
The Lord standeth up to plead,
and standeth to judge the people.
Isaiah 3:13 KJV
The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people,
and the princes thereof:
for ye have eaten up the vineyard;
the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
Isaiah 3:14 KJV
Revelation – 2 Witnesses
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.
Revelation 11:7 KJV
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. –Revelation 11:10 KJV
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
And he said, Nay, father Abraham:
but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded,
though one rose from the dead.
Luke 16:31 KJV
Then said I, Lo, I come:
in the volume of the book it is written of me,
I delight to do thy will, O my God:
yea, thy law is within my heart.
Then said I, Lo, I come
(in the volume of the book it is written of me,)
to do thy will, O God.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Matthew 5:17 KJV
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
Revelation 1:1 KJV
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.
Revelation 11:11 KJV
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.
Revelation 11:12 KJV
I believe this is after the 3 1/2 year Great Tribulation, when we ascend up to the clouds, meeting Jesus in the air.
Behold, he cometh with clouds;
and every eye shall see him,
and they also which pierced him:
and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Revelation 1:7 KJV
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,
to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 KJV
The second woe is past;
and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
And the seventh angel sounded;
and there were great voices in heaven, saying,
The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ;
and he shall reign for ever and ever.
And the nations were angry,
and thy wrath is come,
and the time of the dead,
that they should be judged,
and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets,
and to the saints,
and them that fear thy name,
small and great;
and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Revelation 11:18 KJV
And the temple of God was opened in heaven,
and there was seen in his temple the ARK of his testament:
and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Revelation 11:19 KJV
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law:
for sin is the transgression of the law. 1 John 3:4 KJV
For the ungodly and those who have not been cleansed by the blood,
ANY/ALL sin is judged BY the Law.
Therefore speak I to them in parables:
because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith,
By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
For this people’s heart is waxed gross,
and their ears are dull of hearing,
and their eyes they have closed;
lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see:
and your ears, for they hear.
Matthew 13:13-16 KJV
Jesus Christ, the Son of God
God has given this world EVERY OPPORTUNITY to know Him.
Salvation through Jesus Christ.
Call on Him, Learn of Him, and the Word became flesh… Be saved.
In the Bible,
in the Testament/Testimony there is the physical & spiritual.
And the Holy Spirit to guide us and give us understanding.
Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6 KJV
The Old and New Testament are the 2 Witnesses of Revelation.
They summarize and Testify of the message God has given people since ‘the fall’ and will guide them Home.
It’s all about God’s Glory-
Saving Grace, Relationship with Him, and Submission to Him, Obedience ~ Love.
MANY will miss being ready for Jesus’ Return,
(as they were when He came the first time)
It might not look exactly like we think.
But, it will look like The Bible says.
We need to keep studying, learning.
The largest stumbling block?
(as the Pharisees had)