THE TWO WITNESSES


AS THE SONS OF GOD DINE AT THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB, THESE ARE THINGS WHICH WILL TRANSPIRE UPON THE EARTH! YOU WILL FIND AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE DIRECTLY FROM OUR LORD CHRIST JESUS UNDER 'NEXUS' ON THIS HOMEPAGE. LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TRUMPET SECTION.


BOOK OF REVELATION 11:3-13:

3 AND I WILL GIVE POWER TO MY TWO WITNESSES, AND THEY WILL PROPHESY FOR 1,260 DAYS, CLOTHED IN SACKCLOTH, 4 THESE ARE THE TWO OLIVE TREES AND THE TWO LAMPSTANDS THAT STAND BEFORE THE LORD OF THE EARTH.

5 IF ANYONE TRIES TO HARM THEM, FIRE COMES FROM THEIR MOUTHS AND DEVOURS THEIR ENEMIES. THIS IS HOW ANYONE WHO WANTS TO HARM THEM SHALL DIE. 6 THESE MEN HAVE POWER TO SHUT UP THE SKY SO THAT IT WILL NOT RAIN DURING THE TIME THEY ARE PROPHESYING:


"AND THEY HAVE THE POWER TO TURN THE WATERS INTO BLOOD"


AND TO STRIKE THE EARTH WITH EVERY KIND OF PLAGUE AS OFTEN AS THEY WANT.

7 NOW WHEN THEY HAVE FINISHED THEIR TESTIMONY, THE BEAST THAT COMES UP FROM THE ABYSS WILL ATTACK THEM, AND OVERPOWER THEM. 8 THEIR BODIES WILL LIE IN THE STREET OF THE GREAT CITY, WHICH IS FIGURATIVELY CALLED SODOM AND EGYPT, WHERE ALSO THEIR LORD WAS CRUCIFIED.   9 FOR THREE AND A HALF DAYS MEN FROM EVERY PEOPLE, TRIBE, AND LANGUAGE AND NATION WILL GAZE ON THEIR BODIES AND REFUSE THEM BURIAL.  10 THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH WILL GLOAT OVER THEM AND WILL CELEBRATE BY SENDING EACH OTHER GIFTS, BECAUSE THESE TWO PROPHETS HAD TORMENTED THOSE WHO LIVE ON THE EARTH.    11 BUT AFTER THE THREE AND A HALF DAYS A BREATH OF LIFE FROM GOD ENTERED THEM, AND THEY STOOD ON THEIR FEET AND TERROR STRUCK THOSE WHO SAW THEM.  12 THEN THEY HEARD A LOUD VOICE FROM HEAVEN SAYING TO THEM "COME UP HERE." AND THEY WENT UP TO HEAVEN IN A CLOUD, WHILE THEIR ENEMIES LOOKED ON.


13 "AND THAT VERY HOUR THERE WAS A SEVERE EARTHQUAKE AND A TENTH OF THE CITY COLLAPSED. SEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE EARTHQUAKE AND THE SURVIVORS WERE TERRIFIED AND GAVE GLORY TO THE GOD OF HEAVEN".

* GOD THE FATHER, USES PROPHECY AS A WAY TO BRING GLORY TO HIMSELF. HE TELLS US EXACTLY HOW THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN SO THAT WHEN THEY DO HAPPEN, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT HE TOLD US BEFOREHAND.  IN THIS MANNER, GOD USES PROPHECY FOR HIS GLORY.

EACH OF THESE PLAGUES SENT BY THE FATHER WILL HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT UPON BUSINESS. THESE PLAGUES ARE REAL AND THEY ARE SOON TO COME.  TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PLAGUES AND THEIR EFFECT UPON YOUR BUSINESS, START WITH 'THE FIRST TRUMPET' AND READ THROUGH EACH. THE TWO WITNESSES WILL NOT APPEAR UNTIL THE TIME OF THE SEVENTH TRUMPET.  AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH SECTION WILL BE A LIST OF BUSINESS RAMIFICATIONS.

ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING EVENTS OF ALL TIME WILL OCCUR JUST BEFORE THE TRUMPETS START BLOWING. THIS EVENT, PROPHESIED IN REVELATIONS 6:14.


14And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.


AN EARTHQUAKE OF SUCH MAGNITUDE AS TO MOVE EVERY MOUNTAIN AND ISLAND ON THE EARTH, WILL CHANGE THE WAY BUSINESS IS DONE.

 

NO NO LONGER A GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESSES WILL HAVE TO ADAPT TO A LIMITED POPULATION WHICH HAS BEEN CUT OFF FROM OTHER POPULATIONS DUE TO COLLAPSED ROADS AND BRIDGES, DAMS, ELECTRICAL GRIDS, FALLEN BUILDINGS, AND A TOTAL REVERSAL WITHIN THE MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE.  INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL FAIL DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF DAMAGE. CONSTRUCTION WILL BE GREATLY NEEDED, IF THERE IS ANYONE LEFT TO MAKE ANY MONEY. DAMAGE WILL NOT BE ON A LOCAL BASIS - IT WILL BE GLOBAL.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS QUITE SIMPLE: THE FATHER WANTS TO SHOW MANKIND THAT ALL OF THEIR WONDERS OF BUILDING ARE BUT DUST IN THE WIND.

IDENTITY OF THE WITNESSES:
Bible scholars have long believed that there are three candidates for the witnesses: Elijah, Enoch, and Moses. Most agree on the prophet Elijah as being on of them. Elijah never died! Elijah also caused the rain to stop, which is one of the great powers of the witnesses in the prophecy.
The second candidate is the Enoch, for he too never died. However, not much is known about Enoch.
Genesis 5:24
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
However,, because there is no known grave for Moses, he also be one of the witnesses. The strongest argument for this is the fact that Moses and Elijah both appeared on the Mount of Transfiguration and were talking to Jesus. Moses. The plagues that will be afflicted upon the followers of Anti-Christ are quite likely the same as those brought upon the land of Egypt during the time of Moses.

 

 

 



POWER AND PURPOSE: The Two Witnesses will be men with a great purpose - to speak to and demonstrate to the world that JESUS CHRIST is the LIVING SON OF GOD and that His eternal Lordship is about to be established as a reality here on earth. Both witnesses have been living in heaven and they are much aware of the constant presence of GOD THE FATHER. They will speak of the glories of God. They will testify how the Scriptures pointed to JESUS AS CHRIST AND MESSIAH. They will speak of the forgiveness of sin made possible through the blood shed by our LORD JESUS CHRIST on the cross. They will speak of the healing and love offered freely to us through the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  And, they will testify to the fact that the purpose (one of many purposes) fulfilled by JESUS CHRIST was to destroy the works of Satan.


Alas, the world will not believe what they say, They will consider the words of the two witnesses to be clever oratory - but nothing more. The world is not influence by great speaking. Even miraculous healing and various good miracles did not persuade the nation of Israel to believe in Jesus. The human hear is so entwined in sin that it is incredibly hard and stubborn. All the good done by Jesus was met with contempt and scorn.

Therefore God will equip them with something the world will understand - POWER.  And, unlike the power demonstrated by JESUS for good - miracles of healing, causing the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the lame to walk, to restore withered limbs, and even to raise the dead -these witnesses will be given power like unto the power which inflicted the Egyptians at the time of the Exodus.



* BUSINESS CONSIDERATIONS:

Remembering first of all that the plagues that befell Egypt did not cause the Egyptians to serve the Living God of the Israelites, we must understand that their hearts were filled with evil. Even when the plagues fell on Egypt, they endured the pain up to the point when they could stand it no longer. So they let the Israelites go free. But we must also remember that Pharaoh's magicians and sorcerers were able to duplicate the plagues - all but the plague of lice.

The power of the witnesses will lie in their words, not in magic wands, incantations, or anything of the like. Just as God spoke and His words created the heavens and the earth from nothing, so the very words spoken by these two witnesses will create whatever they say.

Satan and the unbelieving world will seek to kill them. Therefore their first demonstration of power per Revelation 11:5, is "if anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies". This is how anyone who want to harm them must die." Notice that as JESUS came to give eternal life, the two witnesses will bring instant death to the enemies of GOD.. They will act much as many thought that JESUS AS CHRIST would act. This act of power the world will understand. GOD is not fooling around. When grace and truth are rejected, evil will be repaid with death. It will not be wise to be enemies of these witnesses for the fire that comes from their mouths will be the LIVING WORD OF GOD.

The HOLY SPIRIT then reveals additional powers they will have. These powers are revealed, in my opinion, in descending order - that is, the most awesome and devastating power is revealed first. Rev. 11:6 states, "These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will no rain during the time of their prophesying." AWESOME POWER! Should these men so desire, they will have the power to make the rain stop falling, even over all the earth, if they deem it necessary! That could be for a period as long as 1,260 days (3 1/2 years).

Try to imagine no rain for even a short amount of time and the devastation that would be caused. Crops will fail. All green plants would die.

Streams would cease to flow. Streams and rivers would dry up. Mighty reservoirs would be taped dry as people become more and more desperate for water. The disaster would be unparalleled in human history!  Desalinization plants, icebergs, and glaciers would become the primary source of water. Many would die from the lack of water! BOTTLED WATER WOULD BE AT A PREMIUM ALONG WITH CANNED FOODS WHICH ARE MADE WITH WATER.

At this point I would like to make a commentary. Due to the extreme severity of no rainfall, I do not believe that the two witnesses will choose to exercise this power right away. I do not think that they are coming to beat the earth into submission, but rather, they will use this awesome power as a last resort. They have a vast arsenal of other weapons that they can use first.. When the world does not respond to the testimony of these two witnesses (remembering again that the plagues that befell Egypt did not cause them to repent), shutting up the skies (either locally or globally - their choice) will be their ultimate trump card.  And, in passing, Satan has already prepared the world for his false explanation of what will be happening. It will be attributed to, you guessed it, 'global warming.'

THE POWER AND THE PLAGUES

The next power mentioned in Revelation 11:6, is the power to turn water into blood. Whether this will occur only in certain locations or worldwide will be at the discretion of the witnesses. The possibility exists that water could be turned into blood while the heavens are bound. The result - no usable water on the planet, except for maybe glaciers and icebergs. Lakes, reservoirs, and rivers would be useless for water if turned into blood.


Next, let us look at some of the plagues recorded in the Bible.

  • The first plague that was brought upon the Egyptians (Exodus 7:17) was the turning of the Nile river into blood.


"Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shalt know that I am the Lord: behold, I smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink, and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the water of the river."

 

 

 

EXODUS 7:17-18

Second plague: Frogs. Frogs everywhere and in everything.


Third plague: Lice. This was the only plague that the magicians and sorcerers in pharaoh's court could not copy.


Fourth plague: Flies. Swarms of flies.


Fifth plague: Death of cattle, horses, sheep, oxen, donkeys and camels.


Sixth plague: Boils and open sores on man and beast.


Seventh plague: Pestilence
Eighth plague: Storms - Hail, thunder, and fire moving along the ground.


Ninth plague: Locusts - ate all herbs not destroyed by the hail.


Tenth plague: Darkness - for days


Eleventh plague: Death - of the first born.

 

 

 

 


Once again we must emphasize that the scope and duration of these plagues will be at the discretion of the two witnesses. Worldwide or local with a time duration of days to months to years. These men will set the rules and will do whatever is necessary to accomplish their mission of preparing the world for the return of the KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS, LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH - JESUS CHRIST.


Neither will the plagues they inflict be limited to the plagues that befell Egypt. Should they desire, they could release another round of bubonic plague or even the ebola virus. And their could be plagues just for the 21st century. For example, imagine the devastation that would be caused if these witness would command electricity to become neutralized. Autos, computers, appliances, communications, and the like would be useless. More than just in inconvenience I would say.


YOU DO NOT WANT TO GET THESE MEN MAD AT YOU!!!!
In my opinion, the ultimate plague will be the plague of drought. No water to drink, to irrigate crops, to bathe with, to carry away sewage, and dust, dust everywhere -  a hellish scene if there ever was one. (Are you aware of the fact that there is no water in hell?) After exhausting the many other plagues, worldwide drought would be the ultimate. We should also note in passing here that just before the Two Witnesses arrive on the scene, 1/3 (over 2 billion people) of the world population will already be dead from the work of the sixth angel in
Revelation 9:14-15

* BUSINESS CONSIDERATIONS

MEDICAL AND HEALTH RESOURCES WILL BE IN GREAT DEMAND. CLEANUP CREWS WILL BE NEEDED EVERYWHERE. WATER WILL BE IN GREAT SHORTAGE. IF YOUR BUSINESS IS BASED UPON ANY OF THESE THINGS: TAKE NOTE AND PREPARE BEFOREHAND.

ENTER 'THE BEAST'

Initially, the story of the two witnesses appears to be going toward a very, very unhappy ending. Their days of prophesying will end after 1,260 days or 3 and 1/2 years. Even though they are proclaiming the eminent return of JESUS CHRIST as ETERNAL KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS;: even though they possess God-like powers smiting land and sea: they will meet head on with he whom the Scriptures call 'the beast'. We know him by another name - Anti-Christ.

The beast will actually be permitted ot overcome the two witnesses and put them to death. "Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city (Jerusalem)- For 3 and 1/2 days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial." Rev. 11:9. The very idea that men from the world over are rejoicing in the death of these men strongly suggests that the plagues inflicted by the witnesses were worldwide - or at least reached the far corners of the earth.

Here is a mystery. The demise of these witnesses is not the result of the extreme power of the Anti-Christ beast any more than the death of JESUS on the cross was a triumph of Satan. No, my friend, the only reason for their deaths is that the Scriptures might be fulfilled. Just as the death of Jesus was a fulfillment of Scripture, so shall theirs be. In Hebrews 9:27, we read, "And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." All men are appointed to die once. The only exceptions may be those Christians alive at the time of CHRIST'S return. Otherwise, in order for the Scriptures to be fulfilled, these two witnesses - flesh and blood human beings- must die. And, it is the Scripture of Hebrews 9:27, that is the strongest argument for the identity of the two witnesses to be Elijah and Enoch - the only two men recorded in the Bible who did not die.

The world will be so overjoyed by the death to these two men that they will celebrate by giving to each other gifts. No doubt the Anti-Christ beast will proclaim himself victor and try to assume his false Messiahship. The world will feel that that their days of torment are over.

However, as we read on, we see how little Satan really knows. You see, Satan really does not know the future. Otherwise, he would have given up when Jesus defeated him at the cross. Satan is a liar, a thief, a murderer, and a deceiver. We give him too much credit especially in regards to the future. We know the future because the HOLY SPIRIT has revealed it to us - not to Satan.

Understand that Satan actually believed that he had killed JESUS on the cross. He did not know that the death of JESUS was necessary for the redemption of mankind. He did not know that it was God's plan for Jesus to accept the just penalty for our sins (yours and mine) on the cross. Jesus paid the full and just price for our sins - every sin, past, present, and future. Ezekiel 18:4 states, "the soul that sinneth, it shall die." JESUS died that our sin might be forgiven and forgotten. He died that we might inherit eternal life.

Knowing that the two witnesses are flesh and blood men (they are not spirit beings yet), and knowing that Satan does not know the future, the beast (whom we know through revelation as 'The Anti-Christ' will be permitted to overcome the two witnesses and have them put to death. Once again Satan (the beast incarnate) will think that he has won a victory over GOD.

For 3 1/2 days the bodies of the witnesses will lie in the streets of Jerusalem. Satan and his minions will have a 3 1/2 day party during which the beast will no doubt proclaim to the world that it is he who is the Messiah. However, something quite unexpected will then happen.

The breath of GOD will breath upon the two slain bodies and they will stand up tall. They will come back to life as resurrected beings in plain site of the entire world. The world will stand aghast. Even if this resurrection is caught on camera, the beast will claim 'trick photography'.

But a voice will call from heaven to the two witnesses and they will spring towards heaven. Imagine their feet using the earth as a springboard! The there shall be a great earthquake, causing 1/10 of the city of Jerusalem to fall. The days of their prophesy will be over. The return of JESUS CHRIST will be at hand.

 

 

* BUSINESS CONSIDERATIONS:

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