The Two Witnesses

When an ordinary man is given an extraordinary ability, how does he communicate such ability in a manner that does not come across as crazy? For many readers, this has yet to be accomplished. But I’ll try again.

Here goes…

In Revelation 11, we are told of God’s two witnesses. These two are generally accepted as two men who have yet to appear. But we will argue that they have appeared and long since ascended.

We’ll start at the beginning…

In a curious manner, the prophet John is directed to measure the inner courts of the temple. He is directed to count the number of “chosen” people. Those in the outer courts, where Jesus’ apostles preached, were not to be counted. We think this distinction is the separation between the grace given to the Jews by the Father (verified by the 7,000 of 1Ki 19:18 & Ro 11:4) and the gift of ransom given to the Gentiles by the life, death and resurrection of the Son.

Jesus is God and he spent his years between thirty and thirty-three explaining this to us. Since he is God, would he not then be considered a witness of God or a witness of himself? Is it reasonable that Jesus, being between the ages of thirty and thirty three when he witnessed, could have prophesied for three and a half years? (In reference to Rev 11:3)

In Psalm 119:105, God is the lamp to our feet and a light for our paths. And his word was delivered to us by his Spirit-filled prophets. And Rev 21:23 tells us outright that Jesus is the lamp. (In reference to Rev 11:4)

What are the only two things which are of God and have stood before Satan here on earth? Might they be His Son and His Spirit? And if this is accurate, is not the Spirit of God represented by the prophets who are spoken of and who have written the books of the Bible? (In reference to Rev 11:4)

Has Jesus (as God) not promised to “devour” his enemies by fire in Luke 12:49? Did Elijah (the Spirit of God – Jesus) not do that very thing in 2Kings 1?

What happens to those who deny the gift of God? Do they not all perish? If you were to say, “The Jews denied Jesus” you would be correct. But didn’t God offer his gift of grace to them as verified in Romans 11?

We know that Jesus, being God, had the power to shut up the sky so that it would not rain. But didn’t Elijah (The Spirit of God) do the very same thing in 1Ki 17-19?

Was it not the Spirit of God which gave Moses the power to turn water to blood? And was the Christ Jesus not that of life giving waters mixed with blood? Was he not turned from the water of life to the death by blood and back to the water of life again?

The plagues upon Egypt were enacted by the Word of God’s Spirit through Moses. We know from Jesus that he has brought about the plague of division upon the earth. He has divided light and His gift of life from death (the man of sin) and (his) darkness.

The testimony of the Christ Jesus was concluded (but not ended) 2,000 years ago – as was the testimony of God’s Spirit-filled writers. And, at the hands of evil men, powered by the Destroyer or the Causer of Death, Jesus was attacked and killed. His prophets have been attacked and killed as well. They have been murdered, crucified, beheaded, stoned, imprisoned, and even cut in two. (Reference Hebrews 11:36-38, Rev 13:14-15 and then compare to Qur’an 5:33)

Jonah, the Spirit of God, was attacked and killed. He lay in the belly of a “great fish” or a “beast out of the sea” for three and a half days (three days and three nights). When asked for a miracle, the Pharisees were given only the comparison of Jesus’ death to that of Jonah’s. The only difference was that Jonah left from Joppa and was headed to Tarshish. Could he have been “vomited out” upon the same shores as those of the merchants – those families who traveled between Sodom and Egypt – who were also the victims of Muhammad’s evil rise in Arabia? (Ezekiel 38:10-13)

And does this land near Joppa not include the site of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus in Jerusalem?

Neither Jesus nor Jonah was given burial. But each was entombed in the belly of the beast. In Jonah’s case, it was literally “a beast out of the sea” – like the men of the seven kingdoms in Rev 13:1-2. Jesus called the belly of the beast, the “heart of the earth.”

It’s worth mentioning that the final two kingdoms, the 7th and the 8th, are one and the same. These two kingdoms are both Islam. They are; the one deemed dead – which ended with the Ottoman Empire and the current nation of Islam. These two empires are described in Daniel 7:3-12. The lion is the fallen angel, known today as Allah. The bear was the false prophet Muhammad. The leopard was/were the four patriarchal heads after Muhammad: Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali. They were carried by the wings, the “ayahs” of the Qur’an which were gathered by: Thabit, Sa’id, Jabal, and Darda.

Just as a note: Bees are carried by “four wings.”

So, can we further agree that “the heart of the earth” and the belly of “the beast out of the sea” are one and the same? And what lies within the Abyss or within the “heart of the earth?”

What resides within the Abyss is the fallen angel, the “Destroyer.” And the “Destroyer is the causer of death. The Causer of Death is Al-Mumit. And al-Mumit is Muhammad’s Allah.

Most men know the stories of Jesus and Jonah. For three and a half days the (majority) of the world rejoiced because these “trouble-makers” had made the ‘seas’ (of men) rage. To this day, the world mocks Jesus and the Spirit of God. To this day, Voluntary Gifts (the bodies and souls of men as defined as “gifts” in chapter 8 of the Qur’an) are offered to the spirit of evil, the beast which has risen from within the Abyss.

Within 1 Corinthians 12 is defined the Spiritual gifts of God. They are those of truth and life. What then might Jesus’ enemies trade as their “gifts” to one another but that of lies and death as described in chapter 8 of the Qur’an?

Psalm 22:17 tells us that: “I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me.”

This is the statement referring to Jesus and said to be that of the two witnesses in Rev 11:10.

These two “prophets,” Jesus and the Spirit, have caused torment for those who inhabit the earth because of their division between good and evil. They have separated the dark by light.

In Acts 9:21, we are told that Jesus is the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who called on his name.

After three and a half days (after three days and three nights), God restored life to both; Jesus and Jonah. Jesus rose from the tomb (the heart of the earth) and Jonah was spit out of the belly of the beast. Terror struck those who saw Jesus and terror struck those who saw Jonah. These “dead” men walked, talked and spoke the Word of God.

The ending of the book of Jonah is ominous. It ends with God’s concern over the 120,000 men and their families (considered to be worth no more than cattle to the Ninevites or evil men) who could not tell the God of heaven from a foreign “god.”

In Muhammad’s “Final Pilgrimage” it is proclaimed that Muhammad spoke to 120,000 men and their families (left unmentioned). In his speech, Muhammad told his audience how the God they called “Allah” (the God of their fathers – including Ishmael) was now to be properly named “Allah” and that the inaccurate portrayal of Allah as God by the former prophets was to be corrected by him. According to him, and only him, his “Allah” was the actual and only true “Allah.” According to his lying mouth, his was the only true “god.”

But his Allah denied the Father and the Son…and he had his own set of laws.

In April of 632 A.D. (10 A.H. by Muhammad’s changed “set times”), the men and women of Nineveh (Arabia) could no longer tell the God of heaven from the “god” of Muhammad. He, the false prophet, mixed some truth of Old Testament laws with his own selfish lies and told all of the newly formed Islam, that his “Allah” was the God of Abraham. To this day, most of the world cannot tell their right hand (God) from their left hand (Muhammad’s Allah). And to this day, 1.6 billion people believe that by exchanging “Voluntary Gifts” (the lives and souls of men); they will be honored by their “god.”

They do not understand… that although their left hand appears identical to their right, it is actually the exact opposite of the other. They do not understand that Allah opposes the God of heaven.

Elijah (the Spirit) was raised to heaven in 2 Kings 2:11. Jesus was called to heaven as per Luke 24:51 and Acts 1:9. Each did so with their enemies looking on… where “looking on” is not necessarily at the ascension of God, but looking on toward their own evil intent. Was not John Spirit-filled and called by a voice in heaven to “Come up here…” in Revelation 4:1?

At the time of God’s calling, there was an earthquake in Jerusalem (Mt 27:51-53) – just like there was an earthquake outside of Elijah’s cave (1 Kings 19:11).

Might there have been 7,000 killed in the quake as per; 1Ki 19:18, Mt 27:52-53, Romans 11:1-6? Might these 7,000 be those of the first resurrection in Revelation 20:4-5 – including John the Baptist? The thousand year reign of the Christ appears to have been the first millennium after his crucifixion and resurrection. The seven thousand appear to be those which were blessed and raised with the Christ Jesus in the first resurrection.

Terrified were those in the boat after Jonah was tossed (Jnh 1:15). Terrified was the centurion and those with him – those who recognized, post-mortem, that Jesus was God. (Mt 27:54)

There is reason for the god-head. There is meaning to the three parts of God that are of one god. He testifies of himself. God’s two witnesses are that of himself as the Christ Jesus and the Spirit. These are they which guide those who choose to drink of the living water of God. These three are in agreement (1Jn 5:6-12).

It is with this understanding that God can righteously continue to justify his perfect decision to give life to the “chosen” people, the Jews, who have yet to recognize Jesus as the Christ. Without them, prophecy has no conclusion. Without them, transgression could not be complete.

It is for them that we might understand Luke 12:4-12. It was by the grace of truth that 7,000 (Jews) were “chosen.” They are those who spoke against the Son of Man (as have we all) but who did not bend a knee to Baal and blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. And it is the Son of Man who, upon the cross, called upon his Father to “forgive them.”

It is only the spirit of death and his destruction which has power to “throw you into hell.” It is only the Spirit of God who can defeat this power of death and destruction and raise you into heaven.

The name of the God of heaven is/are; The Father, the Son, and the Spirit; these three are in agreement.

“The Pharisees challenged him, ‘Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.’ Jesus answered them, ‘Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going. You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I (lamp)stand with the Father who sent me. In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid. I am the one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me.” – John 8:13-18

” ‘If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid. There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid. You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it so that you may be saved. John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light. I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the father has sent me. And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me.’ ” – John 5:31-37

In a few verses, God gives us the three who testify for one another. They are the Father, the Son, and the Spirit (as portrayed by God’s prophets).

“For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” – Matthew 18:20

Ask yourself… where do two or three come together to make one? It is the Father, the Son, and the Spirit which is the God of heaven – the Most High.

“He who testifies to these things (Jesus and the Spirit-filled prophets) says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon.’ ” – Revelation 22:20

No matter which in the Trinity is being spoken of, the other two are agreeing witnesses. God is of himself the two witnesses.

The name of Death and Destruction is/are; Allah (Al-Mumit and Al-Qahhar), Muhammad (Al-Tariq), and the evil spirit (that of the Qur’an and those who believe in it) which defines them; these three (frogs – Rev 16:13) can agree on nothing – not even the lies that spill from their mouths and onto the pages of their image – the Qur’an.

When an ordinary man is given an extraordinary ability, how does he communicate such ability in a manner that does not come across as crazy?

He follows the example as given in the Bible and he tells the story again. But he does so in yet another manner.

One Response to “The Two Witnesses”

  • Greetings, in the name of the Father,and of the Son,and of the Holy Ghost, almighty God !

    Very interesting and at the first, I tend to agree with with your discourse on the two witnesses, where with there seems to be, the “rightly dividing the word of truth” however, if you don’t mind, as like unto those brethren in Berea (Acts 17:10-11), who,as it is written of them were “noble”, in that “they received the word with All readiness of mind , and search the scriptures, DAILY, whether those things be true” , I them can do no less, as to discharge my duty to God?
    I will add also, that I am a strong believer in the “meditating” on God’s word, as is the “Blessed man” we read of in Ps.1, whose “delight” was in the law of The Lord ,and in his law (Word), does he “meditate day & night” ! I am convinced and do believe, that God will and does bless that delight he sees, with opening up the understanding of His Word to the man !
    I have thought about those two witnesses mentioned in Revelation 11, and wondered who they might be, and so, had search the Holy Word of God, the Bible, KJV in the English , and gave this much thought, sometimes , “day & night”! Then something occurred to me, in the book of Hebrews in chapter 9, looking & considering verse 27, God says, “that it is appointed unto men (all mankind), once to die, then the judgement”. Lord Jesus tasted death, then arose alive from the grave, praise God, Jonah tasted death, and is at rest in Christ, but, there are “TWO” recorded in God’s Word, who have Not yet fulfilled was is written in Hebrews 9:27 ? Enoch, ” walked with God, and was not, for the LORD took him” Genesis 5:23-24 /. Elijah ,as it is recorded in 2 kings 2:10-11, was taken up in a whirlwind, neither men , both being witnesses of God Word, had tasted death in the flesh ? It is said of Enoch, that he walked with God 300 years (Genesis 5:22), that is a long walk, AMEN? It is written of Elijah, that he was called, “the man of God”, who called down fire from heaven to consume the 50 &1′ twice, who prayed, and stayed the rains for three years, who breathed the breath of life back into the widows son , these two witnesses of God had not tasted of death, in the flesh! The two witnesses mention in Revelation 11, do taste death, as it is written in verses 7 – 11 , it is said there “bodies” ( both have physical bodies’ earthen vessels), and they laid in the street three days & nights, and they are called “prophets” verse 10, and in verse 11, the “spirit of life from God entered into them” ( regenerated with the in dwelling Holy Ghost)! Jesus could NOT be one of these two witnesses, for death could no longer overtake the risen one, as it is recorded, for he was risen from the grave to die no more, for He had defeated death & the grave ! I believe that Enoch & Elijah are those two witnesses mention in Revelation 11, and that by their death seen in verse 7, they fulfilled the appointed death seen in Hebrews 9 : 27, and was raised to newness of life by God’s Holy Spirit Coming into these two men of God, we see in verse 11!
    This is, what God has given me, in understanding who the two witnesses are, as I had ” meditated ” on His Word apropos to Revelation 11 !
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    To God be all glory,honor and praise,
    Brother Bruce ,aka WebPreacher,

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