by Rev Joel Yong
Revelation of John 11:3-13
I will allow my two witnesses who wear sackcloth to speak what God has revealed. They will speak for 1,260 days.” These witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands standing in the presence of the Lord of the earth. If anyone wants to hurt them, fire comes out of the witnesses’ mouths and burns up their enemies. If anyone wants to hurt them, he must be killed the same way. These witnesses have authority to shut the sky in order to keep rain from falling during the time they speak what God has revealed. They have authority to turn water into blood and to strike the earth with any plague as often as they want. When the witnesses finish their testimony, the beast which comes from the bottomless pit will fight them, conquer them, and kill them. Their dead bodies will lie on the street of the important city where their Lord was crucified. The spiritual names of that city are Sodom and Egypt. For 3½ days some members of the people, tribes, languages, and nations will look at the witnesses’ dead bodies and will not allow anyone to bury them. Those living on earth will gloat over the witnesses’ death. They will celebrate and send gifts to each other because these two prophets had tormented those living on earth. After 3½ days the breath of life from God entered the two witnesses, and they stood on their feet. Great fear fell on those who watched them. The witnesses heard a loud voice from heaven calling to them, “Come up here.” They went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them. At that moment a powerful earthquake struck. One-tenth of the city collapsed, 7,000 people were killed by the earthquake, and the rest were terrified. They gave glory to the God of heaven.
In the last days, 2 powerful witnesses for God will appear.
Some think – they will be Moses and Elijah, who met Jesus when He was transfigured.
Some think the apostle John will be one of them, for Jesus said to Peter:” If I want him to remain alive until my coming again, what is it to you?”
Regardless of who you think these witnesses are- note that they will preach for an exact number of days.
Almost 3 and a half years. During this time, anyone who attempts to hurt them or destroy them, will be destroyed.
But when the time is up, the beast will kill them and then like any cold blooded dictator, leave their corpses as an example of what happens to any that crosses his path. The evil people who belong to the beast, will celebrate this too.
But after 3 and a half days, they will be resurrected and an earthquake will destroy those who celebrate evil- leaving the survivors shocked and concluding that it must only be God who has done this.
These things will happen.
Let us be alert and watchful.
Let us be among those who sigh and groan at evil.
Rather than those who hate reproach and correction that comes from God.