THE TWO WITNESSES Revelation 11 FBC-PC 11-3-13 AM
Principle – meanwhile back at the country of Israel
The Temple 11:1,2
The Two Witnesses 11:3-14
The Seventh Trumpet 11:15-19
Intro: Until now we have considered the various Judgments upon the world and its people (except for chapter 7:1-8 The sealing of the 144,00 Jewish men). Now our attention is focused on Israel and Jerusalem in particular. Vs. 1-14 continues the parenthesis started in Chapter 10.
I. The TEMPLE vs.1-2
Not Herod’s temple, Not Zerubbabel’s; Nor Solomon’s
Must be a newly built Temple in Jerusalem on the Holy
Mount just north of the Doom of the Rock
Only place for God’s Temple is Mount Moriah in the Holy City
In use in the first half of the Tribulation
Desecrated at the middle point of the seven years by Beast and unusable to the Jews in the second half 2 Thess. 2:3-12
Whose is it? - God says, "it is mine." Ezek. 23:4; 2 Kings 21:7
How long? – forty-two months (42), first mention of time
Time - "Forty and two months = 3 ½ years or 1260 days
Daniel’s Keys to Understanding Bible Prophecy
Dan. 9:24-27 "an intensely important feature of those verses is the
identification of the five elements, that are related to all debatable
prophetic events. They are:
1. "thy (Daniel’s) people" 9:24 Jewry/Israel
2. "Thy Holy City" 9:24 Jerusalem
3. "Messiah" 9:26 Jesus Christ
4. "the people of the prince (antigod) that shall come" 9:26 Roman empire (east/west)
5. "He" (the prince that shall come) 9:27 antigod(antichrist)
From a positive perspective, Israel is to be the unfolding story of the
last days as she moves through Tribulation toward national
reconciliation with Messiah. – Elwood McQuaid – Israel My Glory Vol.48,No.4
II. TWO WITNESS vs.3-6
A. WHO ARE THEY?
Two candle sticks, Two olive trees Zech. 4:1-6
Olive oil provided fuel for the lampstands Holy Spirit called the oil.
Elijah, Enoch or Moses like –Mal. 4:4-6; Matt. 17:1-6
B. WHAT DO THEY DO?
Miracles, plague are similar to Moses and Elijah
C. WHEN DO THEY DO IT?
Probably the second half of the tribulation, because of the types of miracles and vengeance of beast against them
III. THEIR DEATH vs.7-10
"The beast of the Pit" – Satan (anti holy spirit)– 1st mention of the
unholy trinity - Beast out of the sea (antigod) ; Beast out of the
land(Israel) – False Prophet (antichrist) world religious leader
IV. THEIR RESSURRRECTION vs.11-14
The Worldwide witness to their death and subsequent resurrection
The life of God
The call of God and
The earthquake form God
V. THEIR AFTERMATH vs.13-14
The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.
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