Two Witnesses – Revelation 11. Who are the Two Witnesses of Jesus?

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Overview of the Holy Bible: God created Adam as a masterpiece of His creation but Adam failed or deceived, and that the world has become a world of ungodliness and the way of God to multiply, build a family and a generation was missed out. However, God spoke through various Prophets at various times, and finally sent His only begotten Son, the Messiah so as to restore men back to His original creation as an Immortal man, thus the Holy Bible begins with an Immortal man in Genesis who lost his immortality and end up with a restoration of the Immortality back to man in the book of Revelation.

Two Witnesses:

The Two Witnesses mentioned in the 11thChapter of the book of Revelation has been a complicated and Puzzling subject matter. They were numerous biblical scholars, Preachers, Theologians has come up with too many theories, suggesting that the Old Testament Prophets like Elijah and Moses are the possible witnesses of Jesus, and some of them are suggesting that Elijah and Enoch, and some of them suggesting, they are not two persons but a group of believers as a whole and the nation of Israel, and some of them says that they may be an unknown peoples, as such so many theories but nobody certain about these theories b/c of the fact that these sorts of theories are not accompanied with a challenge or any physical demonstrations, therefore, it does not have any certainty, and if any theory is accompanied with a Physical demonstration then that’s how a certainty might be established, it would be in line with a Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, these Biblical scholars, Theologians, and Preachers were all believers, their understandings are always based on belief which is nothing to do with reality. It’s obvious a “believer is the one who believes something as true, yet without evidence” and that their theories are false both logically and biblically.

So, why can’t be Elijah, Moses or Enoch as witnesses of Jesus?

Definition of the word witness?

The simple definition of the word ‘witness’ is that anyone who sees an event is called a witness. However, when comes to the Biblical definition is that not only the above simple definition but also is that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit into the physical body makes one to be a “witness of Jesus”. In Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost comes upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth”.

In these two definitions, Elijah, Moses or Enoch are ineligible to be called as “witnesses of Jesus”. The witnesses of Jesus in Revelation 11 performs miracles of the same that has been already performed by these OT Prophets, and that they would be revisited, is something jeopardize the exact acts of the witnesses in Revelation 11 as turning a water into a blood or shut up the heaven from raining have different meanings in the New Testament, therefore, it’s not a criteria that support them as witnesses, and in all aspects the Old Testament characters have nothing to do with a New Testament times as Moses and Elijah were appeared as a glorious men in the Holy Mountain for a Specific purpose as they are not an ordinary men but the witnesses are just an ordinary men like of the Lord Jesus Christ himself.

The Christians are instructed to follow their Lord, not to follow any other Old Testament Characters like Elijah or Moses or Enoch or anybody else, thus if anybody follow the Lord then he would come to pass the situations that the Lord himself had passed. Christians are not instructed to follow Elijah or Moses to repeat what they have done but to follow Jesus and to repeat what he did back then prior to his return as part of his return.

Thus, the Two Witnesses aren’t Elijah, Moses or Enoch then who are they? and how does the world would recognize them? And How do they appear and when?

Becoming witnesses of Jesus there must be a criterion that must fit both to the simple and biblical definitions of the word “witnesses”. This title has been given by the Lord himself to His disciples who were witnesses of what He did since the beginning, these disciples have accompanied the Lord wherever He went and spoke, and yet the Lord instructed them to be at Jerusalem, so as to receive the Holy Spirit and become witnesses. Thus, in these, both definitions only an early disciple are fit to be the witnesses of the Lord.

Now, it’s evident all of the disciples were dead during the first centuries though they were in asleep from the point of God. If so then how is it possible for the Two Witnesses would come from among the disciples? There is a unique saying of the Lord concerning His second coming, and that is found in Matthew 16:28, the same also mentioned in Mark 9:1 and Luke 9:27.

“Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom”.

This verse is being misunderstood by the Christian believers as it’s evident that the believers who do not have the evidence, and that they believe in this false understanding for the past so many centuries. This scripture was not fulfilled in the past. Thus, this verse is being fulfilled just prior to the second coming of the Messiah. How is it be fulfilled? Here is the methodology to understand when looking at the life of the Lord Himself.

In John 8:58, Jesus claimed, before Abraham was I’m. By the time, the Lord was just about 32 or 33 years old, and it’s obvious to marvel about this sort of a claims, however, the Jews back then didn’t demand a clarification with Jesus or else Jesus would have been clarified, and they would have come to know what Jesus claimed indeed was absolutely true. So, what is the clarification?

The Spirit of God exists before Abraham or even before Adam, and that the same when time came entered into Virgin Mary, and she conceived, delivered a Baby Jesus, now when he was about 32 or 33 years, he calculated his age based on the age of the Spirit of God that exists eternity past, therefore, he claimed before Abraham was, I’m. The key is that the Holy Spirit entered into Mary.

The same way, if anyone received the Holy Spirit into his physical body in this 21st century then he has every right to claim to exist before 2000 years irrespective of his physical age. The key again is that the Holy Spirit enter into the physical body as the Holy Spirit entered into Mother Mary if entered then the age of the Holy Spirit, that’s to say, since the day of Pentecost and up until now is almost 1986 years, and that the age of Holy Spirit shall be applied to him who can boldly claim to exist before 2000 years as the Lord did in John 8:58.

What is the Proof of the Reception of the Holy Spirit into the physical body? Again we have to go back to the life of the Lord, he challenged them when they demanded a sign from heaven, the Messiah said that “destroy this temple and I’ll rebuild in 3 days, b/c of the obvious fact that the physical body is the temple of God that can’t be destroyed, even if it’s destroyed then that might be rebuilt in 3 days.

Now the person who claims to exist before 2000 years is the temple of God b/c of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and his physical body can’t be destroyed by any power even bullets, therefore, he can also challenge the power of death as the Lord did in John 2:19, that’s a Proof but these sort of challenges are not possible by the believer’s b/c of the fact that the believer is not indwelt with a Holy Spirit and their physical bodies are not the Temple of God.

These are the reasons, Mathew 16: 28 is being fulfilled now, not fulfilled when the Lord took Peter, James, and John to the Holy Mountain in Matthew 17:1.

And now, Mathew 16:28 is being fulfilled to the fact that the Holy Spirit has entered into a Human body which would eventually become a witness of the Messiah, in Matthew 16:28, the Messiah was saying only SOME despite 12 disciples exists by the time, why there is only some? “Some” represents a minimum of Two Peoples.

Therefore, in the midst of billions of believers, only SOME would receive the Holy Spirit into their physical body and be saved, repented, redeemed or regenerated or Born Again or psychic re-oriented and become witnesses of Jesus, and these witnesses are numbered among the early Apostles.

In all of the Apostles, only the Holy Spirit is what matters most, not of any individuals. Therefore, the Two Witnesses mentioned by the Lord in Revelation 11 are going to be an ordinary sinners whose repentance is true, they realize that they are sinners, and then become believers, and thereafter becomes witnesses, meeting Acts 1:8, Matthew 16:28 and Revelation 11. Only these people are fit to both a simple and biblical definitions of the word ‘witnesses’ and in line with a Lord Messiah.

Since every subject matter of the Holy Bible or doctrine is promoted by believer, and that it is false and never understand the truths of the Holy Bible but believing that their doctrine is true over the others, and the result was that more than 45k denominations came up which is fundamentally contrary to the Lord’s instruction. The reason is that no Christian believers received the Holy Spirit into their physical bodies and the Lord’s instruction is very clear in Acts 1:8. The reality is that throughout the world only believers exist.

The book of Revelation is a continuation of what has been spoken by the Lord and His Apostles in the Gospels and their Epistles respectively, and all of them warned of a false Gospels, doctrines and false Preachers, and the book of Revelation begins with an address to the Churches that exist prior to the second coming of the Lord, and it’s not a book as of the Gospels which was addressed to the world as whole. In all of those seven Churches were challenged by the Lord to overcome certain things with an assurance of gifts.

Interestingly, there is no greater gift than the gift of a Holy Spirit God could ever give to men. It’s evident after the arrival of the Holy Spirit into the world, only the Reception of the Holy Spirit took place when the Apostles speak or placing their hands on anyone, and thereafter there is no Holy Spirit was bestowed to anyone.

Thus, the Holy Spirit exists in the world but not indwelt anybody throughout the 20 centuries. Whatever the ministry carried out during these years are carried out by the influences of the Holy Spirit that doesn’t make anyone to be a witness of Jesus, by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit into the physical body alone could make anyone be a witness of Jesus. However, the subsequent generations carry forward and preserved the legacy of the Christian worldviews despite the attempts to destroy it, but it emerged as ever than before to be the tallest Religion of the world. They were devout men and women who sacrificed their lives with the hope of looking forward to the second coming of their Lord.

The latest technological advancement and the availability of the Holy Bible to both the poor of the poor and to the richest are the greatest blessings, at the same time it’s also opened up to false interpretations and false teachings, a believer is not saved, not repented or not regenerated or not Born Again, or not psychic re-oriented, and in this scenario only the book of Revelation comes to play a greater role.

The gift bestowed to the overcomer is nothing but the gift of the Holy Spirit, but the issue is that there is no Apostles exists to place their hands, nor to speak before the believers, so as to receive the Holy Spirit into their physical bodies. There is no option left to the believers to receive the Holy Spirit other than the Holy word of God the Holy Bible.

They were millions of people study the word of God, and believe and remains to be believers for so many years, yet it’s evident a believer isn’t a witness, however, a believer only can become a witness of Jesus. In the gospels, the Lord asked many peoples to believe in him but when comes to the imminent Pentecost he instructed them to remain in Jerusalem so as to become witnesses, and that during the Post-Pentecostal scenario, a believer should have to become a witness of Jesus, not remains to be a believer as of a Pre-Pentecostal scenario.

These are the reasons, remains to be a believer for long years is something fundamentally unbiblical. The believer should realize the need to become witnesses of Jesus by realizing his existence is of the Post-Pentecostal scenario. They were many people who believed in the Lord for so many years, and thereafter turned to be an agnostic or an atheists or even to the extent of becoming apostasies, instead of turning to be a witness of Jesus b/c of the fact that they were falsely believed that the believer is saved but careful study of the word of God proves a believer is not saved, but in line to be saved that should happen at any time during the course of his existence, not to the end of the world, and such perceptions are unbiblical or unrealized and previous generations held such perceptions for so many reasons but the subsequent generations should have to study the word of God carefully, and take it forward and forward to become a witnesses of Jesus, not blaming the previous generations who may not have the resources available when compare to the subsequent periods.

Thus, in the absence of the Apostles, careful study of the Holy Bible alone is what makes certain things happen in an Individual. Though the book of Revelation was addressed to the Churches but the challenge is to an individual, and the reward is also bestowed to an individual who overcomes.

Therefore, the Result of studying the word of God or the Result of believing in the Lord Jesus Christ is the Reception of the Holy Spirit into the physical body. Every Church has been reminded of a Reward that is given only to an Individual who overcomes and one such reward is that mentioned in Rev 2:17

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”

The Reception of the Holy Spirit into the physical body is the Result of reading or studying or believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, and it can’t be known to anyone other than the one who goes through such a process wherein an unclean Spirit that has been passed on from the Parents, and the previous generations shall be Removed from the Physical body, and instead the Holy Spirit shall be Replaced into the physical body, turning a believer to be a witness of Jesus.

Therefore, those who overcome shall be rewarded by the Reception of the Holy Spirit into the physical body, turning a mortal body to be an Immortal temple of God as he is literally become like the Lord and then claim to exist before 2000 years and also challenge the power of death and bullets.

So, the overcomer and his companion should become witnesses of Jesus in accordance with a book of Revelation 11, and the climax of their life is something would represent the life of the Lord conducive to the prevailing situation of the 21stcentury. These Two Witnesses shall repeat what their Lord did back then in view of the whole world, and then the Power of the salvation bought by the Lord shall be known to the world as part of their testimony.

So, the witnesses of the Messiah Jesus are coming from the Apostles when some claim to exist before 2000 years, and also challenge the power of death as the Lord did back then. The careful study of the gospels and the book of Revelation proves that the Apostle Peter along with his Brother Andrews are the possible candidates going to be reappear in the form of the Two Witnesses of Jesus.

Why there is the character of Apostle Peter reappears?

In the gospel of Matthew, Peter appeared as a foremost disciple of the Lord, and the Lord promised to build his Church on Peter when he confessed that the Lord is the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:18.

“And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”.

This is a radical verse, the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, is something related to the Immortality of his Church, thus the witnesses of Jesus are immortals as the Lord himself, therefore the character of Peter is so plausible.

Another significance is that the Lord promised him to provide an unprecedented power, in verse 19 he said,

“And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”

This is something very dramatic and Parallel to what has been Promised to the witnesses in Revelation 11:6.

Though, the Lord gave such a power to Peter but it seems that he didn’t utilise those power during his life time, thus Peter pretty well aware of the Christians who shall live prior to the second coming of the Messiah shall utilise those power during their testimony.

These are the reasons, it’s evident that the Two Witnesses are going to be from characters of the early disciples and continue to accomplish their mandate.

Now, we can come to Revelation 11 and study what would be the task of the Two witnesses.

The Lord said in verse 3, “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth”.

When the world recognizes these witnesses then their testimony shall begin, and only these Two Witnesses are saved that’s mentioned as they are clothed in sackcloth which literally means repented or saved or regenerated or born again.

Verse 4, “These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.”

Only these Two Witnesses are true representatives of God that’s mentioned as Olive trees and Two Candlesticks.

Verse 5, “And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.”

Since these Two Witnesses are only the Born Again peoples in the world, they never dead again but to the testimony of the Lord, they shall be killed only in the streets of Jerusalem, so as to repeat what their Lord did back then by resurrect from the dead after 3.5 days, until that happens no power can hurt them. If anyone try to hurt anywhere else, then the fire shall proceed from their mouth and kill their assailants.

In reality and rationality, fire can’t dwell in a physical body but the fact of the matter is that the God of Israel has been called as a “consuming fire” and the Holy Spirit has also been called as a Fire that indwells the witnesses, therefore, if anybody fire a bullets towards them, then those bullets shall be redirected back to the assailants and kill instantly which would happen at any time and anywhere in view of the world if anybody attempts, and it’s the physical, testable and verifiable Proof of what the Lord says as it would be an act of God in a world filled with weapons and those who rely on weapons as a great power would be terrified.

Verse 6, These have the 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.

This’s very significance, in the Religious world especially in Christianity, they were numerous false doctrines and deviations, believers are not authorized to embark ministries for the Lord but they embarked and filled the world with false doctrines and those believers and their ministries shall be stopped when these Two Witnesses are there to testify the Lord.

Doctrines are generally compared to the rains and dews in the Torah.

In Deuteronomy 32:2 “My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:”

The Two Witnesses have the power to stop the false doctrines that are proclaimed by the believer’s b/c of the obvious reasons that the believers are not authorized to do ministry for the Lord and it’s not necessary during those days. There shall be a doctrinal war between the witnesses and of the believers until the celebrity ministers recognize the witnesses and realize their false ministries.

They have the power to turn waters to turn them to blood,

Again in the Torah, Moses turned water into blood and the result was that all those beings that dwell in waters became dead. The same way, the Two Witnesses shall emphasis about the power of the blood of the Messiah which was shed on the cross before 2000 years and still it’s power remains which would connect different bloodline people to become one bloodline, so as to shun sin which operates only between different bloodline peoples, the result would be a destruction of the sin which is the sexual activities even in the bond of the wedding of this age that separates men from one another as of a destruction to the waterborne beings in Egypt. Thus, the ultimate result would be the death of satanic activities between humanity.

The command to remember the Lord’s death until he returns was to break bread and to drink a wine which is to shun sin but in reality it’s not happening that would be realized during the days of the Two Witnesses as this sort of an explorations are going to be a plagues to the peoples around the world.

Thus, they finish their testimony and reach to the streets of Jerusalem and be killed by the representative of the peoples who oppose God of the Holy Bible and his witnesses as described in Verse 7.

They shall not be buried b/c of the fact that they testified throughout the world that they are going to be resurrected after 3 days and a half as of their Lord as part of a repetition and challenge to the powers of death, the whole world would watch through the internet, television etc., and after 3 days and a half, they would be resurrected and ascend to heaven in view of the whole world, and the fear shall invade all of the enemies of God.

Here is something must be reminded, in the gospels there were many discussions between the Lord and his disciples and one such discussion is recorded by John in the last chapter wherein the Lord instructed them to “follow him” and brought the discussion to an end, especially when Peter asked about John, the Lord said to him in verse 22, “Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me”

This again proves that the Two Witnesses are going to be the character of the Apostle Peter and his companion.

So, the disciples were instructed to follow the Lord and all of them followed the Lord in all aspects after the day of Pentecost until all of them were martyred. The fact of the matter is that they all followed the Lord in all except few things such as claiming to exist before 2000 years,

2nd is that they didn’t challenge the power of death,

3rd, they didn’t resurrect from death,

4th they didn’t ascend to heaven

as these all were done by the Lord, and that these things need to be done by the followers, so as to accomplish the journey of following the Lord Jesus Christ begun by the early Apostles and the same would be finished by these Two Witnesses by meeting the Lord in the heavens.

Thereafter, it’s obvious in verse 15, “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”

Thus, the climax of the lives of the Repented sinners as the Two Witnesses and the Return of the Lord shall take place, and to commence the kingdom of heaven for that purpose only the Messiah, the beloved Son of God was brutally murdered on the cross on behalf of the sinners, and the great love of God the Father was manifested and those who rejected his offer of Salvation has to go to the eternal hell.

By these things, it’s known the Two Witnesses are just sinners as everyone but believed in the Lord and thereafter by the result of their beliefs in Christ they would become witnesses.

Who they are?

Where are they now and when shall they appear?

How does the world is going to recognize them?

The Family of the Two Witnesses is mentioned in the following chapter 12. The woman is the mother of the Two witnesses of Jesus, therefore, they must be brothers and that the Two Witnesses are the characters of early Apostles Peter and his brother Andrews.

In Revelation 12:17 says, “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keeps the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”.

The war against the powers of the anti-Christ are known only to the witnesses of Jesus, however, their family is rooted from the family of Mother Mary and Joseph, King David, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and further rooted from Adam, Eve and the God the Father.

Thus, there are so many Prophesies and events that are written in the book of Revelation and all of those are being fulfilled during their lifetimes and it may not be noticed to the masses of believer’s b/c of their false presuppositions. If I simply sum up, then if anybody follows the Lord Jesus Christ perfectly then all of the prophecies are being fulfilled around the days of their lives and it’s happening now.

Two Witnesses are now in South India.

As of now, the Two Witnesses exists in South India but rooted from Jerusalem and traveling to various parts of the world, interacting with various Religious scholars, Rabbi’s, Christian theologians, Apologists, Atheists, Agnostics etc., and their arguments differ from the believers and that their plight is still underway but nobody knows apparently that these guys were the witnesses of Jesus.

The Two Witnesses of Jesus shall have a shadow of John the Baptist who performed the role of a Prophet Elijah but he didn’t complete, according to Malachi 4:6 the task of an Elijah is,

“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”

but it’s pretty well known to John the Baptist that he is not going to complete the role of the Prophet Elijah by turning the hearts of the children to their fathers but only turning the hearts of the fathers to the children. In John 1:17 it says,

“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.

Here it’s known John the Baptist only turned the hearts of fathers to the children therefore, the role of the Prophet Elijah to turn the hearts of children to their fathers is pending, that would also be accomplished by the witnesses in line with a witness of the Lord, John the Baptist.

These are the reasons, John the Baptist denied to accept him as a Prophet Elijah when Jews sent messengers to know about his position in John 1:21

“And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No”

John the Baptist was not recognized and the same way the witnesses of Jesus shall not be recognized until an appropriate time comes, once the differences are debated and resolved then they would appear, and the world stage would set in motion accordance with a word of Jesus spoken in Revelation 11, and then the witnesses shall begin their testimony by starting from where the Early Apostles and John the Baptist left off and accomplish.

The Two Witnesses do not have university degrees or Doctorates but have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and no power can destroy them even bullets, and that the increment of chaos, killings, and violence shall not deter them from carrying out the testimony of the Messiah, and the preparation for the way of the Lord Jesus Christ to return. Therefore, the lives of the witnesses and the return of the Messiah are correlated for the climax of the Universe.

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