The Two Witnesses

 "These  are the two olive trees, and  the  two  candlesticks standing  before the God of the earth. 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. These have 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.  

"And when  they  shall  have  finished  their testimony,  the  beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless  pit shall  make war against them, and shall overcome them,  and  kill them. And their dead bodies [shall lie] in the street of  the great  city, which spiritually is called Sodom and  Egypt,  where also  our  Lord  was crucified. And they of  the  people  and kindreds  and  tongues and nations shall see  their  dead  bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be  put in graves.

"And they that dwell upon the  earth  shall rejoice  over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts  one  to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt  on the  earth. And after three days and an half the  Spirit  of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their  feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a  great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither.  And they  ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies  beheld them. (Revelation 11:4-12)

"And two olive trees by it, one upon the right [side] of  the bowl, and the other upon the left [side] thereof. (Zechariah 4:3) Then  answered  I, and said unto him, What [are] these two olive trees upon the right [side] of the candlestick and upon the left [side] thereof? (Zechariah 4:11)

"And I answered again, and said unto him, What [be these] two olive  branches  which (I) through the two golden  pipes  (II) empty  (III) the golden  [oil]  out of themselves? And he answered  me  and  said, Knowest  thou not what these [be]? And I said, No, my lord. Then said  he,  These [are] the two (I) anointed ones, that stand  by  the Lord of the whole earth. (Zechariah 4:12-14)

Zec. 4:12 -- (I) Hebrew by the hand; (II) Or, empty out of themselves oil into gold; (III) Hebrew the gold. Zec. 4:14 -- (I) Hebrew, sons of oil - Scripture references: Rev. 11:4; Zech. 3:7; Luke 1:19; Josh. 3:11, 13; Zech. 6:5.

"These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks  standing before the God of the earth. (Revelation 11:4) Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by. (Zechariah 3:7)

And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings. And behold thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. (Luke 1:19,20)

Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan. And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap. (Joshua 3:11,14)

"Who are these two annointed ones? And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this  the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27) Because of Hebrews 9:27 they were prophets who lived on the earth and did not die when they departed. Here is evidence of two who are with Jesus in bodily form. Mathew 17:1-4 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

"What does it mean to be transfigured? Transfiguration # 3339. Metamorphoo; denoting change of condition.. Used of Jesus involving the miracle of transformation from an earthly form into a supernatural which is denoted by the radiance of the garments, also the countenance, suggesting what the bodies of the righteous may be like in the age to come (1Cor. 15:51f.)

"What Jesus was teaching in this miracle was that Moses and Elijah where still alive and are the only two that are qualified to become the two anointed in the streets of Jerusalem. Moses  and Elijah both did powerful miracles. Moses had power from God to part the sea and bring about many other miracles and Elijah called  fire from heaven. Elijah was translated when he was taken up: "And  it came to pass, as they still went on, and  talked, that, behold,  [there appeared] a chariot of fire, and horses of  fire, and  parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a  whirlwind into heaven. (2 Kings 2:11)

"Moses was said to have died, it was written but they never  found his remains. "Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even  over  them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. (Romans 5:14) "Yet  Michael  the archangel, when contending with the  devil  he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him  a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. (Jude 1:9) The fact that the archangel Michael brought Moses's body to heaven proves where Moses's body is located: in heaven confirming the two witnesses are Moses and Elijah.


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