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The Two Witnesses

Revelation 11: 1 - 3 says,
"And there was given me (John) a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them (Jews) that worship therein."
"But the court which is without (outside) the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city (Jerusalem) shall they (the Gentiles) tread under foot forty and two months (42 months or 1260 days)."
"And I (that's God) will give power unto My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days (1260 days), clothed in sackcloth." (This is referring to the last half.).

The late Dr. Nathan M. Meyer believed that these two prophets, mentioned in Revelation chapter 11, are Moses and Elijah. (They appeared to Jesus in Luke 9: 28 - 30, 31 - 36.). Dr. Meyer teaches on his tape that two prophets of the Old Testament (Moses and Elijah) fit the criteria (the qualifications) for being the same two prophets that are referred to in Revelation 11. They long ago did things similar to those which the two prophets in Revelation 11 do during the last half of the tribulation period.

Those two prophets will come on the scene in the middle of the tribulation period, basically on the 1st day of the last 1260 days. They will prophesy for 3½ years (Rev. 11: 3). When the two prophets finish their prophecy, 3½ days before the end of the 1260 days, the beast (Antichrist) will kill them. Their bodies will lie in the street of Jerusalem. The people will rejoice over their deaths and will send gifts to one another (Rev. 11: 7 - 10). After 3½ days (that would be on the 1260th day), they will be resurrected (return to life) and will ascend into Heaven. Then the 7th trumpet judgment will take place, which will end the last half of the tribulation period. So I am saying these two prophets will prophesy for 1256½ days. Then they will be killed. Their bodies will remain dead for 3½ days. After that they will come alive (they will be resurrected) and will ascend into Heaven. And, finally, the 7th trumpet judgment will sound, thus completing all 1260 days (the last 3½ years). And that is the end of the tribulation period, the 70th week of Daniel (Rev. 11).

(See "Can the Rapture Happen in Revelation Chapter 11, Verses 11 and 12?".).

By the way, the Bible speaks of Daniel and it says, "But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shall rest (sleep, die), and stand in thy lot at the end of the days." (Dan. 12: 13). I am not sure as to where this will fit into prophecy. He may do that during the tribulation period, but I am not sure. The Scripture talks about John as well. It says, "And he (the angel) said unto me (John), Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings." (Rev. 10: 11). This is definitely referring to the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel). John will most likely do that from the middle of the tribulation period to the end of the last half (3½ years, 1260 days, 42 months).


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