The Two Witnesses

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Hi M____,

Two is used as the number of witness in scripture:

Deu 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Mat 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

The ‘two witnesses’ are not two specific men. The book of Revelation has “been at hand” for two thousand years now.

Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Go to the search engine window on the site and type in Understanding the Book of Revelation. Read the letters concerning the book of Revelation. It will open your eyes. Also take the time to read Rightly Dividing The Word of God (Using a Principle Only The Apostles Understood). You need to know how to understand God’s Word. It is not the way you have been taught. Check it out.

Back to your question. The symbol of ‘two witnesses’ is simply a symbol of all who are faithful to God’s Word. Christ said plainly:

Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

We are all Christ’s witnesses. It will be helpful to turn to Zechariah 4 and read what it has to say about the “two olive trees.” That should tell you who the two witnesses are.

Enoch and Elijah are dead. They will know nothing until the resurrection. They are not ‘the two witnesses.’

The people who were raised “after his resurrection” were people who had recently died and were used to witness to the fact that Christ was indeed the Messiah. Like Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha, these all died again and are awaiting a resurrection to a “spiritual body.”

1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

The “once to die” of Heb 9:27 is speaking of dying in spiritual crucifixion with Christ. That is the only way it can be understood because we are told “after this [death] the judgment.” In scripture judgment follows death. It does not precede death. That is why we are told:

1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

I hope this helps your understanding.

Mike

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