Revelation Chapter 11
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The two Tribulation witnesses

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The two Tribulation witnesses

These two witnesses are Enoch & Elijah… For the following reasons:
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& Both never died!
& Both men were taken in Heaven alive & bodily!
& Both men were alive when Zechariah saw his vision
& Enoch gave the first prophecy of Yeshua's 2-sd return & the coming judgment (Jude 14-15)
& Both men must also die to fulfill Hebrews 9:27
& Elijah is predicted to return before the terrible 'Day of the Lord"! (Malachi 4:5)
& Enoch was a Gentile, and Elijah was a Jew!
& Elijah will produce  judgments against his enemies

& They are wearing a sackcloth
& They will perform miracles!
& They will perform their Ministry of prophesying for G-d for 1260 days!
& They will be killed; and die; their dead bodies will have to lie in the street for 3½ days!
& But...after 3½ days they will rise again!
& Before the very eyes of their enemies they ascended into Heaven in a cloud!



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11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. A measuring reed was about 12 1/2 feet long (Revelation 21:15-16). It was like a rod or scepter as in (Revelation 2:27; 12:5; 19:15)
This is measuring for chastening, not building
  11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (42 months)

Five temples in history and prophecy:

 1. Solomon's temple (1Kings 5-8)

2. Zerubbabel's temple (Haggai 1-2; Ezra 3:4-13; 6:1-22)

3. Herod's temple (John 2:19-20; Mathew. 24)

4.The future Jewish temple in the days of antichrist (Daniel 9:27; 11:45; 12:7; Matthew. 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; Revelation. 11:1-2)

5. The millennial temple (Ezekiel 40-48; Zecheriah 6:12-13;  Ezekiel 45:7)

11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. (1,260 days)

These events will occur, but we must always be prepared. They will happen quickly, and there will be no second chance to change sides.

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The two witnesses
(Revelation 11:3-12)
(1) Time of their prophecy: during 3 1/2 years (equal 42 months or 1,260 days; as half of the perfect number 7, 3 1/2 can indicate incompletion, imperfection, or even evil! The events predicted for this time period: there is trouble! (Daniel 12:7), the devil-inspired beast exercises his authority (13:5) of Daniel's 70th week (Revelation 11:2; 12:6,14; 13:5; Daniel 7:25; 9:27; 12:7,11-12)
(2) Their identity (Zechariah :11-14; Malachi 4:5-6; Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5)
(3) Their power (Revelation 11:3,10)
(4 Their physical death (Hebrews 9:27; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 11:9)
(5) Triumph over their death by their enemies (Revelation 11:7)
(6) Their triumph over death (Colossians 2:14-17)

11:4 These (two prophets) are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks (two lamp-stands) standing before the God of the earth.

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And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeded out of their mouth, (of the prophets) and devoured their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
This is not to be interpreted literally; rather, it is to be understood as God’s making judgment come to pass on their enemies.
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These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power (to turn the rivers and oceans into blood) over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. This also recalls the powerful deeds God did through Elijah and Moses (1 Kings 17:1; Exodus 7:17-21).

2 witnesses; 2 candlesticks; 2 Olive-trees; Western-Wall Jerusalem
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Islam has a teaching of also 2 men that are the Al-Masih ad-Dajjal

Islam has a teaching of also 2 men that are the Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal and they will appear in Israel for a period of time and 'deceive' people (According Islam!), but the Mahdi will come and kill these two men! These two witnesses Enoch & Elijah will come for 42 months and they will be killed by the 'beast'  or the Antichrist or the Mahdi; that raised out of the pit, or cave(?) (All personalities are the same!) Islam is actually teaching things that many "Christians" have no idea of it that alluded to our Scriptures especially in the Book of Revelation, but... NOT in the way they (Islam) is teaching it! Of course G-D of Israel, the G-D of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob knows this from history time and revealed to Apostle John for what's really is going to happen! These two witnesses; Enoch & Elijah will be the two witnesses to the Jews, but... the two Dajjal's to the Muslims! See also more at 'antichrist' at Revelation Chapter 13! Scroll down to Anti-christ below the Chapter on that page!

The End Time, End Times, or End of Days are the eschatological writings in the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and in doomsday scenarios in various other non-Abrahamic religions.

In Christianity, the End Times are often depicted as a time of tribulation that precedes the Second Coming of the Christian “Savior“ or a “hoped-for deliverer”, Jesus or Yeshua, the Christian Messiah, who will usher in the Kingdom of God and bring an end to suffering and evil.

In Islam, Yawm al-Qiy mah "the Day of Resurrection" or Yawm ad-Din "the Day of Judgment", Allah's final assessment of humanity, is preceded by the end of the world.

In Judaism the term “End of Days” is taken from the Tanakh, Numbers 24:4, as a reference to the Messianic era and the Jewish belief in the coming of 'Mashiach' Various other religions also have eschatological beliefs associated with turning and redemption.

The Eastern Orthodox Church teaches that the Two Witnesses will be Enoch and Elias or Elijah (the two individuals who entered bodily into heaven), who will be sent back to earth to preach during the Great Tribulation, and they will be the last martyrs before the Second Coming.

The dajjal of Islam

The 2 witnesses
Revelation 11

& Scripture

Will be a leader of the Jews

Appear to the Jews in Israel

Revelation 11:1-6

Will have 70,000 followers

Will have 144,000 followers

Revelation 7:1-8

Will help restore Israel

Will restore "all things"

Mark 9:2

Will help take over the Temple Mount

Will help to rebuild a Jewish temple

Revelation 11:1-2

Will come from the East

Arise from the East

Revelation 7:1-3

Will work miracle

Will work miracles

Revelation 11:5-6

Unleashing the beast" Pg 252/253

From Book/Study notes Perry Stone

The beast will war on the 2 witnesses and will finally kill the 2 Prophets...


And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascended out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

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This beast could be satan's  agent and is a symbol of three things:
1. A supernatural angel out of the abyss (Revelation 11:7; 17:8)
2. A mortal man,
3. A kingdom

He will war on the 2 witnesses and will finally kill them (Revelation 11:7)

  11:8 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. It's called Sodom and Egypt, where also the Lord was crucified Jerusalem is so-called because of becoming the headquarters of sodomites (homosexuals, Isaiah 1:9-10; Ezekiel 16:46,53) and whoredoms (sex and religious perversions, Ezekiel 23:3,8,19,27) during the last 3 1/2 years the Gentiles control the city (Revelation 11:1-2). This indicates that sexual and religious perversions will be predominant sins ending this age (Matthew. 24:37-39; Luke. 17:26-30).
  11:9 And they of the people and kindred's 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. (No one will be allowed to bury them.)

To have his dead body lie in view of all was the worst humiliation a person could suffer from his enemies (Psalms79:3.)” In righteous retribution, the flesh of the anti-Christian host is not buried, but is given to all the fowls to eat!


11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, (to celebrate the death of the two prophets) and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

This indicates the reason for the long war of the last 3 1/2 years against the two witnesses!
The people who had been tormented by the two prophets would celebrate their deaths by exchanging gifts—a common practice in the Near East (Nehemiah 8:10, 12; Esther 9:19, 22). These two prophets tormented them  with the plagues! (11:5, 6)


Their dead bodies...

Will see their dead bodies Nearly 2000 years ago the idea of everybody from all over the Earth seeing the same event would be impossible. Today with cable; satellite TV, internet and radio,  dramas of the world unfold daily. Events in Jerusalem, daily find their way into homes, causing  everybody to form an opinion on the issues of the Jewish state of Israel. For 3½ days the world will have time to make sure they are dead. The earth will be celebrating and savoring their death because through them the judgments from Heaven fell on earth.  The two witnesses' death and ministry is a 'passion play', of the events in Jerusalem 2000 years ago. They are living witnesses to Yeshua Messiah / Jesus Christ, they are a demonstration of G-D’s love to an evil world.

When a Jew dies in Jerusalem, that person is buried the same day. When a Muslim dies, that person is also buried the same day. However, if a person who has blasphemed Islam is slain, often that person's body is laid in the streets and spat upon  and kicked, and the corpse is publicly humiliated in various Islamic nations!
The Spirit of life from G-D entered into them, and they stood upon their feet...



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. (terror struck all who were staring at them)

This is the same G-D who breathed life into Israel’s dry bones (Ezekiel 37:10, 11). they stood upon their feet.(Ezekiel 37:10) And great fear fell upon them which saw them! This is “fear” such as fell on the soldiers guarding Christ’s tomb at his resurrection (Matthew 28:4) The Spirit of life in one makes the body live, but when the spirit leaves the body it dies (James 2:26). This proves the two distinct natures of man -- the material and spiritual natures!



& Revelation


2nd Seal



3rd seal


Death, ¼ of mankind dies

4th seal


Hail, fire, blood

1st trumpet


Burning mountain, blood sea

2nd trumpet



3rd trumpet



4th trumpet


Demonic Locust's

5th trumpet


Demonic Horsemen, 1/3 mankind dies

6th trumpet



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And the two Tribulation-prophets ascended up to Heaven in a cloud—As the two witnesses resembled Christ in their three and a half years of witnessing and their three and a half days of being dead, so also their ascension resembles Christ’s. Their ascension characterizes the rapture (the Great assembly) in which the righteous devoted Christians will participate


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. (as their enemies watched)

23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are
Christ's at his coming. (1 Corinthians 15:23).

The same words spoken to John (Revelation 4:1). The translation of the two witnesses completes the first resurrection -- the resurrection of all the righteous dead before the Millennium. It is the 5th translation or rapture!

The two witnesses, who had been killed and now are raised to life, are invited to come into the very presence of Heaven. And they ascended up to Heaven in a cloud—As the two witnesses resembled Yeshua/Christ in their three and a half years of witnessing and their three and a half days of being dead, so also their ascension resembles Yeshua/Christ’s. Their ascension characterizes the rapture in which all Christians will participate; and their enemies beheld them—The foes must have been openly convicted by    G-D for their unbelief and persecution of his servants. The foes of the witnesses are convicted of their unbelief, even as the foes of the church will be convicted by God for their unbelief when the church (Righteous first-fruit saints) is/are raptured to meet the Lord in the air!



And the same hour was there a great (terrible)earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

The same hour the two witnesses are translated at the end of Daniel's 70th week (Revelation. 16:17-21). No doubt the same great earthquake of the 7th vial (Revelation 16:17-21). The same number [seven thousand] reserved to God in Elijah's former days on earth are killed the hour Elijah and Enoch are translated (Romans. 11:4; 1 Kings 19:18).
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14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly!


11:14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe (terror) cometh quickly. This refers to the woe of (Revelation 9:12-21) and is mentioned here to introduce the 3rd and last great woe upon man, announced by the angel in (8:13) The 3rd woe is not the earthquake of (Revelation 11:13) but the casting out of satan under the 7th trumpet (Revelation 12:12)

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And the seventh angel sounded; (blew his trumpet), and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

The world-judgments are complete in six trumpets, but by the fulfillment of the seventh, the world-kingdoms become Christ’s. The seventh trumpet, like the seventh seal and seventh vial, brings the consummation and is centered differently from the preceding six; the results are not those that follow on earth but those in heaven. These will include: the great voices and thanksgiving of the twenty-four elders in heaven, the half-hour’s silence in heaven, and “It is done” at the seventh vial. The seventh trumpet is followed by the coming of the kingdom of Christ!. It is evident from the text that the sounding of the seventh trumpet is to bring the third woe, but no further calamity is described; therefore, it seems that we are to expect additional explanation of the matters to appear later in the writing.
The twenty-four Elders


And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

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...fell upon their faces, and worshipped God... Compare Revelation 4:4,10, 5:14; 14:3; 19:4

" The 24-Elders" represent raptured saints!

The word "seats" is translated "thrones" in Revelation 4:2
Around God's throne are 24 other literal thrones

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Proof that "elders" represent raptured saints:


* The word "Elder" is never used of angels Acts 14:23

They are not angels, for they wear white robes and have crowns of victory, implying a conflict and endurance. Dispensationalists interpret this as a reference to representatives of redeemed humanity, both OT and NT saints. They insist that Revelation 5:9, 10 is strong evidence for this position. They are distinguished from angels in Revelation 5:11-14.

* They have crowns and sit on thrones, which are promised redeemed people (Revelation 2:10; 3:21; 20:4; Mt. 19:28; 1Cor. 9:25-27; 2Tim. 4:8). Angels are never seen in Revelation on thrones or wearing crowns. Angels are mentioned with thrones only in Isa. 14:12-14; Col. 1:16.

* They wear white raiment, which is used only in Revelation of Christ and saints (Revelation 3:5,18; 6:11; 7:9,13; 15:6; 19:8,14).

* It is clear from Revelation 1:1; 5:5-7; 7:13-15; 19:10; 22:8-9 that one of the elders is the person showing Apostle John the Revelation, and that he is a redeemed man. If one of them is a man, then all 24 are men. Since they are redeemed men and in heaven on thrones all through the time of the fulfillment of Revelation 4 -- Revelation 22, they must have been raptured before that! Because they also are been resurrected!


Four Companies of Redeemed People:


1. Old Testament saints (Acts 7:38; Heb. 11:1-40; 12:1)

2. New Testament (church) righteous (First-fruit) uncompromising saints (Mt. 16:18; 1Cor. 12:27-28; Eph. 1:20-23; 2:14-22; 4:12-16; 5:21-32; Col. 1:18,24). The Lord Jesus Christ / Yeshua Messiah started this 'company', the church, and will present it to Himself at the rapture -"Harpazo" (Eph. 5:27; 1Th. 4:16)

3. The 144,000 Jews, a distinct company by themselves, as proved from Revelation 7:1-8; 14:1-5

4. The great multitude of tribulation saints, a separate company from the church and Old Testament saints, for they are saved after the rapture, as proved in Revelation 7:9-17; 14:13; 15:2-4; 20:4, which see. The 24 elders must be representative of the first two companies, for the last two are not redeemed until after the elders are in Heaven, or during the fulfillment of Revelation 4 -- Revelation 22 (see the notes on Revelation 4:1; 2Th. 2:7; 1Th. 4:16).


Why Twenty-four Elders?


The answer is not stated, but two facts are clear:


1. The whole 'priesthood of old' was represented by 24 elders (1Chr. 24:1-9)

The numbertwenty-four” indicates their continual service, as the eternal priesthood of G-D’s Holy people. The twenty-four elders join the living creatures in worshiping Him Who lives forever. Revelation 4:10

2. The names of the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 apostles are written on the Holy city, New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:10-14) (OT Saints will be judged according Old Testament {Old Covenant} norms. New Testament Saints will be judged according New Testament {New Covenant}norms!

Seven acts of the twenty-four elders:

1. They sit on thrones (Revelation 4:4; 19:7-8).
2. They worship
G-D {YHWH} (Revelation 4:9-11; 5:8-10).
3. They cast crowns before
G-D {YHWH} (Revelation 4:10).
4. They fall prostrate before
G-D {YHWH} (Revelation 4:10; 5:8,14; 11:16; 19:4).
5. They sing and play harps
(Revelation 5:8-10).
6. They act as priests (Revelation 5:8).
7. They give John the Revelation (Revelation 5:5; 7:13-14).

Understanding that these "thrones or seats" of the 24-elders are lower and smaller than the central Throne; therefore, their occupants are subordinate to the One on the central Throne. Twenty-four elders are seated on the twenty-four thrones.

The 24 elders fell down and worshipped Him & sung a new song!

And the 24 elders fell down and worshipped Him! The picture in Heaven is a picture of everyone present worshiping God and the Lamb. All of creation recognizes the power of G-D {YHWH} and praises Him!
They sung a
new song—yet it is as old as G-D’s eternal purpose. The song is a song of victory after conflict with the dragon, beast, and false prophet. This new song is sung in anticipation of his taking possession of His blood-bought kingdom with His saints! No man could learn that "song" but the hundred and forty four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth!

 "Redeemed” literally means “purchased"!

The term translated “redeemed” literally means “purchased.” It follows that not even the angels can learn that song, for they have not experienced what it is to have been washed in the blood of the Lamb (7:14). Thus, the song certainly concerns redemption for His redeemed righteous saints!



Saying, We (24-Elders) give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and (always) was, and art to come; because Thou hast taken to thee Thy great power, and hast reigned

Six statements of the elders:
(Revelation 11:17-18
1. Thanks to G-D for using His power.

2. The nations are angry.

3. The time of G-D's wrath is come (Revelation 6:17).

4. The time to judge the dead (the saints, (1 Corinthians 3:11-15,).

5. The time to give rewards to saints (Matthew. 16:27; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15).
6. The time to destroy earth destroyers
(Matthew. 25:31-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).



And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou should give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints (Gods holy people), and them that fear Thy Name, small and great; and should destroy them which destroy the earth. (who have caused destruction on the earth")

G-D will unleash his wrath against the nations, judge the dead, reward the righteous, and destroy those (i.e., the beast, the false prophet, the dragon) who had destroyed the earth.

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And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the Ark of his testament: (Ark of his covenant) and there were lightning's, and voices, and thundering's, and an earthquake, and great hail.

The ark after which Moses patterned His Ark of the covenant (Hebrews 8:5; 9:23).
The temple is the sanctuary or Holy place  not the whole temple (A designating the sacred enclosure of the temple area). the ark of His testament [covenant]—As in the first verse the earthly sanctuary was measured, so here the Heavenly temple is opened, and the portion corresponding to the Ark of the Covenant in the Holiest place below is seen. The covenant of G-D’s faithfulness to save His people and punish His enemies is thus seen. This symbolizes G-D’s faithfulness to his people in Yeshua/Christ (11:15). In Yeshua/Christ, G-D maintains control of history, a further encouragement to those persecuted by His enemies. Thus, John has reasserted that Yeshua/Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords!


The two witnesses during tribulation?



Prophet Elijah was the second man to be taken to heaven in a natural body, (2 Kings 2:11), Enoch being the first (Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5; see Enoch) Both now reside in heaven in their natural bodies, having never died! However, they will die their own appointed death on earth as the 'two witnesses' of the future tribulation period (Zacharias 4:11-14; Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation11:3-12;) But also Moses could be a "candidate", because he represented the Law of G-D, but he died!  Than in the book of Zechariah; Chapter 4 there are also  2 other potential candidates (?) to be the 2 witnesses: Zerubbabel & Joshua!
So we do not know really for sure  who are to be the two witnesses, but some day in G-D's Divine appointed moment of time they will appear during the Tribulation-time! Personal, I believe that
Elijah is one of the 'candidates'! Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: (Malachi 4:5)
(See more at "2 Tribulation-witnesses"!)

Revelation Chapter 11


The temple of G-D and Jerusalem taken over by the Antichrist (Daniel 8:9-14,23-26; 9:27; 11:40-45; 12:7,11; Matthew. 24:15; 2Th. 2:1-12; Revelation 13:1-18)

The two witnesses (Revelation 11:3-12)

(1) Time of their prophecy: during the last 3 1/2 years of Daniel's 70th week (Revelation 11:2; 12:6,14; 13:5; Daniel 7:25; 9:27; 12:7,11-12)

(2) Their identity (Zechariah 4:11-14; Malachi 4:5-6; Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5)

(3) Their power (Revelation 11:3,10)

(4) Their physical death (Hebrews 9:27; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 11:9)

(5) Triumph over their death by their enemies (Revelation 11:7)

(6) Their triumph over death (Colossians 2:14-17)

The great earthquake which is the same as under the seventh vial (Revelation 16:17-21; 18:1-24)

The third woe announced (Revelation 8:13; 9:12; 12:12)

 The seventh trumpet: the third woe on man -- casting out satan from heaven and other events of Revelation 11:15; 13:18

A. Announcement by great voices in Heaven

B. Announcement by the twenty-four elders (Revelation 1:4)

C. The Heavenly temple opened again (Revelation 4:1)

   The Heavenly Ark of the Covenant exposed! 

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