The Two Witnesses
And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days,
clothed in sackcloth." These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. If anyone tries to
harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die. These men have power to
shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to
strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want. Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from
the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is figuratively called
Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze
on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts,
because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. But after the
three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. Then they
heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on. At that
very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the
survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
These two witnesses will have miraculous powers. They will seem indestructible until the Antichrist is finally able to kill them.
Then, after 3-1/2 days, they will be resurrected and taken to heaven.
Owen Weber 2009