Who Are God's Two Witnesses?
“These (speaking of the two witnesses) ARE the two olive
trees, and the two candlesticks standing before
the God of the earth.” Revelation 11:4
WHAT TWO OLIVE TREES?
Israel being the natural olive tree and Gentiles who became Christians were considered or called a wild olive tree being grafted into the natural olive tree, which represented Israel. We should view the two witnesses which ARE the two olive trees as two GROUPS of people rather than just two individual people.
The ONLY TWO WITNESSES in all the earth who stand for the
only almighty God are the TWO WITNESSES of Revelation:
#1 the true believers in Christ Jesus the Son of God, otherwise known as Christians or formally known as the WILD OLIVE TREE
#2 ISRAEL, which is the NATURAL OLIVE TREE
To confirm and backup this view:
- we see two different victory songs are sung; they can't be sung by ONE individual or one group of people. The children of Israel were brought to victory by Moses being delivered from Egypt through the Red Sea. And Christians are brought to victory through the blood of the Lamb when Messiah Jesus was crucified and rose from death; each has a song to sing: Revelation 15:3 "they sang the song of Moses the servant of God AND the song of the Lamb."
- The New Jerusalem, the City of God Revelation 21:12-14 “And had a great wall and high, and had TWELVE gates, and at the twelve gates twelve angels, and the NAMES of the TWELVE TRIBES of the children of ISRAEL...And the wall of the city had TWELVE foundations and in them the NAMES of the TWELVE APOSTLES of the LAMB.”
- We see in Ezekiel that the stick of Judah represents the church, or spiritual Israel and the stick of Joseph or Ephraim represents the Jews, or natural Israel.
Ezekiel 37:16-22: "Thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. …, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand."
In Revelation 11 God gives power to His two witnesses as they are already here on earth. Revelation 11:3 “I will GIVE power unto My two witnesses...” And : Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive (be given) POWER after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and you shall be WITNESSES unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria and to the uttermost part of the earth (standing before or for God in all the earth).”
We are now living on the threshold of the greatest glory of God ever.
The Lord of Hosts said:
“I will fill this house with glory, the Silver is mine and the Gold
is mine. The glory of this LATTER house (speaking of the church
in the last days) shall be GREATER than the former (the early
church): and in this place will I give PEACE." Haggai 2:7-9
Yours in Christ Jesus forever,
A Matter of Truth
Excerpted and adapted original message here:
Aside ... J. H. Allen's 1902 Book
"JUDAH'S SCEPTER AND JOSEPH'S BIRTHRIGHT"
Gives a terrific report about the descendants of Ishmael NOT
receiving the blessing from God - Isaac the son of Abraham & Sarah did.
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2-12-21, When we look at the truth of God and His requirement for salvation we realize there's only two 'religions.' WORKS or FAITH': Whether it be Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism that all preach doing certain 'works' to achieve forgiveness and eternal life with God; OR FAITH: repentance and trust in the finish work of Jesus living for Him. Ephesians 2:8-10, John 3:36.
6-29-20, Jesus said, 'Obey Me!' John 14:15; 1 John 2:3, 3:22 Of course we are forgiven when we sincerely pray for forgiveness turning our lives to the Lord Jesus. We must intend to sin no more ... if we do ... quickly repent as we didn't INTEND to. John 8:11 More here: https://www.gotquestions.org/go-and-sin-no-more.html
✝️ 6-9-20, The Lord □ Jesus explained to Nicodemus that he must be 'born again' [John 3.3, 7]. In Utah I've heard some LDS people scoff and ridicule believers in Christ who are 'born again.' Those who scorn are lost; Jesus clearly said to 'marvel not that you must be born again'; without Christ we are lost. John 3:17-18
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 6-3-20, Interesting the different duties of God's arch angels. Michael is a warrior who will defeat Satan and Gabriel was/is God's messenger appearing to: Prophet Daniel 8:15-17, 9:21-24 ... Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, Luke 1:11-18... Mary, Mother of Jesus, Luke 1:26-31... Joseph, Husband of Mary, Matthew 1:20-24, 2-13
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; Jeremiah 1:5; Galatians 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:4
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
✝️ 4-30-20, When the Lord □ Jesus Mother told her son that at the Cana wedding celebration there was no wine - I wonder if the Lord did little miracles around the house so Mary knew of His abilities expecting Him to quickly whip up some good wine. And He did! The Lord's first miracle on earth water into wine. John 2:1-11
✝️ 4-28-20, The Lord □ Jesus, in the book of Matthew, lists what’s called the “Beatitudes.” He lists the items in our lives in His 'Sermon on the Mount' that examine our values, vision & habits to wholehearted obedience to God. We seek His forgiveness & acceptance for eternal life with Him; this is the good news 'Gospel.' John 14:6; Matthew 5:1-48, 6:1-34, 7:1-28.
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