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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