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The street of that great city.

Revelation 11:8-10 ESV and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified. (9) For three and a half days some from the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb, (10) and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth. Verse 8:their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, where the the Lord was crucified.” This verse is filled with clues; one being so blatant that it should slap you in the face. Jesus was crucified on Golgotha hill, a stones throw from Jerusalem. Why make a big deal out of it? Because there are those that deny Jesus' crucifixion on the cross, and have no clue as to what is being referred to when God identifies the city …

Who decided that they were finished? Revelation 11: 7,8

Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.(Revelation 11:7, NIV) Who decides that they are finished? Only God!Just speculating here: Their finish could coincide with the last Saint being brought in the kingdom. There is a problem with the previous theory if you are going to hang with a tight chronological view of the Revelation. Chapter 13:7 of the Revelation has the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit making war with the saints and killing them, and the chronological viewpoint then places the Saints after the two witnesses. So that really doesn't work. Or, it could be that time has merely come to an end, finishing the time of tribulation. There again, if you are attempting to hold to a strict chronological read of the Revelation this theory does not work either. From the point of their arrival, until the end of the their days was prescribed. 1260 days. That's three and a …

Their arrival will be phenomenal.

Of the two witnesses. Revelation 11: 5-6 LITV And if anyone desires to harm them, fire comes out of their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone desires to harm them, so it is right for him to be killed. (6) These have the authority to shut up the heaven, that no rain may rain in the days of their prophecy. And they have authority over the waters, to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. Let's make some assumptions here. I am convinced that we are dealing with a pre-tribulation rapture. So I will approach this primarily from this point of view. So let's say the tribulation comes and immediately the witnesses show up. What would have happened only a short time before their arrival? Potentially, as nations have amassed against Israel, the firestorm of Ezekiel 38, 39 has come. The author Joel C. Rosenberg, wrote a book entitled “The Copper Scroll”. A fictional story based in the reality of scripture …

It always re-creates a visual image inside of me.

We went to our church Christmas spectacular. Beautiful voices, entertainment and interesting videos to coincide, but the part that got me was what I could hear of this passage from the bible. An aspect of  this passage is that it always recreates a visual image of  Linus reading to Charlie Brown after telling him I know  what Christmas is all about.

Luke 2:8-14 KJV And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. (9) And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. (10) And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. (11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (12) And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. (13) And suddenly there was with the angel a mu…

Certainly there is a chronology to the Revelation

Revelation 11:3-4 NIV And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." (4) They are "the two olive trees" and the two lampstands, and "they stand before the Lord of the earth." These verses are a statement describing an event that will happen during the seven-year period called the tribulation. I do not see the passage as chronological and I will attempt to explain why. The two witnesses. My Dake's bible notes places the entrance of the two witnesses at the second half of the seven years. Problems I have with that timing - Verse 3 states, “my two witnesses,” but witnesses to whom? If the nations are being witnessed to, what is the effect? You do not see anyone come to the Lord after a certain point in the Revelation (Rev 7:13-17), and if you are holding fast to a chronological viewpoint, the last of the Saints that John viewed in heaven, were seen previously in scripture. If you are…