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The two witnesses of Revelation 11

The Two Witnesses - These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. Revelation 11:4 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Recently I sat through a “teaching” on Revelation 11, and everything pastor spoke about was a type or symbol of something else, primarily the Church. He even defined the two witnesses as the church and told us how their death for three and one half days represents our completeness and migration into eternity. My grandpa taught me a southern phrase I think appropriately describes this sermon, Hog Wash. That being said, let's tear it apart and see what we get. Revelation 11:3-12 ESV And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." (4) These are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands that stand before the Lord of the earth. (5) And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be…

Jerusalem under the power of the Antichrist. Revelation 11:1-2

English: Jerusalem, Dome of the rock, in the background the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Deutsch: Jerusalem, Felsendom, im Hintergrund die Grabeskirche (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This was originally written in 2012, but suddenly it has become so relevant again. If you have followed me @, then you can find this post under the same name. I have edited it somewhat. God Bless. I do not even know where to begin. This is like someone handing you a rope that was tied in knots and used to pull a car out of a ditch, and you are supposed to take the knots out. This fiasco started weeks ago and has only become worse. Pastor Jeff's message started in Revelation 11 this particular night, and initiated with a question. I suppose the question is an effort to quell the tensions that people may generally be feeling considering how things are developing in the world, but it could also be an attempt at explaining why he fell off his bicycle. The question was, “why do these things happen?” I…