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Revelation Witnesses Prophesied
(Revelation 11.1-3)
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"I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and with its worshippers. But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." (Revelation 11.1-3)

Measure Temple

ElijahJohn now participated in measuring the Temple in the vision. As he did so, he also declared what was yet to take place. The Greek word for temple came from the Latin word "templum" meaning the "building" itself and not the surrounding courts. This was indicating that the area measured out would be preserved during the coming destruction.

Moses and Elijah?

Idol Baal"The two witnesses prophesied" for they had experienced death and resurrection. They bore a strong resemblance to Moses and Elijah, two of God's mighty men of old representing both the law and the prophets. With God's power, Moses called plagues down upon the nation of Egypt and Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal. Baal was a title for a god meaning "lord" and associated with the "storm and fertility god Hadad." Moses represented the Law or "Torah" and Elijah represented the prophets the two of which appeared with Christ at his Transfiguration.

"Revelation Witnesses Prophesied"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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