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Revelation Witnesses Prophesy (Revelation 11.1-3)

"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 the Temple

ElijahJohn now participates in the vision of measuring the Temple. As he does so, he also sets the location of what is yet to take place. The Greek word for temple from the Latin word "templum" means the "building" itself and not the surrounding courts. This is indicating that the area measured out will be preserved during the coming destruction.✞

Moses and Elijah?

Idol Baal"The two witnesses prophesy" for they had experienced death and resurrection. They bear 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 a title for a god meaning "lord" and associated with the "storm and fertility god Hadad." Both Moses representing the Law or "Torah" and Elijah representing the prophets appeared with Christ at his Transfiguration.

"Revelation Witnesses Prophesy"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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