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Revelation Witnesses Killed
(Revelation 11.7-9)
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"Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city - which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt - where also their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial." (Revelation 11.7-9)✞

Jerusalem Called Sodom

Jesus and the AbyssThe two witnesses were to preach for their allotted time and then would come the Antichrist in the form of the beast from the Abyss, which was a deep and seemingly bottomless chasm sometimes called "Satan's dark abyss," and the two witnesses were killed.

Two Witnesses Preach

Jerusalem templeThis happened in Jerusalem called by the terrible names of "Sodom and Egypt." Long before this, Isaiah 1.9-10 had addressed the rulers of Jerusalem as "the rulers of Sodom" and the people of Jerusalem as "the people of Gomorrah." Now Jerusalem had the two witnesses killed. Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19.4-11 represented the worst type of sin and stood for homosexuality and rape. The grim story continued, "before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter; and they called to Lot and said to him, 'Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have intercourse with them.' But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, and said, 'Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had intercourse with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them as is good in your sight whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shadow of my roof.' But they said, 'Stand aside.' Furthermore, they said, 'This one came to stay here as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them.' So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door. But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them, and shut the door. They struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves trying to find the doorway."

"Revelation Witnesses Killed"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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