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Revelation Witnesses Killed (Revelation 11.7-9)

"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 are to preach for their allotted time and then will 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 killed.

Two Witnesses Preach

Jerusalem templeThis happened in Jerusalem called "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 will have the two witnesses killed. Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19.4-11 stand as worst types of sin for homosexuality and rape. This story reads, "before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people [literally "without exception"] 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 [literally "have intercourse"] have relations 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 [literally "had intercourse"] had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them [literally "as is good in your sight"] whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the [literally "shadow"] shelter of my roof.' But they said, 'Stand aside.' Furthermore, they said, 'This one came in [literally "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 [literally "the man against Lot"] Lot and came near to break the door. But the men reached out their [literally "hand"] hands and brought Lot into the house [literally "to"] with them, and shut the door. They [literally "smote"] 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 © 2017

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