The Two Witnesses

The Two Witnesses are a “famous” part of the Revelation. We are told that they will prophesy for 1,260 days (or one-half of seven years), and they will have the power to burn with fire anyone trying to harm them, and stop the rain during their time of prophecy, and turn water into blood, and to cause plagues. (Revelation 11:3-6)

The principal of having two witnesses for important testimony is found in the Torah:

The Two Witnesses of the Revelation must be qualified to give testimony about the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Dan Goodwin, author of The Final Jubilee, offers the theory that the Two Witnesses are Moses and Elijah. This is not a new idea. Here are some reasons why:
And then there is the figurative picture of Jesus taking Peter, James and John to the “Mount of Transfiguration” after six days. Six days after what? I believe this is six millennial days representing the six thousand years of human history according to the Word of God.

But Brother Goodwin, who is a minister, offers a new idea. When Mary looked inside the empty sepulcher, she saw two men described as angels. (John 20:11-12) Brother Goodwin offers the thought that these two men were Moses and Elijah, who were there to witness the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

In Acts 1:9-11, after the Lord Jesus had spoken to the Disciples on the Mount of Olives, he was taken up to Heaven in a cloud. Two men appeared to them and explained that Jesus would return in the same manner. (Please see Zechariah 14:3-4 for a description of the Return of the Lord to the same place.) Again, Brother Goodwin offers the explanation that the two men were Moses and Elijah who were there to witness the Ascension of the Lord Jesus.

This certainly fits the principle of witnesses given in Deuteronomy. And we are given so many hints throughout the Bible. Again, the Word of God is like a puzzle; the pieces are here and there. Study the Word and you will be blessed. The pieces of the puzzle will begin to fall together. May the Lord be praised forever for giving us His Holy Word!

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