Two controversial figures, referred to in the Book of Revelation as two
witnesses, two olive trees, two candlesticks and two prophets, will
boldly declare GOD'S JUDGMENTS and proclaim the LORD'S CONTROVERSY (Micah
3:8; 6:1-2), delivering a BLISTERING MESSAGE and a SCORCHING CONDEMNATION
- just before NUCLEAR FIRE AND BRIMSTONE RAINS DOWN upon those who've
rejected GOD'S ULTIMATUM (Isaiah 41:27; 30:27)! The wise will hear
this THUNDER and take shelter (Revelation 10; Proverbs 27:12). It's been
said that history repeats itself because nobody listened the first time.
Who's listening today? Does anybody care? THE MESSAGE IS LOUD AND CLEAR!
Another HOLOCAUST is coming! That warning must roar from Jerusalem!
That's the sensitive location where God will spark a NATIONAL DEBATE and
ignite an INTERNATIONAL CONTROVERSY! (Jeremiah 15:10; Revelation 11:10).
It'll shock the Jews and anger the Germans! Both will immediately want to
stop such "incitement" - calling it fear-mongering and racist - but such
persecution will only fan the flames of this BURNING ISSUE (Isaiah 54:15-
16)! God's going to make sure that everybody - from the least to the
greatest - has had a chance to HEAR AND HEED (Jeremiah 5:4-5).
"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall"
(Proverbs 16:18). The historical precedent's been set. We're not an
exception or invincible (Luke 13:3). Europe's already making preparations
while we're on our deathbed: victims of tradition. THE UNITED STATES IS
GOING TO FOLD, THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH'S GOING INTO CAPTIVITY, AND
ISRAEL'S GOING TO BE OCCUPIED! Prior to Europe's invasion and
occupation of the State of Israel, God will have stationed two men,
especially trained for this mission, in Jerusalem. They're to serve
notice that Jerusalem and Israel belong to GOD! These two men are
witnesses that God will again choose Jerusalem. They won't rest until
Zion fulfills her calling (Isaiah 62:6-7). They can foresee the future so
clearly, it's as good as done for them (Romans 4:17). Since they know for
sure what's going to happen, they can give an accurate forecast! Why
are there two of them? For several reasons: God's Law requires two or
three witnesses to testify before the judge can pass sentence; they're
Israel's eyes, to enlighten and help them see what's going on; and THEY
REPRESENT GOD'S CHURCH AND STATE. The prophet Zechariah first
mentions these two. He saw them portrayed as two olive trees, standing
next to a golden Menorah, one on each side. When he questioned God's
angel as to what this all meant, he was told: "These are the two anointed
ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth" (Zechariah 4:14).
It's understood that the Menorah represents Israel - who's yet to become
a "light to all nations." Today Israel's national symbol is this very
candlestick with its two olive branches. Ancient Israel only had two
anointed positions: Priest and King. They were anointed with olive oil,
symbolic of God's Holy Spirit, before taking office (Exodus 30: 30). It
was a simple gesture asking for God's merciful guidance, and a humble
request for Heaven's inspiration (I Samuel 16:13). God reveals that
His men are going to be on active duty for three and a half years. Their
mission coincides with Jerusalem's Gentile occupation. They'll witness
the atrocities committed against our people, and fast and pray.
Therefore, the formal dinners and black-tie days are gone. God's prophets
will be in mourning and wearing black: burlap! Revelation 11:4
declares: "These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing
before the God of the earth." They stand at attention before God, ready
and willing to carry out His every command. They're filled with the Holy
Spirit and share their LIGHT of understanding with captive Israel
(Zechariah 4:12). They'll give it all they've got, emptying themselves,
to try and impart God's vision and spiritual insight. Obviously,
they're testifying against Europe's crimes against humanity, because the
Beast wants them dead! They warn Europe their Day of reckoning is near
and they thereby encourage Israel to never fear! The prophet Malachi
assures us: "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great
and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers
to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I
come and strike the earth with a curse" (Malachi 4:5-6). Who in the
Bible is most prominent before the return of Jesus Christ? In the Old
Testament we find "Elijah." In the New Testament we're introduced to the
"Two Witnesses." They're both just before the awesome DAY OF THE LORD -
the time when God directly intervenes with the SEVEN LAST PLAGUES!
Israel's two representatives will present their case from Jerusalem.
They'll confront Europe's pope and wannabe divine emperor with the facts
and hold them personally responsible for Europe's atrocities. God's two
witnesses will take the stand and testify against Europe's cruel and
unusual punishment inflicted upon our people. They'll charge the Beast
and False Prophet with murder, treason, and extortion! Israel's two
anointed positions were priest and king. The priest tribe was Levi and
the scepter tribe was Judah. Therefore, one of Israel's representatives
will hail from the Royal House of David (Judah), and the other will join
him as an assistant, from Aaron's line (Levi). Both will be deeply
converted individuals from God's one and only true Church. They represent
God's Church and State, like Moses and Aaron, against Satan's counterfeit
Church and State! "Elijah" will vigorously oppose Europe's evil
empire and speak out against its corrupt system of government and
religion! He'll denounce those Israelite nations in Europe who will have
merged their markets with Babylon's daughter. Ahab (pagan Israelites) and
Jezebel (the Catholic Church) will have to contend with Elijah again!
Elijah's successor was promised a double portion of God's Holy Spirit:
it'll be shared between the Two Witnesses! David Ben-Ariel, a
Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and
Fall, shares a special focus on the Middle East and great interest in
Jerusalem, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve
their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Two Witnesses
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