Who Are The 2 Witnesses In Revelation 11?
Question: Who are the 2 witnesses we read about in revelation 11?
We read in Revelation 11:3-6
“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophesy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.”
The two witnesses are the Elect who share the Word of God to the world.
This is a common theme in Scripture. Anyone who is the Elect is automatically made a prophet for God (they are given the task to declare the Gospel of Christ.
And we know that the Gospel of Christ is found in the Bible. God planned this from the start, knowing that in the latter days the Bible would give today’s prophets more information and could be used for teaching the masses. So the Elect (the 2 Witnesses), are mandated to send the Gospel out into the world. This was prophesied first in Joel and then in the book of Acts.
God tells us that He would pour out his Spirit on His servants and his handmaidens and they would in turn prophesy. And God has used the number 2 many times in Scripture to show this is His purpose for sending out His Gospel (remember the seventy that were sent out by twos).