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  • James
    I am puzzled by the reference in Revelation 11:19 when it talks about the temple of God being opened in heaven... and yet, in Revelation 21:22 it says, 'And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.' Any help with this one would be much appreciated!
  • Larry
    Rev.11 is about the muslims in the temple. god almighty cursed out israel out of the temple because they had never repented.ezekiel 43 hence god took the people from the east to build the temple. now the witnesses are also the people from the east isaiah 43. jesus also talked about them, there is and there will be worshippers in jerusalem that wil worship the father in spirit and in truth.
  • Gary Olsen
    19-The arc of the testament that holds the 2 stone tablets with the 10 commandments written by the hand of GOD along with the GOD inspired book of the law written by Moses and placed in the arc with the tablets , Deut.31:26, is now in the temple of GOD. In Mal. 3:6, it is written "I am the LORD, I change not." The same can be said about his law. What was written then, we'll be judged by tomorrow.
  • Gary Olsen
    Many believe that the death of our flesh bodies is the end and that nothing follows. But verse 18 suggests a different outcome. It is written that we are judged after we are dead. Those who served GOD and feared him are rewarded. But those who didn't are destroyed. This is what is called the 2nd death where those who practiced iniquity are thrown into the lake of fire - Rev. 20:14.
  • Gary Olsen
    In verse 13, the tenth part of the city that fell and the seven thousand slain is the prophetic way of saying that the 7 heads and 10 horns written of in 12:3 or the Gentile nations are destroyed. In verse 15, they are called the kingdoms of this world which become the kingdoms of our Lord.
  • Gary Olsen
    The earthquake in verse 13 and 16:18 are the same. The result of this quake is the destruction of the nations. In 11:15, it's written that the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord. In 16:19, the cities of the nations fall. In verse 20, the mountains were not found. Mountains mean nations. So this quake causes worldwide destruction. This is GOD'S judgment on a sin-filled world.
  • Gary Olsen
    When the "times of the Gentiles" are fulfilled, verse11, our Lord will send the Holy Spirit to gather the elect of GOD. They shall ascend up to heaven in a cloud, verse 12, while those who have rejected our Lord look on. They will be taken out of harms way when the judgment of GOD falls on those who remain. This is called the rapture by many.
  • Gary Olsen
    In verses 8,9, the dead bodies lying in our streets are the 2 Testaments of the Bible. These are the 2 witnesses that we have silenced but not yet fully removed from our sight. Those who follow the teachings of the Bible are mocked and scorned. Most of us follow our own ways and rejoice in our freedom from rules and boundaries. No god, no rules so we all do that which is right in our own eyes.
  • Gary Olsen
    Our Lord said in Matt. 24:36 that no man can know when the end comes. So 1260 may not be a number. It could be a code. 1 means GOD, "Gal. 3:20 GOD is one." 2 means Jesus, because 12 means governmental perfection. 6 means man. O means ordinal perfection. So 1260 could mean GOD and our Lord Jesus will bring governmental perfection to earth and will rule and reign over man in GOD'S perfect timing.
  • Gary Olsen
    Others have tried to solve the 1260 end of days controversy since the establishment of the state of Israel with similar results. Only GOD knows when the end will come. Has humanity reached an intolerable level of corruption in his eyes that only his final judgment of death and destruction of man and his idols can cleanse this world? Only GOD decides.
  • Gary Olsen
    There is no common understanding of what 1260 means. Isaac Newton, the greatest mathematician that ever lived, tried to solve when the end of the world will come calculating from various events in Israel's history but could not come up with a specific time. He decided on 2060 but admitted that the end of days could come sooner than this or later. He proved that there is no one that can know.
  • Gary Olsen
    The 3 and a half days of verse 9 are 3 and a half years based on the Jewish calendar where each month has 30 days. So 12x30 equals 360x3 equals 1080 plus one half year which is 180. So 1080 plus 180 equals 1260 or the times of the Gentiles written of in Luke 21:24. It is also in verse 2 written as 42 months, 42x30 equals 1260 and in verse 3 and in 12:14 as a time, and times, and half a time.
  • Gary Olsen
    The 3 1 2 days of verse 9 are 3 1 2 years based on the Jewish calendar where each month has 30 days. 12x30 360x3 1080 1 2 year which is 180. 1080 180 1260 or the times of the Gentiles written of in Luke 21:24. Many believe the domination of the Gentiles over Israel and Jerusalem ended in 1948 when Israel became a nation but the Dome of the Rock still stands on the Temple Mount. The key to the end?
  • Gary Olsen
    The 2 witnesses, Old and New Testaments, now lie dead in our streets. The 10 commandments and the cross of Christ are removed from our sight. Only in our churches are the promises of our faith still heard and many of them are empty. Our cities are now spiritually called Sodom where sexual perversions were practiced and Egypt which was given to idolatry. We are Sodom and Egypt. We worship things.
  • Gary Olsen
    The bottomless pit is the dark depths of man's evil practices. The Word of God 2 witnesses is in direct opposition to the designs of evil men. Those who taught the Word of God were subject to severe persecution and death at the hands of these men. This is the war that is waged against the righteous. It is the war that continues to this day. Christians around the world are killed for their faith.
  • Gary Olsen
    "7 the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit" is Babylon. It isn't the Babylon of long ago that was destroyed. It's the Babylon of today that is very real and thriving. The definition of Babylon is a city devoted to materialism and sensual pleasures which describes cities today. The Babylon of long ago may have been destroyed but it still lives on in the greed and evil practices of men.
  • Gary Olsen
    The Old Testament was written by the prophets of GOD and his servants to teach his laws and judgments to all the generations of men. "7 And when they shall have finished their testimony" or witness of GOD'S supreme power, it's time to hear from the 2nd witness. The voices of the 2nd witness or New Testament are John the Baptist, the apostles and our Lord Jesus.
  • Gary Olsen
    Our LORD used his prophet Moses to bring his plagues of judgment against Egypt. His 1st plague was to turn the waters of Egypt to blood- Ex.7:19. GOD brought 9 other plagues against Egypt before they finally freed the Hebrews from their bondage-Ex.8-12. The prophets are the witnesses of GOD that he will bring his plagues of judgment against all, whether man or nation who refuse to follow his laws.
  • Suzy
    The two witnesses are Moses and Elijah.
  • Gary Olsen
    Elijah prophesied in "1 Kings 17:1 As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word." After 3 years, the word of GOD came to Elijah, "18:1 Go, shew thyself unto Ahab and I will send rain upon the earth." This is the prophet Elijah witnessing that GOD controls the weather and can use it to bless or punish men.
  • Gary Olsen
    "Is. 30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones." "Is. 33:14 Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? 15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly.
  • Gary Olsen
    "5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies." This is the continuing personification of God's 2 witnesses or testaments of the Bible. The fire that proceeds out of their mouths is the fulfillment of the warnings not heeded and the finality of judgment as written in the Word of God.
  • Gary Olsen
    The 2 olive trees in verse 4 were also prophesied of in Zech.4. In Zech. 4:12, it speaks of the golden oil which empties out of them. The oil is that which gives light or knowledge which is the word of God. The 2 olive trees also called the 2 candlesticks are the 2 churches or faiths - Judaism and Christianity- from which we get the golden oil or word of God. These are the 2 witnesses.
  • Gary Olsen
    In Matt. 24:14, Lord Jesus told his disciples that the gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come. In John 12:48, Jesus said the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge us in the last day. The 2 testaments of the Bible are the 2 witnesses for or against us depending on if we follow its teachings or not.
  • Gary Olsen
    The 2 witnesses are not just 2 prophets but all of them. In Deut. 31:26, Moses was instructed to write the God inspired book of the law and put it in the arc of the covenant "that it may be there for a witness against thee" or against all who break the laws of God.
  • Rose James
    I believe by the spirit of truth the two witnesses are the 144,000 sons of God that come in the spirit and power of Enoch and Elijah .Shalom
  • Gary Olsen
    The definition of capital is a city or town that is the official seat of government. David established Jerusalem as the city he would rule all Israel from (2 Sam. 5). In Zech. 1:16-17, our Lord says he will choose Jerusalem. This is confirmed in Rev. 21:2-3. It is the new Jerusalem from which our God will rule and reign over all mankind.
  • John Summers
    Where in the bible is Jerusalem established as The Capital of Israel?
  • Theo
    the born again gentiles.eventually the born again jews, two witnesses.
  • Stan jett
    The two witnesses: It could be Moses and Elijah or one could be Enoch or anyone. It could be you and I. I would'nt mind being one of them. It don't really matter who they are. They come to give mankind one last warning. Every eye will see them. This was not possible when this was written. But it is very possible now with TV, cell phones and the internet.


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