|October 20, 2017|
What’s the role
of the two witnesses?
Revelation 11:1-2 describe the measuring or building of the Temple. Revelation 11:3 states “And I will give power unto my two witnesses.” However, the word “power” is not present in the Greek text. To be sure, something seems to be given to the two witnesses by God. But what is it that they are given? If we follow through the next portion of the chapter we learn a few things about these two men. We are told that they prophesy for 1,260 days and they are able to enact plagues of various kinds. Is there anything else we can determine about these conspicuous figures and their ministry from the details in this passage and any connections made by John to other passages in scripture? For instance, why are they introduced immediately after Revelation’s depiction of the measuring of the Temple?
For more information on
Revelation 11 and the role of the two witnesses, please see our study entitled:
The Two Witnesses and Apostolic Authority