Why TWO Witnesses?
Have you ever wondered why the now opened seven seal scroll has TWO sides?
(Revelation 5:1) And I saw in the right hand of the One seated upon the throne a scroll written within and on the reverse side, sealed tight with seven seals.
Have you ever wondered why there are TWO witnesses?
(Revelation 11:3) And I will cause my TWO witnesses to prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days dressed in sackcloth.”
Have you ever wondered why TWO “wings of the great eagle” deliver the “woman” for 1260 days?
(Revelation 12:14) But the TWO wings of the great eagle were given the woman, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place; there is where she is fed for a time and times and half a time away from the face of the serpent.
Have you ever wondered why the commission of God is the “you must prophesy AGAIN” at Revelation 10:11?
(Revelation 10:11) And they say to me: “You must prophesy AGAIN with regard to peoples and nations and tongues and many kings.”
Have you ever wondered why Christ has TWO “triumphal entries” in Revelation; One with a “bow” (a long range weapon) and one with a “sword” (a close range weapon)?
1. God’s Kingdom Phase:
(Revelation 6:2) And I saw, and, look! a white horse; and the one seated upon it had a bow; and a crown was given him, and he went forth conquering and to complete his conquest.
2. Messianic Kingdom Phase:
(Revelation 19:11-15) And I saw the heaven opened, and, look! a white horse. And the one seated upon it is called Faithful and True, and he judges and carries on war in righteousness. 12 His eyes are a fiery flame, and upon his head are many diadems. He has a name written that no one knows but he himself, 13 and he is arrayed with an outer garment sprinkled with blood, and the name he is called is The Word of God. 14 Also, the armies that were in heaven were following him on white horses, and they were clothed in white, clean, fine linen. 15 And out of his mouth there protrudes a sharp long sword, that he may strike the nations with it, and he will shepherd them with a rod of iron.
Have you ever considered the final required “seven times” is TWO “time, times and half a time” 3.5 time periods? (Dan7:25, Dan12:7, Rev11:2-3, Rev12:14, Rev13:5-7)
Why all the TWOs?
Because there are TWO Kingdoms in prophecy! (Dan2:31-44; Luke22:28-30; Zech6:1-8)
(Daniel 2:45) out of the mountain (God’s Kingdom) a stone (Messianic Kingdom) was cut not by hands
(Daniel 2:35) as for the [Messianic Kingdom] stone that struck the image, it became a large mountain [Messianic Kingdom; Rev11:15] and filled the whole earth.
(Daniel 2:44) the God of heaven (already in His Kingdom) will set up a (Christ’s) kingdom that will never be brought to ruin.
God’s Kingdom and Christ’s Messianic Kingdom are Distinct Kingdom Entities
1. There are two witnessing periods required (past; future) because in the Bible there are TWO Kingdoms, and each one, God’s Kingdom (1914-1918) and the Messianic Kingdom (future), BOTH require a proclamation concerning their own respective global manifestation over the time of the “last days”.
A. The “first witness” of the “TWO witnesses” proclaimed God’s Kingdom successfully, that is why we are talking about the 1914-1918 first 1260 day period even now.
2. Of course the “second witness” will proclaim the yet REQUIRED Messianic Kingdom completion requirement (Rev11:11-15; Rev14:1) that proceeds right after Christ arrives (Matt24:29-31) to make the final global “sheep” gathering first (Rev14:14-16; Matt25:31-40) into that final Kingdom completion requirement, BEFORE the absolute end, AFTER the 8th King also completes final global-rival world government. (Rev17:8-18; Dan12:11= Dan11:45; Dan8:25)
A. That is also why there are TWO apostasies we are now seeing—Christendom apostasy and now Bethel’s apostasy (Dan11:30-32a; Zech1-3; 2Thess2:1-4), which is the final one that leads to the temple judgment (1Pet4:17; Dan11:41; Dan8:13-15; Zech3:4-5; Rev8:3-5), that purifies the anointed Christian ministry (Mal3:1-5; Zech3:4-5; Isa6:6-8), that eventually prepares this SECOND witnessing period (Rev10-11:1-7) concerning Christ’s arrival to also complete the Messianic Kingdom requirement.
Revelation Final Cycle—1260 Days REPEATS in Final Form
This means the seven trumpets (Rev8-11) and the “seven plagues” (Rev16) ALSO have a SECOND cycle in the total final fulfillment in the future.
The “second witnessing” of the “two witnesses” thus has a final 1260 day, this time as the Messianic Kingdom warning proclamation, prior to the rival 8th King world government also required completion. (Rev17:8-18; Rev16:12-16; Dan8:25; Dan11:41-45; Dan12:11)
In this way the “seven times” will also complete as 2520 DAYS—1260 days TWICE, one in each of the “TWO” “witnesses”:
(Revelation 11:3) And I will cause my two witnesses to prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days (2 x 1260=2520) dressed in sackcloth.
1. First Witness (1914-1918; God’s Kingdom announcement) = 1260 Days
2. Second Witness (Future; Messianic Kingdom announcement) = 1260 Days
Witness 1, 1260 Days + Witness 2, 1260 Days = 2520 Days or “seven times” completion of “holy city” “trampling” in modern accelerated “last days” timing:
(Revelation 11:2) But as for the courtyard that is outside the temple [sanctuary], cast it clear out and do not measure it, because it has been given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. (84 months; 2520 days, seven times, total)
Which still relates Revelation 11:2 to this final divine allowance and requirement:
(Luke 21:24) Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations, until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled.
Seven Times COMPLETES!
And thus the divine decree which has completed in 2520 years as “seven times” merely continued into the “last days” to completely fulfill the “appointed times of the nations” in 2520 days in two 1260 day warning periods for each required Kingdom manifestation.
Uniquely the 1260 days (3.5 times; 42 months) cross links Daniel 7:25, Daniel 12:7, Revelation 11:2-3, Revelation 12:14, Revelation 13:5-7 as parallel final fulfillment sequences, that ALSO REPEAT in the future, to lead to complete 8th King world government “place the disgusting thing” (Dan12:11 repeats) and thus Christ arrival AFTER they complete their abomination of world government fully.
World government complete, functional (Dan11:45, Rev17:8-18) and stated (1Thess5:1-3), triggers Christ’s arrival, not before, but AFTER it completes. That takes several more years.
And that is why apostate Bethel’s obstacle is removed first (1Pet4:17) as Daniel 11:41 activates Daniel 8:13-14 on the apostatized and compromised Bethel WTBTS, “Worldwide Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses”, which is now main apostate leadership truth impediment. (Dan8:12b; Dan11:32a)
Daniel 8:14 temple judgment timing comes next, and MUST fully expire into the “right condition” of ministerial purification and accurate prophetic truthfulness (Rev10:5-11) BEFORE the 1260 days can truly begin as approved by God. (Rev10:5-11; Zech3:4-6; Matt24:45-51; Matt25:1-13)) THAT is why there must be a final temple judgment REPEAT as ell.
Have you ever noticed that Revelation 9 REPEATS words and similar meanings at least twice, 56 times?
Because Revelation 9 fulfills TWICE.
Because Revelation 9 REPEATS, all of Revelation 8-11 REPEATS to provide a “second witness” affirmation of the “frist witness” patterns that explained Revelation 8-11 in preview form, so that we know the “seven trumpets” gauge the final global milestones to Christ arrival.
In that final sequence, the apostasy (Rev8:10-11), to temple judgment (Rev8), purification (Rev8:3-5), recovery (Rev9), final commission (Rev10) to final warning (Rev11:1-7), final warning, to “two witnesses” cessation under world government (Rev11:7-10), to Christ arrival (Rev11:11-13), to Messianic Kingdom completion (Rev11:11-12; Rev14:1) to Christ conquest (Rev11:15) milestones that lead to Christ arrival by notable final global events are all outlined in order, trumpets 1-7.
Why TWO Witnesses?
The Whole Prophecy Repeats
Repeating Cycles: The Whole Prophecy Repeats Starting With The Temple Judgment Portion
Temple Judgment to World Government to Christ Arrival
1260 Days Repeats
1260 Days Time Signature Cross Links Final Cycle Events in Final Kingdom Warning and World Government Authority
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