(11:1-14) God's two witnesses
Anyone that messes with God's two olive trees and
two candlesticks (God's witnesses) will be burned to death by fire that comes out of their mouths.
(11:3) "I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days,
clothed in sackcloth."
They put sackcloth on their loins.
(11:4) "These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks."
(11:5) "If any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies."
God's witnesses have special powers. They
can shut up heaven so that it cannot rain, turn rivers into blood, and smite the earth with plagues "as often as
(11:6) "These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not ... and have power over waters to turn them to blood,
and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will."
After God's witnesses "have finished their testimony," they are killed in a war
with a beast from a bottomless pit.
(11:7) "When they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit
shall ... kill them."
The bodies of God's witnesses will lie unburied for three and a half days. People will "rejoice over them
and make merry, and shall send gifts to one another." After another three and
half days God brings his witnesses back to life and they ascend into heaven.
(11:8) "Their dead bodies shall lie in the street."
(11:9) "They ... shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves."
(11:10) "They ... shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets
(11:11) "After three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet."
(11:12) "They heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven."
The Second Woe
When the witnesses ascend into heaven, an earthquake kills 7000 men. This was the second woe. "The
third woe cometh quickly." (I lost track of the first woe.)
(11:13) "The same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell,
and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand."
(11:14) "The second woe is past ... the third woe cometh quickly."
Seventh Trumpet: God's wrath comes on those that destroy the earth (on himself?). The ark was on display in heaven's temple, with
lightning's, voices, thunder, earthquake, and hail.
(11:15-16) "The seventh angel sounded ... and the four and twenty elders ... fell upon their faces."
And they fell on their faces (FOF)
(11:18) "Thy wrath is come ... that thou ... shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."
(11:19) "The temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen ... the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings,
and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."