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The Death and Resurrection of the Two Witnesses (Apocalypse 11:7–13)

“And when they have finished their witnessing, the wild beast that ascends out of the abyss will make war with them and conquer them and kill them. And their corpses will be on the broad way of the great city which is in a spiritual sense called Sodʹom and Egypt, where their Lord was also impaled. And those of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their corpses for three and a half days, and they do not let their corpses be laid in a tomb. And those dwelling on the earth rejoice over them and enjoy themselves, and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those dwelling on the earth.
And after the three and a half days spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell upon those beholding them. And they heard a loud voice out of heaven say to them: “Come on up here.” And they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies beheld them. And in that hour a great earthquake occurred, and a tenth of the city fell; and seven thousand persons were killed by the earthquake, and the rest became frightened and gave glory to the God of heaven” (Revelation 11:7–13).
To have the understanding of this enigmatic description of the death and resurrection of the two witnesses, it is worth remembering this:
The first witness, Moses, is the representative of the congregation of Christians who have a heavenly hope of everlasting life and who will number 7,000 to complete the group of 144,000, shortly before the great tribulation (Revelation 7:3–8 “144,000”; 11:13 “7000”).
The second witness Elijah, represents the congregation of humans who will come out of the great tribulation to live forever on earth (Revelation 7:9–17 “the great crowd”; 11:13 “the rest” that give glory to God).
The death of these two congregations obviously represents the stopping and prohibition of Christian ministry, decreed by the world governance, represented by the wild beast rising from from the abyss. This death will last three and a half days. This is a symbolic duration that echoes the 1260 days, or three and a half years, of testimony from two witnesses. This duration expresses the idea that their death will be very short, 360 times shorter than the duration of the preaching of the two witnesses (1260 days). To know the chronology of the events which will lead to the death and the resurrection of the two witnesses, it is advisable to turn to the prophetic account of the book of Daniel, more precisely the prophecy of the 1260 days, 1290 days and 1335 days (Daniel 12:7,11,12).

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