The Faithful Witnesses & 7th Trumpet

Revelation 11

Measuring the Church
The Faithful and Persecuted Witnesses
Death of the Faithful Witnesses
Faithful Witnesses Killed and Called to Heaven
Great Earthquake and Christ’s Return

Measuring the Church
The last time that the churches were measured is in the Revelation chapters two and three. They have left the Gospel of Jesus Christ and those remaining faithful to Christ are slandered and persecuted. Corruption has set in leading to the teaching of how to live by the “secret knowledge.” The secret knowledge is the inner presence that has power over physiology with the ability to form thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It is the mark of the beast. They are lively but dead to Christ and at this point the faithful to Christ have little strength. The churches have become wealthy but are wretched. There are two faithful witnesses (two faithful Churches) and they are those who are slandered and persecuted, and those who have little strength. The rest of the world is filled with “Gentiles,” those who reject Jesus Christ and live in the sin of the mark of the beast. They are trampling down God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

Also, “42 months” is the amount of time that the system exists that governs by the inner presence of the mark of the beast. “The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.” Revelation 13:5

“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying,
Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
But the court, which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles:
and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.”
Revelation 11:1-2

The Faithful and Persecuted Witnesses
Revelation 13 says the mark of the beast will exist in the world for “42 months.” “42 months” is “1260 days”, which is exactly how long the faithful witnesses are proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ with mourning. The faithful witnesses are those who are slandered, persecuted, and have little strength. Their mourning heart comes from seeing how God is blasphemed, Jesus Christ is tossed aside, and the Holy Spirit id trampled on. Since about the time immediately after WW2, when the New World Order was created under the mark of the beast, the two have been existing together. The faithful witnesses exist among those who live by the mark of the beast. Today in 2022, severe conflict exists between Christian rights (or “right wing”) and the global agenda of the “left wing”. The tip of the iceberg is seen in the year 2022 referring to the suffering of Christians.

The two witnesses are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks. The candlesticks represent the two churches, and the two olive trees represent an anointing to serve Jesus Christ. The Church represents believers who are the body of Christ. These are the faithful witnesses that have little strength and are suffering enormous torment. The witnesses have the fire coming from their mouth to devour their enemies and those who hurt them are killed in that way. It’s not physical violence at all, but more like using print media, radio, television, rallies, a verbal lecturing, a tongue lashing, etc. They have the Spirit of Christ. While they are alive on this earth, they are able to make things difficult on the system of government that opposes the Spirit of Christ. Anyone who chooses Jesus Christ over the mark of the beast is making things difficult for those who govern their society by the inner presence of the mark of the beast. Severe persecution through violence and murder is eventually brought to the faithful witnesses.

“And I will give power unto my two witnesses,
and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, and devours their enemies:
and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
These have power to shut heaven, that it rains not in the days of their prophecy:
and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.”
Revelation 11:3-6

Click to see Zechariah 4 for more on the Two Witnesses
Church of Smyrna Witness One Revelation 2:8-11
Church of Philadelphia Witness Two Revelation 3:7-13

Death of the Faithful Witnesses
In chapter nine of the Revelation, it talks about what the beast from the bottomless pit was doing then. The name given to it at that time was “doom” and “destruction”. At that time, it severely torments anyone who does not have the seal of God on their forehead. Now, “doom” and “destruction” is attacking and murdering the faithful witnesses who are anointed with the Spirit of Christ. The very last stronghold of Christianity is now being terminated by violence. The witnesses are overcome by “doom” and “destruction” and have no more life in this world. This is just moments away from the return of Jesus Christ. The only reason for their deaths is because the secular, wealthy, and lively population living by the mark of the beast feel tormented by them. These people want the Spirit of Christ gone and they have no human compassion or human sentimentality at all. They are ruthless. They rejoice, celebrate, and exchange gifts with each other when the witnesses of Jesus Christ are dead. It’s Christmas for them.

“Now when they have finished their testimony,
the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them and overpower and kill them.” 

“And they that dwell upon the earth will rejoice over them,
and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another;
because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.”
Revelation 11:7, 10

Faithful Witnesses Killed and Called to Heaven
The world is one huge “Sodom” and “Egypt” under the government that rules by the mark of the beast. They thrive on sin and want death for those who live by the Spirit of Christ. The bodies of the faithful witnesses lie in that place. Even then, I know that I have life after death. That is an essential part of the Gospel Message and the Christian faith. Jesus Christ died and was resurrected and entered the Heavenly Kingdom. That is exactly what is going to happen to the faithful witnesses. The witnesses of God will die, be resurrected, then enter Heaven. Today, the global society who lives by the inner presence of the mark of the beast couldn’t-care-less what happens to the Church, Christians, or to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They despise the faithful few who hold to the testimony of Jesus Christ. When those faithful to Jesus Christ die, they are not given the respect of an honorable burial. Even in this year 2022, I’ve seen the disrespect at the funeral of those who lived their life in opposition to the inner presence of the mark of the beast. They don’t have ordinary human sentimentality nor any sense of humanness overall.

The “3 1/2 Days” Mentioned in the Verse Below: “3 1/2 days” are the very end days of the global tribulation. Christians exist within the system of the mark of the beast for “1260 days”. The outright public attack and killing of those who choose Jesus Christ over the mark of the beast will consist of the last “3 1/2 days” of the “1260” days. From there, the return of Jesus Christ is only “3 1/2 days” away. During those other “1256 1/2” days it is a constant and painful emotional, mental, and physical persecution against those who live for Jesus Christ. Many Christian murders occur throughout the tribulation and even today death comes through a psychotic “lamb.” Death comes to Christians through a constant barrage of friction, conflict, hassles, swarms of “flies,” “ants,” etc.

The faithful witnesses suffer and are murdered at the hands of those living by the mark of the beast. Meanwhile, Jesus Christ has His hands on the doorknob and the door is partly opened to His return. At that time, there is still time to repent and to glorify God. As Jesus steps in to destroy the world, He will take His faithful witnesses to be with Him. As the godless trembles with fear at the return of Jesus Christ, they will see the faithful few taken up with Jesus.

“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city,
which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half
and shall not allow their dead bodies to be put in graves.
“And they that dwell upon the earth will rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
And after three days and a half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet;
and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them,
Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.”
Revelation 11:8-12

Great Earthquake and the Seventh Trumpet Sounds
The faithful witnesses suffer outright public attacks and murder towards the very end of the global tribulation. Leading up to the outright murdering of Christians is the global turbulence in world economies and cities everywhere. The Day of the Lord comes when the Seventh Trumpet sounds, immediately after the “3 1/2 days” of the Christian slaughter. The following verses talks about a great earthquake, many people are killed, and some are so scared that they glorify God. This is at the very edge of Jesus’s return and His return is now just “milli-seconds” away.

As the present heaven and earth is just starting to be destroyed at Jesus’s return, the godless begin to die, and the faithful witnesses will now be with Jesus. Apparently, at the start of the destruction, some will have time to repent and glorify God at an instant just before it’s too late. The very next thing to happen is the proclamation that Jesus Christ has returned to rule over all the nations. This is His eternal kingdom.

The judgment of God puts to rest the hostility of the nations as He brings an end to the earth. The dead will be judged according to what they have done while alive in this world. Those who serve God will be rewarded for their faithfulness. Those who destroyed the earth God will destroy them. The Temple of God was opened, and the ark of His promise was there. He keeps His promises. He sent Jesus Christ to us, will bring judgment to the earth, and has given us eternal life.

“And 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:
and the remnant were affrighted and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon.

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying,
the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ;
and He shall reign for ever and ever.
And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces,
and worshipped God, Saying, we give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and was, and art to come:
because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged,
and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints,
and them that fear thy name, small and great;
and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of his testament:
and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.”
Revelation 11:13-19

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