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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Two Witnesses

Lord, help me push aside every needless thought and concern as I turn my heart toward You and Your Word.

"And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth" (Revelation 11:3)

In the midst of the Tribulation, God is going to raise up two mighty witnesses, significant characters in the saga of the last days. God also uses them to convey some practical truths for Christians today.

First, they are actual persons - not angels or some sort of figurative beings. God always chooses people to do His work.

And when God chooses a person, God anoints him and works through him. These men are described as olive trees and lampstands (v. 4), symbols of the Holy Spirit of God. God's Spirit rests upon these men - they are anointed with supernatural power.

The specific powers the are given (v. 6) point to something very interesting. These two witnesses could in fact be Moses and Elijah, who have come back from the dead. For it was Elijah whom Go used to shut out the rain in the Old Testament, and it was through Moses that He brought the plagues upon Egypt. If it seems strange to think of men coming back from the dead and giving testimony here on earth, consider that Moses and Elijah have already come back from the other world as witnesses! They were present at the transfiguration of Jesus (Luke 9:28-33).

Again, this reminds us: nothing is impossible with God. He is going to raise up two anointed witnesses and endow them with power to proclaim His truth in this day of great judgment. Whatever God calls a person to do, God empowers that person to do.

God's callings are God's enablings. And if He has called you to do something today, He will give you all the strength you need to accomplish it!

~Adrian Rogers~

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