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Revelation 11. The middle of the great persecution ends with the death of the Two Witnesses and only 7 months remain until the return of Yeshua.
The Apostle John saw the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11 as the two menorahs (lampstands) and two olive trees which represent the anointing of kingship and priesthood. The oil symbolizes the Spirit of God (advancement) and the menorah the light (the presence of the Word). The Two Prophets function as kings and priests before their arrival into the Messianic Age where all YHWH's bondservants function as kings and priests.
The Jews always seek a sign (Matthew 16 and I Corinthians 1:22). Yeshua taught the only sign given would be the sign of Jonah, who being vomited up from the belly of a great fish was a sign of resurrection. in Revelation 11, the resurrection of the Two Witnesses is a sign given to that wicked and adulterous generation.
In Revelation 11, John acts if he does not recognize the Two Witnesses as Elijah or Moses, even though he had seen them at the Mount of Transfiguration. He focuses more on them having to be witnesses against Jerusalem because of her sins of idolatry and her sexual sins. They are the two anointed lampstands (Menorahs) and two olive trees that stand before the God of the earth. They have the power to prophesy and power to perform judgments.
The feasts of the Lord are codes or messages that serve as visuals for His plans throughout the ages. The spring feasts concern His first coming, the second set of fall feasts serve as visuals of His second coming. The book of Revelation depict His second coming. In this episode we look at Revelation 8 where it has the imagery of the Yom Kippur service.
Introducing the feasts of the Lord in Leviticus 23. Understanding these feasts , or these cycles, help interpret some of the scenes in the Book of Revelation.
In the Word there have been patterns of earthquakes associated with resurrections. At Yeshua's death was an earthquake and the dead were awakened. There was a great earthquake at His resurrection and the dead came forth from their tombs and went into the city of Jerusalem. Using His resurrection as a pattern and Ezekiel 37, the earthquakes in Revelation may reveal to us the resurrection and the return of King Yeshua.
John 5 records Yeshua teaching on two resurrections: one for the righteous and the last resurrection where all would hear His voice. Revelation 20 confirms there being two resurrections: one before the Messianic Age and one after it.
The first century Jews believed there being one resurrection at the last day. Yeshua informs Martha that He is the resurrection and the life, meaning He is eternal life. Eternal life is a Hebrew idiom meaning resurrection. Yeshua states that whoever dies in Him will live. Those who are able to receive Him already experience eternal life.