2018-12-06 / Worship

The revelation to John continues

(Revelation 11:8-10)

We are spending a great deal of time in this eleventh chapter because it is of utmost importance, as it shows the need for bringing together the Old and New Testaments’ chosen people of God, that had not been done as of yet in mankind’s life on Earth.

The Israelites (Jews) and the Gentiles are still moving separately in our worship of God our Creator even though we have both received God’s message of salvation over the sin that has overcome our lives. We must come together at some point before the end of time on Earth.

We are told this about the two witnesses, “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 outside of Jerusalem.” (verse 8)

In this verse God does bring everything concerning the creation of mankind and his faith, belief, and spirituality together through their dead bodies, that happened because of mankind’s sin against God our creator and His message of salvation.

God continues His message to mankind through His seventh chosen angel to John when He says, “And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.” (verse 9)

Jesus’ dead body was put in the grave for three days and on the fourth he was resurrected, early that morning, to show us our victory over sin through belief in Jesus as our Saviour by all of mankind who want to become God’s people.

These two witnesses are not put into graves, but are left for all mankind to see and watch, because this is God’s final step to make salvation possible for all of mankind, even those who are still operating in their blindness.

“And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on earth.” (verse 10) This has been taking place forever, in the lives of mankind because of living in their blindness to sin. God, through His gift of salvation to mankind, is the only way for us to be saved. God is going to make this possible for all of mankind, both Jewish and Gentile.

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