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Sabbath, February 22, 2014  - "The Two Witnesses"

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"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. 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 proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain 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. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 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 an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. 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 dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an 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 11:1-12

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"...the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." -2 Peter 1:21

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http://www.remnantofgod.org/books/docs/REV/Revelation.htm

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Zechariah 4:2-6, "...I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts."

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"...no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." -2Peter 1:20-21

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  • 2 Corinthians 4:6, "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
  • Psalms 119:105, "...Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
  • 2 Peter 1:19, "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:"
  • Psalms 119:130, "The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
  • Psalms 52:8, "But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever."
  • Hosea 14:6, "His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon."

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"Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."-John 5:39

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Revelation 11:6, "These have power to shut heaven, that it rain 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."

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  • DANIEL 7:25 = TIME, TIMES HALF A TIME (1260)
  • DANIEL 12:7 = TIME, TIMES HALF A TIME (1260)
  • REVELATION 12:6 = 1260 DAYS
  • REVELATION 12:14 = TIME, TIMES HALF A TIME (1260)
  • REVELATION 13:5 = 42 MONTHS (1260)
  • REVELATION 11:2 = 42 MONTHS (1260)
  • REVELATION 11:3 = 1260 DAYS

Ezekiel 4:6 "I have appointed thee each day for a year"
Numbers 14:34, "...each day for a year." 

THE RAIN OF NOAH'S DAY STARTED:
Genesis 7:11, "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in
the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened."

Genesis 8:3-4, "And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat."

5 months divided by 150 days means a bible month = 30 days

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Revelation 11:2,3 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. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

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Revelation 11:7,8 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 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. 

11B

AGE OF REASON" by Thomas Paine

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"France declared war on the Bible in 1793. A decree passed on the French assembly declaring the Bible forbidden, and under the decree the Bible was gathered and burned and all the institutions of the Bible abolished. Baptism and commuion abolished. The being of God denied and death declared an eternal sleep. The goddess of "reason" was set up in the person of a vile woman and publically worshipped." -Midnight Cry p.47 by George Storrs 

"On the 17th of June, Camille Jordan, in the `Council of Five Hundred,' brought up the memorable report on the `Revision of the laws relative to religious worship.'...the Bible had been slain in France from November, 1793, till June, 1797....[Then] the Bible, so long and so sternly repressed before, was placed in honor, and was openly the Book of free Protestantism."(George Croly, The Apocalypse of St. John, p 181-183, (1828); quoted in Source Book, p 615-616.

"On the 10th of November [1793] an ass, dressed out in a sacerdotal habit, was led in procession through the town [of Paris] by two `san culottes,' carrying a sacred cup, out of which they gave the animal drink; and when they arrived at one of the public edifices, Bibles, books of devotion, etc., were piled up in a heap, which was set on fire amidst horrid shouts from a vast concourse of people...Wherever a Bible could be found it might be said to be persecuted to death...it is a remarkable circumstance that 26 theaters in Paris were open and filled to overflowing [to celebrate]..."(J.G. Lorimer, An Historical Sketch of the Protestant Church of France, p 530-532, (1841); quoted in Source Book For Bible Students, p 614.

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Revelation 11:10 it stated plainly that, "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 dwelt on the earth."

Revelation 11:8, "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."

Exodus 5:2, "Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go."

Ezekiel 16:49-50, "Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom ...her and in her daughters, ...committed abomination before me"

Isaiah 14:4,13, "...against the king of Babylon, ...thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:"

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"With blasphemous boldness almost beyond belief, one of the priests of the new order said: "God, if You exist, avenge Your injured name. I bid You defiance! You remain silent; You dare not launch Your thunders. Who after this will believe in Your existence?"--Lacretelle, History, vol. 11, p. 309; in Sir Archibald Alison, History of Europe, vol. 1, ch. 10.

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Matthew 25:40, "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

17

Revelation 11:11, "after three days and an 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."

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Revelation 11:12, "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."

Daniel 4:22, "It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth."

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