The 2 Witnesses and the Revelation 12:1 Sign in the Heavens
Summary and Highlights
Who are the Two Witnesses in Revelation?
A Word of Caution . . .
Does Revelation 10:1-5 suggest that Jesus Christ is the Two Witnesses?
The Gospel of John also suggests that Jesus is the Two Witnesses.
Did Christ return during the Jewish War?
Revelation 17:1-3 Implies that the Judgment coming at the End of the Age was the Result of the Releasing of the Four Winds. The Fact that Jesus the Son of Ananus Claims to be “A Voice From the Four Winds” Strongly Suggests that He is the Two Witnesses.
Could the Voice Against the Bridegroom be a Reference to Jesus Christ (Revelation 21:2)? And Could This Point to Jesus the Son of Ananus’ Untimely Death Wherein He States, “Woe, Woe to Myself Also!”
If Jesus had no Human Father, What was his Surname?
The Surname “Son of Ananus” Points to the High Priesthood.
The High Priest Ananus Son of Ananus Killed James, Jesus Christ’s Biological Brother, at the Start of Jesus the Son of Ananus’ Ministry.
Jesus’ Physical Presence in Jerusalem as Jesus the Son of Ananus is Implied by the Greek Word Parousia.
Two Witnesses in the Sky. . .
Having the Power and Spirit of both Moses and Elijah, the Two Witnesses Embody the Law and the Prophets—the Word of God.
Forty-Two Months of War . . .
Jesus the Son of Ananus Prophesied Openly for 1,260 Days.
As is the Case in Zechariah 4:11-14, the Two Olive Trees Symbolize the King and High Priest; Therefore, the Two Witnesses Appear to be One Man, the Messiah.
Lampstands represent the Church. The Fact that the Two Witnesses are depicted as Two Lampstands also points to Christ Who is the Sole Embodiment of the Church, the Body of Christ.
Having Divided His Ministry into Two Equal Three and a Half Year Intervals, Could Jesus Christ be the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11?
The Fact that the Two Witnesses are Embodied in One Man Explains the Shift to the Singular Tense in v. 9.
“I will make my Words in Your Mouth a Fire and these People the Wood it Consumes.”
The Two Witnesses Have Power over the Fire-Breathing Leviathan, Rome.
Jesus the Son of Ananus was Harmed Daily, and as a Result Jerusalem burned to the Ground in Fulfillment of v. 5.
The Drought Ended and the Waters Overflowed at the Death of Jesus Son of Ananus in Fulfillment of v. 6.
Does the Fact that it Rained in A.D. 68 during the Three and a Half Year Interval in which Jesus the Son of Ananus was Prophesying preclude Him from Being the Two Witnesses? No.
The Two Witnesses Have the Power to Afflict Israel with the Seven Plagues of Revelation.
2 Peter 1:16-18 indicates that the Transfiguration was a Model of the Parousia. The Fact that Jesus appears at this Time in the Presence of Moses and Elijah may be a Sign that Jesus Christ is the Sole Embodiment of the Two Witnesses who have the Power and Spirit of Moses and Elijah in v. 6.
Jesus the Son of Ananus was Killed by Titus, the Beast from the Abyss.
Romans 6:9 says, “Christ, having been raised from the dead, no longer dies.” Because Jesus the Son of Ananus died, Does that mean that He cannot be the Two Witnesses?
Jesus Christ and Jesus the Son of Ananus Both Died in Jerusalem.
The “Fire from Heaven” during the Second Coming in A.D. 66 and the Elijah, Sodom and Jerusalem Connection. . .
Jerusalem is called Sodom because it was destroyed by “Fire from Heaven.”
Jerusalem is called Egypt because it was afflicted with the Plagues of Exodus.
In John 16:20, Jesus says that the Earth would rejoice over His Death.
Because Jesus the son of Ananus was killed in Jerusalem on Passover, Jews from all over the World would have witnessed His Death fulfilling vs. 9-10.
Why the People of the Jerusalem almost Certainly Celebrated the Death of Jesus Son of Ananus and likely refused Him the Honor of a Proper Burial.
“[H]e gave up the Ghost.”
The Striking similarities between Revelation 11:12 and Acts 1:9-11 suggests that Revelation 11:12 describes the beginning of the Parousia of A.D. 70.
The Glory Cloud was Present at the Death and Ascension of Jesus Christ and the Two Witnesses. Is this a Subtle Sign that Jesus Christ is the Two Witnesses?
Boulders Launched from Roman Catapults shake Jerusalem . . .
Joel 2:1-10 Suggests Another Interesting Way in which the Earth Shakes at the Approach of a Besieging Army.
The Fact “a Tenth of the City collapsed” in v. 13 was Fulfilled in the Fall of the Temple which occupied a Tenth of the City of Jerusalem. Furthermore, Josephus Records a similar Number of Casualties at the Fall of the Temple as that Mentioned in v. 13.
Both the Death of Jesus the Son of Ananus and the Fall of the Temple occurred in the “Last Hour.”
“And the Survivors were Terrified and gave Glory to the God of Heaven.”
Revelation 11:8 is an Allusion to Psalm 2, a Messianic Prophecy, Which Again Suggests that the Two Witnesses are Jesus.
The Resurrection of the Dead. . .
The entry of the Ark into the Temple is fulfilled in the Resurrection.
On a closing note, it is overwhelmingly obvious the 2 Witnesses preach the Law and the Prophets (Torah) and NOT the heretical deception that one is "saved by grace".