1 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.
Notice the temple is built. This reed isn't for building, but to destroy.
2 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.
This is the time satan is here claiming to be Christ, but remember it has been shortened to five months. Ref. 9:5 and 10
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
These two witnesses will be correcting the wrongs people follow for 1,260 days. Who they are by name isn't the focus. It's The Truth that is. That evil one is here during a period of time and our Father always sends a correction for every evil. Those that think they are going for a ride = rapture will see these two and some will listen. "Clothed in sackcloth" lets us know their concern is about the souls, not earthly things.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
The "two witnesses" = "the two olive trees" and "the two candlesticks" = The only two types of churches God is pleased with. They stay right here! It's not that hard to understand this verse, yet those so-called "pastors" that teach "rapture" just don't seem to want to teach people The Truth anymore. They are setting up people to follow satan when he arrives.
5 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.
Because of The Truth being spoken to the people of the earth, they are murdered and will lay in the street for 3 1/2 days. Guess what happens to those that murdered them? If you can read, you see it very clearly. While they're here, if you don't believe their words, you have murdered them to.
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.
Who has this power? The two witnesses do! The people of the world see their power and yet ignore them as to follow their god satan. Those that will be doing this following of satan will be the churches of the world. Remember there are ONLY two churches that hold to The Truth and follow God while satan is HERE claiming to be Christ. These two churches = "candle sticks" are HERE fighting the good fight with the two "olive trees" = two witnesses against the evil of all that follow satan. "Waters" = Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The [waters] which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are [peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.]
It's just a fact! satan is here and we will be here watching him fool many. When he pushes for The two witnesses to be murdered, it "should" wake some up. Doubt it will wake up to many. The ways of the worldly have created a detachment from reality today.
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.
Jerusalem = "Sodom and Egypt" Ref. - Isaiah 1:9-10, and Ezekiel 16:46, They drove the world and satan crazy. Those hated The Truth, even as today. Have you ever taught The Truth and seen the anger come over others eyes? Wait till these two show up! Isaiah 1:21 and Ezekiel 23. Selling out. The Word of God should of came from there. We all know where Jesus was crucified so it's easy to see what's being said here. He comparing the three as being overtaken by evil if you will. Same thing is happening everywhere today
9 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.
While their body's sit there rotting, every person in the world with a TV will see what they see in Jerusalem. The two witnesses had been murdered. Even The US is as Sodom and Egypt today.
10 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.
The world, including many that call themselves "Christian" will be relieved the two witnesses are dead. So happy it becomes a party for them. Ever tried teaching The Truth to a "Christian"? It's easy to see whats coming by the reaction you get trying to show some The Truth today. So many love the lies more. Wait to you try and tell those "Christians" they are following satan. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. DON'T ever stop! Speak The Truth no matter what. DON'T ever conform to the world.
11 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.
All the lies should be seen at this moment. Those that followed the belief of rapture, everyone goes to heaven and there are many paths will see this.
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.
The two witnesses that are made alive after laying in the streets for 3 1/2 days arose right in front of the world that hated them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
In the end of this age, at that very instant that our Lord appears, people of the world will have their eyes open to the lies they followed.
14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
This and ONLY this is The Return of our Lord Christ Jesus Yahshua. At this very moment, the "rapture" believers see who they have been following. The whole world will see just who they have been following.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
These twenty-four are blessed to see the power of God while seated before The Throne of God.
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
The "world that was", = first age. "Which art", = present flesh age, "wast" = The Millennium and then into eternity.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Reward comes to those that loved the name of God. Those that "destroy" = corrupting the earth will be punished. We have a very fair Father. The whole purpose is to give everyone a chance to choose. Heaven is called Heaven because there won't be any evil in it. †
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Stop listening to lairs. The "Ark of His
Testament" = "Ark of the Covenant" is with God. That's Right!
It's been there all along.