Revelation 11: Are You God’s Faithful Witness?
Verse of the Day: (V3) “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.”
1. Witness (V1-13)
V8 “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.”
During the Great Tribulation period, God sends two faithful witnesses, cloth in sackcloth, to testify to the people for 1,260 days to believe and trust in Him. They wear sackcloth to signify that it is a mourning time as Satan is all out to deceive and destroy men. However, God shall give His two witnesses power to control rain, turn water into blood, and punish the earth with plagues so that the people know that they are of God, and from God. After 1,260 days, God allows the beast, whose master is Satan, to kill them in the great city, which is spiritually known as Sodom or Egypt but is actually Jerusalem, where the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. The beast then instigates the people to celebrate the death of the two witnesses for three and a half days, mocking God that Satan have victory over God’s two witnesses. However, God has the last say, as He sends His Spirit of life to enter into His two dead witnesses and suddenly they resurrect from the dead and ascend to heaven before the people. Fear comes to many, and many believe and trust in the Lord.
2. Woe (V14-15)
V14 “The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.”
The second woe comes when God resurrects His two faithful witnesses and sends a great earthquake that shall destroy 10th part of Jerusalem and killing 7,000 men. The people then acknowledge God’s eternal power, and give Him the glory. Indeed, let us remember that God always triumphs over Satan, because He is God, and Satan is only His creature.
3. Worship (V16-19)
V16 “And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,”
After the ascension of the two faithful witnesses, the seventh angel then proclaims that all the kingdoms of the world shall become the kingdoms of God, and the 24 elders who sit before God shall fall upon Him and worship Him as He reigns forever. During the Great Tribulation period when all the Christians are called up to glorious heaven and the Holy Spirit is restrained, God still demonstrates His love for men by sending His two faithful witnesses to testify of His presence and power. However, let us not wait until the Great Tribulation period to believe in God, because it shall be a tough and trying time as Satan shall deceive and destroy, and torture and torment men. Today is the day of salvation as you repent of your sins, and believe and receive Jesus as your personal Saviour and Lord.
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to be Your faithful witness that all shall believe in You.