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Summary: To show the two lampstands/olive trees that stands before the LORD GOD.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you know the two witnesses?

Yes. bible is pointing to Enoch and Elijah

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show the two lampstands/olive trees that stands before the LORD GOD.

IV. TEXT:

Revelation 11:4 (Amplified Bible)

These [witnesses] are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have qualified and made us fit to share in the inheritance of the saints in the Light.

Colossians 1:12 (Amplified Bible)

Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light.

VI. TITLE:

Enoch and Elijah the two witnesses

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Matthew

B. Keyword: Fulfilled

C. Emphatic Thought: Fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecy

D. Audience: Jews

E. Apparent Purpose: To show that JESUS of Nazareth was the kingly Messiah of Jewish prophecy.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Reasons why Enoch and Elijah are said to be the two witnesses:

1. Both of them got translated

Genesis 5:24 (Amplified Bible)

And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him].

2 Kings 2:11 (Amplified Bible)

As they still went on and talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire parted the two of them, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

2. Both of them prophesies

1 Kings 18:22 (Amplified Bible)

Then Elijah said to the people, I, I only, remain a prophet of the Lord, but Baal’s prophets are 450 men.

Jude 1:14 (Amplified Bible)

It was of these people, moreover, that Enoch in the seventh [generation] from Adam prophesied when he said, Behold, the Lord comes with His myriads of holy ones (ten thousands of His saints)

3. Both of them are alive as of today

Genesis 5:24 (Amplified Bible)

And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him].

2 Kings 2:11 (Amplified Bible)

As they still went on and talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire parted the two of them, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

Genesis 5:24 (Amplified Bible)

And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him].

4. Both of them pleased GOD and are satisfactory to GOD

Hebrews 11:5 (Amplified Bible)

11:5 Because of faith Enoch was caught up and transferred to heaven, so that he did not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found, because God had translated him. For even before he was taken to heaven, he received testimony [still on record] that he had pleased and been satisfactory to God.

James 5:17 (Amplified Bible)

Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we have [with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months.

5. Both of them are standing before GOD

Revelation 11:4 (Amplified Bible)

These [witnesses] are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth.

Two witnesses in the Old Testament has been identified but the two witnesses of the New Testament has been hidden.

Two witnesses of the Old Testament were Joshua, the high priest and Zerubbabel.

Zechariah 4:3 (Amplified Bible)

And there are two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl and the other upon the left side of it [feeding it continuously with oil].

Zechariah 4:14 (Amplified Bible)

Then said he, These are the two sons of oil [Joshua the high priest and Zerubbabel the prince of Judah, the two anointed ones] who stand before the Lord of the whole earth [as His anointed instruments].

Two witnesses of the New Testament are mentioned in the bible on this verses:

Revelation 11:3-11 (Amplified Bible)

And I will grant the power of prophecy to My two witnesses for 1,260 (42 months; three and one-half years), dressed in sackcloth.

These [witnesses] are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth.

And if anyone attempts to injure them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their enemies; if anyone should attempt to harm them, thus he is doomed to be slain.

These [two witnesses] have power to shut up the sky, so that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying (their prediction of events relating to Christ’s kingdom and its speedy triumph); and they also have power to turn the waters into blood and to smite and scourge the earth with all manner of plagues as often as they choose.

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