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The Revelation Of Jesus Christ: “the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet”

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SIH TOTT ICONRev 11:11-12 KJV

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.

John sees a glorious vision…. The two witnesses for Christ, after being murdered for their stand for Christ, is now brought back form the dead and taken home to be with their Lord!

Please keep in mind, these two witnesses symbolize for us all of the faithful witnesses for Christ throughout history. Although these witnesses have been martyred, that is not the end of the story.  At his death, although the Christian’s spirit goes to be with His Lord, His body goes to the grave, separated from Christ.   From an earthly viewpoint, it appears as if he has been defeated and the powers of wickedness rule the day.

However, at the second coming of Christ, this seeming defeat is turned into eternal victory.  The saint’s body is resurrected from the grave and the saint now enters eternity with a glorified body going home to be eternally in the presence of his Lord Jesus.  This takes place immediately before Christ sends His wrath against lost mankind bringing them to utter ruin…

Rom 8:11 KJV – But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

1Th 4:16-17 KJV – For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Jud 1:14-15 KJV – And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

 

In this part of the vision we can see another wonderful assurance of our blessings that are yet to come.  Even when a Christian is martyred by a lost world, it is not the end of the story.  Christ promises a future resurrection from the dead and an entrance into eternity into His presence followed by the permanent defeat of those who have mistreated His people.

May we all praise the Lord for His promise of a certain victory over the powers of darkness, and may we allow this knowledge to encourage us as we face opposition from the lost world around us.

 

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10 Comments

  1. Amen. Praise God for our blessed hope of His glory!

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Looking forward to the Lord’s Victory in the midst of so much wrongs in our world and what looks like defeats at times

  3. RJ Dawson says:

    Thanks Rob. This is a very interesting passage especially regarding the early days of the Great Awakening in which we live.

    The two witnesses wore sackcloth. Sackcloth is made from animal hair. Elijah wore a hairy garment and a leather belt. John the Immerser dressed exactly the same, wearing a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt. Both were from the same region. The Lord Jesus taught that John was essentially the same as Elijah in that he had the same anointing.

    Further clues point to Moses (verse 6). Many teach that these two witnesses are Elijah and Moses. The witnesses actually represent the Law and the Prophets, as Moses and Elijah represented the Law and the Prophets on the Mount of Transfiguration. The Lord Jesus represented Grace, but there is no grace in this passage.

    The death of the Law and the Prophets in the Revelation passage in Jerusalem is akin to the “death” of the Word of God, or the Law, Prophets, and Grace, presently in America. But like the two witnesses, the Word of God is being revived, and a Great Awakening is in process, which amounts to a resurrection…

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Hi RJ,

      Thanks sharing the one of the several historical views of these passages. It is interesting to see all the different historical events that people have applied to this passage.

      By the way, in case you are wondering why I approach Revelation in the way that I do… I feel most comfortable interpreting all the symbolism of Revelation by looking at the same symbols used elsewhere in the Bible. By doing this, it really helps us to see the basic, spiritual principles that the passage teaches and can be applied to the lives of the saints throughout history. In my mind, this method of understanding Revelation is the most profitable for all of God’s people.

      Thanks again for the comments. Lord bless.

  4. The True Light! says:

    I love your zeal for the Lord, my friend. I wish I could share all of the same views you have when interpreting Revelation. But, I seek to find the points on which we can agree.

    The Lord is going to overcome all of His, (and our), opponents. We will share in a glorious heavenly home with Him and His Father. The victory came at the cross, and we gain salvation only by God’s grace and faith in the gospel of this great Jesus, Son of God!

    Thanks so much…

    ~Steve

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Thanks for the kind words Steve. Yes, i am sure there are many Biblical principles found in Rev that we can agree on. Lord bless!

      • The True Light! says:

        Thank you for that, Rob. The world needs to see unity in the Christian faith! We may disagree on some matter of scripture, but the gospel message must be solid and united for everyone’s sake…

        ~Steve

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