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I READ THE END OF THE BOOK - WE WIN - REV. 11:4-11

I Read the End of the Book - WE WIN

 

S. Revelation 11:4-11

4 These two prophets are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of all the earth. 5 If anyone tries to harm them, fire flashes from their mouths and consumes their enemies. This is how anyone who tries to harm them must die. 6 They have power to shut the sky so that no rain will fall for as long as they prophesy. And they have the power to turn the rivers and oceans into blood, and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they wish.

.7 When they complete their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the bottomless pit[a] will declare war against them, and he will conquer them and kill them 8 And their bodies will lie in the main street of Jerusalem,[b] the city that is figuratively called “Sodom” and “Egypt,” the city where their Lord was crucified. 9 And for three and a half days, all peoples, tribes, languages, and nations will stare at their bodies. No one will be allowed to bury them. 10 All the people who belong to this world will gloat over them and give presents to each other to celebrate the death of the two prophets who had tormented them.

11 But after three and a half days, God breathed life into them, and they stood up! Terror struck all who were staring at them.

 

O. This passage describes the two witnesses during the time of the tribulation They cannot be conquered (v.5). Only after they complete the work that God has for them are they allowed to be touched.

This just shows how twisted and foolish the enemy is (and his followers). They gloat over what they think is a victory - yet the passage shows the Greatness of our God. While they are gloating over their “perceived win”, God breathes life into these two witnesses and calls them home.

A. This just a glimpse and a reminder to me that no matter what happens, WE (believers win). God is still on the throne and in control. His plan will prove it out and Jesus will be glorified. No matter what circumstances look like, I will continue to walk in His plan and pathway for me - HE IS IN CHARGE and in control.


P. Father thank you for the reminder and encouragement to remain faithful to you and the plan you have for me. Despite what things may look like, the victory belongs to you and will happen.