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Revelation Chapter 11

Two Unusual Witnesses
Revelation 11:1-14
Lesson 11

Throughout history God has faithfully sent His spokesmen to call sinners to repentance and during the Tribulation there is no difference.

The ___________ Witnesses

These two witnesses will fearlessly proclaim the gospel during the last half of the seven-year tribulation.

I. The _____________ Temple…vs 1-2

After His renewed commission to write the prophecies yet to come in Revelation 10:11, John again became involved in one of the visions he was recording.

The Greek word translated “measuring rod,” refers to a ________ plant that grew in the Jordan Valley to a height of fifteen to twenty feet.

___________ Through Two Witnesses

During this same forty-two-month period, God will shelter many Israelites in a place He has prepared for them.

Their _______…v3

The speaker who will grant authority to the two witnesses is not identified, but could only be God the Father or Jesus.

“Witnesses” is the plural form from which the English word “_______”

It will be their responsibility to _________.

At the same time, they will preach the __________, calling people to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ .

Their _____________…v3b

The two witnesses will put on sackcloth as an object lesson to express their great __________ for the unbelieving world.

Their _____________…v4

John identifies them as “the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.”

1. The miracles they will perform are similar to the judgments inflicted in the Old Testament by Moses and Elijah.

 Elijah called down _____ from heaven 2Kings 1:10
 Elijah pronounced a three and a half year _______ 1Kings 17:1
 Moses turned the waters of the Nile into _______ Exd. 7:17
 Moses announced the other plagues on Egypt Exd. 7:11

2. Jewish tradition __________ Moses and Elijah to return in the future.

3. Both Moses and Elijah (perhaps representing the Law and the Prophets) appeared with Christ at the ______________, the preview of the second coming (Matt. 17:3)

4. Both left the earth in __________ ways.

 Elijah never died, but was __________ to heaven in a fiery chariot (2Kings 2)
 God ________________ buried Moses’ body in a secret location (Duet. 34:5-6 and Jude 9)

Their ________…v5-6

Whether or not the two witnesses are Moses and Elijah, they will have miraculous power similar to them

Their ________…v7-10

Sinful men will try desperately and unsuccessfully to get rid of the two witnesses throughout their ministry, however, will protect them until they have finished their testimony.

Their ________________ …v11-12

The partying and the gift giving of “Dead Witnesses Day” will be suddenly and dramatically halted by a very shocking event.

Their __________…v13-14

Punctuating the resurrection of the two witnesses, “in that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell.”

The seventh trumpet (the third woe, 9:12) will soon sound, bringing with it the final, violent bowl judgments and the return of Christ in glory to set up His Kingdom .

 

Answers:

Fearless                  Expected
Measured               Transfiguration
Reed-like                Unusual
Salvation                Transported
Duty                        Supernaturally
Martyr                    Power
Prophesy                Death
Gospel                    Resurrection
Attitude                  Impact
Sorrow
Identity
Fire
Drought
Blood

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