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Revelation 11:5 - 14
The Two Witnesses: Gilgul Neshamot and Ibbur Neshamot
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We pray to HaShem, the Holy One of Israel, to fill our hearts with wisdom and understanding as we continue this study into the Revelation of our chief rabbi, Navi Y'shua.
Gilgul Neshamot and Ibbur Neshamot
According to the rabbis, in every generation there have always been divinely anointed people present who are ready to perform any task required of them. In these Last Days we are all called upon to be christianos and to hinder the ascension of the Beast to power. Of this calling Rebbe Y'shua tells us:Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few chosen."Many rabbis teach that HaShem grants (at least) some of His servants more than one life in the Olam Hezeh (the present age). This concept is known as Gilgul Neshamot: the Rolling of Souls. This takes place for many reasons but is outside our current considerations. We discuss this in some detail in our free online Yeshiva lessons. While this teaching is not directly taught in the Bible, we do see several references to it. We also understand from the rabbis that some souls are specifically utilized and incarnated into terrestrial life to perform certain tasks. These incarnated souls are known as Ibbur Neshamot in Judaism. The Two Witnesses appear to be of this type. This is consistent with the probability that the Two Witnesses have lived before and will (or have) return at the End of Days. This sheds added insight on the Zechariah prophecy currently under consideration. Consider this comment made to Navi Daniel for instance:Daniel 12:13 But you, go your way until the end; for you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of days.
If these are the End of Days as many of us believe then Rav Daniel is most likely alive today and ready to serve according to this verse. We have good circumstantial that he could be one of Two Witnesses (or of course he may be serving HaShem some other role).
Here's another example worth considering:Matthew 17:10 His disciples asked him, saying, "Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
17:11 Y'shua answered them, "Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all things, 17:12 but I tell you that Elijah has come already, and they didn't recognize him, but did to him whatever they wanted to. Even so the Son of Man will also suffer by them."
17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptizer.
Since "Elijah must come first" and Navi Daniel will return in the Last Days to stand, were I to hazard a guess as to the identities of the Two Witnesses it would be that these two servants of HaShem are Daniel and Elijah/John the Baptizer returned. In support of this we know that Rav Yochanan, the Essene master known to the world as John the Baptist, was preaching the coming of the Kingdom before Rebbe Y'shua began his ministry. Since their ministry was not accepted by the first century elders of Israel, since Rebbe Y'shua is to return, it is only logical that we look for the return of Rav Elijah/Yochanan as well. However again, this is conjecture.
These two servants of HaShem, whoever they were/are, have lived before and are now reborn for this task in the time line of the Book as we make our way through it.
What matters is the present life and moment however and those who choose to serve HaShem must live within the anointing and remain ever alert and ready:Matthew 25:1 "Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 25:3 Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them, 25:4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 25:5 Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 25:6 But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!' 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
25:8 The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, 'What if there isn't enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.'
25:10 While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.
25:11 Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us.' 25:12 But he answered, 'Most certainly I tell you, I don't know you.'
25:13 Watch therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
The Two Witnesses will identify and judge all who stand in opposition to HaShem and His Plan of global theocratic restoration. They will name names and call down Divine Wrath and Vengeance against the enemies of God and the remnant of righteous humanity! By the granted authority of HaShem haMoshiach will empower these Witnesses to act as his official representatives as he directs the Armies of HaShem as Melekh (King) of Israel.
The Two Witnesses will be like the prophets of old in many ways, however even Elijah never acted with such awesome power and authority nor on a global scale as these two will! The Two Witnesses will declare to the world that haMelekh's Global Court is now in session! All who violate the Seven Noahide Laws will be held to account! All who have accepted the Mark of the Beast with be damned with no hope of restoration in this life nor in the world to come. We will go into detail about this point later in this series.
Those who are part of the Jewish Covenant will be held to higher standards than the rest. This is one reason we at Temple and Yeshiva Beth HaShem, like most Jews, do not push formal conversion to Judaism. If you are a Gentile you are encouraged to observe the Seven Noahide Laws with a sincere heart. HaShem will bless and accept you as a Noahide! Conversion to Judaism is not required. HaShem will place the desire for conversion on your heart if it will be to your benefit in His service.Revelation 11:5 If anyone desires to harm them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. If anyone desires to harm them, he must be killed in this way.
No wonder they are clothed in sackcloth! Despite the righteousness of their judgments, in many ways this will surely be a heartbreaking ministry!Revelation 11:6 These have the power to shut up the sky, that it may not rain during the days of their prophecy. They have power over the waters, to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
The Two Witnesses are not only martus who will deliver their anointed testimony! They will carry out the judgements!
Their ministry will be based in and to Eretz Israel, however the scope of their testimony will be global. There is no reason to assume they will only work in Israel. They will doubtless appear anywhere on the planet according to the will of HaShem. Many of the natural laws we assume to be unassailable will be shattered during these Seven Years. For one person to appear simultaneously in two places today is hard to comprehend (although it is reported from time to time) but by this point in the Great Tribulation such things will be occurring regularly! Everything will be out of sync! It is quite possible if not likely for instance that the Two Witnesses will stand in judgment simultaneously in Jerusalem, Paris, London, Mumbai and amidst the rubble that was formerly New York... anywhere the Spirit leads them they will appear. HaShem is not a limited being nor are those under His anointing! As the Psalmist quotes HaShem:Psalm 82:5 ... All the foundations of the earth are shaken.These christianos, these hinderers, these empowered sons and daughters of HaShem are now being prepared! While the Two Witnesses will excel at such powers and abilities it is clear that all of HaShem's active service will be doing the "impossible."
6 I said, "You are gods,
all of you are sons of the Most High.
82:7 Nevertheless you shall die like men,
and fall like one of the rulers."
82:8 Arise, God, judge the earth,
for you inherit all of the nations!
By the time the Two Witnesses begin their ministry -- officially three and a half years after the rise of Rex Mundi -- vast areas of the earth will have already been decimated. Millions of people will be homeless, will have been killed by war, revolution, natural disasters, starvation, wild starving animals, marauding demons, plagues of every kind etc. and now... now it will be their grim task to add to the devastation! Sackcloth indeed!
Their message will be a simple one, yet oh so profound!
The hard truth is that the vast majority of humanity will not survive the coming seven years, especially the second half, and so the wise thing to do is develop an eternal perspective and prepare yourself to stand against Hell itself whatever the cost -- because that is what is coming: Hell and its King.
- Reject the Rex Mundi
- Reject the authority of the global government
- Reject the global tracking and monetary implant (or whatever the Mark ends up being: more on this in future chapters)
- Reject the mandated Luciferian religion/philosophy of Rex Mundi
- Reject the False Prophet who will have arisen from Rome and declared Rex Mundi to be the Messiah.
- Embrace the One God and His Moshiach as your king before its too late!
We are advised:Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in Adonai, and in the strength of his might.
6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the celestial realms.
6:13 Therefore put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.
The testimony of the Two Witnesses will fill the earth and will shame the conscience of everyone! All those who have not been sealed by HaShem by this point will despise these men with a vengeance! They will pray to the idols of the Beast for their deaths and for the end of their judgments! They will the God of Israel and all who stand in His service.
The Novus Ordo Seclorum or New World Order government of Rex Mundi will seek to silence the Two Witnesses in various ways, even as they today are working against Israel and the freedom to worship under biblical authority. The Elite will go after all who accept their testimony and those who stand with them. During these days ever more martyrs will lay down their lives but the Elite will be incapable of silencing the Two Witnesses!
Until...Revelation 11:7 When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them, and kill them.Holy Jerusalem where our Rebbe was impaled ("stauroo" used here means "to stake," to drive down stakes) by this point will have been desecrated by Luciferian Darkness and Babylonian religion and government. It will be like Sodom (paranoid and violent) and like Egypt (filled with idolatry and perversions of every kind).
11:8 Their dead bodies will be in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Master was impaled.
Once the ministry of the Two Witnesses is completed the forces of Rex Mundi -- the beast that comes up out of the abyss -- will be allowed to kill them. The Two Witnesses will willingly embrace martyrdom and give a splendid example to the rest who are yet to die. They will be murdered in the streets of desecrated Jerusalem as mobs of Luciferians cheer!Revelation 11:9 From among the peoples, tribes, languages, and nations the people will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not allow their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.The Two Witnesses will have seared the conscience of the world, revealing everyone's sins and convicting them all! They will have called down so much devastation on this rebellious Earth, but still the people will not repent and seek God! Their anger and hatred of these men, their people and of the God they serve will only increase!
11:10 Those who dwell on the earth rejoice over them, and they will be glad. They will give gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
But now... now they will exalt because their 'Glorious Leader' will have proved who has the greater power! The greater authority! "Just look!" the people will triumph, "the Golden One has killed these worrisome false prophets!" Talk about a Mardi Gras, an unprecedented Dionysian Carnival! For three days the Luciferians will be ecstatic! They will be dancing in the streets across the globe with all manner of excesses and moral debauchery! A global celebration of the triumph of evil over good! Of Lucifer over Shiloh! "These left-overs from the Old Order" will have been destroyed and utterly disgraced forever! "Long live Rex Mundi!"Revelation 11:11 After the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet. Great fear fell on those who saw them.As the crowds gather around the corpses, witnessed by the hushed whirs of global TV cameras ... a twitch. "Did you see that, his finger moved!" And then another, and then... The Two Witnesses will rise triumphantly to their feet and stand in the presence of the awe stuck crowd! Around the globe people will rush to their television sets to witness the impossible as it happens live on CNN, on Fox, on EuroNews! And then...Revelation 11:12 I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here!" They went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them.
Just imagine this!Revelation 11:13 In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Glory but not repentance!Revelation 11:14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe comes quickly.
As we read before: Revelation 8:13: I saw, and I heard an eagle, flying in mid heaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe! Woe! Woe for those who dwell on the earth, because of the other voices of the shofars of the three angels, who are yet to sound!"
Next time: The Seventh Shofar/Trumpet: The Third Woe -- as we conclude chapter eleven.
Continue with Chapter Eleven of the Revelation of Navi Y'shua
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