Thus Say The Prophets
The Revelation

John of AllFaith's Thus Say The Prophets:

The Revelation: Chapter Eleven © John of AllFaith*

Revelation 10:11 They told me, "You must prophesy again over many peoples, nations, languages, and kings."

Remember, the editors added the chapters and verses later.

11:1 I was then given a reed like a rod: and one said, "Rise, and measure the Temple of God and the altar, and them that worship therein."
2 The court outside the temple leave without, and measure it not; because it has been given to the other nations. They will tread Holy City underfoot for forty-two months.

Beit HaMikdash: The House of the Holy

Yochanan is now told to measure the Beit HaMikdash. Here we have a few unknowns. Building the Third Temple on its ancient site is one of the major pieces of evidence of Mashiach's presence. According to the prophecies, the Rex Mundi will desecrate a temple believed to be that Temple. With this building, the global government of those days will claim to have tangible evidence that Rex Mundi is the Mashiach. According to Christian prophecies, the key Jewish authorities and most of the world will accept him as such. The Jewish prophecies foretell his coming rule but offer less information than Yochanan and Paul. What the latter claim to have received from God is entirely harmonious with the Jewish teachings. There is no reason for Jews to reject it, and every reason to take it as a severe warning. Here is one of the principal Rabbinic prophecies about him:

Sanhedrin Folio 97a: Thus has Rabbi Yochanan said: In the generation when the Son of David [i.e., the Messiah] will come, scholars will be few, and as for the rest, their eyes will fail through sorrow and grief. Multitudes of trouble and evil decrees will be promulgated anew, each new evil coming with haste before the other has ended.'
Sanhedrin 97b: Rab said: All the predestined dates [for the Redemption] have passed. The matter [now] depends only on repentance and good deeds...
Rabbi Eliezer said [agreeing]: if Israel repents, they will be redeemed; if not, they will not be redeemed.
Rabbi Yahoshua replied, If they do not repent, they will not be redeemed [i.e., this is not so]! Because the Holy One, blessed be He, will set up a king over them, whose decrees will be as cruel as Haman's, whereby Israel will engage in repentance, and He will thus bring them back to the right path.

This is the Rex Mundi, the Son of Perdition, the Anti-Christ. Like Haman, he will hate the Jews with a burning hatred and seek to eliminate us. He will seek to incite the masses to turn against us like Haman. He will permit and probably even reward those who murder Jews, like the Palestinian Authority currently pays Muslims to kill us, except this will be on a global scale. These will be the most difficult days the world will have ever experienced. Three-quarters of the Gentiles and two-thirds of the Jews will not survive these events.

Ezekiel chapters 40-47 give the basic layout design of the Beit HaMikdah. Religious Jews have prayed for this reconstruction since the Romans destroyed the Second Temple in 70 CE. God caused the Second Jerusalem Temple to be destroyed due to the same Jewish infighting, hypocrisy, and holier-than-thouism we have today.

As mentioned, here there are several important points where we need more accurate knowledge. Some believe the Rex Mundi will oversee the building of the Third Temple, likely through the auspices of the Temple Institute, and that after his defeat, the shrine will be cleansed and serve as the Beit HaMikdash. Among these, some believe his temple will be built on Mount Moriah, where the Dome of the Rock and the Aksa complex now reside and where the two former Temples stood. Other like-minded prophecy students think the Rex Mundi's temple will be elsewhere; some say by the Dung Gate, while others posit different locations. In contrast to this view, many scholars say that when Mashiach ben David comes forward, he will utterly destroy that monument and direct the construction of the Third Temple on its original site. This is my view, but we lack clear information and have contradictory interpretations.

Regardless, most prophecy scholars agree that a glorious building will arise and be accepted as the Third Beit HaMikdash. Some expect it to look the same as the Second Temple, but some posit it will be larger and include modern technology. Again, we will one day see it for ourselves and know.

The fate of the Muslim "Dome of the Rock" Mosque (Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah) that stands on the site of the Holy Jewish Temple will have to be addressed. Jerusalem was conquered in 637 CE by the Muslim Rashidun Caliphate army during the Islamic invasion of the Byzantine Empire. The Dome of the Rock masjid was completed in 691 CE and is the oldest existing Islamic building in the world, other than the mysterious Kaba in Mecca, which stands near the center of the Great Mosque. The Dome of the Rock is one of Islam's principal "holy places." According to Muslim beliefs, Muhammad is supposed to have visited Heaven from the Temple Mount. While al Quran does not support this claim, the Hadith and strong Muslim tradition does. How, then, can the Temple be rebuilt there?

Some have argued that if the Third Temple is the same percentage smaller than the Second Temple was from the First, it could fit with three inches to spare in the existing space. I can neither confirm nor deny this calculation, but I doubt that will be the answer to the issue. Others expect a rogue missile or earthquake to remove the Muslim shrines. The method employed will probably be more diplomatic:

According to the prophecies, the Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, and other religions will accept Rex Mundi as the foretold World Teacher and Potentate. Therefore his word will carry incredible weight with them all. If the accepted "Messiah" or "al Imam Mahdi" (or "Khalifah Mahdi") says to do something, all sides will embrace his rulings.

According to Islamic eschatology, Imam Mahdi will be the final world ruler. Muslims expect him to appear at the End of Days and rid the world of evil, injustice, and all other religious conceptions. He is supposed to be a physical descendant of Muhammad, who they believe will appear shortly before ʿĪsā's (or Jesus' or Yeshua's) second advent to lead the Muslims to world conquest and domination; hence some prefer the title "Khalifah" to "Imam."

Imam or a Khalifah: Khalifa and Imam have different meanings and significance in Islam. Khalifa refers to a political leader responsible for implementing Islam's teachings and overseeing the execution of its Sharia laws. An Imam is a religious leader, like a Catholic priest, who leads congregational prayers and serves as a spiritual guide for the Muslim community.

Although al Mahdi is not referenced in al Qu'ran and is absent from several major canonical compilations of al Hadith – including the two most-revered collections, Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim – he is mentioned in other hadith literature. Since at least Islam's second decade, his coming has been a generally accepted prophetic expectation.

Of this End Time Muslim prophecy, one well-known hadith cites Abu Huraira as saying:

Allah's Messenger said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone [some say tamarind tree] behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! A Jew is hiding behind me; come kill it."

By whatever method the Rex Mundi chooses, his temple will be built on the original Temple site or elsewhere. Of this, we can be certain. Therefore, the construction of such a building is not evidence that the promised biblical Mashiach has come.

There is credible reason to posit that the temple he will build will not be the rebuilt Beit HaMikdash but a counterfeit. Near the Dung Gate, just down from the Kotel Plaza, overlooking the City of David is an arguably viable alternative location to the generally accepted Temple Mount site. Some scholars now argue that based on ancient maps and descriptions, the former Temples may have stood on this site, not at the traditional location. A temple could be built there without addressing the issues of the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aksa Mosque. Although Yochanan refers to this building as "the Temple of God," he may mean it will be accepted as such, not that it is; it may not be the Temple Mashiach ben David will erect. We will have to wait and see how this works out.

In any case, it is my conviction, based on my studies and Jewish Tradition, that Mashiach Ben David will order the building of the real Beit HaMikdash on the Mount and that the Sacred Rock will be within the Holy of Holies rather than the Dome of the Rock, never again to be seen other than annually by the Kohen Gadol.

It's All About The Rock!

Eḇen hašŠəṯīyyā in Hebrew, or the  'Foundation Stone' in English; or the Noble Rock in Arabic: al-Saḵrah al-Mušarrafah, is the Rock covered by the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. It is also known as the Pierced Stone because of the small opening on the southeastern corner that grants entrance to a cavern beneath the rock, known as the Well of Souls.

Cutaway view of the Dome of the Rock with the Foundation Stone at its center.

The Sacred Rock within the Dome of the Rock Mosque from above.

The Well of Souls beneath the Foundation Stone.

The occupying Christian Crusaders believed this cave was the real "Holy of Holies," or the inner sanctum of the former Jewish Temple. According to Jewish belief and most modern scholarship, the Holy of Holies was on top of the Foundation Stone, not below it. The Knights Templar performed their skull-worshipping rituals in the Well of Souls, and as seen in the photo with the rugs covering the floor, Muslims perform their salat prayers here.

Early Way Sect (Derech Yeshua) or pre-Christian Jewish followers of Yeshua and his talmidim believed this cave is where the Rich Man and Lazareth episode recorded in Luke 16:19-31 occurred. From here, Lazareth was able to dialogue with the unnamed rich man. Most Christians take this episode as a parable rather than an actual event. The name "Well of Souls" derives from a medieval Islamic hadith, possibly inspired by this, identifying the cave as where one can hear the spirits of the dead awaiting Judgment Day. However, this is not a mainstream view in Sunni Islam today.

Traditional Jewish sources teach that the Foundation Stone is where the world's creation, and Adam's, began. The Shekhina's Presence is said to dwell eternally within this Cave. The Talmud claims the Stone and Well mark the center of the world and serves as a cover for the Great Abyss (called Abzu) containing the raging waters of the Flood. Muslim tradition likewise places it at the center of the world and over a bottomless pit with the flowing waters, but of Paradise underneath, not Abzu. A palm tree is said to grow out of the River of Paradise that supports the Stone. Noah is said to have landed here after the Flood. When the Olam Haba begins, this is to be the first spot purified.

The Temple Mashiach Ben David will build that will never be destroyed.

The Beit HaMikdash or House of the Holy, even in its absence, is the heart of Judaism as reflected in our Jewish prayers. It will one day arise, never again to fall. The Rex Mundi will counterfeit it, but Mashiach will oversee the construction of the real Third Temple. The Foundation Stone will be located within its holiest section.


Maimonides (in Mishneh Torah, Laws of Prayer 1:4) says that until the Babylonian exile happened, Jews composed personal prayers. After that, the Siddur, written by the Prushim or Pharisees, largely replaced individual prayers. Restoring personal prayers was one of the reforms Yeshua sought to bring back to Judaism. He felt that the rote recitation of prayers had compromised the people's personal relationship with HaShem. As we read:

Matthew 6:5 And when you pray, don't be as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and the corners of the streets so that people will see them. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward already.

The Greek word translated as "hypocrite" is hupokrites and means one who answers, an interpreter, an actor, a stage player. In other words, Yeshua warned people not to be like those who recite prayers like an actor on a stage. We should speak with HaShem from the depths of our consciousness, as Rebbe Nachman of Breslov teaches with hitbodedut.

Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and having shut the door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reimburse you.
7 And when you pray, don't use meaningless repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think they will be heard for their much speaking.

The word "Heathen" (in the KJV) or "Gentiles" (in the ASV) here is ethnikos and means "to be adapted to the customs of an ethnic group." His meaning is clear. He is not saying to pray "like the Goyim," as we might say as Jews, but rather is advising his Jewish followers to talk with HaShem directly rather than mindlessly repeating scripted words according to cultural norms (of any people) as is done with mantras and incantations, or, and this is his point, mindlessly reading from a siddur (i.e., the Jewish prayer book created by the men of the Great Assembly). Of course, this does not nullify recitation of the Shema and so on, only that we need to understand what we are saying and utter our prayers with our full consciousness. Yeshua then gives an example of how to pray that, ironically, considering the context, has become the most well-known scripted prayer of all: "The Lord's Prayer" or "The Our Father Prayer."

Because of the Babylonian exile, certain Jewish sages (members of the Great Assembly) decided that the people needed their guidance in approaching HaShem. So, they composed the main portions of the Siddur (the official Jewish prayer book). This decision, Yeshua felt, was a mistake. He advocated drawing the people into more direct and personal communion with HaShem. He accused the Scribes and Pharisees of intentionally leading the people farther away from God to elevate their status as middlemen. Again, this is ironic considering the authority of the Roman Nicolaitan priests who later subjugated the Way Sect. This allegation by Yeshua was one of the major reasons the Rabbis rejected his reforms. As Jews, we should acknowledge that Yeshua made some valid criticisms of the First Century Rabbinate, as the Chofetz Chaim and others have said. The Way Jewish sect was the belief system Yochanan operated from throughout his writings.

As the Chofetz Chaim taught concerning this generation of Jews:

Our Sages state: "Jerusalem was only destroyed because its inhabitants limited their decisions to the [letter of the] law of Torah" (Bava Metzia 30b). This seems difficult, for Scripture records many sins that that generation was guilty of.
Our discussion sheds light on the matter. Had the people overlooked the wrong caused them, HaShem would have also forgiven them. However, they were unrelenting toward each other, demanding from one another whatever they could extract according to the law, and Heaven judged them accordingly

It may appear we are going off-topic here, but we are not. The importance of the Holy Temple to Jews can not be overstated! The hypocrisy of the First Century Rabbinate and Jews caused God to order the destruction of the Second Beit HaMikdash. These same rabbis are the ones who rejected Yeshua's proposed reforms. This fact heavily influenced Yochanan's understanding of the hope for the third and final Temple. I'm not suggesting they were wrong in rejecting his bid as Mashiach; he didn't meet the biblical requirements, but neither should we throw the baby out with the bathwater. The Jewish Way Sect advocated by Yeshua and his talmidim differed from the Christianity that arose three hundred years later, just as the Rabbinic Judaism that emerged after 70 CE was not indicative of Second Temple Judaism.

The main elements of Jewish prayer still used today were established during the period of the Tannaim. As the orthodox (small o) Jews sought to prepare the Jewish people for life in the Diaspora after the loss of the Temple, certain Pharisees (i.e., rabbis) known as the Tannaim, whose teachings are recorded in the Mishnah, came to dominate Jewish thought. This period lasted from approximately 70-200 CE. As the My Jewish Learning website tells us, "...from their traditions, later committed to writing, we learn that the generation of rabbis active at the time of the destruction of the Second Temple [70 C.E.] gave Jewish prayer its structure and, in outline form at least, its contents." This new liturgy included the recitations of the Shema, the Amidah (or Shmoneh Esrei), including 18 blessings recited several times daily, and the public recitation of the Torah in installments or parshas. Therefore much of what we today think of as Judaism and Jewish prayer came to be after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE and is a direct result of that horrendous loss. Thus, "Rabbinic Judaism" as we know it and "Derect Yeshua," the Way Sect that developed out of the reforms of Yeshua, Paul, and others, are equivalent in age and biblical foundation. Without the Temple, "biblical Judaism" can not be practiced. When Mashiach ben David orders the rebuilding of the Temple, Judaism will fundamentally change again, and the various schools of biblical thought will be reunited. How this process will work is part of what Yochanan reveals in his Revelation.

The presence and even the absence of the Temple is a critical consideration of Judaism. Wherever Jews have lived, we have always prayed for three things above all else:

  • 1. to return to Eretz Israel
  • 2. for the Temple to be rebuilt
  • 3. for Mashiach to come and accomplish both.

As Rex Mundi, a man like Haman, rises to power, he will be accepted as Mashiach by most Jews, Christians, and others. But not by the 144,000 anointed Jews nor the righteous remnant of watchful Jews and those clinging to the hems of our garments (Zechariah 8:23). These people will refuse to bend their knees, and for this, they will pay a severe price. Such a price is required to restore the Temple and sanctify the Sacred Foundation Stone.

This gives us some critical information on identifying Rex Mundi. As things worsen internationally and in Israel, more and more people will seek and pray for a redeemer. But because so many refuse to bend their knees before HaShem and embrace His Written Torah, most will be deceived. Once the Man of Sin's globalist temple is built and he signs a peace treaty with Israel, as Paul describes in II Thessalonians, Rex Mundi will be accepted as haMashiach by the majority of Jews, as Yeshua warned would happen in John 5:43. The global despot, therefore, must be Jewish, as a non-Jew would never be accepted as Mashiach by the Jews. And not only must he be Jewish, but he must also be able to validate his ancestry according to the detailed Jewish messianic lineage. A problem here is that following the destruction of the Second Temple, the Jews lost knowledge of their tribal origins. With the means currently available, no one can prove their linage back to David conclusively.

How then can any Jew be accepted as Mashiach? There are, of course, theories. Some say hidden beneath the Temple Mount (or elsewhere) are records dating from Abraham to 70 CE and beyond that could be discovered. The area under the Mount is being exhaustively excavated and studied. Tracing the lineage of some Jewish bloodlines could be possible, especially for those from the "better" families.

There are also reports of the Merovingian adoption of Mary Magdalene and the child she bore with Yeshua. Supposedly, the New Testament recorded wedding feast at Cana was theirs, and she escaped Israel with Joseph of Arimathea after Yeshua's execution. The lineage of that and subsequent offspring could have been maintained and cross-referenced. Those records are believed by many to be held by the Masonic Lodge and the Vatican Libraries. According to certain Dark Prophecies, this Merovingian lineage will bring forth the Rex Mundi. According to this belief system, the Bavarian Illuminati have funded and conducted genetic research for centuries. They have arguably developed ways to confirm the required lineage of their Messianic candidate through the Human Genome Project and similar scientific methods. Is this true? Who can say for sure? All he needs to do is convince the Rabbinate and the world, true or not. Chabad can not substantiate Rabbi Sneerson's lineage back to David, but many Chabadniks continue to believe he is Mashiach and await his return as Christians await Jesus'.

However he does it, Rex Mundi must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the world's leading Orthodox Rabbis that he meets ALL of the qualifications to be Mashiach. Doing so will be challenging, but today (in 2023), at least two candidates in Israel are being seriously considered for the post.

Whether or not the Rex Mundi will be a blood descendant of Yeshua and Mary Magdalene, I can't say. Still, I fully expect him to claim the San Grael ("holy bloodline") and to produce solid evidence supporting the claim in a way the Orthodox Rabbinate will also accept.

Let me emphatically say that while SOME Christians who say the Antichrist will be Jewish do so as a form of Antisemitism, the truth is, he will have to be Jewish. To suggest that religious Jews would ever accept a Gentile as Mashiach (as, for instance, the very unbiblical Left Behind Series did) is absurd and possibly even Antisemitic! The real Mashiach MUST be Jewish and a blood descendant of David. Therefore, Rex Mundi must be Jewish to be accepted as Mashiach by the Jews. There is nothing Antisemitic about this. And if he can convince the Christian and Muslim world that he is a physical descendant of Yeshua of Isa as Muslims know him, then his acceptance by all three major religions will be assured going in.

No Gentile can be Rex Mundi or Mashiach ben David, no matter how closely he may seem to meet the other qualifications, including Adolf Hitler (despite claims of parentage by a Jewish maid), Hussein Obama, or any other proffered Gentile claimant. There have been countless evil people in history, and many of these manifested the "spirit of antichrist," but they have all been but dim reflections of the Son of Perdition who is yet to come but who is likely alive today.

Yochanan shares the following:

I John 2:18 Little children, it is the last hour: and as you heard that antichrist will come, even now there have arisen many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last hour.

According to the biblical and post-biblical Jewish prophets, there will be one man who will be the Antichrist. That man has yet to appear on the world stage, even though we have witnessed many 'antichrists' or evil people.

Our current verse (11:2) states: And the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it has been given unto the nations: and the holy city will they tread under foot forty and two months.

The Temple Courtyard and its divisions.

Forty-two months equals three and a half years. According to Yochanan's calculation, the Tribulation Period is divided into two sets of three and a half years: The Tribulation and the Great Tribulation.

Yochanan is now describing the beginning of the Great Tribulation Period, the final three and a half years of the Olam Hazeh or present world system.

As explained in chapter 9, the Times of the Gentiles (Luke 22:25) will end with a final seven-year period. During the first half of that period (known as "the Tribulation"), Rex Mundi appeared to be a positive, if somewhat harsh by necessity, ruler riding a "white horse." At the midpoint of these seven years, he will commit a grievous act of desecration that will estrange many people. This event will occur in Jerusalem and is known prophetically as "the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet." Yeshua references this event here:

Matthew 24:15 When therefore you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that reads understand),
24:16 Then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains.

When this desecration happens, the second half of the final seven-year period will begin.

Yochanan now discusses critical events from this second three-and-a-half-year (forty-two-month) period during which the Holy City of Jerusalem will be "trodden underfoot" by the New World Order Globalists of Rex Mundi.

Luke 21:24 And they [the Jews] will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led captive into all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles is fulfilled.

His prophecy (including Matthew 24:2) began its fulfillment 30 years after his execution, in 70 CE, and in Yochanan's timeline, it will possibly end within our generation. Jerusalem has been 'trodden under Gentile rule' since 70 CE. In 1969, HaShem restored the Holy City to us, yet it continues to be abused by other nations and our assimilated people.

The Two Witnesses

Now, back to our text.

11:3 And I will give to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Around the time Rex Mundi rises from the dead, these two men will make their presence known as witnesses (and executioners) against the people of the earth and their infernal leader, "the Little Horn," as Prophet Daniel calls the Man of Sin (Daniel 7:8, 8:9). They will testify to the rightness of God's developing intervention in human affairs. They will also act as the executioners of His judgments. They will proclaim the failure of humanity and announce that due to that failure and the intended coming genocide of world Jewry, HaShem is now intervening and taking control of the earth. This intervention is harmonious with the prophecy of Yeshua recorded in Matthew 24:22:

And unless those days are shortened, no flesh will survive: but for the elect's sake, those days will be shortened.

The word "witnesses" as used here is translated from martus and references testifying in a legal court of law sense. As I discussed at the outset of this study, the setting presented by Yochanan is a courtroom. The case is "Lucifer versus Mashiach" (i.e., the resolution of Lucifer's challenge recorded in the Book of Job). The decisive testimony of these two men will continue for one thousand two hundred sixty days, which is to say, for the same remaining forty-two month or three and half year period that sees the Holy City again trodden under the feet of the Gentiles (compare Matthew 24:15-20). In the Book of Job, Job represents the righteous among humanity while his so-called friends represent the remainder. Job was righteous but failed to understand the absolute sovereignty of God. He thought his personal integrity and piety elevated him above the non-religious. Many religious people make this error. HaShem was patient with Job but made him realize that the best of our efforts are like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). "Where were you..." God demands. Now, at the end of the age, the righteous among the Jews and non-Jews realize that without God, they are nothing. Lucifer's court case is coming to a devastating conclusion.

What these Two Witnesses behold and testify about their fellow humans will sadden and sicken them. They will accurately bear witness against the people of the earth for destroying the environment, for waging unjust wars and genocides, for slaughtering over a billion unborn children through abortion since the conclusion of World War Two, for allowing human beings (and animals) to needlessly suffer and die of diseases (many intentionally created in the laboratories by the Elite Globalists), for their countless cases of abuse and needless starvation due to greed and corporatism - the evidence is already apparent but will become even more so! - while the Elite lives in the lap of luxury from the efforts of the poverty-stricken workers. The Two Witnesses will condemn the deliberate deaths of the elderly, the ill, and the weak through lab-created viruses and lethal injection 'cures.' They will condemn Luciferian sentiments such as the following:

The human species is an example of a malignant eco tumor, an uncontrolled proliferation of a single species that threatens the existence of other species in their habitats. The idea that the human population is a planetary cancer is a profoundly disturbing conclusion, but the observations of the scientific community over the last 20 years have provided massive support for this hypothesis and little, if anything, to refute it" - so says late-term abortionist Warren Hern.

The Two Witnesses will shine the light of Truth on all the evils of humanity, and none will be found blameless! The Two Witnesses will point accusing fingers at the Globalist leaders of the planet who, like the first planetary emperor of the age Nimrod, have set themselves up in opposition to HaShem (Genesis 10:9) and who even now are building a metaphorical ziggurat or tower to reach the very heavens (Genesis 11:4) as demonic servants like Yuval Noah Harari seek to replace homo sapiens with a lab-created transhumanist species called homo deus!

And HaShem's response will be the same! HaShem is bringing this godless civilization down to its knees, and the Two Witnesses, the Twenty-Four Elders, the Four Living Creatures, the Martyrs, the 144,000 Jewish remnants, and the Great Multitude of Gentiles from every tongue and tribe will unite and loudly proclaim: "Amen! Righteous and True are the Judgments of our God!"

And the Rex Mundi will have to contend with them all as humanity arises to oppose him!

Like modern-day divinely empowered prophets, the Two Witnesses will deliver HaShem's judgments upon our generation as did the two angels He sent to Sodom and Gomorrah!

Yochanan says the Two Witnesses will wear sackcloths, mourning garments. But their judgments must come before Mashiach ben David can introduce the Messianic Kingdom of HaShem and restore the Blessings of God to the planet because, without teshuvah or repentance, the remission of sin is impossible. Those of the 144,000 and the Great Multitude still alive will join these Two Witnesses in condemning the Luciferian Great Re-set and their Globalist minions. Each of these servants of God has duties to perform. Each will continue warning the people to repent and oppose the Beast as long as the breath of life remains within them (Matthew 16:25)!

Like the biblical prophets of old, the Two Witnesses will publically reveal the Globalists' plans and destroy them all! The agenda of the Bavarian Illuminati, Bilderberg, and Davos and the traitors of every nation will be exposed. They will identify and judge all who oppose HaShem and His Plan of Planetary Edenic Restoration. They will name names and call down Divine Wrath and Vengeance against the enemies of God and humanity! From his place at the Mirkaba, Mashiach ben David will empower the Witnesses to act on his judgments as his official representatives even as he will be guiding the ongoing work of Mashiach ben Yosef, the 144,000, and the rest. Remember, Mashiach ben David is directing the Armies of HaShem!

Mashiach ben Yosef will appear on the scene in Israel as the Jews begin falling on their faces before HaShem following the Abomination of Desecration. They will make genuine teshuva, and then ben David will send them Mashiach ben Yosef to drive the Globalists out of all the Lands granted to our people by HaShem.

The prophets of old, even Elijah, never acted with such fierce power nor on a global scale as these two will! The Two Witnesses will declare that Mashiach's Global Court is now in session! All who violate the Seven Noahide Laws will be held to account! Even as Rex Mundi is frantically trying to maintain his control over China (see 9:13 remarks) and the other nations that will be rebelling at this point, Mashiach ben David will be calling the Earth to judgment! Now fully possessed by Lucifer, Rex Mundi will seek to expand and solidify his power and crush all opposition! Especially the Jews and those standing with them!

Concerning the Two Witnesses, Yochanan continues:

11:4 These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks that stand before the Lord of the Earth.

The logical question is: Who are these two prophets? Yochanan describes them as the two olive trees and the two candlesticks or menorahs standing before HaShem in the Mirkaba. What does this tell us? Consider:

Zechariah 4:1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man wakened out of his sleep.
4:2 And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, I have seen, and, behold, a candlestick all of gold, with its bowl upon the top of it, and its seven lamps thereon; there are seven pipes to each of the lamps, upon the top thereof;
4:3 and two olive trees by it, one on the bowl's right side and the other on the left.
4:4 And I answered and spoke to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
4:5 Then the angel that talked with me answered, Know not what these are? And I said, No, my lord...

4:11 Then I answered and asked him, What are these two olive trees on the right side of the candlestick and the left?
4:12 And I answered the second time and asked him, What are these two olive branches beside the two golden spouts that empty the golden [oil] out of themselves?
4:13 And he answered me and asked, "Do you not know what these are? And I said, No, my lord.
4:14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones that stand before the Lord of the whole earth.

I discuss the ongoing role of the "Hinderers" elsewhere on In that study, I explain how HaShem anoints all who willingly join this struggle for the Messianic Kingdom, each according to the needs of their assignments.

Understand that the English word "anointing" is the literal translation of the Greek word "christ," which translates the Hebrew word "Mashiach," and here refers to all who accept the role of hinderer (II Thessalonians 2) and who are anointed by HaShem for this vital work. All such people are, in this sense, anointed or Christianos. HaMashiach ben David will lead the armies of HaShem. Thus far, his identity remains unknown. For more on this topic, see my studies: Identifying the Mashiach.

These Christianos or anointed ones will serve as Mashiach ben Yosef, leading Israel's earthly armies; Mashiach ben David, leading everything from the Merkaba; the Two Witnesses; the 144,000 Jews; a Great Multitude of Noahadim and Torah-awakening Christian Gentiles will all be active as HaShem leads them all. God yet has many anointed servants ready to do His Will.

According to the Chazal, in every generation, there have always been divinely anointed people ready to perform any task HaShem requires, including that of HaMashiach. These Tzadikim Nistarim or Lamed Vav Tzadikim (sometimes called the Lamed Vavniks) are 36 righteous people who are qualified to serve in these roles. They usually appear as ordinary people and often are unaware of their potential status as Lamed Vavniks. This notion comes from the mystical traditions of Judaism and lacks solid biblical support. Nevertheless, their existence among us has been an accepted fact for generations. Individually, they are called Tzadik Nistar.

During the End Times of the Olam Hazeh, everyone who embraces the Torah is called upon to be Christianos (Psalm 82) and to help hinder the rise and revelation of the Beast, the Rex Mundi. Once he appears on the world stage, God commands everyone to stand against or support him. There will be no "fence-sitting." The Two Witnesses will be specially empowered 'hinderers' who will make the choice evident to all. They will conduct their ministry as directed by Mashiach ben David. They will be, we might say, Generals in HaShem's Holy Army. Of HaShem's anointed servants during this period, Yeshua tells us:

Matthew 22:14 Many are called but few chosen.

Those who stand with HaShem must do so completely and unreservedly. They must keep their lamps filled with the oil of the Spirit, their wicks trimmed, and their minds alert to the signs of the times!

Matthew 25:1 Then, the kingdom of heaven may be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

25:8 The foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, No, lest there will not be enough for us and you: go rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came the other virgins, saying, lord, lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say to you, I know you not.
13 Watch, therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour.

Identifying the Two Witnesses

We can not say who these two prophets are or may have been in the past. They may not even know! Some conjecture they are Moses and Elijah; others say Daniel, perhaps David, or some other faithful servants of the past. None of the extant texts identify them, so we can only make educated guesses at best. However, they are likely alive today and ready to fulfill this monumental assignment. The following verse leads some to assume Daniel is one of them:

Daniel 12:13 But go your way till the end be; for you will rest, and then perform your task at the end of the days.

Another possible hint:

Matthew 17:10 [Yeshua's] disciples asked him, "Why do the scribes say Elijah must come first?"
11 And he answered and said, Elijah indeed will come and restore all things:
12, but I say to you that Elijah has come already, but they did not recognize him; they did to him whatsoever they desired...
13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them about John the Baptist.

Will prophets like Daniel and Elijah live and serve in the End of Days? Some believe Yochanan was Daniel's gilgul (reincarnation). Did Prophet Elijah return as John the Baptist literally, or was this statement metaphorical, indicating that John the Baptist wielded a similar power and temperament as the prophet of old? Will Daniel, Elijah, Moshe, David, or others participate in the age's final battles? It's all conjecture at this point. Those who are interested in gilgul neshamot or the Jewish concept of re-birth may enjoy Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg's book THE HOLOCAUST: Does Judaism Believe in Gilgul? Transmigrations of Souls. There is a chapter by me in the book. There is also more information on this topic on my website.

More hints from Zechariah 3:1-10:

The angel who talked with me returned and woke me as someone awakened from sleep. He said to me, "What do you see?" And I answered, "I see a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl above it. The lamps on it are seven in number, and the lamps above it have seven pipes; and beside it are two olive trees, one on the bowl's right and one on its left." I, in turn, asked the angel who talked with me, "What do those things mean, my lord?" "Do you not know what those things mean?" asked the angel who talked with me, and I said, "No, my lord." Then he explained to me as follows: "This is the word of GOD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit —says Adonai Tzva'ot. Whoever you are, O great mountain in the path of Zerubbabel, turn into level ground! For he shall produce that excellent stone; it shall be greeted with shouts of 'Beautiful! Beautiful!'"

Such references lead many to believe these two servants of HaShem mentioned in the Tanach are gilgulim or returning souls who serve HaShem as He desires throughout the ages. The sevens in these verses are significant. According to a widely supported midrash, "All sevens are beloved." We see this number used throughout Jewish writings and tradition. There are seven terms for the heavens and seven for the earth; Enoch's was the seventh generation from Adam, "and he was no more because God took him;" Moses was the seventh generation from Abraham; David was the seventh son in his family; Asa (who called out to God) was the seventh generation of Israelite kings; the seventh day (Shabbat), the seventh month (Tishrei), the seventh year is the shmita or jubilee; all sevens have special religious status according to our tradition. There are Seven Laws of Noah. The counting of the Omer consists of seven weeks, each composed of seven days. We have seven blessings in the Sheva Brachot. A woman in niddah following menstruation must count seven "clean days" before immersing in the mikvah. The sevenfold sprinkling for atonement and purification was required during the Temple times. The menorah in the Temple had seven oil lamps. We sit shiva during our mourning periods for seven days. There are seven days of Sukkot and Pesach. The number of blessings in the Amidah of Shabbat, Yom Tov, and all Musaf prayers (except Rosh Hashanah) is seven. There are seven aliyot on Shabbat. Seven of every pure animal entered Noah's Ark. On and on. Seven symbolizes completion and association with God through the lower seven Mirkabalistic triads and the covenant of holiness and sanctification. Moshe Rabbeinu died on the seventh day of Adar. Great powers, including governments, are judged based on seven principles of earthly and spiritual practices. These powers, like mountains, stand or fall by the judgment of the Almighty God, and these two olive trees witness and declare His righteous decrees. Whoever they were, these Two Witnesses will again announce God's sentence against the earth's inhabitants.

11:5 And if anyone seeks to hurt them, fire will proceed out of their mouth and devour their enemies; and if anyone tries to hurt them, in this manner will he be killed.

The Two Witnesses wearing sackcloth or burlap indicate the righteousness of their judgments in this heartbreaking service. As they perform their duties, there will be great mourning from the condemned. The celestial court will not find anyone innocent with this verdict. As Isaiah says:

"We all went astray like sheep,
Each of us went our own way;
And GOD visited upon him [i.e., the Israelites as the Suffering Servant]
The guilt of all of us" - Isaiah 53:6.

For more on the "Suffering Servant" and our role, see my study at

11:6 These men have the power to shut the heavens, that it rains not during the days of their prophecy. They have power over the waters to turn them into blood and smite the earth with every plague as often as they desire.

The Two Witnesses are not only martus (willing martyrs) who will deliver their stunning indictments, they will do so with powers beyond human conception! There is no reason to spiritualize these verses. Yochanan pens them as factual prophecies, and we do well to take them as such. By this point in the prophetic timeline, the Torah is being "written" into the consciousness of God's people. He will be revealing His awesome power to the world as never before. Humanity's final choice will be based on hard, solid evidence rather than on the word of missionaries and religious practitioners.

Jeremian 31:34: No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, "Heed GOD"; for all of them, from the least to the greatest, shall heed Me—declares GOD.

Although the Two Witnesses will minister specifically in and to Eretz Israel, the scope of their testimony will be planetary according to the prophets. There is no reason to assume they will only work in Israel. They will doubtless appear anywhere on earth according to the will of HaShem and His Mashiach, encouraging everyone to make teshuvah and come to the God of Israel. During these final Seven Years of the Olam Hazeh, God's empowered servants will shatter many of the natural laws we assume to be unassailable. For one person to appear simultaneously in two places today is hard to accept (although it is reported occasionally). Still, such things may occur regularly by this point in the Great Tribulation. It is possible, if not likely, that the Two Witnesses will stand in judgment simultaneously in Jerusalem, Paris, London, Mumbai, and amidst the rubble of what was once New York City, anywhere the Spirit leads them. HaShem is not a limited being, nor are those under His anointing! As the Psalmist quotes HaShem:

Psalm 82:5 They [humanmity] know not, neither do they understand; They walk to and fro in darkness: All the earth's foundations are shaken.
6 I said, You are gods, all of you children of the Most High.
7 Nevertheless, you will die like mortals and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you will inherit all the nations.

These christianos or anointed servants of HaShem, these hinderers, are preparing and rising even now! For more on this important Psalm see my study Arise Oh God! at

By the point the Two Witnesses begin their service - three and a half years after the rise of Rex Mundi - vast areas of the earth will have already been decimated, including the former United States. Millions of people will have been killed by war, biological weapons, mRNA contamination, revolutions, natural disasters, starvation, wild starving animals, marauding demons and humans, plagues of every kind, etc., and now, it will be their grim task to add to the devastation! Literally or symbolically, the servants of God will all be wearing sackcloth and ashes.

The dire warning to humanity is a simple one, yet oh so profound!

  • Reject the Rex Mundi and Globalism!
  • Reject the authority of the planetary government
  • Reject the 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, likely from Rome, and declared Rex Mundi the Messiah.
  • Embrace the One True God and His governance before it's too late!

Understand and accept that most of us will not survive the coming seven years, especially the second half. The only wise thing to do is develop an eternal perspective and prepare to stand against Hell itself, whatever the cost because Hell is what is coming: Hell and its King.

Hence, we are advised:

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in God and the strength of His might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the devil's wiles.
12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual [hosts] of wickedness in the heavenly [places].
13 Wherefore take up 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 shame the conscience of everyone! All those whom HaShem has not sealed will despise these men with unimpeded vengeance and will pray to the idols of the Beast for their deaths and the end of their judgments!

The Novus Ordo Seclorum or New World Order government of Rex Mundi will seek to silence the Two Witnesses in various ways. They 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 Nephilim Elite will be incapable of silencing the Two Witnesses! Those who seek to save their lives will lose them, but those who offer up their lives in service to HaShem will keep them, as Hashem wills.


11:7 And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes out of the abyss shall make war with them, overcome them, and kill them.
11:8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our master was impaled.

Yochanan's spiritual master or rabbi was Yeshua ben Miriam. The Romans impaled him on a stake (stauros means to stake, to drive stakes into a post, not crossbeams) for sedition in Jerusalem. By this point, the Luciferian Darkness of the Globalists will have utterly desecrated Holy Jerusalem. It will be like Sodom (paranoid and violent) and Egypt (filled with idolatry and perversions of every kind). Once the service 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 as an example to all who are yet to die. The Two Witnesses will be murdered in the streets of desecrated Jerusalem while mobs of Luciferians cheer with demonic glee, believing they have won!

11:9 And from among the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations, the people will look upon their dead bodies for three and a half days, not permitting them to be buried.
11:10 And they that dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, and make merry; they will send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on the earth.

Note: "them that dwell on the earth." While their focus will be on Israel, their judgments will impact everyone on Earth, as stated. The Two Witnesses will have seared the world's conscience, revealing everyone's sins and convicting them all! They will have called down so much devastation on this rebellious Earth, but still, most people will not repent nor seek the true God! Rather, their anger and hatred of these men and the God they serve will only increase as the Light of Truth is clearly revealed to all!

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, a Dionysian Carnival! For three and a half days, the Luciferians will be ecstatic! They will be dancing in the streets across the globe with all manner of excesses and moral debauchery! CNN will doubtless have cameras locked onto the corpses of these men while their demon-possessed newscasters gloat in triumph as they broadcast the global celebration of the triumph of evil over good! Of Lucifer over Shiloh! They will mock, "Where is this Jewish Messiah? We have not seen him! He is only a myth while our Rex Mundi is here, demonstrating his power in our sight!" They will rejoice that their God (Rex Mundi) rose from the dead, but see these men's corpses! Their miserable bodies lie in the gutter as the celebrating masses defile their remains! These leftovers from the Old Order have been destroyed and utterly disgraced! So will these mindless mRNA-altered drones proclaim.

11:11 After three and a half days, the breath of life from God will enter into them, and they will stand upon their feet. Great fear will fall upon them that behold them.

Imagine this! The crowds swell around the corpses again amid hushed whispers and the whir of TV cameras... and then... a twitch. "Did you see that? His finger moved!" And then another, as the Two Witnesses rise to their feet and stand, beholding the awe-stuck crowd with pity! Around the planet, people rush to their television sets to witness the impossible as it happens live on CNN! And then,

11:12 The two men heard a great voice from heaven saying to them, Come up here. And they went up into heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

Imagine this!

11:13 And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and seven thousand persons died in the earthquake: and the rest were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Like Pharaoh during the plaques, they will acknowledge the Glory but not truly repent! Although not stated, it seems likely that this earthquake will destroy the temple of Rex Mundi and all others not dedicated to the God of Israel. With this quake, Hashem will remove evil from His City.

11:14 The second Woe is past: behold, the third Woe comes quickly.

As we read before at 8:13: And I saw, and I heard an eagle, flying in mid-heaven, saying with a great voice, Woe, woe, woe, for them that dwell on the earth, because of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, who are yet to sound.

The Seventh Trumpet: The Third Woe

As you will doubtless recall, the Seventh Trumpet is contained within the Seventh Sealed Scroll (as are the Seven Bowls or Saucers we will read about in chapter sixteen). The Seventh Trumpet is now sounding as we reach this point in Yochanan's prophetic presentation. To avoid confusion, understand that this final trumpet covers a more extended period than its actual sounding would suggest. It will not be sounded at this point, but the prophet lists the events that follow under it as an inclusive time frame. This should become obvious as we continue.

11:15 And the seventh angel sounded, and there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdom of this world has become [the kingdom] of our God, and of His Mashiach: and he shall reign forever and ever.

It's important to note that such verses clarify that Mashiach ben David will not be God incarnate as some teach! HaShem, the One True God, is establishing the Kingdom of His servant, the Mashiach, for His own Glory. Mashiach ben David is His servant. Through him as king, God will govern the earth.

Remember this quote from Paul's prophetic writings:

I Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all will not sleep, but we shall all be changed,
15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.

Here we read of that last or Seventh Trumpet, sounded as Mashiach takes his throne and inaugurates the Theocratic Kingdom of HaShem. We will discuss the details of what will happen at that stage later in this study. Yochanan, however, references that final sounding of the Seventh Trumpet here. As mentioned, those who cite this verse by Paul as evidence for the doctrine of the Rapture need to reconsider their beliefs. The final trumpet will not sound until seven years after they believe the Rapture will occur! We're all here for the duration.

The exact corresponding timing of the ascension of the Two Witnesses, the conclusion of the War of Magog, and the enthronement of Mashiach ben David as King of Israel and overlord of the Earth are not given. However, it is clear from what we have that these events happen in fairly rapid sequence and in this order.

As the Seventh Trumpet sounds:

11:16 And the four and twenty elders who sit before God on their thrones fell upon their faces and worshipped God,
11:17 saying, We give you thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who is and who was; because you have taken up your great power, and begun your reign.
11:18 The nations were angry, and your wrath arose. The time of the dead to be judged and the time to reward your servants, the prophets and the saints and them that fear your name, both the small and the great, has come. You will now destroy those that destroy the earth.
11:19 And there opened the Temple of God that is in heaven, and there was seen in His Temple the ark of his Covenant, and there followed lightning, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.

I mentioned above that the Rex Mundi's temple probably won't be the Beit HaMikdash but a counterfeit, possibly located near the Dung Gate. These verses lend support to this idea. Now that HaShem has taken reign of the earth and installed His Mashiach in his place, the firmament of the heavens opens, and the Mirkaba Throne of God is seen in its glory. Some sources suggest that the Third Temple will be the Mirkaba described by Ezekiel above the firmament, and that it will descend to the earth as a building not created by human hands (Daniel 2:24, I Corinthians 5:1, Acts 7:48). Others expect it will arise from the earth, suggesting human construction. Yochanan, who has already seen the temple of Rex Mundi in his vision, now beholds the Merkaba again and references some association between it and the Third Temple. We'll discuss the events that will happen at the establishment of the Kingdom later, but these are the events John is now previewing for us.

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