Pastor Steven Anderson, a Baptist pastor, does a good job of showing how Revelation 11 reveals the answers to the questions posed by Zechariah to the angel, on the vision given of the golden lampstand and the two olive trees, in Zechariah 4.
The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 are the two anointed ones, the spirit of the Lord has come upon them, and it certainly could be the Spirit of Elijah and Moses considering the works we are told these two witnesses do, which mirror those done by Elijah and Moses.
After the Rapture, God will still have His witnesses on the earth with the Two Witnesses in Jerusalem and the 144,000 evangelists – “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants (144,000) of our God on their foreheads” Revelation 7:3
I would also agree with Pastor Anderson on his timing of The Rapture being PreWrath just before God pours out His wrath upon the earth with the Trumpet and Bowl judgements.
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Who are the Two Witnesses? Stephen Ben Nun presents a sound case from God’s Word that it will be two persons that are anointed with the spirit of Elijah and Moses.
These are the main Scriptures Stephen uses to make his case for the two witnesses being the anointed ones in the spirit of Elijah and Moses. You will need to be patient as Stephen quotes Scriptures in both English and Hebrew bearing in mind a large number of his followers are Jews.
“And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.” Revelation 11:4
“What are these two olive branches that drip into the receptacles of the two gold pipes from which the golden oil drains?” (the anointing oil to anoint the two witnesses) Then he answered me and said, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.”
So he said, “These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.” Zechariah 4:12
“Also you (Elijah) shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place.” 1 Kings 19:13
‘”He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 1:17
Zacharias is told, his son John the Baptist will go forth in the Spirit of Elijah and Jesus confirmed it when he told His disciples that Elijah had already come in John the Baptist.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet (one who will come in the spirit and power of Elijah) before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” Malachi 4:5-6