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6.4 The Two Witnesses are Resurrected
The Revival of Truth: The Resurrection of the Two Witnesses
Read Revelation 11:11. What predictions does this verse make regarding the Word of God?
Revelation 11:11 says: “But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.”
This verse prophesies that after a period of apparent defeat and death, symbolized by the three and a half days, the breath of life from God would enter the two witnesses. This suggests that the Word of God, which initially seemed dead, would be revived. There would be a mighty revival in which the Word of God would come back to life and demonstrate its living power.
The fulfillment of this prophecy is seen in history following the French Revolution, as men and women were revived by God to spread the gospel. Missionaries like William Carey carried the Bible to various parts of the world and translated it into different languages, accelerating the spread of the Word of God. This verse emphasizes the living and transformative power of the Word of God, which remains effective even in times of darkness and unbelief.
Read Psalm 119:89 and 111:7–8. What do these verses tell us about the Bible? Why can we trust it?
Psalm 119:89 says: “Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.”
Psalm 111:7–8 says: “The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.”
These verses emphasize the eternity, steadfastness, and immutability of the Word of God. They show that God’s Word is firmly established, both in heaven and on earth. It is not valid only at a certain time or under specific circumstances but remains forever. God’s Word is truth and justice, and His precepts are reliable and established in faithfulness and uprightness.
We can trust the Bible because it is the unchanging Word of God that cannot be undermined by human attacks or doubts. Although people may try to question parts of the Bible or undermine its authority, this does not change the fact that God’s Word is firm and unchangeable. It continues to speak to the hearts of people and gives new life to those who are willing to hear His Word and follow His teachings.
Which prophecies personally resonate with you and why?
A prophecy that personally resonates with me is the promise of the return of Jesus Christ. This prophecy gives hope and assurance that Jesus will come again one day to establish His kingdom fully and to bring justice to the earth. It reminds me that present difficulties and sufferings are not permanent and that God will restore everything in the end.
The return of Jesus also reminds me that my faith and loyalty to Him matter. It challenges me to live my life in a way that I am ready to meet Him when He returns. This prophecy encourages me to focus on the eternal and not just on temporal circumstances.
Furthermore, the prophecy of the return of Jesus reminds me that God keeps His promises. When He says He will come again, we can be sure that He will. This certainty gives me comfort and confidence, especially in times of uncertainty and doubt.

The connection between these passages and our everyday lives and faith is extremely relevant and powerful.
  1. The Revival of Truth: The prophecy of the resurrection of the two witnesses shows us that even in times of darkness and doubt, the Word of God is alive and powerful. This reminds us that in difficult times, we can rely on God’s Word to give us hope and guidance. In everyday life, we can trust that God’s Word strengthens us and enables us to remain steadfast amidst challenges.
  2. The Eternity and Steadfastness of the Word of God: The verses from Psalm 119 and Psalm 111 show us that God’s Word is eternal and unchanging. This certainty gives us confidence and security in our faith. In everyday life, we can rely on the constancy and truth of the Bible to guide us and orient us in our lives, even when circumstances change or doubts arise.
  3. The Hope of Jesus’ Return: The promise of Jesus’ return gives us hope and reminds us that our present difficulties and sufferings are not permanent. This hope helps us to navigate through life’s challenges with confidence and steadfastness. In everyday life, the prospect of Jesus’ return encourages us to live our lives in a way that we are ready to meet Him and to prepare ourselves to eagerly await His kingdom with joy and hope.
Overall, these prophecies and verses show us that our faith is not just something abstract but a living and relevant force that strengthens and guides us in daily life. They remind us that God’s Word is our hope, our foundation, and our guide, which we can rely on in all circumstances of life.

Thought of the Day: The resurrection of truth stands as a powerful testimony to the unstoppable power of the divine Word, which even in the darkest times of history comes back to life and exerts its transformative effect on those who trust in it.

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