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Corrections and Objections

March 8, 2018

The Two Witnesses of Revelation blogs have garnered some interest in the subject, and one or more objections.

Typos and Corrections
The blog has one glaring typo, or perhaps a senior moment, that has been corrected. I must have been thinking of the early and latter rains when I wrote this, and then failed to correct it for the Favorite 26 synopsis! It originally read: during the latter half of the tribulation period. YIKES! This has been corrected to read: during the first half of the tribulation period.

Another typo concerns the word also, in statements about the Serahpim / Cheribum coming in human form or taking on human form. These have all been corrected to read: may come in (or take on) human form. Finally, in conclusions the phrase: In their human form, has been changed to read: At the end of their earthly witnessing .

Objections
Pastors, especially sharp pastors who know their Greek and Hebrew, and who know scripture from beginning to end, or should I say from aleph to tav, are a blessing to all. One major objection has been raised by just such a pastor. His objection is to the comment: “Could the two witnesses be Seraphim / Cherubim who may come in human form, are killed, and are then resurrected? Perhaps so!”

The comment was given to generate thinking and conversation. Pastor and I had a very lively conversation regarding this comment! He had no objection to a heavenly being taking on human form when appearing or interacting with humans, but he wondered, “Can an angel, seraph, or cherub really be killed.”

Rebuttal: Can Heavenly Beings Die?
My thinking on this stems from several scriptures, but primarily from: Isaiah 28, Psalm 82, and Matthew 10.

Isaiah 28:10 – “Precept by precept, precept by precept, line by line, line by line, a little here, a little there.”
One must combine several concepts throughout scripture to make the above comment that a heavenly being can be killed while on earth, whether in human form or not.

Matthew 10: 28 – “Do not fear those who kill the body but are powerless to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who can destroy both soul and body in Gei-Hinnom.”
Matthew tells us that Yahweh can destroy not only bodies, but souls as well. The real question is: Does this apply to heavenly beings that may or may not take on human form? I say perhaps so, because of the statement Yahweh makes in Psalm 82!

Psalm 82:1 – “Elohim has taken His place in the divine assembly; He judges among the gods.”
Psalm 82:6-7 – Yahweh says to the gods: “My decree is: ‘You are gods, sons of the Most High all of you. Nevertheless, you will die like mortals; like any prince, you will fall’.”
This psalm makes it very clear that the heavenly beings, here called gods and sons of the Most High, can indeed die like a mortal human being, if Yahweh makes that decision.

Conclusions
The two witnesses of Revelation will one day be revealed. The Two Witnesses may (or may not) be in human form during their three year stint here on earth. I am not sure it makes any difference. It is my contention that when the Two Witnesses are killed, it is only their bodies that die just as it is only a human’s body that dies; their spirit lives on. Three days after the Two Witnesses’ bodies are killed, their spirits re-enter their bodies, the bodies resurrect, and rise into heaven.

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3 Comments
  1. Louis,
    Your English is just fine — no need to apologize! Blessings on you and your family as well.
    God Bless, Prof Jeff.

  2. louis permalink

    thank you professorjt for posting this blog ,so much useful , Godbless you and your family, from your reader in indonesia. *sry for bad english

  3. Rex Lee permalink

    Amein!

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