REVELATION 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. KJV
There are many things in the Bible that can be spiritual or physical. For instance there is a spiritual and physical body, temple, circumcision or rapture. The book of Revelation has been discussed both spiritually and physically. I have heard some say that it is not to be taken literally. I strongly disagree.
I have heard many say that they are waiting for this to happen or that to happen before they get ready for the Lord to come back. It is very dangerous to believe the Lord cannot come back at this time because of this or that. Our part is to be ready. There is no other option.
Rev. 11 is about the two witnesses. I believe there can be two interpretations — Spiritual or Physical. If you are waiting for two people to be murdered and left for three days before the Lord can come back, I believe you will wait in vain.
Rev. 11: 4 says these are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. Zechariah 4 says the same thing. It says these are the king and priest, Zerubbabel and Joshua. They are the anointed of God to rebuild the temple. They stand before the Lord and are filled with oil from the Holy Spirit saying “Not by might, not by power but by My Spirit says the Lord.” vs. 6
I believe these two in Rev. 11 represent the l44,000 who stand before the throne of God, who sing a new song, are blameless and follow the Lamb wherever He goes. (Rev.14:1-5) They are also kings and priests who are rebuilding the temple.
I believe they suffer and are rejected more than most because they. speak the Words of the Holy Spirit, (are outspoken and convicting). They have been crucified with Christ nevertheless they live. They have power to shut up the sky because their prayers are strong and with power. Those they pray for may suffer because of the Lord’s dealing. They can pray down Holy Spirit rain or have it withheld.
They are crucified with Christ, are buried for 3 1/2 days, dying to self. Then the Lord will call them and say “Come Up Hither.” New life comes as it says in Isaiah 60:1, “Arise, shine; for thy Light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon thee.” This is what I call the Spiritual Rapture!
I have prayed about the rapture, the mark and number of the beast, and the spiritual blood moon. I asked Him everyday for years to show me what this means. He lead me in fasting and in long, painful trials. It was at the end of really hard trials that He would open my eyes and show me the answers I was seeking. So I do not say these things lightly.
John 17:15 says, “I do not ask that You take them out of this world, but that You will keep and protect them from the evil one.” This is Jesus’ prayer. I believe the Father answered all of His prayers. He was asking for us to be protected while on this earth — not raptured away, avoiding trials.
The definition of rapture is to be carried away with joy, and love, etc. What better place is there than to have joint seating with him in the heavenly sphere, Eph.2:5-6. This is not out of the order of the Gospel, but what we should all be experiencing.
Rev. 11:13 says then there was a tremendous earthquake. There are 3 tremendous or great earthquakes in Revelation, (6:12, 11:13, and 16:18). There is so much earthquake and volcanic activity today. It is so close. Then many will be lost and many will be saved.
All these things are ready, the temple – Satan sits on the throne of many peoples hearts. — Many have a spiritual mark and number of the beast. Many are awaiting for the call “COME UP HITHER.” Are You Ready For The Call?
SONG — TO YOUR MAJESTY — TO BE HOLY — PHIL DRISCOLL
New Post on HE COMETH DAY-OF-THE-LORD.ORG (MY OTHER WEBSITE)
APOCALYPTIC UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2021