The Ministry of the Two Witnesses
Lord has made a great plan for the end of Kaliyuga. According to Kalki Puran 1;2:7 it is prophesied the God will establish two witness (two persons) as a king on the earth. Being a king, there will be their ministry on the earth. The Bible prophesied about the Ministry of the Two Witnesses very clearly. It is as below:
- In Bible, Revelation 11:3, God states: “I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophecy [preach] 1260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” The length of the ministry of the two witnesses is 1260 days, which is the length of 42 thirty-day months. Their ministry apparently occurs during the same time period allotted for the city of Jerusalem to be “trodden under foot” by the “nations.” If so, the ministry of the two witnesses will last for the same period of time that the “nations” have some kind ofjurisdiction or control over the city of Jerusalem. Notice that this 42 month period is also the same period of time allotted for the prophesied existence of an end-time political entity called the “beast” (Bible, Revelation 13:1-7).
- The “beast” power of Revelation 13 (see verse 7) will have authority over all the “ethnos” (the nations), the same “ethnos” that will have some control over the city of Jerusalem in Revelation 11:1-2. It is very likely that the “beast” of Revelation which rules the “ethnos” in the end-time is also the entity acting for the “ethnos” in assuming some control over Jerusalem in Revelation 11:1-2 in the end-time. It seems evident that the two “42 month” periods of time mentioned in Revelation 11:2 and 13:5 are describing the same period of time. If so, the two witnesses will apparently emerge on the world scene just as a “beast” power assumes some formof jurisdiction over part of the city of Jerusalem.
- Bible, Revelation 11:3 states the two witnesses will be “clothed in sackcloth.” The term “sackcloth” pictures garments of grieving or mourning (see I Samuel 3:31, Jeremiah 4:8 and many other scriptures). This expression could mean these two prophets will be (A) clothed in literal “sackcloth,” (B) be “clothed” in a spirit of mourning about the ominous message they are required to deliver to the world, or (C) both of the above options.
- Jesus Christ also mentioned the ministry of the two witnesses in his Olivet prophecy. In Matthew 24:14, Jesus stated: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations [the same “ethnos” cited in Revelation 11], and then shall the end come.” [Emphasis added.] This is a parallel prophecy to Revelation 11’s prophecy about the two witnesses. The two witnesses will have a global ministry in the end time, and Jesus foretold that a global ministry will come which willwitness that the end of this age and the coming of the kingdom of God is at hand. Revelation 11 foretells that when the twowitnesses’ ministry is over, the end of the age quickly comes. Matthew 24 states that when the global witness is over, “the end comes.” The connection is hard to miss. Matthew 24:14 is a reference to the ministry of the two witnesses.