(1-14) The Two Witnesses
John is told about two witnesses who will prophesy for 1,260 days in Jerusalem. Because the power of God will be with them, no one will be able to hurt them during this time. If anyone tries to do so, fire will come out of the mouths of the witnesses and consume them. The witnesses will also have power from God to shut the sky so that no rain falls, turn water into blood, and strike the earth with plagues. After 1,260 days are over, the beast will rise from the bottomless pit and kill them. The dead bodies of the witnesses will lie in the street for three and a half days. No one will bury them. In fact, many people will rejoice that they are dead because they no longer have to hear their convicting prophecies. After three and a half days, however, God will resurrect the two witnesses and they will ascend into Heaven before the sight of all. This will be followed by a great earthquake in which part of the city of Jerusalem will fall. 7,000 people will be killed in the earthquake; the survivors will turn to God in terror and give Him glory.
(15-19) The Seventh Trumpet
The seventh trumpet is sounded which brings on the third woe. This woe will last until Christ establishes His kingdom here on earth and reigns forever and ever. Once again, the twenty-four elders give worship to God. They praise Him for His great power and for His eternal reign, for His righteous judgment and good rewards.
Favorite verse: (2) He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land.