Moshe represented the Law. Eliyah represented the Prophets.
Yahweh's Truth The Torah means, "to point the way" and is also interchangeable with the word, "law." Genesis 1:1-50, Genesis 1:1-3;2:3..The 613 Mitzvot (Hebrew: תרי"ג מצוות: Taryag Mitzvot, "613 commandments") are statements in discipline and principles of the law. The Torah consists of the first 5 books of the bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, The Message of the Torah "He created to make" (2:3). As A Whole: Genesis, the Pentateuch, the Old Testament, and the New Testament. And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1:26. The faithful of Yahweh observed and continue to observe the Torah and they were declared righteous because of it, and will be by the refining fire of Yahweh's Holy Spirit that is also in the Messiah Yahshua for he shall judge. As a new creature, we do not live to please ourselves. Rather, we live to please YAHWEH. "And it shall be our righteousness if we observe to do all these commandments before YAHWEH our Almighty One, as He hath commanded us." Deuteronomy 6:25.
SEPHER=BOOK in Hebrew The OT and NT Scriptures: On this renewed heart that YAHWEH gives us, He writes His Law. Jeremiah 31:33 — "After those days," saith YAHWEH, "I will put My Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts, and will be their Almighty One, and they shall be My people." "All Scripture is given by inspiration of YAHWEH, and is for our discipline, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of YAHWEH may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Timothy 3:16,17. Law (Torah) Prophets (Nevi’im) Writings (Kethuvim) The word "Tanakh" is an acronym for the three-fold division of the Hebrew Scriptures. "The Law The Prophets The Writings" And Yahshua said unto them, These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Luke 24:44. For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to Elohim: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. For the love of the Messiah constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known the Messiah after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in the Messiah, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:13-17
Clearly to "know" the Messiah is to keep the commandments or teachings of Messiah (Torah!); therefore, those that rebelliously refuse to keep the Torah (Law or commandments) of Messiah do not "know" him or his Father, and will be told, "Depart from me, ye that work iniquity (lawless)!" Matthew 7:21-23; Luke 13:24-27. Thayer's Greek lexicon defines anomia as: anomia; 1. properly, the condition of one without law — either because ignorant of it, or because violating it. 2. contempt and violation of law, 3. iniquity, 4. wickedness: This is precisely the same Greek word used in Matthew 7:23 where we hear Yahshua say, "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness (anomia)." In fact, most cases of the word "iniquity" in the KJV are the same Greek word. Additionally, Apostate Christianity shows open contempt of Law (Torah) by brazenly teaching against it!
Our timeline is still somewhere back in the middle of the Tribulation. We aren’t done there yet. As you know, Yahshua's chosen are of 144,000, since the beginning of the Tribulation or even before that. We aren’t told how long their ministry is to last, but we are informed in Revelation 7 that they will be sealed, protected from the Tribulation’s lethality, before the Great Tribulation starts; and later we’ll see that all of them live through the entire time of Jacob’s trouble. But the highest-profile of Last Days witnesses are two people who prophesy right in the anti-messiah’s......(plural).....back yard for the whole second half of the Tribulation. John describes them like this: "And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the Elohim of the earth. And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they will." Revelation 11:3-6.
Here we have another instance of the use of the Greek term anomia. The "lawless" (Torah violators) are among those who are gathered first and cast into the fires of eternal destruction! Matthew 7:13. By the way, here and elsewhere the Messiah makes it clear that the wicked are gathered before the righteous - a clear and irrefutable contradiction of the silly, outrageous, and dangerous "rapture" theory. Of course, those clinging to a belief in the rapture do so because they want to, and they probably do not care that the person they worship as "Christ" proves the rapture is a false doctrine, considering also the Messiah is not Christ. A secondary, yet important teaching, relates to WHERE the Kingdom will be. Note that the wicked are gathered OUT OF the Kingdom, and the righteous, who were NOT gathered will THEN "shine forth as the sun IN the Kingdom." Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matthew 13:43. Obviously, since the wicked and the righteous are right here on planet earth where the angels are sent to gather, the Kingdom from which the Torah violators are gathered is an EARTHLY Kingdom in which the righteous will then shine forth. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5. So shall it be at the end of the age: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, Matthew 13:49.
Let’s start with what we know. Four hundred years before Yahshua’s first-century advent, Malachi recorded this intriguing prophecy: "Behold, I will send you Eliyah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yahweh. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse." Malachi 4:5-6. The Jews of Yahshua’s day were well aware of this prophecy, and when it became apparent to a few of them, that Yahshua was indeed "the Son of the Living Elohim,"..Matthew 16:16..the Messiah explained that if the nation of Israel had been willing to accept him as their Messiah (though He knew they would not) the prophecy would have been fulfilled in the person and ministry of John the Baptist. "Assuredly, I [Yahshua] say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to receive it, he is Eliyah who is to come." Matthew 11:11-14. John was a like Eliyah he was murdered before the Messiah's impalement.
John’s self-stated task was to prepare the hearts of the people of Israel to receive their Messiah. "Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, ‘I am not the Messiah.’ And they asked him, ‘What then? Are you Eliyah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are you the Prophet?’ [See Deuteronomy 18:18] And he answered, ‘No.’ Then they said to him, ‘Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself? He said: ‘I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of Yahweh," as the prophet Isaiah said.’" John 1:19-23. The fact that John didn’t realize he was potentially fulfilling the prophesied role of Eliyah at the Messiah’s first-century coming, as prophesied in Isaiah 40:3 makes it true.
In pointing this out, John the Baptist was following an old family tradition: truth. Zechariah the priest had prophesied at the birth of his son John, And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of YHWH to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our Elohim; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:76-79. Giving light and guidance is the role of the true Messiah. John preached repentance, a change of mind and direction from darkness to light that would surely "turn the hearts of the fathers to the children" and vice versa. Like his prototype, Eliyah, and his antitype, the first witness of Revelation, John was always careful to be as meek and soft-spoken to the people, but he also knew how to open their ears and eyes some didn't like the truth of themselves.
"Ten Commandments" - And Elohim spoke all these words, saying, I am YAHWEH thy Elohim, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I YAHWEH thy Elohim am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of YAHWEH thy Elohim in vain; for YAHWEH will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of YAHWEH thy Elohim: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days YAHWEH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore YAHWEH blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which YAHWEH thy Elohim giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. Exodus 20:1-17. HalleluYah!
"He [John] said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That YHWH is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire: his winnowing fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly clean out his threshing floor, and gather the wheat into his barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire." Luke 3:7-9,16,17.
Needless to say, John’s preaching style tended to separate the room into two groups: (1) those who were ready to repent, and (2) those who were ready to kill him. He was saying what Yahweh had told him to, just like the prophets of old. But as Yahshua’s ministry progressed, John saw less and less of his own prophecies in him. And he began to wonder, "Is Yahshua really the Coming One, or should I look for another?" Matthew 11:2,3. The Messiah put his qualms to rest by demonstrating his being sent by Yahweh and having his Father's divine qualities: curing the blind, deaf, leprous, and crippled, and even raising the dead. But he never did tell John what we now know: his prophecies were true, but they were for another time, when the Messiah would return to rule the earth with a scepter of iron from heaven. John’s message, then, was indistinguishable from that of the two witnesses: the Messiah is coming. Still all through the OT it shares of the coming of the Messiah. He will separate those who are His from those who are not, and will judge those who reject Him. Repent!
For YAHWEH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For YAHWEH sent not his Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not judged: but he that believeth not is judged already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of YAHWEH. Matthew 3:16-18. I charge thee therefore before YAHWEH, and the master Yahshua the Messiah, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Timothy 4:1,2.
But in John’s day the nation of Israel did not change their mind, leaving Yahweh with no choice but to "strike the earth with a curse," which is the message of "EliYah," the first of the two witnesses of Revelation. As far as I’m concerned, though, it’s a confirmation that EliYah performed one of the same miracles that the two witnesses will: the withholding of rain upon the earth. And EliYah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As YHWH Elohim of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 1 Kings 17:1. Elohim is not restricted as to whom He can empower to do what. If He wants to send a drought, He doesn’t necessarily need Eliyah; if He wants to turn water into blood, He doesn’t have to use Moses, but uses his servants as vessels. The fire of that bush was a transforming fire, doing something to the heart of Moses so that he became a servant to Yahweh and a vessel of Him unto the people.
To my mind, the following passage is more to the point in explaining why YAHWEH would bring EliYah back into the picture: So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel. And EliYah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if YHWH be Elohim, follow him: but if the Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Then said EliYah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of YHWH; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call ye on the name of your LORD, and I will call on the name of Elohim YAHWEH: and the Elohim that answereth by fire, let him be Elohim. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken. 1 Kings 18:20-24. The issue here isn’t Yahweh’s "answer by fire," something He did on that day and is perfectly willing to do again. Rather, it’s telling the world to make a choice, to get off the fence. You’re impressed with the anti-messiah's? Fine—follow them. If he’s really your GOD LORD Baal's like he says, let’s see him bring you some rain. Prayers will not be heard during the Great Tribulation.
Okay, so we know from Malachi that EliYah is one of the two witnesses. Who’s the other one? It seems obvious to many, but it isn’t. Consider this: And after six days Yahshua taketh Kepha, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and EliYah talking with him. Then answered Kepha, and said unto Yahshua, my master, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for EliYah. And His disciples asked him, saying, ‘Why then do the scribes say that EliYah must come first?’ Yahshua answered and said to them, ‘Indeed, EliYah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that EliYah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.’ Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist." Matthew 17:1-4, 10-13, cf. Mark 9:1-13, Luke 9:27-36; 4:4.
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you EliYah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of YAHWEH: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. Malachi 4:4-6. Here we are, getting a glimpse of the future glory of Yahshua. Moses and EliYah have been invited as honored guests, representing the Law and the Prophets-the heart of the Hebrew scriptural experience. And naturally, knowing of the Malachi prophecy, his disciples ask Yahshua about EliYah. Makes perfect sense: they’d just met him, which is something nobody had done for almost nine hundred years. It is at this point that many leap to the truth which sets us free: Moses must be the second witness! He’s seen here with EliYah. And remember, one of the plagues mentioned in Revelation 11 is that "they have power over waters to turn them to blood." That’s something Moses did in Exodus 7:14-25. And EliYah so it would not rain in 1 Kings 16:28. These men have power to shut up the sky so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want. Revelation 11:6. The Almighty hand of Yahweh!
EliYah never went to heaven he didn't die at that time, but was taken up in a whirlwind and saw the throne of Yahweh, before the very eyes of his astonished protégé. 2 Kings 1:1-18. Look at Psalms 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts do perish. Interesting that this verse says his spirit goes out in other bibles. The scripture doesn‘t say that his spirit perishes but man‘s thoughts do. If the spirit goes out, where is it going? Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto Elohim who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:7. The Restored name KJV.
Here the above Scriptures can’t be any clearer than this one as to where the spirit goes after a person soul dies. What's interesting too is that in Luke 8:55 it says and her spirit in the KJV, And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. Where did her spirit go? It had to have gone some where in order for it to return back to her body. Ecclesiastes 9:5,6 is often used to prove that the dead know not anything: For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun. Note the next verse which says "under the sun." This passage has reference solely to what the dead can know or do "under the sun," that is in the world in which they once lived. After death ones activity ceases on earth, hence they know nothing about what is happening on earth. Yahshua said in Luke 23:46 "Father into your hands I entrust my SPIRIT. When he had said this, he expired. Scripture has shown us that the spirit leaves the body upon death. Before Yahshua died we see that He entrusted his Spirit into Yahweh's hands. Why? When Yahshua died, He knew too that his spirit was not going into the hands of the enemy, nor was his spirit leaving his body to later be remember by Yahweh. He knew too that his spirit was going to be instantly with in the Paradise of Yahweh's Kingdom. This Yahshua hath YAHWEH raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of YAHWEH exalted, and having received of his Father the promise Holy Spirit, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, YAHWEH said unto my master, Sit thou on my right hand, Acts 2:32-34.
The meaning above here is sufficiently clear: Royal parks and gardens; the last quoted passage referring allegorically to the approaching "marriage of the Lamb", when "the righteous shall inherit the land and dwell therein for ever" Psalms 37:29, when it "is become like the garden of Eden" Thus saith the Sovereign YAHWEH; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Ezekiel 36:33-35. New Testament -- Luke 23:43, And Yahshua said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. 2 Corinthians 12:4, "Caught up to paradise"; Revelation 2:7, He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the assemblies; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of Elohim.
The tabernacle reveals what its Designer meant for its function to be—in this case, an elaborate picture of Yahweh’s Plan for the redemption of all mankind. Now, factor in this: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So the Messiah was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Hebrews 9:27,28. Just as it is patently absurd for the Messiah to die multiple times to atone for our multiple sins, so it is nonsense to suggest that Adam’s curse should visit our mortal bodies more than once apiece. In Eliyah’s case, there’s no reason Yahweh couldn’t, without contradicting Himself, give the prophet the task of announcing Elohim's judgment on the anti-messiah, to his face. Not a fun assignment, but you’ve got to admit, there’s no one in history better qualified to do it, but the Son of Yahweh. Besides, he did die, and if he didn't the "you’re-gonna-die-once" passage in Hebrews would be rendered moot. Elohim would have been goofing up His own illustration - not likely. But take a closer look at the Hebrews 9 passage. The context emphasizes not that mortal men must die, but that that they will not die more than one time, just as Yahshua was "offered [only] once to bear the sins of many." In other words, nobody’s mortal body dies twice. For since by man came death, by a man will come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in the Messiah shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:21,22.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of YAHWEH, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of YAHWEH. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:12-14. What does that mean, anyway? It’s utter gibberish to those aligned with the new world order. But to the Tribulation chosen ones holy ones- people who want to follow YAHWEH and Yahshua even if they don’t quite know how, even if names are new and unfamiliar to them - it means hope and inner peace in a time of madness and death. To "believe in his name" is to be born anew into a divergent reality—not into the human race but into the very family of Elohim through His Son and the name He gave His Son.
After patiently explaining who YAHWEH and Yahshua is to the ignorant elite, Moses and Eliyah - in the same tactful and truthful way had when they walked the earth in centuries past - announce that unless the world repents, it will receive no rain and her plagues. Revelation 18:4,5. And only their word or witness will bring the rain back and only if they get out of her will they be saved. This, of course, is brushed off as the ravings of a matched pair of lunatics for a few weeks - until it becomes apparent that all over the globe, no precipitation is falling and Babylon the Great will fall, many haven't got a clue of its meaning. I could say more, but that is another subject. Sorry to pop your bubble, gals & guys, but actually, the Creator’s name is YAHWEH. Satan is nothing but a creature and a liar etc. And YAHWEH’S patience with a world that refuses to return His love—that even refuses to acknowledge His existence—is wearing thin. But there are a few bright spots. Gentiles are beginning to wake up from the nightmare they invited into the world, and many of them are turning to Yahshua as a result - even though they are bringing down a death sentence upon themselves for doing so. It is as Yahshua said less than a week before he offered himself up as their perfect Passover Lamb, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of YAHWEH!’" Luke 13:34-35. Israel has never said those words in the entire two millennia since "He who comes in the name of YAHWEH" came—and left. But as the world hides in the wilderness from Satan, as they ponder the implications of all that has come to pass, they will slowly, inexorably, come to the realization that they were wrong. The time will come when they will say with a whole heart: "Blessed is Yahshua, who comes in the name of YAHWEH!"
The word Torah means "law" in Hebrew. Many Jews believe that Elohim YHWH YAHWEH inspired the Torah and gave it to Moses to give to the people. Many non Jews also believe the Torah has been passed down unchanged since ancient times. These two prophets are Moses and Eliyah, because their actions are a continuation of their previous ministry. Moses turned the waters into blood (Exodus 7:21) and smote the Egyptians with plagues. Exodus 8-11. Eliyah had the power to shut the heavens, and call both rain and fire down on command. 1 Kings 17:1, 18:38. Further, Eliyah stopped the rain for 3.5 years during the reign of Ahab. 1 Kings 17:1.
Moses represented the Law.The meaning of the name Moshe in Hebrew is Drawn Out Of The Water - Diminutive form of Moses. Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of Elohim, even to Horeb. And the angel..(Michael is Yahshua)..of YAHWEH appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when YAHWEH saw that he turned aside to see, Elohim called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Exodus 3:1-5. Then said YAHWEH unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. And YAHWEH said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws? See, for that YAHWEH hath given you the Sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. So the people rested on the seventh day. Exodus 16:4,28-30. EliYah represented the Prophets. (Hebrew meaning of EliYah: YAHWEH is my Elohim) he was a prophet in Israel in the 9th century B.M. who raised the dead, called fire from heaven, preached against idolatry, and went up in a whirlwind.
So, only if you keep the commandments of YAHWEH, shall you have access to this tree of life, AND the fountians of everlasting life in Yahshua to enter into the city that Yahshua has prepared for those who are one with him and his Father. New Jerusalem! The Pure Language ~ It is at this time that Yahshua commences to take charge of world affairs and will rule with a rod of iron. He will set up His rule over the earth and will continue to expand until it eventually encompasses the world. But in the last days it shall come to pass, "For the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of YAHWEH shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it". Micah 4:2. "For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of YAHWEH, to serve Him with one consent," Zephaniah 3:9.
Again, When considering the two witnesses of Revelation 11, look at the precedence already set! Two witnesses have already been associated with each other in scripture, and they are even called by their names -- Moses and Eliyah. There should be no confusion as to who is the partner of Eliyah when it comes to being a witness -- Eliyah and Moses will appear together as witnesses at the Mount of Transfiguration when Yahshua returns. The Word of Elohim is basically the beginning of a marriage, from start to finish. It is a love of a loving Father, seeking the perfect Bride for His Son, Yahshua--a Bride who is totally devoted, pure of heart, in love only to Him, submitted and perfect in His sight. Such a picture of this is found in Genesis 24:1-67--Abraham sending out his servant to find the perfect Bride for Isaac. There is so much joy and happiness in Yahshua's reign. Yahshua said: If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15. The very same Law's and Commandments Yahshua's Father gave to the world which Yahshua observed, so if you love Yahshua you will love YAHWEH and Keep His commands applied to your heart in your actions.
And as they came down from the mountain, Yahshua charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that EliYah must first come? And Yahshua answered and said unto them, EliYah truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That EliYah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Matthew 17:9-12. In Matthew 5:17-19. Yahshua says that those who keep and teach Yahweh’s Law will have great treasures in Yahweh’s Kingdom: "Think not that I am come to destroy the Torah (Moses law), or the (EliYah) prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
" The Teachings of the Messiah according to the Scriptures." Very few are able to hear and see how effectively he shared the law. Its importance, however, cannot be underestimated. In John 5:46, for example, Yahshua confronts Jewish leaders and people, saying, "If you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me." Yahshua, then, staked his claims of being the Messiah on the right interpretation of Moses' writings.....(of the Torah). In fact, he based his entire teaching ministry on the simple truth that the Torah, Prophets, and Writings were principally about him. Luke 24. Paul, likewise, understood the Scriptures in this way. For instance, in Acts 17 Paul is carrying the Gospel into Berea, reasoning the good news of the Messiah Yahshua from the OT Scriptures also. The Bereans, we are told, examined the Scriptures carefully to see if they actually taught what Paul said they did: The Gospel of YAHWEH and the Messiah Yahshua. Acts 17:11. Yahshua and Paul, then, were able to do something that few can do nowadays, teach the Gospel only using the OT Scriptures. There are several reasons for this, but when push comes to shove, we have simply failed to properly understand the first two thirds of the scriptures. Through this class, however, I believe we will be able to break the stereotype, and begin to understand the Scriptures as Yahshua and Paul would have, and study.
But there were a few who were different and among them was an old priest named Zachariahs, Variant Of Yah'chariah, whose name means, "Yahweh Remembers." " Since the law of Moses insisted that a priest marry only a woman of good reputation, Zacharias had chosen the daughter of another priest to be his wife. Not only was she a descendant of Aaron, but she bore the name of Aaron’s own wife, Elisheba or Elizabeth, which means in Hebrew "the oath of Yahweh." Their names would spring alive with new significance before the sun set on their life together. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. Look, first of all, at their devoted example, And they were both righteous before YAHWEH, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of YAHWEH blameless. Luke 1:5,6.
Then Yahshua said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of Elohim is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Rabbi, evermore give us this bread. And Yahshua said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of Him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Yahshua, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? Yahushua therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
No man can come to me, except my Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of YAHWEH. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of YAHWEH, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, they that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:32-51. The love of Yahweh and the Messiah Yahshua is fulfilled through a righteous life on the path to becoming the sons and daughters of Yahweh. Yahshua went right to the Torah and showed the Sadducees how wrong they were. He told them of Moses at the Burning Bush and how Elohim ie. Yahweh had said, speaking in the present tense, Moreover he said, I am the Elohim of thy father, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon Elohim. Exodus 3:6. OF Yahweh, Yahshua said, even the dead are alive unto Him. But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by Elohim, saying, I am the Elohim of Abraham, and the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob? Elohim is not the Elohim of the dead, but of the living. Matthew 22:31,32; Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37. How could the Sadducees have failed to see that, more so the world?
The meaning of the two witnesses, Peter, James, and John would not logically all have had exactly the same dream. Yahshua himself called what took place a "vision" Matthew 17:9, but not a mere illusion. Yahshua was actually there, though Moses and Eliyah, who were dead, not literally present. They were represented in a vision. The Greek word used for "vision" at Matthew 17:9 is ho′ra·ma, also rendered "sight." Acts 7:31. It does not imply unreality, as though the observers were laboring under a delusion. Nor were they insensible to what occurred, for they were fully awake when witnessing the transfiguration. With their literal eyes and ears they actually saw and heard what took place at that time. Luke 9:32.
As Moses and Eliyah were being separated from Yahshua, Peter, "not realizing what he was saying," suggested the erecting of three tents, one each for Yahshua, Moses, and Eliyah. Luke 9:33. But as the apostle spoke, a cloud formed, Luke 9:34, evidently (as at the tent of meeting in the wilderness) Yahweh's presence there on the mountain of the transfiguration. Exodus 40:34-38. From out of the cloud there came Yahweh's voice, saying: "This is my Son, the one that has been chosen. Listen to him." Luke 9:35. Years later, with reference to the transfiguration, Peter identified the heavenly voice as that of " YAHWEH the Father ." 2 Peter 1:17, 18. In the transfiguration, evidently Moses and Eliyah represented the Law and the Prophets, both of which pointed toward and were fulfilled in the Messiah. Wherefore the law (Torah) was our schoolmaster to bring us unto the Messiah, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of YAHWEH by faith in the Messiah Yahushua. Galatians 3:24-26. Elohim, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the world; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on High; Hebrews 1:1-3. It was a vision of the Future not what was going on in heaven nor on earth, it shall be at the time when the dead in the Messiah rise it will be reality.
Romans 7:25 - Thanks be to YAHWEH through Yahushua the Messiah our Saviour. So then with the mind I myself serve the law (Torah) of YAHWEH; but with the flesh the law of sin. So then with THE MIND I MYSELF SERVE THE LAW (TORAH) OF ELOHIM; but with THE FLESH THE LAW OF SIN. But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith YAHWEH, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know YHWH: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith YAHWEH; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:33,34.
Matthew 7:21-23 ~ Not every one that saith unto me, My Master!, my master, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, My master, my master, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. All of these people have taken the name of YAHWEH and Yahshua the Messiah, and have performed all of these wonderful works in the name of the "them". But not as one, instead of getting the reward of the righteous...) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Hear the ancient call of the Shofar!!! It is a sound of WARNING and PREPARATION!!! The sound of the Shofar should take us all the way back to a father that was obedient to the point of offering up his only son!!! Remember the RAM because the LAMB was for the future. Every time we hear this sound, may it remind us of the Son that was offered on the same mount!!! MASHIYAH YAHSHUA AND TORAH OF YAHWEH IS FOR ALL PEOPLE!! But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the Holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Yahshua the Messiah. All scripture is given by inspiration of YAHWEH, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of YAHWEH may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:14-17. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, And have tasted the good word of YAHWEH, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they impale to themselves the Son of YAHWEH afresh, and put him to an open shame. For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from Elohim: Hebrews 6:4-7.
(Yet, another example of those who have taken the name of YAHWEH in vain.) But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. For YAHWEH is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the holy ones, and do minister. And we desire that every one of you do seek the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when YAHWEH made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. Wherein YAHWEH, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for YAHWEH to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Yahushua, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:8-20.
Moses, even though he died, appeared on the Mount of Transfiguration as one of two witnesses to that event. There is already a precedence for the pairing up of Eliyah and Moses as the two witnesses. The Transfiguration of Yahshua the Messiah is a foreshadowing of when the elect will be transfigured, when the dead in the Messiah rise first and are gathered together with Yahshua's remaining of the 144,000 on earth. Revelation 11:1-3. The Gentiles will trample the holy city under foot for 42 months. John visioned the measuring of the temple. These are visions which John saw, not the literal temple that he was to measure, and it was not the literal city of Jerusalem that was to be trodden underfoot for a literal forty-two months. Ezekiel 22:26.40:1-4.42:20.43:10,11. Focus is on Yahshua and the 144,000 who reign with him from heaven, who will clearly and carefully explain YAHWEH'S way of life. Isaiah 30:20,21. New Jerusalem comes down from heaven! Here we see a measuring of Jerusalem in Zechariah 2:1-5 after the captivity, Zechariah 1:1 and was designed to show that Elohim would preserve and protect His suffering people. Thus, the measuring of the temple in Revelation 11:1-2 was to separate and protect His people, and is parallel to the sealing of the 144,000 in chapter 7. They were sealed and measured for the same purpose. The temple sanctuary represents the spiritual temple, Elohim YAHWEH'S Spirit of Truth the same Spirit His Son Yahshua the Messiah shares. 1 Corinthians 3:16, 2 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:21; & 1 Timothy 3:15.
The temple was to be measured but the outside court was to be left out. The courtyard outside the temple would receive Divine recognition and protection, while the outer court the nations wicked would not. In other words, YAHWEH'S chosen annoited ones in the Messiah Yahshua and those witnessing would be trodden under foot or persecuted by the world, but not touched in their relation to Elohim. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the Elohim of the earth. Revelation 11:4. Greater meaning is in reading Zechariah 4:2-6.The two olive trees and the two lampstands refer to this prophecy given to Zechariah. Elohim's answer indicates that the two olive trees, which bear oil, and the lampstands, which bear light, meaning something resulting from the work of the Holy Spirit of Elohim ie. YHWH YAHWEH, and not from the power of men. For YOU know this first, that no prophecy of Scripture springs from any private interpretation. For prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of YAHWEH spoke as they were moved by Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20,21.
There is, indeed, something which bears light as lampstands do, and which results not from the power of men, but rather from the work of YAHWEH'S Holy Spirit the oil taken from the two olive trees it is the Word of YAHWEH. The two witnesses thus emphasizes the two parts of the Word of YAHWEH..The OT and the NT. Similar to a lampstand, the Word of YAHWEH is a source of light. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: Proverbs 6:23. For YAHWEH, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the Glory of YAHWEH in the face of Yahshua the Messiah. 2 Corinthians 4:6. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 2 Peter 1:18, 19. Yahshua said: Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I will I be in the midst of them. Matthew 18:19,20. One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. Deuteronomy 19:15.
Yahshua said: "YOU are searching the Scriptures, because YOU think that by means of them YOU will have everlasting life; and these are the very ones that bear witness about me. And yet YOU do not want to come to me that YOU may have life. I do not accept glory from men, but I well know that YOU do not have the love of Elohim in YOU. I have come in the name of my Father, but YOU do not receive me; if someone else arrived in his own name, YOU would receive that one. How can YOU believe, when YOU are accepting glory from one another and YOU are not seeking the Glory that is from the Only Elohim? Do not think that I will accuse YOU to my Father; there is one that accuses YOU, Moses, in whom YOU have put YOUR hope. In fact, if YOU believed Moses YOU would believe me, for that one wrote about me. But if YOU do not believe the writings of that one, how will YOU believe my sayings?" John 5:39-47.
Both the OT and the NT bear witness to the Messsiah and his work, one announcing his coming, and the other confirming that he truly came. These two witnesses agree to establish this fact Yahshua is the Messiah promised by Elohim, and His sacrifice gives us access to everlasting life. John 8:17-19, Acts 13:30,31. "In the Last Days," Elohim said, "I will pour out My Spirit upon my men slaves and women slaves in those days, and they will prophesy. Acts 2:18-21. It has been the last day's since Yahweh's Son's death. Acts 20:26-28-35, 22:15. Revelation 11:3-13, The Two Witnesses "Two" show strength. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. Revelation 11:2, 12:6,14; Daniel 7:21-26 clothed in sackcloth a coarse sack fabric which was worn by ancient people in time of mourning; thus, they were prophesying through a time of affliction or persecution, Revelation 11:3 forseeing a future event. Then the end will come. Matthew 24:14. The two witnesses appear only once in the NT, in the book of Revelation, And I will cause my two witnesses to prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days dressed in sackcloth." Revelation 11:3. Genesis 37:33,34.
The two witnesses are Moses and Eliyah their witnessing work done of YAHWEH and the good news of His Kingdom, and the Gospel of the Messiah Yahshua, and complied of the annoited 144,000 who will reign with Yahshua for 1,000 years. Revelation 11:5-10; 11:13-15; 14:8. Babylon the Great has fallen. 16:19; 17:5,6,18; 18:2,10,16,18,19,21,24; 19:2, And you will be objects of hatred by all the nations on account of my name. Matthew 24:9-51. Yahshua's prophecy originally forecasted events that were fulfilled in a general way in the first century, but only in a general way. However, it does establish a pattern of how events will ultimately unfold in the finale. Some believe that all the essential elements of Yahshua's prophecy have already been realized over the course of the past century. Has there been an increasing of criminal lawlessness in recent decades? Without a doubt. Also, it is easy to point to clerics and cults of apostate Christianity, that many false prophets have arisen to mislead the masses many don't realize that they are part of apostate Christianity also. As far as the gospel good news of the kingdom being witnessed throughout the earth, Yahshua said in Matthew 24:9-14. Seems, that the witness work will stop. Except! for the outbreak of the Great Tribulation the words of the Messiah have already come to pass. Upon closer examination, there are compelling reasons to believe that these events have fulfilled prophecy. Take the matter of the foretold increasing of lawlessness and the cooling off of love of greater number. Matthew 24:12.
"Lawlessness," as it is used in the Scriptures, does not necessarily relate to criminal activity; but, rather, to apostasy and hypocrisy in not keeping of the law (The Torah) Yahshua said: that he would tell all religious hypocrites who spoke falsely in his name to "get away from me you workers of lawlessness." Matthew 7:23. Then there is the "man of lawlessness," 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 who promotes apostasy among the children of Elohim and sits down in Elohim's temple, pretending to be Elohim. As for the cooling off, that must pertain to all religion's all people and their apostate earthly temples as well. Revelation 2:4; 3:14-18. Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN MIGHTY ONE. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. YAHWEH that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Ruler of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands; Acts 17:22-24. Yahshua said to the seven assemblies thence, which are not earthly temples today, they are the people on earth, and all are told to REPENT! Only one assembly seems worthy. Revelation 3:7. It shows that some allow their love for Elohim to grow cold. So, it is evident that the increasing of lawlessness and hypocrisy, along with a cooling off of love for Elohim, takes place all over the world. After Yahshua was resurrected things changed. Prior to Yahshua's death the disciples had been instructed to go out preaching, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of YAHWEH is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Mark 1:15. But after Yahshua's ascension to heaven and the out pouring of Holy Spirit ten days later, the apostles and disciples began preaching a slightly different message. They no longer announced that the kingdom was near, but instead they bore witness to the Messiah's resurrection and that the kingdom was "here".
The Hebrew institution that Elohim had used and that the Messiah recognized and supported had suddenly become irrelevant. It was the continued witness to Yahshua's resurrection that aroused the hatred and animosity of the Jewish establishment, who were the very ones who had killed the Messiah. The apostles were hauled before the high court and ordered to stop preaching. Afterwards, a great persecution arose and some of the apostles were killed. The book of Acts reports that all of the disciples living in Jerusalem were scattered. Paul was hauled before governors and kings. But since all of the original were Jewish and they did not at first renounce Judaism they followed into apostate Christianity, thence when they became believers, the "brothers" who persecuted them were their own Hebrew country men. After assemblies sprang up outside of Palestine the Jewish people also took to persecuting believers. What does the first century pattern establish for us? True Children of YAHWEH, today among those who share the good news are in a similar position relative to the Messiah's parousia as were the apostles before Yahshua's death and resurrection. Then, as now, the apostles and 70 whom Yahshua sent out to preach did not fully grasp how Elohim's purposes were going to work out. They could not comprehend what Yahshua was saying when he spoke of his death and resurrection nor the transfiguration.
Is anyone paying attention to what's going to occur? Yahshua told them that they would not complete the cities of Israel until the Son of man arrived. Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. Matthew 10:23,26. See Isaiah 42:18-22 & Ezekiel 33:1-33. Further, brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise up against parents and will have them put to death. Matthew 10:21,22. A future event to come the first resurrection then the complete sealing of the remaining 144,000 on earth who go together with Yahshua caught away. Daniel 12:1-13, Zechariah 4:10-14, Matthew 24:36, Luke 1:32,33; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12.
But before that, when Yahshua was arrested and executed, all of the apostles and disciples were stumbled. But when Yahshua appeared to them after his resurrection, he first rebuked them for being slow of heart to believe, but then he fully opened up their minds to understand the prophecies as they related to him. The transformation of the apostles was astounding.The above establishes a pattern to be fulfilled during Yahshua’s parousia. Just as those apostles were originally entrusted with a preaching work, even though they were in a state of ignorance that was not remedied until after the Messiah Yahshua appeared to them. All religions including the JW's have been preaching about Elohim's Kingdom in a similar state of ignorance and disbelief that will not be dispelled until the actual revelation of the Messiah. Pay Attention to Daniel’s Prophecy in chapter 12. Just as Yahshua literally appeared before his disciples after his resurrection, we should not suppose that the manifestation and revelation of Yahshua the Messiah in glory will be anything less. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Matthew 24:45. And shall not YAHWEH avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:7,8.
Refreshment: The strong witness of YAHWEH will eventually triumph, though bitterly opposed. The two witnesses being raised and taken into heaven indicates New Jerusalem the 144,000. John's vision compares with Isaiah's vision of the figurative in Isaiah 26:13-19 and with Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones. Ezekiel 37:1-14 Daniel 7:21-27; Revelation 11:15. The purpose of John's words was to give comfort and encouragement to those suffering in persecution of any age or era. Revelation 13:5-7. [The beast] will be unrestrained and given authority to continue for forty-two months. And it will be granted to him to make war with the remaining holy ones and to conquer them. These 1260 years will be a time of persecution for the believers faithful to YAHWEH, and those who followed His Son Yahshua, and those remaining ones until the end. And if anyone wants to harm them, fire issues forth from their mouths and devours their enemies. Revelation 11:5, Jeremiah 5:14.
Emphasizing the two witnesses, the Word of YAHWEH is a fire devouring its enemies. But this action also calls to mind the two. Numbers 16:28,35. 2 Kings 1:2. The deeds of the two witnesses remind us of Moses' and Eliyah's. Similar to Eliyah, the two witnesses have power to shut heaven for a prophetic period, of three years and six months, that is; for 1260 years (3½ years x 360 days). Leviticus 26:18,19; Deuteronomy 28:15,23; Proverbs 28:9; Luke 4:25; & Revelation 11:6. Within those chapters in the Scriptures during the 1260 years, which has to be calculated from and to, the two witnesses, shut heaven, to mankind's prayers, because of their great apostasy, even their prayers are something detestable. Psalms 105:26,29-32,34,36. Revelation 11:6. The two witnesses, have power to strike the earth with all kinds of plagues. Revelation 2:22,23; Deuteronomy 33:4 1 Kings 16:31; 18:22. Eliyah and Moses: Eliyah to symbolize the Book is not only due to the nature of their deeds. Moses is closely associated with the law (Torah), and Eliyah with the prophets. Matthew 5:17. Luke 24:44,45; John 1:45; Acts 13:15; 24:14; 28:23; & 1 Corinthians 3:14,15.
Finally, the Word of Elohim YHWH associates the name of Moses with the OT. In fact, Moses symbolizes the people of Elohim under the Old Covenant, that is, the people of Israel; and Eliyah symbolizes the people of Elohim under the messenger of the New Covenant. Malachi 3:1; 4:4,5. Daniel 7:23. Shortly before the end of the 1260 years, the Word of YAHWEH suffers an attack of the beast, symbolizing Sod´om and Egypt. Revelation 9:2,3. The fifth trumpet Revelation 9:1-11. In fact, the locusts of the fifth trumpet and the beast of Revelation chapter 11, which kills the two witnesses, both symbolize the same power. Revelation 11:7,8 while they stand at a distance because of their fear of her torment and say, ‘Too bad, too bad, you great city, Babylon you strong city, because in one hour your judgment has arrived!’ Revelation 18:10. See Exodus 5:2; Isaiah 14:4,13; Ezekiel 16:49,50, Yahshua identifies with his people the 144,000 and his ministry. By indicating that the two witnesses were killed where also our Messiah was impaled, this prophecy testifies to the abominations committed against his name and his Father's cause. Psalms 79:1,2; Daniel 12:1-13; John 7:7; Acts 2:21; 4:10-12; Revelation 11:9,10, 20:9.
This period of persecution will last forty-two months-the same length of time for the event of Revelation 11:3; 12:6,14; 13:5. This is the same amount of time Daniel in his vision said the fourth kingdom, would persecute the holy ones. Daniel 7:21-27, Matthew 24:6, 14; Luke 21:9; 21:24..which meant that it would have its "end". Revelation 11:2,3; 12:6; 13:5,7 and Daniel 7:13-15 all referring to the same time period." Daniel 7:23,25, Revelation 11:14-19. But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the Sacred secret of YAHWEH should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. Revelation 10:7. This is precisely as Daniel the prophet declared. Daniel 2:44,45; 7:21-27. Will bring victory for the holy ones, and will demonstrate that the Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom. Ezekiel 37:5-14. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from YAHWEH entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave Glory to the Elohim of heaven. The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the Kingdoms of our Elohim, and of His Messiah; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 11:11-15.