1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: (which ‘measures for destruction, not for building’ as you can see pointed out in the Companion Bible) and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
In other words: three and a half years in lunar time but with Daniel’s 70th Week having been shortened to five months (from seven years) this will now be two and a half months or seventy evenings which is what the seventy years in captivity to the Babylon of old were a type of.
When Satan appears as the antichrist in the midst of the five month long hour of temptation the many member body of the TRUE Christ will for the most part be destroyed spiritually when they get deceived into worshipping the destroyer which is one of Satan’s names as we saw back in the 11th verse of Revelation chapter 9.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Meaning three and a half years in solar time which is now shortened to 75 days rather than the 70 evenings that begin at 666.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
According to my calculations the two witnesses who are most likely Moses and Elijah will be ‘the two olive trees’ for eight and a half days after which they will become ‘the two candlesticks’ whenever Satan appears as the false christ.
The candlestick seen in Zechariah chapter 4 is symbolic of the rest of the many membered body (on earth) but at 666 it will become the seven candlesticks written of in chapters 1, 2 and 3 of this book of Revelation.
Again: that is also when ‘the two olive trees’ become ‘the two candlesticks’ and when added to the candlestick in heaven made up of those of the Zadok who have lived and died throughout the centuries we read of back in verse 5 of Revelation chapter 4 that makes ten candlesticks just as it was in the temple Solomon built that was destroyed by the king of Babylon of old who was a type of antichrist.
Then the temple was rebuilt, having then one candlestick again which was a type of the millennial priesthood that comes into being at the seventh trumpet.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
This fire here symbolic of the truth as opposed to the deception written of in the fourth vial that we will read of in chapter 16.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: (which God literally caused to happen through Elijah) and have power over waters to turn them to blood, (as God also literally did through Moses) and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
But for every positive there is a negative and these plagues are the positive counterpart to the six plagues of deception within the first six vials of Revelation 16.
For example: the first plague is a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast and upon them which worshipped his image and the opposite of the mark of the beast is the seal of God.
The second and third vials have to do with the sea as well as the rivers and fountains of waters becoming blood which means most Christians being killed spiritually when they worship the false christ which is the opposite of what the waters being turned to blood means here in Revelation chapter 11:6.
The testimony of the two witnesses will cause many to repent, whereby they can then be grafted back into the many-membered body of the TRUE Christ because of His blood shed on the cross for one and all times.
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
And as we will see in Revelation chapter 20: the only individual who ever ascends out of the bottomless pit is Satan himself after the thousand years are finished which is when he will be cast into the lake of fire which is what it means to go into perdition which is why Satan is called in Revelation 17:8 the beast that shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
Because this will all be transmitted throughout the globe on all the smartphones, computers and televisions.
The beginning of this three and a half days is where you have to subtract the 75 days of the testimony of the two witnesses and that is how you arrive at the eight and a half days during which they are ‘the two olive trees’ written up in Zechariah chapter 4.
Then at 666 when Satan appears as the antichrist they will become ‘the two candlesticks’ and remember it was the king of Babylon of old that destroyed the temple Solomon built.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 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.
13 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 God of heaven.
These seven thousand are the fallen angels who are part of the fourth beast you can read of in Daniel chapter 7 which is exclusively supernatural,
14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
The woe of the seventh trumpet when the TRUE Christ returns as King of kings and Lord of lords as you can also see in verses 9 and 10 of Daniel chapter 7.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
These twenty-four elders are among the armies which were in heaven made up of those of the Zadok who will return with the TRUE Christ at the seventh trumpet.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
The same hail that we will read of in the last verse of chapter 16 of this book of Revelation which is when the seventh vial gets poured out immediately after the silence in heaven about the space of half an hour written of in the seventh seal.