I heard many theories about when the 2 witnesses come, but i believe they come in the begining of tribulation because of these 2 verses
2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Rev11:10And 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******.
Does anybody believe that the AC is worshiped has god if he can't destroy the 2 witnesses causing so much chaos in the world. How can the AC claim to be god if he can't shut up or kill the two witnesses, how big of a god would he seem to the world, not very big. How can the world worship the AC as god if he can't kill 2 men?
This is how i see it
Tribulation starts and the 2 witnesses appear, construction starts on 3rd Temple.
3And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days( 1260 ), clothed in sackcloth.
5And 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.
6These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
42 months is over from the 1st half of tribulation.
7And 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.
Then Great Tribulation starts, people see the AC's power by him killing the 2 witnesses then
4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
the 2 witnesses can't make war with the dragon because their dead
5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months ( 1260 ).
42 months first half of tribulation and 42 months for Great Tribulation. 1260 + 1260 = 2520 days
one thing is for sure the limit is 70 years a generation from
May 14, 1948 iyar 5 + 70 years = April 20, 2018 iyar 5
Minus 7 years tribulation = May 9, 2011 iyar 5 this must be the maximum limit to start the 7 year tribulation.
or if one starts the 7 years from the jewish new year of Nissan 1 then its
April 5, 2011 (Nissan 1) + 7 years = March 17, 2018 Nissan 1
if you include Daniel's time line then it could be
Feb 7, 2011 + 2595 days = March 17, 2018 Nissan 1
The top limit for Daniel's 2595 day count if used is
Sun March 13, 2011 adar 7 + 2595 days = April 20, 2018 iyar 5 the end of 70 years of Israel becoming a Nation.