Lyle Cooper (20
"Answer to Loni (18
June 2011) Where are the Two Witnesses"
and read Rev. 11 again, but keep these things in mind.
First read Rev 12:6. Remember what Jesus said, for
those living in Judea: WHEN they see the abomination
of desolation, they were to FLEE. Remember that
this abomination event will split or divide the 70th
week into two equal halves: 1260 days each. Therefore,
we know that in Rev. 12:6, John is at the exact
midpoint of the 70th week.
Please find and read my answer to "are we IN the 70th
week." No, Loni, we are not. It has not started yet.
All these are RUMORS of untruth. 2 Thes 2 speaks of
just such a rumor way back in Paul's day!
So if 12:6 is those in Judea fleeing because they saw
the abomination, WHERE is the abomination in
Revelation? Actually, John was not shown that, so did
not write about it. At this time, please just believe
me that the abomination takes place on earth at the
very moment that the 7th trumpet is sounded in heaven.
In fact, that trumpet is sounded for the purpose of
marking the exact midpoint of the week. Michael has
been waiting a LONG TIME for that trumpet, for the
moment he hears it, he will KICK Satan out of the
So the exact midpoint of the week is at the sounding
of the 7th trumpet.
Now, back up to 11:1. John is told to go and measure
the temple. But he is told: the
court that is without the sanctuary leave out, and thou
mayest not measure it, because it was given to the nations,
and the holy city they shall tread down forty-two months;
When is this on the 70the week timeclock? Well, it makes
good sense that the antichrist and his armies must ARRIVE in
Jerusalem so he can be there to walk into the temple
and declare that he is god. I would guess he arrives
perhaps 1 week before the exact midpoint. It is only a
guess, for John does not tell us.
Next John is introduced to the two witnesses. We CAN
know what the timing is here! Follow me closly. They show up
exactly 3 1/2 days before the exact midpoint of the week.
Why or how do I know this? They testify for 1260 days, or
most of the last half of the 70th week. So while the events
of chapters 13, 14, 15 and most of 16 are taking place,
these two witnesses will be testifying - and at the same
time the city will be being trampled - and at the same time
those fleeing will be fleeing and being protected, and at
the same time the Antichrist Beast will be using his 42
months of authority.
Then, they are put to death, lay dead for 3 1/2 days, and
rise from the dead. WHEN? At the 7th vial in Rev. 16 that
ENDS the 70th WEEK.
Since their 1360 days must parallel the second half of the
week, I know that they will show up just 3 1/2 days before
This is the part that many find difficult: the verses
11:4-11:13 are written as a parenthesis, or a SIDE
journey or a rabbit trail, and not in any way
a part of John's chronology. John takes us on a SIDE JOURNEY
down the second half of the week with the two witnesses only
- in these verses - but NOT a part of the chronology. So Rev
11:1 is perhaps one week before the exact midpoint.
Revelation 11:3 is exactly 3 1/2 days before the exact
midpoint, and the 7th trumpet is sounded at the exact
Therefore, we will not see the two witnesses, for we will be
raptured before the 70th week even begins.