Joe Chappell (1 Nov 2011)
"Number 11 and the 2 witnesses"

Dear Doves,
I have felt recently, that we are in a unique period of time, when the Rapture is so close, that Watchers, are being allowed special revelation and insight into the 7 year period that is just ahead, immediately following the catching away of the Saints.
As the Watchers pour over the scriptures, with an eye on the daily news, and an ear tuned to daily events, we are being given unprecedented glimpses.
Last week, I was on the phone with my sister, and we were discussing Chapter 11 of Revelations, and the two witnesses.
It struck me how the parallel ( even that word speaks of 11, two tall slender objects side by side ) of the chapter number 11 and the two witnesses go together.
These two witnesses prophecy for 1260 days, or the first half of the Tribulation.
" these are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks "  again, two images of two objects, the latter being two tall slender objects hence the 11.
As my sister and I talked, I began to get a revelation of who these two witnesses were. I began to see them as two young slender men, even physically frail in appearance, pale and weak
I realized that their seeming frailness, was because of their time spent in the direct presence of the Lord God.
To tell you the truth, they almost seemed to be like someone who is undergoing Chemo therapy, and is as weak as a kitten.
I imagined the mockery they would endure from all the rich and powerfull. Even mockery of their weak looking appearance.
In contrast to this, we read that if anyone tried to touch them, FIRE.. proceeded out of their mouths and consumed their enemies.
They are also given power to shut up heaven and stop  the rain, and to smite the earth with all manner of plagues.
Finally,   their time is up, and they are killed.  The rich and powerfull PARTY....!
The whole world watches  while their dead bodies lie in the streets of Jerusalem, and their HORROR !   
They stand to their feet, ............and .......WHOOOOOSH !
Doves,  it must be soon...........joechappell