Revelation Chapter 11:7
Revelation 11:7 – When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.
God will protect the two witnesses until they finish their testimony, giving the world evidence of God through His Word (Revelation 11:3) and through miraculous signs (Revelation 11:6). God will lift His hand of protection when the 1,260 days of the two witnesses’ ministry end (Revelation 11:3). The beast, who is the antichrist that comes in the “last hour” of the Tribulation (1 John 2:18), he will overcome the two witnesses and kill them. We do not know how the beast will kill the two witnesses, but beheading is the reserved form of execution for Tribulation saints who testify of God’s Word, which the two witnesses will also do:
“The beast”: The first of 36 references to this person in Revelation, who is none other than the Antichrist (see chapter 13; see article “Antichrist”). That he will ascend out of the bottomless pit indicates that his power is satanic.
The beast that comes up from the Abyss refers to the beast described (in Rev. 13:1-7), and is an expression used here for the first time. The fact that he will come up out of the Abyss is a reference to the death and resurrection of the Antichrist. However, let me interject something here. Satan indwelled two people in the bible. Do you know who they were? If you said Judas and the Antichrist you are correct.
“Kill them”: With the ministry of the two witnesses completed, God will withdraw the two witnesses’ supernatural protection. The beast will then be able to accomplish what many had died trying to do.
The beast or Antichrist, the man of sin, will hate the two witnesses, make war against them, and kill them. However, note that he will have no power over them until “they have finished their testimony.” In other words, they will be “immortal until their work is done”, which can be said of all God’s servants who walk in obedience to His will.
The completely degenerate and inhuman characteristics of people living during the Tribulation period is seen (in Rev. 11:8), which informs us that the bodies of the two witnesses will be left open in the streets of Jerusalem.
The Holy City will be so degenerate spiritually that she will be called Sodom and Egypt, Sodom being a symbol of immorality and Egypt a symbol of materialism. The lives of the people going back to occupy the Holy Land today are anything but Holy. They seldom even attend synagogues on the Sabbath.
Revelation 20:4 – And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God….
The beast will die of a mortal wound, go to the bottomless pit (Revelation 9:1), and rise from the dead, returning from the bottomless pit with his wound healed:
Revelation 13:3 – And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.
Revelation 17:8 – The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
As discussed in Revelation 11:3, John introduces the antichrist as “the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit,” which has led many to believe that as soon as he ascends out of the pit, the beast overcomes and kills the two witnesses. However, the phrase “that ascends” is a present active participle, which in this case is a verb used as a noun. In other words, it is a title because it is not a continuing action. When the reader takes the phrase as an action instead of a title like the Greek indicates, the reader assumes that the beast kills the two witnesses in the middle of the Tribulation as soon as he ascends from the pit, when he takes full authority for the last 42 months, or 3 ½ years of the Tribulation and tramples the world:
Revelation 13:3, 5, 7 – And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast…. And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months…. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Daniel 7:23, 25 – “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, trample it and break it in pieces…. He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.
However, as shown in Revelation 11:2, the Gentiles will trample Jerusalem the same time the beast overcomes and tramples the world. The context of Revelation 11:2-3 shows that the two witnesses’ ministry also occurs during the trampling of Jerusalem in the second half of the Tribulation. Therefore, there will be about 3 ½ years between the time the beast ascends out of the bottomless pit and the time that he overcomes the two witnesses. Ironically, the beast “overcomes” and kills the two witnesses and most of the Tribulation saints, but believers are the true overcomers through Christ!
1 John 5:4-5 – For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
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