... Quoting: rockymtnlady
This shows you have little understanding of historical Israel. In order to understand, we must consult Dan 9:24-27:
"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."
This is PJ's comment:
These seventy weeks are 70 x 7 prophetic years, which make up 490 years. The last week of the 70 weeks consists of 7 years in the midst of which Jesus was crucified. That happened in 33 AD, for the last week started in 29 and ended in 36 AD. The important point is that during the last week God did anoint the most Holy and thereby put an end to the Levitical priesthood (Heb 7:11), so with that priesthood ended the historical office of the Levites was no longer needed. This fact came visibly true to the Jews when their temple was destroyed, and there is no temple anywhere for any so-called Levites to do their work. Therefore, their Levitical work at the literal temple ended for ever!
You say that the true two witnesses will "both be Levites for they will stand before the Lord", which is mere stupidity of you to say, for the two cherubim that were one piece with the mercy-seat, as we can read in Exo 25:19, are the ones who symbolize the two witnesses in Rev 11:3 and not any Levites, who were not allowed to enter the Most Holy.
And make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat shall ye make the cherubim on the two ends thereof.
Quoting: The Bible
The high priest was the only one allowed to enter the Most Holy once a year, symbolizing Jesus Christ.
When we also consider the biblical fact that the time period of the sixth angel, which is now, when the true two witnesses will do their work, is still the time period of the Gentiles, being the seventh thousand year period, while the Jews' time period will be the eighth thousand year period, that of the seventh angel, as foreshadowed by Leviticus 12:3, we see how stupid and ignorant you are of Scripture:
And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised."
Hopefully, that information helps you get a clearer picture of historical Israel, which I myself am just beginning to grasp.
Therefore, through Scripture, we see that the Branch couldn't possibly be these priesthoods.
This is your thread so I will leave it at we will have to agree to disagree...have a good night
PJ's work has been proven false many times. I wiped the dust from my feet on that thread or sham of a thread that he seeks to take control of.
The two witnesses serve a flesh mission. It is for a prescribed 1260 days which is the last part of the tribulation period aka the "great tribulation". They prophesy and perform supernatural works. The key words are they or two. Everything is done in at least tandem. Look at how Christ sent the disciples out. He said where two or more gather, there I am also. Most of Christ' works and teachings are verified by at least two disciples. Paul even instructs the church to use two or three in prophecy and when angelic tongues are uttered, it should not be done unless there is also an interpreter.
From biblehub.com - the Aramaic bible - Revelation 11:4“ These are the two olive trees and the two menorahs, which stand before the Lord of the whole Earth.” The two witnesses have just been called olive trees and menorahs. Why? It must have meaning, and it does.
When the disciples asked Christ when the end would come at "Mount of Olives"
he answered them it what is known as the Olivet Discourse. His first part deals with the destruction of the second temple in 70AD. He prophesied it, and it came to be. From his birth to the destruction of the second temple is 70 years. The typical life of an olive tree is 70 years.
We also know that Christ went into the earth for three days, was then resurrected and along with him saints came of the tombs and appeared to many. Where did they go? From Ephesians 4:There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
He brought them forward and deposited them in this time. How do we know this? If man is appointed to die once then it has to be this time because we know from scripture that when Israel becomes a nation again this generation will not pass. They walk among you today. Some have experienced parousia and some haven't. Christ said the first will be last and the last will be first. If the first fruits of the first resurrection went with him and were deposited in this time, it is consistent with what he said. He said he is the alpha and omega; so, what is in this last 70 years 1948 - 2018 should be reflection of what was in the first 70 years.
The days are shortened for the sake of the elect and flesh is saved. This is why they are referred to as lampstands or menorahs. The seven candles refer to the seven days of creation.
Peter says a day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day.If you look at the Jewish calendar, then it is in year 5774. That would be 5.774 days. The beast of the field and then God's last creation man was made on the 6th day. Tom Horn says the great pyramid is 5776 inches tall. egyptology is the antithesis of the Jewish effort. They were in captivity for 430 years. The gregorian calendar also marks this captivity in reflection. It went into effect in 1582 and 2012 marked 430 years. The cursed pyramid culture of the mayans who evoked the feathered serpent knew the time was up and eminent judgment would rain on mankind. That age has ended.
How do we know the works of egypt work against Israel? It is against Israel on both a spiritual and fleshly plane. If it isn't then why does God destroy egypt in the endtimes from Ezekiel 29:12? Man nor beast will inhabit it for 40 years.
Ezekiel is a very prophetic book. Look at chapter 37:11The Vision Explained11Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
Obviously, these people have died and will be brought back to the land of Israel. They were scattered. If they are resurrected, then they have to be part of the generation that will not pass because as said before man is appointed to die only once. How many scattered Jews wee exterminated in hitler's death camps? 6 million. How many Jews are in Israel today? From the wikipedia.org entry for Israel. The population of Israel, as defined by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, was estimated in 2013 to be 8,051,200 people, of whom 6,045,900
are Jewish. There is alot more to this. Christ said he would come as a thief in the night. The works of God and particularly the book of Daniel have been shrouded in mystery until now.
Here's a couple of things about egyptology. From wikiperdia.org. [link to en.wikipedia.org
] The year is 365 days. Five are left over and account for the walk of satan against God in the days of creation. The unholy pentagram symbolizes this. The effort is to form the 6th day of the creation of man and curse flesh totally. The elect are the reason that day is shortened. The egyptian new year also falls on this ominous day in conjunction with the gregorian calendar. [link to en.wikipedia.org
] It is September 11
I know Waterman has taken alot of grief, but he's right. The two witnesses come from the marriage of Judah and Ephraim. Melchezidek is the high priest. The works of egyptian masonry in dark ritual has made every effort to stop this. I can prove it. They know Melchezidek is important. The longest river in eurpoe is the Danube. It is word formed from "dan" and "anubis". anubis is the egyptian false doghead god of the dead. "book of the dead" is 666 in Jewish gematria. The river starts in the black forest of "deutschland" (also 666 in Jewish gematria) and ends in the black sea. The city of Melk (the hacked name of Melchezidek) is on the danube and home the the abbey of melk. The center of this town is exactly 666 nautical miles from the center of a major satanic center in europe (the isle of wight). The birthplace of hitler in branau im inn, austria is 666 statute miles from the center of the isle of wight. Now add the fact that the kaaba stone in mecca, saudi arabia is 666 nautical miles from the birthplace of Christ and you see how their dark design is unravelling and being exposed. The Normandy Invasion is completely cryptic and it is central to understanding the core of the fight between Christ and the antichrist. Everything about that event is ritualistic. The naming of the beaches tell you where this is going. The Union Jack or Union of Jacob is the restoration of the Israel at its core with the 144,000 representing the 12 tribes of Israel in seed. They follow the good shepherd forever, and dwell closest to God. The cross breaks the x on that flag for good reason.