|Revelation 11:3 |
3 And I will give power to my two witnesses,2 and they will prophesy one thousand-two-hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."
2 I will give power to my two witnesses, The witnesses in this chapter, prophesying, devouring their enemies, shutting up the heavens from rain, being killed, lying in the streets, and rising, like the rest of the Book of Revelation, are experienced in the hearts of believers, which experience kingdom-dwelling, early Quaker giant, Edward Burrough wrote:
I was wanton, and lived in the lustful nature, among heathens, crucifying the Lord of Life; but the blood of that which I had slain cried continually, and the witness which lay slain would give me no rest, which the earthly made merry over; and I grew to be weary of hearing any of the priests though never so high, for something which shined deep in me showed me ignorant in all profession, and I was put to a stand many times in myself at those things that had come to pass.
In you, O land, will the Lord manifest his power and will stretch forth his arm for the deliverance of his chosen, and for the redemption of his two witnesses, which have lain slain in the great city in this land, which those who dwell upon the Earth have rejoiced over and made merry, and triumphed in their slaughter;
for I saw myself to be in bondage to my own will and to my own lusts; and through the Word of the Lord spoken to me by him, began to see myself, (the witness being raised), where I was, and what I had been doing,
Exactly how this occurs within a believer's heart is a mystery, which is only revealed by experiencing the revelation (the revealing) of Jesus Christ (who has been hidden).