Something to Consider The Revelation frequently draws on visual images found in the OT prophets and The¬†two¬†witnesses in Rev 11¬†are no different. They can be spoken of in Zech 4.¬†¬†
Rev 11:3-4¬† And I will give¬†power¬†unto my¬†two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred¬†and¬†threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are¬†the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
Zech 4:3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right¬†side¬†of the bowl, and the other upon the left¬†side¬†thereof.
Zech 4:11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What¬†are¬†these two olive trees upon the right¬†side¬†of the candlestick and upon the left¬†side¬†thereof?
Zech 4:14 Then said he, These¬†are¬†the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
There are too many references found in the prophets to attempt to interpret the Revelation stand alone (post 96AD) without the context of the referenced prophets.
God inspired John to write what he did and had a purpose in drawing on the prophets. It is for us to learn that purpose if we hope to properly interpret the Revelation.
Great Sermon! Pastor Tippins along with James Guyo, Scott Price, Ken Wimer and a handful of other God called teachers faithfully expounds the gospel of free and sovereign grace.
To God be all the glory for these men who call God‚Äôs elect from darkness and self-righteousness.
Great Sermon! Brother Tippins, thank you for this teaching, I needed to hear this.
I lost partial sight in one of my eyes a few years ago and the possibility of my other eye loosing sight is a real gripping concern that I live with, so I can relate to your fear of failing eyesight.
Will remember you in prayer and thank you for always glorifying our precious Savior and proclaiming without compromise His Sovereign Grace Gospel.
Excellent Your teachings in the gospel of John are some of the most gospel centered and balanced expositions that I have had the blessing of hearing.
You have surely been taught by the Spirit of God.Praise Him for raising up a few faithful preachers in these dark times.