Revelation 11:1-13 Reading the Passage

The Spiritual Forecast for This New Testament Era – Revelation 11:1-13

11 I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there. (2) But exclude the outer court and do not measure it; because it has been handed over to the Gentiles, and they shall trample the holy city underfoot for forty two months. (3) I will send my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy for one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”

(4) These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. (5) If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies; if anyone seeks to harm them, he must be killed in this way. (6) These two have the authority to shut the heavens so that it will not rain during the days of their prophecy. They also have the authority to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they desire.

(7) When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss shall wage war against them, and overcome them, and kill them. (8) Their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, that symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, the place where their Lord was crucified. (9) For three and a half days men from all the peoples and tribes and languages and nations gaze upon their dead bodies and do not permit their dead bodies to be buried in a tomb. (10) Those who dwell on the earth rejoice over them and celebrate by sending gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

(11) But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet, and those who saw them were terror struck. (12) Then they heard a loud voice from heaven say to them, “Come up here,” and they ascended into heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them. (13) In that very hour there was a severe earthquake, and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand persons were killed by the earthquake; those who survived were terrified and glorified the God of heaven.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.