102. To Apostle John it is told "Rise", Rev. 11:1.
"Rise" speaks unto the one whom rises up that he again should live, Mark 5:41, Luke 7:14, Luke 8:54, Acts 9:10, Eph. 5:14, etc. Apostle John will rise that prophesy as one of two prophets. At departure Apostle John on the ground a reed similar to a rod will be given to him; to such rod, what was at Moses; by means of that rod the Moses did wonders (and Apostle John will do too, Rev. 11:6).
103. « … measure the temple of God and the altar », Rev. 11:1.
In the newtestament’s understanding the temple of God is Church of Christ, 1Cor. 3:16, but not a stone building or the house, Heb. 3:6; this is a great number of the believing people, having Holy Spirit. In the book of prophet Ezekiel it is much told about measurement of the oldtestament’s temple of those days, which has left in the past, Ezek.40:1 - 43:18. Nevertheless, in this description there were many examples operating and now, valid and for Christians. The oldtestament’s Temple was once the place of throne of God and the place of the soles of His feet; in the Temple the Lord lived among children of Israel, Ezek.43:7, in the same way now the Lord abides in Church, Mat. 28:20. But Israel maked defiles the holy place by their whoredom and by their abominations, Ezek. 43:7, 8. Exactly in this way now may the modern temple of God (that is his Church) be defiled by sins of members of this church? If fornication* and other nasty things will put away, the Lord will dwell among his people, Ezek.43:9. Prophet Ezekiel once proclaimed to people of Israel about what should be temple of the Lord and that they sin not, Ezek.43:10. In days of his prophecy apostle John will proclaim to people of Israel already about the newtestament’s a temple, - about Church of God - that they have made from it a measure and that they may be ashamed of their iniquities, Ezek.43:10. To make a measure from Church means, that the Church and its evangelical establishments became the model for them, for fulfilling (that they became Christians): « …Show them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out*1 thereof, and the comings*2 in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them », Ezek.43:11. Apostle John will measure as well "them that worship", Rev.11:1, that is, whether they correspond to the newtestament’s norms (commandments). The altar (and those who worship therein) is mentioned also. In days of prophecy of Apostle John the attitude to Christians will be so bad, that of them will betray even to death, Mat.24:9, Luke 21:12, 16. Now intensive there is a dismantling of Christian treasure and there is a forcing hatred to those interested to live under the doctrine of the Christ. Now are created the various films of the slanderous contents, discrediting a life of the Christ. “The altar" - this is time of addition of number killed under the altar, when for faithfulness to the Christ from Cristians will take away their life, Rev.6:11.
The notes: * including “friendship with the world”, Jas.4:4(RSV).
*1 order of departure from the Church (separating).
*2 how to become the member of the Church (come into the Church).
104. « But the court which is without the temple leave out … », Rev. 11:2.
During the time of the Old Testament in the Temple there was the inner court, Ezek.8:16, and the court outside the Temple. Into the inner court could be only believing Jews while on the court outside the Temple could be and pagans. Similar division on "external" and "internal" exists and in the newtestament’s temple, that is in Church, 1Cor. 5:12. Thus « the external court » this all those who repented not, was not turned to the God, was not born from God, has not accepted saint water baptism and did not become a member of Church (but is called to thus as the “Christian”); the “external court” is identified with the Gentiles who have gathered in Jerusalem. The Lord does not recognize the spiritual center of Gentiles and consequently speaks to apostle John let he will exclude it and let him does not deal with it.
105. The holy city shall they tread under foot 42 months, Rev. 11:2.
Prophet Zechariah so describes that will occur: « For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives… and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with him », Zech.14:2-5. As we see, for war against Jerusalem will gather shortly before Coming of the Lord. The evangelist Luke the evangelist too writes, that Jerusalem will be surrounded by armies, Luke 21:20. Military actions of various characters will begin with the beginning of seven years*, mentioned by the prophet Daniel, 9:27; 11:31 also will come to the end with capture of Jerusalem. After capture of Jerusalem in it Gentiles will manage: this is time of desolation, Luke 21:20 (and the time of ruins, Ps. 79. The city finally to be released from the heathen only after 42 months, until the times of the Gentiles fulfilled, Luke 21:24.
As the spiritual center of Gentiles (and as an external court) Jerusalem becomes in days of prophecy of Apostle John, see.d.e.104.
The note: *conception of “one week” (see Dan.9:27) it is possible to express by the words “seven years”. Concrete calendar limits of the last but one “seven years” have been pointed out by author in entry 200. In such interpretation the “seven years” is mentioned also in d.e.40, 105 and 106. However, biblical interpretation of “seven years” far does not end here. For explanation the biblical text from Dan.9:25 – 27 is needed to analyse does not only different translations of this place, but, mainly address to original text. It has permited to restore the initial meaning of these verses (particularly in Russian Bible). As far as “King James Version” is concerned, it passes meaning of these verses on better. It is possible to say, besides the last calendar “seven years” there is also “seven years of antichrist” which will begin since moment of conclusion “the covenant with many” (nations). The covenant will join many nations in common “The great world power” and will make a start on the New Babylon.
106. Jesus will give power unto his two witnesses to prophesy 1260 days, Rev.11:3.
From the given place of Revelation it is visible, that 2 prophets will be from among witnesses of Jesus, that is from those to whom He has told: … and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth, Acts 1:8, that is from among Apostles. Should become the witness of Jesus could only those men which have companied with Apostles all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among them, beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from them. Also it is necessary that such person was a witness of resurrection of Jesus, that is saw risen Jesus, Acts 1:21, 22. Such man has selected only one, instead of Judas, and apostles again became 12. From the previous texts of the Interpretation the reader already saw, that one of two Prophets will be Apostle John, see d.e.9--15, 85, 101-105. Second of these two Prophets will be too from among witnesses of Jesus that is from among His Apostles: he will be the brother of Apostle John that is James the son of Zebedee. Jesus for a long time has intended them for this mission, having named them name Boanerges, which means: « The sons of thunder », Ìark. 3:17. « The sons of thunder » means « Those that are born at thunder ». These thunders, according to the book of Revelation, seven. Rev.10:4. They sound at the end of time, Rev.10:6, 7 when on the ground there will be prophesy Apostle John, Rev 10:8-11. Both of the brother Boanerges will rise and will be prophesy at voices of these thunders (that is a great sound of a trumpets); after revival they will justify the name « The sons of thunder » (i.e. those who are born at voice of thunder). Time of their prophesying will begin approximate one year before the beginning of last seven years* and will be prolonged before Coming of Jesus, within 1260 days.
The note: *here means “last calendar seven years”. Date of the last but one seven years is indicated in d.e. 200.
107. These are the 2 candlesticks standing before the God, Rev. 11:4.
It is a question of two prophets of the Lord, about John and James Zebedee, see d.e.106. For a role of a two, standing before the God they applied even during the earthly life: « Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him … grant, that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left in Thy kingdom », Mat. 20:20, 21. The Lord has not refused to them but only has told, that those will sit down for whom it is prepared of the Father Heavenly, Mat. 20:23; as we see, it is prepared precisely for them.
108. «fire proccedeth out of their mouth and devoureth their enemies »Rev.11:5
During of prophecy of apostles John and James there will be also such people who will want them to offend. Such opponents will be killed, because « fire will leave their mouth and will devour their enemies* ». Such attitude to opponents (to exterminate them by fire) was at James and John even during their earthly life: when a people did not receive of Jesus in a village of the Samaritans, James and John have told: “Lord, do you want us to bid fire come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elias did?” Luke 9:54. At that time the Lord has not allowed, because until mission of two prophets was still a long way off (it will be only before Second Coming), but in the First Coming « the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them », Luke 9:56. The Lord also has told them:” you do not know, what manner of spirit you are of ” Luke 9:55. The Lord has not told, that this spirit bad. And all the same, what manner of spirit there were Apostles John and James? In the question to Jesus they have referred to the prophet of Elias: “whether you want, we shall make, as well as Elias has made?” The prophet of Elias really so has made: according to the word of Elias have been burnt by fire 100 men, 2 Ki.1:9-14 (but Zebedee brothers burnt nobody, and have only asked a question to Jesus). But whether there was a spirit of the prophet Elias bad? At all is not bad, because about John the Baptist it is told, that he, shall go before the God « in spirit and power of Elias »… to make ready a people prepared for the Lord, Luke 1:17. So, apostles John and James were of spirit Elias, but at that time they yet did not know this; then Jesus has told them about it. But when time will come, they too shall prophesy in spirit and power of Elias and too in order to make ready a people prepared for the Lord (that is people of Israel).
109. « They have power … to smite the earth with all plagues » Rev. 11:6.
Two prophets God's, that is apostles James and John whom Jesus will send on the ground before the Coming, have power to shut heaven that it rain not on the ground in the days of their prophecy, as once it did the prophet of Elias, 1Ki.17:1. Will transform water of the rivers, streams, lakes and any reservoir into blood (by means of the rod, which has been given to John, Rev 11:1; similar to the rod of Moses, by which he too transformed water into blood, Exod 7:19). Two Prophets will be smiting also the ground with all plagues as often as they will.
110. « … The beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them » Rev. 11:7.
It will be, when two prophets, that are James and John, will terminate the testimony that is when 1260 days of their testimony will end. In the beginning of their testimony the beast cannot enter battle with them yet, because the beast is named « ascendeth out of the bottomless pit » that is will just leave it (for “way out” time is necessary). Words « ascendeth out of the bottomless pit » means:
1. Occurrence and formation the state of a beast (antichrist).
2. Appearance and an ascention to authority of the antichrist.
3. Founding and becoming of the world Babylon. And only at the end of their term of prophecy, in last year of their testimony, the beast will battle with two prophets, Rev. 12:17, and, eventually, all the same will kill them. Corpses of prophets will be left in the street of Jerusalem, which though refers to as great city, but in days of the testimony of two prophets in all will be similar to the Sodom and Egypt, Rev. 11:8.
111. They that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over death of prophets, Rev. 11:10.
Also will have fun and will send gifts each other. Such their merriment will proceed 3 days and an half, Rev. 11:9, because two prophets tormented them, that is did not give a rain, gave to drink blood instead of water, Rev. 11:6, also smited the ground with other plagues. In Jerusalem at that time there will be many« of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations » Rev. 11:9, wherefore Jerusalem will be at that time seized by the united armies of Gentiles, see d.e.105.
112. After three and an half days prophets will rise, Rev.11:11.
It because they will be killed in the end of the days, three and an half days before last day, that is mentioned in John 6:39,40,54. In three days and an half there will step resurrection of the dead (the First resurrection) and then alongside with others saints two God’s witnesses will rise also. Having seen the risen prophets, people will come in great fear.
113. « They ascended up to heaven in a cloud » Rev. 11:12.
It after will hear from heaven a voice: « come up hither ». The voice belongs to Jesus, John.5:28, 29; 1Thes.4:16, 17. After resurrection of the dead there will be the Catching up of Church. Alongside with others saints will be caughted up to heaven and two God’s witnesses. Under the name of "cloud" is implied a great number of Angels of God, see.d.e.7. Angels will take saved and will catch up them on heaven. Catching up will be visible wherefore it is written, that « their enemies beheld them».
114. The second woe … the third woe, Rev. 11:14.
In the book of Revelation are mentioned three woes:
The second woe, Rev. 11:14, which will occur with Great earthquake, Rev. 11:13, when will perish “seven thousand names of man*”. Under the name of « name of man » is meant set of the people that use any one name. For example: a name "Ann" is the most widespread on the Earth and it use 90 million inhabitants of the Earth. On the average, every one of 300 thousand people living all over the world, have use the same name (Ivan, John, etc.). Because “7 thousand names*” is a third of population of the Earth. The destruction of such quantity of people will occur at the second woe.
the third woe, Rev.11:14 will occur with hailstones and fire mixed with blood, Rev. 8:7. This overflowing rain consisting of a stone hailstones, fire and brimstone will be spilled on an army of the antichrist and on many people, that are with him (and on his empire), Ezek. 38:22. This rain fiery was mentioned also by the Christ, Luke 17:29. There will be it at fight the Armageddon, see too d.e. 148.
The first woe, Rev. 9:12, it is spiritual death out of locusts (from angels of a hell) which will pass themselves off as saint’s angels of God. Consists in loss of a life eternal out of will worship to a Satan who will pass itself off as the God. From all these people the presence of Holy Spirit will be taken away and on them the vials of the wrath will be poured out.
The note: *quote according to the Russian Bible.
115. The seventh Angel sounded, Rev. 11:15.
At the beginning of “seven years of antichrist”, Dan. 9:27 (see d.e.106 and the note to it), the fifth seal will be already removed by Jesus. Thus the next part of the Book of life will open for perusal, where it will be told: “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever”. The Christ shall reign as King. On this solemn occasion will sound the seventh Angel. Accession of Jesus Christ is the greatest event in history of the heavenly and terrestrial world. It so beauty, majestic and joyous, that is difficult to convey it. This rather solemn event: inhabitants of heaven, including 24 elders, Rev.11:16 will worship to Him. They thus give thanks to Jesus, naming his Lord God Almighty, Rev. 11:17, what He is actually already now, 1John. 5:20.
Accession of Jesus Christ so excellent and outstanding event, that thus change even the name of the eternity, and after Accession it will already called “REGENERATION” (or the New World*), Mat. 19:28. Accession of Jesus is inprecedented triumph to which He went long years. But all this will be in the heaven, while on the ground still should pass about 1 year till the end of time. What will occur these years on the ground, it is told in speech of elders, see below. Additional details about this look also in d.e. 49, 61, and 75.
The note: *quote according to the Revised Standard Version.
116. « And the nations were angry », Rev.11:18.
Their wrath shall be « upon this people », Luke 21:23 (Israel). And also those shall be hated of all nations, who profess the name of Jesus, Mat.24: 9; the rage continuously increases in hearts of Gentiles; their hatred and ferocity will reach apogee by the end of this world* and events, described here.
The note: *the end of the world is mentioned in Mat.28:20.
117. « And Thy wrath is come », Rev.11:18.
After the grown furious Gentiles will seize, will offend and will kill servants of God (that is Christians), King (that is the Christ, who reigneth) will be angry, Mat. 22:6, 7. The Gentiles will not honor of Son of God, therefore His wrath will flare up, Ps. 2:12. They will not honor Him though He shall reign as King, Ps. 2:5, 6. Gentiles will be to hate Jesus and to speak: “We will not have this man to reign over us”, Luke 19:14. Therefore there will come the great Day of wrath of the Lamb, that is Jesus, Rev.6:16, 17, during which seven vials of the wrath of God will be poured out on the earth, Rev. 16:1.
118. «The time of the dead, that they should be judged», Rev. 11: 18.
The God makes all in precisely accordance with the time, John 2:4, 7:6, 13:1; Gal. 4:4, Rom. 5:6, Dan. 9:26, etc. For a long time is determined also the time of God’s judgment over dead. And when this time will come, the God will give them the reward, Rom. 2:6, 7. Dead, in this case, are understood not all that have died on the ground, but only God’s “servants the prophets, and the saints, and these that fear God’s name, - both small of them, and great », that is those that have done good. They will rise in resurrection of life, John 5:29, which will come at the end of the days (at the last day, John 6:40). After resurrection they will be caught up on the heaven, 1Thes.4:16, 17, where shall stand before the face of God and where will receive the award. On the earth there will be at this time God’s judgment over this world.
119. « And the temple of God was opened in heaven … », Rev. 11:19.
As it has already been mentioned, the temple God's is a great number of people believing in him, that is Church, 1Cor. 3:16, see also d.e. 103. The temple as such (that is in the form of construction of any material) in the heaven does not exist, Rev. 21:22. What then will open in the heaven? In the heaven it will appear, it becomes visible and will open Church of God, - that is His saints, after their catching up there.
2. Having received new, uncorruptible bodies and the award from the Lord, saints become similar to Him and will appear as the sons of God, Rom. 8:18, 19; 1John. 3:2, see also d.e.155.
120. « And there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament » Rev. 11:19
The ark is overlaid round about with pure gold, Heb. 9:4, in the ark there was the testimony, Ex. 25:16. Above golden lid* of the ark the Lord met with Moses, from there sounded words of God, Ex.25:22, including words of his Testament. The ark of the testament is most holy. To it it was impossible to touch anyone of the strangers, 2Sam.6:6, 7. The ark at first was in the tabernacle, and then was in the Temple of Solomon. During siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, 2Ki. 25:1, 2, the ark has been taken out by prophet Jeremiah, who at that time was in city, Jer.39:1-11. Jeremiah has hidden an ark in one of caves, that above which subsequently was crucified Jesus. Not knowing that, people crucified of Jesus on that place under which there was a cave with hiddeneth in it the ark of the testament. During the earthquake that was at the crucifixion of the Christ, “the earth did quake and the rocks rent”, Mat. 27:51; has become a crack and in the arch of a cave above which was crucified Jesus; the blood of the Christ spilled by Him on the cross, John 19:34, through this crack has spilled on the lid of the ark of the teatament …
About this it became known during excavation and researches which were lead by archeologist Ronald Wyatt in vicinity of Jerusalem. Has been found by him (and it is photographed) and the ark of the testament which still remains in that cave. The fact of a find is important, that the Ark was seen. Now the news about occurrence of ark of the testament of God extends in temple of God, that is in his Church so, that we live already at this time, specified in Revelation.
The note: *quote according to the Russian Bible. In this place of KJV read the mercy seat.
121. Lightnings, voices, thunderings, an earthquake and great hail,
It is the list of the most important events of the book of Revelation, where:
LIGHTNINGS is a falling a Satan and his angels on the ground from heaven, Luke 10:18;
VOICES - are heard at Accession of our Lord of Jesus Christ and mean his Accession, Rev. 11:15.
THUNDERINGS - seven trumpets of seven Angels, each of which has a “thunderous voice”, Mat.24: 31 *.
EARTHQUAKE - the greatest earthquake in history of the ground which will be in Day of wrath of God, Rev. 11:13, 16:18.
GREAT HAIL – an overflowing a fiery rain with a stone hailstones which will spill on the antichrist and his empire in the end of the Day of wrath, see d.e.114, and also 50,63,67,69,85,99. First three events will occur during prophecy of two prophets, and last two events - already after they will be caught up when Church on the earth any more will not be.
The note: *like this in Russian Bible. Besides in some translations of this place (for example in translation into Russian by Lutkovsky) are mentioned “trumpets” instead of “trumpet”, see LUTK, Mat.24:31.