A reed like a rod was given to me. Someone said, ‘Rise, and measure Gods temple, and the altar, and those who worship in it.
Leave out the court which is outside of the temple, and don’t measure it, for it has been given to the nations. They will tread the holy city under foot for forty-two months.
I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.
These are the two olive trees and the two menorahs, standing before the Lord of the earth.
“The angel who talked with me came again, and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep. He said to me, What do you see? I said, I have seen, and behold, a menorah all of gold, with its bowl on the top of it, and its seven lamps thereon; there are seven pipes to each of the lamps, which are on the top of it; and two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl, and the other on the left side of it.”
“Then I asked him, What are these two olive trees on the right side of the menorah and on the left side of it? I asked him the second time, What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that pour the golden oil out of themselves? He answered me, Don’t you know what these are? I said, No, my lord. Then he said, These are the two anointed ones who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”
If anyone desires to harm them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. If anyone desires to harm them, he must be killed in this way.
These have the power to shut up the sky, that it may not rain during the days of their prophecy. They have power over the waters, to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
“Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the foreigners of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.”
1 Kings 17:1
“Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.”
When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them, and kill them.
Their dead bodies will be in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
From among the peoples, tribes, languages, and nations people will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not allow their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.
Those who dwell on the earth rejoice over them, and they will be glad. They will give gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
After the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet. Great fear fell on those who saw them.
I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, ‘Come up here! They went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them.’
In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe comes quickly.
The seventh angel sounded, and great voices in heaven followed, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of his Messiah. He will reign forever and ever!’
The twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before Gods throne, fell on their faces and worshiped God,
saying: ‘We give you thanks, Lord God, the Almighty, the one who is and who was; because you have taken your great power, and reigned.’