Lesson 157

"The Second Woe"

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The two witnesses
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6  These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14  The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. The seventh trumpet
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Lesson No. 157 "The Second Woe" Book of Revelation, Chapter 11 07/07/2013

1) What is John given and asked to do in verse 1? Is this temple in heaven or on earth? What can the 'measuring' represent? The outer court is not preserved.

2)Verse 2 indicates that something is going on in Jerusalem at the site of the temple. What is it?

3)Who do you think the two witness are in verse 3? How long is 1,263 days in years? The tribulation time period is 7 years with 3 1/2 years of prosperity followed by 3 1/2 years of tribulation.

4)These two witnesses are represented by an olive tree, candlestick, and are wearing sack cloth. What do these symbols represent?

5)God has a mission for the two witness to do, what is it? (Hint- verse 3). When the forces of evil try to kill them, what happens? What about all the powers that they have? What is the purpose of their powers? (Hint- verse 6)

6)Since the two witnesses prophesy for 3 1/2 years without stopping, do you think that people on hearing the prophesy can be saved?

7)After 3 1/2 years, what happens to the witnesses? (Hint- verse 7)

8)Who kills them and why are their bodies left in the streets for 3 1/2 days? Why does the world rejoice in their death? (Hint- verses 8, 9, 10)

9)What happens after the witnesses lie in the street 3 1/2 days? Why are the peoples of the world now afraid? This is the second woe to the inhabitants of the earth. (verse 11, 12, and 13)

10) Verse 15 sounds very good, it starts with the sounding of the seventh angel. What does this mean? This could mean the end of the tribulation period.

11) Now look at verses 16 through 19; what does it seem is happening?

12) God said that He would make good on all His promises- that's what the thunderings mean!