The Day of the Lord will continue, but the second part of chapter 11 gives us further background information, showing how the Lord's two witnesses are treated after prophesying. Their work with Israel being done, the beast (antichrist) comes back from the dead, makes war with God's two witnesses and is allowed to kill them. Their dead bodies are not permitted to be buried, but disgracefully lie upon a street in Jerusalem. People of all nationalities will gawk at them for 3 and a half days, greatly rejoicing and celebrating - they will even send gifts to one another because these two prophets had tormented them for 3 and a half years, and now it is over. But God brings them back to life, causing get fear for those watching, and then takes them up into heaven in full view of their enemies. In that same hour there was a great earthquake with severe damage in Jerusalem - seven thousand people die, causing the rest to become terrified and recognize that God did all these things.
Accurately teaching God's Word verse by verse for the purpose of equipping believers, Jack G. Ebner has served as pastor-teacher at Cascade Bible Church since 1990. Jack and his wife, Bev, have six children and two grandchildren.