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I was listening to someone on the radio speak about Revelation 11 and the two Witnesses. He was one of those that promotes the popular Futurist/Dispensational view that these are two literal guys with special powers that appear at the last few years of the age. I know this is a popular view and if a movie is made based on this position it looks more like a Science Fiction flick than something Biblical. It seemingly is promoted by those that want excitment and book sales, however it is probably not very Biblical. In my opinion it does not follow proper Bible Hermenuetics (principles of Interpretation).
We have to keep in mind that the Bible uses various genres/styles of language. There is poetry, figures of speech, parables, rounded numbers, ....... There is also Apocalyptic literature full of symbolism and metaphors. One can't just view everything as literal. When it comes to symbols in The Book of Revelation I have learned that symbols represent things that are bigger than the symbols themselves. This is one reason I view the "Two Witnesses" of Rev. 11 as more than two individuals. I feel a case can be made that the witnesses represent the whole body of true believers in Jesus Christ.
If we go back into the Old Testament we find in Deuteronomy 19:15 a rule that is to be followed about criminal convictions. It tells us that we need more than a single witness. We need two or more. Although this is not symbolic it is related to Revelation 11. The body of true Christian believers are all witnesses and we are in a spiritually dead world where the majority are part of a cult of self-worship. We also hear almost daily of people being killed or persecuted by governments and fanatics around the world. We also know that God works through his people much more often than doing outright miracles. There are signs and wonders all around us. I feel that this is a better out look than what is often sensationalized by cheap movies but it does not have that Sci-fy excitement.
The "Last Days" began in the 1st century as the Book of Acts tells us in chapter 2 as true believers, which were witnesses delt with the people around them. We today are to continue until the single second coming comes.. Do you agree or disagree in some ways?