reply to post by HumAnnunaki
The most holy is now in heaven. When Jesus was put to death the curtain that separated the Holy from the Most Holy was rent int two, showing that
this took place. In any event, the temple and everything in it served as types, or merely representations of the the reality in heaven, or their
Also the 144,000 are not literal Jews that will convert. Rather they are a "holy nation," the spiritual Israel of God, the anointed Christian
congregation. And it is made up of both men and women, young and old, married and single. They are "virgins" in the fact that they have not
polluted themselves with Satan's system of things, and take no part in his political governments on earth, in earthly warfare, no are they part of
false religion. Their citizenship is in heaven, and while on earth they realize that they act as ambassadors substituting for the Christ. And since
they are already citizens of God's heavenly kingdom government, they are neutral in earthly politics. All religions that partake in politics and
warfare are disqualified as making up Christ's congregation on earth and are heading for sure destruction in the approaching great tribulation.
As for the two witnesses. There were also two prophets in the past that their works remind us of. For example take what the work Insight on the
Scriptures has to say about it:
that no rain should fall during the days of their prophesying.” (Re 11:3-6) These “witnesses” representing God as ‘prophets,’ or
spokesmen, would not pronounce God’s favor or blessing on the plans and works of wicked men on earth. Like Elijah, who announced a
three-and-a-half-year drought on Israel because of their practice of Baal worship promoted by King Ahab and his wife Jezebel, so these “two
witnesses” figuratively “shut up heaven” so that no refreshing “rain” from God would come to bring prosperity to such efforts of men.—1Ki
17:1–18:45; Lu 4:25, 26; Jas 5:17, 18. wol.jw.org...=14:0-14:668
Also the fact that these two witnesses are able to consume their enemies with fire that issues forth from their mouths also reminds us of two
prophets. For example Moses' pronouncement against Korah and his 250 men, and Jehovah's subsequent sending of fire from heaven and consuming them
at the entrance of the tabernacle. (See Numbers 16:1-7; 28-35).
Elijah as well commanded fire to consume his enemies when King Ahaziah sent men to seize him, on two separate occasions. On the third, because he was
asked by the wise man that approached him, he acquiescenced to going. (See 2 Kings 1:5-16.)
That the two witnesses represent the anointed is also seen in this scripture:
(Zechariah 4:11-14) . . .And I proceeded to answer and say to him: “What do these two olive trees on the right side of the lampstand and on its
left side mean?” 12 Then I answered the second time and said to him: “What are the two bunches of twigs of the olive trees that, by means of the
two golden tubes, are pouring forth from within themselves the golden [liquid]?” 13 So he said to me: “Do you not really know what these [things]
mean?” In turn I said: “No, my lord.” 14 Accordingly he said: “These are the two anointed ones who are standing alongside the Lord of the
Of course in his day the two anointed ones were Joshua and Zerubbabel.
Today the anointed, John-class are represented by the two-witnesses. They prophesied in sackcolth for 1,260 days between the December 1914 to June
1918. In October of the year 1914 Jesus began to rule as the Messianic King of Jehovah's heavenly kingdom government. In that year he attained the
legal right over the earth. Instead of recognized him as legal heir to the earth and submitting to his rulership the kings of the earth broke out in
Where would religion stand? A group of Bible Students had been proclaiming the year 1914 as the end of the "gentile times" when Jehovah allowed
mankind to rule with no interference, and that in that year he would place his king-designate Jesus on the throne of power. The world's religious
leaders on the other hand got involved with World War I and bloodied their hands with Satan's system of things yet again. The Churches of
Christendom proved to be unfaithful to Jesus and thus were cast off forever, and now await their final judgement, destruction by the very governments
they wish to prostitute themselves to.
The Bible Students however, mostly remained neutral to the war. Some not fully understanding the need to be completely neutral thought it was okay
to join the army, not to kill, but as medics. Yet for the full 42 months these faithful witnesses "prophosied" in that they gave witness to the
nations of their coming destruction and God's judgement upon religion.