The identity of the two witnesses is not known and is speculated. However, we can assume,
"Who are the two witnesses in the book of Revelation?
In Revelation 11:3–12
is a description of two individuals who will help accomplish God’s work during the tribulation
: “I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth” (verse 3). Nowhere does the Bible identify these two witnesses by name, although people through the years have speculated.
The two witnesses in Revelation will have miraculous powers to accompany their message (Revelation 11:6
), and no one will be able to stop them in their work (verse 5). At the end of their ministry, when they have said all they need to say, the beast
will kill them and the wicked world will rejoice, allowing the bodies of the fallen prophets to lie in the streets (verses 7–10). Three and a half days later, however, God’s two witnesses will be resurrected and, in full view of their enemies, ascend to heaven (verses 11–12).
There are three primary theories on the identity of the two witnesses in Revelation: (1) Moses and Elijah, (2) Enoch and Elijah, and (3) two unknown believers whom God calls to be His witnesses in the end times.
(1) Moses and Elijah are seen as possibilities for the two witnesses due to the specific miracles that John says the witnesses will perform. The witnesses will have the power to turn water into blood (Revelation 11:6
), which duplicates a famous miracle of Moses (Exodus 7
). And the witnesses will have the power to destroy their enemies with fire (Revelation 11:5
), which corresponds to an event in Elijah’s life (2 Kings 1
). Also giving strength to this view is the fact that Moses and Elijah both appeared with Jesus at the transfiguration (Matthew 17:3–4
). Further, Jewish tradition expects Moses and Elijah to return, based on the prophecy of Elijah’s coming in Malachi 4:5
and God’s promise to raise up a prophet like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15
), which some Jews believe necessitates Moses’ return."
Who are the two witnesses in the book of Revelation? Are the two witnesses Moses and Elijah or Enoch and Elijah?
If we assumed the two witnesses are Moses and Elijah, then they both appeared with Jesus at the transfiguration. They would already be with Christ and He is just calling them back. This would be a completely different situation than regular believers in Christ dying and being resurrected.
Now, like I said this is only an assumption, but it could be what happens. Since we don't know for sure, neither you nor I should build any doctrine upon uncertainties.
You can if you want, but I build doctrine upon certainties.
By the way, if we are in Christ and bros in Christ, this should be a respectful conversation. Saying things like "Stay on point, Neo" has a prideful , arrogant, judgmental tone to it. There is no need to say such things. I have heard much worse on this board, but I want to have complete respect in discussions.
Are you OK with this?