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Garden of Eden, The--Part 18: The Two Witnesses

David Berg

—God's Last-Day Miracle Workers

—Part 18 of "The Garden of Eden"

—Revelation Chapter 11

DFO 1186 France, 8/5/81

1. REVELATION CHAPTER 11: "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. 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."—There's that three-and-a-half years again of the Tribulation period. The Gentiles will tread the holy city of Jerusalem under foot for forty and two months, three-and-a-half years during the Tribulation period in which the Antichrist rules supreme.

2. BUT DURING THE PRECEDING THREE-AND-A-HALF YEARS—HALF OF THE SEVEN YEARS—THE ANTICHRIST HAS MADE A DEAL or a holy Covenant, a pact with the religions of the world to make Jerusalem an open city, an international city, internationalized—at least the holy places internationalized—probably under the UN or his world government, so that they're supposed to have equal access and equal representation of temples and so on. The Jews have rebuilt their temple, reinstituted sacrificial worship and the pact seems to be going well, except it doesn't solve all the problems.

3. THE RELIGIONISTS STILL BICKER AND ARGUE AND FIGHT AMONGST EACH OTHER until finally the Antichrist gets fed up with it all and decides to just have one world religion as well as one world government, and of course this is what he's been waiting for an excuse to have all the time! So he abolishes all other religions and demands that the whole world worship him as God, that they worship him‚ sitting in the temple of God, claiming that he is God! (2Th.2:4.)

4. AND THIS WILL GO ON FOR THREE–AND-A–HALF YEARS OR 1‚ 260 DAYS OR FORTY AND TWO MONTHS as we see in this second verse of the 11th chapter‚ when he will rule with an iron hand, cruelly demanding that all who refuse to worship him be put to death, and that all who refuse to take his Mark in their head or hand, that they will not be able to buy or sell! In other words, starve to death! But here comes some good news, PTL! Third verse:

5. "I WILL GIVE POWER UNTO MY TWO WITNESSES, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days"—there you are again, three-and-a-half years!—They're gonna prophesy for the duration of the Tribulation period! "Clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the Earth." This symbolizes the fact that they're fruitful—like two olive trees—and they give light—like two candlesticks, symbolic of these final two great witnesses unto the Lord.

6. "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." No one will be able to touch them until their witness is finished. No one will be able to stop them until they have finished their witness for the full three–and-a-half years, the last three-and-a-half years of the seven-year reign of the Antichrist, that great terrible Tribulation period in which we're all going to be witnessing right to the End!

7. BUT THESE ARE GONNA BE THE TWO GREATEST WITNESSES, NO DOUBT RIGHT THERE IN THE HOLY CITY, perhaps right on the holy Mount Moriah between the three great temples—one already there, the Mosque of Omar, Dome of the Rock, the Muslim temple; one to be rebuilt‚ the Jewish temple, and sacrificial worship restored; and very likely also a Christian cathedral of some kind to be built upon the same holy mountain to represent the world's three greatest faiths! So that's very likely, most likely, where these two witnesses will be holding forth and will be witnessing against the Antichrist, against the Beast, against his unholy Image and against his claims to be God, his blasphemy against God!

8. BUT NOBODY WILL BE ABLE TO STOP THEM, not the Antichrist himself nor all his forces, until they're finished! Because if anybody tries to even approach them to stop them, fire comes out of their mouth and devours their enemies—like it did in the days of Elijah when the king sent soldiers to take him, bands of fifty! Elijah called down fire from God out of Heaven and devoured each band of soldiers as they came to arrest him! (2Kg.1:9-15.)

9. SO WILL IT BE WITH THOSE FINAL GREAT WITNESSES IN THOSE LAST DAYS! We'll all be witnessing! You'll all be witnessing everywhere! But these two will stand right in the very presence of the Antichrist and all their enemies, and no one will be able to touch them! They'll be able to keep right on going and witness to the very End!

10. SIXTH VERSE: "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." They not only have power to bring fire down from God out of Heaven and fire out of their mouths to devour their enemies, but also to turn the waters into blood and to smite the Earth with all kinds of plagues! Anything they will, they can have! Anything they want to do against their enemies, God will give it to them, and no one will be able to stop them during those days!

11. THEY WILL PREACH AND WITNESS WITH SUCH MIGHTY POWER OF GOD, the Word of God, it will be the greatest witness the world has ever seen! Not only the Antichrist will see it, not only the Jews and the Christians and the Muslims will see it, but the whole world will be watching on television, no doubt by that time beamed by satellite! It will be a witness to the whole world against them, the wicked world!

12. VERSE SEVEN: "AND WHEN THEY SHALL HAVE FINISHED THEIR TESTIMONY, the Beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit"—this Antichrist, this Devil-man, this Satan in the flesh—"shall make war against them‚ and shall overcome them‚ and kill them."—When they have finished their testimony, not a moment before! They will be able to testify and witness the full 1‚260 days, forty-two months‚ three-and-a-half years of the total Tribulation period‚ and nobody will be able to stop them; isn't that wonderful? No matter what the Devil and all his henchmen and all his cohorts and conspirators and cruel wicked followers—followers of the Devil, of the Beast, of Satan—no matter what they try to do, they cannot even touch them until they've finished their testimony!

13. THEN THE LORD ALLOWS THE DEVIL TO TOUCH THEM, JUST AS HE DOES WITH US MANY TIMES! He lets us finish our job, finish our work in a place, He lets our message become well-known, popular‚ publicized, famous! And then, when we have finished our work and everyone has heard and all those who will receive have had a chance to receive, and all those who refuse and reject have had their chance to do so, then the Lord allows the Devil to move in with persecution to drive you out of that field!—Because the Lord doesn't want you to waste any more time there!

14. EVERYBODY WHO'S GOING TO ACCEPT HAS ACCEPTED JESUS‚ everybody who's going to reject your message has rejected you! And therefore, from then on, you're just beating the air, wasting your time, because you finished your job! So then the Lord allows the Enemy to come in like a flood sometimes and raise a lot of persecution against you. Although when he does, the Lord will raise a standard against him. (Is.59:19.) But He allows you then to be driven from that field.

15. JESUS SAID, "WHEN THEY PERSECUTE YOU IN ONE CITY, FLEE YE TO ANOTHER! Ye shall not have gone over all the cities of Judea until the Son of Man is come again!" (Matthew 10:23.) Think of it! In the occupied West Bank that dear Begin likes to call Samaria and Judea—Judea was just one of the 12 provinces of all Israel—and Jesus said you won't even have witnessed thoroughly in all of the cities of Judea, the West Bank, He said "until I have come again."

16. IMAGINE NOW‚ NEARLY 2,000 YEARS HAVE PASSED, and yet the disciples of Christ, the Christians, have not yet done a complete thorough witness to the entire province of Judea alone, not all the cities of Judea alone, till the Son of Man is come back again! So you certainly won't have gone over all the cities of the whole world till Jesus comes!

17. NEVERTHELESS, WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED AND SATURATED THE WORLD WITH YOUR DOCTRINE, turned the world upside-down, as they said, "Here come those that turn the world upside-down" (Acts 17:6)—actually we're not turning it upside-down, we're turning it right side-up!—But when they've all heard you, they've heard you in person, they've read your literature, they've heard you on the radio, the MWM Show, Music With Meaning, they've seen you on television—the Music With Meaning Show on television as well—and all the Gospel of all Christians everywhere, on radio, television, literature, in person, all over the world, the whole world will have heard your Gospel—every nation, kingdom, tongue and tribe! Think of that!

18. THEY SAY THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY, PROBABLY, 2,000 DIFFERENT TRIBES AND THEREFORE LANGUAGES IN THE WORLD TODAY!—2,000 different kinds of languages and tribes! By that time, every one of them will have heard the Gospel, every one of them will have heard about Jesus! At the end of the Tribulation every single tongue, tribe and nation will have heard the Gospel of Jesus throughout all the Earth, Jesus said, and then shall the End come! (Mt.24:14.) So then the Lord allows the Beast to ascend out of the bottomless pit and make war against them and shall overcome them and kill them!

19. EIGHTH VERSE: "AND THEIR DEAD BODIES SHALL LIE IN THE STREET OF THE GREAT CITY, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt and where also our Lord was crucified." Well‚ now where was Jesus crucified? Wasn't Jesus crucified in Jerusalem, or just outside Jerusalem? Well, then what is He talking about here that the bodies of these two witnesses shall lie in the street of this great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt and Jerusalem! Well, He could have added one to that, and He does a little later on in the Scripture—Babylon!

20. "WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? JOHN MUST HAVE BEEN A BIT SCREWED UP ON HIS GEOGRAPHY, because Sodom is way south of the Dead Sea, and Egypt is another couple hundred miles south of that, and Jerusalem is a couple hundred miles North of that, and Babylon was a thousand miles to the east! What are you talking about? How could Jesus have been crucified in all four cities!—Sodom, Egypt, Jerusalem, Babylon!" Well‚ it's very simple!

21. EVERY ONE OF THESE CITIES TYPIFIED THE WORLD SYSTEM. Every one of them typified the worldly, anti-God, anti-Christ, money-hungry greedy commercial system of the world, which in a later chapter He calls Babylon; here He calls it Sodom and Egypt and Jerusalem! ...

23. SO HERE WE HAVE THEM ALL GROUPED TOGETHER IN ONE GREAT WORLD SYSTEM!—All the same, all symbolic of the same final great System that God hates‚ that hates Him, and that hates His witnesses, until the Devil's own representative, the Devil–man in the flesh‚ Satan incarnate‚ at the end of their witness finally rises up and kills them, but can't do it until then.

24. DON'T WORRY, THE DEVIL WON'T BE ABLE TO LAY A FINGER ON YOU, he won't be able to hurt you, he won't be able to harm you until your job is done. God will not suffer you to be cut off before your time. The Lord will not allow you to be slain, stopped, killed, until you have finished your job and your work! And then, praise God, the quicker the better, the sooner they kill you the sooner you're released from this old vile body of flesh and mud and dirt and disease and weariness and hunger and thirst and all of its problems‚ and set free in the Spirit!

25. YOUR SPIRIT, THE REAL YOU, THE ONE THAT LIVES DOWN INSIDE OF THIS HOUSE, the one that's looking out these windows, the real you that lives down inside!—That's you I'm looking at when I look in your eyes! We look into each other's eyes and hearts and spirits and that's the real you, inside of that body, inside of this house you live in. This is just the vehicle you run around in, made out of mud, and it'll soon go back to dust again from whence it came!

26. AND AS SOON AS IT DOES‚ AS SOON AS THIS BODY IS KILLED ... YOU ARE RELEASED, your spirit's set free, and you will be so happy and so thrilled and so wonderful and so excited and completely free for the first time in your whole existence! Marvelous! Wonderful! You'll feel light as a feather when you die! I know, I've died, I've gone through it! I sat up in my body in bed, half-in and half-out, and I felt as light as a feather! I felt like I could just flap my arms and float up to the ceiling and right on through!

27. AND MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD THAT SAME EXPERIENCE IN THESE FAMOUS SO-CALLED "AFTER-DEATH" EXPERIENCES or "life after death" experiences or "life after life" experiences that many have written about and witnessed to and testified of. Why won't you take the testimony of many witnesses, not only of ours and of His Word, but of those who have actually gone through the veil of this life, past this simple fourth dimension into the fifth dimension of the next world—the spirit world, the eternal world!

28. THIS WORLD YOU SEE IS GONNA PASS AWAY, GONNA BE ALL BURNED UP ONE OF THESE DAYS! Man's gonna try to burn it up, but God's not gonna let him, 'cause He has another thousand years of the Garden of Eden on Earth—the great Millennium—to allow man to live another thousand years to see what it should've been like and would've been like under the government of God, like the Garden of God, the Garden of Eden, while we rule and reign with Jesus here on the Earth!

29. SO GOD'S NOT GONNA ALLOW MAN TO BURN IT ALL UP! Well, He's gonna burn up about a third of it, and some of it is gonna be destroyed, but the Lord's gonna come back and restore it under us, with us, and it'll be like the Garden of Eden again, be like it was in Adam and Eve's day, and people will live a thousand years again, curse removed, beautiful!—To show you what God intended for the world to be like!

30. SO GOD'S NOT GONNA LET THE DEVIL BURN IT UP, DON'T WORRY! He's not gonna let man bomb it all completely away! Oh, he's gonna bomb plenty of it; about a third of it is gonna be destroyed! You better not be in that third—and it's most likely gonna be the northern third, and most likely the Western nations, perhaps also the superpowers—you better not be in that third world!

31. THE WORLD TODAY SPEAKS ABOUT THE THIRD WORLD. Well, you'd be a lot safer off in the so–called Third World‚ the poor nations of the Earth in the southern hemisphere or the tropical region‚ than in the temperate zones of North America and Europe where the bombs are gonna be falling while man destroys not the whole Earth, but a third of the Earth maybe.

32. JUST ABOUT THE ONLY SAFE PLACE ON THIS EARTH TO BE DURING THAT ATOMIC WAR IS GOING TO BE IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE to escape both the bombs and the fallout! And do you know the only three continents that are in the southern hemisphere?—South America, Africa and Australia—and‚ of course, the South Sea islands. So if you wanna escape this coming war that Reagan is determined to have and the U.S. is determined to wage, go south now!

33. NEITHER HE NOR ANY OF HIS HELPERS HAVE EVER MENTIONED THE WORD PEACE; THEY'RE ALWAYS TALKING WAR!—So if they want war, they'll have it! War is in their hearts, war is on their lips, war is in their eyes—just look at their pictures—they're determined to have war!—In spite of all that Russia and Europe can do to stop them! Those God-damn Americans are determined to have war! They're trying to wipe their enemies off the face of the Earth, and what's gonna happen is they're gonna get wiped off the face of the Earth!—Maybe their enemies too! Or maybe God will have mercy on them and let them live through it!

34. SOMEBODY'S GOTTA PICK UP THE PIECES!—The Red government of the Antichrist‚ described as red here in the Bible and sounds like Communism and Russia‚ Gog and Magog—somebody's gonna pick up the pieces and rule the Earth and reorganize it, restore order‚ restore the economy, restore government, and offer peace and plenty to all—and that's what the Antichrist will offer!

35. HE WILL CLAIM TO BE THE MESSIAH—GOD—THE KING OF THE WORLD, and offer the utopia, the Heaven on Earth, the false Millennium under his rule, but soon everything begins to go wrong and soon he insists everybody worship him, and then everything goes wrong and the whole thing begins to fall apart, because it's anti-God and anti-Christ and anti–peace and anti-everything that could possibly bring peace!—Anti the Children of God, anti God's Family of Love!

36. UNTIL FINALLY JESUS HIMSELF HAS TO COME BACK AND TAKE OVER and run the world with His children, His people, for a thousand years to show them how it ought to be run! But just before He comes back, here's what happens! These final two witnesses witness right up to the very end of this Tribulation period:

37. "AND THEIR DEAD BODIES SHALL LIE IN THE STREET OF THE GREAT CITY"—Which spiritually is called all of these horrible places. In other words, they will be killed possibly in the very city of Jerusalem itself! But it doesn't matter, anywhere in this world system, maybe in New York, maybe in Buenos Aires or Rio or Jerusalem or London or Paris, anywhere the whole world can see them on television. They're witnessing to the whole world, to the whole System.

38. WHETHER IT BE NEW YORK OR SODOM OR JERUSALEM OR WHATEVER, IT'S ALL SODOM, it's all Egypt, it's all Jerusalem, it's all Babylon, it's all the same! It's all filthy, wicked, anti-God‚ anti–Christ, evil and of the Devil!—And God hates it and they hate God and they come to blows and God allows them to martyr these two precious witnesses, perhaps as well as many others. But that's only their release; their job is done, praise God!

39. GOD HAS SPOKEN TO US AND SEEMED TO INDICATE THAT IT WOULD BE EVEN TWO MEMBERS OF OUR OWN FAMILY, two of our own leaders, think of that! I don't know of any two other people in the world, greater witnesses than the ones I'm thinking about and who could be tremendous witnesses in the last hour that God pours out His anointing upon one woman and one young boy, a woman and a child.

40. BECAUSE GOD'S WORD SAYS IN THOSE LAST DAYS "WOMEN AND CHILDREN SHALL RULE OVER THEM!" (Isaiah 3:4,12.) So who could God better pick in the Last Day of the Woman and the Year of the Child than a woman and a child to be the final great witnesses to this evil world system of Sodom, Gomorrah and Egypt and Jerusalem and Babylon and the whole works!—Including New York and London and Paris and all the rest of you!

41. THEIR DEAD BODIES LIE IN THE STREET! "And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves." They are so angry, so fiercely angry at these two witnesses who faithfully preached the Word, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the judgments of God and the warnings of God!

42. THEY HATED THEM SO THEY DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO SEE THEM BURIED‚ they wanted to watch them rot in the streets and the flies to crawl over them and the worms to crawl in and out and smell the stink of their bodies, their dead bodies, lying on the street! But what a hollow victory!—Just lumps of clay, lumps of mud‚ just garbage! They, those two witnesses, their spirits have gone on to be with the Lord! Those were just the bodies, the houses they occupied, the vehicles they ran around in, now gone back to dirt, to garbage, to mud.

43. "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." They're gonna have a new Christmas! They're gonna have a new day to celebrate!—The death of the great final two witnesses of God!

44. THEY'RE GONNA BE SO HAPPY THAT THEY'RE DEAD AND NO LONGER CONVICTING THEM OF THEIR SINS and preaching the Gospel at them all day long in the heart of the news, and on radio‚ on television and the newspapers, and their pictures plastered all over the world and from satellites! These two miracle–workers will be top headlines and top news and their message the top message to the world! They're going to be so happy they're dead they're gonna give presents to each other like they do on Christmas!

45. SOMETIMES YOU WONDER WHAT THE WORLD IS CELEBRATING ON CHRISTMAS. WAS IT THE BIRTH OF JESUS OR THE DEATH OF JESUS? Are they glad because He was born? Or are they glad that He's dead and no longer here to convict them of their sins! The Jews certainly did their best to kill Him, and the Romans allowed it, so both Jews and Gentiles are just as guilty! Every sinner is guilty!

46. EVERYONE WHO SINS AGAINST GOD IS GUILTY, AND THE GREATEST SIN OF ALL IS TO REFUSE TO BELIEVE IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. That's the sin for which you will die and go to Hell! Not because you've been a liar and a thief and an adulterer nor a murderer nor any other kind of a wicked vile sinner or criminal; those deeds and crimes will not send you to Hell! They can be forgiven by God!

47. THERE'S ONLY ONE SIN THAT CANNOT BE FORGIVEN, AND THAT'S THE SIN AGAINST THE HOLY GHOST! (Mat.12:31‚32.) That is the sin of unbelief against God's convicting Spirit, and if you reject the conviction of God's Holy Spirit in your heart, you harden your heart, "after being often reproved you harden your neck, then you're going to be suddenly destroyed and that without remedy!" (Pr.29:1.) Not because you were a criminal or a murderer or a thief or a robber or whatever! God can forgive all those if you're sorry and repentant! The System may not forgive you, the world won't forgive you, but God can forgive you!

48. I'LL NEVER FORGET WHEN I HEARD THE STORY OF HOW A FRIEND OF OURS SAW HORACE ALDERMAN DIE—a murderer, a gun-runner, a rum-runner, a thief, a robber, a gangster who had killed many people and three federal officers when they tried to kill him! But he finally in prison was wonderfully saved by a dear friend of mine who went to witness to him, and he began to witness to all the men on Death Row and got everybody saved, even the wardens saved, in the federal penitentiary at Raiford near Jacksonville, Florida.—This former rum-runner and illegal immigrant importer.

49. HE USED TO TRY TO GET CHINESE INTO FLORIDA, and if the feds were getting too close in their Coast Guard cutters, he'd just make the Chinese walk the plank and dive into the Gulf and drown!—A murderer‚ cruel! And when they finally caught him, the feds were so mad they pinned him to the deck of their boat with ice picks through his shoulders, then went down to the cabin and had a free–for-all, a drunken party to celebrate that they'd caught this most wanted man. But he tore himself loose from that cross and he went in there and grabbed one of their guns and shot all three of them to avenge himself!

50. AFTER HE GOT WONDERFULLY SAVED AND WAS SORRY AND REPENTANT, and we had lawyers pleading his case and my mother even went to Washington, D.C., to plead with the President and the Head of the Supreme Court, to try to ask for clemency and release him. But they said‚ "Sorry, there are too many enemies who hate him. It would be bad for us politically; we'd lose a lot of votes if we'd let that man free! There're too many people who want his skin and to see him hang, and I'm sorry, we can't let him go! We can't even give him a life sentence‚ he's gotta die!"

51. SO AS HE WALKED ONTO THAT TRAP DOOR JUST BEFORE THEY PUT THE SACK OVER HIS HEAD AND THE NOOSE AROUND HIS NECK, he said, "I want to sing a song!"—And he sang a wonderful song about Heaven. Then he looked at the man who had won him to the Lord, our friend, dear Fred Haas, and Haas was weeping! But Horace Alderman was smiling, almost laughing‚ happy, rejoicing! He said, "Fred, I'm gonna see Jesus before you do!" Hallelujah! "I'm gonna see Jesus today!" Hallelujah! TYJ! (Weeps.) PTL! TYJ!

52. WHEN WE DIE‚ IT'S AN ESCAPE, IT'S A RELEASE, REALLY FREEDOM! We're relieved of this old‚ tired, decaying, dying body that causes so much trouble and pain! Maybe you're young‚ maybe you don't have any troubles or pain! Wait'll you get old. I don't think you're going to have time to get old, though; Jesus is gonna come too soon. But it's a relief, it's a release!

53. DON'T FEAR DEATH, WELCOME DEATH! It's your release, it's your graduation!—Relieved of this old sinful body, liberated at last, free at last!—Able to fly with the speed of thought, to go through walls and doors and ceilings and anywhere, just to be with Jesus and to serve the Lord. Praise God! Don't fear death!

54. THAT'S THE BIGGEST FAVOR YOUR ENEMIES CAN DO TO YOU, IS TO KILL YOU! 'Cause then they finish your work and they liberate you into the next world. That's the stupidest thing they can do, that's the craziest, most ridiculous thing they could do! They think that they're hurting you somehow to kill you, when actually they're doing you a big favor to release you from this body into the freedom of the Spirit in the next world! So don't worry about death!

55. MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE THEN. Many people are gonna be killed as martyrs during that time, but we're gonna witness to the End till our job is done. Then the Lord will let them take our lives to release us! God lets the Devil do his dirty work! Did you know that the Devil is working for God? Did you know that he is just God's prosecuting attorney and executioner, the hangman? But all he does is release you from this life so you can be in the next.

56. AND AS HORACE ALDERMAN STOOD ON THAT TRAP DOOR—he didn't even want them to put the hood on his head, he tried to refuse it but they said it was the law—they had the noose around his neck and he raised his hands to Jesus and he said, "I'm gonna see Jesus now before you do!"—he said as they slipped the hood over his head, smiling, praying, praising Jesus and singing to the Lord!

57. HE SAID, "EARTH RECEDES, HEAVEN OPENS! THIS IS MY CORONATION DAY!"—A famous quote of a famous preacher‚ Dr. Dwight L. Moody and my own grandmother, he quoted that very thing—and he went to be with the Lord! What a blessing! What a relief! What a release from all those years in prison! Thank God he was released! Don't worry about death‚ that's your graduation, that's your release, you get out of school, and you get to be with the Lord in the Heavenly places!

58. SO THE WORLD'S GONNA BE SO HAPPY WHEN YOU DIE, they're gonna give presents to each other! "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." What's happening?! They're being resurrected! Suddenly those bodies come to life before they've been buried! Why? Because they are being resurrected!

59. JESUS IS COMING IN THE SKY and all the dead in Christ are rising to meet Him in the air!—Including these two witnesses! Only three-and-a-half days after they're killed‚ Jesus comes to resurrect them and Rapture them along with us and all those who are saved! Praise God! Hallelujah! TYJ! And fear fell upon their enemies!

60. "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. 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. The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly."

61. AND NOW WE HEAR THAT SEVENTH ANGEL, THAT LAST TRUMP SOUND! This is like a little story leading up to that Last Trump, because when it sounds, that's when they were resurrected. And now He's gonna tell you the other events, but we'll have to save that for next time!

62. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE SURE THAT ALL IS WELL WITH YOUR SOUL WHEN YOU DIE? Just take Jesus in your heart, believe that He's your Savior, confess your sins, receive Him, ask Him to come in and you'll be saved forever! You won't have to worry about dying anymore. You'll die‚ of course, "it's appointed unto man once to die" (He.9:27); we'll all die, sooner or later. But it's time for me to quit. I'm not gonna die right now‚ but I gotta quit!

63. BUT PRAISE GOD, WHEN THAT DAY COMES FOR YOU, YOU WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHERE YOU'RE GOING! You know you're going to be with the Lord in Heavenly places when Jesus comes! (Sings:)

"When Jesus comes,

Don't hesitate‚

Don't be too late,

Be ready!"

In Jesus' name! GBY! WLY! Take Jesus right now! ILY! Come back again! X! We'll finish the story next time—or continue it next time! Bye-bye!