In this study we will look at another kind of torement , a positive torement.
Enter the Two Witnesses.
Revelation 11:1-2 KJVS
“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.”
Satan’s deception will cause the Gentiles to tread upon the Holy City all throughout the Woe of the Sixth Trump (666,) turning that City into complete Babylon. That City of confusion will be upon the whole world( Revelation Chapter 17 verse 15.)
Revelation 11:3-4 KJVS
“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.”
The Two Witnesses are the Two Olive, Trees ( Law, and the Prophets,) and they will become the Two Candlesticks at the Woe of the Sixth Trump. They have our Heavenly Fathers Oil of Truth that ignites His Light, and they will shine that Light from our Heavenly Father into the tombs of the spiritually dead.
The Two Witnesses will possibly be Moses, and Elijah, and they will be here Just Before, and throughout the Woe of the Sixth Trump. This is the time of their prophesying, the prophesying of Light.
With God’s Light that represents Jesus Christ who fulfills the Law, and the Prophets; the Two Witnesses will begin their torment, by prophesying God’s truth. They will shine our Heavenly Fathers Light into the dark smoke of Satan’s deception during that Woe of the Sixth Trump.
Revelation 11:5-6 KJVS
“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.  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.”
During the time of the Two Witnesses Testamony, if any man will hurt them , fire will proceed from their mouth , and devour them( A positive devouring stage of God’s Truth, you might say.)
They will also have power over waters ( people) to turn them to blood .
Now look at the word blood in the Greek Translation.
Strong’s Number G129
Transliterated Word aima
Parts of Speech
Of uncertain derivation;
blood literally (of men or animals) figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specifically (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication bloodshed also kindred: – blood.
The Testimony of Jesus Christ (Revelation Chapter 19 verse 10,) through the Two Witnesses, will begin to turn some people to the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. The atoning blood of Christ will refine, and cleansed them , and cause them to come out of their graves in that City.
John 5:28-29 KJVS
“Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”
The Two Witnesses will smite the earth with plagues, as often as they will. Truth is a plague to deception.
let’s look at the word smite in its prime in the Greek translation
Strong’s Number G3817
Transliterated Word paiō
Phonetic Spelling pah’-yo
A primary verb; to hit (as if by a single blow and less violently than G5180); specifically to sting (as a scorpion): – smite strike.
To sting as a scorpion ( Revelation Chapter 9 verse 4 and 5.) Of course the Two Witnesses smiting will be a positive sting, remember there is a positive to every negative.
In part 2 of this study we seen how Satan’s Locust Army will torment those who don’t have the seal of God in their foreheads with deception. Now we are seeing in this study, the Two Witnesses will in return torment that deception with God’s truth, as often as they will. A positive to a negative.
Revelation 11:7-8 KJVS
“And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.  And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified”.
Satan in his role as the False Prophet( Antichrist, ) will kill the Two Witnesses 3, and a half days before the Woe of the Sixth Trump passes, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of that darkened city.
Revelation 11:9-10 KJVS
“And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.  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.”
The Gentiles of that City, will be glad when the Testimony of the Two Prophets are finished, and they will make merry when they are killed.
The Two Witnesses bodies will lie dead in the streets ,and they will not suffer those bodies to put in graves.
Look what Jesus said in the book of Matthew
Matthew 8:22 KJVS
“But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.”
The dead ( spiritually) cannot put what is NOT dead in graves; the Law, and the Prophets which is part of the God’s Light. The Light is the only way out of spiritual death, and that Light is the true Christ. Jesus Christ fulfills all, and is everlasting ( Matthew Chapter 5 verses 16 and 17.)
Revelation 11:11-12 KJVS
“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.  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.”
Just as Jesus told His servant’s
Matthew 24:15-16 KJVS
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:”
The Two Witnesses, which I believe to be Elijah and Moses, will leave that City also, by ascending up to Our Heavenly Father, and His Angels, because that once Great City that becomes Babylon will fall. I believe Moses, and Elijah will rejoin the ranks of that Heavenly Host to assist our Lord in bringing upon that City’s destruction at His return.
Revelation 11:13 KJVS
“And 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.”
At the end of the Woe of the Sixth Trump the great shaking will begin, and that City that is complete confusion, will begin to fall.
The tenth part of that city , will be the Satan’s 10 Supernatural Kings, and the 7000 men, are Satan’s Fallen Angels. ( the Locust)
Revelation 11:14 KJVS
“The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.”
At the third and final Woe , which is the Woe of the Seventh Trump, the true rider on the White Horse with His Army will return to bring upon a the destruction of that dark City. ( Revelation Chapter 19 verses 11 through 21, and Isaiah Chapter 13 verses 4 through 6.)
Revelation 14:8 KJVS
“And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
At the Woe of the Seventh Trump upon the true Christ return, Babylon will fall.
Satan’s false wine of spiritual fornication will have to removed , and replaced with our Heavenly Fathers Wine of indignation.
Revelation 14:9-10 KJVS
“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:”
Jesus Christ is the Winepress upon His return at the Seventh Trump.
Revelation 14:19-20 KJVS
“And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.  And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.”
The Winepress can begin the cleansing without that Great City of torment, and without the true tormentors ( Satan’s Locust Army which includes his 10 supernatural kings, and his office of false prophet, ) that that make up City.
Revelation 19:20 KJVS
“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
What’s left of the Beast (Satan’s Locust army,) and Satan’s role(office) of false prophet will be destroyed. The smoke from her( Babylon) deception will be no more , just her burning ( Revelation Chapter 18 .)
Revelation 14:11 KJVS
“And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
With Babylon destroyed at the Seventh Trump , the Lord’s Day will begin , which is a 1000 years of purification. The spiritually dead will be tormented( corrected) by God’s fire of truth, and brimstone.
Unlike the impure fire ,smoke, and brimstone that issued out of Satan’s role of false prophet, and his fellow tormenters(Locust) mouth’s during the Woe of the Sixth Trump; God’s fire, and brimstone is a positive refining fire will get of that rid of impurity.
Another positive to a negative.
They will have to be refined, to ascend.
It is my belief, the spiritually dead will have to feel that torment ( Luke Chapter 13 verse 28, to accept the purification in that day ( Day of the Lord. )
If the spiritually dead accepts purification through Christ Millennial teachings during the Lords Day, they will indeed be clean(John Chapter 15 verse 3) through His Word, and will ascend out of their Tombs, into Eternal Life.