witnesses as answering to "the two olive trees." . They present the unfolding of God's plans for bringing about the grand end under three different aspects, mutually complementing each other. 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. The seventh trumpet, like the seventh seal and seventh vial, being the consummation, is accompanied differently from the preceding six: not the consequences which follow on earth, but those IN HEAVEN, are set before us, the great voices and thanksgiving of the twenty-four elders in heaven, as the half-hour's silence in heaven at the seventh seal, and the voice out of the temple in heaven, "It is done," at the seventh vial. It shows their afflicted, persecuted state, and deep sorrow for the abominations against which they protested. So in Revelation 16:7 the altar is personified as speaking (compare Note, speaks in the canon of Scripture (the word canon is derived from Hebrew, "kaneh," "a reed," the word here used; and John it was who completed the canon). But the nations met God's wrath with their own anger. Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred. And samchut (authority) they have over the waters to turn them into dahm and to strike ha’aretz with makkot (plagues) of every kind, as often as they want. His time shall be THE RECAPITULATION and open consummation of the "mystery of iniquity" so long leavening the world. They have authority also over the springs of water, to turn them into blood; they have authority also to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they wish. This eleventh chapter is a compendious summary of, and introduction to, the more detailed prophecies of the same events to come in the twelfth through twentieth chapters. 1290 days, and 1260 days, as symbolical of the long period of the Gentile times, whether dating from the subversion of the Jewish theocracy at the Babylonian captivity (the kingdom having been never since restored to Israel), or from the last destruction of Jerusalem under Titus, and extending to the restoration of the theocracy at the coming of Him "whose right it is"; the different epochs marked by the 2300, 1335, 1290, and 1260 days, will not be fully cleared up till the grand consummation; but, meanwhile, our duty and privilege urge us to investigate them. They have the power to close up the sky so that no rain will fall for as long as they prophesy. For it is equivalent to KING. Many of the early Church thought the two witnesses to be Enoch and Elijah. Here begins the millennial reign, the consummation of "the mystery of God" ( Revelation 10:7 ). In, on, among. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the. 2. Six is close to seven, but does not reach it. They have power given to them to seal up the sky, so that no rain may fall so long as they continue to prophesy; and power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with various plagues whenever they choose to do so. And that the slaying of the witnesses is future, appears to be probable. But the desolations of the church are limited, and she shall be delivered out of all her troubles. These have the authority to shut the sky, so that {it does not rain} during the days of their prophecy. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural.


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