Through the power of Yahweh and His Messiah, the two witnesses will arrive. Being sent by Jesus, these two prophets will testify on behalf of our Savior. The two witnesses will have power to smite the earth with plagues, and they will be able to annihilate their enemies. Jesus, during His earthly existence, allowed the apostles to see a vision of the two witnesses who are symbolically “Elijah” and “Moses”.
This vision can be understood because of the deliberate use of “fire coming out of their mouths” and
‘striking the earth with all plagues.” These two anointed ones or (sons of oil literally translated from the Hebrew) were selected by Christ Himself as the “two olive branches who stand beside the lord of the whole earth.” Zechariah 4:11-14; Revelation 11; Matthew 17: 1-13.
With the above understanding from the book of Zechariah, we see that the two witnesses cannot be the old and new testaments because of the Hebrew. It was the error of the translation that has caused this prophecy to be misinterpreted. Any Hebrew scholar will confirm that this is truth. Also, there is no scriptural support for the witnesses being the actual Moses and Elijah. The Scriptures actually prove otherwise.
Once the testimony of Jesus Christ has come to an end, the beast that “comes out of the bottomless pit” will wage war against these prophets of God and kill them. Yet, after three and a half days, these men will be resurrected and will amaze the world by ascending to heaven at the sound of loud voice! Then soon afterward, a great earthquake will cause a tenth of Jerusalem to fall and kill seven thousand people.
Those who survive give glory to the God of heaven. Scripture tells us the resurrection of the two witnesses, the great earthquake in Israel, and the survivors who praise God ends the second woe to the earth! Revelation 11: 7-14.