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.  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.  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.
I don’t know about you, but the passage about the two witnesses during the tribulation has always intrigued me. It seems these 2 men have an almost impossible task here. It appears as if the whole world hates them, and wants to harm them. However, these 2 prophets of God are resilient. Let’s look at how this message from God’s Word applies to us. This truth is an encouragement to God’s servants in all ages, for the work of the Lord is never easy.
FIRST I’d like you to notice that God gives his servant power (vs3, vs 6) (Acts 1:8)God has given you His power to accomplish what He places you here to do. SECOND verse 3 says they shall prophesy, which means God gave them a message. You and I have the awesome, and humbling task of sharing the gospel (Matt. 28:18-20) THIRD God gave them protection (vs 5) (2 Thessalonians 3:3) Nothing happened to these men that God didn’t allow, or handle Himself. What comfort to know that anything Satan wants to bring against us must first be filtered through the will of our Father. FOURTH we see perfection (vs 7.) Of course we aren’t talking about being sinless, if you’ll notice verse 7 says “when they shall have finished their testimony.” (Philippians 1:6) We have a God who is faithful to see us through until our time, and task on earth here is perfected, or complete. What a faithful God we serve. As we read the book of Revelation we can’t help but think about the end times. Can’t help but think about eternity. Today we are one day closer than we were yesterday to the rapture of His church. I agree with what John said in Revelation 22:20 ….Even so, come, Lord Jesus.