Preston:

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I wrote the following letter for Norm, a year ago, and offer it here very slightly modified. In another paper I shall discuss the destiny of God's people.

The Last Days

A Description of Cosmic Events to Unfold in the Next Six Years
A Letter addressed to Norm DuVal, September 2011

Part Two

The Two Witnesses

Norm:

This letter is Part Two of my series on The Last Days. While my presentation on the Return of Michael was easier to represent in selection of material, this letter is more difficult because it requires explanation, and not merely selection of illustration. Until now I did not explain events to unfold around these Two. This is now necessary. My discovery in the Mayan Chilam Balam added to my understanding. This was further enhanced by American Indian Revelation and my discovery of prophecy from the Book of Zechariah in the Bible. The following provides that explanation.

Item #1: Revelation 11

Although Revelation 11 contains a garbled and confused account of the work of these two unusual men it offers the key description of them. This is the only reference to them in the Bible, except for events described in Zechariah 12-14. Unfortunately some early Christian editor of the Book of Revelation corrupted the text.

I crossed out those sentences I feel are an extraneous insertion by that ancient editor.

I shall summarize the important elements of the prophesy:

From private revelations I know they will not work for the 1260 days specified. (Approximately three and one-half years, which is based on mythological thinking.) Sackcloth does not mean rags; it means common ordinary clothing, not formal dress attire. (For personal reasons I hope it is not "sackcloth.")

Item #2: The Zechariah Prophecy: Chapters 12 to 14

Historically, this prophecy is one of the most confused in Jewish and Christian traditions. Most of this confusion is due to the Apostle John. He simply did not understand the context of the statements made by Zechariah. Refer to my analysis at

http://www.world-destiny.com/crucifixage.html

In the Zechariah prophecy a totally different subject suddenly seems to appear. We go from a discussion of the destruction of the nations and a new world age in these three Chapters to a depiction of a Crucifixion in verse 12:10. How does a Crucifixion appear within the context of the destruction of the nations?

The Apostle John accepted this passage as a description of the crucifixion of Jesus. He quotes it verbatim. For two thousand years Christianity has accepted that ascription. The difficulty is this: if accepted as the crucifixion of Jesus it is totally out of context. All the events of this oracle are about the destruction of the nations at the end of the age. Then stuck into that context by Christians for two thousand years is this unique and incompatible event.

What else was John to do with this passage? Or all Christians ever since? Here is someone who is pierced, which, by tradition, many Jews and all Christians understood as the Crucifixion. As if to emphasize the Crucifixion, the phrase whom they have pierced, places the blame directly on the Jewish people. Zechariah lived in the latter part of the sixth century BC, after the Jews had returned from Babylonian exile. Therefore, his racial reference must be the Jews. However, his mention of the people coming out of the Davidic lines could include all the tribes of Israel before the breakup of the Kingdom.

Missing from this prophecy, and probably not shown to Zechariah, is the Great Tribulation that accompanies these end-time events. It is the agents of the Tribulation who bring the Crucifixion. Therefore, the Crucifixion fits directly within the context of the end-time events. But many Jews and Christians are so confused by these events they do not know how to assign guilt for the Tribulation. Only with the Resurrection of the Two does assignment become clear. Then, in a moments time, deep regret comes to all people. Now they know without reservation that this is Michael-Jesus who carries such resurrection power.

The two olive trees and two lampstands are described.

These two men will dedicate themselves to the service of God. They will be His voice speaking to all of human kind.

We find many different explanations offered by biblical interpreters concerning these two figures. There are as many ideas as there are possible allusions. The context in Zechariah seems to be events that unfolded historically with Zerubbabel and Joshua, yet the allusions are abstruse and convoluted. Probably the closest to reality is that of Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, who perceive the text as pertaining to the future, and not the historical scene.

So the two witnesses shall appear before the destruction of Antichrist. (JFB)

In my understanding of the events of the last days the Two Witnesses will be brought forth when Michael arrives. Simultaneously Caligastia will be released from his restraints to bring his deadly actions. When the Two Witnesses are crucified and resurrected that act will modify the spiritual environment of the planet. We are not told when the Devil will be stopped from his deadly persecutions. Perhaps that will occur with the resurrection of the Two. The entire planet will now come to a new understanding of the Power of God.

In the Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, R. Laird Harris, offers his view:

That the lampstand stands for the church also in the NT must be granted (Rev 1:20). However, the symbolism of the lampstand apparently is double. Zech 4:6 strongly implies that the lampstand symbolizes also the Spirit of God. Rev 4:5 seems to build on this when it calls the lamps the "seven spirits of God" (cf. Rev 5:6). That the seven spirits of God are not seven different spirits, but the one Spirit seven-fold in his perfection seems to be proved by the position of the seven spirits of God bracketed between the Father and the Son as a source of benediction in Rev 1:4.

While this statement by Harris contains his Christian speculation about the seven spirits of God he captures the sense: Zech 4:6 strongly implies that the lampstand symbolizes also the Spirit of God. Hence we can deduce that the symbolism describes the Spirit of our Creator inspiring the Two Witnesses. Since Michael is present on this world He works directly with the Two Witnesses.

Then Caligastia, using his human agents, will apprehend the Two and hang them on Crosses.

Other revelations suggest that they will be burned as they hang on the Cross. How much of the remains of their bodies will still exist in ashes is unknown. It matters not to the miracle to come.

Then, by the power of God, they will resurrect.

They will not resurrect in human bodies. Resurrection into human bodies is outside the laws of the universe. We are told:

Since the resurrected men are visible to human mortals they must be resurrected in a form that is not human, but still humanly visible. This can only be as a body that is heavenly in form, but physically visible. One candidate to meet this requirement would be as a body similar to that of Adam when he arrived on this planet from the heavens.

We are uncertain as to the details of this resurrection; whether the Two would be eight feet tall, as was Adam, is not known to us, until we see them in their new forms.

This resurrection will be the most awesome religious event in the history of mankind, outstripping the resurrection of Lazarus, which was seen to only a handful of human beings. This resurrection will be witnessed by the entire world via modern television and satellite communication. In practical effect it also will be more awesome than the resurrection of Jesus, since we have knowledge of that resurrection by his subsequent appearances to only a handful of apostles and disciples. He did not appear in the same form, and became physically visible only by the introduction of visionary transformation. The resurrected bodies of the Two will not be seen by visionary transformation.

Since they are now in a form that is usable by universe managers, God shall then call them to Seraphic Transport, where they shall be taken away to their new assignments.

The Revelation passage does not inform us how the Two will be killed. The Maya Chilam Balam prophecy does.

Item #3: Maya Chilam Balam Prophecy

I shall now present this prophecy in its entirety, but rearranged to give it chronological continuity.

http://www.world-destiny.com/mayareva.html

  • On 13 Ahau the Katun will end in the time of the Itza, in the time of Tancah, lord.
  • It shall dawn in the north, in the west. Itzamna Kauil shall rise. Our lord is coming, men of the Itza. Our older brother is coming, men of Tantun.
  • The sign of one and only God (Hunab Ku) on high. The Cross shall return. It shall be displayed to the world, that the world may be enlightened, Lord.
  • Then there shall be prophets, Lord. One shout away, one league away they come. You see the illumination which appears with the Cross.
  • Receive your guests, the bearded men, the men of the east, the bearers of the sign of God, Lord.
  • Let us exalt his sign on high, let us exalt it. Then should our vision be set there. Then the Cross should be set up on high.
  • Good, indeed, is the word of God that comes to us. The day of our regeneration comes. Do not get lost here on earth, Lord. You are the one and only God who created us. Will the word of God be good, Lord, the guardian of our souls? He who receives him, who has truly believed, will go to heaven with him.
  • Nevertheless, there is the beginning of the two-day men.
  • Quarreling returns, discord returns when the bearers of the sign of God shall come.
  • Great is the discord that arises today. The First Tree of the world is restored; it is displayed to the world. This is the sign of One and Only God (Hunab-Ku) on high. Worship it, Itza. You shall worship today his sign on high. You shall worship it furthermore with true belief. You shall worship the true God today, Lord. You shall be converted to the word of One and Only God (Hunab-Ku). It came from heaven. Oh! it is he who speaks to you!
  • Console yourselves, Itza. Dawn shall come to those who receive him in their hearts during the next Katun.
  • I shall now offer explanation of the individual items.

  • On 13 Ahau the Katun will end in the time of the Itza, in the time of Tancah, lord.
  • According to the Maya calendar 13 Ahau marks the the end of the age (Katun). Since our interpretation of the Maya calendar depends upon calculations devised by men in the past century, the date is uncertain. Itza are the Maya.

  • It shall dawn in the north, in the west. Itzamná Kauil shall rise. Our lord is coming, men of the Itza. Our older brother is coming, men of Tantun.
  • Here the Maya text describes the Return of Michael-Itzamna. I repeat material that I showed with the appearance of our Creator, to emphasize the context of the end-days.

  • The sign of one and only God (Hunab Ku) on high. The Cross shall return. It shall be displayed to the world, that the world may be enlightened, Lord.
  • At the end of the age the sign of the one and only God, our Creator, will appear in the sky (on high). At that time the Cross shall return. Note that this is the return of the Cross, not the original Cross. The entire globe shall see this Cross, through satellite and television. In this miraculous display the world will come to know who rules.

  • Then there shall be prophets, Lord. One shout away, one league away they come. You see the illumination which appears with the Cross.
  • The association of the prophets with the Cross is so intimate Chilam Balam could not describe either without the other. As I stated in my first paper, the illumination could be understood as the Great Red Light, although the context here suggests spiritual illumination.

  • Receive your guests, the bearded men, the men of the east, the bearers of the sign of God, Lord.
  • This statement is explicit: the Two will be bearded. We do not know if they trim their beards to modern standards, or if they come with wild flowing hair. We are not sure of the "east" but it may mean some territory outside the geographical regions of the Maya. They shall bring with them the sign of the Cross when they are crucified.

  • Let us exalt his sign on high, let us exalt it. Then should our vision be set there. Then the Cross should be set up on high.
  • The nature of the exaltation of the Cross may be understood by the religious devotion it brings to the people of earth. Those who now turn their devotion to the Creator will understand the deepest sense of religious allegiance. This will not be devotion to the myths of the Jews or of Christians, but to the reality of the Creator suddenly thrust upon them.

    Now men and women who have learned to see where their devotion lies will no longer cling to the foolishness and errors of the generations. Now they will come to know God as never before in history. Now they will give themselves to Him, and in so doing will ensure their survival in heaven. All others will be lost.

  • Nevertheless, there is the beginning of the two-day men.
  • We do not know what is meant by the "two-day men." It could have a political connotation, but this is highly doubtful. It could mean the channelers, those who have given themselves to the Devil. They would operate in the period between the appearance of Michael and the crucifixion of the Two Witnesses. From private revelations this would be a two-year period. Otherwise I cannot explain this mysterious remark.

  • Quarreling returns, discord returns when the bearers of the sign of God shall come.
  • We saw through the illustrations on the Return of Michael that He will bring great discord. Great bitterness will exist in the world, as people come to grips with their religious loyalties. The Two Witnesses will focus this great discord. Caligastia will go on a murderous rampage throughout the world. As we are told in Daniel 12:1-4 There will be a time of tribulation such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then.

  • Great is the discord that arises today. The First Tree of the world is restored; it is displayed to the world. This is the sign of One and Only God (Hunab-Ku) on high. Worship it, Itzá. You shall worship today his sign on high. You shall worship it furthermore with true belief. You shall worship the true God today, Lord. You shall be converted to the word of One and Only God (Hunab-Ku). It came from heaven. Oh! it is he who speaks to you!
  • Console yourselves, Itza. Dawn shall come to those who receive him in their hearts during the next Katun.
  • Item #4: The Hopi Indian Revelation

    http://www.world-destiny.com/bluestar.html

    There appears to be considerable confusion of the coming of messengers. In this short piece the "twins" or the "messengers" are mentioned six times. In the first two instances they are associated with Creation. We can understand that the statements refer to the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11, grossly distorted in transmission from original sources. 

    They are recognized as two brothers, or twins. They did not help in Creation, but the Hopi's elevated their importance. And they are not returning; they are born on this world.

    The understanding of the Hopi about the North Western skies is an attempt to assign a location for their work. The remembering of the original teachings is a revert back to sound understanding about Creation which became lost in the Great Rebellion. The star family is a recognition of the host of angels who come to survey the earth as we fall into the final days.

    The phrasing suggests that more than one prophetic source was known to the Hopi. The two messengers will not precede the appearance of the Creator. But their message will cause their listeners to return to the old teachings of the earth.

    While we would not expect all of nature to understand the messages from the Twins, we would hope that major portions of mankind will be tested to this message about Creation and the Creator and judgment.

    As I stated before, the messengers will not work for seven years. All evidence points to an extremely short period of revelation.

    We are uncertain about who will vanish. It may be God's people who take the advice of the Two, and flee to other lands.

    With the deep regret comes decisions to save themselves from nuclear destruction.

    But little time is left.

    Summary Remarks

    In the  Zechariah remarks, verses 12:10-14, are statements about the sentiments to be felt by God's people after the resurrection of the Two Witnesses. I shall discus that in another paper.