After U.S. Senator John McCain passed away in August of 2018, the long-serving Arizona politician was given the honor of lying in state in the U.S. Capitol building. Politicians from both political parties and dignitaries from around the world joined the American public in paying their respects to the late statesman.
International news outlets broadcast the event, offering a public viewing of McCain’s memorial service. From satellite feeds over cable TV to livestreams on countless websites, people on the other side of the world were able to watch and participate as our nation honored McCain.
A similar scene plays out anytime a world-famous dignitary dies. For men and women with a global following, participation in their memorial services has become global. This simply wasn’t possible a generation ago. Advances in technology — from global satellite television to the internet connections on our smartphones — make it possible for the entire world to witness the same thing at the same time.
It’s a marvel of life in the 21st century.
It’s also predicted by prophetic Scripture.
When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. (Revelation 11:7-10)
In a vision captured in the book of Revelation, the apostle John sees two powerful “witnesses” — past figures from the Old Testament — who live on earth again and prophesy before being killed by the Antichrist. The identity of these witnesses is unclear. Some Bible teachers believe these witnesses may be Moses and Elijah.
Others (including me) speculate that they could be Enoch and Elijah, who are the only two men in the Old Testament who didn’t die. Both Enoch and Elijah were taken alive by God to Heaven. In my new book, Tipping Point, I explain much more about the two witnesses and the roles they will play in the last days.
Regardless, the passage in Revelation 11 says that their dead bodies will lie in the streets of Jerusalem for three-and-a-half days. During that time, “people, tribes, tongues, and nations will see” the witnesses’ bodies.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jimmy Evans