The Two Witnesses – Rachel Adamus
April 17, 2018
Word received 4/17/18
Matthew 16:24-28, 17:1-5: “Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.’ And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.'”
Six is man’s number. When man’s time is up, God will reveal His glory to the world with His two witnesses, Moses and Elijah. For this reason, the text emphasized that after 6 days, Jesus was transfigured on the mountain with his two witnesses.
Moses: representative of those who are under the law, for the law was given to the Jews, and they have been held captive by it until the time of the Gentiles be complete. Then the Jews will rise up with the Gentiles who have believed in the Son and will bear witness to His gospel, for the Jews will come to see their Messiah for who He is and will be freed from the law. Just as Moses was born of the promise and taken captive of the Gentiles in Pharoah’s court and was unable to bear witness to the deliverance of God while he was yet a part of the Gentiles, so also the Jews have failed to bear witness to the Christ. But the time is now for the people of God to take their place in the Kingdom by leaving the ways of the Gentiles who are held captive to sin, and by rising up as a nation in testimony to the power of God in Christ Jesus.
Elijah, a prophet from the Gentiles to the Jews: He represents all Gentiles whom the Lord has called to testify to the Jews of their idolatry in not believing in their true Messiah. Now the fires of heaven will come down to expose the unbelief of the Jewish nation, that all the world may know the I AM.
Thus says the LORD, now has the time come for the Gentiles and Jews together to testify of me. They are the Moses and Elijah of the last day. I am about to pour my glory upon them both, to raise them up in the power and glory of my Son, that they might testify that He is indeed my Son in whom I am well pleased.
May it be so! Come quickly Lord Jesus!
-Rachel, daughter of the King