Explanatory note: two witnesses Ch:11

Two witnesses are ‘the two anointed ones that stand by the Lord of the whole earth (Zech.4:14)’
Zechariah’s vision gives us a definition of the two witnesses mentioned in the chapter 11. They are anointed or specially designated as Jesus Christ was sent by his Father (Jn.3:16) Their service is on the earth. From the miracles attributed to these two and from some stray reference to their identities (by way of prophetic utterance) they represent in whichever case Elijah and Moses.
Jesus explained he did miracles (drove out the demons) by the finger of God (Lk.11:20). What would it mean? Creative faith of God worked through the faith of Moses or Elijah. So the body could be of anyone. He has to be the anointed one implying faith is self same as of God. For this reason their miracles overlap one another. Moses healing the waters at Elim and Elisha healing the infected waters (2 Ki.2:19-22). Similar to the healing of leper by Jesus we can cite Elisha healing Naman of leprosy.(2.Ki:5). Miracles are outside the realm of human power and are visible signs of the Power and Wisdom of God. The narrative mode of the Spirit while using names of places, things and individuals uses them as hold- all for something else, They are symbols. Grace and truth came by Jesus and they are by the same token two witnesses.

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