WHO ARE THE TWO WITNESSES OF GOD?
by Tony Alamo
Jesus told us that John the Baptist was Elijah in these words: “And if ye will receive it, this is Elias [Elijah], which was for to come” (Matt. 11:14). Preachers who keep saying that Elijah will be one of the two witnesses that are mentioned in the book of Revelation, Chapter 11, should stop preaching heresy.
Luke 1:17, speaking of the soon birth of John the Baptist, says, “And he shall go before Him [Jesus] in the spirit and power of Elias [Elijah], to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children [of Israel], and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
Luke tells how the angel said to Mary, “Thou hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name
Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David” (Luke 1:30-32). “The throne of His father David” simply means that David was the king of Israel, and after David, Solomon, and all the other kings of Israel were dead, Jesus would be the King of Israel forever and ever. David was in the lineage of Jesus. He, like Jesus, was from the tribe of Judah, and both David and Jesus were born in Bethlehem.1
The angel continued to prophesize, “And He shall reign over the house of Jacob [Jacob’s name, God changed to Israel] for ever; and of His Kingdom there shall be no end” (Luke 1:33). At this time Mary was ten years of age. She gave birth to Jesus at age eleven, which was not uncommon in the land God loves the most, Israel.2 “Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee [in so many words said, ‘God will impregnate your 10-year-old womb with the Messiah’]: therefore also that Holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:34-37). Mary went to visit Elisabeth. There were no cell phones in those days, but Mary was told by the angel of Elisabeth’s pregnancy, and that she was six months along! Mary “entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit” (Luke 1:40-41). It was then that John the Baptist was filled with the Spirit of Elijah! Much later in life, when he was between thirty-one and thirty-two, John was beheaded by the command of Herod,3 so he will not come back as one of the two witnesses as the heretics say! “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb. 9:27).
John knew who he was; his mother and father also knew that he was Elijah. I can’t understand why he didn’t let the people know, but he did tell them that he was the voice of one crying in the wilderness.4 John knew that he was in the spirit of Elijah (Luke 3:2-6, John 1:22-23). John was filled with the spirit of Elijah.
Matthew 11:1 says, “And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding His twelve disciples, He departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.” John was in prison for warning Herod of his sin of being married to his brother’s wife while his brother was still alive, which is incest and adultery.5 “Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto Him, Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another [in other words, if you’re the Messiah, get me out of here!]? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor [spiritually poor and the poor] have the gospel [the true gospel] preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me. And as they [John’s two disciples] departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send My messenger before Thy face, which shall prepare Thy way before Thee. Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of Heaven is greater than he [because they have it made; they are in Heaven, and John was still here on earth, and if he kept doubting, he would never enter Heaven. God is no respecter of persons6]. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of Heaven suffereth [in mercy, doesn’t execute judgment yet on earth; suffereth, allows] violence, and the violent take it by force [force, violently teaching many to do the same]. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias [Elijah], which was for to come” (Matt. 11:2-14). The New King James Version says “which is to come,” which is false, heresy. This is why there are many who believe John the Baptist will be one of the two witnesses mentioned in Revelation, Chapter 11. Those who are deceived by false Bibles also believe that Moses will be the other witness, but God killed Moses,7 and when God kills someone, they are dead! Again, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb. 9:27).
I have been advised that the two witnesses will be Enoch and his wife. These two are one flesh. They are God’s two witnesses. They are like two peas in a pod. They both love God; they believe God; they both think like God; and are ready to live for God,8 die for God,9 resurrect for God,10 and not defile the Word of God, or themselves. It would be wonderful if everyone believed as they do. Enoch, I believe, is already here on earth.
One should know to “pray always” (Luke 21:36).11 You may say, “Is all we can do is pray?” Don’t say that! When you pray, you are praying to the only one who can do everything.12 He created you, me, the heavens, and the earth, and everything.13 You’re praying to the Father and Jesus, who died for you,14 rose from the dead for you,15 and will live in you16 when you call on Him with this prayer:
My Lord and my God, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God. 2 I believe that He died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. 3 I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit 4 and that He sits on the right hand of God at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart and I invite You into my heart, Lord Jesus. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that You shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 You will not turn me away, Lord Jesus, You will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because Your Word, the Bible says so. 8 Your Word says that You will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that You have heard me, and I know that You have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank You, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as You command and sin no more. 11
You've just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow Jesus for the purpose of mortifying your flesh, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of Christ.
Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of Christ. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for God with Christ on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for God in Christ on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the Word of God, submit yourselves one to another, and do what the Word says so that the church and the world may see evidence of your submission to God’s Word, His order, and His authority in and by you.
Praise the Lord. May God reward you abundantly.
Yours in the wonderful name of Jesus,
Pastor Tony Alamo
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Who Are The Two Witnesses of God? footnotes:
6. Lev. 19:15, Deut. 1:17, 16:19, I Sam. 26:23, II Sam. 14:14, 22:21, 25, I Kings 8:32, II Chron. 6:23, 19:7, Psa. 9:8, Prov. 24:23, 28:21, Isa. 45:21, Acts 10:34, Rom. 2:11, Eph. 6:9, Col. 3:25, James 2:1-10, I Pet. 1:17, Rev. 15:3 return
15. Matt. Ch. 28, Mark 16:1-11, Luke 24:1-12, Acts 2:22-24, 32-36, 3:14-15, 4:33, 5:30-32, 10:38-41, Rom. 1:1-5, 4:24-25, 5:10, 6:4-5, 9-10, 8:11, 34, 10:9, I Cor. 15:3-4, II Cor. 4:14, 5:15, Gal. 1:1, Eph. 1:18-20, Col. 1:18, 2:12, 3:1, I Thes. 1:10, II Tim. 2:8, Heb. 13:20-21, I Pet. 1:3, 21, Rev. 1:5, 18 return
1. Psa. 51:5, Rom. 3:10-12, 23 return
2. Matt. 26:63-64, 27:54, Luke 1:30-33, John 9:35-37, Rom. 1:3-4 return
3. Acts 4:12, 20:28, Rom. 3:25, I John 1:7, Rev. 5:9 return
4. Psa. 16:9-10, Matt. 28:5-7, Mark 16:9, 12, 14, John 2:19, 21, 10:17-18, 11:25, Acts 2:24, 3:15, Rom. 8:11, I Cor. 15:3-7 return
5. Luke 22:69, Acts 2:25-36, Heb. 10:12-13 return
6. I Cor. 3:16, Rev. 3:20 return
7. Eph. 2:13-22, Heb. 9:22, 13:12, 20-21, I John 1:7, Rev. 1:5, 7:14 return
8. Matt. 26:28, Acts 2:21, 4:12, Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14 return
9. Matt. 21:22, John 6:35, 37-40, Rom. 10:13 return
10. Heb. 11:6 return
11. John 5:14, 8:11, Rom. 6:4, I Cor. 15:10, Rev. 7:14, 22:14 return