Two witnesses

In Revelation 11:3–12 is a description of two individuals who will help accomplish God’s work during the tribulation: “I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days (3.5 years of 360 days) in the first half of the tribulation, clothed in sackcloth”. Nowhere does the Bible identify these two witnesses by name, although people through the years have speculated. The two witnesses will have miraculous powers to accompany their message, and no one will be able to stop them in their work. At the end of their ministry, when they have said all they need to say, the beast (Antichrist) will kill them and the wicked world will rejoice, allowing the bodies of these fallen prophets to lie in the street. Three and a half days later, however, God’s two witnesses will be resurrected and, in full view of their enemies, ascend to heaven.