Who will the Two Witnesses of Revelation be?

Revelation 11:3-4 says:

3 “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.”

Look at Revelation 11:5

“And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.”


(Sound like science fiction?)

Revelation 11:6-12 says:

6 “These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

 7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

 9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

 10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

 11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

 12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.”

Who will the Two Witnesses be?  Some believe they will be Moses and Elijah.  God gave them both the ability to perform miracles.

Matthew 17:1-4 says:

1 “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

   3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.”

How did Peter know their names?

I believe they might be Elijah and Enoch.

 

Here is why I believe one might be Elijah. 

2 Kings 2:1 says:

“And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.”  Verse 11 says: “And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”


Malachi 4:5 says:

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:”

Why I believe one might be Enoch.


Genesis 5:23-24 says:

   23 “And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

   24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”  (He did not die.)


Jude 1:14-15 says:

14 “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”

(Not only did Enoch not die, he prophesied about the Second Coming.)