This series of posts is my attempt to demonstrate that the language of the Revelation was actually symbolic code that was very intelligible to a first-century Jewish Christian living in the Roman Empire. I’m re-writing the Revelation to communicate the same message, but to a twenty-first century American Christian audience, using symbols we understand. This particular section parallels Revelation chapter 11. If you want to catch up, here’s a PDF of the entire series so far: The Revelation to JR – Chapters 1-11.
Then I was given a tool belt and a steel beams and I was told:
Come and reinforce God’s sanctuary – include the pulpit and everyone worshiping in there. But don’t bother with the foyer or classroom space. All that’s being handed over to the rest of the world. They’re going to run rampant all over the holy city for 42 months.
I’m going to give my two eye-witnesses authority to prophesy for 1,260 days while they’re dressed for a funeral.