Who Else Will the Witnesses Alienate?
Take your pick of any of the institutions controlling out lives.
♦ Academia focuses on creating good corporate employees, which are expected to be good consumers and, for good measure, teach concepts which preclude the existence of God.
♦ Science not only thinks it is society’s alternative to God, it is accepted that way. Every aspect of scientific research, from the origin of life to prolonging and altering life, reeks of a godless mindset. The projects in place, and those, planned for the future to colonize and mine space, takes the public funds away from solving problems on the planet and, by default, gives false hope based on theories, while ignoring those real planetary problems based on fact. The majority of scientists are engaged in either the chemical industry or military projects; one destroys the environment and harms it inhabitants slowly, the other destroys the environment and harms its inhabitants quickly.
♦ The military is directly threatened by a prophecy repeated three times in the Revelation that the witnesses will certainly emphasize. “And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.” (Rev. 2:27) “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” (Rev. 12:5) “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”(Rev. 19:15) How will the massive military-industrial complex, now possessing great power and reaping indecent profits from those they “protect”, react to the prospect of surrendering that control to an off-world force? Would this not also apply to further millions of law enforcement officers, as well as the intelligence agencies, think tanks, and myriad industries supporting our obsession with war?
♦ Politics, which includes the politicians themselves, the lobby industry, the peripheral business interests focused on the political concept, and the millions of people facilitating the political process are under the cloud of predicted obsolescence from the above cited prophecies.
♦ The appearance of the two witnesses will garner all the media’s attention and it will no doubt be a windfall for them. No doubt there will be 24 hour coverage of their every move and that this coverage will only be interrupted by commercials. It is those commercials that support the mainstream media and it is corporations that not only pay for that advertising, but corporations also own the outlets that air the news. The last part of this equation is that the government is under the thumb of the corporations, the government champions the corporate mindset, and the government makes every effort to control the spin of any news coming from those corporate owned media sources. Is there any doubt that the witnesses will not only denounce the media, but predict the complete replacement of the entire industry with a media dedicated to the cause of the new government of God and for the good, not the money, of the people?
♦ Sex, violence, bloodletting, idol worship, weapons, drugs, intrigue, crime, war, hate, perversion, greed, corruption, conspiracy, wealth, stupidity, and degradation of people are the core values of almost every aspect of what is now passed off as entertainment. The witnesses are not only direct representatives of God, but the values of God. Reread the list above and consider that this industry must certainly receive a major share of the attention of the witnesses.
These are just some of the major social institutions that will lose everything if the predictions from the witnesses about a complete takeover of the world by the Christ come to pass. The government, the military, the corporations, the church, the military, academia, the scientific community, every other social institution, and most of the world’s population will perceive these two witnesses as the ultimate threat to the entirety of humanity and especially the lifestyles of the more influent. This concept of a top-down, authoritarian, and physically-enforced rule in the hands of one being, and not even a human being, will be completely unacceptable to those institutions and the world’s population as a whole.
Most of those reading this very critical review of the state of our world will reject it. Were it not for this reality, the world would never arrive at the threshold of annihilation the Bible predicts, the two witnesses would not be attacked, eventually killed, and have their deaths celebrated worldwide. A handful of the more liberal media sources are recognizing a few of the conditions outlined in this writing, but none will be able to accept the ultimate takeover of the world by any force from the outside. In general, the intolerance of the Christian churches has caused any of those who believe alternative realities about the sad state of our world to reject all aspects of Christianity, including Jesus, or any concept of his return to save humanity. So even those who might accept the truth will join the world in the assault on the witnesses; throwing out the baby with the bathwater, so to speak.
These witnesses will be considered the ultimate global terrorists; not only attacking the world’s institutions with words, but attacking the world’s people with calamity and doing it with impunity. They will be attacked, but they will have the power to retaliate with great force and will be able to continue their work for 1260 days or 3 1/2 years. It will not be until after they are killed and resurrected after three days that any of the world’s population will realize who they are; the messengers of God. They will be condemning the sins of the world and announcing the return of Jesus, just as John the Baptist did to prepare the world for the first coming of the Christ, and who was also killed for his efforts.
Some wonder about the identity of these witnesses, and there are references to them in other works associated with Bible and the early church, referred to as the lost books. We must ask, however, if specific identification is really necessary? It will be hard to miss them, and no matter whom they are thought to be, their words and the calamities they inflict on the world will make any identification, beyond the world’s worst terrorists, irrelevant. Whoever they are, they will be hated, attacked constantly, killed, and their deaths will be a joyous event worldwide. It is not their names that will identify them, but their message and their awesome power.
In conclusion; it should be noted that this writing is only for the purpose of putting this event in proper perspective. We know the world, through general consensus, will hate the witnesses, no matter who they are, or who sent them. We also know that the true purposes of these prophets will be unknown and irrelevant until after their deaths. It is also a strong consideration that this event will probably add to the rejection of the return of the Christ, and fuel the resistance to his return by the powers of evil predicted in the Bible. “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” (Revelation 16:14 – 16).
This will be the final event before the return of Jesus to his throne on Earth, and only after the presence of the witnesses is an ugly memory. It is hoped that the few who remember these words will recognize these witnesses. The true value of these words will not be generally accepted until after the witnesses are taken, and the Christ is on his throne. It will then not be possible for the world to say it was not warned, as that warning is now in these words for all to see.