The two witnesses continued.
While in the body here on earth, Jesus Christ and His work are the ultimate, final, and full witness for God. Jesus Christ, in His person and by His mission, revealed Father and his plan for humankind. The Father testified of Jesus Christ. “And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me.” John 5:37. The work Jesus did on behalf of humanity testifies that He is the faithful witness. John 5:36. The entire Old Covenant Scriptures testified about the Messiah and His mission. John 5:39. God revealed His plans for humankind, and He also accomplished them in Jesus Christ while in the body here on earth. In the Old Covenant Scriptures, the temporary shadows became the eternal reality in Jesus Christ, while in the body here on earth. Jesus Christ has set aside the shadow and established the reality. Colossians 2:16 – 17.
The Old covenant high Priests, according to the order of Aaron, could not remove the sin of the people permanently. They could only portray, symbolically, how God will accomplish it in the Messiah, Jesus Christ. They could not remove the sin because they could not cleanse the conscience of the people. Hebrews 9:9. The earthly priests could not open access to the Most Holy for all; only the high priest could enter. Hebrews 9:7 – 8. However, because of Jesus Christ and His work here on earth, the Most Holy, the heaven, is open to all. All yielded believers are priests, free to approach the Throne of God in prayer, and the name of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:9.
“’And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.’” Revelation 11:3, NAS. The 1,260 days refer to 3.5 years of Jesus’s ministry here on earth. In that time, Jesus restored or rebuilt God’s actual and permanent dwelling among humankind. The true Sanctuary is the body of Jesus Christ. John 2:19 – 21. Accordingly, God is with His faithful forever, in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is our true and permanent High Priest who has brought us back to our Father forever. He has cleansed our conscience from things that lead to death. Hebrews 9:14. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Revelation 17:14. The functions of the High Priest and the King are united forever. Zechariah 6:13. God removed the people’s sin in a single day, in the body of Jesus Christ on the cross at Golgotha. 2 Corinthians 5:21; Zechariah 3:9.
The trumpets are next.