God Will Provide Sanctuary For A Select Group Of Saints, While His Two Men In Black Testify To The World

The Final Dispensation will be a 42 month period of refuge for some Saints and a ministry of testimony for God’s Two Witnesses

God will shelter a select group of saints from the Sovereign for 3 and ½ years, Revelation 12:14-18: “But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth. Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.”

Pacig Reformed Church relates: “In the dry and thirsty wilderness, God nourishes His people. How long would God protect and nourish his people from the dragon? John uses three distinct but equal time referents: 1,260 days (Revelation 12:6; Revelation 11:3), 42 months (Revelation 11:2, Revelation 13:5), and “a time, times, and half a time” (Revelation 12:14; and Daniel 7:25 and Daniel 9:27). These three time periods are equal time spans, if “a time” is one year, “times” is two years, and “half a time” is half a year for a total of 3½ years. Both 1,260 days and “a time, times, and half a time” are periods of nourishment and protection while boldly witnessing, while 42 months is a period of “trampling” by and suffering under the “haughty and blasphemous” authority of the dragon and the beast. As well, these three time referents encompass the same period, the church age, since they all start when the Child comes and end when Satan is finally defeated at the return of the Conquering Warrior – Lamb. Thus, this period, in which we are now dwelling, is one of both nourishment and protection, suffering under and being attacked by the dragon, bold testimony and martyrdom.

During that time God will empower His Two Witnesses, Revelation 11:1-5: “Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed.”

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