“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” (Ephesians 2:2)
satan has convinced the churches that he is the God of the earth; but he is not. He is the God of the spirit of this age, of the world system. He is the spirit that directs the children of disobedience.
Our God is the God of the whole earth, praise His holy Name! He has given all the earth and its peoples to Christ and to whomever Christ desires to share them with.
God is preparing a Deliverer who will destroy the evil angels. The Deliverer is Christ—Head and Body.
Before the God of the earth utilizes Christ to deliver the earth from corruption, He will use His Christ (the Head working with and in the Body) as a final witness who will testify with powerful signs and wonders to all the peoples of the earth of the coming rule of God over the nations.
The two olive trees represent the double portion of the anointing of the Spirit of God, the Spirit of the prophets of all time, of every age. Of particular significance here is the Spirit who abode on Elijah and Elisha. The lives and ministries of Elijah and Elisha are symbolic of the two witnesses of Revelation, Chapter 11. Christ gave the former rain “moderately” under the old covenant (Joel 2:23). The rain increased in power at the time of the Book of Acts. But just before Jesus returns, the full flowing of “oil” will cause the Lampstands to burn with great brightness giving an earth-wide witness of the resurrection of Christ. There will be a continual, unlimited anointing on Christ’s witnesses in the last days.
The two lampstands represent Christ and His Body, as we understand the symbolism. Only Christ and His Body are the Lampstands of God. They are the only “lights” of the world. No prophet ever was referred to as “the light of the world.”
Indeed, the prophets were lights shining in dark places as the Spirit of Christ spoke through them. But no saint of the Old Testament ever was termed “the light of the world.” However, the Scriptures refer to Jesus as “the light of the world” and to the saints as “the light of the world.” Only the Lord Jesus Christ is the Lampstand of God, the Light of the world; and His Body is being built up in Him and fashioned in His image.
John was not “that light,” but was sent to bear witness of “that light.” “That light” is in us, in the members of the Body of Christ.
To be continued #13…