The second part of the 11th chapter deals with the killing of the two witnesses who were tormenting the people with super-natural powers given to them by God.
No one could kill them except the ‘BEAST’ who came out from the Abyss with satanic powers.
This beast is none other than the Anti-Christ introduced first time in the Book of Revelation.
The two prophets’ work is finished on the earth before the great tribulation starts.
It was in God’s plan to allow the Anti-Christ to overpower and kill them.
Killing of the two witnesses gives the Anti-Christ enormous powers over the world.
This will go a long way for Anti-Christ to establish himself as the leader in the remaining part of the tribulation.
This was all happening in Jerusalem city which God compares it to Sodom and Egypt.
Sodom stands for sexual perversion (homo sexuality) at its peak.
Egypt stands for idolatry at its worst form.
The people of Jerusalem did not give them any burial for three and half days.
That shows how much they hated these two prophets who inflicted pain and torture for three and half years.
They were so glad to get rid of them and celebrated by exchanging gifts with each other.
Their party is over as the breath of life came from God and entered the dead bodies.
They became alive once again to the shock and fear of the onlookers.
We have to remember that the whole world was watching 24/7 through satellite networks all that was taking place in Jerusalem as breaking news.
The world watched their super-natural powers, the torment of the people by the two, death in the hands of Anti-Christ, and coming alive after three and half days.
Verse 13 speaks of a severe earth quake and tenth of Jerusalem collapsed.
Seven thousand people also lost their life.
The survivors in that city were terrified and gave glory to God.
In Verse 15 we see the 7th angel sounded the trumpet and declared that the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ is about to come on the earth.
That points to the Second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with the Church.
The remaining judgments will take place in rapid succession for the final showdown of the Lord Jesus with Satan and beginning of the millennial rule of Christ on planet earth.
Closing verses give us a glimpse of the response in heaven with worship of God.
The Great Tribulation will be the greatest period of religion the world has ever known.
Religions of the world always distorted the message our Lord Jesus Christ.
Satan will use these religions as the basis for his counter revival.
The source of the beast’s authority is straight out of the pit and satanic system.
In this chapter satanic system goes to war against the two witnesses.
So also the satanic system is at war with all believers in Lord Jesus Christ today.
The believers in the Lord are always attacked by the religious systems of the world.
For as long as we are alive, God will protect us from the devil until God’s plan for us is fulfilled.
We are reminded today that our life is too precious for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our response today is to submit to HIS divine will and purpose.
True believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is a faithful witness and testimony through his/her life sharing message of the Gospel of Christ.
That message is the gift of salvation from sin in every individual through death and resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ.