5 And [kai] if any man [eitis][autos] will [thelo] hurt [adikeo] them, [autos] fire [pur]proceedeth[ekporeuomai] out of [ek] their [autos] mouth, [stoma] and [kai]devoureth[katesthio] their [autos] enemies: [echthros] and [kai] if any man [eitis]
will [thelo] hurt [adikeo] them, [autos] he must [dei] in this manner [houto] be killed. [apokteino] KJV-Interlinear
if anyone desires to harm them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours
their enemies; and if anyone would desire to harm them, in this manner he must
be killed. NASB
Sometimes the Bible
speaks in terms of symbolism, and sometimes it speaks in terms that are quite
literal. The phrase, fire proceeds out of their mouth, can be viewed both ways
God has used fire to
incinerate His enemies in many situations, Lev 10:2; Num 11:1; 16:35; Ps 106:17-18.
And these two witnesses
will have sufficient powers and abilities to prevent anyone from stopping their
full ministry during the entire 1260 days that God has given to them.
But note, this verse states
clearly that anyone who tries to bring them harm or even if anyone wants them
harmed, then the same wish or attempt intended for the two witnesses will go
right back on the perpetrator.
Be careful what you wish
Note something very
subtle here. The anti-christ has virtually unlimited
power.He could easily order the two
witnesses killed, but he does not. Why do you suppose that the order and
attempts to kill them, does not come from him, but from others?
Some will know the
prophecies, such as this one, but most folks will not know of it.Those underlings who
do not know of this prophecy of protection, will try to eliminate the two
witnesses, but only to their own surprise and demise.
When we get to the
Armageddon study, we will see that the prophecies of the defeat of the southern
power, is known by the southern leadership, but they will try to beat the odds
So, if any person attacks
the two, they will be met with fire. End of attack.
If any person wants them
killed or issues an order to others to have them killed, in other words, then
they will die by the same means as their order.
God knows the orders and
attempts that will be made. We do not. But, if you could be a little fly on the
wall to listen in, then you would probably hear some of the most interesting
‘Someone needs to do
something. But what of the prophecy? Bah! Words that mean nothing. Do it.’