Before you read this article I would like you to prayerfully ask God to let his word enter into your heart and that you do not reinterpret his words in any way, sort or manner. The Mormons identify the Two Witnesses as the Bible and Joseph Smith's book of Mormon. This is a private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20) with no biblical basis whatsoever. More logical bible scholars have identified them to be Enoch and Elijah. However, with careful study of the scriptures, the Two Witnesses are without a doubt, Moses and Elijah.
Now, I will show you many correlations between the Two Witnesses and Moses and Elijah that are beyond just mere coincidences. Any fundamental Christian that takes God's word literally will read what it says, as it says it, and will discover the biblical truth regarding this.
Here is the verse that introduces the Two Witnesses
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
1,260 days is three and a half years. Notice also in verse 6 it says
These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
So, we see that it will not rain by the space of three years and six months. Now, let's go to the book of James
Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
So, we see Elijah has the power to stop rain for three years and six months which perfectly fits Revelation 11:6.
Now, let's examine another miracle which these Two Witnesses are capable of
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. (Note: this also debunks the idea that the Bible is one of the Two Witnesses as the Bible cannot shoot forth fire and kill someone)
Moses had power over fire to kill his enemies
28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.
30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.
35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
Elijah likewise had the power to kill his enemies with fire
2 Kings 1:10-14
10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
11 Again also he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O man of God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.
12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
13 And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.
14 Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.
As you can see the miracles Elijah and Moses can perform match perfectly with the miracles the Two Witnesses can do.
And now we will dig into Revelation 11:4
These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
Elijah is found standing before the God of the earth in
1 Kings 17:1
And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
Now what about the two olives trees and candlesticks? Remember, never use your own interpretation but use the Bible to interpret scripture
11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
Elijah and Moses are found standing by the Lord of the whole earth in Matthew 17:1-4
1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
As you can see Moses and Elijah are standing with God.
Now, look as Jesus himself said Elijah must return
14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Jesus is speaking of John the Baptist which could have fulfilled Elijah. However, the Jews rejected him in Matt. 14 this is why Jesus says "he that hath ears to hear, let him hear." He's hinting a return of Elijah.
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Jesus says Elijah must come and restore all things. John the Baptist was killed and was not allowed to restore all things.
Now, read Malachi 4:5
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
This verse says Elijah will come before the day of the LORD which is very often used for the second advent. Do you still have doubts? Moses is mentioned right alongside Elijah in Malachi 4:4
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
These are the last two bible characters mentioned in the last chapter of the last book of the Old Testament. The context of this chapter is clearly the second advent
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
If you are still having doubts then consider this
Moses had a successor (Joshua)
Elijah had a successor (Elisha)
Jesus had a successor (Paul) Rom. 15:16,18-19
Elijah preached to Ahab who is a type of the Antichrist. Ahab's wife was Jezebel and you will find Jezebel in Revelation 2 who is connected to Baal worship which will be revived by the Catholic Church in the future.
If you are still not convinced, then this is all I have to say...
1 Corinthians 14:38
But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.