Two Interdimensionals Terrorize Earth  

Chapter 3 of The Corrupting The Image 3 : Two Interdimensionals Terrorize Earth  

While God has given Satan free rein to perform his dastardly deeds, and given each person the freedom to choose his destiny, God always remains in control. Right on God’s schedule and according to his omniscient plan, when wickedness comes up before God’s face (Gen 19:13), God’s sends his eleventh-hour witness of the judgment and devastation about to come upon the earth. 

Noah, “a preacher of righteousness” (2 Pet 2:5), was a witness before the judgment of the flood; Lot was as a witness to Sodom and Gomorrah (2 Pet 2:6-7); and again, Jonah witnessed to Nineveh (Jon 1:2). So too, it will be when Mystery Babylon’s “sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities” (Rev 18:5). Therefore, when God decides it is time, and Jesus breaks the first seal, God will send the Two Prophets to the world to witness with signs and wonders of what is coming. Shortly thereafter, Satan will launch his countermove. His decades of UFO-stage-setting will come into focus and take on a new relevance. The UFO/ alien disclosure will be to the Two Witnesses what Pharaoh’s magicians were to Moses and Aaron.  

So Moses and Aaron went into Pharaoh, and they did so, just as the LORD commanded. And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent (Exod 7:10). But Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers; so the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments (Exod 7:11). And Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, as the LORD had said (Exod 7:13). 

When Moses and Aaron gave witness of God’s intentions to Pharaoh’s court, their powerful message was not heeded because Satan had previously installed his counterfeits; Today, the idea of directed panspermia, the thousands of UFO sightings, alien abductions, etc. are the modern equivalent to Pharaoh’s court, installed beforehand so the world will not heed the message of the Two Witnesses.  

A witness (μάρτυς martus) is “one who testifies in legal matters.”49  God will send the Two Witnesses, like the prophets of old, to testify against the world’s embrace of Mystery Babylon, the woman that rides the Beast [Nimrod], the goddess Inanna / Ishtar “the great harlot who sits on many waters” (Rev 17:1) “with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication” (Rev 17:2). 50 Mankind will hate the Two because even now the world bows down to the harlot’s cosmopolitan charm, full of pride, gossip, slander, lust of power, rebellion, hatred and denial of the Creator, vengeance against God, military might, social influence, atheism and humanism. The world loves her seductive consumerism, gluttony, covetousness, and greed of the bull-god of Wall Street. The world lauds her for her progressive ideals of harlotry, pornography, fornication, women with women, men with men, transvestitism, transgenderism,51 and baby-killing.  

The Two Witnesses will be commissioned “before the decree is issued… Before the day of the LORD’s anger comes” (Zeph 2:2), and will exhort the world: “Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the LORD’s anger” (Zeph 2:3). Just as Moses came with power to authenticate God’s message, so will the Two. Understanding who they are or in what spirit they operate will help us understand the nature of the plagues they will bring upon the world and why they will be so incredibly hated. 

Literal and Representative Witnesses  

“And I will give power to my Two Witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth” (Rev 11:3). “These are the Two olive trees and the Two lampstands standing before the God of the earth” (Rev 11:4).  

The identity of the Two Witnesses has been of great interest to commentators for ages. Since John was not told their names, we must figure them out based on their description. However, taking the description either literally or metaphorically will also determine who we think they are. My view is that they are literal individuals who represent others in the same way a congressman in the House of Representatives represents his or her constituents. Over the centuries, proposals have been:  

  • Israel and the Church 
  • Jews and gentiles 
  • the law and the prophets 
  • etc. 52  

Indeed, they will likely represent any or all of those groups to varying degrees; and because they are called the Two olive trees, they likely represent the house of Israel and the house of Judah, as well. Nevertheless, it must be stressed that they will be real individuals. When we consider that they prophesy 1,260 days—a timeframe also stated as 42 months, and 3.5 years in Daniel (7:25; 12:7) and Revelation (11:2, 12:6, 14; 13:50)—there is little reason to understand it as anything but a literal period of time. They will also literally die, resurrect, and ascend into the sky, like Jesus did.  

Who Stand Before the God of the Earth 

These witnesses are identified as “the Two olive trees and the Two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.” The prophet Zechariah saw a vision of two olive trees dripping oil into a lamp. He asked the angel, “What are these two olive trees—at the right of the lampstand and at its left?” (Zech 4:11). The angel responded: “These are the Two anointed ones [שְׁנֵ֣י בְנֵֽי־ הַיִּצְהָ֑ר shnei benei hayitzhar], who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth” (Zech 4:14). 

We have a positive match between the Two. The angel revealed that the olive trees are “anointed ones.” The word is not “mashakh,” which we would expect and from which we get the word “messiah.” Rather, they are called “sons of oil.” The word “oil” is yitzhar [יצהר] which is “fresh oil, shining (pure) oil” (BDB).53 The root is the same as “tzohorayim” which means noon, or shining. It is also phonetically related to zahar [זהר] “to admonish, warn, teach, shine, send out light, be light, be shining” (BDB). While the meaning is clearly oil, there is an overtone of shining, admonishing and warning. Who are these two anointed / admonishers / shining ones who stand before the Lord? Scripture reveals two men in particular who stood before the Lord.  

The first is Moses, who stood before God repeatedly: 

  • So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said … “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground” (Exod 3:4–5). 
  • The LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up (Exod 19:20). 
  • I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?” (Num 12:8). 
  • But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face (Deut 34:10). 

The other was Elijah

  • And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word” (1 Kgs 17:1). 
  • Then Elijah said, “As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand” (1 Kgs 18:15). 

The ancient Rabbis taught that Elijah and Moses would reappear before the coming of Messiah.54 One such commentary, states:  

“the advent of the Messiah is dependent upon general repentance brought about by the prophet Elijah” (Sanh. 97b; Pirḳe R. El. xliii.; Assumptio Mosis, i. 18). 

Another, Deuteronomy Rabbah states:  

“The Holy One, blessed be He, said to Moses: ‘Moses, by your life, just as you have given your soul for Israel in this world, so in the future to come, when I bring them the prophet Elijah, the Two of you will come as one’” (Deuteronomy Rabbah 3:17). 

The rabbis were absolutely correct that Moses and Elijah would come at the advent of Messiah. They came in spectacular fulfillment at Jesus’ transfiguration, which we learned in Corrupting the Image 2 happened on Mt. Hermon.  

Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the Two men who stood with Him. Then it happened, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”–not knowing what he said. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were fearful as they entered the cloud. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!” (Luke 9:28–35). 

We see that Moses and Elijah showed up “in glory,” an allusion to their anointing / sons of oil / shining, designated in Zechariah; and that they stood with the Lord of all the earth. Furthermore, the ancient Jewish commentators Philo and Targum Yerushalmi taught “the same pillar of cloud55 in the wilderness would appear with Messiah. Indeed, the cloud did appear on the mountain, and the Father’s voice emanated from it, authenticating Jesus’ ministry.  

While I am persuaded the Two Witnesses will actually be Moses and Elijah, it is impossible to prove conclusively. Nevertheless, what matters is that these two individuals will, at the very least, operate in the spirit of Moses and Elijah, even if they are not those two in person. Consider after Elijah was taken to heaven, “the sons of the prophets” observed of Elisha, “the spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha” (2 Kgs 2:15). This is the same spirit of Elijah that Jesus claimed was also on John the Immerser: 

Jesus answered and said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist (Matt 17:11–13). 

It is fitting that the Two Witnesses will come in the spirit of Moses and Elijah (or be them) since they both battled against BATios / Enlil / Dagan / Melqart—all names of Satan, the god of death. Moses’ and Elijah’s appearance with Jesus on top of the mountain (where Satan sent the Two hundred angels to create the Nephilim) make them the ideal candidates to come back in the last days to warn the world that Satan is going to open the abyss and resurrect Nimrod. We will also see that their end-time plagues are the same as what Moses and Elijah formerly imposed.  

The Two Witnesses Have Super-Powers  

God will send the Two Witnesses to warn the world; and, in order to authenticate their message they will have out-of-this-world abilities. They will use their powers to testify of the coming King.  

“I will give power to my Two Witnesses … (Rev 11:3) And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner (Rev 11:5). These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire (Rev 11:6).  

These two will disrupt life on earth as we know it. The blows will be so formidable that once these two are dead, the entire world will celebrate and rejoice (more about that later). For a period of forty-two months, the Two Witnesses will call down fire, stop the rain, turn waters into blood, and essentially trash the earth.  

This is the period where we should likely expect to see a plethora of UFO sightings all over the world. It might be Satan telling the world he and his minions are here to help. If that happens, then we would expect world governments to progressively increase their response. At first, they will try to remove the Two with snipers, and when bullets fail, they will increase the firepower to tanks, aircraft, missiles, lasers, energy and sound weapons and whatever other high-tech weaponry is available. The text is clear that if anyone comes against them, then they will be killed with fire. With his mouth, Elijah called down fire from the sky when he battled against the prophets of Baal56 on Mt. Carmel (cf. 1 Kgs. 18:24, 38); and again, when he contended with the fifty soldiers who came to take him away (2 Kgs. 1:10,12). Any soldiers coming against the Two Witnesses will suffer a similar fate; soldiers on foot in full body armor will sink to the ground, M1 Abrams tanks will explode, and squadrons of F-22s will fall from the sky after being struck with the heavenly fire. 

Shut Heavens 

The Two Witnesses also “have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy” (Rev 11:6), just like Elijah said to Ahab: “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word” (1 Kgs 17:1; 18:1). Elijah shut the heavens to cause Israel to repent and return to God. The effect of draught leads to scorching heat on humans and animals, thirst, and an inability to maintain hygiene etc. A starvation-level-crisis ensues due to lack of rain, which leads to fire that burns the trees and grass. The waters turn to blood, fish die, ships are destroyed, and property is lost.  

To better see the actions of the Two Witnesses in context, we might want to approach the text thematically, not chronologically: Parallel events with their inter-related aspects might not be separate events; but rather, the same events seen from different perspectives (See Appendix 1: The Thematic Approach to Interpreting Revelation). This idea was also suggested by the late Irvin Baxter who writes:  

The book of Revelation is not in chronological order. They are three vantage points of the end time. You can view them in comparison with the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. We know this is true because the 6th and 7th seal, the 7th trumpet, and the 7th vial all record the same event, the second coming of Jesus Christ. Also, if the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ in Revelation 11:15, it would not make sense for the Antichrist to begin his rule in Revelation 13.57  

That means we ought to look for the descriptions of the harm they cause in Revelation and a plethora of other passages. We in fact see the effects of no rain upon the earth in the breaking of the third seal, (the Black Rider). 

“I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand (Rev 6:5). And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine’ (Rev 6:6).” 

Table 1. Thematic Revelation passages about the 2 Witnesses. 

Just one quart of wheat will cost an entire day’s wage. We cannot even fathom the radical change that this represents. One bushel of wheat costs roughly $8 in 2022. There are about 37 quarts in one bushel, which means one quart of wheat costs about $0.21. A day laborer earns about $128 daily ($16 dollars times eight hours). That is a 60,952% increase in the price of wheat! This event is not just a little blip in food prices! This is an earth starvation-level-crisis of the greatest magnitude.  

Fire and Blood 

Not only will the Two Witnesses shut heaven, but they will have “power over waters to turn them to blood” (Rev 11:6). Fire and blood are the two very things that are thrown to earth in the sounding of the first trumpet:  

“The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass (chortos χόρτος) was burned up” (Rev 8:7).  

The reason that food prices will have gone to the moon is that one third of the trees were burned up and all green grass was burned up!58 Grass in this instance is not simply the grass on your front lawn. Rather, it is any kind of pastureland and hay, and occasionally can be used to refer to herbs in a general sense. Wheat and barley are variations of “grass” (chortos χορτος).59 

Trees and grass are incredibly susceptible to forests fires in times of drought, which is one of the plagues the Two Witnesses will bring. We see this scenario predicted by many of the ancient Hebrew prophets. Joel chapter one lists the same features we have already seen in Revelation. Especially telling is the mention of how fire has devoured the pastures, with almost identical language to the first trumpet.  

The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the grain is ruined, the new wine is dried up, the oil fails (Joel 1:10). Be ashamed, you farmers, wail, you vinedressers, for the wheat and the barley; because the harvest of the field has perished (Joel 1:11). The vine has dried up, and the fig tree has withered; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree All the trees of the field are withered; surely joy has withered away from the sons of men (Joel 1:12). Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as destruction from the Almighty (Joel 1:15). Is not the food cut off before our eyes, Joy and gladness from the house of our God? (Joel 1:16). The seed shrivels under the clods, Storehouses are in shambles; Barns are broken down, for the grain has withered (Joel 1:17). How the animals groan! The herds of cattle are restless, because they have no pasture; even the flocks of sheep suffer punishment (Joel 1:18). Fire has devoured the open pastures, and a flame has burned all the trees of the field (Joel 1:19).  

The field is wasted, grain ruined, wine dried up, oil failed, and the food has been cut off. His listing of fires devouring the open pastures lines up perfectly with the description of the green grass (hay) being burned up in Revelation. The beasts of the field are domesticated animals, which are dependent on pastures, that is, “the grass of the field”—thus the grass being burned up in Revelation harmonizes with Joel.  

Joel even prophesies that the trees are burned by flame. In Revelation, we see a third of the trees are burned, while in Joel it says all the trees of the field are burned. This is a small, but important difference as it limits the trees to those found in a field as opposed to a jungle or forest. Trees of the field are listed for us: fig, pomegranate, palm, and apple. These are fruit bearing trees that mankind cultivates, harvests, and then eats the fruit. If these trees are destroyed, it will only add to the lack of food and the skyrocketing food prices. Thus, the one third of trees that are burned up, are more than likely the “trees of the field,” as mentioned in Joel.  

The prophet Isaiah likewise predicted the burning of the earth, lack of wine, and other food. Isaiah reveals the magnitude and broad reach of the coming judgment. It will be judgment that affects the very earth itself. “Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it waste, distorts its surface … scatters abroad its inhabitants” (Isa 24:1). Isaiah next focuses on how comprehensive the judgment will be. No one will be spared: rich, poor, buyers, sellers, creditors, debtors, etc.  

Mankind has transgressed God’s laws in a way similar to how the earth was corrupted in the days of Noah. Just as back then, so too, judgment and incredible calamities will follow. Men will be burned and will die. The destruction will span all socio-economic ranges (just as described in the book of Revelation):  

As with the buyer, so with the seller; As with the lender, so with the borrower; As with the creditor, so with the debtor (Isa 24:2).  

The Two Witnesses shutting the heavens brings in a time of intense drought, which brings the loss of trees by fire on a global scale that affects wheat, barley, plus oil and wine,60 and subsequently results in global starvation. Notice also that God is the One performing the devastation, though we have seen it will be accomplished through his Two Witnesses acting as his agents, just as Moses acted for God in bringing the judgments upon Egypt.  

The Two Strike the Earth  

Lastly, the Two can also strike [παταξαι – πατάσσω patasso]61 the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire (Rev 11:6). We recall how Moses struck the Nile, turning it into blood (Exod. 7:17–19). The Greek word πατάσσω patasso “to strike” is significant because the ten plagues were both a physical and a spiritual battle against Satan’s forces. God said: 

“For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike [παταξαι] all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD” (Exod 12:12). 

We also see the word was used where “Saul sought to pin [παταξαι] David to the wall with the spear…” (1 Sam 19:10). Hence, the Two Witnesses will be causing severe damage to the world and pinning the world against the wall so that they have to make a decision and choose whom they will serve. The world might just think the Two are bluffing, but they are not. They are validating God’s warnings with signs, just as Moses told Pharaoh: 

“Thus says the LORD: ‘By this you shall know that I am the LORD. Behold, I will strike the waters which are in the river … and they shall be turned to blood (Exod 7:17). And the fish that are in the river shall die, the river shall stink, and the Egyptians will loathe to drink the water of the river’” (Exod 7:18). 

Moses’ warning Pharaoh before striking the Nile and killing the fish serves as a prototype to how the Two will strike the “waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire” (Rev 11:6). We see such an event occurring: 

And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea,62 and a third of the sea became blood. And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed (Rev 8:8–9). 

Figure 5. Canary Island, Courtesy Google Earth. 

A mountain burning with fire thrown into the sea sounds like a volcano near the water that falls into the ocean. And not surprisingly, such a future scenario exists!  

Dr. Steven Ward, of the University of California, US, and Dr. Simon Day, of the Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre at University College London, UK warn that “a volcanic eruption on the Canary Islands, off West Africa, could trigger a vast undersea landslide.” They estimate a collapse could happen off the western flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma in the Canaries. They believe a build-up of groundwater could destabilize a block of rock up to 500 cubic km in size, which could break off in a future eruption, rushing into the sea at up to 350 km an hour (220 mph). 

The energy released by the collapse would equal the entire US electricity consumption for six months. The dome of water it caused would be 900 meters (2,950 feet) high, and the resulting tsunami, higher than any in recorded history, which would travel outwards, reaching speeds of 800 km an hour (500 mph). Waves 100 m (330 ft) from crest to trough would strike the African coast, while north-eastwards they would affect Spain, Portugal and France, and could still be approaching 12 m (40 ft) when they hit the UK. Across the Atlantic, the damage would be far worse, with wave heights of more than 40 m (130 ft) expected in northern Brazil. Dr. Day said, “It’s entirely possible you’d see 50-m waves coming ashore in Florida, New York, Boston, all the way up to Greenland, and in some cases reaching up to 10 km inland.”63 

The World Does Not Heed 

No doubt, if that scenario unfolded according to the scientists’ model, it would fulfill Jesus’ prophecy of “on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring” (Luke 21:25). Two beings with the power to cause such carnage will be both feared and utterly detested. Humanity’s prior modeling of La Palma may be how they are able to explain it away. Just like Pharaoh’s men could simulate some of the plagues, the world will not heed the witnesses’ shots across the bow as a warning from the Most-high God. 

The world will be looking for a solution to be rid of the Two troublemakers of the earth just as Pharaoh was plagued by Moses, and King Ahab hated Elijah whom he called the “troubler of Israel” (1 Kgs 18:17). Elijah rightly answered: “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and have followed the Baals” (1 Kgs 18:18). Just like both Pharaoh and King Ahab stiffened their necks and looked to their gods,64 so too will the world search for a way to get rid of the Two.  

In the spirit of Moses, they will likely tell the world: 

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live (Deut 30:19). 

In the spirit of Elijah, they will challenge the world:  

“How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him. But the people answered him not a word” (1 Kgs 18:21).  

Motivated with knowledge of the terrible consequences that will follow if the world rejects their testimony, the Two will make it clear that if there is no repentance, the King will judge.  

Adonai of armies musters the army for battle. They come from a far country, from the end of heaven—Adonai and His weapons of indignation, to destroy the whole land. Wail, for the day of Adonai is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. Therefore all hands will be limp, every man’s heart will melt, and they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrows will take hold of them; they will be in pain as a woman in childbirth; they will be amazed at one another; their faces will be like flames. Behold, the day of Adonai comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it (Isa 13:4–9).  

Jesus warned, “Unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved” (Matt 24:22), and that “as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matt 24:37). We talked about what happened in the days of Noah in Corrupting the Image 1 and 2: “there were Nephilim on the earth in those days … when the sons of God came into the daughters of men and they bore children to them” (Gen 6:4).  

In the end, because man by and large rejects the message of the Two (Rev 16:11), and will “not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved … God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thess 2:10–12). Just as Pharaoh rejected the many proofs, so too the world will reject the truth of the Two, and instead, in a delusional state will accept Satan’s lie—that he is here to help fight the Two agents of the malevolent Creator who only wants to limit their freedom and enslave them.