Two Witnesses – To a Blind and Deaf World
“Hear, ye deaf: and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Who is blind, but my servant? Or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? Who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord’s servant? Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he hearest not. Who among you will give ear to this? Who will hearken and hear for the time to come” – (Is.42:18-20,23).
Christ sent one messenger, John the Baptist, before His face to prepare the way before His first coming, so He will send two messengers, two prophets, before His second coming. He sent John the Baptist to be a witness before His first coming and He will send two witnesses before His second coming.
It is written of John – “The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe” – (Jn.1:7). It is written of the two witnesses – “These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks…” – (Rev.11:4). These two also give much spiritual light of Christ, the great Light.
I believe that the two witnesses will be
blind and deaf. Not totally blind and deaf, but certainly ‘one sight impaired
and one hearing impaired.’ Without glasses and hearing aids, they are blind and
deaf. An eye witness and an ear witness that give their
testimony worldwide. As the lawyer asks the witness in court “what did
you see, what did you hear?” John on
They are symbols to a blind and deaf world who “Having eyes, see ye not? And having ears, hear ye not…” – (Mk.8:18). When Jesus preached and did many miracles, most of the people were spiritually blind and deaf. They didn’t perceive nor understand the truth. So it is now with the whole world: they are spiritually blind and deaf because they refuse to believe in Christ and be healed and saved. The world hears God’s Word and see printed sermons, but they have no perception, awareness, or understanding of spiritual truth. God will send His two witnesses preaching and doing miracles to a blind and deaf world to see whether they will see and hear God’s Word. They are both seer and hearer.
Jesus told his disciples – “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing, ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: for the people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them” – (Mt.13:13-15). The blame for people’s blindness and deafness in spiritual things rests upon themselves, because of their unreadiness to see and hear the truth of God’s Word. Because of their hardheartedness and rejection of Christ, they were not saved and so had no spiritual discernment. “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” – (I Cor.2:14). Jesus is coming back soon and people are blind and deaf to the signs of the times that is being preached. “O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord” – (Jer.22:29). The world will have its time of “hearing” in which testimony is taken from God’s two witnesses, whether they will believe it or not. They will be God’s two watchmen – two watch dogs – both a hearing ear dog and a seeing eye dog.
To be deaf or blind is bad enough, but to be ‘both’ deaf and blind is a terrible and grievous condition. And because the world is in such grievous condition, God will send His two witnesses, one blind and one deaf, as a clear witness to the world of their lost, unsaved, deaf and blind spiritual condition and to get them to repent and be saved. The people are so gross that they are about to worship the Antichrist-Beast, the greatest liar and mass murderer and blasphemer in world history. And they will wear his name and number in their foreheads or right hands. They have no spiritual awareness or perception whatsoever.
The two blind and deaf witnesses will preach to a spiritually blind and deaf world with spiritual power and a trumpet voice of light and truth for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth. And the Beast cannot kill them until their ministry is finished. And God’s question will be trumpeted to the whole world – “Who among you will give ear to this?” How about you? Will you hearken to the saving gospel of Christ? Jesus is saying to everyone – “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
Are you saved and born again in Christ? If not, repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will become a new born again creature in Christ possessing eternal life. “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son” – (I Jn.5:11).
O do not spurn God’s grace, love and mercy in His beloved Son on the cross or the wrath of God abides upon you. “He that beliveth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that beliveth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:36).
Open up your heart to Christ – don’t be blind and deaf.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-