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Revelation 11:4
11:4. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.

The two testifiers are the same as the two olive trees. It is related to the anointing oil of the Holy Spirit.
God commanded the Israelites to make the anointing oil from the olive oil added with herbs and spices.

The two testifiers are also the same as the two lampstands or the Golden Candlestick that are related to the light of testimony.

So, the anointing oil and the candlestick cannot be separated.

Acts 1:8
1:8. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

The power of the Holy Spirit is the power to testify. It is the same as the anointing oil that makes the candlestick keep burning.

By the power of the Holy Spirit, we must testify like Moses and Elijah. We radiate the light in the darkness of the world, namely difficulties, shakings / shocks in all fields that cannot be thought, both physically and spiritually (sins up to the peak of sin) or the shakings in the service to God like nowadays we have to worship from home, hatred for no reason or the pre-persecution era of the Antichrist for three and a half years, until the era of the Antichrist who conquers the world for three and a half years.
We become the light up to the light of the world or being perfect like Jesus.

If we do not testify, we will become the stumbling block. It means living without the anointing of the Holy Spirit or becoming the antichrist, until we become the same as Babylon.
The Babylon means the millstone that is drowned in the lake of fire and brimstone or destroyed forever.

The olive trees are mostly found in the Mount of Olives at which there is the Gethsemane.
The Gethsemane is the same as the place of squeezing.
The olive tree produces the ripe olives which are dried in the sun and squeezed until they become the olive oil. That is the oil for the lamp or the anointing oil of the Holy Spirit.

In the New Testament, the ripe olives that are squeezed refer to Jesus who was struggling in Gethsemane.

Luke 22:39-46
22:39. Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him.
22:40. When He came to the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."
22:41. And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and prayed,
22:42. saying, "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done."
22:43. Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
22:44. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
22:45. When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow.
22:46. Then He said to them, "Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation."

Jesus was struggling to experience the squeezing of the flesh until His sweat became like great drops of blood to surrender His own will to God. This is real effort. According to human rule, He could not have been crucified because He was innocent. Keeping His own will, the olives would not have been squeezed, but rotten.

Jesus surrendered His own will. It is the same as being obedient even though the flesh is hurt.
Through the struggle, Jesus received the power from the angels, so He became obedient until He died upon the cross. For now, if we willingly obey the Father's will even though the flesh is weak, God will give us power through the Holy Spirit.

Why did Jesus become obedient until He died? For receiving the thrown stone that we are supposed to receive.
In the past, these stones were for the people who had committed adultery. The punishment for sinners is born by the Lord, so we are saved and become the light of the world. He also pours out the Holy Spirit to us.

John 16:7
16:7. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

'Jesus mustgo away'= Jesus were obedient until He died on the cross. Afterwards, He rose and ascended to Heaven in order to pour out the anointing oil of the Holy Spirit to all of us, starting from the attic in Jerusalem up to now.

Beware! Gethsemane is the night of solemn observance for Jesus that determines whether He will get the anointing oil of the Holy Spirit or become the fleshly man who is not obedient. In the past when the Israelites would leave Egypt, there was also the night of solemn observance. They were saved but the Egyptian lost their firstborn child.
The firstborn child means something that we are proud of. But, all of it will be gone when we are not watchful.

We will receive the anointing oil if we respect the sacrifice of Christ. It means that we are willing to struggle in the worship prayer to squeeze or crucify the flesh as follows:

  1. The fear of the flesh of something in the world, namely the shakings, difficulties, et cetera. It affects us to become as follows:

    • Being neither calm nor peaceful, until stressed.
      When we are calm, God is with us. Do not fear, but surrender to God up to the full.

    • Being against God or disobedient.
      It must be squeezed to become obedient or being afraid to sin or lie. We live in righteousness and holiness.
      The fear of the flesh makes us unrighteous and unholy.

  2. The grief of the flesh makes us hopeless and disappointed. It must be squeezed to the surrender to God, so we receive the consolation from Him.

  3. Being asleep means negligence, not watching, or unfaithfulness in the service and ministry to God. It continues until one does not want to pray and worship God.
    The result is running up to being naked. In the past, the disciples of Jesus ran until John was naked because his fabric was so thin. It means doing sins up to the peak.

    For now, what difficulties do we face? Let us be watchful. We are in the beginning of Gethsemane. Everything will be shaken like never before. Do not play around anymore!

    Being watchful means to be faithful in the service and ministry to God as well as the worship prayer until we experience the anointing oil of the Holy Spirit. So, the lamp keeps burning.

The night of solemn observance determines our fates whether becoming the spiritual man like Jesus or becoming the fleshly man like the Antichrist who will be destroyed. If we are not faithful in the service and ministry to God, worship prayer, and marriage (starting from the beginning), we will fail.
Keep on fearing the Lord! Do not become hopeless nor deny God, but keep on giving thanks to Him.

If the lamp is burning, we can get through the darkness of the world.

The functions of the burning lamp are as follows:

  1. The Holy Spirit is able to renew us from the fleshly man to the spiritual one like Jesus. It is the same as the spiritual miracle.
    For example, Peter denied Jesus. But in the attic in Jerusalem, he became honest by the power of the Holy Spirit. He preached about Jesus openly.
    Thomas was once uncertain or doubtful to the true teaching Word until he was misled. He was renewed to believe Jesus until he became a martyr.
    Mary Magdalene was possessed by seven demons (being rotten), but she received the anointing oil of the Holy Spirit, so she could produce the fragrance..

  2. The physical miracles happen. The dead can be made alive and the the impossible things can be possible.
    II Kings 4:10,20-21,32,35
    4:10. Please, let us make a small upper room on the wall; and let us put a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; so it will be, whenever he comes to us, he can turn in there."
    4:20. When he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.
    4:21. And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, shut the door upon him, and went out.
    4:32. When Elisha came into the house, there was the child, lying dead on his bed.
    4:35. He returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

    'the lampstand'= the lamp.
    Do not limit the power of the Lord! Crying can be changed into the happiness of Heaven. The Holy Spirit is able to help us.

  3. The lamp keeps on burning until Jesus comes a second time. We keep being faithful and fervent in spirit in the service and ministry to God and in worship prayer. So, we keep on experiencing the renewal of life until we become perfect like Jesus when He comes a second time.
    We become the light of the world that is worthy to welcome His coming on the second time.

God blesses us.

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