[QTVOTD] A heart for the lost…

“And I will grant the power of prophecy to My two witnesses for 1,260 (42 months; three and one-half years), dressed in sackcloth. These [witnesses] are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands which stand before the Lord of the earth.” Revelation 11:3&4 ->me: Verses 1 &2 deal with John being asked to measure the sanctuary, altar, and worshipers but to omit the outer courts of the church for they have been given over to the Gentiles to be trampled.  I think this John separating the Christians from the Gentiles in the end times.  Size of the church as a whole (Sanctuary), the extent of the sacrificial nature of Christian service (altar), and the count of the people of God (worshipers).  The church is being allowed to be oppressed for a limited amount of time (3.5 years).  The distinction between the sanctuary and the outer courts means that there is a limit on which the Gentiles can do their trampling.  There is a lot of debate about who the 2 witnesses are -> the two faithful churches of the 7 lamp stands?  Elijah and Moses because the powerful miracles the witnesses wield are the same as Elijah and Moses were given?  This is hard to discern.  What drew my attention is that they wore ‘sackcloth’; a garment of those in mourning.  They are prophesying doom and their attitude accordingly is sad and sorrowful (penitent).  As a witness for Jesus I must have a heart that aches for the lost, and when I truly think on it, I am not as compassionate as I should be.  As I said in my last QTVOTD, one of my commitments is to be more bold in my witness; well maybe what I am missing a dread for the lost.  My prayer today is that the Lord gives me a heart for the unsaved, a realization that unless I allow myself to be used by Him to reach them, they may be lost for all eternity.

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