They have authority (Rev 11:6)

“They have the authority

To shut

The sky,

So that no rain

May fall

During the days

Of their prophesying.

They have the authority

Over the waters

To turn them

Into blood.

They have the authority

To strike

The earth

With every kind of plague,

As often

As they desire.”

οὗτοι ἔχουσιν τὴν ἐξουσίαν κλεῖσαι τὸν οὐρανόν, ἵνα μὴ ὑετὸς βρέχῃ τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς προφητείας αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐξουσίαν ἔχουσιν ἐπὶ τῶν ὑδάτων στρέφειν αὐτὰ εἰς αἷμα καὶ πατάξαι τὴν γῆν ἐν πάσῃ πληγῇ ὁσάκις ἐὰν θελήσωσιν.

John said, “They have (οὗτοι ἔχουσιν) the authority (τὴν ἐξουσίαν) to shut (κλεῖσαι) the sky (τὸν οὐρανόν), so that no rain (ἵνα μὴ ὑετὸς) may fall (βρέχῃ) during the days (τὰς ἡμέρας) of their prophesying (τῆς προφητείας αὐτῶν).  They have the authority (καὶ ἐξουσίαν ἔχουσιν) over the waters (ἐπὶ τῶν ὑδάτων) to turn them (στρέφειν αὐτὰ) into blood (εἰς αἷμα).  They have the authority to strike (καὶ πατάξαι) the earth (τὴν γῆν) with every kind of plague (ἐν πάσῃ πληγῇ), as often (ὁσάκις) as they desire (ἐὰν θελήσωσιν).”  John indicated that these two witnesses had the power or the authority to stop rain from falling during the 1,260 days of their prophecy.  They also had the power or the authority to change the various waters of rivers and springs into blood.  Finally, they had the authority or the power to send any kind of plague to earth as often as they wanted.  They were like Moses and Elijah is their miraculous powers.  Have you ever been in a drought?


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