Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Bible Questions Answered:
“Why do the witnesses in revelation 11:3 where sackcloth?...”
Shirley/ Indianapolis, Indiana U.S.A.
Sackcloth (Burlap, used for sacks.) mentioned some 45 times in the Bible, speaks of mourning over sin and repentance to The Lord.
Coarse cloth worn as a sign of mourning or penitence.
A coarse cloth of goat or camel's hair or of flax, hemp, or cotton.
Worn by those who mourned over their sins, and who in repentance and called upon The Lord.
At every motion, the burlap would cause the skin extreme discomfort, reminding the wearer, that their sins were an ever present pain and discomfort to The Living God.
Jonah 3:6-10 KJV
6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:
8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not.
And today, in mourning over sin, we of the church, wear silk suits, and meet at the steak house after service.
Revelation 11:3 AMP
And I will grant authority to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days (forty-two months; three and one-half years), dressed in sackcloth.”
During the time of the great tribulation (The day of Jacob's trouble.), how will the Jewish people ever turn to the true Messiah? The church of Jesus Christ is gone, raptured away to The Father's house. They, the Jews, will come to The Lord, to be “saved,” through the witnessing of the two, chosen by The Lord.
During this seven year period, of terrible woes, the two witnesses, will turn the nation of Israel to
They will be in mourning, seriousness, and all gravity with their message of Jesus Christ The Lord, the only True Messiah.
And what will be the result?
Hosea 8:2 KJV (One day truly so.)
Israel shall cry unto Me, My God, we know thee.
Hebrews 8:8-12 KJV
8 "...Behold, the days come, saith The Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in My covenant, and I regarded them not, saith The Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith The Lord; I will put My laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know The Lord: for all shall know Me, from the least to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
True, the words of Solomon of old.
Ecclesiastes 7:3 KJV
Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
Psalm 30:5 KJV
For His anger endureth but a moment; in His favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.