Rev 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
Of course we all have heard and learned the little rhyme taught us by our parents or friends when, as a child, someone said something that hurt our feelings.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.”
It made us sad or even brought tears to our eyes. They may have made a joke of our glasses, our appearance, or even our pets. What they said was not as important as the impact those words had on our heart.
Words have an effect because words have meaning. While those that cared for us tried to salve our hurts with that little rhyme the truth of the matter was, those words did indeed hurt.
In our text we are introduced to the 2 witnesses sent by God to preach repentance to a lost and satan-led world. The majority of the world has sided with satan in opposition to God. One would think the words of salvation spoken by the prophets bore little threat to the tyranny practiced by the anti-christ and yet, at length, we discover they were having a great effect.
These two witnesses were not seeing crowds of people saved and may have thought their witness was pointless. Perhaps in their estimation it was pointless but their words certainly were not powerless. Having performed miracles before the entire world it is telling that it wasn’t for the miracles they performed but for the words they witnessed that their lives were taken.
As you enter into the world today you will be met with people who have chosen to live life in safe zones. They do not want to be confronted with their sinfulness whether that sin is gender identity, sodomy, atheism, intersectionality or socialism. As you allow Christ to live His life through you be certain that your words are having and impact. Stand for Christ so the lost have access to eternal hope. Your words spoken in loved are having an impact. Do not let this present evil world silence your witness!