THE TWO WITNESSES AND THE DUAL ANOINTING OF MESSIAH IN THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK AS SEEN BY THE PROPHET ZECHARIAH IN HIS AWESOME
VISION OF THE TWO OLIVE TREES OF ISRAEL.
This wonderful image of the dual anointing
is from the Jewish Cervera Bible.
Spain circa 1299.
Here is another clue from the prophecy of Zechariah in which specific mention is made of two anointed ones who stand before the Lord of the whole earth. They must relate to the dual anointing of the God of Israel. Our scripture passage is in Zechariah chapter four. Zecharaiah saw two olive trees. Both of them were supplying the oil of anointing to a bowl. That bowl supplied oil to a seven branched candlestick or candelabra. Here is our scripture.
1 “And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, 2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: 3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. 4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? 5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying,
‘This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying,
Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts’.
11 Then answered I, and said unto him,
What are these two olive trees
upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
12 And I answered again, and said unto him,
What be these two olive branches
which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be?
And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones,
that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”
Zechariah saw two olive trees. Both were supplying the oil of anointing to both priest and king by the agency of God’s Holy Spirit. (Zechariah 4) God released this dual anointing as two flows of oil. The message which came with this proclaimed the victory of God, and just how it came. It was,
“Not by might, nor by power,
but by my Spirit says the Lord”. (Zech.4:6)
In Romans 11 our Apostle Paul speaks again of olive trees. We hear of “natural branches” and “wild branches”.
This is in reference to Israel and the Church.
Clearly both are identified with the olive tree.
And the olive tree is a symbol of Israel