Last updated on August 12, 2023
According to the book of Revelation, the two witnesses will be killed in the street of “the great city” that is also known spiritually as Sodom and Egypt. Moreover, the book of Revelation also implies that our Lord Jesus Christ was also crucified at the same place.
Sodom And Egypt
Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
But, based on other accounts in the Bible of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ, he was crucified and died outside the city of Jerusalem. The place where he was crucified was called Golgotha, which is also known as Calvary to Christian believers.
Mark 15:22 They brought Jesus to a place called Golgotha, which means The Place of the Skull… 24 And they crucified Him.
And in another verse, Apostle Paul implied that he was crucified outside the city of Jerusalem.
Hebrew 13:12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.
So how could this be? How could the city of Jerusalem be known spiritually as Sodom and Egypt?
The simple answer to this is that Jerusalem is not “the great city” that the book of Revelation is referring to but instead, it is referring to Babylon the Great. It is referring to spiritual Babylon to be specific.
Revelation 16:19 The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath.
Now that we understand that Jerusalem is not the great city that the book of Revelation is referring to but rather it is pointing to the great spiritual city of Babylon.
Now, let us look into the spiritual significance of the “street” or “broadways” of this great city. These broadways are the spiritual realms of Sodom and Egypt.
The spiritual significance of Sodom is the spirit of fornication. The spirit of Sodom is a common spirit that is present in multitudes of people.
On the other hand, Egypt represents the spirits of “slaves and masters”. These spirits may be difficult for some people to discern especially if they are not aware of the spiritual realm.
Moreover, the book of Revelation is trying to tell us that the spirits of Sodom and Egypt are inside the hearts of the people who will oppose the truth. These spirits will be present in people who will end up persecuting and killing the two witnesses. They are the same spirits that were present in people when the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified two thousand years ago.
Babylon The Great
Spiritual Sodom and Egypt are part of the broader spiritual realm of Babylon the Great. The spirits of Babylon are relevant even in today’s world. Babylon the Great will be relevant as part of the spiritual reality that we have to fight against as believers of God and his Son Jesus Christ. God will eventually destroy Babylon.
Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird.
Furthermore, we are told to come out of the spiritual Babylon.
Revelation 18:4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “’Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
The spiritual realms of Sodom and Egypt are part of the broader spiritual realm of the great city of Babylon. In spiritual Babylon, is where the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. In the same spiritual place is where the two witnesses will also be persecuted and killed by the Beast.
Well, that is it for now my friends, I hope that you’ve learned something from this blog. Until next time, may God bless you all!