SCRIPTURE: These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.-Revelation 11:4
Beginning with the classic TV series featuring fictional defense attorney Perry Mason, there has been no shortage of courtroom-based dramas. People who have never set foot in a courtroom are thoroughly versed in the procedures and principles of a trial—including the role of the character witness.
A character witness is someone called to establish the believability of a defendant. But often the opposing attorney will call a witness to discredit the reputation of the character witness, hoping to make his testimony unreliable, unbelievable, or irrelevant. If the character witness cannot be trusted, neither can his testimony. God will call two witnesses “to the stand” during the Tribulation to testify for Him—and their character will be beyond reproach. Moses and Elijah will return to the prophetic stage and bear witness to God’s message of judgment on the earth. They are as life-giving as an olive tree and light-giving as a lampstand.
The Bible is filled with witnesses to the words and works of God—witnesses who have never been proved wrong, witnesses you can trust.
Scripture is not only human witness to God, it is also divine self-testimony.
J. I. Packer