After the church is (raptured away) two events will take place. first is the numbering of the 144,000 from the 12 tribes of Israel. If I am correct that this will occur sometime in Oct of 2019. Now according to the world censes there will be some 14,400,000 Jews world wide. One tenth of one % of that number is 144,000, a small remnant God has saved for himself and for his use. I do not believe this is a coincidence. Of course only the Lord knows the exact number of Jews worldwide. Also in May of 2019, Israel will complete its 70th birthday, seventy years in the land.
Following the marking of the 144,000 the Two (2) witnesses will be established in Israel, outside Jerusalem. They will prophesy for 3 1/2 years (1260 days) before they are killed by the 1st beast, who is said,
Rev.13:7, "was given unto him to make war with the (two) saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds and tongues and nations."
After the two are killed, Rev.11:9, "And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not allow their dead bodies to be put in graves. 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."
These two witnesses will have held off any attempt to hurt or kill them for 3 1/2 years, After that time, when they have completed their testimony, they will be murdered by the 1st beast. And this will have completed Dan.9:27, the full 7 years. The first 3 1/2 years ended when Jesus finished the last supper, 3 1/2 years having passed from his baptism by John and anointed High Priest by the Holy Spirit. So, between the two 3 1/2 year periods = 7 years, Daniel 9:27 will have been completed, halfway through the 7 years of tribulation.
The Jews have always had a reputation for killing their prophets, 1st Jesus, then the two witnesses.
Rev.11:10, "These two prophets tormented them (the people of the earth," collectively with ver.6, they had power, "Power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will."
Rev.11:7, "And when they (two witnesses) shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make WAR against them (two saints,) and shall OVERCOME them and killed them." But it also appears, the two witnesses had wounded the 1st beast and put him out of commission, this setting the stage for the 2ed beast.
The testimony of the two was to bear witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ; two witnesses to and for the truth.
One more time:
This 1st beast shall overcome the two: meaning he will be victorious and prevail over them, compare, Rev.11:7, with,
Rev.13:7, "And it was given unto him (1st beast) to make WAR with the SAINTS (two witnesses) and to OVERCOME them."
The ground idea for saint’s means, they were pure, clean, but it super-adds the idea of respect and veneration was to be given them.
The witnesses of God are overcome in Rev.13:7, “And it was given unto him (the beast) to make war with the saints.” This is an overlay to Rev.11:7. Don’t be fooled by the word saints, it in no way mean, or points to the church, or to any Christian's, none! Saints is plural, it meaning 2 or more, therefore it refers only to the two witnesses.