Read the Bible account in Revelation........they preach for 1260 days only, then they are killed off. Then, in Revelation 13 and 17 we see the wild beast rising, but his reign is short lived, 1260 days only......Like Christ, they preach for 3.5 years, then are cut off in the middle of the week, but the last and 70th one, then sacrifice and worship stops as the Antichrist/wild beast ascends to supreme control (Daniel 9:27, 12:11a). The worship comes to its end 30 days before these two are slain. This could be the time the 2300 evenings and mornings begin. Then 3.5 years later, just as Antichrist is about to declare himself God, he hears reports from the east and from the north, these being of the two witnesses come back, and of the remnant who are the shining ones.....the revealing of the true sons of God. Then he comes to his end with no helper for him.
On seeing the two witnesses again, those seeing them fall faint out of fear for what is about to come upon the earth.............the immediate return of Christ and Armageddon.
The two witnesses declare the last pronouncements of God, along with powerful works, which denote that the kingdom of God is very near
We could be very near that time now, near the time of the beginning of the last 7 years of mankind's rulership on this earth.
And Glen, there is going to be no peace for no one. It is a time of Geo political chaos and war. 1/4 of the worlds population are eradicated in the time of the two witnesses. This is very serious. Human life is at its most perilous time.http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Six-Seals-to-Seventh-Trumpet
Destruction does come, and it just begins from Trumpet 1, which could be 21 months into the wild beasts reign, and is completed at TRUMPET 7. The plagues in Egypt were also over a longer period of time, we dont know how long, until pharoh gave in.
But, there is no peace for no one Glen..............you, me, a lot of people are going to die...........it will be no time for Christians, as it will then be a world where God and his Christ are overwhelmingly rejected.......in favour of the new world religion which comes with antichrists new world order............in daniel 11 we read of how at that point the king will do as he pleases, he will even worship a god not even his fathers nor his forefathers knew, and we read of this worship in revelation 13:15-18. The beast has two horns, "appears" christ like, but speaks of a dragon.....this is not a new concept, but religion will be one of the legs of the stool used to get the antichrist to power.........we should begin to see all these things very soon....