Here is how you will be able to tell the two witnesses apart from the false prophet and the antichrist. Elijah is the lesser of the two witnesses just as John the baptist(spirit of elijah) was less than Jesus......the 2nd witness will be able to walk through the east gate in Jerusalem because he is the prince of Israel.
The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sealed off the Golden Gate in 1541. While this may have been purely for defensive reasons, in Jewish tradition, this is the gate through which the messiah will enter Jerusalem and it is suggested that Suleiman the Magnificent sealed off the Golden Gate to prevent the Messiah's entrance. The Muslims also built a cemetery in front of the gate, in the belief that the precursor to the messiah, Elijah, would not be able to pass through the Golden Gate and thus the messiah would not come. This belief was based upon two premises. First, according to Islamic teaching Elijah is a descendant of Aaron, making him a priest or kohen. Secondly, that Jewish priests are not permitted to enter a cemetery.(really the cemetery doesn't matter because it is the prince of Israel that goes in and out of this gate, not Elijah) This second premise is not wholly correct because a kohen is permitted to enter a cemetery in which primarily non-Jews are buried such as the one outside the Golden Gate
1 Then he brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces east; and it was shut.
2 And he said to me, "This gate shall remain shut; it shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it; for the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered by it; therefore it shall remain shut.
3 Only the prince may sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gate, and shall go out by the same way."
In verse 3 this prince of Israel is eating bread before the Lord
As quoted from a book I read "Christ is the almighty God, the Lord of heaven and earth. He is not going to be sitting around eating bread before himself, before the Lord (Ezek. 44:3) What happens when that prince enters therein? All the christians and Jew will recognize that this is the one promised in the Scriptures in the book of Ezekiel, and will know that this is of the Word of God, and know only the prince of Israel can enter this gate as the scripture states.
Scripture showing the prince of Israel:
23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.
24And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them
Notice this servant David is their small "k" king because he is a king to the people but Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords so this david servant is Jesus' first begotten making him the "prince of Isreal to Jesus because we know Jesus is the King of Israel" and this servant david is a king to the people.
The "Golden Gate" was located in the East wall of Jerusalem; it was one of eleven entrance gates into the city. Notice in the above picture that this gate is sealed shut. It was sealed up in the 16th century A.D.(1541 A.D) When Gods servant comes you will know he is the rightful prince of Israel because he will be able to walk through the eastern gate as scripture states! Thread: The 2nd witness of Revelation 11 is the prince of Israel