Before reading this post, go back and read my previous posts 1-5. We are in Revelation chapter 9, dealing with the sounding of the Trumpets and God’s coming tribulation judgment.

As I have said in the previous posts, if you think things are bad now in this pre- tribulation era. You haven’t seen anything yet.

The opening Of the bottomless pit continued: Ref: Amir Tsarfati’s book REVEALING REVELATION, pgs- 122-124, comments by Frankie.

He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air we’re darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not too harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. ( Could this seal in the forehead be ” the locusts know if someone is a believer or not, by some spiritual discernment, and not necessarily a physical mark?) And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their tormentt was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die and death will flee from them. (Revelaton 9: 2-6)

People will see a dark cloud. They will think it is a weather front or maybe a thunderstorm that will pour out enough fresh water for them to ease their parched throats. Then they will notice that the cloud is very low and as moving extremely fast. Soon the movement and the undulations of the mass will tell them that there’s nothing to do with the weather– it is alive. The first locust arrive landing on person after person. Screams echo through the air as the attack begins. The pain of their stings will be searing and the resulting sores will be unbearable. There will be no escaping them because they will come in the tens of millions. They will cause horrendous pain, but they will not be allowed to take anyone’s life even though there will be some who will wish the locusts would put them out of their misery. The locust will feed on the people. The 144,000 witnesses mentioned earlier will be bug proof because they have received the seal of protection from God Himself. There has been much controversy about weather. These are actually locusts. John gets quite descriptive as he talks about them, and much of what he says is quite unlocust like.

The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions teeth. And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. They had tails like scorpions and there were stings in their tails. The power was to hurt men five months and they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abbadon, but in Greek, he has the name Appollyon.( Revelation 9: 7-11).

Crowns, faces like men, hair like women, teeth like lions, breastplates of iron, tails like scorpions. What are these things? Some commentators believe that John is describing modern helicopters and there are elements of the description here that would fit. But unless the pilot holding the cyclic and working the pedals has little red horns, and a pointy tail, it doesn’t quite work. Remember these locust didn’t come from a Sikorsky helicopter factory; they came flying up from the abyss. There is no reason to allegorize their origin. John said that these are demonic locusts, and when I read the description of these little creatures, they sound like exactly what he said they are. One more reason to look at them as demonic creatures is the fact that they have a king leading them. He is the angel of the abyss with a very fitting name — “Destruction” or “Destroyer“. This is our only peak into the demonic order, we only know what we can read here, which tells us that they were led by their king and given authority by heaven to torment humanity but only to a certain extent, and only for a specific time. Five months of this horror qualifies as the first woe, but hold on there is more woe to come. Part seven, coming soon. Things are waxing worse and worse. Frankie The Earthman.

Foggy day on the Appalachin Trail, near Skyline, Va. 4 / 29/ 23. Dog pictured is Princess Aja, alias “Puchee”, the golden girl.

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