Monday, November 02, 2009
of all the things to stumble on to, jesh,,how weird :
Five months of torture
"4 They were commanded not to 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. 5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them." Rev 9:4-6
The demons will not hurt the crops of food or forests that were hurt during the first four trumpets. They will hurt people who have not been sealed by God. They will not be allowed to hurt God’s 144,000 servants because the 144,000 were sealed before the trumpets began to sound. There will be three categories of people on earth during the fifth trumpet:
1.Those who worship God and have been sealed, including the 144,000
2.Those who haven't decided whether to worship God or Satan
3.Those who worship Satan, believing that he is God
It is the second group of people that Satan and his angels will hurt. They will not be allowed to kill them but only to cause them intense physical and emotional suffering for five literal months. The agony will be so bad that people will wish to die, but they will not be able to die. Satan will offer to remove the pain if they will simply worship him. Most will comply.
Ready for war
"7 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. 8 They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth. 9 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. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months." Rev 9:7-10
The locusts are a symbol for Satan and his angels. They will come prepared to fight but will have a beautiful and attractive appearance. Their armor will be strong like iron and they will be impervious to human weapons. People will not be able to hurt them but they will be able to hurt people for five months.
"11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon." Rev 9:11
Satan is the king over his angels. In Greek and Hebrew his name means destroyer.
"It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau.