Sunday, October 19, 2014
Locust Identity Continues – Part 29 of Riddles, Enigmas & Esoteric Imagery of Revelation
When we were last together I began to identify the Locust Army in Revelation Chapter 9 who came out of the bottomless pit – Hell. Please follow along in this chapter. When we left off in our discovery of their identity, verse 8 said they had teeth like lions’ teeth. This description symbolizes ferocity. A lion is King of the Jungle – ripping apart its victims with sharp piercing teeth.
The Locust Army claims to be King of the Religious Jungle. As a lion with its prey, they are relentless in using ‘sharp weapons’ like machetes to cut of the body parts of their victims with ferocity – fulfilling the blood-lust of their god. Jesus went into great detail describing the Locust Army with easy to understand symbolism, so that we will clearly know our enemy.
The Locust Army has breastplates like breastplates of iron…verse 9. An iron breastplate symbolizes presumed invincibility and readiness for battle, revealing their arrogance in purpose.
Verse 9 goes on to say, the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. The metaphor sound of their wings symbolizes their unshakable proclamation that they are high above all other religions. Their vociferous public claims to take over the world, along with their intensity and determination to win the battle is symbolized by the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle.
Verse 10 describes the Locust Army as having tails like scorpions and there were stings in their tails. This symbolizes a wicked and poisonous religious doctrine that overwhelms – pierces the soul – of its victims. Satan is the author of this venomous – scorpion sting – religious doctrine because he is the one who released it upon the earth from the smoke in the bottomless pit. Smoke symbolizes clandestine and nefarious false religious doctrines.
The leader of the Locust Army is called the Prophet…Rev. 16:12-14. More on this later. The prophet Isaiah said, the prophet that lies, he is the tail…Is. 9:15. Since the Locust Army was spawned out of the bottomless pit, their leader, the Prophet, is also from this origin. The Prophet that lies – he is the tail of the scorpion that stings his victims – spiritual death – with a poisonous religious doctrine.
But be of good cheer, Jesus said, Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you…Luke 10:19. Serpents and scorpions symbolize Satan and his demons. As a whole, the modern church has not exercised her authority in the Name of Jesus, but rather has cowered in the Name of Political Correctness and Tolerance, and has allowed this enemy into their governments and schools – worldwide…woe unto us.
By now we understand that the Locust Army – false religious empire – has its roots sunk deeply in the pit of Hell. They have been given permission by God, to poison people with their doctrine of demons. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months…verse 5.
The number 5 symbolizes incomplete. This definition tells us that the Locust Army will not be allowed to subdue and conquer all the citizens of the world – though they loudly proclaim their victory in advance. But their dangerous religious doctrine has already infiltrated every country of the world, in their frenzied attempt the take over every government.
The Locust Army – were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree…. Since this is prophetic symbolism many metaphors are used to describe the activities of this enemy of the righteousness of Jesus, and His followers of righteousness.
The word tree in prophecy describes a human being. The symbolism for any green thing describes fertility – prosperity, growth of finances, material possessions or properties. Grass symbolizes the frailty or vulnerability of the human flesh.
The Locust Army was commanded not to harm (hurt) the grass, any green thing, or any tree – but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads…verse 4. We can conclude that Locust Army is allowed to hurt the grass, any green thing, or any tree – all men – except those who have the seal of God on their foreheads. What is the seal of God?
The word hurt (harm) in this sentence in the original Greek languages is adikeo meaning: to be unjust. This particular designation in this text seems to zero in on countries where the Locust Army is not ruling at this time. Why do I say this? For the answer to these two questions…stay tuned…
God’s sheep question the doctrines of men…sheeple follow without question…