Sunday, January 8, 2017
Trumpet Warnings Series #16 – Part 126 of Riddles, Enigmas & Esoteric Imagery of Revelation
In the last blog we began to define the symbolism in the trumpet blast of the 6th angel. The 4 angels who were abound at the great river Euphrates are now loosed. What does this mean? The locust army had been prevented from migrating to modern societies by God, whose angels bound them in the territory of their origin – Babylon. But now God is permitting them to migrate all over the world to countries that have fallen away from their Creator and His righteous Son, Jesus Christ.
The number of the locust army had to develop into a large major religious empire, to guarantee their success when they invaded the apostate nations of the planet. In the late 1800’s the locust army migrated and settled in America, and have advanced in power and authority over the decades, because apostate government leaders have embraced their ideology.
And the number of the army of horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand; And I heard the number of them…Rev. 9:16. In this text, the word thousand in the original Greek language is murias meaning: myriad; thousands upon thousands – indefinite number. Even the translator is unsure of the true understanding of the original language.
So not having a literal numerical calculation of this migratory marauding army of religious zealots, we understand more clearly why they are symbolized by the locust insect – an innumerable destroying force – see blog #12. Did the 6th angel give a more detailed description of the locust army?
As John watched the 6th angel reveal his symbolism, he could see a more detailed description of the locust army than was delivered by the 5th angel. With this intense focus on the locust army it is apparent God wants us to understand who they are, and how to be prepared for their invasion upon the planet…and thus I saw the horses in the vision and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone; and the heads of the horses were as heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone…Rev. 9:17.
The second woe reveals the character of the locust army, who were first introduced during the first woe. The 4 angels have released them from the Euphrates River territory to invade every nation of the world to infiltrate their governments with their sinister, false religious doctrine – implemented by lies, intimidation, and force. Their power is in their mouth, and in their tails; for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt…Rev. 9:19. What does this symbolism tell us?
There was a serpent in the Garden of Eden who tempted Eve to sin against God. How did he accomplish this? The serpent spoke to Eve with seductive equivocal words, causing her to doubt the warnings of her Creator. She was so enchanted by the logical dialogue out of his mouth, she believed his poisonous words – lies. She drank his poison and died – spiritually – just like God said she would.
Satan was the liar-in-chief living inside of the serpent, who succeeded in tempting Eve to sin against her Creator. By the 21st century, masses of humans beings, worldwide, have rejected God and His Son Jesus Christ, leaving them gullible to the seductive equivocal words of the locust army – blinded by intellectual logic – who are ruled by Satan.
…and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions… Rev. 9:17. The heads of the horses of this marauding army look like lions heads. This symbolism reveals how the riders of the horses are ferocious and unrelenting in their determination to prove to the whole world that they are King of the Religious Jungle – just as in the natural world a lion is hailed king of the jungle.
…having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone…and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone…by these three was a third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths…verse 17. The colors of the breastplate symbolize the weapons the riders – locust army – will use to kill a third part of men.
What does “a third” symbolize? A third, or the #3 symbolizes Divine Judgment – not a numerical calculation. God is using the locust army as judgment upon His apostate church – worldwide.
The weapons to kill human beings who come into contact with the locust army are flowing out of the riders mouths, because they are words – symbolized by fire (jacinth), smoke and brimstone. What death-causing words do these colors symbolize? Stay tuned…
God’s sheep question the doctrines of men…sheeple follow without question~~~