Sunday, January 15, 2017
Trumpet Warnings Series #17 – Part 127 of Riddles, Enigmas & Esoteric Imagery of Revelation
For the sake of new readers of this blog, every few months I restate our mission is to accurately define all the riddles, enigmas, metaphorical language and esoteric imagery of Revelation. Unlike the end-time doctrine of mainstream denominations, for which I am a member, I believe this prophetic book of the Bible has been in the process of fulfillment since the visions were first given. From the beginning of my blog in 2013 I have provided historical documentation for when each vision was fulfilled, along with dates, and who fulfilled them.
Some chapters of Revelation have the same subject, but their fulfilment could be in a different era. This is true of the series we are now studying. Chapter 9 of Revelation is dedicated to revealing that the locust army is released from Hell upon the earth, while describing in symbolism who they are. This correlates with chapter 16 which describes who is the leadership of the locust army and when they were released from the Euphrates River to promote their false religious doctrine in every nation on the planet.
By defining the symbolism, the message hidden within the esoteric imagery or riddle, becomes clear, so that we can learn how to cooperate with God and what He is doing. The Apostle Peter warned us, yet most people ignore him, when he said…no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation…for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy spirit…II Peter 1:20-21.
When we were last together we were defining the symbolism of Rev. 9:17…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. We defined all of this verse last week except for the fire, smoke and brimstone coming out of the mouths of the locust army.
The weapons of the locust army are revealed in this verse as coming out of their mouths. This imagery tells us that their weaponry will be words – death-causing words to kill their enemy. The colors tell us what kind of words they will use – fire, smoke and brimstone.
Fire (jacinth) – reddish orange. This color tells us that the locust army will burn up – consume – their victims with hate-filled, intimidating and threatening words. They will enlist every form of media, in every country – print, airwaves, public forums – to sympathize with their cause, after they infiltrate their governments and gain influential positions, in order to propagandize their false doctrine.
Smoke – bluish. The locust army came out of the smoke of the bottomless pit. Since Satan is king of this realm, all false religious doctrines come from him, so the locust army will speak forth a false religious doctrine in all the nations of the earth, while condemning all other religions.
Brimstone (sulfur) – yellow. Brimstone coming out of the mouth of the locust army symbolizes judgment – God’s judgment on paganism and immorality. In order to bring men to repentance, God is permitting the locust army to torment idolaters and cause grievous pain and death through their relentless mission. What is their mission? The mission of the locust army is to subdue all people of the earth, through violence, forcing them to serve their Prophet, by demanding spiritual, intellectual and physical submission to their false religious doctrine, that will be spoken day in and day out in all nations, until all submit. Will men repent and turn to Jesus Christ for help?
The warriors of the locust army will move fast and furiously across the plant speaking forth their doctrine of demons, which is more offensive, will do more damage, and devour more humanity than any other false religious doctrine known to mankind! People of the earth – beware – for we have been warned by this prophecy.
But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk…and they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts…Rev. 9:20-21.
What does the word plagues mean and how does it describe the locust army? Stay tuned…
God’s sheep question the doctrines of men…sheeple follow without question~~~