From Pastor Perry

03/02/2013 Revelation 9:7-12

Revelation 9:7–12 (ESV)
THE FIRST WOE
7 In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, 8 their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth; 9 they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. 10 They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails. 11 They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.
12 The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.

When I moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, I was in search of a good radio station.  I laughed at one stupid radio station’s name, it was called WoWo.  It turned out to be my favorite station while living there.  What does this have to do with today’s Bible study?  Absolutely nothing!  Today, we take a look at the first of three “woes”.  It began in yesterday’s reading, where we talked about the fallen star is the Devil, and the locusts are his fallen angels called demons.  We get more details about those pesky locusts.  An artist can really let his imagination go wild.  The scripture says: “In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, 8 their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth; 9 they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. 10 They have tails and stings like scorpions...”  Again I point out that they hurt people for five months, but they can’t touch the believers, they are only able to torment the nonbelievers.  It seems to me that people should be able to figure this out and say I want to be a believer for the sake of not being tormented.  This is not the case.  The nonbelievers would rather continue in their ways than to be a believer in Jesus Christ.  This reminds me of God blinding the eye or he  art of Pharoah and all the plagues.  Satan and his devils are unwilling to submit to God’s rule.  Their king is named Abaddon in Hebrew, or Apollyon in Greek.  Both names mean the “Destroyer”.  So Satan has another name, which we now know as “Destroyer”.  This is the first woe.

I pray: Lord, I don't want my family and friends to have to endure this time of tormenting.  Help me to talk to others about Jesus and about all that he has done for me and them.  Let the Holy Spirit convict and convert those who I plant the seed of faith, that is the Word of God.  Thank you Jesus for saving me and help me to live according to your will.  Amen.

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