Do not fear the locusts of Revelation 9

Revelation Bible Background

12.18.2018 – New Testament: Rev 9.7–11

To read the Bible in a year, read Revelation 9 on December 18, In the year of our Lord Christ 2018

By Don Ruhl

Revelation 9 shows locusts like how we have never seen before. Picture what John shows us here:

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. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 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. They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 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 (Revelation 9.7–11).

Many people, Christians included, fear the imagery of the Book of Revelation, but if you follow Christ, you have nothing to fear, because He will always be with you. Therefore, do not worry about what you see here, but always keep your eyes focused on Jesus so that when frightening things do happen around you, you will keep steady and others will see how it is that you are in Christ.

Questions:

  • Have you known of people who do not fear?
  • What from their lives can you imitate?

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