The Penny

The Penny
By: Jo Smith. >>>> September 28, 2022

Matthew 20
20 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
This chapter is the only time a penny is mentioned in Scripture, except for when he spoke of the penny with Caesar’s inscription on it. Then the one other time is Revelation 6.6.

So this chapter, Matthew 20 HAS to be the true interpretation of Rev 6.6.
So what is going on in Matthew 20? It is Jesus hiring people to go work in HIS vineyard. What was the ‘pay’ for doing a day’s work in HIS vineyard? A Penny, of course. There you have it; the true interpretation of Rev 6.6.
How simple is that? Yet the world has missed it and call it everything but what it really is. Famine? How so? Famine for natural food? How so?
The Word of God must be interpreted as SPIRITUAL. So, spiritually, what is the WHEAT?
Gather the WHEAT into my barn. I will pay you a penny for a day’s work in my vineyard.
Matthew 20:9
And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
Matthew 20:10
But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
He paid those who had only worked an hour the same as those who had worked all day. They were upset thinking they should have received more. But he said,
Matthew 20:13
But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

Revelation 6:6
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Don’t you see that Rev 6.6 is the same as Mat 20? Sure it is.
Now for the wheat:
Matthew 3:12
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
Now here is the PROOF that this is the true interpretation of Rev 6.6
Matthew 13:30
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Don’t you see that he is paying the REAPERS, or those he hired to work in his vineyard, for their day’s work of bringing his wheat into his barn? Or kingdom?
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
Jesus sowed the SEED for the WHEAT. The Good Seed are the CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM.
The harvest is the end of the world. The reapers are the angels.
The first world or law, ended during the Days of Acts. They gathered the OT WHEAT into Jesus’ barn and he paid them that Penny.
At the end of the grace age, there will be another harvest of WHEAT and we will be paid that PENNY who have worked in His vineyard.
Hurt not the oil and the wine. How many churches/ preachers, are guilty of hurting that oil and wine? Holy Ghost baptism.

So see, this proves that Jesus is the Rider on that black horse. He ended that old growing season with this harvest, in which he paid the workers a penny to gather his wheat into his barn; and to see that they are also filled with that oil and wine, or Holy Ghost Baptism.

the penny

The Penny

By: Jo Smith. >>>> September 28, 2022

Matthew 20

20 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

This chapter is the only time a penny is mentioned in Scripture, except for when he spoke of the penny with Caesar’s inscription on it.  Then the one other time is Revelation 6.6.

So this chapter, Matthew 20 HAS to be the true interpretation of Rev 6.6.

So what is going on in Matthew 20?  It is Jesus hiring people to go work in HIS vineyard.  What was the ‘pay’ for doing a day’s work in HIS vineyard?  A Penny, of course.  There you have it;  the true interpretation of Rev 6.6.

How simple is that?  Yet the world has missed it and call it everything but what it really is.  Famine?  How so?  Famine for natural food?  How so?

The Word of God must be interpreted as SPIRITUAL.  So, spiritually, what is the WHEAT? 

Gather the WHEAT into my barn.  I will pay you a penny for a day’s work in my vineyard.

 Matthew 20:9

And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

 Matthew 20:10

But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.

He paid those who had only worked an hour the same as those who had worked all day.  They were upset thinking they should have received more.  But he said,

Matthew 20:13

But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

Revelation 6:6

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Don’t you see that Rev 6.6 is the same as Mat 20?  Sure it is. 

 Now for the wheat:

Matthew 3:12

Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Now here is the PROOF that this is the true interpretation of Rev 6.6

Matthew 13:30

Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Don’t you see that he is paying the REAPERS, or those he hired to work in his vineyard, for their day’s work of bringing his wheat into his barn?  Or kingdom?

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

Jesus sowed the SEED for the WHEAT.  The Good Seed are the CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM.

The harvest is the end of the world.  The reapers are the angels.

The first world or law, ended during the Days of Acts.  They gathered the OT WHEAT into Jesus’ barn and he paid them that Penny. 

At the end of the grace age, there will be another harvest of WHEAT and we will be paid that PENNY who have worked in His vineyard.

Hurt not the oil and the wine.  How many churches/ preachers, are guilty of hurting that oil and wine?  Holy Ghost baptism.

So see, this proves that Jesus is the Rider on that black horse.  He ended that old growing season with this harvest, in which he paid the workers a penny to gather his wheat into his barn;  and to see that they are also filled with that oil and wine, or Holy Ghost Baptism. 

the fourth horse

to any who care:

The ‘death’ on the 4th horse, death, is the DEATH that we die to self, when we become baptized into Christ’s death and his resurrection.

Destruction to the body of sin, hell, follows. it is ALL GOOD.

We ALL came out of the Water, the seas. We were all ‘fish’ in the sea waiting for the gospel NET to catch us. But it is in the sea till the beginning of JUDGEMENT.

We are all still in the NET, in the water…the sea.

Jesus said at the end of the world, he would send his angels and they will pull the net to shore and separate the bad fish from the good fish.

The NET gathered of ALL KINDS. We were all in that room when the King came to see the guests.

do you have on the wedding garment?

If you do not have the Holy Ghost, you do not have on a wedding garment.

Jesus will not wed someone who does not have HIS SPIRIT THE HOLY GHOST.

Then

after they pull the net to shore, [no more fishing for souls will be done after that]

the judgment begins….separating the good from the bad…

then it is day six and the resurrection begins happening.

so see, we are all still in day five.

stuff that the Holy ghost just taught me.

The Open Bible KJV

I had this bible for awhile now. But saw a review on it and thought I would pull it out. In each book of this Bible it explains the following:

  1. The Book: Explains about the overall book.
  2. The Author: In depth background on the person that is the author of the particular book.
  3. The Time: An in depth explanation of the time that the book was written.
  4. The Christ: In each book of this Bible it gives you explanations and scripture proof of where Christ eluded to. Each book has it. Which is why this bible is very interesting to me since I look for Jesus in the OT.
  5. Keys: Each book of this Bible explains Key verses and/or words. The symbol to identify it
    • Survey: This would explain some prophecies that are in each book. With an explanation of some of them in selected chapters of each book.

We then see an outline of each book. It is quite an extensive outline.

Hope you enjoy and I type up some more highlights from this Bible in the coming weeks.

Obey

Jesus sent me to say it. so I say it. It may not be liked, or believed by many, but I still obey Jesus.
Obey Jesus even if no one else believes you or cares. We will not be judged or rewarded according to ‘did they listen to you or believe you’. No, we will be judged by DID YOU OBEY ME.

ARE YOU doing what Jesus told you to do? or did he never speak to you? if not, why are you not seeking Jesus? do you not believe in life after death?

Jesus sent me and I obey him. no matter if you believe me or not. matters not. matters only if I obey Jesus.

Who Is Abaddon?

Tweety, I checked and saw that this was not posted on our Bottf, so here it is:

Who is Abaddon

Who is Abaddon

Now we have people telling us Abaddon is Satan or some other evil being. I ask them to bring forth some Scripture showing this to be true.

First you must see that the trumpets of Revelation are the wrath of the Lamb. So who is the Lamb bringing his wrath upon? The servants of Satan of course, the children of the wicked one.

If you read Jer. 50 and 51 you will find that God said His people are his weapons of war. With his people he destroys the wicked.

Now with that established, let’s go into Revelation for proof of who this mighty angel is who binds Satan and cast him into the pit and shuts his up.

I have already proven by the Word that the locusts under the fifth trumpet are those horses in Joel two which is the powerful army of God going out to destroy the evil ones off this earth. Also go to Isa. 33 for more proof.

I have also proven that the bottomless pit is the whore church. Jer. 50 told God’s people to OPEN HER UP. The purpose of opening her up is to bring the wrath of the Lamb upon her.

Look at Rev. 9:1–a star fell from heaven unto the earth and the key of the bottomless pit was given to HIM. Keep this in mind — this Being who came upon earth to do a work for God, now possess the key of the pit.

He used this mysterious ’key’ to OPEN HER UP. He fulfilled the command given in Jer. 50 to open her up.

Right now, I am not dealing with the work of these mighty ones likened unto locusts. I am dealing with this one who has this KEY. This KEY is the answer and clue as to who this mighty Being is.

We haven’t really discussed the horses under the 6th trumpet; but I can assure you it is only more of these two witnesses job of bringing the wrath of the Lamb upon Babylon.

The king over them is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name is Abaddon or Apollyon.

Remember, Jesus has a new name which no man knows.

Rev. 19:11–And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth JUDGE AND MAKE WAR.

Now, I ask you , who is this? Is this an evil being? Who is THIS ONE?
You seem to think that because Abaddon is a destroyer, it proves Him to be Satan —- then how bout this one? It said it is righteousness that this one is JUDGING AND MAKING WAR.

v15–And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with is he should smite — What? — SMITE–the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and HE TREADETH the winepress of the FIERCENESS AND WRATH of Almighty God.
v16–And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Now is there any question as to who this one is? It is the same one who is making war and smiting the nations. It is Jesus.

v17–An angel calls the fowls to come and eat the flesh of kings, captains, men and horses, and men both small and great.
WHAT?
EAT THEM UP. Wow. This is an angel of God calling them to come and EAT THESE PEOPLE.

Now, watch this next verse:
Rev. 20:1–And I saw an angel come down from heaven, HAVING THE KEY OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT and a great chain in his hand.

Now, If this is not the same angel of trumpet 5, to whom was given the key of the bottomless pit, I ask you how and when did the key be taken away from Abaddon and given to this one? Got any Scripture for it?

Don’t come trying to tell me, unless you have the Word of God saying it.

You can bring forth tons of twisted words and deceive the hearts of those who do not know the Word; but you cannot deceive those to whom God has given the truth.

Go back to Rev. 9:1—this angel who fell to the earth FROM HEAVEN –was given the key of the bottomless pit. With this key he opened up the pit—— so this makes him the angel of the pit– right?

v11–these horses going to battle as scorpions against Satan’s army has this mighty angel as their KING. He is the angel of the pit; he is KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Now back to chapter 20. This angel comes down from Heaven — showing he still had access to Heaven – he had not fallen down as one who is away from God — he had fallen upon evil ones to bring them to judgment.

He comes down from Heaven and has the KEY of the bottomless pit and a great chain and he lays hold on the devil, satan, dragon, serpent, all the same being ( it is really a whole kingdom)–and bounds him (Satan) a thousand years.
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and SHUTS HIM UP. WOW!! HE SHUT SATAN UP. He closed his lying, deceiving mouth up. That is some more power, to shut up Satan’s lying mouth. All over this whole earth, Satan has been shut up. Isn’t that marvelous — we will not hear his lying mouths for a thousand years. No more deception.

But who did this? The angel who had the KEY OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, ABADDON.

And you say this is Satan himself? MY, my. such deception and darkness.

Anyone here care to cast your vote as to who this mighty angel who shuts up Satan is?
By: Jo Smith

Touching Tribute To A Queen

Phillip came to me today,
and said it was time to go.
I looked at him and smiled,
as i whispered that “I know”

I then turned and looked behind me,
and seen I was asleep.
All my Family were around me,
and I could hear them weep.

I gently touched each shoulder,
with Phillip by my side.
Then I turned away and walked,
with My Angel guide.

Phillip held my hand,
as he lead the way,
to a world where King’s and Queens,
are Monarch’s every day.

I was given a crown to wear
or a Halo known by some.
The difference is up here,
they are worn by everyone.

I felt a sense of peace,
my reign had seen its end.
70 years I had served my Country,
as the peoples friend.

Thank you for the years,
for all your time and love.
Now I am one of two again,
in our Palace up above.

Poem borrowed from and written by unknown author

Euphrates

Jeremiah 13
King James Version
13 Thus saith the Lord unto me, Go and get thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, and put it not in water.

2 So I got a girdle according to the word of the Lord, and put it on my loins.

3 And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying,

4 Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock.

5 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the Lord commanded me.

6 And it came to pass after many days, that the Lord said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence, which I commanded thee to hide there.

7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing.

8 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

9 Thus saith the Lord, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.

10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.

11 For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the Lord; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.

12 Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this word; Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall say unto thee, Do we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled with wine?

13 Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings that sit upon David’s throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.

Something I have sought for the meaning of a long time. Now I have it: Euphrates
The Euphrates represents DEATH AND HELL.
This is not the only place that proves this, but it is enough.
See, the girdle that Jeremiah wore was linen WHICH shows righteousness. BUT
NOTICE that he said do not put it in water…. ?
[Did not baptize them]
So he took it and buried it by Euphrates.

when he went back and dug it up it was ROTTEN…. good for nothing.
See it did not be baptized.
It was buried and rotted at the Euphrates.
This is also the meaning of the SOUTH.
another one that I have looked for a long time.

here was their evil: 10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.

[look out idol loving church]

But notice that God said I will fill every bottle with WINE and make you DRUNKEN.
Familiar anyone? How about the day of Pentecost?

The Fifth Trumpet

OK here it is, the revealing of the fifth trumpet. It is a powerful message, solidly proven with many Scriptures. If you do not avail yourself of this mighty message and read it all, You will deny yourself the glorious truth. You who pay for a ‘bible study’ end up still not knowing the truth and refuse these messages which are full of truth and cost you nothing. But so be it. The children of God who desire truth, here it is: [it is a long message, but I have put a lot of time, labor and effort into typing this up and seeking the Scriptures to prove it. It is hard for most of you to put these many Scripture together, but here it is, done for you:

Mystery – fifth trumpet
By: Jo Smith .. September 6, 2022

Revelation 9
9 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

The star to whom the key of the bottomless pit was given is Jesus Christ. He ‘fell’ when He died but was then given the key of death, hell and the grave. So He alone now has that key. He said ‘the son of man which is in heaven… soo the heaven is to be in the Spirit. He fell from this lofty Spirit realm when the sins of the World were placed on him, God forsook him, and he died and went to hell.
What is the bottomless pit? Proverbs tells us the whore is a deep PIT. the Pit is the church. Yes that is the answer, the church, on the wrong foundation, is the bottomless pit. The present church is the whore against God. She goes against everything that God said and worships all the idols of the world. She tells only lies. She is this pit. This mama whore began in old Jerusalem. She is the mama of harlots.
What is the smoke that rose out of the pit and darkened the sun, and air? It is the lies or false doctrine that this whore church produced. It clouded out all the truth of God.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
So what are these locusts that came OUT of that false doctrine? It is the witnesses of Jesus. We who received the TRUTH came out of that harlot church. See, they were given POWER, not that they are locusts, but AS the scorpions of the earth have power.

The true locusts of the earth have power to hurt God’s people and destroy the earth. But God has raised up witnesses and given them power to do to her as she has done to us.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
Take notice of who these ‘locusts’ are to hurt; not the grass or any green thing or tree, that has LIFE in it. They are told to only hurt those who have NOT the SEAL OF GOD in their foreheads, or knowledge.
Everyone that I have ever heard attempt to ‘teach’ on this says that these locusts are demon spirits. They are liars and have not a word of Truth being told to them by God. They are parrots who only spew out the lies that have been handed down for ages. If you carefully read this you can clearly see that there is no way these could be demon spirits.

5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

Aw, now, let the Word of God, not some false money-grabbing wild hog teach you what this means. Turn to Scripture for all interpretations, or you have it wrong.
Rev 11: 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Now there is proof that God gave POWER to his WITNESSES.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Here is the proof that these witnesses have power to stop the rain upon those who will not worship Jesus: Zech. 14: 17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

The power to turn waters to BLOOD will astonish your mind. Oh, the carnal minds have so distorted these glorious things. When a minister, the one who WATERS, steps out into the baptismal water and pronounces that word of God according to Acts 2, over the one he is baptizing, this, in the spirit, turns this water into Holy Water and washes away their sins.
Oh I know the carnal churches flat deny this, but it is proven in the words of Paul, ‘now why tarry, arise and be baptized washing away your sins.’ If you don’t like it, call Paul a lie. Not me. It is not my words; I am only saying what God said. It is his words.
I asked God once, when is the Blood of Jesus applied to us and He told me, when they are baptized in Jesus’ name. See, the baptizer had the power to turn that water into the blood. Not anything the man did, but it is a working of God in the Spirit and no one can change it.
I have seen so much revealing today of the Word, that I know I will never remember it all and get it into this message. But it will be enough that if you truly want the truth, you will study this and be able to see it all. Study the Written Scripture!!!
Rev 11: 10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

See that? These two prophets, the witnesses of Jesus, TORMENTED them that dwelt on the earth. Proof!
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
They had the power as of the scorpions of the earth, which means that now they are doing to mystery Babylon as she has done to them. They are now bringing the judgment against the hore church. Their words sting those who hate truth. This is the power of the ‘new’ scorpions. Their words torment those who are not willing to give up their sins and idols and repent. So the sinners then set up xmess to celebrate the death of these witnesses.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
See the fire is coming out of their mouth; it is their WORDS. But is the killing natural or spiritual? That is the surprising part!
The carnal mind sees this as bad, but it is good. Their WORDS cause these sinners to be convicted and REPENT. They then DIE to self, DIE to the law, and DIE to the sins of the flesh, and are now baptized into the DEATH of Jesus and are now Dead with Jesus.
Yes, this is how the WITNESSES lay DEAD in the streets. The streets mean the doctrines of the organizations. It is society. So now, explore the Death of these witnesses!

7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
It is not physically killing anyone. It is killing their influence or turning everyone against them and causing them not to listen to the truth they are teaching. In this way, that SMOKE out of the pit destroys the knowledge of the truth to the people and takes them into a dead, lukewarm condition. These witnesses are DEAD TO SIN, DEAD TO THE LAW, AND DEAD WITH JESUS.

THAT IS HOW THEY ARE DEAD; NOT PHYSICAL DEATH. The carnal church sees these living witnesses as DEAD. They refuse to listen to them and will not allow them into their THEATER CHURCHES. This is what it means, that they would not put their ‘dead’ bodies into graves.
Jesus said you are as whited graves and full of dead men’s bones. That is the church and they will not allow these ‘dead’ witnesses to come in and teach the truth to the people. See that it is a SPIRITUAL Sodom where our Lord was crucified. How it is a crucifixion? Hebrews said they crucify HIM again and put him to an open shame with the evils they do. So this is the Street where these DEAD- to- the -world witnesses are.
It is not as people have thought, at all. That is the mess that the carnal minds, money-grabbing hogs have brought onto this world.
Now to prove that this DEATH is not physical, but the dying to the old man and becoming renewed in Christ Jesus:
Romans 6:4
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Romans 6:2
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Romans 6:8
Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Romans 6:11
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:13
Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Romans 7:4
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Romans 8:10
And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
[So this proves that if you are in Christ your body is DEAD. not physical death but dead to sin. ]
2 Corinthians 5:14
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead
Galatians 2:19
For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
Colossians 2:12
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. [see what I said, this is an operation of God ; when you are baptized he washes away your sins. That is if you are baptized the right way.]
Colossians 2:20
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
[ dead with Christ ]
More solid proof:
Colossians 3:3
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. [this is the ‘dead’ witnesses; but they are alive].
2 Timothy 2:11
It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

More proof:
1 Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
hummm , perhaps this also has ‘that’ meaning:
Revelation 11:8
And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

Now if this is not enough to show you that we who are baptized into Christ Jesus are DEAD to self, I say you are hopeless and will never see light. So those witnesses are not dead physically, but dead to this world, dead to sin, dead to the law, dead with Jesus. The sinful church hates them for their words tormented them…. ‘You must give up your idols; your bunnies and flying deer and santa’’ so this tormented those who love the ways of Satan/world.
Revelation 16:3
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea, and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
Carnal-minded folks see this as evil and are horrified at it. But no, it is glorious. The true ministers were turning these waters into the Blood of Jesus (Jesus is that DEAD man).. to save these folk who make up the Sea of peoples, for the entire world. See that is said, ‘every LIVING SOUL…this means those who have the life of God in them… DIED in the sea.. It is the death to sin and evil and self that I just showed you! Open your blinded eyes so you can see!
Now back to Rev. 9, still under that fifth trumpet, which is the first woe:
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Now, don’t you see from all the above verses that the DEATH that these people are seeking is to be given salvation or the ability to DIE TO SIN AND SELF? But see that it is too late for them. They have waited too long to repent and now that judgment has struck them, they cannot find that place of repentance, just as Essau could not find it.

7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
These ‘locusts like horses is the Army of God as told in Joel 2. It is also in Jeremiah 49. It is the powerful witnesses of God bringing the judgment against the wicked ones.
They are now battling with the enemy; the enemy is the liars who have deceived people for ages. Crowns like gold,,,,, they have been crowned with the glory of God for the Knowledge of God in their heads. Faces of men and hair of women show that both men and women are part of this mighty army. Teeth of lions, shows they now have been given back the might power of the first Kingdom, before the flood, because that was the Lion kingdom. It also shows that they are part of the Lion Kingdom of Jesus Christ. He comes back as a LION. Back to the original cherubs with the power of God. Jesus was given all the power of God, in heaven and earth. He is the mighty Lion of God.
They had breastplate of IRON. the Iron always shows the LAW. So it shows that these people lived by LAW and are now being judged BY THE LAW. This is why they cannot find repentance and the death; there is no salvation by the LAW.
They have rejected the Grace of Jesus too long and are now judged by the LAW. This is the first woe.
Their WINGS? THE WINGS ALSO show that they have now been given back the mighty power of God, that Adam lost. That lion kingdom had its wings plucked and until this place with the witnesses, the wings had been lost to mankind. But now this woman who brought forth the manchild has wings again.
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
The TAIL shows the latter end of this ministry. So it is the last ones, as today, who are doing this ‘stinging’ of those who hate truth. As we teach against their idols, and tv and the other evils that they hold to, this torments them for that duration called five months.
The king over these mighty horses/locusts, is JESUS. Again, I have always heard that this is Satan. Not so. Satan is not our king, Jesus is.
This is the first woe that was pronounced to fall on the inhabitants of the earth.
Two more woes follow. Then it is all OVER.
Amen and praise God for this glorious revelation.