I know that almost everyone believes the locusts in Rev 9, is demon spirits. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just as satan is NOT ABBODON neither is this great army evil; for proof:
~~ The Locusts of Revelation Nine ~~
Hello everyone. Let’s study this in Rev. 9 for a minute.
Proverbs tells us that a WHORE is a deep PIT. Where is a Scripture telling us that HELL is the pit? Remember that we must go by the written Word.
Pro. 22:14–The mouth of strange women is a deep PIT: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
They fell because they were caught in the trap of the lies of this strange ‘woman’ — does not mean a natural woman = a church– so men are also this strange woman. Any man who teaches lies is a part of this strange woman.
These lying men are to God, WOMEN — so they cannot teach the Word. All of us who have truth are a MAN to God = we are the NEW MAN IN CHRIST JESUS (has not one thing to do with what we are in the flesh.)
Pro. 23:27—For a WHORE (whore church, not a female harlot)-is a DEEP DITCH (or pit)-and a strange woman is a narrow PIT.
Now, there are you two required two witnesses proving that this whore church is the bottomless pit.
Smoke is a symbol in the Word. It sometimes represents the glory of God. At other times it represents the clouding of false words.
The sun represents grace and Jesus.
Now go back to verse one: a ‘star’ (star represents an angel)–came and opened this bottomless pit. See the fact that it was ‘bottomless’ shows it was not on the true foundation; it had no foundation or truth.
So this ‘smoke’ or cloud of words (same thing as the water which came out of the mouth of the dragon) did
This ‘smoke’ out of this whore church DARKENED the sun and the air. Air represents where the spirits work; Satan is the prince of the power of the AIR.
So, these false words, or smoke, darkened the truth to people. They could not see or understand truth.
Now Back to Rev. 9:3—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.
Let’s examine this verse closely.
God said, come OUT of HER my people. See? This is where they (his people) obeyed this call = they CAME OUT OF HER —— THEY CAME OUT OF HER SMOKE = HER FALSE TEACHINGS.
They were given POWER AS the Scorpions of the earth have power. Jesus called the Pharisees and hypocrites – SCORPIONS – and SERPENTS.
They had power of destruction. So, these who came out of her false teachings will be given the same kind of power that those earthly SCORPIONS had been having. He will give to His witnesses the POWER to destroy THEM. Do unto HER as she has done.
Is this not in the Word?
Look at Rev. 11:3–I will give POWER unto my two witnesses,………
V5–And if any man will hurt them, FIRE proceedeth OUT OF THEIR MOUTH, and devoureth their enemies….
Here God’s people will be doing to her as she has done; and double it to her.
Go back to Rev. 6:16–And said to the mountains and rocks, fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the WRATH OF THE LAMB:
V17–For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
The next thing following is the sealing of his witnesses — then the Trumpets, which is the Wrath of the Lamb.
So this is under the 5th Trumpet — this is the Wrath of the LAMB — not the working of Satan against God’s people.
Now look at Rev. 9:4– who are these locusts told to hurt?
Here is your clue —
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.
V5–…..Their torment was AS the torment of a SCORPION, when he striketh a man.
Notice it did not say these WERE scorpions —– it said they were like scorpions – in other words, doing as they had been done — doing to Babylon as she had done.
V3–here it also said they had power AS the scorpions had power — it did not say they were scorpions — it said they now had the power to hurt people. Go back to cp. 11- they have been commanded to hurt their enemies.
V7–The shapes of the ‘locusts’ were like unto HORSES prepared unto battle;
Here go to Joel 2:1–Blow ye the TRUMPET (wrath of the Lamb)–in Zion, (the true church)–and sound an alarm in my holy mountain. Let everyone tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh —-
This is the day of wrath.
For those of you not familiar with Joel 2, you really should get into this and study it. It is very important for the true people of God. This chapter is telling about the wrath of the Lamb which the witness of God will do. It is the same as Rev. 9.
V2 shows the dark day- a day of CLOUDS and of thick darkness – that in Rev. 9— it tells that this group of people are the greatest and strongest people who have ever been — so I ask you — is it Satan’s people — or God’s people?
v3–A fire devoureth before them — this is Rev. 11—the fire coming out of their mouth and DEVOURING their enemies.
Now to identify those hoses in Rev. 9–
Joel 2:4–The appearance of them is as the appearance of HORSES; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
V5…like the noise of a FLAME of FIRE that devoureth the STUBBLE, (WHAT?) — DEVOURETH WHAT? STUBBLE.
V7–they are like men of war. Did not Rev. say horses prepared unto battle?
O.K. Let’s show what STUBBLE is.
We know Paul said the works which will be BURNED up are — wood–hay— and STUBBLE.
Isa. 5:24–Therefore as the fire DEVOURETH the STUBBLE, (see this is speaking of the same thing as Joel)-……so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as DUST: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the WORD of the Holy One of Israel.
This shows that the STUBBLE are the ones who despise the Word of God. So why would false teachers devour them?
Isa. 47 speaks of Babylon— all her witchcrafts —- v14—Behold, they shall be as STUBBLE; the FIRE shall burn them….. this goes on to show Rev. 18-the destruction of Babylon.
Now for the clincher —- Obad. 18-And the house of Jacob shall be a FIRE, and house of Joseph a FLAME, and the house of Esau for STUBBLE, and they shall kindle in them, and DEVOUR them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.
So, there is proof that the STUBBLE is Satan’s kingdom.
It is also proof that it is God’s people destroying them; burning them up. This is the work of those LOCUSTS in Rev. 9.
Back to Joel 2:10–The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the SUN AND THE MOON shall be DARK, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
v11—The LORD shall utter his voice before his ARMY;
They are like horses prepared unto BATTLE = God’s ARMY.
Jere. said God’s people are his weapons of war and destruction.
Joel 2:9–They shall run TO AND FRO in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a THIEF. (HERE IS YOUR COMING LIKE A THIEF — IT IS THESE WITNESSES OR LOCUSTS).
Now another Scripture for this event when the witnesses of Jesus destroy Satan’s kingdom.
Isa. 33:3–At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of THYSELF the nations were scattered.
v4– and your (speaking to Jesus)- spoil shall be gathered LIKE the gathering of the caterpiller: as the RUNNING TO AND FRO OF THE LOCUSTS SHALL HE (JESUS) RUN UPON THEM.
Now who were the caterpiller? Those destroyers of God’s vine in Joel one- which was the whore church – that bottomless pit.
So again it is showing that Jesus turns and does LIKE them and destroys them.
See v 4 said that HE (Jesus) runs upon them AS the running to and fro of LOCUSTS— just exactly what Joel 2 said— and just exactly what Rev. 9 said.
It is confirmed in Psalms 149 that it is the saints of God doing this.
Now back to Rev. 9:7–and the shapes of the LOCUSTS were like unto horses prepared unto battle; (already explained)–and on their heads were as it were crowns like GOLD,
Now Gold in the Word represents the glory of God and the truth. Paul said the works which will remain are gold, silver, and precious stones. So this gold is good; it is the knowledge of Truth. It crowns the HEAD or leaders of this group of God’s people.
I ask you, where would FALSE TEACHERS be crowned with GOLD?
AND THEIR FACES WERE AS THE FACES OF MEN.
V8–AND THEY HAD HAIR AS THE HAIR OF WOMEN, AND THEIR TEETH WERE AS THE TEETH OF LIONS.
Now God spoke directly to me years ago and told me these locusts are God’s people. It scared me so bad I jumped up into the air off my chair. I had always heard the lie , that these were demon spirits or false teachers.
I said out loud, God was that You? If so, show me in the word. He brought all the forgoing Scriptures together and many more to me and proved it to me.
Then God told me this is describing the entire group; not an individual. He said the face like men showed that men are in this judgment ministry ; and that the hair like women showed that WOMEN are also in this ministry.
Now anyone who wants to, dispute this with God; he told it to me. He has proven it by the Word. The teeth like lions shows them now into a destroying ministry as the scorpions of the earth have been doing all these years to God’s people.
v 9–They had breastplate as iron — this is that rod of iron we will rule with.
The sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
Go back to Joel – he said they were as chariots, as horses running to battle — very same words.
The next trumpet is also this group of witnesses; just more about their work of pouring out the wrath of the Lamb on the ungodly.
Now to anyone who doubts the truth of this message and say otherwise, I challenge you to bring forth Scripture proving your standpoint as I have here.
By: Jo Smith