Locusts and scorpions in end time prophecy

Is God really talking about insects?

When looking at both old and New Testament scriptures, we see a symbolic definition of the word, that they can be more than insects.

(1) Eze 2:6 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns [be] with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they [be] a rebellious house.

** scorpions here indicate wicked people who speak wicked words and are rebellious. These are real enemies of God’s people.

*** note: in Hebrew, the word is Aqrab, or Akrab, which is where the word Arab comes from in English.

(2) Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

** Here, we see that we have power over these enemies. Jesus did not come to earth, so that people could tread on insects.

(3) 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.

** here, locusts and scorpions are presented as similar forces. They represent similar punishments.

(4). Rev 9:7 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.

*** Here, the locusts had crowns of gold. Who did this represent? This reminds us of

(5) Nah 3:17 Thy crowned [are] as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, [but] when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they [are].

So who is Nahum talking to? If we look earlier, he is speaking to Nineveh

Nah 3:7 And it shall come to pass, [that] all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?

Why is Nahum speaking this way about Nineveh?

Nah 3:1 Woe to the bloody city! it [is] all full of lies [and] robbery; the prey departs not;

Nah 3:4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that sells nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.

** The reason: the city (representing a people) is a bloody harlot. Who does the city Nineveh represent? It represents Assyria, which is now modern day Iraq. The ancient city is near the modern city of Mosul. The bloody harlot in Revelation seems to be the woman she has always been.

(6) Rev 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as [the teeth] of lions.

Rev 9:9 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.

Rev 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power [was] to hurt men five months.

** Here, the locusts have faces of men, and the tails are like scorpions, so now the 2 insect types are part of one kind of beast. Since they also have faces of men, it is a clue, once again, that these are human enemies, or demonic beings, or a mixture of the two. Note that they have teeth as lions and have wings. This is the symbol of Nineveh:

The map below compares the range of the desert locust to the area occupied by the Saracen Empire. Note the close similarity.

Here is the current brief on locusts for 2008:

http://www.fao.org/ag/locusts/en/archives/briefs/1297/index.html

So, what might be application of this ancient symbolism to end time prophecy?

The world has become evil. Following God’s usual pattern of removing his protection, and sending in godless enemies to destroy the unfaithful and wicked, I believe he will do it once again. First He sends in the godless and evil enemies to humiliate and destroy the unfaithful and equally godless, then He destroys the original enemies He sent in by another evil force. This is a pattern repeated throughout the entire history of the Old Testament, and is seen in how God has always judged the ancient lands.

So who will he send? I believe that these earlier references and later references are referring to the same group of ancient enemies of Israel, which have now become the modern enemies of the entire world.

I believe that the above locust-scorpion beasts are the representation of the last Beast (kingdom) to conquer and terrorize the world. I believe that God will use the Islamic terrorists from this region, who really are like scorpions and locusts, to punish the world for its sins.

Then, when God has finished using the terrorists for his judgment on the earth, he will destroy them also. To destroy the terrorists (scorpion-locusts), He allows the unleashing of demonic forces on the entire Middle East in

REVELATION Chapter 9 Verses 13-21

See God’s war on terror… the 200 million man army….. Click here for more

But what is the end of all this study?

The purpose, as always, is to have you think of your future. You will have to deal with the reality of the end times very soon. Where are you in your walk with God?

Do you not realize there is only one way to be saved from this horror that is about to begin? Nuclear warfare is coming. Over half the earth will be destroyed. It has already started. It will not get better with politicians, or government funding, by raising prices and your taxes. It is already out of control. It is only going to get worse.

Mohammed will not save you. Neither will Buddha. There is only one person in existence, whose name you will be able to call upon, when the wrath of God hits. His name is Jesus.

Your focus should not be on your job, or wealth management, or chasing prosperity, because it will all be for nothing. You should be on your knees, asking God to help save you and your children. When the signs are there for a major disaster or storm, don’t you prepare? Why are you waiting to do anything? Do you really think you have that much time? Do not be fooled. If you think you can plan your day of salvation, you are stupid.

Take time now. Be honest. Repent of your sins, and ask God for forgiveness. It may be the last chance you have.

You could die tonight. So what then? It will be too late for you.

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53 Responses to “Locusts and scorpions in end time prophecy”

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  2. I love your mind. All my life I’ve been told that they were helicopters and thought that foolish. Thank you for this insight which I have saved.

  3. Thank you for this post. I have been studying the locusts in the bible for some time now and have discovered the Hebrew names in Joel 1:4 are the names of present day Islamic terrorist groups. I am now studying the scorpions and believe it will come up the same. I agree with your conclusions.

  4. Cathy,

    That is interesting. What are the names of the groups you are studying?

    marianne

  5. Mariane, I spent months on this using the Hebrew names.. and Hebrew Word Pictures by Dr. Frank Seekins……the first gazam , gimel G means proud, zayin means weapon, and M, mem for chaos…..Gaza is the home of Hamas, the new young terrorist entity mirrors exactly the new locust… ( the Hebrew names with the same root letters have the same spiritual identity) I did a really extensive study on this…the next word in the lexicon is gezalah…..and I listed all the verses in the Bible using this word….if you have time, look up another close derivative…the ghazi…..the ultimate jihad fighter I worked through pages just on GAZAM and
    # 2 is the ARBEH…which is a Hebrew idiom for ARABS and I worked up and down the Hebrew lexicon for all the close derivatives and all the verses related to them,
    #3 is yelak, which comes from the root laq laq and that search turned up ancienct city of Samarra, Tikrit; the Laq Laq Pope ( islam tied into Catholic Pope during Saladin’s reign over Jerusalem and also took me to a jihad terorist sleeper cell site, which I am no longer published for security reasons….I had it checked out!…..#4 the chaciyl is also the khasal and that search will take you into hez b’allah training videos all over the world, the final and worst of the terrorists, just like the Biblical locusts themselves. The wrap on this study is that the Hebrew names for the 4 locusts in Joel will take you to Islamic jihad groups that exist today. I am writing a study book on this right now. That is how I found your site as the word for scorpion in the Hebrew is AQRAB and is the Hebrew word ARAB again with the added letted koph inside the word….it comes from a combination of two Hebrew words meaning wound and heel, which takes me to the prophecy in Genesis 3:15. Thanks for your website. I am reading every article.

    • Hi Cathy, i’m not sure if you are still on here, however, your study on the locusts is awesome and I am interested in you’re study book if you completed it.Thank you.

      • yes, I did….it is on my website which is http://www.connectedtothteword.com under word studies “The Locusts Are Coming – The Book of Joel” I am more convinced now than ever that we are looking at the fulfillment of these verse to warn the Church, Israel, and the free world that Islam is on the rise again! There are many more articles there you might like. Shalom!

  6. Hi Cathy,

    I knew about the meaning of the word AQRAB, meaning wound and heel..I wonder why I left it out?? I guess I am getting old… 🙂 I was in my original notes before I wrote this. Thank you for mentioning it.

    so you are looking at Joel 1: 4 and seeing this:

    That which the palmerworm (Gazam – Hamas) hath left hath the locust (arbeh-arab) eaten; and that which the locust (arbeh) hath left hath the cankerworm (yelak-terror cell) eaten; and that which the cankerworm (yelak) hath left hath the caterpillar (Chaciyl- Hezbollah) eaten.

    Rewritten:
    That which HAMAs does not destroy, the Arabs will destroy.

    That which is left by the Arabs, the terror cells will destroy.

    That which is left by the terrorist cells, will be destroyed by Hezbollah.

    It is good that God also promises this in the next chapter:

    Joe 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

    blessings
    marianne

  7. The bible reads these creatures will not be able to harm those with the sign of G-d in their foreheads. Those who have sworn an oath to the Anti-Christ, and placed the 666 in their foreheads or hands will be tomented.

    Lucifer, with some of the other fallen Angels given respite until Judgemant day will be thrown to earth no longer allowed into heaven at some point. This may be what causes Islam to go off the deep end, as those who refused the free gift of G-d’s love may be indewelled with evil spirits.

    That could be the way terror would increase against the Saints of the Most High.

  8. I dont believe in islam terrorist its just bush/chenney invention. AL CIA IDA terrorists would not scare me to death when I see them. It will have to be some kind of large robot/being chasing us listen to her http://www.sherryshriner.com/

  9. Satan is using the Muslim people, blinding them to the truth, just like he is using all the other false beliefs to deceive people. Remember that Islam came about in 600 AD and Satan has been at work since the beginning. You are right on target that the locusts are Islam, but they are a tool used by the workers of Satan. When they are deceived they become workers of Satan. If you look back to Genesis 9 you see that Noah blessed the descendents of Shem and Japheth and cursed those of Ham.
    Gen 10:22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
    Gen 10:2 ¶ The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
    Elam is Persia or Iraq/Iran. These are the people that are supposed to be blessed, but they are being deceived.
    Eze 13:19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear [your] lies?
    Notice that all the bad guys are wearing crowns. It is the leaders of this world that are working for Satan. That is why the people of Iran are protesting for freedom, just like the people of Nineveh accepted Jonah’s message. That is why the leaders of our country won’t help when people are really oppressed. The leaders are all on the same side. Who were the people that didn’t accept Jesus message? The bankers, the religous leaders, the political leaders. They are still the deceiving the people that God meant to bless.

    • Hi ellie

      I think the leaders represent the powers that control the media, and therefore the voting. Many leaders do not represent the people at all, and this country is a good example.

      The majority of people are against a certain thing, and the government votes for it. Leaders serve the powers, not the people.

  10. Notice the crown of the Babylonian statue resembles the head of an erect penis. This is no coincidence. A symbol of fertility, but more often one of rape and oppression. One of the oldest symbols of government, even to this day. Search also for images of St. Peter’s Basilica and the U.S. Capitol building, both housing political systems erected upon the Roman model. There is no earthly government of God yet, because Satan has the power to choose all the rulers of the Earth, until Christ eliminates them with simple truth, and establishes his physical Kingdom.

    • Archemedia

      Sorry for the delay. Your comment was in spam. I just took it out. This happens sometimes.

      I never noticed the crown’s shape before, so I never thought of that. Interesting how subtle things can be.

  11. Looking at the map above it appears to be coming together with the help of the CFR controlled government who made a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood. North Africa, and Egypt, seem bent on forming a Islamic Ummah. The King of the south?

    We already know Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia have a great Islamic desire. The King of the North?

    Why America’s government is supporting the overthrow of Libya, and Egype by the followers of Muhammad maybe to help set this Global Ummah plan in action for a price. Oil flow safty? The grouping of a region for one currency, and one government?

    I don’t know, but it is strange, and the Global government is attacking nations that are not willing to go along with the plan using American military power.

    • step 1. Overthrow all governments that are at peace with Israel, and replace with Muslim brotherhood, whose main goal is to destroy Israel and USA.

      step 2 overthrow Israel and USA.

      Why is USA helping? Because the “leader” is part of the Muslim brotherhood.

      And America has drank the cool aid. It believes every lie that comes out now.

      • Have you talked to anyone about this, or is this something you see by yourself too?

  12. What about the spread of islam and muslims to europe i don’t see any pink there. Muslims have also become the majority in germany and in england.

    • hi rapture ready

      That map was made in 1908. Much has changed. But those pink areas are the Muslim countries that the spread originated from.

  13. Insightful study and most intriguing the comment by Cathy on the word/name correlations. It is always nice to find those subtle little tones of color that give the picture we see coming into focus its detail.

  14. LOCUSTS= Unproductive consumers=entitlement whores.

    SCORPIONS=POLITICIANS,KINGS,PRESIDENTS, political leaders who pander to the LOCUSTS. nuff said

  15. I don’t know what these scriptures mean, perhaps demons the angel of revelation s let loose?
    I hope they ain’t insects they terrify me, just look at this video and you will get totally freaked out! I have been stung by European wasps, but they are tiny compared to these monsters!

  16. I believe you are right on about islamic religion having a role in this prophecy. You need to check out a man named Perry Stone. This guy is incredible with Bible prophecy. I really believe that the Antichrist will be Muslim and the religion will be Islamic as well. I do want to say that some things a little tough to swallow, but it is incredible once you see the big picture.

  17. I’m sorry to say, but the Locust in Revelation are NOT Islamic “Terrorist”. There is NO such thing. The term “Terrorist” Was made up by the powers that be, to have an excuse to invade countries, and nations; to further an agenda know as the NEW WORLD ORDER, the true mark of the BEAST, and who is that beast? THE United Nations council.
    The Locust could not possibly be Islamic “Terrorist” Why? Because The Locust of Revelation are commanded NOT to hurt those with God’s seal in their foreheads…do you really think, some so called Islamic “Terrorist” would spare Christians? Are you not aware of how many Christians are killed, and persecuted over in the middle east areas?
    Clearly these Locust are a Demonic force that will be unleashed to wreck havoc on the ones destroying God’s people; who don’t have the seal of God (Faith and love for Jesus Christ written in their hearts)
    On a final note: A small so called terrorist group wouldn’t have the power to cause such widespread pain and affliction. This will be a world wide event, and only those who Don’t have God’s seal, will suffer this.

    • Nathaniel,

      Yes indeed, I agree with you.

      Those locust (“a contributed to perilous pestilence”) are a figurative description of “power of the enemy” unleashed upon the wicked living upon the earth and not sealed during the last days.

      Those scorpions, I have no fear of them either – thank you Lord.

      “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).

      BTW – you have an excellent name. Did you know there is an angel with this name?

      “Nathaniel means “gift of God” or “God given”.

      This particular angel brings a powerful gift from God (Psalm 91). He is constantly watching for spiritual fires of aspiration. He transfers the fire aspect of divinity to our physical realm by burning away misconceptions that would have us believe that we are separate from God.”

      I could tell you about Nathaniel’s work in my life (Psalm 91). God is gracious and full of mercy, thank you Lord.

      One of my favorite accounts in the NT is about Nathanael.

      Jesus must have had a good laugh with Nathanael’s sarcasm.

      “Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?”

      Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

      Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”

      Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?”

      Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”…(John 1:45-49).

      Here is the Word of God, giving us comfort and encouragement – Psalm 91.

      “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

      I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’

      Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.

      He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

      You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

      A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.

      Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.

      Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”

      Blessings to you Nathaniel
      Rev. 12:11

    • You point out that terrorists wouldn’t differentiate between SEALED Christians AND NON Christians..Rev. 7:3 reads TIL…REV. 9:4 States Not harming those that are SEALED..They receive NO harm because they have been RAPTURED, HENCE THE TIL IN REV. 7:3

  18. hi really interesting and I totally agree with most of your views but I’m of the opinion that as Christians we have made our own mistakes and lived too casually its truly time for the us to repent n believe god. bless.

  19. Interesting article 🙂
    I found it because I tried to get more info on biblical prophecies about locusts. Why would I want that? Because I kept getting words about kurdish people that I didn’t understand. I was shown that they would be blessed or gain power in some way, and I received the words “They are my locusts”. I didn’t really understand if it was a good thing or not, but it felt like God was raising them up and I felt their age-long longing for their own place and rightful identity. Like Jews they are a cast-out, persecuted group in the Middle East. Assuming that what I received was correct “They are MY locusts” would indicate that God sees their value and has a plan for them as well..
    Anyway, I didn’t know much about the locusts until now so the term surprised me and this article was very helpful 🙂

    • fred

      “locusts” in the bible are used to punish the wicked ….

      if the locusts are also wicked, then they will punish those who are MORE wicked than they are

  20. Thanks Marianne, I understand 🙂
    As we speak ISIS are persecuting and executing people in Syria/Iraq, and except for 50 Syrian rebels the kurds are the only ones willing to risk their lives and send ground troops to defend the strategically important city of Kobani (Syria on the border to Turkey) …while Turkey and others just observe. The kurds seems to get growing support and favor, which is exaactly what is needed for them to be able to act as “locusts”.

    I’m not saying that the kurds are angels, not at all, but in many places they are the only ones fighting to stop ISIS, and the ordinary kurdish families in Iraq + Turkey take in huge numbers of refugees in their homes. They are already very poor but they open their arms and give all they have to strangers who have nothing. Most of them are muslims, and most of them do more good than we do at the moment.

    Matthew 25:34-36 “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.”

    I don’t know God’s plan, but I trust Him even if it is a strange and complex plan. Kurdish people are very hungry, yearning, and I am convinced that God wants to move in them some way. They are in fact one of the few groups of muslims with a positive tie to Israel/Jews. So I see their value, I pray for them and I hope you will join me too!
    Anyway, love your article!! 🙂

  21. It is interesting that in this following youtube lecture, the hebrew for 666 indicates: mecca, allah, and and crossed islamic swords

  22. In rev 9 the power of the locusts was in their scorpion like tails. Isa 9:15 reads, the ancient and honourable, he is the head and the prophet that teaches lies he is the tail.

  23. Listen to me im not crazy okay. I woke up this morning screaming out of sleep and i never do this. Only once before in my life have i done this. Now only recently have i started to actually believe in god and for the first time last night i called all archangels, angels and guardians to let me dream of what the end times had in store for us, i begged this. I was at school then this kid i knew started repeatedly screaming as if in a trance we looked at him terrified and hebwould not stop. I walked over into his vicinity and i saw a black yellow and white spider locust like bug crawl to my knuckle. In this i tried pulling it off but it was so strong it was impossible. It bit me just under the knuckle of my first finger and my finger arched then i loud ringing in my right ear occured and i started screaming like i had no control. I never have dreams about bugs especially not like this. I can’t specifically remember how the colors were on its back i just vividly remember the gold and white bug as it climbed so strongly yo my knuckle with intent.

    • jake

      your dream is very biblical. so God answered your prayer

      in the end times, where we are at now, the bible said the beasts of the field will attack those who do not belong to God, and do not accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

      god Will also send demons to torment the wicked.

      The FAther God sent jesus to pay for the sins of mankind, and so only those who are covered in the blood of Jesus, are forgiven and protected.

      so if you have not done this yet, give your heart to jesus, ask for forgiveness, and vow to stop any sin in your life. no one is perfect, so believe that if you make a mistake, then ask for forgiveness again, and trust god to forgive you. this should be a daily practice. each day, examine yourself and your behavior, and read the bible ( new testament first) to gain understanding of what God wants.

      one example from bible:

      Rev 9:2-4 He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.

      Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

      They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

      Rev 9:5 And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man.

      Rev 9:6 And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.

  24. When I first read about ISIS the Spirit within me said “the scorpions of Revelation”. Rev 9:10 describes these people to a ‘T’. Their father is surely the devil itself. I would not be at all surprised if it turns out that the DNA of at least their leaders is mixed by fallen for after all we are living in the days of Noah and that is precisely what happened then, the fallen angels had mixed with the sons of man and not only did they interfere with man’s DNA but with that of plants and animals as well. Enter GMO, cloning and mutations made by environmental contaminants that very much include excessive sonograms, vaccinations and contrails galore all over the planet. Yahveh is allowing all this for a while due to our disdain for His instructions or Torah. Read Daniel 9:11, Isaiah 24:6 and Zecariah 5:3 in Hebrew, they all say basically the same thing: the curse (Hebrew word ALAH) is let loose due to man’s iniquities.

  25. You know the only thing I disagree with, and I am a Christian who knows Jesus as my person savior, I don’t agree with other Christians saying things like budda or Mohammed won’t save you… How do we know if we haven’t read their holy books too. Did u know other religions are based on their culture?? They also believe in Jesus and god! They’re language isn’t English and I for a face know from having friends of different faith and reading and researching myself, that they too believe in Jesus and god.
    So if we are supposed to walk in the footsteps of God, and Jesus who are we to judge? How can we say, “well Mohammed won’t save you…” And blah blah blah

    I’m not being a troll I’m just saying, God us an all knowing and loving God- he’s the only judge, and we as humans cannot say who will and who won’t be saved or be in the heavenly realm with us when the time comes.

    😉😊

    • mimi

      it is good to be kind to other religions, and understand their views.

      but in their religions, jesus and god are different entities than what we believe in, so to us, they are still sincere, but wrong.

      muslims, for example, believe that jesus was ONLY a prophet, and do not even believe what he taught,….and that muhammed, just a man, was greater than jesus, son of god…and their allah is greater than Yahweh from the bible. allah teaches to kill all unbelievers, but yahweh and son jesus wants to save them

      so it is true that muhammed and allah will not save anyone.

      and buddhists and hindus have their own gods.

      there is only one path to the Father in heaven, and that is the Savior jesus, and unless we repent and trust him for salvation, we will not go to heaven

      the goal is to help people realize this and help them with the truth of god’s word

  26. I am not sure if this is relevent, but i came across this site as I was searching for the interpretation of a dream I just had. In my dream I saw 1. People on holiday ( with their tools down), they deserted their homes. 2. Foreigners came to possess the peoples’ houses(stealing from the people)these foreigners were busy recruiting more foreigners to come take possesion of the people’s houses. The foreigners were happy that the people were not at work but they have deserted the field ( which appeared to be burned and producing nothing).3. I saw myself going to the fiel with a hoe to try to work it but as I started working, big ants came from the ground and chased me away from the field). When I got to the street, I looked at the field and strange locust that looked like scorpions (combination of a locust and scorpion). They came out on the field in their thousands. They were busy scattering around the field and the sorroundings. Although they were terrible to look at, I was not afraid of them. Then I ran home to tell others that ‘ surely Jesus is coming back soon we are living in the end times. Then I saw the Bible opened in the Book of Revelation. In my dreams I started studying the Book of Revelation.
    This dream troubled me and I started searching the internet and I came across this site:)

    • I keep hearing the country South Africa. It might be the locust-scorpions ( locopions according to my 13 year old son:)) will soon come to South Africa!

    • thelma

      it seems like south africa is already having this problem, since the ANC came into power. there is a alot of racial crimes, and those attacking are destroying the farmers who produce the food. the attackers also take over the land of their victims.

      what will happen is that this evil problem will spread to other countries. we see that already in Europe, where the “refugee” jihadist invaders come into countries, destroy property, rape and kill, and throw people out of their homes.

      this will also spread to america as well. and with the current president trying to stay in power, racial crimes will increase and many will die there. he is of the same race and religion as the invaders he is letting in illegally.

      this will affect all western civilization. south africa is a good picture of what will happen to everyone else

  27. In the Old Testament, the locust denotes swarming numbers – the descendants of Hagar and Keturah were seen to be so numerous, that they were likened to swarming locusts!

    ‘Now the Midianites and Amalekites, all the people of the East, were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the seashore in multitude.’ (Judges 7:12)

    “Make yourself many – like the swarming locusts! (Nahum 3:15)

    The identification of the locust with Islam in Biblical prophecy is not new, and while most most denominations of the present day guess at the imagery provided – and come up with such imaginative scenarios as modern helicopter gunships representing the locust – for hundreds of years Christians expositors of Biblical prophecy, such as the great Lutheran Reformer Martin Luther, and the eminent scientist Sir Isaac Newton who discovered the Law of Gravity, have believed that the locusts of Revelation chapter 9 refers to the activities of militant Islam. Methodist John Wesley, for instance, stated that:

    “All this agrees with the slaughter which the Saracens made for a long time after Mahomet’s [Mahommed’s] death.” (John Wesley, `Notes on the Whole Bible’, p. 903.)

    Sir Isaac Newton stated:

    “The king of these locusts was the angel of the bottomless pit . . . Swarms of locusts often arise in Arabia Felix, and from thence infest the neighbouring nations: and so are a very fit type of the numerous armies of Arabians invading the Romans.” (`Opera Quae Exstant Omia,’., 1785, p. 480.)

    The Arab nations are descended from the Biblical Ishmael, who was the son of Isaac and his concubine Hagar. The prophet Muhammed and the Arab nations have a unique connection to the locust:

    “In the Bedoween romance Antar, the locust is introduced as the national emblem of the Ishmaelites. And it is a remarkable coincidence that Muslim tradition speaks of locusts having dropped into the hands of Muhammed, bearing on their wings this inscription – ‘We are the army of the Great God.’” (Albert Barnes `Barnes Notes on the New Testament’, p. 1622, cf. Forster, `Mohammedanism Unveiled,’ p. 217.)

    If the first and second woes of Revelation chapter 9 refer to the locust of Bible prophecy representing the activities of Islam between the seventh to nineteenth centuries, at which Islam then peacefully pursued the sciences after the Ottoman Empire was defeated in 1840 – then does it make sense that a resurgent militant Islam would be the `third woe’ that is spoken of in Revelation 11:14?

    `The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.’ (Rev. 11:14)

    Take note that in the next verse, Jesus then returns for the faithful.

    ‘And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.’ (Rev. 11:14)

    While Islam was heavily involved in local operations by (for instance) the Palestinian Liberation Organisation in the 1970’s and 80’s, a resurgent militant Islam did not become a world-wide threat to democratic rule until the bombing of the Twin Towers two decades later, and Isis in the last decade. The west now fears Islam, as it also did centuries ago. So if I am reading Revelation 11:14,15 correctly, Jesus will return for the faithful sometime during the time in which a resurgent militant Islam threatens the west. I believe that we entered that time frame with the bombing of the Twin Towers on 7/11.

    • kym

      this is really a wonderful commentary. I did not know that about the story about the locust army and muhammed

      “In the Bedoween romance Antar, the locust is introduced as the national emblem of the Ishmaelites. And it is a remarkable coincidence that Muslim tradition speaks of locusts having dropped into the hands of Muhammed, bearing on their wings this inscription – ‘We are the army of the Great God.’” (Albert Barnes `Barnes Notes on the New Testament’, p. 1622, cf. Forster, `Mohammedanism Unveiled,’ p. 217.)

      I suspected the analogy, but did not know there was a real legend with the Ishmaelites that made the locust their emblem.

      you should have your own teaching blog

      • Thankyou Marianne, and may God bless you for your kind reply. That was an extract from one of two Powerpoint presentations on `The Three Woes’ and `Inside Islam’ which I have put together for my local church as an outreach tool which we may use at a later date.

        What most people don’t understand about Islam, is that Muslims believe that the Koran is a word for word record of the conversations which Muhammad is assumed to have had with the angel Gabriel. As they are not arranged in chronological order, and no detail is provided, the Hadith, which is believed to be second only to the Koran, and consists of many volumes written by Islamic scholars from the eighth century onward (two hundred years after Muhummad died in 632), is believed to be a necessary supplement to the Koran, as it is an oral tradition which illuminates what Muhammad supposedly said in it. As there is no absolute sense of a God given morality, such as the Ten Commandments of the Bible, according to Robert Spencer, author of `Religion of Peace? Why Christianity is and Islam isn’t’

        `Since there is no sense of natural morality in the Koran, you have to go either into the Koran, or into the Hadith to find out what is allowed and what is not allowed.’

        Without doubt, this can be viewed within the constraints of the Jesuit maxim – `The ends justifies the means’, as the Koran contains many contradictory verses which Christians view as an unjust morality. While some verses indicate toleration of other religions – others do not. For instance,

        “God does not forbid you from being good to those who have not fought you in the religion or driven you from your homes, or from being just towards them. God loves those who are just.” (Surat al-Mumtahana, 8)

        and

        “And KILL them (the unbelievers) wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them as the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of unbelievers.” (Sura [chapter] 2:191)

        These two verses are obviously contradictory. Christians and Jews are also specifically targeted.

        “O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Those of you who make them his friends is one of them. God does not guide an unjust people.” – (Sura 5:52)

        and

        “The unbelievers among the People of the Book [Christians] and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of hell. They are the vilest of all creatures.” – (Sura 98:51)

        What are we to make of this, in view of the fact that Muslims believe that of all of the Koran (which ironically means `Peace’) has been transmitted as the infallible word God?

        We must first understand the Islamic principle of abrogation so that we can make sense of this. Few Westerners, let alone Christians, understand this principle, which teaches that although all of the the Koran is believed to be the literal word of God, some verses within it are substituted for `better verses’ which were transmitted later in Muhummad’s prophetic career.

        `Any message which, We annul or consign to oblivion We replace with a better or a similar one. Dost thou not know that God has the power to will anything?’ (Ayat al-Baquarah 2:106)

        The infamous `Verse of the Sword’ is believed by some scholars to have abrogated as many as 113 Qur’anic verses.

        “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.”
        (Surah [chapter] 9:5)

        Commenting on this, Mark Durie of the Gatestown Institute, which is a think tank based in New York City that specialises in strategy and defence issues, has observed that:

        “According to Ibn Kathir, therefore, all peace agreements between Muslims and non-Muslims (referred to in earlier passages of the Koran) were abrogated after verse 9:5 was revealed. After 9:5, earlier “limits” on fighting non-believers no longer applied. By the “verse of the sword” the earlier doctrine of defensive jihad was set aside and replaced with a policy of aggression against non-believers.”

        Perhaps the most far-fetched principle of abrogation is stated by Abdullah bin Masud, who was a companion of Mahummad.

        “Muhammad taught me a verse and I got it by heart and wrote it in my book. When I returned to my place I could not remember anything of it. Next morning when I opened my book, I found the page on which it was written white [i.e. blank]. I reported the matter to Muhammad. He said to me. “O Ibn Masud that verse has been taken up (back to God) yesterday.” ( `The Doctrine of Abrogation’, Anwarul Haqq.)

        In other words, both men could not remember the verse in question, simply because God worked a miracle by erasing the page, wiping their memories, and taking the verse back up to heaven! Verse 13:39 is believed to confirm this aspect of the principle of abrogation:

        “Allah does blot out or confirm what He pleases.” (Qur’an 13:39)

        Muslims believe that the principle of abrogation also applies to other religions – as Islam is the last religion that has been revealed by God, then Christianity (for instance) and Islam have also been abrogated.

        How did this substitution of verses in the Qu’ran, which teach toleration of other religions, become substituted by other verses which teach `kill the indifel (non-believer’)? According to Serge Trifkovic, who is a Serbian-American and adviser to former Serbian President Vojislav Kostunica (2003 – 2008), who advocated human rights & freedom of speech.

        “There are indeed some verses in the Koran that could be called peaceful and tolerant, notably the injunction against compulsion of religion. Those verses almost invariably date back to the beginning of Muhammad’s prophetic career in his native city of Mecca, where he was powerless, when he was only just beginning to attract followers. Well, it all changes with the establishment of Muhammad’s autocratic statehood in the city of Medina. He becomes a warlord, he becomes the head of an authoritarian state, he becomes very rich, very powerful, and very intolerant. And then, in fact, many of these early verses get abrogated.”

        Muhummad is also believed to be the `perfect man’ – the more one imitates his behaviour, the better off you will be in regard to your reward in heaven when you die. The following text gives an idea of this `perfect man’s’ behaviour.

        “Then the[Jewish] Kariza tribe [in Arabia] surrendered, and the Apostle confined them to Medina . . . Then the Apostle went out to the market of Median and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches . . . There were 600 or 700 in all, although some put the figure as high as 800 or 900.“ – `The Life of Muhammad’, by Abdul Malik bin Hisham (d 773 AD)

        According to Robert Spencer:

        “And so the Muslim Hadim in Iraq who are beheading people are simply obeying the example of the prophet. Now we can see then, that since the prophet Muhammad himself participated in many battles and raids, and did indeed perpetrate these beheadings, he ordered the assassination of several of his political opponents and he behaved in general like a typical seventh century warlord. The problem is, that when this is transferred to twentieth century behaviour; twentieth century contexts of behaviour – then what you get are terrorists.”

        This exposes the fact that politicians and liberals who believe that Islam is a peaceful religion, and that only `radicalised Muslims’ resort to terrorism really have no idea at all what the principle of abrogation implies – if indeed they have ever heard of it. As pious Muslims who are faithful to the Qu’ran are merely following the prophet’s example so that they may have an exalted existence in heaven, `True Islam’ is in fact practised by what the West calls `radicalised Muslims’. In other words, there really is no such thing as a `radicalised Muslim’. These people are in fact adhering to what Muhammad actually taught! Now, although there are millions of Muslims who want nothing more than to live peaceful lives and integrate with society at large, one question remains – how do they interpret the principle of abrogation, in view of the fact that ALL of the Qu’ran is believed to be the literal word of God?

  28. Thanks again for your kind words – B.T.W, I made a typo error. Where it reads `as Islam is the last religion that has been revealed by God, then Christianity (for instance) and Islam have also been abrogated’ – it *should* read `as Islam is the last religion that has been revealed by God, then Christianity (for instance) and *Judaism* have also been abrogated’ 🙂

  29. I just read this now and it makes more sense with what’s going on in this world and the whole isis deal. People need to wake up and realise that we are living in the last times and this generation will not pass until God’s plans come to pass. So we need to be equipped with God’s word and be ready to face what comming. WATCH THIS! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9IqFBG9ZH6s

  30. I HAD A DREAM, AND IN THIS THIS FIGURE IS IN IT, WITH 1000S UPON 1000S JUST LIKE IT ! AND SPOKE TO ME SAYING DONT INJURE ME IM ALREADY WOUNDED !

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