Revelation 09:07

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Revelation 9:7

 

 

7 And [kai] the shapes [homoioma] of the locusts [akris] were like [homoios] unto horses [hippos] prepared [hetoimazo] unto [eis] battle; [polemos] and [kai] on [epi] their [autos] heads [kephale] were as it were [hos] crowns [stephanos] like [homoios] gold, [chrusos] and [kai] their [autos] faces [prosopon] were as [hos] the faces [prosopon] of men. [anthropos]
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7 And
the appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their
heads, as it were, crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of
men.    NASB

 

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In these next few verses,
John uses terms ‘appeared to be’ and ‘like’ to approximate the appearance of
the demons.

Creatures that have not
been seen by man, and certainly not anything that you and I have seen in our
day, will be filling the skies with their hordes, and tormenting billions of
unbelieving peoples across the world.

And that is something to
consider here. Remember that the
Tribulation is future. If it does not happen
for another century, then the population of the world could very well be around
fifty billion people. Assume that you
lose ten-percent for believers at the Rapture, and then one-fourth dying for
mans failed utopia, that still leaves thirty to thirty-five billions of people
remaining on the earth. Some will be
believers, but most will by far be unbelievers.
That means a lot of demons, tormenting a lot of people for five
months. The demons will outnumber people
by quite a lot.

Even if we use the
population numbers of today, that still amounts up to a lot of demons.

How do we know this?  Because they are described
as locusts (hordes with massive numbers darkening the skies).

But
worse than that they are described as horses prepared for battle.
  They are warlike, powerful, and defiant, like
horses straining at the bit and pawing the ground in their eagerness to charge
forward on their mission of death. Joel
2:4-5.

They have crowns like gold
on their heads. The
victory crown, ‘stephanos.’
  Not real crowns, but the attitude of
invincibility, unstoppable, all conquering, certain victory.  People will have no defense, no weapon to use
against them. The demons will be
unstoppable.

They will have faces like
men. They are not men, but they are not insects either. They are intelligent
and rational, and being demons, full of absolute hate.

We have two more verses
of descriptions before we can really understand the nature of the demons and
the torment that they will really bring.

 

 

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