Revelation 09:19

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Revelation 9:19



19 For [gar] their [autos] power [exousia] is [eisi] [esti] in [en] their [autos] mouth, [stoma] and [kai] in [en] their [autos] tails: [oura] for [gar] their [autos] tails [oura] were like [homoios] unto serpents, [ophis] and had [echo] heads, [kephale] and [kai] with [en] them [autos] they do hurt. [adikeo]   KJV-Interlinear



19 For
the power of the horses is in their mouths and in
their tails; for their tails are like serpents and have heads; and with them
they do harm.    NASB


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The horse is symbolic for
the mode, thundering power, and fury of an attacking army.  They charge, cannot be stopped or repelled,
and they run right through their enemy with violent force.  Terms of John’s day were used in order to
accurately describe and convey the idea of the image that John had seen.

The heads of a lion, for
fierceness, cunning, natural tendencies or instincts to hunt prey and so
forth. The mouth has teeth for vicious
tearing and gripping. And
now the tails.

The tails are described
as serpents. Serpents in Johns day, ‘ophis,’ was for
poisonous snakes whose venom was deadly.  And of which if bitten by the snake, the venom
was fatal. There would be no cure or
anti-venom for this particular bite.

Hurt or harm, ‘adikeo,’ means to be unjust, to do wrong, to hurt, injure,
to inflict suffering. And this comes to
mean that those who are attacking will do so without concern for whom or why
they are attacking. There is no justice,
no due process, no fairness in their motives.  They will just kill and kill some more.

And as for the victims,
they will see these attacking forces as unfair, as victims, being treated
unfairly, ‘why me’ sort of attitude, ‘not fair,’ and so forth.  They will not see themselves as wrong
doers. The will not see themselves as
guilty of anything. In short, they reject
Gods indictment against them, with overwhelming evidence.  They deny their guilt and proclaim their

In short, a society that
has fallen so far into their degenerate pit, that they are incapable of seeing their
sins, crimes and faults.

John describes a violent
and powerful and supernatural event, the likes of which the world has never
seen. Even if movie makers tried to
duplicate this, that sci-fi film would not convey the total horror of the real

Also, since only
one-third of humanity is going to be murdered in such a violent manner, the implication
here is that this event will be a hurried one, short lived, and the demons will
be rushed to a frenzy to complete their killing spree.

On the one hand, Satan
would wish that all of humanity would die, but God limits the destruction to
only one-third. If they had their way,
the demons would have killed everyone.
Thus the frenzied rush to kill all, but the limits
placed by God prevents
that from occurring.

This frenzy also
contributes the chaotic scene of terror that will exist in the world.  Prisoners are not taken!



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