What Happens to Devils and Demons When the Last Days are Finished For These Servants of God?

demon/devil/evil or unclean spirit

Although God’s Word mentions the ultimate end of Satan (the dragon), Satan’s man of sin (false prophet) and the beast (of Satan), as well as almost everyone else, great and small, it does NOT declare what  happens to demons (devils).

“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
–Revelation 19:20,20:10

Demons (devils) are a creation of God and make up a significant portion of God’s end times army.

“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. 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. 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.”
–Revelation 9:1-3

These ‘locusts’ are NOT insects as locusts [which are insects] have NO king.

“The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands”
–Proverbs 30:27

YET, these ‘locusts’ of God’s great end times army DO have a king.

“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.”
–Revelation 9:11

These ‘locusts’ are also described in Joel’s second chapter.

“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. 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. 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: And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?”
–Joel 2:1-3,7-11

Their appearance is described in Joel.

“The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. “
–Joel 2:4-6

Which very closely resembles the appearance as it is described in Revelation.

“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. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. 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.”
–Revelation 9:7-9

To any who may have doubts: God Himself declares that he created ALL things–including devils.

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”
–Isaiah 45:7

So, these demons (devils) serve the God who created them during the last days.

To that end, they make up a significant portion of the army of God which afflicts Jerusalem.

What is their ultimate destiny?

Are they rewarded for their service?

“For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.  Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished.”
–Joel 1:6,11

BUT, there is no mention of what happens to these devils ANYWHERE in God’s Word, though it does suggest that God will deal with them in a Godly manner.

“In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit.”
–Zephaniah 1:9

Perhaps it is more accurate to portray these devils as being USED BY God to further His ends, rather than ‘servants’ who totally do His bidding.

So, while God’s Word does NOT explicitly detail what happens to the demons which make up much of God’s end times army, it does implicitly suggest their ultimate disposition.

HAS the reader ever thought of demons (devils)?

OR, does the reader believe the many stories of man concerning these demonic entities?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 19, 2022.]

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The Power in the Name of Jesus

POWER

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
–Ephesians 6:12

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”
–2CORINTHIANS 10:3-5

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
–Hebrews 4:121

Although not many moderns put a lot of faith in God’s Word, when the going gets tough in the last days, it would GREATLY behoove them to do so.

PARTICULARLY, in the power that is in the NAME OF JESUS.

This power was evidenced while Jesus walked the earth almost 2000 years ago.

“After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 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. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
–Luke 10:1,17-20

NOW, the modern may read this and let loose with a small chuckle.

“What nonsense!”

BUT by acting in such a manner, the modern most likely does NOT know he is fulfilling God’s Word.

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
–Psalm 1:1-3

And one thing the modern may want to keep in mind.

When the living is easy and the times appear to be NOT BAD, it is a LOT easier to mock and scoff at those things the deceived mind does NOT understand.

BUT when times are hard and a man if surrounded by the fear and terror of those things he never thought possible, it probably is a good time to begin checking the condition of one’d spiritual weapons.

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DOES the reader believe that there is POWER in the name of Jesus–EVEN IF, the reader has NEVER before used that power?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  June 8, 2022.]

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Demons As a Sophisticated Behavior Modification Tool

MAGICIAN and DEMONS

Those who presently dwell upon the earth seem to have one of two reactions to the word “demonic” or “demons.”

1- They believe that demons are part of Satan’s kingdom and that Satan–somehow, some way–has CONTROL over these entities which God’s Word calls “evil spirits” or “unclean spirits.”

Satan, though he may utilize the demonic from time to time; though his aims and demonic aims merge from time to time, has NO control over demons.

However, the deluded followers of Satan will say ANYTHING to glorify their leader.

The Many Stories Told By Satan’s Storytellers to Stroke Satan’s Ego

2- OR, the topic of “demons” is a cause for mirth and laughter.

Those so deceived believe that if another utters the word “demons,” it is a sign of someone who is ‘not all there.’

That this person has a primitive mind which focuses on tales and stories.

Never mind that the complete OPPOSITE is true–as will be clearly demonstrated during the last days.

But here is a thought for the reader to ponder:

“WHAT IF demons are a sort of sophisticated behavior modification tool used by the one who DOES have control of these tormenting spirits?”

During the last days’ judgments, God’s army is shown in God’s Word to be composed of–at least partially–DEMONS.

And those demons are CLEARLY taking orders from God Himself.

MORE: The Plague of Demons in Joel and Revelation

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NOW, there are a few COMMITTED evil-doers among men who will endure the torture of demonic torment in order that they stay true to their wicked goals.

Might God use demons as a sort of ‘messenger to the foolish’?

MOST men shy away from torment and ANY physical discomfort.

So, might not God use those demons/evil spirits/unclean spirits as a sort of “melancholy messenger“?

To try and turn men–in order for them to avoid even-worse, FUTURE torment and affliction–to God?

Or some similar end times task?

SOME men may be reasoned with.

OTHERS, well, they might need a little “stronger medicine” than the words–powerful though the truth may be–of God’s Word?

Might evil spirits be a sophisticated, advanced form of that ‘stronger medicine?’

Just a thought…

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DOES the reader have any thoughts on the demonic?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  April 27, 2022.]

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The Bottomless Pit

ABYSS

A recent piece (The Plague of Demons in Joel and Revelation)–as well as a newer one (MORE On the Demons in Joel and Revelation) which more closely examines those beings–features mentions of the bottomless pit (sometimes referred to as “the abyss“).

Since so few seemed aware of the bottomless pit, it was decided to provide some basic info on that place of containment.

1- Bottomless Pit (or The abyss)

In the Bible, the abyss is an unfathomably deep or boundless place. The term comes from the Greek ἄβυσσος, meaning bottomless, unfathomable, boundless. It is used as both an adjective and a noun. It appears in the Septuagint, the earliest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, and in the New Testament. It translates the Hebrew words tehom, תהום‎, deep), tsulah צולה, sea-deep, deep flood) and rachabh רחב‎, spacious place). In the original sense of the Hebrew tehom, the abyss was the primordial waters or chaos out of which the ordered world was created (Genesis 1:2) . The term could also refer literally to the depths of the sea, the deep source of a spring or the interior of the earth.

In a later extended sense in intertestamental Jewish literature, the abyss was the underworld, either the abode of the dead (sheol) or eventually the realm of the rebellious spirits (Hell). In the latter sense, specifically, the abyss was often seen as a prison for demons. This usage was picked up in the New Testament.

2- There are several references to the bottomless pit (abyss) in God’s Word.

In Jude 1:6 and 2PETER, the bottomless pit is mentioned as the place where rebellious angels are locked away until the last days.

“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
–Jude 1:6

“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment”
–2PETER 2:4

[The greek word <a href=”https://biblehub.com/text/luke/8-31.htm”>ἄβυσσον</a&gt; (abyss) is used for both of these references.]

3- In Luke 8:31, Jesus is begged by the entities in the Gadarene demoniac to NOT send them to the abyss.

“And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.”

So, it appears that both fallen angels AND demons may be locked away in the bottomless pit.

4- Revelation 20:1-3 informs the reader that, after Jesus returns to earth, the bottomless pit will serve as a containment area for the dragon (Satan): Satan will be chained and locked away in the bottomless pit for one thousand years.

“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.”

5- The (fallen) angel in charge of those locked in the bottomless pit is named Abaddon.

“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.”
–Revelation 9:11

Apollyon = “a destroyer.”

6- The end times beast of the dragon–who will be worshiped by ALL of mankind–comes from the bottomless pit.

“The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.”
–Revelation 17:8

7- This beast is responsible for the killing of the two witnesses of God.

“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.”
–Revelation 11:7

And THAT is about ALL that God’s Word has to say about the bottomless pit.

Everything else that is claimed seems to be speculation on the part of the claimant.

DID the reader previously think much about the bottomless pit (abyss)?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  April 20, 2022.]

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MORE On the Demons of Joel and Revelation

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A reader who had a GREAT disagreement with what was written in a recent ETPR article (The Plague of Demons in Joel and Revelation) not only made us stop and think, but ALSO led to some additional research on our part.

The reader’s MAIN disagreement with the article was that ‘demons are not in the bottomless pit.  Fallen angels are in the bottomless pit and fallen angels are NOT demons.’

Upon receiving this plaint, our IMMEDIATE thought was, “Oh no!  We messed up!

Our SECOND thought was “We had better make SURE we messed up.

Which is the MAIN reason behind this clarification (post).

The reader seems to have gotten ALMOST ALL of what he wrote right.

1- Fallen angels are NOT demons.

Regardless of how many ‘Bible teachers’ and ‘scholars’ and professional preachers in the pulpits might say otherwise.

God’s Word is clear: fallen angels are confined (since their rebellion against God) IN CHAINS: fallen angels are NOT running around causing troubles, afflictions and torment to man.

2- Fallen angels are CONFINED; demons (evil spirits) are NOT.

“… God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment”
2PETER 2:4

“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
–Jude 1:6

These two preceding verses appear to be the basis of a belief that the bottomless pit is the abode of fallen angels.

And that belief would NOT be mistaken, as God’s Word is the ONLY truth in the world today.

[In a very SPECIFIC instance, several fallen angels are released a little early from their captivity by God for a SPECIFIC end times task.

“And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.”
–Revelation 9:13-15]

The ONE point of disagreement seems to be whether demons (evil spirits) are ALSO housed in the bottomless pit.

Apparently demons may also be sent to the bottomless pit for ‘safekeeping.’

This is from Luke 8:31, where the devils (demons) “in the country of the Gadarenes” urgently petitioned Jesus NOT to send them to the bottomless pit.

“And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.”

The word translated as “the deep” is the SAME Greek word used for “abyss” and/or “bottomless pit.”

ἄβυσσον

Apparently, at least Jesus could command demons to the bottomless pit.

So, apparently the bottomless pit holds more than fallen angels.

Though fallen angels ARE the bottomless pit’s most well-known residents.

DID the reader ever wonder where fallen angels are kept until the day they receive their final judgment?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  April 19, 2022.]

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The Plague of Demons in Joel and Revelation

DEMON

In the Book of Revelation’s ninth chapter (as well as all three chapters of the Book of Joel), God’s Word details a coming plague.

BUT, this plague is not of disease OR insects: the plague written about in both Joel and Revelation is a plague of the DEMONIC, who torment those who mock and scoff at God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

One EXTREMELY interesting point made is that this horde of DEMONS is part of GOD’S end times army–not Satan’s.

” And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?”
–Joel 2:11

There are those who pretend to be Bible teachers who call the beings in Joel “a plague of locusts.”

And, while God’s Word does characterize those bringers-of-torment as “locusts,” the careful reader can KNOW they are NOT insects, but last days DEMONIC hordes controlled by God (NOT Satan).

How can the reader determine this?

By STUDYING God’s Word.

“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.  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. 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. 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. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”
–Revelation 9:1-3,5-6

NOW, the reader can name NO locusts which originate from the bottomless pit.

BUT, there is another, MORE CONVINCING piece of evidence.

“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.”
–Revelation 9:11

[Apollyon means ‘a destroyer.’]

The reader can KNOW that these are mere characterizations of beings who are CALLED ‘locusts.’

The reader can KNOW this by recalling Proverbs 30:27.

“The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands”

The reader can KNOW that the beings described in Joel are NOT locusts from some past locust affliction. Joel 1:15 CLEARLY tells the reader when Joel’s vision is taking place.

“Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.”
–Joel 1:15

The ‘day of the LORD’ is an expression used in God’s Word for the day of God’s judgment during the end times; the return of Jesus Christ to earth.

The reader can KNOW that the demonic beings in Joel and those in Revelation are the same by a bit of comparative reading.

“The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.”
–Joel 2:4

“And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle”
–Revelation 9:7

“For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.”
–Joel 1:6

“And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.”
–Revelation 9:8

EVEN the sound this crew makes is the same.

“Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.”
–Joel 2:5

“and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.”
–Revelation 9:9

One of the most interesting pieces of information in Joel and Revelation is that it is GOD who controls this demonic horde, NOT Satan–as God has controlled these spirit entities from the very beginning.

From the vivid descriptions in both the Book of Joel and the Book of Revelation, it is clear that God’s Word was employing a bit of artistic license when it calls the DEMONS in Joel (and Revelation) “locusts.”

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Who does the reader believe controls evil spirits: God (who created them) OR Satan (who makes frequent use of them and their powers)?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  11, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

Drinking Alcohol and Brain Cells

BRAIN CELLS

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
–Galatians 5:19-21

One NEVER knows from where the inspiration for a written piece will come.

This piece originated from a recent, short conversation.

The discussion involved this writer and a man who drank liquor, mostly to EXCESS, on a regular basis.

This writer cannot claim that the idea behind the conversation was original.  However, this writer does NOT know that the idea was NOT original.

The conversation has NOTHING to do with the end times or last days.

It does, however, have to do with human nature and man’s proclivity to engage in self-destructive acts, all the while trying to justify his dangerous behavior to all who will listen.

Upon entering the drinking man’s humble abode, the thought suddenly struck and was then presented in the form of a question as the man was sitting at his computer in the next room.

“You know, they say that drinking a lot of alcohol destroys brain cells.”

“I’ve heard that.”

“Here’s a question for you: how come the brain cells alcohol destroys are NOT the same brain cells that tell you to drink alcohol?”

“That’s a good question.  I don’t know.”

“Did you ever ponder on that?”

“No.  But, it would be a good thing in my case.”

“Actually, it would be such a good thing that MOST people might start drinking when they were younger and then they would suddenly quit as they destroyed that last alcohol-loving brain cell: their lives NEVER having felt the scourge of alcohol drinking to excess–particularly in their old age when their bodies cannot take the constant abuse.”

“I’ll have to think on that. That’s a good one.  I’ll have to study that a bit.”

It makes a STRONG case that drinking alcohol to excess is NOT a purely physical problem.

It makes a STRONG case that drinking alcohol to excess is a sign of DECEPTION, rather than a physical affliction only–a position with which God’s Word STRONGLY AGREES.

“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”
–Proverbs 20:1

WHAT does the reader believe?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  March 18-20, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image:  Image by mohamed_hassan from Pixabay.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

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