Infernal Locusts of Revelation 9

| February 28, 2012

“What do demons look like?” Well I’m not sure I’m going to be able to answer that question or not in this study. But we are given a rather strange description of what appears to be some sort of demonic creatures likened to locusts in the 9th chapter of the Book of Revelation that are to be released upon earth sometime in the future.

Let’s take a look.

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 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.

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.

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.

And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. –Revelation 9:3-10

Symbolism

Now oftentimes when symbolism is used to represent something in the book of Revelation it is afterwards explained to us as to what those symbols mean. For example, in Revelation Ch.1 the Apostle John saw Jesus Christ standing next to “seven golden candlesticks” holding “seven stars” in his right hand. Then it is later explained to John that the “seven stars are the angels of the seven churches” and that “the seven candlesticks are the seven churches” (Rev 1:20).

And in Revelation Ch.12 we are introduced to a sign of a great red dragon which is later identified to be a symbol of Satan and his power (See Rev.12:9).

There are many more examples like this.

But when certain visions or various images are not explained to us, it does create some difficulties. And when this is the case, oftentimes we are flooded with an endless amount of interpretations and opinions from the commentators. And this is the case concerning the “locusts coming out of the abyss” as well, just as Dr. Bullinger points out to us in his book Commentary on Revelation when he says,

The most common interpretation sees the fulfillment of this judgment in the Invasion of Europe by the Turks. In that case the “star” is said to be Mahomet. His “fall from heaven” means that his family was once high and wealthy; he being an orphan and poor. “To him was given the key of the bottomless pit:” i.e., “he professed to receive a key from God.” So that in his case profession was evidently possession! How he opened the pit the interpreters do not ell us, but the “smoke” was his false teaching. Out of the pit came the locusts. Arbah in Hebrew means a locust. That is quite near enough with them for Arabians, though there could hardly be Mahommedans before Mahomet. The locusts were forbidden to destroy men; but the Arabians killed off just a few: 50,000 in one battle, 150,000 in another, etc. Indeed Mahomet commanded slaughter (See Koran xlvii.409). Elliott gets over this command “not to kill” by saying it means “not to annihilate them as a political body”!

The “crowns like gold” were the turbans of linen. “Faces as men” means courage. “They had hair as women:” this refers to the horse tail decorations worn by the Pashas on their heads; one, two, or three, to distinguish their respective rank and dignity. Here, the Scripture says all the locusts had them, not merely certain leaders!

Dr. Cummings held that their breast-plates of iron “denotes their invulnerability.” The trouble with this interpretation is that thousands of the Mahommedians were slain in battle. The tails and stings, however, baffle the interpreters! The sparing of the sealed also is difficult with the Protestant interpretation, because Rome and the Pope were untouched by the Saracens. Their duration also, “five months,” is another difficulty. This, according to “the year-day theory,” becomes 150 years, whereas the Saracenic invasion lasted over 400 years, and has continued to this day. Twice the Holy Spirit mentions the period, “five months,” as though to emphasize it and impress us with the fact.

Others tell us that the star was Luther. Let our readers try the puzzle, and see how it works out, in view of the Reformation blessings which Luther was the means of conferring on the world.

No wonder Alford gives it up. Moses Stuart give it up. Hengstenberg and others give it up. No wonder that most Bible students have given the whole book up, in despair of ever understanding it.

What God says is plain enough. He does not ask us to understand it. He asks us to believe it; and this, by God’s help, we mean to do.

He has promised us a blessing if we do this. But man asks us to choose from his Babel of interpretations; and gives us, instead of a blessing, only the curse of confusion. (p.322-324 Commentary on Revelation, E.W. Bullinger)

A literal description?

Basically what Dr. Bullinger was trying to point out here was that rather than listening to endless amounts of commentary concerning the meaning of the “locusts”, why not just take these verses from Revelation 9 to be an actual description of something coming from the abyss that perhaps we don’t completely understand yet, like some sort of demon or something?

Depiction of a demon

A depiction of a demon named "Buer" by Luis Breton from Dictionnaire Infernal

Well, he may have a good point here. Because oftentimes when something is not directly explained to us as a symbol of something else here in the book of Revelation, or in another book of the Bible, it’s because it is what it is. It’s an actual description of something.

Just like when the four cherubim are described to us in Revelation 4 when it says that the “four beasts” were “full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within” (Rev 4:6-8). This is simply what they looked like to John.

So it is entirely possible that these “locusts” coming out of the abyss with “hair like women and faces like men etc.” are an actual description of what these particular demons look like.

In fact, Dr. Bullinger thinks that, “They seem, from their description, to be a kind of Infernal Cherubim. The horse, the man, the lion, and the scorpion are combined in them. They are called locusts, though they are supernatural and, apparently, incapable of being killed” (p.318, Commentary on Revelation).

I tend to agree with Dr. Bullinger to a certain extent.

Now you might be thinking, “Are people really going to see strange looking demons come flying out of a bottomless pit somewhere and begin stinging people with their stingers?” Well, I don’t think we will physically see them because evil spirits and demons are not visible in the dimension we live and operate in today. They are invisible. I’m not saying it is impossible for them to appear to us, I just think it is unlikely that they will.

You see I feel Revelation 9 is referring to a future widespread demonic “possession” that will cause great pain and suffering to those without the seal of God for a five month period. We’ll talk about this in more detail in a future posting when we discuss the ability that these locusts have to cause pain similar to that which a scorpion causes a person when it stings them.

So rather than the world seeing themselves as being invaded by strange looking creatures, I believe most of the world will simply perceive this event as being some sort of massive widespread pandemic or a natural plague of some sort. However, it very well could be that the locusts from the abyss do in fact symbolize something else that remains a mystery to us at this time. For there are times when God intentionally leaves things unexplained (See Dan 12:9 and Rev 10:4).

Now, some people get these locusts mixed up with the coming of Satan and his angels to earth in Revelation 12:7-17. But if you want to rightly divide prophetic time, it is vitally important that you understand that the locusts from the abyss are not the fallen angels of Revelation 12. It is quite clear that the locust army comes from the abyss, while Satan and his angels come from heaven. And while the locusts may not be visible to us, Satan and his angels will be visible to all.

Watch our discussion on UFOs and Fallen Angels

In other words, the locust army is simply just another division of Satan’s vast army.

To be continued…

Links to our series of studies on Revelation 9

  1. The Bottomless Pit
  2. Demons from the Abyss
  3. Infernal Locusts of Revelation 9
  4. Scorpions and Serpents in Prophecy

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Pastor Ben Heath

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  1. Spiculum says:

    Indeed a great video in three parts Ben and Mark!

    If I may, below is a similar but written version of the same which I once obtained.

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    IFOs (Identifiable Flying Objects)

    If you are familiar with the Book of Ezekiel, especially chapters 1, 9 & 10 (and also Isa. 66:15 and Rev. 9:9) you will read there are very high-tech transportation vehicles. The “world” calls them UFOs because they haven’t studied God’s Word to learn their identity.
    Those who have studied Ezekiel call them IFOs, Identified Flying Objects.

    Now let’s think just a moment before we go on.

    Do you think God’s technology was any less sophisticated back in the days of Ezekiel that it is today? Creation hasn’t changed, and man hasn’t even come close to matching the wonders and intricacies of the universe. But even so, imagine if you will, trying to describe Television, or a 747 Jumbo Jet, or a Microwave oven, or even a Cellular Phone to someone just 300 years ago. Electricity hadn’t even been discovered then. You couldn’t use even simple words like plastic or batteries, etc., in your description.

    Think about it, because what you are about to read is the description of the high-tech, shall we say interstellar vehicles, that came from heaven with the throne of God on board one of them. If you must look ahead to verse 26 to document that, then by all means do so. However, Ezekiel had only a very limited vocabulary based on nature and the elements and the primitive technology and transportation of his day, like wheeled carts and chariots pulled by animals.

    Here is Ezekiel’s description of what he saw as translated in the King James Bible. We will note other translations to help with clarity:

    Ezek. 1:4
    And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

    Please note the definition of two words used in this verse, for it will help in understanding the other translations:

    (1) The word “colour” used here is the Hebrew word “ayin” which literally or figuratively means “eye”, and is used here in the sense of “to see” or “appeared as”.

    (2) The word “amber” is “chashmal” and means “polished spectrum metal” or “shiny polished bronze”.

    So as verse 1 says, the heavens opened up and Ezekiel looked and saw what appeared to be a storm of fast moving clouds coming toward him, and “a mass of fire that flashed continually; and in the fire there was something that shone like polished brass” (Living Bible).

    Here are two more shots:

    “I saw a storm wind coming from the north, a vast cloud with flashes of fire and brilliant light about it; and within was a radiance like brass, glowing in the heart of the flames. (N.E.B.)

    or…

    “I looked; a stormy wind blew from the north, a great cloud with light around it, a fire from which flashes of lightning darted, and in the center a sheen like bronze at the heart of the fire.” (J.B.)

    Do you begin to get the picture?

    Ezekiel had never seen a plane, or a jet, or a helicopter, or a rocket, or a Space Shuttle. Imagine him trying to describe some UFOs coming directly toward him. That is exactly what he is doing.

    Hang in there, there’s more!

    Don’t forget, you are fortunate in that you have the ability to understand what Ezekiel is describing here, because of the increased knowledge and technology of this generation.

    When the President of the United States travels overseas to visit a foreign leader, he hops aboard Air Force One which takes off and is then escorted by Fighter Jets to his destination.

    You and I have no problem whatsoever understanding what was just described, because we have actually seen many tons of shiny metal fly so many times that it is not at all unusual to us. It’s normal everyday life. But imagine someone 2500 years ago who actually saw something like a Jumbo 747 and four F-17 Fighter jets land right before his very eyes!

    Well, Ezekiel did see “something like that”, only the vehicles that he saw were circular and more high-tech than our crude propulsion aircraft of the 21st century!

    Ezekiel actually saw “Universe One”, carrying the King of Kings on board, escorted by the Four Zoon, the Guardian Cherubim, piloting their Highly Polished Bronze Vehicles (as Ezekiel called them).

    Later on in chapter 10 of his book, he will call them “Flying Wheels”!

    Got it?

    Let’s pick up the action as Ezekiel sees this Vision of a Lifetime and tries his best to describe it for you and me!

    Ezekiel 1:5
    Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

    Keep in mind that Ezekiel sees both these shiny space craft vehicles with the four emblems of the four faces, i.e. the standards of Israel, painted or perhaps carved on them (as all aircraft have, like the Presidential Seal on Air Force One), and the Zoon that are INSIDE the vehicles as verses 20-21 document.

    [6] And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

    Since these vehicles are circular, like saucers, these four faces would be emblazoned on them exactly as the standards of the encampment of Israel in their North, South, East, and West positions with, as verse 10 will show, the Lion on the right side!

    [7] And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

    If you lived 2500 years ago and had never seen a flying machine of any kind, how would you describe tripod style landing gear? Think of the Eagle that landed on the moon and its landing pods, like the sole of a calf’s foot, at the end of the un-jointed gear (straight feet). The landing gear on these vehicles didn’t have wheels because they did not need to roll down a runway to lift off, for they used a technology for propulsion that man hasn’t discovered yet.

    This incredible sight must have blown Ezekiel’s mind!

    Ezekiel 1:8
    And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

    Ezekiel is still describing the vehicle’s structure and decals, or emblems.

    [9] Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

    This was amazing to Ezekiel. These vehicles not only flew in perfect formation, like the Blue Angels, with their wings tips together, but they always faced forward no matter which direction they went. A helicopter can pretty much do that, but there is nothing in the universe as fast and mobile as these highly polished bronze vehicles that Ezekiel saw!

    The next verse gives the same exact description of the four faces as we read about in Rev. chapter 4 concerning the Zoon, the four Cherubim Guards at the throne of God. They are the same faces as the N, S, E, W standards (emblems or banners) of God’s nation of Israel in Numbers 2.

    There is nothing strange about this at all.

    Ezekiel 1:10
    As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

    Here’s Rev. 4:7 just as a reminder and a comparison to show how perfect and consistent the Word of God is from the Law (Num. 2), to the Prophets (Ezek. 1), to the Revelation (Rev. 4). Our Father is same Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

    Rev. 4:7
    And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

    These four Living Beings are always “round about the throne” of God in heaven. And when He left heaven to visit Ezekiel, they naturally came along and stayed “round about the throne”, which Ezek. 1:26 shows was on board the mother ship in the midst of these four vehicles .

    Rev. 4:6
    And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

    Ezekiel continues:

    Ezekiel 1:11
    Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

    [12] And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

    This really does not take much of an imagination for 21st century mankind, especially for the generation that grew up with Star Trek and the U.S.S. Enterprise.

    How would a person 2500 years ago describe energy cells, beacons, flashing laser beams, etc.? How about just something as simple as the colored lights on top of a police car?

    [13] As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

    Remember, the pilots of these “Flying Wheels” are the four Zoon and wherever they go there is an intense brightness.

    Ezekiel 1:14
    And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

    That about describes how fast UFOs go, according to those who claim to have seen them. Ezekiel says they are as fast as a flash of lighting.

    When the Zoon go Zoooom, they’re gone!

    [15] Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

    “As I stared at all of this, I saw four wheels on the ground beneath them, one wheel belonging to each.” (Living Bible)

    Ezekiel calls these circular flying discs, wheels. I mean, what other terminology could he use. I suppose he could have called them flying pancakes. But the words “flying saucer” would not be coined until the generation that was able to understand what he saw was born. You see, these “wheels” were not rolling vertically like those on a chariot. They were horizontal, which we will see in vs. 17.

    [16] The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.

    The four wheels all had the same appearance like sparkling chrysolite and interspaced with the wheel in the middle, where the throne of God is and He who sits on it, both of which we will read about in our next study.

    Ezekiel 1:17
    When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.

    These “wheels” did not go like the wheels Ezekiel was used to seeing roll alongside his cart. They were horizontal, on their sides, and when they flew they didn’t even turn or spin. They just went!

    Imagine Ezekiel seeing all of this! Are you able to see (understand) what he saw?

    Anyway, here’s another question to consider. What have you always been taught happened to Elijah, the great prophet? I don’t know about you, but I was taught he got sucked up into the middle of a giant whirlwind. This belief was confirmed when I saw the Hollywood movie, “The Wizard of Oz”, and Dorothy and Toto made the trip by tornado to Munchkin Land.

    But is that really what happened to Elijah?

    Let’s check it out.

    2 Kings 2:1
    And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

    This word “whirlwind” is the EXACT same Hebrew word “caar” that Ezekiel saw coming toward him from out of the north. You can read the entire account in 2 Kings, so let’s skip to verse 9:

    [9] And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

    [10] And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

    Elisha will see Elijah be taken up in a “whirlwind”.

    [11] And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

    Look up the word “chariot” in Strong’s Concordance. It is:

    rekeb, reh’-keb, Hebrew 7393; from Hebrew 7392 (rakab); a vehicle; by implication a team; by extensive cavalry; by analogy a rider, i.e. the upper millstone :- chariot, (upper) millstone, multitude [from the margin], wagon.

    This was not bad weather!

    It was the same highly polished bronze fiery vehicle that Ezekiel describes in more detail. This one landed between Elijah and Elisha, and Elijah was taken on board and up he went into the heavens!

    Someone is going to write and ask, “Are you saying that Elijah was taken up in a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object)?”

    The answer is NO!

    He was taken up in an IFO (Identified Flying Object), for Ezekiel identified them for us.

    Again, no one until the 20th century could have even asked that question, much less have it understood!

    THINK ABOUT IT.

    [12] And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel,

    How would Elisha have known it was the CHARIOT of ISRAEL, unless he saw the EMBLEMS of ISRAEL, i.e. the faces of the LION, the MAN, the OX, and the EAGLE? If you saw a plane land with the American Eagle on it you would KNOW that it was a UNITED STATES PLANE, right?

    [12 cont.] … and the horsemen thereof…

    Here’s the word for “horsemen”:

    parash, paw-rawsh’, Hebrew 6571; from Hebrew 6567 (parash); a steed (as stretched out to a vehicle, not single nor for mounting [compare Hebrew 5483 (c*uwc*)]); also (by implication) a driver (in a chariot), i.e. (collective) cavalry :- horseman.

    Yep, Elisha saw the same chariot drivers that Exekiel saw! [The words “aviation pilots” and “astronauts” didn’t exist at that time.]

    Isn’t this fascinating?

    Well, guess what?

    You may get your chance to see some vehicles like these real soon. We’ll talk about that later in this Book of Ezekiel. Just know for now that they do exist.

    Let’s return to Ezekiel and finish reading his description of these “chariots of fire”!

    Ezekiel 1:18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.

    The word “dreadful” is better translated “awesome” for us today! These circular vehicles had windows around them that Ezekiel could see into, and there were living creatures inside (vs. 20)!

    [19] And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.

    This is no big deal to us. When the plane takes off, all those we see through the port holes go up too! But imagine Ezekiel seeing this 2500 years ago! How awesome indeed it must have been. It isn’t written but I’ll bet it “knocked his socks off”! (Don’t you just love figures of speech?)

    Ezekiel 1:20
    Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

    The living creature, the Zoon, was in the vehicle and Ezekiel could see him!

    Ezekiel 1:21
    When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

    He just couldn’t get over this, could he?

    Shiny spectrum metal wheels with living beings inside that just take off into the sky, with the beings inside, and whiz around and land at will. Unbelievable, to him.

    [22] And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.

    Try these translations:

    “Above the heads of the living creatures was, as it were, a vault glittering like a sheet of ice, awe-inspiring, stretched over their heads above them.” (N.E.B.)

    or…

    “The sky spreading out above them looked as though it were made of crystal; it was inexpressibly beautiful.” (Living Bible)

    [23] And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.

    “And under the vault their wings were level, each with one pair touching the next Creature and one pair covering its body.” (Moffat)

    Ezekiel 1:24
    And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.

    “And as they flew, their wings roared like waves against the shore, or like the voice of God, or like the shouting of a mighty army. When they stopped they let down their wings.” (Living Bible)

    These verses are pretty much self explanatory when you know what is being described. They “let down their wings” when they stood? Sure, they lowered their landing gear! Only our generation of these end times can really understand it. Even Ben Franklin and company would be unable to grasp this, because they never saw “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.

    [25] And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.

    Wait until we read whose voice this is!

    [26] And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.

    There was a throne, like a sapphire stone, and Someone was sitting on it!

    Ezekiel 1:27
    And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

    “From His waist up, he seemed to be all glowing bronze, dazzling like fire; and from his waist down he seemed to be entirely flame, and there was a glowing halo like a rainbow all around him.” (Living Bible)

    These same descriptions can be read in Rev. 1 and Rev. 4.

    [28] As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

    The rainbow that surrounds the throne of God is the “Shekinah Glory”, that Sparkling Prism Radiance that is present wherever He goes. John saw it when he was taken to the throne in heaven, as described in the Book of Revelations, and Ezekiel saw it when the heavenly throne was brought to him.

    Here’s John’s matching account:

    Rev. 4:2
    And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

    [3] And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

    So there you have it.

    The Creator of the Universe has decided to personally come down from heaven in His vehicle, ISRAEL ONE, to speak to the priest and the prophet, Ezekiel! What an honor and a privilege for Ezekiel! Of course he is flat on his face right now, probably shaking in his boots (without his socks of course, as they have been blown off already).

    Now, this is extremely important!

    Even as it would be this final generation of the last days that God would pour out His Spirit upon, to be able to see [understand] the vision that Ezekiel saw, so too is it for this last generation to understand what God is about to tell Ezekiel.

    Why?

    Because it was given to him for THIS generation, because it applies to this final generation.

    I keep repeating it over and over again: We live in the most exciting time in the history of mankind, bar none!

    Sure, Ezekiel got to see these vehicles, and he did a great and magnificent job of describing them for us! And just as stunning a sight as it was for Ezekiel… get ready… for we will get to see things, including the vehicles, in the very near future that will be even more spectacular.

    Why did God visit Ezekiel in His SUV (Space Utility Vehicle)?

    Did He have to?

    Certainly not!

    He could have revealed Himself to him from a burning bush, like He did unto Moses, right? Now it is not written that Moses asked Him what He was doing in a bush, but it is written that he asked Him what His name was, remember?

    Here’s the conversation:

    Exodus 3:13
    And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

    [14] And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

    Therefore, God IS whatever He IS, whatever He wants to be!

    So when the question is asked, “How does God reveal Himself unto man?”, the answer is, “However He wants to, He’s God!”

    Now the plain fact is that God chose to visit Ezekiel in a Highly Polished Spectrum Bronze Vehicle, as Ezekiel describes it.

    So you can send me e-mails all day long telling me you just find it hard to believe that God used transportation to get to earth, but don’t you think it is significant that the entire first chapter in Ezekiel, plus more to come in chapter 10, is devoted to the description of these flying vehicles?

    Why would he do that?

    There is a reason for it!

    Our Father wants you and me, in this final generation, to KNOW that these vehicles exist. As I said in the previous studies, no other generation could have even understood what they are, and rightfully so, because no other generation was ever going to see them.

    But this generation IS GOING TO SEE THEM!

    Wake up and understand the Word of God!

    Remember that the name EZEK-I-EL means “Whom God Strengthens”, and Adonai Yahveh wants to strengthen his servants, His watchmen, in these last days and PREPARE them for the Spectacular Supernatural Events (SSEs) that will befall us shortly!

    What do we mean shortly?

    When Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven in Rev. 12:7-9, they WILL BE DRIVING awesome SUVs, UFOs, IFOs, Flying Wheels, Flying Saucers, whatever you wish to call them,… they are FOR REAL!

    We make no apologies for teaching God’s Word as it is written.

    So let’s continue in Ezekiel. The vehicles have lowered their landing gear and are standing still, and the Lord God with the brilliant, radiant, shekinah glory around Him on His throne, is about to personally address Ezekiel, who is on the ground, flat on his face, no doubt trembling in wet pants.

    Ezekiel 2:1
    And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.

    God likes to talk to people when they are standing up, not laying down. Now I’m sure Ezekiel heard Him say “Stand up”, but based on the next verse it appears he needed a little help. Can’t you just imagine laying there in front of this awesome flashing machinery with these living beings inside and then hearing “Stand up”? You immediately say to yourself, “Oh my God, what do I do? I can’t move.” Not to worry, God stood him upright.

    [2] And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.

    When God makes a personal visit to tell you something, you can believe that whatever He has to say is of supreme importance.

    He now begins to speak to Ezekiel.

    [3] And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.

    God sent Moses to Pharaoh to have His people set free from captivity, and they were! But now they have been taken captive once again, this time by the king of Babylon, and now God sends Ezekiel to the people, to the whole House of Israel.

    Again, keep those vehicles in mind, so you remember that this book of Ezekiel was written primarily for our generation.

    This message from God to Ezekiel is to go forth today to the House of Israel and to the Nations.

    Do you know where the True House of Israel resides today?

    Do you know who sits right now upon the throne of David?

    God promised David he would never want for a man (or woman) to sit upon the throne of the House of Israel until Shiloh come? Jeremiah 33:17 “For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;” When God says something will be, it will be!

    So there has to be someone on the throne of the house of Israel this very day. Well, her name is Queen Elizabeth and yes, she is a direct descendent of King David.

    The House of Israel and the House of Judah are two separate houses. (If you have maps in the back of your Bible, look at them and you’ll see the division of the tribes. Judah, Benjamin and some Levites comprise the House of Judah)

    Today, most people know where Judah is (although they don’t know it is only in part and that that part is “mixed” with a great number of all sorts who also call themselves ‘jews’), but most people do not know where the 10 (actually 13) lost tribes of the House of Israel are. Unfortunately, we don’t have time nor space to document the migrations of the tribes, but they have basically become the Christian nations of the world.

    For further help on this subject, obtain the booklet “The Abrahamic Covenant”, by E. Raymond Capt.

    Ezekiel 2:4
    For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.

    Ezekiel didn’t have to ask God His name, did he? God told Ezekiel that His people are resistant, hardheaded, and obstinate, but that he must go to them and say, “Thus saith Adonai Yahveh, the Lord GOD!” Adonai Yahveh is used 214 times in Ezekiel.

    [5] And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.

    Whether they listen to you or not, Ezekiel, they shall know that there hath been a prophet among them! Oh yeah! When and how will they know? By his words!

    When those who have read or heard the words of Ezekiel see what he tells them come to pass, and they will come to pass, then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.

    That’s how the Word of God says it works.

    Ezekiel 33:33
    And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.

    Note: So it really doesn’t matter if you believe the description of the highly polished bronze flying wheels or not. You have now read of them, so when you finally see them, YOU’LL KNOW that Ezekiel the prophet was spot on!

    Ezekiel 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.

    Pay no attention to the scoffers and those who look at you as if you are a nut (UFOs, yeah right!). They are a stubborn and a rebellious house. God said so!!

    Question!

    Did you ever learn this saying when you were a kid: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Well, if you’re an adult don’t go around saying it, because even I’ll call you a nut. But you can think it, for it works well for Ezekiel 2:6.

    Our Father has made a special and personal visit to the priest and the prophet, EZEK-I-EL, by arriving and appearing in an awesome vehicle, a Chariot of Fire, which Ezekiel described in detail. However, ONLY the final, end time, generations would be able to understand what it was he wrote about.

    Think of this!

    No other generation until the 20th century had ever seen tons of highly polished spectrum metal fly up into the sky with people inside, much less fly into outerspace and land on the moon. But the Baby Boomer generation has seen it, the generation of the fig tree which was planted on May, 15, 1948, which is also the generation of the “increased knowledge” prophesied in Daniel 12.

    In any event, His arrival in ISRAEL ONE certainly got Ezekiel’s attention, didn’t it? Come to think of it, our just writing of His arrival in His vehicle has gotten quite a bit of attention!

    The Chariot of Israel with Adonai Yahveh, the Lord GOD, on board is now preparing to lift up its wings and depart from the temple, escorted by the four living beings, the cherubim who are always present at the throne of God.

    It is important that we know well and remember that our Father left His throne in heaven and came to His watchman from “out of the north”, meaning from on high, to first make him strong and then personally deliver His message of the final judgment of Jerusalem.

    In this 10th chapter, Ezekiel will once again (two times for emphasis) go to great lengths to describe in the limited vocabulary of his day the awesome “highly polished spectrum bronze vehicles” that he was privileged to see.

    One again you should ask, “Why is so much space in the Word of God given to the description of these whirling wheels?” and also, “Why are they described in the Book of Ezekiel?”

    The answer is simple. Because the watchmen of this final generation, who will witness the final judgment, are going to SEE similar vehicles, and our Father wants us to know that THEY ARE REAL!

    It is interesting and most timely that on the History Channel there are programmes about UFOs. Though there have been hoaxes and natural phenomena that account for some explanations, there is enough credible evidence of these Unidentified Flying Objects, or should we say these Unidentified Flying Wheels, UFWs, that their existence cannot be discounted nor denied.

    But they remain “unexplained” and “unidentified” to a world ignorant of God’s Word.

    You see, Jesus Christ said as He sat upon the Mount of Olives over against the temple, that He has foretold His servants all things concerning the events of this final generation: Mark 13:23 “But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.” He didn’t mean that He had just told them everything right then and there, for He wasn’t even yet finished speaking.

    He meant that “all things foretold” are in His Word, including the Book of Ezekiel for sure.

    We know that Satan and his angels are soon to be cast out of heaven to this earth (Rev. 12:7-9). And when he and those fallen angels make their appearance, it will be the most spectacular event in the history of mankind. Even many of God’s elect underestimate the magnitude of “his” (little “h” for little horn) entering in, his grand entrance.

    It will be as it was in the days of Noah, as then, including our brothers and sisters who follow the traditions of men, they are not at all mentally nor spiritually prepared to face these “wonderful” angels and the one who leads them and calls himself the “Messiah Returned”, who will be none other than the son of perdition, the anti-christ.

    The one that will come at the blowing of the 6th Trump.

    What a tremendous advantage we have by knowing our Father’s Word, through which “He has strengthened” His watchmen.

    The time is at hand, which means… very near.

  2. Elle says:

    Hi Ben
    Is possible that the locusts from the abyss are the first round of angels that fell in the beginning, the ones who had sexual relations with women. Peter2:4says they were delivered into chains of darkness unto judgement and Jude1:6 says the same, but adds “great day”. Maybe the chains of darkness are their now demonic forms. Satan is the one with the key to the bottomless pit/abyss, not only does he come with more fallen angels, but lets loose the ones that fell in times past. Anyhow, just a thought.
    Yah Bless,
    Elle