9 And [kai] they had [echo] breastplates, [thorax] as
it were [hos]
breastplates [thorax] of iron; [sidereos] and [kai] the sound [phone] of their [autos] wings [pterux] was as [hos] the sound [phone] of
chariots [harma] of
many [polus] horses [hippos] running [trecho] to [eis] battle. [polemos]KJV-Interlinear
they had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings
was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. NASB
Before we get too much
further, because we will be going to our Psalms study for the weekend and won’t
be back to this study until Monday, I will ask perhaps a silly question.Do you see anything unusual about these
events of the past couple of verses? Do
these seem like normal everyday types of things that you might encounter in
And that is something
that people in the Tribulation will have to consider.Is stuff like this, normal?Hummm!
Now, to you and me this
question seems silly, or should seem silly.How often do you see demons storming out of the Abyss and harassing and
turning the world upside down?I am
guessing that you have never had such an encounter, unless of course you have
missed taking your medicine.
So, wouldn’t you think
that those future folks might figure out that this was not normal?
The demons had
breastplates like iron.Now breastplates
were designed to protect the front and back of the warrior, to protect their
vital organs – heart, stomach, kidneys, etc.
However, we know that
these demons have no such physical organs.The
are not of flesh and blood.They cannot
be killed or even injured.So the
purpose of this armor is to further prove their invincibility.
People will be screaming
and yelling and hitting with their arms and hands and sticks, throwing things
and so forth.If they have a gun they
will be shooting it every which way.Probably shooting other people, as the chaos frenzy continues.
But these demons have one
purpose, and that is to attack people (unbelievers) relentlessly, bring them
torment, pain, suffering, and totally ruining everyone's day. And not just for one day, but for several
And the sound of their
wings was that of a large attacking army.If you have ever heard a freight train passing by at a high rate of
speed, or if you have ever heard a tornado, or the wind howling in a hurricane,
or something that has a loud and deafening sound that seems to never stop, then
you can imagine this sound.A loud
thundering rumbling sound that will certainly get your attention.
And accompanying the
sound is usually a tremendous vibration, like you would have in an
earthquake.The thunder rumbles and the
room shakes because of the sound.How could
anyone miss it?
So, while you are having
the weekend off from this revelation study, consider these questions, and how
they apply to ones everyday life, your life, now?What would you expect people to do when they
encounter something unusual in their life?What would you expect people to do when they hear truth, and contrast it
to what the world promotes?What would you
do?What are you doing?