The Bible warns of a time of great trouble coming upon the earth when God pours out His wrath upon all unrighteousness. His wrath will be released by His angels, first by sounding seven trumpets, then pouring out seven bowls (Revelation 8-11).
When the fifth angel sounds his trumpet, a star falls from heaven to the earth. I believe this star represents a fallen angel, Satan, falling to the earth after a great war in heaven (Revelation 12:9). Then this fallen one is given a key to the bottomless pit, which enables him to open it, releasing dark smoke into the air, like the smoke of a great furnace. This sounds like the same deep darkness covering the earth that was seen by the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 60:2-3). Then out of the dark smoke came swarms of locusts with power to harm people, like scorpions, but only people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They will not be permitted to kill anyone, just to torment them for five months, but the pain will be so severe, it will cause people to want to die, but death will flee from them. (Revelation 9:1-6)
The description of the locusts is bizarre, unlike anything found on earth today, because they look like horses equipped for battle, but with human-like heads with gold crowns on their heads. They have long hair, like a woman, teeth like lions, and tails that sting like scorpions. They will be led by the same angel who falls from heaven, the one who opens the bottomless pit, releasing them. In Hebrew, he is called Abaddon, and in Greek his name is Apollyon. In English, his name means destroyer. (Revelation 9:7-11)
These events are coming on the day of the Lord, which hasn’t started yet. It begins after the son of perdition, the man of sin, the antichrist, rules 42 months. At the end of his rule, he commits the ultimate abomination, the final blaspheme against God, when he enters the temple in Jerusalem, establishing his throne, seeking to be like the Most High, ruling from Mount Zion (Isaiah 14, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4). So, according to the Bible, we have a ways to go yet before the angels sound their trumpets and the locusts are released, but even so, a lady in Ecuador shared a strange encounter with Steve Quayle recently, claiming to have seen a locust-like creature that fit the description of the ones that will be released on the day of the Lord.
Last February, we were in Ecuador at Parque Paradisio in Cuenca. My son and I were walking together. My son was nine at the time.
A creature flew past us that has almost made me doubt my sanity. He was about ten to twelve inches long. He had wings. He was a grey blue color but mostly grey. His nose was long staight with a large bump on top. His head was bald with a few long hairs and he had a wooden crown on his head. His legs hung limp as if it wouldnt be possible for him to walk. He had little shoes on that turned spiralled on the tip… (like Christmas elf shoes) He had a VERY large stinger. There were dots on his back and chest in the shape of a triangle (in the middle was a red dot) and a plain dot on his forehead. He was like a very old man.
He flew about as high as my chest. I’m five feet tall. It flew slowly and very close to us maybe four feet away. His back was towards us. As he was flying he stalled in the air. He turned his head all the way around without moving his body and looked at us like, Why are you here??? Then he flew away.
My son yelled, “What was that?”
I asked him what he saw (I didn’t want to put ideas into his head) and he described it perfectly to me. He then laughed about his little shoes.
I as well believe we have no clue what we’re in for… God help us! (See complete post)
As the day of the Lord approaches, I believe the barrier separating the physical realm from the spiritual realm will be removed, enabling us to see increased manifestations of spiritual beings in the physical realm, ultimately culminating in the visible sign of the Son of Man appearing in the sky. Today, the Son of Man remains hidden from our view, but on that day, everyone will see Him coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory, and they will mourn with great sorrow, knowing He is bringing judgment on all their unrighteous deeds. (Matthew 24:29-30)
As that day approaches, we can expect to hear more testimonies like the one shared by this woman. I believe she saw a spirit being, not a physical earthly creature, because no physical creature fits her description. She described him as being 10 to 12 inches long, which is interesting because some locusts are about that same size, as shown in the photo below.
If what she saw was a spirit, it shows not all of the spirit-locusts are currently confined to the bottomless pit. However, the creature did not harm her, which shows it was constrained by the Lord, just like the ones released on the day of the Lord. They will only be allowed to harm those who are not sealed with the seal of God on their foreheads. The number of those sealed will be limited to exactly 144,000, the faithful bondservants who remain in the earth during the great tribulation (Revelation 7:1-8). The rest of the righteous will not need to be sealed because they will be removed from the earth in the rapture (Daniel 12:1-4, Matthew 24:15-44, 1 Corinthians 15:51-57, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-10, Revelation 7:14).
So this is good news, confirming the righteous have nothing to fear because God will constrain every evil spirit, preventing them from harming His righteous servants today and in the coming day of the Lord. His judgments are not aimed at the righteous, but at the unrighteous, because His purpose is to bring everyone and everything into alignment with His will, under the dominion of His Kingdom, making the crooked places straight and the rough places smooth, which means the safest place we can be is in perfect alignment with His will, walking uprightly before Him in obedience to His commandments. Then we can know we are protected by Him from every foul unclean spirit, including the locusts.
3 A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Let every valley be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; and let the rough ground become a plain, and the rugged terrain a broad valley;
5 Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (Isaiah 40:3-5).
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.