Revelation 9:1-6

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The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months.And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes. During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. - Revelation 9:1-6

Dear Jesus,

How will we ever know for sure what you were picturing for us in the locusts coming up out of the abyss of hell to torment the earth? Many people think the are false teachers led by Satan and his demons. They lead the church astray and they lead governmental leaders to do terrible things to your true saints. The five months represent the era of chaos in which we live until the end. I know many people are enduring terrible lives. Thank you that you have given us a living hope of eternal escape from this rough time. We will learn to wait patiently for your return even though the going get's tough. Honor yourself in our lives no matter what we go through.


Pastor Don Patterson

The best part about the difficulties that we endure is that we will outlive them for sure.