05 September, 2019

38. The Fall of Lucifer, part 4

38. The Fall of Lucifer, part 4

The demons kept begging Jesus not to order them to go into the Abyss.
"Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?"
—Luke 8:31 & Matthew 8:29

“The Abyss...a place demons are terrified of (Luke 8:31) and where they know they will eventually be sent. This likely means it is another name for Gehenna or it is a bottomless pit in Gehenna. According to Rev 9:2-10, this pit is currently inhabited by some sort of scorpion men. Because it seems rather unlike God to randomly create creatures He then locks in an abyss to unleash on mankind during the Tribulation, it is my assumption that they joined Lucifer's revolt, and unlike Lucifer (who was free to wander the Earth), the scorpion men were punished immediately and locked in the abyss.

Perhaps you've heard that Revelation's mythic imagery is symbolic for missiles, nuclear warheads, and other weapons of mass destruction because the apostle John lacked the vocabulary to describe them. And perhaps that is true to a degree.

But as we will see in upcoming posts, the Sumerians KNEW about them. Compare John's description with this creepily accurate Sumerian relief.

"...he opened the Abyss...and out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth...The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces.Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. They had tails with stingers, like scorpions...." —excerpt from Rev 9

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Photo Credit: Scorpion Man @ 9Facts.info / Sumerian Relief (public domain)