There are many mysteries in Revelation, though as we move further into the End of Days, for better or worse, we will gain new insights.  There is one passage that is quite ominous, and the manner in which it will become manifested is still quite mysterious to me.

In Revelation 9:1-6, it is written:

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.  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.

I recently read an article that talked about a life form on Earth, whose sting is striking similar to the last part of the passage, which is highlighted in bold print.

The irukandji jellyfish is no larger than a thumbnail, yet its sting can cause excruciating pain for hours upon end.  Indeed, sufferers will attest to wanting to die, the pain is so awful.  I am not implying that God will have these jellyfish sprout wings and attack people, but rather, to point out that the pain as described in the above passage does in fact already exist in nature.  We do not yet know how the above judgement of God will manifest itself, but now we do know that it does not have to be some supernatural manifestation.


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