Destructive Locust Swarms
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Destructive Locust Swarms (Revelation 9.7-9)

"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." (Revelation 9.7-9)✞

Solar Eclipse

Solar EclipseDestructive locust swarms breed in desert places and then invade cultivated lands for food. These insects are normally about two inches in length, with a wing span of four to five inches. Locusts belong to the same family as the household cricket and the grasshopper. Locust swarms can be a hundred feet deep and as much as four miles long. When such swarms appear, the sky darkens like a solar eclipse as when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth. The destructive power of the locust swarms is almost beyond belief.✞

Destructive Insects

Locust in GrassWhen the destructive locust swarms leave an area, not a blade of grass or any green vegetation is left behind. The trees are stripped of their bark and leaves. Land where the swarms had settled look as if it had been scorched by a wild fire, as not one single green plant is left. Their destructiveness can best be appreciated from the fact that it is recorded that a plague of locusts in Algiers caused the 1866 famine which was so total that 200,000 people perished during it.✞

"Destructive Locust Swarms"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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