Destructive Locust Swarms
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Destructive Locust Swarms
(Revelation 9.7-9)
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"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 bred in desert places and then invaded cultivated lands for food. These insects were normally about two inches in length, with a wing span of four to five inches. They belonged to the same family as the household cricket and the grasshopper. Locust swarms however could be a hundred feet deep and as much as four miles long. When such swarms appeared, the sky darkened like a solar eclipse as when the Moon passed between the Sun and Earth. The destructive power of the locust swarms was almost beyond belief.✞

Destructive Insects

Locust in GrassWhen the destructive locust swarms left an area, not a blade of grass or any green vegetation was left behind. The trees were stripped of their bark and leaves. Land where the swarms had settled looked as if they had been scorched by a wild fire, as not one single green plant was left. Their destructiveness could best be appreciated from the fact that it was 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 © 2018

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