Are these actual monsters that will rise up out of some sepulchral chasm cleaving the mantle of earth? Or is their appearance allegory rich with symbolical meaning?
Revelation 9: The Fifth Trumpet
Is this a metaphorical examination of some kind, that brings on spiritual torment (painful conviction of personal sin?), which displays for all to see who is at peace with God and who is still God’s opponent?
Minor Prophets: Amos, Locusts and Fire
God is true to character, God is just and righteous, and calls God’s people to be the same. The Lord is also merciful. Only eternity will reveal how much and how often the Lord has spared God’s people because of the often hidden prayers offered up as intercession.
Minor Prophets: The Book of Joel
Think about a time when your life was invaded. Something had pushed its way in, you didn't want it, you didn't ask for it. Maybe it so devastated your life you found yourself asking, "what's left?"