IrishMack, on Apr 26 2010, 04:00 PM, said:
I figure, I'll prepare for the worst which would be having to stick around for the whole thing, that way, if for some reason my families general idea that we will be pulled out pretty early on falls through, I won't be completely unprepared for the chaos
The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. 2When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. 3And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. 4They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5They were not given power to kill them, but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. 8Their hair was like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth. 9They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. 10They had tails and stings like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months.
not to happy about those little critters though...from what I've read, 144,000 will be sealed from the various tribes of isreal and they won't be affected...but seeing as I'm not jewish, either I'm gone at this point, or they get to sting me, and I don't really want that to happen.
the numbers have always been interesting to me .... some things in the bible are vague, but many times they give specific counts on things ... like this 144,000 .. 12 tribes, 12,000 each ... i am not a numerologist, but it just seems interesting ... plus, who knows ... these 144,000 are just "taken" ? maybe by then, there will be a "beam me up scottie" technology that works and this is how some dude 2000 years ago explains something he cant possibly understand. back then, they basically thought the wheel was the greatest thing since sliced bread ? what if you had a vision of something so spectacular and futuristic you didnt even have the vocabulary to describe it ? people just disappeared, or were taken away ? maybe there is a world wide nuclear holocaust and we have operating space stations then, and they can teleport people up there by that time ? .... very possible imho
This post has been edited by klaatu: 01 May 2010 - 07:06 AM