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9 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. 2 When 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. 3 And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. 4 They 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. 5 They were not allowed 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. 6 During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
7 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. 8 Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 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. 10 They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months. 11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).
12 The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come.
Revelation 9:1-12 (NIV)
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As we head into 2021, I wonder what new harbinger might come our way. 2020 brought a great pandemic, a pestilence called Covid 19. Could we have another major harbinger in 2021, or may God give us relief to see if His church repents from complacency of faith, and do the work of evangelists by becoming bold witnesses to an America that is much different today than when it was founded by the early Pilgrims that trusted in God completely? Has our nation left its original self from being "A City upon a Hill" in this world? If we do not awake, we may come to experience what the great Governor of Massachusetts, John Winthrop, stated in 1630 when he said, “If we deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world". My prayer is that the American Church awakes from its sleep and become a shining city upon a hill again so that our nation has revival. Otherwise, will we become a story or byword among the nations of the Earth? Revival and a Spiritual Awakening to God through Christ Jesus is America’s only hope.