Understanding Wormwood in Our Modern World

Revelation 8:10-11

“And the third angel sounded, and there fell a Great Star (what do we use an image of a modern star associated with possibly “hidden” religious meaning), from heaven burning (symbolic of fuel) burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood (could also be referenced as a poison that kills a tree, “The Tree of Life”); and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.”

Wormwood in Hebrew, from an Arabic root meaning “to curse..”

Wormwood can be recognized in Scripture as being a metaphor for extreme bitterness. Many people who have translated the word have often used it to imply poison, poison water, and bitterness…one example that has been used over time by translators is “castor Oil…”

Opium is also another example of a type of Wormwood substance that be used as a toxin, drug, or poisonous substance. It was used in green songpyeon (Korean rice cake). It was also used by the Egyptians in 1550 BC and by the ancient Greeks. It was also discovered in an alcoholic beverage called Absinthe. Wormwood and gall dissolved in alcohol produces a strong intoxicant with narcotic properties. (Lamentations 3:15)…

Opium was produced by the Babylonians and Egyptians. After 400 AD, Arab Traders introduced opium to China. And from the 14th century Muslims used the drug…The Ottoman Turks ate and drank opium to reach ecstasy and would then participate in the practice of being mesmerized by the demons of the Prostitute of Babylon.

Deuteronomy 29:18

“Lest: there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the “gods of these nations”; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood.”

Gall is a metaphor for venom of serpents….

Deuterononmy 32:33

“Their wine (which we will define in more than one way) is like the poison of “dragons”, and the cruel venom of asps.”

Proverbs 5:3-6

“For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth i smoother than oil. But in her end is bitter than wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.”

You see, the Prostitute of Babylon is a very smooth talker (the ways of the serpent), but after intercourse with her, the curse she brings is bitter as wormwood and the punishment cuts like a two edged sword.

The Doom of a Nation

Jeremiah 8:14

“Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of “gall” to drink, because we have sinned against the Lord.”

Jeremiah 9:15

“Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God is Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even thus people, with “wormwood”, and give them water of gall to drink..”

Death

Job 16:13

“His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground…”

When we scroll back to the top we see in Revelation 8:10-11 that during the Great Tribulation a Great Star will fall from heaven…

Let us examine what this “star” could represent….

When we look at symbols like the Houston Astros or Texaco Gas Stations how might we better interpret them?

Note: the Peace Sign or “Inverted cross” is not a symbol of peace or Christianity…It is a symbol of adveristy to God (therefore, it belongs to those that worship Satan)…the True symbol of peace, desribed specifically in the Bible by the Holy Spirit is the Dove…

My question to you is:  “Why would anyone represent a symbol that is questionable or does not have a Christian meaning?”

(And when God says that it is about to get serious, He speaks Only the Truth…)

Psalms 18:1-5

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the End of the World. In them hath he set a Tabernacle for the Sun, which is the Bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.”

Note: Houston is home to “6063” (Numerology)  manufacturers who employ almost a quarter of a million skilled workers. Houston is the U.S. Energy Headquarters and a World Center for virtually every segment of the oil and gas industry, including exploration, production and transmission…

Well, looking at it from a Biblical standpoint, we see that this “Great Star” in Revelation could also be referenced as gasoline…This also helps us recongnize another aspect of the Dargon and the Beast of Revelation…

Revelation 13:4

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worhipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”

Economy plays a very signicant role here…

Gasoline is one of the largest industries in the world, and has been a source of fuel for a long course of time…It has also played a major role in war and weapons of mass destruction…And when we think of what a modern crucifixion of Jesus would be like, I am sure that Gasoline would be one way that the evil people of the world would try and destroy Him…Sometimes, I have to wonder, has he felt that type of pain? Well, sense he has tasted death for everyone, I would have to assume so…This should also help us undertsand his immortal existence…Tied up, beaten, covered in Gasoline…especially in his weakest of moments (feeling abandoned by all) when he was battling off all the evil that the world threw at him (demonic powers)…just a few aspects that help us understand the depth of the pain that he has endured and felt…

In the Bible the scorpion, like the serpent (see Snake), symbolizes demonic powers and is mentioned Speicifically in the Book of Revelation in the function of the creatures of Hell…

The Houston Astro, just for example, can also be understood as an analogy for the star called “Wormwood” in the Bible…

If you think about the cost of gas and how vehicles have been designed to run on this fuel, we see that billions of dollars have been made…and much of the oil and gas industry ties together perfectly with the Book of Revelation..

To get away from toxic substances that are also dangerous and poisonous we should try to think about how this may be portrayed as the root of all evil…

In our modern day, we are forced to have vehicles that run on fuel…but with all of our technology today, there is a way to overcome this problematic issue…Electric Cars are an ingenious solution that would resolve many problems in the world…

New and innovative ways of thinking have allowed us to create hybrids and electric powered cars..These are examples of how to do away with the cost of fuel (Note: Money means Nothing to God) and the terrible effects that it has had upon society…

  • Fuel=Money
  • Money=Power
  • Power=Control
  • Control=Corruption/Submission (from an earthly stand point)…
  • Beast=Symbol=Islam (“5” Pillars)

Revelation 18:7 “How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her Heart, I sit a Queen, and am no Widow, and shall see no sorrow…”

(Note: 187- The Penal Code for the Crime of Murder)-Numerology

(Additional Note: This can be associated with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ)

In Heaven, there will be no need of gasoline or oil…no monetary value…

Think of the movie “Back To The Future”…and then consider the capability of our modern world, espcially technology…

 

 

 

 

 

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