Monday, September 7, 2015

Frogs and Filth

Earlier today I read an article about a book as 12-year-old girl was instructed to read in school. She took it home and asked her father about it because she thought it was "weird". The father was appalled at the filth contained in the book.

"Daddy, This is Weird..."

As I read this I suddenly thought of the frogs mentioned in Revelation, which are described as "unclean spirits", three of them released out of the mouths of the Dragon, the Beast and the False Prophet.

Revelation 16:13 And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs;

In verse 14, they are described further: "
for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty.…"

Now, I don't know that these particular evil spirit/frogs have been released, but I find it interesting that the only other place where frogs are mentioned in the Bible is in the Exodus 8, where God sends a plague of frogs on the land as part of bringing Pharaoh to the point of releasing the Israelites.

So I was pondering why "frogs" came to my mind, and here are some of my thoughts:

  1. Frogs are symbolic of demons
  2. They are described as "unclean, filthy, disgusting, evil" etc.
  3. There was a plague of them that covered the land of Egypt
  4. They were in the houses of both rich and poor, the bedrooms, the beds, on people, in the kitchens and in the food.
  5. Is the flood of filth a result of a demonic release from the pit?
  6. Has that one portion of Revelation 16:13 been fulfilled, even tho we may not know for sure the identities of the three entities, yet?
  7. Thinking about where real frogs live, you can often find them in slimy, scum-covered ponds and small bodies of water. They are most vocal at night, in the darkness. 
  8. Following the plague of frogs, was the plague of lice. Has anyone been watching the news and seen the stories about the new breed of head lice that have become resistant to the common methods of eradicating them?
  9. Next was a plague of flies. Where do you find flies? Swarming over the dead. Can we expect soon to see a plague of flies as the death toll in America skyrockets?
Just some things I'm wondering about. 

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