“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” Rev 16:13-14 (KJV)
Ever wondered what those “frogs” were which pertained to this verse? The Greek word used here is transliterated, “batrachos” which means, “unclean”. The first time we encounter, “frogs” is in the Exodus experience of Israel, Exodus 8,
“And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs: And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs: And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.” Ex 8:2-4 (KJV)
If you noticed the one striking feature about these “frogs” it would be how complete they would be found in their habitation. They were EVERYWHERE. They could not be avoided. And later these frogs would be a “stink” and this needs no elaboration. It would simply be, “unpleasant” to you.
What is interesting, too, is the Egyptians regarded “frogs” as a “god(dess)” whose tail was in the shape of a phallic symbol (penis) which represented fertility. They, the Egyptians, believed this to be an indication of fertility and knowing this could see how when God plagued their country with frogs how they would not do anything to harass the frogs but allow them to be a “bitter-sweet” experience. So, how does this relate to Revelation 16?
We know the “dragon” represents “satan” or “paganism”. We know the “beast” represents the “papacy” and we know the “false prophet” represents “the apostate church” or more specifically the “United States” or “Protestantism”. Now, how do we tie all of this together? We know satan desires to distract man away from the true God and His worship. How did satan accomplish this and by using all three of these distinct characters? The answer is simple: Sunday worship, which is a pagan form of worship. Notice also, the “frogs” are similarly used for all three. Satan would detract from God’s Commandments, the fourth more specifically since it is the ONLY Commandment which specifies how God is to be worshipped. The beast or papacy was the tool used by satan to enact by law this false worship and it will be the Protestant Movement, (United States) which will enact their “Sunday Blue Laws” which most states already have on record, but do not currently enforce this law, except for Paramus, New Jersey and have done so for as many years as I’ve known.
The whole issue and has been, satan will use whatever means available to him to confuse, confound and convict the world to leave God’s true worship and follow him. His teaching will be “unclean” and it will be found everywhere in the lives of man to control him and have them to battle with God, which obviously will be the loss of those who are caught up in this war.
Truth is not complicated and easily to be seen by those willing to be shown. Is there a frog in your life?
March 16, 2015