I am greatly blessed to have a wonderful sister and friend in the faith I have known for some years now. We have spent hours in discussion over Biblical matters, prophecy, the state of the world, and the staggering number of lost in darkness souls walking about among the living yet dead. It can be seen in their eyes. She sent me the following poem she has written. I asked her if I could have permission to post it here on A Crooked Path. She granted me permission, and for that I am thankful. Please read, Their Eyes, by Gabrielle Sangfroid:
By Gabrielle Sangfroid
copyrighted material of the author
Their eyes tell the story.
Behind sunglasses, I study their faces,
especially the eyes;
eyes so peculiar.
The part of town doesn’t matter;
the financial heartbeat,
the glam shopping areas,
the ivory towers, the barrio and the ghetto.
Economic status doesn’t matter.
Social status doesn’t matter.
Education doesn’t matter.
Did you ever see the eyes of a shark?
The shark is a predator,
but it does not exercise discretion.
It will eat anything, garbage included.
It’s eyes are dead.
I watch them at the morning rush,
with their Starbucks and megacarbs,
scurrying from one concentration camp to another.
Maybe the look in their eyes
is the look of fear.
Fear of failure?
Fear of the truth?
Fear of not having enough?
Are they afraid to die?
I wonder if, maybe, they are afraid to live.
A neighbor fancies himself
to be a spiritually superior intellectual,
but he jealously obsesses over the assets of others
and places all his trust in his investments.
Yet, he claims to have and ‘inner god.’
And when the market takes a tumble
his eyes grow wide with terror.
Then they become flat, dull and dead.
So much for his ‘inner god.’
He is a lost soul.
Like the shark, are we bent on ingesting garbage?
How much useless stuff does a person need?
When did being entertained eclipse learning?
We devour but are never sated.
So we buy more junk and consume more garbage.
When did the ego become an altar of worship?
I used to think it was my imagination, but it’s not.
Study the eyes.
Study the apathy.
Study the quiet panic.
Study the subtle undercurrent of rage.
And don’t become one of them.
Don’t become drunk
on the cheap wine of self indulgence
and the green wormwood* Absinthe of fear.
Revelation 8:10-11 – And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; (Read More…)
Revelation 8:11 – And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Lamentations 3:19 – Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
Proverbs 5:4 – But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
Revelation 8:10 – And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
Question: “What is the meaning of wormwood in Revelation?”
Answer: “Wormwood” is the name of a star in Revelation 8:10-11: “The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water—the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.” This is the third of the “trumpet judgments” described in Revelation. The seven trumpets are the judgments of the seventh seal (Revelation 8:1-5). The first trumpet causes hail and fire that destroy much of the plant life in the world (Revelation 8:7). The second trumpet brings about what seems to be a meteor, comet, or other heavenly body hitting the oceans and causing the death of one-third of the world’s sea life (Revelation 8:8-9). The third trumpet is similar to the second, except it affects the world’s lakes and rivers instead of the oceans (Revelation 8:10-11). It will cause a third part of all fresh water on earth to turn bitter and many people will die from drinking it.
The word “wormwood” is mentioned only here in the New Testament, but it appears eight times in the Old Testament, each time associated with bitterness, poison and death. The Revelation passage may not be saying that the star falling to the earth will actually be called Wormwood by the inhabitants of the earth. Rather, wormwood was a well-known bitter herb in the Bible times, so by naming the star Wormwood, we are told that its effect will be to embitter the waters of the earth, so much so that the water is undrinkable. It won’t be a matter of simply a bitter taste to the water; it will literally be poisonous. If drinking water is unavailable to one third of the earth’s population, it’s easy to see how chaos and terror will result. Humans can only survive a couple of days without water, and the inhabitants of the affected areas will be so desperate as to actually drink the poisoned water, causing the death of thousands, if not millions of people.
This is a prophecy that is yet to come in the last seven years of this age, also known as the 70th week of Daniel. This is only one of the natural disasters in the seven trumpets that will usher in the rise of the Antichrist to world power very quickly (see Revelation, chapter 13). Since one-third of the earth is destroyed by these trumpet judgments, this is only a partial judgment from God. His full wrath is yet to be unleashed.