Does Revelation predict a future plague of drones? Some would have us believe so. In this teaching, we will discuss Revelation 9's plague of locust and use it as a basis for a bigger discussion about whether or not it is appropriate to attempt to interpret Revelation "literally". We will also discuss alternative means of interpretation and whether or not those are actually taking the Scriptures seriously.
Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth...In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth; they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails.