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The Mouths Of Revelation
The English word "mouth" originated from a very old Anglo-Saxon word, pronounced mooth, or moother (the English words mouth and mother are related in origin), which was generally used to refer to the mouth as the term is used today, although it could also be used in other ways, as are still common e.g. the "mouth" of a river.
"Mouth" was used to translate the New Testament Greek word, pronounced stoh-mah (from which also the English word stomach originated), which means an opening, specifically the mouth of the face, but also language that comes from the mouth. All of those definitions of "mouth" are found in the Book of Revelation, both literally and figuratively.
The apostle John was given to see the Messiah as He now appears in heaven. Already in His "mouth" is the "sharp two-edged sword" that will be used at His return.
"1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength." (Revelation 1:14-16 KJV)
With that appearance was the warning of why "the sword of my mouth" exists - in readiness against those who refuse to repent.
"2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it." (Revelation 2:16-17 KJV)
"Out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations"
The mouths of Revelation will originate from both good and evil, although much of the LORD's wrath at that time will be to simply unleash the evil that humanity has created for itself. The restraints that have existed through all of human history will be removed.
"9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
The last two prophets in the time just prior to Christ's return will be His "two witnesses" who will survive their 42 month ministry by means of the miraculous self-defensive power that the LORD will give them. Their "mouths" will not only be preaching the true Gospel: "if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed." When their task has been completed, the LORD will permit their martyrdom, in Jerusalem, before their resurrection a little over 3 days later.
"11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Satan has always sought to harm those who obey God. In the end, his wicked "mouth" will reach its peak of evil against those who "keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
"12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." (Revelation 12:13-17 KJV)
Revelation chapter 13 describes a Satanic political, military and religious power (see the Fact Finder question below) that will be used by the devil to commit his final acts of deception upon humanity.
"13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
The "mouth" of Satan will be the commanding force over demons - and of the human political, military and religious powers that are committing his atrocities for him.
"16:13 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. 16:14 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." (Revelation 16:13-14 KJV)
The end of Satan's world will come on the day of Christ's return when "out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."
"19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." (Revelation 19:11-16 KJV)
Fact Finder: How long will the "end time" go on before Christ's return?