However this applies to your situation today you do not belong to fear or intimidation!
“The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God. 14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number.” (Revelation 9 v 13-16)
But for you and me:-
- There is No Fear. “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” v14. The mention of the Euphrates River would have caused shock-waves to the first century. When the Romans conquered the whole of the Middle East, this River was part of their possession. This river was a border to the Parthians (largely Iran and parts of Iraq and some ‘stan’ nations) and this Empire was often in civil war with the Romans. Destruction from the East? From the Parthians? Others would wrongly interpret it to mean other places. The point is it is some place and some people to be feared. Except for us! “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33)
- There is No Intimidation. “The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number” v16. Count it up. That’s 1 million but twice so, 2 million. Can you imagine such an army? How intimidating?! Except for us! “Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall … The Lord Almighty is with us.” (Psalm 46: 6-7) There is no one bigger than our Lord! We are not alarmed!
Today you can live free of fear and intimidation because you belong to the Lord of Lords!