Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
A play is scripted with the intent to communicate a story to the audience.
The book of revelations is a record of whatever John saw in his visions.
John may have been given a peek into the future or into celestial bodies. It could be symbolic as in visions or an actual thing but he just can't
find words to describe what he's seeing.
Just imagine what he would have said if you showed him a video of the M1 Abrams tank in action.
I believe the accounts of Revelations 14 is a great calamity for the "vine of the Earth" (verse 19) which is none other than us and all our
John may have been given a fast-forward peek of the Earth from space, witnessing the Earth change from lush green, to gradual change through city
building and industrialization. All man-mad activity will indeed resemble a grape vine spreading gradually!
Connecting that to the 'sickle', it is now concluded that our galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy. If look it up 'barred spiral galaxy' in google
images, you will see a very close resemblance to a sickle!
According to secular science there is between 40 to 140 million interval between major extinctions and is closely associated with passing one of our
galaxy's spiral arms which is sickle shaped. We can probably expect an extinction any time now.
Since we would expect major extinctions to be caused by catastrophes of Biblical proportions, we can conclude not only a major portion of human
population will be wiped out, but all our works as well, cities, technology, etc - the 'vine of the Earth', will all be destroyed.