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Italy, Part 2 - Sicily




[Image ISS002-ESC-7651 courtesy Earth Sciences and Image Analysis,
NASA-Johnson Space Center Astronaut Photography of Earth]

Let's turn this satellite image of Sicily upside down, and take a closer look at the southern and eastern portions of this island:


The Devil of Sicily
[Image ISS002-esc-7651 courtesy Earth Sciences and Image Analysis,
NASA-Johnson Space Center Astronaut Photography of Earth]

This part of Sicily is shaped like a devil!

The mouth of this devil has 2 teeth, and the prick of Sicily becomes the devil's paw. Here's a closeup of the teeth and nose:


Devil's teeth
[Image STS-68-259-066 courtesy Earth Sciences and Image Analysis,
NASA-Johnson Space Center Astronaut Photography of Earth]

Because this devil has a prick at the end of his paw, it reminded me of something that Paul the apostle said in 2nd Corinthians 12 after he was taken to the third heaven:

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Now let's take a look at the western end of Sicily, and see what it's shaped like:


Sicily's swallow
[Map from the Perry Castenada Library,
Courtesy The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin]

This part of Sicily is shaped like a bird's head!


Swallows


I believe it's supposed to represent a swallow because near the capital city of Palermo this bird has something with three points lodged in its neck as if it just swallowed it whole:


Sicilian bird
[Image STS-28-81-029 courtesy Earth Sciences and Image Analysis,
NASA-Johnson Space Center Astronaut Photography of Earth]

I believe our Father is using a play on words (a swallowing swallow) to illustrate what will happen to the aforementioned devil. I think it is this devil who is in the neck of the swallow. Here's a closeup:


The devil swallowed
[Image STS-102-716-5 courtesy Earth Sciences and Image Analysis,
NASA-Johnson Space Center Astronaut Photography of Earth]

This is the same face as that of the first devil. Notice the 'scars'. It's an optical illustion. They're actually mountain ranges.

But that's not all. What would this devil look like if he were partially digested? I believe the next photo illustrates this:


Digested Devil
[Image STS-068-158-80 courtesy Earth Sciences and Image Analysis,
NASA-Johnson Space Center Astronaut Photography of Earth]

He's not looking so good. His horn's kind of flat, and his mouth is gone. So I would like to suggest that there are 3 images of the same devil on this island. Here they are:

Here are all 3 Sicilian devils:


Devil's dance

I believe they are here to illustrate 1st Corinthians 15:

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, "Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"

The word 'sting' comes from the Greek word kentron, the same word used for the prick that Paul was 'kicking' (from Part 1).




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