Certain portions of Scripture are very confusing while others seem to be entirely dependent on a singular event.
With that in mind, I’ve always found the following Scriptural passage quite strange (I’ve added emphasis to that specific portion) –
These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and they have power over waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast, that ascendeth out of the abyss, shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their bodies shall lie in the streets of the great city, which is called spiritually, Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord also was crucified. And they of the tribes, and peoples, and tongues, and nations, shall see their bodies for three days and a half: and they shall not suffer their bodies to be laid in sepulchres. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry: and shall send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt upon the earth.
– The Apocalypse Of Saint John (Revelation) 11:6-10
I think I understand that prophecy now.
And here’s a great article on that sick islamic ‘custom’ of giving gifts to one another after murdering in the name of their god –
Islamic State jihadis distribute candy to celebrate downing of Russian jet