Revelation 9 :1-21
The fifth angel sounded , and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth : and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit . 2 And he opened the bottomless pit , and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace , and the sun and the air of the smoke darkened. 3 And the smoke locusts came upon the earth and were given power like the authority of scorpions of the earth. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, neither any green thing , neither any tree , but only those men which have not the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And it was given to them , not kill them , but they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it , and shall desire to die , but death will flee from them . 7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared for war on their heads were crowns like gold, and their faces were like human faces , 8 their hair like women’s hair , and their teeth were like lions’ 9 had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle ; 10 and they had tails like unto scorpions , and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had a king over them the angel of the bottomless pit , whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon. 12 One woe is past : behold , there come two woes more hereafter .
In this chapter we see from the beginning the fifth Angel playing trumpet and John saw a star fall from heaven to earth and was given the key of the bottomless pit . It is likely that this star is this referring to Satan who also called Lucifer which means brilliance, or morning star . Isaiah 14:12 In the fall of Satan in some past date and Ezekiel 28:11-19 describes this completes picture . If we go to the NT in Luke 10:18 also see how God gives Satan ” the key of the abyss .” It explained that this abyss mentioned here in 9:1 is not hell or Hades , but rather in a prison somewhere in the world below where God has prisoners or captives demons. see Luke 8:26 – 36 to see how terrifying demons are to be send there into the abyss.
Note: ( I should mention at this time the advantage we should take as Christians to send all demons into the abyss when we go into spiritual warfare , do not forget that they are terrified that send there in that awful place , and we must not forget ever Christ has all the keys; Read Rev 1:18 “I was dead and is alive forevermore , and I have the key of Death and the Abyss ” So Satan should get authority of Christ This fallen star ( Satan ) is . . described as the destroyer in verse 11. is king over the demons of hell .
In verse 2 we see that the demonic creatures are not exactly smoke, because in the next verse 3 makes it clear that the creatures leave the smoke. The place where this abyss is a place of darkness and fire, and here it is compared even large oven . Satan is the prince of darkness, and is the same Satan who dwells there and this ” deep chasm ” will open letting out a day the beast ( 11:7 , 17:8 ) done one day the devil will be thrown there. ( 20:1-3 )
In verse 3 says that ” the smoke locusts came and gave him power and has power ecorpiones of the earth.” Scorpions are native to the Holy Land of Israel and some species grow up to 15 centimeters long. The sting is your main weapon which leads to the end of its tail , and is used in the Bible as a symbol of painful trial , Dt 28 : 38-42 ; R 12:11-14 ) . A etas hellish creatures that come out of the smoke are also compared with lobsters , since locusts were common scourges of Israel. But these locusts are not literal and is clearly seen in the warning of verse 4 ” And they were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, neither any green thing , neither any tree , but only those men which have not . the seal of God on their foreheads ” see ( 8:7 ) where he says : ” The first angel sounded , and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood , and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees burned up, and all green grass was burned up . ” We see that they are forbidden to torment the Jews sealed . ( 7:1-3 ) and are limited to five months her tiempo.Muy is clear that his real purpose is to torment mankind not to kill. The people wanted to die but God will not allow it . ( Jer 8:3). Then we shall see that these demonic creatures , free from the abyss to torment men of the earth.
This is the first wo How terrible it must be to be on earth for this time, we would all be better right with God and his son Jesus Christ to not have to go through both physical and mental pain .
Part II 9:13-21
13 The sixth angel sounded , and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God , 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet , Loose the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates . 15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, day , month and year , for to slay the third part of men. 16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million. I heard their number . 17 I saw in vision the horses and their riders had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur. And the heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone . 18 By these three was the third part of men , by the fire , smoke and sulfur that came out of his mouth. 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt . 20 And the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils , and idols of gold, silver , bronze , stone and wood , which can neither see nor hear , nor walk: 21 neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries , nor of their fornication , nor of their thefts .
Since we entered the studio of the second of the three woes ! the references in the ( 8:13) The voice is heard from the four horns of the golden altar because the prayers of the saints have come to God , asking him to avenge their blood . ( 6:9-11 , 8:3 ) If we look at chapter 7:1-3 we see four angels that retains order, here we see four angels sure are definitely ( fallen angels ) with the order that loose on other words that free themselves . These ( fallen angels ) will be prepared for the day when the month and year of the plan of God and the work of these ( fallen angels ) is to kill a third of the population of the earth . Although we read in ( 6:8 ) that a quarter of people are killed , leaving three quarters trials. After these ( fallen angels ) have destroyed a third part , half the world’s population will have been destroyed . We see in verse 16 that the number of the horsemen were two hundred million. These satanic riders is like no other army or appearance or using weapons . We can not forget what we’ve read, they will use fire, brimstone , and smoke. Their main weapons, and have tails like snakes. This is not the army that is described in verses 1-12 because that army is forbidden to kill, while the army is given orders to bring destruction to the land . This is the way God answered requests for prayers of the martyrs.
In the past two verisulos says 20-21 the rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils , and idols of gold, silver , bronze , stone and wood, which neither can see , nor hear, nor walk: 21 neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries , nor of their fornication , nor of their thefts .
Here we see that those who go through this evil on earth even through catastrophic events such as will not repent of their sins and fewer will follow Christ.
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Started by two hundred million horsemen appear before half tribulation . The “beast” is now the head of the Roman empire that has resurfaced , cooperating with the world church. and the United Nations . God allows Satan to form this great army which is quite possibly Russia. In Ezekiel 38-39 we see that Russia will invade Palestine about the middle of the tribulation period . Ahi read that tried to conquer Israel, but the beast rid the Jews and meet the seven-year covenant made to protect them. But Ezekiel makes it clear that God judges Russia and upload BACK TO ARMY DEFEATED . Once in the holy land, the beast will break his covenant, enter the time and began to sink world powers.
In Revelation 11:1-2 says that the Gentiles are in possession of the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem , and see how the beast kills the faithful witnesses who have preached for the first three and a half years of the tribulation. The giant army of two hundred million horsemen is not the Russian army , but compliance with the sixth trumpet which indicates the emergence of military conquests and points to the battle of Gog and Magog will happen in that time. Gog and Magog represent enemies of Israel who lived in lands now being part of Russia and Turkey.