REVELATION CHAPTER 9


                               THE FIFTH TRUMPET SOUNDS


  
Fifth and Sixth Angels pour out Their Woes Demons released on earth...The Four Wicked Angels released that were bound in the Euphrates ... The Last World War to control the earth begins.

Revelation 9:1 " And 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."...Again this Star is Satan, tabernacling in another demonic filled man even as was the Fallen Star. He is another beast that rises out of the sea of humanity, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon His heads the name of blasphemy, Revelation 13:1”And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

This Beast
has gained political power in the world and rises up with the beastly communistic strength of ten crowned kings or ten nations backing Him. The name of blasphemy upon their heads declares that they are Antichristal minded. He will lead the nations into the Tribulation of 31/2 years.(Rev.chapter 9 here)

As we shall see the building up of political favoritism in the beastly man of the third Trumpet, so shall we see this man rise up out of the sea of humanity as a great Leader of the nations, to take His seat of power in the specified time at the beginning of the beastly Tribulation.

Again, let me say that the SIGNS of the times are being set in array before our eyes, through the communistic spirit of the Antichrist in operation at this present time. Watch the formation of the United Nations in the next few years.

Communistic Red China, who flies the flag with the emblem of the Red Dragon, takes a seat in the United Nations, while Nationalist China, who was in favor of Christianity is voted out. The Ten Kingdom Empire is swiftly taking formation in its early stages. Let us not be confounded as we watch the signs of the times develop into a world dictatorship to be led by the Beast of the hour.Satan is given the key to the bottomless pit. The bottomless pit is not a hole in the earth, but a place where evil spirits are bound and confined. Jude 6 and 2 Peter 2:4. 

Jude 6
“ And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” and 2 Peter 2:4 ”For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;”

Satan and His Imps have reigned under a limited capacity since their fall from heaven, and hordes of demonic spirits are said to be released and the Beast will take over His Army of reinforcements in strength and demonic power.


The warning has been sounded by the fourth Trumpeter, WOE, WOE, WOE, to the inhabitors of the earth by reason of the last three trumpets to sound. All hell will break loose, and men will desire to die, but death will flee from them. The preparation for this day has been in process for fifty or more years, by the breaking down of morals and the holiness of God upon the earth, and the preparation of bodies for demons from the pit.

Just as the Church has been growing into Her state of righteousness, so has the Devil been filling His Own Army with poisoned filth and corruption, until the world in this day has suffered the breaking down of morals in our human nature, so that men have become murderer's and brute beasts. 

Soon the demonic power will reach the fulness of the Satanic spirit in perfection. When the bottomless pit is opened, the full strength of demonic power will be released upon the earth. Just as God's power is given to the Church at the time of perfection, so also will the fulness of demon, beastly, sataniс power be given to the demons of the pit.

When the pit is opened a cloud-like smoke will rise out of the pit that darkens the sun and air. What a host of demon darkness will be released! This presents the bursting forth of the Great Revival of Sin in all fulness of demon power and worship. Shortly after this, the Last World War of nation against nation will begin, to determine who will be the Beast that will rule the world.

Witchcraft in all of its devilish power will increase in covens throughout the world. Even now covens of Devil worship are being set up all over the world.

All earthly conditions now point to the breaking down of morality and righteousness, leading up to the greatest tribulation that will ever come upon the earth. Matthew 24:21 “ For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no,nor evershall be” This is not the great tribulation of the 31/2 year of Antichristal Reign, when the Antichrist will completely control the world and rule by His power as foretold in Revelation chapters 12 and 13. (See Here)

The full transactions of the eighth, ninth, and tenth chapters transpire before the Antichristal Reign. This also is the period of time of the great Last Day Ministry of the Church and God's Chosen Elect, warring against the Devil for the souls of men. This will be the final battle, and the last chance to become a christian.

This battle closes the redemptive plan of Salvation, after which the Woman, the Church, is caught out into the wilderness to be protected and nourished by God.
Then Satan controls the world. They that are saved and are left to face the Antichrist will become martyrs for God, Revelation 12:11-17
11. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the
      word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12.  Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13.   And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
14.   And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
15.   And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16.   And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth,and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17.   And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God,and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.


                                     THE RELEASE OF DEMONS


Revelation 9:1 ”And 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 it”.....Revelation 1:18,”I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”
Only Jesus has the key to the bottomless pit where all of demons have been held since they were put out of the third heaven and the Paradise of the Garden. The bottomless pit is a prison in space. The demonic power has been released upon the earth in the past in a limited capacity, according to God's proposed plan on earth. In due time, they will be cast into the Lake of Fire, where the Beast and False Prophet will be. Revelation 20:10 & 14.

Revelation 20:10”And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

Revelation 20:14”And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”

Isaiah 14:12-15
” How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations.... For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:... I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High....Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” The Fallen Angel known as Lucifer the Devil, will be given the key to His prison called the bottomless pit, to release all of the demon spirits. This is the first woe that will be released upon the earth in THAT DAY. Smoke darkens the sun and air, as a smoke from a furnace.

Revelation 9:2 , "And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit."

Hordes of demon spirits flooding the earth, looking for earthly bodies to abide in. Will these demons find bodies in which to abide?..................YES INDEED! Read Romans 1:21-32 and 2   Thessalonians 2:9-12. All of this means that God has released His hold upon the soul, and Satan has taken control. 

Romans 1:21-32
21. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22.Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24.Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly,and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.
28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their  knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to  do those things which are not convenient;
29. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication,  wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of  envy, murder, debate, deceit,
malignity; whisperers,
30. Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters,   inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31.Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which  commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the  same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

 2   Thessalonians 2:9-12
9.   Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all
power and signs and lying wonders,
10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The minds of humanity will become more and more trained In impurities, until the lusts and desires will turn them into the nature of brute beasts. Their corrupt minds will not permit them to repent when the plagues are released upon the earth. The plagues on Egypt, just before the deliverance of God's people, Israel, presents an example of this time, Exodus chapters 7 through 11.
(See Exodus chapters 7-11 Here)

The death-dealing devices that we are becoming more and more accustomed to in our modern warfare, will no doubt be operated by demon possessed human bodies in THAT DAY.

Revelation 9:3 “And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.”.......They are not locusts,but they are symbolic of locusts as they had a king over them, Revelation 9:11”And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.”

The king of the bottomless pit will enter into the beastly man who will be raised from the earth. All nations will be conquered after a period of time of warring against themselves, and will be ruled by one head. This will be the seventh head, and the Beast of Revelation chapter 13.

The first four Trumpets are directed to the vegetation on earth. But the last three Trumpets are to the woes of men. IN the going forth of the first woe, they were not to hurt the vegetation on earth, but only those who did not have the seal of God in their foreheads. Revelation 9:5, “And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.”

The fourth to the twelfth verses is a warfare conducted by the demons released from the pit. They are called locusts, and their shape were like horses prepared to battle. And on their heads were as it were crowns of gold, and their feces were as the faces of men.

At the beginning of this war under the first woe, men will seek death, Revelation 9:6, "And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.".... It was given that they should not be killed, but to be tormented for five 
months. Only They, God's People Who were sealed in Their foreheads were saved from this torment.

The latest modern equipment of war on earth and in the air will be brought into existence. Airplanes, missiles, the latest tanks, and perhaps greater and more deadly inventions than we can imagine. Even now unknown to us, there are some most likely in storage just waiting the time of release, many more destructive weapons.

While John saw all of these things, yet future, he never had words to explain in detail as he wrote of the modern equipment of our day. Like Nahum, he hastily described it in the language of his day, as these things appeared to him, things that they resembled. Nahum, when he was given the vision of the automobile of today, called them chariots that rage in the streets, that jostle one against the other in the broad ways; they seemed like flaming torches, they ran like lightning,

Nahum 2:4 ”The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.”

The locusts were said to be like horses, that is, to be powered with horse power. He saw horseless powered machines prepared to move into battle. They were crowned with gold upon their heads, that is, the front part of the machine or the heads were crowned with gold, AS THE DIETY IN POWER. Most machines are powered from the front in the operation in warfare in our day.

They have faces of men, that is, they are controlled by men at the throttle. They had the hair of women. In John's day a woman was respected and is said to be the glory of the man. Her hair represents her glory. These machines will be respected by all nations. What John saw was a decoration upon the front or head of the machine that appeared to look like the hair or glory of a woman. It could be the flag of the nation, for these machines will be the glory in power of the world.

Their teeth were as the teeth of lions. Strong, powerful, like the king of the beasts, who is feared by all other animals. They had breastplates as of iron, protected by an armor or a shield of hardened metal so that they could resist the bullets of the enemy. When they moved the sound of their wings were as the sound of many chariots and horses running to battle. The wings and the roar of the horse powered motors point to a machine that moves through the air in warfare.

Their tails were like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. The deadly poison of a scorpion is in their tails. Although it does not create much swelling, it can cause death. The tail gunner of our modern planes has such a sting. The sting of death. The airplane of our day fits the description of John's vision, and who can tell what changes will be made in the future that will enlighten us in more detail?

Although the opened pit released the blast of demon power, God still has control for He commanded that grass, and trees, and all green things of the earth be protected. Only those who had not received the seal of God in their forehead were to be hurt, and they were not to be killed, but they were to be tormented for five months. Five months is 150 days if we use the method of Jewish time.

Revelation 9:11
"And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.".....

Abaddon in the Hebrew tongue and the Greek means Destroyer. He is the king of the bottomless pit. The Leader of His Army will be the Beast of Revelation 13:1”And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

                          THE SIXTH TRUMPET SOUNDS


Revelation 9:13, "And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God."

The voice which John heard comes from the four horns, from the Altar of Prayer. The number four is the number of the world. The four horns of the Altar represents the voice of the four Living Ones, Who are redeemed from the world. They are Enoch, Moses, Elijah, Who stood by the Son of Man as Witnesses to the world, and Whom God used to bring plagues and judgments in Their day, and They are still working with Jesus from the Golden Altar in heaven. The voice was spoken to the sixth angel Who had the sixth Trumpet.

The four Angels loosed in the great river Euphrates, are demon angels. Satan again counterfeits the pattern of God by these four Angels Who are His four great Leaders of THAT DAY, and they have been bound until Their time of release. Euphrates is in the land of Mesopotamia, the land of Shinar where the first attempt upon the human race is made, introducing the evil and oppressive world power. This brings about a great apostacy in the eastern country and the origination of heathen religion and demonic worship.

The great river Euphrates has been recognized as a boundary between the East and the West. It is said to be 1700 miles long, and from three to twelve hundred feet deep. The four Angels of Euphrates let down the flood gates of the Euphrates, and the earth is flooded with the overpowering forces of demon power. The armies from the river of Euphrates, are the nations of the RISING SUN.

Apostacy through Babylon and the heathen religion of evil powers will spread upon the whole earth from the borders of the Euphrates. The four Angels of Euphrates will bring upon the earth the greatest onslaught of sin and warfare that the world has ever seen. Distress and anguish will prevail upon all flesh, and none will escape.

This a warfare among the nations of the world who are seeking political leadership of world power. These are the days when the Beast and False Prophet receive their glory as political leaders just before they are chosen for their office of demonic worldly power. The earth will be plagued by wars, one against another, while the Army of Jesus will be pouring out the plagues of God upon all nations.

Revelation 9:16
" And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them."……
Two hundred thousand thousand: or two hundred million: an army which had been trained and held in the river Euphrates. They had been made ready for some time but they were bound until the time of their release. These armies will not be fighting against God, but for Leadership of the world.

The phrase, one hour, one day, and one month, and one year, declares the time of their release. They are bound by God until the time of the destruction of the third part of mankind. This takes us to the last act of the great Ministry of the Army of God, in the Salvation of souls of men, which ends shortly after the pit is opened.

Revelation 9:20-21 " And the rest of 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, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:.........Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.." 
Thus, the mercies of God had been extended unto the very last hour in the saving of the souls of men, until man could no longer be moved upon by God's Spirit.

The releasing of the four demon Angels which are bound in the river Euphrates, is the opening of the flood gates of evil that will overflow the earth when the 200 million horsemen of the devil will make the final attempt. Just before the taking out of the Church into the wilderness, the earth is turned over to the forces of Satan for а З ½ year period of time and He will reign in full power.
These four Angels were prepared for this particular time and ministry, even as the four Living Ones were prepared by God for Their ministry in God's specific time. The time is described as an hour, a day, a month, and a year. This specifies the time of Their release JUST BEFORE the Antichristal TRIBULATION. Their ministry is to slay a third part of men. The time for this operation is given as a little over thirteen months. Under the fifth Trumpet they were to hurt and torment men, but under the sixth Trumpet, they were to kill men.

After the sounding of the fourth Angel a special notice is called to behold the next three Trumpets sounded by the next three Angels. They are called, WOES that will plague the earth. Revelation 8:13 , "And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!”

Revelation 9:1 " And 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." ....And the fifth angel of the first WOE sounded. The first woe brings about warfare, famines, earthquakes, persecutions, martyrdoms and hardships on the earth. Read Revelation 9:1-11.

Revelation 9:1-11
1.     And 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 there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
 3.     And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4.     And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree;
but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5.     And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6.     And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7.     And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8.     And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9.     And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and
the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to 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, which is the angel of the
       bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is
       Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name
       Apollyon.

Revelation 9:12 " One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter."
The first WOE is the releasing of the 200 million horsemen from the river Euphrates. Theywill flood the earth with the great warfare. The first woe begins shortly after the opening of the bottomless pit. The ministry of Salvation ends, and the ministry of plagues is ministered and poured out upon the nations who have rejected Salvation. When the Woman, the Elect Army of God, is taken out into the wilderness. Her ministry of plagues is given unto the Two Witnesses and They minister the plagues unto the inhabitants on earth which begins with the 31/2 years or 1260 days, until the Antichristal Reign is over.

Revelation 11:3-14
, "And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth..... These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.....
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.....These have power to shut heaven,that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite 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 bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.....And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified....And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves...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 on the earth.....And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them....And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.... And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven......The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.." 

The first Woe carries on until the ministry is finished, and the Woman is taken into the wilderness. Revelation 9:12-21 , "One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter...And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,...Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates...And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men....And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred 
thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.... And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone......By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths....For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt..... And the rest of 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, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:….Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts."

The second woe carries through until the Seven Angels begin to release the Seven vials. Revelation chapter 15.(See chapter 15 Here)

Revelation 11:14-15 " The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.... And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying,The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever."

The second woe is past; and behold, the third woe comes quickly. And the seventh angel began to sound. These seven angels carry the wrath of God. His wrath pronounces death to the flesh. The wicked will first be judged in the flesh unto death and raised at the great White Throne Judgment which will be their spiritual judgment. The releasing of the plagues or vials is the beginning of the preparation of the Battle of Armageddon. At the releasing of the seventh vial the Battle shall begin.