Revelation, Day 13

Day 13

Rev 9: 1-21

Revelation 9 described the 5th and 6th trumpet judgments. The first 4 trumpets triggered a global nuclear war on earth. The last 3 trumpets will trigger the release of demons to torment the people on earth. The parallel passage of Revelation 9 in the Old Testament is Joel 2.

1 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.

When the 5th trumpet sounded (the first woe), satan, in the form of a star, fell from heaven to earth and was given the key to the bottomless pit. When he opened the bottomless pit, smoke and fire came out, blackening the sun and the atmosphere.

3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

Demons in the form of locusts came out from the bottomless pit. They will sting like scorpions and torment those people who were not sealed on the forehead. Grass and trees were spared. People were stung but they won’t die. In those days, people will prefer to die but they will not die.

7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.12 One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.

The locusts, (demons), appeared like horses in battle, with crowns on the head, faces like men, hair like women, teeth like lions, breastplates of iron, wings of chariots, and with stings in the tails. Satan was the king of the demons (locusts). The people were stung and tormented for 5 months. Satan’s name was Abaddon in Hebrew and Apollyon in Greek, which means, the destroyer.

13 Then 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, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed—by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. 19 For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.

When the 6th trumpet was sounded {2nd woe)), Christ, the voice from the four horns of the golden altar, said to the 6th angel, to release the 4 fallen angels (demons), bound to the river Euphrates. The 4 demons killed one-third of mankind. An army of 200 million horsemen was released. The horses had red fury breastplates, heads of lion, fire, smoke, and brimstone came out from their mouths. The horses’ tails had heads. John may be trying to describe tanks, missile launchers, and modern war weaponry that did not exist in first-century Israel.

20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk. 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Demons were released to bring the people to repentance. Sadly, those people who survived the horrible demonic onslaught still did not repent. They continued to worship idols, continued to commit murder, continued in sorceries, sexual immorality, and thefts. Their hardness of hearts was shocking? What will it take to wake them up?


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7 replies on “Revelation, Day 13”

Yes Pat, I have read through. The manuscript need some touch up. Need to break up into smaller paragraphs. Need to touch up the grammar, typos, spelling etc. Can you find someone to do it – a free lance professional editor? Let me know if you need help on this?

I need help and I would try to send a little cash for help. Can you help me write it? I pay what I can and if the memoir sells I give you some of the money. I have been praying for help for a long time. I have a different version with minimum mistakes in grammar. I sent u the very first one by mistake. I know I have a real story to tell and would live to allow others seeing God work in my life.

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