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Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Hell on Earth!

Revelation 9

 

Fifth Trumpet: The Locusts from the Bottomless Pit

 

9:1 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. 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.

 

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.

 

Sixth Trumpet: The Angels from the Euphrates

 

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.

 

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.

NKJV

Study Resources:

The Revelation of Jesus Christ – John F. Walvoord

Revelation – Donald Grey Barnhouse

God’s Final Word – Understanding Revelation – Ray C. Stedman

The Apocalypse – Exposition of the Book of Revelation – Joseph A. Seiss

An Ironside Expository Commentary on Revelation by H.A. Ironside

Commentary on Revelation by David Guzik

7000 series Commentary on Revelation by Chuck Smith

What the World is Coming to – Revelation Commentary – Chuck Smith

The Final Act – Chuck Smith

Are These the Last Days – Greg Laurie

The Final Antichrist – Don Stewart

Thru the Bible Commentary Series on Revelation by J. Vernon McGee

The Bible Exposition Commentary, Volume 11 Ephesians-Revelation by Warren Wiersbe

Barnes on the New Testament – Revelation

The Complete Biblical Library- New Testament Study Bible – Revelation – Stanley Horton

Exploring Revelation – John Phillips

The New International Commentary on the New Testament – The Book of Revelation – Mounce

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary on Revelation – Gaebelein

Understanding End Times Prophecy – Paul N. Benware 

Interpreting Revelation - Merrill C. Tenney, Ph.D.

Jesus' Message To The Church - Pastor Jack Abeelen    

 

Decoding The Future DVDs- Jay McCarl

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