Revelation Chapter 9


Revelation Chapter 9

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.

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.

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.

9:4 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.

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.

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.

9:7 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.

9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as [the teeth] of lions.





9:9 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.

9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power [was] to hurt men five months.

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.

9:12 One woe is past; [and], behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

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

9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

9:15 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.

9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen [were] two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

9:17 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.

9:18 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.

9:19 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.

9:20 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:

9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.



5th trumpet

T he last three trumpets are announced to be much worse than the first four. The fifth trumpet announces that Satan and his angels are loosed from the bottomless pit. The star that falls from heaven to earth is a symbol of the fall of Lucifer becoming Satan, the dragon and the Devil on earth. Satan’s kingdom is symbolized by a bottomless pit. His kingdom has no reason or foundation for its existence. A pit is something that only gets bigger the more you take from it. The futile attempts of man to lessen the influence of Satan’s kingdom in their lives only make it worse. Smoke and locusts with scorpion stings fitly describe forms that Satan’s angels could assume when permitted by God. The last generation of believers who have been sealed with the seal of God are spared. Satan has freedom to torment but not kill his subjects for five months. Details of their appearance is so graphic that there should be no trouble recognizing this punishment on the wicked when it occurs. Their leader is Satan himself—the destroyer! When God’s protection is over His subjects to the extent that Satan can have no power over them—Satan is so much into destruction that he annoys his own subjects!

6th trumpet

T his trumpet announces the commencement of the battle of Armageddon. The restraint that the four angels of Revelation 7:1 have up until this time held over the nations, kingdoms, and masses of people on this earth is removed. The number of the army Satan amasses is stated along with enough detail to be able to recognize them when seen. The army kills one third of the population on earth due to the fire, smoke, and brimstone which come out of the mouth of the army! It is explained that the army has power in their mouths and in their tails that were like serpents having heads. One third of earth’s population is killed! The two-thirds of the population that were not killed did not repent of their Devil worship nor



of their idol worship. Their idols are made of gold, silver, brass, stone and wood. Nor did the living repent of their sins of murder, fornication, and theft. Society is in a terrible state under Satan’s control and not improved by his harassment!