Sunday, October 27, 2019 - Revelation Chapter Nine
Revelation Chapter Nine

Special Studies - Revelation Chapter 9

The Fifth And Sixth Trumpets

fire, smoke, and brimstone 'Out Of Their Mouths'

1. By the fire: GOD is a CONSUMING FIRE, so the devil is disguising himself as GOD!
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
2. By the smoke: What is the smoke? It's a smoke screen, lies.
3. By brimstone: It's not the ROCK we stand on, its death, the false rock. Brimstone is also symbolic of judgment. And how do we know that it's all about deception? Because this came out of their mouths. No one spits fire and smoke and rocks out of their mouth. Also, it's their souls that are killed because they worship satan when they fall for the deception.

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.

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The book of Revelation describes what will happen to bring about the end of this age. There are seven trumpets, more commonly called the seven trumps. A trumpet signals an action or event. These trumpets happen in succession and each action or event sets in place the next required element to finalize the structure and events that bring about the end of the age. Verse Revelation 9:1 is the sounding of the fifth trumpet. At this trump, a star falls from Heaven. As shown in the book of Job, GOD calls HIS children stars. Since this star falls from Heaven, we know this child of GOD must be an angel. This angel has the key to the bottomless pit, so it is an indication that something major is about to happen.
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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 G109 were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

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The book of Revelation is largely symbolic. Many interpretations and popular culture entertainment presentations describe the events written in the Revelation as literal, and this results in an unreal communication of the actual events. Because most people do not understand the symbology used, they are given a false understanding of the things that will take place. A false picture is therefore perceived and while waiting for this false image to unfold, the TRUTH of actual events may be put in place without the people realizing that they are taking place. The end of the age is full of deception and the failure of the pulpit to put forth a valid description of what the book unveils will result in many being deceived. The further failure of the people to have a love for the TRUTH and not taking action to use their freedom to seek GOD in TRUTH results in the deception itself being a fulfillment of the prophecies of the book. In verse Revelation 9:2, the angel opens the bottomless pit. The pit is a pit of darkness, of obscurity. It’s lies and deception. They are blowing smoke (lies). The great furnace is the heat or the pressure (“If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.”, and “Called on the carpet.”). It’s the system of where many are afraid to go against the majority; similar to peer pressure. When satan is cast out of Heaven and arrives on earth, he will be doing miracles in the sight of man upon the earth. When this occurs, it will be more like hype than peer pressure. Picture a group of teenagers at a rock concert. All of the people in the world will worship him in a way that can be compared to a dog licking his master’s hand:

Revelation 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship G4352  him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

G4352
προσκυνέω
proskuneō
pros koo neh' o
From G4314 and probably a derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore):  worship.

The sun being darkened, meaning a depressed state of not being able to see the light (TRUTH)  by reason of the darkness (DECEPTION), and the deception being so great that those who are unknowing, mistakenly accepting the deception as the true light. When JESUS returns, HIS Glory will outshine the sun. The devil’s deception is so dark and twisted that he will have people thinking that he is the true light. Think of the negative of a photo; when you stare at the dark image in the negative and then look away, the image gets inverted in the mind and appears white. The lies are so thick, just as when you see smoke from a great fire. But this air that the smoke darkens is not the atmosphere. It’s the spirit; as in the breath of life spirit that is in each individual body, the spirit that is inside us. It’s the same spirit as in the breath of life that GOD breathed into man and man became a living soul (watch the video “Disproving The Rapture” at thelastgeneration.net for a comparison of the meaning of the word “air” when it is defining the spirit versus when it is defining the atmosphere). So what is it that will be darkened by the smoke from the pit? It’s the spirit that will be darkened, or obscured by those lies.

Take a look at Revelation 9:2 again:

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 G109 were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Here is the definition of the word “air” as used in that verse:

G109
ἀήρ
aēr
ah ayr'
From ἄημι aēmi (to breathe unconsciously, that is, respire; by analogy to blow); air (as naturally circumambient):  air. Compare G5594.
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Revelation 9:3  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them G846 was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

G846
αὐτός
autos
ow tos'
From the particle αὖ au (perhaps akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons:  her, it (self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, ([self], the) same, ([him, my, thy]) self, [your] selves, she, that, their (s), them ([selves]), there [at, by, in, into, of, on, with], they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare G848.

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Out of the lies (deception) came locusts and by spirit was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Locusts eat the harvest. But these locusts are not insects. They are men. You can read about them in the book of Joel. They eat the TRUTH of GOD’S WORD, which is the food for the sheep (MY sheep know MY Voice). They also turn your backbone to mush. That is why it says “as the scorpions of the earth have power”. A scorpion has no stomach. The way that a scorpion takes its prey is by hooking it’s pinchers on to it’s victim after stinging the victim. The sting paralyzes the victim. It then proceeds to inject it’s digestive juices into the victim and the victim becomes the scorpion’s stomach. By this technique, it turns it’s victim’s backbone to mush. These men, which are GOD’S great army, swarm like locusts and make it so no one will stand up to them. There is no one with a backbone to go against them. I think that this is judgment sent forth upon the earth because the people have gotten so far from GOD that they have become immoral. There is only one way for the people as a whole to beat the locust army and that way is written in the book of Joel. The election however, has power over them:

Luke 10:17  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

Luke 10:18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Luke 10:19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Luke 10:20  Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Luke 10:21  In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

The locusts will turn the backbone of those that do not know TRUTH to mush, and serpents deceive. If you look at Revelation 12, you will see when JESUS saw satan fall as lightning from Heaven. It’s during the hour of temptation. But we, the election have power to tread on serpents and scorpions. JESUS gave us that power. The hour that JESUS rejoiced in was the hour of temptation when satan was cast out. The babes that FATHER revealed these things to are the little ones; GOD’S seven thousand, the very elect. This is another confirmation that they cannot hurt us; not a hair on our heads will perish.
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Revelation 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.

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That they should not hurt the grass, neither any green thing, neither any tree means they are not insects. We know from the book of Joel that these locusts are men. It’s the locust army.
Revelation 9:4 is where GOD commands them that they cannot hurt HIS election. The Seal Of GOD is TRUTH. If you have eyes to see and ears to hear, then you understand GOD’S WORD. You are not blinded. This is given for GOD’S election. Where do you keep your knowledge? In your brain, and your brain is in your forehead. If you know GOD’S TRUTH, then you have The Seal Of GOD in your forehead. The opposite of knowing TRUTH would be lies. If you have lies in your forehead, then you have the mark of the beast in your forehead. Those of us with The Seal Of GOD in our forehead are to be delivered up for a testimony against satan (at least some of us). At that time is when THE HOLY SPIRIT Speaks through us and all who hear us will hear us in their own language as it is written in Acts chapter two and the book of Joel.
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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.

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They cannot kill those without The Seal Of GOD in their foreheads, but only sting them as a scorpion would sting. That means melt their backbone to mush for the false messiah. If they cannot kill those that are deceived, then it’s clear that they cannot hurt the election. This should make it clear that being delivered up to death means being delivered up to satan (that is one of satan’s names). But yet, they cannot harm a hair on our heads.

Luke 21:16  And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

Luke 21:17  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

Luke 21:18  But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

Luke 21:19  In your patience possess ye your souls.

Be patient and wait for the TRUE CHRIST. Possess your soul, don’t give in to them. If you give in to them, you may lose your soul.

In Daniel 9:27, it is stated that the devil will confirm a covenant with many for one week. In the book of Daniel, it speaks of time in weeks of years. So one week is equal to seven years. This means that the great tribulation is supposed to last for seven years, but in Matthew 24:22 JESUS says that this time will be shortened for the elect’s sake. Revelation 9:5 shows that this time is shortened to five months. Five months is the time of the locust. It’s May through September, from Passover to the Feast Of Tabernacles. It’s interesting that this is the same length of time as was the flood of Noah. So as it was in the beginning, so shall it be at the end. Even though this information is given, still be careful and watch. We are watchmen, we are supposed to watch.

Daniel 9:27  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Matthew 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
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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.

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At the end of the five months, the TRUE CHRIST will return. Those that have fallen away to satan will wish for the rocks to fall on them rather than facing the wrath of The LAMB. At the point where JESUS returns, we are in our spirit bodies instantly as written in 1st Corinthians chapter fifteen. Although not everyone will be immortal (first resurrection), everyone will be in their incorruptible spirit body. Only GOD can hurt a spirit body. Therefore, those that seek death will not find it. They will exist until at least the end of the thousand year reign of CHRIST.

Revelation 6:14  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

Revelation 6:15  And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

Revelation 6:16  And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

Revelation 6:17  For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
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Revelation 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.

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The way the locust army is organized would be as when horses are in battle array. They have special type of turbines that indicate they are very rich. These crowns also indicate that they claim to be royalty. They claim to be GOD’S very own, but they are actually satan’s best lieutenants. Their faces were as the faces of men because they are men.
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Revelation 9:8  And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

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They are soft as a mother would teach her child.  But their deception can rip and tear your soul like a lion without you being aware. There is a certain sect of the Arab military, where the leaders of a military platoon would place a post in the dirt outside of their tents. The ranking of the leader would be indicated by the number of horse tails on the post. The ranking would be from one to three horse tails, depending on rank. The highest rank would be three horse tails. A horse tail is soft and smooth similar to the hair of women. In Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, the two churches that JESUS is happy with both teach the same information. The information taught is who those are that say they are Jews and are not, but do lie and are actually of the synagogue of satan. True Judah has the symbol of a Lion, so those of the synagogue also use the symbol of a lion. The locusts have the teeth of lions to indicate where their power originates.
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Revelation 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.

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These breastplates are symbolic of the fallen ones. It’s not the breastplate of a Levite priest which has twelve stones. The chariots are similar to the chariots described in the book of Ezekiel. Just as GOD used one of these chariots to carry HIS THRONE, these fallen ones will have their chariots for their purposes. Therefore, this army will consist of the locusts and the fallen angels.
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Revelation 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.

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Written again for emphasis, these stings in their tails work to paralyze those that do not know TRUTH, while their backbone is turned to mush for the false messiah. Again showing that their power was to hurt men five months.
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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.

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Their king is the devil. The name is given in two languages with the same meaning in each language. There is no mistaking the identification of this angel. The name means destroyer, which is one of satan’s names. In the Hebrew, the name means destroyer, but in the Greek, the name means destroyer, but can also mean one that perishes. Another of satan’s names is the son of perdition.

2 Thessalonians 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 Thessalonians 2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

2 Thessalonians 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2 Thessalonians 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

There is only one named son of GOD that is already sentenced to perish. The death sentence is given in Ezekiel 28:18:

Ezekiel 28:17  Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Ezekiel 28:18  Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

Ezekiel 28:19  All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
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Revelation 9:12  One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

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There are three woe trumps, numbered five, six, and seven. At the fifth trump, the locust army begins to swarm. At the sixth trump, satan is cast to earth as antichrist, and at the seventh trump JESUS returns. It’s woe unto all those that don’t know the TRUTH and as a result, fall away to satan.
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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,

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The four horns of the golden altar which is before GOD signifies the Power of GOD’S Altar.
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Revelation 9:14  Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

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The Euphrates is the border between Babylon and Israel. This is also when the false messiah appears on earth. At this point confusion (Babylon means confusion) enters into Israel.
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Revelation 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.

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When the “third part” is mentioned, it means a deception, just as when the dragon drew a third part of the stars of Heaven with his tail in Revelation chapter 12. These men are slain by deception. To be slain by deception means they are deceived into following antichrist and are Spiritually dead. In verse Revelation 9:5, above, remember that they cannot kill those that do not have The Seal Of GOD in their foreheads. So they cannot kill these that are slain. This means that it is their soul that is slain, not their flesh body. If they don’t repent while they are still in the flesh, they will have to go through the Millennium. The phrase, “an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year” is an idiom and means prepared for a set time. The alarm was set and the countdown began long ago.
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Revelation 9:16  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

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The locust army is very large, and their king is satan. But this is allowed by GOD. It is GOD’S great army that HE sends among HIS people, as written in the book of Joel. GOD is in control, and everything happens according to HIS plan.
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Revelation 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.

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There is a deeper meaning to this army. For example, information on the heads of the horses can be obtained by understanding the teachings of the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9.
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Revelation 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.

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When we look at GOD’S creation, we know that GOD always designs things in a natural way. We know that the beast of Revelation 13 is a governmental system with seven heads and ten horns. The heads are kings that lead up to the beasts final state. The horns signify power and are representative of fallen angels. The book of Revelation is given metaphorically, by models or types for GOD’S election to understand. There is no such thing in nature as a creature with seven heads. You may see a creature with two heads, but that would be a mutation and not a natural creation. As you see from verse Revelation 9:18, the third part (deception) of men were killed. They are Spiritually killed by the deception. Not knowing the TRUTH, and as a result falling away to satan means they will have to go through the Millennium. And how were these men killed Spiritually by deception?

By the fire:
Our GOD is a consuming FIRE. The devil comes and deceives the world into believing he is GOD by his fake fire.

Hebrews 12:29  For our God is a consuming fire.

By the smoke:
As you saw earlier in this study, the air that is darkened is not the air as in the atmosphere, but is the breath of life spirit. They obscure the TRUTH. They deceive. It’s a smoke screen. They are blowing smoke (lies), deception.

By the brimstone:
Brimstone is symbolic of judgement.

And these three proceeded out of their mouths. You can see that it is deception. There is no such creature that spits fire, smoke, and rocks out of its mouth. It’s not CHRIST, our ROCK. It’s satan, the false rock.
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Revelation 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.

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It’s the power to deceive. Even their behind the scenes actions of their deception is the deception of serpents. The hurt they cause is the destruction of souls.
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Revelation 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:

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The beast is a one world system government. You cannot buy or sell unless you join satan’s system. All idol worship is a type of satan worship. If you do not know the TRUTH, you will think that satan coming in peacefully and prosperously and bringing peace, and putting a chicken in every pot is a good thing. You will think he is good because he disguises himself as an angel of light and deceives by performing miracles on the earth in the sight of men.
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Revelation 9:21  Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

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Even though this world is full of evil, and people do murder. Convincing others to follow satan would be murdering their souls. Sorceries are directly related to pharmaceuticals (drugs) and witchcraft. By being a part of satan’s system, these people are committing idolatry. Fornication and adultery is the physical model by which cheating on CHRIST is compared. They help build satan’s kingdom by the works of their hands. Before the True Bridegroom appears, The Bride has already been impregnated with satan’s lies and worshiped satan. They have stolen the TRUTH from unsuspecting believers. JESUS will say: Depart from ME, I never knew you.
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This concludes chapter nine of the book of Revelation. In chapter ten, we will cover The Angel, The Little Book, and The Seven Thunders.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - Revelation Chapter Nine
Revelation Chapter Nine

Special Studies - Revelation Chapter 9

The Fifth And Sixth Trumpets

fire, smoke, and brimstone 'Out Of Their Mouths'

1. By the fire: GOD is a CONSUMING FIRE, so the devil is disguising himself as GOD!
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
2. By the smoke: What is the smoke? It's a smoke screen, lies.
3. By brimstone: It's not the ROCK we stand on, its death, the false rock. Brimstone is also symbolic of judgment. And how do we know that it's all about deception? Because this came out of their mouths. No one spits fire and smoke and rocks out of their mouth. Also, it's their souls that are killed because they worship satan when they fall for the deception.

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.

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The book of Revelation describes what will happen to bring about the end of this age. There are seven trumpets, more commonly called the seven trumps. A trumpet signals an action or event. These trumpets happen in succession and each action or event sets in place the next required element to finalize the structure and events that bring about the end of the age. Verse Revelation 9:1 is the sounding of the fifth trumpet. At this trump, a star falls from Heaven. As shown in the book of Job, GOD calls HIS children stars. Since this star falls from Heaven, we know this child of GOD must be an angel. This angel has the key to the bottomless pit, so it is an indication that something major is about to happen.
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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 G109 were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

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The book of Revelation is largely symbolic. Many interpretations and popular culture entertainment presentations describe the events written in the Revelation as literal, and this results in an unreal communication of the actual events. Because most people do not understand the symbology used, they are given a false understanding of the things that will take place. A false picture is therefore perceived and while waiting for this false image to unfold, the TRUTH of actual events may be put in place without the people realizing that they are taking place. The end of the age is full of deception and the failure of the pulpit to put forth a valid description of what the book unveils will result in many being deceived. The further failure of the people to have a love for the TRUTH and not taking action to use their freedom to seek GOD in TRUTH results in the deception itself being a fulfillment of the prophecies of the book. In verse Revelation 9:2, the angel opens the bottomless pit. The pit is a pit of darkness, of obscurity. It’s lies and deception. They are blowing smoke (lies). The great furnace is the heat or the pressure (“If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.”, and “Called on the carpet.”). It’s the system of where many are afraid to go against the majority; similar to peer pressure. When satan is cast out of Heaven and arrives on earth, he will be doing miracles in the sight of man upon the earth. When this occurs, it will be more like hype than peer pressure. Picture a group of teenagers at a rock concert. All of the people in the world will worship him in a way that can be compared to a dog licking his master’s hand:

Revelation 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship G4352  him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

G4352
προσκυνέω
proskuneō
pros koo neh' o
From G4314 and probably a derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore):  worship.

The sun being darkened, meaning a depressed state of not being able to see the light (TRUTH)  by reason of the darkness (DECEPTION), and the deception being so great that those who are unknowing, mistakenly accepting the deception as the true light. When JESUS returns, HIS Glory will outshine the sun. The devil’s deception is so dark and twisted that he will have people thinking that he is the true light. Think of the negative of a photo; when you stare at the dark image in the negative and then look away, the image gets inverted in the mind and appears white. The lies are so thick, just as when you see smoke from a great fire. But this air that the smoke darkens is not the atmosphere. It’s the spirit; as in the breath of life spirit that is in each individual body, the spirit that is inside us. It’s the same spirit as in the breath of life that GOD breathed into man and man became a living soul (watch the video “Disproving The Rapture” at thelastgeneration.net for a comparison of the meaning of the word “air” when it is defining the spirit versus when it is defining the atmosphere). So what is it that will be darkened by the smoke from the pit? It’s the spirit that will be darkened, or obscured by those lies.

Take a look at Revelation 9:2 again:

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 G109 were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Here is the definition of the word “air” as used in that verse:

G109
ἀήρ
aēr
ah ayr'
From ἄημι aēmi (to breathe unconsciously, that is, respire; by analogy to blow); air (as naturally circumambient):  air. Compare G5594.
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Revelation 9:3  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them G846 was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

G846
αὐτός
autos
ow tos'
From the particle αὖ au (perhaps akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons:  her, it (self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, ([self], the) same, ([him, my, thy]) self, [your] selves, she, that, their (s), them ([selves]), there [at, by, in, into, of, on, with], they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare G848.

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Out of the lies (deception) came locusts and by spirit was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Locusts eat the harvest. But these locusts are not insects. They are men. You can read about them in the book of Joel. They eat the TRUTH of GOD’S WORD, which is the food for the sheep (MY sheep know MY Voice). They also turn your backbone to mush. That is why it says “as the scorpions of the earth have power”. A scorpion has no stomach. The way that a scorpion takes its prey is by hooking it’s pinchers on to it’s victim after stinging the victim. The sting paralyzes the victim. It then proceeds to inject it’s digestive juices into the victim and the victim becomes the scorpion’s stomach. By this technique, it turns it’s victim’s backbone to mush. These men, which are GOD’S great army, swarm like locusts and make it so no one will stand up to them. There is no one with a backbone to go against them. I think that this is judgment sent forth upon the earth because the people have gotten so far from GOD that they have become immoral. There is only one way for the people as a whole to beat the locust army and that way is written in the book of Joel. The election however, has power over them:

Luke 10:17  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

Luke 10:18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Luke 10:19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Luke 10:20  Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Luke 10:21  In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

The locusts will turn the backbone of those that do not know TRUTH to mush, and serpents deceive. If you look at Revelation 12, you will see when JESUS saw satan fall as lightning from Heaven. It’s during the hour of temptation. But we, the election have power to tread on serpents and scorpions. JESUS gave us that power. The hour that JESUS rejoiced in was the hour of temptation when satan was cast out. The babes that FATHER revealed these things to are the little ones; GOD’S seven thousand, the very elect. This is another confirmation that they cannot hurt us; not a hair on our heads will perish.
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Revelation 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.

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That they should not hurt the grass, neither any green thing, neither any tree means they are not insects. We know from the book of Joel that these locusts are men. It’s the locust army.
Revelation 9:4 is where GOD commands them that they cannot hurt HIS election. The Seal Of GOD is TRUTH. If you have eyes to see and ears to hear, then you understand GOD’S WORD. You are not blinded. This is given for GOD’S election. Where do you keep your knowledge? In your brain, and your brain is in your forehead. If you know GOD’S TRUTH, then you have The Seal Of GOD in your forehead. The opposite of knowing TRUTH would be lies. If you have lies in your forehead, then you have the mark of the beast in your forehead. Those of us with The Seal Of GOD in our forehead are to be delivered up for a testimony against satan (at least some of us). At that time is when THE HOLY SPIRIT Speaks through us and all who hear us will hear us in their own language as it is written in Acts chapter two and the book of Joel.
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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.

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They cannot kill those without The Seal Of GOD in their foreheads, but only sting them as a scorpion would sting. That means melt their backbone to mush for the false messiah. If they cannot kill those that are deceived, then it’s clear that they cannot hurt the election. This should make it clear that being delivered up to death means being delivered up to satan (that is one of satan’s names). But yet, they cannot harm a hair on our heads.

Luke 21:16  And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

Luke 21:17  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

Luke 21:18  But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

Luke 21:19  In your patience possess ye your souls.

Be patient and wait for the TRUE CHRIST. Possess your soul, don’t give in to them. If you give in to them, you may lose your soul.

In Daniel 9:27, it is stated that the devil will confirm a covenant with many for one week. In the book of Daniel, it speaks of time in weeks of years. So one week is equal to seven years. This means that the great tribulation is supposed to last for seven years, but in Matthew 24:22 JESUS says that this time will be shortened for the elect’s sake. Revelation 9:5 shows that this time is shortened to five months. Five months is the time of the locust. It’s May through September, from Passover to the Feast Of Tabernacles. It’s interesting that this is the same length of time as was the flood of Noah. So as it was in the beginning, so shall it be at the end. Even though this information is given, still be careful and watch. We are watchmen, we are supposed to watch.

Daniel 9:27  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Matthew 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
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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.

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At the end of the five months, the TRUE CHRIST will return. Those that have fallen away to satan will wish for the rocks to fall on them rather than facing the wrath of The LAMB. At the point where JESUS returns, we are in our spirit bodies instantly as written in 1st Corinthians chapter fifteen. Although not everyone will be immortal (first resurrection), everyone will be in their incorruptible spirit body. Only GOD can hurt a spirit body. Therefore, those that seek death will not find it. They will exist until at least the end of the thousand year reign of CHRIST.

Revelation 6:14  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

Revelation 6:15  And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

Revelation 6:16  And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

Revelation 6:17  For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
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Revelation 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.

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The way the locust army is organized would be as when horses are in battle array. They have special type of turbines that indicate they are very rich. These crowns also indicate that they claim to be royalty. They claim to be GOD’S very own, but they are actually satan’s best lieutenants. Their faces were as the faces of men because they are men.
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Revelation 9:8  And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

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They are soft as a mother would teach her child.  But their deception can rip and tear your soul like a lion without you being aware. There is a certain sect of the Arab military, where the leaders of a military platoon would place a post in the dirt outside of their tents. The ranking of the leader would be indicated by the number of horse tails on the post. The ranking would be from one to three horse tails, depending on rank. The highest rank would be three horse tails. A horse tail is soft and smooth similar to the hair of women. In Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, the two churches that JESUS is happy with both teach the same information. The information taught is who those are that say they are Jews and are not, but do lie and are actually of the synagogue of satan. True Judah has the symbol of a Lion, so those of the synagogue also use the symbol of a lion. The locusts have the teeth of lions to indicate where their power originates.
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Revelation 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.

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These breastplates are symbolic of the fallen ones. It’s not the breastplate of a Levite priest which has twelve stones. The chariots are similar to the chariots described in the book of Ezekiel. Just as GOD used one of these chariots to carry HIS THRONE, these fallen ones will have their chariots for their purposes. Therefore, this army will consist of the locusts and the fallen angels.
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Revelation 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.

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Written again for emphasis, these stings in their tails work to paralyze those that do not know TRUTH, while their backbone is turned to mush for the false messiah. Again showing that their power was to hurt men five months.
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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.

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Their king is the devil. The name is given in two languages with the same meaning in each language. There is no mistaking the identification of this angel. The name means destroyer, which is one of satan’s names. In the Hebrew, the name means destroyer, but in the Greek, the name means destroyer, but can also mean one that perishes. Another of satan’s names is the son of perdition.

2 Thessalonians 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 Thessalonians 2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

2 Thessalonians 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2 Thessalonians 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

There is only one named son of GOD that is already sentenced to perish. The death sentence is given in Ezekiel 28:18:

Ezekiel 28:17  Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Ezekiel 28:18  Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

Ezekiel 28:19  All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
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Revelation 9:12  One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

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There are three woe trumps, numbered five, six, and seven. At the fifth trump, the locust army begins to swarm. At the sixth trump, satan is cast to earth as antichrist, and at the seventh trump JESUS returns. It’s woe unto all those that don’t know the TRUTH and as a result, fall away to satan.
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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,

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The four horns of the golden altar which is before GOD signifies the Power of GOD’S Altar.
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Revelation 9:14  Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

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The Euphrates is the border between Babylon and Israel. This is also when the false messiah appears on earth. At this point confusion (Babylon means confusion) enters into Israel.
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Revelation 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.

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When the “third part” is mentioned, it means a deception, just as when the dragon drew a third part of the stars of Heaven with his tail in Revelation chapter 12. These men are slain by deception. To be slain by deception means they are deceived into following antichrist and are Spiritually dead. In verse Revelation 9:5, above, remember that they cannot kill those that do not have The Seal Of GOD in their foreheads. So they cannot kill these that are slain. This means that it is their soul that is slain, not their flesh body. If they don’t repent while they are still in the flesh, they will have to go through the Millennium. The phrase, “an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year” is an idiom and means prepared for a set time. The alarm was set and the countdown began long ago.
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Revelation 9:16  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

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The locust army is very large, and their king is satan. But this is allowed by GOD. It is GOD’S great army that HE sends among HIS people, as written in the book of Joel. GOD is in control, and everything happens according to HIS plan.
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Revelation 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.

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There is a deeper meaning to this army. For example, information on the heads of the horses can be obtained by understanding the teachings of the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9.
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Revelation 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.

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When we look at GOD’S creation, we know that GOD always designs things in a natural way. We know that the beast of Revelation 13 is a governmental system with seven heads and ten horns. The heads are kings that lead up to the beasts final state. The horns signify power and are representative of fallen angels. The book of Revelation is given metaphorically, by models or types for GOD’S election to understand. There is no such thing in nature as a creature with seven heads. You may see a creature with two heads, but that would be a mutation and not a natural creation. As you see from verse Revelation 9:18, the third part (deception) of men were killed. They are Spiritually killed by the deception. Not knowing the TRUTH, and as a result falling away to satan means they will have to go through the Millennium. And how were these men killed Spiritually by deception?

By the fire:
Our GOD is a consuming FIRE. The devil comes and deceives the world into believing he is GOD by his fake fire.

Hebrews 12:29  For our God is a consuming fire.

By the smoke:
As you saw earlier in this study, the air that is darkened is not the air as in the atmosphere, but is the breath of life spirit. They obscure the TRUTH. They deceive. It’s a smoke screen. They are blowing smoke (lies), deception.

By the brimstone:
Brimstone is symbolic of judgement.

And these three proceeded out of their mouths. You can see that it is deception. There is no such creature that spits fire, smoke, and rocks out of its mouth. It’s not CHRIST, our ROCK. It’s satan, the false rock.
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Revelation 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.

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It’s the power to deceive. Even their behind the scenes actions of their deception is the deception of serpents. The hurt they cause is the destruction of souls.
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Revelation 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:

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The beast is a one world system government. You cannot buy or sell unless you join satan’s system. All idol worship is a type of satan worship. If you do not know the TRUTH, you will think that satan coming in peacefully and prosperously and bringing peace, and putting a chicken in every pot is a good thing. You will think he is good because he disguises himself as an angel of light and deceives by performing miracles on the earth in the sight of men.
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Revelation 9:21  Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

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Even though this world is full of evil, and people do murder. Convincing others to follow satan would be murdering their souls. Sorceries are directly related to pharmaceuticals (drugs) and witchcraft. By being a part of satan’s system, these people are committing idolatry. Fornication and adultery is the physical model by which cheating on CHRIST is compared. They help build satan’s kingdom by the works of their hands. Before the True Bridegroom appears, The Bride has already been impregnated with satan’s lies and worshiped satan. They have stolen the TRUTH from unsuspecting believers. JESUS will say: Depart from ME, I never knew you.
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This concludes chapter nine of the book of Revelation. In chapter ten, we will cover The Angel, The Little Book, and The Seven Thunders.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - Revelation Chapter Nine
Revelation Chapter Nine

Special Studies - Revelation Chapter 9

The Fifth And Sixth Trumpets

fire, smoke, and brimstone 'Out Of Their Mouths'

1. By the fire: GOD is a CONSUMING FIRE, so the devil is disguising himself as GOD!
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
2. By the smoke: What is the smoke? It's a smoke screen, lies.
3. By brimstone: It's not the ROCK we stand on, its death, the false rock. Brimstone is also symbolic of judgment. And how do we know that it's all about deception? Because this came out of their mouths. No one spits fire and smoke and rocks out of their mouth. Also, it's their souls that are killed because they worship satan when they fall for the deception.

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.

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The book of Revelation describes what will happen to bring about the end of this age. There are seven trumpets, more commonly called the seven trumps. A trumpet signals an action or event. These trumpets happen in succession and each action or event sets in place the next required element to finalize the structure and events that bring about the end of the age. Verse Revelation 9:1 is the sounding of the fifth trumpet. At this trump, a star falls from Heaven. As shown in the book of Job, GOD calls HIS children stars. Since this star falls from Heaven, we know this child of GOD must be an angel. This angel has the key to the bottomless pit, so it is an indication that something major is about to happen.
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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 G109 were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

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The book of Revelation is largely symbolic. Many interpretations and popular culture entertainment presentations describe the events written in the Revelation as literal, and this results in an unreal communication of the actual events. Because most people do not understand the symbology used, they are given a false understanding of the things that will take place. A false picture is therefore perceived and while waiting for this false image to unfold, the TRUTH of actual events may be put in place without the people realizing that they are taking place. The end of the age is full of deception and the failure of the pulpit to put forth a valid description of what the book unveils will result in many being deceived. The further failure of the people to have a love for the TRUTH and not taking action to use their freedom to seek GOD in TRUTH results in the deception itself being a fulfillment of the prophecies of the book. In verse Revelation 9:2, the angel opens the bottomless pit. The pit is a pit of darkness, of obscurity. It’s lies and deception. They are blowing smoke (lies). The great furnace is the heat or the pressure (“If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.”, and “Called on the carpet.”). It’s the system of where many are afraid to go against the majority; similar to peer pressure. When satan is cast out of Heaven and arrives on earth, he will be doing miracles in the sight of man upon the earth. When this occurs, it will be more like hype than peer pressure. Picture a group of teenagers at a rock concert. All of the people in the world will worship him in a way that can be compared to a dog licking his master’s hand:

Revelation 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship G4352  him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

G4352
προσκυνέω
proskuneō
pros koo neh' o
From G4314 and probably a derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore):  worship.

The sun being darkened, meaning a depressed state of not being able to see the light (TRUTH)  by reason of the darkness (DECEPTION), and the deception being so great that those who are unknowing, mistakenly accepting the deception as the true light. When JESUS returns, HIS Glory will outshine the sun. The devil’s deception is so dark and twisted that he will have people thinking that he is the true light. Think of the negative of a photo; when you stare at the dark image in the negative and then look away, the image gets inverted in the mind and appears white. The lies are so thick, just as when you see smoke from a great fire. But this air that the smoke darkens is not the atmosphere. It’s the spirit; as in the breath of life spirit that is in each individual body, the spirit that is inside us. It’s the same spirit as in the breath of life that GOD breathed into man and man became a living soul (watch the video “Disproving The Rapture” at thelastgeneration.net for a comparison of the meaning of the word “air” when it is defining the spirit versus when it is defining the atmosphere). So what is it that will be darkened by the smoke from the pit? It’s the spirit that will be darkened, or obscured by those lies.

Take a look at Revelation 9:2 again:

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 G109 were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Here is the definition of the word “air” as used in that verse:

G109
ἀήρ
aēr
ah ayr'
From ἄημι aēmi (to breathe unconsciously, that is, respire; by analogy to blow); air (as naturally circumambient):  air. Compare G5594.
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Revelation 9:3  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them G846 was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

G846
αὐτός
autos
ow tos'
From the particle αὖ au (perhaps akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons:  her, it (self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, ([self], the) same, ([him, my, thy]) self, [your] selves, she, that, their (s), them ([selves]), there [at, by, in, into, of, on, with], they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare G848.

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Out of the lies (deception) came locusts and by spirit was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Locusts eat the harvest. But these locusts are not insects. They are men. You can read about them in the book of Joel. They eat the TRUTH of GOD’S WORD, which is the food for the sheep (MY sheep know MY Voice). They also turn your backbone to mush. That is why it says “as the scorpions of the earth have power”. A scorpion has no stomach. The way that a scorpion takes its prey is by hooking it’s pinchers on to it’s victim after stinging the victim. The sting paralyzes the victim. It then proceeds to inject it’s digestive juices into the victim and the victim becomes the scorpion’s stomach. By this technique, it turns it’s victim’s backbone to mush. These men, which are GOD’S great army, swarm like locusts and make it so no one will stand up to them. There is no one with a backbone to go against them. I think that this is judgment sent forth upon the earth because the people have gotten so far from GOD that they have become immoral. There is only one way for the people as a whole to beat the locust army and that way is written in the book of Joel. The election however, has power over them:

Luke 10:17  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

Luke 10:18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Luke 10:19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Luke 10:20  Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Luke 10:21  In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

The locusts will turn the backbone of those that do not know TRUTH to mush, and serpents deceive. If you look at Revelation 12, you will see when JESUS saw satan fall as lightning from Heaven. It’s during the hour of temptation. But we, the election have power to tread on serpents and scorpions. JESUS gave us that power. The hour that JESUS rejoiced in was the hour of temptation when satan was cast out. The babes that FATHER revealed these things to are the little ones; GOD’S seven thousand, the very elect. This is another confirmation that they cannot hurt us; not a hair on our heads will perish.
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Revelation 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.

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That they should not hurt the grass, neither any green thing, neither any tree means they are not insects. We know from the book of Joel that these locusts are men. It’s the locust army.
Revelation 9:4 is where GOD commands them that they cannot hurt HIS election. The Seal Of GOD is TRUTH. If you have eyes to see and ears to hear, then you understand GOD’S WORD. You are not blinded. This is given for GOD’S election. Where do you keep your knowledge? In your brain, and your brain is in your forehead. If you know GOD’S TRUTH, then you have The Seal Of GOD in your forehead. The opposite of knowing TRUTH would be lies. If you have lies in your forehead, then you have the mark of the beast in your forehead. Those of us with The Seal Of GOD in our forehead are to be delivered up for a testimony against satan (at least some of us). At that time is when THE HOLY SPIRIT Speaks through us and all who hear us will hear us in their own language as it is written in Acts chapter two and the book of Joel.
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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.

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They cannot kill those without The Seal Of GOD in their foreheads, but only sting them as a scorpion would sting. That means melt their backbone to mush for the false messiah. If they cannot kill those that are deceived, then it’s clear that they cannot hurt the election. This should make it clear that being delivered up to death means being delivered up to satan (that is one of satan’s names). But yet, they cannot harm a hair on our heads.

Luke 21:16  And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

Luke 21:17  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

Luke 21:18  But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

Luke 21:19  In your patience possess ye your souls.

Be patient and wait for the TRUE CHRIST. Possess your soul, don’t give in to them. If you give in to them, you may lose your soul.

In Daniel 9:27, it is stated that the devil will confirm a covenant with many for one week. In the book of Daniel, it speaks of time in weeks of years. So one week is equal to seven years. This means that the great tribulation is supposed to last for seven years, but in Matthew 24:22 JESUS says that this time will be shortened for the elect’s sake. Revelation 9:5 shows that this time is shortened to five months. Five months is the time of the locust. It’s May through September, from Passover to the Feast Of Tabernacles. It’s interesting that this is the same length of time as was the flood of Noah. So as it was in the beginning, so shall it be at the end. Even though this information is given, still be careful and watch. We are watchmen, we are supposed to watch.

Daniel 9:27  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Matthew 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
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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.

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At the end of the five months, the TRUE CHRIST will return. Those that have fallen away to satan will wish for the rocks to fall on them rather than facing the wrath of The LAMB. At the point where JESUS returns, we are in our spirit bodies instantly as written in 1st Corinthians chapter fifteen. Although not everyone will be immortal (first resurrection), everyone will be in their incorruptible spirit body. Only GOD can hurt a spirit body. Therefore, those that seek death will not find it. They will exist until at least the end of the thousand year reign of CHRIST.

Revelation 6:14  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

Revelation 6:15  And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

Revelation 6:16  And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

Revelation 6:17  For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
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Revelation 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.

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The way the locust army is organized would be as when horses are in battle array. They have special type of turbines that indicate they are very rich. These crowns also indicate that they claim to be royalty. They claim to be GOD’S very own, but they are actually satan’s best lieutenants. Their faces were as the faces of men because they are men.
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Revelation 9:8  And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

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They are soft as a mother would teach her child.  But their deception can rip and tear your soul like a lion without you being aware. There is a certain sect of the Arab military, where the leaders of a military platoon would place a post in the dirt outside of their tents. The ranking of the leader would be indicated by the number of horse tails on the post. The ranking would be from one to three horse tails, depending on rank. The highest rank would be three horse tails. A horse tail is soft and smooth similar to the hair of women. In Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, the two churches that JESUS is happy with both teach the same information. The information taught is who those are that say they are Jews and are not, but do lie and are actually of the synagogue of satan. True Judah has the symbol of a Lion, so those of the synagogue also use the symbol of a lion. The locusts have the teeth of lions to indicate where their power originates.
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Revelation 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.

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These breastplates are symbolic of the fallen ones. It’s not the breastplate of a Levite priest which has twelve stones. The chariots are similar to the chariots described in the book of Ezekiel. Just as GOD used one of these chariots to carry HIS THRONE, these fallen ones will have their chariots for their purposes. Therefore, this army will consist of the locusts and the fallen angels.
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Revelation 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.

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Written again for emphasis, these stings in their tails work to paralyze those that do not know TRUTH, while their backbone is turned to mush for the false messiah. Again showing that their power was to hurt men five months.
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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.

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Their king is the devil. The name is given in two languages with the same meaning in each language. There is no mistaking the identification of this angel. The name means destroyer, which is one of satan’s names. In the Hebrew, the name means destroyer, but in the Greek, the name means destroyer, but can also mean one that perishes. Another of satan’s names is the son of perdition.

2 Thessalonians 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 Thessalonians 2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

2 Thessalonians 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2 Thessalonians 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

There is only one named son of GOD that is already sentenced to perish. The death sentence is given in Ezekiel 28:18:

Ezekiel 28:17  Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Ezekiel 28:18  Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

Ezekiel 28:19  All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
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Revelation 9:12  One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

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There are three woe trumps, numbered five, six, and seven. At the fifth trump, the locust army begins to swarm. At the sixth trump, satan is cast to earth as antichrist, and at the seventh trump JESUS returns. It’s woe unto all those that don’t know the TRUTH and as a result, fall away to satan.
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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,

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The four horns of the golden altar which is before GOD signifies the Power of GOD’S Altar.
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Revelation 9:14  Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

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The Euphrates is the border between Babylon and Israel. This is also when the false messiah appears on earth. At this point confusion (Babylon means confusion) enters into Israel.
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Revelation 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.

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When the “third part” is mentioned, it means a deception, just as when the dragon drew a third part of the stars of Heaven with his tail in Revelation chapter 12. These men are slain by deception. To be slain by deception means they are deceived into following antichrist and are Spiritually dead. In verse Revelation 9:5, above, remember that they cannot kill those that do not have The Seal Of GOD in their foreheads. So they cannot kill these that are slain. This means that it is their soul that is slain, not their flesh body. If they don’t repent while they are still in the flesh, they will have to go through the Millennium. The phrase, “an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year” is an idiom and means prepared for a set time. The alarm was set and the countdown began long ago.
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Revelation 9:16  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

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The locust army is very large, and their king is satan. But this is allowed by GOD. It is GOD’S great army that HE sends among HIS people, as written in the book of Joel. GOD is in control, and everything happens according to HIS plan.
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Revelation 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.

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There is a deeper meaning to this army. For example, information on the heads of the horses can be obtained by understanding the teachings of the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9.
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Revelation 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.

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When we look at GOD’S creation, we know that GOD always designs things in a natural way. We know that the beast of Revelation 13 is a governmental system with seven heads and ten horns. The heads are kings that lead up to the beasts final state. The horns signify power and are representative of fallen angels. The book of Revelation is given metaphorically, by models or types for GOD’S election to understand. There is no such thing in nature as a creature with seven heads. You may see a creature with two heads, but that would be a mutation and not a natural creation. As you see from verse Revelation 9:18, the third part (deception) of men were killed. They are Spiritually killed by the deception. Not knowing the TRUTH, and as a result falling away to satan means they will have to go through the Millennium. And how were these men killed Spiritually by deception?

By the fire:
Our GOD is a consuming FIRE. The devil comes and deceives the world into believing he is GOD by his fake fire.

Hebrews 12:29  For our God is a consuming fire.

By the smoke:
As you saw earlier in this study, the air that is darkened is not the air as in the atmosphere, but is the breath of life spirit. They obscure the TRUTH. They deceive. It’s a smoke screen. They are blowing smoke (lies), deception.

By the brimstone:
Brimstone is symbolic of judgement.

And these three proceeded out of their mouths. You can see that it is deception. There is no such creature that spits fire, smoke, and rocks out of its mouth. It’s not CHRIST, our ROCK. It’s satan, the false rock.
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Revelation 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.

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It’s the power to deceive. Even their behind the scenes actions of their deception is the deception of serpents. The hurt they cause is the destruction of souls.
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Revelation 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:

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The beast is a one world system government. You cannot buy or sell unless you join satan’s system. All idol worship is a type of satan worship. If you do not know the TRUTH, you will think that satan coming in peacefully and prosperously and bringing peace, and putting a chicken in every pot is a good thing. You will think he is good because he disguises himself as an angel of light and deceives by performing miracles on the earth in the sight of men.
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Revelation 9:21  Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

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Even though this world is full of evil, and people do murder. Convincing others to follow satan would be murdering their souls. Sorceries are directly related to pharmaceuticals (drugs) and witchcraft. By being a part of satan’s system, these people are committing idolatry. Fornication and adultery is the physical model by which cheating on CHRIST is compared. They help build satan’s kingdom by the works of their hands. Before the True Bridegroom appears, The Bride has already been impregnated with satan’s lies and worshiped satan. They have stolen the TRUTH from unsuspecting believers. JESUS will say: Depart from ME, I never knew you.
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This concludes chapter nine of the book of Revelation. In chapter ten, we will cover The Angel, The Little Book, and The Seven Thunders.