(When we observe the world today, and the signs even within our nation, community, and homes; it becomes very plain that these events of the signs and symbols are here, right now. The four hidden dynasties have taken control of the our lives, and that of our nation. Those hidden dynasties are education, economics [commercial, industrial, and banking], politics, and religion. Satan's kids, the Kenites, are using these signs of the end times announcing our Lord's return, to deceive the world, and prepare the way for the false Christ, "Antichrist". This period we are in is a test by God, to see how many of His children have read his letter [the Bible] to them.)
Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth;
(= Lucifer = Satan, the symbol of him who had already become "fallen" before John "saw". Cp. Luke 10:18. Isa. 14:12.)
and to him was given the key to the bottomless pit.
(Place of holding for evil spirits, demonic forces, the army of correction. Satan is to be God's executioner of God's divine wrath that is to be poured out upon the earth. God is going to give Satan the right to have his way with all who are blind to God's Word.
Right now, today, Satan is not in that bottomless pit, but in heaven. He is the accuser of the saints before the throne of God. The fallen angels are in the pit, or the abyss. The pit is not a place, or location, but a point of degradation. It's a similar statement to Satan being told he would always crawl on his belly, as the serpent. No Satan never became a snake, but he was a deceiver and his actions were as that of a snake.)
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.
(a fake phenomena, using magic, i.e. smoke and mirrors.)
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth;
(= Kenites = the sons of Cain, not real locusts, see next verse.)
and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
(Locusts destroy food for the year, this food is the truth, see Amos 8:11.)
4 And it was commanded to them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those men who have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
(= the Word of God. These wander off into the traditions of men. Cp. Matt. 18:8,9. Ezek. 9:4-6. Deception is planted in your forehead if you allow it. The seal of God protects you from Antichrist [= Satan] and his locust army [= the Kenites = the sons of Cain]. Only the two witnesses will be harmed, and they wont mind. The seal is the Holy Spirit within you. The seal is your protector. Remember, the seal of God is available to both the elect and those with free will; however, God expects more of the elect. Make Him proud.)
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months;
(The period of the locust is from May-September. Time shortened from 3 1/2 years, see Matt. 24:22.)
and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man.
(Tormented. Gr. basanizo, lit. to test [metals] by the touchstone, then to torture [not a physical torture but a mental one. See 11:10; 12:2 [pained]; 14;10; 20:10. See Matt. 8:29. Mark 5:7. Luke 8:28. "Torment" is specially connected with demons.)
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.
(Many people who have sat in church all their lives looking for this "Rapture" to take place, in an instant will fall to Satan. When they finally wake up to the fact that they were deceived by Satan, the shame will be great and on them. These are those deceived Christians taken out of season who will pray for the mountains to fall on them. They will seek death, but it will not come. The death of this physical life will be over, and then all will be in the spirit, or soul body.
Paul tells us in I Corinthians 15:50-52 how at Christ's return, at the last trump; all will be changed, in the twinkling [wink] of an eye to a incorruptible body. No friend, you can not die, but must face the Savior in shame. Ignorance is no excuse, even though your pastor taught you to climb on the first wagon [rapture] out of here. You had God's Word in your home and hand, and it is your responsibility.)
7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared for battle;
(Horses always symbolic of power.)
and on their heads were, as it were, crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
(I.e. gentle in appearance. See Joel 1:6.)
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
(They talk sweet but what they teach will tear your heart out.)
9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron,
(They looked religious but are hard and unfriendly.)
and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots with many horses running to battle.
(There will be a great number of them. Compare with real locust, i.e. the sound they make when swarming in flight.)
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stingers in their tails; and their power was to hurt men five months.
(How does the scorpion eat its food? it stings its victim to immobilize it. Then it regurgitates its digestive juices onto the victim because it has no stomach. Then the juices turn the victim into mush including their BACKBONE. Then and only then it eats its victim. A little graphic perhaps but I think it gets the point across. Satan's armies and lies will do this to you if you do not have God's truth in your forehead. He will cause you to wander to the point of perishing.)
11 And they had a king over them, the angel of the bottomless pit,
(The Destroying angel, the son of perdition - the only entity at this time which has been judged to perish [death] by God. See Ezek. 28 especially v.28 there.)
whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon,
(Translated means - wander away to perish: destruction. The "destruction" of Job 26:6; 28:22; 31:12. Ps. 88:11. Prov. 15:11; 27:20. Here personified as Abaddon and Apolyon, the "destroyer". Cp. Isa. 16:4. Jer. 4:7; 6:26. Dan. 8:24,25; 9:26; 11:44.)
but in the Greek tongue his name is Apollyon.
(= a destroyer. i.e to destroy fully [reflex. to perish, or lose], lit. or fig.)
12 One woe is past; and behold, there come two more woes hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which stands before God,
(The 4 horns are God's power, God is in control. That power is through knowledge from God's Word, and understanding those words written. It is through these words that you will get your ammunition to use on the spiritual battlefield that we are in, and your power is how you will use them.
God sent His prophets to warn us, and through them He tells us in detail what to expect so we will not be deceived. Now our power comes to life in putting that knowledge in our minds, and watching as God's word comes to life. We have been warned that Satan is coming as a minister of God.)
14 Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Loose the four angels who are bound in the great river Euphrates."
(The river Euphrates has always established the boundaries between Israel and Babylon. To understand how and where these bound angels come and are bound, let's go to the book of Jude.
Jude 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
These were the angels of Genesis 6:1-8, who came to earth, married the daughters of men, and were destroyed [bound] at the time of Noah's flood.
Jude 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
These who were put to remembrance were the Israelites who were brought out of Egypt, only to fall to the sin of idolatry while Moses was on Mount Sinai getting the commandments of God. Those who repented were not destroyed.
Jude 6 And these angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the Great day.
Following the flood of Noah; those angels were bound by God, and held on earth to be released at a latter time. That Time is the just before the "day of the Lord". Four in biblical numerics is the number representing earth; and it was on the earth these angels of Genesis 6, and Jude 6 are held. They are bound in chains, until they are released to do their final acts on earth. Their acts on earth were that committed in Sodom and Gomorrah, and giving themselves into homosexual acts. They will lead God's people into accepting those acts as a common way of life; and into believing God will accept this perversion. They will tell you it's okay because God is a loving God. However they over-look God as a just God, and condemning all sin. We see today that the world is going crazy over justifying this filthy sinful practice.)
15 And the four angels were loosed, who had been prepared for an hour and a day and a month and a year, to slay a third part of men.
(= one split second, a fixed point of time, not a period of duration. The four notes of time being under one article and one preposition show that the occasion is one particular moment appointed by God. Does this seam unfair? See Luke 10:18. What are you afraid of?)
16 And the number of the army of horsemen was two hundred thousand thousand, and I heard the number of them.
(This number represents all of Satan's forces. No, it's not the Chinese Army, but men of Satan's angelic forces.)
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and they that sat on them had 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.
(These are impostors. Remember that symbology is being used here, these are not literal creatures. The "fire" is representing a false truth, or a false religion. "Smoke" is used here to cover over and hide the truth of God's Word. The "Brimstone" is the final result to them that are taken in by those hoards of Sodomites. This locust army of Satan's angels will lead them to the ashes of their souls, in the lake of fire. "It is God that is the consuming fire." [Hebrews 12:29])
18 By these three was a third part of men killed
(= spiritually dead, not physically.)
by the fire and by the smoke and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
(= lies, deception, delusion.)
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 cause hurt.
(These are the Kenites = the sons of Cain.)
20 And the rest of the men, who were not killed by these plagues, yet repented not of the works of their hands,
(They are ignorant, they don't know any better.)
that they should not worship devils,
(A worship which is widespread over the whole world even at this hour, despite the Divine warnings. Distinguished from worship of idols.)
and idols of gold and silver, and brass and stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk;
21 neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries,
(Gr. pharmakeia, where we get our "pharmacy" We are not taking about good drugs which God gives us for healing. Its the ones that poison your mind [you want to fry your brain?] Satan and his workers will also poison your mind with lies. See 18:23. Gal. 5:20 [witchcraft].)
nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
(Why did they not repent? Because they did not know that they did anything wrong. They still thought they were walking with Jesus. We will see in the 13th chapter, and the eleventh verse, they think Satan is the Lamb slain, he looks like Jesus, he talks like they expect Jesus to talk, but Satan is a fake.
Remember, the key to understanding the events of the end times is found in the Churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia; They have the "key of David; they know who the "Kenites" are. Those who bring in the false doctrine. "They say they are of Judah or Christ [Jews] but are not." They are of Satan. They are in those churches that allow false doctrine, and they are the ones who cause the compromise of God's Word.)