These are my personal notes from Revelation class but you are free to print them out and use for your own study, and check it against your own Bible.
Revelation Chapter 9
5th Trumpet Revelation 9:1
A star falls (past tense) (had fallen from heaven)
Star called “him” to him was given the key to the bottomless pit
Star acts with intelligence (not a twinkle-twinkle)
Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!(Lucifer, oh Day star)
Satan King of the Fallen Angels
King of the angels
Given keys to the Abyss
The bottomless pit
Not hell of Lake of Fire
Angels being held there
Jude 1:6 And the 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.
Opened Bottomless pit Revelation 9:1-2
Worst of worst are released (by power of God)
Demons are fallen angels (These locked away for a long time)
It’s gonna be ugly! When all are released on the whole planet
In 1600’s Bubonic Plague 1 out of 4 died
(If you went back in time and said it was the fleas on the rats, they would not believe you, many do not believe the demons are real today)
If we say “demon activity” people call us crazy
Demons are at work today causing people to experience depression, emotional stress…
Eph 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
Eph 6:2 - Honour thy father and mother,.... This explains who parents are, and points at some branches of obedience due unto them; for they are not only to be loved, and to be feared, and reverenced, their corrections to be submitted to, offences against them to be acknowledged, their tempers to be bore with, and their infirmities covered; but they are to be honoured in thought, word, and gesture; they are to be highly thought of and esteemed; they are to be spoken to, and of, very honourably, and with great veneration and to be behaved to in a very respectful manner; and they are to be relieved, assisted, and maintained in comfortable way when aged, and in necessitous circumstances; and which may be chiefly designed. So the Jews explain כבוד, "the honour" due to parents, by, &c. מאכיל, "giving them food, drink", and "clothing", unloosing their shoes, and leading them out and in (x). Compare with this 1Ti_5:4; See Gill on Matthew15:4;~~Gill
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
(Much in our society is Demonic)
(world calls it syndromes or diseases)
Sun and Air Darkened by Smoke Revelation 9:3-4
Like a huge volcano
The smoke will cover the earth
Locusts come out of the smoke (demons)
Power like scorpions …STING
These are not your everyday common locusts
Not common scorpions
· They eat no vegetation/greenery
· Locusts have no king…these do
· Literal creatures and resembles lion, horse, scorpion,and a man.
· (These came from ….the pit)
· Objects of their torment…unbelieving mankind
· Loosed from the pit by satan himself…he is a hard task master
Death takes a holiday Revelation 9:5-6
· They won’t kill but will torment for 5 months ( hard hearts still following the source of their misery
· Sting and pain of a scorpion, very painful
· People will want to die but won’t be able to
· Satan still wants these hard hearts around fro the final battle
· Ezekiel 28:1-26 a matter of pride not intellect on satans part
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Mat 24:37-51
The church is already gone during this the above time mentioned…God is speaking to the Jews
Bizarre Grotesque Demons Revelation 9:7-10
Just plain unnatural and Demonic
Faces like men’s faces
The antennae like a woman’s hair
Teeth like that of a lion
5 long months of agony fro those who are attacked
by these demonic creatures
As we read these words there is a lesson for us NOW
We are in a spiritual battle NOW, put on your armor!
Stand and fight in prayer Christian.
And don’t forget who the real enemy is.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Adaddon-Apolloyon Revelation 9:11-12
Both mean destruction/destroyer
(Creation shows hierarchy from mankind down to ameba
Hierarchy in Angels and Demons as well)
Demon locusts have a king over them…this is not natural
The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands
Locusts king is angel over bottomless pit
Locusts king leads horde of locusts on invasion of earth for the first time in all of history
One woe is past
(You ain’t seen nothin’ yet)
End of the first woe
Mankind going through much pain and suffering
Five months worth of pain and suffering
Demons are released from the pit
But wait…there is more coming
6th Trumpet Revelation 9 13-14
· Golden altar speaks of prayer of the saints in chapter 8 of Revelation
· Command from Jesus…
· Loose the 4 angels (demons) in the River Euphrates
(This last command of judgment comes directly from Jesus)
Four Angels Released
· More judgment is coming
· These are extremely evil angels
· They have been locked up all this time
· Even kept away from the other demons as well as mankind
· (It is extreme mercy that these have been held back till now!)
· Euphrates River Rev 9:15-16
Euphrates River has been the boundary between east and west
· Seems a restraining influence has been keeping east and west apart.
(soon this restraining power will be no more)
· Napoleon said…”China is a sleeping giant and God pity the generation that wakes her”
Angels held captive for s specific number of HDMY
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
To the very precise moment in time God has held them back
(Their purpose is to kill 1/3 of all people)
1/3 already removed from planet in previous judgments
already seen ½ population killed
(Remember these people choose to be here at this time out of the hardness of their hearts against a loving God)
These days are shortened for the sake of the elect
Armageddon will be the first complete world war
Size of the army is 200,000,000
(China is boasting this now….read the end of the book…God has already won)
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Matthew 24:21-25
Here is what I saw Reve;ation 9:17-18
Remember John describes as best he can what it looked like to him
Breast plate of fire and jacinth
Some say tanks of robot soldiers
Remember this is demonic
Fire Smoke and Brimstone
· Literal fire smoke and Brimstone
· God literally destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah
· Open talk of homosexuality basically is accepted behavior planet wide today
These last days….
· However…This will come to an abrupt end
· This is the truth of the word of God…not made up reality
Unatural Revelation 9:19-21
(Demonic judgment and yet no repentance)
Demonic activity ruled over by satan
Still no repentance
John gives a list of sins not repented of…
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:
21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Idol Worship-Devil Worship
People will continue on with Business and usual
Science worshiped as God today
Sorceries: Phamakeion…drugs for pleasure
Looks like drugs are not controlled during the tribulation period
Remember mankind will be suffering greatly and be in great pain
Drugs and alcohol will be abused in hopes of any kind of relief
Fornication and Robbery
Sexual sin is rampant
Robbery is a way of life
Yet mankind will continue in sin in spite of judgment
(Drug and alcohol use makes one less inhibited)
If you don’t know Jesus and He doesn’t know you, then surrender your heart to him now, because you don’t want to be here when all of this begins.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. I John 5:13
Blessings and hope to see you in heaven one day, Grandma Ladybug