Chapter 9

CHAPTER 9
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.
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.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
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.
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
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.
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
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.
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
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.
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.
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.
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.

The depths of hell have been opened through the 5th trumpet judgment, but by whom? It is interesting what happens when you search in Google for stars fallen from heaven. I had not expected to poetically associate this term with the birth of a child. Little astonishment caused the movie trailer of Laura’s Star, who lost a point after falling on earth. This closely resembles the battered pentagram threshold of Goethe’s Faust, who wanted by this way to charm demons, just as many witches and wizards do, but virtually opened the door for Mephisto.

Overshadowed from the largest obelisk of the world, Washington D.C. shows the same hidden secret from above, in the streetscape designed from French Freemason Charles L’Enfante http://www.bob-wonderland.supanet.com/Washington3.jpg where you can spot the left open pentagram just as easily as in the logo of the U.S. Bible television station www.Daystar.com. The Daystar or morning star in Isaiah 14, 12 is entitled in Latin with Lucifer (light-bearer), whereby we arrived alighted on Satan’s fall. As a pale imitation, he can’t blaze original, own light. Instead he spreads darkness in a deceiving reflection in the morning sky, just like bright Venus.

The ninth chapter of Revelation describes the outbreak of hell on earth. Sun and air were darkened after the star fell from heaven and has received the key to the bottomless pit. The horror show to fall in an infinite depth was clearly distributed in unending space movies, but that does not strike us, really?
From a scientific point of view the entrance of meteorites in our atmosphere would galvanise not only Laura and other children in their bedrooms, instead of enchanting them by watching glowing shooting stars on TV. For woe, when the interplanetary rocks enter the earth with a huge bang that causes a catastrophic devastation as happened 1908 in the Siberian Tungaska event. Huge craters all over the earth and the moon with record diameters of 200 to 2000 km are memorials that should call us to more humility, despite of thinking that we can control the worlds course in our Climate Change Conferences.

All the proud shall be humbled. Isaiah 5, 14 & 15 describes even how the mouth of hell is enlarged to swallow them down. A similar occurrence happens with the death desiring people who have not the seal of God on their heads. Five month took their agony which was announced by the trumpet of the fifth angel. How on earth is the number 5 (Penta) taken in context with the pit of the abyss (Hades)? It’s not a joke that in witches coven, which aim at star and moon circles to meet at cemeteries, where pentagrams are drawn on the ground, with five burning candles or even with fresh sacrificial blood, to best summon the spirits. If one or the other demon can not be banned in the circle, so that they sting sly as a scorpion in the night, Goethe’s famous Sorcerer’s Apprentice would vindicate in “the spirits that I called up will now not let me go.”

Out of darkness ascending locusts, who are prepared for battle like horses and cause agonizing pain like a poison injecting scorpion, are in my opinion a picture for demonic powers. Menacing, they bare one’s lion teeth in hiding themselves behind beautiful woman’s hairs and men’s faces, while they adorn themselves with victory and ruler crowns. A proof of this suggestion is the name of their leader, because he is called Abaddon (destruction) and Apollyon (destroyer); a perfect name for Satan: the thief who comes to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10, 10).

The largest by human hands induced natural destruction on earth was caused by the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An enormous, cooling-off fireball tore after a huge explosion, like a volcano, ash and dust in a mushroom cloud of smoke up to 13 km into the air. 1945 War and Freemason President Harry Truman challenged to surrender in threatening further blows: “The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East…If they do not now accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.”

Receiving the Japanese capitulation document in an act of surrender on his battleship USS Missouri, General Douglas MacArthur dreamt a few days later of a better future. Embracing the highest moral laws, the victor wanted to built together with the defeated nation a better world of human dignity. Fraternised ex-CIA Secret Service Chief George H. W. Bush senior wanted to achieve this unifying goal after the end of the cold war 1990 with the proclamation of a necessary NWO (new world order). As elected Commander-in-Chief he added 1991 in agreement that the atomic bombings have saved millions of lives. The U.S. president never apologized to the Japanese civilian population for the mass murder (about 200,000 dead), in the same manner as his predecessors. Since according to the own written school and history books, a long-running invasion would have caused up to 20 million victims. In fact, millennium old history teaches again and again that in wars the homes of ordinary, innocent people have been burned, and women were murdered with their children, as if the smoke of hell would have ascended into heaven. Responding to this, the calculated all time number of the army that kills a third of the people is 200 million.

The second woe is not a beautiful revelation of Jesus Christ, the Rock of Ages and the one, who was, and is, and is to come. The stone (Petros) on which the church was built writes in 2 Peter 3, 7-10: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

In a parallel passage to Revelation 9 and as a warning of the day of the Lord the prophet Joel gives similar descriptions in the Old Testament. In his first chapter in the natural a devastating plague of locusts breaks out. Like a nation with lion teeth they devour everything fertile so that all joy leaves the children of men. After the misery the central theme of chapter 2 is the call to repentance and to rend your heart.
It is noteworthy that the ravaging army of devouring fire and burning flames was sent from the Lord to execute his word. Thereby the Garden of Eden transforms into a dry desert, as it can be seen in the following article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31890377/ns/weather/t/iraq-drought-continues-sandstorms-worsen/

Despite all the adverse circumstances God is still under control. Needless to say, the Omniscient is not in need of human advisers to achieve his goals. Hereinafter is described how even fallen angels accomplish his plan and his judgments. So, the great river Euphrates, that is repeatedly described in Genesis, is the place where the four angels were tied, until they are loosed from the angel with the 6th trumpet.

A matching strange prophetic sign Jeremiah was committed to do at the behest of the Lord. In obedience he went to hide his unwashed linen girdle in a crevice on the Euphrates (Jeremiah 13, 4), which was later profitable for nothing. The interpretation for this was that the Lord would destroy the pride of his disobedient people, because they have followed other gods and have rejected his covenant. Painful consequences of this tragic history was the multiple capture of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, the destruction of the Temple in 586 BC, and the subsequent Babylonian exile.
Psalm 137 is an expression of the humiliation that the children of Zion had to suffer during the 70-year captivity in Babylon. By the way, the rivers of Babylon were long before Boney M. already mentioned in an oratorio by Georg Friedrich Handel, in which the deflection of the river Euphrates by the Persian king Cyrus is thematised. Belshazzar is the English name of the successful Handel opera and wicked descendant of Nebuchadnezzar, who paid for the desecration of the temple vessels with the immediate loss of his power, his city, and his life (Belshazzar’s Feast and the Writing on the Wall – Daniel Chapter 5). The fall of the spiritual Babylon and the struggle with the New Jerusalem is described in one flow in Revelation of which we shall hear more.

With one voice the souls of the martyrs spoke at the opening of the fifth seal, how long it will take until their shed blood is avenged on those who dwell on the earth. Again, a voice sounded from the heavenly altar, at the blowing of the 6th trumpet, which released the four angels to kill a third of mankind. Parallels in the Old Testament to the four horns of the altar can be found already in the first book of Kings. Out of fear, and to protect themselves from King Solomon’s anger, Adonijah and Joab were holding the horns of the altar of burnt offering in the temple to avoid their death sentence. A person who killed another one unintentionally could seek the Lord’s asylum to find rest before his blood avengers in a city of refuge (Exodus 21, 13 and Deuteronomy 4, 42). For the altar, on which were sacrificed countless animals, is the symbolic spot for the atonement of our sins. And what elevated location of peace reveals the place of the skull – Golgotha – in our minds? Exactly there, where the Lamb of God was crucified, every sinner forever finds comfort, security, and peace, also this doesn’t affect the heads of many mocking people.

So the misery that started in chapter 6 continues its course. At the opening of the fourth seal the fourth part of the earth was killed and now allegorical one-third was hit. The seals, trumpets, and bowls of wrath are interwoven with each other and shouldn’t be seen in their spiritual meaning in a strictly chronological way, since in contrast John had to write down the sequence of his visions step by step up to the end. Hour, day, year, and month can stand for a time that is always repeated. The rider on the fiery red horse forces people to slay each other and the same do the demons / fallen angels in chapter 9. Twice ten thousand times ten thousand is not necessarily a description of an army of 200 million, but for the death struggle of man against man and legion against legion, which swept across the entire history of mankind.
Unfortunately, we are too stupid to realize that the invisible forces behind everything are riding on us. But how can we attack the armoured horsemen and how can we defend ourselves? They are protected by fire, smoke, and sulphur which reminds me of the smell of Sodom and Gomorrah. If only ten righteous would have been found there, the city would have been spared due to the intercession of Abraham. Then, only Lot and his daughters were rescued. The wages of sin is death, but the world and especially our leaders still don’t want to hear the message of repentance and upcoming disaster. Thus, the mockery about a few preachers of righteousness in the lineage of Noah is great. The royal lion heads with their wide open mouths entail serpents that are also bitchy biting with their mind centres. As a result, we should not think that we can apprehend everything clearly, for the whole show is still heavily obscured by smoke, as an image of the invisible occult world.

The main problem in the end is that the incorrigible people make constantly different idols of the invisible, from which they don’t want to turn away, although they bring evil upon them (are we still dancing around the golden calf today?). Real blessing was promised to the people of God, if they stay faithful towards the Invisible who had delivered them from captivity. As covenant served the two tablets of the ten commandments, which regulated the behaviour toward God and fellow beings. Jesus simplified in Luke 10, 27: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself”

Whoever wants to make himself an enemy of the God of the Bible and refuses his son as master, will be intentionally or not a child of the devil, because God’s wrath remains on him (John 3, 19 & 36). The successors of the prince of this world can not leave their murders (i.e. abortion – according to Psalm 139 God has already formed and recognised us in our mother’s womb), and their magic practices joined with the occult and drugs, and their adulteries, but also any kind of fornication (i.e. extramarital intercourse, pornography, prostitution, incest, legalised sodomy), and sexual excesses (the public citation of Romans 1, 23-31 already led to imprisonment or detention by gay policemen, for the current tolerance thinking forbids Christians to believe and spread God’s word what is truly intolerant), and their thefts, as they have always done.

Do not be among these stiff-necked, hard-hearted, and rebellious people. Therefore, God’s people rejoice in the new change of perspective to good powers in chapter 10.

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