Revelation Chapter 9
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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.
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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Matthew Henry's Revelation Chapter 9 Bible commentary...
The fifth trumpet is followed by a representation of another star as falling from heaven and opening the bottomless pit, out of which come swarms of locusts. (1-12) The sixth trumpet is followed by the loosing of four angels bound in the great river Euphrates. (13-21)1-12 Upon sounding the fifth trumpet, a star fell from heaven to the earth. Having ceased to be a minister of Christ, he who is represented by this star becomes the minister of the devil; and lets loose the powers of hell against the churches of Christ. On the opening of the bottomless pit, there arose a great smoke. The devil carries on his designs by blinding the eyes of men, by putting out light and knowledge, and promoting ignorance and error. Out of this smoke there came a swarm of locusts, emblems of the devil's agents, who promote superstition, idolatry, error, and cruelty. The trees and the grass, the true believers, whether young or more advanced, should be untouched. But a secret poison and infection in the soul, should rob many others of purity, and afterwards of peace. The locusts had no power to hurt those who had the seal of God. God's all-powerful, distinguishing grace will keep his people from total and final apostacy. The power is limited to a short season; but it would be very sharp. In such events the faithful share the common calamity, but from the pestilence of error they might and would be safe. We collect from Scripture, that such errors were to try and prove the Christians, #1Co 11:19|. And early writers plainly refer this to the first great host of corrupters who overspread the Christian church.
13-21 The sixth angel sounded, and here the power of the Turks seems the subject. Their time is limited. They not only slew in war, but brought a poisonous and ruinous religion. The antichristian generation repented not under these dreadful judgments. From this sixth trumpet learn that God can make one enemy of the church a scourge and a plague to another. The idolatry in the remains of the eastern church and elsewhere, and the sins of professed Christians, render this prophecy and its fulfilment more wonderful. And the attentive reader of Scripture and history, may find his faith and hope strengthened by events, which in other respects fill his heart with anguish and his eyes with tears, while he sees that men who escape these plagues, repent not of their evil works, but go on with idolatries, wickedness, and cruelty, till wrath comes upon them to the utmost.
Trisha's Revelation Chapter 9 comment on 4/23/2013, 9:21pm...
christ died for your sins, but only when you repent- turning from your sinful ways and deciding to live the right way of life-christ's blood will wash away THOSE past sins. The whole world will experience god's WRATH on the day of the lord.ONLY his very elect will be taken to a place of safety ( not heaven) and those who REPENT during the tribulation will be protected.. everyone else will SUFFER....you can prove it from your bible....
Insight 777's Revelation Chapter 9 comment on 1/04/2013, 4:20am...
I think the key to the bottomless pit is a nuclear missile. The mushroom cloud darkens the sun. The locusts are warplanes = the F-22. Horses being symbolic for something ridden into battle. Teeth are symbolic for missiles that destroy. The fighter jet F-22 dome or "head" is infused with real gold and is gold color in photos. The faces are the pilots that are commanded to respond to the attack. They are to hit military machines or buildings only and not bomb the countryside or because nuclear was used against them, then they are to use nuclear missiles also. The hair as women could be describing the wires and tubes coming from the pilot breathing mask/helmet. The F-22 has a small stinger like portion in the back design of the plane or the stingers could be the fire from the jets. The four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates are the military air forces of Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran. They are bound because they all share the banks of the Euphrates River and they are bound because they are united in a common goal which is war.
Garyloyd's Revelation Chapter 9 comment on 12/08/2012, 5:02pm...
The locusts are preachers. Strong prepared men to preach you to antichrist, their king. They have fake crowns of gold and they look like men because they are men, super natural men, but men with soft long hair like a woman because they speak like sissy preachers that beg for money on t.v. and act so kind and loving but here instead of stealing your money. They have teeth that will rip your soul away and cause you to have spiritual death. The breastplates are the same as the Israel priest wore in the old days with the 12 stones for the 12 tribes. They ride in some pretty powerful vehicles and you'll see them coming. The scorpions when it stings has meaning of how a scorpion is, it has no digestive system, no stomach, it locks on to it's victim and shoots fluids into the prey it's going to eat turning the victims backbone to mush. In other words the victim in this case is in love with these super preachers and believe their lies being sucked into following antichrist. Not only the locust preachers that come with Satan but are earthly preachers follow them and the whole bunch start gathering people for death. It tells you a few times in this chapter how long it will be, a total of 5 months is the time period. It also gives Satanís name in Greek and Hebrew so there is no mistake. Just remember when you read the book of Revelation that most of the death up to the last 10 minutes is spiritual death by following a false god. Oh! He will look real as Christ and have power as if he were a god but is not our God. When our Christ returns with His power the war will last 10 minutes and Satan's head will be crushed a long all them that did not wait for the true Christ. When you see this one show up for his 2 and a half months of playing god, don't buy or sale and wait for the true Christ. The time has changed but the deeds and program are the same.
Thomas Buercklin's Revelation Chapter 9 comment about verse 20 on 10/22/2012, 9:16am...
Were the men which the four angels loosed by the sixth angel killed?
Mike's Revelation Chapter 9 comment about verse 6 on 10/22/2012, 12:36am...
Thank God Christ died for our sins, delivering is from the day of his wrath. We can't die for sins that have been already died for.
Jacque's Revelation Chapter 9 comment on 4/27/2012, 6:24pm...
If you want answers .. Look for a book called "Preach It" by Mark Baughman.
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.
The "locusts like unto horses" vs 7 . were airplanes and the "hair like the hair of women" vs 8 is the jet streams left from the passing of jet planes. The "stings in there tails" vs 10. were bombs from airplanes that will bring fire,bombs of poisons, and bombs to bring explosions, this will last for 5 months .. this is from Mark Baughmans book called "Preach It" .. order it !! It has Doctrinal Sermons - Evangelistic Sermons And Prophecy Sermons. This will open anyone up to the Truth and whats to come. We are in the ~end times~ I believe that ! And so should you .. So Get this book and follow after it .. you will find out how to receive salvation, and that's though Acts 2:38 .. Let me add Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.
Susan Dalton's Revelation Chapter 9 comment about verse 7 on 3/03/2012, 8:45pm...
"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." (Revelation 9:7)
These locusts come out of the bottomless pit. Other places in Revelation the lake of fire is described as "a lake of fire burning with brimstone." Brimstone being another word for sulphur.
The bottomless pit is described in 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 were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit."
Later we see these locusts "and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold..." I found something interesting. I'm not saying anything more than I found it interesting. When the bottomless pit is opened smoke arose out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace, and these locusts came out of this smoke. They have "as it were crowns like gold on their head."
Look up "sulphur" and look at the structure of the cyclcooctasulfur molecule.
I just found that to be very interesting.
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