Ep15-Revelation chapter 9 – relating to 2020 – by Dr John Barnett
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Revelation chapter 9 and I’m going to read all 21 verses then the fifth angel sounded and I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth to him was given the key to the bottomless pit and he opened the bottomless pit and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace so the Sun in the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit and out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth and to them was given power as the Scorpions of the earth have power they were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth or any green thing or any tree but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads and they were not given authority to kill them but to torment them for five months their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man and those days men will seek death and will not find it they will desire to die and death will flee from them the shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle and their heads were crowns of something like gold and on their faces were like the faces of man they had hair like women’s hair and their teeth were like lion’s teeth and they had breastplates like breastplates of iron and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many of horses running into battle they had tails like scorpions and there were stings in their tails and their power was to hurt men five months and they had as king over them the Angel of the bottomless pit whose name in Hebrew is abadan but in Greek he has the name apollyon one woe is past behold still two more woes are coming after these things then the sixth angel sounded and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet released the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates so the four angels who had been prepared for the hour and the day and the month and year were released to kill a third of mankind now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million I heard the number of thus I saw the horses in the vision those who sat on them had breastplates of fire II read hyacinths blue and sulphur yellow and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions and out of their mouths came fire smoke and brimstone by these three plagues a third of mankind was killed by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths for their powers in their mouths and in their tails for their tails are like serpents having heads and with them they do harm but the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands that they should not worship demons and idols of gold silver brass stone and wood which can neither see nor hear nor walk and they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or of their sexual immorality or their thefts very sobering portion of God’s worthless file together Oh Lord we pray that tonight you would bless your word how we pray that you’re living an abiding Word of God will be ministering to us through your spirit tonight we have heard of the helps and great blessing you’ve poured out on us as we are a spiritual reproducing Church we’re a church have committed members of the body of Christ who are serving the body who are seeking your glory we thank you for the challenges we thank you for the adversities that we face as a church if everything was smooth if we had too much and had no need we would not need to cry out to you we would not need to sacrifice thank you for giving us a privilege to sacrifice again and invest in your church you have told us that all that we invest in your church we are laying at your feet and it will last forever when this building is destroyed in the tribulation time when all of the decay that’s going to encompass this world makes this place in this city in this state in this country just a vapor of the past every bit of work every penny that was given every hour that was invested in this place will be multiplied a hundredfold and will last forever and so we willingly offer ourselves first to you and to your ministry into your service and then we offer our treasures and how we pray that as we look at how the world is going to end that we would say before this time comes we want to lay up our treasures in heaven so give us wisdom how to do that open your word make it a blessing to our hearts tonight we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus amen the history of our planet the planet Earth may well be traced by the wars our fellow humans have so often fought it was babbling the first conquered on a global way and I wonder how many peace loving boys and their dads perish to fill the coffers of their kings then the Assyrians and Persians and Greek armies showed blood broken bodies and death across the face of the earth in cold calculated and cruel efficiency the Romans fought in one the world that we know today in more modern times the 13th century inhabitants of Asia were mesmerized by the cons and the Mongol Empire was carved across continents leaving an estimated 40 million people in its path five hundred years later Napoleon ravaged Europe for 20 years with a death toll of nearly 5 million as his blind are his armies blindly followed him most vividly that strange little man who hypnotized some of the most sophisticated and civilized cultures of the planet and two becoming the barbaric butchers of humanity as we think of Hitler as he threw his plans inspired by demons caused upwards of 50 million to die on this planet with six million of them being gassed butchered and murdered the promised people the Jews those pages are dark ones in history but far more worse are those to come armies that dwarf all whichever March they’re poised even as we speak and in a moment known only to God the ultimate weapon the angels of doom by the hundreds of millions will be unleashed needing no weapons no food no vehicles no rest these cosmic warriors are unstoppable and deadly in their way will fall more than all the wars have ever killed in an all will happen in just a brief moment of time all that and yet the earth dwellers will miss the message they will turn their backs on God they will worship themselves and the demons that enslave them in cruel hatred and lust in Revelation 9 we discover the judgment of Jesus as he opens the abyss of Horrors and judges the hardened and unrepentant sinners the fifth trumpet starts in the first two verses and in the fifth trumpet we have the first preview of Hell the first preview of hell is endless darkness as the ninth chapter opens we find John introducing us to the dreadful realm of the fallen spirits and their abode which the Bible calls the abyss this bottomless pit is often mentioned in God’s Word not only here in chapter 9 but also in chapters 11 and twice in chapter 20 it is the holding tank of punishment for the fallen angels the demons the Beast the false prophet and Satan every time the Bible describes the location of this place it always calls it down in the depths of the earth the center of the earth if all of these are to be taken literally then God has designed an impregnable fortress that holds the most fearsome creatures existing anywhere in the universe and it happens to be located beneath our feet down on this planet these spirit beings of the highest magnitude of evil are leftovers from Satan’s rebellion Jude our Lord’s brother tells us that some were trying to corrupt the human race so that the promised seed of the woman which is Jesus according to genesis 3:15 could never come and because of their work in trying to destroy the human race God put them in this pit others seem to be key leaders of Satan’s forces and they were held back and not allowed to serve Satan until chapter 9 the abyss or the bottomless pit is only an intermediate step before the final abode of the Prince of Darkness and all of his followers we’ll meet that place called the lake of fire or Gehenna or hell the final place of terror in chapter 20 Jesus spoke so often in his warning scattered throughout the Gospels the fallen Lucifer is given permission we see in verses 1 and 2 he is the star remember it says Jesus said in the gospel I saw a star fall from heaven that was Satan also we see in chapter 12 he’s cast down to earth but he falls down and to him has given the key to this bottomless pit he does not have the authority to release these demons until it’s branded to him by God and so with that permission Satan opens the dungeon of demons and loses the legions of terror the second preview of Hell starts in verse 3 not only is Hell a place of endless darkness but hell is also a place of relentless terror there is a shaft that leads downward and it is unlocked now where that shaft is we only know it’s near the river euphrates it’s interesting that this river is near the place that one of the heads of the rivers that came from the area around the Garden of Eden but when that pit is opened the smoke of the pit it says in verse 3 if you notice there it says this out of the smoke the locusts came and it comes out like the smoke of a furnace it billows out of the darkness unleashing the pent-up fury of hell with the most destructive imagery known to man John describes these creatures as locusts no plate was nor feared in the ancient world because locusts were such relentless destroyers a swarm of locusts marches I’m talking about the insects on earth which is what John thought these things look like those little insects can eat several times their weight their body weight every day a locust with his colleagues form a gregarious marching band 10 miles wide 10 miles long and they consume at a rate of 250 feet an hour everything in their pathway it’s interesting though that the Scriptures give us six different name for locust and that’s why John calls these monsters in three is coming out of the pit locus because the Hebrew word for them is so interesting they’re called Gaza in Hebrew or Shearer’s which portrays the machine-like destructive path or the sheared off living plants in the wake of these monsters also the same little creatures are called the are bell or the swarmers and that refers to the innumerable hordes that darken the sky in the ancient world locusts would come as a black cloud now they’ve come in the modern world – there’s the locust plague that lasted 12 years from 1922 to 1934 in central Africa that caused a famine and destroyed everything that was growing in Africa for 12 years of successive waves of grasshoppers you read about that the National Geographic they even have pictures of them just like monsters swarming thirdly the third Hebrew word for these creatures the literal insects is haasil which is hebrew word which means finisher that speaks of the devastating aftermath of all green plants finished off by the army as it passes over at 250 feet an hour a fourth word is Salam or the annihilators that’s another glimpse of how those who saw these hordes describe their work they annihilated everything in their path the fourth word is har gow in Hebrew which means the gallop er which notes incredible speed of destruction as they pour out unstoppably destroying the face of the earth the last word is Tetzel au which is literally the word creek er which reminds us that locusts are ominously heard creaking toward you long before they’re seen – the people that lived in the ancient world who dreaded these they would say the shearing swarming finishing annihilating galloping creaking army was coming toward them well that’s what God sends only demonically look at verse 5 they were not given authority to kill the humans but to torment them for five months it’s interesting the whole lifecycle of a grasshopper last five months that’s from eggs through a mature adult that’s munching its way 250 feet an hour the time limit God gives his creature therefore these demonic ones is the same as the normal life size of a physical locus it’s also interesting that this plague flooding the earth with these horrible creatures lasts as long as the flood waters that God sent of literal waters to destroy all of humanity which also was for five months in Genesis 8 then they are swept back presumably where they came from down into the pit and God closes the pit for these horrible creatures that are creeping across the earth do any of its tormented inhabitants turn in sorrow to their creator it’s not clear but we do know that God awaits any that will listen to join the white robe multitude we saw in Chapter 7 also look at verse 7 of chapter 9 it says that the shape of these locusts was like horses prepared for battle John is grasping for any words to describe the demon monsters he sees they seemingly fly like locusts they gallop around like horses they carry a venomous sting like scorpions they look somewhat human with hair they bite with the sharpness of a lion horrible and ghastly they do great damage to humanity look at verse 11 they had as a king over them the Angel of the bottomless pit whose name in Hebrew is abadan but in Greek he has the name apollyon at the front of this army stands apollyon the destroyer destruction leading most the most horrible assault and mankind ever launched is this destroyer himself he who defected from the very holy presence of God to decay into the murderous liar and hear the truth is the chief officer of the devil or perhaps even it is Satan himself we can’t tell from this weather Satan is leading this army or if he actually has a general that is known as the destroyer who is also a demonic creature of falling into like Satan but Jesus said Satan only wants to steal God’s blessings in fact the absolute contrast to this passage is seen in John 10:10 if you want to turn there look at something else John said as he quotes our Lord Jesus Christ and the gospel of john the fourth gospel and remember john wrote not only the gospel of john but the three epistles of John and the revelation and there’s great insight into seeing what John says another book the look at John 10:10 as a stark contrast to this point in the revelation it says in chapter 10 verse 10 the thief does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy when Satan is allowed to do what he wants to do on this planet he steals the the joy of humanity he destroys life as we know it and he kills human beings and takes them to the pit to spend eternity with him but look at the end of verse 10 jesus said I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly jesus says the contrast couldn’t be greater Satan offers to steal everything you have that’s worthwhile to destroy anything that’s of any value and to kill you and when you think about it what is Satan offer he robs people of true joy in the autism just emptiness in his place he destroys their virtue he destroys their purity destroys anything of any value and if they follow that path long enough it leads to death but jesus said if you’ll come to me I will give you life and I will give you life and the word abundantly means it just won’t stop overflowing that’s what Jesus offers back to Revelation 9 we’re going to look at the final section in Revelation 9 starting in verse 12 because with the piercing blast of the sixth trumpet the horror of chapter 9 intensifies as if it could get any worse now the four angels of punishment as the Jews often in their commentaries described God having are released behind them comes the mounted Calvary of Hell now the final glimpse into hell we have now is a place of endless darkness and horrible torments but it’s also the place of the hopelessness of eternal death and that’s what we see in this last section verses 12 to 21 the Calvary of Hell speaks of of these creatures we’re not just too sure whether God has created them in the past to wait there whether he creates them on the spot whether these are holdovers from the period of the flood we don’t know and and what’s interesting is that if you read very closely this is not the Chinese army and this is not the Japanese in Indian army it’s not the Pakistani army all that stuff’s really neat and I know that they built a road across the Himalayas but you know what there is no army on earth that can be like this there’s no army on earth that comes out of a pit and so even though one dear friend came up to me couple weeks ago and he said man you know what I’ve heard revelation all my life and you are not telling us that these are cobra helicopters and Huey’s and and you know heat-seeking Sam missiles and I said yeah that’s because I have 1200 commentaries and I’ve read all the silly stuff from the 1930s that they all wrote that they said this was and I’m not going to even venture into saying any of that silly stuff because it’ll all change but what we do know is that these are released creatures that have been prepared verse 15 for an hour in a day in a month and their release that means God is holding them back that’s why it’s not the Chinese army even though they boasted an army of 200 million it is some type of spirit infernal ban because even the descriptions defy any human connotation because he’s saying they’re like that like that like that but he can’t understand them Jesus suffered at mankind’s hands on a hill called Calvary now all of mankind who will not look to him are slaughtered by Satan’s Calvary Jesus Calvary was a lone man on a hill suffering for the sins of mankind Satan’s Calvary is 200 million demon warriors that will kill a third of mankind Jesus came to give life abundant Satan comes to steal and to kill and to destroy a great contrast the commanders of destruction are unshackled with all the thousands of years of malignancy they cultivated us they have been chained in the darkness in this planet causes them to as a death wave pour out on the planet Earth in their wake these two hundred million warriors kill one out of three humans the planet becomes one vast graveyard as people succumb to these monsters and they’re consuming flames as they are suffocated by the clinging smoke as they are poisoned by the caustic sulfuric emissions and if you look at this verse 18 by these three plagues a third of mankind was killed the fire people are to death the smoke they suffocate the brimstone they are eaten by the caustic Nisour this brimstone of this sulfuric type of stuff but why is it the river Euphrates you notice that it says that at the end of verse 14 they’re bound at the great river Euphrates what’s the significance well it was near the river Euphrates in Genesis 3 that Satan began his insidious assault remembered started back there the Garden of Eden by the river Euphrates and there it’s that the first murder was committed as abel fell at Cain’s hands in chapter 4 of Genesis it’s also by the river Euphrates the first rebellion was organized against God at the Tower of Babel so this is the historic place of Satan’s evil look at verse 17 as these creatures are armored by the fires of hell they are blazing red like a fiery furnace they’re the color of smoky blue as if a blazing smoke coming out of this pit they have the brightness of yellow like the color of burning sulfur and like that they charge from the pit not relentlessly plotting across the planet like their predecessors did for five months rather these 200-million scream out galloping their deadly pestilence to the far corners of the globe with heads like roaring lions with tails like venomous serpents breathing fire like their leader the dragon himself they quickly plunge countless humans made in God’s image into a godless hopeless eternal death look at verse 20 what is the lesson that mankind learns well it says the rest of mankind the two-thirds that are still alive who were not killed by these plagues did not repent it’s interesting that God has always had the same salvation message someone asked me about that this morning what does he call us to do repent therefore and be converted repent and believe the gospel repent repent what does he ask for in the tribulation hour no less repent will they know they will not repent and the changes that are made in response to this judgement of God Arnon in the lives of planet Earth Jesus and mercy has spared two-thirds of humanity but they respond no better than those in hell in fact when Jesus described those in hell he says seven times that they are gnashing their teeth that is a response of hard-heartedness people in hell even in hell are still gnashing their teeth against God you see they wouldn’t bother their knee while they were alive and breathing and they will not bow their knee other than the force bowing at the judgment seat they will not bow even in hell because they are gnashing their teeth at God gnashing implies the hatred of unrepentant hearts poured out at God’s judgment well what is it that they would not repent I see several things it says that they would not repent of their works of their hands that’s godlessness they still willfully push the creator out of their minds and still these terrified earth dwellers worship the works of their hands and they worship demons and idols I want you to know that wherever idols are worship even in churches today those are demons when that Idol gives deliverance from whatever is prayed for it is a demon that’s providing that deliverance God does not operate through idols and whether it’s the Far Eastern oriental or the American Indian idols or even the idols of religious American churchgoers those are demons that they’re worshiping and the idols of gold and silver and brass and stone and wood can neither see nor hear in our walk secondly not only is it godlessness the removal of God but it’s callousness they are murdering even when people are dying by the thousands and millions and hundreds of million people are still murdering one another callousness of heart thirdly mindlessness it says that they would also not repent of their sorceries the word is pharmakeia literally means drugging it means mindlessness because of drugs and drugs are not from the 60s and 70s and 80s drugs have been around through all time and there has always been a group of people who relied on the effects of drugs on their minds much like we see so much of our population today and in this horrible hour with the message of God calling the world to repentance the people are still mindlessly following their drug-induced stupor and sorceries fourthly it says there’s sexual immorality and during this time period of judgement all the evil of perversion which is unchecked by the righteous influence of the preaching of God’s Word causes licentiousness to abound and finally it says the last word there in verse 21 and also there’s a lawless nasai meanwhile everything is burning and while these locust creatures are killing everybody they’re going in and looting the homes of the people that got killed they’re still stealing to the end they are godless they are mindless they are callous they are like sensuous and they are lawless well what’s a good ending for this I mean this is about as low as you can get let’s look at 2nd Peter chapter 3 just back up it’s very close to where we were and this is most important if you kind of got lost fine 2nd Peter okay it goes 1st 2nd 3rd John Jude revelations 2nd Peter is just before 1st John so just go back 5 books and you’ll be there from revelation and I just like to underline again in your minds the 5 lessons Peter said I’m just going to read them I’m not going to comment on them and this is what he says in 2nd Peter chapter 3 starting in verse 10 ok I’ll read the verse and just make a little comment on each verse okay not in-depth but the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night and that’s what’s going to happen the world’s not going to expect this in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise the elements will melt with fervent heat both the earth and the works ernet will be burned up this nice building and our addition everything our homes everything’s going to be gone number 1 the Lord says keep alert he said it’s going to come like a thief in the night know about that therefore verse 11 since all these things will be dissolved what manner of persons ought we to be in holy conduct and godliness did you know when you read all this judgment it should make us want to live in a holy way conduct ourselves in light of eternity deploy ourselves for God keep alert we have the greatest opportunity of all time there are not demon hordes stinging people right now we can still talk to them we can still read the scriptures to them look at verse 12 secondly not only should we keep alert secondly we should build fireproof lives it says we should look for in hastening the coming of the day of God how do we hasten the day of the coming of God Jesus is going to come the instant the last one that’s going to become a part of his church gets saved you know every time I kneel with someone just a couple weeks ago I was able to kneel down and lead a young man to the Lord Jesus Christ and when I got down I said I just stayed on my knees for a second and listened because I expected maybe he would be the last one that needed to get saved before Jesus would call this church out you want to hasten heaven lead people to Christ as soon as the last one that’s gonna come to Christ get saved God’s going to take us all out of here the last member of the church you might get to lead them to Christ hasten the day of Christ when the heavens will be dissolved being on fire and the elements will melt with fervent Heat nevertheless verse 13 says according to his promise look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells build fireproof lives don’t live just for what’s right here it’s going to pass away build fireproof thirdly verse 14 says therefore beloved look forward to these things he says look up develop an expectant life verse 17 therefore beloved since you know beforehand beware lest you fall from your own steadfastness and are led away in other words study the book don’t don’t be caught short when Christ comes remember the Virgin’s were blessed that were that were ready they had their lamps all trimmed and bright in Christ parable and finally verse 18 but grow in the Grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we should obey Jesus keep alert vs.10 11 build fireproof lives 12 and 3 team look up verse 14 study the book verse 17 and obey Jesus that’s the key to how to get ready for the end the key to how to live every day of our life amen .
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