The 5th Trumpet of Revelation
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.
word "fall" used
here should be "fallen"
(See note on verse 1 in the
Companion Bible). In other words, John now
sees a star "which had
fallen" from heaven, previously
in the world that then was (the age of the dinosaurs), i.e. the first earth age be given
the key to the bottomless pit!
Satan is given the key to the bottomless pit!
What is the
bottomless pit? A pit is a something with which everyone is
familiar, a hole in ground for instance, that you can look down into.
(Keep in mind, however, that there are some who can't tell the
difference between their donkey and a hole in the ground. Fortunately,
our Father uses many different analogies so that perhaps one will "ring
a bell" up there.) However, when you look into the pit described here
there is no end in sight, for it is so deep it has no bottom, hence the
term "bottomless". This Picture in your mind is to graphically
illustrate the depth of the state of degradation to which the one who
is in the pit
has fallen, i.e. Satan. He has fallen
to a depth so far
down and isbecome so infinitely low that you cannot get any lower.
Now, let's see what happens when
the bottomless pit is opened.
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.
first thing out of the pit is so great a cloud of smoke (read
deception) that you can't see any truth
anywhere. Everything is
dark. And what is causing this humongous smoke screen of deception?
there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was
given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
You mean insects?
now you're off track again! Back to paragraph one of this
is the "Picture"
that our Father would have us see
in our "minds eye"
representing the terrible devastation
wrought upon the minds and souls of men and women by the "children of
you can't "see" a lie. And you can't see it
devour someone's chance to see the truth.
we are talking about the enemies of God and "Seeing" an analogous
"Picture" of them. They
are like a bunch of insects, i.e. locusts,
scorpions, etc. Are they to be feared?
Jesus Christ has given His own His Two-edged Sword, remember? And along
with it, the POWER of it, i.e. the power to wield it! Here's
has to say about creepy, crawly snakes and insects, i.e. low life
creatures, Satan's own.
I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all
the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Squish! They're gone! Bye!
you can see you can just tread on these venomous insects with the
gospel armour boots and save the Sword for the fire breathing dragon,
to cut off his head! "I just can't wait for the opportunity", I say, as
I polish my gospel armour. "Let that old dragon out the pit!"
here's another key to remember to help understand "Pictures" more
fully, shall we say to a deeper level. The Holy Spirit in giving us
these Pictures doesn't just arbitrarily pick the symbols He uses. There
is a purpose and a meaning contained in the selection. So if we learn
the characteristics of the symbols we can better understand what is
Let's start with the scorpion. Here's a link, one
of many, where you can go to learn how the scorpion takes its prey.
learn that scorpions are nocturnal, i.e. creatures of the night. They
love darkness. That certainly fits! And here's a paragraph from this
website describing the venom which, guess what?, affects the nervous
system of its victims. Hmmmmm!
what of the locusts? We don't even need to research
the worldwide web
for this one. We can go to the Book of Joel, which we will later, and
to Exodus, where God's two witnesses, Moses and Aaron, were sent to
Pharaoh. Here we see locusts used in one of the judgments poured out,
where we "See" the physical type set forth.
venom of scorpions is used for both prey capture and defense. Scorpion
venoms are complex mixtures of neurotoxins (toxins which affect the
victim's nervous system) and other substances; each species has a
Those locusts were
sent by God just as we will read in Joel that these
locusts in Revelation are also sent by, controlled by, God. Why? For
the same reason the plagues were brought upon Egypt... "So that they
may know that the Lord God Almighty doth reign supreme in both heaven
Tell your generations and their
generations until the last
generation (of sons and daughters) is here, which is the generation
all these things He has foretold us shall be fulfilled (Mat. 24:34). And
He has foretold us all things, the details of which He told us through
His prophets: Mark 13:23
"But take ye
heed: behold, I have foretold you all things."
ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and
their children another generation.
(If you have studied
the Parable of the Fig Tree which Christ
commanded us to do in Mat. 24 and Mark 13, then you are one of those
know that "final generation", the one which would not pass
before Christ returns, began on May 15, 1948, when the fig tree was
in the land of Judea when the UN gave sanction to the State of Israel!
Yes, there will be Baby Boomers who shall see all these things
the way, if your father
or one of your forefathers has broken this commandment of God in Joel
to tell your children His words contained herein, then YOU get busy
His Word and learn the truth and restart the process with your children.
John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my
When our Father uses an analogy of a
person, or an animal,
or a place, or a thing, we are supposed to understand the
of that person, place, or thing in order to gain a more in-depth
of that which He would have us know. Therefore we need to know at least
the basics of what locusts are and how they behave and especially how
eat since that is what verse four describes them doing in Four
Stages. You can learn about locusts from an encyclopedia or by going to
credible websites such as: http://daff.gov.au/animal-plant-health/locust/about/australia/biology
That which the
palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust
left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left
hath the caterpiller eaten.
Below are some excerpts from the websites listed
are insects belonging to the order Orthoptera. They are identical in
to grasshoppers with which they share the family Acrididae. The only
between the two types of insects is that locusts can exist in two
behavioural states (solitary and gregarious) whereas grasshoppers do
When the population density is low locusts behave as individuals, much
like grasshoppers. However, when the population density is high locusts
form highly mobile gregariously behaving bands of nymphs or swarms of
It is this change from one behavioural state to another, known as phase
change, that makes locusts such devastating pests. Phase change may be
accompanied by changes in body shape and colour, and in fertility,
and migratory behaviour. These changes are so dramatic in many species
that the swarming and non-swarming forms were once considered to be
Those of you with eyes to see and ears to
hear, who understand
about the latter day rain, might find the following information of
"What causes a locust
general, locust plagues occur when widespread areas of inland Australia
receive good rainfall in successive seasons. High rainfall
good growth of grass rendering the habitat ideal for locust
is the gentle rain that
falls from heaven, from God's Word, that gives "life" and makes things
"green" as was declared long ago in that great "Song of Moses" which
overcomers of Satan and his locust army will be singing at the victory
celebration in Rev. 15:3.
Yes, our Father pours out the rain to make
the earth bring
forth abundantly, but the locusts swarm to consume everything that is
before them, leaving nothing but desolation and waste behind them
shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small
rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass.
insects when they swarmed through the land of Egypt consumed everything
in their path. Here's the narrative:
the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the
coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no
such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. 
For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was
darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of
the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green
thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land
licked the platter clean, Jack!
wait, those were actual locusts that ate every green thing and all the
grass and fruit and leaves off the trees, etc. These locusts in
Revelation don't eat anything green, no trees, no grass.
Of course not!
eat men's brains! Uneducated,
unlearned in the Word of God,
unsealed brains (which are what is supposed to be in their foreheads)!
And they consume any truth found growing and leave behind their poop!
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
you have the seal of God in your forehead? Then when the devastation
comes and it is coming, you'll be completely untouched, unharmed, uneaten
Here's a "Picture", a physical
enactment, the type set forth, so that we can "see" the spiritual. The
Lord God visited Ezekiel. Did you know that? It's right in chapter one
of his book. And before He departed He gave these instructions to
the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon
He was, to the threshold of the house. And He called to the man clothed
with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;
And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through
the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men
that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the
cries out against and sighs for all the abominations going on, even
against the abominator that makes desolate? Those people who study "God's Word", of course!
That is while it's still available (Not hidden by lies and altered versions of the latest bibles now in print) Live Link to- The Famine is Coming
And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the
city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but
come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary.
Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
that have the seal of God, His mark, will not be harmed. Those who have
the seal of the Beast, Satan's mark, will be destroyed. You already have
one or the other!
Oh, and by the way. Notice that the
judgment begins at the house of the Lord, His sanctuary (1 Peter 4:17).
we will learn the length of time these locusts will have to swarm the
earth. Christ said He would shortened the time of the reign of Satan,
pretending to be Christ, else no flesh would be saved alive. Given
enough time, the dragon and his locusts would consume everyone.
Don't worry, they
won't! Christ will see to it!
all seen graphic Hollywood productions both on TV and in the movies
depicting the atrocities and bloodshed of war. Worse yet, we've all
seen, and even are seeing today, graphic media coverage of the wars of
the 20th Century. Those who die in these flesh and blood conflicts lose
their physical lives (The
Shadow of Real Death) and terminate their tabernacle,
dwelling in the flesh body. It is called the "first death" which
happens to ALL human beings, whether violently or peaceably or quickly
or slowly or painfully or painlessly. For flesh and blood cannot enter
into the Kingdom of God (1 Cor. 15:50).
have been instructed in the 6th chapter of Ephesians to put on the
gospel armour to prepare to stand in battle against the fiery darts of
the wicked one and his army. It is spiritual warfare and it is your
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.
so we are about to fully engage in the major battles of a war with
consequences far more serious and far more lethal than those which
merely inflict the "first death".
We are about to engage in the
greatest "spiritual warfare",
the greatest tribulation, of all of
humanity, which can cause the "second
death", not of the flesh, but of
the very "soul". And most people, especially church goers, who are so rapped up in church tradition rather then the "Word of God", won't even realize the tribulation has started and they are already being deceived!
In other words we are reading and
seeing future news coverage of
future events! And of course since we can't see with flesh eyes a
"soul" or "spirit" being cut in half
with a "tradition
of men" or blown
up with a deadly "lie
bomb" or slowly suffocated with "dragon gas",
In this 9th chapter of the
Book of Revelation we are seeing the Holy Spirit's advanced coverage of
the major battles of this end time war.
Think about how incredible
has chosen to illustrate what is actually occurring by using common
analogies familiar to man.
So in this 9th
chapter we have been reading of Satan's army likened to a swarm of
locusts which darken the sky and devour every living thing in their
path. And their infliction of
lies into the minds of men and women are
like the sting of a scorpion, quick and venomous, drugging the nervous
system (the mind) of its victims.
how is "the
torment of a scorpion, when it striketh a man?" The first thing to
understand is that because a scorpion has no stomach, its digestive
process is outside its own body. It grabs hold of the subject,
paralysis it, and vomits its digestive juices on the subject. While the
subject lies helpless, the juices dissolve the subject's body and then
the scorpion sucks that food back into itself. The person "man" that
has been struck lies helpless through the entire process, unable to
think or defend himself.
remember on Pentecost Day in Acts chapter two when Peter stood up and
explained what the Galileans were speaking of in the tongue, meaning
language, that was understood by every dialect of every nationality
present? He quoted from the Book of Joel concerning the last days,
these days and those just ahead, when God would pour out His spirit on
His sons and daughters and they would prophesy, meaning teach from the
prophets, like Joel, Ezekiel, Daniel, Isaiah, etc.
the Book of Joel gives even greater detail about this locust army and
we learn there that though it is Satan and his troops who come against
us, God Himself is in complete control of this army and allows it, uses
it, as a means of chastisement, of correction, whereby many of His
children can be brought to salvation. You must understand the Book of
Joel to understand the locust army. Read it today! Live Link to-
Let's pick it up with verse 5 in
chapter 9 of Revelation concerning the locusts:
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.
locust army is NOT PERMITTED to kill people. They do not have "first
death" rights to kill flesh.
Again, this is spiritual warfare and
swarming locusts are not going to eat people.
LOOK! Did you notice there is something in tomorrow's
newsreel that is
very revealing (what a great title for this book)? Did you notice how
long the locust army has to do its thing?
in Mark 13:20 and Matthew 24:22 concerning this tribulation period that
Jesus said He was going to shortened the length of time, otherwise no
flesh would be saved?
except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be
saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened
by taking the time to read the future's news events in the Book of the
Uncovering, we have just learned the length of time Jesus has shortened
the great tribulation to! Five
months, i.e. the length of time Satan and his fallen angels will be
here in person prior to the return of the real Jesus Christ to end this
flesh and blood earth age!
more remarkable is that the season of actual locusts is always from May
to September. Five months! Let's see,
that would be from Passover to
the Feast of Tabernacles. Hmmmm!
Did you know that Jesus Christ was
born on the 1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles? (If not, read appendix
179 in the Companion Bible if you are blessed to have one.) Do
think His second advent will be in like manner?
verse carries forward to just before the day of wrath when Christ
returns. Remember we read of this in the sixth seal?
Rev. 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and
shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from
the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the
chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free
man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;  And
said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face
of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:  For
the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
is for the unbearable "shame"
they will have knowing that they
worshipped the wrong Jesus, who was actually
the son of perdition
standing in the holy place claiming to be God (2 Thes. 2). They
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.
of the characteristics of the locusts is that they are powerful, like
horses prepared unto battle. We learned in the first four seals
(chapter 6) when we discussed the Four Horses that "horses" are
symbolic of power.
These locusts are powerful men
who appear as
royalty, Christ's own ministers, i.e. preachers, though they be fallen angels loyal to Satan.
And they wear crowns LIKE
they are imitators. Let's call it "fool's gold" for only
believe it's real gold, because fools don't care to read the Word of
And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the
teeth of lions.
in your mind a beautiful woman with long flowing hair. She looks lovely
and oh so gentle and sweet. But when you go to kiss her she opens her
mouth and shows a
set of chompers that would scare Dracula himself! And
when she takes those lion's teeth and bites your face, she'll rip and
tear and shred you to pieces like lions do to their prey.
PICTURE of what's happening to the "inner man"?
Nice folk, these gentle looking liars of Satan's
own, wouldn't you say?
This description tends to make the expression "A wolf in sheep's clothing"
seem like a desirable alternative.
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.
with the breastplates?Well, as we've discussed many
times before, if
you've read the rest of the books of the Bible before you get to
Revelation then this verse is easy. Go back and read Exodus 28 and the
description of the breastplates that were worn by the PRIESTS. These
dudes of the locust army will appear as Priests of God, i.e. royalty as
we learned in the prior verse. Want
documentation that Satan's
ministers will appear disguised as Christ's ministers?
Oh my gosh! They're preachers!
Satan's fallen angels, and the breastplates!!!
They're priests, just like Satan was in the first earth age!
Paul, tell 'em!
2 Cor. 11:13
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as
the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their
The word "transformed"
by the way, the breastplates that the Levitical Priests wore were made
of precious materials with gold rings and chains and inlaid with the 12
precious gems of the 12 Tribes of Israel. The breastplates worn by
Satan's priests are made of iron,
figuratively of course.
You get the
One more thing in
Rev. 9:9. If you are familiar with the Book of Ezekiel, especially
chapters 1, 9 & 10, you'll will know that these "locusts" also
very high-tech transportation. The "world" calls them UFO's because
they haven't studied God's Word to learn their identity. Those who have
studied Ezekiel call them IFO's, Identified Flying Objects. Live Link to-
Rev. 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and
there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five
again that they can "hurt",
and not "kill". They
can sting for five months the minds of those who have not the seal of
God in their foreheads and inject into their victims their deadly
poisonous venom (lies).
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.
knows that actual locusts don't have kings! It is even written in the
The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of
them by bands;
course these aren't
really locusts, are they? They are men and they
have the fallen angel as their king, the one who has fallen even to
where the bottomless pit ends, at eternal death.
And they march to the
command of their king, the rider of the first white horse, who leads
the assault on our peoples.
Let's next look up in Strong's
Concordance the names Satan is given here.
Abaddon, Greek #3; of
Hebrew origin [#11 abaddown]; a destroying angel
Apollyon, Greek #623; active
participle of Greek #622 (appolumi); a destroyer
(i.e. Satan) - Appollyon.
Hear ye! Hear ye!
Satan is the "Death
Angel", the "Destroyer",
another interesting fact for those who really want to study in depth.
There is an advantage in understanding scripture if you are familiar
with the original languages, Hebrew, Greek and Chaldean. That doesn't
mean that you need to speak them, but to become familiar with them and
how to "break back" the English with a Strong's Concordance. Here's an
example why as we look at two more words from two of the most commonly
quoted verses in scripture:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
word "perish" is Greek #622 appolumi, which means
to "destroy fully".
It is the root of Apollyon, i.e. the very base of Satan's name.
2 Thes. 2:3-4
no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except
there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the
son of perdition; 
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that
is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing
himself that he is God.
The word "perdition" is Greek #684;
also a derivative of #622 appolumi,
and means destruction, die, perdition. Don't ever let someone tell you
the son of perdition is Judas or anyone else other than Satan himself!
Satan is the son who will perish! It is his name!
One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
Woe, Woe, Woe! Wow, Wow, Wow! Spiritual warfare!
If you have
not the seal of God in your forehead it's your worst
5th Trumpet has sounded and one Woe is past!
He'll be here soon enough!
At the sounding of the sixth trump!
are still two woes to go.
And remember, these three Woe Trumps are "Woes" to the
the earth. Why?
The answer is real simple: Because the final
will confront the "supernatural" face to face. Satan,
in person, who
was in the garden of Eden and seduced mother Eve, along with his angels
who came to earth in Genesis chapter six and seduced the daughters of
Adam, are all coming to this generation to "seduce"
the entire world.
And what a
spiritual orgy it will be! The whole world, with few
exceptions, will marry the wrong Jesus! Woe to the
inhabiters of the
Woe also to "women with child"
when the true Bridegroom returns and His bride, who should be a virgin,
is found spiritually
nursing her's and Satan's baby. She didn't wait! She went to the wrong
wedding, the first one! She was taken in the field. Oh how ashamed she
will be! Woe, woe, woe!
is also why
Paul says in 1 Cor. 11:10 that women should have the veil of Christ on
their heads, His
power, i.e. be subject to Him. It is because of these
same angels. They
are coming, for sure!
1 Cor. 11:10
For this cause ought the woman to have power on
her head because of the angels.
in Matthew 24 what Christ said concerning the days of Noah, when
"they", those sons
of God, angels, took to wife, giving and taking in
marriage, the daughters of Adam? He said it's going to just
days of Noah all over again. Woe to the inhabiters of the
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.
Noe is Greek for Noah. Also, no gender is intended in these analogies
except that it is necessary to illustrate seduction, i.e. what is
happening spiritually. They apply to men as well.
Christian: Look around you; At what is happening in the world right now!
In our governments, in our schools, to our economy, and worst of all, in our churches!
Yes, the FIFTH TRUMPET is already SOUNDING!
God only knows when He will allow the sixth trump to start sounding!
Watch! Watchmen! Watch!
Live Links to> the Trumpets of Revelation chapter 9.
in the 5th Trump we were given advanced news coverage of the
army headed by their king, Iwannabegod.
shown by graphic analogy the gruesome devouring of the souls of men,
their inner man, brought on by the fierce onslaught of Satan's wicked
followers, who appear as angels of light but devour like locusts and
shred their prey as do lions.
The supernatural fallen angels will come to earth along with Satan at the sounding of the 6th trump, when he'll claim he is God; But when the 5th trump sounded we experienced the first locust swarm which are the Kenites (Satan's grand children from his sexual encounter with Eve in the Garden of Eden, the Kenites, Cain's descendants), they are not supernatural but human descendants of Cain, being sent spiritually by Satan, to build his "Fearsome Locust Army" THE NEW WORLD ORDER (Mystery Babylon). They are everywhere today, "666" in
our churches, in our schools, in our International banking system, in
the news media, even in our so-called Christian publishing houses,
altering (corrupting the newer versions of the Bible being printed since the 1970s). See Live Link to> "The Famine of Amos 8:11 is started"
The "WOE" Trumpets, Five, Six, and Seven, each on their own file.Live Link to- The 6th Trumpet (The Second WOE)Live Link to- The 7th Trumpet (The Third WOE)Live Link
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back to- The first 4 trumpets of Revelation
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