The Fifth Trumpet/Vial
Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet. I saw a star which had fallen down to the earth, and it was given the key to the abyss. The star opened the abyss, and smoke poured out of it, like the smoke from a large furnace; the sunlight and the air were darkened by the smoke from the abyss. Locusts came down out of the smoke upon the earth, and they were given the same kind of power that scorpions have.(Revelation 9:1-3) Good News Translation
Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast. Darkness fell over the beast’s kingdom, and people bit their tongues because of their pain, and they cursed the God of heaven for their pains and sores. But they did not turn from their evil ways.(Revelation 16:10-11) Good News Translation
The fifth trumpet/vial is an army of horse-sized armor-plated locusts which are probably at least as terrifying as the Xenomorphs in the Alien franchise. They emerge from rifts in the crust as tectonic activity gets underway.
This is the first plague which is able to distinguish between the people of God and everyone else. We mention it because there’s a theme emerging, and which will continue to develop, that the people of God were spared from danger because they were assembled together in a relatively safe place. The end times revival.
The Fifth Trumpet/Vial Summary
|.. hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains ..|
| .. I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: |
and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit ..
And he opened the bottomless pit;
and there arose a smoke out of the pit ..
And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth ..
And in those days shall men seek death,
and shall not find it; and shall desire to die,
and death shall flee from them.
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.
| .. the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast ..|
.. and they gnawed their tongues for pain ..
|Isaiah 2:10||Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust ..|
|Isaiah 2:17-22||.. they shall go into the holes of the rocks, |
and into the caves of the earth ..
.. go into the clefts of the rocks,
and into the tops of the ragged rocks ..
|Isaiah 5:26-29||.. they shall come with speed swiftly: |
.. None shall be weary nor stumble among them ..
.. their horses’ hoofs shall be counted like flint ..
Their roaring shall be like a lion ..
|Isaiah 24:17, |
| Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, |
O inhabitant of the earth.
.. the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones ..
.. as prisoners are gathered in the pit ..
|Joel 2:1-2||.. let all the inhabitants of the land tremble ..|
A day of darkness and of gloominess ..
.. a great people and a strong ..
|Joel 2:3-9|| The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses ..|
Like the noise of chariots ..
.. a strong people set in battle array.
Before their face the people shall be much pained ..
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