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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Revelation Chapter 9

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: John the Apostle
Date Penned: (95 AD)
Overview: God Reveals the Future to John (c 1-22)
Theme: Messages for the Church (c 4-22)
Message: The 1st & 2nd Terror (v 1-13)

Revelation 9 Commentary

(9:1-12) The Fifth Trumpet Brings the First Terror - Revelation 9 records the fifth and sixth trumpet judgments—the first two “terrors” (8:13). The first four trumpet judgments had brought disaster upon nature; with the fifth and sixth, demons were sent to attack the people of the earth and torment them. Ironically, the demonic forces destroyed their own worshipers. They were sent against those who did not have the seal of God and had, therefore, chosen to side with Satan (9:4).

(9:13-21) The Sixth Trumpet Brings the Second Terror - The sixth angel will set into motion the sixth trumpet judgment and the second “terror” that must be sent on the earth. According to 6:9, the altar was where the souls of all who had been martyred were waiting for God’s punishment to be executed on their enemies. Their prayers called for vengeance, and God was releasing it in these “terrors” (8:13)

Dave Burnette's Life Application

Hell is a Real Place

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we Continue in the book of Revelation with Chapter 9 and in today's text we see that the bottomless pit is referenced as the trumpet judgments continue. The reference to Hell and the demons are shown to John on the island of Patmos. The Lord then told John to pen this down this truth so we can see the events to come. In applying this text it is important that we not be overwhelmed by the details nor try to read more into Revelation that is there, but rather, see the majesty, power, and dominion of our Lord. In today's text we are reminded that Hell is real and is a real place where those who are lost will spend eternity. This again should motivate us to reach the lost. How about you? Are you Saved? If so, after reading the text today will you purpose in your heart to witness today to at least one person and share with them How the Lord Saved You and that He can Save them too.


Revelation 9

Revelation 9

 1And 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.

 2And 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.

 3And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

 4And 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.

 5And 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.

 6And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

 7And 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.

 8And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

 9And 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.

 10And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

 11And 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.

 12One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

 13And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

 14Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

 15And 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.

 16And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

 17And 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.

 18By 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.

 19For 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.

 20And 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:

 21Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.