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by: Dr. Dean Crosby
[Editor's Note: For this study, the author uses easy to understand Contemporary English Version (CEV) of Bible that has been created by the American Bible Society. His insights are given in capital letters. This include explanations and historical background information for the words you have just read in order to make the startling predictions made in this important and fascinating book comprehensible. Occasionally make changes will be made in the CEV words if a variance is detected from the meaning found in the King James Bible.]
1 When the fifth angel blew his trumpet, (TO ANNOUNCE THE FIFTH PUNISHMENT FOR ONGOING SIN IN THE WORLD) I saw a star (THIS IS A REFERENCE TO SATAN) fall from the sky to earth. He was given the key to the tunnel that leads down to the deep pit. (HELL) 2 As he (SATAN) opened the tunnel, smoke poured out like the smoke of a great furnace. The sun and the air turned dark because of the smoke. 3 Locusts ( A TYPE OF GRASSHOPPER) came out of the smoke and covered the earth. They were given the same power (EXPLAINED BELOW) that scorpions have.
4 The locusts were told not to harm the grass on the earth or any plant or tree. (THESE "INSECTS" WERE OBVIOUSLY NOT NORMAL LOCUSTS, THEY WERE SATANIC) They were (ALLOWED BY GOD) to punish only those people who did not have God's mark on their foreheads. (THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER DESCRIBED HOW 144,000 JEWS CHOSEN FOR SALVATION WERE GIVEN A MARK ON THEIR FOREHEADS) 5 The locusts were allowed to make them suffer for five months, but not to kill them. The suffering they caused was like the sting of a scorpion. (SOME INTERPRET THESE VERSES AS A DESCRIPTION OF MEMBERS OF AN ARMY OR EVEN HELICOPTERS BUT THAT DOESN'T MATCH WITH THE FACT THAT THEY CAN ONLY INFLICT PAIN AND NOT DEATH. A BETTER INTERPRETATION THAT MATCHES WITH THE REST OF THIS CHAPTER, IS THAT THEY ARE SATANIC DEMONS)
6 In those days people will want to die, but they will not be able to. They will hope for death, but it will escape from them. (AN INDICATION OF BOTH THE SEVERE PAIN THESE DEMONS WILL CAUSE AS WELL AS THE INABILITY OF HUMAN PAIN MEDICATION TO CONTROL IT) 7 These locusts looked like horses ready for battle. On their heads they wore something like gold crowns, and they had human faces. (SATAN SURE IS CREATIVE, IN A TOTALLY WEIRD SORT OF WAY!) 8 Their hair was like a woman's long hair, and their teeth were like those of a lion. 9 On their chests they wore armor made of iron. Their wings roared like an army of horse-drawn chariots rushing into battle. 10 Their tails were like a scorpion's tail with a stinger that had the power to hurt people for five months. (GOD'S LIMITATION ON SATAN. OF COURSE THOSE WHO DON'T READ OR BELIEVE THIS BOOK WON'T KNOW OF OR BELIEVE THIS TIME LIMIT FOR PAIN WHICH WILL MAKE THEIR MENTAL SUFFERING WORSE AS THEY SUFFER WITH THE EXPECTATION OF LIFE-LONG PAIN)
11 Their (THE DEMONS) king was the angel in charge of the deep pit. (THE SUPERVISOR OF HELL APPOINTED BY SATAN, SIMILAR TO A WARDEN OF A PRISON) In Hebrew his name was Abaddon, and in Greek it was Apollyon. (THIS WORD MEANS "DESTRUCTION" IN GREEK. HE IS ANOTHER FALLEN ANGEL LIKE SATAN HIMSELF WHICH IS ANOTHER REFUTATION OF THE "ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED" THEORY)
12 The first suffering has now happened. But behold, (THE ADDITION OF THIS KING JAMES TRANSLATION WORD SIGNALS THAT THE PUNISHMENTS TO OCCUR NEXT WILL BE EXTREMELY SEVERE) two more punishing events will soon occur.
13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet. I heard a voice speak from the four corners of the gold altar that stands in the presence of God. 14 The voice spoke to the sixth angel and said, "Release the four angels (THESE ARE FALLEN ANGELS OR DEMONS) who are tied up (TO PREVENT THEM FROM HARMING PEOPLE) beside the great Euphrates River." 15 The four angels had been trained (BY SATAN) for this very hour, day, month and year. Now they were set free to kill a third of all the people. 16 By listening, I could tell there were more than two hundred million horsemen. (THIS REFERS TO DEMONS, NOT HUMANS. NEVER DOUBT SATAN'S POWER!) 17 In my vision the riders wore fiery-red, dark-blue, and yellow armor on their chests. The heads of the horses looked like lions, with fire, smoke and sulfur (THE PRIMARY ELEMENTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF HELL) coming out of their mouths. 18 One-third of all the people were killed by the fire, smoke, and sulfur. (THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE RAPTURE WILL HAVE TO TRY TO EXPLAIN WHY GOD IS SENDING ALL THESE SEVERE PUNISHMENTS TO THE EARTH IF THOSE WHOM HE HAS SELECTED FOR SALVATION ARE STILL ON THE EARTH) 19 The horses had powerful mouths, and their tails had the heads of poisonous snakes that bit and harmed. (FURTHER CONFIRMATION THAT THESE WERE DEMONIC CREATIONS)
20 The people who lived through these terrible troubles did not turn away from the idols they had made nor did they stop worshiping demons. They kept on worshiping idols that were made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood. Not one of these idols could see, hear, or walk. (MANY PEOPLE, EVEN SOME CHRISTIANS, ENGAGE IN A TYPE OF IDOL WORSHIP BY SHOWING RESPECT AND AFFECTION FOR STATUES WHICH SOME CHURCHES PUT ON DISPLAY IN THEIR SANCTUARIES. THIS IS THE SIN OF IDOLATRY WHICH GREATLY ANGERS GOD) 21 No one stopped (WHICH IS OF COURSE EXACTLY WHY THE PUNISHMENTS HAVE NOT STOPPED !!) murdering (WARS WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY AT THIS TIME) or practicing witchcraft (AS TAUGHT THROUGH THE HARRY POTTER MEDIA) or engaging in sexual immorality (ESPECIALLY HOMOSEXUALITY WHICH WILL FLOURISH) or stealing.
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