Revelation 9 & 10: Mystery of God and His Book of Life Finished!
 And 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.
Remember, the seven stars are the Seven spirits or the Seven Angels of the Churches.
 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.
This is the pit that leads to hell THE ABYSS:
It was before their time to be chained in darkness until the Judgment of that Great DAY so they begged not to be sent into the Abyss or Bottomless Pit yet.
Revelation 12 describes this history, is parenthetical and historical as an overview of satan’s history with God and His hatred for God.
Note: "Leading captivity captive" is frequently misinterpreted to mean He lead the OT saints still in Paradise in the center of the earth to Heaven. This is contradicted throughout the remainder of the New Testament. One example is the first resurrection and the rapture of the remnant of believers at the mid point of the Tribulation period. Only the fathers of the 12 Tribes and Christ's Apostles in the first century are in Heaven seated around the Throne of God. No other believers from any age are present at this time. At the Rapture the "dead" in Christ rise first. A clear indication that all believers since Adam & Eve are still in Paradise or Abraham's bosom.
Also, please note that there is absolutely NO MENTION of any "believers" in Heaven or around God's Throne until the tribulation begins and the last of the age are martyred for Christ.
 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
 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 foreheads.
The 144,000 witnesses will not be affected.
 And 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.
 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 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.
 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
 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.
 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
 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.
Both names mean the same: The destroyer who betrays and he is the first BEAST.
 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
As discussed in the previous study of Chapters 7 & 8, these 3 WOES are God's final warnings just before He shuts the door of the ark; evacuates those remaining alive who are clothed in the Righteousness of God by the Blood of the Lamb. At the 3rd or final Woe (the 7th Trumpet) God finishes His Mystery of the 2000 year church age; the age of God's Grace; the age of FAITH WITHOUT SIGHT. After these woes, God sends strong delusion and gives the inhabitants of the world over to the The dragon, the beast and false prophet.
1st Woe: 5th Trumpet - Armies of stinging locusts
2nd Woe: 6th Trumpet - Armies of the fallen who have been bound in the bottomless pit since the Ascension of our Lord, the pouring out of His Spirit over all flesh and the completion of His Written Word to man. These have been bound 2000 years.
3rd Woe: Rapture of the remnant of believers not yet martyred for Christ.
However, even after this, God's mercy and Love for us is once again evident by His 2 Witnesses and His 144000 preachers redeemed from the earth who preach His Everlasting Gospel to spare even those who did not believe prior to the 3rd Woe. These who do believe after this point are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life nor will they rule or reign with the Lord or receive eternal reward. BUT THEY WILL BE SPARED ETERNAL TORMENT. This is discussed later on also, keep reading......
 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
Once the bottomless pit is unlocked at the 5th Trumpet, the locusts come first with the Beast or Abaddon/Apollyon.
Then at the sixth trumpet satan’s fallen angels follow closely behind the locust. Finally being loosed as God used Peter to describe:
Remember at our Lord’s Ascension after His Resurrection, He poured out the Holy Spirit over all flesh and gave God's New Testament to man binding all fallen angels in the bottomless pit until the end of days. At which point God uses the fallen angels who have been pent up for 2000 years to unleash their destruction and hatred of man.
Ephesians 4: 8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Do you see the paradox? As Jesus sent the comforter down, pouring His Spirit over all flesh, He at the same time chained the fallen angels in the bottomless pit. As His Holy Spirit and His Complete Written Word to man spread over the earth, these fallen angels were sent to the bottomless pit until the end of days.
Demonic possessions ended after the Spirit's arrival and the completion of His Written Word to man. The angels who fell with satan are now chained in darkness (bottomless pit) until God allows them to be loosed upon mankind again in the Great day of His Judgment.
 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
 And 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.
This once again indicates that the trumpets all occur in rapid succession and WITHIN a 45 day period at the mid point of the Tribulation or 3.5 years.
 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
These are those fallen angels wreaking havoc, death and destruction worldwide which fuels the coronation of a world leader (beast) who claims to have all the answers and the solution to this destruction.
Look carefully at the literal descriptions of these horsemen (fallen angels):
 And 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.
 By 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.
 For 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.
 And 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:
 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Explanation of the Mysteries God mentions throughout His Word:
The Mystery of Christ (and dispensation of Grace):
THESE ARE ALL THE SAME THING THAT THE LORD WANTS US TO UNDERSTAND:
When God speaks through Paul about these mysteries, it is evident throughout that He means it was a mystery to the Jewish leaders and teachers throughout Israel's history. These were blind to God's True Intent for us.
CONVERSELY there is a mystery of iniquity:
 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
This is the Lord Jesus Christ holding the open Book of Life. His foot placement indicates His soon triumph over the Beast and False Prophet (the first beast comes out of the sea while the second beast or false prophet comes out of the earth (bottomless pit).
 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
More evidence that this is the Lord Jesus Christ. Note the parallel from Daniel 12 which God gave us to connect these dots. This is proof positive indicating the Great Tribulation (Jacob's Trouble) for 3.5 years or 42 months or a time and times and half a time has begun.
 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
Time no longer? THE AGE OF GRACE is now OVER and the Door in Heaven just like the door of the Ark of Noah's day is SHUT. This is a direct reference to the Rapture about to occur and final evacuation of God's people from a crumbling earth ruled by satan since Christ's Ascension in the first century.
 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. (This is the 45 day period of Daniel Chapter 12).
The age of God’s Grace through FAITH WITHOUT SIGHT IS FINISHED.
The Mystery is finished because the Lamb’s Book of Life is now complete, and the RAPTURE occurs at the this point, the LAST or seventh Trump or Trumpet.
Why would God say that His Mystery is finished at the Seventh Trump if this Seventh Trump is NOT THE LAST TRUMP.
There are no mentions of trumpets after this seventh Trumpet remaining in Scripture.
God intimates an order of trumps when He states at the last Trump. If there is a last Trump then there is a first and everything in between.
SPEAKING OF THE MYSTERIES OF GOD NOTICE THIS MYSTERY WHICH IS PART OF THE MAIN MYSTERY OF GOD WE DISCUSSED EARLIER:
Notice the dead shall be raised incorruptible JUST AS OUR LORD WHO SPENT 3 days and 3 nights in hell for us and HIS PHYSICAL BODY SAW NO CORRUPTION. Do you see the correlation here?
The Rapture marks the finishing of the Book of Life. Anyone who avoids the mark because of the testimony of Jesus and dies for Him AFTER THIS POINT will be spared also but not by pure faith without sight.
You see, they won’t believe by faith without sight like we have for the last 2000 years. THEY WILL SEE GODS WRATH and the miracles, signs and wonders of the 2 Witnesses and the 144,000 sealed by God to PREACH the EVERLASTING GOSPEL. Some will see that they have been on the losing side of God's History and will fear Him because of the signs and wonders from Heaven.
 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
Bitter sweet because John has now seen the finished Book of Life. He sees his own name but also sees that most names are blotted out. This is why it was bittersweet.
 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
Chapters 11-13 details the ramifications in Heaven and on earth of God’s Mystery being finished. Chapter 14 describes the details of what happens.
Turn the page: Chapters 11 & 12
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