(Rev 9:13-21) And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 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. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. 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.
NOTESNOTES Don’t for get that at this point God has layout the trumpets in 2 section. The 1 st four is an attack on nature The 2 nd three is an attack on man himself But God also classifies the last 3 as “woes”. We are now at the 6 the trumpet, but the 2 nd woe. This 2 nd woes is far beyond the 1 st.
voice from the four horns of the golden altar (Rev 9:13) And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates (Rev 9:14) Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. (Rev 9:15) 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.
NOTESNOTES Notice this is voice comes from the Golden alter. This is the same place that chapter 6 said that the souls of the Trib. Saints were placed. This also the place that chapter 8 said that the prayers of all saints are stored The place that God is going to bottle up those prayers and throw them to earth
The Difference Between the 4 Angles on Ch. 6 and Ch. 9 Chapter 6 the angels are loose and holding the 4 corners of the Earth. They are also holding back judgment. They are Holy Angels Chapter 9 the angels are bound in a specific place They are let loose for judgment They are unholy or fallen angels
(Jud 1:6) And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (2Pe 2:4) For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
NOTESNOTES These fallen angels were bound for a set time. They have a great hatred for mankind and want to kill them before they repent They obviously have great power and rank. The question then arises. WHO ARE THEY?
three full weeks. (Dan 10:1-3) In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision. In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty daysMichael, one of the chief princes, came to help meI remained there with the kings of Persia (Dan 10:12-13) Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people (Dan 12:1) And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
(Mat 18:10) Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
NOTESNOTES So if Nations have Holy angels set over them to protect them, and fallen angels set over them to destroy them. Who then are these 4 angels representing (nations)?
Thou art this head of gold (Dan 2:38) And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee (Dan 2:39) And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth (Dan 2:39) And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
(Dan 2:41) And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
(Dan 2:45) Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
(Dan 7:4) The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
(Dan 7:5) And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
(Dan 7:6) After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
(Dan 7:7) After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
(Dan 7:8) I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
NOTESNOTES John see the same image in reverse order Daniel sees it from the beginning looking forward in time. John sees it from the end looking back to the beginning
a beast rise ten horns (Rev 13:1-2) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. leopard bear lion And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
(Rev 9:13) And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, bound in the great river Euphrates (Rev 9:14) Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. (Rev 9:15) 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.