Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Friday, February 24, 2006

First Woe: A King

"They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon. The first woe is past; behold, two woes are still coming after these things." (Revelation 9:11,12 - New American Standard)

Verse eleven is an additional argument for the locust being demonic in nature. Abaddon and Apollyon, both mean destroyer. This would seem to be a reference to Satan. He is the one who comes “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” (See John 10:10) Either these locust are demons lead by Satan, or they are creatures under demonic control. Which ever is true, the suffering endured by people will be intense.

There are two trumpets left to sound. Two more woes yet to come. They will be worse than this first woe.

The events of the Tribulation should make us realize just how vain it is to live for the things of the world. They will be destroyed. We should rather be trying to reach all that we can with the Gospel before these evil days come.


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