Rev 8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell from heaven a great star, burning as a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of the waters;
Rev 8:11 and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Now the star whose name is wormwood deals is blow to the potable waters, rendering them poisonous to all who drink them.
Could this also be part of the censor or something else? Either way, it causes the water table to be contaminated, and the water takes on an acrid stench and is acidic to drink causing great gastric discomfort. It could be radioactive.
Rev 8:12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; that the third part of them should be darkened, and the day should not shine for the third part of it, and the night in like manner.
Wait now we had this once already in the Seals when the quake hit. The occlusion of the sun and moon might have been cause from a volcano but this seems to be the direct result of a catastrophic explosion of sorts. But where do we find this described in connection with a second coming?
Mat 24:29 But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mat 24:30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
But is this the time? One would most certainly say this is it the last trump has sounded but it ISN’T the last trump. Yet all this has happened now. Either way time itself will be effected or rather the perception of time. We perceive the day not by our clocks as much as by the sun in the sky and the moon in the sky but if for one third of the day and night we see nothing… that will be very disorienting. Yet this is NOT the last trump.
Rev 8:13 And I saw, and I heard an eagle, flying in mid heaven, saying with a great voice, Woe, woe, woe, for them that dwell on the earth, by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, who are yet to sound.
If we as Believers were starting to try to come out hiding and gather for an harpezo this eagle flying in the sky above with the message of warning might dissuade us.
Rev 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven fallen unto the earth: and there was given to him the key of the pit of the abyss.
Now there are a lot of opinions on what this is. It may be an asteroid strike. The word used for star is aster which is quite literally a star and not the Greek word for messenger. But this “aster” has a “key” and the word which the Greek uses quite literally is key. This “aster” opens an bottomless pit or abyss. So now is this an entity or a strike? Is this a rock from space or some last debris from the great event that caused the Tectonic Plate Shift in Seal Six. If this were so then perhaps it strikes with enough force to “open” the ground in a extremely deep hole (hence the pit) it might now have some contaminant that causes a swarm of locust to mutate. Who knows? It could be a spiritual thing. But the locusts who come up from there don’t eat the green like they should and they don’t look like normal locusts and normal locusts do have a sort of tail and it is possible something could mutate it to be more of a stinger like a scorpion, or more like a bee or wasp.
Rev 9:2 And he opened the pit of the abyss; and there went up 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.
Once again this could be some form of asteroid or meteor strike. For certain there would be a lot of smoke or ash and the atmosphere might be locally darkened.
Rev 9:3 And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Rev 9:4 And it was said unto them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only such men as have not the seal of God on their foreheads.
Rev 9:5 And it was given them 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 it striketh a man.
Rev 9:6 And in those days men shall seek death, and shall in no wise find it; and they shall desire to die, and death fleeth from them.
This however is unusual. It’s almost as if death takes a cruel holiday from sufferers of this locust sting? What comes to my mind is “death where is your STING?” This sting is like a scorpion’s sting which is not unto death but excruciatingly painful. From http://members.tripod.com/~c_kianwee/signs.htm, I was able to get this list of symptoms for a scorpion sting.
Possible local effects are :
1) Pain at the site of sting. Some species causes unspeakable pain I heard. (100% victims of Tityus spp experience pain)
2) Itchiness. (usually masked by pain)
3) Slight to medium swelling
4) Slight bleeding (rare and most likely not related to toxin as only Heterometrus scaber seems to have hemolytic components)
As most scorpion venom is of neurotoxin type, systemic effect is more to be expected.
Early systemic effects includes:
2) Pallor (paleness of skin)
3) Tachypnea ( fast breathing )
4) tachycardia (fast heart beat)
5) hypertension (heightened blood pressure)
6) salivation (uncontrolled saliva production) with frothy sputum
7) respiratory wheezing
8) stridor (high pitch respiration sound)
9) blurred vision
10)roving eye movement
11)oculogyric crisis (cannot control eye movement)
13)dysphagia (cannot swallow properly)
14)pharyngeal spasm (cannot control much of the mouth)
Ok so this form of problematic stuff goes on for 5 months! This is very severe and yet it apparently is not life threatening and you can’t escape this by dying. It is apparently bad enough that people will want to suicide and be unable to die.
Rev 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as it were crowns like unto gold, and their faces were as men’s faces.
Rev 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
Rev 9:9 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 rushing to war.
Rev 9:10 And they have tails like unto scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men five months.
Rev 9:11 They have over them as king the angel of the abyss: his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek tongue he hath the name Apollyon.
This is all the result of a single trumpet blast. But if you go back to the Exodus we have seen hail fire blood and now a form of pestilence and darkness. Why these would be the PLAGUES! I also want to point out that at this point there is discrimination between things. Rev 9:4 And it was said unto them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only such men as have not the seal of God on their foreheads. Wait…. The seal of God was only for the 144000 from each tribe… The hurting not of the grass or green living thing means it isn’t meant for the planet itself but the people on it. Did we, if we were not the ones in Tabernacles waiving palm branches, receive a seal on our foreheads? No… we did not. But it is not unto death, the sufferer would merely wish they could die. There have been many speculations as to what these things are…. In fact they might just actually be a bug in that they are called locusts.
In looking at the pictures on the internet I see the locust types of John’s description. A horse prepared for war will have a helm much like the “armored” head of the locust in its exoskeleton. The Skeleton also covers the front “chest” and the roar of a swarm is very much the sound of the chariot wheel and the hooves of horses. Normally locusts means destruction of green things but these are “Told” not to go after the green. Locusts also have a tail. That tail could have a venomous stinger in it, much like a wasp or bee. As to the teeth my best guess is to look at what has preceded. We have had two ecosystems devastated and one of which was altered by the “wormwood” This may be either a locust that was deep underground that mutated or we have in the midst a locust like no other. The King of these is the “angel of the abyss”
This abyss is also a real mystery. When the astera comes and has the key or reaction to “open” or “unlock” the “pit” one has to wonder what is this pit. When opened smoke comes pouring forth and the sun and the air are DARKENED. This would be like ash perhaps? The sun would be further occluded and the air would be choked with a plume cloud. Could there be a volcano with a mutated locust type? There is as yet no “beast”.