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Abyss Demon Locusts (Revelation 9.1-3)

"The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth." (Revelation 9.1-3)✞

Fell from Heaven

Christ of the AbyssA star, which could possibly refer to a senior angel, fell from heaven to open up the underworld, the Abyss, with a key and release the demon locusts. The access to the shaft of the Abyss or bottomless pit was normally held by God and kept locked, but was temporarily given to this fifth angel from Heaven. This angelic being was under God's control and authority.

Levels to the Cosmos

New HeavenThe Bible pictures three levels to the Cosmos. The heavens are above, the earth beneath and the underworld below containing the abyss locusts. The dead without Christ live in the underworld with the beast and demons. The Abyss is a prison for Satan during the millennium or "one thousand years" and is the home of the demon locusts.✞

The Abyss Cavern

Abyss CavernThe abyss is envisioned as a vast subterranean cavern full of fire. Its only link with the earth is a kind of passage or mine shaft, which is usually kept locked. The Abyss represents the place of the demon locusts and of Satan, the king of demons. These evil powers were being released at God's command and in his control to wreak havoc upon the earth.✞

"Abyss Demon Locusts"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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