The fallen star
Rev 9:1 And the fifth agent sounded, and I saw a star fallen from the sky to the earth. And the key of the pit of the abyss was given to him.
Please note ‘fallen’ is not a verb. The star fell before John’s vision in the 1st century. A fallen angel named Abaddon who once stood at God’s throne. That angel receives the key from Jesus who reclaimed it after crucifixion.
Rev 1:18 I am (Jesus) he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Smoke and locusts from the abyss
Rev 9: 2-
The locusts are not insects, helicopters, etc. They are Teraphim the lowest class of the fallen angels. The Hebrew word locusts is translated from is ‘arbeh’ also means to lay in an ambush. The word is related to arbah which means pit, chimney or smoke hole. It’s also related to the word Nephilim.
Jeremiah 51:14 “The LORD Almighty has sworn by himself: I will surely fill you with men, as with a swarm of locusts, and they will shout in triumph over you.”
Locusts are symbolic for a huge (swarm) invading army.
Beside that the ‘locusts’ have human features like angels they wear iron breastplates which is symbolic for angelic activity on earth.
Psalm 18:8 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
This verse is smoke rising from God's nostrils during His anger. Likely the smoke from the abyss signifies the anger of evil spirits that are now released.
Five months of torment by scorpions
Rev 9:5 And it was given them that they would not kill them, but that they would be tormented five months. And their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 And in those days men will seek death, and will, no, not find it. And they will long to die, and death will flee from them.
1Thess 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Rev 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
In the above verse pain is translated from the same Greek word. In Hebrew counterpart also carries the meaning of labor pains. Rev 12:2 also links the Greek word to giving birth. So Rev 9:5 is about labor pains
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness to the judgment of the great day.
The angels that married human women were chained and will be released in Rev. 9:2
Matt 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall be the coming of the Son of man. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, till the day in which Noah entered the ark, 39 and knew not, till the flood came and took them all away: so shall be the coming of the Son of man
Who are “they”? A mistranslation from “Baal Nashim” = “Devil women” is claimed. So the devils and women eat, drink, etc. Noah lived in a valley with many Nephilim. Nephilim are the offspring of human females and fallen Teraphim. The symbol or angels is iron; that of humans is clay. Mix and the result is the return of the Nephilim.
Dan 2:43 And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not join one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
Dan 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the middle of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured on the desolate.
He = Abaddon. Many = devils/Teraphim released from the abyss.
The “sacrifice and the oblation” obviously are the Temple sacrifices; but how can that be if there is no Temple? The Red horseman of the 2nd seal started an Edomite/Arab war which the Arabs lost. It seems the Arab forces will be totally wiped out in that war and Israel will live in peace and build the 3rd Temple. Let’s examine a few verses supporting that view.
The above verses are about the 2nd Seal war.
Israel is living in a period of peace. That statement is repeated in verse 11 below. In this period of peace the 3rd Temple can be rebuild and the sacrifices start again. This would mean an extended period of peace because recovering from a large scale war and rebuilding the Temple will take a lot of time. To me it seems very unlikely all those events (letters, seals, trumpets, etc) will fit in the so often claimed 7 years. And at this point we are hardly halfway of God’s judgments.
Another war will be started. This can’s be the war that ended in 70AD when the 2nd Temple got destroyed by the Romans because Israel wasn’t at peace. It was occupied by Roman forces. In 132 AD the final war between the occupied Jews and Romans took place. In fact the last Jewish war for 18 centuries because there was no longer a Jewish nation until after WW2.
This is woe is bad because of the torments of the unbelievers but nobody dies. Somehow satan, the angels and locusts are under God's control because they are not allowed to kill. It seems to me they would love to kill (all of Israel).