New Moon 1/4/38/120
There are two important sequences in the text in Revelation chapter 9. These are the Wars of the Fifth and the Sixth Trumpets. We read them as follows.
Rev. 9:1 And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key of the shaft of the bottomless pit;
2 he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.
3 Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth;
4 they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads;
5 they were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion, when it stings a man.
6 And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will fly from them.
7 In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for battle; on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces,
8 their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth;
9 they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle.
10 They have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails.
11 They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abad'don, and in Greek he is called Apol'lyon.
12 The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.
They are fired from mobile artillery and tanks. ISIL is now preparing to unleash this system on the Middle East and also in the cities of the west. The angels of the bottomless pit are released with this war under the destroyer. In addition to this biochemical structure, both sides of the conflict, both Sunni and Shia, are preparing thermo-nuclear devices for the War of the Sixth Trumpet which is headed by the Four Angels of the Fallen Host that are released to kill a third of mankind as we see. The great threat in that next woe is the weakness of the US presidency under Obama and the EU, both of which are under the globalists. The Australian Foreign Minister, Ms Julie Bishop, has warned that ISIL or IS has gathered significant qualities of radioactive materials from hospitals and research facilities in order to construct a series of dirty bombs to go into the thermo-nuclear phase of the hostilities and the US and EU are simply ignoring it and allowing it and Iran to construct these very dangerous weapons. NATO has however agreed with Australia as to the seriousness of the threat. This is without doubt the weakest phase of US leadership and will see Israel forced into attacking Iran, and also IS and NATO will be forced to act. Major attacks are likely in Iraq and the Middle East during Ramadan from mid-June onwards on Baghdad training areas and at religious targets.
The surpassing of Al Qaeda by IS may well see massive competitive attacks over the period set up by the demonic Host using Al Qaeda to restore its position.
We see how the Sixth Angel deals with the problem and then it escalates. These four angels were the most powerful Light Bearers or Morning Stars over the section of the creation controlled by Satan and the Aion or Lion Headed Cherub of the Host. They have been kept there until this very time and it will be after the biochemical war that they are released. This war, the War of the Fifth Trumpet, is under Satan as the destroyer but the War of the Sixth Trumpet is subject to the combined power of the fallen leaders of the Host.
This army is 200 million and destroys one third of mankind. Following on from that one quarter of the earth is destroyed by pestilence, and then the Beast power occupies Jerusalem and destroys the Middle Eastern powers in order to set up the last Empire of the Beast over the 42 months of its reign which coincides with the 1260 days of the Witnesses of Rev. 11:3 ff (cf. The Witnesses (including the Two Witnesses) (No. 135) and WWIII Part I: Empire of the Beast (No. 299A)).
Over that war the Middle Eastern Forces will, with the Beast Power, destroy the Trinitarian Churches and Rome itself (cf. The paper WWIII Part II: The Whore and the Beast (No. 299:B)).
We continue on:
13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphra'tes."
15 So the four angels were released, who had been held ready for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, to kill a third of mankind.
16 The number of the troops of cavalry was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number.
17 And this was how I saw the horses in my vision: the riders wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulphur, and the heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulphur issued from their mouths.
18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulphur issuing from their mouths.
19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; their tails are like serpents, with heads, and by means of them they wound.
20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot either see or hear or walk;
21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their immorality or their thefts.
We will see the wars escalate from now on.