Revelation 9:12–19 (ESV)
The Seven Trumpets
first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.
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 Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour,
the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. 17 And this is how
I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. 18 By
these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths. 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents with heads,
and by means of them they wound.
The three plagues released by the sixth trumpet blast are smoke, fire,
and Sulphur. This kind of reminds me of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The plague destroys a third of the population. If you do the math, the army they bring is 200 million. The fact that these angels were bound would probably
indicate that they were fallen angels. This sounds like something I don’t want to go through.
I pray: O Lord, I hope that I have died before
this takes place. Help me to keep my eyes focused on you and to continue to walk in your ways. Amen.