This is my interpretation of what the 5th and 6th trumpets represent.
5. Satan and his army of demons will be unleashed to torment the unrepentant, but Christians will be protected.
“Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen to earth from the sky, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit… Then locusts came from the smoke and descended on the earth, and they were given power to sting like scorpions. They were told not to harm the grass or plants or trees, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.” Revelation 9:1, 3–4
6. Four fallen angels and their huge army are released to kill 1/3 of the earth.
“And the voice said to the sixth angel who held the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great Euphrates River.” Then the four angels who had been prepared for this hour and day and month and year were turned loose to kill one-third of all the people on earth. I heard the size of their army, which was 200 million mounted troops.” Revelation 9:14–16
In spite of all this, people still did no repent and turn to God. They continued their idol worship, murder, witchcraft, sexual immorality and theft. God will judge the world.
How does the reality of God’s judgement open our eyes to the seriousness of sin?
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