Trumpet 6 Revelation 9:13
v13 Voice from the four horns of the golden altar
v14 Commands the sixth angel to release the four angels bound at the Euphrates river.
Because these angels are bound, most likely these angels are demons.
Has there been a demonic strong hold beyond the Euphrates since before the time of Abraham? Possibly why the region promised Abraham does not extend past the river? Or is the river simply the actual border of the Lords desired promised land?
The Lords original covenant with Abraham extends from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates river.
Again Moses tells the Israelite to possess the land up to the Euphrates river.
The Lord also told Joshua to take the land up to the Euphrates river.
V15 The four angels have been prepared for the hour, day month and year.
This is premeditated plan, it is not reactionary. It has been thought out and and is meant to be executed at a precise and strategic moment.
The demons released with the six trumpet are described much like the demons released from the abyss, yet they are not the same. It is likely these particular demons are of a different rank and authority.
- 200 million horsemen
- Those who sat on the horses
- Riders had Fiery Red, Hyacinth Blue, Sulfer Yellow Breasplates.
- Horses heads were like lions heads.
- Horses breath fire, smoke and brimstone
- Horses have tails like serpents with heads (snake)
The colors of their breastplates possibly correspond with the the their destructive nature.
- Fiery Red – Fire
- Hyacinth Blue- Smoke. In some instances smoke can appear as blue or purple depending on what is burned.
- Brimstone – Sulfur (more»)
V18 These plagues kill 1/3 of man kind
There is not a lot we can derive from John’s description of the 6th trumpet. He gives us many details, but much like the 5th trumpet there is room to speculate and discuss the possibilities without becoming dogmatic about the information. Will these demons be visible to humanity? Possibly. However it seems more likely these 4 demons who have been bound at the Euphrates that lead 2 million horsemen have not been visible through history, so why would they suddenly be visible? It is purely speculation, but I see these demons being unbound and their demonic influence effecting the middle east and the earth. The manifestation of these demons would be some type of catastrophic fire that would kill 1/3 of mankind through burning alive, suffocation or inhalation of smoke and and poison from inhaling toxic elements. It is possible these events are natural disasters to the human eye, but are demonic to their core.
Again, we always need to remain open and pliable on these topics. It could very well be a visible demonic invasion.
V20 but the rest of mankind who were not killed did not repent
The purpose of the plagues is two fold
- To Judge those who willfully partake in idolatry.
- To bring societies to repentance.