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January 16, 2022 5:00 am
This week, Dr. Cheryl Davis discusses the opening of the bottomless pit, the Abyss, in Revelation, and the repercussions that follow.
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So let's talk about the bottomless pit, and we know this to be the abyss. First, this is a place generated by demons and we know that based on Luke chapter 8 verse 31 and if you remember, this is when Jesus failed ever see to the other side and landed in the area of the Gadarenes and he sees a man that is bound and cannot live in society and he has a legion of demons and when he releases him and set him free demons say please do not send us to that place and in chapter 8 verse 31 it says and they begged him that he would not command them to go into the abyss, the abyss or the bottomless pit is a place where demons even dread to guess that if the demons of hell do not want to go to the bottomless pit.
How bad must be.
We also know the bottomless pit to be a place where angels are retained and we know that in Jude verse six and the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day angels. He rebelled against God have been assigned to the abyss until her judgment and permanent casting into everlasting fire. Matthew 2541 references this then he will also say to those on the left hand apart from me you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels said he already has that prepared for those that have permanently revealed against God. The abyss is also known, or the bottomless pit is also known as a place where Jesus Christ went to preach the abyss is the place for Jesus Christ preach between his death and resurrection.
He went there to proclaim victory over death to the fallen angels in and we had a discussion about this at my church to say did he preach to them to give them and unite an option for salvation know once you've Artie died in past that great golf chasm fix that is mentioned in the Bible that you can no longer repent. But in this case, Jesus is preaching victory over death in the abyss for Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh made alive by the spirit by whom also he went and preach to the spirits in prison so this is evident he went there to claim victory over death. He did not preach the gospel to them.
Like I said he went to announce that he was going to be victorious over death. Basically, in my own words. It's heads up. I'm going to rise on the third day I have victory.
You lose and force the bottomless pit is the place that is ultimately controlled by Jesus Christ you know and I know that we may not think of this. This way, but if you notice in this chapter he was given the key to him was given the key to the bottomless pit. The key to the bottomless pit was given to Satan by Jesus Christ. That means that he does not have control or access over the abyss. Jesus has the keys of Hades and death and we know that going back to chapter 1 of Revelation. Verse 18 he gives the keys to Satan as to unleash demonic power in the last part of the great tribulation.
A key point to remember and all of our understanding about the world as we know it is that God is in control even he is in control of the demons, Satan, demons and evil are on a leash, which is ultimately held by the hand of God. If he did not restrain the power of evil in the world.
The human race would have self-destructed many millennia ago. The last years of the great tribulation is a period of intense judgment on the human race.
These evil forces are let loose, God extends the lease further than it has ever been extended before and I think that we need to fully understand that I want to drive this point home in the fact that he opens the bottomless pit to unleash Satan as a tool of judgment and we will see evil are those that are not say their living in a tribulation will see evil much greater than we've ever witnessed here and I don't think that we have a full understanding of the depravity of man. I don't think we have a full understanding of how much the Holy Spirit restrains evil today. We do not know what we do not know. We think that well.
There are severe things but it's really not gonna get worse than what I've lived three hell is much worse than what we live through here. The next I'd like to talk more about on the smoke that is arising out of the pit so much that it darkened the sun and the air and this represents the unleash power of the pit really has a twofold importance. One is the unleash power. The pit first, Jesus describes Hill as a place where the fire never goes out and we noted this in Mark chapter 9 verse 48 where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. This is confirmed again in Luke chapter 3 verse 17 his winnowing fan is in his hand and he will thoroughly clean out his threshing floor and gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire and again we see that demons are pictured as locusts coming up out of the pit, which can appear as a huge cloud of smoke when they swarm by the millions. We know these are not real literal locusts because God promise never to release swarms of locusts in Egypt. After the plagues and we see that promise in Exodus chapter 10 verse 14 and the locusts went up all over the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were very severe.
Previously, there had been no such locusts as they nor shall there be such after them. So these aren't real locusts.
These are just a figurative locusts and that the demons appear like locusts so we know that these are not literal locusts, their tissues figuratively to describe the demons. The demons had a number of unusual characteristics that one I would like to say that they are imperial creatures, meaning that they were shaped like horses prepared for battle, primarily today. Horses are viewed just as a mode of transportation and for pleasure, but in biblical times. They were strong tool of war, demons are coming out prepared for battle. Second, these demons look to be invulnerable creatures. They have golden light crowns on their head in verse seven there going forth with the intent to win the battle and they are intelligent creatures and we know that because the Bible says that they have faces like men, which speak of their intelligence and their highly organized intelligent forces of evil. The locusts here is said to be like a woman's hair and this speaks of seductiveness in the ancient world, a woman's hair was a tool of seduction locusts will have seductive skills in accomplishing their goals and what I mean by seductive skills is that they will be easy to influence those to follow them to judge them on and they are very cunning. They are in human creatures saying that they have lionlike teeth speak of their power, their ability to rip and destroy their prey much like lions do they have armor like iron, meaning they were indestructible. Demons are only vulnerable to the name and power of Jesus Christ have been cooped up for thousands and thousands of years when the demons burst forth, they will swarm like pouring rain in a few here thunderstorm in here pouring rain and their stand on your route. It sounds like Hale is hitting your house, but not always.
It's big drops of rain demons will pour out of the bottomless pit, much like this. These demons are going to do significant damage. Their damage will be painful. In verse 10 it talks about their sting will be like the sting of a scorpion, the damage will be protracted and what I mean by protracted is that it will continue to last. It will not stop in chapter 9 verses five and 10. It tells us that it will last five months. Their power is not to kill but to torment many will experience severe pain so much to the point that they will request death, but they cannot find their damage will also be personal and we know that in verse for the attack upon those who are not the elect of God. If you got remember the hundred 44,000 Jewish evangelists are excluded as are the Jews and Gentiles. They have won to Christ. This attack will be personally to those who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads as it says in verse four, Revelation 22 verse four indicates that in the heavenly city. Those who are the Lord's will have his name on their foreheads. And lastly, their damage will be perpetual in Revelation chapter 9 verse six man will seek death and will not find it, they will desire to die, and death will flee from them, and last in these first set of verses is that they'll have an unscrupulous prints and that prints is known as the angel from the bottomless pit his name in Hebrew is Abaddon in his Greek name. It is Apollyon. One woe is past. Behold tomorrow was her coming after these things.
This is the devil, the unscrupulous prints is the devil, the ruler of all fallen Angels. Let's move on to the rest of the chapter on in verses 13 through 21 now begin by reading verse 13 of chapter 9. Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.
So the four angels who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year were released to kill 1/3 of mankind. Now the number of the army of the horsemen was 200 million heard the number of them, and thus I saw the horses in the vision. Those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red face and blue and so freely in the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions out of their mouths came fire, smoke and brimstone by these three plagues 1/3 of mankind were killed by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of the amounts for their power is in their mouth and in their tails for their tails are like serpents, having heads with them they do harm, but the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone and wood, which can neither see or hear nor walk. And they did not repent of their murders or sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts. First, let's look at verse 13 in the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God.
This is the demand when the sixth angel sounded this really takes us back to the fifth seal in chapter 6 verses nine through 10.
This gets back to the martyrs. Like I said before, we would reference this a number of times that the martyrs are crying out how long the Lord, how long will you avenge our lives. This is the answer to their prayers and the trumpet judgments.
These are the tools of God's judgment. So let's read verses 14 and 15. Again, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates to the four angels who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year were released to kill 1/3 of mankind.
These four angels that are bound at the great river Euphrates, are not the four angels of chapter 7 verse one.
These are satanic angels or fallen Angels.
The release of these angels are similar to the release of the locum of the Locust would angels restrain evil as we see in chapter 7 verse one that bad angels release evil as we see in chapter 9. Here, the river Euphrates is the most frequently mentioned river.
It originated in the Garden of Eden in Genesis chapter 2 verse 14 it flows south through Mesopotamia which was later Babylon and Persia. The first thing in the first murder tower of Babel. Babylon itself all happened at or near the river Euphrates. God's judgment has always been associated with this river so first. These four angels are the tool of God's judgment, then let's look at the time of God's judgment. In verse 15. The four angels had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year were released to kill 1/3 of mankind. The hour and day and month and year.
This is evidence that God has a date but no one knows it. That is for an appointed time. Like I said before God's judgment may not be quick but it is certain that was the timing of God's judgment. Let's look at the targets of God's judgment of the four angels terrors are one third of the remaining inhabitants of the earth if you remember in Revelation chapter 6 when we went over that verse eight tells us that 25% of the worlds population was killed.
Now 1/3 of the remaining 75% is going to be killed by chapter 9, one half of the earth's population is dead at this time is going to the weaker division of truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis matters is a ministry through project most of Alana-based ministry sound theology goes inside or outside of the church. If you'd like to listen to these messages on them and go to project truth matters. Click on the podcast link. This is also available to speak to your ministry or church function.
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