Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Bible Study Outline Revelation 9:1-21

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Bible Study Outline 

 

Revelation 9:1-21

 

I. THE FIFTH TRUMPET:  LOCUSTS FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT (1-12)

 

   A. THE “STAR” FALLEN FROM HEAVEN (1-2)

      1. With the sounding of the fifth trumpet…

         a. John saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth

         b. To whom was given the key to the bottomless pit

      2. When the bottomless pit was opened…

         a. Smoke like that of a great furnace arose out of the pit

         b. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke

 

   B. THE “LOCUSTS” AND THEIR POWER (3-10)

      1. Out of the smoke locusts with great power came upon the earth

         a. Power like scorpions

         b. Commanded not to harm the grass, any green thing, or any tree

      2. The extent and nature of their power

         a. Could harm only those who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads

         b. Could not kill, but only torment them for five months

         c. Men will seek death, but death will flee from them

      3. The locusts described

         a. Their shape like horses prepared for battle

         b. On their heads were crowns of something like gold

         c. Their faces were like those of men

         d. Their hair was like women’s hair

         e. Their teeth was like lions’ teeth

         f. With breastplates like those of iron

         g. The sound of their wings like chariots with many running horses

         h. With tails like scorpions, and stings in their tails (though limited in power)

 

   C. THE “KING” OVER THEM (11-12)

      1. The angel of the bottomless pit

      2. Whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon

      — The first of three woes is past; two more is to come

 

II. THE SIXTH TRUMPET:  THE TWO HUNDRED MILLION ARMY (13-21)

 

   A. THE FOUR ANGELS BOUND AT THE EUPHRATES (13-15)

      1. With the sounding of the sixth trumpet…

         a. John heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God

         b. Speaking to the sixth angel who had the trumpet

         c. Telling him to release the four angels bound at the river Euphrates

      2. The four angels released…

         a. Who had been prepared for the hour, day, month, and year

         b. Who were to kill a third of mankind

 

   B. THE ARMY OF TWO HUNDRED MILLION HORSEMEN (16-19)

      1. John heard the number of them

      2. What he saw in the vision…

         a. Those on the horses had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, sulfur yellow

         b. The horses had heads like those of lions

         c. Out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone

      3. The power of this great army…

         a. A third of mankind killed by the fire, smoke, and brimstone

         b. The power to harm is in their mouth and tails like serpents’ heads

 

   C. THE FAILURE OF THE SURVIVORS TO REPENT (20-21)

      1. Those not killed did not repent of their idolatry

      2. Nor did they repent of their murders, sorceries, sexual immoralities, or thefts

 

REVIEW QUESTIONS

 

1) What are the main points of this chapter?

   – The fifth trumpet:  locusts from the bottomless pit (1-12)

   – The sixth trumpet:  the two hundred million army (13-21)

 

2) When the fifth angel sounded his trumpet, what did John see? (1)

   – A star fallen to heaven to whom was given the key to the bottomless pit

 

3) What came out of the pit when it was opened? (2-3)

   – Smoke which darkened the sun and air; locusts with power like scorpions

 

4) What were the locusts allowed to harm? (4)

   – Only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads

 

5) What other limitations was placed upon their power (5-6)

   – Could not kill, but only torment for five months

 

6) How are the locusts described? (7-10)

   – Their shape like horses prepared for battle

   – On their heads were crowns of something like gold

   – Their faces were like those of men

   – Their hair was like women’s hair

   – Their teeth was like lions’ teeth

   – With breastplates like those of iron

   – The sound of their wings like chariots with many running horses

   – With tails like scorpions, and stings in their tails (though limited  in power)

 

7) Who was their king?  What was his name in Hebrew and Greek? (11)

   – The angel of the bottomless pit

   – In Hebrew, Abaddon; in Greek, Apollyon

 

8) What did John hear when the sixth trumpet sounded (13-14)

   – A voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God

   – Telling the sixth angel to release the four angels bound at the river Euphrates

 

9) What were the four angels released to do? (15)

   – To kill a third of mankind

 

10) What did John hear next? (16)

   – The number of the army of horsemen:  two hundred million

 

11) What were the colors of the breastplates of those on the horses? (17)

   – Fiery red, hyacinth blue, sulfur yellow

 

12) What were the heads of the horses like?  What came out of their

    mouths? (17)

   – Like the heads of lions; fire, smoke, and brimstone

 

13) Who was killed by the smoke, fire, and brimstone? (18)

   – A third of mankind

14) Where was the power to do harm in the horses? (19)

   – In their mouths and in their tails

 

15) Of what did those who were not killed not repent? (20-21)

   – Idolatry, murders, sorceries, sexual immorality, theft

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