REVELATION Chapter Nine: TET

REVELATION Chapter Nine: TETH, The Apollyon Army and Entry of the East
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TETH: Gathering, Sweeping-Away Corruption, Serpents
BY LEVI
TET/TETH PDI
TET/TETH PDI

“Prepare slaughter for his children because of the iniquity of their fathers, lest they rise up and possess the land, and fill the face of the world with cities. For I will rise up against them,” says the LORD of hosts, “and cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, and offspring and posterity,” says the LORD. “I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and marshes of muddy water; I will sweep it with a broom of destruction,” says the LORD of hosts. The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, “Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand; that I will break the Assyrian in My land, and on My mountains tread him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them [Israel], and his burden removed from their shoulders. This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth, and this is the hand stretched out over all the nations.” (Isa. 14:21-26) NKJV; intrpl. mine

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This chapter is a continuation of Revelation Chapter Eight’s sounding of the seven shofars (or trumpets). The Day of the Lord, and two of the remaining three trumpets that complete the Year of Vengeance, continues in this chapter. As asserted in the last article, the chapter division dividing the trumpets shows the division of Divine time before and after the cross (i.e., 4 days then 3 days). The first four trumpets showed curses on the (non-sealed) people of the world by: 1) earth/forestry; 2) oceans/seas; 3) rivers/fresh waters; and 4.) sun/heavenly lights. The curses coming upon the world during the morning of the Great Sabbath reflect the messages during the days of Adam, Noah, Moses, and the Messiah (stars of Jacob and Sun of Righteousness smitten). They covered the first four millennial days, whereas this chapter reveals a curse and afflictions on the world by national armies, particularly by a new Caesar-figure of the end-time’s Beast Empire. Herein, the Son of Perdition, the power of Satan, falls from glory among the nations to everlasting shame. After six years, with at least 1/3 of the population destroyed from previous curses, he will no longer shine as a star but be brought down to Earth as the people riot and revolt. As a result, he will release all the forces of darkness, as dictators and despots often do to maintain control. The times, however, have already been determined, and his reign of terror nears its end. Hence, the fifth trumpet of Revelation reflects the Roman military machine that persecuted Christians and Jews during the fifth millennium (before the Roman Empire converted to a pagan form of Christianity).
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FIFTH TRUMPET:
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Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit, and smoke rose out of the pit like smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them. The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. And they had breastplates or iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. They had tails like scorpions; there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.” (Rev. 9:1-11) NKJV 
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The curse of the Beast’s empire was torture to the people of God, both Jews and true Christians, so for us the Lord is just in releasing the beastly armies of the world on those who have hated His people. YHVH my Elohim, You are right in recompense. You allowed the curse of the Roman beast and their troops on Jews and Christians in the days of Peter, for the Gospel’s sake, but they have not acknowledged the curses brought by the cruel empire. They have rejoiced in the persecution of the flesh, and now those who loathe Your righteous sealing are tortured in the flesh. The sign of the 5th day and torture in the flesh is visited upon the children of the Beast and his False Prophet, as they so deserve.
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Locusts? PDI
Locusts? PDI

Various views are taught about the army of locusts in Revelation. Some teach that they are a literal army that will ascend and escape from the core or mantle of the earth. While it may be possible that such peculiar creatures could exist as they are literally described, as a hermeneutic rule informing exegeses, Scripture should first be cross-referenced with Scripture for extrication of scriptural mysteries. Some readers find that the description of the army of locusts resembles helicopters that darken the skies, emptying chemicals on those who revote against them. They sound much like an army of chariots. In ages past, scholars saw a strong resemblance of the locusts to past Persian and Muslim armies, having a similar nature in movement and destruction. Thus, there are several interpretation to consider, and more than one truth may be alluded to, but those who know Scripture understand that these swarms of locusts are a future army released by the Beast, foreshadowed to come on the Day of the Lord, as seen by Prophet Joel. 

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When the Lord delivered the nation of Judah from the “northern army” before Babylonian captivity (see Joel 2:11-12), He described the northern army as locusts. It was described this way because they devoured the land and destroyed everything in their paths (see Joel 1:4). Though they were repeatedly called “locusts,” they were also called a “nation…strong and without number.” Joel described them as also having teeth as lions because of their ferociousness (see Joel 1:6); a fire devoured before them and a flame was left behind (2:3); they appeared like horses in their swiftness (2:4); they sounded like the noises of chariots (2:5); they entered windows like thieves (2:9); and the sun and air were darkened because of their multitude (2:10). Scripture leaves only one interpretation: They are a vast army released by the Antichrist, as if from the very pit of hell, but they are not otherworldly creatures or aliens. If Scripture is allowed to interpret Scripture, it becomes clear that God offered a spiritual depiction of an army that was sent against His people.  
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Artist Depiction of Revelation Locust Army, PDI
Artist Depiction of Revelation Locust Army, PDI

As for the symbols of the locusts in Revelation that are not found in the foreshadowing of Day of the Lord in Joel, each characteristic explains more of the spiritual likeness of this army of the Destroyer. They each had something similar to a golden crown, which means that they are highly exalted, having conquered other nations, each having the self-image of a king. They had hair like women, which means they appear to have a religious covering over them as they advance (see 1 Cor. 11:15), plausibly showing themselves effeminate or sensitive to those whom they conquer or subdue. Their nature is to destroy everything green in their paths, but they are commanded against their nature not to harm grass, trees, or anything green. They have the power to kill but are only allowed to sting those who do not have the Lord’s seal, those who are not hidden away. They are armored like horses prepared for battle and have iron breastplates, which is like riot or protection gear and shields. Iron was also the metal utilized by Daniel to describe the Roman Empire (as opposed to gold, brass, silver). The power of scorpions is symbolic of the powers of Satan (see Luke 10:19), used for torment but in this war not to kill.

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None of this makes any sense without political correctness and false sensitivity in a world of progressive leaders who still pretend righteousness. The grass has begun to grow, and too many trees have already been burned-up, so they are sensitive to the trees and grass. They want to police their own, but not kill them, using non-lethal weapons and tactics. Rioters are hurt, perhaps paralyzed for months. The world will panic, and the army of the Beast may struggle to keep his own citizens in-line as the year of God’s wrath is being confirmed to the world. If this vast army was at war with an enemy for survival, they would kill, destroy,  and show no restraint, but God will let all the rioting people who will trust and worship the Beast to receive their stings. Who is the Beast’s swarming army? Scripture tells us they are of “iron and clay,” of a Euro-Mohammad alliance. The Antichrist’s empire will be very large, and keeping the rioting nations subdued during a time of apocalyptic panic will be a full-time job in itself, even with a vast army.   
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TETH Before New Hebrew, PDI
TETH Before New Hebrew, PDI

Teth, the letter that the Spirit put these revelations under, may also express signs of the army of the Destroyer. Teth is a Hebrew/Phoenician letter that was originally a circle with a cross within it. It is now, since the Babylonian captivity, likened to a serpent or a broken circle with the cross removed. Not wanting to get into mysticism and endless interpretations, this is nevertheless something to contemplate. The altering of the letter shows religious corruption. While it is true that the serpent on the pole represented the Messiah taking on our sin on the cross, and healing those who were bitten by serpents, the cross or pole was there and needed. The serpent without the cross represents Satan and his demonic hordes replacing the power of the cross. From all these clues, Teth seems to denote the Judeo-Christian worldview and nations perverted and replaced by the New Word Order and the socialist/progressive worldview, under the U.N. agenda.  

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There Islamic religion teaches that Jesus did not die on the cross- that Jesus, who was but another prophet, simply ascended to heaven before dying for our sins. Indeed, They teach that it was actually Judas Iscariot- the Son of Perdition– who was beaten beyond identification and nailed to the cross. Islam, a Semitic religion that claims roots in Jewish Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, have taken Jesus down from the cross and removed Him from the center of their faith. Thus, they have replaced the central work of the true Messiah with the false messiah- the Son of Destruction, the Destroyer. Jews have historically conceded that Yeshua was crucified, but they still await revelation of the Messiah, yet Muslims, who created their religion over six millenniums after the cross, have committed the highest trespass against God be altogether denying the cross of Yeshua HaMashiach, teaching the foulest of false doctrines. 
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But Muslims are not alone in removing the cross from Judeo-Christian nations. (Before Islam, the Middle East was mostly Jewish and Christian.) In Western nations today, leftist progressives, militant homosexual activists, and atheists are continuously attacking traditional Christian displays of the cross, Nativity Scenes, and even coaches and students who voluntarily pray for safety at afterschool games. The antichristian organization ACLU, which is not a government organization, has traditionally led in much of this legal persecution of Christianity and Christian traditions. Thus, we find that progressive organizations and politicians of the West have allied themselves with Islam in hopes of breaking all chords with Judeo-Christianity (see Ps. 2). Progressives, being children of Satan, are willing to form (or force) a false unity with Islam in hopes of destroying those whom they have long been indoctrinated in Western universities to hate the most- biblical Christianity. In their attempt at multiculturalism- for the sake of weakening and destroying Christian influence- they replace the cross with the serpent religion. As Prophet Daniel prophesied of the Roman Empire’s appearance at the end of the age, their attempt at a new and united Tower of Babel- for elites ascending to heaven to overthrow God’s throne- will not last:
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National Beast Union Pubic Domain Picture Subject to Removal
Final Empire Arises From Former European and Middle East Empires, PDI

And as the toes of the feet [end of the image] were partly of iron [Rome/European] and partly of clay [Islam/Former Ottoman Empire], so the kingdom [last opposing empire] shall be partly strong and partly fragile. As you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they will mingle with the seed of men [multiculturalism]; but they will not adhere to one another [cling together], just as iron does not mix with clay. And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the the kingdom [at Israel] shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdom [Babylonian, Medes/Persians, Grecian, Roman, and Islamo/European], and it shall stand forever. (Dan. 2:42-44) NKJV; intrpl. mine

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They have a false religious covering, and their great numbers, swarming like locusts, will give power to the Beast- the Destroyer- during the Apocalypse. Look at the Middle East, from which they have lived for millenniums; it was once much greener and alive. From the towering trees of Lebanon to the plush valleys of the Nile Delta, the lands have become largely a wilderness waste under centuries of the nations of Islam. How many fields, trees, villages, and lives have been burned and pillaged by swarms of Muslim locusts? And with the spreading of Islam into northern Africa, so is the expansion of the Sahara Desert, which grows to this day. Wherever the Word of Life is removed and replaced with the religion of Death, the land withers and is ruined as if by a plague of locusts; they destroy the Earth. The Lord calls this type of devouring army “locusts.” Likewise,  the ancient Roman armies acted in the same manner, riding into villages, burning them and their fields down, taking all that they wanted for their devouring legions. The difference is, Mohammad began his madness of destruction under the false deity Allah, whereas Roman emperors destroyed under Zeus and his homosexual son Apollo (A.K.A., Apollyon and Abaddon). The terms Perdition, Apollyon, and Abaddon all imply destruction. And the Son of Perdition gathers all the forces of darkness and releases them form the pit of hell.
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One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things. (Rev. 9:12) NKJV
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Nevertheless, the lose unity of the Euro-Arabian empire are not the only ones interested in the resources of the Middle East and world dominion. From the east there will come another army, which will end in the Battle of Armageddon. Indeed, all the nations will gather for war, and the Lord will come to save His nation and people from them all.
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SIXTH TRUMPET:
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Possible Eastern Army of Revelation, PDI
Possible Eastern Army of Revelation, PDI

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 a third of mankind. Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. (Rev. 9:13-16) NKJV

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They killed 1/3 of the people of the Lord with their armies, now the Lord is just in allowing them to kill 1/3 of the people of the earth. YHVH our Elohim, You are just with all your scales; they have turned your people against each other and slaughtered them; now You will hold them in derision and against one another. They will not listen to Elijah’s warnings of the numbers and the times of approaching death, nor perceive this sixth millennial day. Thus, You show them the times and numbers advancing against them. They would not watch the waters of the Word being lowered for their progression, and thus You have dried up the river to bring forces against them. From the four corners of the earth they gather for war, for You have heard the prayers of Your saints and heeded those gathered under the four horns of the golden altar.
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1/3 Population Killed, PDI
1/3 Population Killed, PDI

When the Lord pronounced judgments against Babylon for how the empire treated His people and city, He had Prophet Jeremiah write curses against the persecutors of the Lord’s people on a scroll. Then the prophet tied a stone to the scroll and threw it into the Euphrates River as commanded him. When the Euphrates River is dried-up during the Apocalypse for the Asian armies to cross, demon spirits and curses will be loosed to draw them to the battle of the Lord. In the Apocalypse the curses on the Beast’s empire will be fulfilled as written against ancient Babylon.

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“And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplate of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed- by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.” (Rev. 9:17-19)
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Again, this is an army united from nations from the Far East, being 200 million strong. They, too, are swift in movement as horses. Unlike the powers of Satan to sting (i.e., scorpions’ tails), they are given the power of Satan to kill (i.e., serpents’ tails). The horses’ heads being like lions explains that their movements are to stalk their prey and devour; fire from their mouths likely represents airborne artillery and the burning of the places they conquer. The curses release demons to draw the nations of the world together for the great battle, just before the Deliverer of Israel comes to the slaughter.
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RED CHINA, PDI
RED CHINA, PDI

The three colors of red, blue, and sulfur yellow for their breastplates identify the people of the kings of the East. Yellow is the national color of China, as seen in their yellow and red flag. Unlike the West, where yellow traditionally means coward, the color is uniquely honored by the Chinese people. Huangdi, the Yellow Emperor, is thought to have begun Chinese civilization, and famous Chinese dynasties have followed suit with the color (e.g., Ming, Qing). India also has a special place for honoring yellow; it represents their great mass of farmers and is worn in their Festival of Spring. (Yellow flags are also internationally recognized to represent quarantine of plagues and diseases.) Fiery red, of course, is the universal color of communism and Marxism, and red dragons traditionally represent eastern powers. The most allusive color to correlate with the East is the deep blue or indigo, as to how it represents this Eastern army. In China blue represents the four seasons of time, whereas to the Asian mystics deep blue represents self-actualization, self-mastery, and spiritual depths. With the size of the army and the colors that represent them, there should be little doubt among students of history that the above passage points us to an army assembled by China and those who join with them to engage the Beast over the fate of the Middle East. 

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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 [false religions], and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood [materialism], which can neither see nor hear nor walk. And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries [drugs] or their sexual immorality or thefts. (Rev. 9:20-21) NKJV; intrpl. mine
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Is it any wonder that the Lord must come to rule with a rod of iron, seeing that people refuse to change. Three billion people can die in the horrors of war, and the planet can revolt against her inhabitants in earthquakes and plagues, and yet each person is for himself and herself; the remaining still look back at Egypt, remembering their desires, seeking instant pleasures at any cost, choosing their poisons that kill them slowly, seeking death and darkness and pleasure in misery. In darkness they can shine as stars, so they seek darkness; but the elect of God will walk in true light, peace, love, and joy, not needing the cover of darkness to shine.
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This chapter ends before the 7th and last trumpet, when the Great King is revealed at the Battle of Armageddon at the end of the Year of Recompense. Thus far the trumpet signs have been 1) the curse of the earth, as in the day of Adam; 2) the curse of the seas, as in the day of Noah; 3) the curse of freshwaters and rivers, as in the day of Moses; 4) the darkening of heavenly lights, as in the day of Christ; 5) the curse of fleshly torture, as in the day of Peter; and 6) the curse of demonic powers and worldwide death, as warned of in the day of Elijah. 
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A break occurs between the 6th and the last trumpet so that the works of the Lord through Moses and Elijah, in the 6th millennium, can be shown in more detail. Because the seals also confess to the signs of the millenniums, within the 6th seal is the proper placement of their work. The two witnesses prophesy until the end of the Apocalypse week of years; after showing their work, then the 7th trumpet is blown and the mystery is finished. They prophesy these things to the world at the close of the 6th day and during the first year of the Great Sabbath. Before their prophesying for 3.5 years, the little scroll of Revelation must be opened to the world for uniting believers’ hearts, of earth and sea. The little book is a blessing to all who read it, once they understand the discourse of the seven voices and heed the instructions within it.
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