And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit (Revelation 9:1).
Evidently this star is an angel because it refers to him as a “he”: he is given a key.
And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts (allegorical term) upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power (Revelation 9:2-3).
Creatures in the bottomless pit (hell) are also mentioned in another place. Second 2:4 refers to the fallen angels, which is discussed in Genesis 6 as well.
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment (2 Peter 2:4).
Those angels mated with women and creatures of the earth. Hell, in the Greek language, is Tartarus, meaning the absolute bottomless pit. Scriptures compare it to Sodom and Gomorrah. Evidently, the locusts were fallen angels that landed upon Mount Harmon before the flood, during the days of Jared. They corrupted mankind. The good news is there were only about 200 of them. Regardless, they wreaked havoc.
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads (here is another reference to seal in the forehead). And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them (unsure if that is literal or allegorical). And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months (Revelation 9:4-10).
A great deal of that is apocalyptic literature, not literal. Apocalyptic prose sometimes brings out small points and expands them into bigger ones.
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter (Revelation 9:11-12).
Little is known about Abaddon and Apollyon other than Abaddon is the Hebrew word, whereas Apollyon is the Greek expression. They both refer to a form of fallen angel from the past that is king over the horde from the pit. It isn’t satan, because satan isn’t locked in the bottomless pit. He is alive and well on planet Earth.
And 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 which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men (Revelation 9:13-15).
The world just went from 1 billion down to 333 Million which is not many inhabitants. Most people who read through this information do not actually add it up and say a third here, a quarter there, plus another one-third. They do not see what is really being talked about nor realize this will be major primitive times. The truth is that the Bible says that, if time were not cut short, mankind would not survive.
And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone (could be referring to tanks or something similar). By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents (many people think these are tanks), and had heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts (Revelation 9:16-21).
Mankind is bombed out of existence to 333 Million, but people still do not listen. Now, go to the tenth chapter of Revelation.