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Revelation 9: 1 - 12 The Fifth Trumpet
 The  Fifth  Trumpet
  Revelation  9: 1 - 12          ( King James Version ) 
9: 1  ►    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.
9: 2   ►   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. 
9: 3   ►   And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
9: 4   ►   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. 
9: 5  ►   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
9: 6   ►  And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. 
9: 7   ►   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. 
9: 8   ►   And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as [the teeth] of lions. 
9:  9   ►  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.
9: 10  ►  Wnd they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power [was] to hurt men five months. 
9: 11  ►  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. 
9: 12  ►  One woe is past; [and], behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
   Revelation  9: 1 - 12        ( New International Version )
V: 1  >   The fifth angel sounded his trumpet and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star that had fallen from the sky fo the earth.
v: 2  >    When he opened  the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smore from the Abyss.
v:  3  >   And out of the smoke locust came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth.
v:  4 >   They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
v:  5  >   They were not given power to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes a man.
v. 6  >    During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
v. 7 >   The locust looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces.
v. 8  >    Their fair was like women's hair, and their teeth were like lion's teeth.
v. 9  >    They had breastplates like breastplates of iron and the sound of their wings were like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle.
v. 10  >   They had tails and stings like scorpions, and in their tails they had the power to torment people for five months.
v. 11  >   They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, those name in Hebrews is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.
v. 12  >   The first woe is past, two other woes are yet to come.
Text  Quoted  in  Spirit of Prophecy
In the year 1840 another remarkable fulfillment of prophecy excited widespread interest. Two years before, Josiah Litch, one of the leading ministers preaching the second advent, published an exposition of Revelation 9, predicting the fall of the Ottoman Empire. According to his calculations, this power was to be overthrown "in A.D. 1840, sometime in the month of August;" and only a few days previous to its accomplishment he wrote: "Allowing the first period, 150 years, to have been exactly fulfilled before Deacozes ascended the throne by permission of the Turks, and that the 391 years, fifteen days, commenced at the close of the first period, it will end on the 11th of August, 1840, when the Ottoman power in Constantinople may be expected to be broken. And this, I believe, will be found to be the case."--Josiah Litch, in Signs of the Times, and Expositor of Prophecy, Aug. 1, 1840.  {GC 334.4}

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At the very time specified, Turkey, through her ambassadors, accepted the protection of the allied powers of Europe, and thus placed herself under the control of Christian nations. The event exactly fulfilled the prediction. (See Appendix.) When it became known, multitudes were convinced of the correctness of the principles of prophetic interpretation adopted by Miller and his associates, and a wonderful impetus was given to the advent movement. Men of learning and position united with Miller, both in preaching and in publishing his views, and from 1840 to 1844 the work rapidly extended.  {GC 335.1}
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