The Fifth Trumpet and the First Woe (Revelation 9:1-12) 

Studying Bible Prophecy

This fifth trumpet judgment is the first woe pronounced by the flying angel in Revelation 8:13. As we view this judgment in the next twelve verses, you will see why the angel was warning us. It is indeed something no man or woman would want to go through. We will approach this fifth trumpet in six parts, working our way through the verses.

Verses 1-2. Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. 2 He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.

There are two questions that need answering here. First of all, what is this “star?” Well, there is no doubt that…

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