Revelation 09:11

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Revelation 9:11

 

 

11 And [kai] they had [echo] a king [basileus] over [epi] them, [hautou] which is the angel [aggelos] of the bottomless pit, [abussos] whose [autos] name [onoma] in the Hebrew tongue [Hebraisti] is Abaddon,
[Abaddon] but [kai] in [en] the Greek tongue [Hellenikos] hath [echo] his name [onoma] Apollyon. [Apolluon]   KJV-Interlinear

 

 

11 They
have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.    NASB

 

 

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The demons are not a mob
of mindless and reckless creatures. They
are a well disciplined and well organized army, if you will.

Abaddon,’
means destroying angel, perishing, destruction, to wander away, to have no
place to flee.

Apollyon,’
means to destroy, to destroy fully, to die, to eliminate permanently, separate,
cessation, punishment.

This demon is the general
of the Abyss. One of whom even the
demons under his command would fear, otherwise being bad themselves, they would
not be obedient to him.

This is not Satan.  Satan is the prince of the air, Eph. 2:2,
with his domain in the heavenlies, Eph. 6:12.
Satan does not rule in the Abyss and has not seen his followers who have
been in the Abyss, since they were committed there at some point in the pre-historic
past.

And by the way, if you
have been familiar with prehistoric era’s, dinosaurs, and so forth, then given
the popular theory that the dinosaurs were destroyed by a meteorite or asteroid
or some such thing, you might consider that these demons had something to do
with that destruction, thus being locked up in the Abyss.  Otherwise, why were they in there and not
other demons under Satan’s rule? Why did
God allow the dinosaurs to be destroyed, and not continue on into our era. Or was that
final destruction the final act in the Satanic plan to defeat God, and then was
stunned when God introduced Adam etc. into history?

The only two things that
we do have for sure is the description of these beings and their leader, and
the knowledge that we have of our own world history.  Does one plus one, add up
in this case?

Satan and these demons
are very real creatures. Our planets
history is a very real history. The two
of them cannot be separated from each other, one not having anything to do with
the other, because Satan’s fall is directly related to his judgment, to his
eventual punishment, and our existence.
All of creation groans under the burden of evil.  Evil is Satan, et al.  Anyway, no extra charge for that tidbit.  Just food for wondering.

His name is given in both
the Hebrew and the Greek. Demons have no
favorites among humanity, neither Jew nor Gentile mean anything to them.  We are as bugs under their feet, a nuisance
to be rid of.

Even from within the
darkness and intense pressures of the Abyss, this demon maintained order.  And even with all of that hate and evil,
intense evil, he is still under the thumb of Jesus Christ. 

Just the ‘word’ of
Christ, possesses power over the worst of the demon generals.

 

 

End of study

 

 

 




 

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