Rev. 9:1 And (one of the seven
stars: [Rev 1:20]), the fifth angel,
(who was to sit upon the collective, sociological and historical paradigm of Christianity which was evolving: [Rev 6:12]),
sounded (in 313 AD: with the granting
of the Edict of Toleration), and I saw a star, (one of the seven stars that had been in His right hand: [Rev 1:16]), fall from heaven to earth, (the angel with the great chain: [Rev 20:1]), and to him, (this Pope, his name Apollyon, in the days of Emperor Theo I: [Rev9:11]),
was given (Political power), the
key of the bottomless pit (of history, during
the 1000 year reign of Christ: [Rev 20:4]).
Rev. 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit (of history in 380AD); and there
arose smoke, (an ascension of prayers: [Symbolic Dictionary]), out of the pit (of
history to come), as the smoke of a great furnace (of Burnt Offering); and
the sun (signs of the pagan Astrology: [Rev 6:12]) and the air (of the pagan social
norms of those times) were darkened by reason of (massive Christian prayer meetings), the smoke of the pit (of those historical times).
Rev. 9:3 And there came out (of the ascending prayers) of the smoke
(proselytizing hoards of Christians, as if) locust, (eating up the pagan doctrines) upon the earth, (confronting the social order): and unto them was given
(the) power (of the canonized Holy Comforter, in 382 AD), as the scorpions
of the earth (also) have power
Rev. 9:4 And it was commanded them that they, (THE LOCUSTS), should
not hurt the grass (taking root in the early Christian membership:[Rev 7:3]) of the earth,
(within the society), neither any green thing, (Christian creeds or even heretical sects),
neither any tree (of the Social Institutions: [Rev 7:3]); but only those
(pagan) men which have not the (Cross), seal of God,
(Trinity, saying: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: [Rev 3:12]), in (touching) their (minds, within
Rev. 9:5 And to them it was given (by Emperor Theo I, in 380 AD) that
they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented (BY RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY OVER THEM) five
... (5 X 30 = 150 years, i.e.; from the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD subtracted from the Fall of Rome in 475 AD = 150 years):
and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, (SOME TORTURES AS WITH THE RACK, THE WHIP,
THE STAKE) when he striketh a man.
Rev. 9:6 And in those days (AS IN THE INQUISITION LATER TO COME) shall
men seek death (from the pain Catholic conversion), and shall not find it; and shall desire
to die (to escape the torture), and death shall flee from them.
Rev. 9:7 And the (SYMBOLIC) shapes of the locusts (feeding upon
the decimation of Roman Paganisms) were like unto horses, (SYMBOL OF SPEED OF THOUGHT: [Symbolic
Dictionary]), prepared unto battle (AGAINST THE PAGAN RELIGIONS); and on
their heads were as it were (halos), crowns like gold (THE SYMBOL OF SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT:
[Symbolic Dictionary]), and their faces were as the faces of men, (the first 144, 000 monks
of Catholic Priesthood:[Rev 7]).
Rev. 9:8 And they, (these unshaven monks under oath), had hair as,
(THE SYMBOL OF THE WARRIOR: [Symbolic Dictionary]), the hair of women, (THE UNSHAVEN NAZARITES,
SYMBOL OF CHARISMATIC HOLINESS , SYMBOL OF A CARRIER OF SOME DIVINE INSIGHT: [Symbolic Dictionary]), and
their teeth were as the teeth of lions (OF JUDAH: [emblem of the Tribe of Judah]).
Rev. 9:9 And they had, (by 382 AD), breastplates (of the New
Testament just canonized), as it were (The Word, symbolically, Jesus Himself, as) breastplates of iron, (the ROD OF INDISPUTABLE EVANGELIA: [Rev 2:27]); and the sound
of their wings, (SPIRITUAL DOGMAS), was as the sound of chariots (DELIVERING THE
TRUTH), as of many horses, (SYMBOL OF SPEED OF THOUGHT: [Symbolic Dictionary]), running
to battle (THE PAGAN AND JEW).
Rev. 9:10 And they had tails, (STRETCHING BACK A MILLENNIUM), like unto
scorpions (in that they revealed the ancient Hebrew Mystery in Scripture), and there were stings
(OF TRUTH) in their tails, (these ancient written Scriptures): and their
power was to hurt (PAGAN AND JEWISH ORGANIZED RELIGIOUS ANIMISMS) five months, (5
x 30 years or 150 YEARS, i.e.; from 325 AD to 475AD, with the fall of the Roman World).