“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. 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.”
—Revelation 9:1-2 KJV
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Knowing its power, Satan has declared war on God’s word. He fell from Heaven, and set about to deceive God’s created beings, counter-creating an ageless pit of destruction. The results of his efforts obscure God’s true character, and choke those searching for life.
When Satan tempted Christ in the wilderness, he put his own spin on Scripture. Christ chose to stand on Scripture, without changing one jot or tittle. Who won? The Bread of Life promises us daily fortitude and replenishing of spirit through His Word.
“He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.”
—Psalm 104:14-15 KJV
If you are looking for an in-depth study on the prophecy and symbols John writes about in Revelation, I recommend the Amazing Facts Media Library.