v.6 For five months, no matter how badly injured they are, people will not be able to die. “DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY”
v.11 Abaddon and Apollyon both mean “destroyer.” This is Satan, the king of the demons.
v.14 Euphrates is the river that ran through the ancient city of Babylon. Babylon was the center from which all the satanic cults originated.
v.16 200 Million Man Army.
v.20-21 The people left alive after these plagues will continue to worship Satan. “Sorceries” comes from the Greek word pharmakia which is the use of drugs for hallucinatory purposes.
“Our Love is not to be only a verbal love; “ I love you brother, I just love you so much”. In fact I often get a little suspicious of a person who is constantly asserting how much they love me. Love isn’t shown by words alone. (1 John 3) Talk is cheap. Love is manifested by actions. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom.5:8) Jesus didn’t come to earth to say; “I love you,” and then let us go to Hell. Jesus loved in deed and in truth, and we are to do the same. That may seem impossible but 1 John 3:20 tells us God is greater. Pastor Chuck Smith 1927-2013