Revelation 9:1 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.
3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.
6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
First off, why & how does one make it this far without repenting & turning to God? Shows the total delusion & depravity of mens hearts. A fallen angel was given a key to the bottomless pit to open. All demons are horrible, yet there were some in ages past, that have been locked up & out of the realm of society, or so it appears. Its these, that are released upon the earth. They are only allowed to harm those who are not sealed by God. Remember, satan seals many, but he is a counterfeit. Nothing can happen to the sealed of God. Almost an invincibility if you will. Now, to those who dont have Gods seal, they are only given to torment them. not kill them, for 5 months. This isnt anything I ever want to partake of. Men will seek death & death will flee from them. They wont or cant die in their pain! Some will try to die, self inflicted, but wont be able to. Yikes! Without the hope of the LORD, all of humanity is in this free fall down with death being the only option seen to ease the pain. Jesus took the sting of death for you & I so we would not have to. Why allow these demons to sting & torment when Jesus has buffered those stings and taken that stinger for us? Im no genius but I know what the better deal for me is! Jesus! I need more of You LORD. I want more of You LORD. Thank You for taking the sting of death from me.