Lesson: Sixth Trumpet: Four Angels With an Army of Two Hundred Million, Killing A Third of Mankind Page 4 of 4 (Lessons on Revelations)
by John Lowe
1God’s promise to Abraham: “ On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates—“ (Genesis 15:18)
2200,000,000 is a number that may be strictly symbolic, i.e., the idea being that the number of the hosts of this terrible cavalry were beyond all numbering, like the chariots of God (Psalm 68:17).
3200,000,000 mounted troops may well be an actual number—John is not estimating if he had been told the number.
4It is not certain whether John is describing three different colors of breastplates or breastplates that are each three colors.
5Brimstone is a gas with a sulfurous smell. It is common in the Dead Sea region, when ignited such deposits melt and produce burning streams and suffocating gas. It was this stifling and strangling gas that God sent down from Heaven upon the city of Sodom when He destroyed it (Luke 17:29).
6“Sorcery” was a form of magic, trickery, or deception into evil.
7Repent means to change one’s mind about ungodly works and to turn to the Lord (See Luke 24:47; Acts 26:20).
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