By Dr. Leland Jensen


The first eleven verses in this chapter refer to Islam.

1 “And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key of the shaft of the bottomless pit;”

This “star” was Omar, one of the strongest of the believers of Muhammad. When Muhammad made His proclamation, it was to Omar, Abu Bakr, and Ali. Omar drew out his sword and cried that if anyone comes against Muhammad they would have to pass over him. When Muhammad was on His death bed and His head was resting in the lap of His youngest wife, He was telling the believers that were with him in that room that they should turn to Ali as His successor. However, there was a lot of buzzing going on among those present. They were in opposition to having Ali succeed Muhammad. Ali wasn’t present in that room. At the time, he was out somewhere taking care of some religious errand. Muhammad, seeing that they were in opposition to His choice of Ali, cried out, telling them to get His secretary. He was going to have His will written down. But the buzzing kept going on, deciding what they should do. Some said He was delirious with a high fever and didn’t know what He was saying. At that time, Muhammad died. Omar immediately ran out of the tent and there was a large number, maybe thousands, of the faithful, waiting to get some news, knowing their beloved Muhammad was very sick. Omar raised his hands high and cried out that the beloved prophet had just passed away. Then a great cry went up from the multitude, “What will we do, what will we do?” Then Omar raised his hands once more and said, “We will elect a successor, and I nominate Abu Bakr.” Then another cry went up from the multitude in one acclaim: “Abu Bakr, Abu Bakr.” Thus, they elected Abu Bakr to be Muhammad’s successor. When Ali returned from his mission and heard what had taken place, and that nothing now could be done to change it, he had no other choice but to go along with it, as he didn’t want to have a division. Thus, the corruption in Islam took place upon the death of Muhammad.

The first thing Abu Bakr did was to go into the Middle East, declare war on Rome and take over the whole Middle East, although Muhammad said the Muslims could only have defensive wars.

Abu Bakr set up his headquarters in Damascus. The Bani Umayya, who were enemies of Muhammad, had been forced to surrender to Muhammad. They decided since they could not win, they would join the Muslims and then try to take over Islam. Thus, when Abu Bakr set up the throne in Damascus, the Bani Umayya made another kind of war. Mu’awia, the son of Abu Suffian, the arch-enemy of Islam, went down into Arabia and raised up a strong army of staunch supporters of Islam by telling them lies, similar to the way the Christian clergy from the beginning told lies upon lies.

2 “he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.”

The “bottomless pit” is the pit of error. Abu Bakr’s army, on its way up to Damascus, stopped off in Egypt and acquired chariots, for the Egyptian chariots were the finest made. When they got to Damascus, they were not allowed to kill Muslims as it was against the teachings of Muhammad.

3 “Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth.”

The “locusts” were these chariots. The “scorpion’s” sting is in its tail. Two men rode on these chariots, with one driving the chariot and the other sitting backwards between the legs of the driver, with a blowgun that shot darts. These darts were poison-tipped, but the poison didn’t kill, it only made their victims very sick to the point that they wished they were dead.

4 “they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads:”

Muhammad forbade a scorched earth policy in warfare. The seal of God on their foreheads means they used their intellects to accept Islam. Muhammad said they didn’t have to believe, but they must be obedient to the Koran.

5 “they were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion, when it stings a man.”

When these chariots went through the streets of Damascus, the people came out to witness what was going on. As the chariots passed by, many of the people were stung with these darts. The purpose of this was to have them turn against the leadership of Abu Bakr, and put the Bani Umayyads at the head of Islam.

6 “And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will fly from them.

7 In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for battle; on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces,”

The “crowns of gold” signify that they were spiritual Muslims, but duped.

8 “their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth;”

That is, the Arabs had long “hair like women,” whereas the Muslims in the Middle East who had been under Roman rule had short hair and were clean-shaven. The Muslims in Arabia, prior to accepting Muhammad, ate raw meat and filed their teeth so they were able to tear raw meat apart like carnivorous animals.

9 “they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. These breastplates were their armor.

10 They have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails.”

In the “tails” of the chariots were dart blowers. When the Bani Umayyads drove their chariots in the attacks, one man would stand to drive, while another would sit backwards between his legs. The one sitting would use either a bow or a blowgun to shoot poison arrows at his victims as they lined up along the sides of the streets to watch the chariots that were driven by “women.”

11 “They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abad’don, and in Greek he is called Apol’lyon.”

The “king over them” was Mu’awia. In Hebrew, he is Abad’don, and in Greek, he is Apol’lion, meaning the destroyer.

13 “Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God,”

“Horns” in this sense are symbols of sovereignty. This originated with Nimrod who took the horns off the bull and placed them on his own head, showing his sovereignty over the herd or empire of many nations. The “four horns” here represent four nations, which today hold the veto power on the Security Council of the United Nations. They are the United States, England, France, and Russia. President Roosevelt set up these four nations, along with China, to be the charter members of the United Nations. These four nations will be the first Baha'i nations. These four nations, represented by “four horns of the golden altar before God,” are on the altar of sacrifice because they are to be the sacrifice to establish peace in the world. The war will be fought primarily between these four nations, and all of their cities with a population of one hundred thousand or more will be destroyed. A third of mankind will be killed.

14 “saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.’”

These “four angels” who are over the four nations, have been holding back the nuclear war. They are bound “at the great river Euphrates.” The river Euphrates flows through Iraq, where the great city Babylon was located, and where Nebuchadnezzar ruled over his empire. When Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the city of Jerusalem, he brought the Davidic king and his throne to Babylon. Baha'u'llah descends from this lineage of Davidic monarchs in Babylon.

This is also the place, in the city of Baghdad, that Baha'u'llah was exiled to and where He made His proclamation to His first believers. This is the place where the United States made an illegal war on Iraq, interfering in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation. They killed thousands of innocent Iraqis, men, women, and children, and then had the United Nations slap sanctions on these men, women, and children, causing mass starvation, suffering, and other types of horrors including the deaths of nearly half the babies. The American people allowed this to happen because they were fed all kinds of sick propaganda by the media, which is the mouthpiece of the beast. The day of reckoning is fast approaching where the bread that the US cast on the waters will return to them sevenfold. This retaliation will be in the form of a nuclear strike on the United Nations building in New York City, “the seat of the beast” (Rev. 16:10, KJV), which will destroy the entire city of New York. This will start World War III (the battle of Armageddon, Rev. 16:16).

15 “So the four angels were released, who had been held ready for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, to kill a third of mankind.”

The “hour, the day, the month and the year” are already predetermined, and it will happen precisely according to God’s time scale. Jesus said: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only” (Matt. 24:36). Therefore, the Son on his return won’t know the day or the hour, as it says that the Son won’t know, but only the Father, Baha'u'llah, will know. I don’t know of any place where Baha'u'llah revealed the day and the hour. However, the month and the year are knowable when we see the destruction of New York City by a nuclear weapon in retaliation for what the US and the UN have done. When this occurs you can be sure that the United States will retaliate severely.

16 “The number of the troops of cavalry was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number.”

As this will be a nuclear war, there will not be very many people engaged in fighting this war. The president of Russia will press the button and then the president of the United States will retaliate and press the button, and that will be just about it. Therefore, this applies to the megatons, or the amount of nuclear energy that will be unleashed in the nuclear war.

17 “And this was how I saw the horses in my vision: the riders wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire (hyacinth) and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur issued from their mouths.”

In the King James translation, it isn’t sapphire at all but “jacinth” which is “hyacinth” and this is colored brownish, reddish, or orange zircon (golden). These colors are the colors of the explosion of a nuclear bomb.

18 “By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulfur issuing from their mouths.”

A “third of mankind” will be killed by these three things: “fire, smoke, and sulfur.” There are three ways that a nuclear bomb kills. First is the radiation of the bomb. If you get 1000 RADs of radiation you will die instantly as it will destroy your nervous system. The next thing that comes is the heat that also will kill you immediately. The third thing that kills is the percussion.

19 “For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; their tails are like serpents, with heads, and by means of them they wound.”

These are not “horses” at all. They look more like snakes that propel themselves with their tails. This is what John saw in his vision: a nuclear missile that is propelled by its “tail” and the “head” is a nuclear bomb.

20 “The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot either see or hear or walk;”

As you already know, the nuclear war will be fought in only a third part of the earth: Europe, America, the Middle East, and Russia. The people in Mexico and Central and South America are for the most part Roman Catholics. Their clergy will tell them that, because of their Icons (idols), they were saved from this great destruction, and the people will take on a much stronger belief in their idols. This will also be true in Asia and Africa. In Asia, the 800 million Hindus, Episcopalians, and Buddhists are also idol worshipers. In China and in India the same thing exists. They all worship the idols that they pray to, and they will all believe their idols saved them.

21 “nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their immorality or their thefts.”

Therefore, they go on as they did before, not realizing that there will be three more waves of destruction coming: a meteor hitting the earth, a great earthquake, and the earth’s shifting crust. Those who crawl out of the pit, the nuclear war, will be caught in the snare, the meteor hitting the earth.