CHRIST OR THE DEVIL, WHICH?
Jesse M. Hendley
If you have your Bibles, turn with me, to the 9th chapter of Revelation. God is speaking to hearts. How we praise Him for the way He is working. Friends, let God speak to you today. I want to speak to you on the subject, "Christ or the Devil, which?" Here in the 9th chapter of the Book of Revelation, we read these words, "And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth: (the star was an angel) and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit! (the bottomless pit is a place, God's prison house for fallen spirits, demons) 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. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was asthe torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them."
Then verse 11, "And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath this name Apollyon." Both those words, Hebrew Abaddon and the Greek Apollyon mean destroyer, because he is talking about the devil. I'd like to remind you when you are studying the Book of Revelation, that Christ is the Saviour of men, the devil is the destroyer of men's souls. From chapter 6 through 19:10, you have the Great Tribulation Period that is coming upon this earth, three and one-hal ...
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