Now compare Rev chapter 9:
9:3 Then out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 9:4 They were told that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those people who don’t have God’s seal on their foreheads. 9:5 They were given power not to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion, when it strikes a person. [shots gone bad?] 9:6 In those days people will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them. 9:7 The shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for war. On their heads were something like golden crowns, and their faces were like people’s faces. 9:8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like those of lions. 9:9 They had breastplates, like breastplates of iron. The sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, or of many horses rushing to war. [helicopters?] 9:10 They have tails like those of scorpions, and stings. In their tails they have power to harm men for five months.
9:11 They have over them as king the angel of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is “Abaddon,” but in Greek, he has the name “Apollyon.” 9:12 The first woe is past. Behold, there are still two woes coming after this.
You left out the verses 1-2 which make your comparison of this Apollo character who reigns for 5 months here which hurts no green things seem like it has not been fulfilled. I am prepared to say this scripture has been fulfilled. Lets look at verse 1 and 2 and see how that changes our perspective of these following verses.
1And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the abottomless bpit.
2And 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.
This is talking about the First Wo. If you read Revelations you find that there are predicted 3 great Wo s. The first half of Chapter 9 is devoted to telling us what this first of three Wo s is. Let me point out the MEAT of this.
1. Smoke out of the pit as the smoke of a great furnace
2. The sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit
3. Should not hurt the grasss of the earth neither any green thing nor any tree
4. Should not kill
5. Tormented five months
This Wo described is very specific. It is describing a WAR that will proceed the second and third WO. What could the WO or war be?
Any one can answer this very easily. This is talking about the first Gulf War of the USA vs Iraq. This is very visible sign that John described very well. In fact I find it to be the most detailed in description and the easiest of all the WO s to understand.
1.The smoke of the great furnace is the destruction of the Oil wells in Kuwait. Yes Oil fire have gone on in area all over the world and in WWII many oil refiners were attacked and caused great smoke as well. But non has really had the amount of smoke that was produced during the Iraq war. The smoke circled the globe. Go google the satellite [img=640,640]http://pajamasmedia.com/michaeltotten/files/2010/10/Kuwait-Oil-Fires-and-US-Air-Force.jpg[/img] and [img=640,640]http://gats-inc.com/images/Kuwait%20oil%20fires.jpg[/img].
2. Modern Army is described
3. Five month power.... Iraq occupied Kuwait for 5 months
4. Nothing green is hurt. Marines were ordered not to attack the Mosques and not to touch any GREEN oasis. They were very strict on the orders not to destroy any green parts of the city or country. All Green oasis were called off limits so you see John put in that no green thing was hurt.
5. No loss of life on the US side. Normally both sides would take heavy loses but in this war (the only war of its kind in modern history) was it so one sided that John put in the scriptures that they should not kill them.
This is clearly the first Gulf War. Taken all together this is what this means. I don't care if the 7th seal is open or not. This WO has already happened.
We are now awaiting the 6th WO!!!!! What WO is that? Read it for yourself Rev 9:13-21 and or Rev 16:12-14
A 13 month war where the Great whore dressed in red and Purple is destroyed in one hour. The Nuclear attack on America by the beast (Russia and China).
After this war some time passes 3 1/2 years or so and then the Final battle of Armageddon finishes in a 7th and Final WO! A great earthquake. Rev 16:17-21 Where the Lord saves the JEWS This is is second second coming as AOA has already occurred... Right before the 6th W0 IMO.
So this notion that Obama is Apollo and reigns 5 months from Rev 9 is inaccurate.
Loved everything else though.