Daily Bible Reading: Revelation 9
Verse of the Day: Revelation 9:11 – “They have over them as king the angel of the abyss: his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek tongue he hath the name Apollyon.”
The “locusts” released upon the Earth are from the αβυσσου, a Greek word that basically means bottomless. This was considered to be a very deep gulf or chasm in the lowest parts of the earth used as the common receptacle of the dead and especially as the abode of demons.
These demonic creatures were under the leadership of one that John made sure was identified in both the Hebrew and the Greek languages. The reference to the Hebrew concept of Abaddon means destruction, and is understood as being the name of the angel-prince of the infernal regions, the minister of death and the author of havoc on the earth. Apollyon is the angel of the bottomless pit, the Destroyer. We consider this to be Satan, the great deceiver and opponent of the righteous.
Prayer: Father, I am totally Yours. Do not allow the Deceiver to come and kill and destroy my life with You.