When the sixth trumpet sounds the second woe, an angel next to the golden altar in the heavenly temple of
God commands the angel of the sixth trumpet to release of four bound angels at the Euphrates River
When the Bible speaks of confined or bound angels, it is always in the context of fallen evil
angels (Luke 8:26-31;
Matt 8:28-32; 2 Peter 2:4;
Jude 1:6-7), and they are not from the abyss.
The four bound angels were limited to kill 1/3 of the population at that time which is at most
50% of the original population of the world before the tribulation began
They command armies of horsemen numbering two hundred million; however, death is not by the
riders. Instead it is by the three plagues that proceed from the horses’ mouths and tails
After God's wrath has taken effect, the surviving human beings do not recognize that the supernatural plagues
confirm the existence of God and are unrepentant (Rev 9:20-21).
This indicates that there are no longer any Believers on earth; thus, there is no one left to evangelize and
testify of God.
For deeper study:
The Sixth Trumpet