The Kingdom of the Beast Dies
Those who continue in lawlessness receive the spirit of a demon, and the kingdom of heaven is completely cleansed after 2,300 days, as prophesied by Daniel.
the third trumpet, a great star – stars are spirits, manifest as angels. Angels are called stars throughout the Bible, eg. Rev 9:1, Rev 1:16,20, Isaiah 14:12, Daniel 8:10 etc. We can see this in the fifth trumpet, in Rev 9:1, which cites another star (Angel) that fell from heaven.
fell from heaven – from Rev 9:1, Isaiah 14:12, and Rev 12:4,13, we know that stars that fall to the ground are the workers of Satan.
it fell on a third – the meaning of “a third” is described above.
of the rivers and springs of waters – rivers potamōn and springs pēgas of water throughout Revelation, and the Gospel of John refer to the Holy Spirit. In John 7:38-39, we read “He who believes in Me, as the scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.” By this He spoke of the Spirit.” The meaning of rivers as the Holy Spirit is also found in Rev 16:4, 22:1-2. In John 4:14, Jesus also referred to the Holy Spirit when He said “the water that I will give him will become in him a spring pēgas of water springing up to eternal life.” The meaning of springs as Holy Spirit can also be found in Revelation 14:7, 16:4, 21:6.
its name is Wormwood – everyone will want to receive the Holy Spirit, like those who are in the true Church. But those who do not obey of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will not be drinking the Holy Spirit, but a demon, called Wormwood. In the Apostolic time, the Apostle John recognized different spirits that may be from God, see 1 John 4:1. The Apostle Paul said “if receive a different spirit…you may well put up with it!” (2 Cor 11:4) But the spirit that the lawless drink, will only be the spirit of a demon, like the spirit received by the Montanists beginning in 180 AD.
the fourth trumpet, a third of the sun, a third of the moon and a third of the stars darkened – a third of the angels were cast down in Rev 12:4. Here we see that “a third” of the sun, moon and stars are darkened. The Sun, Moon and Stars represent the kingdom of heaven in Rev 12:1. This final “darkening” of the kingdom of the beast, described in Revelation 16:10, implies that the kingdom of the beast has no more part at all, in the kingdom of heaven. The tares are no longer among the wheat, as Jesus described in Matthew 13:40; they were burned by fire, as described in Revelation 16:8. They have no more part in the kingdom of heaven, which has been fully cleansed of all lawlessness, and all things that offend (Matthew 13:41).
an eagle flying in heaven – eagles represent the end time saints, see explanation at Rev 4:7.
woe, woe, woe – the three great woes are the fifth, sixth and seventh trumpets. The fifth woe is the power to torment those who do not repent, for 150 years; the sixth woe is the Great Battle of Armageddon; and the seventh woe is the judgment of mankind.