The Host of Stars Will Fall Down

(Genesis 2:1; Isaiah 34:4-5; Revelation 9:14)

The “host of heavens” in Genesis 2 is understood to mean the army of angels lighting up the night sky. The word “host” literally means “armies” in Hebrew. The host of heavens is thus the army of heaven’s angels.

Before the battle of Armageddon begins, all these angels will fall to the earth. Isaiah described this as being like the rolling up of a scroll: “The host of heavens shall be dissolved, and the heavens rolled up like a scroll, and the host shall fall down as the leaf falls from the vine.”1Isaiah 34:4

Isaiah gave us a picture of stars being rolled up like a scroll and dropping to the earth. Angels as stars falling to the earth are also found in Daniel 8 and Revelation 8 and 12.

Isaiah described the great battle that will take place after the armies of heaven fall: “My sword shall be bathed in heaven, indeed it shall come down on Edom; and on the people of My curse, for judgment, the sword of the LORD is filled with blood.”2Isaiah 34:5

In Revelation 9, the angel with the sixth trumpet was told to “release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates, and the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and the day and month and year, were released that they should kill a third of mankind.”3Rev 9:14

These four angels from the four directions of the earth represent all the angels of God. They will become the “invisible” army that will fight for Israel, as they did in the Old Testament. They will kill a third of mankind using the weapons of men—that are described as fire and brimstone and great hailstones.