Revelation – Chapter 10

Angel Declares That “Time Should Be No Longer

THE ANGEL AND THE LITTLE BOOK

1 And I saw another strong angel coming down out of the heaven, having been clothed with a cloud, and a rainbow on the head; and his face as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire. 2 And he had in his hand a little scroll having been opened. And he placed his right foot on the sea, and the left on the land, 3 and cried with a great voice, as a lion roars. And when he cried, the seven thunders spoke their sounds. 4 And when the seven thunders spoke their sounds, I was about to write. And I heard a voice out of Heaven saying to me, Seal what things the seven thunders spoke, and do not write these things. 5 And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted his hand to Heaven, 6 and swore by Him living forever and ever, “who created the heaven” and the things in it, “and the earth” and the things in it, “and the sea and the things in it,” that time shall no longer be; Ex. 20:11 7 but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, whenever he is about to trumpet, was even ended the mystery of God, as He preached to His slaves, the prophets.

 8 And the voice which I heard out of Heaven was again speaking to me, and saying, Go, take the little scroll having been opened in the hand of the angel standing on the sea and on the land. 9 And I went away toward the angel, saying to him, Give the little scroll to me. And he said to me, Take and eat it up, and it will make your belly bitter, but it will be sweet as honey in your mouth. 10 And I took the little scroll out of the angel’s hand, and devoured it. And it was sweet like honey in my mouth; and when I ate it, my belly was made bitter. 11 And he said to me, You must again prophesy before peoples and nations and tongues and many kings.

Review

Chapter 10

  1. Strong angel coming down from Heaven, clothed with a cloud and a rainbow on the head and his feet as pillars of fire.
  • He had an open scroll in his hand.
  • His right foot on the sea and his left on the land.
  • Strong angel cried as a lion roars.
  • Seven thunders spoke and what they said was sealed.
  • Angel declared that time should be no longer.
  • Whenever the seventh angel is about to sound, the mystery of God as he preached to his servants, the prophets will be ended.
  • John was told to take the little scroll and eat it up and in his mouth it would be as sweet as honey, but it would make his belly bitter.
  1. John was told that he must prophesy before peoples, nations, languages, and many kings.

Listen to Christ.

Luke 21:

9But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. 10And the gospel must first be published among all nations. 11But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. 12Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. 13And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

19For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. 20And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. 21And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: 22for false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. 23But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

5And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, 6As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 7And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? 8And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. 9But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

29And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away.

34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Revelation 22

12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13I am Alpha and Ome’ga, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

The little book that the angel has is the “Everlasting Gospel”.  This will tell all the nations, the cold hard truth regarding God’s will.  It will be the opportunity everyone has to learn the truth, repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  It could very well be the last chance the church will have to get down to business when comes to the Word of God.  Everyone will have an opportunity to learn and understand that the evil ways of this world is an abomination to God, and as much as God loves his children, he will punish those who chose to love the ways of this world, Satan, and other idols.  God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

During the onset of the tribulation period, there will be so-called “scholars” who will profess to know everything, and the people will believe those “talking heads”.  They will cause many to error because those who choose to ignore the word of God. God said that he would send them strong delusions that they would believe a lie.

The world will look to their spiritual leaders, but what they will need to do is look to the Word of God and find out for themselves and understand what the will of the Lord is.  God will open that door for the truly repentant at heart.  Repentance is not a change of mind. It is a change of heart.  You can change your mind all day long, but if you do not change your heart, then you have not repented because the life blood of the mind is the heart.

When you go to God with an open heart and repent, he will accept you as one of his own.  That’s a promise I can make and one that will never fail. God does not want sacrifice.  God does not want rituals.  He wants your love, but only if you want to give it to Him.  And if he cannot have your love, you do not belong to Him, and you will perish.  You will be nothing but a tree that will die, and then be burned in the fire. 

We are to Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the “spirit of prophesy.”

Chapter 10

Test

  1. What happened when the angel cries?
  2. What great thing did the angel declare?
  3. What did the voice out of Heaven instruct John to do?
  4. What will happen in the days of the voice of the seventh angel?
  5. What was the angel that came down from heaven wearing?
  6. What was John instructed to do when the seven thunders sounded?
  7. What happened when John took the scroll and ate it?
  8. What was John told he must do? 
  9. What signs did Jesus tell us in Luke would take place at the end of days?
  10. What parable did Jesus speak in Luke?