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1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

 


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Revelation Chapter 10 Bible commentary...



The Angel of the covenant presents a little open book, which is followed with seven thunders. (1-4) At the end of the following prophecies, time should be no more. (5-7) A voice directs the apostle to eat the book; (8-10) and tells him he must prophesy further. (11)1-7 The apostle saw another representation. The person communicating this discovery probably was our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, or it was to show his glory. He veils his glory, which is too great for mortal eyes to behold; and throws a veil upon his dispensations. A rainbow was upon his head; our Lord is always mindful of his covenant. His awful voice was echoed by seven thunders; solemn and terrible ways of discovering the mind of God. We know not the subjects of the seven thunders, nor the reasons for suppressing them. There are great events in history, perhaps relating to the Christian church, which are not noticed in open prophecy. The final salvation of the righteous, and the final success of true religion on earth, are engaged for by the unfailing word of the Lord. Though the time may not be yet, it cannot be far distant. Very soon, as to us, time will be no more; but if we are believers, a happy eternity will follow: we shall from heaven behold and rejoice in the triumphs of Christ, and his cause on earth.

8-11 Most men feel pleasure in looking into future events, and all good men like to receive a word from God. But when this book of prophecy was thoroughly digested by the apostle, the contents would be bitter; there were things so awful and terrible, such grievous persecutions of the people of God, such desolations in the earth, that the foresight and foreknowledge of them would be painful to his mind. Let us seek to be taught by Christ, and to obey his orders; daily meditating on his word, that it may nourish our souls; and then declaring it according to our several stations. The sweetness of such contemplations will often be mingled with bitterness, while we compare the Scriptures with the state of the world and the church, or even with that of our own hearts.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

 


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Philf's Revelation Chapter 10 comment about verse 3 on 11/19/2014, 7:22am...

This loud cry is the same as the Midnight cry of the parable of the ten virgins. When this cry sounds, only then will the rapture of the church become imminent, and not before. This will occur on a day of Pentecost, fulfilling the outpouring of the Spirit as found in Joel 2. The seven thunders are each poured out on the seven churches. When it says "the Mystery of God shall be finished in the days of the 7th angel " is the rapture of the church...the last trumpet is when the rapture is to take place. Eph 3 is proof that the mystery is the church. phil

 


Samuel elamu's Revelation Chapter 10 comment about verse 10 on 11/09/2014, 1:33pm...

Eat it up, and the angels name not given ?

 


Allan Griffith's Revelation Chapter 10 comment on 11/05/2014, 1:22pm...

A great mission was given to John because of his desire,and he is now laboring as a flaming fire and a ministering angel, for those who are heirs of salvation. Revelation chapter 10 mentions that John was given a little book by an angel and was commanded to eat it up in other words he was to read GOD "S word. Then John was told by the angel to prophesy before all nations, tongues and kings. he was to gather all the tribes of Israel. So he was to spread GOD "S word like a missionary of today. We today are suppose to be like John, we are to study the scriptures like eating the little book, then we are to share what we have learned by spreading it to others.

 


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