Revelation 10:1-7: I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven

 I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices. Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices,[a] I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me,[b] “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.”

The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand[c] to heaven and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer, but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.  Revelation 10:1-7

A mighty angel descends from Heaven down to the earth.  To understand the size of the angel that John sees it is able to place his foot upon the land and the sea.  This would be a massive angel in size and not only that but John states that when he declares it is like a lion roaring.

God accomplishes His plans and purposes using the angels in heaven.  The angels in Heaven are ministering spirits who hold incredible power.  Often times we get caught up in focusing on Satan and the demonic and forget that their are far more angels with us then demons against us.  Only a third of the angels in Heaven rebelled with Satan.  Not only do we have twice as many angels with us, but God Himself goes before us and every battle belongs unto Him.

John is not allowed to write down what the seven thunders utter and there are certain things in scripture that God has left a mystery for a reason.  We should never spend our time debating or trying to figure out things that God has left a mystery.

But what we know is that God’s will will be accomplished in the earth.  The mighty angel who descends from Heaven declares that when the seventh trumpet is sounded that the mystery of God would be accomplished.  As the body and bride of Christ we will not be on the earth during the tribulation period and the Lord has given us the book of Revelation as a stern warning of what is to come upon the earth.

There are some who fail to rightly divide the book of Revelation.  They truly believe the bride of Christ will experience the seven year tribulation period.  But this goes against God and His word and His character.  Throughout His word He has demonstrated that He has saved His people from judgment and the time of tribulation coming to the earth is a time of judgment.  When we study the book of Revelation it is important to understand where things take place on God’s prophetic calendar.

The judgments that take place in the book of Revelation will increase with intensity and destruction as they go forth.  Judgment is poured out due to the wickedness of humanity and their unwillingness to humble themselves before the grace and mercy of God.  God’s grace and mercy is extended to every heart and life and the sad reality is that many choose to reject the truth of Jesus Christ for the lies and deception of the enemy and this world.

We live in awesome times and should never fear the times that we live in.  We should be spending time daily in prayer and the study of God’s word.  Jesus Christ must be our obsession and our pursuit.  Those who simply praise God with their lips but fail to give Him their whole hearts will not stand in this final hour.  If we are to endure we must abandon ourselves to the Lord and remove every idol and hindrance.


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