Summary: The strong Angel announces the mystery of God is finished

Revelation 10

Title: “In the fullness of time…The Lion of the tribe of Judah roars: “There should be time [delay] no longer”

Theme: The Mystery of God is Finished/Jew (Romans 11:26; Daniel 9:24) Gentile (Luke 21:24; Romans 11:25)

Text: Revelation 10:5-7 [Announcement of Major Import/Event in God’s Unfolding Program of the Ages]


“Surely the Lord God will do nothing but He reveals His secret unto His servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7)

Introduction: The Four Mighty/Strong Angels in Scripture/Michael in Daniel 10:21 & Revelation 5:2, 10:1, 18:21

The Parallels/Similarities Daniel 12./Revelation 1

The Possibility of A Theophany/O.T. Angel/Lord/Appearance of Lord

I. The Prelude to God’s Momentous Announcement (v.1-4)

A. His Description

1. Clothed with a cloud

2. Rainbow upon His head

3. His face was as it were the sun

4. His feet as pillars of fire

B. His Activity Described

1. He had in His hand a little book OPEN [Brings written Revelation]

2. He set His right foot upon the sea, and His left foot upon the earth [Has authority over heaven and earth]

3. He cried with a loud voice as when a lion roars [Heralds a warning of coming judgment]

(Isaiah 42:13; Jeremiah 25:30; Hosea 11:10, 11)

C. The Seven Thunders Utterance [Known only by God and John]

D. John’s Response and Instructions

1. He was about to write

2. Seal up those things [in your mind]

3. Write them not

II. The Announcement/Prophecy of God’s Program for His Peoples/Jew and Gentile

The Mystery of God is Finished (v.5-7) (Romans 11:25,26)

A. The Oath of the Ages

1. The Angel stands upon the earth and sea [Authority of Christ-Matthew 28:18]

2. The Angel lifts up His hand to the God of Heaven the Creator

3. ”There should be no time/delay no longer”

4. When/Seventh Angel sounds/Trumpet/Mystery of God/finished (Luke 21:24; Romans 11:25,26; Revelation 11:15)

5. As God has declared to His servants/prophets (Amos 9:11, 12; Isaiah 11:10, 54:1-5; Acts 15:16, 17; Daniel 9:24)

B. The Mystery of God=God’s Program of Salvation for Gentiles

1. The Fullness of the Gentiles/Times of the Gentiles

2. All Israel Saved/God Brings in Everlasting Righteousness for the Jews

III. The Announcement of John’s Future Prophecy (v.8-11)

A. Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the Angel

B. The bitter-sweet message of final judgment [Seven Vials/Armageddon] upon the earth/people

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