Summary: Frequently in the Old Testament we read about “the Angel of Jehovah.” These preincarnate appearances of Christ in the O.T. are called Theophanies or Christophanies, I personaly beleive this "MIGHTY ANGEL" is the Lord Jesus Christ, there are others w
Rev. #33~10:1-11 ANOTHER MIGHTY ANGEL pt-2 12-5-09
Today we’ll continue with our study of the Revelation here in chapter 10:, last time we talked about the 1st four verses and pointed out that this Mighty Angel that we find here , we believe to be the Lord Jesus Christ because of the many references that are in the Bible indicating it to be Him.
In this parenthesis in chapter 10:1-chapter 11:14 we’ll read about “ANOTHER MIGHTY ANGEL”, the actions of this Mighty Angel seems to be the Lord Jesus, all writers don’t agree as to Who this is, but I believe that because of the many verses in the Bible that seems to indicate it to be the Lord, I personally believe it is Him.
Frequently in the Old Testament we read about “the Angel of Jehovah.” These preincarnate appearances of Christ in the O.T. are called Theophanies or Christophanies, last time we read several passages of His appearing as The Angel of the Lord God, and it’d take quit a bit of time to read them all again, so we’ll move on in our study.
Ø Listen as I read verses 1-3 once again.
1And 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:
verse-1-- and his face was as it were the sun-
On the Mount of Transfiguration,
Matthew 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun—
It would seem that the Mighty Angel is He whom the prophet Malachi described as “the Sun* of righteousness”
Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings;--
verse- 1 b--and his feet as pillars of fire:
John saw in chapter 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace--
2And 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,
Here we see that He is claiming that which is rightfully His as He plants His feet both on land and sea.
Verse 2 -John sees a little book open—
It is the same book as the seven-sealed book of 5:1 that’s in the Fathers hand and then the Lamb comes forward and takes the book from the Fathers hand, as The Lamb was the only One found worthy to do so.
5: 7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne—
So once again; no one else was worthy to receive this book, this certainly indicates it’s the Lord Jesus, as THE MIGHTY ANGEL as He still has it in His hand.
We notice one thing different with this book and the reference to the book in chapter 5:,
We read here in verse 2 that this is a “little book”.
The reference of the book being little here in verse 2 could possibly be to do with it being only the title deed part to the earth, because here He makes His indisputable claim to all creation.
And because of the very action of Him being seen here with “a little book” in His hand, and then setting his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth may indicate it to be the title deed to all creation. In the Old Testament such an act signified taking possession of that place.
1 Corinthians 10:26 -For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
God said to Joshua in
Joshua 1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you,
So the book in the Fathers hand there in chapter 5: would certainly include chapter 10: verse 2 to do with the title deed of all creation.
3And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
Also in chapter 5:verse 5 He is called - the Lion of the tribe of Juda—
Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake-
Many times in the Bible “thunder” is a type of God’s voice in judgment.
1 Samuel 7:10 --but the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines--
Psalm 18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice;
4And 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.