Summary: This is a verse by verse look at chapter 10 of the book of Revelation
The Revelation Of Jesus Christ – Chapter 10
I. Things Which Thou Hast Seen – Rev 1
II. Things Which Are – The Church Age – Rev 2-3
III. Things Which Are To Come – Rev 4-22
A. The Throne Of God – Rev 4
B. The Seven Seals Book – Rev 5
C. The First Six Seals Are Opened – Rev 6
D. The Sealing Of The Saved – Rev 7
E. The Lamb Opens The Seventh Seal – Rev 8
The First Four Trumpets Sound
1st trumpet – upon earth – fire – Rev 8:7
2nd trumpet – upon the sea – fiery mountain – Rev 8:8
3rd trumpet – upon the rivers and waters – burning star – Rev 8:10
4th trumpet – upon the heavens – sun, stars darkened – Rev 8:12
F. Sounding of the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets – Rev 9
5th trumpet – 1st Woe – Locust – Rev. 9:1
6th trumpet – 2nd Woe – Great Army – Rev. 9:13
G. The Little Book – Rev 10
Rev 10:1-3 (NASB) “I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire; and he had in his hand a little book which was open. He placed his right foot on the sea and his left on the land; and he cried out with a loud voice, as when a lion roars; and when he had cried out, the seven peals of thunder uttered their voices.”
1. The appearance of a strong angel out of heaven – Rev 10:1-3
a. He is clothed with a cloud – v. 1
b. He has a rainbow upon his head – Gen 9:12-15
Gen 9:12-15 “God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud, and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.”
c. His face is as the sun
d. His feet are as pillars of fire
2. The actions of the strong angel – v. 2
a. He holds in his hand a little open book –
b. He stands with his right foot upon the sea
c. He stands with his left foot upon the land
d. He cries with a loud voice – 3
- as a lions roar
- seven peals of thunder utter their voices
Rev 10:4 (NASB) “When the seven thunders spoke, I was going to write, but I heard a voice from heaven say, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and don't write it down."
3. The sealing of the seven peals of thunder – v. 4
a. John hears the seven peals of thunder speak
b. John is about to write what he heard
c. John hears a voice from heaven saying:
- “Seal up what the seven peals of thunder have spoken”
- “Do not write them”
*Judgments so terrible men cannot comprehend it or receive it?
*Judgments so awesome Satan cannot imitate it?
John is muzzled! He is instructed not to write what he hears. Here is proof God knows more than you!
Don’t crave to know all the hidden things of God! Trust him that he will take care of all things. Aren’t there some things you keep hidden from your little children...for their sake? God is purposefully holding back what is going to happen.
How much worse can it get! Maybe God hides some things just so they’ll be a blessing later?
Deu 29:29 "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.”
Rev 10:5-7 (NASB) “Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, WHO CREATED HEAVEN AND THE THINGS IN IT, AND THE EARTH AND THE THINGS IN IT, AND THE SEA AND THE THINGS IN IT, that there will be delay no longer, but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets.”
4. The Mighty Angel standing on the sea and the land – v. 5-7