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The Revelation of Jesus Christ Part 8

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There are somethings that God chooses not to reveal.

Revelation 10:1–4 ESV
1 Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire. 2 He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land, 3 and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he called out, the seven thunders sounded. 4 And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.”

We identify authority by what is under our feet.

This indicates that this angle has authority over the entire earth. (land and sea)
Psalm 8:6 ESV
6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,
This angle represents Christ who has been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
Preaching the Word: Revelation—The Spirit Speaks to the Churches Revelation 10:1–3: The Angel of Salvation through Judgment

If this is how impressive one who reflects God’s glory is, how much more impressive must the Lord himself be?

Will you trust God amid the mysteries of His will?

Deuteronomy 29:29 ESV
29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Deu 29
Are you comfortable knowing that God is not letting you know everything?

We must prepare for final judgment.

Revelation 10:5–7 ESV
5 And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven 6 and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there would be no more delay, 7 but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.
Again this should put the reader on notice that judgment is coming.
This is a warning.

God’s message of redemption is bitter sweet.

Revelation 10:8–11 ESV
8 Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again, saying, “Go, take the scroll that is open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” 9 So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.” 10 And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter. 11 And I was told, “You must again prophesy about many peoples and nations and languages and kings.”

The command to eat emphasizes that God’s message must be consumed like food.

The idea behind the eating of the scroll is that the prophet John is taking in the message, ingesting and digesting it, then delivering it to the people of God
Psalm 119:103 ESV
103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

God’s word is good!

It is wonderful!

The gospel is the good news that God saves sinners like us apart from personal achievement.
Repentance brings foregivness.

It is terrible!

God saves through judgment.
It also terrible because people will persecute the messenger
Un-repentance brings judgement.
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