-The seventh angel descends with one foot on the sea and one foot on the land and is about to blow his trumpet. This is a turning point in the revelation of the God and marks the days in which the mystery of God will be fulfilled (telew, completed, finished, ended), just as He announced to His servants the prophets (Revelation 10:7). At this point, the delay is over and God’s patience has ended. The command to John is to seal up what the seven thunders have said, but there would be things by the end of the chapter that he was to write as further prophecy unto many peoples, nations, languages, and kings (Revelation 10:3-4, 11). John is told to take the “little scroll” from the seventh angel who is standing on the sea and on the land and eat it. It tasted sweet as honey in his mouth, but it became bitter in his stomach (Revelation 10:8-10). This is prophetic language spiritually speaking just as God gave to Ezekiel (Ezekiel 3:1-3, 10). This to me indicates it was a sweet and hopeful word to hear because of the ultimate victory that was coming for the Kingdom of God, but the bitterness of the stomach would be the agonizing events that were to come in wrath and judgment out of the disobedience of the unbelieving and rebellious. *Application* Romans 8 talks about how we, who are in Christ, long for our redemption and greatly anticipate the coming of our Lord and the complete realization of who He is as His mystery is completed. It will be at this time that our faith truly becomes sight and all will make perfect sense to us. Until then, hold on to the promises and never give up faith, hope, and love (1 Corinthians 13:13).
Verse to Memorize: Revelation 10:7