December 19th

Revelation 10-11

  • 10:1- The rainbow over the angels head is a reminder of the covenant God made with Noah and of the hope that encompasses all of the judgments.
  • 10:1-7 – The angel with the small scroll declares that there the major judgment is coming soon and that the seventh angel would bring more clarity of God’s mystery. Instead of more judgment, this angel simply brings more clarity to what is to come.
  • 10:8-11 – The scroll tasted sweet at first because the message is good for the prophet – it is the word of God and the prophet had been faithful. It becomes bitter because the prophet, though he will not face destruction himself, is human and is being made aware of the judgment coming down on humanity.
  • 11:1-14 – The two witnesses were witnesses for God. The people of the earth end up killing them and then a large portion of the city and its inhabitants are killed. Those who remain see what happened and repent and give glory to God.
  • 11:15-19 – This seems like it could be the ending. God’s kingdom officially comes to earth with the blowing of the 7th Wrath is poured out on the evil people and joy and celebration is amongst the faithful.

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