Lesson 156

"Prophesy Again to Many Peoples, Nations"

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REVELATION CHAPTER 10

The angel with the small scroll
1 And 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: 2 and 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, 3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
4 And 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.
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6 and sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: 7 but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. 10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. 11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

  

Lesson No. 156           "Prophesy Again to Many Peoples, Nations"

 

Book of Revelation, Chapter 10                               06/30/2013

 

         

 

Who do you think the mighty angel is coming from heaven in verse 1:

 

o Mighty (powerful)

 

o Clothed in a cloud with a rainbow (covenant)            

 

o Face shines like the sun (unveiled glory)

 

o Feet of fire (God's fire of judgment or refining)

 

o Roars like a lion (verse 3)

 

 

 

In verse 2, why does the angel have is foot on the land and the sea? What does this signify?

 

 

 

Who do you think this mighty angel is? What about the book?

 

 

 

What are the seven thunders all about in verse 4? Why was John not allowed to write about what he learned from the seven thunders? Where have we heard this before? (Hint: Daniel 12:9, Ezekiel 3:1)

 

 

 

What does the angel say and what does it mean in verses 5, 6 and 7?

 

 

 

In verse 8, who is speaking from 'heaven', and what is John commanded to do in verse 9?

 

 

 

Why does the book taste sweet in John's mouth but then bitter in his belly (see verse 9)?

 

 

 

Verse 11 explains what John must do. Is telling people news that they don't what to hear popular?

 

 

 

What happened to all of God's prophets regarding sharing the spoke words of God? Does this mean prophets should not prophesy?

 

 

 

If this is what happens to God's prophets, what do you think will happen to us when we share God's truth from His Word? Will we be well received by non-believers? How about believers? Does anyone like conviction?

 

 

 

What does verse 11 address by John's instructions as to who God wants to hear this message? What does that mean to us?

 

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