Revelation Chapter Ten
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:
mighty angel from the following description, this seems to represent Jesus.
clothed with a cloud (Revelation 1:7)
rainbow (Revelation 4:3)
sun (Matthew 17:2) (Malachi 4:2) (Revelation 1:16)
feet (Revelation 1:15)
Note also (Ezekiel 1:26-28) where the parallel description is said to be "appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord".
See also study notes (Revelation 1:13-16)
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,
little book open this seems to be the book that was sealed. See study notes (Revelation 5:1). The book is open, which only Jesus could do (Revelation 5:1-7)
right foot upon the sea/ left foot upon the earth Jesus conquered the powers of Satan at the cross. Tyranny (Revelation 13:1)
and Blasphemy (Revelation 3:11) are under His complete control.
Note: Revelation chapter 13 shows them being loosed during the great tribulation.
Jesus has absolute power and dominion over all the world, and is in complete control. (Hebrews 2:8) (Ephesians 1:20-22) (Micah 1:3) (Habakkuk 3:15)
3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
lion, thunder (Revelation 5:5) (Psalm 29:3-9) See also (Amos 3:8)
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.
seal up we learn in (verse 7), these words are to remain a mystery until the seventh angel sounds, which is at the Lord's appearing. (Daniel 8:26) (Daniel 12:4-9).
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:
lift up his hand to heaven, and swore by him that liveth for ever and ever
by Himself, as God often has done, or by God as God to whom He, as Lord, Redeemer, and ruler of the world, now appeals.
(Daniel 12:7) (Hebrews 6:13) (Psalm 110:1) (Matthew 22:44)
who created all things were created to Demonstrate the Glory and Wisdom of Jesus, which is revealed by the true church (Ephesian 9:12).
See also (Colossians 1:16) (Revelation 4:11)
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.
seventh angel/sword the seventh trump, which is the coming of the Lord (Revelation 11:15-19)
mystery of God/finished at Christ's second coming all will be revealed and fulfilled as He promised to His
servants and prophets (Amos 3:6-7)
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.
book the book is God's word. The word is Jesus (John 1:1) (1 John 5:7) (1 John 5:20)
take/eat reminds us of the Lords supper (1 Corinthians 11:24-25)
see also (John 6:30-59) God's word is sweet to the mouth of the believer,
but the judgement upon the Lord for our sins, and the judgement upon all the unbelievers, leaves the belly bitter.
Compare with (Ezekiel 2:8) (Ezekiel 3:27) (Psalm 19:8-10)
(Jeremiah 15:15-21) (Jeremiah 25:15-38).
11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
prophesy again may refer to the opening of the understanding of the scriptures when the time is at hand (Daniel 12:8-9),
possibly referring to the latter part of the tribulation, when God pours out His latter rains. Regardless, we must remember that the testimony of
Note: see similitude's in this chapter with (Amos 3:1-8) Particularly
the "trumpet" in (Amos 3:6), "revealeth his secret" i.e. mystery in
(Amos 3:7), and "the lion hath roared", the "Lord God hath spoken", "who can but prophesy?" in (Amos 3:8)