John noted in Revelation Chapter 10 that he saw another angel come down to earth from Heaven. The angel appeared with a rainbow over his head and a robe made out of clouds. In his hands was a scroll.
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Opening the Scroll
The scroll was open and visible to read. One foot of the angel was on the land and the other was in the sea. The angel began to speak and it was loud and thunderous. John went to write down what the angel was saying, but a voice from Heaven spoke. The voice warned John to listen to the sound of the seven thunders, but keep the words he heard from them a secret.
The Angel Acknowledges Heaven
John records in Revelation Chapter 10 that the angel began to acknowledge Heaven. He raised his hand and pledged his allegiance. The angel noted that he is paying homage to the God who created heaven, earth, and the sea and all that exists in the world. The angel said that no more delays will occur. God would soon be making his presence known and there would be no more mysteries about what He wants.
The Purpose of the Scroll
The voice of heaven spoke to John and told him to take the scroll from the hand of the angel. John went to the angel and asked for the scroll and the angel told him to take the scroll and to ingest it.
The angel mentioned that eating the scroll will feel horrible once it hits the stomach, but it will have an amazing taste when placed in John’s mouth. John took the scroll and ate it. He noted that it did taste wonderful in his mouth, but the feeling it left in the stomach was horrible. The angel then informed John that he was to become a prophet to the people of the world.
Revelation 10 (King James Version)
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.