Let us look at some of the most profound scriptures in Revelation and see how it pertains to the events of today. You may be very surprised!
On this journey we will see why John was told by the mighty angel to, “Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not, and what those might have been. We’ll look at John when he was told to eat the little book and instructed to prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings. Our journey will touch down on Babylon the Great and into the last book of Revelation 22:10 …where…”spoiler alert”… the seventh angel tells John, “Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.”
Revelation Chapter 10:1-11
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.
Revelation chapter 10 is an introduction to the latter part of the prophecies of this book. The prophecies layed out contain events that lead up to the sounding of the seventh trumpet. Whether they be a distinct prophecy flowing from one event into the other, or as some interpret general accounts of some of the principal things included in the other, there are always different interpretations of the specific events, as we learn in part and know in part.
What is clear is the succession of events that have already transpired in history that we now know have led up to the creation of Babylon the Great and the events surrounding us today that signal it is fallen, fallen. Before there is a thousand years of peace, and before Satan is bound, and before he is loosed again….etc. Babylon falls. That is the part we are watching transpire before our eyes. Like it or not, want it or not…we are in it.
Enter Matthew Henry…
In this blog, I will interject quotes from the commentary of Matthew Henry and here is why I have chosen his work as a guide source. He lived in a turbulent time period, where there was much controversy over scripture, and he knew very well the battles to obtain the truth. In 1706 he completed an exhaustive life’s work that included a six volume Complete Commentary on every verse in the Bible. His commentary is a good and honest source of referal to help us understand Bible scriptures. Matthew Henry was a nonconformist minister and commentator, born in Wales, in 1662 – 1714.
Now when Matthew Henry wrote his commentary on the Word of God, there was no United States of America, there was only the colonies. In reading his explanations of what is meant, there is no influence of modern day debates over interpretations… it is an honest and open sharing of truth that uses Bible cross referencing that assures a true witness to what is stated. For the Bible always gives a second witness to show a thing is true. Henry politely includes solidly accepted thoughts of others who are knowledgeable when a pondering is justified, and he does not make to the reader any bold claims. He leaves it subject to the Holy Spirit to lead each one and offers only his discernment of his understanding of the scripture.
He lived his life in England devoted to his ministry and knew not what the world was about to become, nor did he attempt to skew scriptures to match his own thoughts or to prophecy his ideas. It is clearly evident that he saw words written for what they were and some were written for other generations as he expressed. We are in the midst of what the prophets have written was to come and wanted to be alive to see… we are here in the final battle of the sounding of the seven thunders, or so it does appear to be where we are. So I have found Matthew Henry’s insight on scripture the best to use as a reference, as it was not tainted with modern ideas nor conjectures of winded deception. When he was unsure of a thing…he stated it. When there were other opinions different than his own, he fairly stated those. His commentary offers guidance and leaves the Holy Spirit discernment up to the individual.
We are waking up and there are more and more each day searching for the truth of what is written…I am searching along with all of you. I offer my discernment… always knowing we learn in part and know in part and am forever learning. This has been a fantastic journey to see truths…I believe we can all through critical thinking discern the times… but the real valuable mysteries within the scriptures and truth is revealed through the Holy Spirit. In all we seek, let the Lord be your guide.
Matthew Henry’s Commentary: Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) – Bible Study Online (christianity.com)
Back to Revelations 10: Here we have, a mighty angel with an open book in his hand, (verse 1-3). With an account of seven thunders which the apostle heard, as echoing to the voice of this angel, and communicating prophetic events, which John was not yet allowed to write, (verse 4). The Mighty Angel swore by God the solemn oath that there would be time no longer and the voice from heaven told him to go to the angel and take the book.
A Closer Look….
The mighty angel has a rainbow upon his head that represents God’s covenant and promises of good to his people, and he is also giving a dire warning and wants John to understand completely what is coming upon the world, he has set his right foot upon the sea and his left foot upon the earth, to show what is coming upon the entire world, and to express God’s authority as the absolute power and dominion over the ruler of this world. He has one hand lifted up to heaven and in his other hand is a little book opened. It is not sealed, it is opened. Which indicates it is being fulfilled as many things were already in motion. John is told to eat the book and it is sweet as honey in his mouth for it is filled with the power and the Glory of the Lord’s victory over the evil ones and the blessings to God’s people, and it is bitter in his belly for all the terrible destruction coming upon the earth in a wide succession of time with each generation having living hells to experience. John sees that God’s people are persecuted from that day forward and under attack from all directions and all sort of deceptions that are presented within the little book.
When John was told to not write the things the seven thunders uttered, he is being instructed to see more first for it is not time to write. He must thoroughly digest what he was told and seal it up for now.
Matthew Henry: “II. An account of the taste and relish which this little book would have, when the apostle had taken it in; at first, while in his mouth, sweet. All persons feel a pleasure in looking into future events, and in having them foretold; and all good men love to receive a word from God, of what import soever it be. But, when this book of prophecy was more thoroughly digested by the apostle, the contents would be bitter; these were things so awful and terrible, such grievous persecutions of the people of God, and such desolation made in the earth, that the foresight and foreknowledge of them would not be pleasant, but painful to the mind of the apostle: thus was Ezekiel’s prophecy to him, ch. 3 3.
Psalms Chapter 29: 3 -“The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.”
The mighty angel’s voice is powerful and John compares it to a lion’s roar, and that is followed by the powerful message from the seven thunders as they utter undoubtedly 7 mega, epic events that show the terrible things coming upon the earth.
This is followed by the angel telling John not to write the words he heard from them, but to seal them up, which is to conceal them for now. The time to write those had not yet come. John was to observe and discern.
The mighty angel also reveals that when the seventh angel begins to sound then things will move fast and all the mysteries of the prophets will be finished.. and when this mystery of God is finished…time itself shall be no more, as possibly meaning the end of mankinds time in the state of an earthly body in the flesh…or time is up and no more alter calls, for the Lord is coming… perhaps both.
Matthew Henry: V. The solemn oath taken by this mighty angel. 1. The manner of his swearing: He lifted up his hand to heaven, and swore by him that liveth for 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. 2. The matter of the oath: that there shall be time no longer; either, (1.) That there shall be now no longer delay in fulfilling the predictions of this book than till the last angel should sound; then every thing should be put into speedy execution: the mystery of God shall be finished, v. 7. Or, (2.) That when this mystery of God is finished time itself shall be no more, as being the measure of things that are in a mutable changing state; but all things shall be at length for ever fixed, and so time itself swallowed up in eternity.
Chapter 11 in Revelation continues the instruction to John of the measuring—reed given to him to take the dimensions of the temple (v. 1, 2), and of the two witnesses of God (v. 3-13), and of the sounding of the seventh trumpet, and what followed upon it (v. 14, etc.) that was just foretold to John in Rev. 10:7 was to sound. “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.” This appears to be taken for what is said…that which he declared to the prophets that was a mystery in their visions shall come to pass and be complete or finished. So let’s take a look at the measuring of the Temple.
As it states in Revelation 11 and in Ezekiel’s vision in 40:3 concerning the measuring of the temple and the two witnesses of God of the sounding of the seventh trumpet and what followed it. This is more clearly understood when we read how pagan worship has entered into the Temple and Ezekiel was shown those who made cakes to be sacrificed to Tammuz…the son of Nimrod and Semiramis which were pagan gods in Baal worship. These verses show the mixture of pagan worship with God’s Word. The Nicolaitans the thing the Lord stated he hated in the letters to the churches in Chapter 2 and 3 in Revelation.
But, let us look closer to the history and find that it was King Herod the Great, who made the outer court additions to the temple for those who worshipped other gods.
The reconstruction of the Jerusalem temple was begun by Herod the Great, king of Judea, in about 18-20 BC. By the time of Jesus ministry the temple complex had been under construction for forty six years (John 2:20).
Herod had built an outer court with a wide gate for people to enter and socialize, and called it the court of the Gentiles. In Revelation 11:1-2 1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
So John was told not to measure the outer court…why? Because this was no part of the temple, according to the model God gave to Solomon and Zerubbabel, therefore God would have no blessing to it. He would not mark it out for preservation for it was designed for the Gentiles to bring pagan ceremonies and customs and to annex them to the Temple. So with that information, it becomes even more prevalent as to why Jesus had such great a zeal for his father’s house that he made a whip of cords and overthrew the tables and drove out the money changers. And why the priests and Pharisees didn’t come have soldiers arrest him. He was in the right and spoke the truth.
So in the book Revelation, John is told the outer courts are not to be measured but instead abandoned, and let the people carry on and the city was to be trodden under foot for a certain time—forty and two months.
This aligns with the entire ministry of Jesus for He tread it down under his feet during his entire ministry speaking out against the Priests, Pharisees, Sadducees and those who sit in the seat of Moses making laws he said made the people more of a candidate of hell than themselves. Of which his personal ministry was carried out for 42 months before he was crucified and raised from the dead and conquered hell. During His entire ministry he told these pious men their father was Satan and a number of things that had them all seething… but no one could fault him in his words.
Pictured Below, Relic Showing The Gentiles Warning Inscription
This is a replica of a fragment of one of the signs marking the boundary between the Jewish and Gentile areas of the temple courts. The original is found at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. This sign was written in Greek and read as follows: No outsider shall enter the protective enclosure around the sanctuary. And whoever is caught will only have himself to blame for the ensuing death.
The original of this was discovered in 1935 and is now displayed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. This and the second one below are refered to as the ‘Gentile warning inscriptions’.
Gentiles Warning Inscription
Date: Early 1st century AD., Place: Jerusalem, [Israel]
Photographed at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.
This is the second of the Gentile warning inscriptions discovered. It was found in 1871. Unlike the fragment above, this inscription is complete.
There were also signs written in Latin, but to date only these two Greek signs have been found.
In Acts 21:27, the Apostle Paul is falsely accused of bringing Gentiles beyond these signs and into Jewish courts. This incident sparks a riot which eventualy sees Paul arrested. During one of his trials he appeals to Caesar and is evntually shipped to Rome to appeal his case.
This warning didn’t take away the sins of the Temple, instead it actually is evidence that they indeed practiced such things and knew it was an abomination to annex the two.
Jesus spoke out correcting all the falsehoods and showed the way of the truth and light of God. In the book of Thomas he speaks of this treading down of the false garments being worn as truths.
The disciples had asked when will they know who He (Jesus) is and when will they see him? He used their old beliefs in an allegory as garments that they wore. They would have to take the old off first…and trample it under their feet…as a symbol of doing away with them. And then they would have eyes to see the Lord as the son of the Living One (God) and they will fear not and know the truth.
Book of Thomas (37) His disciples said, “When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you?” Jesus said, “When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then will you see the Son of the Living One, and you will not be afraid.”
It is no different today as it was then. Many have been taught unknowingly false doctrines and interpretations that have become their garment. Many shepherds have went along and unwittingly and handed over their truths to false shepherds and let them have the field to plant their own seeds to harvest for the ruler of this world? Many still cannot even see this. It appears that Jesus was saying when we take off the old teachings (garments) that have not light, nor truth and stomp on them, and put them under our feet…that is when we shall see the truth of the Word of God. The truth that has been hidden from us and trampled on by wolves in sheeps clothing. Is it not time to take back all truth and stop following the blind leading the blind who see not with their eye(s)? Or do we continue to select from the menu of the 41,000+ versions of orthodox food that was cooked up for us to eat by those who decided in committee what shall be put on our platter? What scrolls shall we eat up that are like honey in our mouths and never told of the bitter it will bring to us in our bellies? Today, many sit in houses of merchandise much like the people of the time of Jesus who were taught man-made doctrine and the truth had been twisted and was far from them.
Those who worship in the outer court are either such as worship in a false manner or with hypocritical hearts; and these are rejected of God, and will be found among his enemies. From the whole observe, for the Lord is the cornerstone and each believer is a stone that makes up the temple of God…for now through our Lord, we are the temple and the Holy Spirit dwells within us. We are God’s children and God is our heavenly Father.
We are living in the time of the seven thunders as they are sounding, and many of the utterances have already come to pass over the last 2,000 years.
There is much that can be written on these passages. But for now… the main message is to know that we are in the time where Babylon the Great falls and the world is set up with Godly law and order… we are pressing forward into the Kingdom of God and when Babylon falls, there will be a new kingdom set up on earth and we shall press into a world where “Thus saith the Lord” shall be shouted from the rooftops and we shall live in a new age where the people love God with all their heart, mind and soul and we fear not and do unto our neighbor as we would have them do unto us. Amen.
Rev. 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
Let us go now to the Fall of Babylon the Great. As this event is sure to be one of the things the 7 thunders uttered.
In Rev. 16:19 “And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”
When we note that the great city Babylon is DIVIDED into 3 PARTS, and the CITIES OF THE NATIONS FELL…what rings true today, in my discernment, is the 3 parts of the one global order working together as one BIG GLOBAL UNIT OR CITY …the city of London, the Vatican and the US Inc. Each having their own separate districts, their own unique flags, separate from their nations… all in league of one global empire. These three make up one global city! The bank of London is the finance of this city, the Vatican is the Religion of the city and the US, Inc. is the military of the city. These three cities work as one in tandum and have no nations. They are together as one controlling arm, they are districts. These have been hammering away at all the cities in the world for total control over everything and everyone. These have infiltrated and control all the world systems. We are now watching the global war in our faces, as the entire world shakes and rocks back and forth in a war between the global RESET tyranny versus humanity who want freedom of nations.
It is so obvious now that Babylon the great is a global order beast with one foot in the sea…admiralty Law, and one foot on the land, maritime law. This is the city divided into three parts that cause all the cities of the nations to fall! This is all connected to Babylon the Great’s global order and the woman riding the beast is the great harlot…which is pagan idol worship and God is coming to pay this great Babylon her hire – her cup of wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Remember the UN Sister Cities programs… they enter in by stealth into municipalities and overtake your states, and nation….and cities world wide!!! Read: United Nations Population Division | Department of Economic and Social Affairs and Read: Home Page – Sister Cities International (SCI)
When we read the chapters up to Babylon the Great, we see there was much destruction and terrible thunders taking place from the time of John unto these 2,000 years later. Many of the evils spoken of have come to pass and many more are in the process of coming to pass. These were rolled out over a great span of time, as we count time…and in a flash as God’s infinite eternity cannot be measured. For he said a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day.
As we read on and come to Revelation 22:11 and take it in its context, we see the final command of the 7th angel to John….as he concludes the vision to John.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
In Revelation 10, John was told to eat the book, ponder it and seal it….and the scroll continues to be revealed and what will happen to it…and at the end he is told to now go and tell it…again.
There is an important process of the learning of the seven thunders. For these were sealed up to John… and then they were released to John at the end of the Book. But the details are summarized for those with eyes to see and ears to hear to understand in their days, their generation where the sounding of the seven thunders begin and follow all the way through unto the end.
Rev. 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Keep on Pressing Into The Kingdom of God! PRESS, PRESS, PRESS!