In every chapter in Revelation we come across angels, mighty angels and strong angels.
The seven trumpet judgments are part of the seventh seal judgment.
So far we have studied six of the seven trumpet judgments.
One critical observation is that Apostle John is personally involved in the 10th chapter.
This chapter begins with the coming down of a mighty angel from heaven.
Mighty or strong angels are mostly revelatory angels who communicate to man specific information from God.
The description compels some scholars to believe that this angel is Lord Jesus.
But I go with other interpreters that this angel is not the Lord Jesus Christ.
Because in post Gospels accounts HE was never described as an angel.
His face is shining like sun because of his close proximity of Almighty God.
This angel’s face reflects the glory of God and his feet indicate he came to execute God’s judgment.
He had a little open book in his hand not the one that the Lord opened after breaking 7 seals.
One foot on the land and one foot one the sea was to announce that he has authority over the world granted by God the Father.
This angel is claiming the world for Christ.
The shout of this mighty angel like a roar of lion resounded throughout the world.
In response to his shout even seven thunders responded.
John was about to write the message came from the 7 thunders which he thought to be a very specific message from God.
John was asked not to write this message.
The point seems to be that John must keep the particular information shared by the seven thunders "secure."
He must not write it down and he must never tell anyone what was said.
We have to understand the three verses 5, 6 &7 together.
As we raise our right hand to take an oath, so also this mighty angel raising his right hand to swear on God the Father.
“Swore by Him who lives forever and ever” signifies importance of the statement about to be made by the angel.
Simply to put it this angels is telling an important truth from God.
“There will be no more delay!”
God is waiting patiently and delaying to draw the final curtain on the world.
He is bestowing HIS grace upon the human being to be saved through Gospel message.
So far we have seen six trumpets and the seventh one to go.
This is the midpoint in 7 year tribulation.
Now this mighty angel declares on oath that there will be no more delay.
As one scholar says, the earth is ‘ripe for judgment’.
The mystery of God is nothing but saving the human soul from sin through atoning sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ.
The mystery is how God could save gentile nations who were not part of the chosen race Israel.
Now the time has come for final judgment to unfold with sounding of the 7th trumpet.
Time has run out for Satan’s dominion over the earth.
Show down with Satan is about to take place as God Almighty draws the curtain on the world.
God will not delay His judgment by granting further extension to humanity under ‘grace period’.
Here the voice of God commands John to go take the scroll from the mighty angel.
So John takes the book from angel’s hand and eats it as was told.
What we can understand is that John has to digest the message.
When John ate the little book, it soon became part of him.
Verse 11 Then I was told, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings.”
Here John has a new commission to prophesy.
The emphatic ‘must’ is John has to do what he was told.
The scope of John’s prophecy is universal that includes all humanity of the world.
John was told to tell the people the impending destruction and the end of the world.
John was faithful to record the events of the last days for future generations to come.
John’s prophecy will be a judgment against the whole world.
Gospel message is always good news and bad news..
Good news for those who accept the message of the gospel and believe in the Lord Jesus as Savior.
Bad news is that who refuses to believe will face eternal punishment which is hell.
Every believer in Lord Jesus Christ has responsibility to tell people the good news of heaven and the bad news of hell.
That is why it is sweet to the repenting sinner and bitter to the rejecting .