We learn in Revelation, chapter 10, of how a specific angel appears in the heavenly realm. That he is no ordinary angel, but one of the or highest archangels in heaven. You can see this by his very appearance and how it resembles the Father and the Son in many ways. It is almost as if this archangel is like unto God in not only what he looks like, but what he can do. And if you are as curious as I am about the angelic beings, then you are in for a treat in these few verses we will go over. Starting with verse 1, it reads, “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: 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, and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 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.” (Revelation 10:1-4) This mighty angel was clothed in white, having a rainbow upon his head. Even his feet were pillars of fire. His voice roareth like a lion, where the seven thunders obey him. He is like unto a giant, as we see his large foot touching the earth. This same angel is holding a book, of which has what the seven thunders said. What happens to this book that is sealed is revealed next.
If I was to give a name to this angel I would think it is either Gabriel or Michael. Both are supreme archangels, of which God has put them in charge of the most important parts of His kingdom on earth and in heaven. One day this mystery will be revealed concerning this angel and also the other six who also blew their trumpets. But what we do know is that God told this angel to give John the book that he had in his hands. What John then did with this book, we will read about next. “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. 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. 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. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” (Revelation 10:8-11) So we learn that John ended up getting this book in his hands, of which he was told to eat. Much like as we read the Bible, we know as David said about God and His word. It is written, “how sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103) John was then able to learn more about the vision because he also ate it up. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I know that only You can give me the wisdom I need, in order to do Your will in this life. Sure, many people are being used by You in giving me wisdom also, and I am so grateful for people in the faith that I can learn from. However, the best knowledge I could ever gain comes from is in the Bible and through prayer. Each time I open up the pages of the Holy Bible, my eyes are drawn to know You better than ever before. There is wisdom to be had that I never thought was possible. Thank You, God, for giving me wisdom when it comes to the Bible, especially with more difficult books like Revelation. This one book is often not read or taught on in church, because the mysteries are so difficult for a person in the flesh to understand. The same can be said about Your parables, Jesus. But all this is revealed while in the Spirit. These many days that I have been searching the scriptures and teaching on the different chapters therein I have gained more knowledge than ever before. You have opened my eyes to the things of heaven and earth that I would never have known unless I was seeking You with my whole heart. Yes, God, I love You with all my heart, mind, and soul. Telling others about You, Jesus, is what makes me happier than anything else. I can’t explain it, but when I open up my mouth to share the gospel, You are the one that fills it. No more is my flesh speaking, but You alone. Thank You, Lord. Keep me constant in the Spirit. I never wish to have this guidance from You leave me. I love You, God. Amen.