Coachlight Bible Study – Revelation Chapter 10 – The Things That Shall Be Hereafter – Part VII – The Finished Mystery Of God


This chapter and chapter eleven are another interval or parenthesis.  This interval is positioned between the sixth and seventh trumpets.  The intervals give us an overall view of God’s judgments and mercy during Daniel’s 70th week or the Tribulation Period.  Christ appears to John with a little book in his hand and places one foot on the sea and one foot on the earth.  It is getting time for the Kinsman Redeemer to take possession on His Kingdom.  Christ proclaims What happens when the seventh trumpet does sound; the mystery of God Will Be finished.  Because we are part of this mystery of God, the book of Colossians tells us how to apply the book of Revelation to our lives.


The Finished Mystery Of God

1. A Mighty Angel Appears Like Christ In Chapter 1

2. The Mighty Angel Had A Little Book In His Hand

3. The Angel Puts His Right Foot On The Sea

4. The Angel Puts His Left Foot On The Earth

5. The Angel’s Voice Was Load Like A Lion Roar

6. 7 Thunders Uttered When The Angel Spoke

7. John Not To Write What The 7 Thunders Said

8. The Mighty Angel Proclaims It Is Time

9. At The 7th Trumpet – Mystery Of God Is Finished

10. John Was To Eat Up The Little Book

11. The Little Book Was Sweet To His Mouth

12. The Little Book Was Bitter To His Belly


Revelation 10:1 ¶ 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:

Revelation 10:2 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,

Revelation 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

Revelation 10:4 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.

Revelation 10:5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

Revelation 10:6 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:

Revelation 10:7 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.


Revelation 10:8 ¶ 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.

Revelation 10:9 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.

Revelation 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.


I. The Mighty Angel

A. Description Is The Same As John Saw Walking Around The 7 Candlesticks

1. Clothed In A Cloud

2. A Rainbow Was On His Head

3. His Face Was As It Were The Sun

4. His Feet Were Pillars Of Fire

5. His Voice Was Like A Lion Roars

6. Next Chapter He Says: “My Witnesses”

B. No Angel Has Benn Described Like That

C. In Moses’ Time -  Son Of God Called An Angel


Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.


a. The Tribulation Time Deals Primarily With Israel

b. We Would Expect Christ To Be Called A Mighty Angel


D. Christ Takes Possession Of The Earth And Sea

1. He Puts His Right Foot On The Sea

2. He Puts His Left Foot On The Sea

3. He Swears That There Will Be No Longer Delay – The Kingdom


II. The Seven Thunders

A. John Hears 7 Thunders Speak

1. John Begins To Write What He Heard The 7 Thunders Say

2. He Was Told To Seal Up His Book

3. We Still Don’t Know What They Said Today

B. John Is Now Back On Earth


III. The Little Book

 A. John Is Told To Take The Little Book Open In The Mighty Angel’s Hand

1. Commanded To Eat The Little Book Up

2. The Little Book Will Make His Belly Bitter

3. The Little Book Will Be Sweet As Honey In His Mouth

4. John Did As He Was Told – It Was So

B. Daniel Was Told - Seal Up A Book Till The End Of The Times Of The Gentiles


Daniel 12:1¶ And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Daniel 12:5 ¶ Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.

Daniel 12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

Daniel 12:8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.


C. John Was To Prophecy Now To Nations, Peoples, Kings & Tongues

1. Undoubtedly A Foreview Of Israel In The Tribulation Period

2. As John Read Of The The Kingdom Coming – It Was Sweet

a. The Deliverance Of The People – Their Inheritance

b. The Final Victory Of The Lamb

3. As John Read Of The Tribulation Judgments – It Was Bitter

a. The Coming Vial Judgments

b. Suffering Of The World Under The Beast


IV. The Mystery Of God Finished


Revelation 10:7 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.


A. At The Time That The 7th Trumpet Sounds

1. The Mystery Of God Will Be Finished

2. Just As He Has Told The Prophets

B. What Happens When The 7th Trumpet Sounds


Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.


C. Paul Uses The Same Phrase – ‘Mystery Of God’ – In Colossians


Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

Colossians 2:1 ¶ For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Colossians 2:2  That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


1. Notice What The Mystery Is – Christ In You

a. The Mustery Is Not The Glory

b. The Mystery Is The Hope Of Glory

2. Before This Paul Gave Thaks To God That The Colossians Had:


Colossians 2:3 ¶ We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Colossians 2:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

Colossians 2:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

Colossians 2:6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:


3. Before This Paul Prayed That The Colossians Had:


Colossians 2:9 ¶ For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Colossians 2:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;


Colossians 2:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

Colossians 2:12 ¶ Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Colossians 2:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Colossians 2:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:


V. What Should We Do Since We Have This Inheritance?


A. We Need To Be Rooted And Built Up In Christ

B. Our Lifestyle Must Be Patterned After Christ


Colossians 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.


C. Our Philosophy Must Be Patterned After Christ – Not The World


Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:


D. Like The Jews Had Circumcision As A Sign Of The Covenant

1. There Is Also A Sign For The Christian – Partakers In The Inheritance

2. Putting Off The Body The Sins Of The Flesh – He Makes Us Alive Again

E. We Must Be Buried With Him – By Baptism Of The Holy Ghost

F. We Must Be Raised By Faith In The Operation Of God


Colossians 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Colossians 2:13¶ And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;


G. We Must Seek The Things Of Heaven – Not Things Of Earth

1. Realise We Are Dead – Hid In Christ

2. Christ Is Our Life

a. When He Appears

b. We Will Then Have Our Inheritance


Colossians 3:1¶ If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.


H. We Must Put Off The Old Man – Put On The New Man


Colossians 3:5 ¶ Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Colossians 3:6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:


I. We Must Let The Word Of God Dwell In Us In All Wisdom

a. We Must Teach

b. Admonish Each Other

c. Do Everything In The Name Of The Lord Jesus


Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.


Colossians 4:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Colossians 4:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.


J. We Must Live Our Lifestyle With All Wisdom

a. So We Can Be The Example We Need To Be

b. Our Words Need To Be In Grace

c. We Need To Be Prepared To Answer Questions Or Give Godly Advise


Colossians 4:5 ¶ Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.


How? – By Faith That God Can Perform The Operation By Resurrecting Us To The Inheritance

That Is Prepared For Us