Jesus in Revelation (28)

The Little Scroll

In Revelation 10:1 – 2, John describes “another mighty angel” who had a “little scroll open in his hand,” representing the message the people of Israel were to proclaim. The message concerns the birth of the Messiah and what He would accomplish on behalf of humankind. The mighty angel confirmed the subject of the message, and he swore, “that there will be no more delay, but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished as He declared to His servants the prophets.” Revelation 10:7. What message did God declare to the prophets? “Know Therefore and understand, That from going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty two weeks; The streets shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.” Daniel 9:25, NKJV.  Therefore, the little book is the good news, the coming of God’s promised Son, the Savior of the world. 1 John 4:14.

The incarnation of the Savior and the wonderful exchange on the cross at Golgotha is, by far, the greatest mystery ever witnessed by any of God’s created intelligence. For the redeemed and saved humankind, this mystery is beyond belief. The apostle Paul proclaimed this mystery fearlessly. Romans 16:25 – 26.; Ephesians 5:32; Ephesians 6:19 – 20. The mystery God purposed before He created the world became a reality in Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. Ephesians 1:4 – 10. Even though God accomplished His mystery in Jesus Christ, the knowledge contained in it is inexhaustible.  Through the remnant in Judah, God kept alive the good news, the coming of the Messiah, who will end Satan’s rule of this world forever. However, the proclamation of the good news by the remnant in Judah was not easy. It had opposition from without and from within the ranks of those who were to proclaim the good news.

Throughout the Old covenant time, God announced through the prophets that the Savior of the world would come and remove the sin and sinful life from the helpless humankind and give it the new and eternal life. Zechariah 9:9; Isaiah 7:14. However, the time did come when God would speak to the dying humanity through His Son, the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Hebrews 1:1 – 2. Satan did not appreciate the Proclamation of the good news, so He employed every evil means available in his arsenal to inflict pain to the remnant in Judah. (What Messiah did accomplish will be described in blogs concerning the seventh trumpet.) Because the accomplishment of the mystery of God is a reality, Jesus commands John. “‘You must prophesy again about many people, nations tongues, and kings.'” Revelation 10:11, NKJV.

The two witnesses read the next blog.

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  1. Daniel Dekrypt on December 7, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Your understanding, brother, is not Biblical. You say that the little book is about the birth of the Messiah… First problem! The prophecy of the birth of the Messiah is not a book. Second! We are told the book is open. This is only relevant information if at some point it was closed. The prophecy of the coming Messiah was never closed or sealed. The imagery of Revelation 10 points to Daniel 12. Both Revelation 10 and Daniel 12 have a being (1) standing on water, (2) swearing by him that liveth for ever, (3) with an uplifted hand, (4) who makes a statement concerning time. Daniel is the little book that was closed and now appears open in the angel’s hands. Even though the book is sealed and closed not every aspect is closed or sealed but specifically, the 2300 evenings and mornings as Daniel 8 states. This is all just putting puzzle pieces together. No private interpretation required.

    • Dan Lazich on December 7, 2020 at 7:05 pm

      The ‘Little Scroll’ has never been closed. The regular scroll that Jesus is opening has been open, as we see in Zechariah and other. However, when Jesus redeemed the planet earth by defeating the Satan, the scroll is closed to indicate that now there is a legal owner of the property, the earth. Jesus , God, now owns the earth. Before Jesus the earth has been the Satan’s principality. I am not following any of the traditional interpretations of the Daniel and Revelation. I am pointing out that Jesus Christ is the main subject of the book of Revelation so I follow the history of the conflict between the Good and the evil. I am presenting it in light of the actual undertaking by the countries of the world. But, the majority of Revelation is about Jesus with parts toward the end of the book that address the events preceding His return.

    • Dan Lazich on December 7, 2020 at 10:12 pm

      PS. You may be considering that the little scroll, book, is real. It is not, it is only a symbol pointing to the message. Throughout the Old Covenant Scriptures you can find the message concerning the coming of the Messiah and what He will accomplish. The Jewish nation proclaimed the message concerning the Messiah. It began with Abraham until the birth of the Messiah. God did not need a book, but the people had to understand what is it about. The symbols in the prophetic and apocalyptical writings are not actual physically symbols, they help understand what the writer has to say.

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