Pastor Tim Romero
Revelation 10:1–4 (ESV): Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire. 2 He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land, 3 and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he called out, the seven thunders sounded. 4 And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down."Mysteries are always hard to let go. We so desire to know the meaning behind them. What we must never do under any circumstances is attempt to assign meaning when there is no explanation. We must be comfortable enough with the God of all mysteries to wait for His revealing.
John after seeing the sixth trumpet sound and the four demonic beings bring death to one-third of the population now sees something of epic proportions. It was a powerful angel, probably the same one spoken of by Daniel (Dan 12), pronouncing seven thunders or messages to earth. John is not allowed to write them down. These are mysteries that many have speculated on. Fact is we don't know what they are but what we know is they were not meant for us to understand. John was to eat the scroll just as Ezekiel was (Ez 2:9-3:3).
John then sees two witnesses clothed in sackcloth who are sent to earth to declare the judgment of God for 1260 days or 3 1/2 years using a Jewish calendar of 360 days per year. This is midway through the Tribulation when great trouble comes upon the earth. Fire pours from their mouths to consume their foes. They will be killed and lay in the streets for three and a half days and then God will breath life back into them and receive them up into heaven. Seven thousand people will die by earthquake while they are ascending.
The beautiful thing about being a believer is that we can have peace with the unknown because God has already made a way for us. That goes with any unknown. If you are in the midst of wondering what God is up to just know He is up to something good! You can take that to the bank. If you're faced with a circumstance that feels "sealed up" don't try and force it. Trust the Lord and do what you know to do next! Trust is the most important discipline you can learn. Practice it and watch the peace of God flood your heart.
Father we thank You for the revelation we have been given. Let us not worry about what we haven't been given. Help us to lean on Your love and trust that You are working all things to together for our good. May we glorify You all the more we pray in Jesus name, amen!