The Little Scroll and the Seventh Trumpet – Rev 10-11

In chapter 10, the “little scroll” (or in some translations “little book”) is absolutely the focal point. Some, like Coffman, see this as the New Testament – that which is perfect (1 Corinthians 13:10). It is hard to imagine that it could not be, once you consider it. It is, Coffman says, the only “book continuing to remain open in spite of the most vigorous efforts of hell and the devil to close it, and deserving to receive the supernatural guardianship of one of God’s most mighty and glorious angels.” It is part of the fulfillment of Jesus’s promise that He is “with you always.” And holding that book open is the only function that the seventh angel performs in this chapter. When his trumpet sounds, verse 7 says, “the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets” (judgment day).

In verse 11, the two witnesses are generally thought to be Moses and Elijah, although it could simply mean “Moses and the prophets.” The 42 months that “they will trample the holy city” in verse two is the length of time that Rome took to end the Jewish rebellion in A.D. 70. In verse 15, the seventh angel blows his trumpet and “there were loud voices in heaven, saying,  “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”

/Bob’s boy

Bible Reading Schedule for this month
Click links below to read or listen to audio of one of this week’s chapters in Colossians and Luke

Rev 8, Rev 9, Rev 10, Rev 11, Rev 12

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