Revelation of John 10* The Angel of the covenant presents a little open book, whichis followed with seven thunders. (1-4) At the end of thefollowing prophecies, time should be no more. (5-7) A voicedirects the apostle to eat the book; (8-10) and tells him hemust prophesy further. (11)1-7 The apostle saw another representation. The personcommunicating this discovery probably was our Lord and SaviourJesus Christ, or it was to show his glory. He veils his glory,which is too great for mortal eyes to behold; and throws a veilupon his dispensations. A rainbow was upon his head; our Lord isalways mindful of his covenant. His awful voice was echoed byseven thunders; solemn and terrible ways of discovering the mindof God. We know not the subjects of the seven thunders, nor thereasons for suppressing them. There are great events in history,perhaps relating to the Christian church, which are not noticedin open prophecy. The final salvation of the righteous, and thefinal success of true religion on earth, are engaged for by theunfailing word of the Lord. Though the time may not be yet, itcannot be far distant. Very soon, as to us, time will be nomore; but if we are believers, a happy eternity will follow: weshall from heaven behold and rejoice in the triumphs of Christ,and his cause on earth. 8-11 Most men feel pleasure in looking into future events, andall good men like to receive a word from God. But when this bookof prophecy was thoroughly digested by the apostle, the contentswould be bitter; there were things so awful and terrible, suchgrievous persecutions of the people of God, such desolations inthe earth, that the foresight and foreknowledge of them would bepainful to his mind. Let us seek to be taught by Christ, and toobey his orders; daily meditating on his word, that it maynourish our souls; and then declaring it according to ourseveral stations. The sweetness of such contemplations willoften be mingled with bitterness, while we compare theScriptures with the state of the world and the church, or evenwith that of our own hearts.
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