God of Heaven and Earth [Revelation 10]

The Angel and the Little Book

1I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire; 2and he had in his hand a little book which was open He placed his right foot on the sea and his left on the land; 3and he cried out with a loud voice, as when a lion roars; and when he had cried out, the seven peals of thunder uttered their voices. 4When the seven peals of thunder had spoken, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Seal up the things which the seven peals of thunder have spoken and do not write them." 5Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven, 6and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, WHO CREATED HEAVEN AND THE THINGS IN IT, AND THE EARTH AND THE THINGS IN IT, AND THE SEA AND THE THINGS IN IT, that there will be delay no longer, 7but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets.


In the final days "then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets,"  and then eternity with God continues.  We will know Him fully as He has known us.  The mystery of God will be finished.  I am reminded of 1 Corinthians 13:12 which comes after a beautiful description of God's love, "For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully as I am fully known."  This is what we have to look forward to. 


Today it is still a mystery to me that God lives forever and ever.  It still is beyond my imagination all that He created.  I can't even guess what "HEAVEN AND THE THINGS IN IT" that He created will be like.   But soon it will be a reality for me.  I will know God and all that He created and I will understand.


Creator, Father, we praise You that You will soon reveal all of Your mysteries to us.  Thank You again for the blood of the Lamb that washed us and made us whole again.  Keep eternity in our minds today.

Verna McCrillis, 10/13/2009