Revelation 10: Do You Believe In The Little Book?
Verse of the Day: (V2) “And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,”
1. Book (V1-8)
V1 “And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:”
The Almighty God revealed to Apostle John that a mighty angel would come down from heaven with a little book, which was none other than the Word of God, the Bible, that he would eat it. He obeyed and ate it. He also witnessed certain prophecies which the seven thunders had uttered but God commanded him to seal them. Indeed, there are certain prophecies that God will not reveal to us until we are with Him in His home in glory land.
2. Belly (V9)
V9 “And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.”
When John ate the little book it was sweet in his mouth as it is God’s Word, but bitter in his stomach as he saw God’s impending judgment upon the unbelievers. Indeed, God’s Word is sweet to all who believe in Christ, because He has many wonderful promises, especially glorious heaven, for His believers. However, it is bitter to those who reject Christ, because He has many severe judgments upon the unbelievers, especially fiery hell.
3. Bitter (V10-11)
V10 “And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.”
Today, if you repent your sins, and receive Christ as your personal Saviour, the little book will taste sweet in your mouth, yet bitter in your stomach as you know that God’s impending judgment upon the unbelievers. However, if you reject Christ, the little book will taste bitter in both your mouth and stomach as you will face God’s severe judgments, especially eternal condemnation. One day, if you are still around when you see all the Christians suddenly disappear into thin air, you will realise that it is actually an event which is known as - the Rapture - when Christ shall call all His Christians to His glorious heaven. God then permit an influential leader, the antichrist, whose master is the Devil, to rule the world. The antichrist will deceive the people that the Christians’ disappearance is some kind of conspiracies. He initially rules with a false peace, but eventually he torments the people, and leads them to fiery hell, which is his final destination. Let us therefore keep sharing the gospel of Christ as - the Rapture - is any time from now!
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I believe in Your little book, Your Word, the Bible.