A Testimony

Read This Week: Revelation 10

Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. – Revelation 10:1-3 NIV

This chapter begins a section of Revelation that describes the events and movements in the middle of the seven years of tribulation. During this time, the Antichrist comes to power by promising peace, unity, and protection of the Jewish people. Then, after three and a half years, he will go back on his word and violate and infiltrate the temple he helps them rebuild in Jerusalem, thus beginning a season of confusing and brutal persecution of the Jews. It will be an alarming time for everyone on earth and one of great hardship. But the people of God will not be without testimony in the world among all of the disorder and reign of evil.

Chapter 10 tells us about the testimony of the mighty angel. Verse 1 says that he was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. This fantastic description and scene of power and majesty are reminiscent of the Lord. The elements of the rainbow, sun, and fire are those used to describe Jesus himself. The angel holds a scroll with the rest of the revelation that John will record and provide. Earlier, we saw that Jesus is the only One worthy to break the seal and unravel the scroll, and it would make sense that He would be the One to deliver the rest of the message.

Earlier in Revelation 5, we also saw that Jesus is the long-awaited Lion of the tribe of Judah, and here, in verses 2-3, it says He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. If indeed this angel is the Lord Jesus Christ, that indicates that amid all the rampant chaos of evil, spiritual disobedience, and the command of terror under the Antichrist, there is still a powerful testimony of Christ in the world. The presence and power of Jesus will be preeminent even though it will look like the Enemy is gaining a foothold and winning. He will still be under the power and authority of Christ in the latter days, and many witnesses will rise and testify to God’s goodness and salvation.

This testimony of the angel should encourage us for the future and in the here and now. It should inspire us to testify to God’s love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness through Jesus Christ amid our present age’s seeming despair and desperation. It should encourage us to share our testimony of salvation and how the Lion of Judah has changed us, how He rescued us from darkness and the control of sin and set us on a new, eternal path of righteousness. A testimony could make all the difference for someone in our lives and generations to come.


  1. Trina on April 20, 2023 at 11:27 am

    Revelation Chapter 10 Verse 7
    But that when the days come when the trumpet call of the 7th angel is about to be sounded, then God’s mystery (His secret design, His hidden purpose), as He had announced the glad tidings to His servants, the prophets, should be fulfilled (accomplished; completed).

    ~Mystery Of God~

    God Is Saying To Me:
    Just as the mystery of my final plan must come to pass, I can reveal mysteries in your life too. You may not understand what difficulty lies ahead just by living life in a sinful world, but trusting and relying on me, listening to my voice and remaining obedient to my voice, you too will know and understand fully my purpose for you in the end. I have not designed you to know everything, but rather to know Me and all of my provisions for your life until all of darkness is made light forevermore.

    What This Means To Me:
    By picking up my cross and following Jesus, every day will gradually show me Hs plan for me and will equip me to lead a more meaningful life while living in this temporary, sinful world. Without repentance, discipline and commitment to Him, my temporary home will be dark and uneventful. When my time and work here on earth is done, the final plan reveal will be catastrophic If I do not pick up my cross daily. I want to matter to Him, to His kingdom and experience the eternal unveiling of his permanent light. Thank you God for your mystery and the unveiling of the eternal plan. I love you ❤️ Father God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit. ❤️

  2. Heidi on April 21, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Father God is in control, God knows the end from the beginning of time.
    He has a plan a purpose for everything.
    God has a plan and a purpose for everyone.
    His purpose is for the lost, there will be some that come and some that won’t want to be apart of the family of God.
    For those who are part of the family we are called to not only to grow and mature in the ways of the Lord but to continue to share the good news to those God puts in our life.
    John was devoted to his calling are you?
    I see Johns stomach feeling bitter to see what is to come and have to share what’s to come!
    Are we willing to tell others the truth when it feels really hard to do. Sometimes Father God will show us what could happen to someone, maybe their going the wrong way, remember we are Gods messenger too!

    God was saying to me
    I have plans and purposes for your life. I have called you to not only to grow in my Ways but to be a voice for me, so listen up because you may have to say hard things but hopefully they will listen to me through you because I know where they’re at, you may not understand some things when I am wanting you to share some thing with someone but do it anyways because it could be viral for their life. Pray that they will respond, or repent and have a change of heart, but if they don’t respond to what I am saying, pray that they will hear what was said later so they can be set free, sometimes I may have you not say anything because it’s not the time, but remember that your here to help people to not only become the family of God, but to help those that are responding to grow in our ways if they are open to hear. If their not open it’s not the time.
    Love you and keep trying ❤️
    Thank you Father God I love to be be your messenger!
    Thank you that I get too!
    I love You Father, Jesus and Your Holy Spirit❤️✝️

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  4. Javaid Ahmed on April 24, 2023 at 11:34 am

    A hard pill to swallow but one that is necessary to understand fully.

    God focused me to verses 9,10,11 in Revelation 10:

    9 So I went up to the angel and asked him to give me the little book. And he said to me, Take it and eat it. It will embitter your stomach, though in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.
    10 So I took the little book from the angel’s hand and ate and swallowed it; it was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but once I had swallowed it, my stomach was embittered.
    11 Then they said to me, You are to make a fresh prophecy concerning many peoples and races and nations and languages and kings.

    What He said to me about this is “Absorbing information takes time. When there are factors involved that slow that absorption it causes a level of spiritual indigestion. The message up front and at its core is sweet but that message needs to be not only heard, but implemented. I tell you this as I give you and all of My children messages in many different ways at many different times. My challenge to you is to internalize that message and let it become a part of who you are. ”

    What I took from this is that at a first moment’s glance we can see something at face value and it seems simple, easy, lucid, and easy to digest. However once we start looking deeper we start to realize the complexities it has to offer. This is what I feel like happened to the sweet to embittered. Imagine the task of having to relay a message, a very strong message, to not only your friends and family but to different races that speak different languages that have different religions and so on. This is a task that would daunt anyone and is quite the tall order. It will take time and there will be those that see it and those that don’t. Its our job as soldiers of God to spread that love as much as we possibly can in every possible way per His request. And the best part…we never have to do it alone <3 🙂

  5. Kathy on April 24, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    In Revelation 10, this was what I got from God. There is an interlude here, which shows My mercy in allowing the opportunity for repentance. The angel who comes is from My very presence and He has great might and authority. The rainbow is a reminder of My promise. It is also what happens when the sun shines through a cloud. The angels stance shows His authority over both land and sea, and that He has complete authority over the entire earthly situation. The voice of the Lord is powerful. Not being able to write what the 7 thunders said, shows that while I have revealed much, there are secrets which I have not seen fit to reveal to man at this time. At this point the end is set in motion, there is absolutely no turning back. I am beginning the end; the resolution of all things. I acknowledge that life today is full of mysteries, but it will not always be this way. I never force My revelation on anyone. You must always be willing to take what I have offered. I alone know everything which is occurring. You are not meant to know all things.

    What this said to me is I am not suppose to know all the answers to everything and what is coming. I also know that I have to trust that He is in control, and I am His daughter. I also have to continue bringing others to Him, while there is still time before the curtain closes.

  6. alma on April 25, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    I got a song in Revelation 10

    His Plan
    Let’s come together to worship tour Lord, singing, glory, glory glory we worship you our Lord You have a plan a purpose for all who trust in you. We are devoted to you, lord, coming together, showing the truth, your Love kindness, giving us joy hope we want to be your light in the darkness, showing others your love through us to them doing your plans every day let’s come together to worship our Lord, holding our hands lifting our spirits up to our Lord. Amen.

    Our Lord has a plan and a purpose for you and me let’s get closer to our Lord ,worship listen and respond in a healthy way let’s not Miss opportunities and turn something someone thinks is bad too good. Amen

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