Revelation 10:7

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When is the fulfillment of Revelation 10:7 due in your opinion?

There is a lot of mystery written into the tenth chapter of Revelation. It begins with an angel that comes down from heaven with a little scroll. But before John deals with that scroll, he hears seven thunders that give a message John is told not to write what the seven thunders spoke (Revelation 10:4).

Whatever was said is sealed up for a later time. Next, we see the angel calling for there to be no more delay for God’s mystery to be fulfilled (Revelation 10:6-7). What is this mystery? It was revealed to the prophets in the Old Testament.

He specifically mentions that this will happen when the seventh angel blows his trumpet, and the last days of judgment. The seventh angel appears in Revelation 11:15-19. Here we find out that when the seventh angel blows his trumpet God’s kingdom through Christ is fulfilled.

The heavenly temple is opened and the Ark of the Covenant in heaven is revealed to the earth. On earth, there are flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and a heavy hailstorm. God’s presence is coming down to earth.

In the next part of Revelation 10, John eats the little scroll, sweet in his mouth and bitter in his stomach (Revelation 10:8-11).. This little scroll has to do with the sweetness of proclaiming God’s word, but the bitterness of the judgment against humanity.

Revelation 10 has to do with prophecy and how it will be sweet to give the prophecies that God has given, yet bitter because of the great judgment coming up on the entire earth. Revelation 10:7 will be fulfilled in the last days of the trumpet sound from the sixth angel of judgment.

When will this happen in the time span of human history? It will be at the very end, when Christ is revealed in his glory and comes to the earth to bring God’s judgment to the wicked people on it. I don’t know exactly when this will happen, other than that it will happen at the end of time.

I won’t presume to know all of the times of everything that Revelation prophesies. But I know that the Bible tells us the sequence of events that God will use to bring his power and glory to our world. Not everything is revealed in the book of Revelation. But that’s what makes being on God’s side in those times worth watching to know what he is going to do.

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