Revelation 11 is exciting from the stand point of all the details God gives us. Plus, keep in mind Revelation 11 is still within the 6th trumpet judgment and falls under the second of three woes.
Not only does God tell us about our spirit man being our breath of life but he identifies specific places and draws a time line. If people during that time know the scripture they know exactly what will happen next. Plus, a rapture is clearly identified, but not a rapture of the church here. God even explains some symbols and notice God says things are known literally and “spiritually”. This chapter has a lot of “meat”.
Let me suggest divide the chapter by topics and then fit under each topic what specifically happens and time frames. Here is Revelation chapter 11.
Revelation 11:1-19 KJV ” And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
 The second woe is past; and , behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.”
Until next time.
Revelation 10 Quiz
-1 – John saw a mighty angel come down from where?
– 2 – This mighty angel had a small book in his hand. Was the book open or closed?
– 3 – This mighty angel put his right foot where?
– 4 – The mighty angel put his left foot where?
– 5 – After the mighty angel cried with a loud voice, what happened?
– 6 – John was told not to write down what?
– 7 – The mighty angel is speaking during the 6th trumpet judgment. True or False.
– 8 – The mighty angel prophesies of what happens in the days of the 7th trumpet. True or False
– 9 – John sees a mighty angel come down from heaven and hears a voice from heaven, so where is John?
– 10 – The voice from heaven tells John to take the little book from the mighty angel and do what with the book?
Until next time.
Revelation 10 Part 2
Remember, the first woe has passed with the 5th Trumpet Judgment per Revelation 9:1 – 12. And the 6th angel sounded the 6th trumpet in Revelation 9:13 which also starts the second woe. So in Revelation 10, we know this is still the second woe and technically, under the 6th trumpet judgment.
As we said before, the second woe goes from Revelation 9:13 through to Revelation 11:14 and all that is mentioned between these verses, is under the 6th trumpet and make up the second woe. God is chronicling the time of events. If you pull events out of sequence, your theology will be in error.
We notice Revelation 10 deals with what is happening in heaven during this 6th trumpet time and during the second woe. We are told a mighty angel, of God, has a small open book in his hand. We learn when God mentions angels he addresses them in the masculine. The angels are mentioned as he, him, or his. This tells us, angels are male and not female. Not once in scripture are we ever told angels are female but, angels are always mentioned as male.
This mighty angel puts one foot, the right foot, on the sea. He puts his left foot on the earth. This must be one big angel and maybe that is why scripture calls him a mighty angel. This also tells us angels have hands and feet and only two feet, a right and a left foot.
When the angel put his feet on the sea and the earth, he gave a cry with a loud voice and 7 thunders spoke. John was going to write down what the 7 thunders were saying but he was told – do not write this down. The angel said at the time the 7th trumpet sounds, begins to sound, the mystery of God should be finished as he declared to his servants. Who are his servants? The verse tells us in verse 7 – the prophets, not the church. Some claim this means the rapture but nothing of a rapture or catching up is mentioned here. And the church is not even mentioned but it is addressed at the prophets.
The words of the 7 thunders John is told to seal up in verse 4. That phrase seal up should sound familiar to you because that is what Gabriel told Daniel to do in Daniel 9:24; Daniel 12:4 and Daniel 12:9.
John is told to eat the little book. After John ate the book he is told by the Lord he must prophesy again before many peoples, nations, tongues and kings.
So Revelation 10 mentions three main topics: The Big Angel; the little book; 7 thunders speaking in heaven. Other than the angel’s feet touching the sea and the earth, the chapter mentions “things” going on in heaven, not on earth. And this is within the 6th trumpet and the second woe.
Clearly, the 7 thunders have a message but John could not tell the people on earth what the messages were, in writing. He could not write down the messages.
Until next time.
Below, all eleven verses of Revelation 10. There are three main topics in this chapter. See if you can identify these three main topics.
Also, this chapter shows us things going on in heaven can be hid from the people on earth. We will explore this more next time. Here is Revelation chapter 10.
Revelation 10:1-11 KJV ” 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:
 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,
 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
 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.
 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.
 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.”
Until next time