2 And [kai] he had [echo] in [en] his [autos] hand [cheir] a little book [bibliaridion] open: [anoigo] and [kai] he set [tithemi] his [autos] right [dexios] foot [pous] upon [epi] the sea, [thalassa] and [de] his left [euonumos] foot on [epi] the earth, [ge]KJV-Interlinear
he had in his hand a little book which was open. And he placed his right foot
on the sea and his left on the land; NASB
The angel coming down out
of heaven, represents the full sovereign force and
power of God in all of His majesty.
The little book mentioned
now, is not another book, for it does not go into any detail as to its content,
nor is it represented as being a different book from that which has already
Recall that we began this
long study with a scroll having been revealed in chapter five.That book, or scroll, was described using the
word, ‘biblion,’ which describes a full and detailed
and completed scroll with seven seals.
This book is now revealed
using the word, ‘bibliaridion,’ which represents a
booklet, or a summary of something more comprehensive.
This book is one and the
same, as the book revealed in chapter five, but now there is a difference.This book has been revealed after all of the
seven seals have been removed, revealing the future history that will take
The angel carried in his
hand, the summary of which we have just completed our study in these last nine
And now the details will
be revealed beginning in chapter eleven.
Remember that Revelation
is a disclosure of the future in three aspects.First, it is written, represented by the scroll.The future is not going to change, even though
we, humanity and Satan and his fallen angels, know of its writing.
Second, the trumpets
represent the announcement of the coming of the future. Trumpets announce, and
when they sound, then everyone stops doing whatever they are doing and look up
to see what or who is making their entrance.In this case, the future is being announced by the trumpets, and making
its entrance into history.And then
there is the third aspect, which are the bowls, and that is the actual
execution of that future history.
Everyone has fair and thorough
and complete warning.No one has any
Thus far, we have been
studying the summary of the Tribulation.And even the summary has been very dramatic, and should for some folks,
be enough to get them to pursue their spiritual life.But, as we have already seen, there will be a
future generation, who will be defiant to the bitter end, rejecting truth in all
of its form, despite overwhelming proofs and events to the contrary.
Likewise, people in our
current day, set examples of that same type of defiance and indifference.Perhaps you are one of them???
The angel, which
descended is one of a similar type – an angel, but of a different nature.He represents the full power and force of
Gods essence.And the little book which
has already been opened, all seven seals removed, means that this is the end of
the summary, the gloves are now off, and all hell (so to speak) is going to cut
loose on humanity.
The angel descends and
his feet touch on the land and the sea.Standing and planted there with firm positioning.This indicates the total coverage, the
massive size, the complete magnitude of the judgments to come.The entire world is now on trial, and there
will be no place to hide.
Even though you, if you
are a believer in Christ, will never see these events, the principles being
taught herein still apply to you, even now.
You are still under an
obligation to God, to grow up in your spiritual life.God will not be lenient with you, in the
future if you reject your obligation of spiritual growth now, just as He will
not be lenient with those who reject Him in the future for their future
rejection, which we are currently studying.
You risk losing
phenomenal blessings for all of eternity. But does that carry any meaning?
Those future folks see
more value in their possessions and activities, than they do in God and
doctrine, and therefore will lose everything.
People today, also see
more value in their possessions and activities, and therefore will lose most,
if not all, of their eternal blessings.
Is there any difference
between the attitudes of now when compared to the attitudes of tomorrow?We might read in wonder at the phenomenal
stupidity and stubbornness of those future folks, but then what of our own
dedication to doctrine?