Revelation chapter 10

The Mystery of God Is Finished

“but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets. – Revelation 10:7 NASB

There has been a brief time of silence in heaven. We saw that in chapter nine. Now another angel breaks that silence with a voice that sounds like peals of thunder. He lifts up His right hand and swears an oath to God that there will no longer be any delay, because the mystery of God is finished. Evidently this “mystery of God” is the theme of the little book the angel holds in his hand. But what is the mystery he is talking about? What is this mystery of God? It is the mystery of God’s plan of redemption. He is referring to the hidden ways of God that had been revealed through the prophets and made known through the apostles. Paul referred to this mystery when he said, “Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God” (1 Corinthians 4:1 NASB). In Ephesians, Paul once again refers to this mystery of the Gospel. He says, “that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief” (Ephesians 3:4 NASB). He goes on to explain what that mystery is: “to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel” (Ephesians 4:6 NASB). The mystery or divine secret of God for mankind has come to an end. Now all will know what God is about to do. God had revealed His plan little by little through His prophets. Then with the coming of His Son, He made it more clearly known. Now the angel tells John that there will be nothing hidden any longer. The mystery of God’s kingdom is going to be fully revealed. And that will include His final judgment of mankind. And it will involve the complete restoration of His kingdom. No longer will Satan rule on this earth. The ruler of this world will be dethroned and sin will be finally and completely dealt with. The result will be that God will reign. We’ll see that played out in the next chapter.

Father, one day the mystery of Your kingdom on earth will be completely revealed. There are those who do not see it right now. They do not know that You are God and that You reign. But one day they will know beyond a shadow of a doubt. You will set all things right. You will deal with sin and Satan once and for all. Thank You for that assurance. Amen

Ken Miller
Grow Pastor & Minister to Men

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