Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel
(= the Angel of the Lord)
come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud;
(not everyone could see Him)
and a rainbow was upon His head, and His face was as it were the sun, and His feet as pillars of fire.
(= the Shikinah glory)
2 And He had in His hand a little book open.
(Gr. biblaridion. Only here and v.9,10. Cp.1:11 and 5:1, &c., where the scroll was sealed. Here it is opened)
And He set His right foot upon the sea,
(Over the peoples of the earth, see 17:15)
and His left foot on the earth,
3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth.
(Not a sweet talker as some would lead you to believe. He is the Lion of Judah)
And when He had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
(i.e. after the fact that Satan is already here. See Luke 10:18. Thunder comes after lightning. The event has already taken place. Too late to prepare for it.)
4 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."
(Why not? see previous verse.)
5 And the angel, whom I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth, lifted up His hand to heaven.
6 And He swore by Him that liveth for ever and ever,
(you can swear to no higher)
who created heaven and the things that are therein, and the earth and the things that are therein, and the sea and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer,
(You're about to meet your maker. The thunders covered the full cycle of all events about to happen. This earth age is over and finished.
The seven seals took us to the end of this earth age, the age where man lives in the flesh body. The earth continues on into eternity, but man no longer will live in the flesh following the close of this earth age.
The seven trumpets exist in the same time frame as the seven seals, and end with the "day of the Lord". However, we are still in the sixth trumpet during this part of the vision. So then, what are the thunders?
Thunder is the report, or sound caused by the movement of lightning. The lightning is the action that took place, while the thunder follows later. The thunder is indicating the distance in time that has passed since the action had occurred. By the time you here the thunder, the lightning is long past.
This is why the thunders are sealed. By the time the thunders take place; you will have already lived through it and it will be history to you. If you wait to recognize the thunder, it's to late for you. Jesus told us in Luke 10:18. "...I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." We saw in the Revelation 9:1, when the fifth angel sounded his trumpet the star [lightning] fell from heaven. This sixth trumpet then is the announcement of that fall from heaven. If you are waiting for that announcement, your already part of Satan's system. You must know before hand from God's Word, for without that knowledge [seal] in your mind, God will turn you over to Satan [Revelation 9:4].
You must know that the trumpets give the action of what is to takes place in this time of testing. To not know this report [prophesy] before it comes about will cause you to be caught up in the action as an "actor", and not an "observer". God gives you His prophecies so you can be an observer. Do you get it?
Revelation 10:7 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.
When the seventh angel sounds his trumpet, then the mystery of God shall be finished. Should this be a mystery or surprise to you as a Christian? Not if you have studied God's Word. For God revealed every detail of what we shall see, and hear, in His Word. There are no surprises. Jesus said many times, "It is written". What is written will come to pass. All the prophecies uttered by the prophets, and disciples, as well as our Lord, referring to these latter days, is what the thunders revealed.
This seal is broken by the blood of Jesus Christ, and through Him we can take it the knowledge of God's Word into our minds, and act upon that knowledge.)
7 But that 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.
(He's told everything through the prophets. Cp. Mark 3. Your prophets are your witnesses. Have they whispered in your ear. Have you read them with understanding. They are your witnesses. God spoke through them, for Jesus The living Word is the Author and finisher of your faith)
8 And the voice which I heard from Heaven spoke unto me again and said, "Go and take
(demands action on your part)
the little book which is open
(The Bible, not closed or sealed as some would lead you to believe)
in the hand of the angel who standeth upon the sea and upon the earth."
9 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,
(Hebraism for receiving knowledge. Know that you have a part.)
and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey."
(When you partake of it, it's going to be as sweet as honey, but later it will be bitter in your belly. When you read it and first take it in, the words are sweet to you. Then as the Words are taught to you for their meanings and you live by it, it can become bitter. Meditation of God's Words are sweet, However, when you act upon it, then comes the bitter persecution in many ways.)
10 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;
(a prophet's food)
and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
(People will persecute you for telling the truth. See Mark 13:9-11. Did the angel force feed John? No. John asked for the book, he took it and ate it. The angel required John to "take it", so he did. What you get from God's Word requires an action on your part. You have to take it, read it, meditate upon it, understand it, then you can act upon it. God's way is for you to search the Scriptures.)
11 And he said unto me, "Thou must prophesy again before many peoples and nations, and tongues and kings."
(Pentecostal tongue, make no distinction. See Ps. 104:1-6. Acts 2:6,7. When you start sharing God's Word you can see how much honey flows, as those around you think your nuts, and with a few screws lose. God's messenger is giving to John this command. What day was John in at this time? This happened on the last day of this earth [flesh] age. The day when the seventh trumpet sounds. John did go back to the Isle of Patmos, in 90 A.D., and wrote all the things he had seen, and you and I have them recorded in our Bibles today. Through this little book, the Bible, many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings have received John's prophecies that were given to him in the Spirit, by our Lord Jesus Christ.)