NT Prophecy – Revelation 10-11

Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.”
Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, “There will be no more delay! But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.”
Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.”
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but ‘in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.’” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings.”

  • Revelation 10:1-11

I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers. But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.” If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die. They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city—which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.
But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.
At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon.
The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:
“The kingdom of the world has become
    the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,
    and he will reign for ever and ever.”
And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying:
“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
    the One who is and who was,
because you have taken your great power
    and have begun to reign.
The nations were angry,
    and your wrath has come.
The time has come for judging the dead,
    and for rewarding your servants the prophets
and your people who revere your name,
    both great and small—
and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”
Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.

  • Revelation 11:1-19

Noted Biblical Scholars, Teachers, and Preachers Comments

Revelation 10:1-7 ‘No More Delay’: “This is part of the parenthesis between the sixth and the seventh trumpets in the seven trumpet judgments.  It is a heavenly vision in which a special angel pronounces that more wrath is coming and that the end is near. This angel is described as a ‘strong’ angel as well as ‘another’ (Greek, allon, ‘the one similar to’ or ‘one of the same type’) in contrast to the strong angel in 5:2. Some have suggested this is Christ, but this is unlikely in light of 10:5-6, where he speaks of the Creator as someone else and not himself. While Christ is referred to as the ‘Angel of Yahweh’ in the Old Testament, nowhere in the New Testament is He referred to merely as ‘an angel.’ That this angel is part of the heavenly court and one who is near the Lord is seen by the fact that he is ‘clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head’ (verse 1). His face is radiant like the sun (similar to Christ’s face in 1:16), and his feet are sturdy and strong, ‘like pillars of fire.’
“This angel has in his hand ‘a little book [scroll]’ and his authority encompasses both the sea and the land (10:2). When this angel cries out, ‘seven peals of thunder’ are heard (verse 3). In the Bible, the number seven is symbolic of completion, and the ‘peals of thunder’ herald more trouble to come on earth. Interestingly, John is told to not write what the thunder peals ‘had spoken’ (verse 4). He is ordered instead to seal up or hide away what was ‘spoken’ by the thunder. Some have suggested that the hiding away of this message could have been a way of shortening the Tribulation for the sake of the Christians alive during the Tribulation (Mark 13:20). More likely, it could have been that the message was so terrible it had to be contained. God tells us only what we need to know about the future and no more.
“The angel gives an oath (Revelation 10:4) and swears to the eternal Lord ‘who created heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there will be delay no longer’ (verses 5-6). The message of God’s wrath is emboldened by chapter 10, and here it is predicted that the seventh angel ‘is about to sound’ his trumpet (verse 7). With this, ‘the mystery of God’ will be finished. The ‘mystery’ (Greek,
musterion) denotes a secret revealed by the Lord (Ephesians 3:1-10). In this passage it speaks of the great and final purpose of God in the flow of human history (Thomas, Revelation 8-22, p. 70). That message had been ‘preached to His servants the prophets,’ who revealed God’s plan over time, and the final part of God’s plan was about to be unveiled.”

  • Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson, Exploring Bible Prophecy

Revelation 10:1 ‘another mighty angel’: “Many commentators understand this to be Jesus Christ. But the Greek word translated “another” means one of the same kind, that is, a created being. This is not one of the seven angels responsible for sounding the trumpets (8:2), but one of the highest ranking in heaven, filled with splendor, greatness, and strength (cf. 5:2; 8:3; 18:1). rainbow. See note on 4:3. Perhaps God included this to remind John that even in judgment, He will always remember His Noahic covenant and protect His own. feet like pillars of fire. This angel’s feet and legs indicate the firm resolve with which he will execute the Day of the Lord.”

  • John MacArthur, John MacArthur Commentary (quoted Scripture without bold/italics)

Revelation 10:2 ‘little book’: “The seven—sealed scroll that is the title deed to the earth … will be fully opened and all the final judgments made visible. right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land. Although Satan has temporarily usurped the sea and the earth, this symbolic act demonstrates that all creation belongs to the Lord and He rules it with sovereign authority.”

  • John MacArthur, John MacArthur Commentary (quoted Scripture without bold/italics)

Revelation 10:7 ‘the mystery’: “A Greek term meaning ‘to shut’ or ‘to close.’ In the NT, a ‘mystery’ is a truth that God concealed, but has revealed through Christ and His apostles (see notes on Eph. 3:4, 5; cf. Rom. 16:25). Here the mystery is the final consummation of all things as God destroys sinners and establishes His righteous kingdom on earth. as He declared. This mystery, though not fully revealed, was declared to God’s prophets (cf. Amos 3:7).”

  • John MacArthur, John MacArthur Commentary (quoted Scripture without bold/italics)

Revelation 10:8-11 ‘John to Continue Prophesying’: “The angel mentioned earlier in verse 1 now tells John in verse 8 to take the scroll from the angel standing ‘on the sea and on the land’ (verse 5). John is instructed to take the scroll and eat it. The scroll will make his stomach bitter, but it will taste sweet as honey in his mouth (verse 9). Upon eating the scroll the angels together tell him, ‘You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues and kings’ (verse 11). This was the way the church was described in heaven in 5:8-10, but here in chapter 10, the setting is earth and not heaven. Apparently God’s plan and outline for the last half of the Tribulation is in the little scroll, and John is commanded that he ‘must prophesy’ about what is on the horizon. The horrors of God’s coming wrath give John heartburn and indigestion, but it also tastes good as honey because the final stages of God’s plan include the coming of the Son of God to bring peace on earth (19:11-21).”

  • Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson, Exploring Bible Prophecy

Revelation 11:1-14 ‘’: “Chapter 11 presents to us the halfway point in the seven-year Tribulation. John is instructed to measure the temple and the altar (of incense). including the area where the people worship (verse 1). In his measuring of the temple, John is told to leave the outer court out of his calculations. Normally Gentiles could enter the outer court, but according to John’s vision, it will become wrongly dominated and desecrated by the nations, or unbelievers (verse 2). The temple mentioned here is not the one that stood in Jerusalem during the time of Christ and the apostles, called the Herodian or Second Temple, which was destroyed in A.D. 70. That temple was already gone by the time John wrote those words around A.D. 90-95. Nor is this the spiritual temple in heaven. It is the temple that will be standing in Jerusalem during the Tribulation, which means we can expect the temple to be rebuilt for the end times. The halfway point of the Tribulation is three and a half years, or ‘forty-two months’ (verse 2). At this point the temple described here, along with the city of Jerusalem (‘the holy city’), will be ‘tread under foot’ by the nations.”

  • Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson, Exploring Bible Prophecy

Revelation 11:1-2 ‘measuring the temple’: “As in the last vision, John is a participant in what takes place (11:1). In most of the other visions John only observes, occasionally asking a question or being asked to respond. John is told to measure the temple and the altar, and to measure (NIV count) the worshipers. This image derives from Old Testament prophecy where measurement was for consolidation, construction, and protection (Ezek. 40-43; Zech. 2:1-5). This tells us that access to God (temple and altar) and his worshipers is under the special protection of God himself. John is told only to measure the spiritual part of the temple precincts for protection (11:2); the outer court (Court of the Gentiles) has already been profaned, as Jesus predicted (Luke 21:24). The ‘holy city’ (i.e., Jerusalem; see Neh. 11:1; Isa. 48:2; Matt. 4:5) will be desecrated for a limited period of time, forty-two months or 1260 days (Rev. 11:3). These numbers resemble some found in Daniel’s prophecies about the end times (‘time, times and half a time,’ Dan. 7:25; 12:7; see Rev. 12:14; Dan. 12:11-12 gives two numbers, 1290 and 1335 days). Some interpreters tie this in with Daniel’s larger prophecy about the seventy weeks, and make these days part of the last week of Daniel’s prophecy (Dan. 9:24-27). The point John is making concerns not so much when these things will take place, but that they are under God’s control and limited by him, and during which God will be offering salvation to those who will accept it.”

  • Walter A. Elwell, editor, Baker Commentary on the Bible

Revelation 11:1 ‘a reed’: “A hollow, bamboo-like cane plant that grew in the Jordan Valley. Because of its light weight and rigidity, it was commonly used as a measuring rod (cf. Ezek. 40:3, 5). Measuring the temple signified God’s ownership of it (cf. 21:15; Zech. 2:1-5). the temple of God. This refers to the Holy of Holies and the Holy Place, not the entire temple complex (cf. v. 2). A rebuilt temple will exist during the time of the Tribulation (Dan. 9:27; 12:11; Matt. 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:4). altar. The reference to worshipers suggests this is the bronze altar in the courtyard, not the incense altar in the Holy Place, since only the priests were permitted inside the Holy Place (cf. Luke 118-10).”

  • John MacArthur, John MacArthur Commentary (quoted Scripture without bold/italics)

Revelation 11:2 ‘the court which is outside’: “The court of the Gentiles, separated from the inner court in the Herodian temple by a low wall. Gentiles were forbidden to enter the inner court on penalty of death. That John is instructed not to measure the outer court symbolizes God’s rejection of the unbelieving Gentiles who have oppressed His covenant people. tread the holy city underfoot. Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome all oppressed Jerusalem in ancient times (cf. 2 Kin. 25:8—10; Ps. 79:1; Is. 63:18; Lam. 1:10). This verse refers to the future devastating destruction and oppression of Jerusalem by the forces of the Antichrist. forty-two months. This three-and-one-half-year period covers the second half of the Tribulation and coincides with the visibly evil career of the Antichrist (v. 3; 12:6; 13:5). During this same time, the Jews will be sheltered by God in the wilderness (12:6, 14).”

  • John MacArthur, John MacArthur Commentary (quoted Scripture without bold/italics)

Revelation 11:3-6 ‘’: “John depicts this prophetic work of God as two men bearing testimony (Rev. 11:3). These are described in three ways. First, he calls them ‘the two olive trees’ (1 1 :4). This image is taken from one of Zechariah’s visions (Zech. 4:1-14). In that complex vision the two trees supply oil to a golden bowl with seven pipes leading to seven lamps that provide light in the darkness. In Zechariah’s day the two ‘trees’ were Joshua and Zerubbabel, the religious and civil leaders of that time. Second, they are called the ‘two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth’ (Rev. 11:4). It is not clear where the idea of two lampstands originated; in Zechariah’s vision only one lampstand is mentioned. Here the symbol no doubt relates to the two olive trees, and is intended to refer to the two witnesses. Third, John picks up a common understanding about the ministries of Elijah and Moses just before the end of the age. The two witnesses here carry out their ministry in a manner strikingly similar to them, indicating that they represent the fulfillment of that expectation (11:5-6). For example, fire comes from their mouths (see 2 Kings 1:10, 12), they stop the rain from falling (see 1 Kings 17:1), turn water into blood (see Exod. 7:20), and ‘strike the earth with every kind of plague,’ as in the days of the exodus from Egypt.”

  • Walter A. Elwell, editor, Baker Commentary on the Bible

Revelation 11:3-6 ‘two witnesses’: “Individuals granted special power and authority by God to preach a message of judgment and salvation during the second half of the Tribulation. The OT required two or more witnesses to confirm testimony (cf. Deut. 17:6; 19:15; Matt. 18:16; John 8:17; Heb. 10:28), and these two prophets will be the culmination of God’s testimony to Israel: a message of judgment from God and of His gracious offer of the gospel to all who will repent and believe. one thousand two hundred and sixty days. Forty-two months or three and one-half years (cf. 12:6; 13:5; see note on v. 2). sackcloth. Coarse, rough cloth made from goat or camel hair. Wearing garments made from it expressed penitence, humility, and mourning (cf Gen. 37:34; 2 Sam. 3:31; 2 Kin. 6:30; 19:1; Esth. 4:1; Is. 22:12; Jer. 6:26; Matt. 11:21). The witnesses are mourning because of the wretched wickedness of the world, God’s judgment on it, and the desecration of the temple and the holy city by the Antichrist.
“11:4 This imagery is drawn from Zechariah 3 and 4. … Zechariah’s vision had both a near fulfillment (the rebuilding of the temple by Joshua and Zerubbabel) and a far future fulfillment (the two witnesses, whose ministry points toward Israel’s final restoration in the millennium).
two olive trees and the two lampstands. Olive oil was commonly used in lamps; together, the olive trees and lampstands symbolize the light of spiritual revival. The two witnesses’ preaching will spark a revival, just as Joshua’s and Zerubbabel’s did in Israel after the Babylonian captivity.
“While it is impossible to be dogmatic about the identity of these two witnesses, several observations suggest they might be Moses and Elijah: (1) like Moses, they strike the earth with plagues, and like Elijah, they have the power to keep it from raining; (2) Jewish tradition expected both Moses (cf. Deut. 18:15—18) and Elijah (cf. Mal. 4:5, 6) to return in the future (cf. John 1:21); (3) both Moses and Elijah were present at the Transfiguration of Jesus, the preview of Christ’s Second Coming; (4) both Moses and Elijah used supernatural means to provoke repentance; (5) Elijah was taken up alive into heaven, and God buried Moses’ body where it would never be found; and (6) the length of the drought the two witnesses bring (three and one-half years; cf. v. 3) is the same as that brought by Elijah (James 5:17).”

  • John MacArthur, John MacArthur Commentary (quoted Scripture without bold/italics)

Revelation 11:7 ‘The beast’: “The first of thirty-six references to this person in Revelation, who is none other than the Antichrist (see ch. 13). That he will ascend out of the bottomless pit indicates that his power is satanic. kill them. Their ministry completed, God will withdraw the two witnesses’ supernatural protection. The beast will then be able to accomplish what many had died trying to do.”

  • John MacArthur, John MacArthur Commentary (quoted Scripture without bold/italics)

Revelation 11:8 ‘bodies will lie in the street’: “Refusing to bury one’s enemies was a way to dishonor and show contempt for them (cf. Acts 14:19). The OT expressly forbids this practice (Deut. 21:22, 23). the great city. Identifying Jerusalem as a city like Sodom and Egypt emphasizes the city’s wickedness. Its Jewish population will apparently be the focus of the witnesses’ ministry, leading to the conversions of verse 13.”

  • John MacArthur, John MacArthur Commentary (quoted Scripture without bold/italics)

Revelation 11:12 ‘Come up here’: When the time comes, fixed by irreversible decree, every believer in Christ will hear ‘a loud voice from heaven,’ saying, ‘Come up here.’ If we are in Christ, this should be the subject of Joyful anticipation. Instead of dreading the time when we will leave this world to go to the Father, we should be thirsting and panting for the hour. With what joy will the voice from heaven sound in the ear of those wearied with labor. Our work will be ended, and our reward will come. Our Savior will say, ‘Come up here,’ and we will see the glory we have believed in. Our lot in this life may never be that of protracted sickness, abject poverty, excessive labor, or the death of martyrdom. Yet let us still believe that, if we are true followers of Christ, whenever death comes—or rather whenever life and immortality come—it will be a joyous and blessed time for us. May we not seek of the Most High to delay the time when he summons us, but may we listen every morning for the royal message that says, ‘Come up here.’”

  • Charles H. Spurgeon, from sermon notes

Revelation 11:15 ‘seventh angel sounded’: “The seventh trumpet includes the seven bowl, final judgments depicted in chapter 16 and all the events leading up to the establishing of the millennial kingdom (ch. 20) and the coronation of Jesus as King (ch. 19). kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. The singular (kingdom) is the preferred reading. Despite its many political and cultural divisions, the Bible views the world spiritually as one kingdom, with one ruler—Satan (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; 2 Cor. 4:4). Following Satan’s lead, the human rulers of this world are generally hostile to Christ (Ps. 2:2; Acts 4:26). The long rebellion of the world kingdom will end with the victorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ to defeat His enemies and establish His messianic kingdom (Is. 2:2, 3; Dan. 2:44; 7:13, 14, 18, 22, 27; Luke 1:31-33). This kingdom also belongs to God the Father (see notes on 1 Cor. 15:24).”

  • John MacArthur, John MacArthur Commentary (quoted Scripture without bold/italics)

Revelation 11:18 ‘nations were angry’: “No longer terrified (cf. 6:15-17), they will be filled with defiant rage. Their hostility will shortly manifest itself in a foolish attempt to fight against Christ—a doomed, futile effort that is the apex of human rebellion against God (16:14; 19:17-21). Your wrath. Almighty God answers the feeble, impotent fury of the nations (cf. Ps. 2:1-9). The twenty-four elders speak of God’s future wrath (20:11—15) as if it were already present, signifying its certainty. That God will one day pour out His wrath on rebellious people is a major theme in Scripture (cf. Is. 24:17-23; 26:20, 21; 30:27-33; Ezek. 38:16ff.; 2 Thess. 1:5-10). Dead… judged. The final outpouring of God’s wrath includes judging the dead (cf. Matt. 25:31-46; John 5:25-29). The judgment has two parts: (1) God rewards OT saints (Dan. 1221-3; cf. 22:12; 1 Cor. 3:8; 4:5), the raptured church (1 Cor. 15:51, 52; 1 Thess. 4:13-18), and Tribulation saints (20:11); and (2) God condemns unbelievers to the lake of fire forever (20:15).”

  • John MacArthur, John MacArthur Commentary (quoted Scripture without bold/italics)

Revelation 11:19 ‘an unchanging covenant’: If we could look into heaven at this moment, we may think that we would see an angry God, but we would see ‘the ark of his covenant.’ The Lord said concerning his people that he would make an everlasting covenant. If God has made a covenant with us, it is not simply for today and tomorrow, or merely for this life, but forever and ever. Christ—the great sacrifice by whose death the covenant was ratified, the one who has sworn to carry out our part of the covenant—never alters. The guarantor of the new covenant is the Son of God who, like his Father, never fails and never changes. The covenant is always before God, for Christ is always there.”

  • Charles H. Spurgeon, from sermon notes

Coffee and Revelation – Introduction
Coffee and Revelation – Part 47, Revelation 10:1-4
Coffee and Revelation – Part 48, Revelation 10:5-11
Coffee and Revelation – Part 49, Revelation 11:1-6
Coffee and Revelation – Part 50, Revelation 11:7-14
Coffee and Revelation – Part 51, Revelation 11:15
Coffee and Revelation – Part 52, Revelation 11:16-18
Coffee and Revelation – Part 53, Revelation 11:19

My Thoughts

An angel dressed in a cloud with a rainbow over his head is a strange sight.  He places the right foot on the sea and the left foot on land.  That, according to the scholars above signifies that God reigns on earth as well as in heaven.

Then there are seven thunders that say something, but as the Apostle John starts to write it down, he is told to seal up what the seven thunders said.  Although not backed up by any of the above scholars, the seven thunders remind me of Paul’s conversion on the Road to Damascus.  In Acts 9:7, the others with Saul (Paul) heard a sound but saw no one.  The message, in that case, was for Paul alone.  And only the Apostle John heard what the seven thunders said.

Then the other angel, who had spoken to John before, tells John to take the scroll from the strong angel.  The strong angel gives him the scroll and has John eat it.  It tastes sweet, but then becomes bitter in his stomach.

Other than what the scholars say above, I have nothing more to add.  As this Bible Study began, the scholars said that we must look past the imagery to the message of Hope.  Trying to interpret such imagery, especially relating it to current events, can be a waste of time.  When the events clearly happen, we will know.

As for the two witnesses, Rev. MacArthur gives a strong pitch for Moses and Elijah.  I have heard others say Enoch and Elijah, both having not died.  But whoever they are, they can bring forth any sort of plague.  Drought and turning the water to blood might point to Elijah and Moses, but it is the power of God that performs the miracles.  The prophesying for 1260 days is roughly three and a half years, half of the Great Tribulation.  They prophesy in Jerusalem, but with a new name of Sodom and Egypt.  This has a connotation of vileness.  Anyone that reaches out to harm the two witnesses is killed by fire from the witness’ mouths, yet a beast emerges from the Abyss, killing the witnesses.

The witnesses are refused burial, a high insult.  Yet, three and a half days later, the witnesses rise from the dead.  An earthquake occurs destroying one tenth of the city.  And since we looked at people who refused to repent, in this case, the survivors gave glory to God.

Then the seventh trumpet is sounded.  After much singing and praising God by the 24 elders, the temple of God in heaven is opened and the Apostle John can see the ark of the covenant.  There is thunder, lightning, earthquakes, and a hailstorm.

Thunder, lightning, and hail have appeared before.  The earthquakes might be due to the tectonic plates being unstable after the great earthquake (the sixth seal).  Besides, if the earth were to be struck by a star-like thing (Wormwood) fell to earth and made a third of the rivers and streams bitter, the third trumpet, if Wormwood added enough mass to the earth, this could cause a balance in the earth’s rotation and gravitational field.  Having subsequent earthquakes seems to follow.

Some Serendipitous Reflections

Revelation 10: 1. When has God led you into a project that you wouldn’t have selected for yourself? What happened?
“2. What is an experience you once savored for a moment, but that later turned sour? How has God’s Word been both sweet and sour to you?
Revelation 11, The two witnesses: 1. What do you learn in this passage about what it means to be a witness?
“2. What has been toughest about living out your faith at work? At school? At home? Why is there such difficulty?
“3. How have you felt especially empowered by God in the last six months?
Revelation 11, The seventh trumpet: “1. How do you react to God’s power over unbelieving people: to hurt them (trumpet 5 or 1st woe), to kill them (trumpet 6 or 2nd woe), or to damn them (trumpet 7 or 3rd woe)? Why?
“2. As God displays this power in response to prayers (8:4), how do you respond to what he has called you to do? What will you pray? Why?”

  • Lyman Coleman, et al, The NIV Serendipity Bible for Study Groups

There is one set of questions for chapter 10 and two sets of questions for chapter 11.  One covers the general imagery of this prophecy and the other set focuses on the trumpets.

Substitute whatever group for any reference to a small group or ask who could come to your aid.

If you like these Thursday morning Bible studies, but you think you missed a few, you can use this LINK. I have set up a page off the home page for links to these Thursday morning posts. I will continue to modify the page as I add more.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.

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  1. This took time to study, Mark, but I’m glad I did. I especially relate to this thought:
    “As this Bible Study began, the scholars said that we must look past the imagery to the message of Hope.”

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