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Seven Thunders Sound (Revelation 10.2b-4)

"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 sound, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven say, 'Seal up what the seven thunders sound have said and do not write it down.'" (Revelation 10.2b-4)✞

Lord Roars from Zion

Open scrollThe angel's voice is as the roar of a lion in Joel 3.16a, "the Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem." Clearly this angel comes from the very presence of God. Some think that he is none other than the glorified Christ himself. The angel has "one foot on the sea and one on the land." In his hand, he has a little scroll, unrolled and opened in his hand. The word "scroll" is from the old French "escroe" which is defined in the dictionary as, "Money, property, a deed, or a bond put into the custody of a third party for delivery to a grantee only after the fulfillment of the conditions specified."✞

A Limited Revelation

Here the angel is giving John a limited revelation about a quite small period of time. When the angel speaks, the seven thunders sound. They are most likely a reference to the voices of God as in Psalm 29.3, "The voice of the Lord is over the waters, the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters."

"Seven Thunders Sound"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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