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Mighty Heaven Angel
(Revelation 10.5-7)
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"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.'" (Revelation 10.5-7)


Statue of an AngelA mighty heaven angel appeared and came to announce the final judgment on the earth. Dr. William Barclay (1907-1978) the eminent Bible scholar wrote, "Clearly this angel has come from the very presence of God." His right foot was set on the sea and his left foot on the land to indicate that his words dealt with all creation. Angels were described as Jesus ascended to Heaven in Acts 1.10b as "two men dressed in white stood beside them." Here in Revelation, this mighty angel was wrapped in a cloud. John seemed to be back on earth for he saw the angel coming down from Heaven towards him.

Time is No More

Clock showing the timeThe mighty angel, which may have refered to an Archangel like Gabriel, now made an announcement and swore it with an oath. Sometimes this announcement, "There will be no more delay!" has been taken to mean that "time shall be no more." That is to say, time as we know it was about to end and eternity was about to begin. It is more likely that the meaning was that there was no time left, that there will be no further delay and that the Antichrist was about to burst upon the scene in all his destructive terror.

"Mighty Heaven Angel"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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