Thunders part 1 ADD Part 2
Rev 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
Sea is also symbolic for mankind.
Ps 65:7 Which stills the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
Isa 57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, for it cannot rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt.
Land/soil is also symbolic or mankind because Adam was made from dust; but it also is symbolic for death/grave. So His feet were on both the dead and living. A symbol of authority. When His right foot is in the Mediterranean Sea and His left foot on Jerusalem He is facing south. He turned His back to Russia/Magog with obviously is highly symbolic too.
Deut 27:12 These shall stand on mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin: 13 And these shall stand on mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
Ebal the cursed mountain is north of Gerizim the blessed mountain.
Rev 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
Thunder= rage, anger or roar
Rev 1:19 Write the things which you have seen…..
Rev 10:4 I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
John was ordered to write down what he saw but forbidden to do the same with what he heard (thunders). This needs some explanation from a Jewish background. The Jews had a written (=seen) Torah and an oral (=heard) Torah. Moses received written Laws we all know. Moses also talked with God and received wisdom that way. It wasn’t written down and therefore called the Oral Torah. The Oral Torah is also known as the Mishna.
Short note the start with: A long shofar blast was/is the call of the messiah (v19). The underlined words are changed by me based on a Lexicon.
Jesus’ view, v44, is the opposite of the well-
Back to the main topic. John was told not to seal up spoken words. The Hebrew word for “seal up” is khatam and has several meaning that allow for greatly different translation/interpretation. Hide away, lock away, complete and put a fence around. The fence usually was a set of extra laws to protect from accidently breaking the written Law. Non Biblical example. If God would forbid people being outside in the dark the Rabbi’s would build a fence by stating everyone must be inside at the first sign of twilight and for added safety be inside at least 15 minutes before twilight. That way even if someone was inside 5 minutes late s/he wouldn’t have broken God’s written law.
So the Oral Torah is a safety hedge around the written Torah. But the hedge had an additional meaning. I meant it had to be part of your daily routine. It should be part of your very mind and heart. Living out the Torah was seen as the best protection (hedge) against corrupting its teachings. So the thunders are to be compared to the Oral Law. It was strictly forbidden to place the oral Law above the written Law. In the 3rd century AD it was written down because the Jewish nation didn’t exist anymore. The choice had to be made. Break the command and preserve the oral teachings by writing them down or follow the command and a major part of the knowledge would get lost forever. So the Mishna has some things in common with the Revelation verses but that’s just a start.
The Mishna consists of 6+1 main sections which overlap with the Trumpets, Thunders and Bowl judgments.
Part 1: Zeraim = Seeds. Rules for Kosher foods and the blessings that rest on them.
Part 2: Moed = Appointed times. Rituals connected with each festival including the weekly Sabbath.
Part 3: Nashim = Women. Marriage, divorce, sexual relations and other related things.
Part 4: Inserted. See below
Part 5: Nezikin = Damages. Criminal and civil laws.
Part 6: Kodashim = Holy things. Ritual sacrifice.
Part 7: Taharot = Purity. Laws concerning ritual (im)purity
About “Part 4”; a Menorah has 7 lights. The 4th in the center is called the Servant Light. It’s always lit first. All other candles are lit with the flame of the 4th candle. Jesus is that candle. The Light of the world. Jesus was involved from the very start of creation even if it was not known until much later, He still was that 4th candle of which all others receive their flame. The writing style of the New Testament is very similar to the Misnah. Jesus was a great teacher. He didn’t add laws like for example Leviticus but He explained the with real life examples as they were meant to be from the very start. That’s why the New Testament can also be seen as part of the Misnah.
Rev 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 has declared to his servants the prophets.
The mystery is the harvesting of the bride.
Rev 10:9 And I went to the angel, and said to him, Give me the little book. And he said to me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make your belly bitter, but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey. 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: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
When children started their Torah study a rabbi would instruct the children to put honey on a small corner of the Torah, tear it off and eat it.