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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.

Exod 19:16-19 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were voices and lightning, and a thick cloud on the mount, and the voice of the rams horn/shofar exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.  And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the rams horn/shofar sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.

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.

Matt 5:43-44 You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you;

Jesus’ view, v44, is the opposite of the well-known view, v43, during that time. I don’t believe Jesus was rebuking or changing oral teachings Moses’ received on Mount Sinai. That brings us to a second part of the Mishna. Over time Rabbi’s added teaching as a well meant way to explain God’s commands and answer everyday questions regarding the Written Torah. What exactly is work? Would a father be allowed to carry his sick son to the Temple on Sabbath? That sort of questions. Is planting flowers as a hobby work?

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.