Written By; Mark Renne Study Of Rev 10:7 KJV Bible
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 hath declared to his servants the prophets.”
What is the this mystery you speak of? The Greek word (musterion). Exactly the same meaning as it is today. The Young’s analytical concordance defines it as “what is known only to the initiated” which exemplifies this fascinating topic so lets continue.
Mark 4:11 “And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:” Unto us?
Romans 11:25 “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.” Yes unto us and we should not be ignorant about it either. Hmmm! The fullness of the gentiles? we’ll get back to that.
Now the same word mystery is used in different contexts but all of the usages being used here are all in context and relating to each other. No more suspense! What is this mystery you speak of? Its not a secret! Its a mystery and one can only understand it if you receive the holy spirit then its given to you. The bible will tell us.
Ephesians 5:32 “This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”
Colossians 1:27 “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:” Wow there it is. Christ in you the hope of glory is the great mystery of the whole bible. The new birth like the apostles on the day of Pentecost receiving the holy spirit. In this context the word “mystery” in the bible always refers to the new birth in the body of Jesus Christ.
Col. 1:26 “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:” Thats why its a mystery but it was a secret until the Lord revealed it. It was hidden from the ages all generations and the prophets but why?
Romans 16:25 “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began. ”1 Peter 1:10 “Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you” The prophets of old searched for this mystery but it was hidden.
Colossians 4:3 “Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:”
1 Corinthians 2:8,9 “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” Had the devil known about the mystery “Christ In You” and the “body of Christ” he would never have crucified Jesus. Crucial mistake in strategy on the devil’s part. He just didn’t get the Intel because it was kept as a secret.
Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Not of the water baptism but of the holy spirit as Jesus speaks of in the gospels.
John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
1 Peter 1:23 "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” This is the mystery being Born-Again into the body of Christ and Rom 10:9,10 is a specific method in scripture on how to be Born-Again. Now you must ask what is the hope of glory? Fair enough! It fits right into the context of Rev. 10:7 First lets read context of the events of Rev 10:7 to what the Lord spoke of in the gospels.
Mark. 13 7 “And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. 14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains:”
Mark 13:22 “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” Who are the elect?
The Greek word for elect is (eklektos) an adjective. Strong's analytical concordance defines the word “elect” as: chosen by God as it is translated chosen 7 times in the new testament scripture. This word is a combination of 2 Greek words (ek) a preposition meaning out of and (eklegomai) a verb translated choose or choose out. The Greek word (ekklesia) a noun is the word translated church in new testament scripture also consisting of 2 Greek words. (ek) and (kaleo) meaning to call or name thus together have a literal meaning of - call out. In context the words church a noun and elect an adjective describing the church are referencing the same people. We believers in Jesus Christ are the called out chosen ones which the bible refers to as the church and elect of God. Now continuing in Mark 13:24,25
“But in those days after that tribulation, sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.” This occurs before the rapture - the 6th seal.
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 hath declared to his servants the prophets.” What is being finished? Remember Romans 11:25 “…fullness of the Gentiles be come in…” The mystery of God is finished when the fullness of the gentiles comes in. This is where it gets interesting. You must be Born-Again that is established but there is a time when receiving the holy spirit like on the day of Pentecost will end. That time is Rev Ch. 10:7, Rev 11:15 the last trump when the mystery is finished and the body of Christ is fulfilled. This is the “hope of glory ”being raised from the dead or raptured in the last days when the grace administration is finished. There will be no more remission from sin by the blood of the lamb. It will be a continuation of the old testament prophecy, Israel and the Jewish people but this period we live in is beyond what most of us realize not fully understanding what we have in such a special gift the holy spirit in us. Not just upon us like the prophets of old or John the baptist but IN us adding of which the prophets of the old testament are also dead in Christ. They will be raised from the dead with the believers of this era which began on the day of Pentecost and ends in Rev 10:7, Rev 11:15 as we the body of Christ are raised from the dead or raptured into the heavens if we are alive at that time. This is the hope of glory. Its all right here in the bible and this mystery is now given unto you.
1 Timothy 3:9 “Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.”
Math. Ch. 13:33 “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”
When the sixth seal is opened everyone is going to notice and we will know the time is very short and the coming of Jesus Christ is imminent.
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 hath declared to his servants the prophets.” Hope to see you there.!