Book of Revelation of John

Compiled by WD Kemner January 2024



Chapter 10

Trumpet Six and the Thunders


Seventh Seal Continues:

Sixth Trumpet Continues with Seven Thunders



Where we are on the Seals Chart sequence


Seven Seals – consists of:


            First 6 of 7 seals – (Chapter 6)


            Seal 1 – White Horse: conquering diplomatically

            Seal 2 – Red Horse: political upheaval, no peace, people killing people

            Seal 3 – Black Horse: cost of “bread”, famine

            Seal 4 – Pale Horse: Ό population killed by beasts, swords, hunger

            Seal 5 – Martyrdom for Faith: death for Word of God receive white robes

            Seal 6 – Earthquake, stars fall, sun black, physical world gone berserk


            Seal 7 – (Chapter 8) consists of 7 Trumpets (Chapters 8-11)


                        Trumpet 1 (8:7) – hail and fire mixed with blood

                        Trumpet 2 (8:8) – mountain burning with fire

                        Trumpet 3 (8:10) – star falls from Heaven

                        Trumpet 4 (8:12) – darkness


                        Trumpet 5 (9:1-12) FIRST WOE:  star falls, bottomless pit opened


                        Trumpet 6 (9:13-21) SECOND WOE:  4 angels kill 1/3 of men






7 Thunders uttered - described in Chap 10


Two Witnesses (11:3) appear: testify for 1260 days, killed and resurrected 3.5 days later. Earthquake and 7000 die. Then WOE 2 ends.


                        Trumpet 7 (11:15-19) THIRD WOE: WRATH OF GOD


Temple of God opens in Heaven (11:15)


Seven Vials / Bowls / Plaques (Chapters 15-16)

First 4 on Men – last 3 on kingdom of Anti-christ


Vial 1 – Sores on wearers of mark required by Beast

Vial 2 – Sea turned to Blood

Vial 3 – Rivers and Water Sources turned to Blood

Vial 4 – Sun given power to scorch the Earth

Vial 5 – Seat of Beast attacked darkness, pain, sores

Vial 6 – Euphrates River dried up for Kings of East

Vial 7 – It is Done!





Revelation 10:1-2


And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,




John details a Mighty angel:


·         Clothed with a cloud

·         Rainbow on his head

·         Face had appearance of the sun

·         Feet as pillars of fire

·         He held an opened little book

·         So huge that he stood one foot upon earth and one upon the sea



Revelation 10:3-4


And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.




He cried out like the roar of a lion. When he had done this; Seven thunders uttered their voices. John was kept from writing down what the Thunders said.






There are things in the New Testament that can be found in the Old Testament.  Exodus is the story of the Israelites leaving Egypt for the land that had been promised to Abraham.   In Exodus chapters 19 -20, Moses has the people camped around Mount Sinai and they are about to meet GOD who had delivered them!



In Exodus 19:16; 20:18; statements are made referring to the Israelites “…seeing the Thunders…”.   Rabbinical writers have been looking at those statements for thousands of years.



Man will always attempt to put God into a box and expect to limit His interactions to things we can easily understand.  If the thunder is the voice of God, then how Wonderful!



Revelation 10:5-6a


And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, …




The Mighty angel then swares by someone greater than himself that there will be no further delay.



Revelation 10:6b-7


…that there should be time no longer:


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.




When the Seventh Trumpet is sounded, the END IS HERE.



The mystery of how sinful man can possibly be redeemed and brought into fellowship with Him for eternity will be a mystery no longer.



Revelation 10:8-11


And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.


And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.


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. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.




Eat it up.  Digest the full meaning of the word. God’s word is sweet to some and bitter to others.