THE BOOK OF REVELATION ART EXHIBITION
Rev. 10 And I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, arrayed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as 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 upon the earth.....I heard it again speaking with me , and saying, Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel that standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went unto the angel saying unto him that he should give me the little book. And he saith unto me ‘Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey....and they say unto me, Thou must prophesy again over many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.
Daniel 8:26. ‘The vision of the evenings and mornings is true but you are to keep the vision secret for it concerns the distant future’.
John next sees a vision of a mighty angel whose legs are like pillars of fire. He has one foot standing on ‘the land’ (Israel) and the other in the sea (the nations). His breast is like a ‘cloud’ and over his head is a rainbow. This figure is very like the figure described in Ezekiel 1:27.
It is possible the prophesy John receives, being this Book of Revelation, is the same prophesy that was sealed until ‘the distant future’ of Daniel 8:26.