Read Revelation 10
Focus on verse 5-7
There are mysteries that are meant to be solved – like why my PHP code of my request form will not properly execute – and then there are mysteries that are meant to keep us curious – like the mystery of God.
The book of Revelation contains plenty of mysteries, some of which have been revealed with the passing of time, others which at this point we can expound theories about but remain concealed until such a time as God chooses to reveal them. John mentions something along these lines in today’s reading.
And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there would be no more delay, but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets. (v. 5-7)
What exactly the angel standing half in – half out of the sea represents is not clear to me, but its not difficult to determine who the one who created heaven and earth and who lives forever is. Apparently the sounding of the seventh trumpet will reveal some great mystery of God, which the prophets of old had predicted. Exactly what that mystery is is not clear to me either. At this point I am taking it as one of those mysteries that is not intended to be solved at this time, but is rather just designed to keep me curious enough to continue pursuing the presence of God. I trust that at some point either in this life or the next, God will, in His time, allow me or cause me to understand.