Revelation 10:1-4 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, 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 thing which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not."
10:5-7 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, 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
- He declares the mystery of God to His prophets in the last days, which are the days of the voice of the seventh angel and those prophets are the seven thunders that speak that mystery when they "uttered their voices." However, what they are to speak was not to be written by John. The mystery may be written but not the revelation of the mystery for that is sealed. Why? Because "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:" [Ecc.3:1] The revelation of the mystery is withheld until the last days, until the time of latter rain [Joel 2:23], which is when the Holy Spirit reveals (declares) that mystery to His prophets, the seven thunders and they then speak that mystery to all that will hear...or see (understand.)
But, what is meant by "time no longer?" There is the millennium, a written, thousand year period of time and even if that is symbolic it is still....a length of time. Is it the "times of the gentiles" or the time of Satan's tribulation, the time of this present age....what is the time that should be no longer?
The following passage from Job gives us the same meaning of time as in [Revelation 10:6] above. The concordance tells us it is......"The duration of the world. The measure of the continuance of anything."
Job 22:15-17 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men
have trodden? Which were cut down out of time
, whose foundation was overflown with a flood: Which said unto GOD, 'Depart from us:' and what can the ALMIGHTY do for them?
- I believe the answer to what time should be no longer is found in Daniel. Notice the similarites in the "man clothed in linen" and the seventh angel in Revelation.
Daniel 12:6-8 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half
; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people
, all these things shall be finished
. And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
- The end of the time of scattering the power of the holy people shall be finished!
12:9-12 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end
. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly
: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
- The time of the end, which is the time of Satan's tribulation, when the "wicked do wickedly," when he will "scatter the power of the holy people," I believe, is the time that shall be no longer.