be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has beencompletely shattered, all these things shall be finished."(Daniel 12: 7)Now the angel in Revelation 10 is saying that prophetic time is no more. The 1260 years hadended and it is now time to unseal the book. If there is no more prophetic time, then all timelines that begin after this point must be real time.
Time, Times and Half a TimeHoly People ShatteredTime no longer (Time of the end)Book SealedBook OpenedSeventh Trumpet
The Seventh Trumpet.
but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about tosound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets.(Revelation 10: 7)During the time of the seventh angel the "mystery of God" or the gospel will be finished.Everything that was sealed during the delay is opened when the temple of God is opened.
The People Who Unsealed The Book
.At the sealing of the book, Daniel describes the characteristics of the people who would understand thebook when it opens. So, we should search for a people or movement around this time who are interestedin the book of Daniel.
Time of the End.
They appear at the time of the end when there are no more time prophecies.The 1260 year prophecy ended in 1798. The 2300 day prophecy ended in 1844. The 2520 yearprophecy ended in 1981.
They appear when knowledge is increased (both religious, prophetic andscientific).
They are a people who were concerned with the time prophecies of Daniel.
They are a people who have been purified and tested."Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and noneof the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand."(Daniel 12: 10)In other words, Daniel tells us to look for a people who are tried and tested. Out of that test, they have apurified character and understanding of the book of Daniel. So, it should be no surprise that this is exactlywhat John describes as occurring in Revelation 10: 8-11.
The Testing of The People
The Remnant Eat the Book
. "And the voice which I heardfrom heaven spoke to me again, and said, Go and take thelittle book which is open in the hand of the angel whichstands on the sea and on the earth. And I went to theangel, and said to him, Give me the little book. And hesaid to me, Take it, and eat it up: and it shall make yourbelly bitter, but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey.And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ateit up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soonas I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.(Revelation 10: 8-10)Two other prophets to the people trapped in ancientBabylon also ate the words of God.
Jeremiah Eats The Words of God
. "Your words werefound, and I did eat them, and your words became for mea joy and the delight of my heart".(Jeremiah 15: 16).Ezekiel also ate words of lamentations and woe and thenhe went to prophesy to Israel.
Ezekiel Eats a Scroll
. Then He said to me, "son of man,eat what you find, eat this scroll and go speak to thehouse of Israel". So I opened my mouth, and He fed me
The Bitter-Sweet DisappointmentThe Historical Fulfillment
. All over the world people whostudied independently began preachingabout the Second Coming. In NorthAmerica, William Miller preached aboutthe Second Coming and in his studies of Daniel 8 and 9 concluded that thesanctuary would be cleansed in 1844. Acommon presumption at that time wasthat the earth is the sanctuary - so theyconcluded that the Second Coming wouldbe on Yom Kippur, October 22, 1844.
. A great disappointmentoccurred after these events did not occur.Later, as they studied about the sanctuarythey realized that there is a sanctuary inheaven.