Preparing for the King – A Study of Revelation 10-11

Part 2 Below


TITLE: Preparing for the King – A Study of Revelation 10-11

SUBJECT: Revelation

PROPOSITION: In Revelation 10-11 we see preparations made for the coming of the King and His kingdom. These preparations include 1) The Completion of the Mystery of God, 2) The Committing of God’s Message to the Prophets/Apostles, 3) The Coming of the Two Witnesses, 4) The Coronation of the Messiah.

OBJECTIVE: The hearer should be able to explain that the events of Revelation 10-11 are preparatory for the coronation of the Messiah.

AIM: I hope that the listener will have a better understanding of Revelation 10-11.


1. Read: Revelation 10:1-7

2. About the Text:

1) Revelation 9:13-21 tells us about the sounding of the sixth angel.

2) The whole chapter concerns plagues for the wicked under the Old Covenant.

3) The conclusion of those plagues is that “they did not repent” (vs.21).

4) What will cause men to repent?

5) Romans 2:4 tells us the goodness of God leads men to repentance.

6) Where is God’s goodness revealed today? – In the gospel (Romans 1:16-17).

7) The message of the gospel needed to be revealed.

8) Who is the gospel about? Jesus.

9) The book of Revelation is about Jesus.

3. Ref. to S, T, P, O, and A.

DISCUSSION: The Preparations for the Coming of the King are . . .

I.   The Completion of the Mystery of God (10:1-7).

1. The Mighty Angel

1) Coming down from heaven (v1).

2) Clothed with a cloud (v.1).

3) A rainbow on His head (v.1) (see Rev.4:3).

4) His face was like the sun (v.1) (see Rev.1:16).

5) He had a little book in His hand (v.2).

6) He set one foot on the sea and one on land (v.2).

7) From His voice comes seven thunders (v3-4).

2. The Message of the Mighty Angel

1) He swore by God the Creator (v.6).

2) There should be no more delay (v.6).

3) The mystery of God would be finished with the sounding of the seventh angel (v.7).

a. Romans 16:25-26

b. Ephesians 3:3-4

c. 1 Timothy 3:16

II.  The Committing of God’s Message to the Prophets (10:8-11).

1. John is instructed to take the little book from the Angel.

2. The Angel says, “Take and eat it.”

3. “It will make your stomach bitter, but it will be sweet as honey to your mouth.”

4. John ate it, and it was so.

1) Jeremiah 15:16

2) Ezekiel 3:1-3

5. The Angel told John, “You must prophesy again….”

III. The Coming of the Two Witnesses (11:1-14).

1. John was given a reed to measure the temple of God, the altar and the worshipers.

1) Ezekiel 40-43 – God had Ezekiel do something similar to measure God’s people.

2) The gentiles were left out of this measurement.

3) See Matthew 15:24 – Jesus sent only to Israel.

2. Power to the two witnesses is given.

1) 42 months x 30 days = 1260

2) 1260 is 7x6x10x3

3) This is the number of the Messiah.

4) They are two olive trees and two lampstands (see Zechariah 4).

5) They cannot be harmed during their ministry (see Matthew 5:6).

6) They have the power of miracles (v.6).

3. When their testimony is finished.

1) The beast will kill them (v.7).

2) Their dead bodies will lie in Jerusalem (v.8).

3) The faithful will not allow their dead bodies to be entombed (v.9).

4) The wicked will rejoice over their death (v.10).

4. Their resurrection.

1) After 3 ½ days, they were raised up (v.11).

2) They ascended to heaven (v.12) – Jesus ascended in Acts 1.

3) There was a great earthquake and 7000 were killed (v.13).

4) The people were afraid and gave glory to God (v.13).

IV.  The Coronation of the Messiah (11:15-19)

1. The Seventh Angel Sounded (v.15).

2. Loud voices said, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (v.15) – Acts 2.

3. The twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped God (16-18).

1) They give thanks for God’s reign (v.17).

2) They praised God’s judgment of the nations (v.18) – John 12:48.

3) They praised His rewarding of the prophets and the saints (v.18) – see Rev.6:9-11.

4. The temple of God was opened in heaven with the ark of the covenant (v.19).

5. There were lightnings, noises, thunders, and earthquakes (vs.19).


1. Preparations for the coming of the King.

1) The Completion of the Mystery of God

2) The Committing of God’s Message to the Prophets/Apostles

3) The Coming of the Two Witnesses

4) The Coronation of the Messiah

2. Invitation