Connection to the Gospel Going Worldwide
We know Revelation 10 is talking about the gospel, the finishing of the “mystery of God” (see Revelation 10:7).
Jesus said the last great event before the end will be the gospel going to the world (see Matthew 24:14, 15).
He also warns His followers to be aware of the prophecy regarding the “abomination that causes desolation” standing in the holy place, as revealed in the Book of Daniel.
We saw the primary meaning was the Roman armies surrounding Jerusalem, as stated by Luke in his account of the same sermon (see Luke 21:20).
But similar kinds of events are predicted for the end of time, particularly in the book of Daniel and the second half of Previously, we saw the Lamb loosening the seals—now the book is open and John takes the book as a representative of all true believers—and eats it (see Revelation 10:9-11).
The message is good news—sweet as honey—bringing joy to our hearts when we receive it.
But there will also be bitterness with it as well.
As those who choose to follow Jesus preach the gospel, there will be some bitter experiences, for not all see the gospel as good news.
It is embraced by many but violently rejected by others.