11 Then they said to me, You are to make a fresh prophecy concerning many peoples and races and nations and languages and kings.
- The fresh prophecy is Jesus. The message of Jesus is simple. It is small, but yet it is very powerful.
- The Word of God is sweet in John’s mouth, yet His stomach is sickened by it. How many times have you read the Word and when you read it is refreshing and sweet, and you love it? But then the reality of what it means to the lost sinks in and it makes you sick to think of what is going to happen to those whose hearts are not right. We see that our sins, sicknesses, and diseases have been born by Jesus and how sweet that Truth is, yet we see people who reject it and whose hearts are wrong with God, and we see them sick and dying and it makes us upset. This is how I see this chapter regarding John receiving a new prophecy, because it will involve his beloved Jerusalem. Ezekiel was given a scroll, a prophesy, about Israel and told to eat it, and it made his stomach bitter as well, even though it was sweet as honey at first, Ezekiel 3:1-3. The scroll given to Ezekiel was filled with woes, lamentations, and mourning for Israel.
- Yet what we are to take from Chapter 10 is just how powerful the message of the Kingdom will be during this time in history. Our Father is going to anoint us with power like we never have had before. Miracles will abound during this time. We will have no fear, our faith will be as our Father’s is, absolute and eternal. We will be glorious, without spot, wrinkle, or blemish and our service to the Kingdom and the world will show this plainly and openly. Our Father will use us to do the works that He did through Jesus and He will use us to do even greater works. The entire world will see this power at one time. For those who have been called and chosen it will be glorious and for those who have not been chosen, it will be clouded over. The lost will see, yet they will not believe. They will hear and yet they will deny.