Then I saw another powerful angel descending from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head. His face was like the sun, and his legs
were like pillars of fire.
He had in his hand a small scroll that was open. He
put his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land.
He shouted like the
roaring of a lion, and when he shouted, the seven thunders sounded.
the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from
heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders said, and do not write it down.”
Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his
right hand to heaven,
and swore by the One who lives to the ages of the ages, who
created heaven and everything in it, the earth and everything in it, and the sea
and everything in it,
“There will be no more delay!
 7 But in the days
when the seventh angel is about to blow his trumpet, then the mystery of
God’s plan will be completed — the Gospel which He announced to His
servants the prophets.” 8 Then the voice I had heard from heaven spoke to me again: “Go and take
the open scroll from the hand of the angel standing on the sea and on the
land.” 9 So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the small scroll. He
said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will make your stomach bitter, but it will be
as sweet as honey in your mouth.”
10 So I took the small scroll from the
angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I
had eaten it, my stomach became bitter. 11 Then I was told, “You must
prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages, and kings.”
One of some 50 clear statements that the Father is the Creator of the heavens and earth, and
that He was alone at that creation (Isa. 44:24).
The King James’ mistranslation here, “there should be time no longer,” helped to obscure the
biblical future, making it impossible for readers to understand that there will be a succession of ages of
time, beginning with the age of the 1000 years of Messianic rule on earth (20:1-6).