Mysteries In Revelation

Bible mysteries of different types are found throughout scripture, but perhaps the book of Revelation has more than any other! Below are several that are interesting to think about. Without question, there remains many secrets about future things and events, which God has not decided to disclose to the living saints at this point.

The Mystery of the Hidden Manna and White Stone with New Name

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden
I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it
, known only to him who receives it. (Rev 2:17)

God fed the Israelites with manna for 40 years — the longest miracle in the bible. That “bread from heaven” apparently had all the vitamins and minerals the Israelites needed to be healthy. Now for the final overcomers there will be hidden manna, suggesting there will be the eating of hidden manna in the kingdom, besides the fruit from the tree of life (Rev. 2:7; etc.).

The white stone with a new name written on it is a complete mystery. The purpose and importance of both are totally hidden from us all at this point, but surely exciting days are ahead because of what God has prepared for those who love him (1 Cor. 2:9)! The wicked dead will never find the answers to these bible mysteries, if they even care.

Mystery of the Morning Star

I will also give him the morning star. (Rev 2:28)

Overcomers will also get the morning star! In Rev. 22:16, Jesus is the morning star – one of the many titles of Jesus:

I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.

Will the overcomers get a different morning star? For sure, getting the morning star is significantly important, but for what purpose? It too is a mystery, but suggests something very different from our current way of functioning in this present world.

Mystery of the Seven Spirits of God

Throughout scripture we read of the Holy Spirit, but in Revelation we read of the seven spirits [of God] on four occasions!

John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, (Rev 1:4)

To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. (Rev 3:1)

From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God. (Rev 4:5)

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. (Rev 5:6)

All we know about the mysterious seven spirits of God is that they are before the throne of God (1:4) blazing as lamps (4:5), Jesus holds the seven spirits of God (3:1), and they are sent out into all the earth (5:6). Possibly the same seven spirits of God are also referred to and named in Isaiah:

The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him– the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD  (Isa 11:2)

  • the Spirit of the LORD
  • the Spirit of wisdom
  • the Spirit of understanding
  • the Spirit of counsel
  • the Spirit of power
  • the Spirit of knowledge
  • the Spirit of the fear of the LORD

That number does equal seven! While Jesus holds the seven spirits of God (Rev. 3:1), Jesus also had the Spirit without limit (Jn. 3:34), possibly referring to all seven spirits.

The Mystery of the Seven Thunders and Their Message

… When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.” (Rev 10:3,4)

A double mystery is, who are the seven thunders and what was their message John wasn’t allowed to write down? That means John was privy to critical information from them which no one else was, just as Paul who heard inexpressible things in heaven that he wasn’t permitted to tell (2 Cor 12:4).

Wonderful and glorious, but mysterious things, are awaiting the righteous in God’s PARADISE kingdom. The ones who die pure in heart will have a long time to get adjusted to that Paradise environment and the things which are unexplainable to us at this point. Obviously, the big issue is dying faithful to God to get all that and avoid being hurt by the lake of fire (second death) – Rev. 2:10,11. Do you know Jesus NOW (1 John 2:3,4)

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