Revelation: There are so many images here that hearken to the Old Testament beginning with the “rainbow” on the angel’s head. That brings us back to the Covenant with Noah. Standing on both the land and the sea signified God’s sovereignty over all the earth. Still we don’t know what it was that John was told not write down. John eating this scroll is not unlike Ezekiel being told in Ezekiel 3 to eat the scroll he was given. Eating the scroll is symbolic of appropriating the word of God to your very being. “Many peoples, nations, languages,” hearkens to Daniel chapter 7.
Gospel: Luke 11:1-13
New Testament: Revelation 10:1-11
Old Testament: Genesis 5:1-12