This week we get back to our study of Revelation with chapter 10, a new movement in John’s visions with what appears to be a new character, a new scroll and a new or different action. In chapter 5, John told us about a sealed scroll that could only be open by the Lamb who was slain. Now, in chapter 10, there is a new scroll but also a new action. While the first scroll was unsealed and opened, this new scroll was accompanied by “seven thunders”. When John heard the thunders he was about to write down what he had heard (which is what Jesus had commanded him to do in 1:7) when a voice from heaven interrupted him saying, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.” For the first time the book of Revelation withholds something from us. This raises an important question, should we be trying to interpret something that’s been promised to be hidden? If we are called to “walk by faith and not by sight”, then doesn’t that mean that no matter how much is revealed something will be hidden and if anything is hidden we must learn to live in belief?