Take the open scroll from the angel (Rev 10:8)

“Then the voice

That I had heard

From heaven

Spoke to me again,



Take that scroll

That is open

In the hand

Of the angel

Who is standing

In the sea

And on the land.’”

Καὶ ἡ φωνὴ ἣν ἤκουσα ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, πάλιν λαλοῦσαν μετ’ ἐμοῦ καὶ λέγουσαν Ὕπαγε λάβε τὸ βιβλίον τὸ ἠνεῳγμένον ἐν τῇ χειρὶ τοῦ ἀγγέλου τοῦ ἑστῶτος ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

John said, “Then the voice (Καὶ ἡ φωνὴ) that I had heard (ἣν ἤκουσα) from heaven (ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ) spoke (λαλοῦσαν) to me (μετ’ ἐμοῦ) again (πάλιν), saying (καὶ λέγουσαν), ‘Go (Ὕπαγε)!  Take that scroll (λάβε τὸ βιβλίον) that is open (τὸ ἠνεῳγμένον) in the hand (ἐν τῇ χειρὶ) of the angel (τοῦ ἀγγέλου) who is standing (τοῦ ἑστῶτος) in the sea (ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης) and on the land (καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς).’”  John got another command from heaven.  He was told to go and take the open scroll from the hand of the angel who was standing on the land and in the sea.  John listened carefully to these heavenly commands.  Do you listen to God in your life?