Rev. 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth
This open book is held by Yeshua, the only one worthy to open it, Rev. 5:1-5.
3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
Thus, this must be left in the obscurity the author leaves us with.
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be [delay-NASB] no longer:
The Catholic Church having suffered severe punishment since 395 A.D. with the rise of Alaric, their time was now up and their Papal Antichrist is now to receive a severe judgment with the Reformation.
7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. 8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. 9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. 10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
Here we have symbology for the receiving of the words of Elohim in his Scriptures during the Reformation for as the Psalmist says the Scriptures were sweet as honey to his mouth:
Psalm 119:103 How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Ezekiel uses the same language when he received his prophecy:
3: 1 Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll. 3 He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you.” Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.
Yet, the sweetness turned to bitterness in his stomach as our ancestors learned of the lies that had been told to them by the Roman Church and suffered persecution for the truth.
11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
And thus, the word of Elohim was preached among the nations with the Missionary Age exploding after the Reformation when men abandoned the rote ceremonies of the Catholic Liturgies and began to study and proclaim the words of the Bible! This was done primarily by the White Anglo Saxon Protestant People which is why English is now the language of modern commerce.