10:6 him that liveth. Daniel apparently saw the same glorified man in vision that John was seeing in reality (note Daniel 12:7 and Daniel 10:5-8). It may even be that both were describing the same scene, the same proclamation and the same prophecy—the prophecy that there was yet a little time remaining for human repentance. In fact, Daniel records that there would still be “a time, times, and an half” (Daniel 12:7), which corresponds to three and one-half years and agrees fully with the chronology of the remaining time indicated to John (Revelation 11:2; 13:5). Note also that the one who “liveth for ever and ever” is, of course, the Creator (Revelation 4:10-11), and yet also is the Lamb (Revelation 5:13), for they are one. “Because He could sware by none greater, He sware by Himself” (Hebrews 6:13).
10:6 created heaven. The sworn assurance that there will be a supernatural consummation of all things must appeal to the fact that there was a supernatural creation of all things. Those who deny a real creation by God tend also to deny a purposeful consummation by God (note II Peter 3:3-6).
10:6 time no longer. This does not mean that time itself will cease, for then the universe (which is a space-mass-time continuum) must also cease, and God has said it will last forever (e.g., Psalm 104:5; 148:6). Rather, God’s purging of the earth will not be further delayed after the “days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound” (Revelation 10:7).