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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

10:10 ate it up. By “eating” his title deed, John in effect was appropriating his portion of Christ’s inheritance, as all the saints will be doing in this age to come, along with John.

10:10 belly was bitter. Along with all the “riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18), there will also be weeping and bitterness, for it will involve participating with Christ in His condemnatory judgment of the world (I Corinthians 6:2; Psalm 149:6-9) and also ruling “with a rod of iron” the growing population of unregenerate human beings in the millennial age (Revelation 2:27). We must acquiesce with Christ in the perfect justice of consigning to hell the multitudes who have rejected or ignored His saving love, including perhaps the friends and loved ones we might have won to Christ if we had tried and prayed more diligently (note Ezekiel 3:18).

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