Measure the Temple
“And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.” (Rev 11:1 KJV)
Chapter 11 continues the interlude that began in chapter 10. The interlude describes the spiritual condition of Israel. The temple that John is told to measure is the temple the Jews will rebuild in the end time. Measuring the temple could be symbolic of measuring the spirituality of the Jews.
The Little Book
“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.