Revelation 22

Revelation 22 … How could one possibly end the written Word of God to mankind? Surely He has done it in this glorious chapter. The picture described is the New Jerusalem of heaven where there are no tears, no death or mourning or pain (21:4) and where those clothed with the righteousness of Christ have the privilege of serving Him forever and ever (v.3-5). The theme of the book of The Revelation is in verse 7; Christ is coming soon, according to his time-keeping where a thousand years may be like a day (2 Peter 3:8). Until He comes, our prayer is that we’ll be found faithful, keeping His Word (v.7), because when He comes, destinies will be fixed forever, which is likely the meaning of verse 11.

The book of Revelation is given by Christ through His angels (and the Apostle John as scribe) for the churches (v.16). It strikes me as a shame that its not studied more in our churches today. The invitation of Christ is universal and intended to be repeated in every generation to every tribe, tongue and nation, because it is the earnest desire of God that none would perish but that all would come into eternal life with Him (v.17). God’s Word to mankind ends as it began, with the promise of God’s grace, his unmerited favor and love, toward His people. To Him be glory and honor and praise forever!

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