Revelation 22: Are You Ready For Christ’s Coming?
Verse of the Day: (V7) “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”
1. Come (V1-13)
V6 “And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.”
As we come to the last chapter of the last book, Revelation, of the 66 books of the Word of God, the Bible, let us remember that it is God of the Word that we must trust and obey. Many in this world may know the Word of God, but they have never truly know the God of the Word. The God of the Word reminds Apostle John the last time that all who truly believe in Him must be ready for His coming as He shall come quickly and catch us unaware unless we have been faithful in keeping His Word in our hearts and daily applying them in our lives. God again shows John the glimpse of glorious heaven with the pure river of water of life clear as crystal, which is God’s Word, following out of the throne of God and of the Lamb or Jesus Christ. In glorious heaven, all who truly believe in God by faith - from the Old and the New Testaments, the church age (our present time), the Tribulation and the Millennium Kingdom, shall have God’s name on their foreheads, and they shall see His wonderful face, and worship and serve and reign with Him forever.
2. Commandments (V14-20)
V14 “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
The greatest tragedy for men at the Day of Judgment is to hear from God that He shall cast them to fiery hell, because He never ever knows them. We may think we know God, and we are His Christians, but it is what God judges and says that truly counts. Let us be careful not to add to or take away what is in God’s Word, because they are all inspired by the Holy Spirit. Let us also be sure of our salvation by truly believing and receiving Christ as our Saviour in our hearts, and obeying all His commandments so that we shall have the right to His tree of life, and enter into His heavenly city and be with Him forever!
3. Christ (V21)
V21 “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”
Indeed, it is all about God and His grace, and nothing about us and our works. It is only by God’s grace are we saved through faith in Him, and our salvation is truly His greatest gift to us. (Ephesians 2:8-10). Let us therefore rejoice always in the Lord for our salvation, sacrifice, suffering and supplication knowing that they are of God, and from God, and that the wonderful grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with us now and forever!
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to be ready for Your coming by being faithful to You.