Jesus Is Coming!
We’ve come to the end. The Revelation is complete. We’ve seen Jesus Christ in all of his glory, power and honor. It is this vision of Jesus Christ that blesses those who hear and take to heart the message of this letter.
John saw a river with the water of life flowing from the throne of God. A tree of life stood on each side. These two trees produced twelve crops of fruit signifying the constant provision of God. This is the Garden of Eden refashioned and remade, but now attached to the New Jerusalem.
The curse that held all of creation captive has been broken. The inhabitants of this garden are fully restored and freely fellowship with God. The Lord shines on them, and they will reign with Him forever.
The only thing that waits is the second coming of Jesus Christ. Jesus promises that He is coming soon. Both the Spirit and the Bride say “Come.” He is our hope and our assurance. There is nothing for us to fear. We belong to the King of kings and the Lord of lords. We have washed our robes. We will share in all that Christ has prepared for us in the New Jerusalem.
There is a second invitation. It is to those who are thirsty. Jesus bids them to come to Him and drink freely from the water of life. John issued the same invitation in his Gospel account; “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him” (John 7:37-38).
Jesus’ life is available to all who will receive Him.
A Final Warning
No one is to add to what is written in this letter, or take away from it. There is no other message than Jesus. He alone saves.
The Last Word
May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people!