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Come, Lord Jesus!

John Collins04/30/2012
In Revelation 22, the angel took John the Revelator on a tour of the new Jerusalem, and the words of Jesus came to John.

The angel showed John the river of the water of life.  John described it as bright as crystal, flowing from both the throne of God and the throne of the lamb.  It flowed through the middle of the street of the city, and the tree of life was on either side of the river.  

The tree of life had twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month of the year.  The leaves of the tree were healing of the nations.  

There was nothing remaining that was cursed.  Instead, both the throne of God and of the Lamb are present, and the servants will worship God.  The servants will have His name on their foreheads, and they will see the face of God.  

There will be no night, and there will be no need for the light of the sun, for the Lord God will be the light and they will reign for ever and ever.

Jesus spoke, and said that these were the words of Truth.  The Lord sent this angel to show his servants what will soon take place, and the ones who keep these words will be blessed.

John fell down to worship the angel, but the angel cried out, "You must not do that!"  The angel said he should instead worship God.

Jesus then instructed John not to seal the book.  He said to let the evildoer remain evil, the filthy remain filthy, but the righteous remain right and the holy remain holy.  He would return and repay each for what they have done, for he is the "Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

Jesus instructed the Holy Spirit and the Bride to bid others to come.  And then, let the ones that hear their words bid others to come.  Also, the one who thirsts after God will come, and others desiring the water of life without price to come.

Jesus warned those who hear the prophecy of the book: If anyone adds to them, God will send him the plagues described in the book.  If anyone takes away from the book, his part will be taken from the tree of life and in the holy city.

Jesus said that if we are to testify of the things in the book of Revelation, then we should tell others that Jesus is coming soon.  John said, "Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus!"

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.  Amen!

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Do we want to be in the New Jerusalem?  Do we want to see the both the throne of God and the throne of the Lamb?  Will we be worthy to gaze upon the throne of God by believing in the Lamb?  Will we be like John, who fell short and worshipped the angel instead of God?  Will we worship some other idol, something else that we have put before God in this life?  Have we answered when the Holy Spirit called to our hearts as Jesus instructed It to do?  Are we bidding others to come to Jesus, or are we bidding them to some other message?  Do we listen to preachers who add doctrines to the Bible, diverting our attention from the original doctrine that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ?  Are we even telling others that Jesus is coming soon?  

I, John write: The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.  I'm resting on that.  Amen!