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Do Not Worship The Angel

John Collins10/26/2012

Revelation 22 points us to the second coming of Christ.

The angel told John that the words he had been given were trustworthy and true.  The Lord God had sent His angel to show his servants what would soon take place.  He said, "Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."

John fell to worship at the feet of the angel, but the angel forbid him.  He said that he was a fellow servant.  Instead, the angel said that we should worship God.  

He told John not to seal up the words of the prophecy, for the time was drawing near.  The evildoer will still do evil, the filthy will still be filthy, while the righteous will still do right.  

He said that those who wash their robes are blessed, and they have the right to the tree of life.  They will be the ones that enter the gates of the city.

Outside the city are dogs and sorcerers.  They are the sexually immoral, murderers and idolaters, as well as everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

He said, "I Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you about these things for the churches.  I am the root and descendant of David, the bright and morning star."

He welcomed everyone who would hear to come.  The Spirit and the Bride, all who hears.  Let the one who is thirsty come, and the one who desires the water of life can freely come.

Then, Jesus warned to anyone who hears the words of prophecy of the book:  If anyone adds to them, God will give him the plagues described in the book.  If anyone takes away from the words of the book, God will take his share of the tree of life.  

He who testifies to these things testifies of the coming of Jesus Christ.  He said, "Surely I am coming soon."  

The Grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all, amen.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Have we kept the words of this book?  Have we fallen into worship of angels, prophets, or men?  Are we the idolaters or the lovers of falsehood?  May God have mercy on us all.


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