Revelation 22:20-21 KJV
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Well folks, for those of you who have faithfully followed our series in Revelation, we have come to our last devotional. This has been a true act of God’s grace and mercy over the past 1 year and 1 week. I thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity, ability, and strength to bring this series to its conclusion. I would appreciate your prayers as, Lord willing, I now prepare an ebook with all the information found in the Revelation studies and devotionals as well as added information over the next few years. A very rough, unedited, stripped down copy of the book will be available, as always free of charge, very soon. Stay tuned for more details.
For our closing devotional, I thought it was only proper to use the closing words of John, as he brought his letter to the churches to a close.
First John begins by sharing the words of Christ… “…Surely I come quickly. Amen.”
Then he follows with his personal closing… “Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”
What a wonderful way to bring the book of Revelation, and this devotional series to a close. After reading all of the wonderful symbolism of the Revelation which points to our wonderful Savior, and the events that will take place prior to, during, and after His second coming, we have a reaffirmation of the promise of His soon coming….
“Surely I come quickly”. Another way to translate this same sentence is: “Certainly, without doubt, I am coming soon, without delay”.
Folks this was not spoken aby an angel, nor by a human messenger. This statement was spoken by our Lord Himself. He is the One making the promise, He is the One that will bring this to pass… with certainty.
One of my favorite verses is found in 2 Corinthians 1:20…
“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”
What a wonderful truth, all the wonderful promises of God are certain to come to pass because Christ’s work has laid an eternal foundation for their fulfillment. This includes every promise that we have found in the Book of Revelation. There is no doubt, there is no possible undoing of and of His promises. They rest upon the assurance of the work of Christ.
One of the greatest of all His promises is set before us this day… “Surely I come quickly”…
It is as good as done. Our Lord WILL come back, He WILL take us home to be with Him, He WILL eradicate this world of sin and reform it into our sinless, eternal dwelling place, He WILL judge sin, He WILL reward righteousness.
Certainly, without doubt, He is coming soon, nothing will delay Him.
John’s response to this great promise is one of submission and agreement… “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” In other words… “so be it, may your will be done, I accept your will, come Lord Jesus”
All of us can fall into absolute agreement John…. Come quickly my Lord.
John’s final wish for his readers is my final wish for you as well…
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”
Folks, following our study of Revelation, how quickly it is for all of us to come to understand the great need for the grace of Christ in our lives… to escape the coming judgments of sin, to share in the eternal glory of Christ’s presence, to understand and apply the truths of this book to our lives, and to share the gospel message with others around us.
All of these great needs in our lives, and many others, have been presented clearly, emphasizing to us the overwhelming need of the grace of God for each of us.
May the grace of Christ be with each one of us as we take the many truths about Christ, His work, and His promises to us, apply them to our lives, and share them with others who are is desperate need of the truths of His Word.
Come quickly my Lord, and until then, please grant me your great grace. Without you I am, and can do, nothing.
For an in depth look at these sections of the Revelation: