The Revelation to John:
Jesus Is Coming Soon
Bill Kittrell, Senior Pastor
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Are we there yet?
The point of this text to encourage believers about the ultimate coming of Christ.
Let us eagerly live for Christ’s return.
1. Path to God’s Blessing
What we have is not “fake news” but real news.
To take His Word and hold on to it, and live by it. To proclaim His Word.
• Revelation 22:11
He who is unrighteous (unjust, wicked), let him be unrighteous still; and he who is filthy (vile, impure), let him be filthy still; and he who is righteous (just, upright, in right standing with God), let him do right still; and he who is holy, let him be holy still.
2. The Pending Judgement of Christ.
How would you respond in the Judgement of the living and dead? Comfort? Fear?
Comfort because we are blessed.
• Revelation 22:7
And behold, I am coming speedily. Blessed (happy andto be envied) is he who observes and lays to heart and keeps the truths of the prophecy (the predictions, consolations, and warnings) contained in this [little] book.
• Revelation 22:14
Blessed (happy andto be envied) are those who cleanse their garments, that they may have the authority and right to [approach] the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city.
• Revelation 22:15
[But] without are the dogs and those who practice sorceries (magic arts) and impurity [the lewd, adulterers] and the murderers and idolaters and everyone who loves and deals in falsehood (untruth, error, deception, cheating).
• Revelation 22:17
The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his needof those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.
• Rev 22:20 — Rev 22:21
He Who gives this warning and affirms and testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I am coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Jesus!
The grace (blessing and favor) of the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) bewith all the saints (God’s holy people,those set apart for God, to be, as it were, exclusively His). Amen (so let it be)!