My bible reading guide suggested that I read Revelation chapter 22 today. It is the last chapter of the last book of the Bible.
It describes the area around the city of God. There is a river that flows from the throne of God. On the banks of the river there are trees, the tree of life that grow 12 crops of fruit, one for every month and it’s leaves are for the healing of the nations.
There are no lamps and no sun because there is no night.
“There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.”
Revelation 22:5 – NIV
Jesus speaks four times in this last chapter of the last book.
7 ‘“Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”’
Revelation 22:7 – NIV
12 ‘“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”’
Revelation 22:12-13 – NIV
16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
Revelation 22:16 – NIV
“He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.”
Revelation 22:20 – NIV
Two thousand years ago he said “I am coming soon.” That doesn’t seem like soon to a human understanding of the word. We believe he will return. I believe he will return. Maybe soon. We know this, his return is one day closer than it was yesterday.
I ask you to read the book of Revelation in it’s entirety. I don’t want to leave anything out of over emphasize or add anything. Read the book. You will be blessed. The book itself promises a blessing.
“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
Revelation 1:3 – NIV
And there is a curse on anyone who adds to or takes away from the book.
“I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.”
Revelation 22:18-19 – NIV
Read the book.
Believe in the one Jesus Christ, trust him as your savior. Get your name written into the lambs book of life.
“I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
Revelation 21:22-27 – NIV