Jesus is Coming Again
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.
He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:17, 20 NLT)
The book of Revelation was never intended to be viewed as a mystical book of hidden codes only interpreted through complex charts and secret decoder rings.
As is the case in most books of the New Testament, the book of Revelation is a letter. John, the Apostolic Elder, wrote this letter to the seven churches/cities which he oversaw.
Simply put, John’s letter is both “A Revelation OF Jesus Christ” and “A Revelation FROM Jesus Christ.”
Although the letter is complex and filled with prophetic nuances, we must not miss the main point(s) of the letter:
1. God has a plan to redeem mankind, through Jesus Christ.
2. In this world we will have tribulation, but we need not be afraid, because Jesus has overcome the world.
3. Satan is the source of all evil, and will ultimately be defeated and eternally punished. Justice will prevail.
4. Believers in Jesus always have hope – we will forever be with The Lord, reigning with Him in victory.
Another foundational truth revealed in Revelation (and many other places in Scripture) is that Jesus is coming again!
Jesus came as the Son of Man, lived on a sinless life, redeemed mankind from sin and satan, and re-established God’s kingdom here on earth.
Very soon, Jesus is coming again. This time to fully restore His Church to perfection – spirit, soul, and body; and to entirely defeat the enemy and his demonic armies.
His return is only delayed by His mercy. He desires for all people to be saved.
John’s words express the hearts of believers all over the world:
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.”
John’s words give hope to all people:
Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.
John’s words reveal the faithful promise of our Savior:
He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!”
John’s words express my own prayer today:
Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!