Friday, November 17, 2006

Revelation 22 - A final warning

A final warning

Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

That is a serious statement. Every commentator on Revelation, has a different view of the book, so are all cursed? I do not believe so. The original writing of Revelation is not changed.

James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters (teachers), knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

We have incomplete understanding until Jesus comes. But we are to study to rightly divide the word of truth. Seek truth from comparing scripture with scripture and walking in his love and gentleness.

1 Cor 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
1 Cor 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
1 Cor 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
1 Cor 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
1 Cor 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

2 Tim 2:15 Study (do dilgence) to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

False prophets and false teachers shall not enter the holy city. We must beware of false doctrines and traditions.

Mat 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
Mat 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

He that testifies from the word of Jesus, and God the Father speaks through His Son. Even so come for your people, Lord Jesus. We are not promised perfect health and healing and eternal life in this body. Jesus has given us eternal life in His Spirit. Our soul is made alive by Him. His Spirit gives life eternal and more abundant life here and now.

Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (give life to) your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Rom 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Rev 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

We need his grace for salvation and for this life to serve him. The New Covenant is a covenant of grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. We are on a journey to the promise land. We have a better understanding now, through the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Christ has overcome for us on the cross. The final result will be the removal of all sin and sinners and an eternal inheritance reserved for us in the Holy City. Is your name written in the book of life? This concludes our study of the Revelation.

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