Revelation 22 Last Words of Encouragement

Verses 1-2 From God through Yeshua Jesus, His people will drink the pure, clean, clear, refreshing water of Life eternally. They will eternally eat the fruit of the tree of Life, a fresh crop every month and season. They are ever healing and restoring (Micah 4:2). This reminds me of the times the Bible tells us that God is the Living Water (Jeremiah 2:13, 17:13, Zechariah 14:8, John 4:10-11, John 7:38) and the Bread of Life (John 6:33-35, 48, 51). His blood is the wine and His body is the bread of the New Covenant (Matthew 26: 26-29, 1 Corinthians 10:16). We are to eat and drink of Him. By His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5). He has restored us eternally to the Father. We are to eat fresh of the Word every day, just like the Israelites in the wilderness were to gather fresh manna every morning (John 6:58). We are to be partakers in Him (Ephesians 2: 5-8). And remember the relationship and joy Adam expressed when he said, “She is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh” (Genesis 2:23)? Now, the Bride is taken out of the side of Christ and has become bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh….made in His image and likeness (Romans 8:29, 2 Corinthians 3:18). Yeshua Jesus, the Bridegroom, and His people, the Bride, are to be as one flesh (Mark 10:8).
Verses 3-4 There is nothing horrible or impure in His place of residence. God is on the throne and is Lord of righteousness. Those who serve Him do it in honoring Him and priasing His holiness and goodness. They see Him face to face! Everything about Him is good and pleasant and loving! His love owns them. They are His most precious people.
Verse 5 God shines on His beloved people and lightens their way. He does not rule as dictator over them, but rather they rule together with Him…forever…no divorse allowed!
Verse 6 – This is all true, reliable, assured, genuine.
Verse 6-12 The Lord, the God of the prophets, sent this message to you to make known to His servants (His faithful people who follow Him) what must come to pass. He does not want us in worry or fear or confusion. And know that Yeshua Jesus is coming speedily at the right time. Those who keep these revelations and truths of this “little book’s” prophecy in their heart, and are alert to its predictions, consolatiojns, and warning, will be blessed (joyful and to be envied). Remember that Yeshua Jesus also promised this in the beginning in Revelation 1:3? Also, remember Revelation 10: 8-10 where John ate the little book (of Revelation prophecy) so that he would be able to give it to others? John is not supposed to seal up this book or keep it secret, but rather to publish them to the churches. The church will soon find itself in crisis and need the assurance and hope of this prophecy and its fulfillment. They will still have the unrighteous, wicked, vile, impure, filthy being that way. But those who have been made in right standing with God are to keep on keeping on (endure) in doing right and striving for holiness. Yeshua Jesus will bring rewards with Him according to each person’s actions. He is coming soon, just when you need Him.
Verse 13-15, God is the First and the Last, the before all and end of all, the Creator and final King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He started a family for a righteous household and He will end with His righteous family. Blessed eternally are those who have cleansed their garments in His blood, have entered through the gates of His holy city, and now have eternal life in Him. No evil in this good amazing place!
Verses 16-18 This is the welcome call of Yeshua Jesus into His city and kingdom. The messenger has been sent to give witness and assurance of these things for all the churches and God’s people. The message comes from the promised Messiah of the Old Covenant who fullfilled all into the New Covenant. The Holy Spirit and the Bride (churches) say “Come!” This is the gospel call of salvation through Christ. If you have need of your soul to be refreshed, supported, and strenthened, and earnestly desire relationship with Yeshua Jesus as Lord, then come! Drink His water of Life without cost to you! He already paid the ransom price!
Verse 19 – If anyone adds or takes away from this revelation of Yeshua Jesus as Son of God, Savior, and coming King of King and Lord of Lords, that person will not get his/her share in the holy city or tree of eternal life. God’s Word is perfect and true to the detail…and in Him is no lie. He does not approve of false prophets, false teachers, or false representation.
Verse 20 But the one who give this prophecy of warning and affirms it as true, will know that I (Yeshua Jesus) is certainly coming swiftly. Amen, so be it. They will shout with joy, “Yes, come Lord Jesus!”
Verse 21 Amplified version – “The grace (blessing and favor) of the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with all the saints (God’s holy people, those set apart for God, to be, as it were, exclusively His). Amen (so let it be)!”

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