THE REVELATION #17-21:9-22:21

REVELATION #1 BEGIN HERE-SUMMARY REVELATION #7 2:1-3:6 REVELATION #13 15:1-17:7
REVELATION #2 TEACH IN CHURCHES REVELATION #8 3:7-3:22 REVELATION #14 17:5-19:5
REVELATION #3 INTRODUCTION REVELATION #9 4:1-6:8 REVELATION #15 COMMENTARY
REVELATION #4 WORSHIP REVELATION #10 6:9-8:13 REVELATION #16 19:6-21:8
REVELATION #5 TABLE OF CONTENTS REVELATION #11 9:1-12:16 REVELATION # 17 21:9-22:21
REVELATION #6 ABBREVIATIONS & REV 1:1-1:20 REVELATION #12 12:17-14:20 ______

 

21:9. AND THERE CAME UNTO ME ONE OF THE SEVEN ANGELS WHICH HAD THE SEVEN VIALS (or bowls) FULL OF THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES, AND TALKED WITH ME, SAYING, COME HITHER, I WILL SHOW THEE THE BRIDE, THE LAMB'S WIFE. Ref Isa 61:10; 64:4. NJ.

21:9. AND THERE CAME UNTO ME ONE OF THE SEVEN ANGELS WHICH HAD THE SEVEN VIALS (or bowls)

FULL OF THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES, AND TALKED WITH ME, SAYING, COME HITHER, I WILL SHOW THEE THE BRIDE, THE LAMB'S WIFE. (New Jerusalem was introduced, in Rev 21:2, as a BRIDE ADORNED FOR HER HUSBAND.) One of the same angels that brought destruction to the earth and to the unbelievers, now brings a vision of beauty. One of the angels that had the seven vials had also shown John the judgment of the great whore-ref Rev 17:1. John is told to come and see "the bride, the Lamb's wife," which is the city of God, New Jerusalem. (Note, New Jerusalem is called "the bride" and "the Lamb's wife.") In the verses following, this city of God is shown to be decked with precious jewels. Note Isa 61:10-AS A BRIDE ADORNETH HERSELF WITH HER JEWELS.

God's Word reveals a sight that is unimaginable. It is written, FOR SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD MEN HAVE NOT HEARD, NOR PERCEIVED BY THE EAR, NEITHER HATH THE EYE SEEN, O GOD, BESIDE THEE, WHAT HE HATH PREPARED FOR HIM THAT WAITETH FOR HIM-Isa 64:4.

21:10. AND HE CARRIED ME AWAY IN THE SPIRIT TO (the top of) A GREAT AND HIGH MOUNTAIN, AND SHEWED ME THAT GREAT CITY, THE HOLY JERUSALEM, DESCENDING OUT (or coming down out) OF HEAVEN FROM GOD. NJ.

21:10. AND HE CARRIED ME AWAY IN THE SPIRIT. John is translated in the spirit, TO (the top of)

A GREAT AND HIGH MOUNTAIN. The mountain is not identified, neither is its location revealed. It apparently is a good place to view the city, which seems to be above the new earth. There are some that believe the city will come down and be on the earth itself.

AND SHEWED ME THAT GREAT CITY. New Jerusalem is described as a "great" city.
THE HOLY JERUSALEM. The city is holy.
DESCENDING OUT (or coming down out)
OF HEAVEN FROM GOD. It actually descends out of heaven from the Father.

21:11. HAVING THE GLORY OF GOD: AND HER LIGHT (or brilliance) WAS LIKE UNTO A STONE (or jewel) MOST PRECIOUS, EVEN LIKE A JASPER STONE, CLEAR AS CRYSTAL (or like a crystal-clear diamond-JNT192). NJ.

21:11. HAVING THE GLORY OF GOD. New Jerusalem, the city of God, reflects the glory of God.

AND HER LIGHT (or brilliance). New Jerusalem has light. That light
WAS LIKE UNTO A STONE (or jewel)
MOST PRECIOUS. The "most precious" seems to indicate a dazzling, brilliant light.
EVEN LIKE A JASPER STONE, CLEAR AS CRYSTAL (or like a crystal-clear diamond-JNT192). A jasper stone may reflect a greenish-white light or even a variety of colors. A diamond may reflect a crystal clear light; it may at times reflect a spectrum of color.

21:12. AND HAD A WALL GREAT AND HIGH, AND HAD TWELVE GATES, AND AT THE GATES TWELVE ANGELS, AND NAMES WRITTEN (or inscribed) THEREON (the gates), WHICH ARE THE NAMES OF THE TWELVE TRIBES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. NJ.

21:12. AND HAD A WALL. New Jerusalem has a wall.

GREAT AND HIGH. The wall is immense and lofty. Walls give a sense of security. It will indeed be secure. God will reign there.

AND HAD TWELVE GATES. The city of New Jerusalem is shown to have gates. Twelve of them are revealed. One cannot just enter the city from any direction or any place. He must enter through a gate.

AND AT THE GATES TWELVE ANGELS. Angels are stationed at the gates. These might be called gatekeepers.
AND NAMES WRITTEN (or inscribed)
THEREON (the gates). Names were written on the gates.

WHICH ARE THE NAMES OF THE TWELVE TRIBES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. The names, however, are not listed in this verse. Thus, the names of the gates appear to be the names of the tribes of Israel. If the names would correspond to the millennial Jerusalem, in Ezek 48:31-34, it may be the following: east-Joseph, Benjamin, and Dan; north-Reuben, Judah, and Levi; south-Simeon, Issachar, and Zebulun; and west-Gad, Asher, and Naphtali.

The names of the twelve tribes appear to represent Old Testament Israel.

21:13. ON THE EAST THREE GATES; ON THE NORTH THREE GATES; ON THE SOUTH THREE GATES; AND ON THE WEST THREE GATES. NJ.

21:13. ON THE EAST THREE GATES; ON THE NORTH THREE GATES; ON THE SOUTH THREE GATES; AND ON THE WEST THREE GATES. There will be directions. All four directions are listed. There will be three gates for each side. Note, east is mentioned first, then north, south, and west is last.

21:14. AND THE WALL OF THE CITY HAD (or was built on) TWELVE FOUNDATIONS (or foundation-stones), AND IN (or on) THEM THE NAMES OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES OF THE LAMB. NJ.

21:14. AND THE WALL OF THE CITY. The wall is first mentioned in v. 12. It

HAD (or was built on)
TWELVE FOUNDATIONS (or foundation-stones). The wall of the city had or was built on twelve foundations or foundation-stones.

AND IN (or on)
THEM THE NAMES OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES OF THE LAMB. The apostles laid the foundation of the church, which was built upon the foundation stone of Jesus. Christ Jesus Himself is the chief Cornerstone. Each foundation had the name of one of the twelve apostles. Consider, the name of Judas might have been there, had he not forsaken Jesus. Instead, he was replaced by Matthias. The names of the twelve apostles may represent New Testament Israel or, perhaps, the New Testament church.

21:15. AND HE (the angel) THAT TALKED WITH ME HAD A GOLDEN REED (or measuring-rod) TO MEASURE THE CITY, AND THE GATES THEREOF, AND THE WALL THEREOF. Ref Rev 11:1. NJ.

21:15. AND HE (the angel)

THAT TALKED WITH ME (John)
HAD A GOLDEN REED (or measuring-rod). In Rev 11:1, a reed was given to measure the temple in Jerusalem during the Tribulation; however, it was not a "golden" reed. Here, the "golden" reed was given
TO MEASURE THE CITY, AND THE GATES THEREOF, AND THE WALL THEREOF. Three things are mentioned: the city, the gates, and the wall.

21:16. AND THE CITY LIETH FOURSQUARE (or is laid out in a square-JNT193), AND THE LENGTH IS AS LARGE AS THE BREADTH (or width): AND HE MEASURED THE CITY WITH THE REED (or rod), TWELVE THOUSAND FURLONGS (or stadia) (or 1500 miles). THE LENGTH AND THE BREADTH (or width) AND THE HEIGHT OF IT ARE EQUAL (or the same). Ref 1 Ki 6:20. NJ.

21:16. AND THE CITY LIETH FOURSQUARE (or is laid out in a square-JNT193),

AND THE LENGTH IS AS LARGE AS THE BREADTH (or width):
AND HE MEASURED THE CITY WITH THE REED (or rod),

TWELVE THOUSAND FURLONGS (or stadia) (or 1500 miles).
THE LENGTH AND THE BREADTH (or width)
AND THE HEIGHT OF IT ARE EQUAL (or the same).

New Jerusalem appears to be shaped like a huge cube. It is approximately 1380 to 1500 miles long, wide, and high. It appears to be a very large version of the "Holy of Holies"-ref 1 Ki 6:20.

The exact length of a furlong (Greek: stadion), at the time this was written, seems uncertain. The most accurate estimates on all three dimensions range from 1380 to 1500 miles (or approximately 2220 to 2414 km).

A city of this size could house billions of people. If the city had multiple levels, it could easily house many more and still have much room left to roam.

21:17. AND HE MEASURED THE WALL THEREOF, AN HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR CUBITS (thick) (or 216 feet), ACCORDING TO THE MEASURE OF A MAN (or by human standards of measurement-JNT194), THAT IS, OF THE ANGEL (or which the angel was using-JNT194). NJ.

21:17. AND HE MEASURED THE WALL THEREOF, AN HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR CUBITS (thick) (or 216 feet),

ACCORDING TO THE MEASURE OF A MAN (or by human standards of measurement-JNT194),
THAT IS, OF THE ANGEL (or which the angel was using-JNT194). The KJV does not say whether the 144 cubits are referring to thickness or height.

The angel was using the same measurements that a man would use to measure the wall.

21:18. AND THE BUILDING OF THE WALL OF IT WAS OF JASPER (or of diamond): AND THE CITY WAS PURE GOLD, LIKE UNTO CLEAR (or pure) GLASS. NJ.

21:18. AND THE BUILDING OF THE WALL OF IT WAS OF JASPER (or of diamond):

AND THE CITY WAS PURE GOLD, LIKE UNTO CLEAR (or pure)
GLASS. Consider, a huge, cube-shaped city of pure, transparent gold with a wall made of diamond.

Pure gold may symbolize the pure, righteousness of God and His divine glory.

21:19. AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE WALL OF THE CITY WERE GARNISHED (or decorated) WITH ALL MANNER (or kinds) OF PRECIOUS STONES. THE FIRST FOUNDATION WAS JASPER (or diamond); THE SECOND, SAPPHIRE; THE THIRD, A CHALCEDONY; THE FOURTH, AN EMERALD. NJ.

21:19. AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE WALL OF THE CITY (this was also mentioned in Rev 21:14)

WERE GARNISHED (or decorated)
WITH ALL MANNER (or kinds)
OF PRECIOUS STONES.

THE FIRST FOUNDATION WAS JASPER (or diamond);
THE SECOND, SAPPHIRE (blue);
THE THIRD, A CHALCEDONY (a combination - gray, blue, and yellow; or blue with stripes of other colors; or whitish);
THE FOURTH, AN EMERALD (green).

21:20. THE FIFTH, SARDONYX; THE SIXTH, SARDIUS (or carnelian); THE SEVENTH, CHRYSOLITE; THE EIGHTH, BERYL; THE NINTH, A TOPAZ; THE TENTH, A CHRY-SOPRASUS; THE ELEVENTH, A JA-CINTH (or turquoise); THE TWELFTH, AN AMETHYST. NJ.

21:20. THE FIFTH, SARDONYX (red and white or pale blue);

THE SIXTH, SARDIUS (or carnelian) (a bright red, or amber, or honey color);
THE SEVENTH, CHRYSOLITE (may be purple and green);
THE EIGHTH, BERYL (sea green or bluish green);
THE NINTH, A TOPAZ (yellow green or golden);
THE TENTH, A CHRYSOPRASUS (apple green or mixed blue, green, and yellow);
THE ELEVENTH, A JACINTH (or turquoise, or violet, or blue, or combination of red, violet, and yellow);
THE TWELFTH, AN AMETHYST (purple). Information can vary regarding the color of some of these precious stones. Nevertheless, we have a picture of brilliantly shining colors.

The beauty of a spectacular fireworks display seems pale in comparison with the glowing splendor and radiant colors of New Jerusalem. The beauty of the city of God cannot be comprehended.

21:21. AND THE TWELVE GATES WERE TWELVE PEARLS; EVERY SEVERAL GATE WAS OF ONE PEARL: AND THE (main) STREET OF THE CITY WAS PURE GOLD, AS IT WERE TRANSPARENT (as) GLASS. NJ.

21:21. AND THE TWELVE GATES WERE TWELVE PEARLS; EVERY SEVERAL GATE WAS OF ONE PEARL. We are reminded of the following parable. AGAIN, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKE UNTO A MERCHANT MAN, SEEKING GOODLY PEARLS: WHO, WHEN HE HAD FOUND ONE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE, WENT AND SOLD ALL THAT HE HAD, AND BOUGHT IT-Mt 13:45,46.

Just imagine, a pearl the size of a gate, which is part of a wall that appears as a diamond, surrounding a city of transparent gold!

AND THE (main)
STREET OF THE CITY. Note, the city had a main street. This might indicate there are other streets as well. The street
WAS PURE GOLD, AS IT WERE TRANSPARENT (as) GLASS.

21:22. AND I SAW NO TEMPLE THEREIN (the city): FOR THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY AND THE LAMB ARE THE TEMPLE OF IT. NJ.

21:22. AND I SAW NO TEMPLE THEREIN (the city):

FOR THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY AND THE LAMB ARE THE TEMPLE OF IT. There is free, unhindered access and fellowship with the Father and the Son. During the days of the temple, only the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies, once a year, on the Day of Atonement.

21:23. AND THE CITY HAD NO NEED OF (or does not need) THE SUN, NEITHER OF THE MOON, TO SHINE IN IT: FOR THE GLORY OF GOD DID LIGHTEN IT (or gives it light), AND THE LAMB IS THE LIGHT (or lamp) THEREOF. Ref 1 Jn 1:5; Heb 1:2,3; Rev 22:5. NJ.

 

THE NEW EARTH-(v.24,26)
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21:23. AND THE CITY HAD NO NEED OF (or does not need)

THE SUN, NEITHER OF THE MOON, TO SHINE IN IT. Some think there will be no sun or moon; however, it does not say there will be no sun or moon, but rather the city had no need of them. Whether or not there will be a sun and moon is unclear.

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD DID LIGHTEN IT (or gives it light),
AND THE LAMB (Jesus)
IS THE LIGHT (or lamp)
THEREOF. It is written, GOD IS LIGHT, AND IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL-1 Jn 1:5; HIS SON...BEING THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS GLORY-Heb 1:2,3.

It is also written, AND THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT THERE; AND THEY NEED NO CANDLE, NEITHER LIGHT OF THE SUN; FOR THE LORD GOD GIVETH THEM LIGHT-Rev 22:5. God is light, and the "glory" of God gave the city light.

21:24. AND THE NATIONS OF THEM WHICH ARE SAVED SHALL WALK IN THE LIGHT OF IT (or walk by its light): AND THE KINGS OF THE EARTH DO (or will) BRING THEIR GLORY AND HONOR (or splendor) INTO IT. Ref 2 Pe 3:13. NE, NJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW JERUSALEM
1981-5A-9

21:24. AND THE NATIONS. It is noted that the new earth has nations.

OF THEM WHICH ARE SAVED. Those nations are saved. This is in harmony with 2 Pe 3:13; as it is written, WHEREIN DWELLETH RIGHTEOUSNESS. These nations

SHALL WALK IN THE LIGHT OF IT (or walk by its light). These saved nations shall walk by the light of New Jerusalem. This seems to mean that spiritually, they are walking by its light. New Jerusalem has no need of the sun or the moon. Such a statement is not made regarding the new earth; however, it is possible that New Jerusalem may give light to the new earth.

Many questions are left unanswered. Will New Jerusalem also radiate heat? Will the new earth rotate? What will be the size of the new earth? The Lord has not chosen, at this time, to give us many of the details.

It will be a wonderful place of righteousness.

AND THE KINGS OF THE EARTH. The new earth will have kings, indicating some form of government. Since the nations are saved, the government should be a theocracy.

The kings of the earth
DO (or will)
BRING THEIR GLORY AND HONOR (or splendor)
INTO IT. The kings on the new earth will have glory and honor. Somehow, they will be able to transport to New Jerusalem, bringing their glory and honor into it.

21:25. AND THE GATES OF IT SHALL NOT BE SHUT (or will never close) AT ALL BY DAY: FOR THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT THERE. NJ.

21:25. AND THE GATES OF IT (of New Jerusalem)

SHALL NOT BE SHUT (or will never close). Man was separated from God by sin. But now access to God has been restored. The gates shall never be shut to the city of God. As it is written, THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MEN, AND HE WILL DWELL WITH THEM, AND THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE, AND GOD HIMSELF SHALL BE WITH THEM, AND BE THEIR GOD-Rev 21:3.

New Jerusalem was also shown to have twelve gates in Rev 21:12. There were three gates on each of the four sides, north, south, east, and west in Rev 21:13. Each gate had an angel, in Rev 21:12, and also the name of a tribe of Israel. Each gate was made of one pearl in Rev 21:21.

These gates will never be shut
AT ALL BY DAY: FOR THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT THERE. God is light. This is the city of light. This is the city of God-ref Heb 12:22. God's glory will be there continually. No night shall ever exist, for the glory of God lightens New Jerusalem.

Apparently, with our new bodies, we shall never need sleep.

21:26. AND THEY SHALL BRING THE GLORY (or splendor) AND HONOR OF THE NATIONS INTO IT. NE, NJ.

21:26. AND THEY SHALL BRING THE GLORY (or splendor)

AND HONOR
OF THE
NATIONS INTO IT. (The honor and splendor of the nations will be brought into it-JNT195.) The nations of the new earth shall have honor and splendor and shall bring these into New Jerusalem.

21:27. AND THERE SHALL IN NO WISE ENTER INTO IT ANY THING THAT DEFILETH (or nothing impure), NEITHER WHATSOEVER WORKETH ABOMINATION (or shameful things), OR MAKETH A LIE (or lies, or is deceitful): BUT (the only ones who may enter are-JNT196) THEY WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE. NJ, Rew.

21:27. AND THERE SHALL IN NO WISE ENTER INTO IT ANY THING (or nothing)

THAT
(1) DEFILETH (or nothing impure),
(2) NEITHER WHATSOEVER WORKETH ABOMINATION (or shameful things),
(3) OR MAKETH A LIE (or lies, or is deceitful):

BUT (the only ones who may enter are-JNT196)
THEY WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE. Nothing that defileth or is impure (or sin) shall ever enter into New Jerusalem. No unforgiven, unsanctified, unsaved person will ever enter into New Jerusalem. Only those that are written in the Lamb's book of life will be able to enter into the city. Before we can enter into the presence of God, we must be washed by the blood of the Lamb, because sin separates us from God.

22:1. AND HE SHEWED ME A PURE RIVER OF WATER OF LIFE, CLEAR (or sparkling) AS CRYSTAL, PROCEEDING (or flowing) OUT OF THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB. Ref Jn 4:13,14; 1 Cor 10:4. NJ.

22:1. AND HE SHEWED ME A PURE RIVER. New Jerusalem has a river

OF WATER. The river has the water
OF LIFE. It is
CLEAR (or sparkling)
AS CRYSTAL. The water is perfectly clear as crystal. This may represent the holiness and pureness of God. It is
PROCEEDING (or flowing)
OUT OF THE THRONE. The river of water begins by flowing out of the throne. The throne belongs to the One that gives life. Flowing from the throne, which the Father and the Son sit upon, is the water of life.

It is written, JESUS...SAID...BUT WHOSOEVER DRINKETH OF THE WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL NEVER THIRST; BUT THE WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL BE IN HIM A WELL OF WATER SPRINGING UP INTO EVERLASTING LIFE-Jn 4:13,14.

AND DID ALL DRINK THE SAME SPIRITUAL DRINK: FOR THEY DRANK OF THAT SPIRITUAL ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM: AND THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST-1 Cor 10:4.

As previously stated, there is no temple, for the Father and the Son are THE TEMPLE OF IT-Rev 21:22. There is, however, a throne in New Jerusalem. The throne is OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB.

22:2. IN THE MIDST OF (or between) THE (main or great) STREET OF IT (or of the city), AND ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RIVER, WAS THERE THE TREE OF LIFE, WHICH BARE (or producing, or bearing) TWELVE MANNER (or kinds, or crops) OF FRUITS, AND YIELDED HER FRUIT (a different kind) EVERY MONTH: AND THE LEAVES OF THE TREE WERE FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS. Ref Gen 2:9; 3:22,24; Pv 3:13,18; 11:30; 13:12; 15:4; Rev 2:7; 22:14; Ezek 47:12. NJ.

22:2. IN THE MIDST OF (or between)

THE (main or great)
STREET OF IT (or of the city). Rev 21:21 further covers this street.
AND ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RIVER. It seems the river of the water of life flows DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE GREAT STREET OF THE CITY-NIV. This main street appears to lead directly to God's throne.

Rev 22:2 continues, on either side of the river,
WAS THERE THE TREE OF LIFE. The NIV states-ON EACH SIDE OF THE RIVER STOOD THE TREE OF LIFE. Here is the first mention of a tree. Perhaps there will be many other trees in New Jerusalem as well. Some of these may include the kinds of trees that were in the Garden of Eden.

THE TREE OF LIFE
1982-5A-9

The tree of life is covered in the following verses.

AND OUT OF THE GROUND MADE THE LORD GOD TO GROW EVERY TREE THAT IS PLEASANT TO THE SIGHT, AND GOOD FOR FOOD; THE TREE OF LIFE ALSO IN THE MIDST OF THE GARDEN, AND THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL-Gen 2:9.

THE MAN...LEST HE PUT FORTH HIS HAND, AND TAKE ALSO OF THE TREE OF LIFE, AND EAT, AND LIVE FOR EVER-Gen 3:22.

SO HE DROVE OUT THE MAN; AND HE PLACED AT THE EAST OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN CHERUBIMS, AND A FLAMING SWORD WHICH TURNED EVERY WAY, TO KEEP THE WAY OF THE TREE OF LIFE-Gen 3:24.

WISDOM, AND...UNDERSTANDING...SHE IS A TREE OF LIFE TO THEM THAT LAY HOLD UPON HER: AND HAPPY IS EVERY ONE THAT RETAINETH HER-Pv 3:13,18.

THE FRUIT OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS A TREE OF LIFE; AND HE THAT WINNETH SOULS IS WISE-Pv 11:30.

HOPE DEFERRED MAKETH THE HEART SICK: BUT WHEN THE DESIRE COMETH, IT IS A TREE OF LIFE-Pv 13:12.

A WHOLESOME TONGUE IS A TREE OF LIFE-Pv 15:4.

TO HIM THAT OVERCOMETH WILL I GIVE TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE, WHICH IS IN THE MIDST OF THE PARADISE OF GOD-Rev 2:7.

IN THE MIDST OF THE STREET OF IT, AND ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RIVER, WAS THERE THE TREE OF LIFE, WHICH BARE TWELVE MANNER OF FRUITS, AND YIELDED HER FRUIT EVERY MONTH: AND THE LEAVES OF THE TREE WERE FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS-Rev 22:2.

BLESSED ARE THEY THAT DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, THAT THEY MAY HAVE RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE, AND MAY ENTER IN THROUGH THE GATES INTO THE CITY-Rev 22:14.

Note, do these give us keys to salvation?

WISDOM, AND...UNDERSTANDING...IS A TREE OF LIFE-Pv 3:13,18. Without wisdom and understanding of God's Word (of Jesus), there is no hope.

THE FRUIT OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS A TREE OF LIFE-Pv 11:30. Winning souls is mentioned. By a person's fruits, you shall know them.

A WHOLESOME TONGUE IS A TREE OF LIFE-Pv 15:4.

TO HIM THAT OVERCOMETH WILL I GIVE TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE-Rev 2:7.

DO HIS COMMANDMENTS...THEY MAY HAVE RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE-Rev 22:14.

Note: wisdom, understanding, fruits, the tongue, overcoming, and doing God's commandments are associated with the tree of life in these verses.

Note, the tree of life is found in the Garden of Eden, in the paradise of God, and in New Jerusalem.

Rev 22:2 continues, The tree of life,
WHICH BARE (or producing, or bearing)
TWELVE MANNER (or kinds, or crops)
OF FRUITS. The tree is not stagnant; twelve different kinds of fruits are growing on it.
AND YIELDED HER FRUIT (a different kind)
EVERY MONTH. Each month a different kind of fruit will come forth. This also shows there will be twelve months in a cycle or year. Time will not stand still, but will continue.

One might also consider the fruits of the Spirit, the fruits of soul winning, the fruits of righteousness, the fruits of our works and of serving God, good fruits, and others.

AND THE LEAVES OF THE TREE. The tree has leaves as well as fruit. The leaves
WERE FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS. Healing (therapeia in Greek) can mean "serving, care, or healing (therapy); medical, domestics: healing, household, or health-giving." The leaves will be used for the healing of the nations on the new earth; however, in what way they are used is unclear. (Note Ezek 47:12, during the Millennium.)

22:3. AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE CURSE: BUT THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB SHALL BE IN IT (or in the city); AND HIS SERVANTS SHALL SERVE (or worship) HIM. NJ.

22:3. AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE CURSE. The curse that came through the disobedience of Adam is gone. In addition, all sin has been paid for-righteousness reigns.

BUT THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB SHALL BE IN IT (or in the city, which is New Jerusalem). This is also covered in Rev 22:1.

AND HIS "SERVANTS" SHALL SERVE (or worship)
HIM. The redeemed that inherit New Jerusalem were servants of God. Serving God did not save them; however, "serving God" was a reflection of their faith. A person's works are prompted by faith in Jesus Christ. The saints shall eternally serve God and do "His" will.

22:4. AND THEY SHALL SEE HIS FACE; AND HIS NAME SHALL BE IN (or on) THEIR FOREHEADS. Ref Ex 33:20; 1 Jn 3:2; Rev 3:12. NJ.

22:4. AND THEY SHALL SEE HIS FACE. From the time of the resurrection and on, the saints should be able to see the face of God. In New Jerusalem, the redeemed will see His face. Man, in his sinful state, cannot look upon the face of God. As it is written, AND HE SAID, THOU CANST NOT SEE MY FACE: FOR THERE SHALL NO MAN SEE ME, AND LIVE-Ex 33:20.

Although, when He shall appear, the following will apply. BELOVED, NOW ARE WE THE SONS OF GOD, AND IT DOTH NOT YET APPEAR WHAT WE SHALL BE: BUT WE KNOW THAT, WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; FOR WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE IS-1 Jn 3:2.

Rev 22:4 continues, AND HIS NAME SHALL BE IN (or on)
THEIR FOREHEADS. It is also written, HIM THAT OVERCOMETH...I WILL WRITE UPON HIM MY NEW NAME-Rev 3:12. This indicates ownership-we are His possession for eternity.

22:5. AND THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT THERE (or night will no longer exist-JNT197); AND THEY NEED NO CANDLE (or lamp), NEITHER LIGHT OF THE SUN; FOR THE LORD GOD GIVETH THEM LIGHT (or will shine upon them): AND THEY SHALL REIGN (as kings) FOR EVER AND EVER. Ref Rev 21:25. NJ, FE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JESUS IS TO COME QUICKLY
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22:5. AND THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT THERE (or night will no longer exist-JNT197). This was also stated in Rev 21:25.

AND THEY NEED NO CANDLE (or lamp),
NEITHER LIGHT OF THE SUN. No light of any kind should be needed in New Jerusalem, FOR THE LORD GOD GIVETH THEM LIGHT (or will shine upon them):

AND THEY SHALL REIGN (as kings)
FOR EVER AND EVER. The servants of God shall reign as kings eternally. How this shall be and over whom they shall reign, is not revealed in this verse.

NEW JERUSALEM: THE CITY OF GOD
1983-5A-9

  • AND THE NAME OF THE CITY OF MY GOD, WHICH IS NEW JERUSALEM-Rev 3:12

  • THE CITY OF THE LIVING GOD, THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM-Heb 12:22

NEW JERUSALEM IS CALLED
1984-5A-9

  • THE BRIDE-Rev 21:9

  • THE LAMB'S WIFE-Rev 21:9

  • THE HOLY CITY-Rev 21:2

  • THE HOLY JERUSALEM-Rev 21:10

  • MY FATHER'S HOUSE-Jn 14:2

  • HEAVENLY JERUSALEM-Heb 12:22

  • CITY OF THE LIVING GOD-Heb 12:22

NEW JERUSALEM: GOD BUILT IT
1985-5A-9

  • WHOSE BUILDER AND MAKER IS GOD-Heb 11:10

  • I CREATE JERUSALEM-Isa 65:18

  • FOR HE HATH PREPARED FOR THEM A CITY-Heb 11:16

  • I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU-Jn 14:2

NEW JERUSALEM: GOD'S PURPOSE
(Many more could be listed)
1986-5A-9

  • THE CITY OF...GOD-Rev 3:12

  • To be THE LAMB'S WIFE-Rev 21:9

  • To prepare for the saints A CITY-Heb 11:16

  • So God could be with men-ref Rev 21:3

  • So God could dwell with men-ref Rev 21:3

  • So men shall be God's people-ref Rev 21:3

  • So God can be their God-ref Rev 21:3

NEW JERUSALEM COMES FROM WHERE?
1987-5A-9

  • From God-ref Rev 21:2,10

  • Out of heaven-ref Rev 21:2,10

NEW JERUSALEM: TIME
1988-5A-9

  • THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT THERE-Rev 21:25; 22:5

  • There appears to be twelve month time periods or cycles (or perhaps years)-ref Rev 22:2

NEW JERUSALEM IS: MISCELLANEOUS
ITEMS ABOUT THE CITY
1989-5A-9

  • New Jerusalem is revealed as "THE HOLY CITY"-Rev 21:2

  • PREPARED AS A BRIDE-Rev 21:2

  • It is AS A BRIDE ADORNED-Rev 21:2

  • It is spotless and beautiful-ref Rev 21:2

  • It is magnificent to behold-ref Rev 21:2

  • It is A BETTER COUNTRY-Heb 11:16

  • It is A REJOICING-Isa 65:18

  • It is a GREAT CITY-Rev 21:10

NEW JERUSALEM HAS GLORY
1990-5A-9

  • THE GLORY OF GOD-Rev 21:11

  • The GLORY AND HONOR of the kings of the earth are brought into it-Rev 21:24

  • THE GLORY AND HONOR OF THE NATIONS are brought into it-Rev 21:26

NEW JERUSALEM: THE TEMPLE
1991-5A-9

  • NO TEMPLE-Rev 21:22

  • THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY...is THE TEMPLE OF IT-Rev 21:22

  • AND THE LAMB is THE TEMPLE OF IT-Rev 21:22

NEW JERUSALEM: THE THRONE
1992-5A-9

  • There is a THRONE OF GOD-Rev 22:1,3

  • There is a THRONE...OF THE LAMB-Rev 22:1,3

NEW JERUSALEM HAS NO NEED OF
1993-5A-9

  • The SUN-Rev 21:23; 22:5

  • TO SHINE IN IT-Rev 21:23

  • The MOON-Rev 21:23

  • TO SHINE IN IT-Rev 21:23

  • The CANDLE-Rev 22:5

NEW JERUSALEM HAS LIGHT
1994-5A-9

  • HER LIGHT WAS LIKE UNTO A STONE MOST PRECIOUS-Rev 21:11

  • HER LIGHT WAS LIKE...A JASPER STONE, CLEAR AS CRYSTAL-Rev 21:11

  • THE GLORY OF GOD DID LIGHTEN IT-Rev 21:23

  • THE LAMB IS THE LIGHT THEREOF-Rev 21:23

  • THE LORD GOD GIVETH THEM LIGHT-Rev 22:5

NEW JERUSALEM RADIATES LIGHT
1995-5A-9

  • THE NATIONS.WHICH ARE SAVED SHALL WALK IN THE LIGHT OF IT-Rev 21:24

THE SHAPE AND SIZE OF THE CITY
1996-5A-9

  • It LIETH FOURSQUARE (apparently shaped like a cube)-Rev 21:16

  • The length, width, and HEIGHT...ARE EQUAL-Rev 21:16

  • It is approximately 1380 to 1500 miles long-ref Rev 21:16

  • It is approximately 1380 to 1500 miles wide-ref Rev 21:16

  • It is approximately 1380 to 1500 miles high-ref Rev 21:16

NEW JERUSALEM: PHYSICAL INFORMATION
1997-5A-9

  • It has FOUNDATIONS-Heb 11:10

  • It has MANY MANSIONS-Jn 14:2

  • It is of GOLD-Rev 21:18

  • The gold is PURE-Rev 21:18

  • The gold is like CLEAR GLASS-Rev 21:18

  • It has a WALL-Rev 21:12

  • The wall is great-ref Rev 21:12

  • The wall is HIGH-Rev 21:12

  • The wall was built of jasper or diamond-ref Rev 21:18

  • The wall has FOUNDATIONS-Rev 21:14,19
    In the foundations are the NAMES OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES OF THE LAMB-Rev 21:14
    THE FOUNDATIONS...WERE GARNISHED WITH...PRECIOUS STONES-Rev 21:19
       Foundation one was JASPER or diamond-Rev 21:19
       Foundation two was SAPPHIRE-Rev 21:19
       Foundation three was CHALCEDONY-Rev 21:19
       Foundation four was EMERALD-Rev 21:19
       Foundation five was SARDONYX-Rev 21:20
       Foundation six was SARDIUS-Rev 21:20
       Foundation seven was CHRYSOLITE-Rev 21:20
       Foundation eight was BERYL-Rev 21:20
       Foundation nine was TOPAZ-Rev 21:20
       Foundation ten was CHRYSOPRASUS-Rev 21:20
       Foundation eleven was JACINTH-Rev 21:20
       Foundation twelve was AMETHYST-Rev 21:20

  • It has GATES-Rev 21:12

  • The gates shall never be shut-ref Rev 21:25

  • There are TWELVE GATES-Rev 21:12

  • Three east gates-ref Rev 21:13

  • Three north gates-ref Rev 21:13

  • Three south gates-ref Rev 21:13

  • Three west gates-ref Rev 21:13

  • Each gate has an angel-ref Rev 21:12

  • Each gate has a name written-ref Rev 21:12
    The names on the gates are the twelve tribes of Israel-ref Rev 21:12

  • Each gate was made of ONE PEARL-Rev 21:21

  • It has directions: east, north, south, and west-ref Rev 21:13

  • It has a STREET-Rev 21:21; 22:2

  • The street is GOLD-Rev 21:21
    The gold is PURE-Rev 21:21
    The gold is AS IT WERE TRANSPARENT GLASS-Rev 21:21

  • It has a RIVER-Rev 22:1,2

  • The river is PURE-Rev 22:1

  • The river contains WATER-Rev 22:1
    The water is the WATER OF LIFE-Rev 22:1
    The water is CLEAR AS CRYSTAL-Rev 22:1
    The water proceeds OUT OF THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB-Rev 22:1

  • It has THE TREE OF LIFE-Rev 22:2

  • The tree of life is located IN THE MIDST OF THE STREET-Rev 22:2

  • The tree of life is located ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RIVER-Rev 22:2

  • The tree bears FRUITS-Rev 22:2
    The number of kinds of fruit it produces is twelve-ref Rev 22:2
    The fruit comes forth every month-ref Rev 22:2

  • The tree has LEAVES-Rev 22:2
    The leaves are FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS-Rev 22:2

  • Those that DO HIS COMMANDMENTS...MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE-Rev 22:14

NEW JERUSALEM: WHAT ELSE IS THERE?
1998-5A-9

  • BUT YE ARE COME UNTO MOUNT ZION-Heb 12:22

NEW JERUSALEM: INFORMATION ABOUT HER PEOPLE
1999-5A-9

  • AND HER PEOPLE A JOY-Isa 65:18

NEW JERUSALEM IS FREEDOM
2000-5A-9

  • BUT JERUSALEM...IS FREE-Gal 4:26

NEW JERUSALEM IS
2001-5A-9

  • THE MOTHER OF US ALL-Gal 4:26

NEW JERUSALEM: WHO SHALL DWELL THERE?
2002-5A-9

  • God the Father-ref Rev 22:1,3

  • Jesus Christ the Son, the Lamb of God-ref Rev 22:1,3

  • It is a city that God has prepared for those that die in faith-ref Heb 11:13-16

  • BUT YE ARE COME...UNTO THE CITY OF THE LIVING GOD-Heb 12:22

  • AN INNUMERABLE COMPANY OF ANGELS-Heb 12:22

  • THE TWELVE APOSTLES-Rev 21:14

(The twelve apostles appear to represent the New Testament Jews that were saved. They may also represent the New Testament Gentiles that were saved.)

  • The twelve tribes of Israel-ref Rev 21:12

(The twelve tribes of Israel appear to represent the Old Testament Jews that were saved. They may also represent all of Israel that were saved.)

  • HIS SERVANTS-Rev 22:3

  • MEN...THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE-Rev 21:3

  • It is the city that Abraham looked for-ref Heb 11:8-10

NEW JERUSALEM: WHO ELSE MAY
COME THERE OR ENTER IN?
2003-5A-9

  • THE KINGS OF THE EARTH-Rev 21:24

  • THEY WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE-Rev 21:27

  • THE NATIONS-Rev 21:26

  • Those that DO HIS COMMANDMENTS...MAY HAVE RIGHT TO.ENTER IN-Rev 22:14

NEW JERUSALEM: WHAT SHALL THE PEOPLE DO?
2004-5A-9

  • HIS SERVANTS SHALL SERVE HIM-Rev 22:3

NEW JERUSALEM: NO MORE OF THESE
2005,2006-5A-9

  • No curse-ref Rev 22:3

  • No NIGHT-Rev 21:25; 22:5

  • No TEMPLE-Rev 21:22

  • No more tears-ref Rev 21:4

  • No more death-ref Rev 21:4

  • No more sorrow-ref Rev 21:4

  • No more crying-ref Rev 21:4

  • No more pain-ref Rev 21:4

THE SERVANTS OF GOD
2007-5A-9

  • HIS SERVANTS SHALL SERVE HIM-Rev 22:3

  • HIS SERVANTS...SHALL SEE HIS FACE-Rev 22:3,4

  • HIS SERVANTS...HIS NAME SHALL BE IN THEIR FOREHEADS-Rev 22:3,4

  • HIS SERVANTS...SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER-Rev 22:3,5

NEW JERUSALEM: ITS LOCATION
2008-5A-9

Its exact location is not specified; however, many believe it may become a satellite of the new earth. The following verses seem to support this position.

  • WHICH COMETH DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN FROM MY GOD-Rev 3:12

  • COMING DOWN FROM GOD-Rev 21:2

  • JERUSALEM WHICH IS ABOVE-Gal 4:26

  • THE HOLY JERUSALEM, DESCENDING OUT OF HEAVEN-Rev 21:10

  • THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM-Heb 12:22

  • THAT IS, AN HEAVENLY-Heb 11:16

NEW JERUSALEM: WHEN DOES IT APPEAR?
2009-5A-9

Some believe that this city of God will come forth at the beginning of the Millennium. Many others believe it will come forth after the great white throne judgment. Considering that (1) the heavens and earth passed away prior to the great white throne, and (2) THERE WAS FOUND NO PLACE FOR THEM-Rev 20:11, and (3) the placement of New Jerusalem in the Scriptures, it seems clear that this great city of God will descend after the new heavens and earth come forth.

WARNING
2010-5A-9

IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK:

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-Rev 22:18,19.

THE NEW EARTH
2011-5A-9

  • It is a NEW EARTH-Rev 21:1; Isa 65:17; 66:22; 2 Pe 3:13

  • Peter said, the saints LOOK FOR...A NEW EARTH-2 Pe 3:13

  • It shall REMAIN BEFORE...THE LORD-Isa 66:22

  • It is created by God-ref Isa 65:17

  • It is made by God-ref Isa 66:22

  • There is no more sea-ref Rev 21:1

  • WHEREIN DWELLETH RIGHTEOUSNESS-2 Pe 3:13

  • It has kings-ref Rev 21:24

  • The kings have glory and honor-ref Rev 21:24

  • The kings of the new earth DO BRING THEIR GLORY...INTO New Jerusalem-Rev 21:24

  • The kings of the new earth DO BRING THEIR...HONOR INTO New Jerusalem-Rev 21:24

  • It has nations-ref Rev 21:24

  • THEY SHALL BRING THE GLORY...OF THE NATIONS INTO New Jerusalem-Rev 21:26

  • THEY SHALL BRING THE...HONOR OF THE NATIONS INTO New Jerusalem-Rev 21:26

  • It has people that are saved-ref Rev 21:24

  • It has people WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE-Rev 21:27

Very little information is given about the new earth. Some believe the new earth will actually be the old earth renewed. Others believe it will be an entirely new planet.

Ecc 1:4 says, THE EARTH ABIDETH FOR EVER; it is also written, Eph 3:21-WORLD WITHOUT END. The Bible does not give enough information on this subject to have complete understanding.

(Note Rev 21:1.)

22:6. AND HE SAID UNTO ME, THESE SAYINGS ARE FAITHFUL (or trustworthy) AND TRUE: AND THE LORD GOD OF THE HOLY PROPHETS (or the God of the spirits of the prophets-NIV) SENT HIS ANGEL TO SHOW UNTO HIS SERVANTS THE THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY BE DONE (or happen soon, or take place). Ref Rev 1:1; 22:16. Misc.

22:6. AND HE SAID UNTO ME, THESE SAYINGS ARE FAITHFUL (or trustworthy)

AND TRUE. God's Word is perfect and true. What He said will certainly come to pass and can be trusted.

AND THE LORD GOD OF THE HOLY PROPHETS. This is another description of Jesus. He is the God of the spirits of the prophets-NIV.

He SENT HIS ANGEL TO SHOW UNTO HIS SERVANTS THE THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY BE DONE (or happen soon, or take place). These things in the Revelation are shown to

"His servants," to those who are taught by the Spirit.

It is written, Rev 22:16-I JESUS HAVE SENT MINE ANGEL TO TESTIFY UNTO YOU THESE THINGS IN THE CHURCHES.

THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST, WHICH GOD GAVE UNTO HIM, TO SHOW UNTO HIS SERVANTS THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY COME TO PASS-Rev 1:1.

Many seem to think that the Revelation is impossible to understand. The answer lies in the words, "His servants." This book was written for and can be understood by those that follow Jesus. For the unredeemed, however, it is a closed book, a book of confusion. Some, who walk in darkness, may think they understand, but they do not.

God sent His angel to show things that must take place soon. This was also confirmed in Rev 1:1; as it is written, THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST, WHICH GOD GAVE UNTO HIM, TO SHOW UNTO HIS SERVANTS THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY COME TO PASS; AND HE SENT AND SIGNIFIED IT BY HIS ANGEL UNTO HIS SERVANT JOHN.

22:7. BEHOLD, I COME QUICKLY (or I am coming very soon!-JNT198): BLESSED IS HE THAT KEEPETH (or obeys) THE SAYINGS (or words) OF THE PROPHECY OF (or written in) THIS BOOK. Ref Rev 1:3. P, A, FE.

 

 

 

 


THE ANGEL IS
A FELLOW SERVANT
2013-5A-9

22:7. BEHOLD, I COME QUICKLY (or I am coming very soon!-JNT198). The words, "I come quickly" also appear in verses 12 and 20. One day is with the Lord as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. By that scale, He is coming quickly, as this was written only about 1900 years ago.

BLESSED IS HE THAT KEEPETH (or obeys)
THE SAYINGS (or words)
OF THE PROPHECY OF (or written in)
THIS BOOK. These words appear in this last chapter of the Revelation. Note the words which also appear in the first chapter. BLESSED IS HE THAT READETH, AND THEY THAT HEAR THE WORDS OF THIS PROPHECY, AND KEEP THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN THEREIN: FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND-Rev 1:3.

Those that obey God's Word are blessed. They shall not perish to the lake of fire, but shall have their part in the New Jerusalem. They shall receive the reward of the inheritance. As it is written, THEREFORE WHOSOEVER HEARETH THESE SAYINGS OF MINE, AND DOETH THEM, I WILL LIKEN HIM UNTO A WISE MAN, WHICH BUILT HIS HOUSE UPON A ROCK-Mt 7:24.

22:8. AND I JOHN (am the one who) SAW THESE THINGS, AND HEARD THEM. AND WHEN I HAD HEARD AND SEEN, I FELL DOWN TO WORSHIP BEFORE THE FEET OF THE ANGEL WHICH SHEWED ME THESE THINGS. Misc.

22:8. AND I JOHN (am the one who)

SAW THESE THINGS, AND HEARD THEM. John confirms that he did see and hear the things that are presented.

AND WHEN I HAD HEARD AND SEEN, I FELL DOWN TO WORSHIP BEFORE THE FEET OF THE ANGEL WHICH SHEWED ME THESE THINGS. John seemed overwhelmed by what he had heard and seen. He then fell down before the feet of the angel to worship him.

22:9. THEN SAITH HE UNTO ME, SEE THOU DO IT NOT (or don't do that!): FOR I AM THY FELLOWSERVANT, AND OF THY BRETHREN (or brothers) THE PROPHETS, AND OF THEM WHICH KEEP (or obey) THE SAYINGS (or words) OF THIS BOOK: WORSHIP GOD. Ref Rev 19:10; Acts 14:8-15,18; Ro 1:25; Col 2:18. Misc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SEAL NOT THE SAYINGS
2015-5A-9

22:9. THEN SAITH HE UNTO ME, SEE THOU DO IT NOT (or don't do that!):

FOR I AM THY FELLOWSERVANT. (Also see Rev 19:10.)

ONLY GOD IS TO BE WORSHIPED
2014-5A-9

As shown previously, John had first fallen down before the angel.
He had fallen down before the feet of the angel.
His intent was to worship the angel.

The angel refused to allow himself to be worshiped. John was forbidden from doing these things, because the angel was his fellow servant. Man is not to worship man, no matter how great or exalted a position he may hold.

Let us recall the incident with Herod. It is written, AND UPON A SET DAY HEROD, ARRAYED IN ROYAL APPAREL, SAT UPON HIS THRONE, AND MADE AN ORATION UNTO THEM. AND THE PEOPLE GAVE A SHOUT, SAYING, IT IS THE VOICE OF A GOD, AND NOT OF A MAN. AND IMMEDIATELY THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SMOTE HIM, BECAUSE HE GAVE NOT GOD THE GLORY: AND HE WAS EATEN OF WORMS, AND GAVE UP THE GHOST-Acts 12:21-23.

THERE SAT A CERTAIN MAN AT LYSTRA. Paul healed him so that he could walk. AND WHEN THE PEOPLE SAW WHAT PAUL HAD DONE, THEY LIFTED UP THEIR VOICES, SAYING IN THE SPEECH OF LYCAONIA, THE GODS ARE COME DOWN TO US IN THE LIKENESS OF MEN. AND THEY CALLED BARNABAS, JUPITER; AND PAUL, MERCURIUS, BECAUSE HE WAS THE CHIEF SPEAKER. THEN THE PRIEST OF JUPITER, WHICH WAS BEFORE THEIR CITY, BROUGHT OXEN AND GARLANDS UNTO THE GATES, AND WOULD HAVE DONE SACRIFICE WITH THE PEOPLE. WHICH WHEN THE APOSTLES, BARNABAS AND PAUL, HEARD OF, THEY RENT THEIR CLOTHES, AND RAN IN AMONG THE PEOPLE, CRYING OUT, AND SAYING, SIRS, WHY DO YE THESE THINGS? WE ALSO ARE MEN OF LIKE PASSIONS WITH YOU. They stopped the people-ref Acts 14:8-15,18.

God only is to be worshiped; as it is written, WHO CHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD INTO A LIE, AND WORSHIPED AND SERVED THE CREATURE MORE THAN THE CREATOR, WHO IS BLESSED FOR EVER. AMEN-Ro 1:25.

Even angels are not to be worshiped; as it is written, LET NO MAN BEGUILE YOU...IN. WORSHIPING OF ANGELS-Col 2:18.

There are some churches and denominations or religions that condone and even encourage falling down before the head person. A certain religious denomination even encourages kissing the feet of their leader. Such practices are clearly forbidden by the Bible.

Rev 22:9 continues,
AND OF THY BRETHREN (or brothers)
THE PROPHETS, AND OF THEM WHICH KEEP (or obey)
THE SAYINGS (or words)
OF THIS BOOK. The angel identifies himself as being:

thy fellow servant
of thy brothers
a prophet
one which keeps (or obeys) the words of this book.

Note, those that rebel against God's Word will not dwell with Jesus. 

John did not recognize him as a person, but thought he was an angel. One might ask, "How could this be?" It is written, FOR IN THE RESURRECTION THEY...ARE AS THE ANGELS OF GOD IN HEAVEN-Mt 22:30.

The verse concludes with the words, WORSHIP GOD. Only God is to be worshiped.

22:10. AND HE SAITH UNTO ME, SEAL NOT (or do not seal up) THE SAYINGS (or words) OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK: FOR THE TIME (of their fulfillment) IS AT HAND (or is near). Ref Dan 12:4. P, N.

 

 

 

 

 


HE THAT IS UNJUST
LET HIM BE UNJUST STILL
2016-5A-9

22:10. AND HE SAITH UNTO ME, SEAL NOT (or do not seal up)

THE SAYINGS (or words). The Revelation is not a sealed book. It was given to John to be understood; however, the understanding is reserved for "His servants." Correct understanding of much of the Revelation is hidden from those that are not His servants.

This is very different from Daniel, which was written several hundred years prior to the Revelation. In Dan 12:4, it is written, BUT THOU, O DANIEL, SHUT UP THE WORDS, AND SEAL THE BOOK, EVEN TO THE TIME OF THE END. Some of the prophecies in Daniel revealed prophetic events that would take place in the distant future. However, the understanding of these was not revealed by God until the appointed time had arrived. Therefore, parts of Daniel were not understood for many centuries, but now it is an unsealed book open to God's servants, as the time of the end is at hand. Seal not the sayings

OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK. The prophecy in the Revelation is not sealed or hidden,
FOR THE TIME (of their fulfillment)
IS AT HAND (or is near). The Revelation covers the past, present, and future. The fulfillment of these prophecies is very near. Therefore, the meaning of the book is not withheld from the saints.

22:11. HE THAT IS UNJUST (or keeps acting wickedly, or does wrong), LET HIM BE UNJUST STILL (or go on acting wickedly, or continue to do wrong): AND HE WHICH IS FILTHY (or vile), LET HIM BE (or let him go on being made-JNT199) (or continue to be) FILTHY (or vile) STILL: AND HE THAT IS RIGHTEOUS (or does right), LET HIM BE RIGHTEOUS STILL (or continue to do right): AND HE (or whoever) THAT IS HOLY, LET HIM BE HOLY STILL. FE.

 

 

 

 

 

 



I COME QUICKLY
2017-5A-9

22:11. HE THAT IS UNJUST (or keeps acting wickedly, or does wrong),

LET HIM BE UNJUST STILL (or go on acting wickedly, or continue to do wrong):
AND HE WHICH IS FILTHY (or vile),
LET HIM BE (or let him go on being made-JNT199) (or continue to be)
FILTHY (or vile)
STILL:

AND HE THAT IS RIGHTEOUS (or does right),
LET HIM BE RIGHTEOUS STILL (or continue to do right):
AND HE (or whoever)
THAT IS HOLY, LET HIM BE HOLY STILL.

The verse is broken down into two parts: the unredeemed and the redeemed. The unredeemed are called unjust and filthy; the redeemed are called righteous and holy.

Once a person dies, the state they are in is fixed.

The unjust and the filthy will spend eternity in the lake of fire. They will retain their unjust and filthy nature for eternity. Whatever nature they had on the earth will be kept forever and ever. The lake of fire will have multitudes of people whose nature is that of raw bitterness, hatred, covetousness, jealousy, greed, lying, deceitfulness, murder, stealing, violence, and every sort of ungodliness one can conceive. They will still have their ungodly desires, but they will never be gratified. Where will pride be, when eternal damnation and suffering is the only future?

The redeemed will forever be partakers of the divine nature. They will forever be righteous and holy. They will forever be filled with joy and love and will be surrounded with people that are the same way.

22:12. AND, BEHOLD (or pay attention!), I COME QUICKLY (or I am coming soon!); AND MY REWARD IS WITH ME, TO GIVE EVERY MAN (or person) ACCORDING AS HIS WORK SHALL BE (or according to what he has done-JNT200). Ref 1 Cor 3:13-15. Res, Rew, JSJC.

22:12. AND, BEHOLD (or pay attention!),

I COME QUICKLY (or I am coming soon!). "I come quickly" also appears in verses 7 and 20. One day is as a thousand years with the Lord. By that scale, He is coming quickly, as this was written only about 1900 years ago.

AND MY REWARD IS WITH ME, TO GIVE EVERY MAN (or person)
ACCORDING AS HIS WORK SHALL BE (or according to what he has done-JNT200). Jesus comes in the air at the time of the Rapture-rewards are given. Jesus returns to the earth at the Battle of Armageddon-rewards are given.

Rewards are being determined "now" by what each servant of God does. EVERY MAN'S WORK SHALL BE MADE MANIFEST: FOR THE DAY SHALL DECLARE IT, BECAUSE IT SHALL BE REVEALED BY FIRE; AND THE FIRE SHALL TRY EVERY MAN'S WORK OF WHAT SORT IT IS. IF ANY MAN'S WORK ABIDE WHICH HE HATH BUILT THEREUPON, HE SHALL RECEIVE A REWARD. IF ANY MAN'S WORK SHALL BE BURNED, HE SHALL SUFFER LOSS: BUT HE HIMSELF SHALL BE SAVED; YET SO AS BY FIRE-1 Cor 3:13-15.

A lack of serving God and many excuses should result in a lack of rewards or even worse. Serving God joyfully and without excuse can bring an abundance of rewards. 

22:13. I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA (or the 'A' and the 'Z'-JNT201), THE BEGINNING AND THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST. Misc.

BLESSED ARE THEY
2018-5A-9

22:13. I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA (or the 'A' and the 'Z'-JNT201),

THE BEGINNING AND THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST. Three sets of descriptions regarding Jesus are combined in this one verse. (These have been repeated in previous verses.) Jesus is speaking. These words show that He is God; He is Deity.

22:14. BLESSED ARE THEY THAT DO HIS COMMANDMENTS (or who wash their robes), THAT THEY MAY HAVE RIGHT TO (eat from) THE TREE OF LIFE, AND MAY ENTER (or go) IN THROUGH THE GATES INTO THE CITY. P, NJ, Rew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



WITHOUT ARE DOGS
2020-5A-9

22:14. BLESSED ARE. Following is a list of other verses in the Revelation that also contain the word, "blessed."

BLESSED IS HE THAT READETH, AND THEY THAT HEAR THE WORDS OF THIS PROPHECY, AND KEEP THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN THEREIN: FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND-Rev 1:3.

BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD FROM HENCEFORTH: YEA, SAITH THE SPIRIT, THAT THEY MAY REST FROM THEIR LABOURS; AND THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM-Rev 14:13.

BLESSED IS HE THAT WATCHETH, AND KEEPETH HIS GARMENTS, LEST HE WALK NAKED, AND THEY SEE HIS SHAME-Rev 16:15.

BLESSED ARE THEY WHICH ARE CALLED UNTO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. AND HE SAITH UNTO ME, THESE ARE THE TRUE SAYINGS OF GOD-Rev 19:9.

BLESSED AND HOLY IS HE THAT HATH PART IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION: ON SUCH THE SECOND DEATH HATH NO POWER, BUT THEY SHALL BE PRIESTS OF GOD AND OF CHRIST, AND SHALL REIGN WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS-Rev 20:6.

BEHOLD, I COME QUICKLY: BLESSED IS HE THAT KEEPETH THE SAYINGS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK-Rev 22:7.

Rev 22:14 continues, blessed are
THEY THAT DO HIS COMMANDMENTS (or who wash their robes). Grace is not a result of keeping the commandments. Rather, keeping the commandments is a result of grace. Keeping God's commandments is a demonstration or testimony of a saint's love for God.

KEEP GOD'S COMMANDMENTS
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It is written,
IF YE LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS-Jn 14:15.

IF YE KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS, YE SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE; EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHER'S COMMANDMENTS, AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE-Jn 15:10.

AND HEREBY WE DO KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM, IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS-1 Jn 2:3.

AND WHATSOEVER WE ASK, WE RECEIVE OF HIM, BECAUSE WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASING IN HIS SIGHT-1 Jn 3:22.

BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD, WHEN WE LOVE GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS-1 Jn 5:2.

FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD, THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS-1 Jn 5:3.

Rev 22:14 continues,
THAT THEY MAY HAVE RIGHT TO (eat from)
THE TREE OF LIFE. Those that keep God's commandments, even those that have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb, should have the right to eat of the tree of life,
AND MAY ENTER (or go)
IN THROUGH THE GATES INTO THE CITY (of New 

22:15. FOR WITHOUT ARE DOGS (or homosexuals-JNT202), AND SOR-CERERS (or those who misuse drugs in connection with the occult-JNT203), AND WHOREMONGERS (or sexually immoral), AND MURDERERS, AND IDOLATERS (or idol-worshippers), AND WHOSOEVER LOVETH AND MAKETH A LIE (or practices falsehood). Rev 21:8,27. FE.

JESUS SAID, "I AM"
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22:15. FOR WITHOUT ARE DOGS (or homosexuals-JNT202),

AND SORCERERS (or those who misuse drugs in connection with the occult-JNT203), AND
WHOREMONGERS (or sexually immoral), AND)
MURDERERS, AND IDOLATERS (or idol-worshippers), AND
WHOSOEVER LOVETH AND MAKETH A LIE (or practices falsehood).

Six categories are given. These unrepentant are without and shall be in the lake of fire for eternity. (Also ref Rev 21:8,27.)

22:16. I JESUS HAVE SENT MINE ANGEL TO TESTIFY UNTO YOU THESE THINGS IN THE CHURCHES (or to give you this testimony for the churches-NIV). I AM THE ROOT AND THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID, AND THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR. Ref Rev 1:1; 22:6; Ro 1:3; Mt 1:1; Ps 110:1; Mt 22:42-45; Rev 2:28; 2 Pe 1:19; Mal 4:2. P, N, FE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

COME
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22:16. I JESUS HAVE SENT MINE ANGEL TO TESTIFY UNTO YOU THESE THINGS. The things that the angel was sent to testify are covered in Rev 1:1. They are the things which must shortly come to pass.

AND THE LORD GOD OF THE HOLY PROPHETS SENT HIS ANGEL TO SHOW UNTO HIS SERVANTS THE THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY BE DONE-Rev 22:6.

THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST, WHICH GOD GAVE UNTO HIM, TO SHOW UNTO HIS SERVANTS THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY COME TO PASS-Rev 1:1.

Jesus had sent His angel to testify (or to expound) unto John the Revelation, so that it would be taught

IN THE CHURCHES (or to give you this testimony for the churches-NIV). The Revelation is to be taught in the seven churches.

TEACH THE REVELATION IN THE CHURCHES
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Incredible as it may seem in this Laodicean church age, many churches that teach Jesus is the only way to be saved will not teach on the Revelation. They use the same excuses that the unbelievers use.

Clearly, God will not lead a preacher contrary to His Word. Yet, in this age of deception, many Bible teachers actually believe God is leading them not to read or teach the Revelation to their people, even though this is contrary to the Scriptures. The Spirit of God will not lead someone to do contrary to God's Word. Know this, it is written, FOR AS MANY AS ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THEY ARE THE SONS OF GOD-Ro 8:14.

This is the age of religious deception. Like leaven, it thrives in the Bible schools and continues down through the preachers and on to the people. The deception of this church age is great. Many churches today teach about Jesus, but they will not be raptured. They teach Jesus, but they do not follow Jesus. They will go into the Tribulation. When the Antichrist comes on the scene, their understanding will be so darkened and deceived, they will not even recognize who this man of sin is.

THE REVELATION IS TO BE TAUGHT IN TODAY'S CHURCHES
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Rev 1:1-THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST, WHICH GOD GAVE UNTO HIM, TO SHOW UNTO HIS SERVANTS THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY COME TO PASS; AND HE SENT AND SIGNIFIED IT BY HIS ANGEL UNTO HIS SERVANT JOHN. One of the purposes of the Revelation is to show the servants of Jesus Christ certain things. The Revelation is not for unbelievers, but for those who, when the Lord comes, shall be found watching and so doing. The Revelation gives future events, which are absolutely certain to come to pass. Even as the Revelation was being written, some of the prophecies were already beginning to transpire. The Father gave it to Jesus. Jesus delivered it to the angel. The angel revealed it to John, and John made it known to the servants of God through the written Word. The Revelation is to be taught to the servants of God in today's churches. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 1:3-BLESSED IS HE THAT READETH, AND THEY THAT HEAR THE WORDS OF THIS PROPHECY, AND KEEP THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN THEREIN: FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND. A special blessing is promised to the individuals that read or hear the words of this prophecy and also keep the things written therein. Note, the verse said, HE THAT READETH, AND THEY THAT HEAR THE WORDS OF THIS PROPHECY. The book of the Revelation is also called "THIS PROPHECY." The importance of the Revelation being taught in the churches today is critical, as THE TIME IS AT HAND. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 1:4-JOHN TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES. Again, it is noted that the Revelation is to be taught to the servants of God in today's churches. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 1:11-SAYING, I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA.WRITE IN A BOOK, AND SEND IT UNTO THE SEVEN CHURCHES. Again, it is noted that the Revelation is to be taught to the servants of God in today's churches. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 3:14-AND UNTO THE ANGEL OF THE CHURCH OF THE LAODICEANS WRITE; THESE THINGS SAITH THE AMEN, THE FAITHFUL AND TRUE WITNESS, THE BEGINNING OF THE CREATION OF GOD. This is the age of the Laodicean church that is seeing the fulfillment of many prophecies, which show clearly that the horrible Tribulation period is at hand. Again, it is noted that the Revelation is to be taught to the servants of God in today's churches. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 3:22-HE THAT HATH AN EAR, LET HIM HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT SAITH UNTO THE CHURCHES. The letter is addressed to the church in general; however, the message is directed to the individual-"HE" that hath an ear. Not everyone has an "ear" or a heart to hear God's Word. These verses are not addressed to the unbeliever or the make-believe Christian; they are directed to the believers, the church. Even some that are believers can become hardened toward God's Word and turn away. They no longer have an ear to hear correction. They no longer have a discerning heart to examine themselves by God's Word to see their true position with Him. They can no longer discern right and wrong by God's Word. Therefore, both collectively and individually, they are being told, "HE THAT HATH AN EAR," or a heart to understand, "LET HIM HEAR." The Spirit of God is speaking. These same words are repeated in all seven churches. Note the word "churches" is used at the end. It is plural. While each church does cover events from a specific age, each letter is also intended for all church ages to consider and learn from. Again, it is noted that the Revelation is to be taught to the servants of God in today's churches. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 19:10-FOR THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. The purpose of prophecy is to testify of Jesus and glorify Him. "The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

The Old Testament often foretold of the first coming of Jesus. To our generation, prophecy tells of the second coming of Jesus. Again, it is noted that the Revelation is to be taught in today's churches. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 22:6-AND HE SAID UNTO ME, THESE SAYINGS ARE FAITHFUL AND TRUE: AND THE LORD GOD OF THE HOLY PROPHETS SENT HIS ANGEL TO SHOW UNTO HIS SERVANTS THE THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY BE DONE (or happen soon, or take place). God's Word is perfect and true. What He said will certainly come to pass and can be trusted. The Revelation is shown to "His servants," to those that are taught by the Spirit. The importance of these things being taught is so great, God sent His angel to show them. God's wants His people to know and understand what must take place soon as related in the Scriptures and specifically in the Revelation. Again, it is noted that the Revelation is to be taught to the servants of God in today's churches. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 22:7-BEHOLD, I COME QUICKLY: BLESSED IS HE THAT KEEPETH THE SAYINGS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK. A person can be hindered from keeping the sayings of the Revelation if his church will not teach it. The Revelation is to be taught to the servants of God in today's churches. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 22:10-AND HE SAITH UNTO ME, SEAL NOT THE SAYINGS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK: FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND. The Revelation is not a sealed book. It was given to John to be understood; however, the understanding is reserved for "His servants." Correct understanding of much of the Revelation is hidden from those that are not His servants. The Revelation contains prophecy; it covers the past, present, and future. The fulfillment of these prophecies is now at hand. Therefore, the meaning of the book is not withheld from the saints. Again, it is noted that the Revelation is to be taught to the servants of God. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 22:16-I JESUS HAVE SENT MINE ANGEL TO TESTIFY UNTO YOU THESE THINGS IN THE CHURCHES. Jesus sent His angel to testify (or to expound) unto John the Revelation so that it would be taught in the seven churches. Again, it is noted that the Revelation is to be taught in today's churches. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

Rev 22:18,19-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: 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. A grave warning is given; it might be called a warning of doom. There are people in this generation that have committed this sin. There are those that have rewritten the Bible and even left out this verse. God's warning is, do not tamper with the prophecy of this book (the Revelation)! The Revelation is to be taught to the servants of God in today's churches. Clearly, something is wrong if a preacher will not teach the Revelation.

(Summary)

  • The Revelation is to be taught to God's people

  • There is a command to show and testify the Revelation in the churches

  • This book specifically is to be taught in all the seven churches

  • There is a special blessing connected with this book

  • The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy

  • Changing this book carries with it a most severe penalty

  • The Bible commands regarding the Revelation, "LET HIM HEAR"

The Laodicean church age, which we are now in, is to take heed to this book. Woe unto them that refuse to teach this book, that warn against the study of this book, that falsely say this book cannot be understood. Woe to them that say the time is not at hand, that teach contrary to this book, that say this book is not inspired.

It may be said, one way the adversary causes preachers to take away from the words of the Revelation, is not to teach it at all. Thus, the preacher leaves his congregation in darkness regarding many things that Jesus has ordained to be taught.

Deut 12:32-WHAT THING SOEVER I COMMAND YOU, OBSERVE TO DO IT: THOU SHALT NOT ADD THERETO, NOR DIMINISH FROM IT. Ministers that will not teach the Revelation would do well to take heed to these words.

The Word of God has made it very clear: the Revelation is to be taught in His churches. It is Satan's desire that it not be taught, or that it be taught incorrectly.

Rev 22:16 continues, I AM THE ROOT AND THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID, AND THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR. Here are the last four descriptions of Jesus from the Revelation; one is repeated in a previous verse.

Jesus is the
ROOT...OF DAVID. This is covered in Rev 5:5. It connects Christ with Israel and the lineage of David. CONCERNING HIS SON JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, WHICH WAS MADE OF THE SEED OF DAVID ACCORDING TO THE FLESH-Ro 1:3.

Jesus is the #36-OFFSPRING OF DAVID. This is another description of Jesus. It is written, THE BOOK OF THE GENERATION OF JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF DAVID, THE SON OF ABRAHAM-Mt 1:1.

It is written, THE LORD SAID UNTO MY LORD, SIT THOU AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE THINE ENEMIES THY FOOTSTOOL-Ps 110:1.

Jesus said, WHAT THINK YE OF CHRIST? WHOSE SON IS HE? THEY SAY UNTO HIM, THE SON OF DAVID. HE SAITH UNTO THEM, HOW THEN DOTH DAVID IN SPIRIT CALL HIM LORD, SAYING, THE LORD SAID UNTO MY LORD, SIT THOU ON MY RIGHT HAND, TILL I MAKE THINE ENEMIES THY FOOTSTOOL? IF DAVID THEN CALL HIM LORD, HOW IS HE HIS SON?-Mt 22:42-45.

  • Jesus is from the lineage of David; thus, He is the son of David.

  • Jesus is before all things. By Him were all things created. Only through Christ is there salvation.

  • Jesus is the Lord of David; thus, He is both David's Lord and David's son.

  • Jesus is the #37-BRIGHT...STAR.

Jesus is the #38-MORNING STAR. Jesus' coming is as the morning star. A new day is ahead. His coming is as the sunrise for both Israel and those that are watching and ready. The Millennium is about to begin. The unrepentant shall be cut off. The brightness of Jesus shall shine forth. It is written, I WILL GIVE HIM THE MORNING STAR-Rev 2:28. WE HAVE ALSO A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY; WHEREUNTO YE DO WELL THAT YE TAKE HEED, AS UNTO A LIGHT THAT SHINETH IN A DARK PLACE, UNTIL THE DAY DAWN, AND THE DAY STAR ARISE IN YOUR HEARTS-2 Pe 1:19.

The last chapter of the last book in the Old Testament shows Christ as the "SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS"-Mal 4:2. It is written, BUT UNTO YOU THAT FEAR MY NAME SHALL THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS ARISE WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS.

The last chapter of the last book in the New Testament shows Christ as the "bright and morning star."

22:17. AND THE SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE SAY, COME. AND LET HIM THAT HEARETH SAY, COME. AND LET HIM (or anyone) THAT IS ATHIRST COME. AND WHOSOEVER WILL, LET HIM TAKE THE WATER OF LIFE FREELY (or without cost) (or let him take the free gift of the water of life-NIV). Ref Jn 7:37-39; 4:14; Rev 21:6; 22:1. Misc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



WARNING ABOUT ADDING
OR TAKING AWAY FROM THE WORDS
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22:17. (1) AND THE SPIRIT (which is the Holy Spirit)

AND THE BRIDE (which is the church)
SAY, COME.
(2) AND LET HIM THAT HEARETH SAY, COME. Those that hear these words are to say, "Come."
(3) AND LET HIM (or anyone)
THAT IS ATHIRST COME. Those thirsty for righteousness are invited to come,
(4) AND WHOSOEVER WILL. This includes anyone that is willing or desires to come. All are invited. LET HIM TAKE THE WATER OF LIFE FREELY (or without cost) (or let him take the free gift of the water of life-NIV). Four invitations are given to "come."

(1) The Spirit   says, "Come."
  The Bride   says, "Come."
(2) Let him that heareth say, "Come."
(3) Let him that is athirst come.
(4) Let him,  whosoever will,  take the water of life freely.

THE WATER OF LIFE
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JESUS STOOD AND CRIED, SAYING, IF ANY MAN THIRST, LET HIM COME UNTO ME, AND DRINK. HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME, AS THE SCRIPTURE HATH SAID, OUT OF HIS BELLY SHALL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER. (BUT THIS SPAKE HE OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH THEY THAT BELIEVE ON HIM SHOULD RECEIVE: FOR THE HOLY GHOST WAS NOT YET GIVEN; BECAUSE THAT JESUS WAS NOT YET GLORIFIED.)-Jn 7:37-39.

It is written, BUT WHOSOEVER DRINKETH OF THE WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL NEVER THIRST; BUT THE WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL BE IN HIM A WELL OF WATER SPRINGING UP INTO EVERLASTING LIFE-Jn 4:14.

AND HE SAID UNTO ME, IT IS DONE. I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END. I WILL GIVE UNTO HIM THAT IS ATHIRST OF THE FOUNTAIN OF THE WATER OF LIFE FREELY-Rev 21:6.

AND HE SHOWED ME A PURE RIVER OF WATER OF LIFE, CLEAR AS CRYSTAL, PROCEEDING OUT OF THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB-Rev 22:1.

Three times the word "come" is mentioned in Rev 22:17.

Some maintain that all four invitations are addressed to the unrepentant-"Come."

Others believe that the first and second invitation refer to the Spirit, the bride, and him that heareth, saying, "Come Lord Jesus."

Then the third and fourth invitations are given to those that are athirst and whosoever will.

The conclusion of the whole matter is this: the Spirit, the bride, and he that hears say come; he that is thirsty for righteousness, come; and let whoever is willing, take of the free gift of the water of life (which is only possible through Jesus).

22:18. FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERY MAN (or warn everyone) 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 (or described) IN THIS BOOK. P, N, T, GWT.

22:18. FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERY MAN (or warn everyone)

THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK. Next comes forth a very severe warning of doom. This seems to carry with it the same penalty as taking the mark and worshiping the image of the beast-eternal damnation.

IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN (or described)
IN THIS BOOK. There are people in this generation that have committed this sin. Some have rewritten the Bible and even left out this verse.

22:19. AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY (anything) FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART (or share) OUT OF THE BOOK (or tree) OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN (or described) IN THIS BOOK. Ref Deut 4:2; 12:32; Pv 30:6. P, N, T, GWT, NJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I COME QUICKLY, AMEN
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22:19. Next comes another warning of eternal damnation to those that do not take heed.

AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY (anything)
FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART (or share)

OUT OF
(1) THE BOOK (or tree)
OF LIFE, AND
(2) OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND
(3) FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN (or described)

IN THIS BOOK.

God's warning is, do not tamper with the prophecy of the Revelation. It appears that the warning, given in these two verses, constitutes the unpardonable sin.

Some might argue that this is not true, as the words "his part" are included in this verse. However, one of the things written in this book includes the first resurrection, etc. If a man's part in the first resurrection is taken away and his share in the book or tree of life and of the holy city is removed, there appears to be nothing left except eternal damnation. There are others that would argue that, although this verse sounds like salvation can be lost, this cannot be true. The basis for their belief is, the verse does not say the "Lamb's" book of life, but rather the "book of life." They believe that the "book of life" and the "Lamb's book of life" are two different books.

  • As already covered, there is a special blessing connected with this book. BLESSED IS HE THAT READETH, AND THEY THAT HEAR THE WORDS OF THIS PROPHECY, AND KEEP THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN THEREIN: FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND-Rev 1:3.

  • As already covered, this book specifically is to be taught in all of the seven churches- ref Rev 1:4; 1:20; 2:1-3:22; and 22:16-I JESUS HAVE SENT MINE ANGEL TO TESTIFY UNTO YOU THESE THINGS IN THE CHURCHES.

  • As already covered, changing the words of this book can carry with it a most severe penalty-ref Rev 22:18,19.

The Laodicean church age, which we are now in, should take heed to this book. Woe unto them that refuse to teach this book, that warn against the study of this book, or falsely say that this book cannot be understood. Woe unto them that say the time is not at hand, that teach contrary to this book, that say this book is not inspired.

Other references: Deut 4:2; 12:32; Pv 30:6.

22:20. HE WHICH TESTIFIETH (to) THESE THINGS SAITH, SURELY I COME QUICKLY (or I am coming soon). AMEN. EVEN SO, COME, LORD JESUS. Ref Rev 3:11; 22:7,12. Rap, A.

22:20. HE WHICH TESTIFIETH (to)

THESE THINGS (this is Jesus)
SAITH, SURELY I COME QUICKLY (or I am coming soon). John replies or perhaps prays,
AMEN. EVEN SO, COME, LORD JESUS. Certainly, much of the true church of Jesus has also said these words.

  • Rev 3:11    I COME QUICKLY.

  • Rev 22:7    I COME QUICKLY.

  • Rev 22:12  I COME QUICKLY.

22:21. THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOU ALL (or be with God's people). AMEN. Misc.

THE END OF THE REVELATION

22:21. THE GRACE. The free gift of eternal life, even the blessing,

OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOU ALL (or be with God's people).
AMEN.

THE REVELATION: MISCELLANEOUS
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(The last items in the Bible)

Rev 22:17-gives God's last invitation in the Bible to COME...AND.TAKE THE WATER OF LIFE FREELY.

Rev 22:18,19-gives God's last warning in the Bible. Do not ADD...or TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY.

Rev 22:20-gives God's last promise, SURELY I COME QUICKLY.

Rev 22:20-the last word before the benediction is JESUS.

Rev 22:21-the last benediction in the Bible is, THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOU ALL. AMEN.

Rev 22:21-the last word in the Bible is, AMEN (or so be it O Lord).

 

REVELATION #1 BEGIN HERE-SUMMARY REVELATION #7 2:1-3:6 REVELATION #13 15:1-17:7
REVELATION #2 TEACH IN CHURCHES REVELATION #8 3:7-3:22 REVELATION #14 17:5-19:5
REVELATION #3 INTRODUCTION REVELATION #9 4:1-6:8 REVELATION #15 COMMENTARY
REVELATION #4 WORSHIP REVELATION #10 6:9-8:13 REVELATION #16 19:6-21:8
REVELATION #5 TABLE OF CONTENTS REVELATION #11 9:1-12:16 REVELATION # 17 21:9-22:21
REVELATION #6 ABBREVIATIONS & REV 1:1-1:20 REVELATION #12 12:17-14:20 ______

 

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