Summary: The Bible is filled with warnings, and the last chapter is God’s final appeal for people to turn to Christ.
A preacher at a certain church asked the congregation this question: “How many here today want to go to Heaven?” Instantly, every hand in the house went up,
except for one elderly man. “Dear Sir,” said the preacher, “don’t you want to go to Heaven?”
“Oh, yes,” replied the man. “I thought you were getting a load up right now.”
You would think everyone wants to go to Heaven when the Lord comes. You would think everyone would take the steps to be ready to meet the Lord one day.
Several years ago the warning went out for thousands of people living on the eastern coast about the coming of a Hurricane. Many people prepared by boarding
up their homes, purchasing supplies, and making evacuations. There are some folks who did not take serious the warnings and chose to go on as if nothing would happen. They are like many people who choose to disregard God’s warning in the Bible. The Warning is very plain from Scriptures. We must get the Word out! If you will look in your Bibles to Revelation, chapter 22, You will see God’s Final Warning!
10 And he said to me, " Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. 11 Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one
who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.’’ 12 "Behold, I
am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. 13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.’’ 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the
gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the
murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. 16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am
the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.’’ 17 The Spirit and the bride say, ""Come.’’ And let the one who hears say, "Come.’’ And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. 18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the
holy city, which are written in this book. 20 He who testifies to these things says, ""Yes, I am coming quickly.’’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of
the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
What is God’s Final Warning?
(1) The time is Near. v.10 “the time is at hand” It is near.
What is near? The fulfillment of the prophecy of this book. All that is written about future events is near. What the Bible says about the Lord’s coming is very near. It is upon us closer than we think.
THE TIME IS AT HAND...IT IS NEAR! We can’t say we have 5 years, or 10 years. We can’t say we even have 1 year. We may not have another week. The coming
of the Lord Jesus is near. He may wait to come for you at a ripe old age. He may come for you at middle age. He may come for you while you are in your twenties, or thirties, or while you are in your teen-age years. NO ONE HAS THE CERTAINTY OF LIVING A LONG TIME UPON THIS EARTH! We can leave this earth as a
youngster just as well as being an older person.
James 4:14 “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”
God can come in the early hours of life, as well as the late hours of life. That’s
God’s Warning......His coming is near!
There is a 2nd Warning to think about......
(2) Jesus’s coming is quickly. This describes the “how” of Jesus’s coming. His coming is near. That describes the “When”. His coming is quickly. That describes the “how” of His coming.
When Jesus says, “I come quickly” He means that when He starts to come, it will all be over before anyone has a chance to change their minds. It also speaks of the thoroughness of His coming. Jesus won’t start to come, and then change His mind. Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.