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Summary: Study of the Book of Revelation; Final Message

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Revelation, Part 40

Rev 22:1-21

Tonight we need to take apart the final chapter to reveal the true believer’s life

In this final message, we see the HOPE of Jesus Christ – the eternal deliverer

As a believer, we need to ingest this chapter, to handle the first 21 properly

Tonight, I want us to feed on this chapter; to draw strength; to lift it up exalted!

God has provided us the finality of this vision for us to look forward too

If it were not true, then Jeremiah 29:11 would have no bite to it!

Point 1 – The River of Life (v1-6)

- Can you imagine this sight to see? This is the paradise promised to God’s people

- Verse 3 speaks of there being no more curse; Jesus became the curse for us

- “Anyone who is hung on a tree is under God’s curse,” says Deuteronomy 21:23

- We were cursed from the very beginning when Adam sinned; Gen 3:17

- This is the finality of what Christ has done for us – this should drive us forward!

- Forever, we will live in complete service to the One who died for us (v3)

- We will live in a place where the sun is not needed (v5)

- These words are trustworthy and true – God has sent us all the signs to learn from

- But, this evening, this Lord’s Day; WE are to be the servants being sent!

- Wed night we looked at Isaiah being called and going; this is our place today!

- Without going and doing the work of the Lord; what can we call our life at the end?

Point 2 – Jesus is coming! (v7-21)

- When we maintain the words of the bible; we are blessed! John testifies in verse 8 …

- What is your testimony? John proclaims his allegiance and loyalty; but do we?

- We are required to know the prophecy; to reveal the prophecy; and to show it! (v10)

- The believers promise ought to take root in verse 12; a reward is coming!

- 5 crowns are the rewards for the believers who are willing to aspire to follow Christ

-- See end of message for description of 5 crowns

- Once again, we see those who will never enter the Kingdom (v15)

-- Obviously, to the very end, God is ensuring we know who does not get in

- Jesus’ lineage is clearly described in Matthew 1; but also in

-- Isaiah 16:5 “In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it— one from the house of David— one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.”

-- Luke 1:69 “He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David”

- We have to learn this – this line of David is from beginning to end; Jesus confirms it!

- Are you looking for the Alpha and Omega? Are you serving Him today?

Conclusion

- V18 serves as a warning to not add to the book; thus encouraging us to KNOW the book

- Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

- We proclaim and ask Him to come soon … are we ready to see Him?

- Jesus is coming; and together we ask Him to come – get out of the rut!

- Even to the end God gives us and asks us to have Christ’s Grace upon us – do you?

- Are you encouraged to live a life devoted to His return?

5 Crowns of Life – Rewards from Jesus Christ


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