Summary: Study in Revelation, Using "The Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible" as a guide
Study In revelation 40
The Last Word
Revelation 22: 6-21
These are the last words of the Word of God, the Bible. Jesus has revealed some startling information that makes us look in absolute amazement. We have seen the mighty hand of God as He shows us that He will, some day soon bring peace to His people. There will be a lot of evil and ungodliness to deal with but God was God, is God and will always be God and He will work it all out for our good.
V 6. The message of Revelation is faithful and true.
If the message is faithful we know that it can be trusted.
If the message is true it can not be a lie. It’s not a message that has been created in the minds of men.
This is the final word and you and I have a choice to make. We either believe it or we don’t believe it and walk away.
The problem is that failure to believe the Word of God will bring an eternal doom.
Mar 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
Jhn 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and [they] are life.
Jhn 6:68 But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
Jhn 7:46 The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this Man!"
Jhn 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him--the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
V. 7 The message of Revelation brings blessing to those who read and obey.
1. You will be drawn closer to the Lord.
2. You will know what to expect and be better prepared for what is to come.
3. You will understand the ungodly of this world better and see how God will bring justice to all.
4. You will gain a better understanding of heaven and long for that new home.
5. You will be drawn, by God’s Spirit, into more and deeper fellowship with God, as you make your preparation for the day of redemption.
Jhn 8:51 Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."
Jhn 14:15-16 "If you love Me, keep My commandments.
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever--
Jhn 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”
Jhn 17:6 "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.”
V. 8-9 The message of Revelation stirs us to worship.
When John heard the prophecies of Revelation he was filled with a spirit of fear and worship.
When we read the Word of God it should bring us to the same place as John, on our knees in worship.
The problem, today, is that too many seem to mix Christianity with everything else.
I know a man who was teaching a men’s Bible study, in one of our own Baptist churches, who was teaching that Jesus was not the Son of God. He was teaching that Jesus was simply a good teacher, man and prophet. He was removed from the teaching position but allowed to remain in the class, where he can still influence the others.
Mat 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ’You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ "
Jhn 4:24 God [is] Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
Psa 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
Psa 96:9 Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth.
Vs. 10-11 The message of Revelation is to be read and studied.
The book of Revelation is never to be closed or sealed. It is meant to be read, studied, taught and preached. WHY?
1. Because the time for these events is at hand. We will never be prepared or prepare others if we avoid the book of Revelation.
I am absolutely shocked at the number of believers who tell me they don’t even look at the book of Revelation. Their Pastor won’t even use a verse to back up what he says for fear of having to open the book. Some have told me that they are afraid of what they read or what they might find out.