Summary: Be sure that your name is in the book
22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 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.
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John 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.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 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.
There are times in our lives that we get involved in projects or situations that go on and on. Other times we are involved in areas of our life that have an end. And really the things that we think are going on and on will some day stop. The reason is because some day we are going to stop and our life, as we know it on this earth, will come to an end. When that time comes, we will face eternity just as we are. That is why it is so important to take advantage of the time we have now to make sure we are living our life in a way that is pleasing to God. As sure as there is a begining, there is an end.
At that time what will happen?
Well, a lot things will begin to take place and we don’t have the time in one service to speak it all. But we all understand that our time to make a difference in the outcome of our life in eternity will be over. There will never be another chance to ask forgiveness ever again. That part of our life will be over, but it won’t be the end.
I believe that the next great event that mankind will be involved in will be the Rapture of the Bride of Christ, the Church. It may be that we who know the Lord as our Saviour will leave this old world of sin in the air, and not by the way of the grave, sooner than we realize.