Text: Rev 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that
heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will,
let him take the water of life freely.
We attach great significance to the last words of men – but we
should give particular heed to the closing words of God’s Inspired
To God’s last Appeal.
It is as if the Holy Spirit said to John: “Before you seal the book,
write down one last appeal to the sinner to come to the Saviour”
In our text, we see a Seven-fold appeal, seven reasons why the sinner
should be reconciled to God:
I. FIRST, BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT SAYS COME! “the Spirit and the
bride say, Come”
a. It is the Holy Spirit that seeks to bring a lost world to Jesus (Jn
b. It is the Holy Spirit that imparts Spiritual life (Jn 3:3-8)
c. It is the Holy Spirit that gives Liberty from the bondage of Sin (Rom
d. It is the Holy Spirit that gives Power to live the Christian life (Acts
(To hate sin, to love others, to depend on the Father, to depend on the
Word, to depend on Prayer & to serve the Lord)
e. It is the Holy Spirit that produces Likeness(2 Cor 3:18)
For this reason, We should not grieve or quench the Holy Spirit –
He fills us with God’s urgent love for Souls – So we will Go!
He prepares the heart of the sinner to receive the Word so they can be
II. SECOND, BECAUSE THE CHURCH SAYS COME! “the Spirit and the bride
a. The “bride” is the Church.
b. The Church is also spoken of as Christ’s ambassadors.
c. The Church has been saying “come” for nearly 2000 years.
d. Jesus told the Church in Mark 16:15 to “Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.
e. Today there are many thousands of Churches which meet for worship,
singing and education all for the purpose of sharing Christ’s love
for the lost. Why?
f. Because it is estimated that World wide, 46 million people go out
into eternity lost each year.
g. I am reminded of Psa 142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but
there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my
soul. And Lam 1:12a Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?
h. The Church should remember that Jesus said in John 20:21b as my Father
hath sent me, even so send I you.
i. So right now the Bride says “come” – If you are here
and have never been spiritually “born again” – The
Church says come.
III. THE INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIAN SAYS COME “And let him that heareth
a. Perhaps as you hear this message you are thinking of someone, that you
should give an appeal for them to come.
b. This verse is God’s last appeal in the Bible, and we that hear
say to you that hear, maybe it is your last chance.
c. You may never hear a message like this again. If you have never come to
Jesus for Salvation, I appeal to you with all my heart, come today!
IV. IF YOU THIRSTY, YOU NEED TO COME TO CHRIST “And let him that is