Even so come Lord Jesus Part Two
If we are filled with the Holy Spirit as we live today (you have to be a believer in Christ to do this) we produce the fruit of the Spirit. There has to be a connection when the Bible says a new "Fruit" will produce every month. The leaves from the tree of life draw strength from the river. The Tree of Life first appeared in the Garden of Eden and here we read about it again in the New Jerusalem. When Adam eaten of the Tree of Life they could not go near the Tree of Life because God did not want a sin fallen nature eating from this Tree because they would live forever in their fallen sin natures.
Verse five says we will reign with Jesus Christ forever and ever. We will not just be servants which will be our delight but someone or something will need governing. The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:3 that we will rule over angels. Jesus said in the parable of the talents in Luke nineteen that if we are faithful over ten things we will rule over ten cities. If we know what Revelation twenty two says about our future we will aquire more patience and strength to bear the burdens of this life. We can look at the troubles around us but in light of the richest blessing that will be ours forever and ever. There should be an urgency of getting the prophetic message out because time is running out as we know it because very soon the whole world will face this prophetic scenario starting with the rapture of the church.
Many people have avoided reading the book of Revelation because they thought it was to hard. I was only going to do a commentary on a few chapters but as time progressed this did not make any sense to me. In Revelation chapter one we are promised a special blessing if we read this book. The more open we are to the truth the greater the blessing. The apostle John did not seek this book out, God gave this to him. Notice the apostle John was commanded not to keep to himself the words of this prophecy. The purpose is to bring lost people to repentance and Christians to praising God.
Verse eleven is interesting because if a person reads this prophetic message and rejects the warnings, decides to stay unjust he or she will die separated from God for all eternity. "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." Hebrews 9:27: There is no second chance so before you turn down this saving message of Jesus Christ think extremely hard at the consequences. Once the rapture takes place events will move very fast. 2 Timothy 4:8 promises a special crown to all those who love His appearing. In the first book of the Bible (Genesis) we see Jesus Christ as the Alpha (the beginning) but in the last book of the Bible (Revelation) we see Jesus Christ as the Omega. Jesus Christ will be the victor over Satan.
There is a warning to not add or take away from this book. While there are different opinions on verses in the book of Revelation God is saying do not take away the message of the work of Jesus Christ as Savior, Lord and Judge.
In verse twenty the Bible says even so come Lord Jesus. There is an urgency so if I were to turn the theme around people need to "Come" to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord by repenting of all their sins and inviting the Son of God into their life. I do not know when Jesus Christ is coming but this event will not be held off to much longer because the world has become exceedingly evil. The prophetic signs do match the prophetic word. Pick up the newspaper or watch the news. I hope you just made that all important decision because time is running very short. The prophetic clock is almost at the midnight hour.
God bless you,