Revelation 22

Revelation 22: Christ shall Come

                John saw; “…a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God… and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits… the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse…And they [the followers of Christ] shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:1-4) Here we see that old things are once again done away. Curses will go away from the earth and out of the throne of God will the nations of the world be healed. Those who follow God will have His name on their foreheads (this might not mean literally). Those who follow God will have no need for light, because they will carry His light with them always. God told John; “Behold, I come quickly; blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” (Revelation 22:7) We need to be prepared always, for we do not know when the Second Coming will occur and therefore might not have time to repent tomorrow.

John explains of the consequences of those who change or add to HIS BOOK [i.e. The Book of Revelations]; “…I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life…” (Revelation 22:18-19) John explains of the consequences of adding, changing or taking away from the Book of Revelations and not from the Bible as a whole.

The Book of Revelations, The New Testament and the Bible as a whole end;

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” (Revelation 22:21)

Revelation 21

Revelation 21: Sons of Christ – New Heaven and Earth

                John saw a New Heaven and a New Earth come down from heaven and; “…the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” (Revelation 21:1) John explains that he saw; “…the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” (Revelation 21:2) The old things will be done with and a new beginning will start, those who overcame the world will be blessed; “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4) Once the dust has settled and the wars are over, God will cause a new Heaven and Earth to be formed and there shall no longer be any pain or death. For God said; “…It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end… He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” (Revelation 21:6-7) Here we learn that we are literally Sons and Daughters of God, but if we overcome the world we will be adopted and accepted as Sons and Daughters of Christ as well.

John explains that those who still do not believe in God and refuse to make change in their lives or have sinned beyond forgiveness will burn; “…with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:9) John then says an angel carried him away to the top of a high mountain to show him the New Jerusalem;

“Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious… And had a wall great and high… the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones, The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a tpaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.” (Revelation 21:11-12;18-20) John goes on to explain that the twelve gates of the city were; “…twelve pearls… and the street was pure gold…” (Revelation 21:21) The symbolic elements John saw that compose the city; clear glass, precious stones, pearls, and gold all share the traits of being able to reflect light. These elements symbolize purity and beauty and do not decay or tarnish with time.

John saws that throughout the entire city he did not see a temple; “…for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof…And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.” (Revelation 21:22-23; 25)

Revelation 15

Revelation 15: Celestial Glory

                John explains that he saw; “…another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues…” (Revelation15:1)

John also saw a “…sea of glass…” (Revelation 15:2) and those who had overcome the world and the power of the beast were on the sea of glass with harps, praising God and exclaiming; “…Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” (Revelation 15:3) These are those Saints (members of the church) who will be given Celestial Glory.