11th verse makes the connection to our final segment of Revelation.
11 Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.”
Clearly this verse confirms that if anyone dies without Christ, he/she will be without Christ forever – once we cross the line there is no going back – that line is one’s own physical death.
We are reminded that our eternal destiny is decided when we are still alive and breathing.
Verse 12 talks about rewards to the believer.
Lord Jesus gives rewards to the believer for living out their salvation.
When we accept Lord Jesus as our savior we not only receive forgiveness for our sins but also the promise of eternal life with HIM.
Verse 12 specifies the rewards for doing good works as result of our faith in Lord Jesus.
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Lord Jesus describes Himself with three pairs of titles and they all affirm HE is eternal God.
Those who were redeemed and saved; live out their life in obedience to HIS written Word, will have the opportunity to eat from the tree of life and also enter New Jerusalem in eternity.
Author Jeff Lasseigne records five ways where we can identify a believer:
1) We walk in the light
2) We keep His commandments
3) We love other people
4) We do not practice sin
5) We put our faith into action
Verse 15 clearly mentions everyone who is not saved, rejected the Gospel and followed the ways of this world will remain as outsiders destined to go to eternal punishment which is hell.
“I am the Root and the Offspring of David” means that Lord Jesus is both man and God.
“As God, Jesus was Root or source of David, in that HE created him. The lineage of Jesus traces back through the line of David”
The name David is the 1st and the last name recorded in New Testament
The reference to the ‘Morning Star’ is to tell us that HE will lead us to a new day in eternity.
Three times we come across the word ‘come’ in 17th verse – a compelling invitation for the unsaved to come to Lord Jesus.
Here the Holy Spirit is calling people to salvation and to receive the gift of eternal life.
To tamper with the Word of God is to reject God Himself.
When someone rejects any part of the book of Revelation, God will take away his/her part from the Book of Life.
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.
The last recorded words of our Lord Jesus Christ is “I am coming soon”
It means that HE is going to come in a matter of seconds and coming swiftly
Lord Jesus confirms His coming and assures us that HE will keep promise of HIS return.
Apostle John responds by saying to this word of assurance with an “Amen.”
He echoes Christ’s promise. Even so, come, Lord Jesus
We also join him to watch for HIS return any time in our life time or after our death.