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Revelation Chapter 22

   

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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.

15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

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.

18 For 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:

19 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, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

 


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Matthew Henry's Revelation Chapter 22 Bible commentary...



A description of the heavenly state, under the figures of the water and the tree of life, and of the throne of God and the Lamb. (1-5) The truth and certain fulfilling of all the prophetic visions, The Holy Spirit, and the bride, the church, invite, and say, Come. (6-19) The closing blessing. (20,21)1-5 All streams of earthly comfort are muddy; but these are clear, and refreshing. They give life, and preserve life, to those who drink of them, and thus they will flow for evermore. These point to the quickening and sanctifying influences of the Holy Spirit, as given to sinners through Christ. The Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Father and the Son, applies this salvation to our souls by his new-creating love and power. The trees of life are fed by the pure waters of the river that comes from the throne of God. The presence of God in heaven, is the health and happiness of the saints. This tree was an emblem of Christ, and of all the blessings of his salvation; and the leaves for the healing of the nations, mean that his favour and presence supply all good to the inhabitants of that blessed world. The devil has no power there; he cannot draw the saints from serving God, nor can he disturb them in the service of God. God and the Lamb are here spoken of as one. Service there shall be not only freedom, but honour and dominion. There will be no night; no affliction or dejection, no pause in service or enjoyment: no diversions or pleasures or man's inventing will there be wanted. How different all this from gross and merely human views of heavenly happiness, even those which refer to pleasures of the mind!

6-19 The Lord Jesus spake by the angel, solemnly confirming the contents of this book, particularly of this last vision. He is the Lord God faithful and true. Also by his messengers; the holy angels showed them to holy men of God. They are things that must shortly be done; Christ will come quickly, and put all things out of doubt. And by the integrity of that angel who had been the apostle's interpreter. He refused to accept religious worship from John, and reproved him for offering it. This presents another testimony against idolatrous worship of saints and angels. God calls every one to witness to the declarations here made. This book, thus kept open, will have effect upon men; the filthy and unjust will be more so, but it will confirm, strengthen, and further sanctify those who are upright with God. Never let us think that a dead or disobedient faith will save us, for the First and the Last has declared that those alone are blessed who do his commandments. It is a book that shuts out form heaven all wicked and unrighteous persons, particularly those who love and make lies, therefore cannot itself be a lie. There is no middle place or condition. Jesus, who is the Spirit of prophecy, has given his churches this morning-light of prophecy, to assure them of the light of the perfect day approaching. All is confirmed by an open and general invitation to mankind, to come and partake freely of the promises and of the privileges of the gospel. The Spirit, by the sacred word, and by convictions and influence in the sinner's conscience, says, Come to Christ for salvation; and the bride, or the whole church, on earth and in heaven, says, Come and share our happiness. Lest any should hesitate, it is added, Let whosoever will, or, is willing, come and take of the water of life freely. May every one who hears or reads these words, desire at once to accept the gracious invitation. All are condemned who should dare to corrupt or change the word of God, either by adding to it, or taking from it.

20,21 After discovering these things to his people on earth, Christ seems to take leave of them, and return to heaven; but he assures them it shall not be long before he comes again. And while we are busy in the duties of our different stations of life; whatever labours may try us, whatever difficulties may surround us, whatever sorrows may press us down, let us with pleasure hear our Lord proclaiming, Behold, I come quickly; I come to put an end to the labour and suffering of my servants. I come, and my reward of grace is with me, to recompense, with royal bounty, every work of faith and labour of love. I come to receive my faithful, persevering people to myself, to dwell for ever in that blissful world. Amen, even so, come, Lord Jesus. A blessing closes the whole. By the grace of Christ we must be kept in joyful expectation of his glory, fitted for it, and preserved to it; and his glorious appearance will be joyful to those who partake of his grace and favour here. Let all add, Amen. Let us earnestly thirst after greater measures of the gracious influences of the blessed Jesus in our souls, and his gracious presence with us, till glory has made perfect his grace toward us. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 


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Pamela Wade's Revelation Chapter 22 comment on 4/01/2014, 8:26pm...

its more a question, when God came to the garden of Eden to see Adam and Eve clothed,was it eating the fruit, or a spiritual lesson that Adam and Eve violated that created being put out, and what does the 1000 years in the bible signify? was Adam and Eve to learn something in those years that before they got the knowledge that was given to them by the serpent?

 


Daniel's Revelation Chapter 22 comment on 3/30/2014, 10:36am...

Its clear either choose life or death. Heven or hell, god gives us all free will. Its scary thinking about what is to come but thats why god gives us time to prepare and learn from our mistakes. I pray for the non believers because god is coming back with no mercy.

 


CAROLYN COKELEY's Revelation Chapter 22 comment on 3/23/2014, 6:13pm...

By faith are you saved lest any man should boast We are saved by grace but we are rewarded for our works As James said Faith without works is dead Works without faith is dead

 


Jayv Pilai's Revelation Chapter 22 comment about verse 12 on 3/17/2014, 4:34pm...

Unlike the popular belief amongst Christians that we are Saved by just Grace Faith alone Eph 2 8 Jesus statement in 22 12 Revalation confirms otherwise It affirms my belief that Works is an integral part of Salvation in the Christian Faith All those who say otherwise are spreading false doctrine Easy Christianity is appealing Who wants to do hard work when you can obtain Salvation without it Who will not prefer to get a University Degree without passing any exam Works are according to Jesus the yardstick with which He is going to give us the rewards when we leave this material world Jesus never said otherwise Genuine Belief in Him and Works are the necessary ingredients to Salvation

 


Larry parker's Revelation Chapter 22 comment on 3/14/2014, 1:32am...

The word of God are faithful and true and he is still sending his prophets to let us know that these things will come to pass It is up to us to believe or not to believe He want us all who serve Him to spread the word of His goodness

 


ERIK ALAN SILBERBERG SR.'s Revelation Chapter 22 comment about verse 12 on 3/12/2014, 4:54pm...

Jesus is coming back and he is just He will give everyone what they deserve and or what they earned So whatever you get is based on your works or how you lived For example If you worked thirty hours last week dont expect to get a forty hour check God will make sure you get what you earned

 


ERIK ALAN SILBERBERG SR.'s Revelation Chapter 22 comment about verse 15 on 3/12/2014, 4:43pm...

I think the mention of dogs in this verse is referred to people who just cant seem to get it right Dogs eat or play in waste that has already passed through their body The mess they go back to isnt good for nothing but the sewer After JESUS delivers us from our sins or the horribe state we were in lets not give into the dog spirit and go backwards and miss heaven Also stay away from others who induldge in this type of behavoir

 


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