“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
22:17 The Spirit and the bride - The Spirit of adoption in the bride, in the heart of every true believer. Say - With earnest desire and expectation. Come - And accomplish all the words of this prophecy. And let him that thirsteth, come - Here they also who are farther off are invited. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life - He may partake of my spiritual and unspeakable blessings, as freely as he makes use of the most common refreshments; as freely as he drinks of the running stream.
Re 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. Twice the Lord has said, "I come quickly" (Re 22:7,12). John repeats that the Lord saith, "Surely I come quickly", in Re 22:20. The subject of these verses is the coming of the Lord. The Bridegroom has promised to come, and the Bride responds to the promise of the Bridegroom by inviting him to come. The church, filled with the Spirit, stands with hands extended, "loving his appearance" (2Ti 4:8), inviting the coming, and eager for the coming of the Lord. And let him that heareth say, Come. Let all who have heard the gracious promise join in the invitation and say, "Come". And let him that is athirst come. Let all thirsty for the water of life come and partake of it freely. Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. To will to come is the essential thing in order to coming to Christ.