By Robert Thomas
It’s the final day of reading for our NT8 series and as we read through the very end of the New Testament I hope you take some time to ponder the positively splendorous way this book ends.
Revelation contains page after page of imagery and prophecy, depicting the judgment of the earth, until finally the judgment is done. We see that suffering ends, we see God’s people are with Him, and “He who was seated on the throne” is making all things new. The Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End, the One from whom flows the river of life, declares in no uncertain terms: “It is done.”
How can we not get swept up in the excitement? A loud voice is crying out in this passage, declaring that God is not separated from His people, He lives among them. God Himself will be with them! The old order has passed away.
Regardless of what occurs to us in this world, what we go through in our lives, if our names are found written in the book of life, this is our future.
Encouraging words that offer a challenge are given near the end, as the Bible says “Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” This offer is open to anyone who wishes. If you thirst, you need only come to Christ, and He will give you the water of life.
Finally, may these final, solemn words John himself speaks be a blessing for you: “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.”
Let it be so in our lives, both now and forevermore.
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