He Who Testifies to These Things Says:
Yes, I Am Coming Soon
In these last concluding verses, the Bible comes full circle. It began with the promise of a coming Savior, who would redeem His people from their sins. That promise came immediately after the Fall, when ADONAI said: And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers; He will crush your head, and you will strike His heel (Genesis 3:15). Just as the Bible opens with the promise of Christ’s First Coming, it ends with the promise of His Second Coming.531
Jesus testifies to these things that John wrote by saying: Yes, I am coming soon. The context here points to the fact that His coming is imminent, just as the rest of the New Covenant and the book of Revelation teaches. John speaks for all true believers when he says: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus, since they are the ones who have longed for His appearing (Second Timothy 4:8). Scoffers may sarcastically ask: Where is this coming Jesus promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation (Second Peter 3:4). But that is a lie from hell. The world will not continue on forever as it has. Jesus will return just as He said He would. You can count on it because He is truth (John 18:37-38). If the certainty of the Lord’s return to judge sinners in not enough to motivate people to repent, then nothing will.