Behold, I AM Coming in the Twinkling of an Eye

22: 6-21

    Here John, the human author under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, brings the book of Revelation to a close. Although falling into a number of short sections, it emphasizes two major themes: first, the authenticity of the book as a divine revelation, or coming from God Himself, and secondly, the imminence of the return of Jesus Christ.

    Having taken the reader through the amazing sweep of future history all the way to into the Eternal State, all that’s left for John to record is this divine ending. By this point in the book all the glorious purposes that God commanded before the foundation of the world will have been accomplished. The devastating judgments of the Great Tribulation will have been carried out and their memory long forgotten. The Lord Jesus Christ will have returned in blazing glory, executed His enemies, and reigned over the earth for a thousand years. All rebels, both angels and humans, will have been sentenced to their eternal punishment in the lake of fire. The present universe will have been “uncreated,” and the eternal new heaven and the new earth created, in which the KING of kings and LORD of lords will be reigning with His Father. Believers from all the ages, both Jew and Gentile, will live in the light of the Shechinah glory. Absolute and unchanging holiness will characterize all who live in the capital city of the New Jerusalem. They will constantly praise, worship, and serve the Trinity throughout all eternity in an environment of perfect peace, joy and fulfillment.516


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