Today we finish up the book of Revelation. I hope you’ve enjoyed it.
Let me ask a few questions—please post your answers in the comments so we can hear from you.
- What new things have you learned from this reading through Revelation?
- How has God spoken to you through this book?
As we conclude this book there are two passages that I want to draw your attention to:
Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. (v.12-13)
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. (v.17)
In verses 12-13 Jesus reminds us who He is (also in verse 16). He is the Root of David – this confirms His important lineage that prophesied in:
The Lord has sworn to David a truth from which He will not turn back: “Of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.” Psalm 132:11
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:6-7
He tells us He is the Bright Morning Star – the One who gives us direction. When we look to Him – he leads us and shows us the steps to take.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
He is the Alpha and Omega (the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet) – the beginning and the end. God is eternal both ways – no beginning and no end. This breaths peace and confidence into our ever-changing lives.
What an encouragement Jesus’ invitation to us in verse 17 is!
The one who hears… come
The one who is thirsty… come
Take the water of life without cost
Have you drunk from the water of life? Is there a well springing up in you that will never go dry (John 4)? If so, take a moment right now and that Jesus for being all He said He would and for offering you the gift of life.
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor