“Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” ~ Revelation 22:7
Are you keeping the prophecies of this book? Or have you become cynical of it? Be careful, because there are many personal warnings from God himself that you be very careful to NOT do that.
There are always the ministers of Satan, who transform themselves as angels of light, and that are ordained to gather, by deception, those who will trifle with the things from God!
- “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.” ~ Revelation 16:14-15
- “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
The Revelation is the final prophecy of the whole Bible, so when it states “blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book” it speaks to the whole book of the Bible. Because if you try to understand Revelation in truth, you must use most of the rest of the Bible to properly interpret the symbols and story-line of the Revelation. If you take the time to read and understand most of the articles on this site, you will begin to understand this reality.
“And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.” ~ Revelation 22:8
An angel is a messenger whom God chooses to send and reveal truth to souls. As such, the angel could be a preacher, evangelist, pastor, teacher, gospel writer, etc. And you are never to worship any messenger whom God would use to reveal Jesus Christ and the calling for his true people to you. You are to only worship God!
“Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.” ~ Revelation 22:9
Yes, being part of the Bible, Revelation teaches us spiritual lessons we need to take heed to. That is why especially today, there is a true ministry that will open up the true spiritual lessons in Revelation. It is not intended to be a book of “dark sayings” to an honest heart that wants the truth.
“And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.” ~ Revelation 22:10
Is Revelation a sealed book to you? It does not need to be. Unless you are seeking help from the wrong messenger?
“For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men” ~ Isaiah 29:10-13
Seek for true and faithful, obedient to the Lord, messengers. Ones who have themselves been completely delivered from sin, and who keep themselves free through the power of Christ. Choose messengers for your soul that have proven themselves true and faithful to Christ through much difficulty and trials of faith. Don’t be like most people who chose messengers that will only tell them what they want to hear, so that they can continue in their sinful living.
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” ~ 2 Timothy 4:2-4
After hearing the truth, we begin to start solidifying our spiritual condition for eternity, by how we respond, or don’t respond, to the true gospel of Jesus Christ!
“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” ~ Revelation 22:11
Make a good choice for your spiritual life, because it will become who you are for eternity!
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” ~ Revelation 22:12-13
All that ever was and is, was created by Jesus Christ. So the reality is: his will for our lives is the only thing that really matters!
“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” ~ Revelation 22:14
Again, the spiritual City, is the New Jerusalem, the church, the bride of Christ, which came down to earth through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When Christ saves the soul out of sin, they then have the privilege to partake of the tree of Life, which also is Jesus Christ.
The mixture of sin and religion is what goes on: outside of the spiritual walls of the church.
“For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” ~ Revelation 22:15
Everything outside of the kingdom of God is evil. This is why Jesus started his gospel from the beginning by saying:
“…The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” ~ Mark 1:15
You must repent and completely forsake your sins to enter the true Kingdom of God.
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 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. ~ Revelation 22:16-17
The Holy Spirit and the bride of Christ say “Come!” If you claim to be the church, are you answering the call to:
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” ~ 2 Corinthians 6:17-18
And as the church: we are called to bear our cross, and earnestly labor with a burden for the lost.
Today the remnant of God’s church in the Earth is still preaching the Word of God under the direction of the Holy Spirit. And by these, God is still calling all sinners everywhere to repent by forsaking their sins completely.
“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” ~ Revelation 22:18-19
Don’t change it or try to water it down for your advantage. Fearfully respect all the Word, because it came from Almighty God! God has always felt this way about how people choose to use his Word.
“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” ~ Deuteronomy 4:2
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” ~ Revelation 22:20-21
Note: this diagram below shows where the twenty-second chapter is within the full Revelation message. This final chapter shows the calling of the church, to flow living water out to the rest of the world. And warns that God’s Word is not to be modified! To better understand a high level view of Revelation, you can also see the “Routekaart van Openbaring.”