Revelation 22:6-21 Reading the Passage

Be Prepared for the Lord’s Return – Revelation 22:6-21

22 (6) The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.” (7) “Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

(8) I, John, am he who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. (9) But he said to me, “Do not do so; I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” (10) Then he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. (11) He that is unrighteous, let him continue to practice unrighteousness, he that is defiled, let him continue to defile himself; but he that is righteous, let him continue to practice righteousness, and he that is holy, let him continue to become holy.”

(12) “Behold, I am coming soon! I am bringing my rewards with me, and I will repay each man what he deserves for his work. (13) I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (14) Blessed are they who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to eat from the tree of life and may enter through the gates into the city. (15) Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

(16) “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star.”

(17) The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come! Whoever is willing, let him take the water of life freely.

(18) I bear witness to every man who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book. (19) If any man removes any words from the book of this prophecy—God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and remove him from the holy city.

(20) He who bears witness about these things says, “Yes, indeed, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! (21) The grace of the Lord Jesus be with the saints. Amen.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.