1. THE RIVER AND TREE OF LIFE – (Vs 1-2)
1. The water of life comes out of the throne of God.
2. The tree of life – contrast with Genesis 3:22-24.
2. FOR EVER AND EVER (Vs 3-5)
1. There will be no curse. God’s servants shall serve Him – V-3.
2. We shall see God’s face. His name will be be in our foreheads – V-4.
3. There shall be no night there — one day that lasts forever.
4. We shall reign for ever and ever. This will be our eternal state – V-5.
3. THE CERTAINTY OF FULFILLMENT. (V5- 6-9)
1. These things are as certain of fulfillment as the Word of God.
2. Here Jesus is speaking to John as the angel shows him these things.
3. Jesus said: “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the saying of the prophecy of this book.”
4. Angel-worship is forbidden: God-worship is commanded – V-9.
4. NO SECOND CHANCE (Vs 10-16)
1. When a person dies, the time for decision and change is forever past. There is no second chance for repentance after death. The godly will remain godly and the wicked will remain wicked forever. People will not be purified in hell and then moved up to heaven.
2. Only the righteous are within – V-14.
3. The wicked are without – without is the lake of fire, hell – V-15)
4. This is the testimony of Jesus –
5. The saints will receive their rewards for the deeds done in this life at the second corning of Christ – V-12.
5. THE LAST INVITATION (V-17)
1. God would not close His Book without a last invitation to sinners.
2. The Holy Spirit, the Bride (Church) and all believers are commissioned to invite. The invitation “Come” “take’, “freely.”
6. THE LAST WARNING (VS 18-19).
1. A strong warning to all who would add to or take from the Word of God.
2. Some translators render “Book of Life” “Tree of Life” in V-19.
3. God will stand for no tampering with His Holy Word.
7. THE LAST PROMISE (20)
1. “Surely I come quickly.” The last promise Jesus made to us in the Bible is that He coming back again.
8. THE LAST PRAYER (20)
1. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The last prayer in the bible is a prayer for Jesus to come. After what John
had been privileged to see and hear, is it any wonder he prayed for Jesus to come?