Rev. 22:6-21 THE CONCLUSION OF THE BOOK
Intro: We have covered a lot of territory in the book of Revelation. We have
traveled through history from the early churches all the way into eternity. But,
finally, we have arrived at the back door of the book and of the Bible. It is here that
we receive a trio of final things. As we look into these verses tonight, letís notice
together, the conclusion of the book.
I. v.6-10 THE FAITHFUL WORD OF GOD
A. v.6 The Accuracy Of The Word - (Ill. 2 Tim. 3:16 - Lit. God breathed!)
The Bible is an accurate book!
B. v.7-9 The Authority Of The Word -
1. v.7 - The Lord declares His coming and gives a command. (Ill. We are to
keep the Word! - John 14:15; James 1:22-23)
2. v.8-9 - John worships the angel, and is rebuked! We are to give our
worship to God and Him alone - Matt. 4:8-10; Deut. 20:10)
C. v.10 The Accessibility Of The Word - This is not a closed Book! It is open
to all who are led by the Spirit. It is the final authority for all faith and practice
in the House of God and the lives of Godís children! (ILL. Just because it is
open, does not mean it is open to alteration!) (Ill. 1 Cor. 2:13-14)
II. v.11-16 THE FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST
A. v.11 It Settles What We Are - Jesus is the great divider, (Ill. The thieves).
Where a man stands in regard to Jesus determines his condition here, and
hereafter! (There is time now, there may not be later! - 2 Cor. 6:2)
B. v.12-15 It Settles Where We Are - (Ill. Each judged by his works - v.13!)
1. v.14 Some will be in Jesus - These will be in glory with Him!
2. v.15 Some will be outside Jesus - Those who are lost will be lost forever.
Ill the greatest agony of Hell will be the knowledge that it didnít have to
end this way! (Ill. The rich manís agony was made worse because of the bliss
C. v.16 It Settles Whose We Are - We are His, the great lover of the church!
Ill. it ought to be a joy to your heart to know that you belong to Jesus!
III. v.17-21 THE FINAL WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT
A. v.17 The Last Welcome -
1. The last invitation - ďComeĒ - Ill. What a great word! (Ill. Noah and the
2. The last inviters - The Spirit and the Bride. Those who have drank well
of the blessings of the Lord invite those who have not, to come and to partake
of all that He is and all that He has to offer.
3. The last invited - The hearer, the thirsty, whosoever! (All are invited to
partake of the Water of Life. Many are drinking from the stagnated
ponds of the world. They are sipping all the filth, and the scum that this
world has to offer. Jesus offers each one a chance to be eternally satisfied.
A chance to have within them , a river. A chance to never thirst
again! (John 4:13-14) (John 7:37-38)
B. v.18-19 The Last Warning - Man is not to tamper with the Word of God!
This book opens with a blessing to all who will read it, hear it, and keep it, Rev.
1:3! It closes with a condemnation of all those who take it upon themselves to
change Godís Word! Men can do as they please, but they cannot change the
Word of God - Psa. 119:89! Those who try will pay a heavy price!
C. v.20-21 The Last Word -
1. A Word From The Savior - His last word is to remind us that He is
coming. This gives us great hope! It also gives us reason to purify our lives
before Him - 1 John 3:1-3!)
2. A Word From The Saints - ďCome!Ē There is a desire to depart in the
heart of every born again believer! (Phil. 1:23!) There is a desire to homeward
bound! (Ill. v.21 - It is interesting to notice that there is a word of grace!
While we wait, we need that grace to sustain us day by day!)