Revelation 22 Lesson

Revelation is an amazing study!   In the final book of the New Testament, God reveals His plan (through an angel) for John to share with the world.   Through John’s inspired words, we get a preview of what heaven will be like for those who obey the Gospel and follow Jesus.

We also get a dark picture of what the last days will be like for those who choose not to follow Jesus and instead follow the ways of the world.

There is an old saying, “If you do not know where you are going, any road will do.”

  • Without God’s plan, we are lost and have nothing to look forward to.  
  • With God’s plan revealed we gain a clear understanding of heaven and the hope that we have in Jesus.  

John’s Revelation highlights the dramatic differences between heaven and hell.  Those who are saved will be with God and Jesus forever! Those who are lost will experience the horrors of hell for all of eternity!

This should get our attention! When we hear about the final days on earth, the horrible plagues, and God’s righteous judgment, we should be compelled to take our spiritual inventory to make sure that we are on the right path.   If changes need to be made, we should make them now, with a sense of urgency!

Whether or not we choose to follow God’s direction for our lives is a decision that each of us must make for ourselves. Nobody can make that decision for us.  

The book of Joshua speaks about this soul-saving decision:

  • Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served, which were beyond the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord .” – Joshua 24:15.

We will conclude our study of Revelation by reviewing a scripture that we first read in chapter 1.  

  • “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.” – Revelation 1:3.

We have read the words, now we must put them into action. When we do, we can look forward with great anticipation to the blessings that God will provide.    

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Dan W

Great job on bringing us the Word!

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jmack3388

Easy decision to make in our heads. Living a life that reflects that God comes first is the challenge. Paul writes about it in Romans 7:14-20, "For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.

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