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A Personal Appointment

Life on Earth is temporary. This is true for all of us. Our lives here will come to an end. While it might be easier to think of the end of this temporary life on Earth as something far out into the future, Revelation 22 teaches us to be constantly ready. The Lord says in Revelation 22:7, and again in verse 12, “Look, I am coming!”  Since we don’t know the moment at which our earthly life might end, the Bible teaches us to be ready now and to stay ready at all times.  

Instead of reading the last chapter of the last book of the Bible as a distant prediction of a vague future, we should read it as a specific description of a personal appointment we each have with the Lord. Revelation 22:1-5 gives us a glimpse of what heaven will be like.  While this is encouraging for the future, it should also be motivating us to action now.   Revelation 22:12-15 tells us that choices we have made will determine what happens after this present life ends.  Verse 14 says, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life ...”  This means those who have received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord will live on after this Earthly life is over, eternally in heaven with Him.   

The decision and the choice is ours.  

Reflect:

  • Do you know that you have “the right to the tree of life” as described in Revelation 22:14?  If not, your next step might be salvation.
  • How can you apply the teaching of Revelation 22 to your life right now; to be ready to meet Jesus at any time?


 

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