Come Lord Jesus!
Topic: Sermon Passage: Revelation 22:6–22:21
COME, LORD JESUS!
The Reckoning (Andrew Peterson)
And I know You hear the cries of every soul tonight â€¨ You see the teardrops as they roll tonightâ€¨ Down the faces of the saintsâ€¨ Who grow weary and faint in Your fieldsâ€¨â€¨ And the wicked roam the cities and the streets tonightâ€¨ But when the God of love and thunder speaks tonightâ€¨ Oh, I believe You will comeâ€¨ Your justice be done, but how long?
How long? How long?â€¨ How long until this curtain is lifted?â€¨ How long is this song that we sing?â€¨ How long until the reckoning?
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16
I. Christ is Coming Soon for His Faithful Servants (Revelation 22:7)
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. John 14:1-3
For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
Encourage one another!
II. Christ is Coming Soon for Judgment (Revelation 22:12-13)
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. Revelation 20:12
1. Believers (Revelation 22:14)
2. Unbelievers (Revelation 22:15)
When the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
Share the Gospel
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. Revelation 22:17
III. Christ is Coming Soon In His Glory (Revelation 22:20)
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Matthew 25:31
1. He is going to make all things new.
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true. Revelation 21:5 says:
2. He will defeat our adversary once and for all.
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. Revelation 12:10
And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. Revelation 19:20
3. He will fully establish his kingdom.
No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. Revelation 22:3-5
Anticipate His coming!