Revelation Chapter 22 is the last chapter of the book of Revelation, and also the last chapter of the Bible. It starts off with the restoration of Eden.
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John Sees the New City
John said that he saw a river flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb. There are twelve trees that border the land, each yielding fruit every month for harvest. This place was for the healing of all nations. The curse has been lifted from this land and from all humankind. The throne of God will be in the city and everyone around Him will worship Him and be His servant. They will see His face and know His name.
The Angel’s Final Words
The angel told John that he was sent by God to show him the things that will soon be taking place. He said that those who hear these prophecies would be blessed. When John bowed down at the angel’s feet, the angel told him not to because he should only bow down to God. He was told to share the words of these prophecies with the world because mankind needs to hear about what is to come.
The Book of Revelation ends with an epilogue, an invitation, and a final warning. Christ said that He will come again and the things of this prophecy will soon take place. Those who accept Him will be saved and be blessed. Those who wash their robes of all sin, sexual immorality, murder, and other sins will be able to inherit the kingdom of God.
On the other hand, Jesus said, those who do not accept Him will not be permitted to enter the gates of Heaven. Finally, John warned that nobody should add to the prophecies or take any words away and claim that their false words are from God. If they do so, they will experience plagues. He ended Revelation Chapter 22 by saying that people should repent and let others know that Jesus is coming.
Revelation 22 (King James Version)
1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.