Revelation 22:18 –19 I warn everyone who hears of the prophecy of this book:  if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

Observation-

We are almost at the end of Revelation and all of God’s plan when John issues a strong warning.  In Revelation 1 John’s tells us those who hear the words of prophecy and keep them will be blessed.  Now in verse 18 we are told not to add anything to the prophecy revealed to John or we will face the plagues described in Revelation.  In verse 19 John tells us not to take anything away from the words in Revelation or God will take away our share of the tree of Life.

Application

God’s redemptive plan is His from Genesis through Revelation.  I must remember that the Bible is the holy, infallible Spirit led word of God.  The prophecy reveled to John that he tells to us is true in its entirety.  Jesus will return and be triumphant!  Revelation should serve as a call to endure and hold fast in our faith to King Jesus.  We do not get to pick and choose any parts of God’s story to edit or else face eternal consequences.  The coming of the Lord should also give a sense of urgency to reach the lost before it is too late.

Prayer

Father,

Thank you for the truth in your Word and revealing your return to John for us to know the victory in you.  Help me to remain strong and endure in my faith to give you the glory as I share with others.