Revelation 22:2 For the Healing

Revelation 22:2 (KJV)
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.

I assume that the healing of the nations is past tense because it has been completely accomplished. They will need no healing of:

  • disease, 
  • death or 
  • disagreements 

It is a done deal. 

The leaves, I think, serve as a reminder of what God has done among His people.

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Revelation 21:2 What John Saw

Revelation 21:2 (KJV)
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

“And I John Saw”

Avoid the temptation to view John’s circumstances as unique to himself. John’s testimony and experience was personal and his own, but so is yours and so is mine. I have seen, and heard, and felt, and been moved by God in my own life as much as John was. If you are a Christian, so have you. 

Avoid speaking of your faith in an impersonal way. Christianity is intensely personal, intimate. It may seem unscientific to address it in those terms. Those are the very terms most likely to convince those who know not Jesus. 

When I was in Bible College, I was urged to avoid those words we use in church and that are common among Christians:

  • Saved
  • Repent
  • Etc

I declare just the opposite to be the case. Demonstrate you are a new creature if it is true of you. You have a new language, a new standard, a new dress, and a new direction if you have a new life.

Make the communication of your faith personal and it will be much more effectual. 

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Revelation 20:2 That Old Serpent

Revelation 20:2 (KJV)
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

That old serpent

He is the devil. He is old. He goes back all the way to the garden of Eden. He is old but be is not ageless. He had a beginning. There was a time he did not exist. He was created. At that moment time began for him. 

God is sometimes called the ancient of days, but He is not old. He is ageless. There has never been a time when He was not. He has no beginning. Time is irrelevant to Him[1] because there is no moment when time began for Him. 


[1] Except in His use of time for our benefit.

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Revelation 17:1 It Will Overcome

Revelation 17:1 (KJV)
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

The first time these vials, filled with the wrath of God, is seen in Revelation 15:7. Here one of those angels, with one of those vials: 

  • Spoke with the prophet
  • Invited the prophet to join him and
  • Shewed the prophet the target of his judgment

It is significant that this target is religious in nature. It is future and tribulational, but it reveals what I am sure is the truth; that those who are true to God have a part in the doom of false religion. 

  • The preaching of God’s Word
  • The prayers of God’s people
  • The practice of God’s faith

May appear sometimes to make little difference in the world. Nevertheless, it is salt, and it is light, and, in the end, it will overcome the multitudes of false religious worship. 

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Revelation 14:1 Look and See

Revelation 14:1 (KJV)
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.

A Lamb. Capital l, Lamb. This is Jesus Christ.

What a title for the Lord. 

  • A Lamb as it had been slain
  • A Lamb provided but God
  • A Lamb that take the away the sin of the world

This Lamb once opened not His mouth before the shearers. Now He stands on the mount Sion. 

  • He stands ready to save
  • He stands ready to forgive 
  • He stands ready to lead
  • He stands ready to gather His own to His house
  • He stands ready to judge
  • He stands ready to defeat 
  • He stands ready to reap the harvest of the world
  • He stands ready to come again

Look! Look and you will see Him too. 

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Revelation 10:11 Preach Again

Revelation 10:11 (KJV)
And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

The word I am keying in upon is, “again”. “Thou must prophesy, [preach, proclaim the Word of God] again.” 

He had just digested a piece of Scripture. 
It was sweet to his taste but bitter in his belly. I know the feeling. I love the Word of God. I love reading it, studying it, coming to understand it a little bit more and a little bit better. I love dedicating time, attention, and focus to the Bible. I love the quiet time with God and His Word. 

But I realize that this is not my only duty. 
I must preach it again and again. I must be among people, many of them. I must declare the Word to those who hear but never heed. I must preach it, when I am able, to those who hate to hear the Word of God. I must preach it to those I love and know have not trusted Christ as Saviour. I must preach it again and again even though, as I do so, many of them reject the message, and the God I love. 

Wow, I am thankful for those who support the preaching of the Word of God. 
I am thankful for those who express love for me and those who back me in preaching. I could and would do this if only God was pleased. But it is sure more pleasant when at least a few others come along. 

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Revelation 8:1 Silence

Revelation 8:1 (KJV)
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day here in the US. Our heavens will not be silent tonight. Indeed, they have not been for many nights lately. My neighbor has a tradition of getting out of town to camp over the Fourth. She isn’t celebrating, she is escaping. The noise in the heavens is too much for her. Others express the same frustration. They are thankful for our country, but they think these celebrations with fireworks are too much. 

Perhaps they are. 

John Adams said that the day should be celebrated this way. It’s about the only monument that bears his name. I am not quick to give it up.

But I notice the silence in heaven. 

There is something to be said for absolute silence. It is a healthy thing especially in our busy world today, to be set aside some time to be still and know that God is God. 

I understand that this passage isn’t a command, but it could be a prescription. I recommend believers everywhere have about half an hour, thirty minutes per day, of silence. 

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Revelation 18:16-17 Riches Come To Nothing

Revelation 18:16-17 (KJV)
And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

I feel like I must constantly remind those, who could read these daily visits, that everything in the Revelation of Jesus Christ is future and will have a literal fulfillment. That being said, men are the same in every age. We haven’t changed much from the days recorded in the Old Testament and, so far as human nature is concerned, not much will have changed in the time of the Great Tribulation. I can therefore learn from those parallels’ lessons helpful to life today and now. 

What I notice is how quickly riches come to nothing. In one hour, in barely a moment’s notice, everything these people had placed their stock, their livelihoods and their self-worth had come to naught. 

Matthew 6:19-21
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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Revelation 10:2 Small But Powerful

Revelation 10:2 (KJV)
And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

We, as men, see truth so darkly. 

Albert Barnes says the little book symbolizes the Reformation period. 

John Gill says the little book cannot symbolize the Reformation but rather the revelation of those things sealed in Revelation 5 and now about to be opened upon the world.

Adam Clarke just says, “Who knows what is meant by it?”

Note that it is distinctly called a little book. The things of God do not have to be big 

  • To be powerful, 
  • To be effective or 
  • To accomplish the will and work of God

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Revelation 8:13 Woe, Woe, Woe

Revelation 8:13 (KJV)
And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

I thought this morning that I would love to hear those angels say with a loud voice, “Woe, Woe, Woe.” But then I thought again:

I will hear it
This is prophecy and it concerns me. As one of the children of God, those who have been saved and will be raptured to heaven before the Great Tribulation, I will be present in heaven to hear when they speak these woes.

I will not like hearing it
I rejoice in the holy and perfect plan of God. I rest in His goodness and trust His justice. That being said, I cannot look forward to what my fellow human beings will endure under these woes. Truth is, God would have them to be saved from it if they would but turn to Him now. Oh, may we be faithful and effective in preaching to them. 

Woe to those who don’t hear it
By that I mean those who endure these woes. 

  • There is time today to repent. 
  • There is time today to be saved from them. 
  • There is time today to come to Christ and find grace and mercy. 

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