The word “quickly” in Rev. 22:7 doesn’t mean “shortly” or “immediately.” There are many people who scoff at this and say; “Jesus said He would come quickly, but it has been two thousand years, and He still hasn’t come.”
The idea here is that when Jesus comes, everything will happen quickly. Paul said that it will happen “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye” (1 Cor.15:52). When the time is right, things will happen quickly. It will be an instantaneous transformation.
We will need new bodies (John 14) so that we will not faint when we see the magnificence of heaven, and the New Jerusalem, with gold, silver, and precious stones used in the buildings and streets (Rev.21). On earth we regard these things as rare and precious, but the amazing thing about God is that He just sees them as building materials, and decorations. God doesn’t treasure them. God treasure you!
We are His treasure; we are what He values most. Peter said that we are “rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious.” (1 Peter 2:4). The value of something is usually determined by how rare it is, and God only made one of you. Jesus values you and Loves you, and He has invited you to be a part of His eternal family. Will you accept His invitation today?
“Behold I make all things new.” Be encouraged my brothers and sisters. We should not allow any more doubt about Christ’s power to save. Rather, by God’s grace, we will believe more in Jesus Christ, and, according to our faith, so shall it be. If we only trust Him for those whose faults seem to us few and light, our little trust will reap little reward; but if we can go with strong faith in our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, and bring great sinners in our arms, and put them down before this mighty Regenerator of men, and pray, “Lord, if You will You can make them new.” And if we will never cease the pleading till we get the blessing, then we shall see even more illustrations of the fact that Jesus makes all things new; and calling up the witnesses of his redeeming power, we shall cry in the ears of a drowsy Church and an unbelieving world, “Behold! Behold! Behold! Jesus makes all things new.” May The Lord give us eyes to see it. Amen.
“And anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:15).To be sure that your name is in that book should be the top priority of your life. – It isn’t just calling Jesus Lord. Many will call Him Lord, but He will say; ‘..I never knew you’ (Matt.7:23). It is about surrendering your life to Him, and making Him the Master of your life. – If you haven’t done that, it would be the best way to start the New Year. Surrender your life to God and ask Jesus to save you, and to be the Lord of your life. Trust in God that Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose from the dead. Give your heart to Him. Then you will know that your name is written in the Book of Life.