Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
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2018-05-18 ILC Chapel — Jesus is coming soon. Let…

2018 Chapels -
Jesus is coming soon. Let us prepare by continuing to study His Word.

 

Date : 2018-05-18
Speaker : Professor John Ude

Revelation 22:6–20 (Listen)

Jesus Is Coming

And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”

“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

10 And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. 11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”

12 “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

14 Blessed are those who wash their robes,1 so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”

17 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.

18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19 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.

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Footnotes

[1] 22:14 Some manuscripts do his commandments

(ESV)

Hymn: TLH 606, st. 2,3: O’er the Distant Mountains Breaking

Hymnary.org Organ Audio



2. O Thou Long-expected, weary 
Waits my anxious soul for Thee; 
Life is dark, and earth is dreary, 
Where Thy light I do not see. 
O my Savior, 
O my Savior, 
When wilt Thou return to me? 

3. Nearer is my soul’s salvation; 
Spent the night, the day at hand. 
Keep me in my lowly station, 
Watching for Thee till I stand, 
O my Savior, 
O my Savior, 
In Thy bright, Thy promised land.