Revelation 22:1-21, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give everyone according to has work”
In the light of God’s word that reminds us that Jesus is coming back again quickly, why are people rejecting the real truth and establishing their own, John 3:19-21, tells us why, “19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20, For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” It’s not about what you feel is the truth but knowing the truth. You establish your own righteousness and you will continue to stay in darkness, but remember tomorrow is promised to no one.
Because people have not repented and turned to God, here are the results, Romans 1:18-32,”18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness; …19since what may be known about God is plain to them; because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen; being understood from what has been made; so that men are without excuse.; 21For although they knew God; they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him; but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise; they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie; and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.; 26Because of this; God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust. The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness; 28Furthermore; since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God; he gave them over to a depraved mind; to do what ought not to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness; evil; greed and depravity. They are full of envy; murder; strife; deceit and malice. They are gossips; 30slanderers; God-haters; insolent; arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless; faithless; heartless; ruthless. 32Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death; they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” (NIV). These are not my words but His words, read it for yourself.
Three times in Revelation 22 does the word “I am coming quickly” is recorded, to me this is a trumpet sounding the coming of Christ soon. Revelation 22:12, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give everyone according to his work”. He is coming to reward according to everyone’s deeds, if you did good, your reward will be good, if you did evil and you were never forgiven of it, that would be your pay. Being good before God means being perfect, no one has and never will be perfect. It’s only by grace that we are saved, Ephesians 2:8, “Grace is only given to the one who has been shown mercy, and mercy is given to the one who is humbled and humility comes to the one who has acknowledged to have broken His laws and needs a Savior to save him/her from the wrath to come.” Salvation is the key and I believe God will also reward on how faithful we were here on earth especially in reaching the lost. The bible says, “It’s appointed for a man once to die and after this judgment” what a tragedy it will be that when He comes and finds you not ready when He has given you signs of His coming. I love you so much to tell you that you need to escape hell if you have not. A certain group sang a song with part of this lyrics, “…..When The Big One (Death) Finds You May This Song Remind You That They Don’t Serve Breakfast In Hell” Revelation 22:13-14, “13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” 14, “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city “
He is coming quickly, are you ready? are you also preparing other people, family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances to be ready for His coming? The bible says, “Now is our salvation much nearer than when we first believed” This is your time. Blessings Evans