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REVELATION OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE - Chapter 22 - Verse 12

Verse 12. And behold, I come quickly. See Barnes on "Re 1:1,3".

These are undoubtedly the words of the Redeemer; and the meaning is, that the period when the unchanging sentence would be passed on each individual—on the unjust, the filthy, the righteous, and the holy—would not be remote. The design of this seems to be to impress on the mind the solemnity of the truth that the condition hereafter will soon be fixed, and to lead men to prepare for it. In reference to each individual, the period is near when it is to be determined whether he will be holy or sinful to all eternity. What thought could there be more adapted to impress on the mind the importance of giving immediate attention to the concerns of the soul?

And my reward is with me. I bring it with me to give to every man: either life or death; heaven or hell; the crown or the curse. He will be prepared immediately to execute the sentence. Compare Mt 25:31-46.

To give every man according as his work shall be. See Barnes on "Mt 16:27"; See Barnes "Ro 2:6"; See Barnes "2 Co 5:10".

 

{c} "come quickly" Zep 1:14 {d} "according" Re 20:12

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