Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. “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.” 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.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, 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. He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
This is the end of the story, the final words of the Word of God; ending with an invitation and a warning. The call is from God, the Son, God, the Spirit, and the Bride of Christ, issued to all who are outside the City of God. One word, unified invitation, "Come!"
The warning comes from the Spirit that this book, the Word of God is complete. Like the insertion of the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle, there is an audible click. Could it be that anyone who adds or subtracts from the Word is in danger of losing his salvation? I do not want to be one who tests the validity of that supposition.
Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus, come!
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 90
Evening: Psalm 16
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