GOD'S FINAL WORD
by Henry M. Morris
"The LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and His name one" (Zechariah 14:9, KJV).
God cannot be defeated in His creative purposes for this earth and its people. In the beginning, there was only God. In the ending, there will be one Lord, and His name one.
In the meantime, He is working out His great plan of reconciliation, as revealed in His word. In the magnificent Book of Revelation, especially the last two chapters, we are carried forward in the Spirit into the never-ending glories of the renewed earth, with the great Creator and Redeemer dwelling there with His people eternally.
But in that final chapter, there are some final words from the Lord, to guide and warn us until His returns. There is one final invitation, for example: "And let him that is athirst come" (Rev.22:17, KJV). Then there is a final warning. This last book of the Bible contains all that man will ever need to know concerning the basic principles of salvation, the Christian life, and God's great plans, so let no man "add unto these things", or "take away from the words of the book of this prophecy" (Rev.22:18-19).
Next, there is a final promise. "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly" (22:20). Of all the promises of God, there is none more "exceeding great and precious" than this (2 Pet.1:4). In response, there is a final prayer, teaching us that this should be the climax of every believing prayer: "Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus" (22:20). This is our greatest need!
Lastly, there is a final benediction, the same as the close of each of Paul's epistles, and the most wonderful of all the words of a holy, yet loving Creator: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen" (22:21). It is fitting that the primary example of God's Word, the Bible, which began with His Creation, should end with His saving grace!
This page was created on 8 April 1998
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