And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely”. Revelation 22: 17
Just over 2000 years ago, the Lord Jesus Christ came to this world. Many saw Him with their own eyes, whilst He was here upon earth. What an amazing truth this is! They saw Him, He who is God! There is a day coming when He will return. On that day, we are told in the Bible, “every eye shall see Him.” I will see Him, you will see Him. We must ask ourselves, in the light of this truth, are we ready to see Him? In this verse, it is plainly seen, that those who love Him, who are His people, and known as the bride, are ready. They cry, “Come!” You may question , why are they ready? The answer simply is this, they are saved. The Lord Jesus Christ kept the law and suffered the penalty of the broken law on their behalf; He died for them on the Cross. They, (because of grace) have repented of their sins, in believing in the gospel. They are saved! Here before us, in the second half of the verse, is an invitation for all to come to the Lord and be saved. All men are, by nature, thirsty. Man has an eager desire to be satisfied; he desires, comfort, happiness, peace, and many other things. In an attempt to find satisfaction, man often looks around him to the things in this world. My dear friends, the things of this world cannot truly satisfy the longings of the soul; joy, comfort and peace of such things in this world are but for a brief while. True satisfaction can only be found in the Lord Jesus. That is why He said, “Come unto Me”, Matthew 11:28, and, on another occasion, “If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink”, John 7 :37. The water of life, here in this verse speaks of life, salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ applied by the Holy Spirit. The Saviour, and salvation through Him, is offered freely. We have nothing to offer the Lord! We must simply come, repent of our sins, and believe in the Lord Jesus.
Oh what a great blessing it is know the Lord, to know that all is well for my soul, that at death Heaven will be before me!
There is an amazing word here in this verse, it is the word “whosoever”. Here then is an invitation to all, an invitation to you! DO NOT DELAY for the Lord is coming!