The very last verse of the Bible (Rev. 22:20) is a prayer that is connected with the 2nd Coming. John writes down Jesus’ final words in Revelation. Those words are “Surely, I am coming soon.” John responds with an “Amen!” and then with a direct request, “Come, Lord Jesus.”
During your prayers this week, try finishing your prayer with the same request John made, “Come Lord Jesus.”
If you are apprehensive about praying such a prayer, pray that God will help you to love his coming (2 Tim 4:8).
Imagine yourself being there at the moment of Jesus’ appearance. What are you doing? What are you saying? Meditate on the words of 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 and imagine yourself talking to Jesus at this moment.
Read Revelation 22:7-20, noting the dialogue between Christ and his people, back and forth, with the word “Come.”
Vs. 7 Jesus says, “Look I am coming soon!”
Vs 12 repeats Christ’s promise, “Look, I am coming soon!”
Vs. 17 the Spirit and bride (we) say, “Come!”
Vs. 17 invites the one who hears (us) to say, “Come!”
Vs. 17 encourages the one who is thirsty to “come.”
Vs. 20 contains Christ’s promise again, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Vs. 20 also includes our response again, “Come, Lord Jesus.”
These seven renderings of the word “Come” at the end of Revelation match the most frequent number in the book; the perfect number seven. Three of these (the symbolic number for God) come from Christ, and four of these (the symbolic number for the world) come from us.