“Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts“
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”
The One who sat on the throne emphasizes that He will “make all things new.” In the eternal state, there will be a perpetual state of newness. Everything will always be fresh. The New Heavens and Earth will be a radical change from what we experience now.
And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
Yet another time, John receives instruction to write down specifics of his vision. The reason he is to write these things on paper is that “these words are true and faithful.” God has perfect veracity in everything He says [true]. He never goes back on a promise [faithful]. God puts His guarantee on what He promises.
And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.
The One on the throne assures John that this is “done.” This prophecy is as sure as if it has happened already. The Lord Jesus personally guarantees the believer’s eternal standing in heaven. The phrase “is done” in the Greek means that it stands accomplished. We have the guarantee of the eternal state and that guarantee stands forever.
The One on the throne now identifies Himself as “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.” This is the Lord Jesus Christ (1:8; 22:12,13). The Alpha is the first letter and the Omega is last in the Greek alphabet. From stem to stern, Jesus encompasses everything. On the authority of who He is, the Eternal One guarantees the eternal state for us. The terms “Beginning and the End” also convey this same truth.
I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.
Jesus offers that He will give the fountain of the water of life without charge to anyone who “thirsts.”
“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price” (Isaiah 55:1)
“Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.’” (John 4:13).
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35).
Each of us must face the solemn truth of where we will spend eternity.
We will meet Jesus face to face one day. There is no escape from this. Either we will stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ as Christians or before the Great White Throne as non-Christians. If we accept the finished work of Christ for our sins, we will spend eternity with Him.
Jesus offers eternal life free for anyone who chooses to accept Him as Savior. He does not charge anything for admittance into Heaven.