“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!“
Verses 20 and 21 are the benediction to the book of Revelation.
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
This verse sets forth the third announcement of the Second Coming of Christ (Re 22:7,12). This promise is the last thing that Jesus ever said in the Word of God, and He made this statement about 60 years after His resurrection.
Jesus gives the final of three words of assurance in the epilogue that He will come quickly or suddenly whenever He comes. The word “surely” means yes; it is an affirmative response to a statement: yes, it is sure that I will come again. Jesus confirms His coming; it is a statement of reassurance. He gives assurance about the future. He will keep His Word. This is the last promise of the Bible.
“Quickly” does not mean immediately; it means Christ will come suddenly, without warning.
The word “amen” means so be it, “I believe it.” John responds to this word of assurance with an “Amen.” He echoes Christ’s promise.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
When Jesus comes, it will put an end to suffering and sorrow. This is the last prayer of the Bible. “Take us to Heaven, Lord.”
Jesus will be faithful to His promise to come back again and take us to Heaven.
Jesus will keep His word to come and take us to Heaven. He will keep His promise, and He never goes back on His word.
No sign needs to be fulfilled before He comes. The Rapture is a timeless, signless event. Can you honestly pray the prayer that Jesus would come soon? Do you anticipate seeing Him, meeting Him? He may come momentarily.
I am going to be so joyful with jesus comes . Amen on jesus coming and taking us to heaven.
If Yeshua was trying to tell John Eleazar that He was coming soon and He meant literally soon as in the way the word is commonly understood, how else would He have worded it?
Tyrone, we do not interpret Scripture primarily by the English but through the Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic. ταχύς means quickly. When He decides to come, He will do it speedily or quickly.
That does not answer the question Grant.
Tyrone, what is your specific question? The English word “soon” is inaccurate; the idea should be “quickly.” This word does not mean Jesus will come within a few days or years.
If you believe a late date for Revelation, then you are obligated to interpret it as “suddenly” because it’s been nearly 2000 years and Jesus has not yet come. However, if you believe in an earlier date for the book, then you can entertain the word means “soon” or “quickly” because of the events of 70 AD.
Fohpono, the Greek word for “suddenly” has no relevance to the date of authoring the book of Revelation. The point is that the Lord will come without warning.