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Revelation 22:6-21

If you've ever skipped to the back of a book and read the final chapter first, that's what we're doing today with Revelation. And after reading these verses, two important reminders stood out to me.

First, I see a powerful and telling picture of Jesus as the Son of God, as our Savior and Redeemer, as our King. Revelation actually starts with Jesus telling us He is "the first and the last" (1:17) and it ends similarly (22:13) "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

The second thing that stood out to me is that every person needs Jesus as Savior, and as a follower of Christ, I need to be BOLD about proclaiming the Gospel at all times. That means in my actions, but particularly with my words. I need to be a facilitator of the message we see in Revelation 22:17, "'Come.' And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price." Our world, our friends (and our enemies), our neighbors, our families, need Jesus.

What jumped out to you in these verses? Are you motivated to live differently? How so? Tami

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These verses culminates what the rest of the bible says, and for me they will help me to draw closer to GOD and to proclaim him more

I love the description of Jesus in verse 16--"the root and the offspring of David." He comes before David, and comes after him. He's David's source, and he's the heir to David's throne. He's eternal, yet He stepped into the vacuum of time and space for our sake.

Verse 17, regarding the invitation suggests to me that everyone who needs this "Water of Life" needs to personally come to the One who is offering this Living Water. Each person needs to encounter the Savior, Jesus Christ in order to get this offer, only received from Jesus Christ each person needs to ask Jesus for it. Just remember the woman at the well. Jesus told her, if you knew who it is that she was speaking to she would ask for Living Water so that she would never thirst again. She did, and according to her new lifestyle she never thirsted again.

She had a personal encounter with Jesus, Paul had one on the Damascus Road, The woman with the issue of blood had an encounter with Jesus, Nicodemus encountered Him, Blind Bartimeus, Crippled man at Pool of Bethesda, Peter feed my sheep, even Thomas on the Emmaeus Road had his encounter with Jesus. All personally encountered Jesus.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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