The Perfect Ending  3/15/2018

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Revelation 22:17

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

    Four verses before the end of the Bible, we find this verse from the writer of Revelation. Four verses from the final word – Amen. In writers terms, given the size of the Book of Revelation, this means that this verse is in the conclusion. A proper conclusion summarizes everything previously written in the document.

    As a teacher, I always tell my students my fail-safe formula for writing well:

    First, tell me about what you are going to write; this is the introduction. The introduction of our Bible is the creation, the fall of man, and, most important to the Bible story, the setup that a savior needs to come.

    Second, the body of the text needs to expound on your topic. This profound statement is important because many writers get off-task while they are writing. They lose focus and go down bunny trails. These serve as distractions. I am so thankful that, throughout Biblical history, God never lost sight of His goal. Christ was set up to succeed in His work of dying for us to save us. He never went on any bunny trails. Instead, He remained on track with the plan set before Him.

    Finally, summarize your text body. This part is the conclusion. Does it sound redundant? Absolutely, but, without fail, it always clearly communicates what needs to be said.

    God purposefully ordained our Bible to end with the book of Revelation. This scripture verse is the perfect text to place four verses from the end of the Bible. It is God’s reminder to us; His message throughout scripture is for us to seek and save the lost. Everyone can come to salvation because of the sacrifice of Christ.

    Our duty as believers is to be God’s messengers, and say to others, “Come!” We want them to come to the Lord. We want them to come to know Him as we have come to know Him. God has given us the instruction and has made it clear throughout history.

Let us go out and bring people to Jesus so they may come to Him!

– Scott Beiermann

 

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