Text: Revelation 22.1-17
One day Jesus will return and make everything right, just like he intended in Genesis 1. The work of bringing God and humans together will, finally, be complete. That’s what the Apostle John is looking forward to when he records two “invitations” in Revelation 22.17.
The first invitation is a prayer to Jesus, “The Spirit and the bride (those of all ages who believe) say, ‘Come!’” Not only is the Holy Spirit pleading with Jesus to return and make everything right, so are God’s people. The second invitation, “And let the one who hears say, ‘Come,’” invites unbelievers to come to saving faith in Jesus. Those who hear with faith and believe will not only be saved, but will have their spiritual thirst completely satisfied as they “take the free gift of the water of life” (Revelation 22.17).