Posts by Jim Jamison

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The Lake of Fire – Revelation 22:14-15

by Jim Jamison

The evidence is irrefutable, the verdict rendered; judgment will be swiftly carried out. Revelation 22:14-15 gives us a sad reminder of what happens to those who are not found written in the book of life. Those who die in their sins in this present world of time and space will die a second death in eternity – they will be sentenced to the lake of fire forever. Scripture vividly portrays the various aspects of the final, fiery hell, The Bible also depicts this place as a place of total darkness, which will isolate its inmates from each other (Matthew 8:12). There is only one way to avoid the terrifying reality of hell. Those who confess their sins and ask God to forgive them on the basis of Christ’s substitutionary death on their behalf will be delivered from God’s eternal wrath (Romas 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10). For those who refuse to repent, the somber warning expressed by the writer of Hebrews, in Hebrews 10:26-31, will apply. The time for preparation for eternity is now, turn to the Lord while you still have the opportunity. … READ MORE

The incentives to believe – Revelation 22:13-16, 18-21

by Jim Jamison

Have you ever been invited to a party, and wondered whether you should go or not? In Revelation 22:12-21 we are invited by the Lord to accept the redemption that He has offered us, and in Verses 13-16 & 18-21 He gives us 4 incentives for accepting that invitation.1. Because of Christ’s Person: What a privilege it is to be invited by Jesus, Himself, to partake of His glorious salvation! (v13 & 16). Here He describes the glory of His person by reminding us that He is the Alpha and Omega (He was here in the beginning, and He is still here at the end of all things). He is “the root (ancestor) and the descendant of David.” Only the God-man can be both David’s ancestor and his descendant. In His deity, Christ is David’s root; in his humanity, He is Davids’s descendant.2. Because of the Exclusivity of Heaven (v14-15): This starts with a beatitudes, which graphically portrays the follower of Jesus’s participation int eh death of Christ. Heaven is exclusively for those who have been cleansed from their sins by faith in the blood of Christ. In contrast, everyone else will remain forever outside the New Jerusalem in the … READ MORE

God’s invitation – Revelation 22:13-21

by Jim Jamison

Just as the Bible opens with the promise of Christ’s first coming, so it ends with the promise of His second coming. In Revelation 22:6-12, the gook is addressed to believers, demanding their proper response to Christ’s their proper response to Christ’s imminent return. Then in Revelation 22:13-21 we see a call to unbelievers to repentance. The inspired canon of Scripture closes with an urgent invitation, pleading with sinners to come to Jesus Christ and receive the free gift of eternal life before it is forever too late. God’s final invitation to sinners comes in verse 17 where we read, “And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” and let him that heareth say, come.” and let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” God saves sinners, but only those who recognize their need and repent. The water of life is offered without cost to the sinner because Jesus paid the price for it through His sacrificial death on the cross. God freely offers the water of life to those whose hearts are thirsty for forgiveness, whose minds are thirsty for truth, and whose souls are thirsty for Him. Have you … READ MORE