Revelation 22

The Grand Finale

Lorraine Day, M.D.


1 And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, issuing out of the throne of God and the Lamb. 

2 In the center of its square, and on either side of the river, is the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, rendering its fruit in accord with each month.  And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations (unbelievers).

The word “nations” means “unbelievers.”  Obviously, there are still unbelievers present at this time, who eventually will ALL be healed by the Gospel message of Christ, the Good News about God, the message of Universal Restoration.

4 And there shall be no more curse (doom): and the throne of God of the Lamb shall be in it. And His servants shall be offering divine service to Him. 

3 And they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.

Sin will be abolished.  The “curse” that came from the sin of Adam and Eve, will be done away with.  The righteous, which eventually will include everyone, will see Christ’s face BECAUSE Christ’s character (name) will be “on their foreheads,” meaning in their minds - their frontal lobes - where all moral judgment and integrity reside in the human mind.

5 And there shall be no night there: and they need no lamp, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light: and they shall reign for the eons of the eons.

There will be no night there and no lamp nor sun will be needed either physically or spiritually.  The Lord will give the light both physically and spiritually.  God will illuminate the righteous with truth, thus eliminating darkness. 

This is the true “light” that the Illuminati claims to have, but theirs is of Satanic origin.  Theirs is the counterfeit. 

The righteous will reign with Christ for the last two eons.  During the millennial eon, the righteous will be taught by Jesus about His plan for Universal Restoration, the salvation of ALL.  And possibly each believer will be instructed on how to help bring the unbelievers to Christ in the last eon.  The “reigning” with Christ will involve the work of helping to bring the unbelievers back to the Lord. 

The Greek words for “reign together” are sum basil euo which literally means

“be-together-king.”  The righteous will be reigning together with Christ doing the work that Christ came to do, and that is the “saving of the whole world.” 

6 And he said to me, ‘These sayings are faithful and true.  And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, commissions His angel to show to His servants what must occur swiftly. 

7 And lo! I am coming swiftly!  Blessed is he who is keeping the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

The King James Version translates the work “quickly” as “shortly” – or “right away.”  These events were not to occur “shortly” after John recorded them.   Obviously, they haven’t occurred for 2,000 years.  The proper interpretation is “swiftly.”  WHEN they occur, they will occur “swiftly.”  We can see, even now, that Last-Day events are occurring very rapidly.

Also, note that there is a specific “blessing” for keeping the sayings of the prophecy of this book of Revelation.  Yet many Christians are either not studying this book, or are studying without a clear understanding of the religio-political events occurring in the world right now.

8 And I, John, am the one hearing and observing these things.  And when I heard and observed, I fell to worship in front of the feet of the angel who was showing me these things. 

9 And he said to me, ‘See thou do it not: for I am a fellow servant of yours, and of your brethren, the prophets, and those keeping the sayings of the book.  Worship God!’

The message here is the same message in the “Three Angels Messages” - a call to return to the worship of God, the Creator, instead of worshiping the creation.

10 And he said to me, ‘You should not be sealing the sayings of the prophecy of this book, for the era is near. 

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and let the filthy be filthy still; and let the righteous be righteous still; and let the holy be holy still.

These verses do not proclaim that “probation” (a term never mentioned in the Bible) is permanently “closed,” only that at Christ’s Second Coming these people will be temporarily “lost.”  But being “lost” is just the prelude to being “found,” as was the sheep in the Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke, Chapter 15).  Because, in the last eon, the Judgment will turn them back to right-doing (righteousness) (see Psalm 94:15) after they have reaped what they have sown.

12 Lo! I am coming swiftly, and My wage is with Me, to pay each one as his work is. 

13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Origin and the Consummation.

Contrary to what was told to Daniel thousands of years before John, John’s revelations were NOT to be sealed because with the first coming of Christ, the era had become “near.”

Salvation is FREE, yet Jesus is coming to pay “wages” in accord with each one’s work.  In other words, EVERYONE will reap what they have sown BEFORE they receive the free gift of Salvation.

Everything begins and ends with Christ.  He is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Origin (the entire Plan of Salvation - including the necessity for sin - originated in Christ) and the Consummation (EVERYONE will be saved in the Consummation).

14 Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the City.

15 Outside are dogs (savage and wild curs) and sorcerers (pharmakon - enchanters - DRUGGERS) and the whoremongers (pornos - male prostitutes), and murderers and idolaters (eidololatres) and everyone fabricating and fondling lies (liars).”

Those who are outside the Gates include:

*Pornographers, and those who look at pornography or who are sexually immoral

*Druggers:  Those who give out drugs and those who take drugs, including: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, drug companies and manufacturers, all the media who accept advertising for drugs, and ALL those who take drugs - which is practically everyone in America, and many other nations of the world.

*Murderers - those who actually kill someone else or one who “hates his (her) brother (sister) in his (her) heart.”

*Liars:  This includes practically the entire government of every nation on earth, all the media around the world, and most of humanity (95% of Americans LIE every day according to a book entitled ”The Day America Told The Truth.”)

*Curs:  This must include anyone who destroys another person’s reputation - gossiping, back-biting, etc.

*Idolaters:  See below

The Greek word eidol (idol) (literally - perceive-whole) means: an image by means of which human SENSES are supposed to perceive the whole character of the deity.

With that definition, many things in today’s society have become “idols.”  The movie, “The Passion of the Christ” made Jesus into just another human who would react like the average human would react, rather than reacting the way one would when he is perfectly connected to God.  This Bible passage (Rev 22:14,15) identifies as idolaters those who made the picture “Passion of the Christ” and those who agree with it.

In addition, the organized church has, in large part, replaced God in the Christian’s life.  The Christian turns to “the church” rather than “to God” in a crisis. The organized church has become an “idol,” and the majority of “Church” members, idolaters.

The righteous (the ”believers”) are spoken of as being “inside” the “City” and the unbelievers are “outside” the “City.”  Clearly, both righteous and unrighteous  (believers and unbelievers) are continuing to exist here in the last Chapter of Revelation.  But, as we are told, the Gates of the “city” are never closed, meaning that the “unbelievers,” as soon as they have reaped what they have sown and been converted, can enter “into the City,” meaning that they become a part of the “New Jerusalem,” the true followers of God.  And the “leaves” of the tree of life (the Gospel of Universal Restoration) will heal (save) ALL the unbelievers! (Verse 2)

16 “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the ecclesias.  I am the root and the race of David, the resplendent morning star. 

17 And the spirit and the bride say, Come!  And let him who thirsts, come. And let him who WILL, take the water of life gratuitously (freely).

Jesus, as Creator, was the “source” of David, and by being in the line of David, Jesus was David’s offspring, even though Jesus had no genes either from Joseph OR Mary.  (See “Who is the Church; “Who is Israel” under the heading, “Was Jesus a Jew?”)

18 For I testify unto everyone that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, ‘If ever anyone may be adding to them, God shall be adding to him the calamities written in this book. 

19 And if ever anyone should be eliminating from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall be eliminating his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, that is written in this book.’

This is a frightening and sobering warning by God that has been ignored by most Christian denominations of today.  The translators of virtually ALL the accepted versions of the Bible have taken enormous license with the translations and have changed much of the meaning of Revelation. as well as the entire Bible, with their mistranslations.

20 He who is testifying these things saith ‘Yea. I come quickly. (Literal translation - ‘I come Swiftly’)

Amen! (meaning “So let it be” or “Faithful”) Come, Lord Jesus!

21 The Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints!  Amen!

When the last events occur, they will occur very rapidly.  Jesus will come when the world and the members of the Organized Church least expect Him.


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