Year of the Bible – Revelation 20:1-22:21

Year of the Bible - Advent Week One - Revelation



They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun for the Lord God will give them light. – Revelation 22:5

Revelation 20:1-22:21 (22:18-21)

I am coming soon (22:12), Christ says at the end of the book of Revelation. What is He going to give us when He comes? Heaven, the temple of God, Himself—a worship of the Lamb in a place where we need no light because He Himself is the light of heaven! In that place will also be the river of life and a divine throne. There the servants of God will see his face and his name will be on their foreheads (22:4). This chapter strongly affirms the inspired and inerrant character of Holy Scripture: These words are trustworthy and true (22:6). The chapter confirms the resurrected and glorified human nature of Christ: I am the Root and the Offspring of David (22:16), Jesus said. It also seals the Scripture, forbidding anyone to modify or add to it (22:18,19). Revelation ends with an Advent exhortation from our glorified Lord: Yes, I am coming soon. (22:20). To this we respond, with all Christian saints, with the prayer of Advent: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. (22:20)


Questions – Revelation 20:

  1. When is Christ coming again?
  2. Describe what heaven is like, according to Revelation.
  3. What does it mean to have God’s name “on our foreheads?”
  4. What does this text tell us about the Bible?
  5. What is our worship-like response to Christ’s promise of His return, something that we often pray at our dining tables?
Year of the Bible – Advent | Week One | Saturday – © John W. Fiene