Revelation 22:21 - The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen. NASU
How many of us could have quoted the last verse of the Bible? I know I couldn't have if I were asked before I started to work on this Pump Up.
As I was reading this last verse a thought came to me to slow down and reread this passage of scripture and so I did.
Let's reread it slowly and dissect this verse:
"The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen"
What is GRACE?
Here is a definition from (Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright © 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers) -
Favor or kindness shown without regard to the worth or merit of the one who receives it and despite what that same person deserves. Grace is one of the key attributes of God.
The Lord God is "merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth" (Ex 34:6). Therefore, grace is almost always associated with mercy, love, compassion, and patience as the source of help and with deliverance from distress.
The Christian were being persecuted during the writing of the book of Revelation. The last verse of the Bible talks about the Grace of the Lord Jesus and John under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is pronouncing a blessing upon all Christians.
The blessing is he wants the Lord Jesus' Grace to be with all Christians.
The "Favor and Kindness" or "Grace" of Jesus our Lord is with us.
I am not sure what you might be going through today, tomorrow, next week or next month but I can tell you this much if you are a Christian the "Grace" that comes from our Lord, Jesus Christ, is sufficient to get us through any trial.
Here is what He told the apostle Paul: And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." (2 Corin. 12:9)
This you can take to the bank. Jesus' grace is sufficient for us.
Revelation concludes by John giving us a blessing and the blessing is the "Grace of Jesus" is with all believers.
Think About These:
Anyone in the world can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else in the world would understand if you quit, that is true courage.
Knowledge knows a fact. Wisdom knows what to do with that fact.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.