Still the Same
As we watch the ball drop in New York City's Time Square or watch the fireworks displays in many countries around the world, we somehow hope that leaving the old year will leave behind the old things and old attitudes. We hope that things will be different somehow when the ball drops to midnight. Yet as countless years of broken "New Years Resolutions" show us, somehow things Still are the Same.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ tells us that that is the way we as humans are. In fact, unless an eternal life changing event occurs in our lives, we will remain the same from old year to new year.
Let's breakdown Revelation 22:11 a bit further:
This verse is a "reaction" verse. The speaker, not
it is the angel-guide or the Lord Himself, indicates that
of the Revelation will either heed (verse
words or not. As pointed out in the previous verse's
can only occur while we are alive on this present earth.
That is, how
we live now, results in an eternal state of being.
One must come to the conclusion that between "the time is near" (previous verse) and "Behold, I am coming quickly" (next verse), we only have our present life to make the choice of our Eternal State. It is our prayer that you have chosen to become a BELIEVER.
To those who believe that the Old Testament is put aside by the New Testament, the hint of this verse in Daniel 12:5-10-13 may convince you otherwise.