Revelation 1:7-8: The Second Coming of Christ


How does God comfort His people when they are innocent and being persecuted and hunted to death? He reminds them of the final judgement when all enemies will be crushed all, debts will be paid in full, and the new creation will be brought to never be undone. All pain, injustice, sin, enemies, and all that harasses God’s people and diminishes God’s glory and reign will be gone. There are some very hard words coming in the book of Revelation that will require Christians to pay with their lives to be faithful witnesses. They will need their minds to be set on the final victory from the start of this letter. There are some terrifying revelations coming that show powerful enemies, permitted sufferings and costly obedience. These Christians need to be reminded that no matter how bad it gets, Jesus is coming again to set things right. We have looked at the three sets of three in the introduction which reminded us of the Trinity, Christ’s person and His work for us, John now reminds these churches of the final judgement when Jesus comes again, v7-8, ‘7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”’