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Sixth Edition, 1915
By Dr. John Thomas (first edition written 1861)



Chapter 22

5. The Conclusion




The rest of this chapter, in view of what has already been written appears so obvious as to require but little additional to be said. The prophecy begins with the announcement in the seventh verse of the coming of Christ with clouds. The ecclesia in Sardis was threatened, that if they did not watch, he would come upon them as a thief, and they should not know at what hour he would come. To those in Philadelphia, he said, “Behold, I come quickly”, or suddenly; and to the Laodiceans, he said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with me”. From this ch. 3:20, until we come to ch. 16:15, no warning is given of the advent with an exhortation to “watch”. In this place, the Spirit saith, “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame”. This coming occurs under the Sixth Vial, now in operation, and at the terminal crisis of the Laodicean Apostasy. After this the warning is not repeated until this last chapter. But it is three times suggested here — in the seventh, twelfth, and twentieth verses. “Behold, I come suddenly; blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book”. But how can they be kept, or treasured up, and observed, if they are not understood? It is the object of the labor spread over the past twelve years in the writing of this exposition now being concluded, to supply the information necessary to a Scriptural understanding of the prophecy that its sayings may be kept. “Behold, I come suddenly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be”. Then will the unjust be deemed unjust; and the filthy be deemed filthy, with a true judgment; and not as now, when the unjust are mistaken for the just; and the filthy for the clean. He that is really righteous, will be made manifest as righteous before the Father and the angels; and he that is holy, upon him will be written the name of the New and Holy Jerusalem.

“My reward is with me”. “Behold, Adonai Yahweh will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him” — the work of what yet remains of the Sixth, and the whole of the Seventh Vial. Then will be the time when this exposition will be appreciated at its real value; and its author be rewarded according to what he hath sown. Until this great crisis he is contented to wait, knowing that the criticism of the Judge of the living and the dead, will be without partiality, malicious envy, or hypocrisy. The work has been faithfully and honestly executed; and therefore, when “He who testifieth the things” expounded, “saith, surely, I come suddenly; Amen,” the author can say heartily with the apostle himself, “Even so, come Lord Jesus; Amen”.




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