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1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. 5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. 6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. 7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. 8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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1 Cary W = "This is a literal view of the presence of God, given to John, a person no different than me or you.  As we hold fast to only being identified with Christ in His death and His resurrection, His name becomes our own, and we ever given access to His eternal rivers of pure life, flowing from His very throne.  Let us wait upon Him so that we may see this and bask in His river!"
2 David B = ""They shall see his face" completes the split allusion to 1 Cor 13:12 which began in Rev 4:6. At that earlier part of the story, John of Patmos sees God across the sea of glass ("Now we see in a glass darkly...") and here the people see God's face ("...but then face to face."). More complete explanation at Rev 4:6. "
3 Cary W = "As God's only Son, Jesus was present in Adam, and now is presented the second Adam and the first born of many brethren, for in Him we are all made one, joined to His body, Him as our head."
4 Cary W = "John and Jesus are intertwining their words all throughout this letter, especially here at the end, where John's final words to everyone are a benediction and blessing - the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen!By continuing to look and call for His appearing, we hasten the Day of the Lord, as well as His presence and grace be manifest in our life today."