Yearning for Christ
Revelation 22:20
He which testifies these things said, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

A state of expectation tries faith and feeds it too. The veil which hides, suggests. A doubtful bestowment, to be able to raise it before the time! Hope nurses energy. Energy is trained in mingled knowledge and ignorance.

I. THE EFFACING OF OUR SOULS FOR THE FULNESS OF FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST. The life we live is a longing. There is discord which only Jesus can resolve. There is possibility which in the light of His presence will see this out into fact. Gloom, in which we wait with our eyes towards the east, waiting for the sun-rising. We are children crying for the Comforter.

II. THE PURPOSE OF OUR HEARTS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE HIGHER SERVICE. Come and give us our place in Thy kingdom. Come and take up the fruits of our life into Thy garner, and make them the seed-corn of the everlasting future. The response of the lips will be the key-note; the fullest most varied existence will never lose it; on that the music will rest and melt into the praise of Heaven.

(R. Redford, LL. B.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

WEB: He who testifies these things says, "Yes, I come quickly." Amen! Yes, come, Lord Jesus.

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