I am coming back from a hiatus of sorts… Rest assured, I have been studying the Bible and wrestling with God (Genesis 32:24). I have a question for my readers. What did Jesus mean by “I am Coming soon” in His revelation to John (Revelation 3:11, Revelation 22:7 ,Revelation 22:12, Revelation 22:20)?
Considering the 2000 year wait, it is a bit perplexing and I am wrestling with various interpretations by scholars. As a Bible believing Christian, how do you make sense of this ?
Below is some preliminary exegesis with Strong’s concordance numbers. Please comment with your thoughtful explanation.
“I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.” (Re 3:11)
“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” (Re 22:7)
“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done.” (Re 22:12)
“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” (Re 22:20)