The Book of Revelation 3:11

I Come Quickly

“Behold, I come quickly:” (Rev 3:11a KJV)

In verse 10 Jesus tells us He will keep us from the hour of temptation that will come upon all the world if we keep His Word.

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” (Rev 3:10 KJV)

Now He is telling us that He is coming quickly, showing that He will take His Church from the earth in order to keep us from that hour. This is in reference to the rapture. The fact that He is coming quickly is in reference to His imminent, sudden return. It will happen without warning.

“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” (1Th 1:10 KJV)

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

(1Th 4:14-17 KJV)

Hold Fast

“hold that fast which thou hast,” (Rev 3:11b KJV)

Since the rapture will happen without warning, we are to remain ready. Jesus expects us to hold on to His truth. We are to keep our lives in check; to judge ourselves according to God’s Word and guard our lives from sin.

Fast – 2902 κρατέω krateo {krat-eh’-o}

Meaning:  1) to have power, be powerful 1a) to be chief, be master of, to rule 2) to get possession of 2a) to become master of, to obtain 2b) to take hold of 2c) to take hold of, take, seize 2c1) to lay hands on one in order to get him into one’s power 3) to hold 3a) to hold in the hand 3b) to hold fast, i.e. not discard or let go 3b1) to keep carefully and faithfully 3c) to continue to hold, to retain 3c1) of death continuing to hold one 3c2) to hold in check, restrain

We should keep the faith, just as Paul kept the faith.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” (2Ti 4:7 KJV)

Thy Crown

“that no man take thy crown.” (Rev 3:11c KJV)

If we hold fast to God’s Word and live a life of holiness, no one can take away our crown, our reward.

Crown – 4735 Στέφανος stephanos {stef’-an-os}

Meaning:  1) a crown 1a) a mark of royal or (in general) exalted rank 1a1) the wreath or garland which was given as a prize to victors in public games 1b) metaph. the eternal blessedness which will be given as a prize to the genuine servants of God and Christ: the crown (wreath) which is the reward of the righteous 1c) that which is an ornament and honour to one

“Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.” (2Jo 1:8 KJV)

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