Revelation 22:6 Index
"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."
Research Material

" . . . Thee sayings are faithful and true . . . "

  • A statement of the trustworthiness and genuineness of God's revelation; the prophecy as given by the angel is authentic. (7BC 896)

" . . . of the holy prophets . . . "

  • Textual evidence attests the reading "of the spirits of the prophets." The "spirits of the prophets" may be regarded as a reference to the prophets' own spirits under the control of the Holy Spirit when they were in vision. The Holy Spirit illumined John's spirit as He had the spirits of the Old Testament prophets (Revelation 1:10). The entire Revelation is a testimony to the control of John's spirit in vision by the Holy Spirit. (7BC 896)

" . . . to shew unto His servants . . . "

  • The Bible was designed to be a guide to all who wish to become acquainted with the will of their Maker. God gave to men the sure word of prophecy; angels and even Christ Himself came to make known to Daniel and John the things that must shortly come to pass. Those important matters that concern our salvation were not left involved in mystery. They were not revealed in such a way as to perplex and mislead the honest seeker after truth. Said the Lord by the prophet Habakkuk: “Write the vision, and make it plain, ... that he may run that readeth it” (Habakkuk 2:2). The word of God is plain to all who study it with a prayerful heart. Every truly honest soul will come to the light of truth. “Light is sown for the righteous” (Psalm 97:11). And no church can advance in holiness unless its members are earnestly seeking for truth as for hid treasure. (GC 521-522)