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Come Spirit Bride (Revelation 22.17)

"The Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!' And let the one who hears say, 'Come!' Let the one who is thirsty come and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life." (Revelation 22.17)✞

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Coptic Cross from H.B.SweteThere are two different interpretations of this passage. H. B. Swete (1835-1917) takes the first two parts as an appeal to Christ to fulfill his promise and come quickly back to this world, and he takes the third part as an invitation to the thirsty soul to come to Christ. But it seems very improbable that there should be such a difference between the first two parts and the third. It is much more probable that the whole passage is a great invitation to all to come to Christ. There is the invitation "Come Spirit and Bride." The bride, we know is the church. But what are we to understand by the Spirit? It may be the Holy Spirit who is operative in all the prophets and who is always calling us back to God.✞

"Come Spirit Bride"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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