Gone Is The Curse

Read This Week: Revelation 22

No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever. – Revelation 22:3-5 NIV

The tour of the City of God and the believer’s forever home moves inside the gates in chapter 22. The HGTV show, House Hunters, has never had or dreamed of an episode like this. The interior resembles an exquisite garden, remindful of the Garden of Eden, where it all started. But instead of four rivers like Eden, this holy city has one, indicative of its only life source, God himself. It flows down directly from His throne and contrasts all things that became of Eden. Here, people will have access to the tree of life without consequence.

The river, the garden, and the actuality of a single source of life are among several comparisons and antitheses to the awful tragedy of what happened at the beginning and what it rendered for human beings throughout the ages. Even the name of God written on the foreheads of the redeemed stands in sharp contrast to the mark of the beast that will adorn the heads of those who pledge their allegiance to him. But the most notable difference is the curse of original sin that infiltrated the utopic reality of Eden. 

John declares in verse 3 that there will no longer be any curse. This conflict with the curse absolutely reflects back to Genesis 3, where it enacted, befell humankind, and plagued everyone who has drawn breath since. However, in the new heaven and earth, the curse is gone. What Jesus died for and made permanent through the resurrection is certain in chapter 22. Creation has been made new, the enemy, who perpetrated the curse, is banished to hell, and the effect of sin and death is gone forever.

Men and women in Christ will no longer be tempted, taunted, and threatened by the darkness but will exist victoriously in perpetual light and, with the Lamb, reign forever and ever (v.5). Revelation ends its narrative of our life in the future with a correction of the past and in doing so encourages those who do right to continue to do right, and holy people continue to be holy (v.11).

This is our takeaway, to live as children of light in anticipation of the curse being gone for all time. To live like we know it. Like we know that one day, there will be no more night. May we reflect on the words of this indelible book and on these lyrics of Walter Harrah’s epic hymn, No More Night:

The timeless theme
Earth and heaven will pass away
It’s not a dream
God will make all things new that day
Gone is the curse
From which I stumbled and fell
Evil is banished to eternal hell.

No more night
No more pain
No more tears
Never cryin’ again
And praises to the great “I Am”
We will live in the light of the risen Lamb.


  1. Javaid on July 12, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    God wanted me to focus my thoughts on Revelation 22 Verses 10,11, 18 & 19

    10 Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near. 11 Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.”
    18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.

    God said to me:
    “My love is continuous for you. There are no beginnings or ends to it. Knowing the words I give you does not mean you don’t have to continue to live by them and base your life around them. They serve as a guide to you, to be pure, absolute in their meaning and without manipulation for worldly gain.”

    What I feel God is inferring here is how important it is to keep a relationship with Him and be true to our best selves. Knowing this information from God serves as a second chance for a lot of folks but also really will serve as a shone light on those that remain vile and will not change their ways. I also feel that God is saying how important it is to be true to the message here and how manipulating the words, adding rituals, turning it into religion is dangerous and negates the entire purpose. Thankfully we are always a blink of an eye away from connecting with God. Thank you for that Lord!

  2. Trina on July 12, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Revelation Chapter 22: Verse 10
    And he [further] told me, Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book and make no secret of them, for the time when things are brought to a crisis and a period of their fulfillment is near.

    Revelation Chapter 22 Verse 12
    Behold, I am coming soon, and I shall bring My wages and rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one. Just what his own actions and his own work merit.

    Revelation Chapter 22 Verse 16
    I, Jesus, Have sent My messenger (angel) to you to witness and to give you assurance of these things for the churches (assemblies) , I am the Root (the Source) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and brilliant Morning Star.

    ~ Beatitude Of God~

    God Is Saying To Me:
    My child, your testimony stands at face value to the church. I want you to know that your works and actions are sealed in my heart. Always be mindful of your intentions in the coming days ahead. Keep me in your mind and heart in all things that I instruct you to do. Know your actions and words draw others to me. Let them see Me in you. Keep no truths. Hidden. Prophetic words and actions will render eternal merit. Do not alter the purity of my second coming. May. My plan of fulfillment always be on your lips and in your heart so others can be triumphant in righteousness. I, Jesus, have called and instructed you to always remember my Father’s beginning and end, the rising and setting of the sun and the Morning Star to guide you.

    What This Means To Me:
    We have been called to witness for God! Through the blood of Jesus Christ, We have been inducted into the class of Infinity! So until the fulfillment day, represent God in all of your actions and all of your words. Go out into the nations and speak love, speak life and truth and glorify God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit so that no man dies from an unquenched spirit but drinks and eats from the Tree of Life!
    Thank you Father God for the Tree of Life that sustains all eternity! I love you Father, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit! ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Heidi on July 13, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Revelation 22:7 “And behold, I am coming quickly. [a]Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) is the one who heeds and takes to heart and remembers the words of the prophecy [that is, the predictions, consolations, and warnings] contained in this book (scroll).”

    Jesus is coming back
    God was saying to me
    Jesus is coming back to finish what needs to be finished. I will rescue my children at the proper time.
    For you my child always remember the words of the prophecy and all that I teach you, to continue to learn and grow in my ways. As you do you will be blessed because I love to bless you!
    Continue to trust Jesus and be lead by My Holy Spirt!
    As you continue to read not only this prophecy read the words in this bible you will be blessed and share with others you will be blessed too!
    I love you
    What this means to me is I’m blessed to be a child of God! Jesus is coming back, I may not be here when He does but I always want to be ready for Him if lHe comes to take me home today, tomorrow, whenever He does I will be blessed ❤️
    Thank you Father God Jesus and Your Holy Spirit for Your everlasting Love❤️

  4. Alma on July 13, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    This week in Revelation chapter 22 I got a song

    Let’s come together
    Let’s come together to worship our Lord let’s come totogether to worship, our Lord , singing hallelujah. Hallelujah glory to our father we believe we believe we are servants of the Lord, bringing others to see his light. One day soon our Lord is coming one day soon our Lord is coming for those who believe Our reward is knowing the truth the way he is a beginning He is the end one day soon, we will be singing in the heavens with our Lord. Amen.

    As Christians, we have heaven on earth and it’s only gonna get better one day when we get to meet him face-to-face. So while we are here let’s be the light the light of our Lord.

  5. Kathy on July 22, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    This is what I got from Revelation 22. The picture of a river is a powerful expression of richness, provision, and peace. The river of provision comes right from My throne. It is pure and abundant. The tree of life represents a restoration of all things. In heaven the curse is gone. My throne is also the throne of the Lamb. Mercy reigns there. Heaven will be a place where My people see My face. It is a place of face to face fellowship with Me. I am the light which perfectly illuminates. Jesus reminds you that He is “coming quickly.” Prophecy is to lead you to trust and obey Me, and apply My truth to the way you live. There will be no more time for last minute repentance, but there is time now. Do not wait; do it now. Jesus’s message is to always be ready. Living faith has works with it. It’s the quality of your life which provides the ultimate indication of what you truly believe. Jesus is Yahweh, the Lord. He is the beginning, the middle, and the end for you as a Christian. Obeying My commandments shows that you have been granted eternal life. The book of Revelation is for all believers. If you are thirsty for Me and eternal life, then come! An invitation to salvation is both an opportunity and a responsibility. If you decline this invitation, you have only yourself to blame. Be ready and watchful.

    What this said to me is In heaven God will be the light. It is amazing that when we are there, we will have face to face fellowship with God. I am always to be ready for Jesus to come. I am also to be watchful. I need to obey God’s commandments. If I have faith, my life will show it. It is my responsibility to accept the invitation for salvation.

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