What's the real meaning of the Greek word 'tachu' in Revelation 22:12 , concerning the 2nd coming of JESUS Christ?
SUDDENLY, as FAST AS LIGHTNING!!!
American Standard Version, 1901
King James Version, 1611
12 “Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work.
12 Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to render to each man according as his work is.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
The Greek word ' tachu ' used in Revelation 22:12
Besides the known meaning of 'soon' , it also can mean 'soon after' or 'without delay' or 'according to plan'.
I prefer these translations:
And I prefer SUDDENLY, though QUICKLY is also good.
JESUS will come FAST as LIGHTNING at the moment of the rapture, so the ONLY way to be prepared is to be ready at all times!
And the best way to be ready at all times is to be eternally saved by the Gospel of Grace!
Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If therefore you won’t watch, I will come as a thief, and you won’t know what hour I will come upon you.
“Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn’t walk naked, and they see his shame.”
Rightly dividing the Word is the goal of this article, and it is an indispensable key to proper understanding of the Bible. The abundance of scriptural evidence detailed in the third section makes it very clear that Revelation is doctrine for Israel, which was written to Jews who believed in Jesus Christ, by an apostle of the circumcision, for direct application in the prophetic "kingdom" dispensation. At the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, God placed that dispensation in abeyance in 70 AD, to be resumed in the future tribulation. The entire book of Revelation, including chapters 1-3, is deeply rooted in Old Testament prophecy. It is doctrinally aligned with the epistles of Peter, James, John, and Jude, all of whom were apostles of the circumcision, as well as to the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Hebrews, and the Old Testament. The dispensation of grace in which we now live is revealed in Romans through Philemon, our Apostle Paul's letters to the Gentiles, with Acts being the book of transition between the two dispensations.