“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” Rev. 22:16-17 NKJV
The book of Revelation is the Revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave to show His servants of things to come (Rev. 1:1). If the last book of the Bible is important, then the last chapter in the Bible must be important also. If the last chapter of the last book of the Bible is important then the last few verses must be even more important.
The last few verses of the book of Revelation speak of the desire for the second coming of Jesus and the desire that the Bride of Christ would be married unto Him. In Rev. 22:16, Jesus speaks His final words to the Churches as it is written:
"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning Star."
The churches are already believers that Jesus is Messiah. It stands to reason that Jesus couldn't be reminding the churches through His angels that He is the Messiah.
So, why did Jesus send His angel to testify to the CHURCHES and NOT to the unbelievers that He is the root and offspring of David?
Once again, Jesus wants His CHURCH to identify with David when they identify with Jesus. Why? David is a type and shadow of God's bride.
David in Hebrew means, "Beloved." (Strong's word 1732) Beloved is a term for God's Bride. The Song of Solomon is a poetic song between God and His Bride. In Song of Solomon 6:3 it is written:
“I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine ...”
Therefore, David is a type of God's Bride. Consequently, the Bride of Christ MUST identify with David even as Jesus tells us that He has the key of David and is the root and offspring of David.
The next verse in the book of Revelation following the words of Jesus that He sent His angel to testify to His churches that He is the root and offspring of David is Rev. 22:17 as it is written:
"And the Spirit and the bride say, Come ..."
Therefore, it seems that the testifying to the Churches that Jesus is the root and offspring of David is associated with the marriage of God's Bride.