In the last chapter of the bible (in verses 7, 12, and 20), Jesus tells us three times, “I am coming quickly.”
“And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.”
12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. (Bold for emphasis)
And because He has been speaking (in chapters 21 and 22) of the believers’ eternal home—of the New Jerusalem, the river of life, and of seeing His face, etc.—I think, He is speaking to the church and not to the unbeliever. Thus His words are intended to be words of hope and encouragement to us. They are indeed words of promise. He is saying, I will see you very soon, I promise!
Yes, He wants us to be encouraged and thinking of Him and the glories He will bring us. And if He is addressing the church here, then the three references to His coming I think are mainly references to the first phase of His coming in rapture. Thus we ought to be looking forward to that day and be comforted in His soon coming.
Lord, come quickly
And let no duty,
Let no hobby or craft,
Let no goal or achievement,
Let no earthly desire
Keep me from desiring You
Now at this very moment.
Let me at any moment of work or play
Be willing to drop what I am doing
In order to see You and be with You.
Let everything I do be as rubbish
Compared to knowing You.