The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come"

The last reference in the Bible to God's people (the Church) is as a bride, and the last word credited to this Bride, in reference to Christ her Bridegroom,  is simply, "Come" (Rev. 22:17).  Ray Ortlund Jr. explains the powerful significance of this culminating passage in the book of Revelation:

John's pastoral purpose in setting forth this great vision of the end is focused into one sharply defined point in 22:17, where he calls the church to the single, essential response appropriate to all that has been shown:  The Spirit and the Bride say, 'Come.'  And let him who hears say, 'Come' (RSV).  The suffering church militant of this present evil age is to cultivate one great impulse throbbing in her soul, viz. an aching longing for the Bridegroom to come to her, to take her in his arms, with nothing within herself to wrest her away, and to be held there for ever.  Until such time as he is pleased to come, she is to centre her life around 'the love of Jesus Christ, the King, Bridegroom, and Husband of his church....

Ray Ortlund Jr., God's Unfaithful Wife: A Biblical Theology of Spiritual Adultery (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2002), 168-169.