Blessings of Revelation
We are called to see by faith that we are already citizens of heaven.
The Book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible, has both fascinated and puzzled Christians for centuries. Its vivid imagery of disaster and suffering such as, the Battle of Armageddon, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Beast whose number is 666, and the end of this world cause many to overlook the fact that it is also a blessing. Within Revelation, from chapters one to twenty-two, John records seven beatitudes, blessings.
Revelation 1:3: "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near."
This biblical book comes with a blessing for the one who listens to it being read an explained and then responds in obedience. And is the first of seven beatitudes in Revelation.
Revelation 14:13: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." Blessed indeed says the Spirit, " that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!"
For the one who listens to it and then responds in obedience, blessed are they.
Revelation 16:15: "Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!"
Our Lord stresses the need for constant readiness for his return. (I John 2:28)
Revelation 19;9: "Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb."
The church is betrothed to Christ and will be invited to attend the last supper.
Revelation 20:6: "Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign for him a thousand years."
Those who die in the Lord are blessed with the privilege of entering his kingdom.
Revelation 22:7: And behold, "I am coming soon. "Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
Christ will return for his church.
Revelation 22:14: "Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates."
This symbolizes those who have been forgiven of their sins by the blood of the lamb. (Jesus Christ)
From Genesis to Revelation, from the beginning to the end, God has shown his great love story for you and I. Every love story is beautiful, but His is the most beautiful.
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