Sunday, July 11
Blessings for Us
Revelation 1:1-11 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John...
think about it.
What "job titles" do you find here that tell you something about Jesus (1:4-8)? How does John describe himself (1:9)? What does Jesus instruct John to do (1:11)? Why do you think that's important?
Right as we start Revelation, John tells us "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near" (verse 3). Now I'm loving this verse for a couple of reasons. First, because who doesn't want blessing? And second because it lets us know right up front that Revelation is meant for and has application for us in the here and now. (This is what I was referring to in yesterday's blog.)
So what are some ways we can make sure we're taking advantage of this offer of blessing? And what can we do to make sure we're looking for application as we read each day (blessed are those who keep what is in this book)? Tami W.
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