I Am Coming Soon... Keep the Prophecy of this Book
1:3 Blessed. Gk makarios, “happy.” First of seven beatitudes in Rv (cf 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7, 14). Significantly, the number of beatitudes in this writing corresponds to the number of churches addressed in 2:1–3:22. See p 1901. The blessing attached to hearing this Book suggests that John wrote Rv to stand along with the rest of the Scriptures. See pp 2099–2101.