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The Seven-fold Blessing in the Book of Revelation

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Introduction

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Revelation 1:3 NKJV
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
Revelation 14:13 NKJV
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”
Revelation 16:15 NKJV
“Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”
Revelation
Revelation 19:9 NKJV
Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”
Revelation 20:6 NKJV
Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
Revelation
Revelation 22:7 NKJV
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
Revelation
Revelation 22:14 NKJV
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
Revelation 22.
John’s Purpose
He knew the terrors contained in the visions
He knew the importance of the book concerning Christ
He knew the importance of the prophecies for the believers, especially who will live at the time of the fulfilment of these prophecies.

Main Points

Blessing #1 - Blessed is he who reads, hears the words of this prophecy, and keep them

Where is the blessedness

In reading and hearing the words of this prophecy
Prophecies are meant to be preached so that they are heard, and written so that they are read
Prophecies are meant to be written so that they are read
God expects His people to be busy hearing His words and reading them.
Isaiah 8:20 NKJV
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Matthew 11:15 NKJV
He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
Matthew 13:9 NKJV
He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
Matthew 13:43 NKJV
Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
Romans 15:4 NKJV
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
In keeping the things written in it
to keep means to observe
instructions are meant to be observed
2 Peter 1:20–21 NKJV
knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 1:19–20 NKJV
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,
2 Peter 1.20

Why you are blessed

Because the time is near!
These are instructions concerning the nearness of the time!
Instructions are important if you want to be on time, any time, all the time.
The Importance of time
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
Ecclesiastes 3:17 NKJV
I said in my heart, “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”
Revelation 2:21 NKJV
And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.
Revelation 2.21
Revelation 11:18 NKJV
The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”
Revelation 12:12 NKJV
Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
Revelation 12:14 NKJV
But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
Revelation 17:10 NKJV
There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time.
What “time”?
Revelation 22:10 NKJV
And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
What “time”?
The book of Revelation was written to reveal the person and work of Christ in connection with a specific time in history.
the time spoken in the visions
the Lord’s return

Where is the blessedness

Why you are blessed

Blessing #3 -

Where is the blessedness

Why you are blessed

Blessing #4 -

Where is the blessedness

Why you are blessed

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Where is the blessedness

Why you are blessed

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Where is the blessedness

Why you are blessed

Blessing #7 -

Where is the blessedness

Why you are blessed

John was referring to the time intimated by the mighty angel of and the seventh trumpeting angel of
The mighty angel swore that “there should be delay no longer”. In other words, It won’t take very long for the “chronos” to expire soon.
When? In the days of the sounding of the “seventh angel” (the trumpeting angel), the mystery of God would be finished.
When the seventh angel sounded, he announced the termination of earthly kingdoms and the ushering of the kingdom of God.
says the “time” has come for the wrath of God, the dead to be judged, the saints and prophets to be rewarded, and the destruction of those who destroy the earth.
This time marks the consummation of the mystery of God.
This time marks the corporeal return of Christ according to prophecy.

Conclusion

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