Sunday, July 19, 2015

Blessed Are Those Who Read And Study The Book Of Revelation........

Blessed Are Those Who Read And Study The Book Of Revelation


There are a total of 66 books in our Bible, but there is only one Book that promises some kind of a special blessing for those who will read it, study it, understand it, and keep the words of revelation, and knowledge that is contained in it – and that one Book is the very last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation.

Why would God single out the very last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation, as the only Book that He will actually say that "blessed" is he who "reads" and"hears" the words of this Book?

For those of you who are not aware of this very profound verse, here it is, word for word:

"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 1:3

Revelation is called a blessing book. It's the only book in the Bible that has this kind of specific blessing promised there. So, if we want God's blessing, we hear that book, we read it, we understand it, and we do what it says.

We don't know where we are going, but we are well on our way. Now, that's the way people see the world today. We don't know where we are going, but we are well on our way. The book of Revelation tells us where we are going and where this world is headed. God in the book of Genesis told us how everything started and how everything began, but the book of Revelation gives us the consummation of history. The book of the Revelation is a book that tells us where this world is going.

To me, it's a great comfort for us to know where this world we live in is headed.

This is the Beatitude of Prophecy. Blessing comes through knowing and understanding the times - past, present and future.

This requires:

reading the Word

hearing the Word

keeping the Word


Notice the statement made right at the very beginning of this Book. Right at the very beginning of this last Book in the Bible, God is officially making the statement that "blessed" will be the man or woman who will attempt to try and read and keep what is in this Book.

All 66 Books of the Bible are highly anointed and inspired by God Himself, then why is He making the statement that the Book of Revelation is the one Book that will cause someone to become blessed in a special way?

When God is making this kind of direct statement right at the very beginning of this Book, He is trying to tell all of us something very important – and that something is that He is really wanting all of us to try and read and assimilate what is in this last Book. 

Most Christians, including pastors, are afraid to try and get into this last Book and make an attempt to try and fully understand it, not just scratch the surface, but really dig. For some, they feel it is too hard to try and fully understand. For others, it is just too frightening and scary to try and read due to the extreme events that will be taking place in the end times.

The book of Revelation is our blessed hope. That's found in Titus 2:13 where Paul says, "We are to be looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." God did not give us the book of Revelation to intimidate us or to scare us, but to show us that there is a blessed hope at the end of that book, and that's the coming of Jesus Christ back to this earth to rule.

Revelation is the only book in the Bible that literally gives us the close of world history. We can actually see what God has planned for man in the future. And God himself clearly shows us that the church age, history as we know it, does come to an end, that is his plan. 

Ignoring God's plan, remaining ignorant of it, and failing to help others understand it, is not wise, is not of service to God and is an insult to Christ Himself because he is the one who will be glorified and worshiped in the end.   

Revelation gives us some wonderful promises to look forward to and it is part of God's Word and we are not to overlook any part of God's Word.

In these last days nothing is more important to God Almighty than the message of Revelation, 
nothing is more important to Jesus Christ than the fact that he suffered and died and in the end, every eye shall see and every knee will bow to Him as the King of Kings. No amount of prayer will change God's plan, no amount of prayer will solve the worlds problems, no amount of prayer will fix all the broken earthly institutions. THAT IS NOT GOD'S PLAN! Only the rapture of the church and the return of Jesus Christ to rule will do that. At this point in history the prayer of every true believer should be, come quickly Lord Jesus, come quickly.  I DOUBT MANY CHRISTIANS PRAY THAT PRAYER AND THAT IS VERY SAD!  THY KINGDOM COME! THY WILL BE DONE!  

MOST CHRISTIANS ARE AGREED THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE A SPIRITUAL REAWAKENING AND A GREAT REVIVAL IN OUR COUNTRY AND EVEN IN THE WORLD. IF YOU WANT TO SEE REVIVAL AND A GREAT HARVEST OF SOULS IN THESE LAST DAYS, I'M AFRAID THERE IS ONLY ONE PRESCRIPTION GOD WILL HONOR: FAITHFULLY, INTENSELY AND THOROUGHLY, TEACHING, UNDERSTANDING AND SPREADING THE WHOLE TRUTH OF REVELATION. WE ARE CLEARLY IN THE LAST DAYS. JESUS CHRIST IS COMING SOON FOR HIS BRIDE, THE CHURCH AND THEN HE IS COMING BACK TO RULE AND SET THINGS RIGHT IN HIS KINGDOM. WHY ARE CHRISTIANS SO SILENT, SO AFRAID OF THIS MESSAGE, OF GOD'S PLAN? THE CHURCH MUST ALIGN WITH GOD'S END TIME PLAN, PERIOD! PLEASE PRAYERFULLY PETITION ALMIGHTY GOD AND ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO GUIDE YOUR THINKING IN THIS MATTER.  

The book of Revelation promises to the readers and the hearers and those who keep the things that are written in Revelation a special blessing from God. 

Revelation 22:7  I am coming soon! Blessed are those who keep the prophetic message of this book.

COULD IT BE, THAT PART OF THE SPECIAL BLESSING PROMISED IN REVELATION 1:3 IS A REVIVAL AND SEEING THE HAND OF GOD MOVE MIGHTILY IN THESE LAST DAYS, JUST PRIOR TO THE RAPTURE? IS THE LAST GENERATION GOD'S PRIMARY FOCUS WITH REGARD TO THIS BLESSING OFFERED IN REVELATION. IF SO, THE CHURCH IS MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE AND MISSING OUT BIG TIME, AS THEY CONTINUE TO IGNORE THE IMPORTANT TRUTH OF REVELATION. 

PLEASE ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO GUIDE YOUR HEART AND MIND AS YOU CONSIDER THIS IMPORTANT MATTER. 

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