Day 327 –
Blessed are you who read aloud the Words of Revelation and persevere until Christ has come again.
Revelation 1:3, “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.”
If you are like me, you have come to the final book of the Bible after reading through it all year, and BOOM, 3 verses in tells you to read this out loud.
For one, I sit in my ‘Quiet Room‘, my infamous Prayer Room, the place I write and study my Bible. I don’t want to chance waking anyone.
Second, isn’t it just awkward to read out loud, especially if you are by yourself?! Someone will definitely think this mama has gone cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs if they catch me reading out loud to myself.
Yet, maybe I’m not alone, God has told me He is always with me. He restated over and over again that He has never left me alone. So, If God says read aloud, I’m going to get over myself and do this.
Every year I read and study the Bible and every year there’s something new, it comes to life right before my eyes. This is one of those times.
Even after doing an in-depth study of the Book of Revelation, I hadn’t noticed this verse, so I’m not taking it lightly.
As my voice carries across these words, His Words, to my ears, its as though I hear Him speaking directly to me.
Revelation 2:7, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”
We are to be conquerors, to persevere tribulation, to overcome our own selfish desires and ambitions, to hold fast to what we know as true and walk with Jesus.
If we do these things, if we speak, listen, hear, and adhere to His Words then in the end He will bless us. Jesus will bless us with the tree of life to eat from in Paradise, keep us safe in the 2nd death, provide us with the hidden manna, deliver us a new name, hand over to us authority over the nations, lay on us white garments, keep our name forever in the book of life, build us as a pillar in the temple, place the name of God across us, and have us sit with Him in His throne.
What more do we need than Him alone?
What do we have to lose? Who cares if they call you cuckoo if you are cuckoo for Christ? Let’s listen and speak His Word out loud. Let’s be blessed!