3. The Seven Blessings of Revelation (Page 27)

The Seven Blessings of Revelation

  • 1 “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it.”(Rev 1:3)
  • 2 “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”(Rev 14:13)

  • 3 “Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”(Rev 16:15)

  • 4 “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb.”     (Rev 19:9)

  • 5 “Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection.” (Rev 20:6)

  • 6 “Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.”(Rev 22:7)

  • 7 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.”(Rev 22:14)

In summary, people who participate in the seven blessings of revelation are those who understand and take to heart the word of the open revelation and ultimately die in the Lord.

Also, they always stay awake, do not show any shameful deeds and participate in the first resurrection as the brides of Jesus. They take to heart the word of revelation until the end and are the recipients of Revelation who enjoy the blessings of eternal life as they go towards the tree of life through a cleansing process of themselves.

Therefore, to become a true believer in Christ, we must completely get rid of all the old habits which do evil deeds and the attitude of faith toward worldly blessings in main, and adheres only to rich and wealth, power and prosperity that are given to even those who reject and go against Jesus. Also, we must overcome all concerns and distresses, firmly build the concept of spiritual blessings as true disciples of Jesus who sustain themselves in any adversities, and know and perform God’s will (Jn 6:38-40). So, through the seven blessings of revelation, we now declare that participating in eternal life is the true blessing to all people of this world.

“And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.”(Ac 24:15)

In the end times, those who keep the prophecies of Jesus will live again after they die, participate in the first resurrection and enjoy the eternal life. This is the will of God, which is repeatedly emphasized a number of times (Rev 20:6/Rev 22:7).

Therefore, the brides of Jesus which die in the Lord from now on (Rev 14:13) experience an instantaneous transference of dimensions through which the tabernacle, which is a protective shield in this life, is stripped away and instead takes on the holy body, symbolizing an eternal dwelling place, from the third heaven and proceeds to the step of the everlasting life. He or she will never see death and taste of death. (Jn 8:51-52/Jn11:25-26) Thus, the Holy Spirit has been given as an assurance in order for us to achieve this holy body of eternal life (2 Co 5:5).

(2 Co 5:1-5)                                                                                                                            1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.                                                                                                    2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:                                                                                          3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.                           4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.                                                                                        5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

(Jn 8:51-54)                                                                                                                            51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.                                                                                                                 52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.                                                53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?                                           54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:

(Ps 89:48)                                                                                                                             48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

(Php 3:20-21)                                                                                                                          20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself:

-The will of God to resurrect a believer-

(Ro 6:3-5)                                                                                                                                 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?                                                                                     4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.                                                   5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

(Ps 133:1-3)                                                                                                                           1 A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!                                                               2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;                                                                                                                                3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

The will of God to resurrect a believer was repeated and emphasized so many times in the Bible. The essential contexts of the core details repeated and emphasized are explained as follows.

“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” <Ps 16:10-11>

Jn 6:39 “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”
Jn  6:40 “And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Jn  6:44 “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Jn  6:54 “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Jn 6:57-58 “As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.”
Ro 8:11 “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
1 Co 6:14 “Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.”
1 Co 15:15 “Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.”
2 Co 4:14 “Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.”
1 Jn 4:9 “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.”
Jn 12:48-50 “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.”

Jesus’ death for the forgiveness of our sins is to give his life as a ransom for many because he loves and chooses us (John 15:16), and wants to give us the blessings of eternal life by making us, who choose the path of life, the kingdom and the priests of God.

But especially today when materialism is widespread, a stereotype between blessings and curses has been constructed rather than seeking after blessings and materials to evangelize or perform God’s will. If we beg for more materials and worldly things in the name of God to satisfy our passionate blessings, we will lose the essence and purity of religion to follow God’s will. Also, it must be cautioned that the church may become the ground of religion toward worldly blessings in the forefront.

(1 Jn 1:15-17)                                                                                                                      15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him                              16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world        17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

(Jas 5:1-5)                                                                                                                                1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.                                                                                                                    2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.          3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.                                                       4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.                                                                                                                                    5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

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