The Seven Blessings of Revelation
The Seven Blessings of Revelation
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.”
Revelation 14:13 “And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
Revelation 16:15 (“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)
Revelation 19:9 “And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
Revelation 20:6 “Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.”
Revelation 22:7 “And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.”
A Prayer of Blessing Over North Woodbury Alliance Church
Heavenly Father, I pray your blessings over your bride who make up North Woodbury Alliance Church. I pray that you would fill your bride with a desire to pour over your Word, to be deeply desperate to read and know the Scriptures like a deer pants for water. Would you fill us as your people with a sense of urgency to know you deeply, so that THIS - seeking you - is the most pressing issue in our lives? In all our circumstances, happenings, and coming and going in this life, may we come to grips with our salvation and where we stand with you.
Time is a luxury, and time is not guaranteed, but joyful will be the day when we see you face to face. When that day comes, I pray you find us nestled directly in your will; that you would find us obedient, worship-filled, and loving our neighbor. Keep us awake and our eyes open to see, hear, and know the deep things of God. There is a table set before us, a beautiful banquet, but all too often we fall asleep at the table for lack of understanding of who you are and what you have accomplished for us. You have not only made the table and set the table, but you have made a path for us to get there AND you have invited us personally! What a powerful image.
You have bestowed upon us a future glory that is so far beyond what we can fully comprehend or imagine now. But we know that glory belongs to YOU and you will reign victoriously forever and ever. All I can think is to worship you now, because I was created to worship you forever. Behold! You are coming soon! It won’t be that much longer. Continue to wash your bride clean, Oh Lord. Make her shine and reflect your glory to the world. Help us keep your word and follow it in obedience. And one day, we will see you face to face. May that hope within us to enter into your Kingdom grip us and grow into a desire so powerful that we just cannot look away from you. Transform our hearts and desires. Make us fully yours, fully in your blessing. In your name I pray, Amen.