Tue, 15 October 2013
September 29, 2013
The Seventh Blessing
Synopsis: What is your favorite number in the book of Revelation? There really are a lot to choose from. In fact, John does more with numbers in the Revelation than there are numbers used in the Old Testament book of Numbers. John’s favorite number seems to be “seven.” At least you will find he uses it more than any other number.
Today I want to talk about The Seventh Blessing found in the book of the Revelation. They are not numbered, but there are seven beatitudes in the book and the one found in Revelationis the seventh. Let’s look first at the seventh blessing and then examine the context of the blessing. Then we will zoom out to look at the use of beatitudes in the New Testament before zooming in on the seventh blessing again.
The question I want to keep before you is simple. Are you one of those who are blessed? Yes, we are all blessed in many ways, but are you one of those who are receiving the Seventh blessing? If not, would you like to do be? Do you know what you need to do to become one of the blessed? I invite you to join me in the journey of The Seventh Blessing.
Scripture Text (NLT): Revelation, 12-15; Matthew 5:3-12, NAS; Revelation 1:3, , , 19:9, 20:6, 22:7-9, 12-15, 7:9-17 (Scripture Reading)
Scripture Reading: Revelation 7:9-17