"Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near." (Revelation 1:3). There is a lot wrapped up in this verse. It talks about the revelation of Jesus Christ that was given to John on the island of Patmos and the fact that the return of Christ is near. One of the things, the major thing, revealed in this prophecy is that, regardless of the satanic influence in this world and satan's attempt to take over God's creation, in the end Jesus wins! And, if we are in Jesus Christ, we win also. However, I want to point out something to students of the Word that is declared in this verse. If you are a student of the word, reading it, hearing it, taking it to heart, you are blessed; unequivocally, irrevocably blessed.
There is an understanding, an unveiling of God, His ways, His purposes; His will wrapped up in His Word (as we view this verse from a broader perspective). We get all of this from being a student of the Word of God and taking it to heart. His word is true! It is spirit and life! It is quick and powerful, sharper than a double-edged sword. It cuts, it rebukes. It encourages. It corrects. It heals. It strengthens. We have such a different perspective (God's perspective) of world events, world affairs, our own experiences and the things that happen in our lives, all because we are students of the Word of God and we take His Word to heart.
So many people attend church but are not students of the Word; therefore they don't know how to handle adverse situations and circumstances, attacks of the enemy, sickness and so many other things when they happen. Don't be one of those. The declaration is we are blessed when we read, hear, and take to heart the things that are written in ths prophecy and also in the Word of God!
So, if you will transform your world, you must realize that the spiritual must take precedent over the physical. All of our lives before receiving Christ, we are taught to satisfy the physical nature and physical desires. The scriptures call these things "the flesh." Satisfying the flesh, we have, for the most part, gotten ourselves into trouble and ended up with a lot of hurt, pain, confusion, disillusionment and difficulties. And, even if we did not realize the trouble we were in, we ended up separated from God because of this very things. This is why transformation is needed. Yet, to bring about that transformation, we must realize that the physical must be brought under control (subjection) and we must begin feeding and satisfying the spirit man/woman in us. The Bible teaches us, "Seek first, the kingdom of God and it's righteousness and all these things will be added unto you" (Matt. 6:33). When we begin to place our spiritual nature and needs first, the Spirit of God can work in us to transform our worlds.
If you will transform your world, be careful about listening to people who have good intentions but have not direct word from the Lord or assignment from God to speak into or over your life!. Their may be poison hidden in their words.
Life keeps on moving. The days that have passed are past. They will not return. Make the most of each day. Value relationships that God creates for you! Love God everyday! Love your family everyday! Love your friends everyday! Love your brothers and sisters in Christ everyday! Love people everyday! LOVE GOD everyday! You cannot get today back once it is gone!
Things may not be the way you want them to be today but make the most of today. People may not act the way you want them to today but love people today! Once today is gone, it will not come back. Tomorrow may be better but tomorrow is not promised to you to see! Today is today!!!
I pray that your today is the best today it can be for you! Make up your mind to live and enjoy today. Be positive! Be in faith today! Trust God today!!! It will make a difference for your tomorrows!
There are a lot of things that we are called upon to handle, face and endure in this life. In and of ourselves, we will fail; however, there is a Word from the Lord to us in Zechariah 4:6 "...Not by might, nor by power but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts."
Learn to trust The Sovereign, Almighty God; He will bring you through victorious!
"Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers." (Proverbs 11:14 NLT)