“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book. ” (Revelation 22:7 ESV)
There is true blessing from keeping the word of God and keeping the words of prophesy. Most of the time, people use the word blessing very loosely. A lot of people think that the word, blessing can be used the same way that magic is used. Magic requires no moral principles or conscience and can be activated magically, by wishing, incantations and casting spells on people. Magic will always require human blood as a foundation. Anyone can obtain spiritual favors by magic which involves demon and idol worship. It’s only cost is perversion and human blood. Ultimately it leads to hell and sorrow.
Conversely, true blessings come from God and they come by believing and keeping the word of God. The blessings of the Lord makes rich and adds no sorrow. Sometimes, it will take a long time to come because God is more interested in our souls prospering and maturing. Pagans and false preachers emphasize and focus on material blessings while true ministers focus on spiritual growth and heaven. They teach people to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first, knowing that the word of God cannot be broken. If we seek God’s Kingdom and His righteous first, all other things will be added to us according to God’s will not our will.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16
A true believer should not envy or admire the wealth and prosperity of idol worshipers and people who do not know God. Regardless of how much trials we face, we should keep loving God and trusting Him even as we patiently wait for our deliverance from heaven. Our home is beyond the sky and this should be our constant consolation. We are commanded to rejoice because are names are written in Heaven.
Even if our bodies and material blessings are being destroyed, our spirits can never be destroyed. We are spiritually indestructible! God is the only one who can destroy body and soul in hell and our spirits are safe with Him. If God be for us who can be against us? God can mold us and correct us which involves pain but we are always safe and secure in Him. Glory to God! We are redeemed.
He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28
May God give us the grace to love His words and will and keep it. May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.