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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

The 'Chain of Revelation' in Revelation 1:1-3. Part 6: "Those hearing"

[Continuing a review of some notes taken during my M.Div. Greek Syntax and Exegesis class over Revelation 1-3, and some thoughts I've had while meditating over the passage since then.]

The 'Chain of Revelation' in Revelation 1:1-3.

1. God-> 2. Jesus Christ-> 3. His angel-> 4. John-> 5. The one reading-> 6. Those hearing

5. Those hearing

Specifically, a blessing is pronounced upon those hearing in order to heed the revelation as it is proclaimed.

This brings up the subject of how we hear God's proclaimed revelation:
  • When we are gathered to hear God's Word, are we just passively letting the preacher's words wash over us?
  • Do we let the proclamation go 'in one ear and out the other"?
  • Do we leave church and never think again about what was said?
OR:
  • Do we hear God's Word with the intention of heeding it?
  • Do we pray for the Holy Spirit to teach us how to honor God better based on what we have heard?

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