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Discover the Book - August 9, 2013

  • 2016 Aug 09

Worship Jesus for His Message

"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet."
-Revelation 1:10, emphasis added

Yesterday, we saw that we should worship Jesus for His majesty. Today we will see that we should worship Jesus for His message. Here is the start of a study of all the promises Jesus gave to His seven churches, who represented all of us in His church.

True believers have an abundant life: "To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God" (Revelation 2:7). He is revealed as the Infinite One, and He begins giving His message that true believers will have an abundant life! As Jesus has promised, "He who believes in Me, . . . out of his heart will flow rivers of living water" (John 7:38). This means that believers will have infinite life in Paradise Regained (John 3:16).

Jesus offers an overflowing life: "Whoever believes in me, . . . streams of living water will flow from within him" (John 7:38, NIV). He also offers an extraordinary life: "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).

True believers have an indestructible life: "He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death" (Revelation 2:11). Jesus' message also says that true believers will be overcomers. We will not be hurt by anything Satan can throw at us because we are indestructible. We live, as the writer of Hebrews says, after the power of an endless life.

Believers are secure from any physical adversary: "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand" (John 10:28-29). They are also secure from any spiritual adversary: "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38-39).

True believers have an inexhaustible supply: "To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it" (Revelation 2:17). Jesus said, "I came to give you an inexhaustible supply. I will nourish you, and intimately reveal myself to you; I will give you all things good!" If we just come to Him, His supply will never run out.

Believers have all their spiritual needs met: " ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst' " (John 6:35). They also have all their spiritual desires fulfilled: "And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it" (John 14:13, NIV).

True believers have an inexpressible future: "He who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations" (Revelation 2:26).

Believers will be rewarded with immeasurable treasures: "There is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel's, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time- . . . and in the age to come, eternal life" (Mark 10:29-30). Believers will also be overwhelmed by God with unbelievable pleasures: "He was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter" (2 Corinthians 12:4).

The more you experience Jesus here on earth, the more you can talk about the unbelievable glory of God seen in the face of Jesus Christ. Oh, how I pray that you long to see that place He is preparing for you!

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