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“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near”
 
and keep those things which are written in it;
 
The third area where God blesses us is “keeping” the principles, or applying the principles of the Book of Revelation to our lives. Not only are we to “read” and “hear” prophecy but God wants us to “keep” prophecy as well. The word “keep” means guard. We need to stand on guard lest we lose the principles of this book. If we do not guard them, we will lose them.
 
We are not only to read but we are also to hear. We are not only to hear but we are also to guard the word of this prophecy for our spiritual life.
Principle:
God wants us to apply prophecy to our experience.
Application:
God promises a blessing on reading and applying this book to our life to encourage us to give heed to the principles of this book. Why not avail yourselves of God’s promise?
John wants us to more than simply read Revelation; he wants us to practice the principles of this book. This obviously requires that we get a good grasp on the principles this book reveals. Do you look at the Book of Revelation as an abstruse book or as a book that reveals Jesus Christ in a unique way?
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