Not Words, but Deeds
Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth
the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
Read Revelation 22:6-21
The Lord God, who used the prophets to convey His truth, also employed
the apostle John as His messenger to write the final book of the Bible. It is a
book of comfort designed to encourage the oppressed church. This book is
not a summary of dates and years, but it spans over many centuries, showing
the church her amazing future. As a result, the words of this prophecy
apply also to our day.
It is important that we preserve this message. We do not preserve it by placing
God’s Word on a shelf where it is left unread. Keeping God’s truth means
we give it an integral place in our lives. For example, we must take the following
words spoken by the Lord Jesus seriously: Behold, I come quickly.
We cannot delay our need for conversion.
Preserving something also implies that we will protect it. This means we
will not allow God’s Word to be taken away from us, either by the ideas of
modern thinkers or by the ridicule of friends who view us with contempt
because we do not go along with their lifestyle. We are truly blessed when
the Word of God becomes the key that unlocks the secrets of our lives. The
struggle between the hellish dragon and the Lamb continues throughout
history. We may take comfort in the fact that the Lamb is victorious.
Thought: Has your spiritual house been built upon the sand, that you hear
the Word of God but ignore it? Or has it been built upon the Rock, that you
hear the words and do them?
Psalter 337:1,3 (based on Psalm 119)
Thy wondrous testimonies, Lord, My soul will keep and greatly praise;
Thy word, by faithful lips proclaimed, To simplest minds the truth conveys.
Direct my footsteps in Thy word, From sin’s dominion save my soul,
From man’s oppression set me free, That I may yield to Thy control.