“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it” (Revelation 1:3a NKJV)

There are three verbs that I want you to observe in this scripture.  God will bless those who READ His Word, those who HEAR His Word, and those who KEEP His Word.  We love God’s Word and want it to work in us.  But in order for the Word to really work in our lives, it must consume us!

When you read God’s Word, ask Him to give you hearing ears.  Ask Him to help you remember what you have read so that you might receive the manifestations of His Word in your life.

Ephesians 5:18 warns us not to be drunk with wine, but “filled with the Spirit.”  In the same way, so that it can consume our souls, overpower us with its truth, and “keep” us forever in the Word.  Remember, blessings come to those who read, hear, and keep the Word.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We ask You, in Jesus’s name, to help us read Your Word today.  Open our spiritual eyes so that we can be blessed as we read Your scriptures.  Let us receive Your revelations.  Help us to keep the Word in our hearts that we might see its manifestations in our daily living.

In Jesus’s Name,