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…a Bible student's notes…

If I told you……..

……..that I wished you a Blessed New Year, what would be the first thought that came to your mind?  

 So?…I’ll wait a second more. 

Did you think of the blessed attitudes of Matthew 5? 

How ’bout Revelation 1:3?     Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near. 

Read……….Hear………..Heed…= Blessedness! 

It just doesn’t get any better than that, does it? 

Now, clear 67 minutes from your day and listen to the whole book of Revelation at one sitting.  Read along; and that takes care of the reading and hearing.  Or does it?  Let’s take this verse apart and see what we learn. 

“Blessed” = “happy” 

“is he that readeth” – 1) to distinguish between, to recognise, to know accurately, to acknowledge;   2) to read – verb tense:  Present, active, participle 

  “and” –   = and, also, even, indeed, but 

“they that hear” =  verb tense is present, active 

1) to be endowed with the faculty of hearing, not deaf 
2) to hear 

2b) to attend to, consider what is or has been said 

2c) to understand, perceive the sense of what is said 

3) to hear something 

3a) to perceive by the ear what is announced in one’s presence 

3b) to get by hearing learn 

“the words” =  Vines’ Expository Dictionary:

1. logos (G3056) denotes (I) “the expression of thought”—not the mere name of an object—(a) as embodying a conception or idea, e.g., Luk_7:7; 1Co_14:9, 1Co_14:19; (b) a saying or statement, (1) by God, e.g., Joh_15:25; Rom_9:9; Rom_9:28, RV, “word” (KJV, “work”); Gal_5:14; Heb_4:12; (2) by Christ, e.g., Mat_24:35 (plur.); Joh_2:22; Joh_4:41; Joh_14:23 (plur.); Joh_15:20. In connection with (1) and (2) the phrase “the word of the Lord,” i.e., the revealed will of God (very frequent in the OT), is used of a direct revelation given by Christ, 1Th_4:15; of the gospel, Act_8:25; Act_13:49; Act_15:35, Act_15:36; Act_16:32; Act_19:10; 1Th_1:8; 2Th_3:1; in this respect it is the message from the Lord, delivered with His authority and made effective by His power (cf. Act_10:36); for other instances relating to the gospel see Act_13:26; Act_14:3; Act_15:7; 1Co_1:18, RV; 2Co_2:17; 2Co_4:2; 2Co_5:19; 2Co_6:7; Gal_6:6; Eph_1:13; Phi_2:16; Col_1:5; Heb_5:13; sometimes it is used as the sum of God’s utterances, e.g., Mar_7:13; Joh_10:35; Rev_1:2, Rev_1:9; (c) discourse, speech, of instruction, etc., e.g., Act_2:40; 1Co_2:13; 1Co_12:8; 2Co_1:18; 1Th_1:5; 2Th_2:15; Heb_6:1, RV, marg.; doctrine, e.g., Mat_13:20; Col_3:16; 1Ti_4:6; 2Ti_1:13; Tit_1:9; 1Jo_2:7

(II) “The Personal Word,” a title of the Son of God; this identification is substantiated by the statements of doctrine in Joh_1:1-18, declaring in verses 1 and 2 (1) His distinct and superfinite Personality, (2) His relation in the Godhead (pros, “with,” not mere company, but the most intimate communion), (3) His deity; in Joh_1:3 His creative power; in Joh_1:14 His incarnation (“became flesh,” expressing His voluntary act; not as KJV, “was made”), the reality and totality of His human nature, and His glory “as of the only begotten from the Father,” RV (marg., “an only begotten from a father”), the absence of the article in each place lending stress to the nature and character of the relationship; His was the shekinah glory in open manifestation; Joh_1:18 consummates the identification: “the only-begotten Son (RV marg., many ancient authorities read “God only begotten,”), which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him,” thus fulfilling the significance of the title “Logos

,” the “Word,” the personal manifestation, not of a part of the divine nature, but of the whole deity (see IMAGE). 
The title is used also in 1 John 1, “the Word of life” combining the two declarations in Joh_1:1 and Joh_1:4 and Rev_19:13  

“of this prophecy” =signifies “the speaking forth of the mind and counsel of God”  

“and keep” – (present, active) to attend to carefully, take care of  — to guard  —metaphorically to keep, one in the state in which he is  —to observe  — to reserve: to undergo something 

“those things which are written” to write, with reference to the form of the letters — to delineate (or form) letters on a tablet, parchment, paper, or other material (verb is perfect, passive) 

“therein” –    A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state),  

“for” = “gar” –A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) 

“time” =

kairos (G2540), primarily “due measure, due proportion,” when used of “time,” signified “a fixed or definite period, a season,” sometimes an opportune or seasonable “time,” e.g., Rom_5:6, RV, “season”; Gal_6:10, “opportunity.” In Mar_10:30 and Luk_18:30, “this time” (kairos), i.e., “in this lifetime,” is contrasted with “the coming age.” In 1Th_5:1, “the times and the seasons,” “times” (chronos) refers to the duration of the interval previous to the Parousia of Christ and the length of “time” it will occupy (see COMING, No. 3), as well as other periods; “seasons” refers to the characteristics of these periods. See SEASON, A, No. 1, and the contrasts between  chronos and kairos under SEASON, A, No. 2. 
“is near” (“at hand”) =  eggus –From a primary verb ἄγχω agchō (to squeeze or throttle; akin to the base of G43); near (literally or figuratively, of place or time): – from, at hand, near, nigh (at hand, unto), ready. 

NOW, IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO PUT THIS VERSE TOGETHER  FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. (Please excuse the different sizes of font.  I still don’t know how to use this template. Thanks!) 

Websites for listening to the Bible online: 

  – Musical Background – look in right hand column to click on “listen.” – I like this one.  –  This is NIV.  You can choose others.



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