The time is near

While more is yet to come in this time of upheaval and uncertainty, there is promise of blessing for those that love the Lord. Here is one practical way to keep your mind on things above, things yet to come, and be blessed as a promise from God.

“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.” Revelation 1:3.

I just finished reading the book of Revelation aloud, and the difference between this and reading silently is palpable. The sense of Truth, conviction, love, instruction, and consequence is full. I expect to be reading and rereading this book, taking notes, and walking through prayerfully over an undesignated time, that only God knows.

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The Word tells us “the time is near,” and so it was. I fully believe the time is here; for we are witnessing John’s vision coming to past. As we go forward, I pray that we His Bride, will continue to press in, and not shrink back. That we will seek God and His Truth, direction, and love. That we will reach out in love to those around us as His image bearers. And that we will “look up, for our redemption draweth nigh.” Yes, the time is near, and the time is here.

Blessings to you,

Jacquie ♥

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I am a writer and counselor, who embraces joy and holds tight to hope. I live with my husband Ken, of 44 years, and he is the love of my life. I enjoy inspirational and devotional writing, home decor, gardening, and being in community. My husband and I are missionaries to children in Washington State, and love the privilege of being with them.

32 thoughts on “The time is near

  1. Yes, sister, pressing in. Thank you for this post. It occurred to me as I read, that our boys just finished reading Revelation aloud! Praise God! I look forward to hearing more of what God shows you as you through it again. Love in Christ, Julie

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  2. Great idea to read the scriptures aloud. I’ll have to do that! Thank you! As to the time being short, yes, indeed. We must not grow weary in watching for the return of the Bridegroom!

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  3. I like your ” let us press in and not shrink back.” Now more than ever GOD is calling HIS Church to draw near. If we have ample time to do this because of the virus situation, then we should have no excuse not to draw close to HIS word. I just finished Revelation too. It is such a comfort don’t you think?

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