Blessed To Be a Blessing – Zechariah 8:23

BeABlessing“In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew saying, Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you” (Zechariah 8:23, ESV).

Zechariah prophesied about a day when the Lord would restore a remnant in Israel. When the restoration takes place, Jerusalem will be a prosperous and peaceful place and will be known by its faithfulness to God.

Continue reading

Count Your Blessings – Revelation 14:13

numbers“Blessed indeed, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” (Revelation 14:13, ESV).

Did you know the book of Revelation has its own set of Beatitudes that pronounce blessings similar to the ones in from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5? But, in Revelation these seven pronouncements of blessing are stated in several places throughout the book:

    Continue reading

Quality of Life Checklist – Ephesians 1:3-14

QualityofLifeThere is a quality of life that Christians enjoy that results from being a believer and follower of Jesus. Jesus referred to it as abundant life: “I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance” (John 10:10, HCSB).

The Apostle Paul expounds on the spiritual blessings that God supplies His people in the opening chapter and verses of the book of Ephesians.

Continue reading