The Seven Beatitudes of Revelation

Sainte-Chapelle. Stained Glass tells the story of Revelation.

A “Beatitude” is defined as “supreme blessedness”. Yeshua shared eight well-known beatitudes during the Sermon on the Mount. They all begin with “Blessed …” (Matthew 5:3–11). But did you know there are more beatitudes in the Book of Revelation? There are seven “blesseds” there. “Seven” is a number that repeats itself over and over again in Revelation, and it signifies “complete” or “perfection”.

makarios: blessed, happy

Phonetic Spelling: (mak-ar’-ee-os)

Definition: blessed, happy

Strong’s Concordance

“Blesseds” from Revelation

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

The Hebrew word שמע (“Sh’ma”) signifies “to hear and do” OR “to obey”. This verse includes the same principal: We should hear and do the things that pertain to believers in this book, especially the letters to the churches in Chapters 2 & 3.

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!” Deuteronomy 6:4 (see video of “Listen, Children”)

Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” Revelation 14:13

These will be the saints who do NOT worship the beast NOR take His mark. Some will be martyred for the LORD but happy are they!

“Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” Revelation 16:15

We need to watch and be prepared so that the Day will not be a total surprise to us.

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 1 Thessalonians 5:4

Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.” Revelation 19:9

Are you called to be the Bride of Christ? Yet, even the guests are blessed!

Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. Revelation 20:6

These are they that have part in the “first resurrection”. They are both the OT and NT believers in the Messiah! This will be at the “resurrection of the just” when we will see ‘the redemption of our bodies” (Romans 8:23) when Christ returns again!

And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” Luke 14:14 (Another blessing!)

“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” Revelation 22:7

Obey this book is repeated again!

FYI: for the word "quickly" from HELPS Word-studies
5035 taxý (an adjective, used adverbially, and derived from 5036 /taxýs, "promptly") – properly, swift (quick), without unnecessary delay; used of God's promptness characterizing how He has ordered all physical scenes of life to happen on His perfect timetable without unnecessary "delay" (Rev 1:1, 22:6).
[5035 (taxý) does not mean "immediately" or necessarily "in a very short time" but rather "without any delay."]

Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:14

In the Garden, there were two trees from which to choose. Man chose the wrong one: the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Man could have chosen the Tree of Life. Sadly, however, Eden was lost! It will be totally restored through the Messiah! HalleluYAH! (Genesis 2:9-17)

Yeshua the Messiah is symbolically the Tree of Life. He is the Way, the Truth, and the LIFE. He alone gives us eternal LIFE. We will be able to enter heaven, the New Jerusalem, because Yeshua is the WAY.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God. Revelation 2:7

Bless ADONAI Who Gives Blessings!

“Blessing” in this following verse is a different Greek word. G2129 “eulogia” means “praise”.

Here are angels and creatures around the throne of God giving Him praise:

saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 7:12)

We should bless (eulogia) the LORD for all these opportunities to be blessed (makarios)!

And may we be blessed to be a blessing to others!

Blessed = Happy = JOY!

See this for the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount.

Read my series on Revelation starting here: Prologue to the Revelation

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