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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you imagined getting unlimited rewards here on earth? I doubt you'll receive it. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To enumerate the rewards of those who are willing to hear, we must listen to the Spirit, an

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I. EXORDIUM:

Have you imagined getting unlimited rewards here on earth? I doubt you'll receive it.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To enumerate the rewards of those who are willing to hear, we must listen to the Spirit, and understand what GOD is saying to us.

IV. TEXT:

Revelation 2:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.

V. THESIS:

What the churches (us) can receive as rewards if we are victorious because we are willing to hear, listen to the Spirit and understand what the Spirit is saying to us.

VI. TITLE:

Anyone who is willing

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle John, known as the Apostle of Love

B. Place: Island of Patmos

C. Background: There are 7 churches with different personalities but if we analyze it carefully, it all pertains to "Anyone" who believes, who are willing to hear, listen to the Spirit and understand what the Spirit is saying to us in these last days. Only first 5 churche's rewards are enumerated. We can receive these rewards if we belong to "anyone", based on Greek word, meaning to prevail, to subdue, to conquer, if you can do this, then the rewards are yours.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Requirements of getting the rewards:

1. Willingness to hear (Romans 10:17)

Romans 10:17 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

Hearing is not for GOD or the minister to benefit from it but ourselves because our faith comes from it.

2. Listening to the Spirit (1 John 4:6)

1 John 4:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception.

Don't listen to men, but if you have the ear for the Spirit, you can discern what man is saying if it's based on the Spirit.

3. Understand what the Spirit is saying (1 Corinthians 14:15-16)

1 Corinthians 14:15-16 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit, and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.

For if you praise God only in the spirit, how can those who don’t understand you praise God along with you? How can they join you in giving thanks when they don’t understand what you are saying?

Only the Spirit gives understanding because utterance came from the Spirit. Don't start your day with only human understanding, in fact, you need to eradicate it, for the things of GOD can't be understand if you're in the natural but be on the Spirit's side who gives both utterance, and understanding.

B. Rewards:

Let GOD's Words say what it means, and mean what it says.

1. We will eat from the tree of life in the paradise of GOD (Rev. 2:7)

Revelation 2:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)


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