Listening for Instructions

The JSP Journal

Telegraph

Listening for Instructions

by John S Picarello

 Revelation 2:7

“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”

Here John is instructed to write to the Church at Ephesus, Jesus has issued a promise and a challenge to the seven Churches of Asia Minor. A special reward will be granted to Whoever has ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches, accept the challenge and by grace emerge victorious.

The word for “hear” carries the idea of intentional listening for compliance to specific directives. In essence the challenge is to be alert and always be listening for instructions. Whoever hears and acts on those instructions will receive what is promised. This idea of “having an ear to hear”…

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