Revelation 13:9 – If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
After John’s vision of the beast from the sea comes to a close, there is an intermission before John sees another vision of a different beast. In the break between the visions of the two beasts the reader is given a call to hear. Recall from Revelation 2, a call to hear is a call for understanding with spiritually attuned ears. Each of the seven churches that received a letter from the Lord included the call to hear:
Revelation 2:7 – “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 2:11 – “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”‘
Revelation 2:17 – “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”‘
Revelation 2:26-29 – And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations – ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ – as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”‘
Revelation 3:5-6 – He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”‘
Revelation 3:12-13 – He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”‘
Revelation 3:21-22 – To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”‘”
Compare 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22). This phrase omits “what the Spirit says to the churches” as in the 7 letters to the churches, perhaps because they have been raptured.
You see, this again is a warning not to let this go in one ear and out the other, but to take heed to this warning. This is emphasizing a very important truth.
Note that each call to hear is a message from the Holy Spirit to the churches. There is also a promise given along with each call to hear for the overcomers who are the saints. But the call to hear in our verse of discussion is different. It is not a call to the Church saints who are in Heaven – it is a call specifically to the Tribulation saints alive on Earth. As we will see in the next section, this last call to hear comes with a promise to those who hear and head what the Spirit says.
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