["Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who heart it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near."]
Before Apostle John wrote down the words of Revelation, he gave a message to the readers stating that those who read the words of prophecy and hear the words are greatly blessed.
At the time these prophecies are beginning to be fulfilled we can understand that the time is near, meaning, the last days are rapidly approaching.
As we are not living 2000 years ago any longer, we are no longer living in the age of the son. Now we are living in the final age of the Bible, the age of the Holy Spirit. Then there are two very important things we must understand
(1) What does it mean to hear the words of prophecy
(2) What prophecy is being fulfilled at this time that we must open our ears to?
["He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."] John 8:47
If we belong to God, we hear the words that God tells us. God speaks to us through the words of the Bible. Then what is the message in the last days that God is giving us?
["The Spirit and the Bride says "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life."] Revelation 22:17
It is the Spirit and the Bride that are calling us now. 2000 years ago Jesus Christ called to the people "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink." (Jn 7:37) The living water he spoke of was the gift of eternal life (Jn 4:14)
Now that we are living in the age of the Holy Spirit it is the Spirit and the Bride who are calling us to give us the free gift of the water of life (eternal life).
Can you hear God's voice? There's more than one calling.
Who is the bride?
["I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband."]
Here we see the bride is coming down out of heaven and she is seen as the heavenly Jerusalem, the Holy City. When Apostle John saw the new Jerusalem, the bride, coming down out of heaven to this earth, who was he really seeing?
["But the Jerusalem that is above (heaven) is free and she is our Mother."]
If we truly hear the Spirit and the Bride calling, we know that we belong to God. Then those who belong to God, what title are they given?
["How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God."] 1 John 3:1
As we are blessed to be called the children of God, we called God our Father in heaven. As God is the one who created a family system, we know that if there is a father and there is children, who is missing in the picture?
Who gives life?
Without a Mother there is no life, both physically AND Spiritually. Blessed are those who hear the words of this prophecy. It is our heavenly Father in the age of the Holy Spirit and our Heavenly Mother, the bride, new Jerusalem, calling us to give us eternal life in these last days.
Then if God, Father and Mother are calling us, their children, where must they be?
["Now the dwelling of God is with men...."] Rev. 21:3