“He who is able to hear, let him listen to and give heed to what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). To him who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant to eat [of the fruit] of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7->me: With the close of each of these messages to each of the churches, Jesus closes with this phrase ‘He who is able to hear, let him listen to and give heed to what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches)’. Sometimes He has a follow-up like He does here – an exhortation. I like how this lets me know that this note to Ephesus is also for me…because I am able to hear…so now, I am to listen and take action. The Spirit here is the Word, and the Word is Jesus. Jesus is promising that if I am able, with His help, to overcome and be victorious, He will give me the tree of life (which will be in the New Jerusalem). How do I overcome and have victory? Verse 22:14 tells me -> “Blessed (happy and to be envied) are those who cleanse their garments, that they may have the authority and right to [approach] the tree of life”. I cleanse my garments by being cleansed by the Blood of Jesus Whom I have accepted. The Blood is there but I must accept and use it on a daily basis to keep my life clean and upright. The Blood is also a reminder of what He has done for me which helps me to keep in perspective the focused desire I have to represent Him in the greatest light. It is He Who lives IN me…Here He is telling me what I need to do, I just need to listen and heed.