1.  religion holy: made holy 
2.  christianity beatified

3.  bestowing joy: bringing happiness or good luck 

   As we finish up chapter 14 , we read

 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me,

 “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’”

“Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”

 I take this to mean that those that die from now on during this tribulation period of 7 years and keep Gods commandments and do not follow the beast and his image will die blessed, and that they will rest from their labors and their works will follow them> Thier works are things they have done for God while they were living > their patience and endurance to Honor God during this time will pay off for them in the eternal scope of things . It will be a very hard time for all mankind  at this particular time in History , hardest of all for those who do not take the mark of the beast , but God will reward them when they die and they will be blessed for eternity >

In my studies of  end times , there will be a Great many people who are saved at this time , between the two witness’s of God sent to preach the Gospel for 3 1/2 years to the 144,00 witness’s , may will see the light of Jesus and will be saved from damnation and eternal hell>