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Beatitudes, Gods Blessings

 

The Beatitudes, Gods Blessings?  Our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us the true blessings 

from God called  "The Beatitudes" (MT 5:3-11).  And these blessings has NOTHING to do

with health, wealth and prosperity teachings, the Word Faith or other so-called teachings that

involves selfish and wicked motives. All things are according to Gods purpose (Acts 26:15-18),

Gods will (Ro 12:2), and Gods good pleasure (Eph 1:5, 1:9, Php 2:13, 2 Th 1:11). 

LET US PRAY; Dear heavenly Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ask that you open up our

hearts, minds and souls to your holy words, so we may hear, understand and see what you want us to know,

learn and apply to our daily lives, so that we may Glorify you among the believers and the non-believers in the

hope that believers will be encouraged and strengthened in the FAITH and that non-believers may come to your

son Jesus Christ in belief, repentance, self denial, picking up their crosses, abide Jesus Christ..  Amen

1) Happiness is Spiritual & only found in God - (Study Resource: The Bible Exposition Commentary:

NewTestament)

a) First off happiness is only found in the things of God (MT 6:33)!  Happiness is not worldly

(1Co 3:18-19, Titus 2:12-13) or carnal (Romans 8:7), it is spiritual, so let us not remain

spiritually immature but be spiritually mature in the faith (Hebrews 5:12-14) !  We are not

allowed to covet, we are to be content with our wages as Jesus Christ told the centurion soldier

(LK 3:14). 

BUT REMEMBER friends that the Old Testament did contain material blessings, BUT THE NEW

TESTAMENT through Jesus Christ contains spiritual blessings instead. This is another thing that is

completely different as compared to the Old Testament.

b) What Does Bless Mean? - Secondly what does the word Bless actually mean? For example if our

Lord Jesus Christ says bless you my friend. What does he really mean?  Or what did Jacob mean when

he blessed Isaac?  Or when God said those who blesses Israel will be blessed?  Or when God told

Abraham that all nations will be blessed by him?  Now lets look at the definition of the word "BLESS"

of what it does mean. 

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Bless 

(1.) God blesses his people when he bestows on them some gift temporal or spiritual (Genesis 1:22;

24:35; Job 42:12; Psalms 45:2; 104:24,35).

(2.) We bless God when we thank him for his mercies (Psalms 103:1,2; 145:1,2).

(3.) A man blesses himself when he invokes God's blessing (Isaiah 65:16), or rejoices in God's

goodness to him (Deuteronomy 29:19; Psalms 49:18).

(4.) One blesses another when he expresses good wishes or offers prayer to God for his welfare

(Genesis 24:60; 31:55; 1 Samuel 2:20). Sometimes blessings were uttered under divine inspiration,

as in the case of Noah, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses (Genesis 9:26,27; 27:28,29,40; 48:15-20; 49:1-28;

Deuteronomy 33:1). The priests were divinely authorized to bless the people (Deuteronomy 10:8;

Numbers 6:22-27). We have many examples of apostolic benediction (2 Corinthians 13:14;

Ephesians 6:23,24; 2 Thessalonians 3:16,18; Hebrews 13:20,21; 1 Peter 5:10,11).

(5.) Among the Jews in their thank-offerings the master of the feast took a cup of wine in his hand, and

after having blessed God for it and for other mercies then enjoyed, handed it to his guests, who all

partook of it. Psalms 116:13 refers to this custom. It is also alluded to in 1 Corinthians 10:16, where

the apostle speaks of the "cup of blessing."

2) Teaching on The Beatitudes;

a) Matt 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (LK 6:20)

To Be Humble & Correct Estimate of Our Selves - This is the believers to which walks in humility,

that are humble in spirit, realizing that they are not deserving of salvation, that they are wretched by all

measures, and that they only deserve hell rather than heaven, and these are those that does receive the

blessing of the new covenant (Salvation) and will see the glory of God revealed to them with his holy

truths that they will learn and know. See Romans 12:3.

b) Matt 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.

To Mourn over our Sin - These are those who grieve over their sinful condition, over their lack of

spiritual life because of their sins, their weak flesh that has separated them selves from the blessings of

God, that holds back their relationship from him. As Jesus said; the flesh is weak, but the spirit is willing.

But those believers who mourn God will bless them by comforting them, and reinsuring them of his grace

& mercy, of their salvation. Its all in our attitude, the way we see our selves, our own sins.

Matthew 5:4-6 see Luke 18:9-14; Philippians 3:1-14.

c) Matt 5:5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.

Quietness & Mildness in Nature -  This is in no way means weakness, as our Lord Jesus Christ was

not weak , he was meek, and meek in the dictionary actually means a mildness, a quietness in nature as

we all should be, and not be prideful or arrogant to which is the total opposite of "MEEK". So the

believers that has a mildness and quietness of nature, they will inherit the earth to which actually means,

our spiritual good, to be over comers of this wicked world, to not give into its lust and desires, or its

temperament as many people have & do. So in a sense we have conquered this world, i.e. inherited it

as far as not being of this world even though we are in this world.  Its Greek meaning is "power under control".  See Matthew 5:4-6, Numbers 12:3; Matthew 11:29

d) Matt 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.

Desire Righteous Living & Righteousness of God- These believers will strongly desire the things of

God, the will of God and his Holy Ways. They will also desire to live pure, Holy and righteous lives in

every way possible. They will also have a deep longing to be with God in Jesus Christ in his eternal

dwelling. And those who desire such things shall be filled as being content in their spiritual lives, in their

every day lives, they will not longer desire the things of this wicked world because of their desires of

righteousness and Holiness, to where the affairs of this world will no longer be of importance to them.

e ) Matt 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.

Show Mercy, Shall Receive Mercy - These believers here are those who shows mercy to others and

there are many ways of showing mercy such as mercy to those who sins against us, does us wrong, or

showing mercy to the poor, to the oppressed, to those who are hurting, grieving and so on. This is a

condition of the heart, the heart towards others in their times of need, i.e. compassion. And those who

shows mercy WILL receive Mercy from God, so IF we show mercy to others, God himself will show

us mercy as well to which we do not deserve. See Ephesians 2:4-7, Acts 15:9.

f) Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.

Keep Your Heart Form Wickedness - These believer must have a pure heart, a undefiled heart (after

salvation), a heart that is not corrupt, vengeful or full of hate, a heart that do not love violence, but must

be a heart of love, kindness, and seek the good of others more than that of their selves, they must not be

oppressive towards others or a lack of compassion towards the poor, the widow, the orphans, or those

who are in their times of need, such as sorrow, depression and so on. If they have a pure heart they will

see God, in other words God will abide in them, since those with a pure heart abides in God, in Jesus

Christ.  See Ephesians 2:4-7, Acts 15:9

g) Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

Seek Peace with Others - These believers seek peace, and not debates, not strife or divisions but

peace, in so that unity among their families, congregations, communities, companies and even the

governments may be achieved. These are not those who acts out of rage nor anger without just cause,

in their communications with others, even when others may not be interested in making peace, the

believer seeks the good of the whole but only according to Gods Holy Words and his Holy Truths.

They are the peace makers rather than causing strife are called the sons of God, the children of God,

they are of God. See Ephesians 2:4-7, Acts 15:9, Romans 5:1.

h) Matt 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of 

heaven.

Blessed are They that are persecuted - Those that live for and serves Jesus Christ, those who try to

live Godly lives, to share their faith with others will be persecuted in one form or another, they will be

excluded, hated, and treated as if they are holier than thy at least, if not also called every dirty name in

the book, kept from job opportunities, thrown in prison and so on. And they that are persecuted will

achieve salvation, "The Kingdom of God" and God via Jesus Christ will abide in them and they in him.(See Matthew 24:9, John 15:20, & 2 Timothy 3:12.)

i) Matt 5:11 "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against 

you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so 

they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Rejoice and be glad! - These believers in Jesus Christ that are hated by all nations, even by your own

relatives and family members because they follow Jesus Christ and live Holy lives and they shall be

blessed beyond imagination, "Spiritually Blessed!". For they persecuted the prophets, the disciples the

apostles and Jesus Christ as well, even more so than us. 

Those that follow Jesus Christ, and does the will of God shall be persecuted but great is their rewards

"In Heaven!" Jesus Christ said be EXCEEDINGLY GLAD, so friends they rejoice in the Lord

because they are counted worthy to suffer for the name sake of Jesus Christ. Peter was beaten and put

in prison and yet he rejoiced because he was counted worthy to suffer for the name sake of Jesus Christ.

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