Sunday, 2 October 2011

Are you blessed?

Frederick Hodgson from Whitby Evangelical Church spoke on the beatitudes from Matthew chapter 5
3 “ Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
       4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
       5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
       6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
       7 Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
       8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
       9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
       10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

The word "blessed" is used nine times.  Are you blessed? Are you part of that Kingdom?   There is a kingdom and therefore there must be a king.  Jesus is the king,  is he your king?  The beatitudes are a manifesto of the kingdom.
If Jesus Christ announces you blessed you are blessed indeed,  as he died for us, intercedes for us, is the same yesterday, today and forever.  He came to rescue us and make us part of the kingdom.

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