The first beatitude says “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Jesus came to preach the gospel to the poor. The Poor have a special place in the heart of God. He is so attracted to the unattractive of this world, who have nothing to offer but their hearts.
As long as you live under the unbearable yoke of guilt and shame, you will never be able to walk in faith and holiness. The enemy convinces you that it doesn’t do any good for you to believe because you don’t deserve for God to honor your faith. Holiness feels like a lost hope because
For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:27 These words by Paul express the great paradigm for the surrendered believer. As we grow in our transforming Union with Christ, there also is a growing desire to love Him and to know union with Him, without the filters of this fallen
S.S. 2:3b-4, With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love His shadow of course speaks of the presence of Jesus. As people who are in Christ we have been baptized into His presence,
Jer. 32:41, “ I will rejoice over them to do them good and will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul.” Ps. 138:7-8, “7, Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 1Th. 5:24 Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it. When you become a Christian your life is baptized, immersed, into His life and His story is still
“Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.” (2 Corinthians 1:22-23) Notice that this verse in second Corinthians Chapter 1 says that we have been anointed. It doesn’t say that we could be anointed,
Hosea 6:1, “Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. 2, “He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him. 3, “So let us
(Ps.16:11) You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. This has always been an important scripture for me, and one I come back to over and over again. It’s been one of those kind of guide post words.
Luke 9:27-34 (NASB) 27 But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.” The Transfiguration 28 Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29