"Jerry retired Trucker- Author- Ph.D. in Philosophy/ Life Coach from Kingdom Ambassadors Global Univ. & Currently MHC Life University"
Be Blessed and Be A Blessing
Dear reader, the scripture in the photo above gives us a glimpse into God's plan and purpose especially in the end times. Just as God used four lepers to save the city in the days of Hezekiah, He is now moving his chosen leaders into position. These chosen leaders have been through the ditches of life and have no way of producing life on their own but these chosen people are the remnant that have had special encounters with their God.
Beloved, these broken people before God are referred to as the forgotten church of the hedge. Beloved, just like God used the unclean lepers to deliver a city, he has plans to use these men and women of faith in one of the greatest moves of his Spirit the world has ever witnessed and just as these scriptures state that the poor shall rise up out of the dust, the bottom line is that the nobody's shall stand before the somebody's and they too by the grace and province of God shall become somebody's in his kingdom.
Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Dear reader, we find these inspiring words coming from the mouth of the preacher of all preachers, the Lord Jesus Christ as he spoke to the multitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee in what is today known to be called the beatitudes which means blessing.
Beloved, the Lord in this beatitude is attempting to unveil unto us a picture of the kingdom life that can only be found in him.
Dear reader, when I think of the word poor, I think of the scripture that states that the poor will have the gospel preached to them which can be found in Matthew's gospel chapter eleven and verse five.
Beloved, I know that a hungry man or woman will get desperate to fill their hunger and some view those in poverty as being broke or not having the necessary funds to survive and pay their bills.
Beloved, the Lord here in the sermon on the mount is trying to get us to view this in an internal and spiritual way. To be poor in spirit means to have had some of life’s trials and curves bring us to a place of spiritual brokenness. We have become broken to our self will and now our minds are more receptive to the wonderful influences of God’s Holy Spirit. We have become aware of our past and the broken hearts and lives we left in our trail.
Beloved these trials and tests of life are designed to develop character in our inner being including bringing humility in our life as we give in to his Spirit allowing God’s Grace and Spirit to begin a work in us.
Dear reader, we may not understand God’s entire plan for our lives but there is nothing better than for us to live Holy and enjoy the love of God which is available to all who will call upon his name. We need to revere him and remember that His will and purpose for our lives was placed in us at birth.
Beloved, each of us prayerfully needs to search out God’s plan for our life by spending time in his word and in his presence and when we finally succeed in discovering the purpose that God has for us, then that purpose will help establish our vision.
Beloved, vision is what God desires for us to contribute toward the building of his kingdom and may we live our life with a desire to be more like him and keep our eyes on the right thing.
Dear reader, The Lord in this beatitude makes the statement that the poor will have a reward in heaven.
Dear one, are you broken in spirit and are you sorry for your sins, then you are a fit subject for the Holy Spirit to use in this end time and will have many opportunities to be a soul winner for Jesus.
Beloved, in closing this study, may we get our eyes on the right thing as we focus on the practice of doing well to others and leave the criticism to someone else. Beloved reader, may we keep our focus on the example that Jesus set and endure hardness as a good soldier, then we will reap the reward in the end which is out of this world.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2013 Jerry W Hulse
Jerry W Hulse (author) from Kingsport, Tennessee / Philippines on August 18, 2013:
Thank you Smireles Be Blessed
Sandra Mireles from Texas on August 18, 2013:
Excellent. Nothing else need be said.