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Persecution is hard to nail down, and even harder to talk about. The biggest problem with persecution is that it does not ultimately take the form of ridicule or mistreatment over good behavior, but that it grows from an assumption that our behavior is actual immoral. Moral shifts in culture are what will ultimately lead to persecution.
Today’s message will look at the unexpected revelation that the meek, not the mighty, will inherit the earth. In God’s miraculous design the Christian moves up the ladder of spiritual maturity differently than the designs and plans of the carnal world.
Jason Vance describes meekness as "power under control" rather than weakness. Jesus is our example of meekness in that He sought to uphold the truth more than to defend or advance himself.
Mourning is seen as a state of sorrow that is to be avoided, but it is a necessary step in acknowledging our sin and our need for a savior. The comforting that follows is only possible in the context of a sinner who mourns their sin, their lost condition, and their inability to save themselves.
Jesus said that the peacemakers are blessed because they will be called sons of God. To understand this statement we must understand the biblical idea of peace and the significance of the phrase "sons of God." Since God calls his Old Covenant people, Israel, his firstborn son and because the primary theme of Scripture is winning the conflict that he set in place against Satan and sin near the beginning of creation, we understand Jesus' statement in understanding the relationship between these two biblical emphases.
A Call to Be Blessed Luke 6:20-26
Ephraim before Manasseh...fruitfulness before forgetfulness.
What does Jesus mean by blessed? What does it mean to be "poor in spirit"? Why is it a sign of God's blessing to be poor in spirit and what exactly does this have to do with possessing the kingdom of heaven? Listen now, for the answers.