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Zac On The Beatitudes

by Zac
(Delavan IL)

Hi everyone,


I would just like to share some thoughts I have had about what Christ was saying in Matt.5.

This is such an important passage of scripture, not only for what Christ was saying, but everyone who has read His words since.

There are very important themes Christ told us that are relevant to us today.

5:44
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

How can we "love" suicide bombers? How can we "love" those who want to destroy everything we know is true?

The carnal/natural mind can't love their enemies. That's because the carnal mind is emity against God.

Ro 8:7
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Now, I've got a real shocker for you, Christ wasn't talking to the multitudes at the Sermon on the Mount as is so popularly taught.


Matthew 5
5:1
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

Think about this and look at the actual scripture. Christ told these "beatitudes to the disciples!" Not the multitudes.

Oh, how important it is for us to understand this. Christ is telling His disciples the basics of the judgment that must begin at the House of God, the elect.

We must be very careful to look at the exact words of scripture.

So many times we just over look the clear intention of what Christ is saying to us.

"Ye have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. But I say unto you, love your enemies..." (Matt. 5:43-44).

I would love to share a whole lot more to you about this subjet, but I'll reserve that for another comment.

Please share your thoughts on this very important scripture.

Thanks,
And may God Bless,
Zac







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Dec 25, 2007
Love is the greatest commandment
by: Ameerah

Zac,
What you are sharing here is so important!

*We are called to forgive the unforgivable and love those who the world would say are unlovable. We talk about this a little bit in the Beatitudes lesson on How to Forgive and Walk in Mercy.
*And, to be able to do that, we must be walking in the Spirit because our flesh and our minds can not comprehend such things. We need the Fruit of the Holy Spirit manifesting in our lives to be able to exhibit any of the characteristics of spiritual maturity that Jesus lays out in the Beatitudes!


*It is very important to look at the actual words of the scriptures, and not just to read over them quickly. Looking at this scripture, we do see who Jesus was actually talking to. Now, of course, we are all called to be Christ's disciples, so these Words are also given to us. But, Jesus knew that the masses were not ready for it, and the same is true today. As we talk about in the
Beatitudes Bible study,
many of these directions are the exact opposite of what the world teaches.

Thanks so much for sharing. I am looking forward to reading what others have to say about this.

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