Zac On The Beatitudes
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.
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.
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.
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.
And may God Bless,