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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | May 4, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | Thou shalt not commit adultery

Ye have heard it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: I say unto you, whosoever looketh on a woman - Matthew 5:27
Ye have heard it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: I say unto you, whosoever looketh on a woman - Matthew 5:27

Ye have heard it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: I say unto you, whosoever looketh on a woman – Matthew 5:27

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. – Matthew 5:27

Beloved brethren, either as a brother or sister, not committing adultery is a commandment that you must take very very seriously.

This is because of its consequences, here and hereafter.

This commandment was included in the ten commandments, given by God to Moses. See it yourself.

Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Our Master and Lord, re emphasized it, because of its grievous earthly and eternal consequences.

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. – Matthew 5:27

Earthly consequences.

Proverbs 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. 6:33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

1 Corinthians 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 6:16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

Eternal consequences.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

No wonder, Jesus gave a panacea for escaping the sins of adultery and all uncleanness. See it yourself.

Matthew 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

However, you must have full understanding of what the sin of adultery, entails, before you can claim to be free from it.

1. Looking lustfully on opposite sex is a sin of adultery, according to Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. – Matthew 5:27

2. Divorcing and remarrying when your lawful partner is alive is a sin of adultery.

Mark 10:10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. 10:11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 10:12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

3. The command is here laid down (Matthew 5:27), Thou shalt not commit adultery which includes a prohibition of all other acts of uncleanness, and the desire of them.

All immoral acts between opposite sex, married and unmarried, all forms of uncleanness, sodomy, whoremongers etc all of these constitute the sin of adultery.

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. – Matthew 5:27

It is because of this, that , this commandment was repeated in virtually all the new testament books. See some of them.

Matthew 19:18
He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

Mark 10:19
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

Luke 16:18
Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

Luke 18:20
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

John 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

Acts 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

1 Corinthians 5:1
It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.

1 Corinthians 10:8
Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

Galatians 5:19
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

Colossians 3:5
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. – Matthew 5:27

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

James 2:11
For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

2 Peter 2:14
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

Beloved brethren, having discovered, what constitute the sin of adultery, according to God’s eternal unchanging unfailing words .

In addition, you have also discovered from the Bible, the earthly and eternal consequences of this greivous sin and how almost all the books in the new testament, emphasized it.

Then you are under compulsion to heed this all important exhortation of our Lord Jesus Christ. See it again.

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. – Matthew 5:27

May the good Lord help you in particular to be wise unto salvation in Jesus name.

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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | May 3, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | Agree with thine adversary quickly

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to judgement - Matthew 5:25
Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to judgement - Matthew 5:25

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to judgement – Matthew 5:25

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. – Matthew 5:25

Beloved brethren, this is another sayings of Christ, that made Bible believing believers, like you to be very wise.

Our Lord said, whenever you applied His sayings to address any issue, you become wise.

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Beloved brethren, in the economy of God, one biblical way of enjoying your Christian life, is to always agree with your adversaries. See it yourself.

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. – Matthew 5:25

What does it means to agree with your adversaries? See what the blessed Holy Spirit says.

1 Corinthians 6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

Don’t ever, contend with others about any issue, give them opportunity to cheat you and allow God alone to defend you.

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

Avoid as much as possible, offending anyone, even though, they could offend you, but then, you bear the pain ,patiently.

We bless the Lord Jesus Christ, who did Himself, what He taught us. See this yourself.

Acts 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

See, how our Lord, scripturally avoided , offending, others, especially, those who have government backing or law enforcement agencies.

Mat 17:24 — Mat 17:27 24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. 27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. – Matthew 5:25

This biblical principle was , what brought Abraham to great repute and honor, before God, when, he allowed Lot, his younger relative , to cheat him. See this yourself.

Genesis 13:5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 13:6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. 13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. 13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. 13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 13:16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 13:17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. 13:18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

Beloved brethren, learn from how our Lord Jesus Christ and Abraham, handled offences, by agreeing with their adversaries.

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. – Matthew 5:25

Begin to do likewise.

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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | May 2, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old, Thou shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of judgement - Matthew 5:21
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee - Matthew 5:23

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee – Matthew 5:23

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. – Matthew 5:23

Beloved brethren, by the time our Lord Jesus Christ was returning back to heaven, He commanded that, His followers of all ages and that includes you, must be taught, all that He Himself taught.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The sermon on the mount, contains the doctrines of the Bible. See this.

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

This was the doctrine of sanctification.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Now, as you come to our present study, it was the doctrine of restitution. See it.

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. – Matthew 5:23

Beloved brethren, remember, every sin, committed by anyone. Is done against God and humanity.

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

See an instance of what Jesus said. Paul was talking and was rude to the high priest without, knowing. When his attention was drawn to it, he apologized immediately. See it.

Acts 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. 23:2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. 23:3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? 23:4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God’s high priest? 23:5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

Restitution means doing work meet for repentance. Meaning, correct your past mistakes against your fellow human beings.

Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

Acts 26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. – Matthew 5:23

God requires you in particular to correct your wrong actions in the past.

Ecclesiastes 3:15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

This was exactly what Zacchaeus did and Jesus our Lord, during His earthly ministry, commended, him. See it.

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. 19:9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

Beloved brethren, like Paul and Zacchaeus, have you done your restitutions?

If you are, praise God. If not, go and do what Jesus, commanded and be wise

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. – Matthew 5:23

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

The good Lord shall help you to be wise unto salvation in Jesus name.

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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | May 1, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | Thou Shall not Kill

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old, Thou shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of judgement - Matthew 5:21
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old, Thou shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of judgement - Matthew 5:21

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old, Thou shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of judgement – Matthew 5:21

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. – Matthew 5:21

Beloved brethren, as we begin to go into the deep teachings of Christ on the mount, Bible believing believers like you, must differentiate yourself, from the vast majority of the churchgoers.

Multitude of churchgoers claimed, that we are now in the period of grace, the issue of the commandments of God in the old testament, now are no more relevant, they have passed away, they say.

But, is not surprising that Jesus Christ our Lord and His apostles, taught the law as contained in the old testament. See some of them.

Matthew 19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

Mark 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

Luke 18:20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. – Matthew 5:21

The apostles

Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

James 2:11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

Beloved brethren, because you are a wise person, please heed the sayings of Christ our Lord.

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Luke 6:47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. – Matthew 5:21

Jesus Christ, emphasized the teachings of all the laws in the old testament, apart from ceremonial laws, which were exclusively made for the Jews.

God’s words forbids, killing and all forms of murder, including, unforgiving spirit.

1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

Remember, Jesus commanded you, never ever to be a murderer, God shall help you in particular to be obedient unto God in Jesus name.

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. – Matthew 5:21

Begin to make Jesus’s sayings, your lifestyle, till Christ comes.

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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | April 30, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes

Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5:20
Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5:20

Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:20

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:20

Beloved brethren , you must really be wise as counseled by our Lord Jesus Christ.

You must be wiser than many churchgoers who are holding unto what the Bible refered to as broken cistern.

Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

This means people holding on to righteousness that can not avail with God.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Beloved brethren, while you a Bible believing believers, hold unto righteousness inputted through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross, they, ordinary churchgoers hold unto others things.

They held only to the outside, but we must make conscience of inside godliness.

They aimed at the praise and applause of men, but we must aim at acceptance with God:

They were proud of what they did in religion, and trusted to it as a righteousness but we, when we have done all, must deny ourselves, and say, We are unprofitable servants, and trust only to the righteousness of Christ and thus we may go beyond the scribes and Pharisees. See this.

Luke 18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:20

This righteousness shall lead to eternal damnation.

But then on the contrary, the righteousness that shall lead you to the kingdom of heaven is very different.

Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

This righteousness are in two folds. One the inputted righteousness, that comes through faith in the blood of Jesus and His finished works on the cross.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

And then the imparted righteousness, which comes through grace.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:20

It is the righteousness that makes you hate iniquities like Christ.

Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

These are the righteousness that exceeds that of scribes and Pharisees.

Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Go and do likewise.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:20

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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | April 28, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | Think not that I am come to destroy the law

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say - Matthew 5:17
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say - Matthew 5:17

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say – Matthew 5:17

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. – Matthew 5:17

Beloved brethren, you a Bible believing believers must distinguishes yourself from vast majority of churchgoers, who hold God’s unfailing unchanging eternal words in the old testament, with contempt.

As you consider what Jesus said on this vital issue , during the sermon on the mount. See it yourself

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. – Matthew 5:17

Jesus Christ our Lord, here affirmed that He had not come to destroy the totality of God’s eternal unchanging unfailing words in the old testament, but to establish them, because all of them were revelations about Him. See this yourself.

Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

So over and over, He made reverence to them in His teachings and preachings. See some of them.

Mat 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 22:38 This is the first and great commandment. 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Matthew 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. – Matthew 5:17

 

Even His disciples affirmed same, as Jesus did. See this.

Jn 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

Just like the Pharisees held on to the old testament and rejected Jesus’s ministry.

Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.

Paul apostle emphasized over and over, the unfailing unchanging eternal truths in the words of the old testament.

Acts 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.

Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. – Matthew 5:17

In fact, he said the singular reason, why he was fiercely persecuted, was because of his addictions to God’s unfailing unchanging eternal words in the old testament
See this

Act 26:20 — Act 26:23 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. 21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. 22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: 23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

Beloved brethren, like Jesus Christ our Lord, His apostles and Paul, you also must believe the entirety of God’s unfailing unchanging eternal words in the old testament and never ever reject or destroy them, but believe and live by them.

Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

God’s grace shall avail for you in particular in Jesus name.

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. – Matthew 5:17

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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | April 27, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | https://youtu.be/51kUtJRNZVM

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle under a bushel - Matthew 5:14
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle under a bushel - Matthew 5:14

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle under a bushel – Matthew 5:14

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:14

Beloved brethren, Jesus went further to use similitude in describing His expectations from all His followers of all ages, most especially you.
Ye are the light of the world.

He said this because, before you received Him and welcomed Him, into your life, you were walking in darkness.

Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

It is His light that lightens all His followers, including you.

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:14

For you to become a light and shine, you must realised that Jesus Christ Himself, is the light of the world

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

John 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:14

Beloved brethren, you become a light like Jesus, when you live according to the entirety of His unfailing unchanging eternal words

Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path

.Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

When you live a lifestyle in accordance to His words, you begin to shine as light in this crocked world.

Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Beloved brethren, always remember, you are a light that must shine like John the Baptist.

John 5:33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

It is time beloved brethren to bring glory to God as you shine as light in this crocked world.

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:14

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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | April 25, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake

Blessed are they which are persecuted and are reviled for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven - Matthew 5:10
Blessed are they which are persecuted and are reviled for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven - Matthew 5:10

Blessed are they which are persecuted and are reviled for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven – Matthew 5:10

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. – Matthew 5:10

Beloved brethren, the eight beatitude is the greatest of all the eight characters of the Bible believing believers like you that are heaven bound.

This is because those who
are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, are happy.

This is the greatest paradox of all, and peculiar to Christianity and therefore it is put last, and more largely insisted upon than any of the rest.

Beloved brethren, there are things that shall happen to you as a. Bible believing believer, that must not surprise you.

1. You shall be hated for no cause.

Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

1 John 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. – Matthew 5:10

2. Don’t be surprised when you experience trials that seem not to be fair.

1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

3. It is appointed for us, it is called our light afflictions.

1 Thessalonians 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. 3:4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. – Matthew 5:10

Beloved brethren, see what the scriptures says about persecutions of believers like you.

2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Hebrews 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

What are you supposed to do to be blessed.

1. Don’t deny the Lord.

2 Timothy 2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: 2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. – Matthew 5:10

2. Don’t be separated from Him.

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

3. Endure to the end.

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

4. You must not retaliate or recompense evil for evil.

Matthew 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;

Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Beloved, you shall be blessed as you welcome persecution and rejoice according to the word of Jesus.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. – Matthew 5:10

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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | April 24, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | BBlessed are the peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers [ those who work for peace ]: for they shall be called the children of God [ sons of God ]. - Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers [ those who work for peace ]: for they shall be called the children of God [ sons of God ]. - Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers [ those who work for peace ]: for they shall be called the children of God [ sons of God ]. – Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9

Beloved brethren as you study the seventh character of Bible believing believers, that are heaven bound, I want you in particular to give utmost importance and attention to this seventh character.

You want to discover why they are called the children of God.

It is because of their preparedness and readiness always to bring joy to heaven. See this.

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

You will recount that as far back as the days of Adam, wilful sin had separated Him, from holy God.

Habakkuk 1:13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9

No wonder the Bible says all have sinned and the wages of sin is death. Eternal separation from God.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sinners have no peace because, they have been separated from the God of peace and the Prince of peace.

Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.

Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

Psalms 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9

Their sins have brought separation and wall of pertion between them and God.

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

Jesus vicarious sacrifice, broke this wall and brought peace between erring sinners and holy God.

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

But then, before this peace is attained, the gospel of peace must be preached to the sinners.

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

Nahum 1:15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9

This gospel of peace must be preached by Bible believing believers like you, who will broker peace between the erring sinners and holy God.

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God..

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

As all men are represented to be in a state of hostility to God and each other, the Gospel is called the Gospel of peace, because it tends to reconcile men to God and to each other. Hence our Lord here terms peace-makers the children of God:

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

Beloved brethren, the God of peace, shall send you his peace that passeth all understanding, as you engage in the ministry of brokering peace, between God and the erring sinners.

1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

The peace-makers are happy, Matthew 5:9. The wisdom that is from above is first pure, and then peaceable the blessed ones are pure toward God, and peaceable toward men

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9

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Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | April 23, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | Blessed are the pure in heart

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God - Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God - Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God – Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God – Matthew 5:8

Beloved brethren, this sixth character of heaven bound Bible believing believers like you, is the most comprehensive of all the beatitudes.

This is because, here holiness and happiness are fully described and put together. See it yourself.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God – Matthew 5:8

The pure in heart does not need to get to heaven, before they begin to see God.

Even here on earth on the account of the state of their pure hearts, they shall be seeing God, according to this unfailing, unchanging, eternal promise.

Deu 11:21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

Here is the most comprehensive comfort of the blessed

They shall see God. It is the perfection of the soul’s happiness to see God, seeing him, as we may by faith in our present state, is a heaven upon earth

You enjoy His presence and your prayers are always answered. You enjoy perfect health and all your needs are always met. . These are the days of heaven on earth.

In addition, seeing. Him as we shall see in the future state, is the heaven of heaven.

To see him as he is, face to face, and live with Him forever.

But then, how will these happy state be attained, knowing fully, that God places. great premium to the state of the heart of men. See it yourself.

1 Samuel 16:6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’s anointed is before him. 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God – Matthew 5:8

Beloved brethren, why do you need, purity of heart?

Because of the following reality about the state of the hearts of all unregenerated humanity.

Please examine your own heart as we discover what the scriptures says about the hearts of men without saving grace.

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Mark 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

It takes the precious blood of Jesus to purify the heart of man.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God – Matthew 5:8

The heart purity is attained by faith.

Act 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

After you have attained purity of heart according to the Bible, then the following shall be your lifestyle.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

1 Timothy 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

1 Timothy 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God – Matthew 5:8

There and then you shall begin to see God here and hereafter.

Psalms 24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? 24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

Beloved brethren, no doubt, blessed are the pure in heart, they shall see God here and in heaven.

This shall be your portion as you apply this heaven defining message in Jesus name.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God – Matthew 5:8

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