Matthew 5: 10
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Are you blessed? Praise God you are!
Many times Christian’s greet each other with the phrase, “Hi how are you?”
Reply, “I’m blessed and highly favored, thank you.” This is in no wise a bad or negative confession; it is definitely in line with the Word of God. We should confess that we are blessed, this is good and noble. However, most Christian’s rarely mention the word blessed and persecution in the same sentence. But here in Matthew 5, Jesus says blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake.
• To make somebody the victim of continual pestering or harassment.
The next time the enemy comes around and tries to harass you for the Words sake remember the kingdom of heaven and everything in it belongs to you and you are blessed! The next time they gossip falsely about you and slander your good name remember you are blessed. The next time family and friends walk away from you because of your loyalty to Christ, remember you are blessed. You may not feel like you are blessed at that moment but you are, just walk it out by faith. The next time you are ostracized from the click and the club rejoice you are blessed.
You are blessed of the Lord child of God, you are blessed! Declare it from the house tops, "I am Blessed of the Lord, I am Blessed!
Persecuted for the words sack is the key, but if we are persecuted for our sacks or the we bring among ourselves, then woe until you!*ReplyDelete