Beatitudes

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“Ego” stands for: “Edge God Out

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Matthew 5:3, 9

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

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In these “Beatitudes” that Jesus preached…you can replace the word “blessed” with the word “happy.”

Happy are the poor in spirit…those who are not attached to power, prestige or possessions (all illusions that will sooner or later dissolve).

“Happy are the peacemakers.”

How good we feel when we play a part in bringing peace to any situation!

Basically the message is: “Happy are those whose first priority is to love God and to channel that love to their neighbor.”

That means everyone…including your enemies!

It also includes yourself.

What would happen if we responded to hate…with love? The kingdom of God would break into the present.

Do these “Beatitudes” seem to completely contradict the messages of our culture and our human inclinations?

Yes…they do! They call us to “die” to our egos’ desires.

The Beatitudes were Jesus’ core message. They are the keys to setting you free from the bondage of illusions.

How will you respond?

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Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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