Who has the final say, Jehovah has the final say. Jehovah turn my life around 2x, he makes a way where the seems no way, Jehovah has the final say. I will lift my eyes upto the hill, where comes my help. My help comes from the Lord, who made the heaven and earth, my help, my help, my help come from the Lord 2x.

Our father in heaven who is like unto thee, You are God, thank You my King, my Redeemer, my Healer, my Deliverer for another beautiful day. Thank You because You will make Name for Yourself as we fellowship in Your Presence, glory be to Your Name forever in Jesus Name.

Beloved, having started the week with the teaching on Word of God, did you search the Word or recount the Word that you are standing upon? What are those Word when you remember gives you confident that you are standing upon.

However, we are going to consider another teaching of Christ that still making rounds in our days, “The Beatitude.” Not a common teaching in the household of God recently but it has not loses it significant among us.

We will starting with “the poor in Spirit” the word of God said “Blessed are  the poor in Spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.”

Are you poor in your spirit? We are not talking about being poor or being shabby in appearance. Put in another way, are you humble in your Spirit? Can the Spirit of God find a home in your spirit to dwell? In all your wealth, do you count it as nothing compare to nothing the knowledge of Christ? (Phil 3:7-8). That is what the Apostle Paul was telling his listener in Philippians. Can same be say of you?

Beloved, when you humble yourself the world system thinks or call you names but not so in the kingdom of God. God does not dwell in high places. Cheek out with the children of Israel rather God ask their King and prophet to destroy all the high places they have in the land where He gave them as an inheritance as His Name can never be Name in those places rather He instruct them to built a temple for Him.

God hate the proud but seek out the lowly to bless them and give them inheritance among the princes in the land (Ps 138:6, Prov 16:19). We are dealing with the Word of God which we learnt yesterday that is weapon of our warfare against fiery dart of the enemy. Beloveth, come aalong with as we discover more on the teaching at mount Olive:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”Matthew 5:3

 

The Bible presents many paradoxes that challenge our human way of thinking. We think of the poor as possessing very little, yet Jesus said the riches of heaven belong to the poor in spirit. Self-reliance robs us of God’s good gifts.

Jesus insisted that in order to follow Him, we must deny self. As long as we rely on our own resources, we will never place our trust in Him. As we acknowledge the poverty of our souls, we realize how desperately we need a Savior. Jesus declared: “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is near” (Matt. 4:17). God has so much to give the one who recognizes his need and will call upon Jesus!

Jesus said it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. He had just encountered the rich ruler, who valued his possessions so much that he could not give them up to follow Jesus (Luke 18:18–24). Jesus later encountered Zacchaeus, a wealthy, notorious sinner (Luke 19:1–10). Despite Zacchaeus’s material wealth, he recognized his spiritual poverty and found salvation.

Jesus taught the disciples that true wealth is found in a relationship with God. Those who realize their inherent spiritual poverty apart from God will trust in Him, and He will enrich their lives immeasurably. Do not allow your resources, wisdom, talent, or abilities to prevent you from trusting the Person who can bring you abundant life.

Did you read that our true wealth is found in  our relationship with God and not in what we posses?

Beloveth we are true citizen of heaven when allow our self to lowly and meek. Our kingdom is not of this world but heaven above. Come and see what is like to be part of the New Jerusalem:

                      “Fellow citizens with the saints.” Ephesians 2:19       

 

What is meant by our being citizens in heaven? It means that we are under heaven’s government. Christ the king of heaven reigns in our hearts; our daily prayer is, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The proclamations issued from the throne of glory are freely received by us: the decrees of the Great King we cheerfully obey.

Then as citizens of the New Jerusalem, we share heaven’s honours. The glory which belongs to beatified saints belongs to us, for we are already sons of God, already princes of the blood imperial; already we wear the spotless robe of Jesus’ righteousness; already we have angels for our servitors, saints for our companions, Christ for our Brother, God for our Father, and a crown of immortality for our reward. We share the honours of citizenship, for we have come to the general assembly and Church of the first-born whose names are written in heaven.

As citizens, we have common rights to all the property of heaven. Ours are its gates of pearl and walls of chrysolite; ours the azure light of the city that needs no candle nor light of the sun; ours the river of the water of life, and the twelve manner of fruits which grow on the trees planted on the banks thereof; there is nought in heaven that belongeth not to us. “Things present, or things to come,” all are ours.

Also as citizens of heaven we enjoy its delights. Do they there rejoice over sinners that repent—prodigals that have returned? So do we. Do they chant the glories of triumphant grace? We do the same. Do they cast their crowns at Jesus’ feet? Such honours as we have we cast there too. Are they charmed with His smile? It is not less sweet to us who dwell below. Do they look forward, waiting for His second advent? We also look and long for His appearing. If, then, we are thus citizens of heaven, let our walk and actions be consistent with our high dignity.

Beloved, are you happy? Am so delighted at what will be when we have to meet with our Father in heaven. Are delighted that you will also cast your crown at the feet of Jesus? Wow! Is going to be glorious and every saint must be looking forward to it. Meanwhile the good news is that we can also enjoy the heaven while on earth. How will that be someone is asking? Beloved, in our perilous time, the reward at the end should confront us and make us rejoice in our suffering and sorrowing knowing that what we are going through is but awhile.

Beloved, though the currency on this part of eternity may be scare but you need not be afraid as heaven citizen as our currency is faith. With as little as mustard seed you will take away so much from the kingdom above. Speak the Word dearly beloved and the Name of the Lord will be glorify.

Do not be discourage, make the Word your succor. Know that the Lord preserves the feet of the saints and will not allow you to hit it against a stone (1Sam 2:9, Ps 91:12). May this confident be our guide as we walk through the valley of the shadow of death.

He promise to perfect all that concerns you therefore wait though He tarry; He will surely come. All His word will find expression in our lives and none will come back void. Glory be to the Name of the Lord forever in Jesus Name.

Glory be to God on high, as He stoop to identify with us Amen.

Remain ever blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.